Dragon’s Loyalty Award


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:

  1. AngryJellyfish – The blogger who runs my favorite weekly review blog.  Few can sustain watching so many anime for so long!
  2. 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.
  3. Celeste Angelus – One blogger whom I feel very similar to.  I always enjoy reading his articles on philosophy and theology.
  4. 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.
  5. David A – My most frequent commentator.  He doesn’t have a blog yet, but I’m sure that it would be very intriguing.
  6. 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.
  7. Foxfier – A somewhat frequent commentator on my blog with very eclectic interests.
  8. Genkinahito – Has some of the best commentary on anime and Japanese films on the internet.
  9. Luminas – A very deep commentator, always interesting.
  10. 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.
  11. M. Joelle – A very loyal commentator.  Her articles on philosophy and creative writing are well worth reading.
  12. 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.
  13. Suburban Banshee – A true medievalist and lover of the Catholic Church.
  14. The Overlord Bear – Perhaps the most understanding and candid of my commentators.  Be sure to check out his blog!
  15. 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.

On the scroll, it says that St. Anthony saw the traps of the devil spread out on the ground.  When he wondered how anyone could escape all these traps, he heard a voice say

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 🙂
  4. 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.)
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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!

27 comments on “Dragon’s Loyalty Award

  1. M. Joelle says:

    Congratulations and thank you so much for the mention! I love your blog – a well deserved award!. I’m so happy to see you posting more frequently, and I’m also very interested in knowing more about Greek fisherman hats. I’d love to see a picture, or hear a more detailed description!


  2. Foxfier says:

    Greek fisherman hats are cool.


    (handily, the link-back function notifies a wordpresser on their blog)

    I don’t do chain letters, but this is pretty dang cool. 😀


  3. Celeste Angelus says:

    Thanks so much for the nomination! I always find everything you write to be really interesting and a joy to read! 🙂


  4. MIB says:

    Congrats on your nomination and thank you for mine! 🙂

    I always welcome your opinion on anime which differs from others, because of the unique perspective from which you approach it. I may not fully understand all of your blog posts but it is clear you have put a lot of thought into them so kudos for your devotion to your craft.

    Good luck with the book too! 🙂


    • Thank you! I should write my mid-season review pretty soon, which includes Re-kan, Seraph of the End, Arslan Senki, Knights of Sidonia, Danna ga Wakaranai, and Gunslinger Stratos.

      Actually, with some of my older posts, I myself sometimes need to struggle to remember what I was writing about. 🙂 But, I do like picking apart some of the more obscure threads I see in anime.


  5. animecommentary says:

    Congrats on the award, mate! You’re one of the best bloggers out there, and getting recognition for it is awesome.


  6. Thank you so much, and congratulations on your well deserved award! I always enjoy reading your opinions and reflections, and discovering new and interesting things here. As stated above, I also consider you to be one of the best bloggers around.

    Good luck with your novel!


  7. Josh W says:

    I’ll third the good luck on your book!


  8. GoodbyeNavi says:

    Congratulations and thank you! I didn’t know I was the first. I just found your blog to be well-done and thought provoking. I’m working on being more active, got a post in draft now! Keep up the good work!


    • Thank you! Glad to hear that you’re working on another post. And yes, you were the first to comment on Medieval Otaku, ending its two weeks of solipsistic existence. 🙂


  9. Congrats on the award, and thank you for yet another nomination! I have a terrible track record for following up on the rules of these things and making my own posts about them, but if I find the time I’ll be sure to share those seven things at the very least! 😮

    Good luck with the book too! 😀


  10. TWWK says:

    Thank you, sir!

    Fables, by the way, is such an interesting looking series – I’ve long wanted to start reading some of the comics, but along with so many other interests, that one’s been placed aside in a “one day” pile.


    • I know what you mean. I only read it because a friend of mind has become a fan of American comics and greatly encouraged me to do so. The series is quite good, even if rather bloody at times. That the Big Bad Wolf is the hero of the story and a real patriot amuses me to no end.


  11. Thanks for the award! I will pass it on.

    Btw, there is ABSOLUTELY NO reason you shouldn’t self-publish your novel, if you don’t win the contest. If even a slacker like myself can manage to put out Kindle and print versions of non-fiction books with horrendous footnotes, you can put out a novel! And self-publicize it, too!

    1. You network a lot.

    2. I can point you to how to do the Kindle stuff.

    3. Createspace and similar print outlets are also not that difficult.

    I haven’t done iTunes, GooglePlay books, or so on, but they are apparently doable, too.


    • You’re welcome! I found out that I indeed did not won the contest, though I had the consolation of having one of the minor judges telling me that I was robbed. 🙂

      If you want to give me the links for how to publish Kindle and Createspace, I’d be very grateful. Thanks!


  12. […] days ago, I was honored with the Dragon’s Loyalty Award by my fellow blogger and friend Medieval Otaku. As we’re moving closer to Seagrave’s […]


  13. David A says:


    And thanks.


  14. MIB says:

    I’ve finally completed my reply to this and I’ve nominated you for a Dragon’s Loyalty Award – http://wp.me/p2mMDp-2sy 😉


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