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!!SURVEY!!

 

1. Favorite color

2. Favorite sport

3. Favorite season

4. Dream occupation

5. LEAST favorite book/book series

6. Current movie your obsessed with

7. Memory with a friend that you'll never forget

8. LEAST favorite food

9. Describe your best friend (or one of them )

10. Your opinion on Cricket magazine :)

11. Most expensive/ special item you own

12. Favorite item of clothing you own

13. Work of Art you're proud of

14. Favorite place you've traveled  

submitted by Survey Master
(November 8, 2019 - 8:52 pm)

1. Favorite color: Green

2. Favorite sport: Basketball/Ultimate Frisbee/Lacrosse

3. Favorite season: Autumn

4. Dream occupation: Policewoman, but I feel like I have to join the Army bc my dad had to retire early bc of an injury, and HE had wanted to reach Sergeant Major bc his FRIEND hadn't gotten to, so.....

5. LEAST favorite book/book series: Oh, this is a tough one. Either Wings of Fire or Warriors.

6. Current movie your obsessed with: Well movies would be the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, but show would be The Deep.

7. Memory with a friend that you'll never forget: ??? Maybe the time last year that I finally got to dance with my crush, but he's not really my friend.

8. LEAST favorite food: Oh, definetely butternut squash. My sister and I hate it so much that we just call it Squish.

9. Describe your best friend (or one of them ): Um....... I can't, really describe them...... But at least I have best friends to not be able to describe, bc that's better than not having any best friends. I mean, in the last couple months I went from almost no friends to T, A, F, M, S, R, M, M, (I have a lot of M friends) 

10. Your opinion on Cricket magazine :): It's pretty good, but I feel like the stories are getting less interesting lately.

11. Most expensive/ special item you own: A tiny red box. It was a gift from my grandpa shortly before he died, and a ruby is my birthstone. It has a little gold-colored rock in it that says "Peace" on it. *whimpers* I miss my grandpa. 

12. Favorite item of clothing you own: Definetely the neon green oversized hoodie that I'm wearing right now. It says PINK across the front, which is funny bc the letters are also in green. I'm really a fan of hoodies that are a size or two too big for me, for some reason.

13. Work of Art you're proud of: My sketches. Also a sketch that Vivian and Rhaksha made of each other. ;)

14. Favorite place you've traveled: Dunno. Maybe King's Island in Cincinnatti, where I used to live, or maybe Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where I can swim in the ocean. 

submitted by Nyx, age 12 years, earth
(November 9, 2019 - 9:30 am)
submitted by Top
(November 9, 2019 - 10:28 am)

1. Favorite color

Blue! 

2. Favorite sport

To play, soccer; to watch, baseball.  

3. Favorite season

Autumn! 

4. Dream occupation

Author and foster mom (it was me on that SI!) 

5. LEAST favorite book/book series

Even though I used to love it, it's gotta be Unwanteds.

6. Current movie your obsessed with

I... don't really have one at the moment...? 

7. Memory with a friend that you'll never forget

When my friend A and I stayed up til 4 at a sleepover <3 

8. LEAST favorite food

Meats, I'm a pescetarian 

9. Describe your best friend (or one of them )

Hmm... she's got a soft voice, blue-green eyes, and long caramel-y blonde hair. She's super honest, quiet, witty, and smart. She's also very trustworthy and obedient. Rather a sweet bean <3 

10. Your opinion on Cricket magazine :)

It's awesome. What can you say? 

11. Most expensive/ special item you own

Special, that's way different than expensive. The most special thing I own is my favorite stuffed animal, one of those little blankets with the animal head attatched. She's not really any specific animal, but she has a little bell inside of her head, so her name is Jingle. 

The most expensive thing that I personally own is likely a piece of Ikea furniture, or maybe this Chromebook I'm typing on. 

12. Favorite item of clothing you own

A soft pullover sweatshirt that has a pic of Charlie Brown + fam that says "Trick-or-treat squad". 

13. Work of Art you're proud of

My picturings of Fleet, Viola?, and Nyx.

14. Favorite place you've traveled  

Yellowstone! 

submitted by Luna-Starr, age 27 eons, Existential Ponderment
(November 9, 2019 - 10:56 am)

1. Favorite color: Teal! But I prefer to wear black. 

2. Favorite sport: TAEKWONDO!!!

3. Favorite season: Spring (I know my name is Agent Winter, but I actually kinda hate winter XD) (I do love snow though!)

4. Dream occupation: Illustrator! That would be epic! Or maybe work at an animal shelter, that would be fun too.         A no-kill shelter though.

5. LEAST favorite book/book series: The Green Ember! I really don't like the writing style, and there are so many plot holes. No offense to people who like this series.

