Paradise in 2021

Welcome back my sweet Island guests! It has been a little over a week since I last wrote for you! Some heart issues kept me bedridden and unable to get a proper sleep.  A little holiday depression set in after the Christmas days as well and somatic stress disorder finished the cocktail into me cocooning in bed for a good while!  Yet now I am back and I am strong and happy again! So let’s take a look at what this year will have in store for us. Wait…why am I glowing white? Am I evolving?!

500 Follows! POG!

First of all , during my absence we breached the magical border of 500 followers. I would like to thank the 250 marketing blogs following me to sell me some expensive SEO programs and lessons to make more money off my blog. Then there are the 200 or so random follows who searched for a word and found me! You have two times my thanks. Now for the 50 active people out there! You are amazing! I truly love you and sorry for being absent!  I am really happy to have reached this milestone and I practiced a little speech holding a shampoo bottle. Then I dropped the Shampoo bottle on my foot and almost slipped in the shower.  So I ended up winging this little speech that follows next.

While at times my health, and mental issues can make me feel a bit lonely and , while often struggling to reach out to people , you guys have been there as a natural safe space. I am still awkward and will not always interact as my brain is all over the place, that does not mean I do not appreciate you ..  all of you made this community what it is.  Even if we don’t talk a lot and if I miss your blog posts.. or do not leave a witty comment.. you all give me a home on the internet. Even if you aren’t that keen on my content.. you bring people together we can both interact with. So Every follow is appreciated, even if I joke about the insignificance of the number. While I do have a lot of  “empty” followers, those empty followers bring me closer to you all! My real life voice is fragile and isn’t that strong but you.. are my voice box for online!  Thank you all for this amazing achievement..it actually got me an achievement on WordPress as well and as a gamer I do like those! New member goals for 2021 will be an active following of about 20 people interacting with posts. (Be it likes or comments).  As for the number of followers to reach! The new goal will be set at 666! So I can sell all your souls to become a demon girl! …  See then I can become A VTuber!

Thanks Satan! You help me follow my dreams! Sugoi!

What Rose from the Cocoon is not Pinkie.. but Pinkie!

During my Cocoon phase, I tried to get back into content but I kept hitting a brick wall… Well actually it was just plaster… my muscle issue also blocked my legs at times and I stumbled into the wall.. ..  but  regardless my muscles were constantly sore and I had trouble following anime due to constant aches, I had no focus in my head because of a lot of self imposed stress of me being too lazy and not being able to get things done and a lot of fears I imagined.  During the course of Steampunk Month I have realised I took on a bit more than I can chew.  I had to rush games like insane, making me not enjoy them as much.. or to pick games I am able to beat in a short time. Everything kind of became subservient to my blogs.  So during my stressing I realised that would have to change a bit. I would need to make content a bit more “fun” for me. Writing has always been fun but consuming the content needed for the blog wasn’t as fun anymore. Review after review got old.. and I must admit.. during my time in the dumpster I kinda fell down the VTuber hole. So I was thinking.. could I possibly find a way to become a V-Blogger?

From the beginning of my Website I had a bit of a YouTube aspiration but my weak voice would not allow me to do it properly, perhaps with a lot of voice software thrown over to amplify and clarify it and perhaps give it a change… anyway that dream got shelved… but I want more… I want to be a VBlogger… I might even try my hand on streaming if I ever can get the model made.. who knows.. but I want to give a try! I really was struggling putting up content.. I had enough ideas.. but I felt a time pressure on each game. I was constantly thinking on blog chores as if my mind was on fire! So what.. came back from that Cocoon is a bit of a different Pinkie!  It will be revealed tomorrow! The same.. but yet different and I think I will pursue a slightly different style of content! The next step in my evolution!  But more on that in Tomorrow’s post! What will that mean for my content?! Well .. I am not doing as much reviews anymore! Instead my content will take on more “Let’s Play” Like shapes. There will be a heavier emphasis on gaming. Of course in my own unique take! I just feel like that telling you about my gaming adventures and my daily geeky stuff .. is more ME?! I would not have to rush games either!  So expect more of me gaming and doing geeky stuff, and less of an endless slew of reviews!

As for the regular content such as the Animini, I do plan to continue them but I might take a short break from them. I probably won’t take a break for too long, but my current medication is preventing me from a good night sleep. Since I watch anime on saturday morning as a bit of a ritual that kinda conflicts now. I want to figure out how I want to do this at my own leisure! Post times might change as well as I might experiment  with live posting, or just want to work on a post a little bit more or more at whenever it is convenient. Two deadlines a day was too stressful to me and did not help my heart. I need to destress and whatever my new content schedule will be will reflect that. Gaming content will be more regular, but the let’s play formats will focus on all the categories of Paradise.. so for example I might play a movie game, a pokémon game and maybe an anime game. No specific rhyme or reason will apply, I just want to have fun!  My content will reflect that!

The Island gets weird!

While I might have experienced a slight metamorphosis into a VBlogger, I will not give up my Island! The new me has a perfect reason to live here as well and while maybe not fully human (seriously almost no V-Tuber is human)  anymore, she will keep her manager tasks on the island! However when my own health is frail.. this new form will allow me to spread my wings and soar, finding a light when times seem dark, so not only will I tell what I do in my real life.. but also a lot of avatar talk!  If you ever seen anything Vtuber.. you kinda know .. except I don’t do the whole boing-boing thing!  I am chaste….mostly… Flavorwise not a lot will change.. but I hope to put a bit more energy and personality in my posts again! I feel I kinda lost that near the end. Content, be it anime, gaming or whatever will be a bit more bit sized! Think about the length of an Animini.. (two to three..and a bit.. pages in Google Docs).

As some of you may have noticed I do often refer to the community and I do plan to keep that kind of content up! For example I plan to do a Geeky-Blogger Hunger Games where I will use a simulator to let 24 of us battle to the death as I write the story that goes with it. I plan to bring back What If stories. When the Animini episodes return I plan to make them a bit less “review”y and more “reaction video” like. Which still can be read as a review of course..as you can still read what I think about it.. but I don’t feel like I should judge.. but more tell you what I experience.. I feel that will have a bit more energy and me in it! So it might be a bit stranger.. but I was not one for structure anyway! Rather than separating the good and the bad I will take you through an episode and tell you as I go!

Themed Months will still happen as well but I will work them out a bit better beforehand. The structure however might be different. What really hurt me last month was the fact that I had to do a Steampunk Game, A Steampunk movie and other content as well and it clogged up my creativity in the end.  With his New VBlogger Style, I am aiming for I can pick whatever content I feel like doing that is within that theme and will allow theme months to shine more!  Two Month will follow an Narrative on the Island and thusly a soft theme. Events will happen to the STAFF or on the Island which gives a bias towards a theme then after two soft themes, one hard theme will follow. So in other words we tear down structure in return for consistency and fun! I aim to at least have a post for you each day, but it might be two.. and who knows on a crazy day I might even have three! What 2020 has shown me.. and what made me evolve.. is that we have to look out for ourselves.  We have to make our own life fun.. and sometimes that might mean people think you are a raving lunatic. Well my sweet Island Guests.. I might be a raving Lunatic.. that isn’t doing the normal and sensible thing.   but I will at least have fun…

In Short what can you expect from Paradise in 2021?!  I could not tell you! What I do know is that I will have a heck of a lot of fun with it and I hope you will follow me on this new journey as well! Happy New Year and may this year be a year we can all chase our dreams!

A Very Poké Christmas

My sweet Island Guests, this cocktail will be the last round of drinks before the blog closes for Christmas! That is right!  I decided to not post anything on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  The latter in the Netherlands is called “Second Christmasday” It’s basically the day where you visit the other side of the family. So just another day of christmas festivities. While Christmas will be a bit sober and all I will get for Christmas is some good food, a good time AND a hangover, that is enough. I will not be able to respond on posts a lot and I assume a lot of view have gone to visit loved ones as well so I decided on a short two to three day break (depending on how I get through christmas)

That being said I did want to say Merry Christmas to all of you so I decided to do this with a little Christmas story of rhyme! Because I am the Pokémon girl and the anime-blogging girl of the community I decided to make a zaney, wacky rhyme! So strap in and here we go!

Twas The Night Before Christmas, when only on the island of Paradise,
bars were still opened serving cocktails on ice!
Kuro was working hard serving guests when they heard a loud noise!
A fat..android like creature showed up with a very menacing voice!

“Christmas is over, I put Santa’s Sled Firmly to the ground”
“Now that he is in Isolation, no Happiness will be found” 

Manager Pinkie , also drinking, spilled her drink yelling “How Mean”
When she looked at this presence she shrieked “Oh No It’s Covid-19”

“That is right” laughed the Dragon Ball Bootleg “That is me”!
“It’s not the Grinch or Krampus that will ruin christmas you will see”

The manager sighed and got up from her chair and put on her Santa Hat.
“If Santa is grounded I’ll save christmas..I am equally jolly just slightly less fat “

The Virus laughed and said “Half the world is in lockdown, there is nothing you can do”
Pinkie smiled as all Coconuts gathered “Luckily I got a friend or two”

Covid cruely grinned “You can’t even get close to people, christmas sleeps with the fishes”
Pinkie smiled back and said “We will save Christmas, strictly with warm wishes”

While Paradise, might only exists in the virtual space, 
it exists to be a happy place.

While Pinkie can’t board a boat and does not possess a magic sleigh!
There was yet another play!

The Manager looked at Indigo and said should with me!
Both looked up to the sky yelling Tamago Tomadachi “We needeth Thee”

A fried egg descended from the sky!
“Behold my glory, Tamago Tomodachi that is I”

The Pink girl bowed and said “My egg friend ,we need to save christmas in the blogosphere”
“Lets together spread some Christmas Cheer”

The friendly egg sprinkle some magic yolk on the island to make it fly
For some weird reason (because it rhymes) it also made the island smell like apple pie!

Pinkie cheered and picked up some Pokéball!
“Let’s travel around the blogosphere and bring monster friends to all”

So they departed on this epic quest,
To bestow Christmas greetings to many of you.. before we take rest.

Merry Christmas , my Senpai Irina!
I’ll leave you with a Book of Friends and an Alcoholic Primarina!

And to you , lovable Scott!
Happy Holidays! Have some fictitious Gunpla and an adorable Oshawott!

