Mystery Blogger Award

 

Thanks to Simon for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award. Simon is a Sci-Fi blogger with a great blog!!! You should check him out!! Makes #4!! 😁😆

Here’s his nomination post: https://sfarnell.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/mystery-blogger-award-3/

What is the Mystery Award?
“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.
Okoto Enigma

Three Things You Might Not Know About Me:

I don’t mind sharing some things but other things are off limits.

I took nursing classes in college.

I’m sometimes too nice but learning that I cannot always be.

 

My five questions posed by the Simon who has nominated me for the award:

  1. What writer or book made you want to be a writer?
  2. What is the value of speculative fiction in the modern world?
  3. Is there anyone that you will not allow to read your work?
  4. What is your most impressive physical feat?
  5. Coffee or tea? And how do you take it?

My answers:

  1. I wrote for fun and to escape. I cannot say that any book or writer brought that about. I can say there was one book as a kid that I read several times. I have no idea the author or the title. Which has drove me crazy over the years. The book was about a young girl, whose home life was chaotic. She had a best friend and she dearly loved her and her family. It was her safe place. A place where she could go and just be a kid. Her best friend’s Mom got breast cancer and it impacted her  deeply. It was just a great book. I wish I knew who wrote it and the title.
  2. I love speculative fiction. The sky is the limit. It is thinking outside the box!!
  3. No. I try to keep things vague. I do not write pointing fingers so anyone that wants to read what I write can.
  4. Most impressive physical feat. Hmm…surviving some of the things that I have. It seems to be what I do. 
  5. I love both. I cannot pick one. Coffee, cream and sweetener. I like my tea with sweetener and lemon. Yummy!!!

 

My nominations:

Thoughts and Movin’

https://formuchdeliberation.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/neither-seek-nor-avoid-take-what-comes-swami-vivekananda/?wref=tp

https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/open-letter-to-22/

Thank whoever gifted you and include a link to their blog
Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
Answer the questions from the person who gifted you the Award
Choose bloggers that you wish to gift the Award to no more than 3
Ask 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one
Notify those you gift the Award to

My questions for you:

  • Have you read any book several times? What was it?
  • Do you have any allergies?
  • What do you feel is your greatest strength?
  • What is your favorite adult beverage?
  • What is one thing you would like to accomplish in the next year?

Thanks again Simon for nominating me!!!!

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 7

Are you ready? Here we go again!! Round 7!!!

I created this challenge as I thought a post centered around music would be fun!

Rules:
Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!
Easy!

1. Post a video of a song that has the word bite, bitten or bit in the title.

2. Post a video of a song that helps you relax.

3. Post a video for a song that is by a band or singer starting with a V.

I challenge:
All of you! Let’s have a little bit of fun!

http://mynamaste365online.blog/2019/03/16/afternoon-coffeeshare/

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/the-night-out-multiverse/

Legend of the Vampyre

The first ever vampire story may be traced to Greek mythology.

Ambrogio

A young Italian man, Ambrogio was cursed by the God Apollo, the Sun God. Apollo cursed him because he was in love with the same woman. (Selena) The curse caused Ambrogio’s skin to burn whenever exposed to sunlight.

Desperate, Ambrogio turned to Hades, the god of the underworld and Artemis, the goddess of the hunt for help. Ambrogio stole from Artemis to fulfill a bargain made with Hades. Artemis cursed him so that silver would burn his flesh upon contact.

Later, Artemis would take pity on Ambrogio. She gave him super strength, fangs and immortality.

Selena finally escapes Apollo and is reunited with Ambrogio. Artemis told them Selena could be made immortal also. He would have to drink her blood, killing her human body but transforming her. Then their blood combined, if consumed could turn anyone into a vampire.

Vlad the Impaler

Vlad Dracula was born in Transylvania, Romania. He ruled off and on for six years.

He got his name because his favorite way to kill his enemies was to impale them on a wooden stake.

Legend has it that he liked to dine amongst his dying enemies, dipping his bread in their blood and feasting on it. There’s no way to know if this rumor was true.

Many believe that Bram Stoker drew inspiration from Vlad to create Count Dracula. The similarities suggests this very well could be.

During the Middle Ages, superstitions about the existence of vampires spread like wildfire. The plague only fed these superstitions. Mostly due to people bleeding from the mouth. It was fairly common for the sick to be labeled a vampire. Rabies and other conditions also fed rumors about existence of vampires.

The myth of vampires in modern times is not a myth at all. Are they shape-shifting, sleep in a coffin, avoid sunlight, fang growing vampires of folklore? No. They are individuals, for whatever reason, enjoy “role play” and part of that includes drinking blood.

There is something very seductive about vampires in the movies. Most of them anyways. That could be the reason some people enjoy role playing. Mmm…I’ll stick with my vampire movies. The thought of drinking blood, leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

9/2017

https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/vampire-history

https://drjudithorloff.com/modern-day-vampires/