Monday, April 5, 2021

Of High Stakes and Daring Deeds Epic Story Month // Kick-Off Post (1st tag & give-away + link-up spot)

Our Grand, Weeks Long Story Event has arrived!!! *virtually dancing on the tabletop while setting off fireworks* 

I'm so excited!

For more content specifics (including my current definition of 'epic' for this party + more buttons and banners), be sure to see the first announcement post HERE. But in short, there'll be some good story inspired activities here at Along the Brandywine (to be announced as we go along, so stay tuned) and on your own blog you'll be able to contribute story or theme explorations, movie and book reviews, character studies, general monumental deep story related rhapsodies... whatever you'd love to share. (Again, be sure to check out that announcement post linked above for more guidelines and ideas.)

I'm dividing the party into two three-week long periods and for this first half of the party, I've put together a Would You Rather Tag. Below are the questions for your copying pleasure:


Would you rather...

1) …fight a dragon or a giant?

2) …time travel back to ancient Egypt or go to Mars?

3) …explore a deep dark cave or a long lost, underwater city?

4) …be a court jester or lead a wagon train?

5) …eat a meal with hobbits or Master Tumnus?

6) …walk through an enchanted mirror or jump into a pool leading into another world?

7) …live in a castle or a house in the treetops?

8) …go over a waterfall in a barrel or climb Mt. Everest?

9) …ride a buffalo or be a cannoneer in a sea battle? 
10) Bonus question: you’re caught by the Bad Guys and tied up to a chair when a fire erupts at your feet (long story ;)). Do you break the ropes and tumble out the window, yell for help, or hop your chair across the room to take refuge in the cold fireplace/chimney corner?


Important: Whenever you do a post (tag answers, reviews, enthusiastic story raptures, etc), be sure to come back and leave a link to your post in the comments section below this post so everyone else can see it.

Annnnnnd.... *drum roll* we have our first giveaway of the party! It includes two prizes: 

A paperback copy of Hodges and Hyman's St. George and the Dragon 

And this lovely LOTR wall hanging. 

Be sure to leave a comment below with your order of preference! There's one prize per winner. And both items are fairly light/I think I can manage shipping, so this is open for worldwide entries.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I'm looking forward to delving into this with y'all! Have fun and can't wait to see what you come up with!! ;)

Let the festivities commence!


  1. This looks really fun! I look forward to seeing peoples' answers! :)

  2. I love that wall hanging! <3

  3. This is so fun, Heidi! I can't wait to see all of the posts!

  4. I am so excited for this event! I'm still working on my tag answers, but meanwhile, here's my first contribution: My Ten Favorite Epic Movies.

    And I love that wall hanging!

  5. I did the tag! 'Twas quite fun. :)

  6. I did the tag!

  7. Here is my review of Willow (1988)! Thanks for giving me a chance to talk about why I love it so much!

  8. Sorry added my link to the wrong page here my post,

  9. Here's my tag post:

  10. Here are my tag answers!:

  11. Hi, Heidi! Here's my post:


I'd love to hear your thoughts and look forward to further confabulation. Please just be courteous to one and all. Oh, and I love thoughts on old posts, so comment away!

(Also of late -- what with time being finite, and Life Happening + managing multiple blogs and computer issues and all that -- I sometimes have to alternate between creating new content and replying to comments, but rest assured I'm thrilled to hear from each and every one of you and always hope to reply thoughtfully in full ASAP. <3)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...