This month I was nominated for a Liebster Blog Award! I owe a big thank you to the two blogs who were kind enough to nominate me: Hatm0nster, writing for the collaborative blog United We Game, and Nick at Deconstructing Video Games. The Liebster Award is given out by bloggers, to bloggers, as a fun way to introduce people to sites you like. =)
Here’s how the award works:
- Thank the individual who nominated you and answer the 11 questions they’ve posed.
- Nominate 11 other bloggers and give them 11 questions to answer.
Here are some of the questions that have been posed to me. I hope it’s okay that I mix and match the two sets of questions!
- Favorite game? Mass Effect 2, because it has great characters in an amazing world.
- Jedi or Sith? Jedi. Most because I like to embrace the dark side when I play RPGs like Star Wars: The Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic!
- Favorite game developer? BioWare! Besides Mass Effect, they developed Dragon Age: Origins, which is the video game that got me my start in gaming.
- Your greatest gaming feat or achievement? Beating Gears of War (Ultimate Edition) on Insane difficulty. That was extremely fun, since it’s one of my favorite games and I played it co-op. But on Insane it was just brutal. I still remember some of the hardest missions and how excruciating it could be to toil through them, restarting over and over and strategizing with my partner to make it to the end.
- Favorite song from a game? “M4 Part II” by Faunts. It plays during the end credits of the first Mass Effect game, and finishing that was a huge achievement and the start of a long love for the series. Now, I make it my victory song at the end of long workout runs.
- Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Trek! Just hearing a computer beep or a phaser makes me all giddy.
- James Bond or Jason Bourne? Jason Bourne.
- Favorite food? I used to say ice cream, but now I’d say a burrito. Since 2010, I’ve been either vegetarian or pescetarian, so with things like burgers being out of my diet, a burrito is like the ultimate delicious, super satisfying, protein-heavy meal.
- How did you come up with the name for your blog? I honestly don’t even remember. It’s a little bit gibberish, but I liked the heart symbol in there. I was trying to think of something robot-y but also fantasy. I started the blog thinking it was all I could come up with, and I would just “practice” blogging for a week or two until I came up with a better name. But since people started following the blog right away, I decided to keep it. I’ve come to really like the name, although its origins are still kind of fuzzy for me!
- Favorite thing about blogging? Being able to meet new people. I never thought it would be such a social experience. I guess I didn’t expect anybody to read my blog! But it’s been awesome meeting other gamers and geeks, discussing the things we’re passionate about.
- Favorite article you’ve written? I’m not entirely sure about this one, since my tastes change! Also, like all writers probably, I sometimes look back on old posts and think, Ugh, that’s no good! But one post I like because I’m so into storytelling in games: Agency and Storytelling in Video Games. =)
Here are the other bloggers I’d like to nominate for the award. Some might have been nominated, and it’s totally up to them if they want to share this and answer my questions! But I’m happy to share these blogs here so you guys can check them out. =)
- Christine at Simpleek
- Matt at The Triple Option
- Derek at Gamer Crash
- Comparative Geeks
- Cary at Recollections of Play
- C.T. Murphy at Murf Versus
- Chuck at Counter Attack Games!
- Kelly at Linksaveszelda.com
- Vortex Effect
- Tyler F.M. Edwards at SuperiorRealities
Questions for them:
- How did you get started blogging?
- What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
- What’s your favorite hobby outside of blogging?
- Favorite movie?
- Favorite video game?
- Game you’ve never finished and why?
- Star Wars or Star Trek (or both)?
- DC or Marvel (or both)?
- What’s your greatest gaming accomplishment?
- What’s your current obsession (a TV show, a video game, a topic)?
- Do you have any other social media accounts we can follow?
Thanks again for the nomination! =)