7×7 Link Award

7x7 Link Award

The latest meme going around the blogging community is the 7×7 Link Award. I had the pleasure of receiving this from three different bloggers, and I am very grateful for this. Thanks to The Focused Filmographer, Anti-Film School and moviesandsongs365 for sending the award my way — you guys rock!

1.) Tell everyone something that no one else knows about you.
2.) Link to one of the posts that I personally think best fits the following categories: Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, and Most Pride-Worthy Piece.
3.) Pass the award on to seven other bloggers.

I am a big fan of cult movies, and I have seen THE ROOM an unhealthy number of times. Over the weekend, I went to another screening of that film, my second time seeing it with both the director Tommy Wiseau and co-star Greg Sestero in attendance (I wrote about my first Q&A screening last year). This time I took a long-time buddy of mine to see it, as nothing can top introducing someone to the insanity of THE ROOM. He was so hyped up that he even asked a question during the Q&A session. I had told him beforehand that there are two parts of life: life before THE ROOM and life after THE ROOM. He asked Tommy if this was true. I have no idea what Tommy said, but we were both invited on stage, and I shook the hands of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero. Kind of a surreal experience, and one I was not expecting.

By the way, my friend loved the movie, and now the cult of THE ROOM has one new member.

1) Most Beautiful Piece: I have only written about sports once on this blog, despite being a very, very big fan of them. Last year, my beloved Detroit Lions made the playoffs for the first time since 1999. I was ecstatic and just had to write about their season, in a post titled “Thoughts from a Devoted Detroit Lions Fan.” I poured my heart into that piece, though I didn’t let it get as long or detailed as I initially envisioned, and it also has a photo of myself and my girlfriend at Ford Field. She is what makes that post beautiful. 🙂

2) Most Helpful Piece: Probably my Top 25 Albums of 2011 and Top 30 Albums of 2010 posts. I put a lot of work into them, with the ultimate goal being to share new music with my readers. I am a huge music lover at heart, and I especially enjoy turning people on to new artists.

3) Most Popular Piece: Easily the introduction of the 50 Movies Project from last summer. Somehow it became Freshly Pressed and sat on the WordPress homepage for the entire Labor Day weekend.

4) Most Controversial Piece: Maybe my less-than-glowing review of Midnight in Paris? There were also a few movies from my last project that I couldn’t connect with: Akira, 8 1/2, and especially Crash. Just mentioning Crash makes me upset.

5) Most Surprisingly Successful Piece: My silent film review of Battleship Potemkin. I was expecting very little in the way of comments, but I was surprised to see such an enthusiastic response to my post. I ought to write about more silent films…

6) Most Underrated Piece: That’s a tough one. How about my review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution? This was a rare new release gaming review from me, and a bit lengthier than usual. My beer reviews don’t get much love, but that may be because I write about too many local brews.

7) Most Pride-Worthy Piece: I don’t know if I am more proud of one post than any others, but I am pleased with how my recent Into the Wild review turned out. The whole movie project is going quite well, actually.

Pass the award on to seven other bloggers: I tried to go with some who I haven’t seen receive this award yet.
1) Hot Dogs in the Dark
2) It Rains… You Get Wet
3) Goto Unknown
4) GregHorrorShow
5) My Brain on Games
6) SlickGaming
7) The Vortex Effect

20 thoughts on “7×7 Link Award

  1. le0pard13 says:

    Congratulations, Eric! Well deserved. I’ve read one of these. Looks like there are others I have to catch up to. And thank you very much for the tag, my friend. I’m honored. I did receive one of these at the end of last year, so my 7×7 Link Award post will have to stand in again ;-).

    • Eric says:

      Thank you, Michael! I had a feeling you had received the award at some point, but I couldn’t find it on your blog. Thanks for sharing your link!

  2. Chris says:

    You’re welcome! Going to take a look at the Into The Wild review you are proud of…Didn’t know about your Top 30 Albums of 2010 post, it’s cool turning people on to new artists ( :
    I will be posting my top 100 songs of 2011 in April !

    • Eric says:

      My 2010 albums post got a little warped after I switched themes so it isn’t properly formatted, but the songs should still play. Can’t wait to see your top 100 songs list!

  3. Jaina says:

    Huge congrats on the award 🙂 Really well deserved. Love reading your film reviews. They always highlight something I never thought of, if they’re a film I’ve seen.

  4. Gary Smith says:

    Congrats! And thanks for passing it on my way, I’ll have to get on this sometime this weekend. Also, I love the banner you’re using now. That thing is awesome.

    • Eric says:

      Thanks man! The banner is courtesy of Bryan Kennedy, who was kind enough to piece together some of my ideas into a pretty cool image. Looking forward to your 7×7 post!

  5. maroon5gurl88 says:

    Congratulations!! There definitely is a life before and after The Room! I saw this with a friend of mine, we ended up watching it 4 times in a week and laughed till we cried. We can quote that song and its hideous soundtrack. Have you watched it with Rifftrax? They provide side-splitting commentary!

      • maroon5gurl88 says:

        I recently discussed The Room on my podcast as one of the best movies set in San Francisco and by that I mean all those excellent establishing shots saying “Hey you know the movie’s meant to be here…hey do you see Alcatraz because we’re in San Francisco!”

        • Eric says:

          Hahaha yeah, the use of random stock footage is fantastic. I love chanting “GO! GO! GO!” when the camera slowly shows the length of the Golden Gate Bridge.

  6. impsndcnma says:

    Never saw the room or heard of it until today. Maybe I’ll see if I can look it up sometime. Congrats on the award.

  7. rtm says:

    Belated congrats on the award, Eric! I love your blog, you’ve got a ton of fun posts and your reviews are always so well-written. I do like your weekly poll as well. Btw, nice new banner you’ve got there, VERY nice!

    P.S. It’s ok that you don’t love ‘Midnight in Paris.’ I actually enjoyed it a lot but then again I don’t always love all of Woody’s offerings.

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