I should open a Tanning Parlor: Sunshine Blogger Award 8

My dear Island Guests, I wasn’t really planning to do these so soon but than I got pretty sick and wasn’t really able to keep up with my writing and I have a busy week ahead! So In rapid succession I will fire a few Blog Tags I have left open to get ahead a bit again. STAFF posts also had a bit of delay due to circumstances so welcome to catch up week! We start with my 8th Sunshine Blogger Award.

The Rules

By now I think we all know the rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award.  Display the logo, thank the one who tagged you and provide a link to their blog. Answer their 11 questions then ask 11 questions to 11 new people. However while I will ask 11 questions in none of my Sunshine Blogger Award Posts I shall tag people! If you want to answer these questions leave a comment and I will put a tag to your blog in there.. but I think this one deserves a bit of a rest.

I was nominated by Anime Good Reads! So thanks to them for providing me with the means to actually catch up with my work! Their Blog is filled with bite sized anime goodness so do give it a glance or two!  Unlike me they seem to know how to make their post short but sweet. Now it’s time for answering some questions! Yay!

As a blogger, what is more important to you other than just writing blog posts?

Writing posts isn’t that important as a blogger either, at least not as a hobby blogger.  What is important to me at least for blogging is putting myself out there. People might not read my Isekai story or think I ramble too long about pokémon. People might just stare at their names and the pictures on those lists … but what I put out there is me. People can like that, or dislike that or they can pretend to have read that. I have seen people calling themselves bloggers who just post a synopsis about an anime and list the main characters straight from MAL or Wiki and it gets more likes than my insightful post on the emotional impact of things. I have followed a Pokémon Blog who just posts straight up links to other news sites or slightly phrase a factoid in the news differently. To me that is not blogging. Having a blog is not just writing posts.. it’s adding yourself to online content. Adding your own voice.If I see a blogger who just rehashes content from elsewhere or doesn’t add any flavour of their own .. just to get a post done quicker. I quickly unfollow them. I can read anime news on bigger sites than your blog! I am there because I want to know what YOU feel about it. That is also what I want to do on Paradise. This is me

If you were to create your own anime, then explain how the “protagonist” would look and behave like?

In the series Pinkie gets Anime Powers, I often self insert as a main character in a spin-off anime or a very important character. For example in the stories about Yu-Gi-Oh and One Piece I  make myself a main character, so there are two good examples right there. Then there is my D&D Danganronpa show that I made a post for.  In it people would be trapped in a mansion and forced to play D&D experiencing a full on deep dive if they play.. as the two realities blur.  I never really went into the main character.  She would be a gay woman, as tends to be my defacto, as I find it easier to get invested in my own writing if I go with that.
She would look very girly, but also sloppy.  Think Tomoko but then normal anime girl sized.  Blonde Hair in the house and Pink in the Isekai world.  She would be socially awkward and clumsy. Let’s be honest here! Every anime hero is written as a blank slate for the ideal hero.  Their personality is toned down so we can all relate.  Yet I think it’s fairly safe to say  that nearly all of us here have experienced social awkwardness in some shape or form. A flawed character that has trouble getting things done in the way they do..instead of being overpowered. Make a character really based on your demographic for once. not glamour them up.. most Mangaka should know how we are because most are just like us!

Any best moment or scene from an anime/movie/drama show that you would like to share with us?

Not particularly no! I have talked extensively about a particular scene with a Radio from School Live, a slew of moments from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and a certain stage theme from a video game. Since we are a fairly close circle with people coming and going a bit..but still a fairly close bunch I would hope that people by now know. I can name the favourites of a few of you. So instead I will show you something random! My good geek buddy Geek Girl Joy showed this to me in a reply to my comment on one of her posts. It allegedly is the best scene from the movie so it fits the brief.. but also fits my spirit of randomness and I got to shout out a friend!

Are you a gamer? If yes, then which types of games do you prefer to play the most?

More so than most of the people reading this yes. I am not competitive, I am not a completionist and I might not be particularly skillful but I am a big gamer. I tend to stick to (J)Rpg’s the most.  In particular the subgenre of collectable creature games. About 90% of what I play in that genre is Pokémon games, fan games or rom hacks. However currently I am playing another collectable creature game and you can expect a review on my blog very soon. I am also a big fan of the older (up until X) Final Fantasy games, with VI being my absolute favourite and Chrono Trigger being a bit ahead of that too. I am also a big fan of Tales Of games.  They are a tad predictable but very fun!  I recently also got completely hooked on the mobile game Castle Cats!  Like HOOKED …  and I wasn’t even a cat person! 

What is more important to you, sports or academics?

Is there anyone who got tagged here  that picked sports? I mean we are all geeks! Would I have to choose between the two, Academics go for a much longer way. Up to a point where I think sports is factually the wrong answer. Sports can last you until you are 30 and even then the margin of success is fairly low. At least with academics you get a diploma that can get you into some places. Sports is such an overhyped measuring  standard. .. but so are Academics.

