The Entertainer Blogger Award

Entertainer Blogger Award

Hey, look at this! I gots me another one of them blogging award things. This one is titled the “Entertainer Blogger Award.” It may not be a very catchy name, but it will go nicely with my two Liebsters, my WakuWafu award, and my Blogger Recognition Award (yes, I’m keeping track. I’m petty and I love the attention).

Anyway, this award once again comes courtesy of The Well-Red Mage, so let’s all give him a round of applause!

Snapplause

Getting this award is a glorious occasion. As glorious as Bobby Roode’s entrance and theme music.

Glorious

Well, okay… Maybe not quite that glorious. But it’s pretty darn close.

As always, winning this blogging award comes with a few rules, which are as follows.

  • Write a post with the award picture included.
  • Nominate other bloggers for this award (supposedly twelve, but my blogging social circle is incredibly exclusive, so I may have to go with less).
  • Add these rules to the post (ummm… why does listing the rules count as a rule?).
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog (already done).
  • Answer the questions asked by the nominator.

So with those pesky guidelines out of the way, let’s make way for my answers to the questions that were asked of me

1: What do you hope to gain from blogging?

Unlimited Power

Okay, so what I actually hope to gain from blogging is simply a means to express my opinions, and get some recognition for them. I have a lot to say about video games and movies and stuff, so I hope people find it interesting. I just love to judge stuff.

 

2: What genre of film entertains you the most?

Technically I’m cheating with my answer, because I’m going with animated films. I’m cheating because, in all honesty, animation is not a genre, it’s a medium that can encompass any genre. In fact, it’s probably the one type of movie that is almost guaranteed to be multi-genre’d. After all, if you watch a drama, you can expect it to be dramatic. A comedy is going to be comedic, an action film is going to be action packed, etc. But animated films can (and often do) cover all these bases and more.

Sure, there’s a lot of animated crap out there as well, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s also proven to boast some of the most meaningful stories out there.

 

3: Do you consider yourself a writer, and what inspires you to write?

Well, I write stuff down, so by the uttermost basic definition I guess that would make me a “writer.” But I never really thought about it on any more sophisticated level. I just think stuff, and then I write it.

I do dabble in some creative writing, but it’s more like outlines for various ideas as opposed to full-on stories. Still though, the writing aspect seems to be the way I put my ideas down to better think about them. So I don’t know if that constitutes a “writer.”

 

4: What is your biggest pet peeve?

 

What, I’m supposed to only list one? Well, I’ve made it quite clear a few times that I can’t stand how overly politically correct things have become. It annoys me to hear people demand creators to make their stories and characters a certain way to appease one group or another, and I hate when creators pander to people by forcing certain types of characters and stories to, once again, appease certain people (which really just seems like a means for them to pat themselves on the back). I fear we’ll one day get to the point where media no longer tells stories or creates characters, but instead just fills out quotas. Who needs creativity when you have pandering?

Angry Benson

Also, go ahead and call me pretentious, but I can’t stand when people refer to anything animated as a “cartoon.” The term cartoon, as far as I see it, should apply more to something slapstick-y, silly and nonsensical, like a Bugs Bunny short. If something is animated and better emphasizes story and characters over gags, I think it’s more fitting to refer to it as an animated film, animated movie, or animation. Again, it’s kind of pretentious of me. But I can’t help but feel many people who lump it all together as “cartoons” seem to do so as a means of disregard.

Anger

Another thing I can’t stand is the “everybody gets a trophy” mentality of today. Every time I see a list of Best Video Games of All Time that limits the number of Mario or Zelda games, for example, in order to be “fair,” I find it to be nothing but unfair to games that deserve better. The same goes for list of films that limit the number of a particular director’s movies, and so on and so forth. It’s not even limited to “best of” lists, I just can’t stand this idea that everyone should be celebrated just the same, even when certain people have displayed exceptional accomplishment. It’s just dumb.

 

5: Why did you choose your particular WordPress username?

My name is Scott. I was originally going to just list my name to make this site more “legitimate,” but simply making my name my username seemed stupid. So I decided to go with TheManCalledScott to make it seem humorously self-aggrandizing. I don’t know, it just seemed more fun than just using my name I guess.

 

Alright, so that’s it for the questions. Now it’s my turn to nominate some people and ask them questions of my own!

NintendoBound

After Story

Very Very Gaming

Extra Life Reviews

Miketendo64

Mr. Panda

Video Games Nebula

Future Pixar

Revaryk

 

Okay, that’s enough nominees. I don’t read too many blogs you see. I tend to tend to my own affairs, away from the outside world. I fear change, and shall keep my bushes.

So let’s wrap this up with five questions to ask these souls.

1: Team Mystic, Team Valor or Team Instinct?

Instinct?! OFF! OFF! OFF! OFF!

2: Favorite video game soundtrack?

3: Three favorite video game characters, and three favorite animated movie characters (two questions in one! Glorious cheating!).

4: Video game character crush and animated character crush (a little immaturity to put you all on the spot. Because I’m a jerk).

5: If you could make your own video game, what genre would it fall under, and what are some of the gameplay features it would include?

I know, I’ve asked some of these questions in previous nominations. But peeps haven’t answered them yet so I’ll keep hammering them until I get the answers I seek!

Anyway, thanks again for the award, Mr. Well-Red Mage! Now I suppose I better get back to writing reviews and whatnot.

 

Ikari Warriors

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Author: themancalledscott

Born of cold and winter air and mountain rain combining, the man called Scott is an ancient sorcerer from a long-forgotten realm. He’s more machine now than man, twisted and evil. Or, you know, he could just be some guy who loves video games, animations and cinema who just wanted to write about such things.

