Friday, 16 January 2015

Q&A #2 feat. You!

It's been a while since I did a question and answer post, over 10 months actually, and since I had a question or two about the blog I thought I'd add up a few more questions over the past couple weeks to make a post out of it. I got some pretty cool questions last time around aswell, so once you're done here you should go check them out ;)




#1 - What's your favourite Tattoo and is there a story behind it? [Asked by Life Outside London]
For sure my chest tattoo. The birds were done a while before I got the writing added, at a time where life was 'falling apart' or so I thought. They are the Disney birds and I cried when I saw them completed. I'd always wanted birds by my collar bones but as I was moving away from my parents for the first time (properly, not just for college) I suppose it was also a little bit of a 'flying the nest' type of deal.
I then got the title of a Jimmy Eat World song inked between them, which is also one of my mottos. It relates to many points in life including what people may think while they are giving me horrible looks when staring at it, 'Believe in What You Want'.
My tattoos do not define me, nor do my clothes. I am more than you assume and I am actually a very nice, charitable, person...you really don't have to stand rather than sit next to me on public transport just because I like to have art on my body.


#2 - What's the best compliment you ever received? [Asked by Dorkface]
Surprisingly, since starting blogging, I've had a few. I always find the ones to do with my blog or photography and not about me personally are ones I love the most. I couldn't think of one to mention in particular if I tried, though I obviously highly appreciate them all.
(Oh and because I've received it while writing this post, ''Hey @UnderToWonder Just clicked through 2 your blog - I think it's safer if I set some time aside because it looks amazing! :O'' from Hollie Dee on twitter! Eeep :D)


#3 - If you wrote an autobiography, what would you call it? [Asked by Dorkface]
Underland to Wonderland of course! (To find out why exactly, see question 8)


#4 - If you had a choice, would you rather travel to space or to the deepest part of the ocean? [Asked by Shona Elizabeth]
Ooh! This one is super difficult for me because I actually have a fear of the sea and I don't agree with space travel haha! I suppose that if I had to choose, I'd just have to go with the Space thing haha. I've sat here trying to make myself type the ocean but my fear is so bad that I just can't.


#5 - If you could add yourself into any Disney film as a new character, which film and what would you call yourself? [Asked by Prompts by Dee]
Okay, I'm gonna have to give you two answers for this. If it were a Disney Pixar movie I'd choose Toy Story and I'd like to be a some sort of soft toy. As for a classic Disney animation I have to say the original, Snow White and I'd be a bird if thats allowed? haha Names?! That's too difficult!


#6 - What's your favourite Disney ride and why? [Asked by Amy]
Obviously I only have Disneyland Paris rides to choose from but I'm their biggest advocate so that's no issue for me. I'm gonna have to mention a couple because how can anyone choose just one?! The Ratatouille ride that just opened in July 2014 is beyond anything you have been on before. 3D projections, motion based simulation, heat, smells and more physical special effects makes it an experience that you will not forget.
As for a classic, The Flight of Peter Pan never fails to amaze the child in me. If you are interested in hearing more, keep an eye out as I have a 'Top 5' post coming soon!

#7 - If you had to be named after a city or country, which one would it be and why? [Asked by Life as Amazzable
Though I am very British looking, I'm a fan of exotic, mystical sounding names so the likes of Aruba and Mali! Aspen and Juno are very pretty too.


#8 - You're standing at the gates of heaven and God asks you why he should let you in, what's your answer? [Asked by Life as Amazzable
As an atheist I'd be in a lot of shock haha, but in all seriousness I'd say that I have done my best with what I have had to care for and help others as much as I can, as well as using my time to try and spread as much inspiration and happiness to those around me as possible. I've loved creatures great and small too Sir!


#9 - Where did the name for your blog come from? [Asked by Sebastian Leaver]
I wanted something that was both descriptive of me and my life as well as having a hint of Disney so people could have an idea of what to expect. When I first started this blog in particular it was named, 'Once Upon A Time They Lived Happily Ever After' - yes, I am aware it's a mouthful...hence the need for a change.
With the ups and downs we've had and the hard time we we're having at the time, coupled with our want for a better life, I merged the setting of the Tim Burton adaptation and the original and the Alice in Wonderland inspired 'Underland to Wonderland' was born!


#10 - If you could travel anywhere in the world for a week, to blog, where would it be? [Asked by Wanderness]
Other than Disneyland, I'd have to say South America and Mexico so that I could travel around for the week seeing the wonders that are Chichen Itza, Christ the Redeemer and Machu Picchu. Not only are they amazing historical and cultural sights but the photographic opportunities would be awesome!


#11 - If you were stuck on a desert island for a month, what 3 objects would you want with you?
A Harry Potter Book, a manual camera with film and a knife.
I have re-read the full Harry Potter series so many times over the past 15 years that I've lost count, however they are one of the only series that I can do that with and not get sick of it. My theory is that if I were on an island alone I'd get pretty scared, lonely and bored and so one of those books would help me to feel comforted and keep me busy.
I think the camera is self explanatory. Even if I only had one roll of film I'd use the 24 or so exposures sparingly to document the most important moments or views.
Lastly, a knife would help me to eat...cutting fruit etc and also be a form of protection.


