Today I’m going to be answering all the questions y’all asked in my Q&A! While creating this post, I made the discovery that I’m quite bad at answering questions and that my answers are incredibly boring. XD So I decided to put some of my recent photography in this post to make it more interesting. 🙂
If you were forced to change your name, what would you change it to and why?
I like my name quite a lot (that sounds very conceited XD), so I’d probably pick something similar to Clara, like Cora or Claire.
If you had to move to another country, where would you move to?
Yikes, I don’t know. There are so many amazing places I’d like to live! I’d probably pick England or maybe Germany.
Have you seen the movie Soul Surfer?
That’s the one about the girl who got attacked by a shark, right? No, I haven’t seen it, but it sounds interesting. 😛
Have you seen a dolphin in the ocean?
Yes, but it was super far out and it was kinda foggy, so I didn’t get to see it very well.
Hermione Granger or Luna Lovegood?
LUNA. I LOVE LUNA.
Harry or Ron?
Ron, because he’s hilarious and probably the most realistic character of the trio.
Oceans or lakes?
Oceans! I want to go back to the beach very badly.
I can’t really pick one favorite, but I love the colors that I used for my blog – purple, teal, and gray.
Do you like socks?
I LOVE socks and wear them 24/7. Right now I’m wearing my taco cat socks.
What kind of dreams do you have?
I want to finish high school and college, figure out how to make a living being a photographer, and travel the world while taking pictures. As you can see, I have very unrealistic dreams. XD
What’s your favorite color?
Again, I don’t have one favorite. I love the way purple/teal/gray look together, though.
I love dogs, which is funny because when I was younger I used to be absolutely terrified of them. 😛
The Book Thief, Harry Potter, Keeper of the Lost Cities, A Series of Unfortunate Events, All The Wrong Questions, Narnia, and The Penderwicks are some of my favorite books/series. You can see more on my Goodreads. 🙂
I love pasta of all kinds and pretty much any fruit. Plus ICE CREAM. 😀
What’s your favorite kind of flower?
I love poppies – they’re so colorful!
What’s your favorite Silly Song?
*sings* EVERYBODY’S GOT A WATER BUFFALOOOOOOO
What’s one art medium you’d like to master?
I’d love to learn to use watercolors! They’re so pretty. I also want to get better at drawing digitally in GIMP.
Donuts or doughnuts?
Donuts, I guess. I don’t really care either way. 😛
Were you almost named anything besides Clara?
Apparently I was going to be named Susanna but my dad didn’t like that name. And if I had been a boy I would have been Joseph. XD
What’s your favorite sport? 😛
Why, baseball, of course. *winning smile*
What book have you re-read the most?
Either Harry Potter, Narnia, or Keeper of the Lost Cities – I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read all 3 series.
What are three of your favorite songs (each has to be by a different artist)?
Hmmmmm. *scrolls through Amazon Music* My favorite song changes pretty much every week, but right now I’d say my top 3 favorites are Old Church Choir (Zach Williams), Cages (NEEDTOBREATHE), and Bulletproof (Citizen Way). 😀
What is your favorite word?
“Shattered”, “vibrant”, “harmony”, and “echoes” are all super cool. I love so many words – I can’t really decide on one.
When you count on your hand, do you start with your thumb or index finger?
What an interesting question! 😛 I start with my thumb.
What’s your favorite song?
Yikes. I can’t choose just one. I shall break the rules and pick 2. 😛 Brother (NEEDTOBREATHE) and Tear In My Heart (Twenty One Pilots) are 2 songs that I know all the words to and have listened to countless times, so I guess they qualify as some of my favorite songs. 😀
What’s your favorite book series?
It’s a tie between Keeper and Harry Potter. 🙂
What’s your favorite school subject?
I like history and music, and I love art, though it’s not really a subject I’m doing in school right now.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Right now I really want to see Alaska, so I’d probably go there.
What’s your favorite story that you’ve written?
*scrolls through my writing* *cringes*
I like this story that I wrote for last year’s CWWC – it needs a lot of improvement, but I remember feeling quite proud of it when I wrote it. I’m also pretty proud of Loyal, Remember, and Summer Memories.
Do you prefer texting or phone calls?
It’s nice to hear someone’s voice, so I’d say phone calls.
What’s your favorite season?
