Friday, April 17, 2009

Noblesse Oblige

The Noblesse Oblige award is intended to be presented to blogs that satisfy the following criteria:

  1. The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervades amongst different cultures and beliefs.
  2. The Blog contents inspire; strives to encourage and offers solutions.
  3. There is a clear purpose at the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Culture and Sciences and Beliefs.
  4. The Blog is refreshing and creative.
  5. The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking.

This award was presented to me by Jimmy Bastard.
Jimmy has formidable writing talents, able to evoke the hardcore environment of his youth in Drumchapel with razor sharp focus on all the things that really matter in life.
But Jimmy obviously did not read the award criteria listed above, since The Far Queue exhibits NONE (with the hopeful exception of No.4) of the aforementiond criteria.

After much procrastination (and being the extroverted and bubbly personality you all know me to be) I have decided to accept the award with as much grace as can be mustered through my blushes.

Thank you Jimmy!

I started The Far Queue (just over three years ago) with no particular game plan, merely hoping to get some of my writing read. It has slowly developed into something which I can truely call a part of me. Unfortunately my tastes are not for the majority who have been consistently non-plussed when passing by this particular neck of the weirds. The Far Queue has only ever attracted a small number of regular vocal followers. There have been two notable "falling outs of the permenant kind" after either pissing me off or being pissed off by me; possibly owing largely to my non-compliance with Criteria 1, 2, 3 & 5 above.
There is however, a small group of people who ‘get’ what I’m trying to do here, and to them I am very grateful.

For those more recent readers who haven’t had the energy to trawl through the back catalogue, here a few of my favorite offerings regurgitated:

What's in the Box? ~ the narrowing of possibilities by catagorisation
Reality Czech ~ how the world really works
Looking Up ~ a reaction to feeling very small
The Coriolis Effect ~ being the effect of a rotating environment on falling bodies
Limbo Terminus ~ how did we get here?

In accordance to the rules (but with little regard for the criteria listed above) I would like to present the Noblesse Oblige award to the following humans:

It Must Be The Vapors – Yodood (aka Gregrandgar) is definitely my longest standing blog-bud (his words) and one whose organic lifestyle, clinical atheism and herbal streams of consciousness have kept me going through some dark blog hours.

E.L.I.S.E – not much I can say about the lady herself as she remains firmly behind the curtain of macabre, sensuous and disturbing images she posts on this unique blog. I do not expect her to respond to this and frankly, I would be disappointed if she did.

The Ancient Sword – Fellow fish Candie is a refreshingly positive poetic talent who sometimes leaves here with her Gallic bonhomie battered and bruised by what she no-doubt perceives as the brutality of some of my posts and comments. (Candie once requested that I refrain from telling little girls that there is no Santa Clause...ouch)

Thank you and goodnight

For those recipients who wish to pass this on, here are the rules:

  1. Create a Post with a mention and link to the person who presented the Noblesse Oblige Award.
  2. The Award Conditions must be displayed at the Post.
  3. Write a short article about what the Blog has thus far achieved – preferably citing one or more older post to support.
  4. The Blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award in concurrence with the Award conditions.
  5. Blogger must display the Award at any location at the Blog.


Yodood said...

Thank you, Pisces, though you stretched the criteria for my award further than Jimmy did for yours, the jesture is taken with full appreciation of your sediments and wishes to stir them up.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Rules? What does any self-respecting anarchist need rules for? :)

Candie Bracci said...

Ah ah ah!
Thank you,I didn't see it before,i was too busy having a good time..over and over :)

I've never said such a thing,lol!
Ah you don't hate me after all...
I'm happy you are who you are as i'm happy I'm who I'm and I'm not ashamed and i don't care what people think!!Not anymore!!ahahah(evil laugh!)I had too much of something i think!lol.

Pisces Iscariot said...


Harlequin said...

Pisces--I shall enjoy your site immensely.... I just have this feeling...

Pisces Iscariot said...

Harlequin: it's good to trust your feelings :) welcome!