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Sunshine Blogger Award from The Gaming Diaries

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The Gaming Diaries nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I am very excited to receive this award and I am grateful that The Gaming Diaries thought of me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! A project I really enjoyed from The Gaming Diaries recently was reading her post on the Question of the Month!

Rules

The rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award are:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions they ask you
  • Nominate 11 blogs and write them 11 question
  • List the rules and display the logo in your post and/or on your blog

Questions

1. What is the game you are most looking forward to being released this year? (Any already released in 2019 don’t count)

I would say Kingdom Hearts 3, but that was just released. In that case, I think the second game I am most looking forward to playing is Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn for the Nintendo 3DS. This is a remake of a game I have never played, but it looks adorable and I am looking forward to playing it!

2. If you could cosplay as any character from any game who would you choose?

I would cosplay as Kassandra from Assassin Creed Odyssey. I was really thinking about this question because there are a lot of characters that would be fun to cosplay, but Kassandra wins because I really love her character and would love to dress up as her!
3. What film, TV series or book would you like to see as a video game? (If any)

Sucker Punch is a film that would probably be really cool in a video game format! There are action sequences that would really well in a video game and the gripping story would work well in a video game!

4. What game would you like to play for the first time again? A complete fresh start with no memories of playing it before.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The story was so amazing and I looked forward to playing it every day once I was done doing homework in college! The plot was engaging and the side quests were really fun!
5. What was the first game you played this year?

Assassin Creed Odyssey was the first game I played this year because I really love the story of the game and love exploring Greece! I just started playing again since I finished Kingdom Hearts 3!
6. If you could visit any in game world, where would you choose?

I would love to visit Skyrim from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim! The world is so beautiful and I would love to meet the different people in Skyrim and try a sweet roll!
7. Physical or digital copies of games?

I prefer physical just because I love the box art on the physical copy of games!
8. What do you wish non-gamers could understand about gaming?

That video games are actually very positive and are not just mindless entertainment. They can have positive effects on mental health like they help my anxiety. I also wish people knew that they tell really fantastic and emotional stories!
9. How do you think you have changed as a blogger?

I have only been blogging for a few months, but I feel like I am doing much better at communicating with other bloggers! I also feel that I am understanding how to write better as a blogger instead of writing like I am writing an essay.
10. Do you have any goals for your blog this year? If so, what are they?

Honestly my goals for blogging are always just to have fun and to make other people smile when they read my blog! I just like putting my thoughts out there and knowing that people enjoying reading what I write!
11. What advice would you give people about blogging?

I would say my advice is just focus on enjoying what you write and what you want to write about instead of focusing too much on statistics! I would also recommend finding other bloggers to follow through social media so you can communicate with other bloggers!

My Nominations and Questions

Nominations

Questions

  1. What is your favorite video game series?
  2. What video game or video game series have you always wanted to try?
  3. What was your favorite childhood video game?
  4. What is your favorite part about playing video games?
  5. What is your favorite video game console?
  6. Do you prefer single-player or multiplayer games?
  7. What is one of your favorite video game sidequests?
  8. What is your favorite video game boss?
  9. What was the hardest video game boss you have fought?
  10. What is your favorite video game character?
  11. What video game animal would you like to have as a pet? (Ex: moogle)

 

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Real Neat Blog Award Nomination

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I was nominated by the Real Neat Blog Award by Fitzy Game Time! I am so happy that this is my first Real Neat Blog Award and second blog award nomination! I am also happy that my blog is considered “neat” because I really do want to use my blog to talk about video games and why they are so special to me and other gamers! Thank you to Fitzy Game Time and you can check out a post I like of Fitzy’s here!

