Hello again my sweet Island Guests! It is Siesta week! That week where it is so hot outside that I coast myself through it writing mostly using blog tags. Almost all of them ironically are Sunshine Blogger Awards! Today I will handle my sixth! Saturday one more will follow! So come on join the Siesta and check out some blog tags! Like always in my posts you can get yourself nominated all you have to do is ask!
Rules and Gratitude
This time I am not going to copy the rules! I seriously do not think there is anyone who doesn’t know them by now. Display the logo, thank the one who tagged you, answer 11 questions, come up with 11 questions.. nominate 11 people. Eleven people is too much to nominate so I will nominate three. By the end of doing these three sunshine blogger tags I have nominated 11 people!
Celestial Sparkles is the one that tagged me and of course she deserves my gratitude! I am honoured that so many people keep tagging me! I do feel loved and that is a great feeling that makes these questions so much more fun to do! I am not just writing for myself.
My dearly appreciated blogging buddy also has taken a shine, pun intended, to my style of doing these and adds Pinkie Pie.. to all her stories which I really love! As a result I now imagine she is a pony in real life.. but Pinkie Pie is so emotable it makes for amazing visual presentation! Check it out here! Since Celestial Sparkles uses Pinkie Pie as her avatar, Pinkie frequently interacts with Pinkie! Which is lovely and both confusing. So now let’s see if Pinkie can ask the questions of Pinkie.
What is the most geeky thing about you?
Well I dream that I have to patrol the city with Darkwing Duck, or that I have to do a Shokugeki against a vampire girl making Goulash, that’s pretty geeky. My house is filled with Pokémon, there isn’t a piece of non geeky art on my wall and if I could drive I would certainly drive in the Pikachu car. I don’t think there is a lot that is not geeky about me. I go out for drinks.. but I play games a lot more. I watch anime weekly sometimes more.
If you really want to know what is the most geeky thing about me.. it’s probably that with a picture I know like 95% of all Pokémon.. if not 100%. I can recognise a fair few by their cry, I know the stat distribution of most, in a lot of cases I even know what colour they are slotted in according to their pokédex.. and no it’s not as easy as it might sound. I even had a pokémon adventure at conventions and my lifelong dream is to visit the Pokémon Café in Tokyo! Like it is my second highest dream.. with the first one being hidden because it’s too personal.. some might be able to tell what it is.. but yeah Pokemon Café Tokyo is the place I would visit if I could go anywhere in the world. That’s pretty geeky I’d say! Though some might call it being a Pokémon Loser.
What is the next Anime that you are planning to watch?
Actually It is time for me to generate another random anime to watch so for me to answer that question I go to randomanime.org generate a list of anime and then roll a random number between 1 and 50 as I pick that spot on the list. So the next anime I am going to watch apparently is Nanana’s Buried Treasure! I am not going to read anything about it and watch the first 5 episodes and then check if I will continue it! I really like random elements in my life! I know there are so many great suggestions to see.. but I like not knowing what will happen or what I will experience the next day. So I don’t plan a lot.. I just go with this stuff and somewhere I decided that once per month I roll a random anime and watch it.. last month’s pick.. unfortunately was not good enough to write a blog about. It was Stan Lee’s The Reflection.. I just could not find words to write about it! So let’s hope Nanana’s buried treasure fares better.
If you could write out your life story, how would that story go?
As in how will it go from here?! That would not be something I really like to do.. I do have my struggles and gripes with life right now and I went to a very depressed spell thinking of just giving up a while ago but I think writing my life out would be worse. Always knowing what is going to happen?! I mean.. I’d use it to get filthy rich and support all of you on Kofi and donate to your websites and all.. but also get a super comfy home and probably host my own convention or such. That’s a dream I also have.. hosting a con! That might actually make a neat story on how I’d accomplish that. Talking to dealers, dealing with my own social anxieties to realise this dream.. and of course visiting the Pokémon Café in Tokyo to have a conversation with a band we are booking.. my trip and food of course would be factored into the admission ticket price. Yet if I write out my life.. I set up expectations for my life.. dreams are nice but if dreams become expectations it can lead to unhappiness and discourse and I want to avoid that. So if at all possible.. the story of my life remains unwritten until it happens. If I know stuff is going to happen life would be very boring.
What was the saddest Anime scene you have watched?
