This month, fellow writer & Twitter friend, Stacy Green awarded me my third blogging award – The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.
THANK YOU, Stacy! Winning this award for my Tele-Tuesday, Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday, and Friday FabOoolousness posts means so very much to me. I’ve been called a lot of things in my life, and sweet isn’t one of them. Just kidding!
From now on, anytime someone clicks on the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award icon on my site, they will experience Stacy’s fabOoolous blog!
I’d also like to thank my great friend, Kathy Owen, for awarding me the Stylish Blogger and Versatile Blogger awards this month. PLUS, Kathy is the brains behind Amber West’s and my new blog series, The Tamberny Awards. Have you voted?
Kathy writes the best blog series. Her Monday Masters of Mystery and Fashion Fridays are two of my must see posts each week. Check them out!
Before I answer the questions associated with The Irresistible Sweet Blog Award, click on these fabOoolous sites in the July edition of MarvelOoous Mashups!
PART I: A Trip Down Memory Lane – the ‘80s and ‘90s
Did anyone keep an old mixed tape? Check out The Lost Art of the Mix Tape by my dear friend, Jenn Alexinas. What do you think? Does every mixed tape say something about its maker?
“The Two Coreys” – Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. What girl didn’t Dream a Little Dream of these two in the ‘80s? Stacy Green (yep, the one and only from up above) takes us back to the classic film, License to Drive.
It may have all began in the late ‘70s with Halloween, but the ‘80s are often times associated with the birth of many horror films like Friday the 13th. Sonia Medeiros discusses Who was That Masked Slasher in this Fear Friday Feature.
Not to leave the ‘90s out, Catie Rhodes delves deep into the friendship, character conflict, and theme of Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion in this great post.
PART II: FabOoolous writerly posts
Interested in writing fantasy? Check out these demon names and meanings by Graylin Fox.
Need help with the scenes? Check out Structure of a Scene by my fellow Warrior Writer buddy, Suzan Isik.
How many of us put a book down if the first page doesn’t hook us? The Bookshelf Muse, aka Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, offer some First Page Tips.
Guilty of information dumps? Paying too much or not enough attention to setting? Check out 12 Pitfalls to Avoid by Roni Loren.
Want to use artifacts, archaeology, and human history in your writing? Check out this great example by Gene Lempp – Dystopia Island.
PART III: Just because they’re fabOoolous
Heard about the new Google+? Not sure what to think about another social media site? Check out Amber West’s post. She says to not be scared….
Deep in the woods, and inside a bloodied bunker, what exactly will we find at Site 27? I mean, besides dismembered feet. Vote Your Own Adventure here and support the great Jen Kirchner.
Like choosing the story’s direction? Then remember Mark Lidstone’s Zombies Vote Your Own Adventure story. There are zombies everywhere, and our protagonist is cut. How long before the infection sets in?
Love vampires, warlocks, and tons of action? Check out Steven Montano’s flasfiction series, Tales of Blood Earth. The twelve chapters published on his website make for some fabOoolous reading. Remember, start from the beginning….
And, now my answers to Stacy’s fun questions associated with the Irresistible Sweet Blog Award. Enjoy!
If you were a vampire, which celebrity would you first sink your teeth into? Wow, this is a tough one.
The word vampire immediately makes me think of Damon Salvatore, so I guess that would be Ian Somerhalder.
What’s you’re middle name? Not your REAL middle name. Your middle name. I try to keep this blog rated-PG, so let’s go with Brat. Yep, it’s definitely Brat.
You’re stranded on an island. There’s a monkey with you there, but he’s not too chatty. You also have a ball at your disposal. A ship passes by, but it’s daylight. How will you attract their attention? My mind immediately goes to streaking….
What are you secretly afraid of? And what are you REALLY afraid of? I don’t keep many secrets; if I’m afraid of something, everyone around me knows it. I’m deathly afraid of severe storms (I hide the second I hear the tornado sirens nearby, even if it’s a false alarm; okay, well maybe not on a false alarm, but you catch my drift), sharks (and pretty much anything that swims around in the ocean), scorpions, and things that fly and sting (well, moths too – they fly, but supposedly they don’t sting).
Describe your best friend in five words. Incredibly intelligent, patient, strong, hero, and love (I’m not counting “incredibly” or “and” as words).
What’s the last movie you watched? Was it good? Because I’m difficult, I’m breaking this down into two categories:
At the theater – Transformers 3. Great summer entertainment – full of fabOoolous stunts and special effects. Plus, I actually teared up twice. What can I say? I love the bond between Sam and BumbleBee.
From Redbox – Hall Pass. We heard really bad things about Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis’ film, but we laughed our rears off. One scene especially caught us so off guard, that I was glad we weren’t eating dinner. Someone would have spit his food everywhere; I’m just saying.
Who are your favorite fabOoolous bloggers? What are some of your favorite things from the ‘80s and ‘90s? What are you afraid of? What’s the last movie you’ve seen? Please share! I’d love to hear from you! Happy Friday FabOolousness everyone!