q&a answers | part five

hey, guys!

i spent the last week working at summer camp, so that’s why i haven’t been posting. i think i’ll be able to get lots of content out of my camp experience, though, because it’s been . . . wild. so keep an eye out for that, i guess.

it’s been awhile since i posted more answers to my q&a (coughit’sbeenlikeeightmonthscough), so that’s what i’m doing today. enjoy! :)

click to read parts one, two, three, and four.

| gracie’s questions |

how do you think that you can change the world?

i would like to use my art to help others feel less alone. maybe i’ll be able to draw or write something so honest that people will realize they’re not the only one to feel that way.

having a job where i can make an impact on someone’s life seems good, too. like a youth group leader or camp counselor or something.

writing or reading?

i get writing and/or reading slumps quite often, so my answer would depend on if i’m in one of those at the moment. but right now, i’ll say writing. i’ve been writing down lots of memories and journal entries and poems recently.

drawing/painting or photography?

same thing as the last question. i get lots of hobby-related slumps. i’ll go with art for now, because it’s relaxing, i can create something beautiful out of nothing, and i have some great art supplies.


favorite book ever?

(i manage to come up with a new favorite book every time i get this question.)

i’m going to say tiger lily by jodi lynn anderson. it’s a peter pan retelling from tiger lily’s point of view and it broke my heart the first time i read it. it’s heavy and touching and, despite being set in neverland, so real. 

your favorite word?

it might not be my favorite word ever, but i really like “litost.” it means “a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery.” “ethereal” is important, too, for personal reasons that i’m not sure how to explain.

the first five things you think when you hear your own name? 

(for anyone who doesn’t know, my real name is loren, not apollo.)

1) how everyone pronounces it “lauren” unless they know me well. :’)
2) it means “laurels and victory,” which is kind of funny because i’m a loser.
3) this one girl (also named loren) at camp two years ago who got high off of bug spray.
4) my soccer coach made us all pick a food that starts with the same letter as our name, to make it easier to remember who’s who. my food was linguini.

the first five things you think when you hear MY name?

1) i know a girl named grace and apparently she has a golf cart??? i’m jealous.
2) one of my youth group leaders (also named grace) always brings really good snacks to bible study.
3) this super sweet girl who helped me during one of the worst days of my life. her middle name is grace, i’m pretty sure.
4) a girl at my church was telling me about her friend who is basically the exact same person as me. we like the same music, have the same hobbies, share a zodiac sign, etc. she moved before i got to meet her, but i follow her on social media, where she goes by the name grace.
5) and i think of you, of course, sweetheart. :)

| olive’s questions |

what would you pick, to be able to fly, or to breath underwater?

breathing underwater, i think. in my head, it seems like chilling underwater would be really peaceful and exciting. but i’d probably hate it in real life because i’d be afraid of drowning.

Related imagewhat’s your favorite tv show?

i don’t particularly like watching tv, because i get bored too quickly. but two shows that i really like are gravity falls and over the garden wall. they’re both cartoons with weird elements mixed in. i’ve also been watching the office and parks & rec, and i’m enjoying those a lot.

what’s your favorite day of the week?

at the moment, i’m looking forward to sunday, because that’s when i leave for my second week of camp. i don’t usually like sundays, though. i’m not a fan of getting up for church, and something about them makes me feel sad and tired.

do you like seeing movies in the theater, or at home?

i never go to movie theaters unless i’m going with friends or i’m on vacation. but i prefer watching movies at home anyway. i can wrap myself up in blankets and have free snacks and draw while the movie plays.

what’s one food you will never get tired of?

peanut butter. it goes well with everything.

popsicles or ice cream?

one time i had a popsicle, and the joke on the stick was “what is it called when a bunch of raspberries get together and make music? a jam session.” and i swear, i had never been more glad to be alive than when everyone groaned at that joke.

but i like ice cream better. there are more flavors and you can use toppings and it’s not as sticky.

Image result for apollo statue aestheticif you where a demigod, who would be your godly parent?

the quizzes i’ve taken say apollo. that makes ense. he’s supposed to be the god of archery, healing, and poetry, right? that fits me. and i already go by the name apollo online.

if you where an elf in keeper, what ability would you want to manifest?

being a shade would be pretty sweet, i think. but i took a quiz and got inflictor, which would be ok as long as i could make people feel happy and safe.

if you were a dragon, what color would your scales be? (PURPLE!!)

i’d hope for silver or maroon.

 what’s your favorite video game?

the legend of zelda series is really great, i love the characters and lore and music. i also really like this ds game that my brother has called fantasy life, and skyrim, of course.

do you have any left handers in your family?

just one of my uncles, i believe.

have you read lodestar yet? what did you think of it?

i have read lodestar, my mom bought it for me because i won nanowrimo last year. i don’t exactly remember what it was about (haha oops), but it’s the keeper of the lost cities, so i’m sure it was incredible.

