The Television Shows Tag

 

While watching Ginger Reads Lainey’s YouTube channel, I saw this awesome tag. It is the Television Shows tag, which will give you some insight on shows that I (dis)like.

Questions

1. Favorite shows?

Let’s see. I am quite fond of the show Merlin. For some meta humor, Community is awesome. I’d recommend it just for Abed Nadir. BBC’s Sherlock is a nice thriller mystery that is humorous at times, too.  BBC’s Musketeers is fantastic. The Good Place was a fun show on Netflix.  Another Netflix hit for me was Jane the Virgin. 

2. Favorite genre?

I like shows with a touch of magical realism or outright fantasy.

3. Least favorite show?

The Big Bang Theory never made sense to me. Oh, and How I Met Your Mother is not my jam.

4. Most rewatched show/favorite show to binge watch?

Pushing Daisies is pure love and happiness. Forever, it will be my dearest show.

5. Do you prefer watching things week-by-week or binge-watching?

Neither. I prefer watching at my own pace.

6. Favorite television characters?

Irene Adler in Sherlock. Emerson Cod (Pushing Daisies). Chidi (The Good Place). Abid Nadir in Community.  Simon Lewis and Maia Roberts on Shadowhunters. Octavia and Bellamy Blake in The 100. 

7. Favorite television ships?

This is a rather unfortunate aspect of my life: I have shipped some stuff that wasn’t ever going to be canon. In other words, queer baiting worked on me too well. Here are some of my most notable ships. Sherlock/John (also known as Johnlock). Merlin/Arthur. Actually, let me say that I am also trash for Lancelot/Gwen.  Bellamy/Clarke. Chidi/Eleanor in The Good Place. 

8. Show you could never get into?

How I Met Your Mother was hard for me to get into (I never did). I kept trying to watch it, too (for two seasons!) so the agony continued for a long time. I did try Penny Dreadful and was like, “Yeah…no. Can’t handle this.” Friend grinds my gears really bad, too. I just don’t like any of the friends. Fraser and Seinfeld are other kind of staples of television that I was just like, “Nope. Don’t get it.” Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers…so many things I tried and did not click with.

9. Show you fell out of love with?

For a while there, I was trying to watch things that made me uncomfortable. Mostly, I have this assumption that if I am not hurting, then I am not being challenged as a person. Until very recently, this was my approach to books, movies, music, life experiences. Everything had to hurt. So. Here are some of the shows that I tried to keep watching even when they triggered me.

Pretty Little Liars, Bates Motel, Sense 8. 

10. Cancelled too soon?

Pushing Daisies. 

11. Guilty pleasure show?

That 70’s Show has some nice episodes. I don’t know what people are getting shamed for watching these days. Zero fudges given, though (or, at least, that’s what I am trying to live by).

12. What are you currently watching?

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and I am supposedly starting Gilmore Girls soon. Oh, and I am halfheartedly watching The 100 (it makes me nervous, in general, but I am kind of invested at this point. So…I take breaks). New Girl is another one that I am watching. Mostly, I haven’t been watching TV in a while. I fall out of love with it sometimes.

 

    While watching Ally's video on this tag, I decided to follow suit. In
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BT: The Magical Girls Tag

 

 

While watching Ally’s video on this tag, I decided to follow suit. In hopes of sharing more about myself while also being a positive post. Here are my answers for the Magical Girls Tag.

⋯ QUESTIONS ⋯

1) Magic Potion: Favorite Drink

I am a fan of fruity teas, and some herbal ones too. My go-to in places is raspberry iced tea (if it is hot out), and African Sunrise if it is cold. In addition, I am the queen of smoothies in this house.

2) Spell Book: Do you keep a journal or diary?

Yes! Ever since I started therapy six years ago, I have kept a journal. Since August of 2017, I also started bullet journaling.

3) Pick 2 Things: A Magic item, and a Magic Accessory

Hm. Well, I have been a hijabi for two and a half years. My magic item would be a scarf, probably. It gives me so much joy to wear turbans and scarves. Magic accessory would have to be bracelets and earrings. Total favorites.

4) Magic Animal/Companion: if you had a mythological pet, what would it be?

Non-magical animal (arguably. I personally find them really magical): cat. Many cats. I also want a pygmy puff from the Harry Potter series.

