Sunshine Blogger Award
The Sunshine Blogger Award is something that gets awarded to the people that shine out in the lives of their readers, so in the interest of further spreading light and cheer into others’ lives, I’m going to start with a little praise of my nominator.
Athena likes Bioware games.
Oh, well there’s more.
I really enjoy reading Athena’s posts, especially the ones that ponder the nature of the games industry, mostly because I’ve started to grow a little tired of the mountain of bullshit that we gamers have to deal with on a yearly basis. Seriously, go check out her page. She even dressed down Dragon Age II!
The Answers To The Questions
What fictional character would you want to grab coffee (or beverage of choice) with? Why?
Jennifer’s immediate initial reaction to this (despite me being the focus of this question) would be to be able to sit down for coffee with Garrus Vakarian, even though non-dextro amino acid foods and beverages would likely kill him. I’m sure that the Turians would have some sort of coffee equivalent though.
Now, my own pick for the person I’d like to sit down and hang out with would probably be the Marcus Holloway, from Watch_Dogs 2. He’s a genuinely likable character, and one that’d I’d honestly like to get to know better. Not to mention that he’s a nerdy character, and one that knows how to program. I might be able to hit him up for some tutorials on how to write code. But that’s just the Computer Science major in me I think.
What do you think is the key to being happy?
I think the key to being happy is two-fold. It’s doing something that inspires you, and surrounding yourself with inspiring people.
Find something that you’re passionate about and seize every opportunity to pursue it. It’s easy to let it slip by as you chase the necessities in life. But just getting by isn’t enough. That leads to being burnt out and not truly living.Also, having someone that not only encourages you, but pushes you to strive for more is important. Don’t seek people that want you to be complacent. Seek people that are able to make you want to improve yourself and seek your dreams.
What story (video game or otherwise) makes you happy any time you play/read/watch/hear it?
Hot Fuzz is one of those movies that instantly causes me to lighten up any time I watch it. The style of humor, the constant puns, and the constant nods to American cop movies is something that makes me laugh every time. It’s one of those movies that I’ve watched over a dozen times, and it makes me laugh every time.
What flavor of ice cream is most like you?
Chocolate chip cookie dough. I’m sweet and a little chunky. Plus, my wife loves me.
- If you could be any animal, what would you be?
- If you could be a character in any story, who would you be?
- What is your earliest gaming memory?
- Would you be a Jedi, or Sith lord? Why?
- What famous person do you share a birthday with?
Each of the nominations I have here are folks that have been inspiring to me, or uplifting in some way. They’ve all driven me a little to build upon my writing in one way or another. A special shout out goes to Jennifer because she does so much to encourage me, so I’m hoping I can encourage her a little with a not-so-subtle prod via WordPress to write a little.
Check them out if you get a chance!
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