Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Apparently I'm Versatile!

I was just checking my comments after having a nice Memorial Day out with my family, and I was pleased to learn that I've been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award.  Thanks to Spacerguy for this honor!  Anyone who hasn't checked out his blog should definitely do so.  He is a true expert on all things Star Trek and it's always fun to read his posts.

According to the rules as I understand them, I need to list 7 facts about myself.  Since I love science fiction, and I was nominated by a fellow science fiction fan, I'll try to list facts that reflect that part of my personality.

  1. When I was a kid, I told my mom to drive warp speed because I wanted to get home fast.  I wasn't even sure why she laughed at me.
  2. As a kid, I also used to scan the sky for Borg cubes.  You can never be too careful!
  3. One of my favorite science fiction quotes ever: "Klaatu barada nikto."  I learned this from the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still.  My dad and I used to watch that movie regularly, and I still love it.
  4. I do love special effects, but for me, good exciting special effects are nowhere near as important as the story.  I enjoyed the film The Man From Earth for the ideas it presented.  I know a lot of people who can't sit through a movie that's 100% dialogue driven, but I love dialogue!
  5. I always knew I wanted to write science fiction.  I didn't just know that I wanted to be a writer.  From the age of 6, I knew I wanted to be a science fiction writer.  There was never even a question in my mind.
  6. It would be hard to pick my absolute favorite alien species.  There are so many worthy candidates from so many worthy shows, but I have a soft spot for the Vorlons from Babylon 5.  They're mysterious, they speak cryptically, and their ships are creepy.
  7. One of my favorite episodes of Star Trek TNG is "Darmok."  It combines my love for sci fi and language.  
Now to nominate 15 worthy bloggers for this award.  This is always the hardest part. This by no means includes all of the blogs that I've come to love, but what else can I do?  We all must choose in life, though we may not know how to do it.
  1. Chris Fries at A Writer's Expanding and Slightly-Warped Universe
  2. Gina Gao at Modern World
  3. McKenzie McCann at The Ubiquitous Perspective
  4. Misha Gericke at My First Book
  5. Morgan Shamy at Inner Thoughts of a Redhead Writer
  6. Jeremy at Geeky Tendencies
  7. Gossip_Grl at Just You Wait!! One Day I Will . . .
  8. Julie DeGuia
  9. Jeff Hargett at Strands of Pattern 
  10. Michael Offut
  11. Summer Ross at My Inner Fairy
  12. Jenn at Scribbles From Jenn
  13. Mina Lobo at Some Dark Romantic
  14. Julie at Blueberry Dreams
  15. Cassie Mae at Reading, Writing, and Lovin' It!
Anyway, that was difficult.  All of the people I picked are deserving, but so are many that I didn't.  If I didn't pick you, please don't take it personally because I love you all!

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Thanks for the award, L.G.! I loved all the sci-fi factoids about you. And "Darmok" is definitely one of the better ST:TNG episodes -- Literate and epic. How can you not love a TV show that alludes to the epic tale of Gilgamesh?

  2. Oh, aren't you the coolest???? Thanks for this, L.G.!

    And I think it's soooo fabulous you're a sci-fi writer. It takes a certain brain to be able to create like you do, and I think that's AWESOME. Very fun to read more about you! :D

  3. Congratulations! I loved reading your 7 facts. The best one was about The Day The Earth Stood Still. That is one of my all time favorite sci-fi movies.

  4. Congratulations! I love that you told your mom to drive at warp speed :)

  5. Congratulations L.G. Ahead Warp factor 9! Hehe.

  6. Hey there! Thanks for the plug! I'll put a post together within the next few days and pay it forward.

    And I'm right there with you on your #7. Excellent episode, but I must confess I loved quite a few: "Remember Me", "The Offspring", "The Inner Light", "Who Watches the Watchers" and the list goes ever on...

    Thanks again!

    1. Oh, I know. I love a lot of them. I think another favorite of mine is also "The Inner Light." I love the music from that episode as well!

  7. First, Mazel Tov on your award - it's an honor and fun to have a bit of blog bling to show off, ain't it? ;-)

    Second, your first fact about yourself made me think of a line from "The Lost Boys": "Burn rubber does not mean warp speed!"

    Third, one of my favorite ST:TNG episodes is "Sub Rosa" - probably because I'm a romantic (and c'mon, was that relationship *really* so wrong?????) ;-)

    And fourth - I dig that I'm #13 on your list! (But then, I would.)

    Thanks for thinking of me!
    Some Dark Romantic

    1. Oh, yeah - and that Ronin dude in "Sub Rosa" was the vampire from "The Monster Squad" - and he also played Zorro in a TV series!

  8. Great list about you, and stopping by to say thank you for the award. Have a posting coming soon.

  9. I'm so sorry! I totally thought I commented on this already. Gosh, total fail.

    Thanks so much for the award :)

    And I'm a dialog junkie too. :)