We should not have to prove our worth by being good at something.  We are human beings regardless if we are good at anything. We hold value even if we aren’t fast, strong, clever or wise. Maybe that uneducated friend really is good at comforting you when you are down! Even if she sits at home without a diploma. That freeloader guy who just roams the world and cleans chimneys to make a buck prevents you from monoxide poisoning. A good person is not persé sporty or educated to me. They are happy! Some reach that trough sports, other trough academics others trough freedom.  Whatever route you choose is fine however. What matters isn’t how you stack up to other people! It’s about making choices that make that person in the mirror smile at you in the morning. THAT is what is really important.. I couldn’t care less about the way you get there. I respect those who create their dream world! No matter what skills.. and it depends per person on how they get their. Achievements are hollow if they don’t lead to your happy place.

Any thrilling childhood experience that you had with your friends or family, maybe an adventure or a memorable trip? If yes, then please share!

A few. I share these fairly regularly but let’s talk about the time I almost drowned.  I was a small kid and for a friend’s birthday party we all went swimming in one of those sub tropical pools. At one point we went to play tag in the rapids.  It was a fairly weak stream so it was normally easy to get out. However.. My motor skills aren’t the best and sometimes I can experience moments of great muscle weakness. This was one of the first.  As we exited the rapids all my strength left me and I got sucked back in again.  I could still do the motions but I lacked the strength to push myself out. Unfortunately everyone went on land..to have lunch and they kinda forgot about me. That happened a lot at these type of parties. I lived across the kid throwing the party so I was one of those.. must invite.. type of people not really a part of the clique.  So people usually needed a while to notice when I was gone. I was left in the woods the year before.

So minutes past and I was still stuck, my strength was now leaving me rapidly and I barely had any strength to keep above water anymore. This was like 26 years ago or so , so there weren’t as many lifeguards yet either. Normally there is a rope you can use to exit.. but I lacked the strength to hold onto that. Just as I went under water for the second time I was bumped into a man.. and I thought I was saved. I tried to yell for help but he just looked at me annoyed and pushed me away. Then I went underwater again. Besides the man.. there was no one in the rapids. There were waves in the other half of that pool so everyone went there. I struggled to keep above water, and the guy pushed me away again now exiting the thing calling me a brat. I thought I was done for when two of my friends actually came back for me. They noticed I was gone (within minutes)  and as one of them chased after me the other swam to the exit to catch me. I was so weak I was just tumbling in the water now so my friend swam underneath me and scooped me up as a whale. I managed to put my arms around his neck and he swam me to the “shore”. There they yelled at the guy who let me drown.. and he said.. very dryly  “Oh.. sorry”.  I did not have lunch as I spent a little while throwing up all the water I had slurped in afterwards.

The weird thing after that.. I felt amazing.. two people noticed I was gone and came to save me! That was new to me!  They were so genuinely sweet to me for the rest of the day taking in account my weaker physique , playing games in the water I liked as well as them and in the end we all had fun. It took me a good three years to ever enter a rapid again though. 

Your thoughts on the current “COVID” scenario. (Very Odd Question)

I do hope that “COVID” between these brackets doesn’t mean you think it doesn’t exist or that people over react. I lost my grandpa to COVID19 and for a while we thought we might lose grandma as well. I was so sick I could not attend the funeral. That was quite a bad experience.  Now as for  the whole scenario. People are doing what they can. Everyone who thinks people are being overly careful .. well I’ll be honest I think they are utter idiots. If feel like you don’t need to clean a pen at the bank because you don’t feel sick and you don’t care if you kill someone’s grandma who is next in line as you don’t know her, go ahead and do what you want to do. It’s your life I can’t judge. Maybe you are really not sick! Yet I do get very annoyed when people think it’s an ploy.. or it’s related to 5g or whatever. I am pretty sure they harmed themselves more from smoke inhalation as that they stopped it from creation Corona shaped viruses.

It’s a disease people! Simple as that. While some people might be overly cautious which we will only know in hindsight, it can not really hurt. If they ask you to decontaminate a pen..just to be sure.. What is the friggin harm in doing that? It costs you a second to do that, it might give a 80 year old lady five more years to live..I am not saying it will.. I am saying that the fact that it MIGHT be good enough for you to obey the rules of your country and the places you visit.  Wear a mask in the places you have to,  disinfect your hands when asked and for the love of whoever you worship keep that distance. Is your night really THAT much more fun if you can invite too large of a group?!  Is it worth risking someone’s beloved eldery family member?! Heck is it worth risking someone like me?! I might not be old but I have bad lungs.  I do go out very sparingly but I keep my distance, I disinfect  and I also think of others. (that’s a thing here). My life might be a bit less fun I agree, but if by sacrificing some fun now me.. and that person who got to live can both have fun next year it is very much worth it.

