So far I wasn’t actually tagged for the M.A.S.H tag. In fact, I didn’t even give myself a chance to be tagged. I saw Kyera had created this tag, this amazingly brilliant tag, and I knew I had to do it immediately! So, thank you Kyera for being so creative! I honestly think this is the most interesting tag I’ve seen so far!
- Link back to my original post on Kyera’s Library so I can see all your answers! (Be sure to do this via pingback, I don’t get notified if you just tag my URL)
- Thank the person(s) who tagged you… show the community some love!
- Obviously, come up with your wonderful answers!
- Don’t forget to tag others to keep the tag going!
I’ve been playing MASH since I was a little girl, so I was already very familiar with how the game works. It is very hard to explain, and Kyera does such a good job explaining how to play, so I’m going to just quote her blog post. I hope that’s okay Kyera!
“For those who are unfamiliar, I’ll (attempt to) explain the game. You have ten different categories and you want to populate each of them with four different answers. Depending on your preference, you can do four good options or two good and two bad. The second makes the game a little more exciting because you are worried you’ll end up with a bad option.
In the classic game, you would be doing this with another person. They would tell you to close your eyes and draw a spiral. When they tell you to stop – you stop and count the number of lines in your spiral. Essentially, if you drew a line through the center of the spiral, how many times would it intersect? That is your magic number.
If you’re by yourself, you can always just pick a number and use that as your magic number.
Starting at M.A.S.H. count each option until you reach the magic number then cross it off. For example, if your magic number was 3 you would count 1 – M, 2 – A, and 3 – S. Then you would cross off S. H would become your new 1. You continue this through each category, crossing off as you go until there is one option left for each category.
What you have left is your YA story! If what I wrote made no sense to you, sorry – you can always go to this website which explains how to play with some pictures.”
I tried to be eclectic, at least with my book choices. Luckily I was at work, so I was able to go with the spiral method of getting my magic number. You should have seen my co-worker’s face when I randomly asked her to ‘tell me when to stop’. It was pretty hilarious.
Okay, here’s my Birdie Bookworm MASH layout.
A. S. H
Jamie Fraser – Outlander
Jericho Barrons – Fever
Han Alister – Seven Realms
Blake Riley – Good Boy
Sevro – Red Rising
SIRS – Withered + Sere
Howie – Jasper Dent
Jimmy Hailer – Saving Francesca
Mary Hightower – Everlost
The Regent – Captive Prince
Wolf – THIRDS
The Darkling – Grisha Trilogy
Oberon – Iron Druid
Manchee – Chaos Walking
Grimalkin – Iron Fey
Chainsaw – Raven Cycle
Pull Characters from Books
Trope or Twist:
Enemies to Lovers
Love Interest is Evil
Best Friend has Crush
MASH Book Synopsis:
I kinda think this was my favorite part!
In this wonderful High Fantasy debut, the powerful animagus Wendy lives in a mansion located at the edge of a small Martian village with her beloved cat, Grimalkin. Wendy’s out riding her Luck Dragon to help the village as their honored matchmaker when she is drugged and kidnapped by the vicious, charismatic, yet elusive assassin, Wolf. Trapped in the Wolf’s dungeon, she prays that her closest friend, Sevro the Goblin, will rescue her and reunite her with her one true love, the dashing Han Alister. However, the more time she spends in Wolf’s castle, never seeing him face to face, the more she begins to wonder; Could her beloved Han really be the evil Wolf?? Has she given her heart to a villain?
- Angie Elle from BaBAMB
- Sophie from Beware of the Reader
- Bree from In Love & Words
- And anyone else who just can’t wait!