Monday, May 25, 2015
THE MUSE PARTY blogfest
Hosted by Sarah Foster of The Faux Fountain Pen
The party is happening on Monday, May 25. You can bring your muse or one of your characters. On that day, answer the questions below on your blog.
1. Who is your muse (or character)? Tell us a little bit about him/her and why you brought them.
My muse is a Boggart.
"A boggart is an amortal shape-shifting non-being that takes on the form of the viewer's worst fear (in this case fear of .. . Muggles (and this writer) can sometimes see Boggarts, but rarely see them plainly and are often easily convinced that they are a figment of their imagination.. . In Celtic mythology, a boggart (or bogart, bogan, bogle or boggle) is a household spirit, sometimes mischievous, sometimes helpful."
I'm not sure if my Muse is male or female or some kind of Daemon. Shows up when least expected, sometimes drunk, sometimes in a nasty mood, or so silly I can't stand to write that stream of consciousness. But when Muse wants to work, she can be witty, dramatic, sexy; or he can be insightful, sensitive, or devious. Muse changes with the characters Muse wishes to inspire into creation.
2. What are you guys wearing? Dressing up or keeping it casual?
We always keep it casual and comfortable. Jeans, t-shirt and tennis shoes. Yes, we can line dance and two step in sneakers, but the boot stomping just isn't as satisfying without the cowboy boots.
3. It's a potluck! Did you bring something yummy?
Devil'd eggs and/or potato salad. I make an awesome rainbow cake (jello cake), not at all stingy on the whipped cream, and if we add vodka to the mix it might even be better. Shall we try it?
4. Open bar! What are you both drinking (booze or otherwise)?
I'm a wino, Muse will drink anything if its free. We both agree on Strawberry Daiquiri and Sloe Comfortable Screw against the wall.
5. Wallflowers or social butterflies?
Depends on the crowd. If we go with a group, know enough people, we can flit around for a bit. But we're not good at taking the initiative in a crowd, especially if there are a lot of strangers.
6. What song(s) will you and your muse sing for karaoke?
Bette Midler's THE ROSE and Kentucky Headhunters OH! LONESOME ME
7. What's your favorite party game?
Hmm, been a long time since we played party games. Don't remember any. Will there be dancing involved?
8. Which one of you is more likely to end up dancing on a table top?
My Muse, of course! He's invisible when she wants to be, and always full of mischief. Besides, I have this fear of falling - won't even wear heels.
9. Has your muse been a good date and would you ever hang out with them again?
Capricious as Muse has been, s/he is always welcome, even when inconvenient. Nobody else is willing to listen to my crazy ideas and somehow make them sound sensible.