If there are people out there who are of the opinion that old people should sacrifice themselves for the economy I can’t respect that opinion unless you feel so confident about that point that you’d say in your own grandfathers face. Grandpa please sacrifice yourself to the economy.. if you don’t have one anymore.. your dad or favourite teacher or whatever. If you are that convinced  that you would even sacrifice your own family, then you do have my respect. I do not agree…but at least you truly agree with yourself.. instead of the majority of people who spout this nonsense. 

Some skillful dreams that you want to accomplish (Ex. Riding a horse, Practice shooting with real Rifles and Shotguns, Mountain Climbing etc)?

All of those would kill me.Once our school organised a ski trip and I was called into the principal’s office by him and the gym  teachers requesting me to please not sign up for this trip. Because with my motor skills I will get harmed and ruin the trip for everyone. Today looking back at that, that might have been offensive but I actually wholeheartedly agreed.  I even laughed at it back then! I was really worried I was called in for something bad.  They just expected me to cry and feel left out and did not want to create drama in front of the school for asking the clumsy kid not to go on a ski trip. My toxic father also always discouraged skillful dreams as he always said I would not be able to do it.  So nothing in the adventurous sense.

I would live to learn Japanese properly though! Preferably with a study buddy so I have like a partner to spar with. Like Fitness you don’t do it when you’re alone.. at least for me. Of course this knowledge would be used to make a trip to Japan.. maybe I’d even migrate. I feel sometimes I need a change of pace. At least for a few weeks I would love to live in that other world and a language as foreign as Japanese can help me feel like I am in that strange place even more.

Any countries or places where you want to visit just to relax and chill?

So in Japan I would have lots I actually want to do! To Chill I love to go to Spain. Mostly the regions of Barcelona.  A smaller town nearby there. Like Calella or even more so L’Escala. I also would love to take another  trip to Porto in Portugal, such a pretty town! I would love to just sit there sip Port and watch the trollies or the boats pass by.  I oftenly have sore muscles and some sunshine and heat really makes me feel much less cramped up..so again would finding a job not be so hard for me while sick.. I’d probably move away. 

Arrange the following points based upon the priority (high to low) that you consider the most while watching an anime. The points are : Story, Characters, Animation, Music and Dialogues.

Characters: I very much want to care about people and if I don’t I tend to not like an anime that much. I really dislike Lelouche so I don’t like Geass. I do really like the characters from Hitman Reborn so that’s an anime I really enjoy. If we compare anime to a car, characters would be the engine. You can’t get far without an engine.

Story: If Characters are the engine of a car, the story is the road the car drives on .. the trip you make with it. If I don’t want to drive to Heroes-Victory, I will not drive on Shonen Street.  I can choose a trip across the things I want to experience based on the premises of a story alone. If I want to feel peppy all I have to do is read what an anime is about and I will know if it’s for me or not. The road of course has to be smooth for me to enjoy the ride. If there aren’t enough signs to tell me where I might be going I might be lost and end up stranded.  If there are too many bumps in the road I will never make that trip again. We all want a smooth and somewhat streamlined ride! Sometimes it can be fun to search a bit for that ideal spot we want to go on a road.. but it really depends on the trip

Dialogue: This is the steering wheel of anime. It keeps the car in check and on the road. Need a character to follow a certain plotpoint? An exposition line can keep him in check.. or through dialogue he can find a reason to follow the story. It also helps us understand the characters better than just their art or their actions so obviously I can’t put this one too far down my list! Good written dialogue can make so many other things obsolete and enforce them.

Music: The Radio of the car, it will make a trip more passable and helps make your experience a lot more pleasant. Nothing feels greater than putting some Radar Love on while on the road, or Highway to Hell when cruising on the American numbered routes. It makes you feel more powerful and it will help you on your trip. In anime this is the same.

Animation: Ah the windscreen wipers of anime. I do not get why people think this might be the most important. I do like motion and seeing an impact but I have as much fun with the animation of Castle Cats than I do in say Mirai Nikki. A Kamehameha in Super Sonic Warriors on GBA  feels as impactful to me as one in full HD in Dragon Ball Kakarot.  It’s just like windscreen wipers. Sure it helps you imagine the road for you better.. but even in the rain you DO have a functioning brain that can fill in the blanks you might miss. Sure you NEED some visuals but I like slide shows just as much as actual anime if the rest of these are good enough. So yes.. windscreen wipers.

In future, will you change the ‘prime niche’ of your blog or continue to write on the same topic?

