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I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award 2019!

Hello Everybody, today I am honoured to say I have been nominated for the “Sunshine Blogger Award” by a very kind young lady named Annlyel from Annlyel Online. Annlyel has an awesome site covering a whole plethora of pop culture subjects. Whether you like blockbuster movies, artwork or fashion you will find articles written covering it and there are even Star Wars posts too. Longtime regular readers of my blog may remember Annlyel from a post where I designed a lightsaber for her named after her favourite lipstick….Moondust.Moondust Plate SIG MK

To follow the guidelines of the Sunshine Blogger Award I need to thank and acknowledge Annlyel and provide a link to her site (done^) and answer the 11 questions posed by her. Next I will need to nominate and link to 11 further bloggers and ask them 11 questions in return. However as I will explain below I might not be able to do that, instead I will make some recommendations of some other great sites. So I had best get on and answer some questions…Ok Annlyel first question please…

A: If you can, which movie is your favourite of all time?

FT: Well apart from my life story which I’m working on, I guess it would have to be the Star Wars saga. Technically I know that the question asks which movie is my all time favourite but I see the story in SW as a whole and it covers more than just the one film.

A: Have you been to Disney World? If so, what’s your favourite park?

FT: No sadly not, since Disney bought out Lucasfilm there are a lot of Stormtroopers and even Kylo Ren sneaking around the parks and they don’t like Jedi types like me much!

A: Who’s your favourite Star Wars character?

FT: It probably doesn’t come as big surprise if you know me but my favourite is Qui-Gon Jinn. He was a great Jedi who didn’t always stick vehemently to the rules but he always bent them for the best reasons.

A: Who’s your favourite Marvel superhero?

FT: Spider-man. Peter Parker and Spidey have been my favourite since I was a youngling wall crawler.

A: Who’s your favourite DC Comics superhero?

FT: That title goes to Batman for this question. I was fortunate enough to get to read quite a few of the original comic books where Batman was much grittier and relied on his martial arts skill and brains rather than gadgets. The characters were also very complex especially if you look at the personal lives of people like Commissioner Gordon etc….far from clean cut.

A: What’s your favourite guilty pleasure, pertaining to food?

FT: I quite like 1/4 pounder beef burgers with cheese and relish (and of course side salad) but I have read that they may not be the healthiest food on this planet. However they do taste so much better than the food capsules the Jedi quartermasters issue and I only have burgers now and then, not every day!

A: What city is on your bucket list to visit?

FT: I need to visit New York/Gotham City…..I know Batman quite well and he lives in New York/Gotham and does a great job running his YouTube channel.

A: What’s your favourite pastime activity?

FT: Some people may know that I am a keyboard player and have performed live on stage. I toured around the UK and even travelled to Poland to perform I also helped teach music technology to younglings in my neighbourhood.

A: Wakanda, Coruscant, or Hogwarts; which of these fictional worlds would you love to visit?

FT: Well, I have been to Coruscant so between Hogwarts and Wakanda, hmm, probably Wakanda. I am a fan of technology but at the same time I like the natural environment too so seeing all the desert, dunes and landscapes merging as one with the tech would be an experience.

A: What’s your favourite novel of all time?

FT: I read “Sherlock Holmes – Hound of the Baskervilles” when I was young and it has stuck with me.

A: What’s your favourite sporting event?

FT: I really love watching MotoGP motorcycling, how people like Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso can control a 200mph motorbike without the benefit of the Force is amazing to me.Executor Poster 1 MK

Now I have to nominate 11 fellow bloggers for the award, however I know from past experience that most of the people I would nominate have been voted for already or would be too busy to participate. So to get round this problem I will just post a few recommendations for sites you might like to visit.

I have a couple of artistic themed recommendations for two sites, the first is a blog that highlights the world of street art and is run/produced by a young lady named Resa. The site is named Graffiti Lux Art and More. There you will find an explosion of colourful street art photography and Resa has recently started to post fictional writing inspired by the artwork on the streets of Canada.R2D2 Falcon Poster 1 MK

The second is Darksider Confessions and a young chap named Xen. Now normally I wouldn’t recommend folks visit a Sith minded individual but Xen has just taken his first steps into the larger world of graphic design and started studying an online course. It would be great if you could go and give him some encouragement. He edits images and makes animated versions of the originals (including Jedi character pictures hence why I  am adding his site!).

And as I have been nominated by Annlyel…I should also give a shout out to her extremely talented sister Uzuri who also has a blog, named Uzuri Art. Uzuri has recently posted a series of Star Wars inspired images and her Princess Leia portrait is shear perfection. So please go check Uzuri’s fantastic site too.

If you are a fan of reading then you may like to visit the The Beachy Reader which is a book review site that is run by my longest blogging friend Gigi (though to me Gigi will always be a Princess 🙂 ) Gigi reviews a range of genres so there should be a book recommendation for you somewhere on her site.Opela Moraf Revanchist Poster 1 MK

And now I will introduce you to my good friend and collaborator TheVintageToyAdvertiser and his sidekick Wooof! TVTA and Wooof! run a blog dedicated to all things advertising, be it adverts for Scandinavian kitchen suites, LEGO sets, action figures all the way through to comic book covers and movie poster artwork. All meticulously scanned and presented with a great sense of humour. I also have to mention this duo as it is TVTA and Wooof! who challenge me to come up with lightsaber designs based on various pop culture themes such as Charlie’s Angels, Starsky and Hutch and have provided me with fantastic feedback and crticism to help me improve my designing. Thanks guys!StarskyHutch Plate MK

My final two recommendations are for two young ladies who are big Star Wars fans. They are Kiri and Mei-Mei, who both write great articles about the “Galaxy Far Far Away” and they also have a long running art project where each lady colours in a Star Wars Mandala image and compare their results with each other.

Kiri can be found at starwarsanon.com

Mei-Mei can be found at JediByKnight

Aquaman Bend Poster 1 MKOh, and I very nearly forgot two more ladies I know of who have a great site dedicated to graphic novels. Nancy and Kathleen run the site Graphic Novelty2 and as you may have guessed write articles reviewing comic books and graphic novels. They range from Marvel and DC Comic favourites all the way through to more obscure independent artists and writers such as Jeff Lemire. Nancy and Kathleen are also fully fledged librarians so they know their stuff!

Again I apologise that this post doesn’t adhere to the Sunshine Blogger guidelines but I hope you enjoyed my answers and have fun checking out my recommendations. As a treat I did add a few never before seen images from my virtual saber collection that I have been working on recently. Thanks again to Annlyel for my nomination and don’t forget to visit her site. Now I have to get ready for this weekends’ post and will have to leave you….busy, busy, busy! Thanks for checking this post out. Till next time….Dishonoured Photo 2 MK

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FTSabersite receives the Sunshine Blogger Award

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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