That is something I could not spoil.. it involves a little girl, a radio and the sweetest most helpful teacher you ever saw. While it is a somewhat comedic scene I knew how the dialogue flowed and what was going to happen. I yelled to the screen. No! No don’t do this! But the Radio.. came into play exactly as I had expected. Later on we get a recall to that scene and it made me feel even worse. I don’t worry that much about spoilers but this anime..was something so special as an experience to me.. at least for the first half of the series that I would not even want to spoil the series name now. The girl has a cute black hat and pink hair and the teacher has lavender hair and a dark purple dress .. and that is all I am willing to share about it. It might not have been the saddest scene.. but the scene I least wanted to happen.
I shared more than that in the past but it was in a different context. If I have to name anything by name.. I could say Ushio’s death from Clannad but to be fair that didn’t do much for me. The death of a hero and the death of a loved one, in a certain very over the top mecha show I talk a lot about that made me cry a whole lot. Then there is this story about a girl and her beloved dog.. and the plight of a father to bring the two closer together… that messed me up pretty much as well.Actual Spoiler Coming up! Recently an episode of Slime I watched made me ball like a baby as well! The ending of Tengen Toppa left me feeling deeply saddend as well.
What was the best thing you have done for a friend?
That’s a bit relative. For one guy who is very dear to me I picked him up and helped him get up after his bride left him at the altar after ten years of being together. I spent any waking moment I could with him so he did not have to feel alone, even helped him get back in the saddle a bit by helping him ‘chase’. That is an energy I very much hate.. but I did it for him cause I wanted to see him happy. Yet in the end that all seems to have been gone and forgotten now that he has a new relationship.
Another friend I took into my group of friends after his father passed away and introduced him to new people and helped him grow into the amazing fun person he is today. I helped him come out of his shell by having fun with him myself. I would classify the latter as maybe a lesser thing as it was only natural..but it had such a great impact. Another friend I helped build up after she was mentally completely spent..she had nothing left.. I helped her rebuild her life but recently she told our friends she sees me as a huge failure because I am too sick to get a job currently..she was glad that even though she was a failure in life I was a bigger one.. I’d classify the effort I put in her to be amazing.. but it meant nothing to them.
Once I had a friend.. who was once a very popular kid! He was exiled because he broke his arm and could not play Soccer anymore.. we were very young like 10 or so. He even became suicidal. He was a former bully of mine.. but I offered him a friend in his time of need and desperation. He missed being popular though and even if we made good friends.. I knew he wasn’t happy. The rest of the class bullied me as well.. so I sacrificed our friendship to make him popular again.. the place where he was happiest.. among the jock kids. I told him where to bully me so it hurts. If he bullied me again.. saying he did it to win my trust just to crush my spirit they might think he is cool again..because I was really hated because I moved weird.
He did not want to do it at first.. but when he found out that he could not make it back to the soccer team because people did not want him there..he decided to go ahead.. he was very passionate about the sport but was to poor to travel to another town. I made sure he made me cry and break.. and it worked .. he was accepted back in the folds. He never really bullied me after that and even kept the other bullies away but we could not hang out anymore as on the record we on opposite sides. During a Reunion he came up to me and thanked me.. he even got a job in the soccer industry.. and getting back on that team was his first step.. and he had a very happy live.
What were your plans this year before the pandemic?
Hmmm some of the things I had planned are a tad on the personal side. Health wise some changes of plan had to be made, as some treatments I had scheduled both mentally and physically got postponed due to risks and rules etc. My plan to move away from where I live to a more open minded less racist place went south due to schools and jobs going in the fritz. I would also visit a few conventions but they poofed of course. Luckily I don’t really form expectations so I did not do the 2020 will be my year kinda stuff, not really .. so it’s not all that bad. It’s just very much not my year.. but I that goes for everyone.. so at least I am not that disappointed. It is not like I planned to go to the Pokémon Café this year! I would have been utterly devasted if I missed that. Luckily I can still dream about Mew’s Fluffy Marshmallow Drink.
If you could pilot a mech or Gundam, which one would it be?
The Power Rangers Ninja Falcon Megazord combination with me flying the Pink crane I want the Falcon Zord combination so I can fire lots and lots of missles.. .. Thunder megazord with me flying the pink phoenix would be great as well. If you are in your regular Mecha show you are going to die! Also there are hardly any pink mecha’s out there! I am very big on mecha shows either.. only Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and heck if I want to pilot anything in that world! No sirree. So since Power Rangers never die…except for one…and she was pink.. that seems like the safest mech to pilot! Also it comes with a cool pink suit! I could hang out in a juice bar, the job automatically comes with at least two friends.. but usually more, there is usualy something cute on my team as well and I get fireworks and get to take poses?! Heck yeah!
If you could marry an anime or video game character, who would it be?