I already have like six niches on my blog, I don’t really write in a single Niche.. I write about what keeps me busy. Which is divided in six different sub niches in general. But mostly I am my Niche… will I change that? No never. Might I shift from anime into fashion? Probably not but if I really get obsessed with dresses or cosplay I will tell you about it. I can’t tell how I will change.. heck  my heart might stop tomorrow and the blog is left to my staff and then horror fiction becomes it’s main niche. Or I might be able to blog from another world.. and the niche will change to my adventure.  I don’t write for you guys, I write for me and I am me..that won’t change. I just hope you can enjoy me.. or some of the things I do. 

My 11 Questions

I tend to theme my questions a bit and this posts one will be around the WordPress community.So if you like to answer these let me know in the comments if not the tag dies here. If you are a coconut you however are always nominated.

  1. Who is a blogger you respect very much here on WordPress
  2. Do you have a BlogSenpai an example you want to live up too?
  3. Do you have an example on YouTube or another platform?
  4. How long have you been a part of this WordPress community
  5. How did you start your blogging adventure? 
  6. What is one of the aspects you like less about the community
  7. What is your take on social media?
  8. What is your take on idolisation of influencers?
  9. What makes you the happiest to be a blogger?
  10. Is there a person who reads your blog whom you really appreciate?
  11.  What is your stance on Blog Tags?


Again all my Coconuts are nominated by default so Thank You MikeKelly666 TsubakiKuro, The Holymailman and Ospreyshire for your Kofi support and always consider yourself nominated in my posts. As for everyone else out there! Just ask to participate and I will add you in my nominees list and act as if I always nominated you! I think this tag has been going on long enough to switch to the self nomination system. If you are to shy to self nominate you can also of course donate to my Kofi and get a default nomination as well! Yay!
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So Guess I am writing a blog today! I was nominated for the Let’s Blog award!

Sweet Island Guests! It’s time to b-b-b-blog ! This time with a sparkly brand new award!  I only have to break one rule!   And only kinda! It’s time for the Let’s Blog Award.

The Rules of Let’s Blog!

1. Mention the creator of the award and the blogger who nominated you.
Okay so this award is made by a person called Renee from Renee’s Corner!  She makes a lot of chibi comics and stories! So be sure to check that out!

EggSandwich04 From KS BLOG nominated me for this tag! 04 is apparently not the year he is born in..are sandwiches even born?!  I found out through this tag!  Does that mean there are three others?!  EggSandwhich is a super fast growing blogger who nearly surpassed my blog size in like a month or two!  He is active in a lot of scenes! So I expect him to become Egg-Baguette before to long! That’s bigger than a Sandwhich!
Check out this amazing Aniblogger
2. Copy paste the rules.
Whoops I made that a bit harder didn’t I? All the more Reason to visit Eggy then!
3. Answer the 10 questions sent by the nominator.
Okay
4. Write your 10 questions for the nominees.
Did So
5. Nominate 5 bloggers for this award and let them know via comment on one of their posts.
I won’t comment but I’ll tag specific posts, they should get a ding ding thing!
6. Keep the thumbnail as the thumbnail of this post.
Can’t do that, it would mess up my site!  I will put it on top of the post though! Just on my home page it will be in a cocktail!
7. Answer your own questions.
Cool post feature but this should have been rule 5, Pinkie is a good girl though so I will go back and answer them! Speaking off Answers!

EggSandwhich Questions

So Eggy asked me these! In these I will be a bit more trough as I assume he would really want to know my answer and that is why he asked me! In one I dug really deep in a bit of a self analysis (it’s amazing how Insomonia can lead to self discovery as I had nothing better to do as i lay awayke) so feel free to first paragraph skim trough!

3 songs you recently discovered

Oof … I am not big on music.  I don’t listen to a lot of music for music sake so for me to discover music I have to stumble upon it through another way. This question is better viewed on my site as it will display Youtube videos.. reader doesnt show that! So one song I recentely discovered would be Lohse’s song from Divinity  Orginal Sin 2. I really liked it.. it feels quite poplike! At first I thought they just stole it from something! But I could not find where they would have gotten it from.

I guess the second song that I would have to nominate is Serendipity, the opening to a show called Flip Flappers, It is a very catchy song with a nice power spike! The show has become my favourite watch of my Saturday Anime Adventure posts so this opening has me pumped!
Since I watch it as if it’s on tv I want to skip them either ! Yeah! 

As for a third.. this is going way .. way further back. to the 5th of june.  When I discovered  Megami 33 and her amazing cover of the Dragon ball Broly song.. main theme.. Blizzard. I love her voice in this  and her interpretation of the song  Pretty sweet over all!  

What’s one thing you don’t like about yourself?

