Monday, 6 July 2009

Eyecandy Monday


But enough feeling sorry for myself. Last week Nikki Magennis nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger Award as one of "the blogs that I enjoy and are often full of unexpected pleasures". What a fantastic compliment, Nikki!

It's a meme thing: The Kreativ Blogger Award meme works like this: if you accept it, you are supposed to list seven of your favorite things and nominate seven blogs that deserve this award.
So here goes with seven of my favourite things (but I'm not going to be poetic like Nikki!):

1) Internet erotica ... like the picture at the top of this post.
2) My greyhounds, and the way they love to settle down with me when I write.

3) This ghost story.
4) This comic.
5) Pirates.
6) This TV series. I swear, I know these guys.
7) Travel. It does broaden the mind, sometimes forcibly. I took this picture in the Rat Temple near Bikhanir, India. and then I cried because these scabby wild rats are sacred and somebody recognises the divine even in them.

(Then I threw my socks away.)

And here are seven creative, inspirational blogs (some lovely, some silly, some awesome):

1) The Faces of Us - campaign for equal marriage rights in the USA
2) Violet Blue - goddess of erotica bloggers
3) Goths in Hot Weather - one of life's simple joys
4) Craig J Sorensen - erotica writer
5) P.S. Haven - erotica writer , but just check out his incredible NSFW artwork
6) Male Submission Art - so much more than a collection of pictures
7) H is for Harlot - Alison Tyler's new showcase blog of erotica short stories


Emerald said...

That's so beautiful about the rats, Janine. Thanks for sharing that.

I'm really sorry, too, about the Black Lace/Nexus news for you. :( Very best to you.

Nikki Magennis said...

Yeah, I love the rat picture too!

(and the greyhounds.)

kristina lloyd said...

Excellent 'getting shafted' picture.

Craig Sorensen said...

I too am so sorry about the Black Lace news. I'm still a bit stunned.

That was just wrong. I've seen so much of this (the cutbacks at the company I work for have been draconian, but I shouldn't complain as I still have a job for now.)

As usual, the image you chose is stunning, and I'm apt to snag it for my library of sexy inspirations.

I'm very honored that you included me in your Kreativ Blogger list.

Janine Ashbless said...

Your blog is a generous source of your beautiful prose, Craig - not to mention the occasional poem - and thoroughly inspiring.

I'm still seesawing between numb acceptance and pain over the Black Lace thing. On top of Mr Ashbless being laid off it feels like my whole life has just flown up into the air.

Thanks for all your comments guys. So, Kristina - what about setting up a BICEPS publishing company then? Anyone else in the market for a dirty vampire novel, eh?

neve black said...

Congratulations on Kreative Blogger. I surely enjoy visiting here too.

Hmmm...where to begin on commenting:

The top picture above is fabulous.

I'm so sorry about Black Lace. And your husband's lay off. Ouch.

Like, Emerald, I loved the photo of the rats. It makes you stop and think about things, doesn't it?


Janine Ashbless said...

Thanks Neve!

Madeline Moore said...

I love the rats, too. Although my daughter's charming hamster, the first rodent I've ever really gotten to know, viciously chomped on my finger last night, causing blood and tears 'cause she betrayed me and also...cause Black Lace is on hiatus and...cause my kids grew up and everything.