The Real Neat Blog Award

Browsing through my blogging history, I came to notice that it had been a whopping five years – slightly more than that, actually – since I last replied to one of those tags that travel around the WordPress universe every once in a while. Don’t get me wrong, it is not that I never appreciated the recognition or anything of the sort: I love it and I am quite grateful for it. It is just that I always ended up putting those posts on a pile of future pieces that I needed to get to, but then so much time went by without me sitting down to write them that I felt publishing a reply kind of lost its point. However, I guess that it is never too late to overcome a somewhat bad habit, and for that reason I decided to – for the first time in forever – answer the questions proposed by a fellow blogger who was kind enough to give this humble space a nod.

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Playing Miyamoto – Part III

With the arrival of Super Mario Maker 2 and its pretty spectacular level-making component, there also comes the opportunity for us fans to wear our Shigeru Miyamoto hats in order to try our hands at some level-design – an activity that ends up revealing itself to be not only rewarding, but also quite hard. So, like I did the last time around, I decided to gather the stages I have constructed so far in a post to share them with those who visit this space as well as to talk a little bit about what went into their creation.

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Written In The Stars

It is emotionally poignant, both in terms of joy and sadness; expertly filmed, as many scenes are bound to go down in history as unforgettable pieces of movie-making; finely written, with strong dialogues and interactions popping up all through its running time; accurately acted, given the whole cast is working at the peak of their big capabilities; and relentlessly thrilling, with non-stop action and developments. It is a science-fiction flick as powerful and engaging as it can be. It introduces us to a cast of amazing characters that are bound to work as the central items in a fantastic trilogy that will only add to the franchise’s legacy, and maybe even surpass what was built by the three originals. With stumbles along the way, The Force Awakens sets the table and arranges the pieces to what will likely shape up to be an incredible series of movies.

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Playing Miyamoto – Part I

Given I have finished my first batch of Super Mario Maker levels (five of them), I decided to post them here for anyone that is willing to give them a try and, subsequently, curse me; praise me; provide positive feedback; deliver angry rants; or write constructive criticism.

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Liebster Strikes (Not Once But Twice)

If you don’t know about the Liebster Award, it is a simple tag through which bloggers nominate other users whose work and writing they like. It is a way to spread the word about great blogs and show appreciation for the posts made by others. Getting the Liebster Award means I have to do three things: firstly, I must answer the queries posed by the ones that tagged me; secondly, I need to post eleven random facts about me; finally, I have to list other blogs worthy of the award and ask them a bunch of questions. Let’s get to it!

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Little Flower

I have heard many people say that one of the main ways to get through the loss of someone special is to understand the lessons that they left behind. By doing so, it is possible to learn a valuable lesson from their passing and honor their memory by applying it on our day-to-day life. In the case of Little Flower, I already have that quite figured out.

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