First off, I’d like to say thanks to FilmsRruss for picking me along with six other blogs to share with his readers in the blog meme “7×7 link award”. I apologize to him in advance if this post comes off as insincere, but I just don’t look at these chain letter awards the same way I used to. I honestly do appreciate the fact that another blog likes this one enough to share it with their readers, but I don’t buy into the whole “award” mentality that it’s supposed to give off. That said, I decided to not just follow along with the basics of it and decided to go on a blog journey. Everyone who got the award would mention who gave it to them, so I went backwards through the links to see if I could get to the origin of this award.
I initially thought it was kind of odd to have options like “Most Beautiful Post” and after I tracked it back about 30 or so blogs I realized why. It brought me from movie blogs back to writing blogs, to general blogs, and finally the origin: travel/photo blogs. In fact, the origin wasn’t even an award at all, it was a blogging/Twitter trending topic called My 7 Links. Unfortunately, I missed the exact point where it went from being blogs posting their 7 links and tagging seven other blogs to being an “award” since honestly, after 40 to 50 blogs, I wasn’t really paying much attention to the actual blog and was more interested in tracking down the origin point, even though I could have probably just Googled it. But even after finding the origin, and playing down the concept of the award, and the fact that this is a pretty new blog with not many posts to choose from, I will still follow the concept of the meme, at least the original concept so if you’re looking to find out something about me no one else knows, you’re out of luck.
1. My most beautiful post.
The Shadow – as I mentioned earlier, I thought it was kind of odd to have this option in a movie blog so I just picked the one that has my current favorite movie poster that I thought was absolutely beautiful.
2. My most popular post.
Captain America – I don’t exactly know why, especially when the new Captain America post didn’t get all that much attention.
3. My most controversial post.
Why are there so many bad superhero movies? – there hasn’t been much controversy at all on any of my posts, so “most controversial” is more like “a couple people slightly disagreed with me”.
4. My most helpful post.
33 of the worst superhero movies ever made – because we all need a little help to figure out which movies to avoid.
5. A post whose success surprised me.
Blankman – It didn’t get a lot of views when I posted it, and it has yet to get any comments on it, but it keeps getting hits from random searches much more than any of my other posts and is likely to overtake Captain America to become my most popular post at some point in time.
6. A post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved.
The Incredibles – It’s one of my favorite movies period and yet when I wrote the review it just kind of came and went.
7. The post I’m most proud of.
Batman: The Movie – It’s a fun movie, I liked it, I liked the review, and it got a lot of good kudos.
And finally for the chain letter portion of it, which I will participate in the spirit of it, and by the original rules nominating 5 other blogs. But these are 5 other blogs that I think are worth visiting, I enjoy reading them and I think others would enjoy them too. If they would like to participate in this meme, it’s up to them. And because I felt like it, I updated the award graphic to make it a little more super, using part of the Avengers’ logo, the X-Men logo, and Captain America’s shield. Feel free to use it if you wish.
1. Cigarette Burns – a great site that focuses on straight up horror movies as well as Asian horror movies and other movies that are a little left of center.
2. MMO Grinder – a fun video series that checks out free to play MMOs and lets you know if they’re worth playing or not.
3. Fog’s Movie Reviews – a great guy with great taste in movies and tons of discussion in every post.
4. 5 Word Movie Reviews – I plug this guy a lot, but that’s because I read his reviews the most. It helps that he posts every single day. He’s already passed my goal of 100 movies this year and it’s only April.
5. Morgan on Media – Another guy who has a similar taste in movies as I do and can definitely write about it. Check it out.
And there you have it, there’s my exploration, deconstruction, and participation in my first award meme. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.