26 April 2015

Liebster Award: 11 Facts About Me

Thank to The Mutant Stomp Friends for nominating me for the opportunity to write about myself yet again! Her blog is great and is always insightful on fashion, the uncanny and NYC. I am always inspired to write about diverse topics after reading her posts, so go check her out.

Rules first:
1. Post the award on your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
3. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have fewer than 200 followers.
5. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.

Here are 11 random facts:

  1. Whenever I feel down or need motivation I would watch this Marco Marco drag fashion show. It´s like a kid watching 101 Dalmatians for the 101th time: I know all the moves, all the looks and music, and I love every second of it! Watching that fashion show makes me want to get up, get pretty and be fierce.

  2. My secret wish is to have a very cool and entertaining youtube channel filled with videos I will not be ashamed of years after. But like, no....
  3. Speaking of which- I can watch Russian fail videos (and all fails and vines) till the day I die.
  4. I actually love doing laundry and cleaning the bathroom. Makes me feel good and accomplished lol.
  5. I do not give a rat´s ass about vinyls. Sorry post punkers.
  6. I want to live in the cover of Propaganda Magazine though.

  7. I can dismiss a band just by not liking half a song.
  8. I am that one person who will say: "have you not heard of this band/read this book/saw this film??? how have you been living???"
  9. Whenever I am at a public place I would look at people and imagine them as the opposite sex.
  10. I am the one person who will notice your new makeup style/clothing item/missed belt hook/bad hair day/sloppy eyeliner and general every day habits. I do not do this on purpose, I am just automatically observing and deducing things as I observe. It is a curse I must bare.
  11. I find this video arousing. I apologize.

The Mutant Stomp Friends made her questions book-centered, so I went creative with my answers:

1. What is the title of your biography?
Hi, I am Maria! I love post punk, do you know -insert obscure band name here-? I come from Israel, but no I wasn´t born there, only raised, my native language is Russian; yeah I am Russian basically. No, but I wasn´t born there either. Yes, I know Hebrew, it´s like my second mother language. No, but I wasn´t born in Israel. Yes, I have family there. Have you met Boris already, isn´t he beautiful? Yeah he also comes from Israel. No, but he wasn´t born there. Do you like Opeth?

2. Is it an autobiography or did you get someone else to write it? If so, whom?
Probably written by me and my other me, Alexander F. This would be a very confusing book.

3. What's on the cover? If illustrated, who illustrated it?
Let there be a black and white photo I took of some combat boots. But can they be Boris´?

4. Seems your biography has some photos in it. What are they of?
My angsty teenage drawings, some of my band photography and portraits featuring the most loved men in my life.

5. Hey, good news! Seems like someone important is providing a blurb quote for the cover. Who is it and what do they say about the book?
Probably some cuddling words in Russian provided by Boris. He is very important, and let him be a huge rockstar the time the book is released.

6. What are some of the chapter names in the book?
- Immigrant punk
- How I met Boris
- My obsession with homosexuality
- How I went to the army (need to write a post about that tbh)
- How I wanted to die
- Berlin
- Is this a dream? Everything is perfect.

7. Your biography has an index. What's under the letter G? 

8. Who is thanked in the acknowledgments?
Boris, my mom, very close friends and a bunch of bands.

9. What kind of a book is it? Photography monograph? A tell-all expose? Stream-of-consciousness word jazz? An academic monograph with multiple indexes, endnotes, bibliography, further reading, etc?
I have no idea of all these terminus. I think the book has words and sentences in different languages.

10. Your readers are shocked to know that....
I am a lot more promiscuous than people assume.

11. For some reason your book's selling well in France. Why do you think that is?
Must be my love for cheese.

That was too much fun. I loved the idea of themed questions, so I´ve decided to make mine subculture-oriented. But first, I am tagging these beautiful individuals:

Here are my questions:
  1. You have a dark synth obscure sounding band. What is it´s name?
  2. What would your band sing about or what would it draw inspiration from?
  3. You are releasing your first 25 copies underground 7" EP. What is on the cover, what is the title?
  4. You have been banned from your local goth club. What would be the reason?
  5. You are invited to play in a different country. Where would you go, who is inviting you?
  6. Congrats, you are about to release a split record with another band as obscure as you. Who are they, why did they want to feature you?
  7. You´ve got into a fight with people from the scene. What is the reason?
  8. What is your band infamous for?
  9. After a gig the backstage is filled with groupies. What are you up to?
  10. What is the most difficult part in managing your band?
  11. It´s over- you´re splitting up. What will happen next?
Hope you´ll have fun with this challenge, thanks again for tagging me :)
Have a wonderful week everyone!

N. Finsternis


  1. Haha awesome! I love your answers! And omg I so don't care about vinyl either!!! And lol I've dismissed bands after not liking half a song either. Life's too short for bad music

    1. hehe I also love to claim knowing a band´s music thoroughly after only 1 song.

  2. haha! Thanks for tagging me!

  3. Oh my, your answers were so good! I was tagged for these questions too and you gave me a lot of inspiration. :)

  4. themed questions are awesome! will include a bit of this to my next random post and link back to you but already did a liebster award post thing not too long ago :-)

    oh and please let us know when your biography will be released, sounds like something fun to read for sure <3 ^^

    1. you can answer and forward them, however you like :)
      thanks! i doubt anyone will enjoy reading it though XD