As soon as I saw this tag over at Birdie Bookworm, I knew I would be doing it. I used to love MASH when I was a kid! In fact, I got caught playing it once during class in 5th grade and got in trouble lol. I’m pretty sure that was the only time I ever actually got a punishment in elementary school (it was like a ten minute time-out). I was a good kid, but I took risks and rebelled to play MASH ;-)
Anyway, in case you don’t know what MASH is, I’ll explain. Basically, it’s a game that determines what your future will be. MASH stands for mansion, apartment, shack, house, which determines the kind of dwelling you’ll live in. Then you have a bunch more categories, like the person you’ll marry, what kind of car you’ll drive, how many kids you’ll have, etc. I’m sure everyone played it a bit differently. You put four answers in each category (you can include one or two negative options to make it more fun), then you come up with a random number (my friends and I used to have one person start drawing little tally marks, and the other would say when to stop without looking). I’ll let creator of the tag, Kyera @ Kyera’s Library, explain the rest:
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.
That’s it! Ok that probably sounds really complicated if you’ve never played, but maybe you’ll get it once you see the post! I stayed kinda vague and general for some answers, specific for others, but I suppose you can do the tag however you want. And as usual, if you want to do this, go ahead and consider yourself tagged :-)
M A S H
Marcus – Thieves Series by Lexi Blake
Remus – Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Emery – The Paper Magician Series by
Louis – The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
Laurent – Captive Prince Trilogy by C. S. Pacat
Sir Robot IV – Saga Series by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Lyre – Steel & Stone/Spell Weaver Series by Annette Marie
Luna – Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Head of the Vampire Council
Lying Cat – Saga Series by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Bad Dog – Immemorial Year Series by TJ Klune
Daisy – Berserker by Emmy Laybourne
Zombie Cat (can’t remember name) – My Zombie Boyfriend by T. Strange
Trope or Twist
Enemies to Lovers
My Book Synopsis
Well, this… This did not go well lol. I now realize it was stupid to include high fantasy in my genre list because how can you even have high fantasy set in space??? Anyway, my book is a high fantasy in which I am a shapeshifting bartender who lives in outer space, rides a horse, lives in a shack, battles zombies, has an enemies-to-lovers romance with Louis the vampire, and is besties with Laurent (honestly that’s my favorite outcome of this whole thing because it’s too funny imagining Laurent being besties with anyone). On the bright side, I’ve got Lying Cat!
Ok, no, other people wrote a blurb, so I want to write a blurb too. It’s gonna be horrible, but here I go!
Ever since being branded a traitor for a crime she didn’t commit and banished from her homeland of Arlian because of her mysterious shapeshifting ability, Kristen has been working as a bartender on Planet Z510, hardly making enough to afford the run-down shack she’s living in. So when she gets an offer to work on the newest, biggest, most technologically advanced space cruiser in existence, she jumps at the opportunity. It’s said that not only can the ship travel through space, it can travel through realms—and it’s maiden voyage is to Arlian. This could be Kristen’s one chance to sneak back into her homeland, tell her family what really happened that day, and clear her name. But the realm travel doesn’t go as planned; the ship crashes into Arlian, and a rift opens—small at first, but spreading—and if it becomes too big, both the cruiser and the entire realm of Arlian could be destroyed. As if that wasn’t bad enough, a mysterious zombie-like infection that may or may not be connected to the rift also starts quickly spreading.
Fortunately, Kristen’s shapeshifting seems to have given her immunity. Unfortunately, her coworker Louis also appears to be immune. Considering he nearly killed her when he tried to drink her blood their first night working together, the brooding vampire is about last on her list of people she wants to team up with. But he’s fast and strong—and ok, kind of cute if she’s being honest—making him the best ally she’s got if she wants to figure out a way to stop the rift from destroying everyone and everything she loves. It’ll be up to the two of them, and Kristen’s trusty Lying Cat, to save everyone. It was Kristen’s shapeshifting ability that got her banished from her home in the first place, but this time, it just might be the thing to save it.