Real Neat Blog Award

Once again, I have to thank My Tiny Obsessions for nominating me! Check out her blog, we always have the bestest of conversations and discussions! This has all been a lot of fun, but at the same time it’s also been a ton of work! Just wanted to mention that 😛

The rules are fairly simple:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions they gave you.
  • Nominate 7 bloggers.
  • Ask said bloggers 7 questions!

So, here we go! Those were My Tiny Obsessions questions:

Where would you rather spend a vacation? Beach? Mountain? City? Why?
City! I’ve grown up in a big city and there’s just always so much to see. Not that I don’t enjoy an occasional hiking tour or walk through the forest, but I’d rather have public transport and the possibility to do whatever I like instead.

If you got stranded in a desert island, which 3 items would you like to have with you?
My iPod with everlasting battery, a fan or some other sort of air cooling device and a suitcase of books. Does the last one count? I guess not … so, a book that rewrites itself! That would be so awesome!

What’s your biggest celebrity crush? Why?
That’s a tough one because they basically change every week. You already know about my infatuation with Matthew Daddario, other than that I always liked Chris Pine, Tom Hiddleston, Jesse Lee Spencer, Nico Mirallegro, … YOU CAN’T MAKE ME CHOOSE!

Coke or Pepsi? Or “what are you talking about, there’s no difference”?
I don’t think there is a huge difference, but Coke …

Favorite time of the year? Why?
Fall! I like the colours, I like the temperature, I like watching all the new shows on TV! Do I need more reasons?

Name a music that reminds you of your childhood?
The Anastasia Soundtrack always reminds me of my childhood. I could sing along with every single song!

You can only pick ONE book to read (forever), what would it be?
That is SO mean and you know it! I guess it would have to be a stand-alone, otherwise the story would never really be complete. I just have such fond memories of the Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, I’d choose that one (but note that it’s only reluctantly!)

Furthermore, I nominate following bloggers:

  1. Jordan and Eddie (the Movie Guys)
  2. Geekritique
  3. Distant Realms
  4. Always & Forever Fangirling
  5. Grab Life by the Pages
  6. soif pour plus
  7. Amanda’s Book Nook

So and lastly, my questions for you! Have fun answering them!

  1. If you could go anywhere on the planet, where would you want to go?
  2. If you had to pick a scent that reminded you of your childhood, what would it be?
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Charmed (or if neither, what’s a supernatural show you like)?
  4. Choose a book or movie title that describes your life! Why?
  5. How has blogging influenced your life?
  6. If you could only read/watch one genre for the rest of your life, what would you choose? Why?
  7. Pick a song that is your personal theme song!

Last but not least, I’ve also been nominated to do the Love/Hate-Challenge by the ever amazing Rami Ungar the writer and again My Tiny Obsessions. I have not forgotten about it, even if it’s been quite some time since you asked me to do it … I’ll get to it, just not today. I think the award spree was enough for one day 😉

I got nominated for a Liebster! Again!

I feel incredibly flattered and completely undeserving to have received not just one Liebster nomination, but in fact two on the very same day. I very much would like to thank the two great bloggers My Tiny Obsessions and Lucy May for the nominations! You should most certainly check out their blogs, but now let’s get down to business and prepare for a long post!

It is not just a great honor to receive a Liebster nomination, it also comes with some sort of responsibility. The Liebster Award is especially for bloggers with less than 200 followers, you should look out for in the future and here are the rules:

  1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
  4. Go to the blogs you nominated and notify them of your nomination
  5. Give your nominees 11 questions to answer

Here are the questions My Tiny Obsession has asked and my answers. I hope you like what you’re reading!

