January 24, 2013

Q&A Answers

So, I only received five questions, but here's my answer to each!

1) Leilani Sunblade: Why did you start writing, and what made you keep doing it after that? (Stories and such, I mean.)
I read the Life of Faith books, featuring Elsie Dinsmore, Violet Travilla, and others, and I went on the LoF website.  There was a suggestion to create your own LoF stories, so I did!  I invented my character, Grace Annelise Woodley, and wrote about six "books" exploring her life from age ten to adulthood.  I caught the writing bug after that and I mostly wrote random little short stories, the majority of which have long since been thrown away or deleted.

2) July A. Emmance: Emma, what are your thoughts about banning all guns because of the Newtown shooting?
Guns should never be banned for two main reasons. 1) Most of the shooters in these tragedies have acquired their weapons illegally or didn't own the guns they used.  Thus, legal, upright gun owners should not be punished. 2) The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.  Yes, there needs to be gun reform, but I think mental health care and armed security at schools should be higher priority.

3) Kylie: If you had one super power what would it be an why?
Oh, gosh, just one...um...I think I'll say the ability to create force fields.  I'd love to be able to protect people (and also throw them like Violet does to Dash in The Incredibles, lol).

4) Mady R.: How do you feel about living in Illinois? Is it boring, interesting, ect. I know I have my opinions!!
It's not the best, to be honest.  I'm not a fan of the taxes and some of the laws here in IL.  But this is where all of my close friends are, and I'd hate to not know them.  Plus, Illinois has some of the best history in the country, in my opinion (apart from that long list of corrupt governors).

5) Anonymous: I'm very sorry if this is offensive, but I noticed in your "About Me" you mentioned your Lord and Savior, may I ask whom he/she/it is?
That's not offensive at all!  My Lord and Savior is the Lord God.  I'm a Christian, and I believe in the God in the Bible.

6) Leilani Sunblade: If you could have any animal, real or mythical, wild or tame, extinct or living today, for a pet, what would you pick?
Hmm...a wolf. :)

7) Anonymous: I'm really curious, what's it like being homeschooled (whats your daily schedule, do you learn the same subjects everyday, do you do PE?)
Well, let's see.  My daily schedule definitely varies, but that's because most of my core classes are at the co-op this year, so I just have homework I have to get done before each Friday.  I usually do school whenever I feel like it during the day (morning, afternoon, or night).  That's the beauty of being homeschooled.  I can write an English paper in the morning, spend the afternoon writing my book, and then do history homework and a math lesson after dinner.  I don't do the same subjects every single day.  For PE, any physical activity out of the norm counts for me (random walks, swimming if we're at a hotel with a pool, every Thursday in MOPS when I'm carrying around babies and working my muscles), and then we have a Wii Fit. :)

Well, that's all!  Feel free to ask more questions in the comments section, and I'd be happy to edit my answers in.  Doing Q&A sessions is fun. :)

6 comments:

  1. You read the Life of Faith books too? I love those! (Though I don't think I ever read all the Elsie books.)

    New question I just thought up: If you could have any animal, real or mythical, wild or tame, extinct or living today, for a pet, what would you pick?

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  2. I'm really curious, what's it like being homeschooled (whats your daily schedule, do you learn the same subjects everyday, do you do PE?)

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  3. I mostly agree with you about my question :)

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  4. Oh, I think the last one you answered was from me. I must have accidentally posted it without signing in first.

    Thanks for the info, very interesting. I've always wondered how that worked. My mom used to give us Cathecism at home, so I wonder if that is also considered homeschool??

    Here's another question: Who gets to correct your work, homework? How do you know which books you are suppose to read for your grade level? Okay, so that was 2 questions, lol! :D

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    1. I'm not sure if that counts. ;)

      Well, my mom grades my work at home. I don't believe there are any requirements for homeschooling parents in IL, but my mom used to be a teacher, so she's definitely qualified. For my co-op assignments, those teachers grade them.
      As for books...most of the time, I just read whatever books I feel like. This year, my literature class is Shakespeare, so I've read A Midsummer Night's Dream and we're reading Hamlet right now in class. My mom is having me read more plays, though, so the class can be a full credit.

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    2. Oh wow, that is so interesting! Thanks for the info. Now I can see what homeschooling is like. Sounds better than attending public school. :)

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