Dotty Award of Brilliance for ALL my followers. (:

Rules to the award:

 1. Link it back to Dotty.

2. Pass it on.


Thanks to bipolarmuse for letting me know about this award. She’s absolutely brilliant and supportive. She posts inspiring poetry and even more inspiring quotes that will just lift your spirits right up.


Here’s a link back to dear Dotty for giving out this award. I’mcompletely honoured to accept it and pass it on. (:


Now anyone and everyone is welcome to accept the award and pass it on. Thanks so much for your support, your comments and likes are the little things that lift up my day.

Hope everyone has a nice day!

Inspiring Blog Award

Rules to this award:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

2. Tell 7 things about yourself that will not have come up in your blog entries.

3. Pass it on to 7 blogs you find inspiring and explain why.


So first of all, thank you to much to dear Steph at lostupabove. She provides me with overflowing inspiration by posting up all these amazing poems by the most inspiring poets that I otherwise would not have the time to go look at it. She also often shares with us different forms of art such as music. Those are a pleasure to look at really and I always take something out of her posts.


Seven things about me…This is a little difficult, I’ve already used up a lot of my good facts.

1. I play excessive amounts of Draw Something on my phone. There’s something about doodling that piques my interest continually.

2. I laugh a lot. Sometimes for no reason. Including at my own jokes, of course. Even if no one else does.

3. I love apples. But my braces make it hard to eat them. Can’t wait to get them off in a year and a bit.

4. I like sharpened pencils. Dull ones make me sad.

5. I love. easily.

6. I’m extremely indecisive and thus, get confused easily.

7. I’m a little sadistic and mean. Sometimes.


Seven nominees!

1. Authormercedes because her poetry is relatable. Also because she’s been so supportive of me that I almost feel spoiled. Thanks lots to her. You’re missing out if you’re not already following her.

2. 21 Minutes because his posts are always relevant to his life and thus are relevant to mine. They provoke thought and there’s nothing more inspiring than thought.

3. Nenskei because she’s been so supportive of me. Her blog posts are full of her life experiences, vibrant, refreshing, and always a pleasure to read. She’s like the part of me that I never let out in my own entries.

4. Bluefiadiarries. Fia’s been more of a friend than I’ve ever asked for. She reads my long, overbearing rants and throws at me the most positive advice packed with her own experiences for inspiration. Her blog entries are full of spirit and enthusiasm that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to match.

5. Moon Light who supported me first. She encouraged me to keep writing and keep working at my dreams. There’s no individual more inspirational than she is. She also writes the most intellectually arousing reviews ever. Ever.

6. Eric Alagan. His entire blog screams inspiration. Need I say more?

7. Grandfathersky. I would be lost without his inspiration. I’ve never had so much unconditionaly support from any one person ever. There’s also somethign about his poetry that brings me back again and again to lose myself in a world where things make a little more sense. I’ve learned a lot, grown a lot and he’s been by my side the whole way.

Creative Chaos Award

Rules to this award:

1. Thank the person who gave you the Award.

2. Take your best shot at the 3 tasks listed below.

3. Nominate 5 people who recently followed your blog.


A huge thank you goes out to my dear beloved bipolarmuse for constantly thinking of me, supporting me through all my WordPress endeavours, and presenting me with this wonderful award. Her posts provide insightful information into the bipolar disorder and also reach into emotions that are relate-able to everyone. She’s an amazing person and my daily fix of emotion.

Also a warm thanks to my fellow poet Alexander Pseudonym who has also given me this award. His poetry presents a sense of realism and observance that I can’t quite see anywhere else. Unique and wonderful.


First Task

Three weird things I / you do:

1. I make midnight runs for coffee and donuts when I know I’m staying up late or pulling an all-nighter.

2. I like to hug a stuffed animal while using my laptop….or anytime really.

3. I like to doodle in class.

Second Task:

You must tell why you look at the “glass half full” scenario and ask “what? No coffee?”

A writer needs his or her coffee. For those late nights. Terrible, but sometimes that extra adrenaline can be awe-inspiring.

Third Task:

You find yourself in a desolate place when your car breaks down. You have no cellphone service, no Walmart, and only a candy bar for food. It is 150 miles to the closest town. What colour are your pants and why?

Blue. Like the color of the taffy I’m eating.








Lucky 7 Meme

The rules to this award:

  • Go to page 77 of your current MSS/WIP
  • Go to line 7
  • Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post them as they’re written
  • Tag 7 other authors


I found this on my Conversing With Novels and I thought it was a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for sharing it, Amber. She’s an amazing writer and caring friend so if you’re on the lookout for good blogs to follow, please do pay her a visit for me.


I am definitely going to rewrite this later…but here’s the segment from my WIP “Stronghold”.

“Anything you know was programmed into you.” Roza pulled Raine back into the control room. “Someone could’ve programmed you all that data. My mother. Ben. It’s possible that you sent me those messages. In fact, I know it’s true.”

