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The Black Cat Blue Sea Award #2

“Dragons,” said Mollander.

First line in A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

It’s another award post! I needed a bit of an easy one this week and remembered that Nefeli from Biblionebula had nominated me for my second Black Cat Blue Sea Award a little while ago now.

What is The Black Cat Blue Sea Award?

“This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.”

The Rules

  • Anybody nominated can nominate seven (lucky number) other bloggers.
  • Anybody nominated answers three questions.
  • The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
  • If any of the questions asked are offending or the nominee simply does not want to answer them, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.

Nefeli’s Questions

If you had to listen to only one song for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?

THIS IS A MEAN QUESTION, NEFELI!

I love music, and I listen to some type of music almost every day. However, even I can get tired of listening to the same song over and over again, no matter how much I like it. So I’m picking a song I have a strong emotional attachment to. It is First Like by the Danish artist Christopher. The title is English but the rest of the song is in Danish, unfortunately, so I will tell you a little about it instead.
It’s a song that he wrote on a Danish talk-show where he had to make the lyrics out of fans’ comments on some of his music videos on YouTube, I believe. That means that we have lyrics such as “OMG you’re too hot” and “If you die then I will die”. It’s all a joke, and it’s so hilarious!
Now the thing is that I’ve attended a lot of his concerts, and First Like has become something of a fan-favorite. It’s now primarily a song that the audience sings, which means I have so many memories of just screaming out these ridiculous lyrics at the top of my lungs alongside my best friend and a few thousand other crazy fans. That is what I think about every time I hear this song, so that is the one song I choose to listen to for the rest of my life.

You’re having five literary figures (real or fictional, or both) over for dinner. Who are they and what are you serving?

This is such an unrealistic scenario for me that I have a hard time picturing it 😅 You see, I don’t cook (especially not for other people), and therefore don’t exactly have people over for dinner. And then those people need to be five literary characters? Well, let me think.

If it wasn’t clear what I’m serving it is obviously take-away pizza. I do have a really good pizza-place, though, so they shouldn’t complain.

The five characters:

  1. Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter) – My favorite childhood character needs to be there of course. She’s also quite talkative and will keep the conversation going.
  2. Magnus Bane (The Mortal Instruments) – You can’t have a dinner party without Magnus Bane. With him there you’re guaranteed entertainment.
  3. Arya Stark ( A Song of Ice and Fire) – Look, I get that Arya would probably rather kill me than attend my dinner party, but I really think her and Ginny could bond. Maybe she’d also be willing to teach me some tricks on how to be no one, although hopefully less violently than in the books.
  4. Thaniel (The Watchmaker of Filigree Street) – I have no reason for this other than he’s a genuinely nice person. Okay, maybe it’s because I hope he brings Katsu, but I still really love Thaniel.
  5. Vasya (Winternight Trilogy) – Of course I also need my all-time favorite character. I think she’ll have some great stories to tell, and she can also let me know if there are strange invisible creatures living in my apartment.

Will all of these characters kill each other when put in the same room? Well, I would say the possibility is there, but doesn’t that only make it all a little exciting? I think this would be a great dinner party.

What’s your go-to activity when you want to lift your spirits?

Listening to the song from above? It definitely always puts a smile on my face, and music is generally what I turn to to feel better. If I’m really down, I’ll often bake some kind of cake, and while doing that I’ll be listening to some upbeat, happy music and dance around in the kitchen. Yes, I spill stuff everywhere so cake-baking and dance is often followed by cleaning and dance. Less fun, but then I have cake.


I posted my first The Black Cat Blue Sea Award not so long ago where I tagged a bunch of people, so I’m skipping that part this time. This week has also been kind of hellish at work, so I’m too tired to think of some creative and fun questions for you to answer. I would love to know your answers to Nefeli’s questions, though. And please go check out her blog if you haven’t already! She writes some killer blog posts over there. Happy reading, guys.

