Friday, March 3, 2017

The Portal Book Tag!

I chose to become a book blogger as opposed to a book vlogger because I am cripplingly awkward on camera, but one thing I envy about the booktube community is the fact that they get to do book tags. But then, I stumbled across this book tag, based on one of the greatest video games of all time, Portal!

This tag was created by biblionyan, and the original post is HERE. If you do the tag, make sure to link to their post!

TAGGED BY: Nobody.
TAGGING: Everyone that wants to do it! (Just say that I tagged you and leave a link to your post in the comments below,)



Momentum Jump: What book series gets more and more enthralling with each installment?

For this, I'll have to go with the Amelia Rules! series. (Yes, it's a series of graphic novels. It counts!) All of them are great, but as the series goes on, the characters and stories grow more mature and complex, and thus more universal and emotional, while never losing its sense of humor.

Portal Gun: What book, or book series, has the best use of imaginative gadgets and gizmos?

I'll go with the Please Don't Tell my Parents I'm a Supervillain series for this one. Told from the perspective of the daughter of superheroes who stumbles into supervillainy by accident, there's no shortage of scientific superdevices being used, on both sides. And, more often than not, they cause trouble.

Aperture Science: What book, or book series, has the best examination of sentient artificial intelligence?

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison. Definitely not bedtime reading, but a great story, with one terrifying villain in the form of AM.

Black Mesa: What book, or book series, has scientifically created critters that go badly?

For this, I'm going to go with the classic example -- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Though to be fair, I think the lesson of that book isn't so much "don't play God" as it is "don't abandon your ugly ten-foot-tall child in the woods after making him super-strong and intelligent."

Companion Cube: Name a character that you didn’t realize you were attached to until it was too late.

Dobby. I admit I wasn't a huge fan of him at first, but I BAWLED when he died.

GLaDOS: Name a villain that you tried to hate, yet you couldn’t help but love them.

Definitely Amy Dunne from Gone Girl. She's a horrific, manipulative, evil human being and I respect that so much.

Still Alive: Name a character that went through one terrible and traumatic experience after another, yet still survived until the end.

Harry Potter himself! Seriously, his life SUCKED. I didn't even mind how overly-sappy the epilogue was, because at least Harry could FINALLY BE HAPPY.

The Cake is a Lie: What is your all-time favorite flavor of cake?

Chocolate! Yeah, yeah, I'm boring.


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