25 mag 2011

Stylish Blogger award.... to me?!?!?!? SURPRISE!!! XD

Today something happened I never tought it would be... I've been nominated for a Stylish Blogger Award and I'll have to admit that I'm an happy hobbist...
I started this blog back in early 2010 to follow the advice of some of my friends as an incentive to complete my modelling/wargaming projects because, as a lazy hobbyist like I am, I actually painted for years without finishing a single squad of miniatures or even a diorama/vignette.
Writing this blog helped me to actually complete some projects and, most importantly, it gave me the opportunity to share my hobby with others, like a virtual showcase of what I do.
When I started it, I imagined it more like a way to communicate with my gaming/modelling buddies to share our progresses without having to wait for the next gaming night.
I always surfed the net eagerly in search of ideas and pictures of other fellow gamers from around the world and I lurked a lot of blogs keeping a low profile too shy to comment in my imperfect english.
Everything changed when I saw that Vampifan had written an article in "Dadi e piombo", great was my surprise and I felt compelled in saying hello on his blog. Bryan was so kind to share my blog on his (even if my posts were exclusively in Italian) and then a new "era" begun for my little Blog... In a few weeks I started to receive visits from all around the world (Denmark, Uk, Argentina and many others) and, particularly with some of you, I started to share something more than my "private showcase"...
I would like to thank you all for your continous support ..
the Award 'rules' are as follow.

1. A thank you and link back to the nominating blog.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to 10 or so other deserving blogs.
4. Let them know of your nominating them for the award.

Thank You

I would like to thank Zombie Ad of "The lead will walk the earth" who nominated me and is a welcome sight in my little virtual domain... He's got a great blog about Zombie wargaming that is worth checking out ( Even if he doesn't know what a Lancia Lybra is.. ;P ).

Seven Things About Me

1. I paint and convert alot but, everytime I play, for one reason or another, it's with unpainted miniatures or proxies because I still haven't assembled what I need... Frustrating at times...

2. As a french born Italian, I started to learn English playing to the 1992 pc game "Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis" because my father was fed to translate every dialogue to me.... I may be annoying at times... ;P .

3. I love classical music, I often paint with "Carmen" or "Die Zauberflute" in the background, I think it's relaxing... I love 80's style music too..

4. I hate to go on ebay and found that I cannot buy something because "We don't ship to Mexico, Afganistan and Italy" it pisses me off!

5. I hate to buy something on ebay and never received it because, perhaps, number 4 was right. It REALLY pisses me off!

6. I lost my job in January but life goes on and I'm an Optimist (not the Dinghy, of course).

7. Soon I'll be married and then, hobby time will be in danger.... She will never have me alive!!! :D

10 Deserving Blogs

1. Zerloon Place - An Italian blog where you can read a lot of gaming diaries ( In Italian ) about wargames, boardgames and many other things.. A good painter and a good friend, it's his fault if I have a blog..

2. Vampifan's World of The Undead - The Zombie gaming blog everyone should read. Un grande!

3. The Angry Lurker - I've seen Fran's Avatar in nearly each Blog I follow, a great guy with alot of wonderful miniatures and a really beautiful Samurai period collection

4. Obviously Zed - Can't wait to see the Whiteface's saga continue! A great ATZ Zombie Batreps blog.

5. Carmen Fun Painty Time - This guy is a genius! I like everything he makes, a lot of great ideas here...

6. Dwartist's painting Blog - A great painter who makes wonderful things....

7. Oniria's war paints - A spanish painter with a particular and unmistakable style... a must see!!

8. Akula's Blog - You are interested in wargaming something? He's already doing it... ;)

9. Bandit86 blog - A Quar fan who make some really interesting conversions..

10. Corvus' Miniatures - A great painter, some interesting Work in progress...

Unfortunately I can't nominate every blog I consider worthy but it don't means that I don't like your work, I hope you'll understand...
Thank you again!!! :)

8 commenti:

  1. You're welcome Sir. Thankfully now, thanks to you, I do know what a Lancia Lybra is. Every day is a school day :)

  2. Congratulations, thanks for the mention, it's a good blog you have.

  3. Well done, Gnotta. I really admire your painting as you set yourself such a high standard. Many thanks for nominating my own blog. It is much appreciated.

  4. A truly deserved award my friend :D

  5. Congratulazioni!! bel blog!

  6. Congratulations! And you've received another nomination...


  7. Grazie a tutti!! :)

    Thank you very much!!! :)