#12 - Which animal living or extinct would you love the chance to photograph in the wild? [Asked by Bloo N Stuff]
There are so many it's crazy. I have an amazing friend who spent some time in South Africa and another who is heading there soon and I'm super jealous of the animals they have/will of photographed. An elephant would be something so interesting to be able to photograph I think with all the different types of shots you could get.




A huge thanks to everyone who asked a question, I hope you learned a little more about me..and more than just the fact that I'm indecisive. :P Feel free to leave your answers to any of these questions in the comments.



22 comments:

  1. I just spent a lovely fifteen on my dinner reading this. I love these sort of posts! ^__^
    I would also choose elephants to photograph - as they're my fave animal! My dream is to ride one one day :) And can you cuddle an elephant? I duno.. I'd try hahaha.

    Jem xx
    www.dorkface.co.uk

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    1. Aww thanks for spending your dinner here, thats so lovely of you!
      Oooh now I learnt a new fact about you too :D

      xo

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  2. Love this and thanks for answering mine - those birds are really beautiful!
    This is definitely my favourite bit of blogging, finding out more about the person behind the blog so this was great. I'd love to do Machu Picchu too, blogger roadtrip??!
    M x

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    1. Thank you and thanks for asking it haha!
      Ooooh...yes! That would be one mental roadtrip...and I think people would get super sick of me hahah.

      xo

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  3. I loved reading through this post Danielle - especially the answers behind your blog name - I love how individual it is and it reflects your personality and blog so well. I love your tattoo - it looks awesome and the birds are so well detailed and adorable. You got some great questions here! I was going to say if you're interested, feel free in doing the Me Time tag - I wasn't sure who'd already done it or not, so just recommended my friend - I love seeing people's answers! - Tasha

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    1. Thanks so much Tasha! And I actually have that tag already written and read to go up Wednesday :D

      xo

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  4. This is a great post, thanks for sharing! I love that tattoo. It's beautiful.

    Leather & Lipstick

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  5. Yay for answering questions and giving people a chance to be nosey aha. You spoke about travelling to space or the deepest part of the sea and I would go for the latter one, purely because I really want to see what it's like to be a mermaid. Oh jeepers, I definitely watched H20 too much when I was younger!

    Amy xo

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    1. Yay!! Ah Amy that sounds so scary!! hahaI don't need to know what it feels like, I'll just take their word for it :P. (I watched H2o too but I was like 16-20 while it aired hahah).
      Now all my comments are answered ;)

      xo

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  6. You chest tattoo is gorgeous! I love how you chose to do Disney birds instead of the classic retro birds. It's so funny how you also felt your birds were a sign of you "leaving the nest." I had my wings tattooed to my back when I turned 18 years old, just a few months before I moved out too. It was a contentious subject between my mom and I, but she came around and it ended up being a bonding experience between us. It's incredible how tattoos can be so symbolic, isn't it?

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Oh yes, it had to be the Disney birds :) That really is cool how yours were to mark your moving out too - I love that. I kind of use my tattoos to mark a time in my life. My parents used to be slightly uneasy about them but I think since they see what they mean to me it's grown on them. So much so they even have tattoos planned!

      xo

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  7. Yay I love reading these posts! It's so interesting to learn about the person behind the blog, although you can kind of learn through blog posts, posts like these just make it a little more obvious. (-: Omg it would be so cool to be a toy in Toy Story! o; And I can never answer the island question...too many things start running through my mind! Haha, but I think you chose wisely. ;D Great post Danielle!

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet || Simply-M

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    1. Me too!! I'm glad you enjoyed it. And wouldn't it?! Apart from Toy Story 3...I don't fancy that haha.
      Thanks alot Manpreet!

      xo

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  8. Mexico? to blog? I definitely know what you mean. I love the birds btw looks cute!
    ALSO Aruba is my neighbor !! Curacao's neighbor actually. I'm going there in February :D Excited. Love this post!
    Jade x

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    1. Woohoo for Mexico! :) Thank you!
      And oh really?! How cool...look forward to hearing more about that!!

      xo

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  9. I love these posts! I really would like to do a post like this for my blog, I'll add my 'new post of the month' goal :)

    I would love to photograph emporer penguins and polar bears, without a doubt!

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    1. Totally!! I'd love to see one of these from you.
      And yes. Just all the animals, Im not fussy haha.

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  10. Awesome post! I was looking forward to your answer. I'd love to see elephants in their natural habitats. Definitely one of my favourite animals. :)

    Sara Bloo xo
    bloonstuff.com

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    1. Thank you Sara! They are magical aren't they?!

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  11. I love love love your tattoo! And I also thought the Ratatouille ride was amazing... I also really like the fact that it's exclusive to Disneyland Paris x

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    1. Thank you! And I know, right?!! Anything that is only in one place makes it automatically so much more special but it's such an awesome ride! I wish I could pop over there just for a couple goes and come back home again haha.

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