Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Wow! Porky, over at Porky's Expanse, has passed the baton to my humble blog (and 14 cool others) for the Stylish Blogger Award.  I appreciate his effort to help out those of us who are just starting in this great blogging adventure. I wish I could link back to where this award started, but the chain of blogs just keeps going and going....  It's amazing how much awesome content there is out there.
There are 4 rules, but I'm breaking house-ruling them...

1. Thank and link back to the person giving you the award.  That's an easy one!

2. Share 7 Things About Yourself.

Well, let me think on that a bit.  It sounds a little Facebook/LiveJournal meme-ish.... How about for now if I just let you all know that 7 is the total number of offspring, wives, and cats that I cohabitate with?  :-)

3. Award 10-15 Blogs Who You Think Deserve This Award.

I'll agree with Mike Monaco here that 10-15 makes this thing ripe for exponential Ponzification. But I do like the idea of letting the community know about cool blogs. Since much of my recent posting has been about RPGs, let me shine some light on some non-RPG blogs:
  • Strange fiction author Hal Duncan blogs at Notes from the Geek Show. Hal self-defines as a sodomite and an anarcho-socialist, and blogs about social issues, literary theory, and whatever crazy/awesome ideas he is having at the moment. Always fascinating.
  • To balance things out, Lubos Motl blogs from the Czech Republic at The Reference Frame from a more conservative-leaning perspective. Lubos is a theoretical particle physicist and a global warming skeptic -- and he's often quite funny!
  • Christopher Knowles blogs at The Secret Sun about "esoteric themes in pop culture and the media."  He can jump from the X-Files to Aleister Crowley to Jack Kirby to Erik von Daniken without breaking a sweat.
  • Lynne Murphy posts about linguistics at Separated By A Common Language. Usually on tap is witty discussion of the unique differences between American and British English.
  • Alex Sumner is an author and ceremonial magician who blogs at Sol Ascendans. Hey, Call of Cthulhu players: if you don't know about the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, get thee to Alex's page to spice up your campaign with some real-life occultism.
Okay, five is good.  :-)

4. Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award.

Umm... let me think on this one, too.

Thanks again, Porky!

1 comment:

  1. No worries. That's one heck of a selection of blogs - I've just spent time I don't really have reading old posts. Great stuff, too much to take in.