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One Lovely Blog Award

Posted in Award, Editorial with tags on October 18, 2012 by darkjade68

One Lovely Blog Award

I’d like to Thank Paige Addams over @ Paige Addams for Nominating My Blog for the “One Lovely Blog Award”

The rules are:

~ Include the blog award logo in your post

~ Thank the person who nominated you

~ Provide 7 random facts about yourself

~ Nominate 7 other blogs, and let them know you have done so

After Blogging over a Year now, it is a bit trickier coming up with 7 things, but I shall try, Lol

1) My Dad (who I didn’t grow up with, but saw several times a year) was born in New York… When I was 32 I took my Dad with me to New York (Where I had never been, but had always wanted to go) to see My Short Film at a Film Festival there. We caught a Stage Production of “Phantom of the Opera” there, and it was a great trip.

2) Though I was very shy as a kid, I was in 6 Theater Productions when I was a Teenager over 3 years, and 3 more in my late twenties. 5 of these were Shakespeare Plays, 3 Children’s Plays, and one was a Radio Show Version of “A Christmas Carol”. I prefer Writing, and Directing over Acting though.

3) In the Production of Hamlet I was in, the Actress who played Ophelia used to be a Pink Power Ranger on T.V., Lol… But I guess they changed those Actors all of the time.

4) My Favorite Dinosaur as a kid was a Brontosaurus, BUT NOW THEY SAY THEY NEVER EXISTED!! Lol I believe they found out they had the wrong head on it or something, and renamed it, Lol… I forget

5) When I was a kid I saw the movie “Vacation”, and the whole defensive line of the ‘Raiders’ was there, Lol For those of you that are familiar with Football, it’s an Oakland Team, that was in Los Angeles for a bit.

6) Cats are my favorite Animal… Tigers kind of are, but don’t tell my Cat, Lol

7) On that note, Tigger is my Favorite “Winnie The Poo” Character, Lol… Though I don’t really care for “Whiney The Poo

7 Nominations;

Anna @ Bunny Waffles – Anna’s Second Blog, This is a Really Fun, Interesting Blog that she has fun with in between Writing Stories on her Main Blog

Raz @ Food Safari – Raz is a Phenomenal Cook, and really should be doing it for a Living… Love this Site

Madhu @ The Urge To Wander – Madhu does Amazing Travel Posts

Kirsty @ La Plume Noire Photography – My Favorite Photographer on the Net

Kymlee @ Kymlee – Kymlee is just Awesome… She does Her Own Music, as well as several other Helpful Types of Posts

Heloise @ PureNrgy – She is Awesome, she does all kinds of different Posts on Important Issues

Kristy @ Little Trot – She is just an Awesome Photographer, and Person

Thanks Again Paige for the Award

I Really Appreciate it



Dedicated Follower Award!!

Posted in Award, Editorial with tags on May 26, 2012 by darkjade68

Dedicated Follower Award!!

After Receiving a Couple Different Awards during the last couple days, I decided it was time to Start Giving Out an Award to Those “Dedicated” Followers… Whose “Simple Click” of The “Like Button” can really Make your day… 

And over My 9 Months of Blogging, I’ve Had a Lot of them…

So I Decided To Create This “Dedicated Follower Award!!“… This Award Can Be Used By Anyone Reading This By The way… Feel Free To Give This Award To Followers That You Feel Appreciative To

Here Are Some of the Followers that Have Really Helped to Fuel My Motivation as a Writer… And whom I am Giving This Award…

Megan Stevenson – I Can not tell you how many Times She Clicked The “Like” Button in the First Formative Months of My Blog… Thank you so much Megan

Anna – Like I’ve said many times before, Anna is one of the Main Reasons that I’ve kept on Writing Poetry… Her Passionate Words of Encouragement have been Very Instrumental in both The Self Publishing of My First Poetry Book, and My Continued Writing Efforts… She’s also been Very Encouraging About My “Story” Writing… Thank you Anna

PwnDaniels – Also one of My Early Day Commenters, He was very Encouraging about My Stories… Thank You

J.C.V.  – I will never forget how many times you Clicked “Like” During the Greater Part of My Blogging Months… Your Appreciation of My Work helped to Instill Hope, during times I wasn’t getting that much Response. Thank you J.C.V.

