The Power Of Words (TAG!)


The super-talented and inspirational Hannah at Grace in Everything recently nominated me for this rather scrumptious-looking wordy writerly post tag thing. (WAFFLES FOR YOU, HANNAH. Also anyone who doesn’t go and check out her blog ASAP is missing out big-time.) I’m usually not that into tags, but Y’ALL KNOW WHAT A GEEK FOR WORDS I AM. So hi. Let’s get the party started, yo.

GUIDELINES:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog (optional: give them a waffle for tagging you!)
  2. Answer the original 6 text-themed questions
  3. Add a typography/word related question of your own for those you tagged to answer (and I just realized that I have LITERALLY NO IDEA if I’m supposed to tell you to leave Hannah’s question in there or not? HELLO WORLD MY NAME IS INCOMPITANT.)
  4. Tag 6+ bloggers and let them know (via their blogs, social media, whatev)
  5. Include these rules in your post


01. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LETTER OF THE ALPHABET?

IT’S PROBABLY A TIE BETWEEN U AND W. Because waffles or unicorns?? HOW DO I CHOOSE? Also, a fun fact: did you know that there’s a reason the letter V is placed very carefully between U and W? Don’t hurt your brains, I’ll tell you: because the V signifies a ditch barrier thing (technical, I know) which is obviously there so that the unicorns can’t get to the waffles. IF THAT V WASN’T PLACED EXACTLY THERE IN THE ALPHABET, WE WOULD HAVE SYMBOLIC CHAOS AND NO WAFFLES. (See? The ancients knew what they were doing.)


02. WHAT ARE THREE WORDS THAT YOU LOVE?

Kainos, inseparable, and Florida.


03. WHAT ARE THREE WORDS THAT YOU HATE?

Transparent, valid, and political. Just please do not say any of these words in my presence or I wiLL GRIT MY TEETH AND SMILE POLITELY (like you do.)



04. IF YOU WERE TO CREATE A WORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE, AND WHAT WOULD IT DESCRIBE?

My sister and I have a word for our freakish twin-like instincts and intuitions: eshtons. (This is sort of made up?? But it’s actually a direct reference to a character/idea in a classic – if you know what I’m talking about, squeal in the comments! IF NOT, MUAHAHA you dk haha but at least there’s chocolate.)


05. WHAT ARE YOUR THREE FAVORITE PUNCTUATION MARKS?

??? (Because three question marks can be conveniently added to the end of any given sentence and instantly create URGENCY. For example: where are my waffles VS where are my waffles??? < SO MUCH MORE POWERFUL, DON’T YOU THINK???)


06. WHAT ARE THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE FONTS?

THREE? WHO INVENTED THIS TORTUROUS LIMITED AMOUNT?? Gotta be honest, guys – I have about 944538456 favorite fonts, so let’s try and narrow it down a little here… Secret Words Script (brush: feat. in ALLLLL my graphics on this blog) Alegreya (serif: feat. in my work-in-progress novel) and Bebas (sans-serif: feat. in my favorite ads around the planet gaaAAAH.)  


07. WHAT IS ONE WORD THAT MEANS A LOT TO YOU?

One. (Y’all can speculate on that. ;)

[psst this gif is here ONLY for the purposes of distracting you. it worked, didn't it? cake batter = distracting.]

HANNAH’S QUESTION: WHICH BOOK INSPIRES YOU TO SPEAK DIFFERENTLY AND INCORPORATE NEW WORDS INTO YOUR VOCABULARY?

Drops Like Stars. For Christmas, my dad gave our family a limited edition (aka “didn’t sell very well” edition) coffee table version of this book. It’s huge and full of colorful, glossy pages, and the unique way in which the text is laid out makes it a work of art. There might be two hundred words on one page, then four words on the next page. It has really helped me to see creative expression in words, not just uniformity. (Oh and the actual context of the book is awesome too you should check it out and stuff.) EDIT: I just realized that this does not answer the question at all. *shrugs and moves on*


MY QUESTION: IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE WAY ONE WORD SOUNDED, WHICH WOULD IT BE AND HOW WOULD IT SOUND?

That's for you to answer, padawan. ;)



YOUR TURN!

