June 01, 2014

Liebster Award

We here at Brickmuppet Blog wish give our sincerest thanks to Don of Zoopraxiscope infamy fame for nominating this site for a Liebster Award.  This nomination brings with it many privileges...most of which are like those 'privileges' I'm constantly asked to check.

 The Quasi-Official Rules of the Liebster Award

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:
1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a "widget” or a "gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. provide 11 random facts about yourself.
5. nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
6. create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
7. list these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)


Don has helpfully provided 11 questions


1. Who should write your biography?

 James Joyce (in the style of Finnigan's Wake). 

2. Who should direct the movie version?

Ridley Scott: Seeing his choices in lighting, set design and camera angles  on the mobile home would be fascinating. 

3. Who should do the musical score for the movie?

The Puppini Sisters. 

4. Please tell a favorite joke (keep it tasteful, thank you).

[ insert joke here ]

5. What book should everyone read?

I'm gonna go with Animal Farm. It would be imprudent to elaborate at this time. 

6. What obscure movie is worth tracking down?

There are many, but the 1916 version of 20,000 leagues under the sea is surprisingly good. 

7. Do you have a battle song, i.e., a tune that you hum, sing or stomp your feet to while on the way to a difficult day at work or an unpleasant appointment?

No. But upon refection, the Benny Hill theme might serve to reduce tension. 

8. What fictional character do you particularly identify with?

Walter Mitty I'm afraid. 

9. Which mode of literature do you find most congenial: comedy, romance (in the Arthurian, high-fantasy sense), tragedy or satire?

Romance ( In the Arthurian Sense)

10. Who is a writer you once thought highly of but have since outgrown?

David Webber

11. What neglected writer, composer or performer deserves rediscovery?

Marguitte Harrison, a producer who's filmography is sparse, but who was a fascinating person people should know more about. 


I am now obligated to reveal 11 heretofore unknown facts about myself...which will be difficult given the sheer banality of my Walter Mitty lifestyle. 

1: I  enjoy spearfishing and SCUBA diving. But have done neither in 3 years. 
2:  I've been blogging since 2003.
3: In high school I was on the chess team, the track team and played the trombone.
4: The only rescue I participated in while on duty with the Coast Guard was assisting in saving a St. Bernard. 
5: I was a college DJ in 1990-91 and 1994-6.
6: The name of this blog is actually a Hayao Miyazaki reference....by way of a wild rose.
7:  I started following anime in earnest in 1987. The format debate at the time was not MP4 or FLV. It was VHS and Beta. 
8: After an Identity theft incident some years ago, I shut down my Facebook account. When I attempted to reactivate it I discovered that I am now banned from Facebook. 
9: #8 does not bother me in the least. 
10: I did community theater for 6 years. 
11: As a cub scout I once had to save a group of children including an infant from a herd of wild hogs.

Now to spread the gift. 

Listen up...

CONGRATULATIONS! 

Here are your questions.
1: The number of states you have visited. 
2: The the number of countries you have visited.
3:What books are you reading now or are on your 'to read' pile?
4: Name a hobby you have that don't involve QWERTY or DVORAK keyboards?
5: You have 1 billion dollars. It must be spent within 3 days. The complicating factor is that it cannot be spent on any property or food for yourself. What do you spend it on?
6: If you had a chance to move off planet, to say the Moon, Mars or a NEO knowing it would take about 10 years to get beyond the "rustic" phase, would you?
7: If you were given (pinky under the nose) ONE MILLION DOLLARS but had to leave the US and never return...would you?
8: Jazz, Electronica or Symphonic Metal?
9: What period of history most interests you?
10:What city would you most like to visit if you had a week off? 
11: Which anime has the highest re-watch value for you?

Your only hope now is to follow the rules above or else an unexpected phone call will surely befall you. 







Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 05:25 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 It's a damned Chain Letter! I just don't know who I'd nominate who hasn't already been....

Although a few of those questions might be fun to take on.

Posted by: Mauser at Mon Jun 2 00:25:51 2014 (TJ7ih)

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It's a damned Chain Letter!

Yes! With the emphasis on damned

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"Damn!"  

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Jun 2 09:11:08 2014 (DnAJl)

3

Thank you very kindly! I will attempt to answer in the near future. (I will not attempt to leave a smiley on this comment.)

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Mon Jun 2 14:34:43 2014 (nh8FR)

4 Oh. The smiley thing was entirely a PEBKAC error on my end and has to deal with the dashboard controls for a specific post.
I just put it out there in case anyone else was having weird formatting issues with copy/paste text. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Jun 2 16:46:55 2014 (DnAJl)

5 Oh look! Turning off the smilies in a speciffic post does not turn them off in the comments.
Learning is a journey that never ends. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Jun 2 16:50:38 2014 (DnAJl)

6 Mauser... I...ummm...deleted your comment.  There was an entire army page and a half of orcs spam and in the process of slaying deleting them an errant arrow unfortunate typo slew deleted your champion comment. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed Jun 4 04:28:48 2014 (DnAJl)

7 Well, gee, I could repost it, or maybe make it a post on my on blog, where it would be safe... :-)

But it wouldn't be an official award post, I'm too iconoclastic for that.  Yeah, that's it....

Posted by: Mauser at Wed Jun 4 05:52:34 2014 (TJ7ih)

8 Have to do this before it rolls off the Text Area Cache cache:

I prefer my smilies to be non-graphical. That's one obscure fact. 10 to go.

Lemmie try the questions:
1: The number of states you have visited.
Haven't counted. I drove cross country from Virginia to Washington, partially through Canada when I moved here. In my life I've been up and down both coasts. And Nevada.

2: The the number of countries you have visited. See 1. Canada. I think I'm unwelcome though because I brought NiCd batteries to donate to a school.

3:What books are you reading now or are on your 'to read' pile?
I have a to-read SHELF. And a stack of unread comics about a foot high.

4: Name a hobby you have that don't involve QWERTY or DVORAK keyboards?
Woodworking (also Gardening).

5: You have 1 billion dollars. It must be spent within 3 days. The complicating factor is that it cannot be spent on any property or food for yourself. What do you spend it on? "Hello, Elon Musk? How about we advance your Moon Colony project a bit?"

6: If you had a chance to move off planet, to say the Moon, Mars or a NEO knowing it would take about 10 years to get beyond the "rustic" phase, would you?
See 5. Although, I imagine it would really screw up my Torrents.

7: If you were given (pinky under the nose) ONE MILLION DOLLARS but had to leave the US and never return...would you?
See 5. But no, I'm an American.

8: Jazz, Electronica or Symphonic Metal?
I suppose Electronica, but I really have varied tastes.

9: What period of history most interests you?
"The Golden Age of Aviation."

10:What city would you most like to visit if you had a week off?
Tokyo.

11: Which anime has the highest re-watch value for you?I rarely re-watch anything. My To-Watch list is pretty long too. Generally, I prefer to be surprised.

Posted by: Mauser at Sun Jun 8 18:49:55 2014 (TJ7ih)

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