I was nominated for this blogging award quite a while ago, but only now have I found time to accept it. I sure hope there aren’t expiration dates on these. Anyway, thank you, Author S B Mazing, for the honor!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. ✓
- Put the Award logo on your blog. ✓
- Answer the ten questions sent to you. ✓
- Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer. ✓
- Nominate seven blogs. ✓ and I’ll let them know ASAP.
- Who would you rather be: Rapunzel or Cinderella?
I’m not a fan of either, but I’d rather be Cinderella. At least she tries to break free of her restraints and goes to the ball against her stepmother’s wishes. Poor Rapunzel is a classic damsel in distress, waiting for her prince to rescue her. And since when is it wise for girls to let some strange guy climb their hair just because he’s a prince and for some reason knows her name? Rapunzel isn’t wise or a hero, she’s just pathetic. Cinderella isn’t too bad, though. She too falls in love with a prince (typical Disney) but at least she’s the hero of her own story.
- Which one would you choose as your pet: Unicorn, Dragon, Moby Dick, Nessie or Falkor the Luckdragon (Never Ending Story, see pic above)
Hmmm…hard choices. I gotta say I’ve always wanted to meet Falkor. He’s fun, looks like a fluffy doggy or kitty, and he’s so gentle. Your classic gentle beast…
- Who would you like to interview and why?
I’m torn here. The fanatic of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in me wants to interview my favorite character’s actor, René Auberjonois. But then, I’d sure like to ask Lee Harvey Oswald why he fired at President Kennedy and if he truly acted alone. I wonder if he’d put the conspiracy theories to rest…after all, I’m not a policeman. No need to be scared of me, right?
- What would your first question be?
If I interviewed René Auberjonois, I’d ask him for an analysis of the desire his character, Odo, feels to return to the Great Link (a Star Trek fictional people). That has always bugged me. If I interviewed Lee Harvey Oswald, I’d ask him how many shots he fired, not including the one that killed the policeman after he ran off.
- A place you always wanted to travel to?
Are you kidding me? The conventional answer would be an Earth country. Italy, maybe, or Denmark. But that’s bo-ring. I want to invent a starship and travel to the farthest reaches of the universe and see what I find. And if time travel counts, then I’d watch the Big Bang—if indeed it happened.
- First thing on your bucket list?
Get everything in my plans done. Seriously. I know that sounds broad, but when I order my bucket list I feel constrained, start to procrastinate, and never get anything done.
- Best Christmas present ever?
My iPad. I don’t know where I’d be these days without it. Oh, and the keyboard. An iPad without a bluetooth attached keyboard is virtually useless to me.
- What is the one thing you would like to change in this world?
Get people to stop fighting one another. If we can learn to listen to each other and carefully consider evidence from both sides of arguments, then we’ll be halfway to world peace. And world peace means the beginning of the Federation’s reign. (Okay, so that’s totally fictional Star Trek, but hey, it could happen!)
- Your favorite Quote?
I have a few:
* “Knowledge is power.” And there’s an unfortunate deficit of this correlation in our world.
* “Failure is not an option.” From the Apollo launches, and a huge theme in my life.
* “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Not scientifically accurate, but figuratively true.
* “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~Albert Einstein. And if Einstein said it, shouldn’t it be true?
- Full Moon on the beach or Full Moon in the mountains?
Mountains, because their higher, the atmosphere is therefore thinner, and so there’s less air to disturb our view of the moon. Full moon in the mountains is definitely the best moon we can ever possibly see (with the exception of full moon in space).
And now my questions for you:
- Would you rather be an astronomer or an astronaut?
- Star Trek or Star Wars?
- Science fiction (aliens and starships) or fantasy (mythical creatures)?
- Would you rather swim in the ocean or in a pool?
- Do you prefer to read or watch television?
- Are you going to have as much trouble coming up with questions as I am right now?
- Fruit rollup or fruit gummies?
- What’s it like inside your dream house?
- Exercise or video games?
- What do you think is more useful, analog or digital clock times?
Now for my nominees…
- Celia Fitzgerald
- Stories Without Border
- Chronicles of Cammy
- My Daily Deep Space Nine Notes
- Books & Bark
- Mother Hen Diaries
This time around, my nominees are all people who have followed and supported my blog. Unfortunately, in the blind rush of making Far Beyond the Stars the site I want it to be, I have failed to recognize these important bloggers, who were my first few followers. Thank you for encouraging me in the first few months and helping make Far Beyond the Stars grow to where it is today!