The first month of Steampunk Month has already come and went by! While the animini’s did not change, the look of our website outside the reader certainly did! Let’s look back on this week and see what sorts of stuff we did and of course what is up next! We will also discuss with you what is happening around the blogosphere! So strap in for a ride through all our posts as we bring you our fourth ever Paradise Weekly Gazette.
We had an okay week of Anime this week, with a really strong Digimon episode, a super charming Natsume and a new show which I .. kinda liked in the form of Revolutionary Girl Utena. Not exactly new I know.. but a lot of you seem to really enjoy me watching classics and I lack a lot of them and I am having a lot of fun with them! Two shows I really like have entered “drop” quality for me though so let’s hope they pick up again soon! Luckily both are nearly finished as well!
Digimon Episode 13: Garudamon of the Crimson Wings
Samurai Flamenco Episode 20: Boy from the Past
That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 19: Charybdis
Revolutionary Girl Utena Episode 1: The Rode Bride
Hikaru no Go Episode 24: Akira vs The Oza
Natsume Book of Friends Episode 4: Shigure and The Girl
Cowboy Bebop Episode 4: Gateway Shuffle
My favourite watch actually was Digimon, though Hikaru no Go came super close! I just liked the voice of Fanbeemon so much, and the colours and everything in Digimon that it really struck a chord that I really needed this week! My least favourite view is probably Slime.. though Samurai Flamenco really annoyed me as well.. the last one mostly hurts because they had a really good ending already and this is kind of wrecking it!
Pinkie’s Other Post
Of course we also had to create some Steampunk posts .. after all it is Steampunk month!
On monday it was still november though so I had to pay my respects to my Senpai first! After that we could move ahead full steam.. that pun sounded way to corny I am so sorry! Here is the other stuff I did this week!
I made Irina into a Pokémon.. and also determined what type of trainer she would be!
I determined how my life would be had we lived in a Steampunk society!
I watched a city attack a wall and get beaten by a usb drive plus a million things!
I gushed about how amazing my favourite Final Fantasy game is in a love letter!
I wrote this post! So if you want you can click here to go to this post!
Camp Coconut Updates
No Kofi donations this week for me so no stories to tell about the Coconuts either.. they might be hibernating and saving their money for christmas.. I have been playing around with the idea of creating a Patreon.. with a few fun tiers but I need better reward for lurking people who don’t like to socialise and Pokémon Battle. So this is a work in progress. I might ask an audience with king Coconut to see what would be good tiers! Hail the Wise King Coconut!
You can sprout a Coconut based on you by supporting our Kofi once.. but supporting it regularly your Coconut will get into several adventures that will be mentioned here..and your Coconut might start to look a bit fancier.. though I still need to update the Shy Coconut’s art.. I have since chosen a design element I want to add! However we might change things up a bit when Patreon comes around.. so keep following the news or assure yourself of a coconut!
Posts that Impressed Pinkie
Now that we move from November into December, a lot of posts are summaries of the past month.. I will not share those.. I want you to explore these blogs for yourself. I just wish to wet your appetites.
I always like to include one activating shout out! Where you can participate in something.. or where a blogger is being celebrated. This week Amelia is starting her A Girl and Her Anime Awards and while I have seen virtually nothing on her list to vote for and was to lazy to figure out if Digimon was a Summer of Fall Anime.. so I backed out of voting. I am an old lady after all I watch past stuff! But for all you seasonal watchers out there! Vote on her amazing list so we can find the best anime out there! If I actually send you there .. vote for me for most influential blogger! That we all win…but mostly me! .. Uhm I mean Amelia!
Lyn really really enjoyed the Promised Neverland and he pretty much sold me on it as well! I already heard good things.. but this made me want to watch it more.. In fact I think I will replace Samurai Flamenco with it on my watch list whenever I am done with that. So I will probably pick this up soon! I do not like his post .. as in press the button. That often but that is because I usually read his reviews after he tweets them out.. on my phone .. and I am not logged in on WordPress there! I am waaaay behind stuff so I don’t read episode summaries of shows I want to see.. but seeing people enjoy shows I don’t like.. also gives me pleasure! Make sure to check out his reviews if you haven’t already!
Ospreyshire is such a good guy! He reviews movies and anime that tend to fly a bit under the radar so you might not have heard of him , I know my friends on the Scott-Jon Spencer front follow him but he always deserves more. I am a bit of a different kind of blogger but there is so much I can find in his posts I can respect.. but who better to explain what he is all about then the man himself. In this post he describes why he writes and it is amazing!
My blogging friend Joy is one of the most unique personalities you’ll ever see. She’s kind of like .. part Vulcan , part genius inventor, and a whole lot of programmer. Her ramblings on life are unique , spirited and playful! I do not consider myself a dumb person but when I read her quote Dante, when I see her tell her stories in her own way.. I feel dwarfed..and slightly attracted. I might be a Sapio-Romantic? Who knows! Joy discusses the heavy team of our own mortality and its implications.. but she does so in a very Joy way. The topic is something I am quite familiar with but her visions and her revelations at the end make for an interesting read for anyone. So do visit Joy .. and follow her blog.. she will be the president one day.. and remember a vote for Joy is a vote for love! So I assume a Like for Joy is like liking love as well!
