Dear Island Guests, Today’s cocktail is contained in a slightly smaller container than the previous weeks! Due to roadworks in front of my street , I had a lot of construction noise keeping me from focussing on my writing properly or following a movie. So I missed two posting slots! Luckily Kuro stepped in this week so in the end we are only one cocktail short for this grande desert. However since the Netherlands went into full lockdown as well.. there isn’t that much Pinkie AFK either! So let’s take a look at the events that took place this week.
This week wasn’t as great for anime as the week before! Cowboy Bebop was a bit of a letdown for me this week and I am not fully sure how I feel about Utena yet. However Natsume offered a very strong episode and Samurai Flamenco ended on a high note for me! The latter being my favourite view! That ending came so out of left field! It was great!
Digimon Adventure – Episode 15- Zudomon’s Iron Hammer of Lightning.
Samurai Flamenco – Final Episode – Naked Samurai Flamenco
That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime – Episode 21 – Shizu San’s Students
Revolutionary Girl Utena – Episode 3 – On the Night of the Ball
Hikaru no Go – Episode 26 – Welcome to the A-League
Natsume Book of Friends – Episode 6 – Sparrow at the Bottom of the Lake
Cowboy Bebop – Episode 6 – Sympathy for the Devil
The staff is very busy this week! Not only did Kuro post a teaser for their very own novel , Sunny and Indigo have also started working on their drafts. Sunny’s post was even finished.. right after I planned out the rest of the week content so tomorrow you will see a brand new Sunny story! This week however we are treated to Kuro’s amazing teaser for a big story they are working on! Let me know what you think about it in the comments!
Pinkie’s Other Post
Due to a lot of street noise, the mental stress of the lockdown and mostly the negative reception of the people trying to do what is the best for everyone, I did not get that much done this week! A second reason is.. I stumbled on a few Steampunk games I just can’t get myself through. I would not call it bad.. But no matter how hard I try, Dishonored doesn’t do anything for me. A Gadget post did not work out because I could not find any gadgets that are steampunky enough that I did not cover yet in either my Zombie survival plan or that just do not fit steampunk! Eeek! So what DID I do!
I played a video game that feels very much like a D&D .. to a fault even! But it sure is Steampunk!
I watched a great steam powered movie by the director of Akira!
Camp Coconut Updates
Big news on the camp Coconut front! Let’s start with the adventures of our little guys! The Shy coconut went shopping and came home with a new skirt inspired by Alice in Wonderland. It doesn’t fit perfectly yet because it is rather hard to dress up a coconut in a skirt! Still it fits so much better than just those little horns! The Buddy Coconut came out and helped the island get ready for christmas. Bringing a lot of ribbon so we can wrap all the presents! So that is very much appreciated. Thank you very much for the help Buddy Coconut.
King Coconut saw that his subject was working hard to get the island ready for Christmas and decided to chime in. Bring us some nice sets of wrapping paper. It is quite funny to see King Coconut lug those rolls of paper along! His crown nearly fell off his head and the trew a little tantrum. After sipping some coffee though he calmed a bit down and remembered he wanted to look cool and edgy! ..which resulted in us having a lot of black wrapping paper! Thank you very much for the help King Coconut!
Now Camp Coconut has evolved! No longer do we only rely on Kofi for donations but we also have a Patreon now! By supporting this you can get an additional.. or a first of course Coconut on three separate levels. Villagers, who are much like the Kofi Coconuts and get the same benefits only.. “monthly”.. Adventurer Coconuts, who will be invited ot a brand new discord server filled with games and influence on this blog.. and Hero Coconuts who can participate in the upcoming (starting in January) Paradise D&D where we play Dungeon and Dragons 5th Edition.. with a twist! Everyone is A Coconut and items, monsters and encounters will all be based on your small statue! Think Honey I shrunk the kids.. in Paradise..the roleplay.. but with coconuts instead of kids! Of course there are a few more benefits but you can check those out .. by clicking on the picture below! We already have one Hero Coconut which also happens to be King Coconut! Will he remain the king or can the Kofi followers throw him off the throne?! Let’s find out! Will the hero king make it through our upcoming adventures?! You will all be informed later!
Posts that Impressed Pinkie
You can visit all the following posts by clicking on the sub-sequent images!
It’s almost Christmas time and with everything going in lockdown here I am not getting any gifts this year! We planned gifts but since everyone went crazy and the post office basically is backed up so hard, there is no mail ordering gifts as well! So instead me and mom decided to spoil ourselves in January.. save your money for gifts, just be there for each other and christmas and spoil ourselves when the world becomes a bit less crazy. So this year I am looking at gift for myself. Heather from Geeking By shows a lot of pins that are quite amazing! Maybe I will buy one of these! Which one do you think would fit me the best?!
