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Liebster Blog Award…Again

So I’ve been nominate for another Liebster Blog Award–I don’t care how long I’ve been blogging; I will always be surprised when this comes up. This nomination came from my friend Pearl of Tyburn, who runs the movie review blog Behind the Silver Screen. Thank you to Pearl for the nomination, and let’s get started!

  1. What do you consider the greatest movie of all time and why?
    I would have to say The Return of the King. Everything about that movie was on a grand and epic scale, and it brought one of my favorite books to life in a stirring way.
  2. What do you consider the worst movie of all time and why?
    Plan 9 from Outer Space. I couldn’t even sit through the entire thing; it was that bad.
  3. Who is your favorite actor/actress?
    Since you didn’t specify that it has to be a screen actor or actress, I’m going to go ahead and say John Owen-Jones. He’s an extremely talented Welsh singer and stage actor who is renowned for his portrayals of the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. I like him because, well, he’s good–and because when I first heard him as the Phantom, I was extremely happy because he had the voice I always imagined for Erik when I first read the book.
  4. Who is your least favorite actor/actress?
    I don’t know if I have a least favorite or not, but I think Kristen Stewart needs to start including things like, y’know, facial expressions.
  5. What scene from a movie do you find the most inspirational?
    The charge of the Rohirrim from The Return of the King. I always want to charge headlong into a pile of orcs after watching that.
  6. What movies have mad you laugh the most?
    Definitely The Princess Bride–also the Shrek movies (especially Shrek 2), The Rocky and Bullwinkle Movie, and anything shown on Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  7. What movies have made you cry the most?
    I’m not actually a crier when it comes to movies. I’ll start to tear up during Les Mis when we get to Valjean’s death, but that’s about it.
  8. What movie do you find the most hokey?
    Pretty much any Godzilla movie out there, but they’re hokey in endearing ways.
  9. If you could only watch one more movie forever, what would it be?
    Hmm…that’s kind of tricky, but I think I’ll go with Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. No, it’s not as good as the book, but it’s a worthy movie in its own right, and it has one of the best closing numbers of all time. It helps that they have an incredibly good singer to close out the movie.
  10. What are some movies you’ve wanted to watch but never gotten the chance?
    I definitely want to see the 1984 edition of Dune. So far I keep managing to miss that one. Also, the French did a live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast earlier this year that looks pretty interesting judging by the trailer, so I’m waiting for that to make its way over to the US.
  11. What are your top 5 movies you would like me to watch and review?
    Frankenstein (1931), Phantom of the Opera (1943–warning: multiple scenes of Nelson Eddy hogging the stage),  La Belle et la Bete (1946), The Princess Bride (1987), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

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Liebster Blog Award

Recently my good friend and fellow blogger Pearl of Tyburn nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award. I was duly honored especially since I wasn’t anticipating something like this for a very long time. Here, then, are my answers to the questions:

1. What was your favorite childhood toy?

That feels like a very long time ago, but to pick just one, I would choose my beanie baby raccoon, Charlotte.

2. What is your favorite domesticated animal?

Probably rabbits–it’s a shame I developed an allergy to them.

3. Who is your favorite fictional/legendary character, and why?

I have to pick just one? Not fair. After consideration, I am nominating Faramir of Gondor from “The Lord of the Rings” because he is intelligent, honorable, decent, and good with a sword. Also, I have often considered myself to be the most like Eowyn, whom Faramir marries, so I hope that if God wants me to marry, I get a guy like Faramir.

4. Who is your favorite historical character, and why?

Probably Pharaoh Hatshepsut. She was the first female Pharaoh of Egypt, and her story is an interesting one, full of intrigue and suspense.

5. Who is your favorite saint/Bibilical character, and why?

Decisions, decisions…since you only asked for one, I’m going with Judith. She cut off the head of the Assyrian general. That’s pretty hardcore awesome.

6. What is your favorite type of music/musical group?

I listen to a lot of different genres as long as the singer can carry a tune in a bucket.

7. What is your favorite quote?

It varies from time to time, but my latest favorite quote is from Dr. Seuss: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Another quote worth mentioning came from a conversation with my dad once. We were listening to John Owen Jones, singer extraordinare, perform as the Phantom in “The Phantom of the Opera”, and my dad made a remark along the lines of “Yeah, there’s this guy, and then there’s everyone else, including Michael Crichton.” My response: “Michael Crawford, Dad. Michael Crichton is the guy who wrote ‘Jurassic Park’.”

8. What are your favorite meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert)?

I really don’t have a favorite. Sometimes lunch is my favorite; sometimes dinner is.

9. What is your favorite flower/plant?

A rose. I’m not sure why–it pretty much always has been.

10. When was a time you felt particularly inspired by something?

Recently I was watching “The Fellowship of the Ring”, and it inspired me to go work on a short story I’m writing called “Bart the Bard”. It’s meant to be a comic fairy tale.

11. What are some of the causes you feel are worth fighting for?

Hey, here’s an idea–let’s run the government according to the Constitution!

So those are my answers. Let the blogging games begin! “And may the odds be ever in your favor.” 😉

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