I got nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by Extra Life (his reviews are honestly the best things I’ve ever read, and I’ve learned to trust his opinion more than my own Below Average one). I don’t typically do these chain award type deals, but they are rather enjoyable, so let’s do this!
The rules to this thing are as follows:
1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
2. List the rules
3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
4. Mention Okoto Enigma, the creator of the award and provide a link as well
5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
7. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice.
And here are the three things about myself:
- I don’t like seafood
- I can touch my nose with my tongue.
- I consider turkeys to be my spirit animal.
Here are the hella awesome questions Extra Life posed my way! (He asked more than 5, but I’m not complaining.)
- What is the most unusual work you’ve ever experienced?
That would have to be the film Rubber. It’s an entire movie devoted to a tire that rolls around the desert that has the ability to make things explode when it “looks” at them. It’s goddamn beautiful.
- What is the best work you have experienced that no one else seems to know about?
Definitely the manga Bakuman. If you are a creative of any kind, then I highly recommend this series. It’s not as well known as other works like Naruto or My Hero Academia, but it is just as gripping with a story based in reality. It’s about two kids in junior high who want nothing more than to write manga. It’s an underdog tale about kids who want to write. Come on, it can’t get better than that.
- If you could go back in time and go to the premiere of a classic film, which one would you choose?
Ohhh, definitely Return of the Jedi. After waiting so long to find out what happened to Han Solo, that must have been a ton of fun to midnight premiere with your friends.
- If you decided to write fiction, which genre would you choose?
I actually do write fiction, and I like writing low-key science fiction. (So not universe-creating science fiction, but more like a realistic setting with unusual happenings/characters/items thrown in.)
- What is the most disappointingly predictable plot twist you’ve ever experienced?
I’m not thoroughly enraged by the final season of Game of Thrones, but I have to admit, aspects of it disappointed me. One of the worst was Daenerys burning down King’s Landing. I don’t know if this counts as a plot twist, but since it was shoddily “set up,” I feel like it does.
- What do you consider to be the strangest title for a work?
The Elegance of the Hedgehog.
- Where in a theater do you prefer to sit?
Smack dab in the middle.
- Do you have any graphic novel/manga series you’re currently following?
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
- When it comes to reviewing films, which do you feel are more effective – traditional, written reviews or video essays?
The effectiveness of a review honestly depends on the person consuming it. Some people absorb information better by reading it, others by hearing it.
- What aspects of old-school game design do you wish would make a comeback?
Manual saves. Some games still do it, but not enough of them. I know automatic saves can really help a player out, but I like that sense of relief you get when you’re playing a game with manual saves and you see whatever counts as a “save station” in the distance.
- What aspects of old-school game design are you glad went away?
Fixed camera angles. Fuck that shit, right?
I’m nominating the following blogs:
Apex Shadow Designs
The Duck in…
The Comic Vault
From famine to feast
Video Games Nebula
The Gaming Diaries
The Corvid Review
The Orang-utan Librarian
Art of Almost
And lastly, here are five questions my nominees have to answer! (Or not. No pressure.)
- What moment of gaming triumph (be it board, video, or, hell, even a physical sport) do you love to tell people about?
- What is your ideal reading situation in terms of environment?
- What three movies would you recommend to anyone, regardless of their personal taste in film?
- What aspects of a series (book, comic, or television) make you want to binge it?
- Why did you start writing and maintaining a blog?