I hereby nominate: Katie, Olivia Knight, Jordan Sky, Katie Grace, Olivia Michelle, and Alex. (But picking just six of you is so hard! I WANT TO TAG YOU ALLLLL so if you’re reading this…*sinister smile* TAG YER IT. Seriously. I want to know how you would answer my question up there ^^^)


What are three of your favorite words? Hatest words?? (shh spellcheck hatest is a word STAHP) What about FONTS?? TELL MEH. I always need new fonts. (Unless they cost money. I don’t have any more money. I do have a spare kidney, though…)

love,
abbiee

38 comments

  1. I can't do the tag I don't know my favourite font!!! *hyperventilates*

    Whew!! This looks AWESOME and I'm so excited! Thanks for tagging me Abbiee ♡

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    1. HAHAHA OMG RIGHT?? That question took a long time to figure out for me...ACK. x) The struggle is too real. Aw, thank YOU Olivia! I'm so happy you liked this post!! EEEP. ♥

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  2. TOM BRANSON!!

    for once, that's all I'm gonna say in a comment on your blog.

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    1. THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU. xD *wipes tears*

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    2. AND THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU !!!!!! *wipes tears too*

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  3. SCREAMSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS YESSSSSSSS I CANT WAIT TO DO THIS WORDS ARE LIIIIIIFE. definitely overthinking this though (BUT IT WILL BE FUN) and hatest is definitely a word what. AND ??? BEST PUNCTUATION MARKS EVER??? and yes let's get rid of the word political gah

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    1. EEEEEEP YAYYYYYYY!!! *SCREAMS HAPPILY WITH YOU* I'M SO STOKED TO SEE YOUR TAG OF THIS, OLIVIA!! your comments give me such life every time and maKE ME FORGET ALL MY TROUBLES ATM LIKE DID YOU KNOW THAT??? NOW YA DO. <3 eeeefhlsjflsakd I AGREE THANK YOU SO MUCH DEAREST. *hugs* *and confetti and waffles because WOOO FINALS ARE DONE FOR YOU!*

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    2. IDK IF YOU KNEW BUT EVERYTIME I COME BACK AND READ YOUR RESPONSES TO MY COMMENTS I CRY TEARS OF JOY AND HAPPINESS AND AFFECTION FLDKF PLUS I ALWAYS GET WAFFLES LIKE LIFE IS GOOD. ps this post is going up on my blog soon >:)

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  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh I love this tag so much! I did it a while back and I love reading other people's answers. Still pondering your reference. But I have chocolate so it's cool.

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU GRACE ANNE!! <3 muahahahaha the reference is a kind of obscure one now that I think of it. But if you haven't obsessed over Jane Eyre it might not make a lot of sense... XD *HUGS*

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  5. ABBIEE OH MY WORD I LOVE YOUR PERSONALITY. *squeals* <33333

    Okay so I don't really do tags but if I did, I totally would because this looks so fun. My favorite letter is probably M or C or A or E. I do understand that those four letters mixed around spell mace, but I promise, I'm not //thaaaaaat// violent.

    I am totally obsessed with brush fonts (specifically Chasing Embers and Brusher) and fonts like Bebas and Norwester to make stuff look totally professional. Also Josefin Sans with lotsa spacing between the letters just because.

    And I can't get OVER your blog design. And your email-blog-post-delivery service. If it's okay to ask, what do you use for each? Because I'm borderline monstrously jealous of all the things (in the nicest way, of course).

    amanda joy

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    1. AMANDAAAAA HELLO AGAIN YOU AWESOME PERSON YOU!! *crash hugs* EEEP YOU'RE THE SWEETEST OMG. :D ADSSALJDLKS MACE OH MY GOSH. that is hilarious, dude. xD but yusss those letters are nice ones. OOOOH I'LL HAVE TO CHECK OUT THOSE BRUSH FONTS!! (uh-oh, what have you done...?? XD) AAAAAH ALL THOSE FONTS SOUND SO LOVELY. legit just talking about fonts makes me giddy. :D "Also Josefin Sans with lotsa spacing between the letters just because. *closes eyes and nods slowly*

      Oh my goodness thank you so much!! My blog design was done by a lovely Etsy shop called Mango Blogs. Her themes are very reasonably priced and she installs them for free which is epic-ly awesome. :) My email service is a little more complicated haha. I use the free version of Mail Chimp, and instead of doing "newsletters" I basically just copy/paste a blog post into a email and send it off to my subscribers! So it's not automatic, but it's more responsive for everyone's emails/computers. :) I'm so honored that you asked! :D Thank you for commenting, dear! <3

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  6. ABBIEE!!! I AM SO STOKED THAT YOU DID THIS TAG AND DID IT WITH SUCH FLAIR THAT... well, words fail me.