Currently it would be Lohse from Divinity 2.. She is a perfect match of selfish but aware of the rest of the world. She has a hint of playfulness, but is also serious… Maybe a tad lusty.. for me.. but maybe she is a very cute and fairly mature woman which is a big plus..usually these days it’s all kids .. or like 3000 year old women looking like kids… I just don’t see that working mentally. Lohse knows how to fight for herself and fights for a happy live of her own and she is willing to let go of strangers for it. I find it very important that my significant other has a will to live. She realises who she is ..and that she deserves happiness as well and doesnt just put everyone else above her! Self love is important. If Lohse loves herself I can love her.. and I know she will be with me because it makes her happy! She isn’t just setteling to make me happy! Lohinskie as a shipping name or maybe Pinshe?!
For similar reasons , Sayaka from Bloom into You would be a great anime pick for me. I love how strong she is in the fact that she is actually gay. She is open with it and accepts it unlike most the other characters in the show who either blindly lust or are oblivious to feelings including their own.. She also seems like a person I could be with in terms of tranquility! Very high energy output people can really drain me.. and Sayawka walks that line very well for me. I could see us sitting on the couch watching a movie together. Or me playing a game and she leaning onto me with a book. Cute! Sayakie sounds adorable as well.
Tell me about the last game you have played?
No! I review a lot of games I play so I would like to shoot myself in the foot with that! I recently completed Divinity Original Sin 2, a review is probably coming next week! I am currently playing Pokémon Rangers Shadows of Almia.. and I plan to finish it by next week or the week after. Pokémon Rangers is a game where you draw circles around pokémon to befriend them and you solve little puzzles with them. I had to touch a bidoof, to make it tackle a crate for example or make friends with a Gastrodon.. which required me befriending a Nosepass because it was trapped behind some rock and only Nosepass was strong enough to break that rock! Every time I do something ell my character takes a super sassy pose with a spin and a twirl. I have only just unlocked side quests so I am sure that this one might take a while. It’s a fun game so far but a girl can only draw so many circles before her hands get tired and she has to take a break. You can also expect a review on Pokémon Sweet 2th.. the Sequel to Pokémon Sweet version I am not gonna tell you much more than that it left me a bit bitter. Darn it! I told so much already!
Is there a character out there that is most similar to you?
Weird as it may sound I really identify with Princess Unikitty from the Lego movie. She is a bit more extroverted than me but we are still pretty similar. Not so much her series counterpart but the one in a movie(s) specifically. Someone who really tries not to confirm her own and constantly goes around with a smile, sometimes sincere sometimes fake.. but the theme of being your own person is something I very much see in her.. we also share the cutesiness coat.. and once we get angry we turn into an all consuming all destructive force. You would not like me when I am angry.
Last book you have read?
Oof that has been a hot minute the last book I held was around the world in 80 dishes. A cookbook! But I used that to toss it at a wasp I had just trapped with hairspray! I was so scared of it! It’s dead now though. The last book I read I think was called Corona .. ..how oddly applicable in this day and age. It’s about some group of science people that are in africa and get themselves trapped in another dimension to the sun teleporting them there and it’s a place of evil apes and stuff. It was not a very good book but it came on the tail-end of my reading fatigue.. everything felt very samsey..mostly because I really prefer the “Dan Brown” Mystery genre.
I tried to branch out into fantasy but that was hit and miss and since it’s all series it’s also super expensive, and movie like books like Corona that was like Congo with more supernatural elements. I also read a book around the same time called the stonehenge mysteries.. which is like Dan Brown books based on a cult and Stonehenge.. the dutch translation though sucks sooo much. The original is written in very formal english Very expensive looking words.. translated in dutch though no one speaks like this.. it feels like it has been translated and then passed through a thesaurus.. like the wedding speech Joey wrote for Chandlier and Monica in friends… it put me off books and I have never been back! I wonder what happened to the book about the monkeys in the fire dimension though cause I can’t find it!
Questions and Tags
Eleven questions answered so now it’s time for my 11 questions
1. Which is your favourite Power Puff Girl. If you don’t have a favourite or don’t know the series make one up!
2. If anime could be taken in as actual nourishment..what genre would be your favourite breakfast.
3. How are you holding up in these times? Are you doing okay?
4. Did you ever have an imaginary friend?
5. Have you ever had impure thoughts about an anime/video game character?! What was the character?
6. Have you ever had impure thoughts about another blogger? Who thought I was gonna ask which blogger? I am not going to do that! But tell us a story anyway maybe drop us a hint!