what do you think the difference is between a fairy and a pixie?

pixies are the mischievous ones, and they all have pixie cuts. fairies are the ones that sing to flowers or whatever.

| kiki‘s questions |

how long is your hair?

sigh i have no new photos of my hair

about an inch past my shoulders. i’ve had long hair for most of my life, but i thought i’d try something new this year.

skirts or shorts?

shorts, absolutely. the only time i wear skirts is if it’s for a costume. shorts are just much more comfortable to me.

elves or hobbits?

as much as i love the hobbits, the elves clearly have it better. they’re tall, they can sing, they’re beautiful, they have glorious hair, they’ve got cool names, and did i mention that they’re tall? because that bit is important.

favorite animal?

i really love turtles. i want to have one as a pet and name it billie joe armstrong, like the lead singer of green day. but none of the pet stores in my area sell turtles anymore and apparently it’s illegal to keep a turtle you find in the wild.

favorite shoes?

i bought combat boots last autumn and they’re pretty much the only shoes i wear. and they have pink flowers printed on the inside, so that’s cool. but i also adore the beat up converse that i’ve had for years. they have a moon drawn on the toe.

winter or summer?

winter, i think. i like that i can wear boots and hoodies and beanies, and how much nicer hot showers feel, and stepping outside and seeing your breath puff up in front of you. this summer might change my opinion, though, because of how much time i’ve been spending at camp.

it’s snowing right now, i wish it was summer. but when the summer rolls around, i wish i was freezing. (cough it out // the front bottoms)

favorite star wars character?

poe. oh my gosh i love him so much.

favorite dessert and lunch?

cereal for both. i don’t care what time of day it is, i will always be down for having cereal. specifically honey bunches of oats in a tea cup with no milk. that’s strange but i don’t really care.

hang on, i just made myself hungry. i’ll go get some cereal and then come back and finish this post.

i hope you guys enjoyed this! maybe you learned that we have something in common, or that i’m weirder than you thought. please don’t come after me for not putting milk in my cereal.

have a good day!

xo apollo

q&a answers | part four


i’m doing a q&a post today, because despite having nearly forty drafts, i “don’t have anything else to post!!”

sam‘s questions:

what is your favorite tree?

weeping cherries! when i was younger, my brother and i took swimming lessons at a college pool. there was a lovely weeping cherry outside the building, and i remember dancing under it while the petals tumbled down and caught in my wet hair.

i also like pines and weeping willows.

watercolor or color pencils?

i use both, but i prefer colored pencils. i have a much wider range of colors, and they’re easier to control.

three favorite christmas movies?

the nightmare before christmas. i love that one so much. but i never know if i should watch it on halloween or christmas, so i do both. that’s really the only christmas movie i like. all the others that i’ve seen are too cheesy.

have you finished courageous hearts?

ugh, i have not. i haven’t been able to work on it at all since nano 2016, because the laptop broke.

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favorite youtuber?

the only youtuber i really watch is dodie clark (her channels are doddlevloggle and doddleoddle). she’s lovely and funny and has an amazing style, and i like her music. i’m also subscribed to kati morton, she makes mental health/psychology videos. and sometimes i watch good mythical morningpeanutbuttergamer, and game theory with my brother.

fuzzy socks or fleece blanket?

i like wrapping myself up in a blanket and becoming a blanket burrito.

do you like white chocolate?

i used to like white chocolate, but then everyone told me that it was gross and fake chocolate, so i stopped eating it. thanks, society.

what is your favorite baskin robbins ice cream flavor?

Following the announcement of production beginning for Antman and the wasp, The real question everyone was asking is if everyone’s favorite Baskin-Robbins manager Dale will appear again.

i’ve never been to baskin robbins. so there you go.

do you have any plans for this summer?

since summer is over, i’ll just list some of the things i did.

i went to a co-op picnic that was sort of a last hurrah for my class, my friends convinced me to go to a field day with them, i explored a swimming holewent to emerald isle on vacation, ran a 5k, went to summer camp, celebrated b‘s birthday, and went to the fair.

would you rather be a unicorn or a mermaid?

i’ve always had a love for mermaids that i haven’t really grow out of. i have a mermaid tail and mermaid-length hair (aka long enough that i wouldn’t have to wear a top). so definitely a mermaid (although my nickname was unicorn at one point. thanks, k.).

do you like starbucks?

i’ve never actually had starbucks, so i don’t think i can answer this. i’m not really a fan of coffee, anyway. but i guess they put so much other stuff in that it doesn’t really taste like coffee anymore.

what animal would be cutest if scaled down to the size of a cat?


can you imagine having a tiny dragon? it would sleep in your lap and light candles for you and you could put a leash on it and take it on walks! T I N Y  D R A G O N S, GUYS.

what weird food combinations do you really enjoy?