Rules

Fitzy noted the rules of the blog and I will do the same here! The rules are:

  1. Show the logo
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog
  3. Answer the questions
  4. Nominate 7-10 bloggers
  5. Ask them 7 questions

The scenario and questions I have are:

Scenario

Scenario: You wake up to find yourself strapped to a cold metal table. You glance around and notice a lot of fancy technology but a bunch of stuff that bears a striking resemblance to video game consoles.  You see a bunch of moving things in the corner of your eye. They turn to look at you as you quickly look away from them. You spy a window and quickly realise that you are flying through space. Then it dawns on you, you’re aboard an alien spaceship.

Questions

1. From the darkness you hear the things conversing with each other. It sounds eerily similar to a made up language you’ve heard in a video game. What games language do they sound like?

The language that this being is speaking is Hylian from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD on the Wii U. I love the way the language sounds and I also love the writing system of the language!

2. One of the moving things starts shuffling towards you, as it gets closer you start to make out its shape. You can’t believe it but it’s a being that you know from video games. What is it, from which series and why does that particular being terrify you? 

A terrifying being would be a xenomorph from Alien: Isolation on the PC. I played that game and every time I played it that terrifying alien would appear in my dreams! I do not like that it cannot be killed and that it is super fast and quiet and can appear anywhere!

3. The being realises that it has startled you. It clicks a button and begins talking to you in English. It explains that a translator has been activated and that it can still sense your duress. It says it wishes to play a song for you, a song of your choosing from video games to help calm you down. Which video game song do you pick?

I pick “Somnus” from Final Fantasy XV on the PlayStation 4. That song has soothed me since I first picked up the game. My friend also learned it on the piano and plays it for me when I am anxious.

4. After you calmed down, the being clicks a button and you are released from the table. The being explains that it has been watching Earth for a long time and their race has a fascination with Earth’s video games. They wish to join Earth in its gaming culture and the being explains that they love local competitive video games. The being requests that the two of you play a friendly match together. It requests that you pick any game that has existed on any gaming system (PC included) but that the game must include alien races, as the beings find the exclusion to be upsetting to them. It doesn’t need to their species but something beyond Earth. The being suggests that if you win the game, it will show you around the ship. Realising that this may be your best chance to escape, what game do you pick that you feel confident in winning?

I do not play many competitive games so this one will be tricky. But, I do have one that does include an alien and I would be good at as long as it is on easy. I would pick Super Mario Party for the Nintendo Switch. The alien races in this games are Goombas and the Toads and Bowser looks alien enough! Super Mario Party would give me an advantage when it comes to the minigames because I know some of the minigames so I should be able to beat them in the minigames! I would also have an advantage of playing the game beforehand so I would know how to win the game.

5. After you win the match, the being praises you to all its fellow crew. They rejoice and hail you as Earth’s champion. The alien then requests you follow it around the ship. As you walk through the long corridors, you come across a wall of familiar weapons. On the wall is dozens upon dozens of weapons from video games. But, the weapons are half and half. The being explains that something went wrong and all the weapons were split in half and then merged with a random weapon. They all worked though and the beings liked the results so they kept them. Amongst the weapons you spot a weapon ideal for your current situation. You lunge for the weapon and proceed to go through with the act of escaping. What weapon fusion have you chosen and why? (For the sake of the following questions, it can’t be a weapon that would get you off the ship.)

The weapon is a fusion of the Monado from Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the Nintendo 3DS and Bayonetta’s Scarborough Fair guns from Bayonetta for the Nintendo Switch. The Monado is a sword that can cut through robots so it would be powerful against the xenomorphs. Bayonetta’s Scarborough Fair weapons would be able to hurt the xenomorphs from a distance and they are magical so they should definitely be able to protect me from the xenomorphs!

6. After your altercation with the being, you make a dash in the opposite direction from where you woke. As you run you hear a blaring noise and realise that the alarm has been sounded. You enter a new room and before you you see an escape pod. You go to enter the shuttle but quickly realise that you best prepare yourself first. At the back of the room and spy a row of containers, each with a spacesuit. The beings have created fully functioning spacesuits from video games. Each one with the abilities of their video game counterparts and fully stocked with oxygen. How convenient, you think! Which spacesuit do you take and why?