“It’s not!” Raine shouted. “I didn’t write those messages. Neither did the old Raine. I would know if I did. Why can’t you trust me? Roza, you always used to trust me!”

This is worse than an argument between a teenager and her mom, Roza thought bitterly. She didn’t want to bicker with Raine. She wanted to trust him so very much. She wanted the entire thing to be a lie, but the facts just didn’t line up. It couldn’t be a lie. It just couldn’t.

“Explain to me then,” Roza opened her phone. “Why the sender address is the same for this fourth message as all the other three? The exact same location.”

Roza connected her phone to the computer and programmed the tracker to find the original signal. She hacked into the satellite that she had always used with Ben and formatted the coding so that it would give her a map. A result popped, but a second later, the screen blacked out. Raine was trying to prevent her from seeing the results. It was too late. She had seen perfectly clearly where the signal was from. Inside the tower. The messages were sent from inside the tower.

Her photographic memory brought the images up again and she tracked down the approximate location of the signal. It was in a room near her bedroom. The twenty-sixth floor. She headed out the door of the control room and went straight to the elevator. Not going to take the stairs this time. I have to know for certain what’s in that room. The elevator arrived from the bottom floor in less than thirty seconds. Raine tugged at her arm with both of his, desperately trying to prevent her from entering the elevator.


I’m going to do the same thing as my dear friend Amber and let anyone who wants to do this go for it. Simply like this post and post the link down below so I can come over to your blog and read what you’ve written. (: Or do a pingback. Anything works.

Even if you’re in working a novel, feel free to drop me a link to a short story or poetry. I love reading pieces of writing.

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Rules for this award:

1. Thank the award giver.

2. Share some things about yourself.

3. Pass the award on to 10-12 other bloggers.


First of all, thank you to bluefiadiaries, grandfathersky, and bipolarmuse for this wonderful award.

I’ve only recently fallen in love with Fia’s lovely blog and her poetry is completely relatable and gives you a slice of life that is ever so real. She’s also a really sweet person to know.

Grandfathersky has been so supportive of me throughout my entire blogging experience and I simply can’t thank him enough. He is an inspiration to me and most like many others.

Bipolarmuse is a wonderful lady who has been ever so consistent with her support. She posts the most inspiration quotes on her blog as well as poetry with such emotion that will make you surely sentimental yourself.

Thank you so much! Oh how I simply feed on your support like a hungry mouse fallen into a mouse trap. Except it is a very kindly trap you have set up.


Favorite Colour: Blue, well of course.
Favorite Animal: Dolphin.
Favorite Number: 14.
Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Milk tea.
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook. I don’t tweet often.
My Passion: Poetry.
Favorite pattern: Hm…Stars on a black background. The night sky.
Favorite day of the week: Sunday. Rest day pour moi.
Favorite Flower: Sunflower. Oh how I love the sun.


10 nominations! Oh dear, this will be challenging.

1. DarkJade

2. Echolalias

3. Kweschn!

4. Dawn (Pivoine68)

5. Gabrielsfury

6. Wise Counsel

7. Go Jenzy!

8. Chasingjngdreams

9. FlameSpores

10. Foxphire

Couldn’t nominate everyone I wanted to, but thank you so much to everyone for being my inspiration!

Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award

“I am certain that Mrs. Sparkly, a woman of high expectations, commitment and integrity would agree with this approach. She is notable, respected in her own community and likely to be peering down upon us; possibly spell checking and taking notes that feed into a mammoth government information data collection system (MGIDCS). She may have been recruited because of her discretion and integrity even behind closed doors.”

The rules of engagement are:

Ten Questions must be answered with complete honesty or Mrs. Sparkly will find you. Mrs. Sparkly-we love you. We Do! Manners and behavior, words beyond reproach… Then tag five other people.


1.Describe yourself in seven words.

Stubborn. Silly. Hopeless. Dreamer. Otaku. Geek. Gamer.

2. What keeps you up at night?

School. Idle Thoughts. Blogging. Gaming.

3. Whom would you like to be?

A doctor specializing in Geriatrics. My grandfather has Alzheimer’s and my family does so much to deal with it, but it’s difficult. I’d like to help others that go through the same path – possibly my own family.

4. What are you wearing now?

T-shirt…and shorts. I’m sleepy.

5. What scares you?

Bugs. Being alone.

6. What are the best and worst things about blogging?

Best thing? The support and the wonderful people here.

Worst thing? Not having enough time to read all the blogs I follow.

7. What was the last website you looked at?

Gmail and Tumblr. Sorry WordPress for having a second blog, but I love you more! Maybe.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

Hard question…I wouldn’t just change one thing…I’d change a lot.

I think I would fix my procrastination habits. Get things done on time instead of at the last moment. I’m procrastinating as we speak so I suppose it’ll take a long, long time before any change occurs.