For a image that links to her site I did not know what to do! So I turned her into an enamel pin herself…I am not a great artist!
I am always trying to make original content. New Blog tags, like the Kore Wa Watashi Award which is really making its way around right now! I thought it died a while ago! So whenever another content creator does something similar I am all for it. Annie created a delightfully fun new blog tag focussed around Christmas! How would she spend her time with anime characters?! So adorable! I squeeed a bit! She also did one for K-pop but that could have used more cute anime animals eating cookies! I know nothing about the genre though so perhaps people eating cookies is cute as well?
Mallow is like the Good Guy of Anime Blogging, along with Raist who has sadly become absent again, let’s hope he recovers soon and has a great christmas. Mallow however is the more hidden good guy.. the type that picks you up and advises you a good shoe-store so you don’t trip on those pesky heels anymore. Raist is more the type that picks you up and compliments you on how funny that fall was or how graceful you hit the deck! Anyway Mallow saw a post he liked about the top 10 anime openings and endings of 2020 and he decided to do it himself.. shortened to a top 4. While I do not share his taste in music I think, I am absolutely and pleasantly surprised by his idea to turn it into a blog tag! Just so he can help other people to write! I really commend him for finding a way to make something simple as a top 4 into a good guy, community engagement thing! We need more people like this in the world!
Watching anime in a weekly format instead of binging the heck out of things has given me a lot more of appreciation for the finer details. I still don’t like watching seasonal anime because then I get stuck in the hype or hate and it taints my personal experience. However older the series, I am having so much fun watching them in a weekly format! ..Not all.. but a lot of anime are just so much more impactful if episodes can breathe a bit! Biblyonyan is much more eloquent about this than I am though so check that amazing post out!
Pinkie Away from Keyboard
So this leaves me in a bit of a pickle! We went into full lockdown since Monday so there isn’t too much to do so my away from keyboard news isn’t actually away from Keyboard. It’s stuff I did besides blogging or stuff I haven’t blogged about. So with that being said! I reached a milestone! Back when I started as Pinkie’s Pokemon, I encountered a blog called Pokémon Blog. WordPress biggest Pokémon blog.. but all it did was news reports.. it has several bloggers but they all just copy paste news reports, there is no community interactions and overall they are very much what I do not want to be! I always set my goal to one day surpass them. That day was this week! I surpassed my “rival” and so the end of that arc has been completed. Of course I did not do that by just blogging about Pokémon.. but hey I chose a different route! In a way it was THE goal I needed to achieve before I could give this blog up! I am not quitting my blog.. but i feel I beat my final boss! Time for a sequel!
Other than that I have been keeping indoors to the extreme! If we are in Lockdown I will go in lockdown I will try to minimise my contact with others as much as I can! Sometimes I will need to see people .. just because I am human but I try to limit it as much as I possibly can without losing my sanity! As a result I have been a bit more active in the streaming community. Following my favourite Pokétuber Patterrz. I have also been watching DeeBeeGeek’s Breath of the Wild playthrough! They are both very fun and nice people! Their chats are medium sized, mostly Patterrz, really responds well to chat! It is nice to get this form of human interaction. I have also softcore become fascinated with V-tubers. I am not watching their streams.. but I am watching a lot of clips!
However… I had a bit of an annoying week! They are fixing the street up right in front of my new building so I have a lot lot LOT of construction noises which is driving me slightly nutty! I do not have to pay for massage seats because my house is shaking all day anyway! It left me a bit anxious and withdrawn.. keeping my windows closed so I don’t at least see that metal monstrosity swinging close by window all day! Not fun! Yet we do what we gotta do! Next week will be nice for sure!
For the coming week we got a Sunny post coming up on the blog! A brand new story about an aquatic adventure! I will also post my review of Wild Wild West, one of the campiest steampunky movies ever. Then I want to do a smallish post for christmas. That being said I might choose not to post anything , including Animini’s on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, perhaps even leading into boxing day depending if the roads are slippery or not and I will need to stay at my moms on Christmas day. It really depends. Reasons is that in combination with the traffic issue and people en masse being away or with family with christmas I doubt content would be missed that much. I might be mistaken but I kind of want to avoid me tripping over content that isn’t read anyway and I want to be able to have a nice dinner with my mom and with a friend on christmas eve without constantly getting alerts of likes and reactions. I am not going to be able to interact anyway so maybe I am just not doing anything! We will see!
That being said I wish everyone some happy holidays even if we might not get what we have come to expect by now.. and this year Christmas might be a bit bleak, all that matters is that we are safe, healthy and have a merry day… regardless if that includes festivities, anime, games or whatever else.. I’ll leave up to you! I am not saying having a killer christmas.. I am just saying I hope your days will be merry and bright!