One Lovely Blog Award


Thanks to the awesome iplayedthegame for this lovely award. Seriously, stop wasting time here, and go check out his interesting thoughts on many gaming topics!

Honestly, I have hit a bit of a “blogging block” with zero game progress to report, so this gives me an excuse to ramble about 7 personal facts. Brace yourselves I’m in writer mode:

FACT #1: My favourite non gaming pass time is writing.

Come hell or high water, I’m going to finish a novel I’ve been working on for over a year now. It may never be good enough for other eyes, but it is a lengthy tale that has been screaming to get out of my soul. I’ve been in “writer mode” for over a week and that’s why I haven’t touched a controller since my last blog.

A talented author who frequents this part of the internet, The Shameful Narcissist, has been a huge inspiration to me. If you like Final Fantasy VII and paranormal romance novels, stop reading this and go read her epic Northern Lights fan fiction. If you view Sephiroth as an evil tool of destruction, prepare to have your mind enlightened to the once General’s true character.

FACT #2: My second favourite video game character is Ezio Auditore da Firenze.


It should be blatantly obvious who my favourite character is. My second favourite is Ezio from the Assassin’s Creed franchise. He evolved from an annoying playboy into a wise Master Assassin over the course of the three games I played with him in (teehee). He is also easy on this female gamer’s eyes, and has taught me many angry words in Italian.

FACT #3: I’m an INFJ.


As the rarest of the MBTI personality types, we are silent paradoxes. We long to save the world, but feel like we don’t belong in it. We get caught up in the feelings of others, but forget to look after ourselves. We have the thought patterns of an introvert, but wear our hearts on our sleeves like extroverts. We need to be alone, but crave close relationships with the special people we rarely find. We hate small talk and gossip, but can talk for hours about the nature of the universe. We love learning about the reality around us, but are often trapped in our own inner existence. We instinctively understand other people, but no one else will ever understand us. If we choose to open up to you, know you’ve gained a loyal ally who will always be there for you, no matter what happens. If you betray our trust or if our charged emotions overwhelm us, hell hath no fury like the INFJ’s Door Slam.

FACT #4: I played World of Warcraft for over 8 years.
I don’t miss my Druid at all.. *sobs*

I’ve been clean for over a year and a half now. I even heard there’s this new expansion thing people have been raving about, and still don’t want to go back, I swear *twitches uncontrollably*

FACT #5: My most treasured piece of swag is a Homer Simpson sand dollar.


Of the many plastic statues, Amiibo, and other trinkets I’ve accumulated over the years, if a disaster tore through my apartment and I could only save one thing, it would be this. I’ve been a huge fan of the Simpsons TV show since I can remember. I blame the show for turning me into the sarcastic smartass I am today. This unique item was handmade by an old friend of mine’s significant other. I’ve fallen out of contact with them for many confusing reasons, that I don’t even remember anymore (#INFJDoorSlam), but this will always remind me to stop being miserable and just simply enjoy life.

FACT #6: I don’t have any tattoos but I want one, or maybe three. Okay, 4. Yeah, 5.


I want my first tattoo to be a PSN trophy icon saying “Trophy unlocked: First tattoo.” My second will be a Xbox Live logo saying “Achievement unlocked: Second tattoo”. My third to incorporate the L’Cie brand and Lightning from FFXIII. My fourth will be relating to my seceret novel. The fifth will be Samus, Link, and Mario with a Nintendo logo. That being said, I doubt I’ll ever be brave enough to even get one.

FACT #7: I have two cats, nature’s cute furry killing machines.
They were two months old when I got them. They are brothers from the same litter even though they look completely different. Oh nature…
The little monsters are 6 years old now.

Now I get to nominate 3 people. Don’t feel obligated to do one of these.

Lynn Thaler – Very intriguing posts on non gaming related life things. Three words: Beer Box Golfer
Raccoon Daddy – A great blogger who is now covering much more than just gaming topics.
Physics – Interesting reviews, first impressions, and other awesome gaming thoughts.


  1. Write an article accepting the award.
  2. Thank the person you nominated you and put a link to their blog.
  3. Tell the reader seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate other blogs for the award.
  5. Let them know that you nominated them.
  6. Post the rules to let your followers know how it works.

34 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. Yeah, I was addicted to WoW for 6 long years. I donut play is anymore, though.

    I need a pet cat. Here in Manchester a cat cafe opened so I’ve been hanging out there, but will have to move to a bigger flat and got one for myself! Mwahaha!