Oh there is plenty! The shall talk about the most noticable one for WordPress though. I do not have a whole lot of self confidence, even while I logically can see I am not disliked at all and am generally well accepted in the blogging community, I have what I call this demon on my shoulder. As soon as someone who likes me on a daily basis suddenly doesn’t leave a like I think  they actually do not like me.. that they finally lost the ability to stomach me. Many people in the anime community are very important so if someone of the big people ever does so I actually have nightmares about losing my blog.  I recently did some self investigation and I think I know why.



I was a fairly popular girl when I was a kid. My dad had a company and made a fair amount of money so I had a NES and SNES, I had some pretty cool toys, I was smart and the only thing that was really wrong with me was that I moved weird. My motions were stiff and it seemed i was stiffening up. I was good friends with the popular kids.  One day during gym class my friends began exploiting my physical limitations. We played knock out soccer, which I loved .. but I wasn’t given a single moment to play.  As soon as I came in again I was eliminated by physically fit soccer players so they could score the highest elimination number.  At one point I got intensely frustrated and told the teacher they were exploiting what was wrong….

I should not have done that.. the teacher did indeed see that they were doing this.. and me being smart made me somewhat of a teacher’s pet. So he disqualified their score for just hounding the weak and ruining their fun.  Poor sportsmanship at all.  It turned my classmates to pick on me.   It resulted in 4 years of intense bullying. Friends were people who threw worms at me..that was 2….since those other kids we so popular 16 other kids tormented me day in day out. I could not play outside anymore cause they would throw trash at me.. or trap me in a trashcan. They once even tossed me in barbed wire. Yet I never blamed them.. I blamed me.. I made the popular kids hate me. So now whenever a Lita ignores me, Irina disagrees with me or Scott or Jon do not understand my point of view.. I feel terrified it will happen again… it’s been 25 years and I can’t let that go… So what is bothering me most?Maybe its my self esteem issue issue I have, maybe it’s that demon, maybe it’s my fear of losing everything yet again.. but that part of my life is something I really do not like about myself.

Name one thing you like about your blog

Awww just one?! I love my blog! It’s very precious to me! I think my blog is really my own, I mean. I share it with other writers now.. but  there is a uniqueness to it that I really like. I really walk to the beat of my own drum. It is a mix of everything geeky and everything me.. and I think writing for this blog is the happiest I have been in years.  It really feels like my geeky resort where I can finally relax and let things go. It reflects so much of my character, with the bright colours, the random elements and the blending everything together in a bit of a chaotic mix! This is me! I need to update that tagline though as soon as the others being posting their writing.

One thing you want to improve in

Focus, ever since my  burnout in 2018  I have had a hard time keeping my head straight. Sometimes I have some many strains of thought in my head I can barely keep them separated. There are times where I am working on a blog but also think on what groceries I need to buy and what I am going to do in the evening and it blends.. I  end up looking in the supermarket for stuff to make cocktails with even if I went there to get some flavoured water. It’s worse when I try to sleep. Sometimes I have to sort through  video game menus to “save” just so I can get the compulsion out of my head, usually there is a song or two playing as well as a lot of blog ideas going for the next day.  As a result I work incredibly inefficiently during a day and I struggle to keep everything in order.  So a bit more focus would be nice! I should be able to do that. 

What TV show/anime could you watch over and over again?

There aren’t a lot of shows like that. While I have no focus I do have incredible memory. At age 33 I am not as good at it as I was anymore but I used to be able to identify CSI episodes by soundbites or fairly standard sentences like “I parked and sat there for 2 minutes crying then I got out’  Or by one of those Horatio can glasses phrases. I know exactly if we saw an episode or not while playing a game of Quake III Arena and if it was a new one I would come and watch if not I would tell my family we would have seen them.  Remembering something phrase by phrase makes it a whole lot less enjoyable. I can watch a show on repeat as background noise.. you know to have someone talking in the background so I don’t feel as alone in my house.. but I rarely focus on something I have seen before. Friends in an exception  from a kid on my sis controlled the vcr and she would watch friends every day. To socialise with her I had to watch that as well .. we watched it a lot and to this day I can still repeat that with friends.. and series in said style. A family super power of sorts.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I live in a tiny bungalow.. lot’s of pick pillows on grey elements. A white wooden floor and a fireplace is lit. A spectacled woman is sitting on the couch reading a tablet. I come in with two cups of tea, she smiles at me and tabs a spot on the couch next to her. I put the tea on the table and fold my entire legs onto the couch. She wraps a little pink blanket around me and puts a grey blanket around herself.. she then hands me my tea and while both hold her our tea with both hands she gently leans her head against mine. “I read the thing you wrote today,” she says to me. “It was really funny, that new artist is really good’ 

I live with a woman I love and make my money writing or promoting something, my health cleared up a bit but is most likely still somewhat frail so I got into a low effort job while she makes a lot of money doing something techy. We aren’t that rich but get around well enough.  Suddenly Fish comes waddling in the room, he is our pet duck. We live in the city outskirts but close enough so I can do all my grocery shopping by foot.  No desire to have kids. We sometimes geek out and we have a nice library of comics and Manga. Every thursday we receive friends and I DM for them.. with an official and neat game table, otherwise we go to parties of friends a bit like barbecues and every so often a trip to the pub but it’s all very low key. We put a silly hat on fish. We have a drawer of silly hats and put on the tv. We watch the Mandalorian Season 10 or that feminist Star Wars show.. after it is over we pull out a retro game console the NES as we play trough Ducktales together. Where she sings Della Ducks version of the moon theme to me.. replacing some words to sing them to me! So no Darling Baby Boy.. but Darling Pinkie Girl or something! We are happy! Also it’s been almost three weeks since I inserted this sone somewhere!


