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Mystery Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Athena from the AmbiGamingCorner for nominating The Codex: Online with the Mystery Blogger Award! I will quote her when I explain that the Mystery Blogger Award was “Created by Okoto Enigma. This award is meant to spread love and respect to bloggers and, hopefully, build a stronger community.” The blog community as a whole has been incredible to me and my new page and I am honored that I can represent what that means by participating in this nomination and spreading the love.


The rules are as follows:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny one
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Three things about myself:

  1. I am the oldest sibling of 5; the youngest in the bunch is turning five this year!
  2. Born in Miami, Florida, I come from Cuban descent on my mom’s side and German on my dad’s.
  3. I enjoy several kinds of dancing, including: Salsa, Merengue and Line Dancing.

My Best Best Posts:

Insofar as views are concerned, my best post was actually the Blogger Appreciation Award post. This post brought in the most amount of likes, comments and views so far. It was a really great surprise, as is this nomination, and I’m happy that I was able to share that with so many people.

The post that I had the most fun writing was My Favorite Game for Every Year I’ve Been Alive. This was in response to a question posed by The Well-Red Mage and took me a while to write, but was a blast to research and put together from start to finish.

In Answer to Athena’s Questions: 

  1. What video game has had the most profound impact on you as a person? This is a tough one. Gaming as a whole has had a pretty profound impact on me as a person, but if I have to name one single game then I’d say World of Warcraft. I hesitated as I typed that out, worried that it was too easy an answer, but the more I thought about it the truer I found it was. I began playing WoW at a young age and in the game’s infancy (Vanilla WoW, as it’s known). To stop a long story before I start it, I’ll say that some of my most memorable moments in gaming come from my days exploring Azeroth and all of it’s expansions: things like world PvP (hello Stranglethorn Vale), downing raid bosses (my first Ragnaros kill), pulling a magma giant and wiping my entire 40 man raid (minus 50 DKP). Mainly though, I played (and still do sometimes) with some of the best friends a guy could ask for. Most of these friends were people who I lived down the street from growing up, but some live spread across the country and one or two, are spread across the world.
  2. If you could see a remake (or a remaster) of any game, what game would you choose? Can I name a few? Ok, here goes: Diablo II: LoD and the entire Jak and Daxter series (I-III).
  3. Of the games you’ve played, which one has the most profound story? These questions are killing me! They’re all so good! How am I supposed to just pick one?! If I must choose only one, then Chrono Trigger wins. The perfect combination of time travel meets rpg, meets sci-fi meets fantasy.
  4. What’s a fun game that makes you happy? Terreria. I was never able to hop on the Minecraft bandwagon, but when a friend introduced me to Terreria I discovered how quickly a person can lose 40 hours worth of a weekend to one game.
  5. If you could only pick one brand of gaming system to use for the rest of your life, what would it be? Does PC count? Because PC.

Five Questions for my Nominees: 

  1. If you made a video game, what would it be about?
  2. What is one game that you would recommend to anyone you meet as an absolute, must play?
  3. Congratulations! You’ve successfully passed the interview process and have been hired for your new job in the video game industry. What company do you now work for and what is your new job?
  4. What book have you read that could be made into a fantastic game?
  5. What is your favorite thing about blogging?


The Well-Red Mage: his web page is a community unto itself and the constant flow of new content makes every visit exciting.

Aywren Sojourner: home to entertaining posts about MMO adventures and original and creative fantasy fiction, this blog is definitely one of my favorites to drop in on.

Virtual Bastion: Up to date news and in-depth reviews, Hatm0nster, Cary and the Duck of Indeed are always on the ball with the latest and greatest.

Adventure Rules: I wish all of my characters in all of my games had a copy of this blog in their bags.

Thank you so much again to Athena for the nomination. I’m excited to hear from the above nominees for the Mystery Blogger Award!


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