Peregrin, from Traveling Home, nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thanks, Peregrin; this is fun. :-)
My knee-jerk answer is Clark and Marty Davis. They stick out to me first because theirs was the marriage I admired as a child. (Love Comes Softly was the main series I owned, so I read it about 5 times as a kid, I think.) Now that I'm older, I admire them because of their grit and determination and resilience. Their marriage had a rough start, and their family had so many ups and downs, but Clark and Marty never let it shake their relationship.
II. What is your favorite thing about fall? Why?
Well......my birthday's in the fall. I guess that's okay. :-) Actually, I hated fall growing up, but now that I'm older, I get excited about putting up my pretty fall-ish decos and drinking pumpkin cappuccino and making pumpkin dump cake.
III. Fashion-wise, would you rather wear Regency, Downton, or World War II attire?
Hmm. I'm definitely an Austenite, but Empire waists don't really do anything for my shape. And I've never been too enthused about 20s fashions. So I'd have to go with WWII. I love the whole pumps and swing dress thing. I tried it once for a party. I get really excited about wearing a hat and gloves and pearls.
IV. Favorite poem?
V. If you could describe yourself as a beverage, which drink would you be?
Chai latte. Looks like iced coffee, but it isn't iced coffee. It has a totally different flavor. And every few drinks, you get a different taste. Sweet and spiced at intervals. It isn't what people expect when they first see it.
(Wow. That was a bit more introspective than necessary.)
VI. Favorite movie and why? Favorite and least favorite character from that movie and why?
I never know how to determine these things. Do I pick the movie I adored as a child? That'd be The Sound of Music. Do I pick the movie I've seen the most often in life? That ties between Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Napoleon Dynamite. Or do I pick my favorite movie I've seen in the last six months? That'd be a tie between Captain America: Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Or do I agree with the highest-grossing movie of all time? Obviously, that would be The Avengers.
Shall I share characters from each of those? Yes, I think I shall.
The Sound of Music
Least favorite = definitely Rolf. Brat. Getting all friendly with Liesl, and then dropping her like a hot Tater Tot.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Favorite = from this particular movie, Charlotte Lucas. She's brave, clear-sighted, honest, and such a great friend.
Least favorite = Lydia. Ugh. She's such a stupid idiot in this. Completely man-crazed, totally oblivious, and unbelievably ill-mannered.
Favorite = Kip. He has some of the best lines.
Least favorite = Uncle Rico. He's just...so stuck on himself. I don't know, though; it's hard to hate anyone from this movie. :)
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Favorite = Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. She is so brave and bad a** in this, and yet there's some scenes where she looks so broken and vulnerable inside. It's like she was forced to grow up super fast, and defend herself and anybody she was paid to protect, but there's this little insecure girl inside who's terrified of letting anyone get close to her.
Least favorite = most definitely Alexander Pierce. Ooh, he literally raises my blood pressure. So utterly dirty and doublecrossing, and smug, and heartless, and lying through his bloody teeth.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Favorite = I've only seen this once, but it just blew me away. Kitty Pryde really stood out to me. She's really brave, and seems kind of sad. And look how strong she is when Wolverine starts sleep-slashing things?!
Least favorite = Raven/Mystique. Grrr. She's so stupid and selfish. Leaving your childhood best friend just because another guy offered you shiny things, i.e., taking over the world.
Favorite = Heheh. It's probably obvious, but I'll say it anyways. Thor. He's so noble, and kind, and gentlemanly, and caring, and wonderful, and humble, and quiet, and strong...lemme go get my thesaurus....
Least favorite = I guess Loki. There aren't many people to hate in this one. He's such a power-hungry, attention-starved brat, and even if he was forced into "taking over the world", he put himself there in the first place. All he cares about is looking good.
VII. Would you rather live in Middle-Earth or Narnia?
Wow. What a hard decision. Today, I'm gonna say Narnia, because there's so much magical magic there. And they have talking animals. But tomorrow I might say Middle-Earth, because they have Hobbiton. And Rohirrim. Yay, Eomer.
VIII. Favorite psalm?
At this point in my life, Psalm 55. There are other beautiful psalms that I will love later in life, but right now, I identify with the heartbreak and the hope in this psalm.
"He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me; For there were many against me." Psalm 55:18
IX. Favorite historical figure?
Wow, um, I've never really given this much thought. How famous of a historical figure does this have to be? I always admired Clara Barton's story. She worked very hard to get to where she was, and she was afraid of NOTHING.
But I think my spiritual hero would be Corrie ten Boom. Man, I'm gonna start crying just typing this. She...I don't even know where to start. She and her family hid Jews in the Netherlands during WWII, and went to concentration camps for their trouble. She survived, but lost a father and a sister in the camps. But she never lost her faith in God, and publicly forgave one of the Nazi guards later in life. Her story was shown in the film The Hiding Place. I bawled like a baby the first time I watched it. May I someday have her faith and determination.
X. Favorite flower?
Oh, I'd say, gladiolas. I've always loved their tall elegance.
XI. Stripes or polka dots?
Polka dots. Always polka dots. My friends said I looked like Barbie. I don't know; I was aiming for 60s. :-)
Heidi from Along the Brandywine
Miss Jane Bennet from Classic Ramblings
Melvina H. from Day Dawns
Kara from Flowers of a Quiet Happiness
1. Favorite book of the Bible
2. Favorite part of Christmas
3. Milk or dark chocolate
4. Least favorite movie and why
5. Favorite actor/actress
6. Ketchup or mustard
7. Ever been outside the US
8. Dogs or cats
9. Least favorite food
10. Favorite beauty product