Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I am Fire! I am Death!

I am Smaug!

And since you're all laughing at how ridiculous I am to think I could ever be as intimidating as Smaug, here's what I actually am.

Baby Smaug who thinks he's intimidating. Or maybe this . . .

Because llamas.

Why all the dragons, you ask? Because Carly at "Books and Etc." tagged me for the Dragon Loyalty Award! The rules of the game are simple: I list seven facts about myself, but being the sneaky dragon that I am, three of them will be lies. Your goal is to guess which three "facts" are false. I'll reveal the correct answers in my June wrap-up post! The winner gets virtual Reese's cups, unless you're allergic to peanut butter or you're one of those weirdos completely normal human beings who doesn't like Reese's cups, in which case you'll get virtual Hershey's Kisses.

Of course you are, because you're awesome.

1. I have a mild tape problem.

I use the term "problem" loosely here, because OBVIOUSLY every Christmas/birthday/just-because-I-think-you're-a-cool-person-and-need-this-amazing-thing present needs to be wrapped with about seventeen feet of Scotch tape. Because what if the corner rips open even the slightest bit and now everyone can see that part of the present is red?! The surprise would be completely ruined!

2. The "I" in Kate I. Foley (which is the name I use for most of my writing) stands for "Iris," because my parents are mythology nerds.

Their interest in mythology is probably why I enjoy Rick Riordan's books so much.

3. My parents sometimes call me Sookie (from "Gilmore Girls") because I'm such a klutz.

For some reason I'm at my worst when it's early in the morning and everyone else is asleep and I knock fourteen different Tupperware containers on my head, causing me to drop the pan I'm holding, which then sends me into a panic and three more Vitamin bottles spill out of the cupboard. And then for the grand finale I walk into a wall as I try to clean it all up.

4. I used to read choose-your-own adventures as a kid and I would obsessively go through the book until I'd reached every possible ending.

It'd make my head spin sometimes, but it was sooo worth it.

5. The first completed story that I can remember writing (at about five or six-years-old) was about a girl whose stuffed animals came to life when she was sleeping.

So I basically rewrote "Toy Story."

6. Even though I despise math, I have this weird thing where I add up the numbers on my digital clock whenever the time changes to help myself fall asleep.

My last lucid thoughts are usually "12:18 makes 12, which makes 3. 12:19 makes 13, which makes 4 . . ."

7. In my determination to try writing screenplays, I started writing a Pilot episode of a show about a girl named Grey who would turn people she knew into characters for her stories. Then she found out she could actually turn the people into those characters in real life.

The show was called "Grey Area," because I thought it was a clever pun, since her newfound powers weren't straight up good or evil.

So, readers, which three "facts" are actually cleverly disguised lies? Guess away in the comments! And if you'd like to use this tag for your own blog, feel free to steal it from me!


Rain said...

I think that 3, 4, and 6 are the lies, but I have absolutely no idea so...

Fun fact: living in Britain, I have never had Hershey's Kisses or Reece's peanut butter cups. ;) They definitely sell the cups over here now. Not so sure about the kisses though.

Cait @ Paper Fury said...

OMG I HAVE NO IDEA. AHHHH. *flaps wildly* I'd like to think your middle name is Iris *nods* And that the clumsy one is also true. Like I just feel like it might be??? Also I'm sure you are a llama. I know that's a fact right there. A cute llama with wings though so that's fun. And I HOPE #5 is true and that you stole Toy Story as a child, because I stole fairy tales as a child. I remember distinctly rewriting The Three Little Bears and illustrating it and then telling everyone that I "made it up". Yup. I was a super clever, like 6 year old or something. SUBTLE IN MY DEVIOUSNESS. XD

Boquinha said...

I know some of these for sure, so I don't want to say since I have a distinct advantage being your mom and all. I just want to say that I am SUPER impressed that you managed to stump me on this. I'm not sure which is the 3rd lie! Impressive!!

The Magic Violinist said...


Ooh, if you guessed right, this will be your chance to try some virtual ones then. ;) But you should definitely find some way to try them because they are DELICIOUS.


Hehehe, does this mean I've stumped the all-knowing-and-oh-so-devious Cait?! The only thing I can confirm is that I AM A LLAMA. You have no idea how hard it is to even work a computer as one, omg. Why am I not at all surprised that you stole fairy tales? xD Or maybe fairy tales stole from you. WE'LL NEVER KNOW.


I appreciate you keeping the answers secret! I'm also really happy with myself for being able to stump you with some of these. I wrote all of these facts with that goal in mind, so yay! xD

Amy de l'ABC said...

2, 5, and 7...maybe. XD I know some that are lies and some that are true, but the rest I'm not sure about, haha. Guess I'll have to see! <3

The Magic Violinist said...

@Amy de l'ABC Ooh, it'll be very interesting for you to see the answers then! It's great to see you over here! <3

Boquinha said...

Also, if 7 isn't true, it should be!!