The Liebster Award – Discover New Blogs

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Kymber from:

Kymber Writes

Please visit her blog and check out her legacy stories which are some of the best in the Sims community here in WordPress. I’m currently reading her 3rd Generation of Noble Doubt Legacy which is a Sims 3 Legacy Story and I LOVEEEE it. Needless to say, I highly recommend it.

**Thank you Kymber for the nomination, this means a great deal to me. Thank you!**

So what is the Liebster Award really? Well, in my own words is just the way bloggers/writers show our appreciation, love and support to those other bloggers/writers we enjoy and wish to see flourish more.

The rules are as follows:

  • Have a display of the Liebster Award in your blog post or in the side bar of your blog
  • Give thanks to the person who nominated you and include a link back to their blog
  • Respond with answers to the 11 questions you were asked
  • Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you love
  • Come up with 11 questions for your nominees
  • Let your chosen Liebster award noms know they’ve been nominated by providing them with a link to your blog post

The questions asked by Kymber & my answers:

  1. What food have you never eaten but would really like to try?

When I really think about this I can’t say I would REALLY like to try anything I haven’t eaten. I’m not adventurous at all, and I hate to try things that I would dislike so I don’t try. At the same time I was always told we don’t turn our face away from offered food. If I were to visit another country, I guess the decent thing to do is to try the food that is native to that culture. I would. And so, out of all the countries which food is very different from American I think I would love to try Korean food that has not been commercialized here in the western world. Like noodles with black beans.

2. What movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of it?

Easy! “When Harry Met Sally”

3. What animal would be cutest if scaled down to the size of a cat?

Bears in general. I think the Red Panda is adorable.

4. What’s the most epic way you’ve seen someone quit or be fired?

I have not seen anyone quit or be fired, but I have heard stories. I guess the most epic way was a fellow coworker’s story of when he became a Union Steward and was asked to represent the laziest person in his facility, he said: “thank you but here is my steward certification. I quit.” – not very epic, but that’s all I have.

5. What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?

Anything coming from a sense of entitlement.

6. What invention doesn’t get a lot of love, but has greatly improved the world?

Aqueducts.

7. What mythical creature do you wish actually existed?

Dragons

8. If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator?

Oh Gosh…. I have no idea.

To start, I would have to think of someone who has narrated amazing stories, because obviously I would want nothing but the best, but then I KNOW that my story would not be amazing, and so I’m left at the beginning, thinking of who could narrated my story?

9. What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis?

I wouldn’t say a regular basis, but I often say these quotes in my head and laugh at myself for it:

“I hear nothing. Not even a sound… just the beat of my own heart.” – “You’ve Got Mail”

 “‘The Godfather’ is the I Ching. ‘The Godfather’ is the sum of all wisdom. ‘The Godfather’ is the answer to any question. What should I pack for my summer vacation? ‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli.’ What day of the week is it? ‘Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday.’ ” – “You’ve Got Mail”

“Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.” – “You’ve Got Mail”

“… an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.” – “You’ve Got Mail”

“You’re taking all the caviar? That caviar is a garnish!” – “You’ve Got Mail”

“…when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – “When Harry Met Sally.”

“…all men are sure it never happened to them and all women at one time or other have done it so you do the math.” – “When Harry Met Sally.”

“…men and women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.” – “When Harry Met Sally”

 “You take someone to the airport, its clearly the beginning of the relationship…” – “When Harry Met Sally”

10. What was cool when you were young but isn’t cool now?

Shoulder pads. I think that even though used as fashion statements, that’s all they are used for now a days. Back when I was young people actually wore shoulder pads and it was a cool thing.

11. Which protagonist from a book or movie would make the worst roommate?

I would have to think of movies or books I disliked and that’s hard for me as I block the story completely…. hmmm: Clary Fray…

~~I took one day to think really hard about whether to nominate or not, only because I don’t know many bloggers. The rules are to nominate 5 to 11. I don’t have even 3 to nominate, and so I came to the conclusion today that I would leave the nominations open to all! I nominate each one of you that is reading this and has a blog. ~~

My Questions to YOU:

  1. Which are your favorite books and why?
  2. If you could pick who you wanted to be in life, who would you pick?
  3. Favorite literary character?
  4. Do you prefer sunset or sunrise?
  5. Favorite film character?
  6. Do you think cursive writing should be taught in schools, or not?
  7. Are traditions important in life?
  8. Is the world a better place now than it was before?
  9. What one word would you use to describe the meaning of life as you know it?
  10. Has blogging changed your perspective in life?
  11. What have you learned that made the biggest impact in the way you see the world and all that live in it?
Now Im off to play blicblock… in the sims game.
Hahaha this face is epic sim face!! They just don’t want to be told what to DO!!!! – It’s okay Jade, I love you even when you hate me telling to you to get your butt to the computer so I can take some pics for this POST!

Liebster Award

Today I was nominated for the Liebster Award (an award given to bloggers by other bloggers, promoting their sites and showing support). I was nominated y Andante Zen, the author of the sim novel and also online novel The Last Canvas.