6. Current movie you're obsessed with: I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with any movies? But my favorite movie is either Captain America: Civil War or Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

7. Memory with a friend that you'll never forget: Oh gosh, I have so many. Which is weird, bc I don't have a lot of friends...

Well, one of them is when I went to my friend Serena's house for the last time before she moved away. We did insane tricks on Razor scooters, she told me a secret, which was the first time anyone had ever trusted me with a secret, we played a very complicated game of hide and seek, and it was such an awesome day. 

8. LEAST favorite food: Anything that tastes smoky. Yuck.

9. Describe your best friend (or one of them ): One of them? He's very understanding, and always has something nice to say. He's imaginative, and a bit geeky like me. 

10. Your opinion on Cricket magazine :): I love Cricket! Especially the sci-fi stories.

11. Most expensive/ special item you own: Maybe my phone XD

12. Favorite item of clothing you own: Maybe my green hoodie? It has zipper pockets and a bunch of straps that make it look super sci-fi-y. That's totally a word now. It also has stitching on the hood that makes it look like Cayde's cloak in the Destiny games.

13. Work of Art you're proud of: The attached art. It's a self-portrait, and one of my first attempts at shading with markers. 

14. Favorite place you've traveled: Ireland! It's such a cool place, and when I went there I got to go in the ocean, which was INSANELY COOL. 

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submitted by Agent Winter, age Classified, stormcalling?
(November 9, 2019 - 11:40 am)

You got to see The Force Awakens? Are you KIDDING me?????? I literally have a DVD of that movie, it is MINE, I have had it for nearly TWO YEARS, bc I got it when I was 11 and I'm almost 13 but that's irrelevant, and no one has let me watch it yet bc my dad INSISTS on watching them in order, but we don't HAVE any of the other movies so it is currently IMPOSSIBLE for us to watch the other movies, so my DVD is just sitting in the basement gathering dust, and we've probably forgotten all about it, so when we throw away the DVD player bc it's sure to happen soon, I will lose ALL chance of watching it in the NEAR FUTURE!!!!!!!! 

 

 

Sorry, that turned into kind of a rant....... 

submitted by Nyx, age 12 years, earth
(November 9, 2019 - 1:05 pm)

I love surveys! However, I don't love picking favorites. So I'm going to be very conflicted while taking this :P

1. Favorite color

Ehhhh I like grey and blue and dark green and red and um.... 

2. Favorite sport

Sport? What's a sport? Um.... 

3. Favorite season

I really like fall.

4. Dream occupation

Um. Mayyyybe being the next Taylor Swift? I'm really not sure though. Hah, maybe being a socialite. XD 

5. LEAST favorite book/book series

Hard question. I think I've read too many mediocre books to answer this in any way. 

6. Current movie your obsessed with

Thorrrrr (just kidding). Well...I watched Catching Fire on my birthday, and now I really want to watch the two Mockinjay movies, but I'm probably going to watch them with a friend and it's hard to find a time.

7. Memory with a friend that you'll never forget

Probably that would be going to a state park in Maine with my homeschool group this May and just having a TON of fun with my friends walking around and taking pictures and running around this gigantic hill chasing my bf's younger brother with my crush and hardly being able to breathe. 

8. LEAST favorite food

Blechh. Brussels sprouts. Bleeeuurghhhh I hate them 

9. Describe your best friend (or one of them )

My best friend (or at least really good friend that I've known since I was like five who knows almost everything about me), S: She has really long, thick brown hair that's usually kind of frizzy. She's tall and curvy, and has blue eyes. She wears contact lenses. She's a ballet dancer, and so she's really graceful. She's homeschooled, and she's an AMAZING writer and really really good manga artist and she has an awesome sense of humor. She's also really opinionated and is sometimes just a tad bit too brutally honest but I love her. 

10. Your opinion on Cricket magazine :)

I really like it, but I feel like a lot of the stories that they've been publishing for a while now are just...not that good. Like, some of them are just so strange that they don't really make sense. I feel like the quality of writing in a lot of the earlier magazines was much better. 

11. Most expensive/ special item you own

Hard to say. Most special...I honestly don't know. 

12. Favorite item of clothing you own

Ooh. That might be my zip-up maroon hoodie. It's a really awesome color that works with my skin tone, it fits me well, and the hood is just the right size. 

13. Work of art you're proud of

That picture of Lara Croft that I did once.  

14. Favorite place you've traveled  

I honestly haven't traveled much...I've never been out of New England except to go to New York and Connecticut. I kinda like Boston though, and I do love that park that my homeschool group went to! 

submitted by Leafy, age No, not a cat
(November 9, 2019 - 11:43 am)

1. cerulean & hot pink

2. if I had to choose...basketball? I don't really play any. Or dance, which I used to do. 