9. Slankets, yes or no?

Maybe, but I’d rather have a regular blanket. And a cat. And maybe someone to snuggle with.

10. Tell us something about the person who tagged you.

Bipolarmuse is amazing as both a blogger and as a friend. I relate so much to her poetry…it’s wonderful really. The way she deals with being bipolar is stunning and inspirational. I love her blog so, so much.


Time to nominate. Ugh. I always feel like this is the hardest part.

1. Art Epiphany

2. Kweschn!

3. Conversing with Novels

4. Pivoine68

5. thomag2

Thank you for being my support. Happy Valentine’s Day!

ABC Blogger Award

Rules to this award:

1. There is no limit to how many fellow bloggers you pass this on to.

2. Share some things about you, but alphabetically, just a word or two starting with each letter of the alphabet.


Well, first of all thank you so much to lostupabove and bipolarmuse for this awesome award. I assure you that if you like my blog even remotely, you’ll love theirs. Lostupabove posts up the most amazing poetry and bipolarmuse has such touching and emotional posts. They’re so wonderful and I can’t thank them enough.


Here goes nothing…

A – Anime. I’m an otaku and proud of it.

B – Bold. I like to say what I want.

C – Clever. Maybe.

D – Distanced.

E – Easy to talk to. Or at least I try to be.

F – Friendly.

G – Greedy. I think I want far too much. But I suppose that’s human nature.

H – Home…is where I feel everything makes sense.

I – Inspired by all the wonderful bloggers on WordPress. You’re all amazing!

J – Joker. Sometimes. I like to laugh.

K – Kind, I suppose.

L – LIGHTS. I can’t begin to explain how much love her music and how much it has influenced my life.

M – Music. It fuels my dreams.

N – Nocturnal. I don’t like to work in the day time.

O – Owl City. His music soothes my soul.

P – Pessimistic. Counter-balanced by increasing optimism. It’s a constant struggle to stay on the bright side.

Q – Questions. I ask a milion everyday.

R – Restless. It’s for me to concentrate on any one thing.

S – Stronghold. Possibly one of my favourite words – also the name of this blog.

T – Tired. Too often.

U – Unique? I think.

V – Vanessa. My full name. It means “butterfly” in Greek.

W – Wary. I don’t like to get too close to people, but I do anyhow.

X – Xyllophone. An elementary school kid answer….but you know what? There’s nothing I value more than my childhood, my innocence…my past.

Y – Young. Too young to know enough about this world.

Z – Zealous.


My nominations…Wow this is hard. I know it gives me unlimited nominations, but I feel like it’s more special to nominate those who actually care.

1.  Worshipful Heart

2. Kweschn!

3. Grandfathersky

4. The Written Word

5. Go Jenzy!

6. sorealtonight

7. kathryningrid

8. Daniel Desforges

9. Wise Counsel

10. Terminally Inconsistent

Am going to limit myself to 10 for this one. Thank you so much for all your support and congratulations!

The Candle Lighter Award

Rules to this award: What rules?

The Candle Lighter Award is an award for a post or blog that is positive and brings light into the world.  The Candle Lighter Award belongs to those who believe, who always survive the day and who never stop dreaming, who do not quit but keep trying. There are no rules. If you wish to, simply accept it and you are done! You are also free to decline or ignore it.  Recipients can pass it on to as many nominees as they wish and as often as they wish.


First of all, thank you to Kweschn! and Art Epiphany for the award. I’ve been meaning to put this award for a while, but just haven’t had the time to. I appreciate their support so much – it brightens my day to see their comments on my blog.


I’m going to nominate everyone and anyone that has commented with something positive or interesting on my blog. Without all of you, I couldn’t possibly have kept going with this whole blogging thing. Thank you so much! (With exceptions to those who nominated me of course).

In no particular order:

I won’t be notifying the nominees this time as there are simply far too many. Thank you everyone for all the feedback I’ve received over the past few months and I hope that I can continue receiving your support. You’re the best! (:

Everyone I’ve mentioned are worth following.

The Liebster Blog Award

The Rules are:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere – other bloggers.
5. And, best of all – have fun and spread the karma.


So, first of all, thank you so much to Kweschn! for the nomination. Elyas is a talented writer and poet who also shares the most interesting and inspiring songs on his blog. He’s someone you MUST check out if you’re looking for a little spark of inspiration.


This is possibly the one blog award where you don’t have to share anything about yourself…yay. I like secrets.

Anyhow, picking five nominations was extremely difficult. I tried to nominate people I haven’t nominated before and people that haven’t been nominated before. But there are certain people that I owe a lot for their ever encouraging comments on my blog. Here they are:

1. Epiphany Art

2. Grandfathersky

3. Kiwsparks

4. thewhynots

5.Where We Dawn

Congratulations everyone and thank you for all the support you’ve given me. It means a lot.

EDIT: Thank you to lostupabove for a second nomination. I am so thankful for the constant support.