What’s funny is that I found his site through another simmer posting about the sims stories she enjoyed most and linking them. I was drawn in from the start and although I have not been a disciplined reader (I’m never disciplined) it is one of my most favorite fictional stories.

Thank you Andante Zen for nominating me, and I’m not just saying this because I have to as a condition!

Conditions for accepting nomination:

  1. Post the award on your blog
  2. Thank the blogger who presented the award and link back to their blog.
  3. Nominate 5-11 bloggers whom you feel deserve this award and have fewer than or equal to 3,000 followers.
  4. Answer 11 questions posted by the nominator, and ask your nominees 11 questions.

My Nominations go to:

These are the 11 questions I must answer:

01. Why do you write?

I think the most honest answer would be because I feel in control of my emotions 100%. Every character I write about even though is not me, does come from a very tiny part of me. Perhaps someone I could never be, or someone I wish I could be, or someone I hate to be but feel like I could be sometimes… it’s not that complicated if you think about it but it is kind of hard to put into words (for me).
However, there is another answer which does not deferred too far from the truth. Because I like bringing all these characters to life and making them real in a sort of way. Because someone reading them and liking them, and connecting with them is telling me they like what I create and how I feel about it. And that is a damn good feeling.

02. What motivates you to write?

Music is one big motivation. I have always been a fan of classical music. When I was little I remember wanting to learn how to play the piano, but we are not all born with a gift for music. Nature is another motivation, and perhaps the biggest one. I do imagine an entire world up in the clouds, or down hiding in the grass.
Honestly I think, particularly for me motivation is not what makes me want to write, but because I like writing and creating stories I find motivation in things that surround me, like nature, music, and art.

03. When did you start writing? And blogging?

I started writing perhaps since I was a child, can’t think of an exact time in my life as writing (like most everything else in my life) has always been a hobby among many. I do feel like a jack of all trades and master of none when it comes to things I do like: writing, painting, and other crafts. I put too much emphasis on becoming someone I was proud of and very little on any of my crafts. So to say I have a passion for writing is not quite right, better I would say I have a passion for the arts and I have been creating art since I was able to hold a brush and a pen.
I started blogging when I was 28 years old.

04. Does publishing online interferes with your writing process, and how?

I don’t think it does actually it helps me write more. I have been emotionally affected by the online social networks. But when I have concentrated in just blogging I tend to get more done. It’s a bit lonely, the online world. Is like you get to know a bunch of people behind a computer, but do you really know these people? When you turn off the monitor you step out of that zone, is just  you. I find it very inspiring to write and share my writing with friends that I can actually meet for a cup of coffee while we discuss the reasons why my draft will always be a draft. On the other hand, online writing has it’s benefits. You do reach more audience faster, and those who honestly like your work will stick around for the long run.

05. What is your writing process — do you have a preferred place, hour, a ritual to write?

I do prefer to write when Im busy doing something that prevents me from sitting down and writing.

06. Do your online readers influence you, and how?

Yes, very much. Andante for starters… wow! What an amazing story he tells us with his writing, and what a great author he is.

07. Have social medias changed your writing, and how?

I don’t think it has at all. My writing has become a lot better from what it used to be back in high school when I was writing a spin off Interview With The Vampire. But it hasn’t really changed. I still love contrive plots which sound oh so good when I tell my friend of my idea, but become kinda loose when I start writing them down.

08. What do you do to overcome writer’s block?

I try to get back to the beginning of what started me in the first place. Reading, and drawing. Of course some times I have reader’s block, and artist’s block… in which case I have to watch Tv.

09. What are you favorite authors — in Literature, cinema?

Not many because I haven’t read many authors. Instead I read the same authors over and over again, because I dread exploring new waters… what if I don’t like it? What if I waste my time? Etc. Those are more thoughts, and so I stay where I am: Albert Camus, Anne Rice, Jane Austen, Jose Marti, Oscar Wilde. I have read more authors that I like, but these are the ones that I continue to go back to.
In cinema there is just one favorite writer, Nora Ephron. She wrote the funniest comedies you will ever watch.

10. Does writing help you in your personal life, and how?

Writing takes me to a place I couldn’t go and be sane at the same time otherwise. Because writing is the excuse to go to that place.I don’t know if that’s helping me in a way, but I haven’t done anything incriminating based on my writing so far so I guess that’s a good sign.

11. You’re free to deliver whatever message you want for whomever reads this.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for reading this blog. Thank you for stopping by even if you just found yourself here by accident. THANK YOU!

And thank you Andante Zen for your support. Truly. You are a wonderful person.

Okay so my questions for those nominated are (and forgive the not so serious questions, I’m on a very silly mood):

  1. Why do you write?
  2. What other things besides writing do you do and enjoy?
  3. What is your favorite book (favorite one book)?
  4. What things of nature do you like?
  5. How does any of these things mentioned above (if they do) inspired you in your writing?
  6. Is there a published writer you would love to meet and who?
  7. Do you prefer online publishing or standard?
  8. Do you think writing have changed your perspective on life?
  9. List 5 things that are your absolute favorite.
  10. How does being nominated makes you feel?
  11. If you could do something all over again what would that be and why?