The scrap meme
A couple of days ago Crimson Starfire memed me with The Honest Scrap Awards. My first reaction was “cool, a meme!” – it does not really happen often to me, so I am glad being considered. But it has taken me a while to actually get around to write something here, but here it goes:
First the meme rules:
The Honest Scrap Awards
- When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.
- Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
- List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself.
- Then pass it on!
The seven blogs:
- Van Hemlock. A very gifted writer and a blog I enjoyed reading for a long time. Nowadays it is mainly podcasting instead of blogging, which he also does an excellent job with, together with Jon. A very enjoyable podcast and probably the only podcast I listen to regularly right now.
- The Ancient Gaming Noob. While I seldom seem to play the same games, it is still good reading and whenever I see comments signed Wilhelm2451 on other blogs it is gennerally some pretty sound opinions also.
- Saylah and her Mystic Worlds has already been memed by others, but she is an excellent writer with lots of great posts, so I’ll point to her as well.
- Also Tipa @ West Karana has been memed, but this is also another brilliant blog which I have very much enjoyed reading ever since I noticed it was not just about Everquest and it was enjoable to read even though I was not interested at all in Everquest.
- My sister Anna. Her web site/blog is on an entirely different topic and only in Swedish, so would not be understandable by most readers here. She has a passion for her topic and has always been an excellent writer and back when she was writing for traditional newspapers it was always a good read.
- Killed in a smiling accident. Melmoth and Zoso produces funny and clever blog posts on a regular basis, well worth a visit.
- Kill Ten Rats. When I initially started to play City of Heroes/Villains I started to look for someone blogging about that game and found KTR. Ethic, Zubon, Ravious, Julian and all the others that are KTR produces lots of good and thoughtful blog posts and is definitely on my must read list.
And then for the honesty part. A few bits and pieces, perhaps not so interesting.
- I get a little bit sad when people guessing my age actually get pretty close. For a long time most guesses were that I was much younger than I was. But now it seems real and perceived age is much close to each other.
- In MMOs I have altoholic tendencies – I play a lot of characters and/or a lot of different games. The same behaviour can be seen in real life to some extent also, I often switch between different activities – try something else, visit a new place etc.
- While I love learning new languages and probably have started to learn 12-13 different languages, I only speak Swedish and English fluently. My altoholic tendecies is a reason for this. Some stupid choices when I was younger in school caused me to quit French classes after 7th grade.
- I got my drivers license when I was 29.
- One of my proudest moment during my time at the university was receiving a standing ovation when we walked on stage after the premiere of a comedy play we had set up. I was part of and leading the group that wrote the play.
- During a period in the 80s I found more enjoyment in removing copy protection from games than playing them.
- I was member of a political party during most of the high school years. The inital reason was a girl, but then the actual political agenda became the main reason a bit later. Yet I did not vote for this party in any election until more than 15 years later (I still voted on other parties).
- Even in mildly noisy locations I have some trouble hearing conversations and everyone else seems to be hearing each other fine.
- In my first year at the university I had so bad results that a number fellow students thought I would drop off, commenting that they would have left themselves with results like that.
- I got my Master of Science degree almost 5-6 months later than I had planned. There was a lab which the teacher did not approve, but I was never informed and thus I waited to get my degree. When I asked around why I had not received the proof of my degree yet, they found this lab. I took a day off from work, visited the university and completed the lab (2 hours work). A bit later I got the proof of the degree finally.