i will eat peanut butter on pretty much anything. cornbread? check. cookies? check. ice cream? check. just give me something with peanut butter on it and i’ll probably like it.

what food is delicious but a pain to eat?

 i have braces, so everything is kind of a pain to eat. food gets stuck in my braces and chewing hurts like heck if the bands have been tightened. r.i.p. apollo.

what was the last photo you took?

this one. it’s from the veteran’s day parade my ahg troop was in. izzy and i were in the front, and we carried a banner that said “home of the free, because of the brave.” random people watching the parade kept telling us to smile so we’d be prettier. that was strange.

what is the most amazing slow motion video you’ve seen?

idk, pal, i don’t remember every slow-mo video i’ve watched in my life.

where are some unusual places you’ve been?

longwood gardens. when i was in pennsylvania this spring, my mom and i visited an enormous garden that had lakes, a meadow, bizarre and amazing tree houses, etc.

☼ the rock-throwing range. at camp, there’s a dilapidated area beside the main road. there are thick poles stuck into the ground, with sheets of metal attached to them. there’s a mound of gravel in front of the poles, which you can use as ammunition. the rock-throwing range feels slightly disconnected from the rest of the world, especially when it’s dusk and all you can hear is the ping of rock against metal and muttered expletives when you miss.

 ☼ a cafe downtown. i’ve always been fascinated by it. i’ve never actually been inside, though. it has vibrant, picasso-style murals all over the walls.

☼ sunflower field. not too far from my house is a huge field. the owners plant sunflowers in it, so many sunflowers blooming and exuding joy that you feel as if you are in a van gogh painting. you’re allowed to walk through the field and pick flowers for a small fee, although i’ve never had a chance to do it.

☼ fairy stone state park. i went on vacation there one time. it seemed quite normal: trees, lake, critters, etc. the sort of things you would expect to find at any state park. but you can find tiny rocks there that are shaped like crosses. one day after it rained, we drove to a gas station and searched through the muddy bank of a stream. the fairy stones had been stirred to the surface by the runoff. the legend of the fairy stones is that an elven messenger came to the forest to tell the fairies there about the death of Christ. their tears, upon reaching the ground, morphed into beautiful stone crosses.

ms. agdoll’s questions:

what’s your favorite season?

autumn! there are so many wonderful things about autumn, it’s almost not fair to the other seasons. the pretty colors, perfect temperature, halloween, apple cider, etc. and autumn brings soccer, my youth group’s weekend retreat, and nanowrimo.

favorite drawing instrument?

my mom has these super thin markers called staedtler pigment liners. i use them in most of my drawings, for outlining and writing.

what do you think of ag’s newest doll?

at this point, i don’t even know who the newest doll is.

favorite summer activities?

sitting in a spot of sunlight on the porch and drawing. making flower crowns. listening to albums on repeat, so that whenever i listen to them, i will be transported back to this summer. picking fruit and making smoothies out of it. stretching out in a patch of sun and reading.

favorite author?

here are a few off the top of my head:

rebecca stead
jodi lynn anderson
pseudonymous bosch
cressida cowell
shannon messenger

what’s the longest trip you’ve ever taken?

when i went to myrtle beach for the weekend to visit my mom’s best friend from high school. it took us around ten hours to get there because my mom got lost. what fun. :)

day or night?

nighttime, no doubt. music and books somehow mean more to me when it’s the middle of the night. you can actually hear yourself think in the darkness. and i enjoy going outside at night, because i can breathe and watch the stars. everything is calm and mysterious.

have you ever stayed up all night?

oh, yes, many times. i pulled about four all-nighters in july. the first time i ever stayed up all night, i think, was at an ahg lock-in at a climbing gym. izzy was there, and our friend emily from summer camp. we spent the night bouldering, eating pizza, and making up an insane story about bob the tiger, who married anias the unicorn.

how many books do you have? XD XD

you’re really going to make me count all of my books? what kind of twisted joke is this?

. . .

there are 103 books on the floor of my bedroom. i really need a bookshelf.

do you like tea?

yes, of course! i love having it on those gloomy days that drag on forever, or when i’m writing. my favorite kind that we have in the house is either english breakfast or peppermint.

about how much time do you spend on the computer every day?

at least twenty-seven hours a day.

favorite school subject?

i like astronomy, p.e. (my co-op’s p.e. was just running/playing soccer), and art.

have you ever picked up a frog? (or anything similar :p)

one time my brother’s dumb fish jumped out of the tank. he was freaking out too much to do anything, so i had to pick the fish up and toss it back in.

oh, and my first kiss was with a fish, so that’s pretty gross.

i have to do math homework, but i missed two days of school because i was sick, so i have no idea how to do it. also, i’m just bad at math in general. and i need to work on nano and go to a baby shower and study for a spanish quiz and a science quiz, but i’m procrastinating by doing this instead. please send help.

xo apollo

33 questions

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sorry for the lack of posts. i have ideas but no motivation.

i found this list of questions on pinterest and decided to give it a try.