  1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?
    I don’t really have an exciting answer for this, because I guess it is rather boring to say Cardiff, but that is where I’d like to live right now. Maybe that will change in a few years or so, but I like places where it’s not too hot and my favourite TV shows were or currently are produced there. 
  2. Favourite Superhero? Why?
    I like both, traditional and not-so-traditional superheroes, so this is extremley difficult to answer since there are so many to chose from. I’m going to go with Hawkeye, because I like Jeremy Renner and I very often like the underdog. 
  3. Favorite drama, comedy and Sci-Fi TV show?
    Drama = BBC’s Sherlock
    Comedy = currently Super Fun Night
    Sci-Fi = Doctor Who, of course! 
  4. What’s your TV guilty pleasure and why?
    I sometimes like to watch nonsensical reality shows, that absolutely don’t need any brain power, because I feel like I can really relax while watching them. Sorry, but I can’t think of any particular title right now. 
  5. Which one is your Doctor? And Companion?
    I think I have to say Matt’s Doctor, because I started watching the show during his era, but he is only a tiny bit ahead of David Tennant. And for the companions … I love almost all of them equally but in a different way. Every time a new one comes along, I think I won’t like them, but I am always sad when they leave. But I really do adore Donna! 
  6. Which of the Deathly Hallows (Elder Wand, Resurrection Stone and Cloak of Invisibility) would you rather possess? Why?
    Definitely the Cloak of Invisibility! I always wanted to have one of those and I’d love to catch some parts of conversations that weren’t meant for everyone to hear. 
  7. Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch or Jonny Lee Miller, which one is the best Sherlock Holmes? And who is the best Watson, Jude Law, Martin Freeman or Lucy Liu?
    Without a doubt: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman! I do like Robert Downey Jr., but I prefer Benedict way more. And to be honest, I’ve never even tried watching Elementary. 
  8. Favorite comfort food?
    Cookies and Cream Ice Cream 
  9. What the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
    Turn off the alarm and hope that I don’t fall asleep again. After that I watch some funny youtube videos to start the day with something good. 
  10. What made you start blogging?
    I’m a bit ashamed to say it, but probably pure boredom and my desperate need for distraction from studying. 
  11. What’s your favorite post that you have written? (Share the Link please)
    I am never entirely happy with my own posts, that’s the problem with being a perfectionist, but I think I managed to make the Walter Mitty sound interesting without acutally giving away too much of the storyline. So, here’s the link: 

And here are Lucy May‘s questions. I hope that I answered them to your satisfaction!

  1. You can be any character from a book, who would be? Why?
    Meggie from Inkheart! She can read things out of books or read herself into the story. I think that would be an amazing power to have. 
  2. If you could re-direct any film ever made, which one would it be and why?
    Haywire, that movie had some stunning visuals and a great cast, yet it bored me to death and that even though it’s an Action movie. I would put in a little more dialogue and I would make it a lot more dynamic if I could. 
  3. The best Christmas present you’ve ever received?
    I got an Adipose stress toy for Christmas this year and I just love it! Touching it feels really weird and I can’t really get myself to squish it, but it’s so cool anyway! 
  4. You have the opportunity to spend the day with an actor/actress of your choice, who would it be and why?
    I know a loooot of people expect me to say Benedict Cumberbatch or Matt Smith (and I would never ever say no to either of them), but I actually want to meet Stanley Tucci. I always had a weird fascination with him and like him in every role he has ever played. He’s not really the main actor in most of the movies I see him in, but he is always the one I remember most. 
  5. Whats your favourite book? Why?
    I want to clarify that I don’t have one favourite book. My bookshelf covers almost the entire wall and I would never pick one over the others, but I will name some of the ones that I liked a little more: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern because it is beautifully magical, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald because it is a great modern classic, It’s not me, it’s you by Jon Richardson because I love his cynical view on life, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen because I think the story of the old man is so very sad, A Good Year by Peter Mayle because it makes me feel as if I am in Southern France. I could go on forever, but I think it is time to stop. 
  6. Who is your inspirational person? Why?
    Verity Lambert. She was one of the first female producers in television and also the first producer of Doctor Who and since I want to be a producer one day, I doubt that I need to say more. 
  7. Your favourite food?
    Macaroni and cheese 
  8. Why did you start blogging?
    I answered this question above as well, but I am going to say it again. Probably boredom and the lack of distraction during finals. 
  9. If you had one wish for the future what would it be?
    Short and simple: to be happy (and I wouldn’t say no to a job at the BBC) 
  10. You are given the chance to: star in your own movie, be Prime Minister, or fly into space. Which would you pick and why?
    Flying into space would be amazing, but I’m not sure I am cut out for a journey like that. I would definitely suck at being Prime Minister and looking at my affiliation for film I will go with starring in my own movie!
  11. If your toes spoke to each other what do you think they would say and why?They’d probably say that I should wear warmer socks and then they’d all start talking at the same time and you wouldn’t understand a word of what they’re saying.