My favorite season is whichever one is currently happening. XD Right now my favorite season is AUTUMN BECAUSE IT’S FINALLY COOL OUTSIDE AND IT’S NOT 90 DEGREES ANYMORE OH I’M SO HAPPY. *throws celebratory leaves*
Are you a morning dove or a night owl?
Night owl for sure. I usually don’t go to bed until around 11:30 or midnight and I don’t mind staying up later than that if I have to.
If you could be any book character, who would you be?
I’d be Lemony Snicket from All The Wrong Questions, because then I’d get to be a mysterious sarcastic detective and I’d get to meet Ellington Feint, a.k.a the COOLEST CHARACTER EVER. Plus I’d be a member of the V.F.D., which is pretty awesome.
If you had the chance to act in a movie, what movie would it be and what character would you be?
I’m a horrible actor, so I feel bad for anyone who would have to watch the movie I was in. But I’d love to be in any of the Harry Potter movies acting as pretty much any character.
Who’s your favorite author?
LEMONY SNICKET. (A.K.A. Daniel Handler.) 😉
Are you going to start that photos raphael business? Because you definitely shoulders.
*tries not to burst out laughing* 99% of you are probably very confused right now. XD
To answer your question, Sarah, I may start a photos raphael business sometime in the future, but right now I don’t think I shoulders. *solemn nod*
What lens are you going to get next???
I would love to have this zoom lens!
Where in the world would your ideal vacation be?
*brain explodes* I DON’T KNOW. There’s too many cool places to choose from! I’m just going to say Alaska, I guess.
WILL YOU EVER ADMIT THAT YOU ARE THE CAMERA MASTER???
NO SOY EL MAESTRO DE LA CÁMARA. *glares*
What’s your favorite emoji?
Ummmm. I like this one (😊) and this one (📷).
If you were a character in a book, how would you be described?
I’d probably be described as a talkative, wild-haired girl who was constantly holding a camera and taking pictures of everything. XD
What does your name mean, and does that affect your life/actions/personality?
My name means “bright and clear.” I’m not sure how the meaning of my name affects me, though – I’ve never really thought about that before!
Would you rather eat a live earthworm or a dead mouse? (EWWWW!)
ALLISON THAT’S DISGUSTING! XD I’d probably go with the earthworm. *shudders*
If you could only eat one food group for a whole day, what would you choose?
Fruit! It’s delicious, good for you, and there’s a lot of variety to pick from.
If you could add one room to your house, what would it be?
I would add a big, round library with ceiling-to-floor windows, cozy beanbags, and built-in speakers to listen to audiobooks. That would be so amazing.
Have you ever played a kazoo? XD
I seem to remember playing one when I was 3 or 4. XD
What’s a random thing you’re good at?
I’m good at taking fast showers? That’s a pretty random “talent”. 😛
What do you think of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the book)?
I love it! I like that it was written by Roald Dahl, one of my favorite authors. I also love the sequel he wrote to it, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. It’s so funny. XD
What is your favorite car brand?
I’ve never really though about this before – I guess I like Ford, because we have an old blue Ford truck that is pretty much the coolest thing ever.
Which do you like better: the accordion or the hammered dulcimer?
This is a very unique question! I’m gonna say the accordion, because it makes me think of The Book Thief. 😉
Do you like catching fireflies?
Yes, I do! I love when they start showing up at the beginning of summer – you can see them glowing in the woods at night and it’s super pretty.
What is your favorite time period to read about in history?
The Civil War and everything surrounding it is quite fascinating to me. It was such a terrible yet defining time in American history.
Do you have a favorite hymn?
Yes! I love Amazing Grace – it’s so beautiful!
What are three things that are pretty consistent in making you smile?
My little brother, my dog, and all of you guys’ comments. 🙂
Which Disney princess would you most want to be?
Ooh, I’d want to be Merida from Brave. She gets to ride a horse and has awesome hair.
What’s something you wish that people knew about you without telling them?
Wow, this is hard. Maybe that I’m not the oldest of my siblings? Everyone always thinks I’m the oldest since I’m the tallest, but I’m not. 😉
What would you do with an invisibility cloak?
I would sneak up on my siblings and scare them, and I’d walk around in the woods and observe wild animals without them knowing I was there. XD
You named your new lens. Are you going to name any other future lenses/camera accessories?
