Hello Everybody and to ArtsandHobbies2006! Today I have the pleasure of having been nominated for the “Sunshine Blogger” Award once again. ArtsandHobbies2006 nominated me this time and you can check out their blog ArtsandHobbies2006. Here you will find various posts covering art, poetry and even a historical drama, Walking The Oregon Trail. I’m slowly reading through this as I know some people from Oregon!
As I have received two other awards already this year I won’t perform the full ritual for this award but I will answer the questions posed to me. The reason I am doing this is that all the folks I would nominate I already did before, and I know they are busy running their own sites (and in one case my friend runs two at the same time!) So I hope you don’t mind me just doing a Q+A session and leaving a few links to my friends’ blogs that I think you may like!
Here we go with the questions and my answers:
1: If you were an animal, what animal would you want to be?
FT: I think I would like to be a Cheetah. They have a magnificent skeleton and tail that enables it to run and reach incredible speeds. It is also such a beautiful looking animal with it’s “Cheetah’s Tears” markings on the cheeks of their faces.
2: If you could go back in time, when would you go (or what time would you go to)?
FT: Well, I guess I should go now, there’s no time like the present….oh you mean where in time would I go! I think I’d visit the Victorian/Industrial Revolution era to see all those marvellous inventions being created. I might get some ideas for some Steampunk style lightsabers!
3: If you were rich, what would you do with your money?
FT: If I were rich, I would like to set up a small business designing and selling custom designed sabers so more people can enjoy owning their own space warrior laser sword weapon. But there are a lot of companies already out there.
4: If you could live anywhere, which country would you move to?
FT: Ooh I had a question like this before, “What is the best country…?” And I answered that all countries have their own attractions and are all equal so I couldn’t single just one out. I finally asked if I could live in WordPress-landia, where all the great bloggers live.
But for now I live on the Outer Rim of the UK – a small little island place with a nice cave and workshop area!
5: What would you do if you re-lived the same day multiple times?
FT: Get dizzy going round in circles in time! Seriously, I’d attempt to find the cause of the disturbance but obviously I wouldn’t discover it. Seriously, I’d attempt to find the cause of the disturb…..Haha just kidding!
6: If you could live in any kind of house, what would it be?
FT: I like old houses with history and heritage but I also like modern designs too. There are some buildings in the south of England called the Eden Project and are bio-spheres which look like some buildings on the planet Bal’Demnic so maybe a Bio-Sphere type house. (eco friendly etc)
7: What is the most valuable lesson you learned?
FT: I have lived a long time and learned a lot of lessons…hmm, I think be your own person, believe in yourself and always do your best!
8: What kind of music/which singer is your favourite?
FT: When I was younger I used to be a stage entertainer and I play piano and keyboards. So one of my biggest inspirations was Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen. I spent the best part of 20 years learning how to play Bohemian Rhapsody correctly as it was so technical and guess what? I still haven’t nailed it!
9: Imagine you were in a deserted island. What would be the first thing you would do?
FT: I would make sure there weren’t any Gundarks or Nexu creatures around then I’d make sure I had some shelter built. It is important to protect yourself from the elements, then you can search for food and water. (A bit like Han Solo did when rescuing Luke in the Empire Strikes Back)
But I suspect you are really looking for me to give you some survival tips for when you’re playing Minecraft!
10: If you could do whatever you wanted, what would you do?
FT: I’d like to start building my own sabers one day as I mentioned already but one day I want to publish my fan-fiction story of my life! The For Tyeth Story…..ok I need a better title!
11: Which superhero would you want to be (you could make one up)?
FT: Can I be me? Some of the kind comments and deeds (like nominating me for awards like this) people bestow on me make me feel like a sort of superhero and it is much appreciated. Knowing that what I create entertains other people is a great gift to me and is what keeps me designing!
I will now highlight a few blogs from my friends that I think other people will find interesting, fun and informative. To view the blogs just click the highlighted names/link.
First in no particular order is Graphic Novelty2 where Kathleen and Nancy give well thought out reviews of graphic novels and literature for kids and big kids. Both Kathleen and Nancy are librarians and run various reading clubs….oh and Nancy has a “Wowsie” of a woolly sweater!
Next up is Annlyelonline.com, here you will find the blog of a young woman who is a big movie fan. Annlyel produces thoughtful posts analysing the big Marvel, Disney/LucasFilm, DC Comics and a lot of other studios’ films. Annlyel also has various “Top Ten Lists” and articles on books, fashion and make-up to name a few.
The Vintage Toy Advertiser.org and Wooof the cat, have a blog which focuses on classic advertising material and catalogues. There are some gems of old magazine ads and toy catalogue images which bring back nostalgic memories of the toys and products of the past. TVTA also showcases some marvellous items called Chirashi which are promotional booklets that fold out into posters for various films…and some are real works of art!
Christiana of The Boho Girl, is a young lady who has a real talent for photography and to highlight this skill Christiana holds photo-shoots with some very unique models. Christiana’s models are her collection of AG dolls! Christiana is a fan of American Girl/Guy dolls and poses them for some very clever pictures. She also posts fantastic images of her local area and some from her travels.
Here I have two recommendations, Kiri at starwarsanon and Mei-Mei of Jedi by Knight. Now I have grouped these two ladies together as both are huge Star Wars fans and at the moment they have an on-going collaboration where they each colour in the same picture from a Star Wars themed Mandala book and compare their results. They even inspired me to try my hand at a bit of art!
Kiri has great in-depth analysis of the SW Saga and it’s characters and has also guest written on other people’s blogs.
Mei-Mei has a nice feature where she takes up a photography challenge each week. The challenge is to produce a photo based on a set topic or theme. Some of her images from Skellig Michael – the island from The Last Jedi movie – have been gorgeous, so much so I want to visit there myself!
And my last recommendation goes out to one of my site’s longest supporters, the Button-Eyed Reader! Now when I “met” Button-Eyed Reader she was known as the Princess of Paperback. She may have had a change of identity but Button-Eyed Reader is still the great book reviewer I remember from her Princess days. Button-Eyed Reader has reviewed a whole range of books and regularly features on other BIG book review sites and is well respected. It would be well worth checking her site out.
And that I fear concludes this post, I am afraid time is running out and I have a few saber designs to finish, including a new Anime themed hilt for one of my more recent followers! However I must thank ArtsandHobbies2006 once again for nominating me and I hope this post meets approval. Thank you also to each and every one of you, my viewers and followers for your support of me and this site, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have an audience or be nominated! Till next time.
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