1) do you want a boyfriend/girlfriend?

not particularly. i’m sure having a partner is nice, but i don’t spend my time wishing i had one. i have friends who love me and that’s enough.

2) when did your last hug take place?

i think it was on sunday, i was trying to annoy n with my affection.

3) are you a jealous person?

sometimes. not in the “i wish i had her looks” kind of way, but “those people look like they really enjoy each others company. i wish i were that close with someone.”

4) are you tired right now?

when am i not tired?

5) do you chew your straws?

yep, always have. i don’t mean to do it. it’s just a habit, i guess. it bothers everyone i know.

6) have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?

i’m sure i have. i’m more likely to pull an all-nighter than to get a healthy amount of sleep.

7) do you cry easily?

heck yeah. but not because of things that are supposed to make me cry, usually, like getting hurt or watching a really sad movie. i cry when i’m mad and when i’m tired. or because someone said something nice to me or because the moon is pretty.

8) what should you be doing right now?

a science quiz that i was supposed to do last week. you know, i think i get the most done on my blog when i’m supposed to be doing schoolwork.

9) are you a heavy sleeper?

not really. one time i went to sleep with my earbuds in, and they fell out sometime during the night and got squished under me. they were still playing music softly and that’s what woke me up.

10) do you think you can last in a relationship for six months?

idk. if the person actually enjoys being around me, probably. i’ll update you on this if i ever date someone.

11) are you mad at someone right now?

myself, because i’m bad at painting my nails. my friend izzy, because a few weeks ago she said that my cookies looked gross. my mom, because she thinks public school is a lovely environment. the whole world in general, because i have anger issues.

12) do you believe in love?

yeah. i think platonic love is more important most of the time, but romantic love is nice, too, and definitely real.

13) what makes you laugh no matter what?

bad puns.

14) who was the last person you talked to?

my mom. she was calling me a smartaleck.

15) do you get butterflies around the person you like?

idk. sometimes my right leg will shake, but that’s not the same thing as butterflies.

16) will you get married?

i hope so. i’m don’t daydream about it, but i would like to get married at some point.

17) when was the last time you smiled?

when i was at the mall this afternoon with my mom. we were looking for pins and patches for my jacket and she found one with a three-eyed cat and the words “not normal.”

18) does anyone like you?

yep, and i like him, too.

19) do you secretly like someone?

it’s not much of a secret anymore.

20) who was the first person you talked to today?

mum. i think she was asking if i’d finished my homework.

21) who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?

my friend n is pretty nonjudgmental.

22) what are you not looking forward to?

getting my braces off. i got a bracket replaced yesterday, and to get the old one off, the orthodontist used pliers to rip it out and then scraped the glue off my tooth. it hurt a lot.

23) what are you looking forward to?

halloween! my brother and i are going to be dressed as dipper and mabel pines from gravity falls.

24) has anyone of the opposite sex ever told you they loved you, and meant it?

i hope he meant it.

25) suppose you see your ex kissing another person. what would you do?

1) i don’t have an ex. 2) if i did, who they’re kissing wouldn’t be any of my business.

26) do you plan on moving out within the next year?

nah, i’ll still be a minor. but i’m going to move out as soon as i can. just a few more years to go.

27) are you a forgiving person?

depends on what you mean to me. my friends could hurt me and i’d be the one saying sorry. but if it’s someone i don’t like, they could simply touch my arm and i’d hold a grudge against them for years.

28) how many true friends do you have?

four. that’s enough for me.

29) do you fall for people easily?

nope. i know people who have a new crush weekly, but you’ve got to be someone really amazing that i’ve known for awhile before i could fall for you.

30) have you ever fallen for your ex’s best friend? 

still don’t have an ex. and definitely not.

31) what’s the last thing you put in your mouth?


32) who was the last person you drove with?

mum. we were going to an ahg meeting.

33) how late did you stay up last night and why? 

12:30-ish, i think? maybe later? and it’s because i’m an insomniac. (although i took some sleep medication and that’s why i fell asleep at midnight instead of 3 a.m.)

i’m thinking about changing my theme. i’ve had this one since i started my blog. i found a theme that i like (suits), and i’m playing around with headers right now. i don’t know for sure that i’m going to change the theme, and if i do, i might change it back after awhile. but i really like the way suits looks.

i hope you all had a good day and i’ll try to post something better soon.

xo apollo

q&a answers | part three

welcome to part three of my q&a, featuring my creative insults. there were never supposed to be this many parts, but here we are.

danielle‘s questions:

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what’s your favorite book in the kotlc series?

i really love the first book, because it set up the entire world of the elves. but keefe’s character got so much more depth to it in lodestar . . . so idk, one of those, probably.

have you finished writing shadow bird?

