The Liebster Award

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I got an awesome award for being awesome from alicebrook1502.  The Liebster Blog award, to be exact.  I was willing to just stare at it for a while, but it came with rules.  Rules and questions.  Lessee what they are…

The Rules:

  • When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by your nominator.
  • Pass the award onto 11 other bloggers, making sure to tell them you nominated them.
  • Success.
  • You write up 11 new questions to your nominees.
  • You can’t nominate your nominator.
  • Put the award pic in your blog.

The 11s About Me:

  • Throughout my life, I’ve had one long dream.  When I was a tot, I dreamt I was driving on a glass road near Lake Michigan with a square sun setting.  When I was a little older, the glass road led me to an elevated city.  When I was a little older, I wandered the elevated city until I found a large outdoor mall.  A little older, I walked around the large outdoor mall until I went inside and it became an indoor mall.  A little older, I found the outside of a cinema.  A little older, I went inside it.  A little older, I stood in line for a film.  A little older, I stood at the doorway of the coliseum-sized theatre.  That last one is about three or four years old now.
  • My favorite Disney film is “The Little Mermaid”, but that has nothing to do with my ginger love.  It’d seem like it does but I took a step back from myself and asked is it because of Ariel and it wasn’t.  Couldn’t tell you what it was, but it wasn’t Ariel.
  • I had to walk 14 miles non-stop to my house.  Twice.  Once was in the rain and the other was in the snow.  Those two events were big influences on my thoughts of dependability and humanity.
  • I know a such thing as deer crack exists because I saw it in a gas station on the way to Michigan.  I should’ve bought it but I was too focused on driving two towns north of Detroit and back to Chicagoland in one night.  But I can at least say I was in the land of Robocop.  Although a chunk of the first one was shot in Texas.
  • I once made an origami swan the size of a grain of rice.  It got me a trip to a stripclub but I didn’t go because I was 14 at the time and hated the idea of stripclubs.  Still do.  Can’t get behind the concept of paying for blue balls.  Burlesque shows are ok because that funny word “art” is thrown around.  And burlesque dancers are prettier than strippers.  More variety, too.  I support stripper unions, though, because I’m quite sure their bosses take advantage of them in many ways.  There’re a few documentaries on that topic I suggest to everyone.  I think one is called “Live Nude Girls Unite!” (I’d look for that with Safe Search on…).
  • I’ve seen over 1,500 films and here’s proof.
  • I thought wheat buns were chocolate buns when I was a tot and was horrified each time I forgot.
  • I think the perfect set-up would be to have a loft in the city and a hobbit hole in the country.  Even designed a hobbit hole for myself.  It’s A LOT bigger on the inside than most… hmm.  I was gonna call it the Shadow Gallery (“V for Vendetta”, yo) but after that last statement, I might call it my TARDIS.  I was gonna have the doorway look like one, anyway.  As in, the door would be the entire police box, not just the door.  Ah, geekdom.  Either the Fourth or Eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS.
  • I’d love to own a small theatre where I could show films and perform plays.  Like a 50-seat place.  Maybe that’d be my Shadow Gallery.
  • I think the best part of being an artist is the retrospective.  The point where you look back at what you’ve done and who you’ve affected.
  • I also think that having electric powers would be swell.

alicebrook1502’s Questions:

  • If you had to pick, what would be the quote/thought/book you lived by?  “Never compromise.  Not even in the face of Armageddon.”
  • When did you feel most inspired?  Through emotional pain or listening to dance music.  The muse likes what the muse likes.
  • Why didn’t you become what you wanted to be as a kid?  Because the Spice Girls broke up and that kept me from hanging out with them backstage.
  • Who’s your role model and why?  V, of “V for Vendetta”, because he went through a lot of shit and instead of feeling sorry for himself, he did something with his life that was true to himself, without compromise, that affected a lot of people.  Even after he died.
  • What’s the story behind your name/your blog’s name?  “Rathan” comes from me being wrathful with what I create, “Krueger” comes from Freddy Krueger, and “Darkness Opera” is the genre I made up for myself.
  • Favorite fairy tale?  “Rumpelstiltskin”.
  • What’s the thing that you have to do, but you absolutely hate it?  Deal with family until I’m in a position to cut myself off completely.
  • Pick a couple of objects that define/describe your way of life.  I guess that’d be my TARDIS mug and my Blu-ray player.  The mug because it represents my ability to be functionally geeky (at least in my eyes).  The Blu-ray player because it represents my love of films and music (since, y’know, it can also play CDs and anything on a flash drive).
  • If you could live any time you wanted, when would that be?  When all the pieces of my life fall into place, so I could enjoy life finally.
  • One gadget that you can’t live without.  Something that would allow me to watch films and listen to music.
  • One gadget that hasn’t been made, but you’d gladly use.  An invincible giant robot that gives its pilot immortality and infinite charisma.

My Questions:

  • What song best represents you?
  • What’s the second-scariest thing that’s ever happened to you?
  • What film would you love to live in?
  • Would you rather be a swordfighter or a gunslinger?
  • You’re held at gunpoint in front of your loved ones to make a wish.  Your wish will come true, but something bad will happen to someone in the world.  What’s your wish?
  • A bed of candy or a wall of soda?
  • No sex or no sense of taste?
  • Someone invents a device that could cure all the world’s ails, but it could also destroy the world, and gives the device to you.  Do you activate it?
  • The Matrix is real: do you live in it or escape to Zion?
  • Do you forgive the one who broke your heart?
  • Someone gives you $2,000,000,000,000 with no strings attached: What do you do?

Nominees (not sure I know 11 people here…)

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One Response to “The Liebster Award”

  1. Thanks for the mention.
    I went through the list of movies you’ve seen, I’ve seen a good part of it, other I’ve been meaning to watch and I never heard of a few of them.
    14 miles snow and rain, that would leave a mark no doubt.
    Here are my answers:

    • What song best represents you?
    A/ That’s a hard one, and without wanting to be cliche I would say Non, je ne regrette rein
    • What’s the second-scariest thing that’s ever happened to you?
    A/ My second card accident perhaps.
    • What film would you love to live in?
    A/ I don’t know, I like Zombie movies, but it’d be kinda weird wanted to be eaten by zombies, but being the kick ass character of a zombie movie or like in Kill Bill would be nice for a change.
    • Would you rather be a swordfighter or a gunslinger?
    A/ I guess the answer above answers this too, a sword fighter for sure.
    • You’re held at gunpoint in front of your loved ones to make a wish.  Your wish will come true, but something bad will happen to someone in the world.  What’s your wish?
    A/I don’t know, you would do anything to save a loved one, I would ask for being able to just travel and not having to work and course not feeling guilty about the decision.
    • A bed of candy or a wall of soda?
    A/Bed go candy for sure, with a pillow made of candy corn.
    • No sex or no sense of taste?
    A/ No sex I guess.
    • Someone invents a device that could cure all the world’s ails, but it could also destroy the world, and gives the device to you.  Do you activate it?
    A/Hell yeah, if it works everybody wins, if the world is destroyed at least those suffering will be put out of their pain.
    • The Matrix is real: do you live in it or escape to Zion?
    A/ Errnnnn haven’t watched that movie.
    • Do you forgive the one who broke your heart?
    A/ Would you believe me if I tell you it’s never happened to me, I’m always been the jerk who breaks up.
    • Someone gives you $2,000,000,000,000 with no strings attached: What do you do?
    A/ First, learn to count all that way to that number and then travel the world.

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