For The Good Fight

I woke up today, ready to rage it out with TDW over the price of porn in China, but instead was happily surprised in receiving my first blog award! Andy bestowed this honour upon me, and I couldn’t be more touched, especially since he is a favourite of my own as well. In fact he is truly someone who I would add friend alongside his fellow blogger title in my head.

I’m officially a Superior Scribbler! Thanks Andy, you’re a gem. And any of you who haven’t taken to the time to have a read of him should definitely go on over to The Bullhorn, he’s guaranteed to make you laugh at his sarcastic view of the world. But he also knows how to throw down argument-stylez with the best of them, so if I were you I’d avoid a debate. I only just made it away intact last time. But for such a surly man of hilarious swearing, he has a heart of mushy gold, and he lets it shine through sometimes when he’s caught off guard.. Haha! I see it Andy! You’re a gun.

The Superior Scribbler Award was created by Melissa over at The Scholastic Scribe. I’m rapt to get this award and take on its responsibilities, which are to pick my top 5 bloggers who deserve to win and pass on the award myself. These top bloggers will become part of the secret blog society and in turn have to take their part of the rules and responsibilities, including picking 5 bloggers of their own.

Of course, as with every Bloggy Award, there are A few Rules. They are, forthwith:

  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

So without much further ado, I give you my 5 Top Bloggers. Please note that I ummed and ahhed over this for a long time, and it was very hard to narrow it down, especially when someone I would have picked myself couldn’t be added because he’d already gotten one! But in the end I decided on the five people who are not only favourites to me, but also in some way fighting the good fight. Whether that be in their own house, council area, country or sometimes against the whole world. You kids inspire me to stop looking at my own stupid girl shit for a while and think about whats happening in the real world.

The newest Super Scribbler Award winners are:

TDW aka This Devil’s Workday aka TD Dubz (as in rollin in on em!)

Of all my bloggy friends I’d have to say TDW is my closest, and he’s also my biggest rival. We’re the same age, same kind of lives, same values (almost) and often writing about the same things (but trying to out-do the other). He fights the good fight way more than me though, nearly all his posts are to do with some issue or another, and often put way more eloquently than I could have done (hi, I swear a lot). If anyone deserves this, its him. His constant dedication to reason and compassion have turned his blog into an amazing piece of work that anyone (especially me) would be proud to call their own, I’m proud to be his friend and consider him my partner in crime (against blog evilry!).

Wendy aka Thoughts In My Pants aka ‘The Skeleton’

Wendy gurl is only 18, and if she is an example of the youth of today then I am proud to call myself an Australian. She is a staunch feminist and fights through her writing, not only for women, but as a proud gay activist. When I read her posts I always wonder why I wasn’t as smart at her age (and hate my younger self for knowing nothing of feminism!). She is also a hilarious mofo, full of funny calls and spirited writing, and I’d be proud to go into blogging battles with her by my side, against all the evil blog spawn! Wendy, you’re amazing, you definitely deserve this nomination.

Ray aka Alpine Opinion aka Dixon the Destroyer of Dumb Demonstrators (Save Bright!)

Ray is always fighting for what he believes in, and not in the way that most of us do, with only a comment every month or so disagreeing with us. Ray fights in the face of an entire activist group, hell bent on keeping the town of Bright from growing through squashing the endeavours of aspiring shops (and thus keeping their businesses secure). These mofos battle with Ray every single day, trolling his posts and hijacking threads with nonsense and tomfoolery. His unwavering courage and patience are tribute to his character and I’m proud to have him on my blogroll and in these nominations. Good on you Ray, your hard work does not go unnoticed.

Gully aka GullyBogan aka ‘The Real Australia’

Gully is someone you just have to go read, if not to find out something interesting, than to have a giggle at his dry, witty humour that is sometimes so subtle you could miss it! Gully fights for the average Australian everywhere, in their moccos and flannelette shirts, and still comes off having class. His story is one of the average eastern Melbournite, that could easily be relateable to any suburban Aussie, and he is always musing on the daily habits we take for granted. Some examples are getting to see our Mrs wash the car in her bikini or taking part in the all-Australian ute festivals and rally car racing events. He’s always fighting for the average man, and as an average girl, I salute you. Good work Gully.