Ah yes, my beloved Constance. XD I recently named my camera Kate, and if I get another lens I’ll probably name it, too. I should name my camera remote and my tripod… hmmm.
What is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
Um – maybe water chestnuts? They’re extremely unappetizing, in case you were wondering.
What is your favorite state to visit?
I love Kansas and my home state!
What is your dream home like?
I’d love a small house filled with lots of books and bright colors.
Google or Bing? (The age old question XD)
GOOGLE. Why is this even a question? The answer is so obvious. XD
Favorite nighttime activity?
I love to read at night – the later the better. Reading until I can’t keep my eyes open is my ideal way to fall asleep, actually.
My siblings being born are some of my happiest memories, along with moving to this farm and getting my dog, Maude.
One epic adventure you had over the summer?
I flew on an airplane for the first time since I was a toddler, so that was pretty epic. 🙂
Are you right-handed or left-handed?
I’m right-handed. 🙂
Do you consider yourself a morning person?
Nah, not really. I can wake up pretty quickly, but I won’t be happy about it. XD
If you could have a companion from a book, who would it be?
Hmm, maybe Dobby from Harry Potter? He’s so hilarious and friendly – I think he’d be a lot of fun to hang out with.
Describe yourself in three words.
*winces* Here goes…
Spontaneous, cheerful, and unorganized.
I tried. XD
What’s your favorite word?
I love interesting adjectives like “luminous” or “inquisitive”.
What’s your favorite meal?
Mellow Mushroom pizza or any pasta. 😉
What’s a book you’ve always meant to read but never have?
The LOTR series! I’ve been meaning to read it for years. I plan to read it sometime soon!
Do you prefer the beach or mountains, and why?
The beach, because you don’t have to go through mountain roads to get to it. Mountain roads are terrifying. *shudder*
Would you rather have an owl, cat or toad?
YAY FOR MORE HARRY POTTER QUESTIONS! I’d like to have an owl – they pretty much feed themselves, and they’re quite useful for sending letters.
What’s your Hogwarts house?
I’m in Ravenclaw. We’re the best house. *grins*
Do you like it there?
Of course! XD
What is one of the plot holes that annoys you the most?
I’m gonna pass on this question because I don’t want to put spoilers on here for anyone who hasn’t read the books. 😉
What do you think your favorite subject would be?
Ooh, I think I’d like Transfiguration. McGonagall is an amazing teacher, and I’ve always wanted to turn a teapot into a tortoise. XD
Who’s your favorite teacher?
Who’s your least favorite teacher?
Umm, probably Umbridge? She’s awful.
What’s your favorite book in the series?
The Deathly Hallows is my favorite for sure – I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read it.
Apparate, broom, floo powder or portkey?
A broom sounds like a lot of fun, but I’d probably break my neck as soon as it left the ground, so I’m gonna say apparate. 😛
Do you think you’d be made a prefect?
Hahaha. No. XD
Do you collect anything?
I collect books, fonts, and Hershey’s Kiss wrappers. (Don’t ask. Seriously.)
Ice cream or frozen yogurt?
Frozen yogurt, I guess. They really don’t taste that different. XD
Would you rather give up blogging for a week, or reading and writing?
Blogging for sure! If I went a week without reading, that would be awful. 😛
Do you like Star Wars?
I’ve never seen it, actually! I want to, though, and we may watch it sometime soon.
What is your favorite thing to cook or bake?
I love baking any sort of dessert like cookies or brownies, though sadly they don’t usually turn out that well. *sigh*
What is your favorite photograph you have taken?
WHY MUST YOU MAKE ME CHOOSE? I really love this one:
I’m not sure if it’s my absolute favorite, though – I’ve taken so many pictures!
What’s your favorite fantasy creature?
CENTAURS. They’re amazing.
If you could have another blog, what would it be about?
It would most likely be a poetry blog, since I’ve written a good bit of poetry that I’ve never shared on here. 🙂
Sour or spicy?
Spicy, though I’m not a fan of either. 😛
How long have you done your blog?
I’m closing in on 3 years this December! Wow, I can’t believe it’s been that long. O.o
What position would you like to play in Quidditch?
Seeker would be fun, though I’d probably be horrible at it. XD
Do you like Peeta and Katniss/Gale and Katniss?
I’ve never read/watched Hunger Games, sooo….
Do you like Romonie?
