The delightful Kathy from That's What She Said has decided that she is thankful for me. Well, other people too actually. She came up with her own award (at least as far as I know it's hers) and because this is an original award, and because it's the first (possibly only) time I've gotten it, it's going to have an award post.
My family, for one. Obvious choice, partly because my sister reads here and partly because well it's true really. They might keep me out of the loop sometimes, but they've always stuck by me with all my problems. Sometimes I could have probably done with a bit more pushing, but I think I came out pretty good compared to most.
Jessie who has, again, stuck by me through everything we've been through, and even after two years apart regards me as the greatest of friends. That has, and always will, mean so much to me. Plus she's never busted out a restraining order on me. Or is just yet to enforce it.
You guys of course. I'm thankful for every follow, comment, even view, that I get, and that Hazel also hasn't seen fit to put a restraining order on me. Or sue me for plagiarism. Fang and Shaw have introduced me to new games, which is always good. Bersercules has put many a smile on my face and introduced me to TV shows I might not have gotten a chance to experience. Bob has introduced me to Kazz, and more anime and manga than I can shake a proverbial stick at. Pope Tim even made me a saint. Or at least I think he did. You're all just pretty damn awesome. Keep it up.
Nintendo for bringing out the Nintendo Entertainment System (or NES, or Famicom in Japan) and really bringing about the video games that we know and love today. Sure there were consoles before then, but for me the NES really made home computer game systems.
SEGA for the Dreamcast and Sonic, by far the most awesome hedgehog of all time. For Shenmue as well. Damn I miss SEGA consoles, but that's an entirely different rant that will probably never see the light of day.
Shigeru Miyamoto for creating Zelda and Hironobu Sakaguchi for creating Final Fantasy, by far two of the greatest gaming series' evar. Though FF could do with a kick in the arse.
And many, many more. Oh and because it's customary, God and Jesus, for making me. Though effectively I covered that by thanking my parents.
I also got a "One Lovely Blog" award from PurpleMist but you'll have to forgive me, this has lasted long enough, and I've had that one before, so typical policy applies. Take it if you want it, and it goes in my trophy cabinet. Damn I need an awards page.