Monday, May 14, 2012

First Loves Blogfest!

I didn't think I was going to sign up for this, but I couldn't figure out what I should post today.  So I thought I might as well!

Today is Alex J. Cavanaugh's First Loves blogfest!

It's where you post your first ever:  Movie you loved, Music you loved, Book you loved, and Person you loved.

So here I go!!


Yep, you totally guessed it.  This movie made me want to be a writer.  The entire Star Wars world opened my eyes to the world of Sci-Fi and has definitely had a HUGE effect on my writing.  To this day, it's still my favorite movie :)


I honestly don't know which came first.  Evanescence, or Within Temptation.  The first time I ever heard Within Temptation was when I was in 4th or 5th grade, but since I'd only heard their song Angels on Youtube, I never actually knew what the band was called or who was singing.  Currently, WT is my favorite.

Evanescence on the other hand, I found them when I was in 6th grade and listened to them throughout both 6th and 7th.

Either way, Within Temptation and Evanescence have both inspired me, and are both worthy of being granted title: first love for music.


Yes, don't tell me.  I know that's the movie cover.  BUT.  War of the Worlds was probably the first book I ever loved.  It was the Classics For Young Readers Edition, so I read it when I was around six years old.  It was the first real book I read besides Dr. Seuss stories and another I Can Read book about Dolphins.  But the story set my imagination on fire!


Okay.  Now, this is a hard one.  Sure, I've had my share of crushes.  But... none of them really count.  I'd like to say my parents, but that would probably be considered cheating.

So... first love?

I'll go with the main character of my most favorite story.

<3 <3 <3

Anakin Skywalker :)

So tragic, but so completely awesome.

Don't forget to go back to Alex's site to check out other entries!  You can still sign up to participate, too!  The linky list closes at 11:59 pm Easter Standard Time.  And by the way, my best best friend of all time just got a blog, so go HERE to check it out!  She's another writer working on her first novel, so it would mean a lot if you just stopped by and followed her or said 'hi' to show some support.  Thanks!

Have a LOVE-ly day!



Creepy Query Girl said...

I've never read War of the Worlds but it looks good! FUn reading your 'firsts'!:)

Siv Maria said...

It is fun to see how many people were inspired by Star Wars, I am a bit to old for it to be my first love but I love it anyways.

Alyssa said...

I love Star Wars so much! And I have to agree with you Anakin is pretty cute ;)

Summer Ross said...

Evanescence is terrific music. I saw her and the band in concert and it blew me away.

Rebekah Loper said...

I think War of the Worlds was one of the first "adult" books I read too, but I was a bit older than six :).

Within Temptation ranks pretty high on my current music loves, and if I had heard it when I was younger, it very well could have been a "first love".

Dana said...

I love Evanescence! Great choice!

Anonymous said...

Great choice in movie and book! I have never heard Evanescence before tough.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

People forget that War of the Worlds is also a really good book!

Emily R. King said...

I haven't read War of the Worlds. Truth is, the movie freaked me out A LOT, so I didn't read the book. Maybe I should...

Barbara said...

May the force be with you!
I must say I loved Hayden Christensen as Anakin <3

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HWR Curator said...

great musical choices... annie you are breaking my heart.... noooooooooooo!

We all love something...right!
Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

M Pax said...

I still like Star Wars, too. It's magic when it comes on screen. Evanescence is a great band. I enjoy listening to that.

Great meeting you, Jess.

Aldrea Alien said...

Evanescence ... Bring me to Life is my favourite.
In full agreement on Star Wars. Nothing compares. And Anakin ... I feel for that poor boy. If only he’d known ... well, it’d be a completely different story.

McKenzie McCann said...

My best friend used to be absolutely obsessed with Evanescence. It was a quick goth phase, but a hardcore goth phase nonetheless.

Allison said...

Great picks! I also chose Star Wars. I enjoy Within Temptation a lot as well. :)

Allison (Geek Banter)

Krista McLaughlin said...

Stars Wars is awesome. And so is Evanessence, one of my favorites. :)

Miriam Forster said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi and congrats for getting a shoutout in the Random Act of Kindness blitz! I'm also a huge Star Wars fan, though my heart belongs to the first three movies. (Han Solo, sigh...)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Within Temptation - you rock!!!
Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

Andrea Teagan said...

I adore tragic characters too. Anakin is a great one. My husband loves reading the star wars expanded universe and keeps trying to get me to read them, I played the MMO which was a blast. What are your favorite star wars books?


Shallee said...

Mm, Star Wars and Evanescence. Love those too! And Anakin is a great tragic hero to be in love with. :)

Jess said...

Creepy Query Girl~ Yeah, Star Wars rocks!

Alyss~ you're darn right he is! Thanks for commenting, Alyss :)

Summer~ you're so lucky!! I've always wanted to see her in concert! I'll have to do that someday!

Rebekah~ Lol, yeah, I read the 'little kid' version, so I bet it was nowhere near as hard a read. I should probably read the full version sometime! That would be fun! WT is amazing! Always nice to find another fan :)

Barbara~ <3 <3 <3 forever! He's awesome :) May the force be with you and thanks for following!

Miriam~ Thanks for stopping by!

Alex~ Thanks for hosting such an awesome blogfest! I was honored to be a part of it :)

Andrea~ I can't get enough of the expanded universe!! One of my favorite books that I read recently was SWTOR Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams. That book was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

Shallee~ Glad you could stop by! And yes... he is *sighs*

davidgmckendry said...

OK, movie-predictable, book-predictable, person-predictable, music-not familiar with them but based on the other three, probably predictable. But still good choices. :)

Reiko said...

I became a grandmother just for you! That's how much I love you!

A confession: I'm disappointed with myself that I'm not ready for Friday's concert with you for Meditation de Thais. I would have to practice like crazy between now and then – in-between competing demands on my time – and see what happens. As back up, please bring with you Ave Maria and Serenade. Love, Grandma

Heather M. Gardner said...

Sorry I'm late.
I'm still kicking myself for not choosing Star Wars.
Excellent picks.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Jess said...

GM~ Of course it's predictable to YOU! Lol :)

GR~ Don't worry about it! GM told me you've been practicing now, and all that matters is that we both put in the effort! Then no one can say we didn't try!

Heather~ Lol, yeah, Star Wars really did it for me. Don't know where I'd be without it! Thanks for dropping by :)

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