Awards

Mystery Blogger Award

Good news! I’ve been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by The Shameful Narcissist. Thank you very much! When I first started blogging I didn’t realise how much of a community existed between bloggers and I was a little nervous about starting out but the amount of feedback and encouragement I’ve received since I joined has been wonderful and these awards that go around are a great way to find out about new blogs and encourage everyone to keep writing.

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The Shameful Narcissist is a great blog with fanfiction, gaming and lots of other geeky things that I enjoy reading about, take a look at her blog if you haven’t already!

So let’s get started!

The Rules

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You nominate 10 – 20 people (I don’t really know that many yet so I’ll go with 5)
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

So what is the Mystery Blogger Award?

The award was created by blogger Okoto Enigma and in her words : “Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

3 things about me

  1. I am a market researcher by day (any video game companies out there that need a market researcher, please get in touch!) blogger by night and weekends.
  2. I was sorted into Hufflepuff on Pottermore. I am proud of this and think it’s very accurate. Hufflepuff pride!
  3. I am a firm believer in putting pineapple on pizza, and will fight anyone who says otherwise

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The Shameful Narcissist’s question

1. The Doctor shows up in the Tardis.  Are you going to the future or the past?  How far would you go in either direction?

I am so glad there is a Doctor Who question in here, I’m a massive fan. I think I would go to the past because I would be a bit worried that if I went to the future I might see something about the fate of the world I don’t like and wouldn’t be able to go back the present knowing that it was going to happen. I would love to go back to ancient Greece, I really like Greek mythology and going back to the time they were set would be amazing although I’m aware that they didn’t actually happen (or did they? Maybe Pegasus was an alien and the Doctor took him back to his home planet, I guess we’ll never know…).

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 2. Barring black or white, if you had to wear one color for the rest of your life, what color would that be?

I kind of change my go to colour every so often but at the moment it’s probably blue. I made a blue dress with foxes on it and I always get complimented on it so it’s my current favourite.

 3. Tea or coffee?

Definitely tea. I am a huge tea fan and I can’t stand the taste of coffee, I wish I could drink it though because the different flavours always sound so good.

4. Do you prefer urban, rural, or suburban?

Suburban. I like to be somewhere which is built up enough to have some nightlife and things to do, places to go, etc but can also be quite quiet and isn’t far from some nice countryside. At the moment I’m living in London and I go to visit my boyfriend in Dorset every other weekend, if it wasn’t for those little breaks in the countryside I’d probably go mad from cement, pollution and just so many people everywhere.

5. What do you think there should be a wiki for that there isn’t already (I guess this is the weird question)?

This is tough as there’s a wiki for pretty much everything isn’t there? I’m not sure… Maybe pizza wiki? It would tell you about different bases and sauce types, lists of potential toppings with recommendations for other ingredients that would complement your favourite ones and introduce you to some new ones that are especially weird and wonderful.

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 My Best Post

I’m not sure if this means by views or personal. In terms of views it would be my post about Rezzed, but my favourite post to write so far has been my Bat Rant post, I just really like making lists and I got a carried away going off on a complaining tangent.

 And the nominees are…

  1. Nerd Thoughts Blog
  2. The Casual Gamer
  3. Pugs and Dinosaurs
  4. Halsdoll
  5. NinjaFox

 My questions

  1. Which house would you belong to in Harry Potter?
  2. If you could only watch one TV series for the rest of your life which would it be?
  3. Do you have a plan for the zombie apocalypse? If so, what is it? (this is the weird question)
  4. What inspired you to start your blog?
  5. What is the last book you read?

 

I had great fun answering these questions! Thanks again!

Awards

Sunshine blogging

I had a lovely surprise when I had a look at my blog today. I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you so much to Ambi Gaming for the nomination – as a relatively new blogger it is a massive confidence boost and has inspired me all the more to keep writing. Ambi Gaming is a great blog and I really enjoy reading their posts; check them out!

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So here are the rules for The Sunshine Blogger Award:
1. Thank the person that nominated you (done!)
2. Answer the questions given to you
3. Nominate at least 3 bloggers
4. Write questions for your nominees to answer

Here are the questions I was given:

1. Surprise! You’re in an RPG. What is your character build?
I am a big fan of rogues, particularly the double-dagger-wielding kind. I don’t like playing a warrior usually as I find them too slow and I don’t like being put in the tank position. I like to be fast, and up close and personal, plus the added bonuses of stealth mode is really handy. I like to be a smaller race to go along with this, usually a Halfling if available. Human is the last race I will choose.

2. What video game soundtracks rock your world?
This is a bit tricky because I tend to struggle to remember game soundtracks but one I have very clear memories of is The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Hearing it now is very nostalgic for me, it’s just full of such happy little tunes and sends me back to playing it on the Gamecube back in my youth.
Another one I remember well is the Neverwinter Nights soundtrack – again mostly for nostalgic reasons, but I found it very immersive and that game is definitely in my top 5 favourite games of all time.

3. If you had to summarize your blog with one snappy quote, what would it be?
Bit of a self-deprecating one but it pretty much sums me up:
“Gamer girl blundering her way through the blogosphere and life in general”.

4. If you were a tree, what type of tree would you be? Bonus: Why?
Hmmmm… I would be an oak tree because I used to love climbing them, and when I was little I would make cups and bowls for fairies our of acorn shells. I like to think that I would be a cool oak tree that lets people make tree houses in me and lets their imagination run wild like mine used to.

5. If you had one day during which everything you did would be successful, what would you do?
I would buy a lottery ticket and win millions of pounds, gamble all my money and double it, then leave my job and buy a kickass house. For the evening, and to celebrate, I would blag my way into a celebrity-only karaoke bar (if such a thing exists) and sing a rendition of Shoop by Salt n Pepa, to a crowd that are supernaturally entranced by my performance. Then I would leap off the stage and crowd surf my way to the bar, where I would start a dance number that everyone would join in with. I would be offered roles in several movies after that, only to decline because I am a terrible actress and this successful stuff only lasts for a day (but I get on really well with Emma Stone and Anna Kendrick, and we all hang out together for a while.) Finally, I settle in for the night defeating boss after boss on Bloodborne until the magic success spell wears off.

Nominations

Here are three blogs that I have really enjoyed reading recently and hope you will check them out!

1. Later Levels – This is a really cool blog that talks about lots of different games, some wonderful opinions and posts about them, this is the blog that persuaded me to go to Rezzed!
2. The Nerding Grounds – This blog has some really great suggestions for games and opinions on them, I love the sound of some of they games they talk about like Cattails and To The Moon.
3. Cheap Boss Attack – There are really good reviews and game suggestions on here. their Nintendo Switch review was really helpful and their Binding of Isaac comparison to Zelda was really interesting.

There are so many more but I can’t tag everyone!
Questions

Here are the questions I have come up with! Have fun!

1. You are allowed to take three items and one character from a video game with you for the zombie apocalypse. What items are they and who do you take?
2. You can visit a fantasy world of your choice – where do you go? Why? And how do you spend your time there?
3. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, what would your Patronus be and why? If you’re not a HP fan, first of all re-evaluate your life choices, and secondly what’s your favourite animal and why?
4. What is your go-to comfort food?
5. What is your favourite terrible movie?

Thank you again for nominating me, filling out these questions has been really fun!