Real Neat Blog Award

I’ve been tagged for the Real Neat Blog Award! This time by DanamesX at Tales from the Backlog. Thank you for the nomination! I really enjoyed the recent posts by DanamesX describing some Super Nintendo favorites growing up or finally crossing Final Fantasy VI from the backlog and I encourage you to check out their site if you haven’t already. I’ll get straight down to business, starting with the rules…

– Display the award logo

– Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their site

– Answer the questions of the one who nominated you

– Nominate 7 – 10 bloggers

– Ask them 7 questions

Alright then, let’s do this!

Yes or No?

I’ll have to go with no…I tend to generally be the pessimistic “why should I?” type of person.

Do you experience aches and pains in your body?

Not really, fortunately for me I tend to not get sick very often or have much in the way of nagging aches and pains…<fingers crossed>

If you could create a new type of sport, what would it be similar to?

It would probably be something similar to football(American, of course). Despite being terrible at it, I do admire the strategic element of creating plays and game planning offensive and defensive systems as you would a game of chess…just with the added variables of using living, breathing chess pieces.

What is a game that is generally received as bad, but is your guilty pleasure?

It may not be the most despised game of the series(perhaps just very mixed reception), but I’ve always enjoyed Sonic 3D Blast since I first played it as a kid. It usually gets overshadowed by the amount of hate heaped upon the later Sonic games(particularly Sonic ‘06), but I remember 3D Blast being considered a bit of a disappointment following the likes of Sonic 2, 3, and Sonic & Knuckles. I could also admit at this time that, while I don’t think Shaq Fu was anywhere close to being a “good” game, I have never hated it as much as others…bold statement, right?

Do you prefer writing with a pen, pencil, or keyboard?

Pen. I scribble random thoughts and ideas throughout the week before sitting down in front of my computer and try to make sense of it.

When was the last time something made you laugh so hard?

Umm….I’m not sure I can name the exact moment, but it was probably either an old Simpsons or Seinfeld episode. It may also have been some random internet meme that seemed way funnier than it really is when seeing it on my phone at 2am.

Do you play an instrument? If so, what is it? If not, do you have an interest in learning how to play one?

I’ve learned how to play several – trombone in my elementary school band and then teaching myself guitar and piano(somewhat) in my later teen years, though I haven’t really played much of anything in the last several years…living in an apartment isn’t always the most suitable place to practice any sort of instrument.

And for my questions in return…

Do you ever listen to video game soundtracks outside of gaming sessions? If so, which ones?

What’s a game that you loved growing up, but find it harder to enjoy now whether due to a change in tastes or now outdated mechanics and graphics?

Which game console do you feel has the greatest library of titles to choose from?

Name a video game character that has made a positive impact in your life?

If you could sit down to a conversation with any fictional character(book, movie, or game) who would it be and where would this conversation occur?

If you could travel to any video game location for a hard-earned vacation, where would you go?

Quarantine Question: What’s your go-to movie or tv show?

For my nominations I have chosen the following bloggers…

Of course, if you’d like to participate in any of the questions asked or answered, let me know your answers in the comments. Stay safe and thanks for reading!

One Year Anniversary!

It’s been one year since I started my very own blog site on WordPress and this also marks my laziest 100th post! I don’t really have anything special to commemorate the event, but wanted to say thank you to everyone for reading my weekly posts or giving even a passing interest in my nonsense. I’ll also take this opportunity to pat myself on the back for sticking to something for an entire 365 days without getting bored or discouraged and moving on to something else, hooray for me!

I initially began this journey not so much as a creative endeavor, not entirely at least, but as an outlet to discuss anything video game-related on my mind at the time. I wanted a place of my own to discuss games and further elaborate on what specifically I love about them or what they have meant to me over the years. I’m genuinely happy I was able to nudge myself outside my comfort zone and attempt something like writing on a blog site. I was never very adept at writing and transferring my thoughts onto paper was never easy, but I feel like I’ve learned quite a bit in my relatively short time on WordPress; as clichéd as it is, my biggest help has been to keep writing. It was difficult at first, but the longer I kept at it, I’ve genuinely come to enjoy the simple process of creating something…or trying to anyway. The past year has been a learning experience, given how little knowledge or experience I have with keeping up a website or just writing anything longer than a grocery list; I don’t even want to acknowledge how long it took for me to get the hang of adding images.

The internet in general can be an intimidating as well as wonderful place for someone a little more on the introverted side, but I have had nothing but positive experiences and interactions with the great blogging community here on WordPress, whether participating in blog parties or post comments section. Here’s to another year of figuring out what the hell I’m doing…thank you so much for reading!