Aka Ironyca Stood in the Fire – gaming blog
I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Kamalia et Alia and this is the second post. The first one contained me answering Kamalia’s 11 questions. Here I will list 11 random facts about myself and ping 11 new people and pose 11 questions for them.
If this post has linked to you, it’s because you have been nominated for the Liebster Award by me! (Your link is listed at the bottom of the post).
I noticed that people had started tagging bloggers that had already been nominated and a lot were struggling to find new people to link to. This is why I went to the WordPress Reader, looked through the “computer games”, “video games” and “World of Warcraft” tags and scouted for some new blood. A few of them have only been writing for a few months, and there are a few WoW blogs in there too, whom I think have not been nominated. They all have two things in common: they touch upon the topic of games and have posted recently.
But first, the 11 random facts about me!
1: I have a phobia – I’m scared to drive. I’m fine in the passenger seats, although if the driver likes taking chances and speeding, I’ll be very tense sitting there. But driving myself? Nope! I have a drivers license and passed my exams with fine marks, but since I believe I’ll inadvertently run over school children, mothers with prams, elders, puppies and kittens, I keep off the roads.
2: I am an only child and the youngest in my family. All my cousins were adults when I was a child, and their kids are teenagers now. This has always left me a bit stranded at my own generational island, everyone is either a lot older or a lot younger than me. And my dad still has a habit of forgetting that I’m not a child anymore.
3: I’m plagued by the state of the world. I know that sounds really dramatic, but I think I might be a closet activist. Especially poverty, exploitation and the lack of environmental action bothers me. Unfortunately my personality is also very similar to Piglet, so instead of doing anything about it, I wring my hands and worry.
4: I had a great childhood. I’d rather be a kid again than be adult – yuck, adulthood!
5: I’m really into the Seattle grunge movement, the music, the style, generally the 90’s. I was too young to really experience grunge fully (and not anywhere near Seattle), but I think my connection to it links to positive associations with being a kid in the 90’s (see fact nr. 4).
6: I’m very excitable! I love parties! But I’m moody in equal measure. I can wake up in the morning and without reason feel low and lame. It can change throughout the day, several times. I don’t have bipolar disorder, but I feel like I can understand a little what it’s like, for people who do have it.
7: I’m very social around people I’m familiar with, but very shy when meeting new people. I have become a lot better at bringing down the nervousness over the years.
8: I’ve been told I’m very expressive. I flap my arms, gurn my face. People have thought I was a professional actor. If that had been the case, I would have worked in comedy.
9: I have a very shrill laughter. Not in any way charming or pleasant. It’s horrible, people cover their ears.
10: I cannot play any instrument nor can I sing. I’m planning on learning how to play a kid-sized guitar, both because I have small hands and because it would be so ridiculous in a funny way.
11: I’ve started collecting pieces to complete certain costumes. I can now become a very posh mime (it’s not a hard one, but I love the idea of being a mime). I have a few bits for a clown costume. I’d also like to be a jester, not to mention characters like Snow White and Alice in Wonderland. A level 1 cosplayer.
1: How was your day?
2: What is the worst game you’ve ever played?
3: Describe your most creepy experience in any game of your choice.
4: Rank the following motivations in terms of their importance to you, when playing games in general.
1) Immersed in Fantasy World / Role-Playing / Being Part of a Story
2) Getting to the Next Level / Becoming Powerful / Achieving Goals
3) Competing with Other Players / Dominating or Beating Other Players
4) Escaping from Real World / Venting / Relieving Stress
5) Analyzing Game Mechanics / Making or Analyzing Tables or Charts
6) Being part of a Large group or guild / Team or Group Achievements
7) Meaningful conversations / Making good friends / Social or Support Network
(source of player motivations – Daedalus Project)
5: Link to a music video, which you would consider to be the theme song to your life.
6: Rate the latest movie you watched.
7: Do you follow any TV series?
8: Which fictional character (from whatever source, movies, games, books), do you identify with the most?
9: What is the most disgusting thing you’ve ever eaten/cooked?
10: Which social media outlet do you use the most and why?
11: How do you see your blog/blogging evolve in the future? Do you have any plans or other topics you’d like to write about?
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