Monday, December 13, 2010

You Love Me! You Really Really Love Me!

Morning all! I've been reading your comments for my last post and I was staggered at how many of you offered to help.

Thinking back, I shouldn't have been, since I always knew that you are all beyond awesome!

I wish to give all of you who have ever left comments on my pasts the Fair Dinkum award. (Thanks for giving it to me Nancy!) Every single comment as been hugely appreciated and loved.

To me, fair dinkum is a aussie slang word meaning that something or someone is nice, cool, appreciated in some way. And yes. Absolutely positively awesome.

To claim this reward, you need to comment to me, explaining what the phrase fair dinkum means to you. Do you know any fair dinkum people? Tell me about them. Then you also need to suggest reasons why L'Aussie chose this image for her award. Can't wait to hear what you think.

Then, I also want to give away a versatile blogger award. (Thanks Blogger!)

So, to receive this award, I have to tell you seven things about myself before passing on the award to seven more people.

So seven things about myself...

1) My birthmark is a spot of freckles on my stomach.
2) This year, I have read over a hundred books and seen around fifty movies. (My two great passions except for writing.
3) My fencing nickname is Scaramouche - due to my dramatic flair. Incidentally, the name comes from an awesome book by Rafael Sabatini. (He also wrote Captain Blood.)
4) My favourite quote (also a sort of motto for me) comes from that book: "He was born with the gift of laughter and the knowledge that the world was mad."
5) I play a mean game of table tennis. If I'm on form I can serve so fast that the ball will fly out even if the player only touches his paddle to it.
6) I have drawn blood in a broadsword battle. The guy was twice as big as me and thought I wouldn't be able to get to him. So he didn't wear a mask. Big. Mistake.
7) When I read books with larger casts of characters, I tend to love the Best Friend more, since he/she is usually the deadpan snarky borderline psychopathic person - and as such gets the best lines after the villain.

And the winners of the Versatile Blogger Award are:

1) Gary
2) Meridith
3) Rachael
4) Hannah
5) Jessica
6) Golden
7) Nancy

With a special mention to Blogger.

They all are busy with their WiP and blogs, but still took time to offer advice and/or help when I needed it.

Thank you.


  1. How nice! Writers are seriously the best people. We can give mean critiques, but all-in-all, we've all got good intentions :)

    Thank YOU :)

  2. I am honored Misha. Love the quote, born with the gift of laughter and the knowledge that the world is mad. Very cool.

    I know what fair dinkum means, so I won't tell you know, it might spoil the fun for your commenters. I'll come by later and tell you. L'Aussie posted it a few days after the award.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  3. Hey Misha, thanks so much for my award :) And congrats on your awards too!

    Love the 7 things about yourself, had a good laugh at the broadsword battle. Hmm, wonder where he has his scar (*chortles*). One day you'll have to tell us how it all came about :)

    I seriously love this online writing community, am so glad you got lots of offers of help.

    Hugs to you,


  4. Awesome, congrats on your awards! Much deserved, of course! I'm so sorry I missed your last post. Sounds like you got a ton of help already offered but if there is anything I can do, let me know. I will have to go and read what exactly you need help with to make sure I didn't just offer to help bury a body or something but, whatever. ;)

    Lots of sword-type facts there. I think I'm kind of scared now. Remind me never to do battle against you!

  5. Aw, thank you so much, Misha! So sweet of you. And I didn't know you fence--I've always wanted to learn how to do that!

  6. Congratulations on the awards! :)

    Thank you so much for awarding me!

    My birthmark is a patch of freckles too--LOL.

  7. Hi Misha.
    I posted the award you gave me today. And there is other news too.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  8. Yay for the awards! And I love learning more about you! Like that you fence! I'll stay on your good side...

  9. Thanks so much guys! You always make me feel so special.

  10. Dear Misha,
    My sincere apologies for not arriving sooner. Firstly, many heartfelt congratulations on your awards. You are indeed a most worthy recipient.
    I wish to thank you kindly for forwarding on 'The Versatile Blogger' award to me. I hope you don't mind, but I shall not be able to post up this award on my site, as a posting, for about a week. I am in the process of publishing a 'Wee folks' Christmas Special. I know, sad but true.
    I shall check out those other fine bloggers you forwarded the award too.
    Aha, so you do a bit of 'fencing'. Maybe you could give me a suggestion on how to fix my picket fence. Doh! Wrong kind of fencing. Silly me! lol
    This online community is testimony that we are all here for each other. How inspiring and encouraging.
    Take very good care and thanks again.
    With respect and kind wishes, Gary :-)


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