Wednesday, 4 May 2011

261 I'm Stylish...Apparently!


Thanks to Tristan over at GWpertinent I'm pleased to note that my blog has been nominated as 'stylish' - and I'm absolutely delighted, thanks! Here are some details (plundered from Tristan, whose stuff is always worth a damned good read...though I daren't comment on his dubious choice of football club...)

The Stylish Blogger Award (given from one blogger to another, one might say), is like a pat on the back for a good job. It's definitely a viral, zombie-like spread of good will so it's too good to pass up. The best bit is I get to nominate my own choices, too...

There are four 'rules':

-- Thank and link back to the person giving you the award (see above)
-- Share seven things about yourself
-- Select 10-15 blogs who you think deserve this award
-- Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award

Seven things about me, eh? Hmm...

1) I'm a high school teacher and only two of my colleagues know of my secret hobby. I hate the kids knowing, as the geeky ones'd bug me with questions, so my gaming club is well and truly outside the school's catchment area!
2) I served a few years as an officer in the British Territorial Army - something which permeates my model collection. [My father was a CPO in the Navy and my brother went to Iraq with the RAF as a cook, so between us we collected all three!]
3) There is one student at school who knows my mettle - he's a (junior) Golden Demon winner and bumped into me at Games Day '08
4) I still really miss the AD&D 3.5 campaign I'd been playing each fortnight in Norwich before moving down to Devon
5) Last Friday (29th) - the day of Price William's wedding - we happened upon a street party, and a stranger actually took a picture of my dog simply because he's a corgi!
6) My wife once painted the base of a sentinel for me...with flowers
7) As a general rule I simply cannot stand fantasy fiction.

Lastly, I'm going to choose just ten other blogs (in no order), simply because the computer's being slow and I'm already late for bed on a school night:

Suneokun (pathfinder) - A lovely chap who's brought mortar-love to the blogosphere in a truly kick-ass way.
Col. Corbane (Corbania Prime) - For services to combat medics + ambulances and fantastically simple bases.
The Antipope (122nd Cadian) - Does marvels for the Greek hobby, and his posts are always a delight to read.
Col. Gravis (and his Praetorian Imperial Guard) - The chap whose blog really got me into blogging way-back-when. His models and his sculpts are breathtakingly impressive.
Rasmus Oleson (Catachan Junglefighters by Zacret) - This Danish blog appeared out of nowhere and his minis were perfect right from the start. He's also cornered the market in grace.
Brian (the Inner Geek) - Fantastic painting and he's the only person ever to ask me to comment in an assortment of literary styles.
TSINI (Lucky 88th) - I just love the look of TSINI's models. His tyranids remain the only ones whose scheme I like, too (here).
Klaus (DEI GRECI) - Put simply, if you've not seen his amazing scratch-built models then you've not lived. His dice-rolling tower remains my favourite.
Hal'jin(42nd Cadian) - Is a very talented painter and modeller whose blog is one of the most aesthetically pleasing. And he sometimes writes in Polish.
John Lambshead (John's Toy Soldiers) - not only is his wide-ranging blog always interesting, John also seems tremendously personable and unfailingly polite to any who comment. Thanks, matey!

Obviously there are dozens more I could name but...well...y'know...

A special mention, too, to Zzzzzz over at Devos IV, whose generosity has amazed me in the past, and whose hospitality I'm looking forward to enjoying this weekend.

Long may these blogs and yours triumph!

- Chris.


  1. congrats to you, and those are some fabulous blogs! thanks for sharing.

  2. I've never felt so stylish! I guess I'll have to put a blog together now. So many good blogs have already been put forward, can we double nominate blogs? Drax, you'd have been right at the top of my list!

  3. Cheers admiral! I will make a relative post later in the day :)

  4. Very touching... NOW STOP TOUCHING ME ... GERROF!!!

    Only kidding, the pleasure in association and mutual inspiration has been all mine. A gentleman and a scholar ... through and through!

  5. First of: Big congratulations on the nominee Chris! Well deserved. Your blog have inspired me time and time again and given me many ideas and new ways of looking at things.

    Thank you so much for the kind words my friend. I am very flattered that that's how you see my blog! I will make a list of my own in the near future.

    Best wishes Ras

  6. Forgot to mention i am a big fan of many of does blogs to!

    Ohh and btw its Olesen not Oleson(sounds like a swedish version of my last name;))

  7. Whoa. Thanks a lot and congrats as well! You certainly deserve the award and I'm flattered you think I do too!

    I guess it means I'll have to do something in regards to my blog again, yay!

  8. many congrats - well deserverd,

    PS and thanks for the kind words.

  9. Thanks matey, much appreciated :-)

    Guess I'll have to start digging through the blogs I follow, so much for painting tonight - lol

  10. Hey Chris!
    Congrats and Thanks :)
    Here's my return:


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