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Versatile, aren’t we?

Earlier this week I received a ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ nomination from True Mister Six, which I must say I did not expect at all. Thank you so much, it’s greatly appreciated! And everyone feel free to jump over to his blog and check it out, especially if you’re a TV/movie/comic/gaming geek – you’ll love his posts!

Apparently it goes along with some rules so I’m going to present all that now.

Versatile Blogger Award

  1. In a post on your blog, nominate 10 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award; and link to their blog.
  2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
  3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
  4. In the same post, share 10 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
  5. In the same post, include this set of rules.
  6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

I guess I still need to do some of that! So, below is my list of 7 nominees for the Versatile Blogger Award. Yes, 7, because I love that number and because I have yet to get deep with other blogs. Some of you make me smile, some of you motivate me to do work, some of you are there for me when I need support, but you’re all just amazing bloggers. Many others are, I just haven’t followed them that well yet.

I’ll let you folks decide whether or not you want to continue this chain-award idea. I’m well aware some of you don’t do these blog awards and I’m totally fine with that. All I care about is giving you the recognition for keeping me occupied and entertained with your blogs!

Now, let us see. 10 random pieces of information about me:

  1. My favorite childhood TV Show is Charmed (I know, old).
  2. I’m currently wearing 100% blue clothes (a simple t-shirt and shorts).
  3. I’m 20 years old.
  4. I had my eyesight check this morning, and surprisingly I guessed the diopter prescription right.
  5. My favorite colors are black and purple.
  6. I’ve always preferred the dark, creepy, and cruel versions of fairytales rather than the Disney (or happily-ever-after) ones.
  7. I have kept my hair short and haven’t let it grow back long for over 5 years now simply because I find it as a burden to take care of it everyday when it’s long.
  8. I’m really bad at remembering names, whether it’s movies or people we’re talking about.
  9. I’ve always hated History. Not old, vintage things or stories, just history as a subject in school.
  10. I’m in love with spreadsheets. Whatever needs organizing, whether with Excel or Google Docs, I would get all psyched over it.

I think that’s it? Yep yep, I’m off to notify people of their award and then catch up some more with True Blood. S02E05 – Never Let Me Go is next on the list!

Fashion Me This

Fashion is an hypocritical act – instead of offering what should be new pieces of clothes with a reasonable price, you get these fussy expensive strange clothes. Hey, don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Fashion, but stylists need to realize that there is an economic crisis out there. Making your work only available to the rich lot cuts off your customers. Create something that everyone can buy and then make something only for the wealthier audience – it’s both for your own profit and for the audience’s benefit.

And then, of course, stop judging people on what they wear. Providing them with new clothes is great, but you do not shape the world. Everyone has their own personal style and no one has the right to criticize those. In fact, one should admire those who stray away from the trends and form their own style; it shows independence and provides the ability to compare styles among people and see who has something in common with who. Although, two people who blindly follow the fashion news and critiques can obviously see that they are a perfect match for each other as well.

There is nothing wrong in following styles, this probably has roots from ancient times when one cave man would see that another has used animal skin to cover parts of his body and he would do the same. However, back then it was probably all about comfort, human kind only used clothes when they wanted to be warm or to have protection from bugs and vicious animals during the night. Nowadays it’s a total show off, as if people are competing to see who wears the most expensive piece.

It’s ridiculous, especially when they get all angry and pissed because they’ve seen someone else wear the same piece of clothes like them. Seriously, what were you expecting? A unique piece of art? I bet you even those overrated pieces that they tell you are unique are not. The human kind has been around too long for there to be unique creativeness, at least when it’s done for business. However, if you find the time and create your own style, it’s bound to be something a bit different. Not completely, there is never such thing, but there will be at least some kind of difference.

Restricting yourself to what your TV shows is a really bad thing. Although obviously the worse thing is not being able to afford something you like. There is almost nothing that reaches the poor or middle class, everyone is trying to please the rich folk. Thankfully the prices drop down after one season ends so those clothes become available to a larger public. And the combinations are endless – buy various pieces and match them with your own preferences and voila, you have a defined style.

One that won’t be anywhere near what the TV shows, or what people outside might wear, but it will be yours. It will be you, and nothing that anyone will say should prove you otherwise. Because at the end, if you don’t do things in life your way, you’ve basically given away your life to someone. Don’t do that. No one deserves that.