3. Autumn

4. Marine biologist? I have quite a few...

5. Hmm. I never really remember my least favorites.....maaaaybe Unwanteds?

6. Zootopia. Yes. I mean. It's a great movie...and the song... 

7. Making cookies with Almy Thursday night (I almost cracked the eggs in the sink, becuz I was thinking about Atilla the hun) or the ride to Latin Olympika last year...(HOBBY LOBBY)

8. Cooked spinach! Or honey.

9. Well I have a friend, D, who joined our class last year and is a very good friend and I have a crush on her older brother and like me she likes worldbuilding and writing and drawing (especially swords) and has 6 siblings and her parents are our teachers

10. It was better.....once. (I've only gotten it a short time, but I've read my sister's old ones).

11. I honestly have no idea.

12. This shirt...that is gray and white....and kind of a crop top....almost a crop top....

13. Hmm. There are definitely some but none are coming to mind right now. Maybe that one self-portrait which looks decently like me? (I posted it on the Art Posting thread I think).

14. Chicago suburbs. 

submitted by cerinthe, age 13
(November 9, 2019 - 6:25 pm)

1. Favorite color: Aquamarine ;) I thought it was pink and purple (both) for a while, but aquamarine makes me happy. Admins, the picture I have shown is NOT my work, but it's really just shades of colors and words.. that's okay right? My favorite color, is of course the aquamarine.

2. Favorite sport: Well, I like hiking, but I don't think that really counts

3. Favorite season: SPRING EVERYTHINGS ALIVE AND I LOVE THAT

4. Dream occupation: I like art but artists don't get enough money so... *shrugs*

5. LEAST favorite book/book series: OOF. Um, um um um um um... I DON'T KNOW I'VE FAILED

6. Current movie your obsessed with: Frozen 2!!!!!! I can't wait to find out how Elsa gets her powers!!

7. Memory with a friend that you'll never forget: How I met my best friend! But I'm not really good with memories at all rly.

8. LEAST favorite food: beans. *ew*

9. Describe your best friend (or one of them ): T. She's the best! So kind and caring and cute, too! 

10. Your opinion on Cricket magazine :) : AWESOME YEE

11. Most expensive/ special item you own: An American girl doll, honestly

12. Favorite item of clothing you own: My star sweater! It has sparkly stars on the sleeves, that are all many colors! It's warm, as well

13. Work of Art you're proud of: I son't know one rn... But im dure I'm find one and post it in a reply to this comment!

14. Favorite place you've traveled: Ocean City! THE BEACH AND THE VIEWS AND THE HOUSE AHHHH

Bye! <3

submitted by Aqua, age Biiiiiiii?, (marine)
(November 10, 2019 - 10:08 am)

1. Favorite color

Grey-blue, on the lighter side. Or royal purple.

2. Favorite sport

Dance (it's a sport, fight me). I like watching soccer also, but I quit playing in 8th grade. I was never very good anyway.

3. Favorite season

Here in LA we don't really have seasons, but my favorite weather is when it's cold and crisp but sunny. Someday I would love to see autumn leaves change color. 

4. Dream occupation

I'd like to be a successful writer/graphic novelist, be involved in activism/politics, have a dope movie deal, and write essays for the New Yorker. Well... I can dream, can't I?

5. LEAST favorite book/book series

Hmm. Maybe Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard? It's just very bland generic fantasy in my opinion. 

6. Current movie your obsessed with

I don't see a lot of movies, but the TV show I'm currently watching is Parks & Rec. I can't believe it took me so long to start it, it's SO good. Highly recommend.

7. Memory with a friend that you'll never forget

This is not one specific memory, but I just came back from tour with my school theater company where we traveled around the bay area and performed our show (A Chorus Line <3) for people who don't often have access to theater. It was so incredible, my life is changed, and I'll never forget how it felt to stand on that balcony under the streetlamps in the cold, crisp air with these people I love beside me and sing something lovely, and to be heard by a world that doesn't often listen. Gahh I'm getting emotional.

8. LEAST favorite food

I don't like bitter melon. If you haven't tried it? Don't. It's gross. 

9. Describe your best friend (or one of them)

Out of all my friends, I have 2 that I hang out with the most, so I'll describe them both.

E: She's short (like 5'2"?) and slim, has shoulder length wavy brown hair with blonde highlights, and brown eyes. She's also SO pretty. It's the kind of thing where so many boys like her and then I'm just, like, there. She's does varsity bball and theater, is super funny and always has the best stupid/fun ideas. Everything is an adventure if she's involved.