i have not, and that really shouldn’t be much of a surprise. when i think about that story, i realize how illogical and confusing it is, and how messy the plot is. it would take a lot of work and rewriting to make it ok, and i’d rather just focus on a new story than try to fix it right now.

what’s your favorite movie?

i don’t think i really have a single favorite, but school of rock and the princess bride are ones i can watch over and over again without getting bored.

if you were an emoji, which one would it be?


the alien, of course.

do you enjoy laughing?

i guess? i like when my friends and i are laughing so hard about something dumb that we’re physically in pain — because we’re laughing so much, and because we tend to slap each other a a lot when we’re excited.

if you could be in any movie, what movie would it be? character in movie?

how to train your dragon. and i would want to be toothless. just hear me out, ok? i would get to be this majestic black dragon, who is an evil creature of the shadows and definitely not just a huge puppy.

if you could be in any book, what book would it be? character in book?

any book from the emily windsnap series by liz kessler. and i’d want to be emily, because she’s a semi-mer, and that’s pretty sick. :)

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what is your dream job?

my ideal job would be a travel blogger. i’d get to travel all over the place, and tell you guys about my adventures! that sounds pretty good to me. :) if that’s not possible, something creative. and i would love to be a summer camp counselor.

favorite texture?

i really like the feeling of skin! that sounds really creepy, please don’t call the cops. what i mean is, i like holding hands, because you can feel all the creases and bones and calluses and it feels different and unique from person to person.

megan‘s questions:

coke or pepsi?

i don’t like either, actually. but you can make volcanoes out of coke, so i’ll go with that one.

google or bing? (hehe)

are you kidding me, megan? how long has this dumb war been going on for? we should settle this peacefully, with a truce.



do you say supper or dinner?

well, i usually look at whatever my mom has made and say, “ew.” but i would call it dinner, not supper, you old-fashioned walnut.

football or baseball?

ew, no. they’re both pretty boring, i would say.

would you rather wear purple for a week or pink?

i cannot stand how pink looks on me, so purple.

dresses or skirts? :p

you’re just picking questions that make me uncomfortable, aren’t you? if i had to choose, it would be a skirt, and it would have to look like the one above.

7. Chinese Money Plant:  Personality Trait: Quirky, Sweet, Charismatic  Care Tips: Light- Bright, indirect light. Water- Drench and allow to dry before watering again. Keep soil well drained.  Mist weekly.  

what would you name this plant?

its name is canada. *jazz hands*

what’s your worst blogging pet peeve?

obnoxiously long and dramatic apology posts. just give us interesting new content. we’ll forgive you for disappearing, everyone does it from time to time.

(although i’m definitely guilty of having made annoying apology posts.)

watermelon or kiwi?

watermelon might be my favorite fruit ever, so definitely that one. kiwi makes my tongue all tingly.


what’s one thing you’d love to photograph?

people! i want nice and/or aesthetic photos of my friends. but they make weird faces whenever i point a camera at them.

if you could have a $100 gift card to any store, what store would you choose?

hot topic, of course. give me all the band merch.

would you rather have one dog or three rabbits?

give me the doggy, please. i saw this adorable puppy recently — it was mostly pomeranian, i think, but it had white with black and brown spots on its face — and i really want to go and kidnap it.

Elizabeth picking Marcie flowers with Marie. Orange.:

what is your opinion of the color orange? (you’ve already disgraced poor yellow. :P)

i take back what i said about yellow, it can be a lovely color. and i like orange quite a lot.

which state would you like to go to the most?

OREGON, OREGON, O R E G O N. someone please take me to oregon before i explode.

rebcake‘s questions:

what’s an ag thing you want right now?

i don’t want anything from ag at the moment, actually. i’m not into that as much as i used to be.

 what’s your favorite dessert?

ice cream sandwiches are pretty great.

who in your family do you spend the most time with?

definitely my mom. i’m homeschooled, so we’re together most of the time. it gets kind of annoying.

would you rather always be fifteen minutes early or always be five minutes late?

i’d rather be early, i think. that would give me some time alone before i would have to be with people. i absolutely hate being late, because everyone stops and stares at me when i arrive.

do you prefer pencils or pens?

pencils, i guess. pens aren’t very good to draw with, because you can’t erase the lines.

grace‘s questions:

what is your favorite book/book series?

in the first q&a answers post, i said one of my favorite books is a year without autumn by liz kessler. that’s still true, but i thought of another of my favorite books: when you reach me by rebecca stead.

the secret series by pseudonymous bosch and how to train your dragon by cressida cowell are probably my two favorite book series.

what are some of your blogging goals?

the only one i can think of at the moment is that i want to comment on other people’s blogs more often. you guys post amazing content and i want to do more than just like your stuff. i think i’ve been doing a slightly better job of that recently. maybe some of you have seen me popping up in the comments more.

i hope you guys aren’t getting too bored of these posts, because there are many parts to come.