7. Tell us about a weird thing you own.
8. How does the room you are writing this post in look like?
9. Have you ever cooked/eaten something because you saw it in an anime/game?
10. If you could switch lives with an anime/game character and could make other choices as the character in the anime would.. Who would you swap with and what would you change?
11. Come up with a final question you really would like to answer.. then answer it!
As for my Nominees!
Egg Sandwhich gets a nomination! He recently tagged me so he gets one back! I know he is fairly young so question 5 and 6 should be answered with very little detail please. I really hope it goes a bit like “Oh madamme I do not know what you mean with those questions “.. but if not.. well as long as you keep your answer PG I think we are safe!
We Be Blogging Gets a nomination because I havent interacted with them enough and this might be a nice way to do that!
The Unpopular Popular gets a nomination , I think I might be a bit far away from their style but anyone with Senpai’s seal of approval is bound to have some great writing techniques in their arsenal and I would love to see what they would do with something as silly as my style of questions.
If you are a Coconut you are always nominated for these posts and you can become a coconut by supporting my KoFi. If you can’t spare any money but would love a nomination all you have to do is click your heels three times and say Pinkie nominate me. In case I live out of hearshot though.. you could just ask me in the comments and I will add you! Do be sweet and leave a like and follow the blog before you ask for a nomination though! I get friend you get a nomination! Once more if you are to shy to ask.. you can always go the KoFi route!
10 thoughts on “It’s always Sunny in Paradise: Sunshine Blogger Award 6”
Thanks for the nomination😊. Definitely looking forward to answering your questions. I think I’ve got a bit of thinking to do on that impure thoughts questions(definitely not PG😝).
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Congrats on yet another award! Have to say the things you did for your friends sound absolutely amazing. Sorry that not all of them seem to have appreciated it😔 I can definitely relate to things like that, that’s for sure. Also…I’m pretty much done with this heat. Will be very glad when it’s going to cool down 😊
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One more Sunshine award coming up this Saturday xD Hope in real life the sunshine lets down a bit by then as well! I might be able to finally get some sleep again xD
I think it’s only natural not all friends will appreciate some efforts. Just like we are all different we all value things differently.
Some dissonance will occur, but by what standard do you measure the best thing you did for people.. yours or theirs?! Always hard
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You’re such a good friend. I’m glad you’re mine and I promise to show appreciation 😀 Although you know, it’s not always that people don’t appreciate it but sometimes they don’t know how or can’t show it because of stuff. Like your friend who is with someone new now – I wonder if that someone new is super jealous of you because you were so close to him for so long and so he has to stay away from you now. Because I had something like that happen, too.
I think it’s probably smarter to not make big detailed plans or expectations for your life. There has been a time or two when I did – I mean, we all dream as children but actual “I am going to do this” and those things didn’t come to pass. No – instead something even more amazing and wonderful happened that i never would have thought of. So best to be flexible and open. It’s okay to have intentions. Like, I intend to lose some weight this year. But if it doesn’t happen I won’t want to go throw myself off a cliff. I intend to buy a car next year, but if things conspire so I can’t – well I’m managing okay without it now, right? So, yeah. Dreaming is fine but getting all invested in this is exactly what I am going to MAKE happen no matter what… really is setting yourself up for disappointment IMHO.
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I am not into guys though and if I was not into him .. he has a super male energy which is something I do not gel with very well.. so she is absolutely safe and she knows that. He knows as well .. like we hung out for a bit. The thing is I am all .. friendship is magic like.. Happiness > Career.. and I gave him advice like that.
She is more like Career > Friendships because status will give you friends.
So he feels his friends hold him back encouraging him to do what he wants.. rather than what he needs to do.. to make her able to eat in restaurants more.
I am happy we see eye to eye about dreaming versus planning. I see it on the internet so much.. something new is announced and people already hate it because they were expecting something else. They set the bars imensely high and that works in real life as well. “I am gonna the greatest stockbroker who ever lived” .. those are large shoes to fill and means you basically set yourself up to fail indeed. I am not against ambition, but it should ADD to your happiness not be required for it. So writing out your life to be.. would just make you sad when things do not go that way.. and if it happens exactly as planned.. you still dont experience a high.. but just a validation. Prevent yourself from failing if you don’t need to and make sure you can exceed your own expectations that is my path to happiness 😀
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Congrats on another Sunshine Blogger award. Those were fascinating answers. You really do seem like a good friend to people online and offline. That’s amazing how you can befriend a former bully. I would never be able to do that since I was bullied a ton growing up.