Lovely Z nominated me for Real Neat Blog Award! Thanks a lot, Z! 🙂
As a part of the award, you get to do 3 things:
- Thank and link the person who nominated you.
- Answer the seven questions your nominator has provided.
- Nominate 7 other bloggers and create 7 questions for them
Let’s get to it, shall we?
If you couldn’t blog about WoW anymore, what would you blog about?
History of feminism and LGBTQA+ rights in my country, the Czech Republic. I listened to Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast and (among other things) they talked about American feminists and LGBTQA+ people and when I was looking for similar sources about people in my country, I didn’t find much. There are theses and research papers but nothing easy to read and access. And it mainly focused on presumably cis gay people, definitely not bisexuals, pansexuals, transgender people and other sexual and gender identities. It’s not like they didn’t exist, no one just talks about them.
For example, there was a painter, Marie Čermínová, also known as Toyen. I first heard about this person at school and teachers always used “she” to refer to Toyen and never mentioned that Toyen asked his friends to use male pronouns and wore men’s clothes. I can’t know what exactly was going on in his head but from everything I’ve read, Toyen was probably transgender. This word didn’t exist then and it took my country much longer to even acknowledge that not everyone is cisgender. It’s also interesting (and telling..) that English version of wikipedia page refers to Toyen as he, Czech version as she.
I was even considering going back to school to study it but that would just create another thesis and wouldn’t really solve my problem with no easy-to-read sources.
What’s the best and worst thing about blogging?
The worst thing is keeping a schedule. I try to write about my week in WoW every Sunday/Monday and Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge every week but then I come up with another topic or I start doing something else and it’s hard to go back and finish my post. But I want to! I’m also not very good at taking screenshots. Other blogs have such amazing screenshots and mine look quite awful in comparison.
WordPress is also not as easy as I thought it would be, but I think I just need more time to learn it. I’m not very happy with how my blog looks. Also English is hard and I’m sure I’m making mistakes all the time..
The best thing is all the love I’m getting from my fellow bloggers. When I started, I didn’t even expect anyone to read this but people are reading and commenting and nomitating me for awards and it’s awesome! Thank you, kind people 🙂 I especially appreciate it because I don’t always comment on other people’s posts myself. I’m shy even on the internet. I need to work on that.
What’s your favourite achievement in WoW?
Going Down? That feeling when you think you’re going to die but you don’t and you get this achievement instead is priceless.
How long have you been playing computer games?
It’s actually a very interesting question. I even e-mailed my family if anyone remembers when we got our first computer (as far as I know, consoles weren’t really a thing in my country when I was a kid). I’m the youngest so I don’t remember much but apparently, we got our first PC in 1997 so let’s say I’ve been playing computer games for 20 years.
I remember playing old MS-DOS games like Dyna Blaster (it was called Bomberman outside Europe), the Lion King, Prehistorik 2, Prince of Persia, Vlak (Train) and Commander Keen 4. Oh, the memories. Those games suck now but I loved them back then.
If you could have one day to do anything in, what would you do?
Does this mean what would I do if I had a day free, or does it mean what would I do if I had a day to do anything I wanted? Let’s do both.
Answer to the first question is that I would be playing WoW. That’s what I do on weekends and most of my free days from work.
If I could do anything I wanted (without actually getting there and back), I’d want to wander around in London, Rome or Florence. I love those cities. Or I’d want to go to space and watch the Earth. The view must be amazing.
Photo from https://earthspacecircle.blogspot.cz/
What’s your favourite food?
Veggie burgers with chips. I’ve never liked fast food much and since I’m a vegetarian, I’ve been trying to eat healthy. Once in a while, I like to reward myself by eating something that’s not very healthy. But it’s delicious.
Where do you prefer to go, Mountains or Beach?
Definitely mountains. I’m not a very active, adventurous person but I enjoy mountain walking and hiking and especially the view from the top of the mountains. I like to feel small in comparison with the world around me. It’s a reminder that even if I mess up something in my life, it’s not the end of the world and no one really gives a f*ck.
Most of the bloogers I follow have already been nominated (reminder to myself – find more blogs!) but there’s a list of neat blogs I enjoy reading (in no particular order):
Go check them out and thanks again to Z for the nomination! 🙂