The Versatile Blogger Award

Guys, I don’t even know what to say. I’m beside myself. This is the second award my little blog has been nominated for.

This right here.

This one was from the wonderful Wolf of Starbucks who does all of the reviews (ALL of them). He was one of the deciding factors in me wanting to see the 7th installment of the Fast and Furious franchise (whoo, whole lot of F’s there, n’est-ce pas?), and he’s just an all around candid and insightful dude.

So without further ado here are

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
    Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

My Nominations

  1. Thy Critic Man – a superhero who reviews movies.  Is there anything more epic?
  2. Power Plant Men – I never had any interest in power plants (unless there was an outage) until I found this blog.  Never could I have thought the production of electricity could be remotely interesting in the real world sense, but I have been proven wrong a mere few times before 😉
  3. Tyrannical – cosplay and possibly even better cosplay tips.  The latter is something your Shameful Narcissist desperately needs.
  4. Fia Black – one of the many author blogs I follow.  Writers/Authors have to stick together.  It’s a rough world out there for those of us who deal in wordplay.
  5. Gothic Soul Flower – a beautiful gothic lady who like Tyrannical above is also gracious enough to offer tips.  If you couldn’t tell from my picture (and well posts), I’m pretty immersed in the gothic lifestyle, too,  but more tips are never unwelcome.
  6. Read Rest Relax – a fellow lover of books will always have a special place in my heart so of course RRR gets my nomination.  What is more versatile than the written word and those of us who laud it?
  7. The Fictional Reader – another reader/reviewer.  Her latest entries concern dystopian YA fiction of which I’m quite a fan.
  8. Bookworms and Fangirls – I am both.  You might say that the one led into the other.  I wouldn’t have become a fangirl if I wasn’t such a bookworm  Granted my greatest fangirl crush isn’t from a book, but he is from a story, and in my world all narratives count.
  9. The Noisy Songbird – I sadly do not get to write/post as much poetry as I would like, which makes my enjoyment of it so much more profound.  Thus is my love of TNS’s page.
  10. The Ninth Life – one of the most encouraging sites I follow.  How could anyone object to a blogger whose sole purpose is to inspire you to be your best and give you words of wisdom and encouragement?
  11. Elan Mudrow – the haunting combination of shaded words and greyscale pictures speaks to my little gothic heart, though I’m not certain that was the intent, it inspires me still.
  12. inspiredbyabook – well I suppose I’m about to reveal my age, but it is unimaginably amazing when someone half of that measure is as into books as I was then and still am now 🙂
  13. I Can’t Possibly Be Wrong All the Time – he’s probably getting sick off me tagging him in thing, but Patrick’s blog is the best ASOIAF/GOT blog in the business (at least as far as I’ve seen.  I kind of stopped looking after I found his).  Even his offshoot of it Even I’m Surprised at How Long This Is isn’t very daunting for a girl who spends her days listening to all the ASOIAF/GOT theories…at least she did until her data limit was reached *grumble* but either way, you want GoT talk and analysis, this is where you go.
  14. Katherine McIntyre – my friend and fellow blog whose novella Stolen Petals is set to come out this month!  She has several wonderful works already available for your perusal.  Poisoned Apple, the latest, is a modern retelling of the Snow White story where the titular princess is a goth and the prince is a jerk.  There’s also an audio version available here.  Yes, if you are my friend and you are an author, I will shameless plug your work. *don’t care*
  15. Sincerely, James – a fantastic blog depicting the life of a teenage traveler.  I learned about travel journals during college and am very happy that people especially younger people are keeping this art alive.  The phenomenon has been around long before the days of the internet, computer, and most modern conveniences.  You can find travelers from back in the 1800s recording their experiences.  Just goes to show that there’s really nothing new under the sun; there are just easier and more accessible ways to display them.

7 Facts About Me

1.  Ah well you’ve picked my “favorite” number for how many facts, so I suppose this one must be meta.  7 has been following me around for years..  It possibly started with my indoctrination into the fandom and love of FFVII, which I’ve mentioned before is my favorite story of all time, but I have plans to have seven tattoos of which I currently have five.  There’s a 7 on my left wrist, a VII on my left and the Tree of Life from the Qabalah on my right arm.  All of my tattoos do and will be connected to FFVII.

Tree of Life2.  Despite some popular belief I do not have an English degree, though I went to grad school for the same.  I have a B.A. in Psychology and wanted to eventually get a doctorate in English, but time and money made that too daunting of a task.  I realized I really don’t need an English degree to write and so with grace go I.

3.  I have quite an extensive bucket list, but the one thing I MUST do before I die is see the northern lights.

Aurora over Mountains4. My favorite actor is Tom Hiddleston whom I have an ENORMOUS crush on.  He plays Loki for those of you who are uniformed, my second favorite villain of all time.

Oh my Loki…

I mean if you think about it, Loki and my first love (Sephiroth) are kind of the same goddamn person.  Missing mother (mommy issues); dickhead, lying, manipulative father; fed falsehoods from and about their births until they went mad from revelation; considered “monsters” because of what they are; more than likely mentally manipulated from outside, evil forces.  I mean the list goes on.  Loki’s appeal in his latest incarnation mostly comes from his portrayal by Tom who while being the nicest person on the planet also intrinsically knows his character inside and out.  He just understands him on so many levels, which enables him to portray him so well.

5. I have two cats. Cid

Sorry Cidand Kin-mei

Tail FlickI currently have more pictures of them than I do my husband.  I also have more pictures of Loki and Sephiroth separately than I do of him.  My husband is a very patient man.  Kin-mei means “gold eyes’ in Japanese, which has been confirmed to me by two of my friends who are fluent in the language.  Cid is of course named after the ubiquitous character from Final Fantasy.

6.  My favorite TV show is Family Guy even though the latest episodes are hit or miss.  I can’t decide between Brian or Stewie as my favorite character though.


Typical drunken Brian


Stewie Dressed as Seph

This particular picture is severely tipping the scale…

7.  I wear four rings almost all the time.  My wedding ring(s), which are diamonds, a black sapphire, a ruby, and an emerald.  Soooo I wear diamond, sapphire, emerald, and ruby.  Ten points to Gryffindor if you can figure out why.  It’s…so super simple, honestly.

-The Shameful Narcissist



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