Ok. Day 7 is a HUGE cop-out.
I’m a HUGE nerd, and I’ve been in love with the periodic table since I discovered its existence. I have watched all the videos (twice) on the Periodic Table of Videos put out by the University of Nottingham. (You should check that out btw). I can’t tell you why exactly, but certainly part of it is that I think the creation of the table, along with the various discovery stories of a lot of the elements are just SUPER NEAT!
So it’s no surprise my Favourite Word is the glorious mouthful that is “Molybdenum”. It’s like the phonic equivalent to chocolate for me. Just say it out loud, and I dare you not to feel a little frisson of awesome.
Ok. Maybe I’m just weird. But remember, I have read through the dictionary just cause it’s fun seeing all the words and learning about their etymology… If there was any money in being an etymologist that would totally have been my first career choice.
And, back on track here, how the bloody hell do you draw “molybdenum” anyway!?!? I could have drawn a specimen, but it’d just be a metallic-looking lump of rock. That seems rather underwhelming. I could have crazy-fonted the heck out of it, but crazy fonts are annoying, and I had spin class last night. Guess where my energy levels were once I got home?
So I went the easy route and just drew the standard element symbol. Screw it, I like it.
Molybdenum, FTW!! And realizing that it is chemical element 42 adds another layer to its awesomeness (please don’t tell me if you don’t know why. That would make me sad inside).
Day 8 is an easy one for me - Favourite Animated Character. I’ll give you a hint this time: Think Hayao Miyazaki. For he is one of my gods.