The Liebster Award

Whoa, two posts in one day!  I must have a ton of energy – or a lot of smoldering rage issues preventing me from getting anything else accomplished.  Well, I guess we’ll never know!

But at least this brightened my mood – I’ve been nominated for another award!  My first-ever Liebster Award.  You know, when I started blogging not all that long ago, I honestly never considered that anyone would actually want to read it, let alone think it had any particular value.  But I was apparently wrong – many thanks to moresleepneeded for the kind nomination!

As a part of the award, I once again get to answer a series of questions posed by my nominator, and then nominate a group of fellow bloggers to answer some questions of my own.  Without further ado, more information that you probably never wanted to know about your friendly neighborhood Evil Wizard, Esq.

1.Why did you choose the name of your blog?

Well, if you’ve read it, then Evil should probably be self-explanatory.  Wizard is a reference to the fact that I’m fairly analytical – I want to understand anything I don’t, be it people, situations, or problems.  And passing the Ohio bar exam enables me to add the Esq. to the end!

2.If you could go back in time to experience any event, where would you go?

Hmm…tough call.  I mean, I’ve always been fascinated by space exploration, so one obvious choice would be to watch Apollo 11 lunar landing.  But then, the evil nihilistic side of me might say that I could go back to the very first instant that basic building blocks of human life first formed in the primordial soup of the earth…AND STOP THEM.

3.What subjects do you enjoy finding out information about?

Well, the obvious example given my profession would be law – but the truth is EVERYTHING.  There is honestly nothing I don’t like learning more about.  Gaming, sports, politics, science, history…I’ve never encountered a single subject that I don’t find interesting on some level.

4.What is a mystery you would like to know the answer to?

The existence of extraterrestrial life.  It’s fascinated me since I was a youth.

5.What is the funniest way that you have heard anyone mistake the lyrics for a song?

Hmm…I don’t really have a good answer for this one, but I cracked up the other day when my niece told me that her new favorite movie was “The Wizard of the Boz.”

6.What is the weirdest question you have been asked as part of a Liebster Award Nomination?

See Number 7 below.

7.What is the name of a dance song (which sounds like it was from the eighties) which features energetic music and a deep voice singing “Hold me”?

I…I honestly have absolutely no idea.

8.How do you like to write blogs?

As a pure stream of consciousness – I find the most entertaining entries are when I have a lot stirring inside and just let myself rant.  Alcohol tends to help this process.

9.What would you do if I sang out of tune?

I would stand up and walk out on you – and then immolate the establishment in which you were singing.  So don’t.

10.What is a song that reminds you of a specific time or place?

This is tough for me to answer – not because I can’t think of an example, but because there are so many and most are intensely personal.  I will say “Walking in Memphis”, high school, and The X-Files.  The rest is mine alone.

My nominations go to:

The Crew at Games Revisited (sweet, pure classic game goodness in my veins)

The mysterious master of retr0pia (MORE classic goodness)

The Storytelling Cook at Recipe in a Bottle (so many delicious noms)

Magnificent Millie Schmidt at Coffee, Chocolate & Writing – With Cats (how can you not love all of those things?)

Anna at Anonymously Autistic (a wonderful soul who helps me to understand my youngest son’s precious mind)

As for my questions:

  1. If you could have one more visit with someone who is no longer in your life, who would it be?
  2. If you won the lottery tomorrow and were financially set for life, what would you do?
  3. Where is your absolute favorite place on earth?
  4. What is your favorite game, book, film, show, etc.?
  5. If you lost everything you had, who is the first person you would turn to for help?

Short and sweet, kiddos!  Thanks again for making an old, evil hermit feel welcome! – EWE



16 thoughts on “The Liebster Award”

  1. Congrats on another well-deserved award! 🙂

    #2 has ripped open a paradox in my mind. I think you are mostly human too, so if you prevent human life from forming, how can YOU go back to stop it from forming, if human life never formed you? My head hurts now…

    #7 confuses me as well…

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  2. I can never decide where to put these things on the site, so always end up scrapping them. But i’ll respond here!

    1: Super lame answer. My Cat, Aggy was the coolest of cool cats.
    2: While not lottery money, I am pondering this at the moment, as I am applying for redunancy at work. I’ll get enough cash tax free to be able to not work for 18 months, So I am looking at travelling, and investing in some gear to start proper gaming streams/videos.
    3: Favourite place is Rome. I love me some fine wine and Italian food, plus, I like Greco-Roman architecte. So Athens is second.
    4: Favourite Game is Silent Hill 2, then Final Fantasy VI. But for 15 years it was Final Fantasy VII.
    5: Hard one, probably my parents or the missus. Depends on what is included in the loss. If both, then hard drugs.

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  3. Thanks for responding, I enjoyed your answers. There seems to be a slight theme of outer space with the answers, especially with 2 and 4. In response to your answer for question 4, I remember reading an interview with a former CIA employee, who, on his final day in the organisation, went into the archives. After looking in a box labelled “Roswell”, he became convinced that some of theories around the event were true. I am interested in learning how bloggers write their material and was interested to find out you work in law. Thanks for understanding the reference.
    Why does “Walking in Memphis” remind you of high school and X-Files? Was the song used in an episode?

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  4. Thanks so much!! How did I not even reply to this until now? I love Magnificient Millie… has a ring to it hahaha. I was reading your answers, and #4 is like, the one thing I want to know more than anything in the world. Are we alone in the unvierse?

    I thought I’d answer your questions here:

    1.If you could have one more visit with someone who is no longer in your life, who would it be?

    Mmmm probably my farmer grandad who died when I was 9. Just so I could hear his voice and have a grownup conversation with him. I’d love to tell him how much he meant to me, even as a 9 year old. He taught me how to play solitaire 😦

    2.If you won the lottery tomorrow and were financially set for life, what would you do?

    I was actually thinking about this the other day! If money wasn’t an issue, what would I do? I’d move to the beach and buy a cute little beach shack right on the water (which would probably cost an arm & leg anyway). Then I’d sit out on that little balcony overlooking the water and just write. And learn how to surf. And get a proper tan. Hahaha #dreamlife

    3.Where is your absolute favorite place on earth?

    First is Ubirr in the outback of Northern Territory – it’s the one view in the world that makes me think of a place that exists somewhere far away and in another time… I used to live in the NT and we visited this place a few times when I was little. Close second is Mindil Beach in Darwin. The sunsets are simply magical.

    4.What is your favorite game, book, film, show, etc.?

    This is tough. Probably Spare Parts by Sally Rogers-Davidson. Her story realised my deepest desire – to change what I looked like, to improve myself, to be beautiful… I read it at a time when I just felt so f****** ugly. It gave me hope LOL.

    5.If you lost everything you had, who is the first person you would turn to for help?

    My mum. Who else?

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    1. Thank you so much for replying and for all the insightful answers! One of my favorite parts of these awards is that I get to learn bits and pieces about the people behind the bloggers that I love to read, that inspire me to be better myself. That shack on the ocean beach would have a neighbor – except I’d open a bar in the exact same spot! And I’d probably still take clients I felt like there case was interesting – so I would be running a quasi-legal practice out of a bar on a dock overlooking the ocean. I see no problems with any of this plan.


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