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    This is awkward.

    :) First of all, can we have a U to V to W awareness initiative? People need to know the importance of the letter V being placed in just to right place to provide waffles for humanity. (and thankyouthankyouthankyou for the waffles.)

    Second of all, kainos is a soul-speaking word!!! (It's especially good to stay in the soul because I don't know how to pronounce it.)

    Thirdly, I'm pretty sure that my twin sisters possess more eshton that is good for them (or maybe just more than is good for me???) But the fact that y'all made that words up makes me smile!

    Fourthly, I MUST NOW GO TRY ALL OF THE FONTS!!! (the ones that don't cost money that is. I'm rather fond of my kidneys.)

    You did a fantabulous tag post, Abbiee!!!

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    1. HANNAH!! I'M SO STOKED THAT YOU TAGGED ME IN THIS TO BEGIN WITH LIKE EEEP YOU ARE AN AWESOME HUMAN OKAY?? OKAY. ;D "People need to know the importance of the letter V being placed in just to right place to provide waffles for humanity." << YES!! EXACTLY OMG YOU UNDERSTAAAAAANNNND MEEE. YOU UNDERSTAND THIS WORLD. xD

      RIGHT?? I love the word kainos so much eeep <3 it's beautiful and lovely and I even used it in one of my songs (still to be published yeeeep!!) OMG YOU HAVE TWIN SISTERS?? THAT IS SO COOL. and literally it's just sooo cool when me and my sis think of the same things / say the same things it's just ACK CRAZY. xD EEEEP YES GO GET DEM FONTS! omg yes kidneys are a kind of nice to have on hand, aren't they??? well not, on hand but... yeah. I'M TIRED AHEM. *hugs* LOVE YOU, HANNAH!! :)

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    2. Um, song please. BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH OF YOUR MUSIC IN MY LIFE!!!

      And, unfortunately, my plans for waffles fell through tonight, but I have the ingredients and I look towards tomorrow as the day which will bring me buttery, syrupy goodness.

      *hugs* *and virtual waffles*

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    3. WAAA NOOOO HOW DARE WAFFLES NOT EXIST IN YOUR LIFE. :( *sends virtual ones anyway* ALSO OMG DUDE YOU'RE SO SWEET. I'm working on some more music, don't worry! ;) And I'm suuuuuper stoked to share it with y'all!! EEP! *dances around excitedly*

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  7. I am laughing here - girl you are hilarious! And I agree with Hannah P.....you totally nailed this with flair.
    (Hates IS a word.)
    Favorite word right now: shale, or intuition, and vapid. Or tired. Tired is a good word.
    Ya know words that just stick out and you don't know why?
    And artsy books. I LOVE ARTSY BOOKS. Have you read The Adventures of Hugo Cabret? They switch from regular writing/words to pictures like, every 50 pages so you get like, transitions from reading to graphic novel....SO COOL.

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    1. AHAHAHA OMG THANK YOU. <3 *hugs* YALL ARE SO NICE TO ME I CAN'T HANDLEEEE. x) omg yes tired is a good word!! (especially because it basically describes me atm) YES I KNOW WORDS THAT JUST STICK OUT AND IDK WHY. They're lovely suspicious monsters. XD Oooh no I never read that book! It sounds epic though oh my goodness. ^.^ ARTSY BOOKS = LOVE.

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  8. HAHA ABBIE i literally don't think that there's a post in which you haven't mentioned waffles =) xD it's funny ;P (LIKE IN A REALLY GOOD WAY)
    anyway, this tag was totally awesome! i don't even think i could do it...HOW WOULD I ANSWER YOUR QUESTION. like, really, that is a VERY hard question....albeit a very GOOD question. hm. i know there are some words that i positively detest, but i can't think of any right now. PACKAGE. ARGH I HATE THAT WORD. also i really hate a few abbreviations. okay, so right now there are a lot of yearbooks going around to get signed, right? PEOPLE SKUL IS NOT THE SAME AS SCHOOL DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND HOW CAN YOU NOT. also luv is not the same as love. ARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT?!?! IT'S PROBABLY A PROBLEM. BUT PROBABLY NOT. WAFFLES DESERVE SO MUCH LOVE IT'S CRAZY. <3 gaaaah dude I so badly wanted to tag youuuu and like 6523495 other people ugh ugh. (stupid rullesssss...) AHAHA RIGHT? I was thinking and thinking about it and then I was just like, "OH! GOT IT! THIS QUESTION IS GREAT!" and then I read it over and was like, "oooh but it's also RATHER HARD." *laughs maliciously* OMG I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN, THO (oh wait looks like i'm guilty of it too?? hmmm... XD) SERIOUSLY SKUL LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE TRYIN TO SAY SKULL YEP I LOVE MY SKULL TOO YO