An amazing christmas for my blogging friend Naja!
My gift, non existing Amigurumi supplies and a Copperajah

And to that super swell fellow, by the name of Mallow!
Imagine me gifting you Guild Wars 3 and a Shiny Swellow!

Merry and Bright days, to my bestie Foovay!
Whom I will bestow unique Castle Cats and a Brand new Luxray!

To the wonderful unique Fred,
I wish you a wonderful winter hike  and a carolling Loudred!

A magical day to magical girl Lita!
I’d  give you some Yaoi and a lewd Gothorita!

Happy Christmas, to a Geeky Girl called Meg…
No Pokémon rhymes with that name so here is a Lillipup, still half in its egg!

Feliz Navidad to the just geeking Heather!
Enamel pins and Pikachu for you..but he’s not real he’s just a sweater!

Winstolf Happy Holidays to thee!
That’s right swapped it around so I can give you Cait Sith cosplay and a Goomy!


Rhyming was getting harder and Tamago Tomodachi was running out of yolk!
“This can’t be it” Pinkie said “We still have to wish Merry Christmas to so many other folk” 

Tamago Tomadachi who is always very smart,
Came up with a solution to make this endeavour a bit less hard!

“What if we pair people up by the two”
“You can combine some names so rhyming will be easier for you”

To my gaming friends Solaryo and Pix,
I wish you’ll get Playstation fives and christmas kisses from this Swirlix!

Joyeux Noël,  K (try rhyming with a letter)  and Curtis with the Iridium Eye!
Foreign Christmas movies for you. delivered by a shiny Cutiefly.

Best wishes to Master Mix Movies and Future President Joy,
I’ll give you two a Betty White Movie, with a cinema loving Baltoy!

Merry Christmas , Biblionyan and Lyn!
Manga Mystery boxes for you and Sky form Shaymin!

Blessings to Celestial Sparkles and Olive Unicorn! 
My Pinkie-Santa gift to you is sparkly make-up and a fun to ride Ryhorn!

Gingerbread Men and Cookies for Alyssa and Krystalina!
Who will we give a mental  manga library  and some Nidorina!

The merriest of Holidays to the great people called Yasuno Kuro and Crow!
My gift is an anime about a Kaiju Santa fighting Solgaleo!

My christmas greetings to Una and Lina from Hallyureviews!
K-pop tickets for you two along with Pachirisus !

“We aren’t going to make it in time” the manager squealed,
when two brave little helpers were suddenly revealed.

Sunny and Indigo rolled up their sleeves, 
while Kuro made the manager a Mojito, he was crushing some leaves.

“Do not worry manager-chan we are a team” was said by the STAFF
Suddenly the manager found the strength once again, just laugh!

Her giggles might have been more of  a HiHiHi than a HoHoHo..
There  was not even a rednose reindeer, but this crew was very merry though!

Merry Christmas to Emma and the Thoughts of Shoujo!
Our team will bestow you with adorable fanfiction read by Lucario!

Blessing of the Season to Moya and Wooderon!
My gift to you a night at the movies with the projector powered by Magneton!

A healthy wholesome day to Red Metal, Mari, Egghead Luna and  Jarilissima
I will show you the world, on the back of a Staravia.

A day filled with laughter, family and joy for Indigo, Ony, Jon, Nabe , Ashley and Annie!
I bestow you with ugly christmas sweaters made by your very own Leavanny!

The best of wishes to Kim, McKenna, 9Tailed and also Thero!
A happy night of drinks for you.. followed by Amnesia with Slowbro!

Stay strong and have fun,  Wren, Mike, Merlin and Aria.
Good times will come, so says Dialga!

Merry Christmas to those who are currently away, Raistlin, Karandi and Iskidee!
May you all recover from what troubles you, as if healpulsed by Indeedee!

The happiest of days who read who did not get mentioned because I forgot!
You have my apologies.. and a second merry christmas because Wynaut!

Fatigued but satisfied Paradise returned where it belonged,
We could mention more of you guys but the conclusion might be too far prolonged.

While Covid is a horrible Grinch who keeps us all apart..
This post is meant to illustrate how many people we have  close in our heart.

For this list is inconclusive.. but if you are reading this I DO appreciate YOU!
So the world might seem small, but you have a list like this too!

The monster we may like Christmas might make life seem like hell..
I hope that Santa Pink Illustrated.. that somewhere in the world will always wish you well.

Thank you everybody for being a part of my life, no matter big or small! I all wish you a very VERY happy christmas, be it in small groups or even by yourself. While we might not be able to do everything we want.. we can make the world seem prettier with just a bit of magic or make belief! I hope you enjoy my fictional gives in your fictional variants! ..Returning some of this stuff will be horrible!

Sunny’s Yellow Submarine or The One That Got Away Part 2

It is time for another Sunny Story! Just a little while ago Sunny had a big adventure encountering a Kaiju on Paradise Island, but sometimes you need the proper tools! Now that Steam Punk Month has arrived Sunny and his inventive streak are bound to yield different results! Reason enough for a new and fun story set on Paradise. So fishermen and fishy friends.. let’s see how Sunny is doing!

For days now there have been mysterious clanking and clonking and sawing and buzzing and flaming noises drifting out of Sunny’s shed. No one has been invited by for an old movie watching night, or to play a new game. In fact, the boy has gotten quite secretive. Big, heavy boxes from Amazon and eBay have arrived and been spirited off into the shed to be opened. One day a big truck pulled up piled high with a wide variety of metal junk – bits, it looked like, of cars and boats, and who knows what all. They vanished into the shed, too. It must be much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside! Perhaps there is a basement.

At long last, Sunny appeared, a bit begrimed and smudged with grease, but smiling. He walked himself down to the beach for a dip – clothes and all.Once he seemed to think he was clean enough, he walked back up and into one of the beach showers where he rinsed off the salt and the last of the grime. Looking a lot more like our beloved space cadet pool boy, he walked jauntily up to the inn and called everyone outside.

“Wait ‘till you see this!” he laughed, “Hey, hold my beer.” He added, laughing even more. This did not inspire confidence in those Americans present who know that “hey, hold my beer” is usually the prelude to a redneck about to do something spectacularly stupid and dangerous. 

Sunny reached into his shed and grabbed the pull handle of a little red wagon. As it emerged it’s burden became clear. Well, easier to see, but much harder to understand.

It looked rather like a fish. One of those weird deep sea fish with a lantern dangling over it’s head and a retractable lure in it’s … mouth? Huge eyes, or windows, revealed cameras mounted in the center of it’s head on a swivel so it spins from one window view to the next. On each side instead of fins retractable arms are mounted. On the left a great big claw ends one, on the right, a smaller claw ends the other. Towards the middle of the body, on each side there is a vertical screw – a sort of propeller like thing – and then towards the back on either side of what must be a rudder, but looks like a tail, there are something like jet engines. 

With enthusiasm approaching shiny eyed awe Sunny explains that the little sub, dubbed the Sunfish – is actually steam powered. The little jet like engines really are steam powered uh, jet like engines. A new invention with an old time source of energy. 

Steam is produced in a mini-boiler in the rear of the Sunfish, heated by a chemical reaction that also just happens to make oxygen for the sub, too. 

The vertical screws force the sub down into the water – as it has a positive buoyancy profile. This means, Sunny tells the manager reassuringly, that if anything goes wrong, the Sunfish will pop to the top of the water and float rather than sink. Very safe, he says, patting Pinkie gently on her shoulder. Nothing to worry about.

He shows you all how the “jaw” drops open to deploy the lure – a short pole with something that looks like a big, fat worm – or a spanish dancer if you like. The lantern dangling over the head is exactly that, a light to make the whole thing even more alluring – and easier to see in the dark waters below the sparkling waves. 

I’m sure everyone remembers the episode with the monster sea serpent? A typical deep sea fishing rig was no match for that great kaiju, but Sunny hasn’t been able to get the creature out of his mind. He would really like another good look at it. Not so much for fish fillets (he’s pretty sure they would be tough as tires), as for – you know – scientific research. 

Okay, curiosity.

Sunny picks up the handle of his little red wagon and tugs it creaking and groaning under the heavy looking submarine down the beach and out the dock. Tilting it at an angle he slides the Sunfish into the sea, where, by golly, it does float! Sunny gives a merry wave and climbs in through a hatch in the top. You can clearly see him as he settles into the pilots seat between the two huge eye like windows in the front of the Sunfish. With a sudden jerk the sub put-put-putts out into the bay where it proceeds to screw itself down in the water. 

You can see the top of the lantern mounting bobbing in and out of the waves as Sunny pilots the little sub around the inner bay just below the water. He pops up again, waves to let you know he’s just fine, and burbles back down.

This time, he sends the Sunfish off the ledge and over the vast depths that surround the island a few thousand feet offshore of it’s beautiful sparkly pink beaches. The blond tanned pool boy is ecstatic with his new toy and can’t stop grinning as he watches delightful little fish of every color, but especially pink, darting past the big windows of the Sunfish. He turns on the camera, so he can share the amazing scenery with everyone up above. He thought about looking for a camera that would share in real time, but that would mean he had to drag a cable around, and he likes the idea of the Sunfish being free to move up or down or wherever he wants to go without a tether to the upper world. 

Of course, there are pink squid, and octopi, and something that looks a lot like a Horsea, and is that a Mantine? Hoping he doesn’t run into a Gyarados – but a Relicanth would be cool – Sunny pilots the Sunfish down, down, down past the pink rocks and pink coral and pink starfish, and pink and black clownfish in their pink anemones. Down into the dark.

At last the Sunfish finds the soft, sandy bottom and Sunny is happy to see that it’s PINK sand down here, too. He makes sure the camera pans around so Pinkie can see that the island really is pink right from its roots to the flowery tree tops. He wishes he could turn the engines completely off and be quiet, but then the Sunfish would float to the top. Still, he tries to just stay in one place and look all around. His little lantern glows pale yellow in the dark.

Sunny pulls the lever that will open the jaws and deploy the lure. It waves gently in the wind like a banner – here, here I am… 

It’s so quiet now. There’s no fish in sight and no coral or rocks to look at. Slowly, his eyes drift shut and Sunny dozes. 

A nudge wakes him up. It might have been a gentle nudge – if you were a great big sea serpent type kaiju – but it gives the Sunfish quite a bump. Sunny’s eyes fly open. Because, you know, he wasn’t sleeping. He finds himself nearly eyeball to eyeball with a pair of glowing yellow eyes. Another bump. A jerk. 

