Another wonderful blogger has nominated me for the Liebster Award, one Defy the Majority. I’m humbled and flattered that another person has thought my blog worthy of the honor. I’ve only been actively blogging for less than two years, but in that short span, I’ve met so many marvelous people and made lasting connections that I wouldn’t trade for the world ♥
1. Thank the person who nominated you and answer the questions they’ve written for you.
2. Nominate 5 to 11 blogs and give them different questions to answer.
Here are the questions Defy the Majority had for me:
1. What is your favorite video game?
If you’ve been following my blog for a microsecond, you already know the answer to this question.
I have too much to say about FFVII to do it justice right here right now, but rest assured the reasons for my love are deep, emotional, and easily heartbreaking. This game saved my life in more ways than one and inspired me to write and create. It’s one of the main reasons I started blogging in the first place, because I wanted my own space to talk about my thoughts and interpretations of it. I’ve written numerous essays and fanfictions, and I probably mention it (whether directly or indirectly) at least once in every single post.
2. What was the first video game you ever played?
Hm, this is a much harder question than number 1. I started out playing the ColecoVision, which came with an attachable Atari. Since I was around the age of three, that time sort of blurs together, so I can’t recall the very first video game I ever played. It was one of them, and we had quite a few. I do remember the first game I played on the NES: Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt.
3. What is the worst video game you’ve ever played?
I could go with the classically awful E.T., but I should try to be original. Nothing is really coming to mind because I don’t really recall bad games. If I don’t like them, I don’t play them for long. I’m sure there’s a memory of some terrible game lurking in my psyche, but it’s not coming to the forefront right now.
4. Do you have any video game related tattoos.
All of my five current tattoos have to do with Final Fanasy VII! I have the ankh from Sephiroth’s belt on my chest, a 7 on my left wrist, a VII on my right wrist, the Tree of Life from the Qabalah (which is made up of the Holy Sephiroth) on my right forearm ( I also spent the last ten years studying the Qabalah/Jewish mysticism for the same reason), and the Midgard Serpent around my left ankle. I have two more tattoos left to get to make seven: the words “Ne me mori facies” from “One Winged Angel” (whose words come from Orff’s Carmina Burana) and a wing down my right arm. Like I said above and elsewhere, I love FFVII.
5. Do you play board games?
I sure do! My friend Siobhan bought me My Little Pony Monopoly for my birthday this year, and I like board games in general. I was listening to an awesome podcast from Cheap Boss Attack and his friend Counter Attack Radio where CBA talked about Eldritch Horror, which is this horror based board game around the Lovecraftian Cthulhu mythos. Even though I’m a gigantic wuss puss, I totally want to play that. It’s on my Amazon wish list if you’re feeling generous :p
Alright so I’m going to be lazy because it’s later than I was hoping to be when I finished this. I’m nominating everyone. As in if you’d like to do this, feel free to do it and nominate who you want (or everyone if you so choose). I know I know; I’m breaking the rules, but that’s how I roll. It’s pretty easy; I’m kinda roly-poly anyway 😀 Just please tag me when/if you do it, so I can see your marvelous answers.
Here are some questions.
- Who is your favorite villain?
- What’s your favorite fictional vehicle?
- What four languages would you love to be fluent in (got this lovely question from a conversation with the fore mentioned Siobhan)?
- What’s your favorite video game ending?
- What’s your favorite fairy tale?