It's that time of the year: I got hit by a creative blogger award. The person I need to thank for this honour (literally, it's in the "rules"!) is Shadowz of The Legacies in SWTOR: so thank you, Shadowz! Shortly afterwards I found out I got nominated by Pizza Maid as well, but I totally missed it. Epic fail, Rav. To make sure I wouldn't try to escape this one, I got knighted to "Ravanel: Literally the Last LOTRO Player in the World" by Targeter of Imperial Intelligence and burdened with the mission to accept that damn creative blogger award (even Constant Warfare chimed in). Which I will do now.
The award is created to get your fellow bloggers a bit better, by tagging them to post five facts about themselves. So here are your five super informative facts about me:
1) Blogging is addictive to me, more so than gaming. It gives this feeling of accomplishment when you hit the "publish" button, especially at times I feel worthless. Games don't do that for me, I think because I know that the feeling of happiness only lasts for as long as you're gaming (and no, gaming 24/24 is no option for me, I know, disappointing eh).
2) Conrad and I often take care of the family dog since we moved in March. She is called Saartje, is 14 years old and a black poodle. Naturally I believe she is the cutest dog of the universe!
This is the look of Saartje having Deep Thoughts.
Thoughts probably revolving around dog treats and strategies to acquire them.
If Saartje would play Star Wars: the Old Republic, she would be a shadow. That black spot in the night that seems to be just a bit more black than the surroundings? That's right, that's our Stealth Poodle. Saartje's preferred spec would be Infiltration: because she isn't trimmed with the classic poodle look, many don't recognize her race. (Oh, and Serenity is definitely out of the question; there's way too much happy jumping up and down involved for that.)
3) I'm not much of a bandwagon gamer. With that I mean that I don't tend to follow the newest hypes in gaming, even though I get very tempted to do so at times (for instance, I might have bought Black Desert Online if my graphics card would've been a bit better). It's always the same with hypes: the first few months people are enchanted and say their newest MMO is the best one ever, after that they realize it's not a WoW-killer and then the hate begins. Playing old MMOs is relatively cheap and has the advantage that you don't get completely absorbed by it, leaving more time for other activities.
4) I love comments, both receiving and leaving them behind on other people's blogs. The perfectionist in me wants to reply to those on Ravalation with the same dedication as people left them and thus I sometimes take a long time before I've answered every one of them. Sometimes I can't come up with a good reply. I'm so sorry, guys! I always feel a bit guilty about this.
5) After a forced break of three years (due to health issues), I've recently picked up running again. I bought my first running shoes a few weeks ago and I love them so much! The first time I used them, it felt like I was flying! It's going okay so far; I'm relieved and even a bit proud that I'm able to run again. I'm ignoring the accompanying 14yo Stealth Poodle that energetically jumps up and down while I'm panting after my daily run. *glares at poodle*
I will now present to you my new running shoes. Warning: it is advised to put on your sun glasses before you scroll down.
They only had fluo colours. Luckily I actually wear turquoise and purple a lot.
NomineesNow comes the best part: IT'S MY TURN!! Mwouhahahhaa.
Here are my
- Vagrant Zero of Just East of West, who just started blogging and already has developed a great sense of humour in their writing. They even play SWTOR and have been reading Ravalation in secret for years. How cool is that?!
- E Grey of The Wild Core Chronicle, who is a fresh NBI recruit and writes about their characters in SWTOR, neatly decorated with cute and colourful digital paintings. Invade and shower with love, please!
- Kluwes from I'm Not Squishy, who writes about a range of games (including Pokémon, yay!) and is currently dusting off Guild Wars 2 (which I'm of course following closely). They are also another NBI newbie: you know what to do, guys!
- Zeo of A to Zeo, who is giving blogging a second try. I love his open-hearted posts about the combining of gaming and analogue life. Zeo also participates in the NBI as a newbie (notice a trend here?).
- Redbeard of Parallel Context, who, getting to the end of this post, thought he'd survived another round and will now hate me forever for this. Hi Red, this is just to wipe that smug expression from your face (sorry)!
Rav, I got nominated. Help, what now? Simple, you post five facts about yourself on your blog, you curse me and you pick some fellow bloggers you'd like to know more about. Oh, and remember, always ignore the rules*.
* So if posting this kind of thing on your blog isn't for you, that's totally fine; I understand. I won't be offended or mad or anything. Unless, of course, you happen to be called Redbeard, then there's no escape!