The kaiju has grabbed the lure. 

Sunny bangs the button to fire the jet engines and yanks the lever that twirls them around so they are thrusting in reverse. 

Of course, he’s gotten a bit fond of the old kaiju thing, and has only put a humane hook on the end of the lure.

Which is to say, the kaiju is not really hooked at all, but feels a bit of a tug on it’s lower lip just the same. It gives the Sunfish a head butt, which stuns both the kaiju and Sunny and causes the Sunfish to jerk back and start floating towards the top in a sort of less than controlled manner. Shaking his head the kaiju tosses the Sunfish from side to side, and Sunny inside bounces around like he was in a pool boy float in Kuro’s drink blender, binging and banging and bonging against the sides and windows and steam boiler inside. 

The next thing he sees is nothing but teeth, tongue, and blue-red gums as the kaiju tries to get a bigger bite of the Sunfish, not once, but three times. Sunny grabs the throttle and blasts the steam jets in reverse. The kaiju doesn’t like the burst of warm air past his face and lets go and the Sunfish darts like it’s namesake towards the surface. The kaiju in hot pursuit. 

Sunny gets the Sunfish whirled around, changes the thrust to all speed forward and takes off for the surface in the direction he thinks is towards the little bay. The kaiju probably doesn’t like the shallows and won’t follow. Right?

There’s no speedometer on the Sunfish, but however fast it is going, the kaiju can clearly go faster. It swims around the Sunfish, bumping and nuzzling the sides while Sunny clings to his seat and tries to remember what made this sound like a good idea?

Suddenly the Sunfish breaks the surface, popping out of the water like a cork and starts to steam towards the beach, the kaiju swimming easily alongside (The Sunfish is even slower on the surface) keeping one eye on Sunny. It appears the monster has finally made the connection between the pool boy in bright yellow with a  little bitty fishing rod, and the submariner in bright yellow bopping around inside the funny metal fish. 

The kaiju nudges the sub a few times. He seems to be wondering if maybe it ATE Sunny, and the little fellow may need rescuing. Sunny gets another good view of the inside of a sea serpent as the kaiju gives a few more experimental nibbles. For a beast with needle shaped teeth easily a foot long, it seems almost…gentle. 

Sunny slows the Sunfish to a stop and the kaiju stops beside him. It nudges the little sub again, rocking it gently. Sunny laughs. The kaiju nudges. Sunny laughs. The kaiju nudges and opens it’s mouth, making a sort of dolphin like chuckling noise and bobbing it’s head. Sunny waves. The kaiju bobs. 

Sunny thinks about it. He opens up the Sunfish’s “jaw” again and puts out the lure. The kaiju inspects it and looks back in at Sunny. 

To the horror of the guests waiting anxiously on the dock, Sunny pops the hatch and sticks his head, arms and shoulders out of the hatch. He’s holding a grilled cheese sandwich in one hand. The kaiju raises it’s head to be level with Sunny.

Sunny waves the sandwich a couple of times, like you would do to get a dogs attention. And tosses it towards the kaiju. Who opens his mouth and neatly catches it in midair. There follows a few minutes while the kaiju apparently moves the sandwich around it’s mouth, munching and tasting. Then a swallow. 

Blinking, the kaiju cocks his head as if thinking. Then he swims around the Sunfish and, I almost hesitate to tell you this but, he sticks the tip of his tail out of the water and…well..WAGS it. 

Sunny laughs. Waves. Ducks back into the sub, and appears – with another sandwich. He tosses this one, too. The sea serpent catches this one, then dives below showing off every inch of it’s 30 feet or more of scaly loops humping over the water before reappearing on the other side of the Sunfish. It makes several quick circles around the little sub, tossing spray, nodding it’s head and making that chuckling noise. Sunny shows empty hands and shrugs. He’s out of sandwiches. He wasn’t planning to be gone down there a week, you know. The serpent lowers his head to half in and half out of the water. And sighs. 

Sunny holds up one finger. “Wait!” he says. Diving back into the Sunfish he put-put-putts right up the beach, hops out, runs to his shed, and runs back with an armload of baloney, sliced cheese, and lettuce. 

Last anyone saw, Sunny was standing on the beach tossing various foodstuffs to his new best friend, who gulps down cheese and lettuce and baloney but spit the leftover BBQ fried chicken back. The cook has barred the kitchen door.

The Paradise Weekly Gazette 6: 14 to 20 December

Dear Island Guests, Today’s cocktail is contained in a slightly smaller container than the previous weeks! Due to roadworks in front of my street , I had a lot of construction noise keeping me from focussing on my writing properly or following a movie.  So I missed two posting slots! Luckily Kuro stepped in this week so in the end we are only one cocktail short for this grande desert. However since the Netherlands went into full lockdown as well.. there isn’t  that much Pinkie AFK either! So let’s take a look at the events that took place this week.

The Animinis

This week wasn’t as great for anime as the week before! Cowboy Bebop was a bit of a letdown for me this week and I am not fully sure how I feel about Utena yet.  However Natsume offered a very strong episode and Samurai Flamenco ended on a high note for me!  The latter being my favourite view!  That ending came so out of left field! It was great! 

Digimon Adventure – Episode 15- Zudomon’s Iron Hammer of Lightning.

Samurai Flamenco – Final Episode – Naked Samurai Flamenco

That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime – Episode 21 – Shizu San’s Students

Revolutionary Girl Utena – Episode 3 –  On the Night of the Ball

Hikaru no Go – Episode 26 – Welcome to the A-League

Natsume Book of Friends – Episode 6 –  Sparrow at the Bottom of the Lake

Cowboy Bebop – Episode 6 –  Sympathy for the Devil

STAFF Posts

The staff is very busy this week! Not only did Kuro post a teaser for their very own novel , Sunny and  Indigo have also started working on their drafts. Sunny’s post was even finished.. right after I planned out the rest of the week content so tomorrow you will see a brand new Sunny story! This week however we are treated to Kuro’s amazing teaser for a big story they are working on!  Let me know what you think about it in the comments!

Pinkie’s Other Post

Due to a lot of street noise, the mental stress of the lockdown and mostly the negative reception of the people trying to do what is the best for everyone, I did not get that much done this week!  A second reason is.. I  stumbled on a few Steampunk games I just can’t get myself through. I would not call it bad.. But no matter how hard I try, Dishonored doesn’t do anything for me. A Gadget post did not work out because I could not find any gadgets that are steampunky enough that I did not cover yet in either my Zombie survival plan or that just do not fit steampunk! Eeek! So what DID I do!

I played a video game that feels very much like a D&D .. to a fault even! But it sure is Steampunk!

I watched a great steam powered movie by the director of Akira!

Camp Coconut Updates

Big news on the camp Coconut front! Let’s start with the adventures of our little guys!  The Shy coconut went shopping and came home with a new skirt inspired by Alice in Wonderland. It doesn’t fit perfectly yet because it is rather hard to dress up a coconut in a skirt!  Still it fits so much better than just those little horns!   The Buddy Coconut came out and helped the island get ready for christmas. Bringing a lot of ribbon so we can wrap all the presents!  So that is very much appreciated. Thank you very much for the help Buddy Coconut.

King Coconut saw that his subject was working hard to get the island ready for Christmas and decided to chime in. Bring us some nice sets of wrapping paper.  It is quite funny to see King Coconut lug those  rolls of paper along! His crown nearly fell off his head and the trew a little tantrum. After sipping some coffee though he calmed a bit down and remembered he wanted to look cool and edgy! ..which resulted in us having a lot of black wrapping paper! Thank you very much for the help King Coconut!

Now Camp Coconut has evolved! No longer do we only rely on Kofi for donations but we also have a Patreon now! By supporting this you can get an additional.. or a first of course Coconut on three separate levels. Villagers, who are much like the Kofi Coconuts and get the same benefits only.. “monthly”.. Adventurer Coconuts, who will be invited ot a brand new discord server filled with games and influence on this blog.. and Hero Coconuts who can participate in the upcoming (starting in January)  Paradise D&D where we play Dungeon and Dragons 5th Edition.. with a twist! Everyone is A Coconut and items, monsters and encounters will all be based on your small statue! Think Honey I shrunk the kids.. in Paradise..the roleplay.. but with coconuts instead of kids!  Of course there are a few more benefits but you can check those out .. by clicking on the picture below!  We already have one Hero Coconut which also happens to be King Coconut! Will he remain the king or can the Kofi followers throw him off the throne?! Let’s find out!  Will the hero king make it through our upcoming adventures?! You will all be informed later!

Posts that Impressed Pinkie

You can visit all the following posts by clicking on the sub-sequent images!

It’s almost Christmas time and with everything going in lockdown here I am not getting any gifts this year! We planned gifts but since everyone went crazy and  the post office basically is backed up so hard, there is no mail ordering gifts as well! So instead me and mom decided to spoil ourselves in January.. save your money for gifts, just be there for each other and christmas and spoil ourselves when the world becomes a bit less crazy.  So this year I am looking at gift for myself. Heather from Geeking By  shows a lot of pins that are quite amazing!  Maybe I will buy one of these! Which one do you think would fit me the best?!
For a image that links to her site I did not know what to do! So I turned her into an enamel pin herself…I am not a great artist!

Enamel Pin Heather!

I am always trying to make original content. New Blog tags, like the Kore Wa Watashi Award which is really making its way around right now! I thought it died a while ago! So whenever another content creator does something similar I am all for it. Annie created a delightfully fun new blog tag focussed around Christmas!   How would she spend her time with anime characters?! So adorable!  I squeeed a bit! She also did one for K-pop but that could have used more cute anime animals eating cookies! I know nothing about the genre though so perhaps people eating cookies is cute as well?

Annie Wins a Contest

Mallow is like the Good Guy of Anime Blogging, along with Raist who has sadly become absent again, let’s hope he recovers soon and has a great christmas. Mallow however is the more hidden good guy.. the type that picks you up and advises you a good shoe-store so you don’t trip on those pesky heels anymore. Raist is more the type that picks you up and compliments you on how funny that fall was or how graceful you hit the deck!  Anyway Mallow saw a post he liked about the top 10 anime openings and endings of 2020 and he decided to do it himself.. shortened to a top 4. While I do not share his taste in music I think, I am absolutely and pleasantly surprised by his idea to turn it into a blog tag!  Just so he can help other people to write!  I really commend him for finding a way to make something simple as a top 4 into a good guy, community engagement thing! We need more people like this in the world!

How I view Mallow’s Post

Watching anime in a weekly format instead of binging the heck out of things has given me a lot more of appreciation for the finer details. I still don’t like watching seasonal anime because then I get stuck in the hype or hate and it taints my personal experience. However older the series, I am having so much fun watching them in a weekly format! ..Not all.. but a lot of anime are just so much more impactful if episodes can breathe a bit!  Biblyonyan is much more eloquent about this than I am though so check  that amazing post out!

I did not have a creative image idea here.. so I made the avatar do a sneeze tease!

Pinkie Away from Keyboard

So this leaves me in a bit of a pickle! We went into full lockdown since Monday so there isn’t too much to do so my away from keyboard news isn’t actually away from Keyboard. It’s stuff I did besides blogging or stuff I haven’t blogged about. So with that being said! I reached a milestone! Back when I started as Pinkie’s Pokemon, I encountered a blog called Pokémon Blog.  WordPress biggest Pokémon blog.. but all it did was news reports.. it has several bloggers but they all just copy paste news  reports, there is no community interactions and overall they are very much what I do not want to be! I always set my goal to one day surpass them. That day was this week! I surpassed my “rival”   and so the end of that arc has been completed. Of  course I did not do that by just blogging about Pokémon.. but hey I chose a  different route! In a way it was THE goal  I needed to achieve before I could give this blog up! I am not quitting my blog.. but i feel I beat my final boss!  Time for a sequel!

Other than that I have been keeping indoors to the extreme! If we are in Lockdown I will go in lockdown I will try to minimise my contact with others as much as I can! Sometimes I will need to see people .. just because I am human but I try to limit it as much as I possibly can without losing my sanity! As a result I have been a bit more active in the streaming community. Following my favourite Pokétuber Patterrz. I have also been watching DeeBeeGeek’s Breath of the Wild playthrough!  They are both very fun and nice people! Their chats are medium sized, mostly Patterrz,  really responds well to chat!  It is nice to get this form of human interaction. I have also softcore become fascinated with V-tubers. I am not watching their streams.. but I am watching a lot of clips!

However… I had a bit of an annoying week! They are fixing the street up right in front of my new building so I have a lot lot LOT of construction noises which is driving me slightly nutty! I do not have to pay for massage seats because my house is shaking all day anyway! It left me a bit anxious and withdrawn.. keeping my windows closed so I don’t at least see that metal monstrosity swinging close by window all day! Not fun!  Yet we do what we gotta do! Next week will be nice for sure!

Plans

For the coming week we got a Sunny post coming up on the blog! A brand new story about an aquatic adventure! I will also post my review of Wild Wild West, one of the campiest steampunky movies ever. Then I want to do a smallish post for christmas. That being said I might choose not to post anything , including Animini’s on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, perhaps even leading into boxing day depending if the roads are slippery or not and I will need to stay at my moms on Christmas day.  It really depends.  Reasons is that in combination with the traffic issue and people en masse being away or with family with christmas I doubt content would be missed that much. I might be mistaken but I kind of want to avoid me tripping over content that isn’t read anyway and I want to be able to have a nice dinner with my  mom and with a friend on christmas eve without constantly getting alerts of likes and  reactions. I am not going to be able to interact anyway so maybe I am just not doing anything! We will see!

That being said I wish everyone some happy holidays even if we might not get what we have come to expect by now.. and this year Christmas might be a bit bleak, all that matters is that we are safe, healthy and have a merry day… regardless if  that includes festivities, anime, games or whatever else.. I’ll leave up to you! I am not saying having a killer christmas.. I am just saying I hope your days will be merry and bright! 

Kuro’s Story Hour Presents: The Immortal Maiden teaser

Hello there, its Kuro the Bartender here. I have been working on this fine drink for quite some time and am gonna let you take a nice little sip before I fully finish this concoction. I do hope you enjoy this. This drink will make you feel like a shrine maiden who is stuck in a contract of a yokai.

The sound of sandals echoes through a foggy graveyard. A young woman in a Kuro Muji Tomesoda kimono is walking through the empty graveyard. Her zori slightly sinks into the damp earth. As she slowly moves through the eerily quiet graveyard, a gust of wind makes long dark brown hair flutter. On her left side of her hip is a black katana with a red ito and under that is a matching wakizashi. In her right hand is a large metal spiked club, slumped across her shoulder.

   She freezes in her tracks as the earth below starts to tremble. A skeleton arm shoots out from the ground and grabs her right ankle. It yanks her violently down to the moist earth. Her club falls right beside her. Another skeleton arm shoots out from the earth and grabs her left arm. Their grip tightens as she tries to wiggle free. The ground rumbles more as hundreds of skeletons sprout out of the earth. They all straighten up and turn to the woman. 

   “Foolish Otome, you come here to my resting grounds with the murderous intent to slay me. Such foolishness. You didn’t think I, the Gashadokuro of war, would not feel hostility, your bloodlust, your insidious intentions. Such a foolish Otome. I am made from the bodies of the soldiers and civilians killed by war. Thousands have died, Otome. What is a human Otome even doing in this realm of Yokai?” A loud, deep voice echoes through the graveyard. 

   The ground violently shakes as a humongous skeleton arm bursts out from the ground. A monstrous skeleton lifts up from the ground. Bits of mud, grass, and bone fall from the Gashadokuro, who stands 25 meters tall. 

   The young woman stares up at the Gashadokuro. She winces as the two skeletons tighten their grip on her wrist and ankle. The Gashadokuro leans over towards the young woman. 

   “Such a foolish Otome, do you think that you can leave this place? Your foolishness has cost you your life. You shall become my food foolish Otome.” the Gashadokuro bellows. 

   The young woman grabs the wakizashi from her left side and draws it from the saya. She raises it up and chops down on her left wrist. She yells out in pain as the wakizashi only cuts halfway. Blood gushes from the deep cut from her wrist. The white bone peers through the crimson blood. She lifts up the blade again and quickly chops down, this time cleaving through her wrist. She cries out in pain as blood squirts of her severed wrist. She grits her teeth and rips her right leg from the grip of the skeleton. The skeleton’s bone fingers slice through her leg and blood runs down her leg. She struggles to get up and she sheathes the wakizashi. She bends over and picks up the metal spiked club. She swings aggressively and shatters the skeletons’ arms around her. 

   “Foolish Otome, you just cut off your own hand and are now bleeding profusely. You are truly a foolish Otome. Do you think that you could leave this place alive? You will most likely bleed out, but I will kill you before you. Tell me your name before I end your foolish life.” Gushadokuro said in a deep voice.  

   “My name is Chizuru Fukuhara. I will not try to leave nor will you kill me. I am here to kill you, Gashadokuro. You are my third prey.” she says in a calm voice. 

   Gashadokuro starts laughing, his bellowing voice booms throughout the graveyard. The hundreds of skeletons teeth start chattering as if they were laughing as well. Gashadokuro stops laughing and strikes his huge fist against the ground and quakes the entire graveyard. The skeletons stumble around from the quaking ground. Chizuru keeps her balance and stares up at Gashadokuro. The skeletons around her start falling apart and their bones start flowing towards the Gashadokuro. The bones float up and start combing into a set of Shogun armor.

   Chizuru gulps and grips her spiked metal club. Blood continues to leak out of her severed wrist. Her pale face becomes more pale as she is bleeding out. She begins to slowly move forward towards Gashadokuro and takes in a deep breath. The Gashadokuro screams and stabs at Chizuru with it’s long pointy bone fingers. The long fingers rip through her stomach and lifts her up 10 meters and flings her down with tremendous force. Her intestines lay out of her body and blood gushes from the huge wounds in her stomach and back. She has trouble breathing, as blood is filling up her mouth. The Gashadokuro leans over her and stares at the dying maiden whose blood is pooling around her. 

   “Foolish Otome. You got yourself killed for nothing. You were not able to even hurt me you Foolish Otome. Why did you throw away your life like this? Who sent you to this realm of Yokai to kill me? It does not matter now. You are dying and now will become my food. Such a foolish Otome.”

   The Gashadokuro reaches for her body to pick her up. All of the sudden Chizuru grabs the spiked metal club and strikes the Gashadokuro hand within a split second. It’s entire hand and even part of its arm shatters into pieces. Gashadokuro jumps back from shock and stares as Chizuru stands up slowly. Her intestines hanging out of her stomach starts to slide back inside her stomach. The wounds start to heal. Out of her severed wrist, spiders ascend down on a webs and crawl to her severed hand. They lift attach the webs to it and the webs connected to her wrist starts pulling the severed hand back to the wrist. The hand connects back to the wrist. She then takes in a deep breath and vomits out blood. 

   “How are you doing this Otome? How does a mortal human have the ability to heal like that and how did you have the strength to hurt me like this? What are you Otome!?” 

   Chizuru smiles and says, “I have killed Jorōgumo and Ōtakemaru. I have obtained the power of spiders and poison from Jorōgumo and the massive strength and weapon of Ōtakemaru. I am also immortal due to a curse from a yokai. She made a deal with me, Kill the thirteen head yokai of this realm and the ruler of Meido to claim back my soul so I can finally die and go with my beloved samurai.” 

   “How could you have killed Ōtakemaru? He is one of the most feared yokai in this realm. One of the Nihon san dai aku yokai. Who is this yokai that sent you to kill all of us? Answer me Otome.” 

   “Oh, I am no longer a foolish Otome? I can not tell you the name of the one who sent me but it does not matter anyway. I am going to kill you so you need not to worry about it.”

   The Gashadokuro’s chest armor falls apart and turns to dust and repairs his arm and hand. The helmet then turns to dust and forms into a massive bone katana. It grits his teeth and takes a stance pointing the katana to Chizuru.

   “You dare talk down to me Otome, such insolence. I can regenerate my body as well with all these skeletons. I will rip you limb from limb and get the name of the yokai that sent you to kill me then I will find a way to kill you.”

   “You won’t be able to kill me, many yokai have tried, even I have tried. I am cursed to live forever until I kill everyone I was contracted to.”

   “How unfortunate Otome, I will not give you my life so you can fulfill some kind of contract from a yokai. You shall be stopped.”

   It raises its massive katana and strikes down at Chizuru with tremendous force and speed. The gust of wind blew her hair back and as it was about to make contact with her body, she quickly knocked back the blade with the club, causing it to severely chip the bone blade. She grimaces as the sheer force of the strike fractures her entire arm in multiple places. Part of her arm bone sticks out of the flesh, causing blood to spurt out of the wound. She quickly drops the club and pushes the bone back into the wound and it starts to heal. The Gashadokuro chuckles as it looks at the chipped blade.

   “You may be strong Otome, but your feeble human body can not handle that power. Since you entertained me, I will allow you to leave. You would not be able to defeat me like that Otome. I also have numbers on my side.”

   All around them, thousands of skeletons pop out from the ground. Many of them are holding katanas. Chizuru spins around and stares at all of them and gulps. The sea of skeletons all chatter their teeth, filling the entire graveyard with noise. She bends down and slowly picks up the club. She stands up points at the Gashadokuro with the club.

   “I will not run away from this fight, I will end your life, the other head yokais lives, and then my own life. I will meet up with my beloved samurai in the afterlife. Nothing will stop me.” she says with a deathly serious tone. 

   “Such a foolishly brave Otome. KILL HER!”

   The sea of skeletons swarm in on her. She takes in a deep breath. She bends her knees and crouches down. 

   “You are the foolish one Gashadokuro.” she says with a smile as the swarm closes in. 

To be continued.

I hope you guys enjoyed the teaser of my upcoming novel (which is still in the research stage). And if you like what you read, you can drop a donation by clicking on the picture below and buying me a coffee.

The Paradise Weekly Gazette 5: 7 December To 13 December

We are about half way through Steampunk month, with lots of fun things happening to me on a personal level as well! There were quite a few awesome blogs out there as well so let’s just give in! And of course I hope you all had a great week my dear Island Guests.

The Animinis

With only one downer of an episode the week of anime was very , very good! My least favourite view was Slime.. and had the next episode been as poor as the last two ones,  I would have dropped the series right before the end.. but luckily in next weeks review we can expect quite a bit more positivity!  My favourite watch this week was Cowboy Bebop, while there were two other star fruits this week.. one was questionable… but the evaluation will remain standing. The other was briljant as well so all in all! It was amazing! Want to find out which ones? Check out what I watched!

Digimon Adventure- Episode 14 – The King of Insects Clash

Samurai Flamenco – Episode 21 – Teaching Love

That Time I reincarnated as a Slime – Episode 20 – Yuuki Kagurazaka

Revolutionary Girl Utena – Episode 2- From Whom The Rose Smiles

Hikaru no Go – Episode 25 – Fear and Impatience

Natsume Book of Friends – Episode 5 – Heart Coloured Ticket

Cowboy Bebop – Episode 5 – Ballad of Fallen Angels

Pinkie’s Other Posts

Some of the staff are working on their projects for Steampunk month, others have become entangled in a web of responsibilities and of course amazing games to play! So I mostly helmed paradise by myself again this week. So what was I up too?!

Well I created my Own Pokémon Steampunk game! 

Then I played a Blimp that went into space!

I watched a bad movie but really really enjoyed it!

And in a Blog Tag I told how my Paradise works and asked Steampunk questions

Camp Coconut Updates

The trip to Amsterdam prevented me from taking a  proper look at Patreon instead of Kofi, so no progress has been made there. The Coconuts have been rather quiet and are probably hibernating for a bit until after christmas which is fine and perfectly understandable! I would also want to have a little spending money left for Christmas gifts!  For those wanting to answer the question, do Coconuts wear masks?! No! They don’t have lungs so they can’t catch the disease!  Coconuts for those who don’t know are my Kofi supporters.. they get a pokémonish style coconut that has a bit of lore.. and each time they donate .. a little event happens to them in these new updates! This is a new feature though so some Coconuts might not even know yet!

Posts that Impressed Pinkie

It is time to talk about the works of others again! I try to find some inspiring blogs but also good gossip.. Did you know this blogger returned from absence! Did you know this blogger is doing a big project?! Community stuff as well! Of course if you have a post that you really want me to recommend in this post feel free to reach out! After all I want to stimulate community interaction!

Celestial Sparkles Returned to blogging and I like her style a lot! I think starting today.. she will make 12 little posts of anime up untill the 25th.. I might be wrong about the starting date! Yet it is something to really look forward to!  After all she might be my favourite pony!

Mari is doing incredible essays on some of the story arcs surrounding characters in Fire Emblems Three houses!  While I try to just glance over them and avoid spoilers I can not be helped and I am drawn in by her choice of characters. This post was no exception!  There is some really amazing art in this post for you to see as well so if you are a fire emblem fan click on the picture!

Fred is always a great blogger! Yet when Fred talks about rockets and spaceship things, his posts become  quite magical! I normally imagine a wise  sage version  of Grey Fullbuster when he talks. .but when he talks about  rockets.. I imagine a young boy, sitting in front of those 60’s style pastel tinted tube tv’s!  Eating his cereal naked, while stars of joy twinkle in his eyes! I imagine not much would have changed!  Just  his size! And no I don’t mean this disrespectful or anything! I admire that being himself trait.. so I love how I see a “pure” part of him in these posts . He also knows a lot about that stuff so to offer you something that is not just gaming and anime related.. have some tech!

I am not a big manga reader, usually I browse Alyssa’s website mostly for the cute cover art and to read her stories about new ideas and I smile.. but sometimes a cover pops up and I think I need to read that.. usually if covers are 30% pink it will do that! After reading her review I am more eager to actually read this one! Okay.. it technically was posted on Sunday last week.. but I write these ahead of time so Sunday posts always get missed!

Pinkie Away From Keyboard

So real life has been a bit slow for me, except of course for my trip to Amsterdam. So yeah the rest of the week I have been mostly doing me and resting, some cleaning, putting up some christmas decorations, self reflection and a lot of long showers .. and plenty of migraines. So that also means I did not get a lot of blogging done unfortunately. I experienced a lack of inspiration for the really creative stuff, so  I have mostly been trying to pick up some games again. I started to play Temtem, a bit again.. though only very minimally. I dropped Dishonored as I just could not get into the game and currently I am trying a really hard Steampunk RPG game..I can’t leave the starting area yet.

Now for Amsterdam, I will spare you all the med talk!  A friend of mine tagged along and we booked a hotel close to the hospital. A test run for later.. if I need to go there more and have early appointments.. I am trying out some cheaper hotels near and this one was pretty nice.  It had an all you can eat restaurant, with a  cocktail bar (though with restricted serving times due to covid banning alcohol after 8 pm). We ate at the restaurant for the first time in like 4 months or so .. so it was nice to experience and be spoiled a bit. However the hotel was a bit understaffed so there was a lot of stress on the kitchen! That showed on the plate.  The food was nice.. but there was so much delay.. and some things were cold or out of stock and so on!   Shame.. .but all in all it was a nice experience still! Breakfast was included as well and was quite cute! Normally you have a breakfast buffet.. but it isn’t covid proof so now we just had lots of stuff brought to our table and more of us being spoiled! I really liked that!

So the day afterwards we went to do some fun stuff in Amsterdam.. to combine the bitter and the sweet a bit. Since my friend is a huge horror buff we went to the Dungeon of Amsterdam. It is a museum based on the formula of the tower of London.. it tells the horror stories of Amsterdam’s history..  like seeing ghost stories from our trading seafaring days, visiting bars from Amsterdam’s victorian age, where you get tricked into servitude. Or stand on trial for interactive witch courts. It’s an interactive theater museum experience and that it is pretty darn fun! Then my friend wanted  to go for a bit of shopping, so we visited a few pop culture stores. I almost got a Hello Kitty Face Mask.. but I imagined it would be really annoying to have that bow in front of my eye!  So I then went to a Manga store and got really tempted to  buy some Love Live Mystery bag.. but none had big items so I passed!  I don’t need 23 buttons!  On my way I got in a small fight , (not really physical)  with a hooker! I stopped in front of her window to look at my map and she got out and began pushing me aside and I panicked and slapped her hand away. She then began being verbal.. and I already said sorry for blocking her from sight.. when she got needlessly verbal I got annoyed and poked back!  That would have looked cuter with a Hello Kitty mask!

Plans

Content Stress!

So Steampunk week is a bit shaky for the next week. I tried to make a Pokémon post but I did not have a strong idea, so I am more than likely skipping the Pokémon post this week! Luckily I have all the anime content to fall back on! I might post it later that week!  But expect my non anime content to be a bit more near the end of next week! Two projects fell through for me so I need a bit more content experience! I wanted to do Dishonor but the game doesn’t do anything for me! I don’t find it bad.. I am kind of entertained by it.. but not really.  I just have nothing to tell about it or no drive to really play it! That will not result in an interesting bit of text! So let’s hope I can make a new character in Arcanum I can progress with!

And that’s the week! Do you have any great plans for next week?! How was THIS week?! Let me know in the comments! Oh and have a great next week of course… Now for the most important question to my readers! If you ever find yourself lost in Amsterdam and bullied by a lady of the oldest profession in the world?! How would you respond! Let me know! I was about to kick her in the heels and run if she got more viscous.. but I would probably be billed!

The Paradise Weekly Gazette 4: 30 November to 6 December

The first month of Steampunk Month has already come and went by! While the animini’s did not change, the look of our website outside the reader certainly did! Let’s look back on this week and see what sorts of stuff we did and of course what is up next!  We will also discuss with you what is happening around the blogosphere!  So strap in for a ride through all our posts as we bring you our fourth ever Paradise Weekly Gazette.

The Animinis

We had an okay week of Anime this week, with a really strong Digimon episode, a super charming Natsume and a new show which I .. kinda liked in the form of Revolutionary Girl Utena. Not exactly new I know.. but a lot of you seem to really enjoy me watching classics and I lack a lot of them and I am having a lot of fun with them! Two shows I really like have entered “drop” quality for me though so let’s hope they pick up again soon! Luckily both are nearly finished as well!

Digimon Episode 13: Garudamon of the Crimson Wings

Samurai Flamenco Episode 20: Boy from the Past

That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 19: Charybdis

Revolutionary Girl Utena Episode 1: The Rode Bride

Hikaru no Go Episode 24: Akira vs The Oza

Natsume Book of Friends Episode 4: Shigure and The Girl

Cowboy Bebop Episode 4: Gateway Shuffle

My favourite watch actually was Digimon, though Hikaru no Go came super close! I just liked the voice of Fanbeemon so much,  and the colours and everything in Digimon that it really struck a chord that I really needed this week! My least favourite view is probably Slime.. though Samurai Flamenco really annoyed me as well.. the last one mostly hurts because they had a really good ending already and this is kind of wrecking it!

Pinkie’s Other Post

Of course we also had to create some Steampunk posts .. after all it is Steampunk month! 
On monday it was still november though so I had to pay my respects to my Senpai first! After that we could move ahead full steam.. that pun sounded way to corny I am so sorry! Here is the other stuff I did this week!

I made Irina into a Pokémon.. and also determined what type of trainer she would be!

I determined how my life would be had we lived in a Steampunk society!

I watched a city attack a wall and get beaten by a usb drive plus a million things!

I gushed about how amazing my favourite Final Fantasy game is in a love letter!

I wrote this post! So if you want you can click here to go to this post!

Camp Coconut Updates

No Kofi donations this week for me so no stories to tell about the Coconuts either.. they might be hibernating and saving their money for christmas.. I have been playing around with the idea of creating a Patreon.. with a few fun tiers but I need better reward for lurking people who don’t like to socialise and Pokémon Battle.  So this is a work in progress. I might ask an audience with king Coconut to see what would be good tiers! Hail the Wise King Coconut!

You can sprout a Coconut based on you by supporting our Kofi once.. but supporting it regularly your Coconut will get into several adventures that will be mentioned here..and your Coconut might start to look a bit fancier.. though I still need to update the Shy Coconut’s art.. I have since chosen a design element I want to add!  However we might change things up a bit when Patreon comes around.. so keep following the news or assure yourself of a coconut!

Posts that Impressed Pinkie

Now that we move from November into December, a lot of posts are summaries of the past month.. I will not share those.. I want you to explore these blogs for yourself. I just wish to wet your appetites.

I always like to include one activating shout out! Where you can participate in something.. or where a blogger is being celebrated. This week Amelia is starting her A Girl and Her Anime Awards and while I have seen virtually nothing on her list to vote for and was to lazy to figure out if Digimon was a Summer of Fall Anime.. so I backed out of voting. I am an old lady after all I watch past stuff! But for all you seasonal watchers out there! Vote on her amazing list so we can find the best anime out there!  If I actually send you there .. vote for me for most influential blogger! That we all win…but mostly me! .. Uhm I mean Amelia!

Lyn really really enjoyed the Promised Neverland and he pretty much sold me on it as well! I already heard good things.. but this made me want to watch it more.. In fact I think I will replace Samurai Flamenco with it on my watch list whenever I am done with that. So I will probably pick this up soon! I do not  like his post .. as in press the button. That often but that is because I usually read his reviews after he tweets them out.. on my phone .. and I am not logged in on WordPress there! I am waaaay behind stuff so I don’t read episode summaries of shows I want to see.. but seeing people enjoy shows I don’t like.. also gives me pleasure!  Make sure to check out his reviews if you haven’t already!

Ospreyshire is such a good guy! He reviews movies and anime that tend to fly a bit under the radar so you might not have heard of him , I know my friends on the Scott-Jon Spencer front follow him but he always deserves more. I am a bit of a different kind of blogger but there is so much I can find in his posts I can respect.. but who better to explain what he is all about then the man himself. In this post he describes why he writes and it is amazing!

My blogging friend Joy is one of the most unique personalities you’ll ever see. She’s kind of like .. part Vulcan , part genius inventor, and a whole lot of programmer. Her ramblings on life are unique , spirited and playful! I do not consider myself a dumb person but when I read her quote Dante, when I see her tell her stories in her own way.. I feel dwarfed..and slightly attracted. I might be a Sapio-Romantic?  Who knows! Joy discusses the heavy team of our own mortality and its implications.. but she does so in a very Joy way. The topic is something I am  quite familiar with but her visions and her revelations at the end make for an interesting read for anyone. So do visit Joy .. and follow her blog.. she will be the president one day.. and remember a vote for Joy is a vote for love! So I assume a Like for Joy is like liking love as well!

Pinkie Away from Keyboard

I have had my ups and downs this week and the down is mostly been in my energy levels. I do have this a lot but the weather shifting to being super cold is flooring me and making my energy levels next to non existent. That also means I have done next to no exciting stuff! I am playing Dishonored for a Steampunk Review later this month.. and I am having an .. okay time with that so far. Not exactly my game .. but the setting is a lot of fun! I have also been feeling the call to return to Pokémon Shield again, do some shiny hunting and complete the dlc!  But that will probably be something for a bit later. I really want to get my shiny Wooloo though! It will be fun to let Whippy the Allcreamie get a Giantamax form as well.   Just so many games to play.

Other than that I have had a good talk with my psych.. he did a good job but it did not help my fatigue. I had a good but heavy talk and that took me out of wednesday and a migraine crippled me a bit on thursday which reduced my ability to work ahead. Mind you working ahead does mean writing four posts per day so that might be asking a bit much on days like those but yes unless I find lots of energy today I might not be able to make that guest post for Irina’s blog I tried to make this week! Oh well I will find a way to make everything work.

On Saturday the 5th of December the Dutch and the Belgian people celebrate a tradition called Sinterklaas. It’s about a Saint Nick that comes bearing gifts! The modern western Santa is a mix between our Sinterklaas and the British Father Christmas. Though both outdate the tradition of Santa. Saint Nicolas will stuff your shoes with a present if you have been good.. or a bunch of twigs for corporal punishment if you were bad.. though of course concerned moms abolished those twigs called “de roe” a few years ago. Nowadays more of the tradition is being scrutinized.. for just enough reasons but the country is going made and being divided. So to celebrate the tradition this year I am going to visit my mom, we exchange gifts and share a meal together.  No large gifts we will do that around christmas.. but just a nice little gesture. I will go out to do so right after scheduling this post so I can’t tell you what my gift just yet .. but if I am fit enough .. I might update this..probably not though.

Next wednesday I am going to Amsterdam for two days, spend some time in a hotel and do some important stuff while I am there as well, health stuff, but also take my time and enjoy a change of setting for a night. I might not be able to travel back so just making  so booked a place to stay just in case and will make the next day an enjoyable one. We are going to eat some Tapas at the hotel, with some drinks at the hotel bar.. a friend is coming along to drive me and for support. And we will go to the Vondelpark or zoo depending the next day to relax a bit! Depending on how crowded the city is!

 Plans

Depending on my energy levels I might skip a daytime post or two so I can relieve my workload a bit  and work ahead a bit more.. if I am good with energy however, I do plan to bring you my interpretation of a Pokémon Steampunk Game. I want to talk about a Steampunk anime movie, and watch another Steampunk movie as well! I also managed to beat the super hard game Steel Empire for Americans.. but Empire of Steel for us Europeans so you can expect a review for that to drop soon as well!


Regardless of my energy levels the animini’s will at least keep coming! So that is seven posts of anime already! … As long as I don’t get murdered in Amsterdam at least! Who knows! Regardless on what happens I plan to make the next week a great one! And I hope you will do so to! Let me know how your week has been in the comments and onto the next! 2021 is drawing closer!

The Paradise Weekly Gazette 3: 23 to 29 November

Konichi-week’s up again!  Bing Bong! So it is time to recapture our week of blogging.  I got an amazing article written about me… and I got the wish of every anime character ever.. Senpai Noticed me.. so after this week alone I can already die happy! It’s also been a week of mixed anime results and the one where I answered by besties Summers Questions.. so let’s put it all in a summary and see how I did personally shall we! This is the Paradise Weekly Gazette Issue three. As we cover Paradise adventures from the 23rd till the 29th of November!

The Animinis

The week started off pretty shitty! While the episode was not very bad.. an episode of Digimon got under my skin and messed with my brain. Feeling.. very down for some reason I did not know what to do.. given that we would get yet another fairly depressing episode to follow it and a plain bad episode my first hour of anime really rubbed me wrong. However the four episodes that came after became truly amazing as I had to say goodbye to one of my now all time favourite anime ever.

Digimon Episode 12: Lillymon Blooms

Samurai Flamenco Episode  19: The Quiet Life

That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 18: Evil Creeps Closer

Flip Flappers Episode 13: Pure Audio

Hikaru no Go Episode 23:  The Room of Yuugen

Natsume Book of Friends Episode 3: The Mysterious Person of the Eight Fields

Cowboy Bebop Episode 3: Honkey Tonk Woman

Pinkie’s Other Posts

The Staff is taking a bit of a break still, but Kuro has told me they are working on a new bit so expect that soon! Sunny was trying to breed a Starfish with a Goldfish so we could get a Golden-Starfish-fish which of course in cartoon form would be yellow! Indigo is struggling playing Ace Combat 7 so might not land for a good while? I am not sure!  But I did a lot of fun stuff this week!

I played a Pokémon Mystery game involving Looker set in a Gen II Bullet Train

I answered Summer’s Questions for some Sunshine and I changed the rules of a post!.. As well as a commenters comment!

I got treated to  a VERY bad movie for my birthday.. even though I love the orginal

I played a VERY good game I bought with the help of my Kofi Supporters.. as a Birthday gift .. to me! As well as provide the website with some content!

Camp Coconut Updates


It’s not the right season for coconuts! I have a lot of Coconut Milk saved from all the love they have gotten me earlier and thanks to King Coconut, The Shy Coconut and fairly recently the Buddy Coconut I have had a very nice birthday in terms of gifts.  The  Playful Coconut gifted me two games for my birthday, so thank you Holy Mailman, Ospreyshire,  MikeKelly666 and the Multifaceted Ocelot, you all contributed to me having a great  gaming week! I think the Coconuts might be holding a winter sleep though so I am not sure if they will ever reply!

Posts that Impressed Pinkie

So .. I  planned to find some very niche and new bloggers here this week to show off to you.. there were plenty of interesting reads.  A post on the Later Levels Twitter Inspired me.. how do we make people new in the community feel welcome.  Then I clicked on her blog and saw Kim tackle this challenge.. Pick five games that you would play if you can only play those five for a year. I really like these types of scenario things so it quickly became one of my favourites posts this week. The images are the links! If I could not find an image.. or wanted to have some fun .. I dabbled a bit!

Now these in the first two installments of the Gazette I have picked up at least one article that is more or less..  something that works as an announcement within the community! Like  Ospreyshire writing his 400th post for Iridium Eye and Irina looking for Guest Bloggers. So when your Blogging Bestie (.. or since  recently, ONE of MY blogging besties… I now have Three.. four cause I kinda count Geek Girl Joy as well)   announces she is changing how her content works.. you share! Summer is going to bring us some Woo-Woo. And No I don’t refer to the Woohoo cocktail after a few drinks.. no more mystical stuff! That will be SUPER interesting. You all should really give her blog a follow so you don’t miss out!  She will also talk a lot about some anime/cartoons she is watching so geek content a plenty.

I guess I have Five Blogging Besties because Raistlin.. Also would count as one.. Though I kind of feel he is a bestie in the way a good dog is your bestie.. Not that I think he is a dog.. but he is just sweet and kind to everyone..Only he gives the headpats instead of the other way around.. Inverse Dog Raistlin  must make him God Raistlin.. Anyway.. As a 34 year old I do love the 80’s and 90’s.. You might wonder “But if you’re from 1986, you can’t remember the 80’s” .. and that is kinda true… but back in the 90’s a lot of 80’s stuff of america first aired on tv here.. OR went in reruns because it was cheap and it would help sell toys!  And about those toys Raistlin made a blog! I do remember my childhood toys.. I destroyed so many of them! …. So this shot of Nostalgia was one of the greatest euphoria trips I got this week. The new bloggers did not make me feel this great. I might have tweaked the image with an iversed dog god Raistlin! I hope that doesn’t insult you Raisty! I truely love how supportive you are to us all!

So I only had one slot available.. as I tend to do these in fours.. Why four? I originally wanted to do 7.. and tie them to the Dragon Balls.. or something.. but then I wanted a few custom images and I have to make 7 each week.. alongside all the other stuff.. I’ll need to do a LOT!
Distracted again! .. Kind of like Senpai.. who started to work on the Blog Tag The Kore Wa Watashi Award. In this Blog Tag you tell us about yourself.. through anime.. but Senpai got distracted and stuck… and then she made the award even better and more beautiful. She made it about someone else.. and that person was me.. she made the award explaining how she sees me.. through anime characters and she was pretty darn close… do I not like being called a mom!  I might be old.. but I don’t want children!  I do like to talk in the community though!  I also worry about all your safety… so she wasn’t that wrong with the word…
But yes SENPAI NOTICED ME! … AND I HAVE PROOF! HOW CAN I NOT PUT IN MY POST TOP FOUR! *SQUEEEEEEE* She noticed me! Senpai Noticed me!…..

I was gonna edit in a god Irina.. but I could not touch her work I was too touched she did this for me!

Pinkie Away from Keyboard

On a personal front not a whole lot of interesting things happen to me, yet at the same time they did!  I had my online tabletop on monday and it was fun to see the group encounter their new ordeal.. or course I had to force them to hurry up because everyone was stalling.. and we are SO behind schedule already!  So when I say.. you Literally have two options, you attack or you let the bad guy win.. but take no damage yourself.. just to others around you.. they tried to find the hidden third path.. as DM I kept insisting.. “You have two options.. these are the rules for your next encounter.. or you can abandon that encounter”.. they were like.. What if we do this instead. “No that has been explained.. that would not work” .. It’s like a dm saying there is a fork in the path one path goes past a lake the other through the dark woods.. Instead of choosing a path the group ended up checking all the bushes for a secret path.  No matter how many perception checks told them there were only two paths.. frustrating but fun.

Obviously.. we build a third road and by helping a random town we hope they will help us.. in case we might need bridges.
Yes

Tuesday I had a big day.. I got a phone call I had been expecting for a LONG time.. I can not explain too much detail.. a few of you may know what it is about as I shared this with a few of you..  but I finally began a long awaited Medical project in February.. the first investigation will start in February first. It will lead into a series of treatments that (hopefully)  will improve my quality of life by a lot. It will be an ordeal that will take a while.. but we are heading in the right direction.. and perhaps I then can finally look at the mirror with some confidence that I will make it through the day. 

Wednesday and Thursday I had a bit of anxiety.. but I went out for a few walks. On Friday my Neighbors apartment kept beeping..  No idea what it was but it kind of annoyed me!  You know like someone is playing Operation in their apartment in dead silence but all i could hear is that buzzer sound. I also paid my rent, got myself some new flowers that smell super good and nearly cut  three fingers off.. Luckily I do this stuff a lot so my reactions came in time and by letting me sink through my own legs.. I managed to fall myself out of harm’s way.. I just mopped so I got a nice whiff of citrus scent to boot! Yesterday my normie friends came over which was kinda awkward but fun nonetheless.  I nearly fed them bad tomatoes.. well they were past their date but looked fine so I figured they are fine.. but I decided to eat them myself later.. they were not fine.. Doesn’t matter though I had a fun day.. though one of the girls kept bringing up super depressing topics.. so I drank a bit to much wine to keep the spirits up.. both literally and figuratively.

Plans

We are moving into December on Tuesday so that means we will start Steam Punk Month. For the first time ever I will play Dishonored.. but since I probably will not have that game finished by the end of the week I will most likely start with a rave about my favourite Final Fantasy Game.. one that is very Steam Punk.. Final Fantasy VI. I also play to play a sky shooty game on Sega Genesis and either a Diablo Clone or a Point and Click Adventure depending on how the mood strikes me. 

I will watch Laputa Castle in the Sky for the first time.. as well as Steam Boy the anime and movie department.. but since so many of you like me to watch bad movies as well.. I will watch .. hilariously terrible.. Wild Wild West again as well. City of Ember also is on my interest list of movies as well.

There will be stories, there will be gadgets.. andI will probably need to stretch the concept of steampunk to fit it all into this month! But heck! I surely will have great fun! I also fully intend to write a guest article for Irinia’s blog next week.. but first.. outside Steam Punk Month there is a special Pokémon Post I have to make..  since someone was super kind to me I have a favor to repay.. so unless I am REALLY hungover today.. which Saturday Evening Pinkie really doubts..  Tomorrow you will see Irina Reimagined as A Pokémon.. and Imagined as A Pokémon Trainer! Of course these are all plans so who knows what might change!

The Paradise Weekly Gazette 2: 16 to 22 November

Konichi-greetings my dear and precious Island Guests. With another week  of blogging we have taken another step in me being recognised as the pinkest geek blogger IN THE WORLD. Because it was my Birthday week and my Laptop crashed I was not able to write as big and much as I wanted.. but  we still got a week’s worth of blogging!  So how about we take you through this week of blogging to see if you missed anything! And of course take a peek in my personal life as well!

The Animinis

Digimon Adventure – Episode 11 – The Wolf Standing Atop the Desert

Samurai Flamenco – Episode 18 – Flamenco in Space

That Time I got Reincarnated as A Slime -Episode 17- The Gathering

Flip Flappers – Episode 12 – Pure Howling

Animini: Hikaru No Go -Episode 22 – The Insei Test

Animini: Natsume Book of Friends -Episode 2- The Dew God’s Small Shrine

Animini Cowboy Bebop -Episode 2- Stray Dog Strut

Once again  Flip Flappers was my favourite view of the week, but Natsume Book of Shadows came very close!  Digimon was very exciting as well and I will remember  the dog episode of Cowboy Bebop for a good while to come!  Slime.. was okay.. but has been in a bit of a rut for me.    Hikaru no Go was a miss for me this week. I don’t expect anime to be good all the time and there was a lot to set up.. so it’s forgivable.. but it really was the weaker view of the week!  Next week will be the finale for Flip Flappers! So I would like some suggestions for a new Magical Girl show in the comments! Yes I am replacing the magical girl show with a magical girl show! 

Pinkie’s Other Posts

No Staff posts this week still, so we move into my other content straight away. This week was my Birthday so I had a lot of cleaning, shopping and socialising to do which made the other posts this wek just a bit shorter!  Still I had some great fun!

I watched a few fish stream and play Pokémon! And am even following their next Pokémon adventure as we speak!

I interviewed myself for a sort of Birthday Q&A .. but I actually asked Job Interview questions instead of Q&A/Magazine Interview Questions

I rewatched Detective Pikachu and saw a REALLY good video game movie! That is even fun if you do not like Pokémon! 

I probably made myself a lot less popular by listing my favourite consoles and explaining why I don’t like some of the classics as much! 

I wrote this post so you can linkception again!

Camp Coconut Updates

The home of the coconuts has been fairly quite! I think! Due to my laptop crashing and having a big  driver conflict I had to reset it to factory settings. As a result I was logged out everywhere and I forgot a lot of my passwords.  So I have been searching to get those back! Luckily the Playful Coconut was there to provide me some help!  I also got a nice help offer from the Shy Coconut again. So the little guys have been supporting me in more ways than one. The newest project I started with the Coconuts is to be able to build a PC and get a desk for it! As I now have the space to do so!

To learn more about camp coconut you can click here!  You can even be a coconut yourself!

Posts that Impressed Pinkie

I haven’t been put on the blogosphere as much!   I used to have all sorts of folders with bloggers to visit but that is gone now that my laptop is reset and I have mostly been focussing on getting things back in order.  I have noticed a few posts though! Click on the image to visit them

Irina-Senpai is looking for Guests Bloggers and if you want to be featured on one of the most amazing , Sugoi,  blogs out there here you can find out how to do it. I certainly plan to participate! .. As soon as things are back in order!


Senpai’s Senpai is having summer feelings and wrote about Free. While there is a lot of Christmas stuff starting to happen it is nice to see a post that has such summery feelings!

Some guy with a letter for a name wrote a very big and clever masterpiece.  It’s a very interesting read that admittedly makes me feel a bit  dwarfed. I could never blog from that angle. Luckily other people do it for me.. well not FOR me.. but they do it in my stead… well not in MY stead.. they do it.. so there is varried content! Check it out if you want some level in your post!

Voyager, who is behind the amazing Bullet Toon YouTube videos has released a chapter of their web novel Extra/Normal! The title card already is amazing! I will admit I will still have to read it.. but I love their insights on YouTube and I love writing fiction myself.. so this really impressed me! I just need to find some time to finish reading it! Which I will probably do after this weekend! Untill then I will already send as much people their way as I can! It will be amazing! I did read the post I am linking to by the way so it’s fair game!

Pinkie Away From Keyboard

With my Birthday being this week my week has been all about having family over! Dad gave me a Panini Maker, Mom bought me a Dolce Gusto and and my sister gave me carpeting for on my stairs and she made food to serve at our little gathering.  I have been giving a lot of love to the oddish flower pot my friends gave me last week and yesterday I got a new plushie friend which I named Heather “The Horn” Heterochromeow!   Tonight a friend is coming over and he arranged for some kind of birthday dinner because he really wanted a sort of event.  So he arranged something of a surprise delivery dinner as my birthday gift.

Other than that there was the Laptop crash. It all started on wednessday evening when my keyboard suddenly shut down.. the laptop one. I figured I might just hit a wrong button and that by closing it the next day it would be solved. A loud beep startle me the next day and it said , keyboard not found! Well that sucks! So I thought I would find a way to fix it when plugging in a usb keyboard.  That resulted in me getting a blue screen of death every other minute. I could not scan for viruses, I could not not acces my system settings to acces a recovery point as every minute I got a blue screen of death. Because the keyboard did not work I could not even boot the laptop into safe mode!  So after managing to trigger Auto Recovery.. I had to reset to factory defaults.. all my software was gone.. and with it a lot of issues. All my blogging systems and auto log-in things where gone. So that was annoying!

I was playing Deponia for a review .. and that save game was gone now as well but luckily the Multifacted Ocelot gifted me Tales of Beseria for my Birthday.. which cheered me up quite a bit!  I have been playing Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair on Switch .. and deleted Govenor of Poker 3 after I did not like it anymore!     Yooka is something I am in the final stages of and I am having a blast with it! Tales of Beseria is SUPER good so far!  Even though I just  cleared the first “dungeon” .  I am hooked! So besides having some bad luck .. and lot’s of people over I am also having a lot of Cyberfun.

Plans

I am planning a few new posts for next week! I played a very unique Pokémon Rom Hack,  I plan to review Yooka Laylee and want to talk to you about an experience I recently had in anime!    Of course you’ll need to take everything with a grain of salt because I do not know if the Laptop Issue will not come back!  Tuesdays and Fridays and I will try to keep free for Staff Blogs from now on.. this will give me more time on Mondays to focus on my online tabletops and on Thursdays to do the physical tabletops post Covid again!

In December Paradise will have another theme month and today the poll to determine what it is will go up on Twitter. The options for the first theme month will not include a christmas theme. After a bit of tweaking I have come with four possible themes.

Egypt month: Pyramids, Mummies and ancient mysteries will await you if you vote for this one!
Steam Punk Month:  Let’s shift christmas into high gear… and ornamental gear as well by reviewing and playing some interesting Steam Punk products
Beyond Paradise Month: A month in which we would push beyond our comfort  zone. Reviewing movies I would not normally review, playing games I would classify as not for me. Let’s embrace what lies out there into the unknown.. or the things we would not give a chance at first shot.
Space month: Let’s check how Paradise would be IN SPACE! Sci-Fi shows, Spacey Games  and Anime set on  other planets will be played, watched and enjoyed in SPACE MONTH!

The facial Expression in no way reflect my willingness to use a theme!

Vote for your favourite and do not forget to leave a suggestion to for a new magical girl show for the animini’s after next week! If you want to become a coconut please support  our Kofi. Most off all I just want to have you all have an amazing week and enjoy the blogsphere!

The Paradise Weekly Gazette 1: 9 to 15 November

Konichi-what’s up Slappers and Island Guests. It is sunday so usually we would feature the Saturday Anime Adventure Post here! But I tore that to shreds and started something new! With Daily anime reviews plus additional content most days we are more lively then ever! Today we will look at that content as well as some updates on the personal front of yours truly!

The Animinis

This week was the first week we featured the torn up variant of the new series, Animini. Following the old shows of the Saturday Morning Adventure as well as two brand new ones! I will  feature them all here in case you missed them! Click on the cocktail to revisit them!

Digimon Adventure (2020)- Episode 10 – The Steel Solid Super Evolution

Samurai Flamenco – Episode 17 –  Ultimate Prime Minister

That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime – Episode 16 – Demon Lord Milim Attacks

Flip Flappers – Episode 11-  Pure Storage

Hikaru No Go -Episode 21- Haze Middle School Go Club

Natsume Book of Friends -Episode 1-  The Cat and the Book

Cowboy Bebop – Episode 1- Asteroids Blues

My favourite watch this week was Flip Flappers but overall we had a very strong anime lineup this week. Digimon took a bit of a dip for me this episode and Slime left me unimpressed due to relying too much on boob jokes and a non progressive episode.  Overall I had a great week! Cowboy Bebop offered the biggest surprise for me, but it also made me snack the most!

Pinkie’s Other Posts

I have been the only one posting this week so normally I would post the staff’s post after the Animini’s and before my own.. ..as that’s how I formatted it but this week we jump straight into my other posts.  Overall, maybe nothing that special but I had a lot of fun making these.
What did I do this week?!

I played Pokémon Rejuvenation and really REALLY liked it.

I  showed people what my new house looks like!  Including a little summary of all the pink Elements.

I talked about the types of games that I really like!

I wrote the fifth part of my own Isekai series..  set in a world that is loosely based on the world of Blogging.  

I wrote this summary! If you feel like linking back to this post.

Camp Coconut Updates

The Coconuts have been keeping rather quiet this week! King Coconut the Holy Mailman is doing a fine job keeping the others in line. Yet the Shy Coconut  made a serious attempt at the throne a few weeks ago before these updates started so that had to be said.  We also have gained the bookworm Coconut fairly recently! So there is that.  The Shy Coconut is due for a costume update but I need to find a set up in my new house that lands itself to using Photoshop a bit better.   It will follow soon though! 

Thanks for all the Coconuts for being there for me and your continued support If you want to learn more about Camp Coconut you can click on this link! With a little love you can  even become a coconut yourself! 

Posts that Impressed Pinkie

These are some of the posts around the interwebz that really impressed me! To keep it in the style of my other reports click on the picture to visit their posts!

Curstis , The Iridium Eye, Ospreyshire reached 400 posts on his blog this week!  Please all visit him to say congrats!  And check out some of his amazing foreign movie content!

Everybody loves Scott.. and now we finally have an explanation as to why!  Scott tells us the secrets to his blogging awesomeness

Nabe talked about Angelic Layer! Another classic I have never seen! Yet a Hotpot of all people made me want to take a peek at it!

Raist alongside Mallow are our resident good guys! The bearded one of the two however REALLY seems to dig violence at lot as well and I love it! He has a great taste in action movies! In movies in general! There is something deliciously popcorny about his reviews and this one is no exception.

Pinkie Away From Keyboard

In my real life things have been looking up for me a lot. I have settled into my new place in comfort now and am happy to report that I am good as done with tasks in the house. After I write this I will go out and look for some Christmas ornaments and little knick knacks to decorate my house with a bit further. I am so happy I finally have space, and there are no stabbings, murders  or assaults happening in my flat.  There is not even any drug trafficking in the parking lot! Woot!  This has come to an advantage of my bed rest. I am happier in my bed again… which results weirdly in me feeling that I need to catch up with lots of sleep. 
In my old apartment I never felt as relaxed.. so awake was awake.. here I just crawl back in again and sleep for another hour! .. I am also having a lot of fun in my living room so it does help as well.. I stay up a whole lot longer.

This weekend I had some people coming over to visit my house and celebrate my birthday! It’s busy..because Covid prevents me from inviting big groups of people over.. yet all my friends and family also mentally need to see me a bit so there is a weird situation I am in now. Not to much people.. but all these people wanting to see me.. need some contact so it’s a bit of work to plan people in..but do it safely! Yet I am mostly pulling it off!  I try to combine it with something practical such as a friend helping me do bigger groceries, because I lack a car, a friend helping me do the electrics etc. I would need people over for that anyway.. so this way I do it once instead of twice.

My online text based tabletop returned this week and I was very happy about that, some people make way to many assumptions and get the group into trouble .. which can be annoying since they basically want to make sure they have a central role in the story.. while we are currently discovering the backstory of another character and confronting the bad behaviour of another. I tried to discourage it but this player needs to be in the spotlight a lot and tends to stall the plot a lot of complicate actions a lot to make use of their powers.. to a level that they would use it to open a door.. basically.  Which is kind of vexing!



I’ve been cooking a lot more.. in my new Kitchen.. I can do that! Which is another huge plus of my new location! I made some great spicy spaghetti this week .. and I almost set myself on fire. One burner is broken in my new house so I leaned over to hear if I could at least hear the gas coming out.. I forgot however I already  lit the burner in front of it since there was a dry pan on it… I smelled something bad and saw a flame in my hair.. Which I need to get fixed at the Salon at some point but for now I can just camouflage it by wearing my hair in a ponytail. I do love the fact that I can rummage around in the kitchen again.. but I also notice it does eat a bit away from my day! And I spend more on groceries! I feel healthier though as I get better food!

In being here I already had more contact with my neighbours than I had in six years in my old flat. Which is kinda weird.. I do feel totally socially awkward because of it though.. people actually wanting to talk… NANI?!  I am sure it will be alright though! Over all I am having a lot of fun at the new place.. my walks have made me become lost quite a few times.. *cough 60%*  I soon will know the entire environment though. 

Plans

So for the next week I might be a bit short on posts. Birthday stuff and all! I did a few posts already ahead of time.. but with my vacation. in setteling in.. most of my pre-worked stuff got eaten! I am playing Deponia and I do plan to finish it this week.

Other than that December will be a themed month! I am currently in the search for themes. I am just not getting anywhere.. not knowing if I want to go to Christmassy for the theme… that feels a bit cheap. I am currently playing with ideas of a Space theme, A Steam Punk Theme or a Pirate Theme. Of course all of you can suggest themes as well! Next week the Twitter of Paradise will have poll of topics! This week.. you can determine what kind of theme month we will see on Paradise! So don’t be a stranger and let your theme suggestion be known in the commens! Keep it broad.. I can’t really do a lit with Pink Loafs of Stale Bread as a theme!

Now.. it’s time to leave you, for the week! I hope you had a great week, both on Paradise and outside Paradise and I hope you will have an amazing next week! If you are like.. Jeesz.. I really want Pinkie to keep me in mind this next week.. consider supporting my Ko-Fi! Not only will yoy become a Coconut and I have to make you an avatar and text.. I will also be really grateful. Yet a sweet comment might also do it!