Thursday, 24 November 2011

I'm Thankful For...

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. 

Now, I could end the post here but where would the fun in that be? Instead I'm going to get all weepy as I run off a list of some of the things I'm thankful for.

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.

47 comments:

  1. Congrats on the award and the Gywneth Paltrow acceptance speech:D

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  2. @The Angry Lurker Thanks lol, I was aiming just for generic, not a specific actor/actress.

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  3. Congrats on the award. Always fun to get a new one. And great posts as always. :)

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  4. wow. good speech you have there =)), well, Congrats on the award. totally deserve it :)

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  5. @Mynx Thanks, I just wish I had the views that a person who says "I have ten awards" should probably have lol.

    @Mai Yang Thank you :) I should write for award winners lol.

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  6. well, you forgot to thank blogspot for hosting your blog to begin with LOL~ :p

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  7. Another award? Too pro bro.

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  8. Congrats on the award! It's good to take the time and demonstrate what you are thankful for!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Aww congrats! And cheers for being thankful to me, no restraining orders yet!

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  10. @Indistinctive Writer That wuold mean thanking Google...just, no.

    @JDC Yes another one (two actually). Thanks.

    @Danjor21 I don't even know when Thanksgiving is lol (I'm told tomorrow) but thanks, you have a good one too.

    @Hazel Thanks :) I like the use of the word "yet" lol.

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  11. Congrats!! This is such a great post :D
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Dude you're pulling in awards like a black hole pulls in light. It's amazing, really.

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  13. @Jodie-Ann Thanks, you too.

    @Fang lol I'm not getting THAT many...just...a surprising amount.

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  14. I'm thankful that you comment back on my comments and we often have conversations on the blog pages!

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  15. and I'm also thankful that you write short storys when someone challenges you!

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  16. @Kid Shuffle glad it's not just me lol.

    @Bersercules Hey I have fun doing that too lol. Both chatting in the comments, and writing short stories. I'm a decent writer, just not much of an ideas guy.

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  17. @Mark I'm the oposite, I'm a good idea guy but not the best writer!

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  18. @Bersercules Throw all the ideas you want at me lol. Just try to keep them something I would actually put up on here (for shit that isn't safe I have a contact page and no morals!)

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  19. @Bersercules Looking forward to it.

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  20. @Mark Also, are you ever gonna do another video?

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  21. @Bersercules Well when I did that guest post for Leah, one of the comments was someone saying they wanted me to do it as a video, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Everyone found my video avatar to be incredibly creepy. I can use a still image but that's kinda boring, and I still haven't gotten over the stuff that says "Don't show your face, especially on the internet."

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  22. @Mark tell me what you want to look like I will draw a picture of it then make 10 different versions of the mouth (making ten different pictures)you then put the ten pictures in windows movie many times over but in different orders(each at a length of 7/100ths of a second) and it will make it seem like your talking.

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  23. @Bersercules? Dude, seriously? Seriously dude? You would do that for me? You'd get first choice of video lol. Though it'd be hard work for both of us (especially me when it comes to editing) it's a good solution. I don't know if I could put that much effort in though, so I think it's best to leave it for now, but it's a good idea. I could also try experimenting a bit more with my webcam. Stop animation is a lot of work, and I don't know if I have the energy or drive to do it.

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  24. @Mark Okay then simple sulution. Record the vocals and send them to me I'll do the rest.

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  25. @Bersercules You seem to think I would let someone do that for me lol. I wouldn't unless you could present a reasonable argument as to what you get from the deal.

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  26. @Mark What deal? The you record your words I animate them and put them to video and you put it on your blog deal? What do I get out of the deal? What do any of us get out of blogging? What do you get out of responding to what I am saying?
    Its all for fun! I love creating! I've been making review videos since late 2009 and have been putting them on YouTube since March 3 2010!(and I've been drawing my own comics since I was eleven) I love to draw and create and edit. I do those things for the same reason people watch movies or talk with friends, it gives me exitement which I other wise wouldn't have!
    The thought of the challenge of drawing what ever you said to use as your head, the challenge of figuring out what ways to make your mouth look to better the animation (damn powersaving thing interupting me!) of your talking, the challenge of syncing your mouth with the vocals, the challenge of how to respond to your remark, all these and more I love because it challenges my mind and challenging my mind is what I love!
    So thats what I get from the deal.... what do you get from the deal?

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  27. @Mark ADDITIONAL and also I heard some where that scientists have figured out that the high from being in love is as strong as the high from doing cocain. Having been in love for the last six or seven years I will say being in love is a great feeling, I feel great when ever I'm with my girlfriend and even when I just think of her! (damn you power save! Don't interupt! I'm talking!) But what I've noticed is I enjoy creating as much as I enjoy being in love! So creating is as powerful as cocain!

