The Liebster Award

Hey, Columbia University! I’m still waiting on my Pulitzer, you hacks!

The last few days have mostly been spent getting acclimated to university, with no time to do any real creative work. Thankfully, I was nominated for another award by the Bookidote, making them single-handedly responsible for the swelling of my ego that will inevitably lead to my desire for conquest and intolerance for any form of disagreement or dissent.

For nominating me for a cute blogging award…. They shall all know DOOM!!!

Unlike the Sunshine Blogger Award, though, the Liebster Award is intended for blogs with less than 500 followers. Each nominee needs to nominate other bloggers for the award and create eleven questions for their nominees to answer, whilst answering eleven questions posed by whoever asked

Here are my nominees. They are all awesome, and you should check them out:

And now, here are my questions (Yes, they ,might be kinda  lame, but keep in mind that taking an interest in other people is one of the hardest things for me to do):

  1. Who’s better, the Beatles or the Rolling Stones?
  2. What was/is your favourite class in school?
  3. What was/is your least favourite class in school (I’m nailing this shit).
  4. What’s your biggest phobia?
  5. Kim Davis sucks, amirite?
  6. What’s your favourite TV show theme song?
  7. What did you love when you were a kid that hasn’t aged well at all?
  8. What is a country that you haven’t been to that you’ve always wanted to visit?
  9. What historical figure would you fight if you had the chance?
  10. What’s one thing everybody hates that you like?
  11. What animal would you most want as a pet? Don’t’ screw me over with an actual pet, say something interesting.

Thank god that’s over. Having to think of interesting questions to ask instead of answering questions about me absolutely drains me. Now, on to Bookidote’s questions!

Who’s your favourite actor? 

Leonardo DiCaprio is my favourite actor, and it’s not even particularly close. My favorite performance of his is in Django Unchained. The fact that the Academy will even consider nominating Boyhood for Best Picture and will balk at the chance to nominate him for Best Supporting Actor in Django is a goddamned travesty.

He said, unrepentantly while watching a documentary on the humanitarian crisis in Syrian Refugee camps.

If time froze for 15 minutes and you could move around, what would you do?

Probably cry. And then arrange anybody in my immediate vicinity into funny and/or anatomically impossible positions.

If you could fight with anyone (even deceased people), who would you fight?

Christopher Columbus. Oh, the things I’d do to try to put that genocidal little shit in the ground.

Look at this smarmy motherfucker. I’ll total him Ronda Rousey style!

Would you rather kill an innocent person or have a killer as a son?

… Goddamit, I was hoping not to have to think too deeply for this post.

Uh… Shit I have no idea. Probably the second one, if only because the definition of “killer” could be debated…. Maybe?

What got you to start a blog?

I really got into movies and entertaining movie reviews when I was sixteen years old, but I didn’t want to do YouTube reviews like the people I was watching, because I didn’t (And still don’t, really) want to broadcast my actual face on the internet. I figured it would be easier on my limited technological skills to start a website (Well, not really, but I’m slowly starting to despise the word “blog”). It didn’t hurt that I was doing really well in English class at that point, so that filled me with unwarranted self-confidence too.

If you were to lose one of your five senses, which one would it be? Why?

I heard somewhere that the sense of taste is just an offshoot of the sense of smell, so if that is in fact the case, I would have to choose the sense of touch, which would be really unfortunate. If not, then sense of smell, for sure, and it’s not even that close.

Career-wise, where do you see yourself in five years?

Well, in five years exactly, I’ll be going on twenty-four, so I wouldn’t say I’m that ambitious, but I hope that, if I haven’t found a way to make money off of PKtM yet (Though that is the plan, at some point) I’ll be working, preferably in a field that puts the journalism degree that I will have earned by then to use, although I’d take working at the local library in a goddamned second.

If all books were to be burned, what one book would you memorize to immortalize it?

I would not do this. Instead, I would opt to tell whoever is coming to take my books to eat a bag of dicks.

… Although if I have to answer this, and I can’t count the Chaos Walking trilogy as one book, then I would probably say A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

And if you haven’t read A Monster Calls yet… What the hell’s your excuse?

If you could be in the middle of a movie, what movie would it be?

Assuming I get to be a wizard at Hogwarts, one of the early Harry Potter movies, i.e. one of the episodes where it’s just Harry who gets put in perilous situations and not the entire student body, like in the last four movies.

“Look Potter, I know you need help with the basilisk situation, but I don’t see how a giant, murderous snake living in a secret chamber of the basement of my school affects me in any way, so…. Good luck with that.”

What’s your definition of success?

It’s directly proportionate to how much of an altered state you’re in at the moment.

Seen here: The most successful man on the planet.

Just kidding. The question of someone being successful can be answered using the following questionnaire that I’ve made up just now.

Question 1: Are you happy with your life right now? If no, then you are not successful. 

Question 2: Are you, though? If no, then you are not successful. 

Question 3: Have you gained happiness through the exploitation and mistreatment of others? If no, you are successful. If yes, you are merely an asshole. 

What would you add to your everyday life to make yourself a better person?

Probably a sense of humility and the slightest modicum of empathy for human life. If you give me a choice between those things and a ticket to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere though…. It’s not a tough decision for me to make.

5 comments on “The Liebster Award

  1. […] a huge thanks to Kenny [pleasekillthemessenger] for nominating me for another Liebster Award. I will gladly answer all your questions, hopefully […]

  2. […] thanks to Kenny [pleasekillthemessenger] for nominating me for my third Liebster Award – Yay go me! Check out his blog if you get the […]

  3. transhaan says:

    Really got me intrigued by the fact that you have a thing for Patrick Ness. Didn’t see that one coming. I can’t wait to read his novels.

    Have to say it sucks that Leo doesn’t have an Oscar to this date. Even his performances as a kid where astonishing. Dude can act.

    Anyways, you deserve the award, man ! Glad Bookidote and Please Kill The Messenger acquainted.

    – Lashaan

  4. […] this award functions almost the same as my last two awards, except whoever’s nominated gets to choose the stuff about themselves that they want […]

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