Your most desired place to go

Tokyo, the Pokémon Café. While the Mew Fluffy Marshmallow drink is on the menu!
Nuff said!

If You Could Change Your Name, What Would You Change It To?

For real to Pinkie.. maybe.. or Elle I really like Elle.  She is a beloved character of mine who I identify with very much. She’s super weird and very much asexual  and clumsy as heck.. but in a way she is just a characterised version of myself.  So in a way she is almost more like an ;ess nuanced me.  More pure me! So that would be a great name.  Pinkie of course would be great because when I inevitably (this is a joke)  reach internet fame everyone knows me by my real name. .. In fact when  I have been writing a lot.. I sometimes address myself as Pinkie in my head. Pinkie don’t forget to go to the store dear! It will be rather crowded if you wait any longer. Don’t forget you have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow Pinkie get a bit of an early rest. I am using that handle in games as well makes it even more convenient. Most mortals and fleshy people I know call me Denise still though.

If you’re an actress, which one movie would you like to play?

I am a little old to play Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim or Ramona’s lady love But that would be a role I would very much like to play.  So does voice acting count?! I count it as action so I would count it! I would love to voice Webby Vanderquack in Ducktales.. but that is more of a series. There is a character in the Lego movie I would love to voice as well.. so perhaps that one! Which character that is I will answer in the next question.

Name one fictional character that resembles you the most.

That would have to be Princess Unikitty. While she is more of an extravert we both love random stuff, we both love pink and we both can have a fairly short temper.. We also cry a lot more than we let on. We love to fool people and we both rule over our own Paradise. Both of use move a bit awkwardly and are quite stiff but we have a metaphorically good heart. We also both get sea sick super easy!  So she is also a voice I would really like to do if I was an actress. Pinkie Pie from my Little Pony as well ..as long as the character is pink I will voice it ‘Jigglypuff!’ 

My own questions

So I will answer my own questions briefly as this tag makes you answer your own questions.. That is pretty awesome! I love that feature! I won’t have to dig that deep for an answer though so these answers are short ones! I would love to explain more if you ask! Remember these are the ones YOU have to answer as well if you get nominated… also saying it here! If you are not nominated You can ask for a nomination and I will make it so!

1.If you could live in any other country in the world where would you live?

Tokyo Japan of course, though Spain would be a second great option..if I could live in some comfort of course. Japan I would never go to without speaking the language at least a bit but there is so much I would like to explore there. From a fairly new cuisine and ruleset to an almost alien culture. There are also of course my favourite things in the world there. Heck it would kinda feel like an Isekai.. and I am at a point in my life where I really would love a start from zero. If I land in front of a truck there I might even actually be isekaid. Also I heard Tokyo has a really neat café!

2. Do you believe in ghosts

Yes I have had several experiences, I saw a man in my house whose picture I only later saw on a nearby graveyard, a woman named Melanie reached out to me in my flat.. I got a piece of paper and asked her to make me write something. I wrote out a much clearer message than I thought which was information I later was able to verify. It had to do with town history stuff i was not aware off (consciously)

I do however not believe that ghosts are apparitions of the dead.. I do belief they are memories of other people like them.. So for example a school teacher tells the kids a story about Melanie.. they vividly imagine her and for some weird reason I pick up that memory As if I am receiving a brain wave of someone else sort of. 

3.  If you’d reincarnate as an animal of your choice what animal would you be.

A tamed duck!  Just waddling, making cute sounds..and being an actual duckling at some point in my life! That would be grande, I could swim, I could fly, I could have a family that makes me wear silly hats. I love ducks! I do not know why but they endear me so!  I would also not mind being a Micro Pig.. I mean I’d be too small to eat and I’d be a pink pet so that would be a great shout out as well. In fact I’ll go with the Micropig and the duck can be my best friend!

4. If you could learn any skill instantly what would it be?

The Japanese language, it takes five to ten years to develop that skill fully and I have only dipped my toe in the water for a teensy tiny bit! If I am ever to reach the pokémon café in Tokyo I would need some magic! It would be pretty awesome! Plus I might be able to make a few bucks out of simply that skill here in the Netherlands! So please Arceus make that happen!