Yep! That’s a weird combination of their names though. 😛
What district would you like to live in?
Sorry, I haven’t read Hunger Games. XD
Prefect or Quidditch captain?
I’d have more of a chance at being Quidditch captain than a prefect, plus it would be fun to yell at everyone.
What would be your reaction if you were reaped to be a Tribute?
*has no idea what that means* I really should read Hunger Games sometime, huh?
What grade are you in? 🙂
I’m in high school. 😉
When was the last time you touched an animal?
I petted my adorable flufferpuffer (that’s a word), Maude, a few hours ago when I was taking her for a walk.
Are you an early-bird or a night owl?
Night owl. 🙂
What time of day do you write best?
I write best under cover of darkness. >:) Seriously though, I always get my best ideas late at night, so that’s usually when I end up writing.
What time of day do you read most?
Again, I read most often at night. XD
Laptops or desktops?
Laptops. I got one a few months ago, and I love how portable it is!
Typing in a Word document or writing in a notebook?
If I’m taking notes for school I prefer a notebook, but for pretty much everything else I like to use a computer. 🙂
Pens or pencils?
Pencils for sure. I like being able to erase my (many) mistakes. 😛
Favorite state? (excluding the one in which you live)
KANSAS! It’s so pretty!
Would you rather take a long road trip to something really exciting, or a short road trip for something not as exciting?
A long road trip to something really exciting. 🙂
What’s one question you want someone to ask in this Q&A?
After thinking about this for a long time, I have come to the conclusion that I have no idea. XD Congratulations, CutePolarBear, for coming up with the hardest question in this Q&A. *hands you a trophy* 😛
What dream do you remember the clearest?
When I was 7 or 8, I had a dream that the sun collided with the moon and sent the blazing moon hurtling towards the earth, and no one except me seemed to notice or care that a huge ball of fire was about to destroy the world. It was quite terrifying. XD
What is your favorite movie?
Napoleon Dynamite. It’s hilarious. XD
How did you get so many views on your blog?
Well, I don’t really have an enormous amount of views. 🙂 But a great way to grow followers and views is to comment on/follow other blogs.
What is your favorite animal?
Dogs are adorable and lovable and amazing. I also love tigers. (Does anyone happen to have a tiger cub they’d be willing to give me?)
Favorite Bible verse?
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
What is one food you would pick to have an endless supply of?
NUTELLA. That stuff is amazing.
Dark, milk, or white chocolate?
Dark chocolate for sure! Milk chocolate is disgusting. XD
I like history, art, and music. 🙂
What is one person you wish you could meet from the Old Testament of the Bible and why?
It would be incredible to meet Adam or Eve. They were the first people on earth, and I’ve always wondered what they looked like and what language they spoke.
Are you an organized person?
*glances at my enormously messy desk*
Heh heh heh. No. XD
Are you a tomboy or a girly girl or both?
Both, I guess. I don’t really consider myself to be either. 😉
Do you like climbing trees?
Yep! We have 2 huge Magnolia trees in our yard, and they’re perfect for climbing. I’ve always wished that I could build a tree house in one. 😛
If you could have two superpowers, what would they be?
It would be amazing to fly and be able to breathe underwater.
How many siblings do you have?
I have five extremely insane siblings. XD
What things do you do in the car if you’re bored?
I mostly just listen to music, draw in my sketchbook, or read. 🙂
Are you a procrastinator like me?
*sigh* Sadly, yes. XD
Would you rather live in a mansion in the city or a cottage in the country?
Ooh, a mansion in the city because then I could wear socks and SLIDE ON THE HUGE SHINY FLOORS.
Would you rather stay in a zoo or a library for the rest of your life?
I’m gonna say a zoo, because there’s a lot more people there than at a library, and I could actually spend my life doing something useful by working at the zoo. *shrugs* I hope that made sense. 😛
If you were a day of the week, which one would you be and why?
Umm… maybe Saturday? I’m pretty cheerful, and I’ve always seen Saturday as the happiest day of the week.
Would you rather drink apple juice or coconut water for the rest of your life?
Coconut water, though both sound pretty awful. XD
I hope you enjoyed that, and thanks for asking so many awesome questions! I had fun answering them. 😀 Have a great day, everyone – I pray you all stay safe if you’re in the path of the hurricane!
Which picture in this post was your favorite?