Sunshine Blogger Award


I have been nominated by Lana Cole for this Sunshine Blogger Award!

It seems more like an interview than an award, but I’m sure I’m missing something 😛

Thanks Lana 😀


Here are the rules for being nominated…

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you in the post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Nominate 8-11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo on your post and/or in your blog


Here are my answers to the questions Lana posed:

1. Twizzlers or Red Vines?  We don’t have those in Norway, so Seigmenn.



2. Favorite super hero? Why you got to do me like this? There are so many good ones!

It would probably be someone from Marvel, but narrowing it down to just one is pretty hard.

Part of what makes that world great is how different characters interact, anyway.


3. If you could live inside a book or game which one would it be and why?

Damn, these are hard.

Probably not any I actually enjoy, as there is usually peril in those.

If I can cheat and go with a TV-show, I’ll pick ‘Pushing Daisies’.

Only almost entirely pleasant world that came to mind at the moment.


4. If you could travel in time, would you go to the future or the past and why? The past, as I would know what I was landing in. In the future, the spot you arrive might be incredible dangerous at that time. When going to the past, you could check for dangers before leaving.


5. Who is your favorite comedian? Another impossible question!

I like Tim Minchin, Monty Python and Flight Of The Conchords, just to name a few.

All of these use music in their comedy, to a larger or smaller degree.


6. You are a huge success as a song writer… What type of music do you write songs for?

I actually do come up with some songs sometimes. They are bad, but I do.

The genre varies.


7. If you were in the 2020 summer olympics what event would you medal in?

As a Norwegian, I would be in the winter olympics!

And as a slob, I would not medal in anything..


8. If you could only drink one type of beverage for the rest of your life, what would it be?

What, besides water? (I think coffee, but maybe Coke)

Or is there seriously anyone who would choose to not drink water ever again?


9. What is your favorite board game?

Not sure about that, but I made a card game you can print here 😉

But probably Gin Rummy, even if that is also a card game. Most of my family (and extended family) can play it, so it is a staple at dinner parties.


10. If you were going to stumble on to a wild animal, what animal would you be most afraid of encountering?

A T-Rex, from the implications of that alone.


11. What is your favorite blog post you have written and why?

The Art of Theodor Kittelsen

I am very happy with my writing in that one, and I got to be patriotic about an internationally underappreciated Norwegian painter, and show off and talk about some cool fantasy paintings.



Here are the blogs I nominate.

(Check all of these out too, btw. I have written a bit about some of them here.)

Silver Screenings

Linda Schaub


Jamey Stegmaier

The Cozy Home Chronicles

Little Fears

Brilliantly Bookish



Here are my questions:

1. What got you to start blogging?

2. What is your go-to comfort food?

3. Fantasy, sci-fi, horror or other? Why?

4. Favorite song? At the moment, at least.

5. Do you have a dream, something you strive for? If so, what is it?

6. What does your perfect evening in look like?

7. Without picking your own: What is the best country on this planet, and why?

8. If we were going to colonise another planet in our solar system, besides Mars, where should we start?

9. What is the scariest thing you can think of right now?

10. Do you have anything you would like to recommend, regardless of what type of thing it is?

11. Who’s a good boy?


Looking forward to see all the answers 😀

My Gaming Backlog

my gaming backlog

After my post on why you should play games, Sammy and/or Sufi of The Cozy Home Chronicles asked me what my backlog of unfinished games looked like.

I started writing a reply, but after 250 words I decided the topic deserved a full-fledged blog-post all to itself.

book backlog

Gaming backlogs are a common problem in today’s society. They are much like that pile of books on your shelf that you have never gotten around to. You know that you should consume them at some point, but reading a book (or playing a game) is such a huge time-investment that many titles go un-read (or un-played) for years (or forever).


exclamation point

Turn back now, if you wish to avoid time-sinks!