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  28. @Bersercules Okay fine, but if it gets too much just let me know and we'll stop that stuff. What do I get? I get more exposure, I get more people knowing about me, about this place. I get more people to comment and reply to, I get more people to talk to, and it does make it more fun. I get to open myself to more possibilities. Though that's more of an "if" issue. If you're just animating a face for my words then my possibilities remain pretty much the same lol, but it gives me more choice, more freedom. Over time, doing more videos will even give me more confidence, maybe help me more with speaking in general. I'm pretty good when it comes to the written word but boy do I suck at the spoken word. There are a lot of possibilities here man. I mean, I could record a normal video rather than just a sound clip and then you just strip the video from the sound (or I just do that and send the sound as well) and then try and animate based on the video. This adds a more human element to it, and opens up possibilities (though does mean more work for you). Just don't let me get in the way of your own video reviews.

    I like how you say you're thankful that I talk back on the post where we have the longest conversation we've ever had in a post lol.

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  29. @Bersercules Okay if you love creating that much, I won't attempt to stand in your way lol. Just tell me what you need from me.

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  30. @Mark I'll take that as a yes. So you now should record a short video talking about your self (two minutes max... or longer and it can be edited down) tell me how you want to look and send me the video. I will draw (damn power saving thing! Thats three times now!!!) the nesisary pictures edit them to the video as the new visual (you'll need to use video compatable with WMM cause its what I use) and send you back the video! And you could see if (four!!!!) you like it and we can go from there with longer videos or changes! Oh and what kind of background?

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  31. @this page. Weird I commented twice and you (Mark) responded to one before you saw the second one (cause you were busy responding to the first one) then you commented twice and I commented to the first one cause I didn't see the other one cause I was to busy commenting...

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  32. @Bersercules it's supposed to only come on every five minutes, if you can't think or something just move your mouse a smidgen and that'll stop it (hey smidgen is a real word, cool) but you aren't the first to complain about it, and Bob has pointed out it's logical faults. Maybe I will get rid of it. Anyway, that I can do, but I'm not sure on when, so just leave it with me. I'm commenting to a comment that isn't up yet because I can see what it says in the email lol but that is a bit weird. There's no such thing as a coincidence.

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  33. @Mark I think its comming up every two minutes but maybe five. I am a slow typer! I was suprised to see how quick you can respond with long paragraphs! I have been doing nothing but commenting back and forth with you for the past two hours or so! I haven't had time for any thing else! I type that slow!
    Does it actually save power?
    I'll leave the video stuff to you now! But if your gonna answer questions in it let me know! I have a few questions to ask!

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  34. It was originally set to two minutes, then I upped it to five. I can type at a reasonable speed and just never stop thinking of what to write lol. I'm not sure if it saves any power at all and Bob says if it does, it's not much. I can see why you stick to video reviews now lol. If you want a two minute about me you should ask some questions yeah, but leave it after that, you probably have other stuff you need to do lol.

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  35. wow. Bercules is unstoppable. haha

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  36. You and your awards! Soon you're going to run out of places to put those things. :P

    And I think you should be thankful for Bersercules as well. :P

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  37. Nice blog I will be following! Anyway if you are interested in technology updates I just started up a blog and would love any comments lol.

    Anyway Happy thanksgiving!

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  38. I am far too drunk and far too full of food due to my exercise in Excess this evening for some meaningful, deep seated comment on a meaningful post, so I'm going to brofist you through the internet. Because I've been drinking Whiskey and Gin and feel manly, and when I feel manly, I don't hug. Thanks, man. Truly.

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  39. I'm thankful for your wonderful blog Mark!

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  40. Hironobu doesn't get enough love. Shouldn't have gotten fired over Spirits Within.

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  41. @Marco Walter Thank you, I didn't know I was any good at writing them.

    @Mai Yang Ha I finally stopped him. But we were able to work something out at least.

    @DWei Soon I shall need two award pages, never mind one lol. Bersercules is a pretty cool guy, I'm quite thankful for him.

    @Lizardmannnn Thank you, and happy thanksgiving to you too.

    @Generally Disgruntled That end right there wasn't so manly lol. But thank you too. We've chatted off this place too, you're an awesome guy, so thank you too.

    @R.gers Haha thanks!

    @Shaw He got fired over that? I know it was bad, but was it really THAT bad?

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  42. It lost a ton of money... But I agree, he shouldn't have been fired. Oh well, at least I got Lost Odyssey out of it.

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  43. @Shaw Yeah I can agree with that, Lost Odyssey is great. I read though that he voluntarily stepped down, rather than being fired. Either way he's got his own games people now, and Final Fantasy is probably doomed to suck without him. It's a shame he didn't own enough of the series to take it to Mistwalker with him, or at least stop Square from destroying it, but there are people who like the new ones, maybe I would if I gave them more of a chance.

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