6 thoughts on “The Entertainer Blogger Award”

  1. Aw, you didn’t go for the Ghostbusters NES ending screen? Oh well, the Ikari Warriors one is pretty hilarious too. Guess they figured the game was so bad that no one would ever make it to the end, making it pointless to proofread the text. They were right.

    I’d like to say there was some elaborate, deep meaning to the screenname I chose, but the reality is that I just picked two words that I thought went well together.

    I do have a limit of one 10/10 per franchise, but it’s less to force diversity and more so that I don’t give out too many, thus depreciating its value. It’s also to hammer the point home that even a 9/10 or 8/10 is extremely valuable; after all, there are some franchises where I just couldn’t in good conscience award a 10/10 for one reason or another (such as the Earthbound trilogy). Then again, a thing we do have in common is that we both like to use all the numbers. Indeed, I think I’ve used every score at least three times by now.

    Well, I’ve said it before, but my biggest pet peeve is misanthropes. I find it an amazingly understated fact that, at the end of the day, misanthropes are completely awful people, and by that, I mean they tend to be significantly worse than those they hate. Plus, it doesn’t help that a lot of them are that way not because of some traumatic event, but because they have no concept of negotiation or compromise. It’s like having someone loudly proclaim a problem with the world, yet when asked for a solution, they shrug and say, “I dunno.” Whenever a work takes on such a tone, it can kill my interest in it instantaneously if it’s handled poorly (which is about 98% of the time). They are quick to claim that anyone who doesn’t share their viewpoint is quixotic and childish. I firmly believe naiveté comes in many different forms.

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  2. I accept your challenge and shall answer your questions 😉

    1: Team Mystic, Team Valor or Team Instinct?
    A: I am of course Team Mystic, enough said 😉

    2: Favorite video game soundtrack?
    A: It would have to be The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time. I can whistle and hum most of the songs without an introduction even to this day. Best of all is “Song of storms”

    3: Three favorite video game characters, and three favorite animated movie characters (two questions in one! Glorious cheating!).
    A: Videogame characters; Link, Super Mario & Lara Croft. Animated video characters would be Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc, Doug from UP and Bruce from Finding Nemo.

    4: Video game character crush and animated character crush (a little immaturity to put you all on the spot. Because I’m a jerk).
    A: Lara Croft For the win (the Sunflower in Conker’s BFD is a close second) and Jessica Rabbit from Who framed Roger Rabbit.

    5: If you could make your own video game, what genre would it fall under, and what are some of the gameplay features it would include?
    A: I would like to make an RPG version Of Super Smash Bros based on the Subspace Emissary in which the Nintendo Characters work together as a team to take down the Villains of NintendoLand.

    These are my honest answers that I hope you will find to your liking. question 4 was a toughie, there were more animated babes than I though but I just went with my gut on that one 😉 Thanks again for the opportunity!

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    1. All good answers (Team Mystic for life!). I guess I was a bit unfair to only ask for one animated crush. The animated babes are indeed glorious. Feel free to list any others, I suppose. As for Lara Croft, are we talking original, or reboot Lara?

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  3. OK, I promised myself I would at least respond to your questions here in the comments as I’ve not been a good blogger in the past with these nominations! Let’s take a looky.

    1: Team Mystic, Team Valor or Team Instinct?
    I’m afraid I’ve not played Pokemon Go so none of them… if I had to choose I’d probably go with mystic. I’m guesing their colour is blue, am I right? Assuming Valor is red though that’s pretty cool, I owned Pokemon Red when I was young because I like the colour. Tough one!

    2: Favorite video game soundtrack?
    Probably Chrono Cross. I’ve only played about an hour or so of the game but I’ve listened to a large portion of the soundtrack and holy crap. Much of it is on par with other amazing soundtracks like Chrono Trigger, Terranigma and Street Fighter 2. But what puts Chrono Cross head is one track in particular: Star-Stealing Girl. That is straight up one of my favourite pieces of music across any genre, videogame or no. So beautiful and moving, I absolutely love it.

    3: Three favorite video game characters, and three favorite animated movie characters (two questions in one! Glorious cheating!).
    Now we’re getting tricky. For videogames I’ll go with Homunculus from Shadow of Memories (the creepy factor), Goldman in House of the Dead 2 (the comedy factor), and Guybrush Threepwood in the Monkey Island series (the endearing factor). Animated film… I really like Eboshi, the boss of the industrial town/factory in Princess Mononoke, for her complexity. Homer Simpson – he’s in the Simpsons Movie, so it counts. I’m struggling to come up with a third so let’s leave it there!

    4: Video game character crush and animated character crush (a little immaturity to put you all on the spot. Because I’m a jerk).
    Also a tough question! For videogames, I think Lightning in FFXIII is a cute character, although I’ve not played any games with her. And when I was young I liked child Zelda in Ocarina of Time – I was a child too so no one can say that’s creepy by the way! Animated characters is harder, there must be tons from my childhood but none spring to mind. Sorry, drawing a blank.

    5: If you could make your own video game, what genre would it fall under, and what are some of the gameplay features it would include?
    The pressure of making a game would be too much, I would not handle it well at all. Still if I was forced to I actually think I’d try and make a point and click adventure game inspired by the Broken Sword series with good characters, an involving plot and good puzzles. Basically I’d steal all the best things from modern adventure-ish games like the Phoenix Wright games, Professor Layton, 999 etc and mash it into one awesome, dark adventure.

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