5. Do you ever use Weeaboo speech?

Yes I wish people Oyasumi instead of Good night on Twitter, I use terms like Tomodachi and Nakama and sometimes use Nani! I am inclined to start posts with Konichiwa but as soon as I did that one guy on WordPress made a post on how much he hated such antics.. so of course my demon told me I would be outcast if I kept it up! So now the terms are only used on Twitter and Tomodachi and Nakama are only used for award tags or if I really do not think there is a fitting english word for it!  Please do not exile me!

6. Is there anything you are passionate about , that isn’t a subject on your blog?!

Hmm I made this very hard on myself since my subjects are very broad.  Something I rarely talk about on my blog , but I have mentioned is that I love Board Games. Just with my boardgame friends having moved away and Covid running rampant there is a lot time for me to play it. My favourite Board Game is Dead of Winter! That game has everything for me! I am also quite a big foodie! My current kitchen is a bit small to cook properly but I love experimenting in the kitchen! To varying degrees of success I might add.

7. Are there any bloggers you take inspiration from?

Obviously one of them would be Irina for me, but I also really like how Ospreyshire and Blerdy Otome do their blog!  Then there are Lita and Scott as some figureheads for the community! I do like the quirky bloggers a lot so K from K at the movies is also a form of inspiration. Do your own thing and what makes you happy as a blogger. I really get that from all these people and they all helped me mature as a blogger. No tags! No pictures! Just love!

8. Name an experience that would be on your bucket list

For those who do not know what a bucket list is.. it’s a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket/pass away. For me the biggest one and most obvious one would be a trip to Tokyo.. one where I do not really have to hold back financially either. A fourteen day trip at least! I would like to do so many things!  I want to go to Sanrio Puroland, I want to go to a shinto temple, I want to go to an Izakaya and of course I want to go to the Pokémon Center and the Pokémon café.

9. If you were a flavour of Ice-cream what flavour would you be?

Raspberry! Everyone sees the punk frozen paste in a bin and thinks I am Strawberry! Because that’s the first thing their mind goes to! But I am a little different! Slightly more of an aquired taste and way way waaaaaaaaaay less erotic.  I mean what’s up with strawberries in that perspective!  I also am a little awkwardly shaped. I am not oftenly people’s favourite but every once in a while I am really appreciated for who I am. I am actually quite enjoyable if you pair me with champagne..but heck..that goes to strawberries again! So if you get me drunk or get me chocolate you’ve got a friend in me…but if you want to wrinkle your sheets stick with a strawberry or a pineapple!

10. What is the next thing you have in your agenda/planned after writing this post.

Oh I am going to Mamma Pinkie for a day and a half! We are going shopping together, and having dinner together and sharing a few drinks together and talk about a very mean man as we gossip! Other than that I do have an appointment with my psychologist scheduled on Friday and a dinner with possibly a walk with my friend. It will depend on how much energy I have in my little body! I am plagued by Insomnia so I am running on fumes a lot of these days! In the agenda is Dinner +?. So we will see about that +?! I will tell you about it sometime I am sure!

The Nominees

As for my five (plus one) nominations here we go:

A Geeky Gal: While you are on Hiatus it is my mission to give all tags you haven’t done yet! Since this one is fairly new! This nomination was an easy one.

The Otaku Author: Lyn is also someone I want to give as much sorts of tags to as I possibly can. He is a collector as well!

Celestial Sparkles: I saw you were searching for content recently so here you go! Pinkie provides for her friends.

Foovay: I know I tag my blogging besty in a lot ,but I need someone who doesn’t call me weird for believing in ghosts. Even if one question she answered in a recent tag already.

Geek Girl Joy: I need to thank her somehow for making a Pink finder bot! Even though I am scared she might be scared for believing in ghosts!

7mononoke also gets nominated: I know it is a sixth nomination but I can’t help it!
I had great fun with their recent tag post so I want to do something in return!

Oh of course if you want to partake feel free to ask me for a nomination! All Coconuts are always nominated so this includes: MikeKelyy666, TsubakiKuro, Indigo, Ospreyshire and The Multifacted Ocelot. You are very important to me guys! If you want to be a coconut as well, consider supporting me on Kofi! Cause that is how you become a coconut!

It’s always Sunny in Paradise: Sunshine Blogger Award 6

Hello again my sweet Island Guests! It is Siesta week! That week where it is so hot outside that I coast myself through it writing mostly using blog tags. Almost all of them ironically are Sunshine Blogger Awards! Today I will handle my sixth! Saturday one more will follow!  So come on join the Siesta and check out some blog tags! Like always in my posts you can get yourself nominated all you have to do is ask!

