Pixel for Your Thoughts: A 30-Day Video Game Reflection Challenge

My life is full of art.
Literature. Film. Music. 
But no one thing inspires as many emotions as video games. 

Announcing the Normal Happenings September Blog Project!

Pixel for Your Thoughts:
A 30-Day Video Game Reflection Challenge


The time has finally come to take on A Geeky Gal’s famous 30-Day Video Game Challenge. In my own style, of course.

I’m the type of person who doesn’t necessarily believe in true randomness. I mean, that’s not completely true. I feel like, if I were to plug a number into a random number generator, for instance, once I hit submit the think the program would spit out a sufficiently unpredictable value. But what I mean to say, instead, is that I feel everything happens for a reason.

Case in point, it had been a challenge, if you’ll pardon the pun, to take on Megan’s challenge until now. With this fantastic blogger announcing a new 30-day challenge, I believe it’s time to finally set sail on the choppy waters of my own video game memories.

There are, of course other reasons why I’m choosing right now — lots of them, in fact.

  • Most importantly, this is a very low-key precursor to The Games That Define Us, the gigantic collaboration event coming up in November. Doing this will get me used to posting everyday for a month.
  • It will set a theme of telling personal stories of video games. Some of the contributors have already submitted their pieces, and they are true works of art. Humans are capable of so much, and I’m counting down the 62 days until I can release their stories into the wild.
  • This will justify the fact that I will likely not make a single blog post in October. I’ll be too busy designing and editing. I apologize in advance.

Something almost too perfect has happened as well. A few weeks ago, I released a post called The Courage of Stars: Finding Personal Truth in an Unsupportive World. I set that post to the song “Saturn” by Sleeping at Last. The album that song is on, Atlas: Year One, has, you guessed it, 30 tracks — one for each day. Using a fancy Excel spreadsheet, I have successfully matched each question to each game, and each game to a track from that album. Therefore, each post will be set to a different song from this incredible album.

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These will be low-key pieces — think closer to my opening entry for Hyrule: See the Sights! Hear the Sounds!, rather than my usual long-form ruminations. I want to get right to the heart of the matter, and I’d rather this September be a trail of breadcrumbs of my gaming memories from past to present.

Think of this, then, as the appetizer course before getting 35 back-to-back full-course meals each day in November, each prepared by a different Michelin Star chef!

I want you to do me a favor if you don’t mind. Please go follow all of the amazing contributors with will be preparing pieces in November for The Games That Define Us. It make take you a while, but it’s so worth it to have them in your reader. Plus, this is the last chance I have to plug their blogs on here for quite some time.

Nikki @ Normal Happenings | Megan @ A Geeky Gal | Ian @ Adventure Rules | GG @ Hungrygoriya | Kim @ Later Levels | Jan @ The Life of Jan | KT @ Wintendo 64 | The Well-Red Mage @ The Well-Red Mage | Victor @ The Modern Gafa | Shauna @ HideNGoShauna | Heather @ Just Geeking By | Alyssa @ Nerd Side of Life | Luke @ Hundstrasse | Justin @ TWOTALL4UFOOL | Chris @ OverthinkerY | Pix1001 @ Shoot the Rookie | Will @ geeksleeprinserepeat | Murr @ geeksleeprinserepeat | The Gaming Diaries @ The Gaming Diaries | Amanda @ Imaginating Life | The Keeper @ The Codex: Online | Alex @ The Purple Prose Mage | Ruubin @ FTWRuubin | Khinjarsi @ Upon Completion | The3rdPlayer @ 3PStart | Kathy @ Krysanthe | Mr. Backlog @ Mr. Backlog | Michael @ Git Gud at Life | Ellen @ LividLightning | Ryan @ Games With Coffee | Zerathulu @ The Zerathulu View | Imtiaz @ Power Bomb Attack | Teri Mae @ Sheikah Plate | Skylar-Mei @ gamergal.exe 

So I will see you tomorrow — my very first Saturday post — for Day 1 of Pixel For Your Thoughts!


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Matthew Estes. STL-based Blogger. Graphic Designer. Happily Married. One day I'll actually complete a book I'm happy with. I love pizza, video games, and using way too many ellipses...

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