Oh, wow! I got the One Lovely Blog Award!


So recently, I received my 2nd award as a blogger on this platform with the Ospreyshire page. Thanks to Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews for nominating me! I didn’t see that nomination coming. Even though I cover so many topics with anime being one of them with Iridium Eye, I’m glad people still appreciate what I blog about across all my pages.

Here’s how the award works:

1) Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
2) Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post
3) Share 7 things about yourself
4) Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15)
5) Include this set of rules
6) Inform your nominees

Alright then. Without further ado, let me tell you seven things about myself.

1: I have written bios for various musicians.

As you may or may not know about me, I enjoy writing. You know that I write fiction and that I do film reviews on my other blogs. However, I have done some commissioned public relations work for various musicians in different countries. Granted, these are independent artists, but I’ve enjoyed being able to write pieces on various singers and bands. I’ve helped out some of my labelmates on ZAP Records and then some.

2: I have been training to become a multi-instrumentalist.

Okay, not as much now since I’m not into the music scene as much as I used to be, but this was a huge goal of mine for years. I’m not a maestro by any stretch of the imagination. The instruments I have the most competency in would be ukulele, guitar, turntables/DJ-ing, Omnichord, hand percussion, bass and some keyboards. Don’t expect me to shred like crazy, but I can at least jam with other musicians and do my best to hang with them.

3: I’m a three-time NaNoWriMo winner and a six-time Camp NaNoWriMo winner.

This goes out to all my followers who know I do fiction. I’ve been getting into storytelling over the past three and a half years. 2014 was my first year where I wrote books and where I tried National Novel Writing Month for the first time. It was shocking that I was able to write a 50,000 word novel (roughly 100-110 pages) over the span of thirty days on those Novembers. I tried out Camp NaNoWriMo, which is National Novel Writing Month’s off season challenges that happen twice a year (April and July). It does feel invigorating trying to write a book in a month’s time. Now, I have to publish my bibliography…

4: I’m a geography nerd.

I love learning about other cultures and countries. It was amazing visiting outside of America for the first time of my life when I was on vacation to Ecuador earlier this year. This international affinity started when I first watched Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego (the game show) when I was a child. That was my favorite show growing up. My love for geography shows since I write multi-ethnic casts for many of my fiction projects and world cinema is one of my specialties when I review movies on Iridium Eye.

5: Speaking of stuff from other countries…Wanna know the first anime I’ve watched?

This one goes out to the anime reviewers that know my blogs. The first anime I’ve ever watched in my life is Teknoman AKA Tekkaman Blade. Yes, this was the edited English dub version, but that was my first exposure to Japanese animation despite me not knowing anything about it when I was in elementary school. This was on UPN Kids back in the day which is a defunct channel as it merged with My Power and Warner to make the CW. I thought it was cool seeing superheroes in metallic suits fighting aliens and stuff.

6: I’ve wanted to be a voice actor, but never got around to it.

Part of it involved me watching a ton of anime during my teen years, but I’ve been good at using different kinds of voices. I’ve been known to do impressions of various movie characters, cartoons, and some random celebrities in front of some of my friends and co-workers as a joke. If you know me, I can come across as dry in my humor, but I can make people laugh whenever I do these imitations of random voices. I’ve had others tell me that I should be hired as a voice actor, do TV announcements, or a radio DJ.

7: What’s in a name?

I’ve always wanted to name either a band or a creative project after a bird (insert Portlandia joke here). The word Osprey came to mind, but I wanted to go beyond that once I started coming up with this current spoken word/anti-pop project on this blog. Suddenly, “-shire” came up in my mind as the definition of a place. Thus, I fused the two words and came up with Ospreyshire as my stage name.

Now that you know a little bit more about me, I want to hear from the following people. Enjoy the nominations!

1: KimchiSama
2: Travel Itineraries
3: Adventures of A New Floridian
4: Tim and Joanne Joseph
5: Girl Goblin
6: Remy Fool
7: Auri
8: Irina
9: Bel
10: Joshua Stamper


21 thoughts on “Oh, wow! I got the One Lovely Blog Award!

  1. Thank you for the nomination I’ll make sure to post! After listening to your reading/performance videos I do agree that voice acting/radio announcer would have been a good choice for you! I was sad to miss out on NaNo this year due to my book being in edit mode vs starting something new. Hopefully next year lines up better! Carmen Sandiego was the best!!! I stopped watching when they changed it to “Where in time” I always thought that the portable tv prize was the “coolest” ahhaha!

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    • You’re welcome. Thanks for checking out the Katauta videos. Any favorites so far?

      NaNoWriMo was rough this year because of life issues and with my heavy work schedule. I’ll make a post about that on my writing blog. You write, too?

      Yes! I’m glad someone else has seen the game show. It was so fun and the theme song is incredible. I was able to play it on the ukulele when I found someone covering that song on YouTube. They need to bring it back for this generation of kids, so they can get into geography and foreign cultures. I also remember Where In Time, too. It was okay, but nowhere near as good as the original. Same with the cartoon.

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      • I really related to “My Heart is a Crater” it speaks a lot to a big decision I made in my life concerning writing and turning down a job so I would make writing a priority. Whew that got deep haha.
        I just started to write again and I finished a novel this year and should be starting book 2 in January.
        I learned a lot from that TV show and it is probably why I did well on geography tests. Although I probably couldn’t pass one now if it was one of the harder maps like the eastern Europe one or the middle eastern map.

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      • Oh, wow! Thank you so much for liking that poem. Did you see the video I did for it?

        That was really brave of you to quit your job to write. I still need to publish my stuff besides posting my fiction on my writing blog like Hollandus Landing, my cell phone novel.

        I’m looking forward to your novel.

        Same here. Carmen Sandiego was fun, educational, and it didn’t underestimate the audience’s intelligence. That’s a rarity for shows of it’s kind. Those maps of that part of the world are certainly trickier unless you’re from those countries.


      • To clarify I didn’t quit quit I just turned down a job to work in the theatre department. I love theatre but it is a demanding mistress and so is writing 🙂 I heard it on the video I don’t think I saw the actually poem since I followed you. I’ll have to check back in the archives.

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      • Oh! Okay! That’s good to know. Theatre can be tough. I used to run tech for some of the plays when I was a college student.

        The official video I made? Okay. I was just curious. It was fun to make when I played around with different effects and adding abstract images to go with the lyrics.

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    • Thanks and you’re certainly most welcome. Don’t worry about the delay. I certainly wouldn’t blame you given your vacation situation. I do think it’s awesome that we both visited the same country although I do want to check out Peru whenever I can. You certainly earned that nomination.

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  2. Tekkaman Blade sounds like something I would enjoy, as I am a fan of superheroes. Shame that the English version was censored. That happened a lot back in the day. Some of the shows I watched as a child (Voltron and Robotech) were edited too.

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    • Sure thing. I haven’t seen that show in ages and I think it would be a trip down memory lane. Seeing the whole thing in its original Japanese could be great. That’s true with Voltron and Robotech. Those those spliced multiple anime series together that weren’t related.

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