Saturday, 30 May 2015

Liebster Award: Everything about my future autobiography!

I got nominated for Liebster award by 1666 X 30 from The Mutant Stomp Friends! In her post she tells intriguing facts about herself and nominates more bloggers to continue this fun game. Liebster Award is a nice way to socialize more online and also helps us to find more interesting blogs to read! I found some new bloggers from the ones 1666 X 30 nominated and from their posts even more new blogs.

The rules:

1. Post the award on your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
3. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have fewer than 200 followers.
5. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.

The questions 1666 X 30 made are so interesting I want to start with them first! She works with books and I study literature so this is a perfect mach:

1. What is the title of your biography?
I would be tempted to use my blog's name but perhaps my biography would be "The lonely rambles of a bookworm"

2. Is it an autobiography or did you get someone else to write it? If so, whom?
I wrote it myself. It is an unnecessarily long report on all the books I read during my life and how their stories were intervened into my life. At least in my own head they did.

3. What's on the cover? If illustrated, who illustrated it?
It is a borderline paranoid collage of photos of bookshelves, libraries, bookstores and books.

4. Seems your biography has some photos in it. What are they of?
Book covers. Loads of other book covers.

5. Hey, good news! Seems like someone important is providing a blurb quote for the cover. Who is it and what do they say about the book?
"Like most autobiographies (fiction or fact), this book is an entertaining mix of fantasies, unmet grand expectations and facts no-one can verify. Simply marvelous!" - President of Tristram Shandy Society

6. What are some of the chapter names in the book?

Hobbit or not quite there and never back again: My fails with J. R. R. Tolkien's works

Dangerous Liabilities: My insufficient relationship skills and a one-sided affair with Marquise de Merteuil

Pride & Presumption: My pretentious knowledge of Gothic Novel without reading enough Jane Austen

7. Your biography has an index. What's under the letter G? 
It would have to be Grotesque. First of all I am writing my Master's thesis on the subject and I am fascinated by grotesque things! I also expect to transform into a grotesque creature at some point of my life.

8. Who is thanked in the acknowledgments?
The head of the literature department of my university.

9. What kind of a book is it? Photography monograph? A tell-all expose? Stream-of-consciousness word jazz? An academic monograph with multiple indexes, endnotes, bibliography, further reading, etc?
It is a mix of academic references and weird and forked monologues, just like House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.

10. Your readers are shocked to know that....
In my early teens I had a disturbing incident that involved frog's legs and Richard Adams' Watership Down.

11.  For some reason your book's selling well in France. Why do you think that is?
Because of the frog's legs.

Fewer than eleven facts about me:

1. I was inspired by 1666 X 30's post and decided to stretch two of my ear piercings. Just a bit though, so I can use hollow plugs as supporting structure and use big heavy earrings.
My beginners set.
2. I had surgery last week and am recovering well. Fingers crossed it continues that way!
4. Mites and ticks disgust me. This time of year I am constantly scared I might get one on a walk. Ticks are known to transmit borrelia, so my fear is not completely foolish.

Disgusting tick sucking blood. Photo source
5. I participated in a short story competition. The results are published in the end of this summer.
6. In January I was released of two wisdom teeth. I plan to make some sort of jewelry out of them.

My lovely teeth on salt bed.

I nominate:

Lady Nancy from Retro-Electric which is about alternative fashion and amazing travel photos.
MindLess from MindLess Indulgence. She posts about sewing, art and all kinds of interesting things.
Winter from Eternal Wynter. Wonderful funny posts, for example about her grandmother's haunted doll!
Goth Gardener from Goth Gardening. Lately she has posted about nice creepy books, cemeteries and amazing products like book purses! 
Salla Salmiakki from Lepakkoluola. Here you find alternative fashion, beautiful life events and DIY. She posts in Finnish with English translations in the end!
Eni from Keep Changing Colors, who's blog I just found and am amazed by her talent of drawing and design. She too posts in Finnish with English translations.  

And that is it. The Liebster Award has been spreading like a zombie virus around all goth and alternative blogs lately and I feel like all blogs I follow have been nominated inside a month!

I am supposed to make up my questions for the nominated but I must say I really like 1666 X 30's questions. They have a theme and they let your imagination fly! I would like to distribute her questions instead of making lame questions myself. So please answer the same questions about the biography, if you want to participate to Liebster Award! 


  1. I always love reading these kinds of posts! I had my wisdom teeth taken out and kept them for a few years. I thought I was going to use them for art or something but eventually I forgot what that project was so I tossed them. I regret it some days, because it was perfect for creeping my mom out.

    1. Haha! I hope I get myself to actually make something out of those teeth ! :D

  2. Got my last one taken out last year. It was a doozy because it was in on a slant. It got infected. Since then, I have been buying children's toothbrushes to make sure to properly brush back there

    1. Smart move to get a tiny toothbrush for that! ^_^ Got to remember this tip.

  3. cool, and good luck on that short story competition!!

  4. Thanks for answering my questions! Your masters thesis sounds awesome! You should post some dumbed-down snippets for us. I'd be interested. And I've been meaning to write a post on ear stretching forever. I assume you've done your research and aren't going to do anything crazy like jump four sizes in a weekend!

    1. A post about stretching would be great, I do hope you write it! And I am very careful with my own stretching, no more than 1-2mm a month! :)

  5. Less than eleven - that's cute! I couldn't even make it to one, so congrats on your award and making it to six, Jade! :)

  6. I really need to read House of Leaves! I guess I should wait until after I have cleared the huge pile of books on my floor!

    1. That is smart, House of Leaves is a really weird novel and it is heavy. You can't really take it with you and read while riding a bus or a train, so it takes time. -_-

  7. i sooo love the fact that the liebster award is exploding amongst all gothy blogs lately! totally love the idea of using your own teeth as jewelry - i mean we usa all sorts of bone stuff for that anyways so why not our very own ones?

    1. Thanks, I just have to figure how I want to present them. In an archaic string, or perhaps like a cameo necklace?

    2. string would be a great idea since you then could still use them as earring, too!

  8. These questions are great, such a cool theme! Hope you recover quickly and win that short story competition!!

    1. Thank you! I hope you have time to answer them! :D

  9. Yuck Yuck Yuck Yuck! Ticks are disgusting!

  10. I hope you have had a speedy recovery!

    Living in the countryside we have to remove ticks daily from our cats, it can be really gross.

    Don't know if I've asked before but; do you understand Swedish?

    1. Javisst! Finland is bilingual and everybody learns to communicate in Swedish. I just have not used Swedish for 5 years so I am a bit rusty. :D

  11. Hope you win the short story competition. Good luck!