Arrosmanen – Though I’m not sure He’s in the Blogging World anymore, I really Appreciate all of your “Likes” and “Comments” during My Early Months of Blogging

Veeh Cirra – My Great Friend, and Greatest Fan of Several of My New Blog Series… Your Comments have been Inspirational, and Instrumental in the Continuing of at Least One of My New Blog Series… Thank you Veeh

Heidi – Thank you so much for all of your “Likes”, they do not go unnoticed

ClownPonders – Thank you for your Continued Support

Sorin – This Guy Has Clicked “Like” on a Zillion of My Posts, including Posts on My Dark Globe Site… I can’t thank you enough Sorin

Kirsty – Often Swings by for Certain Posts, which is a Great Compliment to me, as Her Blog is one of My Favorites

Ashsilverlock – Thanks for all of your “Likes”

Taimurwali – Another Person who has Clicked “Like” a Zillion Times, on Both My Written Word, and Dark Globe Site… Thank you so much man, I’ve Really Appreciated it

TrJenson – Once again, just a Zillion “Likes” over many, many Months, on Both Sites… Thank you so much Tr, Your Support has been Huge to me…

FiveReflections – Just an Unrelenting Amount of Support Via “Likes”… Thank you so much Five, it always makes me happy to see you around

Kourtney – Just Tons of “Likes” for Months… Thank you so much Kourtney

Heloise – One of My Favorite People in the World… She’s Single Handedly Commented My DarkX Site Forward, and I really, really Appreciate it

BlueSander – Also one of My Favorite People I’ve met online… Your Comments mean the World to me

ZenMaiden – Potentially one of the Main Reasons I decided to Take “Dark Rider” from a One Time Post, to a Long Term Blog Series… Thanks for all your Early Words of Encouragement Maiden, they are not Forgotten.

LostUpAbove – Thank you for all of your “Likes”, they are not Lost on me

Tiffany – A Great and Constant Supporter, thank you so much Tiff

SmackedPentax – Thanks for all of your Support

Milen – Thanks for all of your “Likes” and support

Raz – Raz you are the Coolest

The Coevas – Thanks for all of your Support

Turk – Thanks for the “Likes” Turk

Claire – One of My Truest Supporters… Thanks for everything Claire

Madhu – Madhu just Rocks… And her Blog is Mind Boggling… Thank you so much for all of your Comments and “Likes” Madhu

Rob – Thanks for all of the “Likes” Rob, I really Appreciate it

Paige – I can not say enough about Paige… Not only does she Click “Like” on both The Dark Globe, and This Blog, but she’s also currently doing a “Line Edit” on My Novella, which is My First Step prior to handing it over to an Editor… Thank you so much for Your Constant Words of Encouragement, and all of your Help Paige… I really Appreciate it

PhotoBotos2 -Thank you so much for all your “Likes”

SeventhVoice – I Can’t thank you enough for all of your “Likes”… I really Appreciate it

Ledrakenoir – One of My Newest Followers, Thank you so much for all of your Support via “Likes”

Kashfi – Thank you so much for all your “Like” Support

And thank you to all my Silent Followers out there, I really Appreciate your Taking a Look at My Site

Nothing is Lost on me


Inspiring Blog Award

Posted in Award, Editorial, Inspiration, Life with tags on May 26, 2012 by darkjade68

Inspiring Blog Award

It must be Award Season! Yes, I’m back one day later with Another Award from My Very Good Friend Veeh Cirra

On With The Award…

Rules to this award:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

2. Tell 7 things about yourself that will not have come up in your blog entries.

3. Pass it on to 7 blogs you find inspiring and explain why.

7 things about myself That I “Haven’t” Blogged About (Ahhh, I Blog About Everything!!” Lol

