Dragon’s Loyalty Award

I am humbled to receive this particular award from not one but TWO fellow bloggers! Thus I am indebted and grateful to Medieval Otaku and Vinnie H for their nominations.

As ever with these blogging awards there are the customs which must be adhered to and this one is no different. However in this instance you can nominate people who are loyal readers and supporters of your blog and let’s face it, we would all be lost without them.

The rules in details are:


  1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  1. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
  1. You must share 7 things other bloggers may not know about you.
  1. Nominate up to 15 bloggers for Dragon’s Loyalty Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
  1. Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.


This isn’t going to be easy since I feel I have exhausted all facts about myself I care to share with you all in my three Liebster Awards and my ABC Award and as is the struggle to make the nominee target without either falling short or going overboard and having to omitting someone deserving. So apologies in advance on both fronts.

So, seven things about me you don’t know….


  1. For years I thought I only had three GCSE/O Levels to my name because was led to believe that any grade lower than a “C” was a fail. It was a few years ago that I was corrected and that as long as it is a grade it was a pass or at least would be accepted as such. So my true total of GSCE/O Levels is in fact seven. I think…
  1. Despite being a “Big chap” of 6’2” and 16 plus stone I am not very good at confrontation and get quite intimidated easily be being around people, especially those with strong wills and personalities. This is partly due to my ASD but mostly because I have always been timorous in nature. It’s just as well I LOOK like I might rip someone apart that has spared me many uncomfortable moments. 😛
  1. I don’t understand dancing. I think its look silly. I don’t mind it the old style Fred Astaire type dancing as that shows some skill, flair and panache, but the modern stuff baffles me completely. If it isn’t overtly sexual with its lewd gyrations which just look tacky and obscene, it is the other frenetic stuff which I can’t help but liken to someone having an epileptic fit (with apologies to any epilepsy sufferers out there). dancers just look daft to me and they all seem to have smug, arrogant looks on their faces when they do it too which also irritates me. Sorry I just don’t get it at all.
  1. Because I don’t drink tea, coffee or alcohol I don’t feel like an adult despite being an old git. It is a taste thing, again possibly linked to my ASD but I can’t help but still feel as though I haven’t progressed or evolved from my childhood days as I still drink orange squash, lemonade and cold (semi-skimmed) milk. It makes for awkward moments as social gatherings when older people don’t have soft drinks and are used to serving the usual beverages so muggins here has to go without. just as well I always take a bottle of water with me as I have a constant dehydration/dry mouth issue.
  1. I find buying clothes quite embarrassing – especially things like underwear or swim wear. It ties in with not liking to be the centre of public attention, and to me this gives me a paranoid feeling of being judged by the shop assistant for my choices which make me feel my personal life is being invaded. I’m probably the only person who is grateful to get socks or boxer shorts for Christmas! 🙂
  1. For a period of three years between 1983-86 I didn’t listen to any of the pop music of the time. Instead I listened to nothing but my dad’s record collection of 50’s and 60’s tracks which included mainly guitar instrumentals as this was his thing. Therefore while everyone else at the time was going mad for the likes of U2, Madonna, Prince, Wham! et al I was into Duane Eddy, The Shadows, Elvis, Cliff and a load of names you probably haven’t heard of.
  1. I am losing my hearing. It is hereditary on my mother’s side and I have NHS hearing aids in both ears now. This is why I treasure subtitles on all DVDs and Blu-rays even if they are in English, as often the actors either speak to quickly, have thick accents which I can’t follow or, as the current trend seems to dictate, mumble too much.


So, there you go, more boring trivia about yours truly.  Now to the nominations and while I am loathe to leave anyone out, the names chosen are fellow bloggers who have responded or commented on my posts on a regular basis, and I thank them for their engagement with me.  

In no particular order (well an alphabetical one), they are:


Abbi Osbiston

Cinema Parrot Disco

Emily Guido – The Lightbearer Series

Film Grimoire

Genkinahito’s Blog


Rambling Film

The Otaku Judge

Vinnie H


All are great bloggers and film/anime writers in their own write so it is nice to have that common ground with them and I appreciate the fact they take the time to read my words and comments on them. This award is just a small token of that appreciation. Apologies to anyone who feels left out but I do appreciate you all. 🙂 

Congrats to all the nominees, thanks again to Medieval Otaku and Vinnie H and thanks to you all for reading this post.




20 thoughts on “Dragon’s Loyalty Award

    1. You’re welcome!

      I hate the taste and the smell of alcohol and I certainly don’t understand the whole drinks culture either. Makes me quite angry seeing people do that to themselves to be honest, which is another notch against me as a social companion. 😦


  1. You’re welcome! I’m happy to follow your excellent blog.

    The point of dancing, I always felt, was that women like dancing and therefore they like men who dance more than those that don’t. If not for this fact, dancing would be completely pointless–and I’m not a fan of lewd club dancing either.

    It’s interesting that you don’t like tea, coffee, or alcohol; though, I do have a few friends who are the same way. I myself couldn’t live without the first beverage. My friends used to define me as “a creature which subsists on tea.” 🙂


    1. It’s interesting how tea is seen as the ultimate problem solver here in the UK. Whenever there is a catastrophe or disaster, the first notion is “I’ll put the kettle on!” 😛


  2. Thanks for the nomination, although I doubt I can rustle up seven interesting facts as I am the dullest person you could possibly meet. The only quirky thing that comes to mind is that I only have one kidney.

    I hate clothes shopping too, as nothing looks good on me. Shoes especially piss me off as they are so overpriced. I don’t get dancing either so avoid it unless I am ridiculously drunk.


    1. One kidney – that’s interesting. 😛 I’m sure you’re not as dull as you think you are. Give it some thought at least. 😉

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  3. Congrats and thanks so much for the nomination! 🙂

    I’m addicted to coffee but I don’t really drink alcohol after a nasty incident a couple of years ago where I overindulged with bad results. It’s fun not drinking and watching other people make fools of themselves though!


    1. You’re welcome! You’ve always been one of the first to “like” a post of mine so this is a suitable way to thank you for it. 🙂

      You’re more tolerant than I am – when I see drunken people I want to slap them! 😛


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