IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge after survey opens on May 3, 2019. Reflections open on May 6.


Monday, February 15, 2016

#atozchallenge -- Meet your co-host: Csenge

Sziasztok!

My name is Csenge, I am your friendly neighborhood Hungarian co-host. This is my second year co-hosting, and my 5th year in the Challenge! It has been constant fun, and I am looking forward to yet another great year.

About me: 
I am a professional storyteller and author, currently working on my PhD in Culture Studies (my area of research is storytelling in role-playing games). Most of what I do revolves around epics, mythology, folktales, fairy tales, books, and RPGs. Usually in some combination of those. I am also a game- and comic book nerd, and I watch more TV shows than I care to admit. 
To my defense: I am minoring in Pop Culture Studies.
#PhDlife

Blogs and things:

Here I write about storytelling-related things. Past Challenge themes include Epics A to Z, Weird Princesses, and Tales about Colors. 

Exactly what it sounds like: My musings on weird and unique Hungarian things. Last year's theme was "26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary."


Book: Tales of Superhuman Powers (55 myths, legends and folktales that featured superpowers way before comic books came along - stories with notes, sources, and pop culture references) 

Oh, and I have an Old English Sheepdog. I thought that was important.
Sometimes I crochet mythical animals. 

I am looking forward to visiting with all of you in April! :)

22 comments:

Patricia Lynne said...

Your theme last year was awesome. I loved it. Can't wait to see your posts this year.

cleemckenzie said...

I loved reading your tales in last year's challenge! See you a lot in April.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Crochet mythical animals?
Awesome!

Heather

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Thank you! I hope this year will turn out that much fun too :)

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Thanks :) I'll be visiting you!

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

I just got into crochet over the winter break, but I am really enjoying it... :)

Carrie-Anne said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what your themes will be this year. I've been a Magyarphile for coming up on 21 years this April, and I love learning new things about Hungarian culture, history, language, and names.

Arlee Bird said...

It's good to have you support the A to Z Challenge. Thank you, Csenge!

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Michelle Wallace said...

Hi Csenge!
I remember your Tales about Colors theme which was about 2 years back.
I haven't picked up a crochet hook in ages...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Csenge - learning more about Hungary helps us all .. and those Magyar peoples are awesome ... so looking forward to your A-Z .. I'll see you there - cheers Hilary

Shan Jeniah Burton said...

When I have goals that involve watching Star Trek: Enterprise, I like to say #itswritingresearch! Given your areas of concentration, maybe that could work for you, too?

Looking forward to reading more from you this year, and maybe about your sheepdog, too!

Jemima Pett said...

Good luck, Csenge!!

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

And I am looking forward to your themes as well! I really enjoyed reading your posts last year :)

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Thank you for having me as a co-host! I love it :)

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Aww, thank you! That's a big compliment :)
I found out that crochet is easy to pick up again (last time I did it was in first grade... until this winter break)

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Thanks! :) I hope to put out more Magyar information that is useful and entertaining

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Thank you! Are you joining the challenge this year?

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Oh, it's definitely research :))
The dog tends to show up in random posts. I'll need some new pictures... :)

Julianne Winter said...

One of the things I plan to write about is crocheting too! I am a huge amigurumi creator and fan. In fact, I just offered one of my patterns for free on my blog, Ink & Stitches:

http://blog.jhwinter.com/free-pattern-amigurumi-happy-sunflower/

I'd love for you to check it out! It isn't mythological, but it is a sunflower with a face and that has magic in and of itself. I can't wait to write during this A to Z Challenge! Nice to meet everyone!

J Lenni Dorner said...

Cool. Looking forward to your blog posts.

Pam Margolis said...

i still remember your post about why dont Americans dream peach juice or some other juice that you grew up on

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

So glad to see you are co-hosting again! Every challenge needs a little crazy, beautiful Hungarian in the mix.
Life & Faith in Caneyhead