1) – Back when I was in Orthopedic Brace Sales in the Late 90’s, My Boss would sometimes say to me in the Morning (We started at like 6am), “Hey You Want McDonalds, “You Fly, I’ll Buy”” Meaning he’d buy us Breakfast if I drove to get it… Which I certainly didn’t mind, it meant getting out of the Office (even though I had just gotten there, Lol… Still good to leave), and of course Free Food… But one time he asked me, I said “Can I take your Car?” and he said sure and tossed me his Keys… Oh Yeah, Dark Metallic Green Convertible Corvette… Thing felt like The Bat Mobile, Lol

2) -I was Always Afraid of The Steep Hills on Roller Coasters (I Loved Fast Ones, but Not Steep Hills/Drops), until I was 16, and a Cute Girl that I had just met talked me into going on the Colossus, Lol After that, I could pretty much Ride Any Roller Coaster without Fear, Lol

3) – My First Kitty/Cat when I was a Kid was Named Black Widow… She Lived for a long time, but when she finally disappeared, I went on Our Roof and Cried.

4) – I Don’t Like Zoos… The Animals are Amazing, but something just Feels Wrong about it… I am Glad that it Protects some Endangered Animals, but… It Especially bugs me to see Tigers Behind Bars… They are My Favorite Animal, and it just feels Wrong… But that’s just me

5) – I used to Play Monopoly Over The Phone Sometimes when I was a Kid, with a Specific Friend of Mine (Actually he was My Best Friend)… When he was too Lazy to Walk to My House (It was up many hills, grew up in a Hilly/Canyon Area), and I was too Lazy to Walk Back up after a Game, Lol So we’d just play on the Phone… The Cool thing was that we trusted each other enough not to cheat, which is pretty rare…

6) – I was Good at Dodge Ball… Most people Tried to Dodge The Ball, I’d Try and Catch it, and generally would… Throwing it Right Back at the Unsuspecting Thrower… In that Respect I was a Good Goalie (Wow, didn’t know Goalie was Spelled that way, Lol… Always thought it was “Goaly”) too in P.E. Soccer, Lol

7) – I’m the only person I know that wouldn’t want to Win The Lottery… Call me Crazy, I Prefer to Earn My Own Money

7 Blogs that inspire me that I simply love

This will be tough, because I just Gave Out the Kreativ Blogger Award, and I really don’t want to Give This One to those People Twice in a Row, Lol

Back to Many of the Blogs that Really Got me into Following Blogs, Many of which I Basically Awarded the $#@#! out of in the Past, Lol

Mark’s Photo Blog One of My Favorite All Time Photo Blogs, and Photographers… Which is why I Asked him to Join me on The Dark Globe, and now He’s our Senior Photographer

1001 Scribbles Definitely One of My Favorite All Time Blogs… And Most Inspiring Blogs I’m Literally in a Better Mood just about every Time After Reading Her Inspiring “A World’s Citizen! ” Posts.

Quill Wielder – Quill is The Only Writer I know that may Write More than me, Lol… Her Site has Tons of “Writer Tools”, that most People wouldn’t take the time to Look Up… And with Quill, you don’t need to, she Basically does it for you, Lol And She’s Such a Damn Inspired Writer, From Screenplays, to Novels, To Blog Posts, to Tweets… Which is why I brought her onto The Dark Globe Early on, though I had just found her Site… And now she is one of our 3 Assistant Editors.

La Plume Noire – My All Time Favorite Photography Blogs, and One of My Two Over All Favorite Blogs Period. Kirsty’s Blog Impressed me so much, that when I finally got her to Join us over on The Dark Globe, I made her an Assistant Editor Immediately, Lol… She is Brilliant, and Talented, in fact She even Helps me with Upgrading the Look of The Dark Globe, and has Designed Two of My Future Self Published Books Covers. She is also going into her own Business Now, so Definitely Check out Her Site.

The Insanity Aquarium – My All Time Favorite Writing Blog… I can’t say enough about Anna, Her Writing is Dark, and Enchanting… And she has also Always been one of My Most Encouraging Followers.

