The Versatile Blogger Award

March 3, 2018 at 10:25 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, News, Personal essays, Romance, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , )

The Versatile Blogger Award

Canadian vampire hunter Dracul Van Helsing had been performing every single act from the Kama Sutra with South African cultural attaché Lepardia Marango in a bedroom in a medieval inn in a small village in Wales in the middle of a fierce snow storm.

He had stopped when Lepardia paused to answer a text message from South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

As Dracul checked his own social media after performing every single position from the Kama Sutra, he noticed he had been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Here was Dracul’s blog post in response to the nomination:

The rules to the award are simple:

Just nominate some other blogger and ask them to answer a question asked by you and then tell 7 interesting things about yourself.

I would like to thank Shreya Sukrity

for nominating my name for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Shreya asked me a question- Every cloud has a silver lining?

My answer: But there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow 🌈.

My nominees for Versatile Blogger Award: Anyone who wants to answer the question I pose (which I will pose at the end of this blog post).

7 things about myself:

1): I use as the HTML backdrop frame for my blog an HTML backdrop frame that is 10 years out of date on WordPress.

The reason I do is because I happen to like the background- a nice Victorian Gothic style setting- perfect for a vampire novel.

Of course the only problem with it is that I’m unable to like other people’s comments on my own blog posts.

I notice many people like my comments on my own blog post but there is no like button for me to click that I like comments on my own blog posts.

So if you’ve ever wondered why I’ve never clicked Like on your comments on my blog posts, dear readers, it’s because I’m unable to do so.

2): For some reason ever since he was elected President, I have a dream at least once a week where Donald Trump phones me up for advice.

He obviously never listens to it which explains why all of his policies are such disasters.

3): My three favourite literary characters are Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe and Father Jonathan Darrow the mystic Anglican priest who was the central character in Susan Howatch’s series of six novels about the Church of England in the 20th Century.

4): My favourite animated cartoon character is Jessica Rabbit.

5): My 5 favourite writers are William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and C.S. Lewis.

6): My favourite vampire novelist is Anne Rice.

7): My favourite person from History is Jesus Christ.

and here are 3 extra points about myself

8): My favourite contemporary TV character is Raymond Red Reddington (who’s a lot like my own vampire novel character Renfield R. Renfield- and they both have the same initials as well- R.R.R.)

9): My favourite male singer is Josh Groban and my favourite female singer is Aya Matsuura (a Japanese singer)

10): My favourite famous last words spoken on a deathbed by a famous personage in history would be the last words spoken by Oscar Wilde on his deathbed,

“Either that wallpaper goes or I do.”

My question for all those versatile bloggers out there who want to answer this question – Of all the gin joints in all the world, who would you least like to see walk into Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca if you happened to be there?

-An award acceptance
blog post written by
Saturday March 3rd


  1. Shreya Sukrity said,

    That was nice. Great.

  2. George F. said,

    OK. I met ANNE RICE in SF after she published her first Interview with a Vampire Book. No. I did. I was tall and handsome. She almost cast me…but what’s his name fuckin’ better looking than I got the part. Not Tom Cruise. The blonde guy. And the answer to your question: Donald Trump, of course. I wouldn’t want to see him walk into the urinal trough at Elmer’s.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Oh, Brad Pitt.

      That means if you had been cast, you might have been married to Jennifer Anniston and Angelina Jolie.

      • George F. said,

        Damn that woulda been hot!!!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, that moment where Brad Pitt was chosen instead of you was one of “Life’s slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” for you as Hamlet would probably phrase it.

      • George F. said,

        ‘still pondering the “to be or not to be” part of that quote…

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        That particular line has sparked a lot of debate and interpretation among scholars and critics for centuries.

        The general consensus is that Hamlet is contemplating suicide in that particular soliquy.

      • George F. said,

        Of course. What else? I had no other interpretation. (I have new post up!)

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Would that be a hangman’s post because following in the footsteps of Hamlet (even though he never quite carried it out) you’re thinking of doing yourself in and hanging yourself from a hangman’s post because you’ve never quite recovered from that “sling and arrow of outrageous fortune” by which through a cruel twist of fate, you never ended up marrying Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie? 🤪

      • George F. said,

        In the long run, I realize I was better off having never married either of those two! lol! I always realize, after much blogging, deep thought and meditation, that I will soon enough “not be” and it will last an infinitity…so there’s no rush to get there…

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        No, there’s no reason to hurry to get there.

  3. fragglerocking said,

    Jessica Rabit, good choice 😉

  4. David Redpath said,

    I didn’t know that
    ‘The Versatile Blogger’ was
    actually a position in the
    Kama Sutra?!
    I’ll have to look that one up.

    • ortensia said,

      You probably need a good flexible versatile body😂😂😂

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      You’ll now have an excuse for peeking through that book again, David. 😉

      • David Redpath said,

        My copy of the Kama
        is in for a sevice.
        My wife is having a
        ‘Comment’ and a ‘Like’
        button installed.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        ROTFLMFAO, David! 😂

        I wish a 5-star ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️Like button was available on my blog for that comment. 😂😂😂😂😂

  5. ortensia said,

    Congratulations and I love your answers and extra facts.
    I love Dostoyevsky too and never notice you don’t like the comment… I supposed a button that can be easily ignored 😉

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, I read The Brothers Karamazov when I was 14.

      And then when I was in High School, my Grade 12 Creative Writing teacher told me that my short stories reminded her of Dostoevsky’s short stories so she bought me a copy of Notes From The Underground.

  6. shєrríє dє vαlєríα said,

    Oh damn I love Josh Groban!
    His voice is really beautiful.
    And congrats on this Award, Chris!

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks very much, Sherry. 💗

      I remember when I first saw the music video to Josh Groban’s To Where You Are back in 2001, I had tears in my eyes.

      • shєrríє dє vαlєríα said,

        I have all of his albums.
        But the one that really did touched my heart was when he sang his own version of Lara Fabian’s Broken Vow, that had had me.
        I cried all the time … LOL

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I’ve never heard his version of Lara Fabian’s Broken Vow.

        I’ll have to search for it on YouTube.

        I’ve always been haunted by Josh’s version of Don McClean’s Vincent.

        It’s the cover of a previous artist’s song sung by Josh that’s haunted me the most.

  7. Orvillewrong said,

    Donald Trump!

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Not too many people seem to want Donald Trump to walk through the doors of Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca.

  8. Kally said,

    Congratulations! A very deserving award to you.

  9. indianeskitchen said,


  10. Candy L said,

    Congratulations on your award! Your answer to number 10 😂 brilliant.

  11. RosemaryMarie said,

    Congratulations! I love your answers and also the Victorian Gothic style setting of your site, too. 🙂

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you very much. 🙂

      Yes, I find the Victorian Gothic style setting for my blog very appropriate.

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