Dawn of the Stylish Blogger

May 28, 2011

I was happy to receive a double Stylish Blogger Award from long-time fellow blogger Vampifan as well as Spartan 117 of The Quick and the Zed. This is a thing that’s been going around the blog world for a while, and it’s nice to see my humble blog receive the accolade. The rules for this are as follows:

To receive an award there are four steps to follow –
1. Send a thank you and a link to the nominating blog.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Pass the word on to 10 or so other deserving blogs.
4. Let them know of your nominating them for the award.

Sooo..seven things about me:

  1. I’m addicted to white sneakers (that’s probably trainers to you British types). I have eight pairs at the moment, which I try to keep as white as I can. And no, I’m not a chav.
  2. In addition to zombie, vampire, werewolf, scifi and fantasy films, I also have a penchant for romantic comedies. Love Actually is a particular favourite, as it features my two favourite actors…
  3. …who are Alan Rickman and Bill Nighy. Leslie Nielsen was a third one, may he rest in peace.
  4. I’m an avid RPG player, and currently getting started on my doctor’s thesis on role-playing games and their effects on the development of empathy skills.
  5. I teach Tai Shin Mun (monkey style) kung fu at the University of Helsinki. Beginner’s course level, but still! Additionally I’ve trained in Karate and Choy Lee Fut kung fu as well.
  6. I sing in a choir, but I’ve got a very varied taste in music, with hip hop being a particular favourite.
  7. I’m a sucker for online shopping, whether it’s miniatures, dvd’s, clothing, books or games.
It’s gonna be difficult naming other blogs here, but let me give it a shot. As far as I know, the Angry Lurker and Sho3box, as well as many more of my faves have already received their nominations, so I’ll throw in four new ones. Go see them if you haven’t already.

Carmen’s fun painty time – Man, how does anyone paint and model this quickly and to such a standard? Always a great source of inspiration, not to mention intense jealousy.

Dusty Gamer – Joonas is a real-life friend of mine, and a professional video game designer. His posts are well thought-out, and definitely worth a read.

A Hard Won Thing – Plenty of interesting posts on various wargaming subjects, focusing on skirmish level lately.

Devouring the zombie films of the living – This blog features in-depth reviews of zombie films. Alas, it’s far too rarely updated!


  1. Mikko, I was only too happy to nominate your blog. You’ve put a lot of time and effort into it, so it is only right that your hard work and dedication receive some kind of acknowledgement. Okay, so it’s not the kind of award you can place on your mantlepiece but that’s hardly the point, is it? It’s about recognising good work. It let’s you know that we think you’re worth it! Many congratulations, Mikko. I’m pleased for you.


    • Thanks Bryan, it really means a lot. I think it’s nice that in the past few years (that I’ve been active in these circles) a really nice culture of friendliness and constructive commentary has sprung up in the zombies/miniatures small blogosphere. New blogs have sprung up like crazy, and blogs like yours and mine are already starting to feel like established, old-timer affairs. How crazy is that!


      • I totally agree, Mikko. I’m into my third year of blogging and you’re so right, I do feel like an old veteran. I think it’s great that in some way we have inspired others to try their hand at blogging and to join our community. Like you, I believe we have a very friendly bunch of followers and fellow bloggers. That fills me with joy and hope for the future. Long may it continue!


  2. ArghZombies from DtZFotL here. Thanks for the award! I’ll be sure to return the favour and will try to get around to posting more often. I annoy myself for only posting once a month or so. Damn you ‘real life’ for getting in the way.


    • Excellent! I really love your posts, and really, there are far too few movie reviewers out there giving norks scores.


  3. Congrats my friend, you were right I stopped counting at 10 or so with mine he says far too smugly, nice work being done on this blog always, you were the second blog I started following when I started.


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