Danny’s Kitchen – Danny’s Blog is just Awesome… Not only is He a Talented Chef, but he’s also a Great Guy… And often does Videos of Himself Cooking… But more than that, He Includes a Puppet in his Videos Now which is Hilarious… And He Promises me that the Fact that his Puppet is Named “DJ” is Absolutely a Coincidence, Lol… And I “Kinda” Believe Him, Lol

Warren Lawson Architect – I actually do some Work for one of the Most Passionate, Intelligent Artists I’ve ever Met… And that is My Mom’s Boyfriend of 30+ years, who went to College to Study Art, then switched over to Architecture… His New Blog, which is Attached to his Main Site… Check out his Projects Page on His Main Site if you get a Chance… And his Blog

Phew, Pulled it Off, Lol

Thanks Again Veeh, Really Appreciate The Award

And Gratz to My Nominees


Kreativ Blogger Award

Posted in Award, Editorial, Life with tags on May 25, 2012 by darkjade68

Kreativ Blogger Award

It’s Been a little while since I Received an Award, so I thought I’d Throw This one up…

This was Just Given to me By My Good Friend, and Fellow Writer and Assistant Editor over at The Dark Globe… Quill Wielder @ Quill Wielder

Also be sure to Check Out Her New Author’s Site, Laura Pfundt

The Rules:

1.  Thank my nominator and provide a link to their blog

2.  List seven things that readers might find interesting about me

3.  Nominate seven other bloggers

Seven Things:

7 Things eh… Hmm

1) – I’m Irish From Both My Mom, and Dad’s Side… Along with French, Russian and Belgium from My Mom… And Scottish and Welsh from My Dad… But I was Born in Southern California, U.S.A., which makes me American, Lol

2) – Han Solo was My Favorite Character in Star Wars when I was a Kid, right along with Darth Vader… Who is My All Time Favorite Villain.

3) – My First Dream was to be a Professional Baseball Player… A Pitcher to be More Specific. But I never really Pursued it, mostly because my Mom was a Single Parent, and I just didn’t think she’d have time to drive me to Practices… Partly because we grew up in a Canyon Area, far away from anything.

4) – I Wrote, Directed and Narrated a Children’s Play for a Youth Group back in 1998, which was Awesome.

5) – Though I’m Not an Actor, and have never wanted to be, I’ve Acted in 5 Shakespeare Plays, 3 Children’s Plays and The Christmas Carol… I do Love Theater Acting, but only got into it because My Brother convinced me to with him, as Being a Professional Actor was his Dream.

6) – My Dad Remarried over in Arizona when I was very young, and My Brother and I used to Fly there for a Week or Two Every Summer, and around Christmas.

7) – On My 13th Birthday, I went to an Amusement Park Called Magic Mountain, where they had a Section for Carnival Like Games… One of the Games was where you Squirt the High Pressured Squirt Gun and Make The Plastic Gorillas Go Up a pole… You compete vs. others… The First Gorilla up, wins… I Won 87 out of 92 Games, and they kept making me switch Guns, Lol… Ended up Walking Around the Park the rest of the day with Three 5 Foot Tall Stuffed Bananas, and let my Friends carry them so people would think they won them, Lol… Definitely had a “Pitcher’s” Eye, Lol

My Nominees;

Tough Tough as usual

Veeh Cirra – Great Writing, and one of the Coolest People I’ve Ever Met

Stronghold – Brilliant Young Writer/Poet

Bunny Waffles – Quirky, Dark Bunny (And Other Animals) Death Humor, Lol

Little Trot – Brilliant Photography, Amazing Locations

Captured Light – Brilliant Photography

Food Safari – Just Amazing Cooking

The Urge To Wander – Unbelievable Photos, Locations and Information

Definitely Check These Blogs Out if you haven’t

Thank you Once Again Quill, and Now I shall Place This Award on My Awards Page


2012 Sunshine and Versatile Blogger Awards

Posted in Award, Life, News, Writing with tags , on March 12, 2012 by darkjade68

I wanted to take a Moment to say Thank you to a Few People who have Given me Awards Recently…

First of all Bluesander @ Stronghold Gave me The Sunshine Award back on March 7th, 2012. Thank you so much Blue, Your Poetry is Truly Inspirational…

Second to Shannon @ Isle of Books who just today gave me The Versatile Blogger Award… Shannon is a True Talent, and is Extremely Passionate about All Things Literature, and I Admire Her for it… She has also recently Joined Us over at The Dark Globe as a Book Reviewer, and whatever else she Might Contribute to The Site.

