A little over a week ago, I had the pleasant surprise of receiving the Dragon’s Loyalty Award from Josh W of Res Studiorum et Ludorum. Apparently, this award may be given to loyal followers of one’s blog whether they have a blog or not. The rules are as follows:
1 Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2 Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
3 You must share 7 things other bloggers may not know about you.
4 Nominate up to 15 bloggers for Dragon’s Loyalty Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5 Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.
Let’s start with my nominees. The following are all people who have followed my blog for some time and comment not infrequently:
- AngryJellyfish – The blogger who runs my favorite weekly review blog. Few can sustain watching so many anime for so long!
- Goodbyenavi – She’s often very busy these days, but she’s the first person to ever comment on my blog and still finds time to chime in now and then.
- Celeste Angelus – One blogger whom I feel very similar to. I always enjoy reading his articles on philosophy and theology.
- Cytrus – Ever since writing an article which took a dim view of Buddhism, we’ve had very interesting discussions on a variety of topics, the last of these concerning just what falls under the Yuri genre.
- David A – My most frequent commentator. He doesn’t have a blog yet, but I’m sure that it would be very intriguing.
- Feidor S. LaView – I should have mentioned this loyal reader ere now. He’s writing a fascinating dark fantasy novel which displays a very literate mind conversant with Classical mythology. You simply need to start reading Seagrave’s Journey.
- Foxfier – A somewhat frequent commentator on my blog with very eclectic interests.
- Genkinahito – Has some of the best commentary on anime and Japanese films on the internet.
- Luminas – A very deep commentator, always interesting.
- MIB – A blogger with a wide-ranging interest in foreign and classic movies and anime. I especially owe him thanks for always listing me among his list of twitter links which ought to be followed.
- M. Joelle – A very loyal commentator. Her articles on philosophy and creative writing are well worth reading.
- Nami – Her long-winded comments are perhaps some of the most interesting things you can find on my site. 🙂 Be sure to visit her blog, which covers K-dramas, religion, anime, and many other things.
- Suburban Banshee – A true medievalist and lover of the Catholic Church.
- The Overlord Bear – Perhaps the most understanding and candid of my commentators. Be sure to check out his blog!
- TWWK – Last but not least. He runs a fantastic Christian aniblog with a large staff. My articles would not reach so many people without his help.
Honorable mentions and gratitude go to Jubilare, Josh W, Japesland, and all my other dear readers. Let’s get on to some facts about me. Since these facts are supposed to be things my readers may not know, I have declined from repeating any information which may be found in the following articles: A Medieval Interrogation, Nominated for Leibster Award, Leibster Award Again!, and ABC Awards Nomination. Yes, I am rather fond of the awards this site has been nominated for, and those articles make for interesting reading–especially the ABC Award one, where I struggled greatly to find new information for my readers.
- St. Anthony of Egypt is my favorite Desert Father and his icon hangs above my left shoulder along with St. Michael’s when I type these posts. St. Anthony, according to the information we have, lived to be 105 years old!
- Smoked beer is better than I thought it would be. I recently tried De Dues Tocatta, a Spanish beer, (also my first Spanish beer. I did not know that that country produced any!) and found it quite good. The smokiness reminded me of an Islay Scotch Whisky.
- By June 1st, I shall know whether my novel has placed in Athanatos Christian Ministries’ Novel Contest. Either my novel shall become published in short order or I’ll head back to the drawing board. 🙂
- An American comic has become one of my favorite comics these days. It’s called Fables and boasts some beautiful artwork as well as an interesting conflict between socialism and republicanism in a modern fantasy. (Whatever the proper term for a fantasy set in modern times is.)
- Greek fisherman hats are cool. I now have two in my possession. Both are navy blue, but the woolen one is more suitable for the winter, while the cotton one is best for now.
- Noodler’s is my favorite brand of bottled ink. Not too pricey, and each bottle comes with a full three ounces of ink (with a few exceptions)–more than most companies are willing to put in each bottle!
- When I was very young, I used to be enthusiastic about card games and learned dozens of games which hardly anyone plays. But, I could not find anyone to play cards with except my grandfather, who was more interested in rummy, poker, and certain Croatian card games (Trešeta in particular).
Well, there you have it, my dear readers. I hope that you enjoyed this article, and thank you again for reading and your comments!