I guess versatility pays off? I’m a recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award!

Versatile Blogger Award

This has been a positive few days for me. Just recently, I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award from Raistlin0903. Thank you so much, Raistlin! It’s good to know that I’m a quality blogger and versatile in different subjects whether on this blog or my other ones.

Here are the rules for this particular award:

-Display award
-Thank the person who gave this award (and include a link to their blog)
-Share seven things about yourself
-Nominate bloggers of your choice

Without further ado, let’s get this started!

1. Poetry/Lyrics: Since I’m on the main Ospreyshire blog, I might as well talk about it. I’ve been writing poems and lyrics since I was 11. I didn’t actually write “real” songs until I was older. With my current project, I thought it would be an awesome vehicle to get this artform out there but with an avant-garde edge.

2. Multi-Instrumentalist, but what instrument is missing? I’ve been training to be adept at multiple instruments when it comes to songwriting and performing. Interestingly enough, I have never used a guitar for Ospreyshire. This was on purpose. I don’t hate guitars since it’s one of my better instruments, but I wanted to see what I can create without one of the most common instruments out there.

3. Cinema in multiple languages. Yes, some of you know about my film review blog Iridium Eye. I’ve covered movies from six different continents and dozens of countries around the world. It is a fusion of my love for geography and movies as I wanted to escape the Hollywood doldrums. I’ll spare you a list of every country that’s been covered by Iridium Eye so far, but here’s a list of languages that have been spoken in the movies I’ve reviewed so far. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Persian/Farsi, German, Dutch, Amharic, Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic, Serbian, Afrikaans, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Hindi, Hebrew, Italian, Gaelic, Korean, and Danish. That’s not even counting stuff I haven’t reviewed.

4. Reading (whenever I can). I do enjoy a good book. Interesting fact, I’ve been able to read since I was 1 1/2 years old and I’ve enjoyed reading whenever I could. Granted with work, I haven’t been able to as much. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been reading a ton of non-fiction especially in regards to social issues, geography, lesser-known parts about history, and race relations especially with the African-American and Native American experience. It was fascinating learning about all these subjects and I certainly become more “woke” as the cool people say these days.

5. People think I’m extroverted. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The thing is I do work with a lot of people and I’ve had previous experience with public relations and customer service. I do like being around my friends whenever I can, but I’m really introverted. After dealing with a lot of people, I have to decompress whenever I go home. Even then, I just get on my grind by working on various creative projects like music or fiction or coming up with new content for any of my 4 blogs.

6. My first (real) start at fiction was microfiction. I tried writing stories when I was younger, but I am quite disappointed in the concepts I came up with. When I heard about microfiction (stories under 1000 words) a few years ago, I gave it a try. Some of them are on my writing blog such as this one about an invincible superhero having a bad day, a futuristic story involving people looking at social media accounts from the present, or a story involving a snarky dragoness dealing with a delusional knight. It’s a fun form of writing, and I encourage people to give it a try. If you have the TaleHunt app, you can find me @tocsinchronicle. Just sayin’.

7. I used to be a hardcore gamer, especially fighting games. This was actually a thing going on in my life. To be honest, I haven’t been into current games due to other interests taking precedence, but there was a time I was big into video games. Shoot, I still own a Dreamcast to this day. I was into different genres, but my favorite genre was fighting games. Back in my younger days, I could beat people in games like the first two Marvel Vs. Capcom games, Virtua Fighter, some of the Tekken games, King of Fighters, Power Stone, Project Justice (AKA Rival Schools 2), and various Street Fighter games (SFIII: Third Strike was my favorite and the most underrated game in the franchise). That was my jam back then.

Now that I got this out of the way, I hereby nominate the following bloggers…

Travel Itineraries
The Drabble
Anime Q & A
Bipolar Online Blog
Medieval Otaku
Lunarian Thoughts

Thank you!

13 thoughts on “I guess versatility pays off? I’m a recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award!

  1. You are very welcome again ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    You wrote a great post for this one. It was also very interesting to see that you used to be a hardcore gamer. Me too, I was mostly into first person shooters. I ended my gaming career after a very annoying online game of call of Duty, and after that I decided to just quit gaming. It was getting way too annoying and I turned into this angry guy that just isn’t me.

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    • Of course! I appreciate the nomination.

      Thank you very much for checking out my response, too. Yeah, I was big into video games for a long time. One part that prevented me from being as active in games was Sega stopping first party support, but I kept playing. After that, I was just bored with so many newer games and dealing with total gamer jerks whenever I played. I can see where youโ€™re coming from when it comes to that issue. I certainly didnโ€™t want to be an angry guy by quitting games and my other interests even though I came back to world cinema and anime after I had a โ€œhiatusโ€ of sorts for years and internalizing anger from back then. Thanks for you support!

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      • True enough ๐Ÿ˜Š Although I honestly know that I have closed the door on gaming forever. I enjoyed it, and even had a great time when it lasted. But these days my blog keeps me busy, and I went back to oldschool gaming (boardgames ๐Ÿ˜Š). I will always keep a warm heart towards gaming though ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • I feel the same about video games unless it’s the occasional nostalgia trip. It doesn’t help that my sister gave me a portable Sega Genesis with a ton of games pre-loaded on it like the old-school Sonic games, the first three Mortal Kombat games, and Phantasy Star for example.

        My blogs keep me busy in addition to my creative projects, so I’m in the same boat here. Good on you for liking board games. It’s been a while since I played one including chess or go.

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      • I’m glad you liked it, though this season of anime seems very low on the number of actual villains in the anime out. While I appreciate characters overcoming their own short comings or facing life’s trials, sometimes a good villain would be nice.

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      • I see. It did seem to lean on the slice-of-life stuff from what I gather, but there are a few exceptions. For villains to be effective to me, they have to be a legit threat to the protagonist(s) and there needs to be a good reason to boo them. I can’t stand the Draco In Leather Pants phenomenon for some villains where fans excuse villain’s actions because they’re attractive, cool, or “just misunderstood” in their eyes. That or romanticizing certain antagonists. I had a conversation with another blogger where we talked about villains and bad storytelling. I used an example of Star Wars with how the merchandise is set up. I’ve seen more pictures of Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, and even Kylo Ren compared to Luke or Rey for example. Like you, I also made my claims about the converse effect where heroes get away with doing bad things, hence Protagonist Centered Morality (PCM).

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