The Unique Blogger Award – An Honour

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I’m always so flattered to hear of someone appreciating me or the content I put out here on the blog, so I wanted to extend a big, heartfelt thank you to NekoJonez for the nomination for this award for being a Unique Blogger!  Though I’m sure most of you have been over to his blog by now, you should go there again!  There’s a wealth of great, informative content on games of all kinds, as well as some how-tos about collecting and keeping things organized.  Right up my alley!  You can read his wonderful Unique Blogger award post here.  His nominees are also excellent folks, so you should check them out as well.

On with the award!  Here are the rules:

  1. Display the award. (See above).
  2. Thank the individual(s) who have nominated you and include a link to their blog. A little promotion for their blog is also welcome.
  3. Answer the questions asked by the individual who has nominated you.
  4. Nominate an arbitrary number of bloggers and have them answer three questions you put forth to them.

Here are the questions that NekoJonez put forward to his nominees:

If you were able to erase all memories from one game to be able to fully experience it again, which game would it be and why?

This would definitely be Undertale.  I played that one a few years ago and felt things I’ve never felt before while playing a game.  Since I like story-driven RPGs quite a bit, I’ve always found myself gravitating and sympathizing with the protagonist first and foremost, but Undertale had me battling feelings of sadness, guilt and regret toward NPCs.  It was a big shift for me, and truly a unique gaming experience I haven’t replicated since.

If you were allowed to help in the production of a game, which role would you take on and why? The role of producer, voice actor, writer, designer…?

If I had to choose, I think I would like to be a voice actor.  I’m a pretty shy person in the flesh and am often left out in social situations since I hate being the center of attention, so to be able to lend a voice in an impersonal way would be a dream come true for me.  I don’t know if I have the voice for it, since along with the shyness comes a bit of soft-spokenness.

What is one of the earliest video game memories?

I have been gaming since I was 4 when my family brought home the NES.  I used to play a fair bit of Super Mario Bros., and the earliest memory I have is passing the controller to my dad and him walking into the first goomba in World 1-1, which was the first and last time we ever played a game together.  We also had a really old computer that used to have a pinball game on it, and I also used to fiddle around with a Sherlock Holmes text-based game way back as well.  I didn’t know what that game was for many years but finally found it last year.  It’s called Sherlock Holmes: Riddle of the Crown Jewels.  Our Vic20 also brought me a lot of great early gaming memories.  I used to really love playing Choplifter.

I suppose it’s time for me to nominate some great folks for this award.  I’m allowed to choose an arbitrary number, so I’ll highlight four here, though there are many others I’d like to choose!  I will open up my nominations to anyone I follow here.  If I follow you, you’re unique enough to entertain me and keep me interested, so if you find my questions interesting, please feel free to answer them yourself!

Jeff NinjaFox – a fellow collector and retrogamer, but someone who also has a love for new games (and foxes!)  I love reading about his collecting escapades.

Nostalgia Trigger – a gamer that has resolved to stop buying games for 2018, but has a tremendous backlog of games to play through and talk about (looking forward to this very much!)

Sega Dude – another fellow collector who has an impressive bunch of games, and often offers up some great opinions on games he has played.  He also has a YouTube page that I’ve just discovered… you should definitely check out his videos.

EsperDreams – a wonderful collector and gamer who has a review blog, but also streams some fun and unique games on Twitch (she just reached 100 followers there, a well-deserved milestone for an entertaining gamer)

Some questions for you fine folks:

  1. Which video game character do you most relate to, whether for their backstory or their personality?
  2. What’s one game that you own that you don’t think you want to play?  Why?
  3. What is one game that you wish you owned?  Why don’t you own it?

Before I go, a gigantic thank you again to NekoJonez for the nomination.  I’ve said it here many times before, but it’s truly an honour to be a part of such a wonderful and supportive community of like-minded individuals.  Thank you for letting me share my quirky adventures with you.

Thanks for reading!

-GG

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10 Responses to The Unique Blogger Award – An Honour

  1. NekoJonez says:

    You are welcome for both the award and the read 🙂

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  2. Tony says:

    Well deserved. Enjoying your blog. Keep it up!

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    • hungrygoriya says:

      Thanks so much! I enjoy yours as well. My boyfriend’s really into arcade/pinball machines, so I always forward your post links along to him. It gives us something to talk about, though it’s mostly him getting excited about the things you find and chronicle!

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  3. Congrats! Well deserved. Your gaming memory sounds wonderful and I am looking forward to people answering your questions.

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  4. Congrats and well earned! You and I are in similar straits for the second question. I’d love to get into voice acting, and I also wouldn’t mind writing dialogue as well.

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  5. Geddy says:

    Congrats on the award! Once again Undertale has come up with a ringing endorsement and I am so excited that it’s on deck for me to play next 🙂 And a voice actor is a cool role to take on, that never dawned on me before when this question has come up, but that’d be a really cool legacy to have in a game.

    And thank you for the nomination – very flattering and I will post my response soon 🙂

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  6. Congrats on the award! 🙂 I always look forward to reading about your latest finds! So did your dad give up gaming after getting killed by that goomba?! 😉

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    • hungrygoriya says:

      Yep, he has never picked up a controller again since. I’ve told him plenty of times that he’d probably like it if he tried again, but he won’t. It’s too bad! We could have so much fun if he would just give it a go 😦

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