The spacesuit I choose would look like Bayonetta’s. I love the costume design from the first Bayonetta for the Nintendo Switch. It looks comfortable and like it would be fun to wear! I also find it funny to imagine someone creating a spacesuit that has heels!

7. After suiting up, you enter the pod. Before you is a mouse, keyboard and a display screen. The screen prompts you to press the Esc button to launch the shuttle. So you do just that. The escape pod breaks away from the ship and hurtles through space. The screen prompts you to type in your destination. EARTH you type. ‘Insufficient fuel’ the screen unfortunately tells you. The display then prompts a list of choices for you in the vicinity. It details a bunch of prototype worlds that the beings had set up. Each world has been created to resemble a video game world and has Earth’s atmosphere implemented on it. On the list you spy a place that you recognise from your games and you decide that that *Blank* Planet  is ideal for you. What planet is it and why?

Oh this is a tough one! There are so many video game world I would love to visit! I think I’ll go with Skyrim from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch. This is my choice because the world is so vast I have yet to explore all of it! I am still playing through the game mainly focusing on side quests. I would choose this world because I would love to build a house there and try Sweet Rolls and explore the world and make friends with the various people of Skyrim. Plus, I would love to see a dragon! Although from a distance, not destroying whatever town I am living it! I find Skyrim to be so peaceful and sometimes like to play it when I am stressed because it calms me to be in a different world. I could easily imagine myself settling down in a house I build with a family and working in one of the villages!

Questions and Nominations

Scenario: You wake up to start your day going to school or work. Except this isn’t your bed and this room is not your room. On a closer inspection you do begin to notice that this room is familiar to you. You rise to get dressed and leave the room.

Questions: 

  1. You step outside to find out you are in the world of the game that you most recently played! What game would that be?
  2. An ally approaches you to help you find out how you were transported to this game. The problem is this ally happens to be the most annoying video game character you can think of. Who is it why are they so annoying to you?
  3. You and your ally venture out to find out why you have become trapped in another world. But, before you leave you need something to fight with? What weapon do you choose from a video game?
  4. After journeying for a while you come to a strange glitch. It seem that the last video game you played has turned into something terrifying. It has turned into the scariest video game you have played? What game would this be and why is it so terrifying?
  5. The person who transported you here is in this world. His motive is he wants to take over the human world by removing the humans from the human world and transporting them to various video game worlds. This villain is also the most powerful video game villain you can think of. Who is this villain?
  6. You’re really struggling to take down this villain and your annoying ally really is not helping things. At least they seem to be annoying the boss! They annoy him so much that you manage to sneak away while the boss is distracted and pick up an item that allows you to call another ally. Which ally do you really want on your side? Pick your favorite video game character that you think can take down this boss!
  7. After successfully defeating the boss, it is time to return home. You find the machine the boss built to transport humans to the video game worlds and you decide to destroy it after you set it up to return you home. But, first you decide to visit your favorite game from your childhood? What childhood game do you decide to visit? 

My nominees are:

16-Bit Dad, check out his post “How to Find Awesome Gaming Fashion

Adventure Rules, check out his post “For a Brief Moment Super Mario Party, Made me Feel Like a Kid Again”

HideNGoShauna, check out her post “Japan Memories Day 1: Hello Japan”

I Played the Game, check out his post “New Console – New Games”

Normal Happenings, check out his post “Stardew Valley | The Game That (Re)Defines Me”

OverThinker Y, check out his post “Tom Raider (2013) – Who is the Tomb Raider?”

Sheikah Plate, check out her post “Hot Buttered Apple”

The Gaming Diaries, check out her post “Screenshot Saturday: A Costume Doesn’t Hide Feelings”

Thank you to Fitzy for my Neat Blog Award nomination!

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Final blog award nomination post that I was due to write. thanks Extra Life Reviews for the nomination.

via An Extra Life of Sunshine Blogging — The Gaming Diaries

I was nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by The Gaming Diaries and I am so happy for the nomination! I also love how the award is all about positivity because I think it is important to spread positivity especially through blogging. Thank you to The Gaming Diaries and make sure you check out her post and her blog!