    Keep going on the book, by the way! I know it’s bloody tough work, I’m finishing mine over the next few months. Tea helps!

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  2. Congrats on the award! Ah I’m the last person he nominated who hasn’t done it yet, but I’ve it planned for this Friday. Also *blushes profusely* eep, thank you so much for your kind words about my fanfiction! I’m super flattered that you were inspired to write by little ole me, but I really love to hear that, because writing and writers should encourage other writing and writers. Stories feed off of each other so let’s keep it going along! Of course I LOVE converting people to seeing what Sephiroth really is *not so evil laughter*

    I need to retake that personality test. A lot of your traits sound like mine. I’m not quite door slam, but once you’ve gotten on my bad side, you need to move heaven before I forgive you. I don’t hold a grudge per se, but I don’t like to be hurt or duped again so I’m more wary.

    Tattoos are fun! I have five and will eventually have seven. Guess what they all have to do with :p

    I want to snuggle the kitties ♥♥♥ I just saw a meme on Farcebook (love that name by the way #accurate) that made a statement about how people who don’t like cats cannot be trusted. I’m slightly allergic to my two and I wouldn’t give them up for anything. Not that I’m sympathetic to allergy sufferers, but I give a bit of a side eye if you tell me you don’t like cats and/or animals in general. What is WRONG with you??

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    1. Thanks! I’m looking forward to your post. The world always needs more epic stories!

      My “Door Slam” behavior got the confused younger me in a lot of trouble. I lost a job, and a lot of friends because of it. I really wish the younger me knew what the wise woman I have become knows. Honestly, I wish I could reach through time and slap some sense into her, lol This week, I found a useful place on FarceBook for once. It’s a community called INFJ Refugee, and their posts really ease that nagging feeling of being alone in the world that I get sometimes. I’ve spent most of my life feeling like no one understands me, so it’s a blessing to find a group that feels exactly like I do.

      I’m guessing your tattoos may have something to do with the 7th iteration of an iconic game series.

      Animals are just plain awesome. It makes me sad when I think about how some are mistreated.

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      1. I was just saying today I think on a YouTube comment (god help me with that site…) about how I wanted to slap my ten year old self for things, too. I think that’s good though. It shows we’ve matured if we can look back and groan. It would be worse if we looked back and though we were perfect and still are. That’s not growth; it’s stagnation and (wait for it) shameful narcissism ahhhh (…is it narcissism that I just used my name to describe it?. Ack circuit meltdown!).

        I’m going to put taking that test on my schedule for this weekend. I’ve done it before, but I keep getting this result that just doesn’t fit me at all. I think I need to make sure I have quiet time to answer it accurately.

        Farcebook definitely has its oases, and I’m glad you found one! One thing about the internet in general is there’s always someone else who’s had your thought process almost to a tee. This conversation is reminding me about my two favorite quotes about loneliness. I should post them at some point. I want to do a favorite quote question, but I kind of want to do it as a video. Hm.

        Tattoos? Mmmmaybe hehe. I really want the sixth one with the words “Ne me mori facias.” It’s such a sad reason why I haven’t gotten them yet, and it’s not even financial. I just haven’t had the energy to drive to where my tattoo artist is. I need a free weekend and enough energy to do so. It’s in the town I went to college in about a half hour away. I have to go down for the consult and then again for the appointment. I’d love to just do it all at one. I don’t think the tat will be more than $80. The last one is one wing soooo a little more expensive I’d think :p

        My cat is napping at the foot of my bed right no. I know people get sick of me talking about how cute he and the other one are, but it’s like why am I blessed with this precious thing. I love them so hard. The other day one of my neighbors came outside with her bulldog puppy, and I was like “I love you already,” but I was too shy to get out of my car and engage. I would’ve had to directly walk over there and I just couldn’t think of a good way to do it. If they’d been crossing my path that would be different, but it would’ve just been…awkward.

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        1. I’ve learned to stay far, far away from the YouTube comment section lol Good point. I wouldn’t be who I am today without having made all those mistakes in the past.

          I’d like to hear about what result you get. I’m actually finding the whole 16 personality types interesting. If I could do it all over again, I would have pursued a career in psychology instead of electronics.

          INFJ Refugee is full of awesome quotes. I’d share them all, but the people I know IRL would not understand them at all, and think I’m being antisocial. I’d love to watch that video if you decide to do it.

