Getting to know you

Thank you to everyone who came along to last week’s blog party! By the end of the event, 27 amazing articles had been shared, over 260 comments had been left and new connections were formed. We may even see a virtual panel for GameBlast19 next year, some new short fiction and a possible My First Time Being a Mage collaboration as a result.

I’d like to think we’re friends after partying away the day together and pogoing on the dancefloor, and that we’re ready to get serious: let’s take our relationship to the next level and get to know each other a little better. The lovely Zerathulu from The Zerathulu View has given us the perfect opportunity to do just that after their very kind Versatile Blogger Award last month and this here post is dedicated to them!

As part of the nomination, bloggers are usually required to share seven things about themselves and then nominate 15 other writers to do the same. But instead of doing that I’d like to invite everyone reading this to leave their answers to the following questions in the comments below. Hopefully this will act as a channel for us to find out more about one another and see the person behind the blog:

  • Where you are in the world
  • What you’re currently playing
  • Your guilty pleasure game
  • Most annoying character
  • Best game soundtrack
  • Video game location you’d most like to visit
  • Preferred ice-cream flavour

  • It wouldn’t be fair of me to ask you guys questions I wouldn’t feel comfortable with answering myself (which explains why none of them are that embarrassing). It’s therefore only right I share my answers too so I’ll pop up in the comments at some point later today to reveal all.

    A huge thank you again to Zerathulu for the nomination, and to all of you awesome people for your support. I’m looking forward to checking out your answers!

    50 thoughts on “Getting to know you

    1. Cool questions! Here are mine 🙂

      Where you are in the world = London, UK
      What you’re currently playing = Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, Pokemon Go.
      Your guilty pleasure game = Destiny 2
      Most annoying character = Rico from Killzone 2
      Best game soundtrack = Final Fantasy XIV
      Video game location you’d most like to visit = Kugane from Final Fantasy XIV
      Preferred ice-cream flavour = Vanilla

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        • Heh heh – I’m head over heels in love with the series (^_^) FF7 was my favourite game ever for many years, but XIV overtook it last year.


          • I totally feel like the odd one out: everybody else seems to love FF but I just can’t seem to get into it! It’s mainly the combat, I think, because I don’t have the patience needed for it.

            Actually, this sounds like a good idea for a blog post…

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            • Don’t worry… I know plenty of people who don’t like it 🙂 In my world I’m literally the only person who does. Everyone else is into shooters and sports games. Each to their own 🙂


              • Ah, I’m surprised at that – most of my gaming friends have got nothing but glowing things about FF. I’m really going to have to try again one day because I think I’d love seeing the storylines play out.

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    2. Great Questions Kim!

      Where you are in the world = London
      What you’re currently playing = Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep
      Your guilty pleasure game = Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
      Most annoying character = Amy Rose
      Best game soundtrack = Kingdom Hearts 2
      Video game location you’d most like to visit = Destiny Islands from Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2
      Preferred ice-cream flavour = Cookie Dough

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    3. What?? These questions aren’t very super-specific. 🙂
      But I’ll answer them anyway. 😛

      Where you are in the world //
      St. Louis, Missouri U.S.

      What you’re currently playing //
      Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion

      Your guilty pleasure game //
      Plants vs. Zombies

      Most annoying character //
      Big. The. Cat.
      I predict lots of annoying Sonic characters. 🙂

      Best game soundtrack //
      Sonic Mania

      Video game location you’d most like to visit //
      Hyrule, Ocarina of Time
      They keyword there is “visit,” not “live.”
      Living in any Hyrule is dangerous.

      Preferred ice-cream flavor //
      Coffee Chocolate Chip

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    4. Where are you in the world: United States of America
      What you’re currently playing: Persona 3 and Persona 4 Golden
      Guilty pleasure game: Blue Reflection
      Most annoying character: Yosuke from Persona 4 Golden
      Best game soundtrack: Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5
      Video game location you’d most like to visit: Tamriel from The Elder Scrolls
      Preferred ice cream flavor: Cooke Dough

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    5. I missed that blog party so thanks for giving me another chance, Kim! Here we go with the answers.
      Where are you in the world: Kraków, Poland
      Currently playing: Assassin’s Creed 3 Black Flag
      Guilty pleasure game: GTA V
      Most annoying character: Henry from Firewatch
      Best game soundtrack: Battlefield Vietnam and/or the first Vietcong game
      My dream trip to a video game location: Planet Hillys, Beyond Good&Evil
      Preferred ice cream flavour: vanilla (if you like terrible puns: “because there are no game mods for ice cream”)

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        • For me, he’s just too much a classical anti-hero and everyman. I wish there were plot and dialogue options to make him look less whiny and show more resolve and boldness, maybe even a hidden ending where he finds and confronts Delilah.


          • Ok, I can see where you’re coming from. The thing that annoyed me most was the fact that he was running away from his problems, sticking his head in the sand and hoping they would all go away. There were certain points where I wished he’d take more control of his situation and Julia’s.