oh, and there are two sort of exciting things that are going to be announced this month, so that should be fun. :) and i hope you all had a lovely fourth of july!

xo apollo

 q&a answers | part two

hello, friends, and welcome to part two of my q&a! (read part one here.)

daisy‘s questions:

what are three movies that make you cry?

let’s see . . . i cried during beauty and the beast, during doctor strange (that was from laughter, though. i couldn’t take it seriously, because my mind was going “bendynoodle cucumberpatch!!” the whole time), and during how to train your dragon 2.

have you ever dyed your hair? if so what color? if not, what color would you?

remember a couple summers back, when everyone was dip dyeing their hair with kool-aid? i did that as part of my evil queen costume for a play i was in. it was supposed to turn out purple, but it ended up just being red. i recall freaking out in the shower because i thought i was bleeding, bu it was actually just the kool-aid washing out of my hair.

my friend has told me i would look good with black hair with blue tips. i think silver or any pastel color would be cool.

favorite mathematical concept?

calculating how quickly i can close the math book when i’m finished with my lesson.

hogwarts house?

i had to go get a pottermore account so i could answer this question. i hope you guys are happy.

i got slytherin.


i thought i would get hufflepuff, but apparently not. that’s ok, slytherin is cool, too.

ilvermorny house?

i got thunderbird. i guess that’s pretty neat? it’s got the nicest name out of the four houses, anyway.

hogwarts hybrid house?

hufferin. sweet. :D

batman or superman?

batman. my friend q has always had a weird love for superman (superman socks and shirts and more), and it annoys me, so i don’t want to pick superman. also, whoever created him made him much too powerful.

marvel or dc?

marvel, all the way. it’s because they have spiderman and the winter soldier.

pool or lake?

once upon a time, when i was at ahg summer camp, i was swimming in the lake with izzy. the counselors told us that the fish in the lake wouldn’t bite us. well, what do you know, they were wrong. a fish came up and bit me on the butt. that was an e x p e r i e n c e, let me tell you. so i prefer the pool, because there are no fish, and my mermaid tail can be better appreciated. :)

did han shoot first?

yeah? yeah.

will solace [from: pjo] have a good rest of the day/night!!

camp half-blood cabin?

i’m in the apollo cabin! i’m actually quite happy about that. it’s the cabin of music and poetry and archery and healing, and i like all of those things, so it’s a good fit.

hayley‘s questions:

would you rather be hot or cold?

hmm, let’s see. i get cold a lot and it’s not much fun. yeah, i can put on socks and a sweatshirt and become a blanket burrito, but it doesn’t always help. and if i’m hot (sometimes i’ll get extremely feverish for no reason), i can take a cold shower until i stop shaking and feeling like i’ll faint. i don’t like either of them, though. so i choose death instead.

what animals do you have right now?

a chance to talk about my cute animal friends? yay! i have navi, my fluffy lil baby cat. she’ll be turning one this summer. and then there’s boo, who is gorgeous, but bitter and evil. then there’s all the fish and frogs in the pond, and a bunch of chickens, and i think that’s all.

what’s your favorite candy?

i would say skittles, but my friend would kill me, so i’ll go with yorks instead. i just freaking love mints, man.

chocolate or vanilla?

for ice cream flavors? neither. i think they’re both pretty gross on their own. but they’re ok if you eat something with them, like peanut butter or crushed cookies.

what’s your favorite kind of pie, and with ice cream or no?

key lime pie and cherry pie are the best ones, we shouldn’t even be debating this. and i think ice cream on pie is rather weird. it’ll make the pie soggy and that’s just a sin.

lexie‘s questions:

what is your opinion on glitter pens?

i used to have this huge, incredible collection of glitter pens and i loved them. they’re fancy and dramatic and i wish i still had some.

short skirts or long skirts?

i don’t like skirts at all, actually, and i don’t think i own any at the moment. they make me feel uncomfortable and like i wouldn’t be able to escape from danger as easily. but if i had to wear a skirt, it would be a short one. they look better to me.

what color is the hand towel in your bathroom?

it’s white. yep, my family is very basic.

do you know how to spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocous (without copying me)?

here goes:


i tried.

would you rather hide in your room or make flower crowns with friends?

hiding sounds safer and less stressful . . . but i love flower crowns . . . so i guess it depends on what mood i’m in.

clara‘s questions:

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what is the most interesting thing you’ve seen today?

oh boy. i saw a screenshot of a wikihow article called “how to act like a mermaid at school.” i don’t really know how to react to this.

google or bing?

are we really doing this? again??


favorite drawing out of all the ones you’ve done?

ew, no, all of them suck. but i guess i need to have an answer, so let me go look through all my drawings.

