The rules for this award are:
- Thank and link to the person who nominated me.
- Share seven random facts about myself.
- Pass the award along to 15 new-found blogging buddies.
- Contact those buddies to congratulate them.
I've already thanked Annikka, but since she'd be one of my 15 blogging buddies, I want to say a little more. Annikka's awesome. She's dedicated and creative. She writes fantastic blog posts. She has an incredible level of perseverance which I envy her for. If you haven't checked out her blog, at the very least, do so.
So, my seven random facts…
- I've never broken a bone, though I have some interesting and embarrassing scars.
- For instance, there's a 3/4-inch long scar on my right knee from where I accidentally inserted a metal strip into my flesh.
- I will wear a Jayne Hat on non-fandom occasions, in the hopes that a fellow Browncoat will recognize it. This hasn't happened yet.
- My parents gave me an Easter basket on Saturday. I haven't finished it off yet. This counts as restraint.
- I can produce nearly all the sounds in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
- Five (or is it six?) generations back in my family tree, there are Trolls.
- I am two degrees from Peter Jackson, and therefore probably six degrees from most of Hollywood.
And my 15 bloggers… Well, okay, 9, and that's scraping. Apparently I don't know people online either?
- Hannah - One of my trusted beta readers. She blogs about music, faith, sci-fi, and writing, and the interplay between the four. I love reading her posts.
- Jami - Jami writes a lot of helpful posts about writing mechanics and basics like characterization, and the comments always have great discussions.
- Brooke - A fellow geek, which is always good. :) Brooke's posted on everything from the Hero's Journey to word choices to queries and revisions. Lots of helpful posts I'll be revisiting.
- Reece - Reece is fairly new to blogging, but he's already got an archive of interesting, writing-tip kinds of posts. I'm looking forward to seeing what else he has up his sleeve.
- Scooter - I indirectly met Scooter through #UFchat. She's another wonderful person with a lot of neat posts on her blog and is currently doing a series on psychopaths. How can I say no?
- Gypsy - She hasn't posted in a while, but her archived posts are a fountain of information. She's a big fan of fairy tales, and it shows.
- Ovid - And now we get to blogs written by people I don't actually know. Ovid retells mythology and other classic stories in colloquial, profanity-laced free verse, and is absolutely brilliant.
- Geoffrey Chaucer - Another pen name, though he'll deny it. Chaucer
parodiescomments on pop culture from a 14th-century viewpoint, complete with historically accurate spelling. I don't drink anything when I'm reading his posts.
- Wendell Howe - A temporal anthropologist from the 27th-century. He travels to various locations during the 1800s, and posts about his discoveries and encounters. There's a lot of cool history on his blog, but his Twitter was a lot more.
So go, give their blogs a read! And thanks again, Annikka!