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    6. Hellooooooo! It’s always nice getting to know a bit more about folks, this should be fun! Here’s my answers:

      Where you are in the world: Glasgow, UK
      What you’re currently playing: Rayman Legends & Luigi’s Mansion 2
      Your guilty pleasure game: I don’t think I have one, maybe Fire Emblem Heroes?
      Most annoying character: Tora from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Oh my god.
      Best game soundtrack: This is really difficult to answer but I’m going to have to say Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
      Video game location you’d most like to visit: Mira from Xenoblade Chronicles X
      Preferred ice-cream flavour: Pistachio!!!!!

      Looking forward to reading everyone else’s responses. Many thanks for doing this Kim 🙂

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        • Hehe! Thanks! I’ve already got my skell purchased and levelled up to about 75 so hopefully I can avoid getting killed. Frontiersmanship is exactly the word for what I love about it though!

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        • Never……😵 ? It’s amazing. And it’s a nice shade of green! I would recommend it but only if you like pistachios more generally.

          I have become a bit predictable game-wise. I’m looking forward to my next gaming obsession coming along and displacing Xenoblade!


          • Ok, I think I’m going to have to track some of this down. Pistachios are good so surely having them in ice-cream form can’t be bad!

            I love that feeling when you find a new gaming obsession. The running home from work so you can get back to the controller, staying up way too late to fit in some extra play time, annoying your family because you don’t talk about anything else… 😉

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    7. Cool cool! Let’s give this a go!

      1. Malvern in Worcestershire in the UK.

      2. I’m kind of between games, but have been playing some Fortnite again … In a guilty sort of way…

      3. See 2.

      4. Claptrap! Urgh! That guy was the reason I stopped playing Borderlands!

      5. GAH! There are too many! I really like the Flame in the Flood soundtrack though.

      6. Raccoon City police station

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    8. Where you are in the world – Nova Scotia, Canada… eh!
      What you’re currently playing – Mass Effect Andromeda
      Your guilty pleasure game – The Grand Theft Auto Series. Can’t wait for VI details, haha.
      Most annoying character – Hey! Listen! It’s Navi.
      Best game soundtrack – Tough! Anything with David Wise music 😀
      Video game location you’d most like to visit – Sunleth Waterscape in Final Fantasy XIII
      Preferred ice-cream flavour – Moon Mist (it’s a local to here flavour)

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      • I need to know what Moon Mist is… it sounds AWESOME. 😲

        Ethan keeps saying he wants to go to Comic Con as Link one year. I told him we could do a double-cosplay with me as Navi (just so I could run around all day telling people to listen to me and annoying them).

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    9. Where you are in the world
      – Good ole U.S. of A.

      What you’re currently playing
      -Destiny 2, Mario Kart (with the Kids), and soon Unravel 2

      Your guilty pleasure game
      -I’m a sucker for those time-gated, pay to play games like the new mobile Jurassic World game. I never buy anything, but they’re a fun time (and battery) waster.

      Most annoying character
      -Don’t hate, but that one male companion in the first Mass Effect. Kaiden maybe? I don’t even want to look it up he annoyed me that much. Dude, just leave me alone and stop whining about the state of the universe. I’ll save it.

      Best game soundtrack
      -Halo. No question.

      Video game location you’d most like to visit
      -Considering most of the games I play are post-apocalyptic something or other, maybe none! But, Destiny would be cool, because, space-magic!

      Preferred ice-cream flavour
      -First off, it’s spelled, FLAVOR. My spell check even knows that. But really, I would say my latest obsession is a new Ben & Jerry’s flavor called “Truffle Kerfuffle.” So good.

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    10. Where you are in the world – Bristol, UK
      What you’re currently playing – Jurassic Park – for review, Realm Royale (super fun BTW’s!), Destiny 2 for fun!
      Your guilty pleasure game – Hmmm, tough one. I like playing random stupid multiplayer games with my friends, but don’t have a specific one I don’t think.
      Most annoying character – Asher from Destiny 2 really pisses me off. But you don’t see him too much.
      Best game soundtrack – Another tough one. But having recently finished Far: Lone Sails – that soundtrack is amazing!
      Video game location you’d most like to visit – Blizzard World!
      Preferred ice-cream flavour – Chocolate of some form.

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      • I’ve been watching some of your FAR videos and it looks really good – it’s on my wishlist but I haven’t bought it yet. What did you think of the game overall?


      • Wrong reply thread earlier…I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on Jurassic Park. My son is excited for it, but it might be a bit much for him now, he’s 6. I may hold off for a sale.


    11. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on Jurassic Park. My son is excited for it, but it might be a bit much for him now, he’s 6. I may hold off for a sale.


    12. A little later than anticipated, but here we go…

      – Where you are in the world: Essex, UK
      – What you’re currently playing: Guns of Icarus Alliance and Silence
      – Your guilty pleasure game: The Typing of the Dead: Overkill
      – Most annoying character: George and Nico from Broken Sword
      – Best game soundtrack: My new favourite is Top Secret from Maize
      – Video game location you’d most like to visit: The Witness island
      – Preferred ice-cream flavour: Mint choc-chip

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