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  9. OMG THAT GIF THOUGH. Excuse me, but I got distracted from everything in your post because tHAT CAKE GIF. Plus that little girl? Her eyeballs? Staring at that cake? That's me and I relate a lot *nods* Ahem
    Now I want cake.
    Or waffles.
    DANGIT, ABBIE, I COME TO YOUR BLOG AND I LEAVE NEEDING FOOD. HOW COME YOU DON'T FEED US ENOUGH? THAT'S THE REAL QUESTION.
    Anyway. I also have a great font weakness. It's TERRIBLE for my bank accoutn. Ahem. (But honestly don't sign up for thehungryjpeg.com because they do font bundles and it's so so good value and I CANNOT HELP MYSELF. Ahem.) But I use Sanny a lot and also Michelle...and I just bought a whole new bunch for my society6 store but I HAVEN'T TRIED THEM YET. I am excited to though. :D I foresee new favourites coming. :')

    Anyway. I am rambling majorly here. 0_0 Favourite words? I really like how the word copy sounds, and fury. HAHAHA. OF COURSE I LIKE THE WORD FURY. But no joke, I partially named my blog fury just because I like the word. And also because I want to lead the Avengers but I digress. Ahem.
    I don't really have least favourite words? WAIT. EXERCISE. Not because I don't like doing it (I actually do like going out and running and stuff!) but because I. can't. spell. it. without. spellcheck. Curse that word.

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    1. AHAHHAHAA DUDE I'M SO HAPPY WHEN I PUT THAT GIF THERE I WAS THINKING OF YOU BECAUSE CAKE. XD omg that is legit the best. "HOW COME YOU DON'T FEED US ENOUGH? THAT'S THE REAL QUESTION." << HMM IT IS RATHER, ISN'T IT?? IDK I'M PROBABLY EVIL DEEP DOWN. xD ahHAHAH dude I love how you're like "don't sign up for... *gives me the link*" HOWWWW CAN YOU DO THISSS TO MEEE??? eeep yes all the fonts you use on your Society6 store are SOOO PRETTY I COULD SNUGGLE THEMS. <3

      oooh YUS copy and fury are both very lovely words. <3 OMGOMG DUDE THE STRUGGLE IS SO REAL WITH EXERCISE. LIKE...SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT THANK YOU. I THOUGHT I JUST HAD THIS MENTAL BLOCK WHERE I LITERALLY CANNOT REMEMBER HOW TO SPELL THAT WORD OMG. <3 my day is practically made now thankyouverymuch. xD

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  10. My favorite word of all time is probably "fathoms". I'm not sure why, but it just sounds so mysterious and adventurous to me. :) Thanks for the tag!

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    1. OOOOH YUSS FATHOMS IS A LOVELY WORD. eeep you're totally welcome, Alex! I'm excited to see your post of this tag! :D

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  11. OMG I DON'T EVER THINK ABOUT MY FAVORITE WORDS? OR MY LEAST FAVORITE? Okay lemme give this some thought. o.o

    Favorites: Pizza (I mean, duh), lovely, eerie (I love all the vowels), asfjdaklsfjs;kj (BECAUSE IT'S A REAL FANGIRL WORD. xD), feels (also fangirl word because, yes), thingamajig, and biblophile. <3

    Hatest: I AGREE WITH CAIT. I HATE EXERCISE. (because it's hard to spell and I just don't like exercise in general) Morning, any time before 10am (xD), teeth (Dunno why xD), and necessary. (I can never spell it without spellcheck, garrr)

    Okay there. xD

    // katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. HAHAHA DUDE I LOVE HOW YOUR FIRST FAVORITE WORD IS PIZZA. xD GAAAH ALL YOUR FAVORITE WORDS ARE LOVELY (including lovely XD) and you're SO RIGHT -- asfjdaklsfjs;kj is a word always and forever MAY SPELLCHECK NEVER TELL US OTHERWISE. x) omg and speaking of spellcheck it IS VERY HANDY WITH EXERCISE (but if only it was also handy with physical exercise? like omg spellcheck lifts weights for me how epic would that be) AND NECESSARY. (although I just recently memorized how to spell necessary which makes me very giddy :D) "Morning, any time before 10am... < *wipes tears* YOU CRACK ME UP SO MUCH, GIRL. XD thank you for reading!! <3

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  12. Yes, words. They're the best, and we literally couldn't live without them. Because, God created our universe by speaking, by using words! Isn't that incredible?! Anyway, I get carried away talking about that kind of thing, sorry. :)

    I like that word 'kainos'... I think there's so many beautiful words in other languages (not discrediting our language though, because it's got some fabulous and poetic words too), if only we could like, learn all the languages.