5) Magic Girl In Disguise: A real life girl you look up to who you think could maybe, secretly, be hella magical

A couple of girls come to mind. Emma Watson, obviously, for being totally woke and clever. A true Renaissance woman, Watson is ever growing as a feminist. Amandla Sternberg, Rowan Blanchard, Yara Shahidi are also excellent examples of budding feminists. I learn from them so much. They use their platforms for a greater good.

Other real life girls I love: Rebekah Boruki, Tara Stiles, Adrienne Michler, and Rachel Brathen.

6) Most Enchanting: your favorite fictional enchanting or magical girl

Luna Lovegood, obviously, is pure magic and rainbows, unicorns, sunshine. Other magical girls: Bay Briar and Estrella, along with her sisters/cousins in Wild Beauty. Blue Sargent in The Raven Cycle. Nina Zenik and Inej Ghafa from Six of Crows.

7) She’s So Cute! Style inspiration whose clothes would make you feel magical

It is very rare to see bigger girls in literature, and so I think of my two favorites: Nina Zenik and Molly Susu-Peskin. Just the fact that they exist makes them magical.

8) Favorite Magical Girl Shows or Movies

This was a hard one. I have to go with Gilmore Girls, which I have only seen one or two episodes of. It’s a nice and cute show, even though not much seems to happen in terms of plot (but hey, what do I know). My absolute favorite magical girl show has to be Jane the Virgin, because a family of women is the core of the show. Bliss. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is another one I really love.

9) Old Spells: A nostalgic magical show

When I was in high school, there was a lot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. That’s probably the nostalgia factor here. But, it was nice seeing women uplift each other.

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  ★QUESTIONS:Question #1: The Opening Ceremony: What book did you think had an incredible opening? I'll
I'm late to the party, but I thought of sharing a book tag to celebrate

The Olympic Book Tag

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★QUESTIONS:
Question #1: The Opening Ceremony: What book did you think had an incredible opening? I’ll Give You the Sun 

Question #2: The Games: What is your favorite fictional competition? The photography competition in Hold Still. 

Question #3: The Original: The modern games are based on the original Greek competition. What is your favorite book based on a classic?This took quite a bit of research, but, His Dark Materials by Pullman is apparently based on Paradise Lost, which is one of my favorite classics! I haven’t read it yet, but I know I’ll love First and Then because it’s based on Pride and Prejudice. 

Question #4: The Eternal Flame: What is one ‘ship that you won’t let die, even after the books made it clear it was never going to happen? Draco and Harry in the Potter books. Draco and Hermione. Ben and Radar in Paper Towns. Frodo and Sam in Lord of the Rings (shush you).

I keep wondering what would happen to Mary in Pride and Prejudice and Kitty. 

Question #5: Gymnastics: What’s a book that had so many twists and turns it left your head spinning? (in a good way)

The White Cat trilogy by Holly Black. If you have an interest in wild cards, check it out. 


Question # 6: The Controversial Judge: What’s a book that you have a totally different opinion about than most other people? 
Unlike many people, I actually am quite fond of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. I remember being engrossed in it and feeling relieved to find a kindred spirit in the poet. Same goes to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Transcendental texts. I found romantic ideology to be quite inspiring. It has definitely shaped my life as an adult.

Question #7: Beach Volleyball: What is your favorite fictional duo?
Simon and Clary in The Mortal Instruments. They’re wonderful friends and I adore their connection.

Question #8: Weightlifting: What is the most massive book on your shelf?
Either a Mortal Instruments or Dark Artifices or a Harry Potter book, for sure. I gave away all my theory books and textbooks (thank goodness).

Question #9: (Tell us your favorite Olympic Sport): What is a book that you just tore through with world record speed?
Vampire Academy series!

Question #10: Synchronized Swimming: What is a book series that you kept reading, even though you didn’t have any idea why? 
Maze Runner, The Selection. 

Question #11: The Tortured Fan: What fictional family, group, nation, organization do you irrationally root for no matter how many times they break your heart? 
The Malfoy (Harry Potter) and Duchannes (Beautiful Creatures) family.

Question #12: Closing Ceremony: What book had an ending that just blew your mind? 
Carry On. 

Question #13: Relay Race: Who do you tag?
Anyone who’d like to be tagged! 

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