Sunshine Blogger Award


Thanks a bunch to Benjamin Ferrarini for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Over on The Glitch he writes review/editorials on games, TV, and movies. Check out his review of the new Netflix series Lost in Space here.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is a way for bloggers to recognize and promote new blogs. It allows the community of bloggers promote and celebrate one another. Here are guidelines for receiving and giving the award.

  1. Thank the Blogger or Bloggers who nominated you and link back to their site.
  2. Answer the questions you received as part of your nomination.
  3. Nominate new blogs to receive the award and write them a new set of questions.
  4. You also must list the rules and display the Sunshine Award logo in your post.

Here are the questions that Ben had for me:

  1. What is your favorite film of 2018 so far?

So far, I’d have to go with Isle of Dogs. It’s not only the most aesthetically impressive Anderson film, but it’s also incredibly well told and politically charged. His meticulous inclinations are matched by the animation studio he partnered with, resulting in some of the most detailed stop-motion I’ve ever seen.

  1. What film or game has most affected you?

Oh that’s a tough one. I’ll cheat and give three answers instead. The single game that is most important to to me is Pokemon Silver, which is the first game I ever owned. The Gameboy Color was my first system, and I vividly remember the hours and hours I poured into my journey towards defeating the Elite Four. Silver is what pulled me into the medium to begin with, and there’s definitely no going back.

A similar thing happened for me with movies, but it was much later, in early High School or so. I had never been that into film, but I decided to give an older one a shot. The movie I picked was On the Waterfront. Between Brando’s performance and the striking story about corruption, I would never look at movies the same ways again. Since then I’ve been hooked, eventually broadening to indies and foreign films, while also still watching the fun popcorn stuff.

The last one is It’s A Wonderful Life. It’s probably my honest pick for my favorite movie, and it’s been a family tradition to watch on Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember. Capra’s particular brand of sentimentality has basically taken root in my brain, affecting how I look at the world and storytelling in general.

  1. What’s one thing you hope to accomplish with your blog?

Getting better at writing about fiction. Whether that’s reviews, analysis pieces, or whatever else I can think of.

  1. Something on your bucket list you haven’t done yet?

Going to Japan. My inner weeb needs it.

  1. Wes Anderson or Tim Burton?

Anderson. I like the good Burton flicks a lot, but Anderson is just so much more consistent in my mind.

  1. Name one Film, TV Show or Video Game you want to see rebooted.

Viewtiful Joe. It’s best brawler I’ve ever played, and it feels like no one has even tried to copy its super specific mechanics. Give it to Platinum to develop, they’re full of ex-Capcom guys so someone there probably has some experience.

  1. Name something you like that everyone else you know doesn’t.

Cardi B apparently. Invasion of Privacy is an instant classic. Best Trap artist hands down, but everyone I’ve talked to thinks she’s awful for some reason.

My Nominees

I Have A Concern

James’ blog focuses on his ‘concerns’ or topics of discussion that he finds interesting, which so far have all been around film. He’s a great writer, and his unique spin on opinion pieces makes for compelling reading. I recently read his post on the elusive “truth” of biopics and really enjoyed it.

Jerem’s Sanctuary

Jerem is a new kid on the block, with his first first two posts being published within the last week. His latest post is about Iyasheki, the slice-of-life sub genre of anime that is meant for relaxation and healing. I’m always looking for new great anime bloggers, so I’ll be looking forward to seeing what he’s got planned down the road!

Eamon’s Place

Another relative newcomer, Eamon focuses on game reviews. His most recent review on Night in the Woods covers why that particular indie gem is such a well considered and timely piece of entertainment. I think he does a great job of cutting to the core concepts that make or break a game.


Here are my questions for my nominees:

  1. Who is your favorite critic of games, movies, anime, or any other storytelling medium and why?
  2. What got you into writing about fiction?
  3. Favorite genre of music?
  4. What’s your ideal breakfast?
  5. Favorite conspiracy theory?
  6. What fictional property do you personally think is very underappreciated?
  7. Favorite animated movie or show?
  8. Fictional character you would most want to hang out with?

Thanks again for nominating me Ben!

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