Hey guys! So it's an exciting day today - it's finally time for the (anti) Valentine's Day Muse Party Blogfest! This awesome party was set up by the lovely Sarah Foster - you can check out all the party info on her blog here.
So what are we waiting for? Let's grab our muses and rock this party!
1. Who did you bring to the party? Is he/she your Valentine or anti-Valentine?
Me: Hey everyone! Cool party! Well, I've brought my main character from my new WIP - he's my current muse. He's called Jari and...he's a Viking. He can be a bit...temperamental. Please, no one piss him off - he's the kind of Viking that makes Ragnar Lothbrok look tame. Can you say hi please Jari?
Jari: *simply stares*
Me: He's not really in a talkative mood right now
2. Which one of you is the more romantic person?
Me: Probably me. Although Jari only has eyes for one woman - and he's completely and utterly in love with her, which is so sweet. Just don't tell his enemies, though. I shudder to think what he'd do if anyone got heir hands on Astrid.
Jari: *perks up* Did you say Astrid?
Me: Yes, Jari. You can get back to her soon. Can you not just smile and try to enjoy the party?
3. What gift are you giving to your (anti) Valentine?
Me: I feel like I don't really need to get Jari anything - he only exists because of me, after all! But I guess I could throw him a new axe or something. Jari, did you get me anything?
Jari: I can fetch you the blood of your enemies? Or their heads on a spike?
Me: No, no! That's really okay, Jari, er...thanks anyway...
4. Are you guys wearing red or pink (or black...)?
Me: I'm wearing a black dress and heels - any excuse to dress up! Jari - no, stop that, he wasn't challenging you to a fight, he was just asking a question - can you tell everyone what you're wearing please?
Jari: Would you like me to show everyone my shield? It's black and silver?
Me: *sighs* I swear, this is the last time I bring a Viking to a party.
5. Did you bring any Valentine's Day treats?
Me: I brought some Valentine's Day cupcakes with strawberry icing.
Jari: I brought a goat that has been sacrificed to the old Gods. I left it outside - shall I bring it in so we can roast it? Where's your fire pit?
Me: OH FOR THE LOVE OF - WHY DID YOU BRING A GOAT? I SPECIFICALLY SAID NO DEAD ANIMALS!
Jari: But...I hunted this goat myself - is this displeasing to you? Shall I fetch an elk instead?
Me: No, I don't want a bloody elk...just...just sit there and look pretty will you?
6. Name a song for our Love Playlist or Anti-Love Playlist (or both)!
Me: Anything by Taylor Swift for me! She's my guilty pleasure
Jari: What is a 'playlist'?
7. Got a great anti/Valentine party game?
Jari: A game? We have this game that my brothers and I play called 'Raging Fire' - you each have a shot of brännvin, then you take your sword that has been lying in the coals of a fire and you -
Me: No, nobody wants to play that game, Jari. We don't have swords in this age. I don't tend to play party games - but I like playing card games. Do they count?
8. Feeling the love or just feeling nauseous? How will you have fun at the party?
Me: I'm still feeling the love, despite the fact that my actual valentine chose to spend the day with his friends rather than me! I have a feeling I'm going to be spending a lot of time at this time trying to stop Jari from picking bar fights...he's a good guy really, just a little rough around the edges...
Jari: You know I can speak your language, right? Hang on, you haven't told everyone about my party trick!
Me: Please no -
Jari: Did you know that I can control fire? It was a gift from the old Gods - this is the reason why Rachel began telling my story in the first place. Can I show everyone? Can I set something on fire?
9. Has your muse been a good Valentine?
Me: Erm...well...I'm very conscious of Jari's powers and what he might do if I say no...he doesn't like people who disobey him, you see. At the minute, he's involved in a very intense struggle for his kingdom's throne, and it's not pretty what he does to the people who stand in his way.
Jari: In all fairness, you are the one who made me this way.
Me: That's true. You know, despite his manner, I've actually kind of enjoyed having Jari as my anti-valentine. He does make me smile and he's the one who brought back my love of writing, so I guess I should be saying thank you. Thanks, Jari.
Jari: You are most welcome. May I get you a drink?
Me: See, he can be a perfect gentleman when he wants to be. Thank you, Jari, I'd love a drink.
Jari: *walks off to the bar*
Me: Sorry for the dead goat by the way, I'll make him take it back with him to his own world. And - NO JARI, STOP, PUT DOWN YOUR SWORD AND PUT OUT THAT FIRE - Sorry, I've got to go before he causes some serious damage in this world!
Jordan's Bonus Question: Did you bring me & Sarah a musiversary gift? (Because we've put up with each other for five years and I think we deserve something.)
Me: You can have Jari's goat if you like? No, in all seriousness, I just got you guys a nice bottle of wine and some chocolates - sorry it's not more imaginative!
Thanks for the hosting the awesome party, Sarah! I had a blast, and hope you all did too!
Did you attend the (Anti) Valentine's Day Muse Party Blogfest? Who did you bring? Hope you're all having fun!