*cringes while flipping through sketchbooks*

i really like this one. :)

what’s a goal that you have as of right now?

i want to start writing again! i don’t think i’ve really worked on a story since nanowrimo (i’m using our laptop breaking as an excuse). some writer i am, huh? i just got an idea for a new story that i’m excited to work on. :)

where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?

in a graveyard, duh. who would want to dig around in there? yeah, you might find my treasure, but you’ll probably also uncover a dead guy.

are you looking forward to learning how to drive?

idk man, not really. i would probably get in trouble for driving away without telling anyone where i was going. but it would mean i could go to pretty locations and draw and write and take pictures there . . . so i guess i’m a little excited, but i’m not dying to get my license.

strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

i ate a leaf one time. there were a bunch of crunchy ones on my friend’s trampoline, so i just grabbed one and chewed it up. it was kind of like a chewy potato chip.

last time you wrote a letter to someone?

it was about two weeks ago, probably, to a lovely girl named ada. i’ve never met her, but i’ve been told by people who know her that we’re nearly the same person, and i would love to meet her someday.

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if you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? 

i would like to go to wherever n is, actually. but that’s probably a boring answer, so how about the faroe islands?

wow, i’m learning things about myself from this! like what my hogwarts house is, and that i’m much more sarcastic then i should be (although i probably knew that last one already). just a warning: there are many more parts to this q&a in the works, and my answers will likely get even more sarcastic as i grow tired of thinking of replies.

xo apollo

q&a answers | part one

thanks for all the questions on my q&a post! you guys made my boredom go away for a bit. you’re magical, every single one of you.

putting all the questions in one post would have made it insanely long, so i’ll be posting my answers in multiple parts. here’s the first one.

isabel‘s questions:

what’s your favorite book?

i’m not sure if it’s my favorite book, but a year without autumn by liz kessler is incredible. the story has stuck with me for a long time. you should definitely read that if you haven’t already.


what’s your favorite song?

i really can’t choose, i listen to too much music to have a favorite song. i don’t think i could say it’s my absolute favorite, but glowing eyes by twenty one pilots is pretty great.

do you like hamilton? have you even listened to it? (i doubt it.)

i’ve only listened to a few songs from it, so i don’t have much of an opinion (don’t kill me, kathleen! i love you.).

what’s the last book you read?

the hollow boy by jonathan stroud, i believe. it was so freaking amazing, and i love the characters and the ghosts and the humor and everything about it!!

what are you reading right now?

the mysterious benedict society and the perilous journey by trenton lee stewart. i’m only a few chapters in, so i don’t have much to say about it. but the first book in the series was quite good, and i love how quirky the characters are.

what do you want to be when you grow up?

i’d like to be one of those “light” people:

i’m not sure if you can simply will yourself to be like that. maybe it takes a lot of effort and time. or maybe you have to be born like that. but that’s what i hope i will become.

what time is it where you are?

at the moment, it’s 12:58 p.m.

what’s your favorite color?

gray. kind of boring, i know. it seems like such a calm color to me.

do you have a goodreads account?

i don’t, sorry. :/

what’s your favorite kind of popsicle?

orange! the best flavor ever. i don’t like eating actual oranges, though.

what’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

there’s this heavenly ice cream that’s chocolate with stripes of peanut butter. it’s the greatest thing i’ve ever tasted, honestly. mint chocolate chip is a close second.

what’s your favorite food?

i really like chinese food. i’ll eat pretty much any chinese food, as long as there’s no seafood in it.

what’s your favorite letter?

i like m, because you can make the rock and roll hand thing with it.


who’s your favorite keeper of the lost cities character?

i’m going to go with keefe. he’s an empath, kind of angry and confused and lost, uses humor to hide how hurt he is, and he’s incredibly sarcastic, and i relate to that a lot.

(i think we can probably thank emma for introducing the blogging community to kotlc. you are a saint.)

who do you ship with who in keeper of the lost cities?

i’ve always shipped sophie and dex (to those who like sophitz: you disgust me), but sophie and keefe is a nice ship, too.

what’s your favorite emoji?


those are probably my favorites.

what did you just think of right now?

i was thinking about this really cute girl that used to be in my co-op, and wishing that i had been brave enough to become friends with her. *sigh of super regret*

do you like socks?

yes! too much, probably. i always wear them inside out. and i sleep in socks most of the time. i don’t have many cute socks (someone please buy me some of those pretty socks you see on tumblr), though, so i draw on them with sharpies. :)

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what about rainbows?

i’ve never had an unusual love for rainbows, but then i saw an edit with a pastel rainbow. look at how pretty it is!! (◠‿◠✿)

do you still read picture books occasionally? i do.

sometimes, yeah. my favorite one is at my church, it’s called build a burrito, i think. the guys in youth group would beg my brother to read it. he would settle himself into this rocking chair while the guys sat eagerly around his feet. the book is in spanish and english, and every time my brother reached the part that says “three spoonfuls of beans/tres cucharadas de frijoles,” everyone would flip out and shout, “FRIJOLES!!!.” ah, good memories. XD

do you ever write anything besides blog posts?

yep! i like writing fiction. i haven’t been doing that as much as i would like, though. you can read some of my old and cringey stuff by clicking the stories page.

what’s your advice for someone starting a personal blog?

make friends with other bloggers! you won’t get many comments or followers if you’re not interacting with other lovely people in the blogging community. as well as getting more activity on your site, you could make some pretty great friends. :)

den mother‘s questions:

this  might be confusing to people who don’t know me in real life. the people i’m talking about here were in my co-op class. i wrote a bit about them here.

who in our class is most likely to . . .


be a drama queen? cry in a sad movie? have an ugly date to prom? always be happy? be impatient?