And here are my nominations:

The questions for my nominees:

  1. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
  2. What would be your superhero-name?
  3. If you could go anywhere in time and space, where would you go? And why?
  4. A genie grants you a wish. What would you wish for?
  5. Who’s your favourite TV  or movie character? Why?
  6. What’s your favourite book genre?
  7. If you could go and see your own future, what would you hope to find there?
  8. What’s your current favourite song?
  9. Would you rather fall into the rabbit’s hole, discover Narnia or go to Hogwarts?
  10. If you could meet any person of your choosing (dead or alive) who would you want to meet? Why?
  11. What’s your favourite time of the year?

Last but not least: Thank you again for nominating me  My Tiny Obsessions and Lucy May! I am glad you like my blog enough to give it this award and I hope that its readership will grow even more in the future 😀

I got nominated for a Liebster Award!

First of all, I really want to thank vinnieh for nominating me for the Liebster Award; I’ve never been nominated for anything before! I am actually still in shock and quite perplexed to think that this actually happened. You should totally check out vinnieh’s blog, if you are as interested in movie reviews as I am! The reviews range from classic movies to modern and quite recent films, so, there should be something for every taste.

There are a few rules that come with this award, and they are as follows:

  1. Post the Liebester Award graphic on your site.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  3. The nominee has to write 11 facts about themselves.
  4. Answer the 11 questions from the post of the person who nominated you.
  5. The nominee will nominate 9 other blogs for the award.
  6. The nominees will then create 11 questions of their own for their nominated bloggers to answer in their Liebster post.

Facts about me – this really is the hardest part right now:

  1. My nickname used to be Ketchup for a while, but I am quite glad that changed.
  2. I have never fangirled over any show as much as I do over Doctor Who.
  3. If there exists a book for an upcoming movie I want to watch, I almost feel obliged to read it first.
  4. I  sometimes have the urge to bake something the way they do on the Great British Bake Off, but it never ever turns out the way it should.
  5. I love to travel, but only in regions of the earth where there is mild or cold climate.
  6. I am fluent in English and German (and I am quite alright at speaking French).
  7. I don’t go anywhere without a notebook and pen.
  8. I don’t understand why people don’t write letters anymore, because I love to receive them.
  9. My favorite TV show as a kid used to be The Tribe.
  10. I am incapable of playing a musical instrument.
  11. I am not punctual – I am always too early.

Questions from the person who nominated me:

  1. What film can you watch and never ever get bored with?
    I think I have watched Finding Neverland about 20 times and still think it is most beautiful.
  2. Which movie character reminds you of yourself?
    I can’t really think of any movie characters, but as for a character from a TV show, I would say Rory Gilmore from the show Gilmore Girls. I hope that counts as well.
  3. If you could travel back in time, which era would you visit?
    Probably the 1920s. I like the clothes from that era and also the music, but I am not entirely sure about that one. I only know I most likely wouldn’t go too far back in time.
  4. If you could be reincarnated as an animal after your death, what animal would you want to be?
    I’d like to be reincarnated as a wolf. I think they are beautiful animals and I like the idea that they have a pack.
  5. What was the first movie that really scared you?
    As silly as it may sound, the first movie that really scared me was the Last Unicorn. The red bull kept me sleepless for days.
  6. If you could work on a film with just one actor or actress, who would you work with?
    I would have to say Stanley Tucci – I simply adore his work and think he is really versatile in his acting.
  7. Madonna or Lady Ga Ga?
    Tough decision, but I’d say I prefer Madonna’s earlier work (not the recent one though) over Lady Gaga.
  8. Dog or cat lover?
  9. James Bond or Jason Bourne?
    Hmm, another tough one … but I think James Bond.
  10. What song best describes you?
    The Impossible Girl/Clara’s Theme composed by Murray Gold
  11. What is your idea of a great weekend?
    Well, my perfect weekend wouldn’t be anything too exciting. Just hanging out with some friends, reading a good book and being able to realx a little.

My nominees:

Questions for my nominees:

  1. If you could be part of any story (a book or movie or TV show), which story would you chose?
  2. Tea or coffee?
  3. Which fictional character bares the most resemblance to you (either in physical appearance, in character or both)?
  4. Summer or winter?
  5. Would you rather watch exclusively TV shows or movies for the rest of your life?
  6. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  7. Gummy bears or chocolate?
  8. What’s the first movie you really remember? And why was it so memorable?
  9. Which song could you listen to on repeat for hours?
  10. Comedy or Horror?
  11. Which Big Bang Theory character are you?

I can’t believe how long it took me to answer the questions and to think of stuff myself. As much as it’s a lot of fun, it’s also a bunch of real work! I hope everyone is satisfied with my answers/questions.