Tag it Thursdays: I occasionally get tagged by fellow bloggers to complete various tags.
Once a month I will post my response. Please, feel free to tag yourself if any of these tags interest you!
This month’s tag:
The Blog Most Likely To… Tag
I was tagged by the ever insightful Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts–thank you! This one really made me think. I could do the obvious: Blog Most Likely To “write series reviews” but that’s boring and predictable. And I couldn’t think of anything witty (that’s what happens when you get a soccer ball to the face the night before you write a blog post) and I didn’t want to be greedy and choose 4.
So, in the end, I’ve decided to go with…
The Blog Most Likely to…be unintentionally pun-ny!
I think my sense of humour doesn’t really come across in my blog. Not to toot my our horn (I was actually going to pick idioms –a fixed expression or one with a literal meaning–but it was too hard to find examples in my posts because I use a wide assortment), but I’m considered to be the witty, sarcastically funny one among my group of friends. I always joke that sarcasm was my first language because I use it ALL THE TIME. And, believe it or not, sarcasm is hard to convey in written text–and I’m NOT being sarcastic when I say that!
Because I love humour, I try to add it to my reviews and I think the best way to do that in written text is through puns! Here are some of my favourites!
The Grisha world is so cool! It’s a great blend of science and magic so it’s not very “witchy”, which (no pun intended) always worries me when I pick up a magic novel (for some reason I don’t like witch series).
It’s just as easy to come up with these excuses for Fifty Shades of Grey (if you strip *no pun intended* all the BDSM away, at its bones, it is a love story and the later books do get a plot line)
~Meme-ful Musings: Critiqued for Your Reading Choices
The TV Show really revamped (no pun intended) these characters. [When talking about Vampire Diaries TV Series]
~Throwdown Thursday: Vampire Diaries Book Series vs TV Series
Great concept, poor execution (no pun intended). [When talking about a book series that targets teens for a harsh punishment]
I also didn’t mind (no pun intended) the whole mind-powers bit that vampires possess–initially. [When discussing Edward’s powers]
~Throwdown Thursday: Twilight vs Vampire Diaries
And once I was a few chapters in, I was sold (no pun intended) on everything this book was bringing. [The Winner’s Crime starts when Kestrel buys Arin from a slave auction]
I was going to try to come up with some pun about this series not being what I wanted and “I want it that way” but I couldn’t come up with anything creative. [The first book in the series is I Want it That Way]
I guess you can say that a better superlative for my blog would be:
The Blog Most Likely to be
As I actually intend for my puns when I
say type them–despite evidence for the contrary 😉 Whether people actually understand them or laugh, I dunno and I’m OK with that! I get a giggle out of them and that makes me happy!
Thanks again Joey for the thought-provoking tag! It really forced me to be creative!
What is your blog mostly likely to be?
Let me know below because I tag anyone who reads this!
LOL love it! Mine would be … the blog most likely to swoon over kissing books 😉
haha thank you! What a great choice! Who doesn’t love kissing 😉
Puns are one of my favorite things. Especially bad cheesy ones (I guess I’m a dad at heart????) so I fully appreciate your punniness.
Thank you! Puns are so much fun! Especially the cheesy ones! There is just something so delicious about those ones! (See what I did there 😉 )
Haha, I love this post! And your puns are always so great, haha 😉
Thank you! I’m glad they are appreciated by people who are not myself haha
Haaaaa. I’m glad you had fun doing this! Subtle puns are better than ones you actually mean, I’d say!
Thank you for the tag! It was fun–I got a few good laughs out of looking back at my old puns!
You’re right! There’s just something about that moment when you realize you unintentionally made a good pun!