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    1. "Because, God created our universe by speaking, by using words! Isn't that incredible?!" < GAHHH YESSS. Dude, that thought always amazes me. It's like, if God did all that and we are created to be like him, then what should we be using our words for? IT RAISES SO MANY QUESTIONS EEEP. <3

      'Kainos' holds a special place in my heart. ^.^ OMG YES TO LEARNING ALL THE LANGUAGES. Like, wouldn't it be awesome to just "install" a language into our brains without having to actually learn it?? #HelloIAmFromTheFuture XD thank you for reading, Jessica!! x)

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  13. God, I need cake batter in my life now. I CAN'T CONCENTRATE ON ANYTHING ELSE.
    Also, I would change this "jif" nonsense and make everyone pronounce it like GIF JUST BECAUSE.

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    1. MUAHAHAH YES I SUCCEEDED IN DISTRACTING YOU WITH THE CAKE BATTER. ;) oooh yes the controversy of "jif" VS "gif" EEEEEE. It does seem only right to pronounce it "gif"?? but IDEK I JUST GET SUCKED INTO WHATEVER EVERYONE ELSE IS CALLING IT I GUESS. xD

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  14. XD I don't know anything about fonts, but I'll answer the other questions...

    3 Favorite Words: Dignity, Inheritance, and Abundance.
    3 Hatest Words: Juicy (I don't know why), lugubrious (still don't know why), and goodbye (you tell me why).

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    1. UGH YES GOODBYE. <3

      ps so glad you're back Hannah Joy eeeep!! :D

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  15. What a great tag! I hadn't seen this one before. Your answers were stupendous and for your question? I find that I really hate the way people abuse "pecan." :( It should be peh-kahn. Not pee-can. Or anything else. Lovely post and I LOVE your blog desing ;)

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    1. Thank you, Abigayle!! EEP SO HAPPY YOU LIKED THIS TAG! <3 also omg YES. I like that pronunciation of pecan much better. xD EEEFSLFJSD THANK YOU I'm rather proud of my blog design, so this makes me very happy!! ^.^

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  16. What a fun tag!

    Ahh, my favorite words are lyric, harmony, melody, and song. And aria. Oh, and birdsong. Or anything pertaining to music. xD I also love revel, coalesce, and crisp.

    As for words I don't like... flamboyant, gaudy, zenith, irksome, and kainos... sorry, but I just really don't like that last one at all. xD

    *le gasp* YOU DON'T LIKE THE WORD TRANSPARENT! *clutches heart* *snatches the innocent little word to safety and strokes it*

    As for fonts, I love 'Bromello' and 'Pennellino.' They're just so gorgeous and ahhhhh! <3 (And you can download them for free on dafont.com... just so long as you use them for personal use only. :/ WHY ARE ALL THE GORGEOUS FONTS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PERSONAL USE?!? *wails*)

    This was so much fun to read! :D

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    1. THOSE WORDS THO: "lyric, harmony, melody, and song..." They are so pretty and music-related I love. <3 MUSIC IS LOVE OKAY. HahaAHA I'LL TRADE YOUR KAINOS FOR MY TRANSPARENT OKAY. xD Oooh I'll have to check out those fonts! Just their names are lovely tbh. ^.^ UGH I KNOW RIGHT?? Fonts are really too expensive ugh ugh. But I guess someone has to make money right (hint: not me XD) Thank you so much for reading, Emily!! *hugs*

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  17. I will tag myself for this because it looks awesome. :P

    //hannah
    hannahrodriguezwriter.wordpress.com

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  18. Isn't this tag the most fun thing ever?
    Kainos is such a gorgeous word! I'll have to add it to my list of new words now. Some of my favorite words include (but are not limited to) amaranthine, mazarine, confetti, and kettle.
    ALEGREYA IS THE BEST. I consider it my good-luck font because I won a statewide writing contest with a piece I wrote in that font. :)

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.