She listed some rules on her blog for this nomination so I will make sure to list the rules as well for the people that I nominate:

  • Thank the 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.

Questions and Answers

Name 5 things that make you happy.

The 5 things that make me happy are:

  1. Playing Games
  2. Reading Books
  3. Spending Time with Friends and Family
  4. Learning Guitar
  5. Looking at Nature

Favourite video game character?

Aloy. I love how brave she is and how strong willed she is. She is a well written character and I loved playing as her in Horizon Zero Dawn.

What was the last game you played?

I got a Wii U recently so I have been playing The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. I love it because I get to control a boat and visit islands. It is so much fun so far!

If you could experience one game again for the first time, what game would you choose?

I would choose Final Fantasy XV because it was my first console game on the PlayStation 4 and I love the memories I had playing that game and finishing it! It would be fun to experience the game and those memories for the first time again!

Are there any games that you wish had got a sequel?

The Last Guardian. I really want to learn more about what happens to Trico and the boy after the story ends. Plus I just want to see another game with Trico in it because I love how adorable Trico is!

Favourite way to play: PC or console?

I would say console just because I like playing on my TV. Plus, I like how inventive the controllers are and how easy they are to hold.

Home console or handheld (or in the case of a switch – docked or handheld)?

Depends, but I would learn towards home console because then I can play on my TV. But, if I am on vacation, it is nice to have a handheld with me to play games on the go.

If you could have a video game character as a sidekick who would you choose?

I would choose Bayonetta. She is fun and confident. She would definitely be a strong sidekick and I would enjoy her sass.

Crash Bandicoot or Spyro the Dragon?

Spyro the Dragon because I love dragons!

Pikachu or Eevee?

Pikachu. I have always loved Pikachu and find him so cute! I have a stuffed Pikachu and Detective Pikachu on my Nintendo 3DS!

Games based on films or films based on games?

Games based on films. I have played a few great games based on films that I played as a kid. I liked The Emperor’s New Groove on my PC when I was little and played it plenty of times until I gave it away when I got older. I was able to play it and finish it again when I got my Vita!

My Nominations

I nominate:

A Geeky Gal, check out her post on “Gamer Confessions Tag.”

A Reluctant Hero, check out his post on “30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 29 A Warm Fuzzy Early Gaming Memory.”

AmbiGaming, check out her post on “Totalitarian Tea Time: Marjolaine vs. Bowser.” 

Double Jump, check out their post on “[Review] Octopath Traveler.” 

Later Levels, check out her post on “It’s time to talk.”

Livid Lightning, check out her post on “Blogger Blitz Black Sheep – Round 1: Totalitarian Teatime.”

NekoJonez’s Gaming Blog, check out his post on “Gamer’s Thoughts: Super Mario Odyssey isn’t a perfect game.”

Shoot the Rookie, check out their post on “Shoot the Rookie Turns One.”

Strange Girl Gaming, check out her post on “Video Game Bosses: Ep 1 The Bed of Chaos (New YouTube Series) .”

The Well-Red Mage, check out his post on “My One-Hundred Eleven Favorite Games.”

TurnBasedTurnip, check out her post on “The Witcher – No I Will Not Kill Stray Dogs!”

Questions

Here are the 11 questions I have for you if you would like to participate in the nominations for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

  1. What is the game that you play the most?
  2. What is your favorite gaming memory?
  3. What is your favorite gaming series?
  4. What is your favorite part about gaming?
  5. What is your favorite genre of music?
  6. What is your favorite book or book series?
  7. What things do you do to relax?
  8. What inspired you to start blogging?
  9. What is one of your favorite articles that you have written?
  10. What is your favorite part about blogging?
  11. What is one piece of advice you would give to other bloggers?

Thank you to The Gaming Diaries for my nomination!