Wow, I can’t believe I was just nominated for another award — that’s the 3rd one in a very short span of time! I guess my dedication is starting to pay off. :) Feels especially good after receiving a number of various rejections over the past few weeks.
I would like to thank The Geek Transition for nominating me and for these kind words: “She just released a graphic novel called The Poet and The Flea, and I think it’s pretty cool. You can tell she put a lot of work into it. Congrats on the premiere, G.E.!” Thank you very very very much!!
1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Attach the icon to your site.
3. Answer the questions.
4. Nominate some other bloggers whom you feel deserve this award!
Your favorite color?
As covered in my post “A Bit More About Me“: Since childhood, I’ve always favored blue. But nowadays everyone would accuse me of being passionate about the color black.
Your favorite animal?
Difficult question! I’m torn between llamas/alpacas, red pandas, and Shiba Inu (if a breed counts as an animal).
Your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Tea! Especially Earl Grey, Darjeeling, and Chai.
Your favorite number?
I’m not particularly fond of numbers. Though I prefer odd to even — it’s a question of aesthetic!
Your favorite day of the week?
Don’t really have a favorite day. My least favorite day is Wednesday.
Your favorite flower?
I have developed a fascination with the history of tulips after reading The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas.
What is your passion?
As you can hopefully tell by my blog, writing and illustrating. Also, Japanese language and culture.
Do you watch television?
I am a junkie for high-quality dramatic series like Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men, including a million BBC shows like The Hour, Whitechapel, and House of Cards. I just fall in love with the brilliant writing, the multidimensional characters, and the amazing actors. I also love really cheesy Japanese dramas — right now, my favorite is Guilty: Akuma to Keiyaku Shita Onna (Guilty: The Woman who Made a Deal with the Devil).
Who is your favorite author?
Another difficult question! Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces is practically my bible (I mentioned I’m a Jewish atheist, right?). I’m also quite fond of Robert Graves’s I, Claudius, Alexandre Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo, Yukio Mishima’s Spring Snow (Haru no Yuki), E. L. Doctorow’s Ragtime, etcetera, etcetera. My bookshelf looks frighteningly like a Penguin Classics library!
Do you like 80′s movies?
What social issues bother you?
Oh, don’t even get me started — we’ll be here forever! Just know that I watch The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and MSNBC (Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, and all of them) religiously.
How do you like your eggs?
Usually, I like them scrambled. But I also like them poached, especially for an Eggs Benedict!
When did you discover blogging?
I truthfully can’t remember exactly. I remember first using a computer when I was 4 years old. And I started using deviantART sometime in middle school, if that counts.
Why do you like to blog?
I don’t always like blogging, but I’ve discovered how incredibly wonderful bloggers are on WordPress. Unlike other social media sites, bloggers here seem to have a bit more etiquette. I enjoy sharing my work and receiving positive feedback from other talented bloggers!
G. Martinez Cabrera
It’s been a true pleasure collaborating (Elias & The City of Cats) with Gabe thus far, and I look forward to our future projects!
Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas