This won’t be a long post, but it needs to be said! About two months ago I took my Hiatus , promising I would return to blogging once I settled a bit inmy streams a bit… that time has come.. but the desire to blog is no longer there.
Why I am Moving on
I have written a few post about how blogging did not give me the energy I want. How I felt out of touch with the community and how stuff like ghost liking and empty comment sections. It did not do what I wanted it to do… at least to me personally! I earned a respectable number of follows, with 600+ i wasn’t a microblog…. but over half of them were ghost follows. For example I have 17 aquarium sites following me.. just because I wrote about fish playing Pokémon. Streaming to me … fixed that.
The energy I found in streaming was so overwhelming and it makes me feel so alive.. and myself, that I feel I can not fully return to blogging. The communities are very different, and while I very much appreciate people in the blogging community as well, the energy of the streaming Vtubing community resonates much stronger with me. During blogging I felt much more a need to conform.. and do the general thing.. while in streaming I feel I can be much more me.. and do my own thing that is off the beaten path. It can be done in blogging but it to me once to often resulted into high effort low result posts.
It doesn’t help that I have increasingly fallen out of love with anime. I still like it it fine… but the passion is gone. The newer anime are fine, but to me there is nothing I can talk about! My opinion in the end is moot. I am an casual anime enthousiast, but talking about things you enjoy I feel.. is not strong enough.. to really put yourself on paper you have to talk about what you love. Gaming and especially retro gaming is what has my heart the most… and that is a medium that goes not translate to well to blogging. Sure for modern games we can write reviews, material is plenty available and everything is on such a level that gaming hits the same…. retro gaming however is different. There is no way to write how bad controls can be, how mid 2000 a game can feel without showing it. And if you have ever seen my blog tags, you could already see I want to tell things.. fairly visually.
WordPress was duct tape for me.. to create content. I wasn’t out as a trans woman yet , so my voice could not be heard. I was ashamed of it. So I had to find a way to make content without my voice! Content I could make by myself. Yet my heart truely belonged in the video world and the vtubing world and as I got to know more and more people in that world who helped me find the courage to reveal my voice.. and do what I really wanted to do… the shine vanished of blogging for me. Because it was a choice I made to deny myself.. in a way it will always be a shackle I keep on myself.. to not be the me I truely wanted to be…. but me setteling… well I am done with setteling. I want my pure happiness.
I had the idea to start over, make a website about content creation.. of any kind, make it a sort of a springboard for my Twitch career. Yet it would not work! In the past I begged people to follow me on YouTube as it would mean the world to me of people would help me get my numbers up. That post got almost 30 likes, while my YouTube subscribers grew by less than 5. It could give me a few extra follows sure! Yet I just feel so strongly that my efforts are better spend on social media like Twitter… or making a Tiktok even. I reached with WordPress what I want to reach with it.. I have beaten that game.
It doesn’t help that by not paying for my subscription in time , all the visual work on the website has been nullified. It has been all taken away , and my laptop struggles currently so it would not be to easy to restore either… a cosmic farewell gift as it were that told me… you made the right choice!
Now while I do not get the energy I need here anymore, that does not mean I hated my time on WordPress… it simply prepared me for the next arc. WordPress was my Chuunin Exam, so that afterwards I could soar like a Ninja..Unicorn-Duck-Princess. It made me realise my voice mattered, no matter what shape I take. I made some amazing friends.. and I do promise i will return to read their blogs in the near future, and you can always talk to me on Twitch, e-mail, discord or Twitter. I will talk to just about everyone and I am thankful to you all for being there on my journey! I have seen some amazing talents, some heart warming people and some of you made me cry! I cried in good and bad ways .. so trough blogging I truly lived and experienced something and I would not trade it in… thank you all!
I was welcomed in communities, I might not even have fully belonged in, I was welcomed among talented and amazing writes and I received many compliment that to this day I feel I was not worth off. I know that those who looked after me around here will look after me in the future on mediums such as Discord Twitch and Twitter… regardless if I pull the plug right here.. I won.. I got what I wanted.. and I have you all to thank.
Yet I expected to find it more difficult to wrap this up… to start crying and feel a compulsion to find a way to blog anyway! I am that kind of girl! You know .. I love you all , so I expected I could not give it up, yet here I am more confident than ever that this indeed is the right choice for me! I would like to thank my staff, and they will be allowed to continue on here if they wish! I will not kill off the site! They are also very welcome to do some other projects with me in the future.. like maybe a blog on my Kofi, a Twitlonger discussion or heck even guest appearances on streams would be fine! This is not the end… this is just a metamorphosis! I evolved! You guys were my Moon Stone… so thank you.. everyone!
Yuni D’uque of Fabuland
Where do we go from here?! Well of course I would not leave you guys without shouting out all the ways to contact me!
Secondly a Discord is coming once I have reached 100 Twitch followers! Which is currently only 25 followers away! A link will be posted on my Twitter and of course my Twitch! Speaking of which.
Twitch: Due to some technical issues I switched from YouTube to Twitch for streaming. Mostly because of lower chat delay, which was huge for me as well as some other factors such as my OBS integration being better and over all me having less bugs. Regardless! Here I stream about 4 European evenings around 8PM BST. I am a retro focussend variety streamer! So if that sounds up your alley… be sure to join! Once I reach 100 followers there, we will have a celebration Stream, so any support is appreciated.
Finally I also have a YouTube .. I recently made a new intro for my Twitch channel which I uploaded there.. but I will alos start making some special YouTube content soon.. once I get a bit more comfortable with watching my own content!
Check out my channel opening here as it will link you to my channel as well!
I hope to see you at my Twitch, or soon I will see you on your blog.. but for now this has been Pinkie’s Paradise! I thank you all for reading.
I have sat in front of this screen a fair few times! What do I write? Why am I not feeling it? I have the ideas! Yet something is wrong? Is this it? Does my journey end here? Should I just end the blog? These are questions I have been asking these questions the last few days. Should I just move on from blogging? I found an answer… but it isn’t a straight forward one! Today we will talk about that a bit!
As per today I will be taking a official hiatus until I have officially started streaming. I have been feeling conflicted and trying to split my time. Finding out what to do with my blog, I have written several ideas for an anniversary post , but ended up canning them all and overall I have been falling behind a lot just because of the stress of having two items to juggle which I still need to figure out .. what direction I am juggling them in! I want my streaming to go well, and I have found out that I can let the blog go a bit more.. being a bit more of my venty space or journal of sorts so I will just be expanding that peace of mind and keep posting to a minimum. If STAFF comes up with posts , I will make sure those post will go up so the site is not dead.
How long does this Hiatus last? Probably not to long, maybe trough August.. maybe not even that. My personal goals right now are. Setting up the final things I need to get my streaming working. Produce some videos for my channel, do some real life stuff I have been neglecting as well. Once I have pushed off a lot of production and catching up stuff of my plate, any spare time I have can be used for blogging and other stuff, but I need to know how much time and energy I will have between streaming, dm’ing in d&d social.. and then how much is left for blogging. I do plan to return to blogging one way or another… but I need time to balance my hours. Right now it isn’t super high on my priority list.
When I do get back the blog wil once more go trough significant changes. I will shift towards a more gaming oriented style of content at the very least, simply because so many of my time is dedicated to gaming. I can combine it better. I love anime.. I just realised I am not passionate about it! I deeply enjoy it and I really enjoy digging deep into the narrative aspect and world building aspects.. but I am not passionate about episode to episode content. I do not care about ratings and I can not see myself returning to my classic format… I made an important discovery about myself in these past few days. I thought I was looking for people who liked games and anime and wanted to talk about that… but I wasn’t looking for that. I am thriving much more on the energy of creators. Talk about creating.. and with that I realise what I want to do to get the spark back.
Filled with determination I curse at how difficult it is again to make a title appear in cursive on WordPress.. every single time it goes wrong.. it only puts a few letters in cursive, or not at all. I have come to resent the editor and while I realise every medium comes with it’s difficulties, I realise I do not care enough anymore to bother to fix it. I want to cut down editing work in WordPress becaue WordPress was always a means to an end for me! A second choice because my first was locked away.. but that no longer is the case. Yet I also realise that because there are so many annoying things and difficult things about creating… that might just become my new angle. I do not want a space about reviews or reviewing content.. I want a space about content creating for content creators.
So when I will get back, I will probably do a massive rebrand.. bigger than before. No Paradise 3.0 … but basically something new! A proper evolution! I want to create a website.. that while using the blog format is about creators showing of their content whatever it is. I want to welcome people who make a drawing.. and have a little story to tell about their artwork, even if it is a one off. I want to open the website up to streamers, who want to show of their stream, talk to people about their funny moments and create a comment section that is much more filled with content creators. Say I share my streams with you.. to show you the world of Vtubing. Perhaps Periwinkle can show off a piece of music he wrote, Cherry can put out an recipe she had, or you can show your dailies in an MMO… I want to start a platform that is much more a portfolio that encourages people to create. If you want to write a fan fiction and also show your skills in a fighting game but can not find a platform, you can join us. If you want to plug your stream, but do not constantly want to tell what you are about , you can write a post and keep sharing that with your world.
Think of it as small creator community, working a bit together for clout. Not just inside the our bubble of creators but also beyond. Introduce anime bloggers to a Vtuber, show gamers some easy recipes and perhaps educate some movie buffs on the world of anime. The idea is that we come from many worlds, yet trough a passion to create we are bound, a medium where everyone can freely write about how nice it is to see your followers grow, to share ideas on how to build a community trough experience and to ponder on some dillema’s you see in the world. So expect me to post my streams, but also posts like “how do I stream for zero viewers” or “are all bonds between a creator and a fan parasocial”? If you written a cool piece of code and want to show it to the world but also want to be a loveable goof while doing so there is no way you have to keep it to yourself. You create and I think that bond of creating is already great to make a platform. Not restricted by genre persé.
So you can expect content like “What problems can you encounter as a female gamer content creator” .. but also “Check out my Kawaii as heck desk!” “Check out this ruleset for D&D I made” or even “This is my OC” there isn’t anything that is not allowed. Yet it will be more about creating. Rather than a review about ” Twisted Metal” on Playstation it will shift to “My experience with Twisted Metal” or “Remembering my first Anime”. Stories that pushed me.. or those willing to join me into creating. Perhaps you made an OC you want other people to adopt now, you could market it here! I want to make a space FOR creators BY Creators, ABOUT Creating. The struggles you have with your own blog, plus shoutouts, the content you would dream to create and where we can help you make it more reachable by giving tips are maybe even lending a hand. I will still be the owner of the site.. but I want it to be more of a creators convention! I’ll be your princess.. but she can not run a nation by herself! I will create a virtual creator nation and posts here.. and anywhere will be the fruits of our labour.
Does this mean that the STAFF can’t do reviews anymore? No it doesn’t! Reviews are also a form of content creation.. what it means is, I am opening the doors. If you rather make a paint drawing about your game experiece, make a comic , make a video or talk about those cool assets you made for your own blog, you now can! If you want to make an AMV.. you can share it here, if you want to make a pacman cake or tell about your experience in a roleplay you can do it here. What I want is a space where I can talk with people about that tingly feeling when you finally finished that project. That artwork.. or how you make an overlay for your stream without being able to draw. I want you to share your passion rather than something you think an audience would like to see. I want to show the world what I am passionate about.. and what troubles me towards that goal. I want to chase my dream.. and make this place highlight that dream.. rather than being a distraction to that dream.
If you can not find the words in text..dub over some video game footage and tell us trough actions. I do not care about your mic quality! We all start somewhere! I want to be a creator that is okay with being tiny as long as I can create. Yes I had to settle for a throne asset on a screen that is not the best.. but until I can find an artist.. that is okay as I can chase that dream! I want to gather people who think like that on here as well! Share a drawing, that you might not feel totally confident about! Share it with people like you who still are tiny creators, some wordsmiths others are good with a brush, yet again others might be able to sing. Allow you to be inspired by each others passion and don’t be afraid to accept a hand that boosts you up! If I write a post about a Vtuber here.. feel free to write why you love her more. If Periwinkle plays some shitty PS2 game feel free to interact and play that game as well. Let’s create with each other and learn about other worlds and ideas as well as we do!
That is my dream… and it will be what I will try to push this blog forward to be! I would love to be it more of a “website” than just a blog. One where you can join other creators and me.. and just talk about crafting and creating. No gatekeeping, any creator is welcome! I am so happy now that I am chasing my dream! And I want to share that with people! I just imagine other people would love to do that as well! So once I flesh this out more take a look for a new brand and a new future! I will see you guys then.. and maybe on a new brand name!
As a Princess who blew up her serfs, it can get a bit lonely on my island sometimes! I know in the blogosphere I still have some servan-uhm nakama walking around.. but still! When I searched for an anime waifu.. I found Sayaka a lovely waifu.. who is kinda too young for me… but did you know most Vtubers are like MILLIONS of years old! That’s perfect for a boomer like me! So now we are searching for a Vtuber bride! And today we look at the drop DEATH gorgeous Calliope Mori!
Who is Calliope
First of all let me address the fact that no one ever called her Calliope, so we call her what everyone else calls her.. Calli. Which is a lot easier to type as well! Calli is part of HoloLive EN’s first generation… HoloMyth. She was the first english VTuber I was aware of.. at least actively and drew me in straight away. Calli is a grim reaper, the embodiment of death… see now my typo in the introduction makes sense huh! She allegedly lives in the Underworld but likes to visit modern day Japan a lot! Not only to reap… but to rap! You see while Calli has mixed feelings about the fires of a certain phoenix, she does like to spit flames herself. She often takes a bit of a leadership role of HoloLive En members and is by far the most cool headed of them all.
I would have talked about her debut here.. and dates.. but you know what.. google is your friend. If you care about that history enough it is very easily searchable. If you are into Calli enough you probably know already! If you did not know about her yet, then I bet you don’t really care when she debuted. She is nearing her one year anniversary of streaming and currently has 1.55 million followers! That is the important part! That is quite impressive! Not as impressive as her fellow Gura Gawr who debuted on the same day and now is one of the .. if not the biggest Vtuber around with well over 3 million followers. The latter won’t feature in this series though…because she looks like a kid. That’s a bit of an iffy subject.. so let’s focus on this much more mature lady! Calli not only streams on a regular basis , she also produces a lot of songs, some are even used for games.
Calliope’s followers are called Deadbeats… you know it’s funny because she lays out them SICK BEATS .. and she is death! Calli’s own nicknames are stuff like CallioP to do that whole rapper thing a bit more, Calli .. like everyone calls her and Dad. Yes this pink haired woman is often referred to as dad for her behaviour and patriarchal role towards Hololive EN.. but also to chat. She also has the nickname/description of being a Tsudereaper…which I will have to adress in her breakdowns of positives and negatives which we will get to shortly! For those wanting to know who Calliope Mori is without dipping in Vtuber culture… here is a two hour podcast!
The Upsites on Dating Calli
Her voice! Her Voice!
As an greysexual mono-romantic (into female) , trans-woman I have very little urge to do bedroom games! I am not really looking for the bedroom bounce in a girl. I am looking for company and conversation! I think Calli is great for the latter! Because her voice is so unique and distinguished. It makes me feel safe and protected! I love her vocal ticks as well, she is very emotable! .. When she speaks you know exactly what kind of mood she is in, just by hearing her and that makes her easy to be around… don’t get me wrong, I love squeaky voices as well.. but more in an envious way! I am jealous I don’t have Wolychu’s voice , I would sacrifice 100 first born children to get Nyanner’s voice and I would murder all the heroes in Dragon Ball to wish for Ironmouse’s voice… but Calli… well that voice makes me wanna lie on her lap.. cry and she tells me it’s all gonna be okay! She has a good voice for a grim reaper and a good dad voice! She has an amazing ASMR voice as well! She could read the cat in the hat to me… and I am NOT a cat person!
She inspires me!
Back when I was a moth and I started my Youtube channel I took the action because I was inspired by Calliope and her song about creating. In one of her songs she challenges the so called VTweeters to start creating.. and while I think as a blogger I have always have been creating, I realised that I was settling for creation! I wasn’t happy with just blogging! I wanted more! I had an itch that my blog simply could not scratch and I let my fear of not being deemed a true woman stand in the way. .. when I heard Calli call me out however I was like… I should just start creating indeed.It might not be perfect.. and I might get swept up in the endless pit of Vtubers, but that should never stop me from trying because if I do I will get swept away for sure. While my time as a Moth was short lived.. I did not quite because of disappointing reception of my videos, no .. I wanted this Vtuber experience in a purer form! This was great! I wanted to pursue this without settling as much and that included my voice. I want more options to interact and create.. and while that invoked some powerful demons .. it also made me feel I am more on the right track then ever… and yes I will most likely fail as a creator.. the odds are against me to make it big.. but that isn’t my dream, my dream is to try! To have done this thing… because it is me to some extend! That flame was ignited because of Calli.. and her song!
She is the best Dad (and Sheriff) !
What?! No I don’t want children’s! Eeeeeew! Baka! That’s not why this is a plus! I’d rather have rats then children! And no I don’t want no DADDY either. *Bonk* No.. I will admit I find Calli’s dad behaviour attractive and that is perfectly normal! One can either be drawn in by someone like you, someone like a parent or someone that is an opposite of you! These three are the most normal romantic biasses a person can have… and while Calli is not like my dad very much, she does embody the values i’d want from that. Where Korone whom i discussed last time is more similar to me, in the attraction spectrum of things, that would lead to a relationship that is fun and cosy.. meanwhile a relationship with Daddy Calli would supplement my life. She adds an energy I am severely lacking, albeit in another role. Trough streams she has shown to embody this energy on several occasions and towards people she is romantically shipped with as well. I think the parrent-child archetype of relationship also works best for a romance that is light on bedroom stuff, as Calli would get her satisfaction out of taking care for me and I would get energy by being taken care off! I am a princess after all.. and just look at this clip and tell.. she is a great dad!
The Downsides of Dating Calli
Her Drip is better than mine!
There is an alarming trend going on in the anime and vtuber world.. and that is the trend of Drip… I HATE Drip. Why would I need to dress like some nineties Urban character with swag and golden chains and a baseball cap! But nowadays kids thing you are cool.. if you have drip.. and oh boy does Calli have drip. Recentenly Hololive EN has gotten their second outfits and Miss Mori’s outfit is unashamed..complete drip! Red as well.. which isn’t a colour I particularly like! I will be honest I do not like the outfit.. or the massive underground rapper act. I mean it is what it is and to an extend that is the true Calli and I accept that …. BUT it can be a bit much. It comes with this urban lingo .. you know peasant talk and as a prim and proper princess that lingo really vexes me. Like Drip.. or flaming mixtape. What is a mixtape even when it’s not on an actual tape?! Spittin Rhymes or Spittin truths sounds so UGLY to me. I like Calli best when she isn’t doing that thing.. but it is her passion. I could get used to it and I will admit on her it is less annoying and kinda charming then on some other people I see try it … but you know.. if people bow to your royal highness.. that is me.. and my waifu goes.. Yoyoyo Sup Bitches… we might give out mixed signals. Besides.. I can’t stand the thought of people thinking my waifu is more swag than me!
She doesn’t know how a Kazoo works!
So this one might seem petty! It is not like I require my waifu to know how to play the kazoo… and by now Calli DOES know how to play the Kazoo..however when something doesn’t work Calli apparently does toss it aside and just orders another one! She is one of those people who “doesn’t read the manual” … now I will admit.. as a princess, I am a little bit high maintenance.. so I have a manual! Does that mean Calli will toss me aside as well when I am acting up? Chat had to tell her how a Kazoo works because she did not want to deal with figuring out how to make it work herself. She lacks a… scientific curiosity sort of speak.. that might make it difficult for her to hit it off with me. I am like a Kazoo, I am used a bit differently from similar products. I do not have all the parts you expect me to have nor does working with me come natural. I have quirks you need to play around. You can’t dominate me and just force sound out of me because I will shut down.. but if you are to gentle or throw yourself at me without making me do any work.. I wont play a happy tune either. Cali luckily DOES not like people throwing themselves at her romantically either.. so maybe she would understand…but the Kazzoo makes me think otherwise!
That Stupid Bird!!!
Most Vtubers have shipping partners. Korone had Okayu, IronMouse has CdawgVA. Gura and Amelia are a thing.. so it is not surprising that the sexy daddy that is Calli has a ship as well. My rival for her love would be Kiara Takanashi .. a phoenix girl who can’t be killed a always revives.. which is basically the same thing my unicorn blood does for me! However Kiara is very similar to me .. in the sense that she would murder me to get Calli to be hers and hers alone. I would murder her to make Calli mine.. but in the end we would just be in an endless cycle of murder…. and I am lazier than Kiara so I would not bother with it as much! You see I would not want my outfit to be shredded… and the bird attacks with a sword and shield. I just use a polearm/lance . Which means most of the time she will have an advantage as well. That is troublesome! The bird lives into that german country that sounds like Australia as well.. meaning she lives very close by where I live and it could just get very bothersome. Kiara might be needed to networking myself into the big leagues.. so if I make her an enemy, I’d be in trouble! So I have to wonder, is Calli worth giving up my dream of fame?! Perhaps I should date Kiara instead.. I mean I have pink hair and am a bit cold on the romantic side, I live in the Nether(lands) so I do have similarities.. but she is so loud! Kiriki… perhaps if I can trap her in a vault and sink her to the bottom of the ocean i’d be fine… but Gura could just free her since they are friends and she is a shark. This might be one love rival I can not beat.. or that cost me more than it would get!
How eligible is Calli
Now it is time to look how compatible we are… and I must draw a conclusion that … I don’t know! Either we could REALLY hit off, or not work at all! On the one hand I do think we are both looking for the same type of energy in a relationship, we would not smother each other and let each other do their own thing. Which is great! It could be a really healthy relationship…. yet I think it would be a very low energy relationship as well. An inverse friends with benefit type of deals. We comfort each other and support each other like in a relationship, without the lusty stuff. Which would be fine… if things came naturally! However fighting off Kiara, or for her to present next to a girly girl and me to a modern rapper girl.. would take a lot of effort on both of our parts! What we could have WOULD be beautiful and pure…but is it worth the price of admission?! Probably not! I do have a faint sense of lust for her.. but I think she is better as fantasy than as a Waifu! A celerity crush or such! That is why I give her an eligibility score of 6 mic drops!
Greetings Pleasants, as people might know I had a recent spell of blogging Dysphoria that made me question if I even want to keep pursuing this blog. It’s a great world and community, but I am not sure if it is fully my community! I do enjoy myself when writing, but dealing with that other stuff has been a struggle, stuff like topic selection, or what I want to achieve with a post. Also stuff like editing efforts and such! So I decided to develop a format that would deal with my issues! And out came out Pinkie Talks.
Why Pinkie Talks was born
I always had a dream of a very interactive blog, focussed on creative content, rather than reviews. However for those topics I am in a niche that isn’t large enough to maintain that interactivity. Reviews would be received well, and I consider tose low effort posts for me personally, while high effort posts did not nearly do as well. When my closest chat friends became aware and pointed out that lots of times my comment sections end up empty I realised I was burning a lot of energy on formats that I could not maintain without interactivity. I can not turn people into conceptual Pokémon if no one in my comments said.. Wow I like this, do me next. I COULD write anime concepts based on random things using wheels and generators.. but again..I’d burn energy to update said wheel, while I rather have it from audience interaction anyway. That is not anyone’s fault , it is just me structuring my posts wrong. I became dependent on my audience, and with me often to find enough energy to make it trough a day I could not keep up with 70 blogs to ensure interaction either.
WordPress should be obligation free, for anyone. You do not OWE me a response, so I should not demand one. I might be a princess, but that was still wrong. I have no legal authority in your country yet after all! Still the passion to write was there.. so I wanted something that is more static in nature. Yet also something that isn’t what everyone else does. It’s not that I dislike reviewng or dislike all of your reviews… it is a much deeper issue. Whatever I attempted as a kid.. dad always told me I was not good enough in that… he still does! He recently told me I will suck as a streamer/VTuber. He talked down on the whole idea.. and when dad is a video producer/online content maker/web designer.. that stings.
Whatever sport I played as a kid, whatever hobby I picked.. he told me I was not good enough. What’s worse is.. I believed him. It nestled in my brain and stuck there…. so now whenever I do something I see the mass does.. my brain will ALWAYS tell me I am not good enough. I WILL be the worst streamer, I AM the worst blogger…not factually but in my head… in my dads voice that is a truth I still can’t deny! It sucks the joy out of things quite often…. but when I am unique and do things my way… . I might suck…but you also can’t compare me to others.
Now while Pinkie talks, is in essence just a log on what’s happening in my life and mind, and thus it is the very first defintion of blogs, I can escape that sense of judgement..because I am not reporting about Cowboy Bebop.. or Breath of the Wild, I am reporting about ME. I am the only person in the world who makes logs about me… so while I am the worst at it.. most likely I also am the best. I tried to trick myself into this by making my reviews personal…but I saw to many people write about what they wanted to see in reviews and adding standard elements to it.. I fell in that pitfall over and over again.. so I needed to find a way to cope! And doing my own little talkshow and log could work well so I made this a reality!
The Rig of my Dreams… and nightmares
My Vtuber dream is slowly coming to fruition, I am making steps to be the true content creator I desire, and I always admitted that blogging was just me settling, It was the video dream that I had as a kid… but surprise surprise, that costs money, which I did not have at the time. Now Covid helped me save a lot of money because I managed to break free of all those social things I do with friends for quite a while. They all say it costs nothing… it’s just a movie…, it’s just fastfood or it’s a ticket to a theme park but today it’s just … … Well , living on benefits I just realised how much money that costs. About a PC per half year! And that is in a market where scalpers have driven up the prices of pc’s very highly. I love my friends and I love doing stuff with them but my love for them kept my dream under lock and key.. and Covid gave me that key. I could make the sacrifice ..without it being a sacrifice!
So I bought a great new PC! An “AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core (12 threads) 3.7Ghz (turbo: 4.6Ghz) Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 GPU 256GB SSD 16GB DDR4” It even has rainbow fans.. it says on the box! It got delivered to me two days ago! … mostly! The Keyboard I ordered with it did not get delivered…. which is a problem if you have a Laptop! It got delivered in parts anyway and I can’t do the whole pc making thing so a friend of mine will come over to fix that..but I need all parts first so right now it is just sitting pretty on my desk! I proudly showed it to my dad..well the advert to it.. just to realise right after I purchased it .. it dropped 200 euro’s in price! … Frick! Even though I got it on sale, with a banner that said.. this sale will last for 12 more days! It did.. but the base price just lowered! … So that soured my joy a bit!
I got two 24 inch MSI HD screens with it as well! Which had the correct ports to hook it up ot my new tower without problems, and I got those on a fairly sharp sale as well! So I am quite content! They got delivered exactly on time and in good condition so nothing to complain about with that! I am over the moon! With two screens I can finally stream…….. had my microphone been delivered. You see I ordered an adorable Microphone which was supposed to be delivered by amazon yesterday. Including a boom!
Now Insomnia got to me that night so I did not sleep the entire night prior while I was waiting on my early morning delivery! Promising myself I would get a nap afterwards… but alas it got postponed till the afternoon, then until evening and then I got an e-mail saying it would be delivered a few days later. When I woke up this morning I got an email I send them back for a refund which if I did not do this myself meant the goods have been damaged. I will be refunded in 5 to 7 days…. so now I have to order this cutie again! It does mean I can get a capture card along with it as well though! So that’s a plus!
All in all I am super excited to get my new goodies.. but I am being very unlucky in the way I am getting it.
My first Stream
I am quite nervous for today as it will mark my first guest stream! My rig is clearly not set up yet.. but with my headset and an interactive PNG I will make my first appearance on the Twitch page of my new found friend VBI-Kun. Who is a blue cat spicy seiso V-Tuber. Spicy Seiso means … Spicy Pure. This means while the content technically is safe for work, you might want to reconsider showing your boss that this is what you are up to in your spare time. Unwise For Work.. I would call it!
Anyway VBI is a great streamer, who is quite active in the same community as I am and I try to pop by his streams when I can! Besides him I will be playing a game with about six strangers. So I am actually quite nervous! Mostly because it is my voice debut and I hate everything about my voice! I will be talking in character and overly accentuated Falsetto, until I get more speech therapy. So I am kinda nervous! For those interested in the cat man, you can find him at https://www.twitch.tv/vbi_kun
The game we will be playing is called Gartic Phone, which is a web (and I assume mobile) based game where you draw a prompt another player has mentioned. Which can be something weird like “Wolverine eating cabbage” Then the next player is shown your drawing..and they have to make up a new tag for it. Then the next person draws THAT tag and so on! Like one of those old message chain games..but with drawing AND speaking! It’s a really neat game! But there is one problem! I can now draw to save the life of me! Let alone draw within a time limit. Now I know VBI isn’t as much as an artist as many other vtubers either.. but he still draws better than me! So putting my pictures on display for all the world to see is something I look forward to doing.. but I might stand out between artists! Because so many vtubers are artists!… and as people will see tonight (my time) I am not!
I have been pretty insomniac lately so free time is kinda blobbing together with moments of nothingness. I have been watching a lot of Yu-Gi-Oh online content lately which has taken up the slots of my pokemon content , which I am currently on a small break off.. well not really but I just assume less pokémon content. My favourite show to currently follow on the web is Cimooooo’s Progression series. Which is a Yu-Gi-Oh series where the content creator opens Yu-GI-Oh packs (a booster boxx worth of them in virtual form) builds a deck with them.. and then they move to the next set.. getting a new booster box to slowly upgrade their deck!
Man do I enjoy that series! Even though they have entered the horrible generation of pendulums it is nice to see some actualy strategies across the generations that do not involve total blow outs! I also am very much enjoying the History of Yu-Gi-oh series by the same guy! Which highlights iconic decks and Meta builds from ages past! So good! Recently a new series has shown up where he builds one time decks using booster sets in chronological order. .. but this time all the old cards are tossed out! I am hyped for the future!
I watched a very generic movie about ice road truckers, miners and Liam Neeson… It’s called Ice Road and I did not like the movie. I wanted to watch something dumb… and I kinda got that but it was written al wrong. Exposition focussed on the wrong things, emotional moments did not hit their mark and Lawrence Fishburne was completely wasted in a movie that is very generic. The only thing I did like about it was the story!
After a mining accident, a cooperation hires three truckers to bring them the one thing that can rescue the miners… but unbeknownst to our heroes, that same company wants their mission to fail because they cut back costs and increase productivity by disabeling security systems… I do feel that this is indeed an evil of these times, much more so then all those gangs and human trafficking circuits Liam usually encounters. However this is basically a Steven Segal movie with a 70 year old lead. It’s bland and you are better of watching the Ice Road series on discovery… though that has less crazy antics and gunfire.
I tried to watch an anime but I lacked the energy! I tried to get back into animal crossing on Switch but I found myself less drawn to the cute characters and the tedium as before, I started a new island and I slipped up in a few placements and I realised I would have to wait about a week or so before I could fix that and it deflated my passion. I tried to install Beyond Good and Evil on my laptop which was gifted to me by Indigo.. but it installs in french for me… which is very obnoxious mostly because I dont speak french! It is impossible to change the language because that was selectd in the old launcher.. and that doesnt run on the steam version! If I get the Ubisoft Launcher THAT in english and then install the game clean with no trace files of it left it should play in english…but that means
I will play it on my new pc instead. I am trying to make my way trough Soma which is an submarine/machine based horror type game! It is really cool, but the fact that I am a machine and not a person does kinda suck the horror out of it! Still a cool game to play! I love making friends with the little lamp robots underwater and finding several ways to solve a puzzle. Quite good even if I am not very excited let alone be scared . It started out really scary though! It kinda makes me want to play Alien Isolation! I have also been playing some serious legacy of the duelist! A yugioh game I got on Switch.. I have nearly completed 100% of the GX matches and I can finally move onto 5d’s which is my favourite era in Yugioh!
To wrap this post up , let’s talk a bit about what I am planning next week! And to be honest, I am not sure! I hope I can get my pc working that week, but I really need my keyboard and he microphone set to come in in order to make that for work. I am getting some more gender therapy sessions which is good and I think I have an appointment with my psychologist set as well, so all in all it will be a great week for my mental health as having acces to said new pc is to be sure to heighten my spirts as well. If my Insomnia doesn’t break me down to much I plan to do one or two videos for my youtube channel as well. .. Again IF I can get my microphone delivered. I want to make a video where I explain the rules of my channel and maybe do one where I tell a story! I might even convert these Pinkie talks into videos at a certain point.
As for blogs go, will there be any next week?! I am not sure! The laptop had it’s backspace key break! Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t, blogging without backspace is quite annoying! So it depends! I will at least try to do something for the anniversary on saturday, but I am currently still unsure what to do. It might be a bit silly to celebrate two years of blogging anyway! So who knows! We might get something we might not, it’s all up to what I feel like. and that feels okay! I am happy with, I feel no more obligation to my blog, now I can finally blog just for fun! Freedom!
It is time to create another new anime! In each of the Pinkie Creates An Anime posts I ask you guys to come up with a random premise/topic as well as a seemingly unmatching genre for me to create an anime about! In my first entry Kuro-Queen, Fred suggested I should make a Slice of Life Anime about nudists! There is one problem though! I am about as far from a Nudist as Uniduckingly possible! I love clothed people! Way more than I like naked people…yet I buckled down and created a fun little concept of a show I call… Apple Inversion!
Like before I will draw inspiration from iconic bloggers, and maybe some VTuber friends at one point to draw inspiration for my characters! I don’t ask you to associate in my blog in any way, and what I write doesn’t really have to reflect on you as a genuine character. Like many writers I take inspiration from real life and you aspire me… and it gives the community a fun chance to recognise which character is based on who! If you have a problem with me using a character inspired by you, let me know in the comments or reach out on Twitter and I will stop.
To sell some general ideas I will use art form other shows mixed in with some occasional fan art here and there! Because I use a lot of elements together it will be impossible for me to constantly credit all the original artists all the time. but if you are interested in a work feel free to reach out and I will tell you what I know! I do not take credit for any of the drawings.. at worst only for the composition of the “collage”
A special disclaimer for this episode is that I will not include a lot of created art. I know I have a few minors reading blog and to be on the safe side of what is right , what is allowed and what is NSFW as the kids call it these days I decided to leave it up to the imagination!… Mostly! You know looing for “naked” art in combination with anime would force me to look at tons of porn.. and I am just not into that kind of stuff so I will mostly be using mannequins to convey ideas!
Finally this series would really benefit from audience interaction! I would love to be challenged by you with new ideas and writing challenges. So I do kindly request that if you read these things all the way through and you genuinely like this series that you leave a suggestion! That being said I will also not let a lack of interaction be the end of this series! In the end this .. and not anime reviews … is what I love doing and if I can’t get audience reaction, I will create two wheels to spin with topics and genres for me to randomly combine! So don’t worry if you have no idea! This series will keep going either way!
Alright.. let’s get this anime off the ground… First of all I do think a nudist anime would unfortunately be kind of hard to get launched. The big platforms probably would not launch it..because it has too much nudity! So for this one I decided to make it a web based show! Something that can be hosted on nudist websites, and blogs like Fred’s or even mine.. where I can sometimes show the folly of mob mentality! In a way the show would have a highly philosophical aspect to it! Almost educational even. Because of that I would really love it if it was done in a bit of an 80’s or 90’s anime style… with the less cutesy proportions and the much more humble but real colour pallets. So characters would look more.. Gundam Wing like… or maybe Cowboy Bebop’esque rather than My Hero Academia.
The setting of this one is quite special! To be honest.. I am not a nudist and I never will be, so I have no real idea about their struggles, their current community or their humble little rules. I read some stuff on Au Naturel of course.. but I feel as a writer I can’t do that justice. So instead I decided to go for a somewhat different concept and go for a nudist anime in a much more “concept of nudism” way.. It will be set in two worlds! The story will follow a hiking group of geeky bloggers that follow their tour leader Red Riser, an all american male who is a nudist for a hobby. Through an accident they will land in a different world.. a world people all walk naked! The first half of the show will focus on this new world.. which is a parallel of our earth exactly. It will be set in a medium sized town, like Morioh from Jojo’s Part 4, or like Springfield from the Simpsons… you know one of those places that seems small but happens to have pretty much every location your story may require. It will not be a real town.. and the town shall go by the name of Eden.
The First Episode
The show begins showing a man and a woman walking naked through a beautiful garden. They seem in love, they frolic around a bit when they cuddle up against each other next to a tree. The woman says she is hungry and the man decides to go look for some food. While the man is gone the woman hears someone calling out for her…a snake calls out to her and tells her that if she is hungry she should just eat an apple. She is very tempted.. but she refuses to take the apple. Much to the snakes dismay. Then the man shows up again, carrying some tomatoes he found. The woman tells him about her encounter to the snake and as they wonder what would have happened if she had taken the apple… we see them imagine them being punished with shame.. and in their imagination we seem to be fast fowared to present day eden where a slightly grizzled tour guide..in full hiking gear has a big smile on his face… as he is followed by a strange little tour group.
Among the tour-group as a woman dressed in new ages clothes, she appears to be Red’s age give or take a few years. She seems pretty close with a girl wearing a pink wig and some Hime Lolita clothing. Then we see a stereotypical nerdy boy, who does the glasses pushings thing and asks Red.. where the Gunpla store in town is. The group is completed by a tomboyish girl who wears a sports tank top and a tracksuit… with prints of magical girls on them.. and a smaller stature dark skinned bald man.. with a purplish beard. As the group crosses the street we see an immense natural area with mountains and forest in front of them! Eden National Park! “My stomping ground” Red proclaims! “Autumn, if you can give Rosey, Rod, Rita and Rocky their maps.. and lunch kits we can get on our way.
We then see a close up off the map and Indiana Jones style we see a line appear on the map as we see the group trek across a path. With the Hime-Lolita Cosplayer falling down a few times and the Fit girl hopping some boulders. Eventually the group pauses in front of an apple tree, while having their lunch Rosey tries to swipe the dirt from her outfit when the apple she picked rolls away from her.. as she goes to pick it up she discovers a weird portal looking thing…at the back of this apple tree. She tells the group about it and they investigate. Rod theories it might be a wormhole like he has seen in many sci-fi anime, while Rita argues it might be a magical phenomena .. she could know because her best girl.. is a magical girl! Red tests it by sticking one of those walking stick things through and it just goes past the barrier and gets back unharmed.
They decide it is best not to jump through strange portals…but then an accident in the mines nearby causes a mountain cave in and a rock slide. Rosey who is not very fast.. and Autumn isn’t that fast neither know they will never make it to safety… Red as the tour leader then decides that their best bet is going through that portal. As they go behind the portal they seem to end up at the exact same spot.. confused they look around.. nothing has changed.. but when Red tries to stick his walking stick through the portal again.. he hears the loud kachunk of it hitting rocks.. Wherever they are.. they are trapped here now!
Confused, the group tries to reorganise themselves. They notice they lost GPS signal… and their cellphones have no reach..but the hiking path is almost the exact same. Except for one detail… a small sign is placed near the tree that says it is forbidden to eat the fruit! Confused, the group tries to make their way back through town.. and when they get there… The townsfolk all look as strange at them as the group looks on the townsfolk. except Red.. he looks delighted! The townsfolk are all naked. A man shows up.. a short and rotund cop.. kind of looking like Danny Devito.. he has a cop badge tattooed on his chest. He tells the group that it is forbidden to cover themselves as it is disrespectful to nature. Rosey screams in terror while Rod asks if the town at least has some Gunpla store!
The Second Episode
We then would move onto a bit of a timeskip! We see Red sitting at a table with the mayor of the town, he looks like Mayor Haggar from Final Fight… of course they are both naked! They are talking about how Red’s group is adjusting to their new lives and if the apartments provided to them are satisfactory. Red gives us some exposition that people have been slowly adapting. Rod has gotten a job , Lita is giving some fitness training to people and Rocky has been the emotional support that tries to pull everyone trough! We see some clips of them doing their new things… naked. Though some reservations in going out can still be seen. Red then sights and says “ except for Rosey who has fallen into a deep depression and refuses to leave her room”
The mayor then asks Red to take him to her.. as they knock on her door. She opens the door but is rolled up in all the blankets of her bed she could find. Looking deflated and kind of starved. The Mayor and Red try to get trough to her.. with Red telling her.. that if it is because she was slightly more chubby then the others… there is no body shaming here! It is okay! Rosey gets quite angry with him and tells him that is totally not the reason. Unlike Rod and Rita she doesn’t feel shame about being naked.. she doesn’t care she HATES it. She can not express her individuality! She hates uniforms.. and nakedness is just another uniform! At least it is to her! She can’t choose her body. so she can’t express how she truely is.
The Mayor asks if she would like a tattoo, to make herself more unique and he will pay for it.. but Rosey just cries and tells she wants to go home! The Mayor tells her that he sends people to check on the portal every day.. but the ruble in front of her Earth’s apple tree does not seem to be cleared up yet… he doesn’t know if it will! She tells him that she still doesn’t want a tattoo, it doesn’t feel right for her. She wants to adapt herself.. to reflect how she feels.. not some permanent marking. The mayor then thinks! He gets an idea and tells her about an outing she might like. That will help her be more unique! She agrees to come and doesn’t really show shame for her naked body, nor does Red. Rocky tags along as her support and cheers her up. Together they go perfume making!
Mayor Harold tells her that clothes here are seen as an insult to nature! Hiding what nature has given us! No other animals wear clothes.. so why would we put ourselves above them .. and nature. Yet that doesn’t mean they can not distinguish themselves…many species use scents to attract a mate.. so perfumery business has been booming. In Lucky Star style.. Everyone imagines what scents would compliment them best. Rosey decides on Raspberry’s Marshmallows and a hint of peach, while Red would like to smell of pine clay! Like freshly treated soil!
The group then goes on a cute little adventure to find all their ingredients showing off more parts of the nudist world. We see technology has developed somewhat differently! For example we discover mankind has never been to space, when Red begins talking about his love for space travel…. Together they deduce that because Eve has never bitten into the apple, mankind never gave into sheer curiosity! So science developed simply out of need or passion. How can I seduce a man better, was investigated so perfumes are far more established and complex than in our own world, heaters and medicine against pneumonia would be much further as well… yet stuff like space travel.. or atomic sciences have never been fully explored.
Same goes for underwater technology! Mankind never thought about putting clothes on people.. because it feels so unnatural.. they simply never thought about inventing a diving suit! Rosey wants to make a perfume for her best friend as well and decides she would smell like Nightshade and Roses.. but when trying to get the roses.. she realises.. there are not real garden gloves to cut them! YEt people developed a “pesticide” for a rose to drop it’s thorns.. Much more complex.. but a much more logical solution in a world that never thinks about clothes.
Eventually we see Rosey cheer up a bit and open her own little perfume place called Pink’s perfumes. Rocky is seen across town flyering for it.. and he does it with so much zeal he kind of forgets to be awkward. Rosey makes some friends in town as time slowly begins to move past her depression again as we can see the seasons change. Ending the second episode of the show, we see the season change in our world as well. The hiking five however had very little ties in the old world.. so it is only discovered very late that they are gone! Now we see a blogger from the other world notices that five blogs stopped on the same day, all announcing they would go on a hike! An email is sent to the police asking if they could take a look . As we see our naked little group again.. this time everyone is smiling.
The Series picks up
In the first half of the series we see the group adjust to life in the naked world. They will go bake pies for Halloween, but with no oven mitts they have to get used to baking pies with one of those long pizza baker stick shovel things. They even enter a pie baking competition. We see an episode of Rod and Red hosting a “science fair” in town , trying to convince the mayor about the awesomeness of Rockets! While they also visit factories and discover all protective clothing has been replaced by some sort of other tech. So while building their rocket, instead of hard helmets they have to find a way to install ceiling nets, to everything that could fall, which would ensnare them for a comedic scene. We see Rocky and Autumn doing a charity event, which would be like a Hallow’s Eve moonlight dance.
We get an episode of Rosey trying to use her perfuming knowledge to develop a more potent sunblock for the group! The nudists of this world .. never hid their skin so they are much more tanned and don’t sunburn easily but they themselves do. The town also holds an ice sliding event.. in the winter think of curling.. but with people just slipping themselves across the ice, to land in a circle with points. Like those green soap slides.. mixed with the “new year’s dive” Then drinking chili-infused hot coco to stay warm. We would see a lot of benefits from naked living as well. For example at one point Rod and Rita start dating, but because you already see each other naked.. that whole Will they won’t they.. and how do I get into those pants.. phase of dating doesn’t happen. People click more naturally and it’s much easier to tell if people are actually into each other.
Eventually the group would be able to go back to their world and all would do so.. the road got cleared up and the portal was found.. the group got rescued around the start of the second half of the episode. Rita and Rod get married pretty fast in the old world.. and everyone seems happy…. for a while. Little by little we begin to notice trouble in finding satisfaction in their old lives. Autumn for example suddenly notices how much of the day goes by just by doing laundry, how much water she wastes to do so. Rod and Rita go to the beach and see their ugly tan lines.. and Rod having to deal with awkward swim shorts.
Rocky gets insulted for having a geeky t-shirt on and on how much larger social differences are between rich and poor! In the naked world.. they could not see if someone was rich or poor… everyone was much more equal but not here. Over all everyone discovers how much time they are wasting with very unnatural things such as ironing all your clothes, picking out what you want to wear.. buying new clothes and all those things… The first half would focus on the joys of being a nudist and the second part would focus much more on little adventures that focus on how unnatural we can be at times. With for example a gala, where the news of their rescue and trip is being told and everyone is forced to wear formal clothes that doesn’t fit any of them…just for a good picture in some newspaper or something. Even Rosey has to admit this is not her style…but they are more or less forced.
In the final part of the series, the group has become pretty dysphoric with how things are done here. Realising that sooooooo much is done on sight and clothing. This goes as far as that in wars we recognise friend or foe, by their clothes and we can strike without mercy.. without it it is much harder to tell and we are much more to tell who is friend or foe.. so we would be much more willing to open for dialogue.. in life in general.. people don’t go .. oh look at him in his leather vest.. he must be a chad in the other world.. That Stewardess in a plane or that waiter in a restaurant.. you can’t just whistle at them like a dog.. they might be regular people here.. no you really have to remember their face if you want to call them over.. or treat them like a person! Clothed Earth decides they want to cut down the apple tree though! Because.. what if the naked people try to invade… we should not risk it! The group is aware of this happening and everyone has to make their decision in which world they want to live.
Red and Rosey have the easiest time to decide. Red will go back to the naked world and Rosey will stay in the clothed world, she has used her perfuming skills there to become a big success but she loves her clothes and the colours so much! We see them talking to the group conveying both their points trying to keep some friends around… when the others expect Rosey and Red to have a fight on the final day.. They say their goodbyes super friendly! They respect each other’s worlds, but also acknowledge they really do live in different worlds.. that both worlds have something beautiful to offer but the world of their preference is clear.
The end credits would reveal who had chosen to remain with Rosey and who went back to the naked world… with both groups growing longer with new people.. showing people really dig their beliefs. A post credit scene would show Red having completed his naked space program.. with Rod having invented a bubble people can go in.. rather than a suit. As Red looks at the earth from space.. naked.. he smiles constantly and as we see the earth turn..it turns into an apple.. and a cutely dressed Rosey takes a bite off it.…
That concludes my take on a Nudist Slice of Life anime! I know it doesn’t delve into the “actual” real world nudism, which is great in it’s own way! I do admire the people who do not blindly follow that mob mentality while they clearly desire something else.. but as I said, that is not a world I could faithfully create or do justice. I am very much the opposite of a nudist..but I hope this little show will demonstrate worlds like that can perfectly co-exisit, as long as you make the choices you are passionate about! If you have a challenge for me to make a new story let me! Or tell me what you thought of this story! Thanks for reading!
Greetings Pleasants. I made a promise to my dear Blogging Bestie that I would turn her into a Pokémon! I have turned Indigo, Irina and Myself into a Pokémon before! So my bestie deserved this as well…. then stuff happened that every writer goes trough and “crisis” happened. Now however the time has finally come to redeem that promise! And we find out what Summer would have been… had she been a pokémon!
My best friend on the blogosphere is really easy to classify into pokémon typings. So much so that she has an abundance of typings available to her. She is a self proclaimed pixie, so the fairy type would be an obvious pick! That would mean I pretty much define everyone ever with the Fairy Type though. It’s my favourite type and while I definitely think Summer is a pixie I think the way how pokémon stereotypes people and pokémon she would actually not fall under that typing. You see, Pokémon quite likes to stereotype, iconography that is immediately clear on why it’s that. Maybe with Summer you’d have to look a bit before you see the pixie! Besides, people seem to quite dislike a lot of humanoid pokémon…or REALLY like them … in the wrong way. I do not want that to happen to Summer! So instead I looked at what would the eye see! After all.. in Pokémon.. if a Pokémon is Blue…. it is PROBABLY a water type! If it is green.. it’s probably a grass type and so on!
Summer and I share a diary in which we write and Summer writes a lot about plants, nature and her cute wooden fence! Besides that she is a witch, I assume she is Wiccan, though I am not fully sure we ever truly specified, which has deep connections with nature as well. So I feel like making her a grass type would be a fairly logical pick! She is a type of person I like to have by my side. I am not to keen on using water types, it feels so Vanilla.. but in 90% of my parties you will find a Grass Type and a Fairy Type. So by choosing grass as her main typing she’d be always by my side… Well I say that.. but in the design section I will track back on that point a bit.. but regardless, the grass type is a great base typing for my friend! It is nurturing, but also durable, it can release powerful attacks with patience or support allies. That very much feels like Summer! She endures and blooms!
For her secondary typing we have many, many options! As a witch the psychic type makes a lot of sense, but I don’t want her to be a grass variant of Delphox or a Celebi clone. Besides, Summer might like bugs as well! I am not sure about that one..but she feels like she would talk to bees outside to pollinate her flowers! I could make a rock type joke.. but I won’t! Fairy was viable as well! Yet for some reason when I imagine Summer, I always imagine her “element” is air. I do not why.. that’s just what my inner me tells me! So she’d initially be a Grass flying type! She lives near vegas so she would not like the cold I assume! .. Though she loves snow she said! Still…. I think the winds symbolise the wisdom and embracing nature of Summer very well. There is another type that fits her very well.. but that one is for the design.
While I had some difficulty coming up with a good design for Irina and John/Indigo with Summer I immediately had this picture in my head! Like I said Pokémon likes to stereotype and Summer has a few very distinguishable features! She is a fair bit older than most other bloggers out there so I feel her design would kind of lean into that! It also works very nicely with the theming of nature! We haven’t had much of an ancient nature spirit! There is Celebi.. and in fairness, Celebi is already a perfect depiction for Summer. It literally is a nature protecting Pixie spirit thing! So if I were to give all those I made a Pokémon for a real Pokémon counterpart, mine would be Sylveon, Indigo’s would be Bisharp and Irina would be Froslass I do want to do something special for Summer though… and I kind of imagine her being this great and mighty willow tree. You know, like the one from Pocahontas.. I hated that movie, and I think she might too but the design of the grandmother willow always stuck with me.
A willow tree naturally already includes the wind element in it a bit it’s design but for Summer I want to make it more of an element. She has other pokemon dancing on her wind, imagine cutiefly and ribombee but also comfy dancing around the gales that come from the tree. She would be like a mother to all Pokémon.. where Mew is the genetic parent of all Pokémon, Summer would be it’s caretaker, their eternal guardian… not so much of the Pokémon itself.. but the fragile ecosystem that houses them. As such it would only be fitting to make her a legendary pokémon. Saying it like this makes her sound a lot like Xerneas but again, Xenereas is more fauna based while Summer would represent balance in Flora.. and general nature more. Since the grandmother Cedar is a true story in Ojibwe Native American culture, I decided to base her pokémon name on the Ojibwe name for willow, which is Oziisigobimizh. Which might need some tweaking. The Ojibwe word for Grandmother is Nookomis.. which is a lot easier to adapt. We will change it to Nakomis , to be a portmanteau of Nookomis and Nature (as I found no Ojibwe word for Nature.. just for Napkin).
Nakomis would however get a second form! Much like Darmanitan, she would have an ability to change mode Somehow Darmanitan goes Zen Mode when he takes damage and takes on an extra typing. Her ability we will call Nature’s Fury! It will not trigger on herself.. but when an ally in her party is on low hp and she is switched in! If this occurs Nakomis will deroot herself from the earth to punch her enemies away with her massive power! Summer used to be a bodybuilder and was approached for martial art stuff as well.. so her being a vengeful nature warrior would make a lot of sense, and it would just be a Pokémon that otherwise would always be rooted in the round! The roots hold the earth together though.. so it would explain her ground type immunity while being a flying type! Now though she is no longer a cheerful protector..in offensive mode… those who put her in that mode.. have to go and they can only be taught the harshest of lessons!
Pokédex Entries for Summer
Nakomis would be a legendary Pokémon, but it would not be a legendary box art! Instead she would most likely be part of a legendary trio. Having some native american element to it, they would be represented in parts of a totem. The Tree that nurtures nature, the “Sunbird/Roc” that guides humanity and the predator that keeps Pokémon from rampaging. The predator being depicted as some kind of seaweed/moss-like wolf-shark hybrid. Respectively a Fire Flying type that gains the rock type when there is at least two fainted Pokémon in the party for the Sunbird/Roc” and a Water Flying type that gains the electric type if hit by a super effective move. They represent the entire spectrum of live together and would be known as the Totem Trio. Their Pokédex entries would describe how they differ from each other:
Nakomis: The wisest and most tranquil of the Totem Trio! Her roots are so deep in the earth, Nakomis can use them to sense threats to nature anywhere on this gloves! Her essence can travel on her own wind to aid where she needs! When her allies suffer Nakomis awakens and will not rest until the assailant is dragged into the earth where it will remain snared in her roots forever.
The second entry in the mirror game would talk more about their origins.
Nakomis:Believed to be the spirit of a tribes woman who loved Nature so much! Every day she would come to take care of this ancient Willow Tree.. yet one day the wind only brought her spirit to the tree.. and they became a single entity.
The trio would basically be, a human taking care of nature, a pokémon/animal taking care of humanity and a plant creature taking care of Pokémon. To bring everything into balance. There would be a few tribes scattered across the Pokémon World and depending on which of the trio is depicted at the top would be the one the tribe worships the most. By finding some ancient tables and linking humans to protecting nature, you can enter the sanctuary of the ancient tree Nakomis. Where the player would be able to capture her. The tribe would tell those who capture Nakomis, that this is but one manifestation off her She can seemingly teleport on winds to wherever she is needed, as can the others of the totem trio. On the spot where Nakomis would be, there would already be a new sprite! Implying this might be the first legendaries that exist multiple times! However it would be hinted that all Nakomis are the same being and would not be able to fight herself in a Pokémom battle.
The Totem Trio does seem to battle each other throughout history a few times though! For example a forest fire that decimated some woods, but created fertile land for man to grow crops would be marked as Nakomis losing to Ondaaman (The FIreBird ) Makéigan (the aquatic plant wolf) losing to Nakomis could happen if pokémon/animals got sick from eating some of the berries meant for smaller species who can’t eat other things or simply nature overtaking an animals former hunting ground. All in all these pokémon would be mentioned on a fairly regular basis in rumors and names. Some may simply say: Our town used to stretch out way more north.. but the forest overtook it all, I guess the spirit of the grandmother proved stronger than our ambition. Stuff like that!
Giving a legendary a role is quite hard! They usually are very mixed and do everything quite well! Some things are better than others for sure.. but their base stats are usually so high it doesn’t really matter. In Summer’s case, she would have a much more specific role! Summer isn’t the type to immediately spring into action! She would be more tactical about it! She has endurance! So I feel like Nakomis stats would tend to be more on the defensive side. She would have a lot of HP and very good special defence and normal defence would be solid as well! In this form her moveset would probably rely on her casting tricks. Stuff like Tailwind to boost the speed of her team, using Spore to lull enemies to sleep and then use moves like Horn Leech and Drain Punch to keep her own life force up! She would probably use a lot of draining moves as nothing goes to waste. She would get full support move sets as well, moves like Wish/Healing Wish, Aromatherapy or Purify would all be great to run on a Nakomis.
The Battle mode of Nakomis, does still rely on moves like Horn Leech and Drain Punch, but it would also feature moves like Leech Life and ironically, toxic, nature itself can clearly use toxins to defend itself. Strength Sap and Giga Drain would be other moves that could be ran on her! She gets no moves that “just” damage the opponent (well toxic maybe). All moves have to have a heal effect. THis can include status though! So moves like Smelling Salts, or Wake Up Slap still can be run on her, as they do have a secondary effect that implies healing. This does mean her fairy move usability is limited to draining kiss, but hey she can also learn the fairy move moonlight! While in her combat form, her offensive stats inverse with her defensive stats so she becomes more fragile but able to deal more damage! She is very slow though! This means players do have to balance healing themselves and their allies quite a bit! But it will be a fun Legendary to use. Her supportive nature represents how the world arounds us allows us to grow and thrive but if we damage it to deeply nature will strike back.
The Plant Wolf thing Makéigan would start out as a a physical attacker, that swaps into a speedy sweeper, (hoping that he faces already damaged pokemon to now properly outspeed them and take their little remaining hp down). It gets a mix of priority moves but also heavy damaging physical moves. It represents how a wild animal at first will attack without reservation.. or feast on a large meal.. but in order to survive it must adapt and get smarter. Ondaarman would change from a special attacker into a physical attacker. Symbolising that lessons to humans are first tried to be bestowed by words ..but if humans refuse to learn from each other eventually man will turn violent and try to teach the lesson through force.
Thus all of them in their own way guide those who face them to adapt and live a better way and keep everything in balance.. and that is what I think Summer’s Pokémon lore would be! Nakomis is my newest Pokémon!
So how about you?! Would you like to become a Pokémon?! What Pokémon would you have made based on Summer?! Let me know in the comments and who knows, you might become a pokémon too , if you let me!
Good to see you again pleasants! It has been a while since I last blogged! I needed a break from it all because I wanted to focus on some of my greater ambitions! So what have I been up to? What is going on with Pinkie?! Well today I will tell you all about my pursuit to become a Vtuber and how it has changed things for me!
Why I took a break
So let’s begin at the start! Why did I take a break?! Well it has been no secret I have not been getting out of blogging what I want to get out of blogging! I really DO like the blogging community and you are all such kind and good people filled with passion and amazing penmanship… but for me this past year of blogging there was something missing from it! I have thoroughly enjoyed my interactions with the Paradise Staff and making up the stories in the blog is really fun. Yet on multiple occasions I have talked about how I missed something, and with my staff becoming less active and my Joy pointing out my comment section is often quite empty, I wondered what it was. I struggled to keep up with other blogs as well as I increasingly fell out of love with anime…. No wait that is wrong. I really do love anime, just not as much as you guys do?! I have several passions that trump that and I found them demanding increasing amounts of time.
I made a lot of Vtuber friends. Like the amazing Millie Fuwaffles, Nephillia and the always funny Patumbra, I also made friends with the amazingly talented and focussed Nini Neen, as well as plenty of others. I try to support them but this means watching about a 3 hour stream every day, I do pop in and out a bit but I want to offer them interaction! I want to be part of the community so that means putting in the hours. Through these interactions I figured out what I was lacking from blogging and that was … spontaneity I want to converse rather than just speak? I do like blogging interactions but compared to streams it’s a bit more “flat”. We say “nice post” .. or “you dumb pink cow, how dare you devaluate us by saying our interactions are flat.. you should die in a hole” or something in between. If I have an issue get good advice and my shoulderpads… but never (except with Joy… I love you for it Joy) you suddenly end up talking about something completely different. In a stream we can talk about the game the streamer is playing and suddenly end up in a conversation about the origin of taffy. All of you may know I thrive on randomness.. so this kinda thing is like my jam!
I do still have a passion for writing, making up stories and telling stuff, that is still in my blood so it is not like I will stop blogging or that I do not get anything out of it, yet WordPress itself made it less rewarding still. The struggles to get the edit right, the relative amount of effort for a small visual thing no one ever really notices…it took the spontaneity even further away. I have a super cool idea and begin writing and that part is fun, but then comes dealing with the editor.. and it becomes less fun. Glitches, text popping in and out, having to sort my colours every time, it enforced that feeling of .. ugh.. not today for me! So I needed a break and really focus on something I am super passionate about! And that thing was starting my Vtuber career.. and to do that I had to do one of the hardest things I have ever done.
Coming out as a trans-woman
So this one might sound weird to a few of you, as I have in the past spoken openly about this on other people’s blogs! I have always reacted to posts about the subject and in OWLS it was on my “profile”. I have talked in depth about subject matter with people like Mari and Irina as well as some others. Yet on my own blog I never did, so this fact may surprise some of you! Truth of the matter, confessing that isn’t hard at all. I’d tell the truth to all who’d ask. I just feel, and forgive me if this offends you, that you have no business in knowing my genetic make-up…. in all other ways than that I’ve been that girl I said I am.. in fact in the virtual space I have been more true to myself than my parents have ever seen me past the age of 5. You guys have seen the real me…and that is why coming out was so hard for me. I had to corrupt my safe space.
In the text based virtual space, I have no tells that my biological truth may be different from my sociological truth, and since non of you are my doctor geneticist or those who need to write me legal documents, the gender versus genetics thing has always been a non issue. However as an aspiring streamer, I need to be confronted with my greatest shame.. my voice. I truly loathe my voice so much so that I am actually afraid to speak up! I am so scared and displeased by it that in fact I CAN not truly speak up. Health issues complicated that even more so it will be a tricky thing for me to deal with.. but since content making IS a dream, I can not have that fear hold me back anymore… and since the internet is how it is “You sound like a dude” .. or ” I bet she is actually a guy” in comments and all… I decided to embrace my flag though it pains me greatly.
I feel in order to chase my dream, I am leaving a piece of my true identity behind. I am a true woman.. I know it! Yet recently it has become a bit of a “trend” or more “accepted” thing to be Trans… which is great..except it feels wrong to me. I just want to be the woman I know I am.. and the woman I in all but the genetical way am! That doesn’t need to be closer defined. I don’t specify my skin colour, my eye colour or my clumsy demeanour either. I am not a “clumsy” woman.. well I am a clumsy woman but it’s not like a subspecies or something. This might feel stupid but in calling me a “trans-woman” I feel like I will forever be denied “woman”. It’s not as bad as being called a dude.. but imagine if your life long dream is to see Disneyland.. but then you are denied entry past Cinderella’s castle?! It’s still Disneyland sure and you can hug Mickey Mouse all the same.. but it feels like you are missing out on the true experience. That is why I reluctantly wear this flag. Trans… is not a state of being, trans is a journey you undertook to finally become your true self. It is fleeting. I know I had to do this coming out to explain my voice and some other things I will encounter as a streamer .. but I am just very afraid Trans-woman will lead into the JK Rowling mindset, where the opposite of Trans-Woman is her “true-woman” or whatever higher level of womanhood she claims to be on in her tweets. It would deny me from ever reaching my destination… and it makes me really anxious… so I struggled with that.
Becoming a VTube
Now let’s talk about cool things! My path to become a Vtuber! I have made some amazing steps on the way! I am learning more about streaming everyday, and I have found this amazing loving community filled with amazing people who support me and help me and are there for each other. Every time I visit one of their discords it feels as if I am on the floor of an anime convention or something, except we don’t talk about anime that much, we can literally talk about everything. There is a fair bit of anime talk but these people also care a lot about gaming.. much more in the same ratio’s as myself. Where in the blogging community I found people I look up to, and who are very eloquent and are equally as passionate as me , in the Vtuber community I have found my peers. People like me! Who much more share my humor and my quirkiness and a love for randomness. It helped me flesh out the character quite a bit.
For example I made the difficult decision to drop the name Pinkie for my Vtubing. There is this certain pony that completely drowns me out in any search results… except for weird questions like “are Pinkie and Goku in Love” which people apparently googled to land on my blog! I have taken on the handle of Yuni D’uque a japanese frenchie name that is based on my character being a uniduck. D’uque will perform fairly well in search engines once it is time for me to fully start streaming. Most elements are already in play for that! I have my stream overlays sorted out, I have made a lot of visuals, I have my amazing 3d model by Frisout (which kinda clips because she is just a Vroid but it’s an amazing place to start) I have made many new friends and even some collabs already planned. As a blogger I never fully managed to get that off.. because how odd it felt to me! I never felt good enough.. it would be fun but my part would be detrimental to someone else… I do not feel that burden as a streamer.
Basically I have everything I need to be a streamer..except for one thing! A rig with which I could feasibly stream. I need a new pc because I have discovered my system is NOT good enough for that! But that makes it all the more exciting to do this! I have found a system that I am ordering the day after this post goes live and then within a few weeks I am ready to start streaming. I am super excited! So I made a channel promo to highlight what I as a Vtuber will be about! I hired an amazing artist to perform some lyrics I rode to a song that means a lot to me… and of course Disney immediately claimed any rights to make money of that video… but at least they allowed me to use it! So yay! So I will share that video here with you guys! It explains some new lore about the character.. but also shows she still has plenty of powers! I had a blast making this but you can see a lot of sloppy bits where my computer let me down a bit because I could not do something frame by frame, the laptop skipped a lot of things or jittered a fair bit! I am still kinda proud of it though!
So what about the Blog?
So what is next for my blogging career? Will I stop? Probably not! Will I be as active as I was.. most likely not that either. As much as I hate to admit it, the big issue is the overlap in interests is very little. Vtuber posts do poorly on here, as well as gaming posts (relatively speaking) so it will be a tricky thing to combine. Especially since this thing.. the video content creation thing is much more a passion than writing is. Writing is still fine but really WordPress isn’t. I will still do creative posts! For example I still have Fred’s anime story about Nudism I need to make and do a Summer as a Pokémon post, as well as an anime story for her.. but again other than that I had very little interaction on the coming up with my own anime thing. So that format I will most likely turn into videos! Not as visual.. as I can’t do art and can only collage.. but somehow I want to do story writing videos where I just tell you stuff. I will also do interactive storytelling streams but I need to sort that out as well.. but let’s just say that some blogging content will turn “hybrid” once I get my rig.
I do not feel like doing anime reviews, I am not good at them, I still like anime but I always feel like I am late to the party, or I can’t compare Girl’s last Tour to that stage play thing Ian Mc Kellen did , so when say the story just gives me happy feelings where I want to wrap myself in a blanket with a bit of soup and look at it on a day I am feeling sick.. I feel.. inferior. Anime is something I love but to keep it as something I love, I feel I must keep it to myself because I do not care about a lot of things from anime. I do not care for studio’s, I do not really care for allegories, I do not care for animation fluidity yet in a review I can not help but feeling I need to include it. I tried to review anime MY way.. but I feel to make something a review I need to do something with it. You know as if a review is a too defined concept for me to excel at! I am more of a rambler! I know it is all in my head but I can’t turn that not good enough switch off. When I write reviews like that all I hear people being angry at me…because well there is also the toxic culture part and it’s just in my system so hard .. when I review I just hear myself go yapyapyap…. stupid insight, mildly funny joke.
I know most of my readers care way less about games, or about Vtubers but these are the things i am currently most passionate about. D&D as well. So honestly I do not know what I will do blogging content wise. I need to pay for my domain again soon and around that time I will make a true decision! It is unlikely I will fully be gone, but during my three week absence I will admit that I did not MISS blogging that much either. Well that is not correct, I did not miss it’s “static” nature, I did miss blogging a bit. So maybe with some exceptions of stuff that is already written I will treat my blog more like an actual weblog and tell you more about my days, my path of being a vtuber, what games I played and what stuff I watched. Or my general feelings on various topics! Less edit heavy, less pictures. I haven’t found out yet what I want.. and I think that is also okay!
In the end I still want to build a geeky community, so in that sense not all that much would change about the blog, I just want to bring more spontaneity to the table. We are nearing the second anniversary of the blog. Last year I had two give aways, both with one responder only and after that they became my most spammed posts so this year we will do something else at the very least. What it is , I am not sure yet! But I hope it will be fun. You will hear more about that! I am not done yet! I just thoroughly lost my way. I will admit that I am lost but also that no matter how things will turn out to be alright!
Hear Ye Hear Ye Princess Pinkie is here with her first Vtuber post!
Salutations loyal subjects and sweet Island Guests. Today we open a new category of blog topic, something I have become very endeared to! VTubers. So I came up with a plan to review VTubers.. but that is tricky! Some I enjoy more in clip format, while others I watch streams after the fact that they have streamed and yet others I do enjoy interacting with… so how can I review them all in a fair and funny way?! By bringing back an old format I could not keep up with back then! I may have staff, I may have knights.. but I do not have a real waifu! Well Sayaka is my waifu..but well ..that’s a real person to me.. how about Verson/VTuber/Vblogger me?! She needs a Waifu as well… So let’s look at how weddable these lovely VTubers are while telling you something about you! Today we start with the first VTuber I became aware of! Inugami Korone.
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Who is Korone
To be fair, the first VTuber I was aware of wasn’t really Korone, it was Kizuna AI, but back then it was not really called Vtuber! When she actually began doing sponsored mobile games a lot, I kind of fell off the AI-chan bandwagon! I missed the good old days where she played games like Limbo… Korone is the one that brought me back into the world.. and really hooked me to it! When I saw AI I had a dream to be like this one day .. but she was too technologically advanced to ever live up too. Korone.. was a more reachable goal and while I am far from getting there as well..mostly due to money issues.. she became a big inspiration.
Inugami Korone is a japanese VTuber , she is a dog who works in a bakery, with her first name Korone being derived from the word Coronet and Inugami meaning “Dog God ”. She is part of the most well known VTuber group, HoloLive. She joined the group in 2019 and after a series of announcements, sneak peaks and teases she had her debut on April 14th. While it took Korone a while to find her style, she nowadays is best known… to me at least, for playing mostly retro games. Which was a big appeal to me! Her on screen persona is oftenly highly energetic and erratic. Korone has shown to be very emotional during many streams which vary from.. hyper-enthusiasm.. too crying so hard she had to end/pause a stream. She also often gets “mad” at her chat! Which has led to numerous memes! Because she tells she would punch chat in the face if she could and she made it possible for her to do so even.
Her fanbase is called Koronesuki, which is depicted as a bald man, drawn in photoshop paint. The avatar of chat is known as Listener-Kun. Often Korone’s dog mascot is seen on top of Listener-Kun.. but Korone has several versions of Listener kun.. including one with his face being punched in.. by Korone’s first. Her name is being used as a pun for donations, which she only picked up on after streaming for two years! Many clip moments of Korone revolve around her interaction with chat,
The upsites on dating Korone
I am a dog person
Vtubers almost exclusively are demi humans, we have ducks, reapers, pirates, demons, alpaca’s nymphs.. and Korone is a dog! She is 92 years old in dog years..or at least her avatar is and I get along with dogs really really well! I have this tranquil energy or something that makes dogs always vibe with me. My sister’s former toy poodle for example was such a restless spirit.. but around me it totally calmed down and would just take naps in my lap! Even when I just met it.. it just wanted to lay down close to me.. and that’s a reaction I often have with dogs! I think having a Waifu that wants to lay down next to me is a pretty good trait to have a solid relationship!
We have similar styles
So Korone manifests as quite the sugary little thing! Despite being a finger collecting, fan punching maniac! I do like them crazy, especially with some sugar on top! Korone totally fits that brief! She might just be Yandere enough.. and I do like them cute with rough edges. I have evil tendencies as well at times so.. we’d be a good fit! Her original song Wonderful World is basically how I would produce a song if I had the vocal cords, the money , and the musicality to do it! The only thing I can really do is write the song and come up with the concept.. but it would be something very very similar to this. I love how she mixes retro gaming tunes with a powerful idol girl song! Most of it is about cutting of fingers and Korone herself as well, using all the memes and iconic things about her! I think that is great… brand yourself.. I try to do that too! You don’t need to do the thing everyone likes… just be you and she is totally doing that in this song, so we match in style as well. If I look at the direction it basically and the images used in this clip it is basically how I do my Sunshine Blogger posts! So.. yeah once again we quite match!
We can play Retro Games together.
In VTuber terms, even though I am 21….NO! I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING! BUT I AM NOT!! 34!!! I AM 21! Let’s try that again, so even though I am 21 I am considered a boomer in the Vtubing community! I really love retro games the most! I find a lot of modern day.. (Triple A) games are generic. Why does a game have to have 2000 genres.. why do I have to humiliate other people? There are plenty of Indie games I still like, but mostly because they emulate the experience of the past! Luckily Korone agrees with me! I really hate games like Fortnite, Roblox or Apex so if I had a Vtuber wife who would just play those kinds of games, we would be such a poor match. But original Mario, Metal Slug or Spider Man 2000?! I am a game! I could even protect Korone from some creepy worm-like enemies which she seems to be very afraid of! If she can save me from wasps, or the B enemies in Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2 we’d be a great retro gaming pair!
We both bond with our game companions
The best clip to show the beauty of Korone’s soul.. and how amazing her community is.. comes from a time when she played Monster Rancher 2, she did her voice a bit differently from what she does now as the video is over a year old… but this made me cry so hard. I legit cried for an hour or so.. because I shared the pain that Korone experiences in this video! I play an occasional Nuzlocke and such, yet most of the time when my favourite pokémon dies, I can’t bring myself to play anymore. I will be honest, I do not bond with every Pokémon .. but if I get a nickname just right.. and it develops in the right way and our bond is legit…. I am devastated when they die. I’ve heard Jaiden goes through something similar, I know a pokétuber called MandJTv says he goes through something similar.. but never did I experience their pain.. like when I saw Korone play this game. It shows me that she can bond with something virtual.. which is kinda important considering that my princess self is virtual as well! So now I know we can have a real connection
The Downsides on Dating Korone
She WILL punch me for backseat gaming
Imagine Korone and I are having a date! We are playing a retro game together and things are going well! I am sitting on her couch and it’s her turn! I want to support her and cheer her on! I accidentally get caught up in the hype of seeing my doggo girlfriend/date play the game and cheer for her….with some directions here and there! Well Korone doesn’t really like that very much! I do agree that backseat gaming is annoying..but her chat has driven her to a point that she will now inflict violence upon those who tell her stuff about the game! I like my face… well at least my virtual face! I would rather not have my face punched.. That looks quite painful! There are plenty of memes out there of Korone murdering people in Minecraft as well, she even has said the Iconic words Falcon Punch! And if you ever played Smash Bros, you know how painful it is to be hit by one of those!
She is a cat person
VTubers flirt with each other a lot, so it is no surprise that Korone does something like this as well , the object of her affection is called Okayu, a cat girl VTuber, whom I may or may not review in the future of this series, right now she is not in my field of interest. I will be honest I am NOT a cat person, at all. I would not go as far as to say I HATE cats, but I just can’t bond with them at all. Even in Pokémon I pretty much never end up using cat pokémon.. even if Skitty is pink! Either way Korone is VERY affectionate about Okayu , the two hang out in real life and Korone throws tamper tantrums when she thinks Okayu is about to leave for home because she doesn’t want her to leave! She wants to be kissed by her and she totally adores the girl.. it’s shown in pretty much every stream they share!
While I do not believe in traditional monogamy, the reason to engage in a relationship for me is to experience being so important to someone while having that person be so important to you as well. In a way that feels great to be a fan of something… but mutual I guess. If I know she places Okayu above me.. that reason to make her my Waifu would kinda vanish! I’d like to be the number one of her affection.. and I am not sure if I’d ever get that, and even if I do I would hear cat stories all day long and I do not like hearing cat stories! I love it if you show you got a cat and introduce them to me through cute photos.. but I mean those stories like “Oh my cat wants pats… oh my cat is grumpy ” .. they are the same every day! So stop it Korone!
She wants my fingers
Like I said before Korone is a bit of a psychopath, she loves taking peoples fingers. The origins of this quirk is odd, she started collecting fingers because she needed an original opening. Among HoloLive Gamers she was the only one who did not have her own little intro and she asked chat if it was okay if she asked chat to give them their fingers. Chat replied Yubi Yubi, and so Korone assumed it was okay! Nowadays it is a commonly known meme! And while we can easily dismiss it as just that.. There have been several sessions of gaming where Korone seems super delighted to collect a finger or more! Not just once.. she seems delighted every time! Now she can cut off my legs if she wants.. I am not using those a lot … but my fingers I very much need to game. She seems to take index fingers mostly and that is my most used finger, it’s my typing finger! Or fingers. I hardly ever type with other fingers! So I would lose the ability to blog and would become much worse in gaming… and over all I would really not want that! I just am afraid that if she tries to put a ring on my finger.. it won’t be attached to my body!
We are gonna have language problems
Like many Japanese Vtubers Korone doesn’t exactly speak english and I don’t speak Japanese. Maybe if I tried very hard… VERY hard, I could be as good in Japanese as she is in English… but before you scold me, I already speak Dutch, local dialect, english and german and I can’t help myself a tiny bit in french and spanish! Not that it will help me talk to Korone of course. The difference between Korone and most english Vtubers is that Korone is easily one of the most memed ones for her bad understanding of english! She has english only streams as a sort of gag. She says some pretty strange things! For example, she claims to be Mercedes Benz! She is also Volkswagon! I am not into cars! I can’t even drive one!. If she takes a shower in the morning and our pipes are clogged.. I’d have to probably understand something along the lines of. Water..in shower..inversion! Peepay no hole! Okay? She is very bad with adjectives.. and I use a lot of those! Since I am not looking for that much of a physical relation with a Waifu.. I do think communication is a big thing! In fairness I think it would be pretty cute if we tried though.. kind of like that time she tried to defuse a bomb with a shinigami!
How eligible is Korone?
Do we have a future together? Probably not! Okayu is too much of a factor for me to overcome! The two make a great couple and I do not like to rip-up couples! Separations DO happen though in the HoloLive canon, so who knows maybe in the future! I am not even fully a model yet! So there is hope! She hasn’t ever threatened to take Okayu’s fingers as far as I am aware so if she can leave my limbs alone we’d be good! In fact, since we are talking about a bride for my virtual self.. I think my unicorn magic would allow me to regenerate lost limbs anyway.. and she can have my pinky…ironically! In the end I think we would be a cute couple to look at BUT it might be a bit of a superficial mariage! I’d pretend to understand what she likes about Eating Mike Tyson’s ass… but deep down I can’t understand.. I just can’t explain that to her..so we will pretend everything is alright! WoooWoooWooo! In the end I give Korone a wedding score off 7 yubi’s and a fingernail out of 10.
Do you know about Korone?! What is your favourite Vtuber?! Are there any Vtubers you’d like me to review in this series? Let me know! I am looking forward to do more of these! I have a lot of fun plans! So let’s talk about Vtubers in the comments.. or let’s talk about something else in the next post! Untill then! Stay random! *Quack*
Hear Ye Hear Ye, Princess Pinkie has returned with another movie post.
Salutations my loyal subjects and sweet Island Guests. There is this age old question when it comes down to the comics. Marvel or DC. I myself always find myself a bit torn between them, which is great actually as they suit different moods. In marvel I mostly read the lighter stuff like Gwenpool and some Spiderman. In the DC universe I am usually drawn to the big stories and the narratives where everyone ends up dying. Yet when it comes to the movies, I am never in conflict. The DC movies can not hold a candle against the Marvel ones. The water based one.. is not all that different.
