I’m trying to keep this from going to my head…

My Latest Uncommon Nominator…

Well, you have I Played The Game to thank for this one; he tapped me as an entertaining blogger, though I have no idea why. Because of this, you should immediately click those links and check out his site. I’m relatively new as a follower of his, but from what I’ve read so far, he deserves the award.

He also teaches math from what I understand, so I’m going to a few bad math puns in this post in his honor.

The Order Of Operations:


  • Write a post including the award picture.
  • Nominate 12 other any bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and most importantly ENTERTAINING!
  • Add these rules to the post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog!
  • Answer the questions down below:

Problems Questions:

What do you hope to gain from blogging?

I’d be lying if I said I only do this for fun. It’d be a dream come true to be spotted by someone and given a job to write about video games, though as I’ve said multiple times, I do enjoy writing about gaming and nerd culture. I write because it gives me an outlet for my desire to help people find useful information about the games they play, or perhaps ones that they are thinking about playing.

In regards to my opinion pieces, I write those because I want to generate thought on certain topics. These are things that come to my mind and I write about them because I have a genuine interest in provoking a response.

I would like to add that blogging has been improving my writing skills as well, even helping me gain more of a voice for myself.

What genre of film entertains you the most?

I’m a huge fan of science fiction, though I also enjoy the types of movies like Hot Fuzz and Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. Sci-fi just tickles the nerdy part of my brain.

Do you consider yourself a writer, and what inspires you to write? 

I do actually consider myself to be a writer, though not on the level of an actual author. I’d love to actually turn my story ideas into a book, but it will likely be a while before that becomes a reality.

In the meantime I’m mostly just content to make blog entries here on WordPress, as well as on Creators.co.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

I’d have to say that my biggest pet peeve is bad drivers. I can’t tell you how angry it makes me to see someone not use their blinker, not park correctly, tailgate me, drive too slow or too fast, cut me off, not accelerate up to highway speed on the damn onrampPULL OUT IN FRONT OF ME AND FORCE ME TO SLOW DOWN

Sorry, was getting carried away.

Why did you choose your particular WordPress username?

Well, my username is my name. So I guess I picked it because it’s my name.

What is your favorite book and why does it speak to you?

The Martian… I love The Martian. The book is great, and the movie is great. What I like about both is that they display what practical science fiction looks like, and that’s the kind that I enjoy the most. I love the type of sci-fi that is somewhat grounded in reality. That doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy stories like Star Wars, but I definitely like more practical science fiction settings more.

What is your favorite song and why does it speak to you?

I don’t necessarily love a particular song honestly, but I have a love for classical music and soundtracks. Instrumental music in general is something I enjoy too.

And driving to class while listening to Dragonborn at full volume is inspiring…

What is your favorite photograph and why does it speak to you?

I’m going to get serious for a moment.

Tiananmen Square Photo.jpg

Image Credit: The Atlantic

Pictured above is an iconic photo taken during the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protest in 1989. The man in the picture is standing in the way of a column of People’s Liberation Army main battle tanks as they’re being deployed to the square. Government forces killed hundreds of civilians during the protest by firing into crowds, and in at least one case, from running over a group of people with an armored personnel carrier (basically a tank that functions as a troop carrier).

The man above stopped a column of war machines in their tracks, not with a gun or the threat of force, but with his determination to keep the tanks from moving forward. “Tank Man”, as he’s come to be called, is now seen as an example of non-violent protest. His name and fate are unknown, but his impact on world society is very well known.

Almost as important is the commander of the tank, also unknown, who had the authority to end the life of the unnamed protester, but didn’t. Instead, both the PLA tank column and the Tank Man stood at a stalemate; both refusing to budge.

What’s moving about this picture is that it ended the way it did. Nobody but the Tank Man knows why he did what he did, what he was feeling, or if he was afraid. The commander’s thoughts and feelings about the event are unknown as well. All we have to go by is the footage of the event.

Even more moving is that it shows how one person can become a symbol to the world without anybody learning who he or she is. That one person can become so influential. That someone can be so brave.

The Prime Entertainers Of Mine

Below, in no particular order, are the folks that I read in order to supply me with the nerdiness that I need in my life. They all entertain me with their thoughts, and many often humor me with conversation… And boy do I love conversation!

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret. Actually, it isn’t really a secret at all…

If I follow your site, it’s because I find your blog to be entertaining. As a result, I’m going to nominate every blog that I read on a fairly regular basis. Some of these are sites from folks that are on hiatus, but I love their content.

