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.
12 otherany 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:
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 onramp, PULL 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.
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.
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!