Aquaman was released to the silver screen in 2018 and was directed by James Wan. With a 6.9 score on IMDB and a Metacritic fan score, this is one of the better received DC movies. It sees Jason Momoa return after Justice League to play the titular character. Supported by Amber Heard, William Dafoe, Nicole Kidman and Patrick Wilson. Critics rated the movies with about a 5.5 out of 10 and this time I am very much on board with the critics and less so with the audience, because while this movie does provide a lot of entertainment, there is also a heck of a lot about this movie that grinded my gears. As a Princess my gears should never be grinded!
I have a chemical dislike for Amber Heard, that even predates the whole Johnny Depp debacle. Ever since I saw her in Drive Angry… I just felt that this would be a person I dislike with all my heart. This happened only twice in my life before. Once to a classmate.. whom we shall call Archibald and once with a dutch celebrity that I could just not stomach. I knew Archibald was a good guy, he had humor and was witty…but somehow everything in my body told me to dislike him. I knew better and I managed to not be hateful to him.. but I would never be able to go past that. Amber Heard invokes the same reactions. There is just this thing.. the way she looks out of her eyes, for some weird way the way she “carries” herself.. makes me genuinely dislike her for no reason at all.. it is just my entire body and brain telling me to dislike her. I won’t judge the movie for having Amber Heard in it to hard.. but I thought it would at least be honest of me to tell.
The biggest issue however is not Amber Heard, it’s James Wan’s direction. This movie at least to me seems to lack a style. The best way to compare this is by saying it felt like as if I was watching Thor Dark World and Thor Ragnerok spliced together. That doesn’t match. The DC cinematic universe so far has been fairly raw and gritty and this is more like.. an actual comic book movie…at times. It is a style that is a lot more entertaining, but it feels really shoehorned in at some places. Jokes are used at very strange times and feel like the script said “insert joke here” rather than it being an actually funny joke. As a result of the clashing tones and some hollywood shenanigans I never got sucked into this movie. It felt like I was reading a comic. A comic in a style I would normally rather read marvel for.
The movie is visually very pleasing. The set locations are fantastic and very imaginative, and to be fair the comics of Aquaman are a lot more whimsical as Jason Momoa’s first portrayal and this movie kind of fixes that. The adventure Aquaman goes on feels like a typical and classic D&D style adventure and has plenty of fun “side quests” so once again , as an entertainment product .. this isn’t so bad. It offers a fun little romp with fun characters and in some cases unique ways of fighting. There are some stunning visuals and some creative designs that feel more comic book loyal than anything else we have seen from DC (and in most cases Marvel) so far. So there is plenty of fun to be had with this movie… but I would like to compare it to you having a cool lego build set.. like a Lego Death Star, or maybe one of those pyramids filled with traps. Now you build it together with a kid… and while the build is fun.. at the end you can REALLY tell a kid helped you.. you used all the blocks but you can tell things are JUST a bit off.
Take Atlantis for example. This plays a major part in the movie and the visuals we get of it are stunning…but they are all empty. Nothing we see is ever used except for a Turret. We see technology like Manta Ray elevators or highly advanced tunnels.. but it doesn’t do anything. It just sits there for characters to travel through and after we seen a trip going forward and a trip escaping we never see the visuals again. After that Atlantis is shown from an interior perspective only. A shot from outside the castle could have done wonders. Take Asgard for example.. that is used rather well. The Bifrost is in use, we see shots of Odin’s castle and we get some sense of purpose in the city…still not great but already better than this. Black Panther is the best example. Every visual they use.. had purpose. The iconography, the buildings had purpose, the palace was shown both inside and out it never felt as set dressing. Aquaman does a lot just to look pretty.
Take for example the ring of fire. Aquaman meets his evil brother inside a glowing tile/small arena like ring then that room is just used to swim up into the real arena. Which is a big chasm with magma at the bottom. The magma is used for a bit in combat, as one would think would be the case in a Ring of Fire.. but once Orm (the bad guy) stops centimeters away from it and swims up again.. it is not used again.. we then get a trident duel, which then seems to have been the point always?! First of all.. if hanging a centimeter above magma doesn’t hurt you then why would Magma itself hurt you .. but okay comic book logic, but why would Aquaman abandon the fighting style that resulted him in almost winning two times and revert to fighting something he is disadvantaged in. Now they battle on some statue or ruins or such… a new visual but this ruin style is never used again or is seen back in the design of current Atlantis!
To me the visuals constantly feel like I am being baited into believing this movie is more epic than it really is. At one point Amber Heard’s character Mera and Aquaman go to the realm of the desert Atlanteans. People who sunk into the sand rather than the water. Aquaman falls into a hole and gets to go down one of those classic slides into an underground lair. They nearly fall into an impressive chasm but Arthur (Aquaman’s people name) rescues Mera in the nick of time. Before that they were stuck in the desert with no water and no supplies because Mera randomly jumped out of a plane…which is cool and all.. but if you are stuck in the desert with no water, then fall several dozens of meters or easily a hundred feet underground through a slip and slide… how do they do they get back up.. how do they overcome this impressive visual spectacle?! By a camera cut of course.. Once they concluded their business we just cut away and moved to them arriving at the next.. stunning location.
Release the Kraken
Aquaman’s journey takes a herculean style narrative, where in order to become the king of Atlantis he has to overcome a certain amount of trials. Even when he doesn’t want to be king yet the story feels quit segmented, which is both a good and a bad thing. It really makes this movie super easy to follow and it gives these classic treasure hunter vibes. In many ways this movie is structured more like an Indiana Jones movie than a comic book movie and that means it does stand out from it’s peers. Yet it also makes the movie feel really “blocky”with soooo many enemies. It kind of gets a bit of a Power Ranger feeling.
The first enemy is some random pirates, who are easily defeated.. but Arthur shows he is not worthy to be king yet by condemning a villian to his death. Then he is defeated by the big villain showing the man exactly how not ready he is. Next block he is out traveling with a girl whom he does not seem very compatible with.. she is quite the Tsundere but slowly begins to warm up to him, next block pits him against the pirate whose dad he let die earlier, having to face the consequences of his actions, before being faced with a bunch of mercenaries, then a bunch of feral people who just want to eat him and he has to show humility by just running away. Next he has to face a creature that can only be defeated by showing it how much he has grown on this journey before coming face to face with his brother showing he now has the whole package and doing a role reversal with his brother. It all gels together..but it kinda feels a bit “build a bear” ish. Sure you made a movie..but did you really write a story?
I never saw this movie before and right after the desert scene I began to predict scene after scene after scene. Not just scenes but entire strings of dialogue. Not to the letter but the gist of it. “So this is where we see that character” .. the Dark Kraken like creature asks him why he is worthy he will say “I am not” and that’s why the Kraken thing says he is. The final battle will end in him sparing a villain because of how the earlier scenes have set this up. It all is done very well.. but it is also done very unimaginatively. I know there are plenty of people who do not mind but I really hate it when I have seen a movie even I haven’t actually seen it before. On the one hand the movie is kinda good… but it feels as if someone opened a stock script and added a lot of water to it.
The Final battle doesn’t make a lot of sense either, it once again is very stunning visually but King Orm wants to fight some Volcano based crustation creatures because if he defeats them he can be called “Ocean Master” as he has command of all the armies of the sea.. and their leader gives him his army.. but refuses to follow the man himself.. so they end up fighting anyway?! Also one race of more fish like creatures also had their king slain by Orm and now they blindly follow him in battle in the fear of being destroyed themselves otherwise.. but apparently their army is so strong they are needed to defeat the crustaceans..so why would they not betray Orm their and side with the “Scorched” against this tyrant.. if he needs that army to win, he would certainly lose if it turns against him. Also Aquaman just has the Kraken thing living on the other side of the world erupt out of the ground with him on it and now also commanding those evil fish things because he has a spear that makes him the official ruler of the sea. He sits on top of the multiple story high creature yet the entire atlantean army fails to notice he has the spear. Maybe he is too far away.. but they mass attack the Kraken thing.. so it just doesn’t feel right to me.
This also applies to the final showdown between Aquaman and Orm, Orm is a strategist, everything he did , he did from a strategic angle, why would he now forsake that and fight against Aquaman at a clear disadvantage… the answer of course is that Aquaman can use a technique that looks very visually spectacular to win the fight. This is throughout EVERYTHING a movie that relies on it’s visual spectacle, where the narrative, the dialogue and even character motivations bend to enable spectacle. The Pirate who becomes black Mantha knows NOTHING of Atlanten technology yet he completely manages to customise plasma rifle into a big ass helmet that has eye beams. His revenge against Aquaman is very personal yet he decides to use an alter-ego name to do it. Aquaman in the end learns a technique he never could do.. just because it looks cool and I don’t really like that.. this movie has the right elements.. but it got it’s priorities wrong.
Was I entertained? Yes! Did I watch my clock a lot during the 2,5 hours this movie lasted? Enough to know I am not fully sucked in, I did not feel the need to turn it off though.. it’s kinda like staring at a superficially hot girl with no personality. Do I think you should see the movie if you haven’t?! Yes…but not because it’s a good movie but because the fights have this anime quality to it and to be honest it just looks really cool. For something about oceans.. this movie is very shallow! But if you just want to find something cool.. shallow will be enough! Tricky! What did you think of this movie?! Let me know … or not.. but no matter what you do! Stay random!
Hear Ye Hear Ye! Princess Pinkie has returned with a new Anime Post
Salutations my loyal subjects and sweet island guests! Randomness has taken a hold on my content as of late! And I am having a lot of fun with more creative writing! I started a segment where I create anime based on a random theme, mixed in with a random genre! So I created the Horror-Anime concept Kuro-Queen! Colin, whom you may know better as Periwinkle or Buffalo Retro Gaming, came up with a very random concept. A story about an insomniac man who inherited a haunted Piano… but my challenge was to make it a drama! I went to work and I created “Midnight Blues”
To give people a sense of what I am talking about, these posts use images that are heavily edited and altered and sometimes feature the work of multiple artists. It is impossible to credit them all, but I do want to state I never want to sell these things as my creations.. these are my “collages” at best. I will try to credit an original artist for custom art whenever I can. If you are interested in a piece, give me a shout on twitter, I will send you the original art and you might be able to find it’s amazing artist.
Character inspiration, I tend to draw from other bloggers, though I will not mention them by their true name or provide links, to avoid possibly unwanted association. If I ever put someone in a negative role, it has nothing to do with the person, but just like most writers I draw inspiration from the people around me… and all of you guys apply for that standard. I will tend to stick to these types of associations as an extra entertainment value for readers in the community as well. “Spot the blogger” kind of thing! If you dislike the idea of me using a character based on you, let me know. I always mean this in good spirit! These characters are NOT real people! They are only somewhat based on them, so any traits given are made up or enlarged.
To keep this series going I would love to see people interact! Giving new theme+genre suggestions! However it is also a series that gives me great pleasure. This is how I like to write the most! So if people do not react in the comments, I will find a way to make it work! By creating random “wheels”to spin words off! People who make suggestions are very appreciated though! Not only will you be shouted out at the intro, you truly have my thanks! Making stories based on people’s suggestions are even more satisfying to write! Speaking of writing stories, let’s get into this one!
The Set Up
A Drama about an insomniac man who inherited a piano! Wow, did Colin give me a challenge this time around! First let’s start with finding a platform for our anime! I think Crunchyroll this time might not be the best fit! A lot of the Crunchyroll originals tend to be a bit more action driven.. and this one, will be significantly slower paced. It will most likely be a single season anime, with about twelve episodes. I think Netflix would be a great place to launch this anime from. I would love to see it animated in a bit of a Ghibli-esque way. Maybe some more crayon-like drawings in the background. Natsume Book of Shadows is another thing that has a great art style for this. Or perhaps something like Liz and the Blue Bird.
The setting would take place in a small village in the United States during the mid 1950’s, named Ellington, named after the amazing Jazz Pianist and composer, Duke Ellington. This town would be situated very closely to New York.. or a fictional variant of it like York New city from Hunter X Hunter. The name of the large city would be New Liberty! The city will mostly serve as a background setting. A way to get materials and information otherwise not accessible to small town folks in the mid 50’s. It will also be featured in the ending of most of the episode. It will help sell the world outside of the United states, that this in fact IS america! Everything is a bit more music themed though. Lady Liberty holds a harp instead of a book, and many neighbourhoods are named after musical greats (of course America’s greats). Instead of Brooklyn we’d have Louisville, Manhattan would be named after Philip
Glass, and so on!
The First Episode
We start our series by seeing a happy young boy, with a dark skin tone seeing his sister take a piano lesson! He asks his mother if he can play the piano as well. His mother tells him when he is older. The sister makes a mistake and gets frustrated walking off. The piano teacher let’s her, this has happened before. He sees the boy while waiting for his student to cool off and invites him to join. He then begins talking to the boy that he is writing some music and if the boy wants to hear it. He excitedly says yes, the man begins to play the most beautiful melody he has ever heard, but it is not finished. The man is stuck at the ending. The boy then asks if he could play and the teacher chuckles and lets him. The boy almost flawlessly repeats after the teacher.. after some searching. He then even manages to compose an ending to it. The teacher, baffled by this boy’s talent asks how he did that.. and he says he remembers what sounds all the keys make.. so he knew which one to press after hearing it once. The teacher calls him Wunderkind and then we move fast forward in time.