James Dixon over on QTX


The Nerd Critic


Oyoa with GamingGirlAndLife

Anidaan on The Moral Of The Story

Archer’s Asylum

Physics on Galaxy


I ❤ Old Games!

Jennifer Steiner on her blogs NerdThoughtsBlog and WoodElfAdventures

Reviews, Rants, and Revelry

A Gamers Adventure


Deconstructing Video Games

Next Level Reviews

Peachy Plays

The Crafty Players

Gamer’s Wifey

Part-Time Gamer

OptimusPrymRib Gaming Blog




Simple Reasons To Press Start

Thank you for reading this, and more importantly, please visit these sites if you get a chance. There are many talented people here on WordPress, and I want to make sure that they are seen and recognized.

Also, if you happen to know a gaming site that is hiring, put in a good word for me!



Posted by Shelby "Falcon509" Steiner

I'm just a gamer that enjoys talking about my hobbies. I do a little more than that too. I love cooking, grilling, being outdoors, going target shooting, etc.


  1. Thank you for the maths nods! Also, I didn’t realise you were on creators, I sometimes put some of my posts on there as well.

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    1. Yeah, I started on there a little while back. I only have about 9 posts so far but I managed to get Verified status. It’s been good!

      I’ll have to follow you on there.

      And you’ll learn that I really enjoy dry humor…

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  2. Many, many thanks for the nomination – it means a lot, especially because (as you know) I’ve got a lot of time and love for this place.

    Great answers too, by the way! Looks like I’ma have to put some *actual* thought into mine.

    I may be some time…… 😉

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    1. Take your time. There really isn’t any rush on it. I waited quite a while before writing this after all.

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      1. Currently thinking of the song. I’ve narrowed it down to about 2,340…..

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        1. Just keep on keepin on. You’ll get there in about 23 years at this rate 🙂

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  3. Congratulations on the award nomination! And some pretty deep answers there. Keep it up!

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  4. Fantastic! It is because you are awesome! Oh.. OH. My name is on there! I will do this soon!…. ish. Soonish. Because, Battlefield 1. I really want to get better at it. And nice answers! I automatically thought differently and then you are like BAM DEEP FELT AND THINGS OF MEANING.

    This is why you rule. ;P Great entry, like always!
    I am trying to comment more. I swears.

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    1. No rush! Play Battlefield 1!

      Thank you, by the way 🙂

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      1. Of course!
        Do you have any plans of trying the open demo? Honestly, I am so stoked about the fact I might actually get better that my husband is interested in possibly buying two copies so we can play together. xD

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        1. I’ve been toying with the idea, but I stink at Battlefield. I’ve been looking for something to do though, so I might give it a shot.

          They say that a family that plays together, stays together yeah?

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          1. Yes! Agreed. And from one person who is utterly horrid to someone who “stinks” – it is fun to at least tey. Glad for the demo to let me get a feel if I like it or not.

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            1. Yeah… Downloading the demo now. Gonna give it a shot after all.

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  5. lightningnightnova September 1, 2016 at 16:26

    Congrats on the award! I also dislike bad drivers. I’m usually pretty mellow behind the wheel, but I remember one road rage inducing incident last summer. On the highway, some spoiled kid threw an ice cream cone out their car window, and it hit my windshield…

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    1. Thank you!

      That couldn’t have ended well. One particular incident I remember was when I was heading through Oklahoma City, merging from a turnpike onto the interstate, and some assclown in a pickup didn’t allow me to merge. Had to slam on the brakes, then speed up to get into traffic. After all was said and done, I looked over to see what he was doing and he stuck his arm out the window to flip me off…

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  6. Congrats! And thanks for the nomination! These blog awards are very fun. I enjoyed reading your answers, I also love Hot Fuzz and The Martian! Sci-fi is definitely a favorite of mine as well. Though I guess we know that about each other from our blogs by now! =)

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    1. I like the blog awards too, but I’m running out of material. I can’t do it anymore!

      Nah, not really. It’s actually really fun honestly. It’s good to have people on here that I can relate with too.

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  7. Thank you for nominating me for this! I’m honoured! I really hope you get to realize your dream of writing professionally some day. I will keep my ear to the ground and let you know if things come up!

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    1. No worries about that. It’d be cool, but I’m going to focus on finishing my nerd degree.

      You’re welcome by the way!

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