Oh, golly, it must be award season again in the blogosphere (might be the approaching Oscars? ;-)). I got another blog award from wonderful Ben at story multiverse (thank you, thank you, thank you!) and it’s called Kreativ Blogger Award (which sounds perfect for this creative barbwire here, LOL!)!
As it’s been some time since I wrote things about myself and there are plenty of new subscribers to this humble blog *waves*, I’ll try to go through the whole thing again. Rulz sez: pass on to 6 Kreativ Bloggers and tell 10 things people don’t know about yourself.
So, as I know some people don’t like blog awards and don’t have time to ask around for permission, well, you – yeah, you who are staring at the award button and would like to wear it on your blog, grab it, post it and leave me a comment so I can read the ten things I don’t know about you. And of course, pass it on! 😉
Now, for the 10 things… *mumble mumble*…
1) I created Silvery Earth in my tweens, but even my sister couldn’t recognize it when she read a novel set in the actual Silvery Earth. I guess it evolved – much like its creator and this very planet, LOL!
2) As my nephew admitted he’s afraid of dragons, I’ll have to introduce him to Dragonheart AND my own dragons (a.k.a. Fajrulo). Poor babe confuses dragons and dinosaurs – NOT the same thing! 😉 I forgive him only because he’s 7, and still has a lot to discover! 🙂
3) For SKYBAND (see FB album) I bought a lot of tattoo mags (and googled “tattoo” a lot as well), as all the characters have at least two. I’d love to have one myself, but I don’t seem to be able to take a pick. Sigh.
4) For a couple of years I did beads jewelry, but as I didn’t sell much (tried to, but failed – I’m bad at marketing on all fronts! ;-)), it’s still all there in a boots box next to the abandoned “lab” of materials. One day I’ll have to go back to it, hopefully.
5) I have a brand new (5 years old – and I’m 46) passion for world movies, subtitles. I’ve always loved movies, but for the duration of my life in the 20th century I was stuck with the dubbed versions available in Italy. Thank God my English is now good enough to watch foreign movies subtitled (thanks, Amazon!).
Oh, boy, I’ve run out of things you don’t know… sorry! Rulz sez 10, but I really have nothing else to say (and 5 is my favorite number anyway), so I guess I’ll end up here. NOT cheating! Here’s a list of the other blog awards and the posts that went with them!
Sunshine Award (May 25, 2010)
Versatile Blog Award (June 27, 2010)
One Lovely Blog Award & You’re Going Places, Babe (July 7, 2010)
Spotlight Award (Aug.18, 2010)
Stylish Blogger Award (Jan.26, 2011)
Memestatic Award (April 4, 2011)
Liebster Blog Award (Jan 25, 2012)
Speaking of world movies, along with The Promise I bought Moolaadé because I was intrigued by the poster, and mostly by the pitch – when do I get the chance to see another African movie? In spite of winning Cannes Un certain regard, this movie was not dubbed at all, so the DVD was in original version (Bambara+some very bad French) with Italian subtitles. Like The Promise, sometimes people spoke but no subtitles came up. Sigh.
I loved the setting (Burkina Faso), so unusual from what I’m used to, and loved the story (yeah, I cried at the end, but it’s very powerful). I’ll have to watch it again to copy some clothes for SKYBAND, as my heroes have reached the former Black Empire which is based on Africa (and it’s 300 years after Fire, so my original cover for Fire won’t do. I’ll have to show a change in clothes, LOL).
So it was a great surprise and a great discovery (especially for 3euros) that probably never came out in theaters, but is certainly worth watching. IMDB summary: When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female circumcision, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart. Worth every second of it, if your curious about the world and other cultures.
A long time ago (last year?) the Mighty Caricaturist (who, by the way, deserves the Kreativ Blogger Award, so, please Shafali, grab it and paste it on your blog, so we can all smile with you!) suggested an Indian movie that was NOT Bollywood. So, as I’m discussing world cinema, I’ll be adding this specific title that is about India and it’s culture, but doesn’t have all the Bollywood songs that turn off most westerners. It’s a thriller, so I won’t say anything.It’s also shorter that the usual Bollywood 3-hours-movies (less than 2 hours), so if you like non-action thrillers, go check “a Wednesday!“. And there’s nothing funny about it, which is funny considering the source! Thank you, Shafali, for the great suggestion! 🙂
As (you guessed it) I got my latest Amazon purchases, the next reviews of DVDs will be… Bollywood again! 😉 Have a great weekend everyone! 😀