Massive geeky love to Kim at Later Levels for my first Liebster nomination as well as to Kyle Kalbach from Geeks Play Games for my second Liebster Nomination and Paula from Her Life is Love for my third Liebster nomination.liebster-award

I must send you all my thanks for helping me to break out of my blogging rut.  Paula, it was your most recent nomination that was the final firm kick to my blogging rump that did the trick.

The Liebster Award is a really positive community award given to bloggers by other bloggers with the glorious aim of sharing the love, sending thanks and gaining more visibility for other blogs you enjoy.

It originated in Germany (Liebster is an all-encompassing Deutsche way of saying Dearest, Sweetest, Nicest, Kindest, Beloved and other similarly adorable terms), with the earliest known record of a Liebster dating back to 2010.

If you’re nominated, it can be tempting to ignore the award in order to avoid the pressure of a snazzy, amusing response; however if you benefited from the attention of a Liebster, make the effort to pay that bad boy forward and nominate other blogs that you admire (even if, like me, you’re a little slow to get around to it).

I’m not sure why I felt that a cake was the best featured image to use for this blog post, but cakes are delicious, wonderful things and being nominated for something is an equally wonderful and joy-inducing experience.

I’m going to tackle Kim’s/Later Level’s nomination in this post because she nominated me first.

I’ll then address the nominations from Kyle/Geeks Play Games and Paula/Her Life Is Love in additional posts because 1) each award/series of questions deserves the dignity of its own post and 2) *self high five* what self respecting blogger ignores the chance of some easy blog content!?!

How would you describe yourself if you could only use gaming terms?

Playable female character in an MMO with the ongoing tasks of 1) gathering XP, 2) raising a puppy army with which to vanquish her enemies, 3) sampling all desserts ever and 4) becoming a Jack of All Trades but Master of None.
Low Tank and DPS abilities.  Not a reliable Healer.  Needs to be topped up with caffeine before momentum can be achieved.
Comes equipped with notepad, coffee thermos, laptop, multiple bottles of distilled water and fairly decent snacks.
Clothed in practical armour and carries a bottomless Bag of Holding.
Main weaknesses: prone to curling up with a book instead of treasure hunting.  Cannot parallel park to save her life.

If you could visit any location from a game, where would you go?

I am aware that this is cheating slightly, but I would love to visit San Fransokyo from Big Hero 6, which they totally made into a game and therefore this is a totally valid and acceptable answer.  The fusion of Western and Asian, of very high-tech advances and nods to older cultures, is fantastic.  I think this is all due to Tokyo and Hong Kong being way up there on my Bucket List of cities to visit.

Besides, most video game locations come with a whole host of enemies, dangers, challenges and traps to overcome and I’m not interested in being squished by a Troll or devoured by a monster  mere seconds after arriving somewhere.

Failing that, if my San Fransokyo choice isn’t acceptable then I’d happily settle for visiting 16th Century Rome straight out of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: the overall wealth and opulence, the Renaissance going full swing and the warring nobles bringing a subtle political spice to everything.  Rome is an amazing city to visit today, however I would love to see it during its glory days and experience history in the making.

Who would be the worst video game character to be stuck in a lift with?

It’s a close call between either:

Cute, floating, perky Navi from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time.  That constant, “Hello…Hey…Listen…Watch Out,” would grate on my nerves very quickly;

Or it would be Abe from the Oddworld series of games.  IMPO he has an equally annoying voice as Navi, but has the added downsides of being clumsy and incredibly flatulent, possibly as a direct result of his enforced high protein diet, leading to a horrific few hours of being stuck in an elevator with him.

If a video game was made based on your life, what would the title and genre be?

Eh, as work has lately been consuming my every waking moment, I’d say it would be a scrolling never-ending platform game titled, ‘The HR Enforcer’ where the goal is to ensure an entire workforce comply with a bunch of incredibly boring but vital rules and restrictions.  Collect coffee cups for a temporary speed boost.

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Now it’s my turn to nominate a few of my favourite bloggers for a Liebster Award of their very own (and with 2 additional LA’s to address, there will be more nominations coming!).

I’m honoured to nominate the wonderful GeekGirlFindsBlog, the luminous Monique from Healthy.Nappy.Nerdy.Mommy, the fantastic Shelby from Falcon Game Reviews and the hilarious Sam from PixelDump Gaming.

My geeky, booky and nerdy questions to ask the above bloggers are as follows:

  • What book have you been able to read and re-read over and over again…and why?
  • What game has a special place in your heart…and why?
  • What obscure or underrated movie do you love and wish more people either knew about it or recognised it for the gem that it is?
  • If you could invite ANY 6 individuals to a dinner party, who would you sear around your table? No limits here, they can be historical, imaginary, mythical…absolutely anyone from anywhere.
  • What’s the best blogging or writing tip you’ve picked up?

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