K: He's TALL, with dishwater blond hair and very blue eyes. He's such a sweetheart, loves loves dogs, and gives the best hugs. He coaches an elementary school soccer team. They all love him. So does everyone. The voice of reason who keeps me and E from killing ourselves by rollerskating off a diving board or something like that.

10. Your opinion on Cricket magazine :)

Both me and my brother have outgrown it, so my family doesn't get it anymore. I used to love it when I was younger, though. 

11. Most expensive/special item you own

My violin is by far the most expensive and one of the most special.

12. Favorite item of clothing you own

Oh, that's hard. Maybe these vintage denim shorts I got at an antique store of the summer? Or my royal purple cardigan with gold buttons. Or this vintage jacket I also got this summer— It's a black bomber-ish type and has a baroque floral pattern. 

13. Work of art you're proud of

I recently redrew an old piece of a character from a play, and I'm quite pleased with the result. Someone remind me to attach it in a reply. 

14. Favorite place you've traveled 

I love both London and Vietnam, for different reasons. In Vietnam, it was amazing to see all these places from my mom's stories and experience a culture that is so far removed from me and yet still mine. Whereas London is just SO pretty and I have so many great memories from my journalism camp there. I want to live there someday. <3

submitted by Abigail, age Old enough, Inside my head
(November 11, 2019 - 2:16 pm)

Please post the art!

submitted by Leafy@ABI, age No, not a cat
(November 13, 2019 - 3:05 pm)

Oh, of course! Thanks for the reminder!

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submitted by Abigail, age Old enough, Inside my head
(November 13, 2019 - 6:41 pm)

1. Favorite color

Blue 

2. Favorite sport

Soccer 

3. Favorite season

Fall/Autumn 

4. Dream occupation

Songwriter/Musician

5. LEAST favorite book/book series

Paradox by Idk. Also: The Gilded Wolves by Idk 

6. Current movie your obsessed with

Stand by Me or Love, Simon 

7. Memory with a friend that you'll never forget

Guns N Roses concert

8. LEAST favorite food

uhh really spicy things? 

9. Describe your best friend 

Canned mandarins 

10. Your opinion on Cricket magazine :)

it's cool. I think I'm getting a little old for it though 

11. Most expensive/ special item you own

My grandpa's typewriter  

12. Favorite item of clothing you own

My leather jacket? 

13. Work of Art you're proud of

usually whatever I drew most recently 

14. Favorite place you've traveled  

Scotland 

submitted by Kate-the-Great, age ?, A Galaxy Far Far Away...
(November 11, 2019 - 3:08 pm)
submitted by ToP
(November 12, 2019 - 7:55 pm)

1. Favorite color- light turquoise and other pastel colors

2. Favorite sport- if I'm playing it I like basketball, but if I'm watching it I like

football 

3. Favorite season- Fall

4. Dream occupation- Senator

5. Least favorite book- The Canning Season

6. Movie I'm obsessed with- Endgame

7. Memory with friend I'll never forget- I went with my family and cousin to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and we went to the highest point in the park and it was golden hour and it was just perfect and amazing and me and my cousin were just having a great time

8. Least favorite food- tomatoes

9. Best friend- kind, fun, energetic, clever, sporty (I'm bad at describing people)

10. Opinion on Cricket- I don't get it any more but when I did I really enjoyed it

11. Most expensive/special item I own- Most expensive: not sure maybe my watch, special: my blanket that my aunt made for me before I was born and she made ones for all of my cousins too

12. Favorite article of clothing- my plain black leggings, they're comfy, practical, and can go with almost any outfit

13. Work of art I'm proud of- a drawing I made of a helicopter rescueing someone from a flooding house, I spent a lot of time on it and put a lot of detail and work into it and it actually turned out really well

14. Favorite place I've traveled- Greece 

 

 

submitted by Barnswallow
(November 13, 2019 - 7:18 pm)

1. Lilac (obviously)

2. Cross Country (running)

3. Spring  

4. Music Educator (chorus teacher)

5. I dunno (I only keep track of my fave books)

6. The Greatest Showman (I've been obsessed with it since it came out) 

7. When we went on go carts and I went really slow because I was scared

8. Probably lettuce

9. Good at gymnastics, singing, acting, and art. Really quiet until you befriend her, then she's crazy 

10. It's fun (I don't usually have time to read it)

11. A stuffed sheep that I have had since I was born (it may fall apart soon) :( 

12. My high waisted pants from H&M

13. A plant themed color wheel

14. Florida (it's like, the ONLY exciting place I've traveled) 

submitted by Lilac, age Secret, Lake of Tears
(November 19, 2019 - 2:31 pm)