Entertainer AND Blogger?! I’m Both Those Things!

Varhkalla is a fine chap!  Well, I assume he is.  He’s never given me a reason to think otherwise.  And his blogs are entertaining which explains why he was given this award, which has now been passed to me.  I look forward to entertaining you all further.  Thank you to Varhkalla for this award!

The Rules of The Entertainer Blogger Award

  • Write a post including the award picture.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and most importantly ENTERTAINING!
  • Add these rules to the post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog!
  • Answer the questions down below:

What do you hope to gain from blogging?

Literally nothing.  I like games and writing about them allows me to appreciate them all the more by delving a little deeper into why I like them.  It’s also been nice to find a community of other bloggers writing about games, reading their thoughts on our entertainment of choice, and interacting with them.

What genre of film entertains you the most?

I’m a big fan of horror movies, and have been for a long time.  Sadly there haven’t been many good ones for a long time.  Maybe I’ve become desensitised to them, or maybe the genre has been tapped dry by this point.  To be fair though, I’ll watch pretty much anything, but I do enjoy a good mystery regardless of the genre!

Do you consider yourself a writer, and what inspires you to write? 

I am in no way a writer.  I mean, I can write words in somewhat coherent sentences, but I’m not someone who writes well or delusions that what I write is of any real quality.  I’m a mathematician by trade, and words are not the tools I use most often!

Why I write is simply down to my passion for this hobby.  I’ve been gaming for most of my life, read countless excellent reviewers, and their belief that this medium could be more than just shapes on a screen made me want to write about games for a long time.  Once it became abundantly clear that writing was not my strongest skill I let it slide.  But blogging allows anyone to share their thoughts through text and was the perfect outlet for me.  After a while of indecisiveness over whether or not I could commit to it, commit to it I did!

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Interruptions!  They really get to me for some reason.  Anything that breaks my concentration annoys me, but people interrupting really bugs me.  A reasonable person knows better than to interrupt someone when they are working, focusing or talking and yet some people do it anyway!  In an emergency, or with an important interjection I fully understand.  But on the whole, it’s a bit no-no!

Why did you choose your particular WordPress username?

I know it’s not been all that long, but I’m becoming a little uncertain!  It seems like a nice way to sign off a game write up though.  It also pretty much sums up what this blog is about.

What is your favourite book and why does it speak to you?

I am, and have been since a child, a big fan of Terry Pratchett’s work.  I wasn’t a big reader as a kid, but I enjoyed fantasy games quite a bit.  So when I came across Discworld I thought I’d give it a try.  I’m glad I did.  I can practically recite The Colour of Magic word for word having read it so often.  The setting was great and the humour encapsulated pretty much everything I found funny at the time.  Fantasy and comedy was something I’d never considered before this.

What is your favourite song and why does it speak to you?

Too many to choose, and I’m quite fickle with music.  But anything by Reuben or Jamie Lenman is pretty good in my book!  A mix of calm and angry vocals, catchy guitar and some clever lyrics.

What is your favourite photograph and why does it speak to you?

There’s one of my daughter at the age of one looking through a hole so that she has the body of a dinosaur.  I won’t share it on here, but any parent can probably understand why that’s one of my favourites.

My Nominations:

Retr0pia

Hungry Goriya

I ❤ Old Games

Blow in My Cartridge

Nick The Gent

Explore the Gaming World

A Nerdy Nook

Games Revisited

Gaming Picks

Nintendo Bound

Falcon Reviews

Conquering the Gaming Backlog

I tried to include people I don’t think have done this one yet!  Happy blogging!

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17 thoughts on “Entertainer AND Blogger?! I’m Both Those Things!”

  1. Congrats on receiving the award. Keep up the excellent work!

    Interruptions also annoy me a lot. I actually don’t mind being interrupted; what bothers me the most is when I see someone being frequently interrupted during a conversation, class, speech, lecture, meeting or whatever.

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  2. Congratulations! Great post. And thanks for the nomination, but unfortunately, and as I’ve commented in other post, this time I’m not sure I will continue the chain, sorry. But we’ll see in the future.

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  3. Congratulations and thank you for nominating me for this! Your answers were a pleasure to read, and I can’t help but agree about interruptions. I’m pretty shy and find talking over other people unacceptable, so I’m constantly being pushed around in conversations. Ugh.

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