Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sunshine This, Mr. Delany

Here I am, your big, cloudy ray of sunshine. Thanks to the magnificent Cate Gardner for the bestowment of the award. And yes, I know "bestowment" is not a word (thank you, Firefox, for pointing that out).

Now comes the part where I bestow the award on two deserving visitors to this blog. Quite frankly, you all rock. Each time one of these awards floats my way, I feel like the dude on stage at the Oscars, yammering away all the names I can while they start to play music and drag me off stage. So there. If you have ever commented on this blog, I award you with a little sunshine. 'cause you are. I wouldn't have continued writing so long without any of you. I know I cheat. I know it's no fun. But I did it anyway.

Maybe because I'm this dude:

I am:
Samuel R. "Chip" Delany
Few have had such broad commercial success with aggressively experimental prose techniques.

Which science fiction writer are you?

Yeah, I'd never heard of Samuel R. "Chip" Delany, which isn't saying much, but I'm evidently a black science fiction writer with a great bushy beard. Take that, experimental prose and all.

One of the questions on the quiz made me think about the nature of art, and I'm building up a good head of steam to discuss that in depth on Monday. Stay tuned, dear friends.


Alan W. Davidson said...

Thanks, but it would be rude of me to accept such an award twice in the same week. Too much sunshine for one guy's life. I'm jealous of Mr. Delany's beard. By Cate's standards, a small village could dwell nicely within it's warm embrace...

Rebecca Nazar said...

I don't know any of these sci-fi writers. Heck, are there any women in this mix?

Thanks for the warm fuzzies. : )

Aaron Polson said...

Alan - ;) I don't know if my beard could ever be so full. But I guess it is, in a way, according to the quiz.

Rebecca - Ursula K. Le Guin is in there (at least). I toyed with my answers until I came up with someone else. And it took a lot of toying.

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats on the award. It looks so...sunny on this black blog. :) And I had no idea we could find out which science fiction writer we were! Fun stuff. :)

Katey said...

That was monopoly money well spent indeed!

You really are a cloudy ray of sunshine, Aaron. :D

Cate Gardner said...

I took that quiz earlier and appparently, I'm William Gibson.

Cheating is fun. :D

Andrea Allison said...

well aren't you sweet. I didn't even have to bribe...*ahem*...offer you a little something something from my secret stash.

We could use a little sunshine here. Haven't seen it in days.

K.C. Shaw said...

Sunshine for everyone!

Apparently I'm Ursula K. LeGuin, which is completely awesome.

Fox Lee said...


Aaron Polson said...

Elana - Yellow does go well with black, doesn't it?

Katey - Metaphoric to the end.

Cate - Oooo...cyberpunk!

Andrea - If I would have known there was a secret stash...

K.C. - That is awesome. Congrats to you!

Natalie - I won't tug on his beard.

Andrea Allison said...

Oh, it's nothing but a trinket or two. I guess I'll have to find someone else to bribe...uh...give it to.