          It probably expends a lot of energy preparing for a tattoo, and also the process of receiving it. I’ll get brave enough to get one eventually.

          Aw! My cats curl up with me on the couch when I’m writing with my tablet. It’s so cozy and adorable, lol Puppies are also awesome! I hope the cute puppy crosses your path so you can say hi. 🙂

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          1. That is such a wise decision. I’ve seen the depths of comments on the sweetest of videos. And someone somewhere turns EVERYTHING political. It’s a kitten with flowers! How did you get Obama is ruining the country from that??

            I had put on my infamous to-do list to take that test, but then got swamped by all of the things. I think I took psych because I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I definitely wanted to know more about how the brain works. I don’t regret it.

            I think a lot of antisocial behavior comes out of attempting to be social in the past and having a bad experience. This is obviously not true for all. Some people are just antisocial, but I’ve heard a lot of anecdotal information that leads me to that conclusion. I don’t think I’m all that antisocial either. I just want a particular type of socialization that doesn’t bore me, tire me out, or annoy me. I can see how people feel that that’s arrogant, but it’s not how I’m trying to come off. What’s nice it the world is starting to realize that, and people who are more like us aren’t as afraid to say it because the internet provides that sort of buffer. You can be social without that energy expenditure it takes to “put on the show.”

            Tattoos, hm. I don’t want to say they’re not that bad because everyone has different tolerances for pain. My old boss whom I adore had had two children and she still cringed at the thought of when she’d gotten her lower back tattoo. The best way I can describe it is for me it’s like a bee sting but not as deep? Also it happens in stages and usually before the pain gets to be too much the artist will stop that section. The after result (from what tell me) feels like a minor sunburn, and you can’t scratch it because you’ll mess the tattoo up. Also the spot you get it on makes a difference. Any place bony is going to hurt more. Go with a friend if you do decide to for moral support! I thought it would hurt SO much, so I was surprised when it wasn’t that bad. The worst one was the Tree of Life on my forearm, but that’s huge with a lot of tines. The wrist ones hurt, but are really small so it wasn’t for that long.

            *must not stalk the puppy*

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            1. Everything turns into a damn flame ware in that silly little comment box… I wish I could become a psychiatrist and help people conquer their issues. I think it would be so rewarding, and I really wish I would have realized this when I graduated high school. Back then I didn’t had a clue what I wanted to do, and the electronics field was an in demand career path.

              In my experience, people always misunderstand me when I turn down invitations to go out. I just need some recharging time. Plus social events are exhausting to me since I have to pretend I’m happy to be around a crowd of people.

              Tattoos don’t sound too painful then. I will get one eventually.

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              1. I think again this goes to the introvert vs. extrovert issue, though my extrovert BFF does understand recharge time. She equates it with me being a Taurus, because she’s really into astrology. I don’t disagree with it either. Lately, though I’ve needed much more recharge time, and I’m more picky with where I expend my energy. If I know there’s going to be a social event, I have to mentally prepare myself far ahead of time. I’m going to a Halloween party at the end of this month, and I’m already doing that. I HATE last minute get togethers. I need to be prepared. It’s not that I’m trying to be rude. I just won’t be good company because it becomes exhausting to “put on the show” even though I’m good enough at it that some people see me as outgoing. So weird.

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                1. I so hate last minute get social gatherings. I’m okay if I have time to prepare. My introverted brain needs time to imagine how everything is going to happen, and prepare for the difficult Pseudo-Extrovert mode I need to get in. If I’m forced into one, I usually hang out in a corner, or drink too much and end up in Drunken-Pseudo-Extrovert mode. Those nights can be fun, but sometimes end badly, lol

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                  1. All of it. I need time to make that brain map of what I’m going to be doing, what contingency plans I may have to make in case someone I don’t want to talk to wanders into the room. I, of course, can play nice and be nice to people I’m not fond of, but it’s another 100 or so HP lost. I do tend to become more chatty when I have some alcohol in me. It truly is the social lubricant lol.

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    2. I took the personality test with the rest of the office during my internship in college. It said I shouldn’t take my results seriously since I was too ambivalent with my answers 😦

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  3. Congratulations on your award! Also, adorable pictures of your cats! Nice Simpsons statue too. I love the series. It’s my favorite TV show, well at least the first 10 seasons or so are, haha. Yea, I’m one of those guys, haha.

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  4. As someone who’s had a couple short stories published, I don’t know how people write an entire novel. Then again, my ADD causes me to start more projects than I finish.

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