1) she makes a big deal out of e v e r y t h i n g, and i actually love it a lot. it’s quite entertaining. 2) we sobbed together in the movie theater during beauty and the beast. 3) i’m not too fond of her sort-of-boyfriend, so he gets to be the ugly prom date. :) 4) she always manages to be optimistic, and it’s made me feel better so many times!! 5) she gets so impatient and excited and it’s  a d o r a b l e.

b/den mother:

have kids first? sing in the shower? fall in love? take more selfies? have the most piercings?

1) she plans on having “at least thirteen kids.” 2) she has a lovely voice! i’m sure she sings to herself everywhere, and definitely in the shower. 3) yiKES. she gets crushes a lot, actually. 4) my girl b posts lots of selfies, and they’re all really pretty. (^.^) 5) a bellybutton piercing would actually look really cool on her. get one, b.


be a flirt? fall whilst walking? drop their phone after they bought it? worry about small things? get a stalker?

1) apollo?? the girl who’s never had a date mate or even kissed someone?? a flirt??? well, kids, you learn something new everyday. i flirt with pup 24/7, and sometimes with other people without meaning to. i don’t actually want to date any of them, it’s just sometimes, when i’m tired and/or high on friendship, i’ll randomly start flirting with everyone. 2) what can i say, i’m a clumsy duckling. 3)i’ve dropped my ipod so so so many times. it’s a miracle i haven’t cracked the screen yet. 4) anxiety is my best friend tbh. 5) i’m sure i have at least one person stalking me and blog. hello, stalker! love you, too. ;)


hold their breath the longest? be the best at math? be successful? be close to their parents?

1) he’s the best at everything, so it would make sense. 2) he’s a huge nerd, holy crap. great at math and logic and all that stuff. 3) he’s probably going to be a famous athlete and have a gorgeous wife and tons of dogs (dogs = success.) 4) he’s a mama’s boy and it’s hilarious.


give all their money to charity? be a fan of star wars? listen to classical music?

1) alright, kiddos, let me tell you about hojo. all the moms at co-op talk about how handsome and polite and smart he is, blah blah blah. he goes to mexico a lot to volunteer at an orphanage, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he gave all his money to it. 2) he’s a nerd and it’s great. he would talk to me about pokemon and the legend of zelda during art class. i’m quite sure that he likes star wars. 3) nerd? favorite among the moms? sideburns? tell me with a straight face that he doesn’t like classical music.


talk to animals? get married first? be a good cook?

1) megan is a lovely person with lots of cute animal friends!! i’m sure she’ll figure out how to communicate with her bunnies someday. 2) she’s so nice and beautiful and interesting, and i’m sure a kind guy will fall in love with her sooner or later. 3) she’s an incredible baker, holy crap.


ask stupid questions? be hungry 24/7?

1) one time he asked me not to write fanfiction about joward (jish + hojo). how dumb of a question is that?? 2) we got three pizzas on the last day of co-op, and he ate nearly the entire pepperoni one by himself.

t/beef jerkey:

marry a celebrity? be sleepy? forget birthdays or anniversaries? accidentally kill someone?

1) pup is going to be a famous dancer, and he’ll marry her and they’ll be cute and athletic together and it’ll be great. :D 2) i think he might have fallen asleep once or twice during nature study class. what a loser. 3) i think he’s in pup la la land 24/7. he’ll likely forget their wedding anniversary. 4) this guy has huge arm muscles, it’s not fair at all. he could kill someone by hugging them.

t/a huge jerk who doesn’t get a nickname:

laugh at the wrong moment? have a rich husband? spend all their money on something stupid? skydive?

1) he would probably laugh when someone told them their mom had died. he’s mean. 2) i’m not sure he’s capable of loving someone. so he would only marry for money. 3) all of his thoughts are dumb to some degree. anything he would want to buy would have to be dumb, too. 4) he’s so so dumb. he would jump out of a plane without a parachute and create a makeshift one with all of his flannel.

this has been a lot of fun! thank you for the questions, guys, i love how weird some of them are. i hope you enjoyed reading this as much as i liked writing it.

what’s the most interesting thing you learned about me from this q&a?

xo apollo