Opening my WordPress app to being nominated for a sunshine blog award by RED METAL @ExtraLife made my train ride home a thousand times better (2 hour commutes back and forth each day takes their toll on a person). Thank you so much for the nomination.
So here are the rules for the nominations :
The Sunshine Blogger award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community
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.
So on to answering RED METAL’s questions. Took me a while to get through them in between work
1 Have you ever watched a critically acclaimed show only to feel it didn’t live up to the hype?
Heroes comes to mind. I was a big fan for the first few seasons and even tried to give it a chance when they rebooted it but sadly it did not live up to the original in the slightest.
2 After truly getting into the medium and observing the many times film critics failed to see eye-to-eye with fans, I’ve come down to the conclusion that the former faction could stand to improve themselves. How do you think they should go about doing that?
I think when fans disagree with game critics it’s usually because game critics are sometimes afraid to give bad reviews to studios that they might have good working relations with. Maybe the same can be said with movie critics? Maybe they are afraid to rock that boat with certain movie studios they may have good working relationships with? Maybe criticize and not be afraid of damaging your relationship with movie studios and be more worried about not being taken serious by fans instead.
3 What is the most obscure album in your collection?
I don’t think I have any obscure albums but I do have such a wide variety of music genres on my phone. I can listen to just about anything and if I like it I’ll definitely give it a download from ITunes.
4 What film do you consider “So bad it’s good”?
Any of the Sharknado films. I don’t find them that great but it’s something about sharks and the fact that the films don’t take themselves seriously that attracts me to watching them with the Misses when they air.
5 What do you think the ideal length of a game should be?
10-20 hours is an ideal length of a game for me. With the rate of great games being released yearly that is the sweet spot for me to still beat them in a relevant amount of time so I can discuss with friends.
6 Have you ever cleared a game while traveling abroad?
No I have not. But I have completed games during my 2 hour commutes to work
7 What is your favorite decade in films?
I’m a big fan of 80s films. Princess Bride and Labyrinth are at the top for myself. But sooo many more to name but then I’ll be here forever
8 What game do you feel doesn’t get enough credit?
For some reason I’m always quick to defend the EA NHL series. I feel they work with what the got. I assume they have a vastly small development team compared to other EA Sports titles like FIFA and Madden. So yea I’m gonna go with them as a game (well series) that doesn’t get enough credit.
9 What lesson do you think film fans could learn from gamers?
As a gamer if I am not enjoying a game or it is not for me I just stop playing and move on to the next. I use to not do that with films. If the film was horrible I would still watch the whole way through instead of just moving on and not putting myself through watching it. Now as I have gotten older I instill the same practice that I use in gaming in my film watching. So whether it be a movie or game if it’s horrible or just not for you just move on. There’s nothing wrong with that.
10 What good work do you feel had a negative impact on its respective medium?
I think some of these trailers that come out nowadays have a negative impact on the movies. They tend to show way to much of a movie and sometimes ruins any surprises that the movie might’ve had.
11 What bad work do you feel had a positive impact on its respective medium?
I guess this can be reversed with bad movies that get viewed because of amazing trailers.
So here are my 11 questions followed by some wonderful blogs I’ve been following and enjoy reading every time they post.
1. What is your goal for your blog? Do you feel you have met it yet?
2. If you were given a free all expenses paid trip, where would you go?
3. Last book you have read?
4. Your favorite console of choice. PlayStation, Xbox , or Nintendo?
5. Do you think Nintendo will ever just make games and skip producing consoles?
6. With the success of the Switch do you think there is a market for a Xbox or PlayStation handheld?
7. What’s the hardest thing about blogging to you?
8. What is one movie you can watch over and over again?
9. Are you a cat or dog person?
10. You just dived back into Pokémon Red/Blue. Who is your starting Pokémon?
And my nominees for the Sunshine Blog Award are :