Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Another blog award!

I have a second blog award! Thanks, Annikka, for honoring me!

    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…
    1. I've never broken a bone, though I have some interesting and embarrassing scars.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. My parents gave me an Easter basket on Saturday. I haven't finished it off yet. This counts as restraint.
    5. I can produce nearly all the sounds in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
    6. Five (or is it six?) generations back in my family tree, there are Trolls.
    7. 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?
    1. 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.
    2. Jami - Jami writes a lot of helpful posts about writing mechanics and basics like characterization, and the comments always have great discussions.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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?
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. Geoffrey Chaucer - Another pen name, though he'll deny it. Chaucer parodies comments on pop culture from a 14th-century viewpoint, complete with historically accurate spelling. I don't drink anything when I'm reading his posts.
    9. 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!


    Elena said...

    Congratulations, Anassa.

    Jami Gold said...

    Aww, thank you, Anassa! I promise I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. :)

    Scooter Carlyle said...

    AWWW! Thanks for the nomination. I'll be passing it along in no time!

    Reece said...

    Hey, congratulations! And thank your for thinking of me! I'll make sure to pass it on.