Rayedish aka The Radical Radish aka The Woman Who Does It All (Career, kids, life, feminism)

Rayedish doesn’t get to indulge us in her posts as much lately, because of her busy schedule teaching uni kids and being a mum, but once her plate gets a little less full I’m sure she will be back in full force. Her writing is always a perfect example of the post you want to write for your cause, ie. well thought out, reads beautifully, argued to perfection and she comes off as a likable author. I always know I will learn a lot about feminism or motherhood or whatever she chooses to write about that day when I visit her blog. As a woman active in the fight against patriarchy she is a great role model and I think she definitely deserves this award.

So, honourable mention goes to ClubWah (a journalist who fights constantly and courageously for the left), Domino (who fights the daily battles that High School dish out on the psyche), Grodscorp (a team of witty, funny and smart ‘small l’ liberals), Audrey (arguably one of the best feminist writers of our bloggy generation) and Tom (a new addition to the blogroll, but definitely quite a fighter). If you’re on my blogroll, then I think you’re definitely a voice that needs to be heard. You kids are great and always entertaining. Sorry I couldn’t pick you, it makes me sad.

Anyway, I’m honoured to be both a part of this award and part of the fight with the rest of the crew. I think its important that we support each other and do our best to keep our principles intact, because we all know that theres a lot of people out there who would love to take them away from us.

“You can drop me anywhere and I’ll make it, yeah

I’m a fighter

Been to hell and back and I’m still here, yeah

I’m a fighter

Come from an army of soldiers

I’m a fighter

I can make it happen anywhere!”

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20 Responses to “For The Good Fight”

  1. rayedish Says:

    Thank you so much LuLi. I am really touched and feel very honoured by your bestowal of this award. It may be a little while before I pass on the baton, so to speak, but I’ll be working on it. Again thank you for the rap that you gave my blog.

  2. gullybogan Says:

    *blush* Yes, thank you, LuLi. It’s a lovely thought on your behalf.

    I will take on the responsibilities of being in a secret society with all due solemnity. It’s quite an honour – i’ve never been a member of a secret society before…

    …or have i…?

  3. LuLi Says:

    Rayedish – No probs, take as much time as you want, I don’t mind if anyone doesn’t actually want to do it either so don’t feel obligated from me. 🙂

    Gully – Its all good! Hmmm, cryptic, I’m wondering..

  4. raydixon Says:

    Aw shucks LuLi, you really know how to pump someone up. I’m a bit busy with a new website we’re developing for the business at the moment but I’ll get onto this yet another meme incredibly prestigious award you’ve bestowed upon me within a few days.

    Btw, that group is just about on its kness so I’ll have to find some new enemies.

  5. raydixon Says:

    “Knees”

  6. LuLi Says:

    I’m the best complimenter ever! I did notice it had meme like qualities, but like you, I’ve chosen to discard them and instead gloat on my fabulous win 😀

  7. Sexiness Says:

    Thank God you didn’t select me, otherwise I would have had to contaminate my beautiful blog with those stupid rules. I, like, gave those up when I started living like freaky beatniks, man.

  8. LuLi Says:

    lol! *snaps fingers & nods head*

  9. Bron Says:

    Ahh, yes, thank you very much, LuLi. I accept this shout out for myself only, bugger the rest of the Grodsters!

  10. LuLi Says:

    Yeah stuff em, it was with you in mind anyway!

  11. Bron Says:

    Heh heh!

  12. clubwah Says:

    To think I told a bunch of rightard trolls to lay off you at Grods.

  13. Bron Says:

    Poor Wah, feels all neglected and unloved.

    Have another rant, Wah. It’ll make you feel better!

  14. clubwah Says:

    I appreciate the HM nonetheless.

  15. Bron Says:

    *sniggers*

    Wah wants to be Numero Uno, LuLi. 😉

  16. LuLi Says:

    Dammit! I knew I shoulda just picked everyone!

  17. Domino Says:

    orriiiiiiiiiiight honorable mentionnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
    thanks LuLi!

  18. LuLi Says:

    Its all good, buddy! 🙂

  19. This Devil's Workday Says:

    Hey! Thanks. Sorry I took so long to thank-you. I said thanks on my site and never really got around to a proper “acceptance” speech until now.

  20. LuLi Says:

    Haha, no worries, TDW.

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