So a few weeks ago, I got my first ever blogger award nomination from the truly very lovely Shokamoka, and being completely unfamiliar with the concept of pride, I used the occasion to shamelessly beg for more nominations.
Well it seems that the way too kind Crimson from the wonderful Crimson is blogging, took pity on me because here I go again with the Unique Blogger Award. I’m much more used to being called “unique” in a passive aggressive way so this is an adjustment!
By the way, the questions change so make sure to go check out Crimson’s Unique Blogger Post for some truly great book suggestions, and the rest of the blog for some truly fun posts.
- Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
- Answer the questions.
- In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
- Ask them 3 questions.
First, dear friends, let’s all take a moment to enjoy these questions:
- If you could turn into any mythical creature, which would you be and why? And what would you do as this mythical creature?
- Oh no! It’s the zombie apocalypse! What are your weapons of choice (up to 3 that you can realistically carry around) and what 3 bloggers would be on your survival team? Yes I’m thinking something similar to L4D
- Related to Q2, what is your zombie apocalypse team survival playlist? Add as many or few songs as you’d like!
Not only are they truly fabulous questions that will put my own to shame (another word I need to look up the definition of) but also very useful information to have on hand.
Let’s get this party started!
If you could turn into any mythical creature, which would you be and why? And what would you do as this mythical creature?
At first I thought for sure something that could fly. Like most sad little earthbound creatures, I have always had a deep longing to soar in the sky. And then I thought: flying is probably some type of exercise…I mean I can already do such impressive physical feats as running, jumping and swimming and have devoted my life to avoiding them all as much as possible, so if I were to be really honest with myself, flying would probably be like a gym thing where I’d do it super enthusiastically for 3 days and then never again…
On top of that, my frequent flyer miles are just rotting away because the thought of air travel fills me with just a smidge less enthusiasm than the thought of extensive dental work. So out the window went that idea.
Let me tell you folks, trying to find a creature of legend that I someone as decidedly mundane as me could realistically embody wasn’t easy. In the end I gave up and choose something cool instead: the Dullahan.
You guys probably all know this, but just in case:
The Dullahan is a headless rider, usually on a black horse who carries his or her own head under one arm. Usually, the Dullahan is male, but there are some female versions. The mouth is usually in a hideous grin that touches both sides of the head. Its eyes are constantly moving about and can see across the countryside even during the darkest nights. The flesh of the head is said to have the color and consistency of moldy cheese. The Dullahan uses the spine of a human corpse for a whip, and its wagon is adorned with funeral objects (e.g., candles in skulls to light the way, the spokes of the wheels are made from thigh bones, the wagon’s covering made from a worm-chewed pall or dried human skin). When the Dullahan stops riding, that is where a person is due to die. The Dullahan calls out the person’s name, at which point the person immediately perishes.
There is no way to bar the road against a Dullahan—all locks and gates open to them when they approach. They do not appreciate being watched while on their errands, throwing a basin of blood on those who dare to do so (often a mark that they are among the next to die), or even lashing out the watchers’ eyes with their whips. They are frightened of gold, and even a single gold pin can drive a Dullahan away – via Wikipedia.
First of all, who doesn’t want to be Celty? No one, that’s who.
Second, they use spines for whips…how cool is that? Not that practical, granted, but downright metal. Also, just straight up throwing buckets of blood at peeps so they’ll leave me alone seems like something I would do anyways. Now the mouldy cheese head part isn’t all that great but you don’t actually ***have*** to carry it around with you. I could just dump it in a safe deposit box somewhere. Think of all the money I would save on makeup!
As for what I would do. Let’s be honest here folks. Whenever I don’t absolutely have to go harbing someone’s death, I would play video games and watch anime. Maybe blog a bit. Walk the dog (oohhh I could combine that with the death heralding)…
Oh no! It’s the zombie apocalypse! What are your weapons of choice (up to 3 that you can realistically carry around) and what 3 bloggers would be on your survival team? Yes I’m thinking something similar to L4D
See – I figured tank but noooo, gotta step on my dreams. First up let’s go with a Glock 17 – 9mm (17 rds). A fairly light and very easy to get handgun with a decent magazine that means you won’t be reloading every other shot. This is a “full size” handgun which makes it easier to shoot since there’s more mass to absorb recoil, a larger area to grip, and a longer sight radius from the front sight to the rear sight. Most importantly, it’s fun to say Glock.
My experience with non digital guns being super limited, the aforementioned Glock will most likely be used to shot myself in the foot at some inopportune moment (cause there are some great moments to shoot yourself in the foot…) and maybe barter for bandages for my foot with other survivors. So once that’s gone I’ll need a more reliable weapon and I’m thinking bow. I have used a lot of bows and am decent with them. Ammo can be crafted fairly easily. If it’s good enough for Katniss, who am I to argue.
Lastly, I’m going to say, a Ka-Bar Becker BK2 “Campanion” Fixed Blade Knife (I looked these weapons up on the net folks, now I’m probably on some really awesome watch lists). I’m going to need a knife to craft the arrows in question and this one had “companion” in the name. I have deep and pure feelings for companion cubes.
As for the 3 blogger team. I haven’t actually been around for very long so I don’t know you guys well enough to figure out who’s least likely to use me for fodder… From the awesome folks I have gotten to know a tiny bit I’m going to say: Shoka because we need a cook, Remy because I’m almost certain he’s too nice to feed me to the zombies in my sleep and Crimson because she thought of this question so I’m assuming she has a plan! My job will be moral support.
Related to Q2, what is your zombie apocalypse team survival playlist? Add as many or few songs as you’d like!
Can’t I just keep my Spotify, which will definitely still be working because the machines took over long ago. Open your eyes people! Honestly the list is way too long but I figure Ride of the Valkyries is a must. Can it even be considered survival if that doesn’t play at some point?
So here are my own noms, of course there is no pressure here because I know a lot of you guys get these every day, but know that it’s out of love:
(I’ll be honest, I don’t know if any of these bloggers will read this…)
- Lady Otaku
- The Cinemoptimist
- Let’s Talk Anime
- Zero Drama Anime
- Moe Gamer
- Slow Anime
My questions aren’t nearly as fun or impressive as Crimson’s but I was honestly curious:
- What post was your favorite to write and why?
- Is there a subject you would like to write about but haven’t quite figured out how to do it yet?
- What was the last random thing that made you happy?
I didn’t want to bug too many people but if you actually want to answer those out of the kindness of your hearts, please do so, I would love to know.