Responding to My Second Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Well, I am proud to announce that I have once again been tagged with the Sunshine Blogger Award. This time, I was nominated by The Keeper over at The Codex: Online, who runs an interesting blog consisting of gaming opinion pieces. I thank you for the kind gesture! I look forward to answering these questions.

The rules:

  • Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

The questions:

“Favorite Game?”

I have a few to choose from, though for the purposes of this question, I’d say Persona 4. Generally speaking, Chrono Trigger is much more revered, but I feel Persona 4 surpasses it, boasting a strong cast of characters who all go through interesting arcs, intricate gameplay, and a slew of boss fights you cannot hope to brute force your way through. For that matter, even some of the normal encounters require you to employ advanced tactics, so there is rarely (if ever) a point in which you’ll be on autopilot during your playthrough. Honorable mentions include Majora’s Mask, which managed to sell an avant-garde concept to the average enthusiast that could never have made it into the mainstream of any rival medium at the time, Planescape: Torment, one of the greatest story-driven games all time, and Undertale, another one of the greatest story-driven games of all time.

“Favorite Show?”

I would probably say The Simpsons. I haven’t watched the newer episodes, but I have a bit of a heretical opinion in that I felt the show was solid up until about the fifteenth season or so. Indeed, one of my favorite episodes is “Trilogy of Error”, which aired in the twelfth season. I end up quoting it all the time, and I’ve even referenced it in some of my reviews (including my takes on Call of Duty: Ghosts and Transformers: Mystery of Convoy).

“Now, in the spirit of crossovers: If you could mix your favorite game and favorite show into one super movie, then what would it be about and what would it be called?”

I think that kind of crossover would be completely and utterly broken.

“Hey now. You’re a rock-star! Get your show on, get paid! What instrument would you love to be a master at playing and what’s the name of your band?”

Bass guitar. Never underestimate the power of a good bassist. I’m kind of blanking on a name, though. The problem is that all the cool ones (i.e. Dire Straits) have been taken by this point. As for the genre, I would go with alternative rock.

“Do you prefer to go to bed early and wake up early, or go to bed late and wake up late?”

I generally prefer to go to bed early and wake up early. I’m not particularly good at sleeping in, so when I go to bed late, I usually end up regretting it.

“Dancing has been outlawed in your town and you are the Kevin Bacon that the people need! What dance move would you use to remind your town about the magic of the dance?”

I don’t know much about dancing, I’m afraid. Maybe tap dancing?

“You’ve been chosen as 1 of 100 qualified humans to embark on a mission to settle the planet Mars. When you arrive, you’re given the title to a piece of land upon which you could build either a bar or a coffee shop. Which do you choose to build and why?”

I’d say a coffee shop. With a bar, I would have to hire a bouncer and have to pay for damages whenever the patrons get too rowdy and start breaking stuff or sue said patrons – both of which would be way too time-consuming. Granted, I’m not much of a coffee drinker either, but with a coffee shop, I usually don’t have to worry about all of that.

“Are you left or right handed?”

This is the part where I could say I’m left-handed to liven things up. Unfortunately, that would be a lie, as I’m right-handed.

“Favorite holiday?”

As an actual day, Christmas reigns supreme, but the problem is that the season leading up to it is pretty aggravating with the great amount of stress going into getting gifts and dealing with those who let the stress get to them and begin lashing out at slightest provocation. Instead, I think I’ll go for Independence Day; it’s during my favorite season of the year, and it brings families together without that stress. Sure, there are no gifts involved, but that’s an acceptable loss.

“Favorite sport?”

Probably hockey, though I don’t really watch sports often.

“Does your favorite sport have a game equivalent (i.e. Soccer/Football and Fifa 2018) and do you play it?”

I answered hockey because I looked ahead and saw this question. I do indeed have an original SNES cartridge copy of NHL ‘94, which I still play on occasion.

I’ve tagged quite a lot of people the last two times that I completed one of these awards, so this time, I’ll pass. Thanks once again to The Keeper for the nomination!

11 thoughts on “Responding to My Second Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

  1. Great answers (even if your favorite games are strangely Mario/DKC2 absent)! Kind of wish you had tagged me this time, I would have liked to answer some of these. Believe it or not, I still am answering the one you did tag me in. Obviously I’ve just been pretty slow with the updates this month. Hopefully that will change in April.

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    • Actually, I thought everyone else had a lot on their plate by now, so that’s one of the reasons why I elected not to tag anyone this time. Plus, I would’ve had to come up with my own set of questions if I wanted to tag somebody. I have an idea; maybe you can steal some of these questions and answer them in your upcoming Q&A.

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  2. Persona 4 is one of the best RPGs ever. The Simpsons was so good back in the day, but I think the series has overstayed its welcome. I stopped watching it years ago because the quality really dipped.

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    • Indeed, it is. Between having a great story and challenging gameplay, it really has it all.

      Yeah, I haven’t watched new episodes of The Simpsons in years. Despite what most fans say, I don’t think the show ever got outright bad (or at least not on my watch), but it did become mediocre, which was a real shame considering how great it was to begin with.

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  3. Persona 4? Yes please.

    Bass guitar? Double yes.

    Passing interest in hockey? All right, stretching a bit for similarities though I still have my Sega NHL ’95 I remember fondly, so- sweet deal!

    Always good to see you get nominated for these (well deserved, one might even say) and love getting to see the answers! Also, props to the nominator- those questions are pretty amazing, haha

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    • Yup, Persona 4 is one of the best games ever made, and is easily one of the highlights of the 2000s, which is no mean feat considering it was released in the same decade as Majora’s Mask.

      Whether it’s Motörhead, Talking Heads, or the Red Hot Chili Peppers, I’ve learned to appreciate a good bassist over the years.

      I do like how hockey video games turn into fighting games at times. It’s even funnier whenever they have an advanced set of controls just for the fights (i.e. having punch, uppercut, and kick buttons).

      Thanks! Those questions were certainly creative, weren’t they?


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