In an first episode opening credits scene we see newspapers fly around. Titled “Local Boy perfectly plays Beethoven” , Talented Boy performing life at New Liberty City theaters. We also see a trophy case being filled.. and then the music darkens. Messages of the second world war begin to show up.. it is upon them. Slowly some fire is shown around the edges of the screen. We hear gunshots and screams as slowly we see a much more mature face in the middle of the screen.. seemingly laying on a bed! We then see the picture of a woman, we hear one loud gunshot and our main character wakes up. This character. The Character is called James “Jimmy” Lampreyshire. As we see him wake up we notice he is missing an eye. His morning routine starts and we see him put in a fake eye, it’s iris has this cold steel colour…. almost iridium He also attaches a leg brace. After breakfast he exits his crummy apartment and goes to do some things in the city. He does his job, he picks up groceries. But even though everyone greets him warmly Jimmy seems to not care..or not notice. He doesn’t even seem to comprehend how some kids on the street are making fun of him. Jimmy is emotionally detached due to PTSD.
At the end of his routine Jimmy comes home , to his New Liberty apartment and finds there is a telegram in his mailbox . “We regret to inform you that on March 2nd 1956 Maria Lampreyshire has passed” .. we do not see the rest of the message. It turns out Jimmy inherited the house! His sister had joined the war as a nurse and had fallen in love with a soldier overseas. She had moved away! She never could deal with Jimmy’ new situation anyway. He originally moved into the city for his music career, but now that he did not wish to deal with people anymore, he was unable to perform. He tried for a while. .but he could not connect to his audience anymore. Not with his employers either, so Jimmy barely made a living. He had some money left from his successful days but that money was drying up quickly! Perhaps he could make a new life in Ellington!
When Jimmy entered the empty home he grew up in, he would walk around , and try to remember his youth.. he could.. but it just felt so empty! Then his eyes moved to the piano! This was not the piano he first practiced on! They had to sell that to send him to music school. But then he remembered the Piano.. it came from that old theater.. a really creepy theater.. from the lower bowls of Louisville. Where he gave his first “professional” performance. The place was shut soon after.. Some tragedy struck the place. Jimmy however was already onto better things by then…for the first time he cracks a bit of a smile as he swipes a bit of dust from the Piano. As Jimmy walks through the house we see a thinner line where the dust has cleared appear right above his. The first episode ends with Jimmy tossing and turning in his bed again..he can’t calm himself down to sleep! He hears those sounds again.. gunshot.. screams, people yelling in german. Then he hears something else.. a strange piano melody.. and it’s not coming from his head.. it’s coming from downstairs.
The Second Episode
Jimmy would rush downstairs , as best as he could, but making a lot of stumbling noise holding a weapon! He would be in full soldier mode again! We see it in the way he moves.. but also in the way the scenery sometimes shifts to a battlefield. Making his way into the Piano room, only to find out that no one is there! The music had stopped as well… had he imagined it?! He was pretty sure he never heard that song before! It was beautiful, yet also tragic. It had a sense of loneliness to it! He shook his head and decided to investigate! The stool was still underneath the piano! So no one sat on it! .. The front door was locked! Yet on a third search of the piano he found the little line mark right above his! Someone had been playing his piano! After searching the house once more.. he decided to investigate who broke into his house that night! It must be one of the own people. The next day Jimmy just did that.. he went into town..just to hit that old problem! People gave him condolences for the loss of his mother, others reacted a bit offended by his wild accusations of someone breaking into his house, yet he could not read any of them. To him it felt as if he was talking to a wall. As he talked he felt as if he was sinking away inside himself.
He saw an old lady who was sitting on porch who waved at him. Her hands looked crooked and slow by age.. she would not be able to play the piano that great! The mechanic in town, who was being scolded by his wife and who yelled back at her had to big hands, he could not be the one either. Maybe it was that sickly looking woman, dressed in all pinks, who spent all her time at the clothing store, looking quite unhappy and unsatisfied with what was on the rack. Perhaps it was that drunk woman, who tried to get people to join her in drinking.. but was shunned. Or perhaps it was that slender looking boy who kept staring at him, while he was waiting on a bus to go to the city? Jimmy found no answers, and he did not understand these people! The unrest in his head began again… he would set a trap for whomever would come in. Not a lethal one.. just something that would allow him to identify the perk! A paint bomb-like trap. At every door.. at every window! So Jimmy bought a bunch of materials from the hardware store, from a man who complained about his job a lot to Jimmy, who ignored it and just paid his bill! Yet even after he set all the traps.. as he lay awake at night again, like usually.. he heard that same song coming from the piano. How did they avoid the traps?! Jimmy decided to sneak downstairs. Not rush down like last time.. this time he would catch them by surprise. He still had his brace on! He was prepared!
When he snuck closer, he noticed a faint green/bluish light came out of the Piano room.. and as he peered through the glass door leading to the salon.. he saw this fire like.. standing in front of the piano.. but in that greenish blue tint. When he looked closer, he saw some faint line works around the fire…revealing the shapes of a .. probably beautiful.. woman. Normally Jimmy would feel fear… but ..he realised something.. While the song played .. he did not hear the noises in his head. No screams, no gunfire.. just this beautiful song! He ducked down and decided to just listen! As he closed his eyes he visualised the song. It had a lot of energy.. goodness! Bright tones of a happy person leading a happy life! Yet as the song progressed, many of the side tones would fade away, with only the bright element still going on! It did no longer feel as bright.. It felt lonely! Then something happened that never really happened anymore! Our protagonist was lulled to sleep .. in which he saw himself as a much older version of himself.. all alone.. he wanted to reach out to people but they seemed so far away.. an endless hallway.. kept them apart Suddenly everything seemed very cold as the darkness came closing in.. all he felt was that he hoped that someone would sit with him before the he drew his final breath came for him.
The next day Jimmy woke up, feeling kinda warm and slightly more well rested. The dust cover off the piano that he had kept laying in the room was draped over him .. like a blanket?! Was it that ghostly apparition?! Did she cover him up?! When he moved to the piano he found a message to him written in the dust.. it read “help her”. Jimmy scratched his head! Help who?! The ghost seemed harmless enough.. and for some weird reason she managed to reach him.. no one did that in a long time.. so while he convinced himself he must be crazy.. he decided he would try to do what the ghost had asked of him. He returned some unopened paint cans and some of the materials he could return before walking around town. What could it mean?! The old lady on the porch waved at him again.. he nodded and ignored her for the most part.. but then took a step back. Could it be?! He remembered his dream. It could not?! He walked to the old lady and greeted hair, introducing himself. She offered him some iced tea and asked him to sit with her for a while. She knew he was Maria’s kid.. the one so good at the piano. The old lady would introduce herself as Clara Codwell and said Jimmy might not remember it anymore but she used to babysit him when his parents were out of town. She then talks about the town and her happy memories and Jimmy then knows! This is the woman in the song! The song is about her!
For the next few days Jimmy would hear the ghost play the same song and he would visit the woman in the afternoon, and while he might not really be able to understand the sadness within her for outliving all the ones she held dear.. and being forgotten by the next generation, he felt as if he had an obligation to this woman! He would make her less lonely for the last of her days! Over the next few days the woman would grow more energetic and smile more, wondering who will finally be the one that will crack that steel mask that Jimmy is wearing. He ends up sharing something with her.. a dream he had as a kid.. to compose a song.. about him.. capture himself in song form.. his story to live forever through the ages. To reach an immortality of sorts.The woman would laugh but to encourage him to do so! She tells him she thinks Jimmy would be a completely unique song.. it probably be a blues styled song…but it would be unlike anything anybody’s heard. When Jimmy tries to visit her the next day.. he discovers the old lady has passed away in her sleep! As he goes home.. feeling empty… yet he was happy that the woman did not go into the darkness alone. I am the blues huh?! Jimmy sits down at the piano.. and finds “thank you” written in the dust.. as he writes the first five notes.. of his own song! The next night we see him performing again in New Liberty, a tiny stage.. a few people in the crowd stare at him as he plays granny’s song on his face and rolls a single tear.
The Series Picks Up
From there on out Jimmy would hear a new song, for the next episode. He buys a Ouija board to talk with the ghost, and later they communicate through song. To a point where it is almost like speaking. They form a friendship of sorts, as the woman who has died is teaching Jimmy to live again, after all his traumas. He saw the worst in man, both friend and foe, he lost so many people that he became detached. Humanity lost its shine to him.. but by playing the songs of the amazing people around him, the ghostly woman that haunts his Piano teaches Jimmy how to feel again, how to open his heart again and show empathy! If he can see the song inside people.. he can see their beauty again. Yet the woman seems quite secretive about her own fate.
In the third episode, Jimmy gets a song that consists of two very separate melodies.. that kinda harmonise with each other.. but the transition is too raw.. too rough! The Chorus and refrain do not really connect that will, but they should! The music should work.. they just need a bridge! So the veteran has to discover, this is a song about the car mechanic and his wife, who love each other very much but they live their own lives too much, not paying attention to each other enough! While helping the mechanic with some minor tasks, our hero discovers he really wants a kid… but his wife never wants sex anymore, so he retreats hoping she will start to miss him.. When he goes to the store the wife works at, she tells him she wants a kid…but she can’t raise the kid alone if her husband is always at work. Jimmy sets up an romantic evening for them and the two fight, but fall in love all over again. They would tell Jimmy he is a very compassionate person when they initially thought he was just a brute. Which gives him inspiration for his own song again.
And so the series goes down, showing how tiny problems, like not noticing someone waving and smiling, or failed communication can lead to big trouble for a person. While all these problems have simple solutions it would not be something a person alone can solve. The drunk girl wanted a drinking buddy, so she didn’t have to drink alone, but people think she is just an obnoxious drunk! It turns out she is only an obnoxious drunk because she always has to finish the bottle alone and she has nothing else to do at the bar but to drink! When someone talks with her and shares the bottle, she is actually a very fun person! She becomes friends with good old James Lapreyshire.. and she hears a lot of stories in town so she can help him interpret his songs! Though she does keep turning everything into a drinking game.
The girl dressed in all pink that can’t make up her mind in fashion wishes to be acknowledged. She feels invisible and invalid! She is very scared of rejection, but she is also very unwilling to pretend to be anything she is not… She had to do that for so long in her life, pretending to be a different person than she was, that now she can’t accept that. Somehow she convinced herself that if the entire town doesn’t like her she will be alone, so Jimmy starts a group of friends in town.. a small one but one that fully accepts the sickly girl as she is! He shows her it is enough! Giving her a place to belong. Yet he also takes her on a shopping trip to the big city! Showing that it is okay to look at different places as well. The guy in the hardware store, he supports me in going through a career change! It might make him financially insecure for a bit, but he convinces the man that sometimes it is better to take a risk, and that without it he never will be truly happy and gets stuck in a drag.
In the second to last episode, Jimmy gets a song he doesn’t recognise. It doesn’t apply to anybody in town, he gets frustrated.. he has come so far and now he still doesn’t know who this song applies too! He goes out to the bar to hang out with the drunk, the pink girl and the storekeeper, who have since become his friends. There is a Piano at this bar and at one moment he begins playing the song, asking his friends if they might know the meaning.. Each and every one of them needed his help, perhaps now he needs theirs. Together they deduce that the song might be about Jimmy’s sister. Who misses her tiny brother, as he shut her out when they both were alone. Jimmy calls his sister, and apologises. They talk for a bit and she tells him something that seems to make him very happy! A plane ride to London scene transition later, we see him holding a baby at his sisters bedside. The mom tells the baby this is his uncle Jimmy. We move back to New Liberty, by seeing the trip was a memory in our main character’s head.. while playing the sisters song on stage.
The final song is much easier to figure out! It is the song of the ghost, the woman who died at that very first Piano he played at. Having done research Jimmy has discovered she was a performer like him, who got shot by her husband, who thought she cheated on him. This was only a half truth. The artist had a gimmick, where she would look at an audience member who paid them to do so.. and write a song about them. Their sorrows or happiness. One time a woman appeared and asked her to write a song! The song our ghost saw was so beautiful that she immediately fell in love with the women. She was so awestruck she could never play the song for the woman. It made her realise how bad her husband was for her and she was ready to leave him, but before she could ever play the song to that woman.. She was shot! She was gaslit by him for so long.. and before she could free herself, she was denied the chance.
Jimmy who now has become a big hit again has to play in the big city once more.. and he invites a now old woman. A woman he found through research and by asking the people in the city opening up to them, learning their stories, showing his growth. He takes his piano to the concert (he now is famous so he can) and together the ghost and Jimmy play the song. Jimmy tells a story about a friend he made.. who wants to play promised she would play this song for someone important one day.. she never got the chance… but now he will help her with this! The old woman in the public immediately realises what this is and begins crying. As the audience cheers.. a sense of melancholy is shown in colour usage in the episode.. as everything seems to go more dim.
Jimmy knows that his spectral friend will go away now! She is at peace! They say their goodbyes.. but not before the woman writes one last message followed by a few notes in the dust on the piano! Jimmy’s set on stage is finished and the message written on the piano consists of a single word. Which is reflected in the words of the audience. “Encore”. As Jimmy sees all the towns folks in the audience, he realises he can hear all of their songs, but also the song of the man sitting alone on the table sipping ..he buys the man a drink and tells him to let loose a bit of water. He makes a joke about a lovey dovey couple in the front row, they laugh. Then Jimmy gets all serious, he tells how all these songs he played tonight were to very important people to him… and a friend of his.. but his last song… that is his own song! The series credits appear as Jimmy plays the song based on him!
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