The Entertainer Blogger Award!

A few weeks ago, my friend benez256 was awarded several blogging awards! He combined them into one post, nominated a few great bloggers (and myself, which is really flattering!) and told us that we could pick and choose the questions we wanted to answer! I’m going to answer the questions from the Entertainer Blogger Award!

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1. What do you hope to gain from blogging?

As you probably know by now, I started this blog simply to entertain myself. I just wanted a place where I could write very casually about video games- almost “journal style,” if you will. I had no expectations for this blog at all, so I’m pleased to have gained some good friends that share my passion for video games! It doesn’t matter to me if I ever have thousands of followers or millions of hits… I just want to keep on having fun writing! 🙂

2. What genre of film entertains you the most?

Horror, without a doubt. I love anything with ghosts, demons, vampires, etc. The scarier, the better!! Not only am I a fan of more blatant horror, but I love psychological thrillers too. In close second to horror is comedy- I love to laugh! I realize these two genres really contradict each other, but I’m a weirdo, what can I say…

3. Do you consider yourself a writer, and what inspires you to write?

I don’t consider myself a writer in the traditional sense. I purposely keep my writing style very casual because I want it to be as if we are friends just chatting about our hobbies. As far as what inspires me to write… everything does! At any given moment, I have many ideas for what I want to write about running through my head.

4. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Hmm… I’m going to have to go with random, annoying noises. I don’t know what it is about incessant clicking, scraping noises, or random beeping, but it puts my brain into instant rage mode!

5. Why did you choose your particular WordPress username?

Haha, this is a great question! So, when I was a teenager, one of my favorite CDs was Land of the Free? by Pennywise (a punk-rock band, for those unfamiliar). My little goth heart was thrilled by a song so sweetly entitled “Fuck Authority.” I still love this song! 😉 Anyway, the lyrics are great, especially the part that says “Fuck authority… defy the majority…” The phrase “Defy the Majority” really struck a chord with me. To me, it doesn’t necessarily mean go out and be an asshole for no reason… it just means be yourself, do whatever is good for you no matter what the mainstream says to do! Many years later, when I started this blog, I figured “Defy the Majority” was a great name for it.

By the way, also many years later, I realized that they were not saying “defy the majority” at all… they were actually saying “silent majority.” WHAT! MY WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE! I can’t believe I misunderstood the words for so many years. Whatever, at least I got a cool motto out of it!

Well, thanks for reading! And thanks again to Benez256 for nominating me, I really appreciate it! If anyone wants to answer any of these, I’m nominating everyone, so feel free to do so! 🙂

21 thoughts on “The Entertainer Blogger Award!

  1. Whether you heard the correct lyric or not, what you heard stuck with you and influenced your life. It doesn’t matter what was actually said, the meaning was still clear. I always enjoy reading these sort of posts.

    1. You are absolutely right! It’s something that has stuck with me for many years, and I still love the song even though it doesn’t say what I thought it did! This post was fun to write. I love writing about video games, but also having different posts like this every now and then is nice!

  2. Congrats on the award! Defy the majority does sound much cooler than silent majority 🙂

  3. Hahaha misheard lyrics are the worst! I’ve listened to the same songs over and over most of my life and sometimes still have no idea what the artists are saying. I’m glad you misheard though… awesome blog name!

    1. Thanks!! I am the same way with songs, and I used to always be the person who would buy a cd and then read the leaflet that came with it to make sure I got all the words right! Of course, the Pennywise cd did not come with lyrics, which is why I misheard it and never thought to look it up! 🙂

      1. My favourite band is The Offspring, and their CDs always came packed with lyric sheets. I spent soooo much time reading them and I still mess up the words!

      2. I love The Offspring! 🙂 Haha, when I’m driving and singing along to music, I always seem to mess up words, even if it’s songs I’ve been listening to for like 20 years! lol!

  4. I’m such a wuss puss, but I’m fascinated by horror! Like I love the concepts it brings up. It makes my writer heart happy. I do love vampire stuff and high five fellow goth hehe.

    You got an awesome name out of it, so I wouldn’t even worry :p

    1. Aww well at least you can be inspired by what scares you! 😉 Ah yes I’ve always been a dark soul I think… even my boss’s husband has nicknamed me “Goth” lol!

      I agree! That misheard lyric has been my motto for many years! 🙂

      1. My name came from a slip of the tongue lol. I was trying to tell someone I was a “shameless narcissist,” but said “shameful” instead. I liked the way it sounded, because I AM ashamed when I act too narcissistic, so I figured why not use it as my online handle.

      2. Haha! I love that! Sometimes even when you slip up, it sounds too good to disregard it! 😉 I think The Shameful Narcissist is a great name anyway 😉

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