This nomination came from Ignited Moth, a lovely blogger whom I’ve been following for over a year now. She writes about whatever the hell she wants, but usually alights on graphic novels, comics, various other books, movies, her own gorgeous artwork, and the book club she’s in with her notorious partner in crime and best friend Cupcakes and Machetes. IM nominated me a while ago, but I’m abysmal at accomplishing anything quickly (there’s actually an older nomination sitting in my notes, but it requires more thought than this, and I’m too tired and preoccupied to work on that).
- Display the award logo on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
- Tell your readers three things about yourself.
- Answer five questions from the nominator.
- Nominate from 10 to 20 bloggers.
- Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.
- Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
- Share the link to your best post.
What is the Mystery Blogger Award?
*The award was created by Okoto Enigma*
“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
Three Things About Me:
- I took piano lessons from age five until age fourteen, but I’m still terrible at reading music. I would memorize the songs with my “fingers,” and to this day I can still play Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” (or at least the beginning part of it, though it might take me a few minutes to remember where to go). I use this same method with singing. I’ll just learn the melody and the words. I have this weird “auditory memory,” (as I call it) where songs not only become earworms, but I’ll remember things I haven’t heard in decades. They will literally get stuck in my head. Not just music either, but anything that has a cadence. This is probably one of the reasons why I’ll recall and recite random lines from movies and shows. What’s useful about this is singing in other languages like Latin or German is fairly easy, because once I know the words and melody, the song will be etched in my mind. It’s even better if initially have the words to read while listening to/singing it the first few times, since subsequently I’ll “see” the words as I’m singing without them. My brain is very weird.
- I don’t know if I’m a gaming writer or a writing gamer. I’ve been writing since I was five or six, but I’ve been gaming since I was around three, and all of the major stories I’ve written even from the beginning were inspired by video games.
- I’ve considered changing my online name to “The Internet Philosopher,” just because I want to be even more presumption. Alternatively, I’ve considered adding this to my current title so I’d be “The Shameful Narcissist, FFVII fangirl, Sephiroth devotee, lover of cats and other beasties, SJW, and internet philosopher.” If Daenerys can have a plethora of titles, why can’t I?
Ignited Moth’s Questions:
Do you believe in any superstitions? Or practice any even though you think it’s silly? – I “kiss” the windshield guard (that thingy that sometimes contains a mirror in the car. I can’t remember its official name) every time I make it through a yellow light, as in kissing my palm and pressing it up against. Before I drove, I watched my cousin do it and just picked it up. I never thought anything of it until my stepmom remarked on it, while she was driving, because I do it even if I’m a passenger.. It is a bit silly, but it’s just second nature to me now. It really goes to show how we just do things by rote. This particular practice isn’t dangerous, as in it’s not harming anyone, but it makes me remember to always question things we do based on tradition.
What type of food did you hate as a kid but love now? – I couldn’t stand peanut butter as a kid, but I enjoy it now. I won’t say love, but I wouldn’t turn down a spoonful if I’m hungry, especially at the end of the day when it’s too late to make anything else. Also mustard. I used to hate it in favor of mayo, but now I like it especially honey mustard, though I still won’t eat it on a pretzel lol. I used to be allergic to strawberries as a kid, too, but I’m not anymore. I didn’t particularly hate them, but if I ate any, I’d break out in hives. My skin is super sensitive. Like “I’m allergic to the sun and will break out in hives” super sensitive. Yet more reasons for me to hate the yellow ball of death.
Can you name a person that you’ve never met but that has inspired you in some way? – Sir Patrick Stewart! He is a legitimate Sir not just in name. I’ve loved him since TNG, but the actor himself is just an amazing person. He’s a major player in Amnesty International where, among other things, he does tremendous work for female victims of domestic violence, and this was most likely influenced by growing up in a situation where his mother bore the brunt of that and was victim blamed for it. He also recognizes that PTSD is a serious disorder that was brushed off when he was younger. It was a huge contributing factor for why his father was abusive, though Sir Patrick never even implies that it is an excuse. He’s also an animal lover and is just very aware of the issues facing the world today. Like he’s a 70-something, white, Englishman and he’s more “woke” than some people half his age.
Then Captain Picard is the quintessential father figure, which is ironic considering he neither has children nor (as he erroneously claims) is very good with them (seriously, watch any episode where Picard has to deal with kids. He’s brilliant at it). I say more about my favorite captain and heroic character here. I have a coffee mug with his face on it. Oh, and he’s best friends with Sir Ian McKellen.
What was the last movie you watched? – In the theater? Wonder Woman, and I really enjoyed it for what it was, which doesn’t mean I can’t critique certain aspects 🙂
What is your favorite work(s) of fiction to geek out over? (We’re talking books, TV & film, comics, video games etc.) – Final Fantasy VII, but you guys know this already :p
My Best Post:
According to my stats it’s Cosplay Confessional – Rose Quartz (Steven Universe) at 1230 views, but I usually put Heart of Darkness, Angel of Light – The Defense of Sephiroth, which is the second most at 794 views, since that has the most shares of anything I’ve ever written (76 on Facebook). Also, it’s an essay post and essays/analyses are one of the main reasons I started this blog.
I’m attempting to nominate people I haven’t before, because all of my blogger friends have been annoyed by me enough so my latest blog follows will have some
annoyance love 😀
My Questions for the Nominees:
- What’s your favorite kind of scented candle?
- Do you prefer physical copies or eBooks? In the same vein, do you prefer digital copies or physical for video games?
- What’s your favorite nail polish color (yes guys can answer, too!)?
- Philosophical question: Do you think humans are inherently good or are we amoral (lacking morals as in neutral, as opposed to immoral, which is against “common” morals) only exhibiting them because it’s the cost of living in a culture/society and they become so ingrained that we believe them to be inherent?
- Silver or gold?
As always, nomination is not a binding contract and answering any questions is totally optional (I know that philosophical one is more akin to an essay lol, but I wanted to be evil…which may be an answer in and of itself hmmm), and if you weren’t nominated and would like to answer any or all, please feel free!