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