8 thoughts on “The Black Cat Blue Sea Award #2

  1. Did I just listen to that entire song even though I basically understood nothing? Of course I did 😁 And it was really interesting! I learned that you guys pronounce “OMG” the same way that we do, that “laekker” apparently isn’t something that just applies to food in Danish – in contrast to our “lecker” – and I think I seriously mistranslated something that sounded like he was singing about his hair looking like noodles? 😂 I guess similar words don’t always mean the same things in different languages 😉
    Also, I would love to be at that birthday party of yours! There are so many characters there whom I’d love to meet, and obviously, you can never go wrong with pizza, either 😍

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    1. Well, I have something to tell you Naemi… He does actually sing that his hair looks like noodles 😂😂 But you convincing yourself you must have mistranslated just made my day 😂😂😂 I told you the lyrics were ridiculous. But I’m very impressed with your Danish, and yes, our “lækker” can be used for pretty much anything. And that’s why your ‘lecker’ is dangerous for us. It looks so similar that we’re tempted to use it in the same way when speaking German 😅

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      1. Oh wow, I was so sure even crazy fans probably wouldn’t comment that 😂😂😂 I don’t really see much of a resemblance, but I guess if they say so… 😂😂
        And don’t be too impressed – I know absolutely zero Danish 😁 But it’s quite surprising how much you can guess just by knowing German and English! Russian, French and Latin weren’t really that helpful, but you can definitely tell those other languages have common roots 😊 And having learned a bit about language families, historical sound shifts, and practicing those skills on Old English and Middle High German in my various linguistics classes at university actually came in really handy here, too 😉 I’ve actually gotten pretty good at recognizing which words can be traced back to a common origin… And then there are people who say an English degree is basically useless – clearly, they don’t know how wrong they are! 😁

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      2. Well, the entire comment from that fan is actually: “Crisser (nickname), you’re pretty/handsome, but your nose is crooked. Your hair looks like noodles.” So it’s more a I-love-you-but-you-have-some-flaws comment. And you can find pictures where his hair looks like noodles. It’s very curly 😂 And yes, Danish has many words in common with English and German, but I’m still impressed you could get so much meaning out of it. And that you took your time trying to get meaning out of it, although I should probably have known that you would 😉

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      3. Aww – that is actually kind of adorable when you think about it 😊 Though I guess I will be googling to find some more noodlely pictures now 😁
        And I suppose I am very predictable that way – if you want to keep me occupied, just get me a good language puzzle 😂 My brother actually got me this thing called “A Language Lover’s Puzzle Book” for my birthday, and I’m beyond excited to read more of it during Christmas break 😂 Clearly, my family knows me too well…

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  2. Thank you for answering my questions! I hope you had fun doing so! And thank you for your kind words, I’m glad you enjoy my posts!

    I understood exactly zero words in that song, but I can imagine how hilarious it must be. The whole concept of its composition gives me big Eurovision vibes for some reason 😂. The singer has a beautiful voice, though, and he is very pretty!

    That’d be an interesting dinner party and you can never go wrong with pizza! I’d be a bit more careful with Arya, though. The last dinner party she attended didn’t go so well for the hosts and the other guests 😆.

    Baking and dancing around in the kitchen is a great mood lifter! There’s nothing that a bit of cake can’t improve! As for the mess afterwards, is it really baking if you don’t end up with flour and dough everywhere?

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    1. Thanks for tagging me! I had fun answering the question after I got over the existential crisis from the first question 😉 😂

      Hahah I appreciate that you listened to the song anyway. There are some English words in there but I don’t blame you for not catching them. And I’ve never thought about it in relation to Eurovision, but you may have a point there. It’s supposed to be super cheesy and I could see it work in a Eurovision context as a joke 😂

      I was already wary of Arya, but I had actually completely forgotten how her latest dinner party went 😂 I’m pretty sure none of the other attendants has killed any family members of hers, so I’m hoping we’re safe.

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