Third J.C.V. @ 365 Days to be Published Also Awarded me The Sunshine Award. J.C.V. is a Long Time Follower of The Written Word, and one of My Most Frequent “Like” ‘rs, lol… And I Truly Appreciate the Encouragement and Support she’s given me, and The Written Word.

Sunshine Award Rules;

Rules for this award:

1. Thank the award giver.

2. Share some things about yourself.

3. Pass the award on to 10-12 other bloggers.

Versalie Blogger Rules;

Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them when you create a post on the award. Share 7 things about yourself. Pass the award on to 15 people you know who have blogs that you follow and enjoy. Contact those people that you have nominated.

I Shall Blend The Two:

7 Things About Me;

1) Being a Professional Baseball Player (Pitcher) was My First Dream

2) I Grew Up with a Single Mom, My Brother and My Mom’s Boyfriend who she’s been with for 30 Years (I have two Older Sisters, but they weren’t around much)

3) My First Pet at the Age of 4 or 5 was a Gold Fish Named George

4) My Favorite Car as a Kid was a 1966-67 Corvette

5) My 2nd Dream Was to be a Film Maker ever since I saw the Original 1977 Star Wars in The Theater as a very Young Kid (Pursued it 2000-2003, then shifted to Screenplay Writing 2003-2005 and now Poetry, Novels and Hopefully Comic Books 2011-2012)

6) I have 3 Nephews, ages 10, 13 (My Brother’s Boys), and 29 (One of My Older Sister’s Sons that she had Very Young)

7) I Want to Be Santa when I Get Older, lol It’s True, Being Immortal, Eating All The Cookies I could ever want, Living in The Show, and Making and Giving Presents to Kids All Over The World would just be the Best Gig in The World, lol

As I Have Received and Given Several Awards Since I Started Blogging in August Last Year, I shall Spare The People’s I Follows Blog’s From Giving Them an Award… As I have Given Several in the Past to them, and I know That Sometimes they don’t have Time to Partake.

But I will say Every Single Blog on My Blog Roll is Worth Not Only Checking Out, but Following… There are some Brilliant, and Talented People Out There.

Thanks again Blue, Shannon and J.C.V.

I Really Do Appreciate it

DarkJade-* **

*P.S. All of My Awards are Also Posted Here on My Awards Page

**Oh, By The Way, The Written Word is Now on Twitter If You’d Care to Follow, and I Shall Follow You Right Back Here’s The Link DJWrittenWord This is a Different Account than My TheDarkGlobe1 Twitter Account, which you’re also Welcome to Follow. There is also a Widget off to the Right with The Most Recent Written Word Tweets.

Genuine Blogger Award

Posted in Award, Editorial, Life, News with tags on January 19, 2012 by darkjade68

One of my Followers, J.C.V. over at 365 Days 2 b Published, just Awarded me with The Genuine Blogger Award

First of all, I’d like to say Thank You J.C.V., I really Appreciate it.

Apparently as Part of the Dynamics of This Award, there are “No Requirements”

Meaning, you don’t need to Give Personal Info. About Yourself, or even Nominate someone else…

You can see Further Explanation Here Genuine Blogger Info.

However, right away I had a Couple Bloggers come to mind…

Bloggers that I More Recently began to Follow, who are Truly Genuine People, Sharing a Bit of Their Souls with their Readers.

1) is LadyT over at Beginnings… Her Poetry is Unnerving, and Her Heart is Felt in Everything She Writes… And her Appreciation for Life is Found within her Photos.

2) is Charlotte at Foreign Girl in Foreign Land… She is a Powerful Spirit, on a Mission of Understanding what Life is Really About… And, Matters of The Heart

Special Mention;

As there are No Rules or Requirements, I shall also give Special Mention to Noiri over at La Plume Noire (I shall spare her an Award, as she gets so many), and Kristy over at Little Trot (who I recently gave the 7 X 7 Link Award), and Ana over at 1001 Scribbles  (Who I also gave the 7 X 7 Link Award) for Continuing to Share The World Through Their Eyes…

Thank You once again J.C.V.

I Truly do Appreciate it