Friday, March 27, 2015

The Perfect Patience Award

My dad at "Sushi and Pizza" nominated me for an award he created called the Perfect Patience award, which is awesome, because us bloggers/readers/fangirls (or fanboys)/writers have to at least try to be patient all. The. Time.

You have shown exceptional patience in the face of a frustrating situation. You are the embodiment of graceful waiting. The rules are simple:

1. Post this picture on your blog.
2. Answer the 5 questions I've asked.
3. Tag 3 friends whose patience knows no bounds (or from whom you want to hear, patient or not).


1. Is there something on the horizon that will arrive soon, but not soon enough for you?

The fourth season of "Sherlock." The ninth season of "Doctor Who." The next episode of "Supernatural." (Are you sensing a theme here?) Winter by Marissa Meyer. The last "Mockingjay" movie. The results of a novel contest I entered through Scholastic. The "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" movie. Basically loving something that comes out in installments is hard.

2. What are three things that absolutely try your patience?

1. Hiatus/waiting (as you can clearly see from my answer above). Having friends in different time zones is hard, because you might have to wait eight hours before that person wakes up and sees your message. 2. Someone's inability to make a decision. 3. Trying to explain something to someone who just isn't listening.

3. Do you have any nervous habits or rituals that may not be obvious to anyone around you, but that help you stretch out your patience?

Usually taking deep breaths is the best way to go about it, unless you're going to be waiting for a very long time. In that case, I try to pass the time by reading and writing. If I'm waiting for new episodes/seasons of a show, I'll rewatch episodes (though even that can make me more frustrated) or write fan-fiction about it. Pinterest is a great place to go to express your issues with patience with other fangirls. Texting/e-mailing/messaging something in all caps to someone who's waiting with you is very therapeutic. Especially if you can count on them to write back in all caps.

4. In professionally-produced articles or writing, which makes you crazier: grammar errors or spelling mistakes?

Ugh, probably spelling mistakes. Certain grammar rules can be tricky for anybody to learn and practice, but it's so easy to open a new tab and double check that you're spelling something correctly. It takes all of three seconds.

5. Sherlock Holmes or Sheldon Cooper? Which roommate would try your patience more?

I would definitely rather live with Sherlock. While they both can be condescending and have annoying habits, Sheldon seems way more particular. Sherlock would be the kind of roommate who wouldn't mind my clutter if I were in the middle of a project, because he'll make a mess, too, if he's on a case. Plus, it's Sherlock freaking Holmes.

I tag . . .

-Cait at "Paper Fury" (because "Supernatural" and "Sherlock" and time zone issues)
-Aisha (you can do it in the comments, since you don't have a blog. Though you should totally get a blog because that would be awesome.) (because you're an extremely patient critique partner who doesn't mind waiting a little longer for me to look over your writing--thank you)
-nevillgirl at "Musings From Neville's Navel" (because being a fangirl is rough, and I'm sure liking Game of Thrones is especially difficult right now since the show is going to reach the ending before the books)

But I would love to hear from all of you! :) So anybody who's reading this, feel free to grab the award for yourself and blog about it or just answer the questions in the comments. Have fun!


Cait @ Paper Fury said...

TIME ZONES. *cries forever* It absolutely kills me. I want to talk to my American friends, but that's my morning and in the morning I have to like be productive and then I miss talking and WAITING FOR MESSAGE REPLIES IS KILLER. I HEAR YA WITH THIS FRUSTRATION.


Also hiatus. *growls and throws things* I am so so so so so so frustrated with Supernatural atm to the point I am just ANGRY at it all the time. Why? BECAUSE I USED TO WATCH LIKE A SEASON A WEEK AND NOW IT'S ONE EPISODE AWEEK AND I CANNOT DO THIS. *breaks down crying* I'm so freaked out for the finale because I know bad things are gonna happen.

Anyway this tag is genius and I can't wait to do it!!! XDXD

The Magic Violinist said...

@Cait Pfft, who needs productivity?

RIGHT?! Especially when those people are the ONLY ones who watch that show/read that book and you need to unload some fangirl feels NOW, but they're sooo far away. Then you end up rocking in the corner with all those thoughts and emotions. The "Sherlock" finale was awful because I knew NO ONE in real life who watched it! Until I introduced my parents to the fandom. Now they're hooked. ;)

Alikaujdihogh SUPERNATURAL HIATUSES ARE NOT OKAY. I'm not used to it either, but I can't imagine how terrible it must be for you. You've been watching it for way longer than I have. XD I could watch a season in two days if I wanted and now I'm stuck rewatching previews for the next episodes.

Can't wait to read it! :)

Dr. Mark said...

So glad to see the hiatus frustration is universal. Great post. There are lots of things I knew, and a few new revelations. Thanks for doing it!

Adriana Gabrielle said...

Okay....So I'm gonna tag myself and post this on my blog!(Is that okay? haha) This is so awesome! :D

The Magic Violinist said...

@Dr. Mark Ha ha, the entire fandomverse is frustrated with it. Welcome to our pain. (Although "Sherlock" is only 8 and 1/2 months away. I can almost hear the music now!)

Thanks for making it! :) It was really fun.

@Adriana Gabrielle Totally, go for it! :)

Boquinha said...

You are very modest to not share the impetus for this award. ;) (That would be: "The results of a novel contest I entered through Scholastic.") We've waited for the announcement, what, twice now so far? May, here we come. For real, they'll announce it!

As for loving something in installments being hard. Back in Dickens' day, that's how each CHAPTER came out - all serialized. I think it sounds exciting (though, admittedly, frustrating).

Ooooh, your second answer on #2 - me, too! And I hope I don't do #3 to you. I'm guessing that has more to do with cleaning the kitchen with your brother? ;) :P

ALL CAPS FANGIRLING?!? Awesome. It's the equivalent of squealing in person, I supposed? But WAY MORE CULTURED!! Ahem.

Fun post! Fun Daddy for coming up with this award! I'll answer it in the comments on our blog at Sushi and Pizza. :)

Boquinha said...

Also, whaaaaaa! Watching a season in two days, "stuck" rewatching old episodes and previews. Would you like to hear "when I was a kid" stories from the days before the Internet? Hmmm?

Boquinha said...

One more thought (as I'm answering this post myself on our blog) - Sheldon might be annoying, but he's far less dangerous than Sherlock!

The Magic Violinist said...

@Boquinha Ha ha, thanks. I'm counting down the days!

I have mixed feelings about serialized novels, because it's like a TV show for books, but it can also be incredibly frustrating. Not being able to read the next chapter right away? Gah.

He he, you would be correct. ;) I think it's getting better.

WE ARE SO CULTURED AND MATURE WHEN IT COMES TO FANGIRLING (ha ha ha, not really). But I can always count on my online friends for that, so that's pretty awesome. ;)

He he, I can be a bit of a baby when it comes to fandoms. I can't even imagine how frustrating that must've been if you missed an episode . . .

Very true!