I’ve been nominated for this before, but I’ve never thought of doing it because I’m normally not one to follow chains. But, since work has been a doozy lately and I have no major post ideas, AND because I was nominated by Extra Life and I really admire that particular blog, I decided to do this challenge today anyways!
The rules for this challenge are as follows:
- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog (though you don’t really have to thank me, it’s just a courtesy, I think).
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you when they tagged you.
- Nominate 11 other blogs for the challenge and provide 11 new questions for them.
- List the rules of the challenge in your post and provide the logo.
All of which I have done.
So let’s get started with the questions Extra Life asked me!
Have you ever been involved in an emergency situation (e.g. a burning building/an earthquake)?
Yep! I suffered through the Easter Quake of 2010. I do live in southern California, so it was a massive 7.2 rumble that destroyed a lot of stuff in the house, especially in the kitchen. If I recall, my novelty glass Lord of the Rings goblet got shattered. And when I stupidly picked it up to stroke it with regret, I cut my index finger, shook it, and splattered blood all over the kitchen. It looked like a low-key murder scene.
What is the worst film you’ve ever seen in theaters?
Well, anybody who knows me knows I love bad movies. So calling it the “worst” film is just another way of calling it the best film for me. But, if I’m trying to be objective, I’d say the worst film I saw in theaters was this experimental film I saw at a film festival. I don’t know what it was called, but it was a fifteen-minute long short comprised entirely of footage at a dump. That was it.
What is the best film you’ve ever seen in theaters?
Watchmen. Again, I know it’s not objectively the best film I’ve ever seen, but subjectively it is. I had the greatest time. I went to go midnight-premiere it, and there were only like fifteen people in the theater, but you could tell they were all Watchmen fans. One guy was even dressed like homeless Rorschach, complete with “The end is nigh” sign.
What is the strangest method by which you discovered a work you enjoy?
Definitely walking into my high school’s video game club. That’s how I truly discovered Halo and my love for the series.
What do you feel is the greatest compilation of collected works in your collection (of games/films/music/books/etc.)?
Funnily enough, I think I have a great collection of books based on the Halo video game series. I make it a point to stop by that section every time I go to a bookstore, so I always keep it updated. I’m really proud of it.
Have you ever re-experienced a work you enjoyed a long time ago only to determine it has not aged well?
Oh, Tron. The original. I used to have a minor low-key crush on Tron as a child (and on Littlefoot from The Land Before Time), and I remember thinking that he looked so epic whenever he did his “program moves.” Now, I just see a guy in a white unitard with flashing lights throwing a frisbee. I still love the movie though.
Have you ever re-experienced a work you hated (or were indifferent towards) a long time ago only to warm up to it?
Oh my god, Assassin’s Creed II. I never played the first game, but I picked up the second because I knew it was a classic. Right out of the gate, the controls fucked with my mind! I just couldn’t initially grasp the idea that the buttons changed functions depending on whether Ezio was standing, running, or climbing. I got so frustrated with it at first, I put the game down and didn’t pick it up again for a while. Eventually, when I did revisit it, I learned to work with the controls, and I enjoyed the game immensely.
What is your favorite opening theme to a television show?
Game of Thrones! I could listen to that theme for hours! I think it should go down in history as one of the best opening themes to a television show.
Excluding Western comic books, what series with a single, ongoing narrative do you feel has (or had) gone on for far too long? In other words, I’m not counting shows or other forms of media with entirely self-contained episodes such as The Simpsons or anthological works such as The Twilight Zone with this question.
This is a hard one, because I don’t go for series that I know have a long ongoing narrative unless I feel like it’s worth it. I guess it would have to be Grey’s Anatomy. I used to watch it with my sister, and after that plane crashed and killed off one of my favorite characters, I realized that no way in hell could I continue watching this farce. I mean, how many bomb scares, viral outbreaks, storm wrecks, active shooters, plane crashes, wedding crashes, walk-outs, mergers, and financial difficulties could one hospital go through before they shut the place down?
Have you ever been invested in a series only to be heartbroken when it was cut short with no resolution?
Firefly! I mean, I guess we got the movie, but that series was so cool, I wish it could have gone on longer.
Do you prefer hardcover or paperback books?
I like to point at words when I read, and I have to admit, hardcover books make it easier to point while the book rests on a table. But I do like the affordability of paperback. So…both!
So here are my questions for the bloggers that I’m going to tag!
- Have you ever hated a food intensely only to like it later on? If so, what?
- What books do you like that have yet to be turned into a movie?
- If you could pick any animal to have as a pet (and let’s assume that it is willing and well-trained), what would it be? Yes, it can be a fantasy creature.
- What is your go-to TV show when you just want to put something on in the background?
- What movie can you quote from the most?
- If you had a morning with absolutely nothing demanding your attention, what would you love to be doing?
- What locations have you traveled to that you would love to go back to?
- If you were a video game character, what type of game would you love to be the star in? (A platformer, first-person shooter, RTS, etc.)
- What is your absolute favorite thing about blogging?
- If you had to pick a chair, the floor, or a bed to read on, which would it be?
- Have you ever had a dream about flying, or is this something you’ve never experienced?
Here are the blogging peeps I’m tagging. No pressure on you guys to do this. God knows I’ve ignored these things before too.