Okay, so I’m terrible at doing a 30 day challenge if those 30 days are supposed to be in a row. But now that I have agreed to write something everyday, I shall continue (and hopefully finish) the 30 day challenge! Which, you know, has nothing to do with the current score being Lent: 9 Bryn: 3. Or my lack of knowing what to write.
There is a very important blogging lesson I have learned: when one takes on a challenge that is supposed to have you “do ____ for _____ number of days, all in a row, and don’t skip a day!…” you’re going to skip days. Whether it’s been an exercise challenge, a writing challenge, anything, there will be days that you have to skip, for one reason or another (like, say, road trips that take all day, National Novel Writing Month, or Thanksgiving turkeys that are completely frozen even though they’ve been thawing for two extra days… to be completely non-specific, of course).
But enough about why this 30 Day challenge is turning out to be a 2 Month challenge! Let’s go on to the hardest question on this list:
Favorite Disney Song
I know a lot of people who would not have a hard time with this question. Thank goodness there are four categories of songs in this challenge, so I can whittle my list down a little bit. But here’s just a tiny bit about my life, so you can understand my dilemma.
I grew up listening to and watching almost every Disney sing-along video cassette that was ever made.
Ah, so many good villains to choose from… Well, villains who are good at being bad, anyway. I have several honorable mentions, so let’s start with those.
Honorable Mention 1:
Scar gets a lot of villain points for having a really good plan in place, and for his dramatic flair. “Be Prepared” is one of my favorite Disney Villain songs, and actually helps get you moving when housework calls.
And of course, he’s voice by Jeremy Irons, who actually sings Scar’s parts. Oh yeah.
Lesson learned: Don’t trust the important jobs to your henchmen, er, hench-hyenas.
Honorable Mention 2:
Extra villain points for the creepy crow familiar, and for awesome magic powers.
But seriously, why get so ticked off about not being invited to the party?
(Actually, Tumblr answered that question…)
And now, for my favorite Disney Villain…
This woman’s got skills. And she didn’t start out completely evil…
Mother Gothel is a brainwashing genius.
Not only has she fooled Rapunzel, she even manages to fool the audience for a little while.
Mother Gothel is so good that it almost seems she believes her own lies.
As I was perusing the internet for pictures of my favorite Disney characters for the 30 day challenge, I came across some impressive Disney drawings that portray classic animated Disney characters as humans. The artist is known as Chaico, and has an amazing gallery on Deviant Art of both Disney and non-Disney characters. Here are some of my favorites, categorized by their movies.
Lady & the Tramp
The Lion King
The Little Mermaid
Oliver & Company
If you like the artist’s work, please check out their site here.
So I was casually browsing blogs when I came upon a post that included this list: Since most of my writing time is now being taken up by National Novel Writing Month (click here for more info), I figure this will be a good way for me to keep good blogging habits between bigger posts. One thing to note is that some of these questions could be repetitive. Look at the first three. There is no reason a princess can’t be a heroine. For the sake of this list and just keeping some variety, though, I will do my best to not repeat answers. Also, I will keep princesses to the ones who actually wear fancy crowns. (Sorry, Pocahontas. You’ll get in my list, I promise.) So without further ado:
Day 1: Favorite character
Of course, the hardest question is the first one. At first, I thought this character might also be my favorite princess.