Liebster Award from the Rookery

Many thanks must go to my good chum R.S. Rook, for passing me a “Discover New Blogs” Liebster Award and a set of entertaining questions–plus a bang-up one-sentence summary of my site that was troubling in its accuracy. I’ve never felt more publicly attacked.

So hello, I’m here! Feel free to discover me all you like, I won’t mind. Though if you’re feeling punchy, you could hop over to The Rookery and discover that instead. There’s a quirky Inktober challenge going on and everything!

The basic rules of the award are as follows: find someone you know who doesn’t get enough love, come up with some funky questions, and nominate them. Specifically bloggers with under 200 followers, but others are allowed. You can find oodles of free Liebster logo variations, along with the full rule set, here.

Here are Rook’s questions:

1. Have you? Can you? If you could, would you? (Be creative)

Have? Have I? How dare you imply such a thing. No doubt your mother dresses in cashmere and your children are squealing goblins. Even if I could, well, it’s no use. The crab was perfectly undead by the time I got to it, and there’s nothing more I’ll say.

2. Pineapple on Pizza, yes or no?

*slowly scrapes off everything except cheese*

*and tomato sauce, that can stay*

*I didn’t mean to imply otherwise*

3. Assuming you had the skill to paint anything, what would you paint on your version of the Sistine Chapel? (I would paint an inception chain of Bob Ross painting Bob Ross painting Bob Ross painting Bob Ross painting Bob Ross…with the tiniest Bob Ross painting Potato Jesus.)

The entire Dada manifesto. I think the Dadaists would lovehate that. I don’t see why we couldn’t also incorporate the Bob Ross immersion while we were at it–the Dadaists would probably lovehate that, too.

4. What tiny superpower would you want? Like something that made your life marginally easier but would probably be useless in fighting crime or saving the world. (For example, being able to never misspell a word. Or being naturally tick-repellent. Or being able to change the color of your fingernails at will, etc.)

I’m already great at splelling, thanks. My current micropower is surviving despite a default body temperature of “Arctic Winter,” but I think I’d like the power to warm my cold, clammy deli meat hands instead. No global warming intended.

5. What’s the last sentence of your favorite book? (Don’t say which one, and do not provide context).

(Cheated. Twofer. Let’s see if anyone can guess both novels.)

“You are no longer certain which side of the fence is the dream.”


“Before reaching the final line, however, he had already understood that he would never leave that room, for it was foreseen that the city of mirrors (or mirages) would be wiped out by the end and exiled from the memory of men at the precise moment when Aureliano Babilonia would finish deciphering the parchments, and that everything written on them was unrepeatable since time immemorial and forever more, because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth.”

That’s the set done. Thanks for taking to time to read! Finally, here’s a handful of blogs so cool you haven’t discovered them yet:

  • The Resident from A House Apart, whose written serial “Occulted” follows the inheritors of myth-based magic through their adventures with dark rituals, magical spats, and a boarding school uniquely suited to them.
  • Alexander from Alcohol With a Side of Insomnia, whose blog is dedicated to creative writing and fiction craft.
  • Jayme Stoops, who interweaves the narrative of her personal life with writing by sharing the inspiration she draws from her two wonderful daughters.
  • Jon Avila at The Scarlet Lamp, a speculative and frank mental health blogger who explores mental dilemmas through writing.
  • Dungeon Mistress Dana, who shares her whacky experiences as a professional tabletop RPG Dungeon Master for her players, along with cool tidbits and tricks.
  • Ink ’em Down, who collects odd phenomena from around the world to share and also displays their own poetry and prose.

And I would like to ask you:

  1. If you had to live without food or without sleep, which would you sacrifice?
  2. Congratulations, you’re the leader of a country! Which one? (Fictional preferences allowed.)
  3. You’ve become a character in a classic RPG. What class are you? (Knight, mage, bard, rogue, god-like villain, etc.)
  4. A character is visiting an art gallery. By the end of their story, something awful is going to happen to them–or perhaps it already has. Describe what paintings they see that foreshadow this event.
  5. Well, Earth is kaput. Time for a new world. Fantasy or sci-fi?

9 thoughts on “Liebster Award from the Rookery

  1. I assure you, I was attacking you with nothing but bonhomie.

    I am not certain I believe you about the crab, and I can assure you those goblins are not my children, but the procurement thereof is not to be discussed pending the legal resolution of certain contested estate proceedings.

    Thanks for answering my questions!

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