7×7 Award

You like me, you really like me!

Ehm, pardon my heartfelt enthusiasm but I really am grateful for this award and pardon my tardiness in getting this post up. I share this award with my wonderful contributors, especially Ted S. and Jack Deth.

Firstly, let me say thank you so very much Michael, Diana, Ruth, Julian, Niels, Richard, Pete, Andina and Dan for tagging me. Now I gladly oblige to the rules that come with this award :)

The rules to the 7 x 7 Link Award are simple:

1: Tell everyone something about yourself that nobody else knows.

2: Link to a post I think fits the following categories: The Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, Most Pride-worthy Piece.

3: Pass this on to 7 fellow bloggers.

As for a fact that nobody knows… Well, I think with the exception of a few close friends, most people don’t know that Gerry Butler inspired me to write a novel. An unusual inspiration I know, but when I had a massive crush on him after seeing Phantom of the Opera back in 2004, I actually started writing a novel a year later in which the protagonist is inspired by him. I even named the character Eric, a variation of ‘Erik’ which is the real name of the Phantom in the original Gaston Leroux’s novel. You can read an excerpt from an earlier draft of one of the chapters here. I’ve since put that post on the back burner since I started this blog, but I’m still hoping to pick that up again in the future.

The Most Beautiful Piece

Beauty is so subjective, but I think I’d have to go with the two part list of 15 favorite period drama heroes that I collaborated with my friend Paula. It took quite a bit of effort to do this and I must say, it’s filled with a lot of really beautiful men :D

The Most Helpful Piece

Hmmm, I don’t want to be presumptuous that people find any of my posts helpful, but I suppose for non-Bond fans or those who aren’t familiar with this franchise might find Our picks of Best & Worst Bond films from each decade handy when they want to get into Bond movies.

Most Popular Piece

To this day, no post has been able to beat this Actors who are (surprisingly) good singers post I did back in November 2009. Thanks to IMDb hitlist (which sadly is going away soon), this post got nearly 20,000 hits in one day and over 100 comments. I guess everyone has some strong opinions as to who they think are good singers… or not :)

Most Controversial Piece

No doubt this one is the most controversial so far – Tired of boys ruling Hollywood? Get these real men to the rescue. It’s another post that got picked up by IMDb in 2009 that generated quite a lot of angry responses! Some actually call me a racist for the lack of colored actors in the post. Geez, I’m not white myself but since when is it wrong to have a preference in actors?? People take these things way too seriously, ahah.

Most Surprisingly Successful Piece

Well, unlike the King of Blog Series that is Nostra, there’s barely any that I keep regularly here on FC. But the Five for the Fifth series prove to be quite successful ever since I launched it back in January of 2011. Thanks everyone for participating on these posts every month!

Most Underrated Piece

Well, I often mention Return to Me on this blog as one of my favorite rom-coms ever. I wrote a lengthy piece as to why it’s such a beautiful, poignant chick flick more people should check out, sadly I don’t think anyone’s read it.

Most Pride-Worthy Piece

I spent a ton of time on each of the fantasy movie pitches that Castor of Anomalous Material started, so those posts are very special to me. My favorite of all of them remains to be Hearts Want, a romantic thriller starring Timothy Dalton and Helen Mirren in the lead roles, directed by Ridley Scott. It’d be a dream come true to someday translate that into a real screenplay.


Well, since I’m quite late into this meme, seems like everyone has done this already or been tagged by others. So I’d like to pass this award to those who hasn’t done this yet but whose blogs are one of my favorites. So here goes:



Thanks everyone for your support of this wee blog. Your readership and comments are always sincerely appreciated!

23 thoughts on “7×7 Award

  1. Well, I’ll read certainly you post on ‘Return to Me’ ;-). Still, it’s well deserved. You bring and share so much with your readers, Ruth. There’s always something good and interesting going on here. Congrats!

  2. Wow… You really did win this one Ruth after being tagged by all those people but it just shows how popular Flixchatter is. Well done for all the great content and also that goes to you contributors Ted and Jack too. I will have check out some of the posts above again for a refresh I think!

  3. I have just read your most controversial one…whuahaha the comments are very interesting…everyone was taking it too seriously.

    Good luck with your novel Ruth, hope you can finish it like Nick Jobe. He managed to write 8 books, I am glad I have read and reviewed four of them.

    I will do this award somewhere next month :)

  4. Okay now I know what’s all this 7 x 7 is about, saw it on Twitter and had no clue what’s all about. Congrats Ruth and thanks for the shout out. I remember reading your first article that made imdb hitlist before I met you at Thomson. I had no idea that IMDB is getting rid of their daily Hitlist, that sucks.

  5. What a wonderful look back at the some of the best of FC. And I know YOU know I am patiently waiting to read a completed Whirlwind ;-D

  6. that’s why I’d never put myself on IMDB,dahling, I couldn’t survive the looneys who would pop over from there :)
    Congrats on the award, when’s the party?

  7. Yay!!! congratulations Ruth! so deserving!

    You always have some great posts and I LOVE the Five for the Fifth series! I look forward to them at the beginning of each month.

    So glad to see you as a recipient of this award! :)

  8. THANK YOU for the kind words everybody! Sorry for the late response but I’m really grateful that people are even reading this blog, let alone commenting and nominating me for things. Hope y’all will stick around for more movie chats @ FlixChatter! :D

  9. As soon as I read that your post 15 favorite period drama heroes is filled with many beautiful men, I immediately checked them :”) I totally agree with the 2011 Jane Eyre part. All interesting piece, Ruth. It’s nice that a movie icon could inspired someone to do something. It’s usually the director or the movie. I haven’t read yours, but I might do it later :)

    • Glad to hear Andina, it’s full of beautiful men indeed. Too bad Gregory hasn’t done a romantic period drama or he’d surely be on the list!

  10. I couldn’t imagine anyone else (or their site) more deserving of the award! Excited to check out your mentioned posts, Ruth. You run an excellent site here, and it constantly encourages me to do more with mine!

    I’m especially intrigued to check out your “Tired of these boys . . . ” post.

    • Thank you, thank you [bowing down to you] How kind of you to say, Kristin. I’m so glad we found each other’s blogs and I do love your work as well!

      He..he.. well, for eye candy sake it’s definitely worth a read ;)

  11. Congratulations Ruth! Very well-deserved. Thanks for shouting out the Period Drama Heroes (I see we have a vote above for Fass’ Rochester ;)) and of course PCC…much appreciated :)

  12. Good stuff, Ruth! A fine batch of articles you selected, too, though I had no idea that the IMDB Hit List is going away. Do you know why this is?

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