Friday, December 03, 2010

I Bask in Reflected Glory

I have never been one for the spotlight. In fact, I am terrible at being the center of attention. However, I do rather well for myself when it comes to basking in reflected glory. I mean, even three years later being mentioned by name by then USA Today Tech_Space blogger (and all around awesome person) Angela Gunn for being the kind of blogger she likes to read. That same blurb then ended up being mentioned in a negative way on Michelle Malkin's blog, and I got a lot of hate shown in my direction too, and that still pleases me, because the hate of people you hate is delicious.

Anyway, someone I follow on Twitter named Tim Rogers put a call out for questions for his column at Kotaku the other day, and I thought it would be interesting since I loved his review of God Hand over at his site.

So I sent him a question and somehow it got picked up.

When the grouping you are in is prefaced by a question from Bryan Lee O'Malley of Scott Pilgrim fame, well, that is some nice company to be in. Granted my question/answer was way down the page, but I am not complaining because I am still part of the same article.

The fact that there are at least three 4 star reviews of God Hand on the site (and it comes up quite a few times in Rogers' Kotaku posts) made the second part of my question a little cheeky, because it was something I already knew (and it did come up in other answers as well).

But it was fun participating.

I almost wrote Lee an email telling him his Lucha Bear design had also covertly made it on Kotaku in the same article as Bryan Lee O'Malley, but I thought it would be easier to mention it here.

I'd also like to congratulate a recent Pageant of the Transmundane winner for reaching the IMDB front page. Congrats to John from The Droid You're Looking For for this honor (which I am getting some traffic from because of the Transmundanity badge... again, reflected glory).

(I also just found out my secret New Year's resolution has come true... when I put my name into Google, which I had to do to find the Michelle Malkin post, it now autocompletes. Woohoo! Hooray for small victories).


Semaj said...

really cool, congrats.

Lee Sargent said...

LOL I actually completely associate that bear with you now! Which I suspect is the sign of a good avatar :)

Cool question too.

I recently posed the question on Twitter about the submissions process for game ideas as me thinks I've got an interesting one.

MC said...

Lee, that is a fabulous question.

John said...

That was a very good question that you asked O'Malley.

A completely inconsequential post of mine was once quoted in a peer-reviewed scholarly article. I felt both happy and dismayed at the same time.