For the rest, here is my gaming backlog:


minervas den

I am currently playing the Minerva’s Den dlc (downloadable content) for Bioshock 2, for the first time, so that I can listen to the new Watch Out For Fireballs podcast episode about it. After that I’ll play Thimbleweed Park and Transistor, for the same reason.

If you want to know more about WOFF, I wrote about them and my two other favorite podcasts here.


I have played 5 hours of Prey, and will go back to that once I finish the ones I am playing for the game-bookclub
I’m mostly finished with Heroes Of Might And Magic 3, need to retire that one soon. I played HOMM3 as a child, so this was just a nostalgia-dive for me.


Then I’m planning to try to Twitch-stream a short game, namely What Remains of Edith Finch.

Twitch is a platform where gamers can stream gameplay, audio and video to a live audience. I have never done it before, so I think it’s smart to start with a small game.

invisible inc

I also have The Black Watchmen, Uncharted 2-4, Fallout 1-2, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Bloodborne, Invisible Inc, DOOM, Wolfenstein: The New Order, XCOM 2, Dishonored 1-2, Hotline Miami 1-2, Dark Souls 3, The Sly Trilogy and probably some I have forgotten.

That comes to a total of 28 games to play on my own, most of which are first-time plays.


borderlands the handsome collection

All the ones I have mentioned up until now have been my own lonesome backlog, but me and my girlfriend also have to finish up Mario Odyssey, plus most of the games on the Nintendo Classic Mini SNES (which includes 21 games).
We also have to continue playing Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, and Batman: The Telltale Series beyond episode 2.

la noire game

At some point I also want to live-stream the neo-noir detective-game LA Noire with her. I played it when it first came out, but she has not. I think we could maybe get a good Mystery Science Theater 3000 sort of wibe out of that.

So if we are going to play all the games on the SNES Mini to completion (we are not), that comes to a total of 26 games to play with my girlfriend.






calculating some more



That is a grand total of 54 games!

And these are just the ones I already own, not nearly all the ones I want to play!

Better strap on my Power Gloves!!!

power gloves

5 Things I Like About Myself


Lana Cole of Welcome To Our Campfire has tagged me to play this sort of pass-it-forward blog-game. Thanks Lana! 😀

The Rules: Thank the nominator (oh, I already did that), display the picture on your post, list five things you like about yourself (one thing must be a physical attribute) and tag three or more people.


5 things I like about myself:

1] I have always been creative and imaginative, but only recently have I started trying to get this imagination out of my own skull, to share with all of you.

2] I think I may be a good boyfriend. She keeps telling me so, at least 🙂

3] I am generally pretty happy with the way I look overall, only that I could stand to lose some belly fat. But I am a chef after all, so at least it is on-brand. But for health-reasons, if nothing else.

4] I think I have a good taste in fiction from some diverse media. Taste is pretty subjective anyway, but I feel like I could recommend something good in whatever media anyone likes the best.

5] For the most part, I am good at not meeting trouble halfway, or being a worrywart. It has happened that I have let my worries take the better of me, but for the most part I manage to be pretty calm about potential future problems.


Tags of blogs to check out and follow:

 Jamey Stegmaier wrote this post, which is the main reason I started blogging in the first place. I came across his blog while researching ways I could sell a card-game I had made. I have put that particular project on ice for now, but I am so glad Jamey got me to start this blog. I never knew I had this much to say and share!

Silver Screenings is a great movie-blog, and I am very grateful that they invited me to take part in The Time Travel Blogathon. Some of the most fun I have had with blogging so far.

Linda Schaub of Walkin’, Writin’, Wit and Whimsy takes a lot of nice photographs during her walks around Southeast Michigan. That, combined with her writing, makes for a great blog!

Ortensia of Truly Madly Ordinary Stories From The Heart is an Italian wife and mum living in Ireland, and as such, she has a lot of insight on a variety of subjects. Her comment on one of my blog-posts inspired my last post, something I think I should have mentioned at the time.


So that is that!

I look forward to seeing their list of 5, and I hope you check them all out 😀