Pinkie Away from Keyboard
I have had my ups and downs this week and the down is mostly been in my energy levels. I do have this a lot but the weather shifting to being super cold is flooring me and making my energy levels next to non existent. That also means I have done next to no exciting stuff! I am playing Dishonored for a Steampunk Review later this month.. and I am having an .. okay time with that so far. Not exactly my game .. but the setting is a lot of fun! I have also been feeling the call to return to Pokémon Shield again, do some shiny hunting and complete the dlc! But that will probably be something for a bit later. I really want to get my shiny Wooloo though! It will be fun to let Whippy the Allcreamie get a Giantamax form as well. Just so many games to play.
Other than that I have had a good talk with my psych.. he did a good job but it did not help my fatigue. I had a good but heavy talk and that took me out of wednesday and a migraine crippled me a bit on thursday which reduced my ability to work ahead. Mind you working ahead does mean writing four posts per day so that might be asking a bit much on days like those but yes unless I find lots of energy today I might not be able to make that guest post for Irina’s blog I tried to make this week! Oh well I will find a way to make everything work.
On Saturday the 5th of December the Dutch and the Belgian people celebrate a tradition called Sinterklaas. It’s about a Saint Nick that comes bearing gifts! The modern western Santa is a mix between our Sinterklaas and the British Father Christmas. Though both outdate the tradition of Santa. Saint Nicolas will stuff your shoes with a present if you have been good.. or a bunch of twigs for corporal punishment if you were bad.. though of course concerned moms abolished those twigs called “de roe” a few years ago. Nowadays more of the tradition is being scrutinized.. for just enough reasons but the country is going made and being divided. So to celebrate the tradition this year I am going to visit my mom, we exchange gifts and share a meal together. No large gifts we will do that around christmas.. but just a nice little gesture. I will go out to do so right after scheduling this post so I can’t tell you what my gift just yet .. but if I am fit enough .. I might update this..probably not though.
Next wednesday I am going to Amsterdam for two days, spend some time in a hotel and do some important stuff while I am there as well, health stuff, but also take my time and enjoy a change of setting for a night. I might not be able to travel back so just making so booked a place to stay just in case and will make the next day an enjoyable one. We are going to eat some Tapas at the hotel, with some drinks at the hotel bar.. a friend is coming along to drive me and for support. And we will go to the Vondelpark or zoo depending the next day to relax a bit! Depending on how crowded the city is!
Depending on my energy levels I might skip a daytime post or two so I can relieve my workload a bit and work ahead a bit more.. if I am good with energy however, I do plan to bring you my interpretation of a Pokémon Steampunk Game. I want to talk about a Steampunk anime movie, and watch another Steampunk movie as well! I also managed to beat the super hard game Steel Empire for Americans.. but Empire of Steel for us Europeans so you can expect a review for that to drop soon as well!
Regardless of my energy levels the animini’s will at least keep coming! So that is seven posts of anime already! … As long as I don’t get murdered in Amsterdam at least! Who knows! Regardless on what happens I plan to make the next week a great one! And I hope you will do so to! Let me know how your week has been in the comments and onto the next! 2021 is drawing closer!
7 thoughts on “The Paradise Weekly Gazette 4: 30 November to 6 December”
Thanks for the shout out with the gazette. That was very kind of you. The Scott-Jon Spencer front is certainly a good explanation when it comes to mutual blogger friends ever since I came up with Iridium Eye 3 years ago. Haha!
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I might be thinking to much into subgroups but I do think the people in that group do best with your energy and type of content and I see a lot of them in your comment section! But happy to give you the shout out really loved that piece you did !
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Gotcha. Thanks for that observation. It’s great that you appreciated that last Top 7 list. I have some ideas for one next month.
I’d love to go to Amsterdam. England and Ireland are the only parts of Europe I’ve visited.
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Amsterdam is quite a nice place to visit , especially , it’s a bit to urban and city for me to be there for a long time but it is a place lots of weird and wonderful things can happen.
I haven’t been to the states myself but I have been to most of western europe. Greece is missing but that isn’t really the west anymore. But yes benefit of living in a small country is that other cultures are quite close by
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The last couple of weeks have not been kind here. The weather turned off really cold suddenly and now everyone feels rotten, the Covid stats are way up here and everyone seems to have decided to just give up and quit following any precautions – and us immunosuppressed still have to ride the public bus system with ’em. Life is great if I never needed to leave the house 😀 I have been very much enjoying the steampunk month so far! I love it that you’re watching Natsume – a huge favorite of mine – so that’s a lot of fun for me to follow 😀 I like these little digests! I love your tophat! And Amsterdam sounds like fun (outside of the health stuff). I always like taking something tedious that has to be done and finding a way to wrap fun around it 😀 I wanna go to the zoo…
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Thanks there were a few pink tophats to choose from but I’ve chosen this one.. there were a lot of pink goggles as well.. but these were easiest to warp around the size of my eyes. As usually goggles are shot from an angle!
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