Rules and Gratitude

This time I am not going to copy the rules! I seriously do not think there is anyone who doesn’t know them by now.  Display the logo, thank the one who tagged you, answer 11 questions, come up with 11 questions.. nominate 11 people.  Eleven people is too much to nominate so I will nominate three. By the end of doing these three sunshine blogger tags I have nominated 11 people!

Celestial Sparkles is the one that tagged me and of course she deserves my gratitude! I am honoured that so many people keep tagging me! I do feel loved and that is a great feeling that makes these questions so much more fun to do! I am not just writing for myself.
My dearly appreciated blogging buddy also has taken a shine, pun intended,  to my style of doing these and adds Pinkie Pie.. to all her stories which I really love! As a result I now imagine she is a pony in real life.. but Pinkie Pie is so emotable it makes for amazing visual presentation! Check it out here! Since  Celestial Sparkles uses Pinkie Pie as her avatar, Pinkie frequently interacts with Pinkie! Which is lovely and both confusing. So now let’s see if Pinkie can ask the questions of Pinkie.

What is the most geeky thing about you?

Well I dream that I have to patrol the city with Darkwing Duck, or that I have to do a Shokugeki against a vampire girl making Goulash, that’s pretty geeky. My house is filled with Pokémon, there isn’t a piece of non geeky art on my wall and if I could drive I would certainly drive in the Pikachu car. I don’t think there is a lot that is not geeky about me. I go out for drinks.. but I play games a lot more. I watch anime weekly sometimes more.

If you really want to know what is the most geeky thing about me.. it’s probably that with a picture I know like 95% of all Pokémon.. if not 100%.  I can recognise a fair few  by their cry, I know the stat distribution of most, in a lot of cases I even know what colour they are slotted in according to their pokédex.. and no it’s not as easy as it might sound.  I even had a pokémon adventure at conventions and my lifelong dream is to visit the Pokémon Café in Tokyo! Like it is my second highest dream.. with the first one being hidden because it’s too personal.. some might be able to tell what it is.. but yeah Pokemon Café Tokyo is the place I would visit if I could go anywhere in the world. That’s pretty geeky I’d say! Though some might call it being a Pokémon Loser.

What is the next Anime that you are planning to watch?

Actually It is time for me to generate another random anime to watch so for me to answer that question I go to randomanime.org generate a list of anime and then roll a random number between 1 and 50 as I pick that spot on the list. So the next anime I am going to watch apparently is Nanana’s Buried Treasure! I am not going to read anything about it and watch the first 5 episodes and then check if I will continue it!  I really like random elements in my life! I know there are so many great suggestions to see.. but I like not knowing what will happen or what I will experience the next day. So I don’t plan a lot.. I just go with this stuff and somewhere I decided that once per month I roll a random anime and watch it.. last month’s pick.. unfortunately was not good enough to write a blog about. It was Stan Lee’s The Reflection.. I just could not find words to write about it! So let’s hope Nanana’s buried treasure fares better.

If you could write out your life story, how would that story go?

As in how will it go from here?! That would not be something I really like to do.. I do have my struggles and gripes with life right now and I went to a very depressed spell thinking of just giving up a while ago but I think writing my life out would be worse. Always knowing what is going to happen?!  I mean.. I’d use it to get filthy rich and support all of you on Kofi and donate to your websites and all.. but also get a super comfy home and probably host my own convention or such. That’s a dream I also have.. hosting a con!   That might actually make a neat  story on how I’d accomplish that. Talking to dealers, dealing with my own social anxieties to realise this dream.. and of course visiting the Pokémon Café in Tokyo to have a conversation with a band we are booking.. my trip and food of course would be factored into the admission ticket price. Yet if I write out my life.. I set up expectations for my life.. dreams are nice but if dreams become expectations it can lead to unhappiness and discourse and I want to avoid that. So if at all possible.. the story of my life remains unwritten until it happens. If I know stuff is going to happen life would be very boring.

What was the saddest Anime scene you have watched?

That is something I could not spoil.. it involves a little girl, a radio and the sweetest most helpful teacher you ever saw. While it is a somewhat comedic scene I knew how the dialogue flowed and what was going to happen. I yelled to the screen. No! No don’t do this!  But the Radio.. came into play exactly as I had expected. Later on we get a recall to that scene and it made me feel even worse. I don’t worry that much about spoilers but this anime..was something so special as an experience to me.. at least for the first half of the series that I would not even want to spoil the series name now. The girl has a cute black hat and pink hair and the teacher has lavender hair and a dark purple dress .. and that is all I am willing to share about it. It might not have been the saddest scene.. but the scene I least wanted to happen.

I shared more than that in the past but it was in a different context. If I have to name anything by name.. I  could say Ushio’s death from Clannad but to be fair that didn’t do much for me. The death of a hero and the death of a loved one, in a certain very over the top mecha show I talk a lot about that made me cry a whole lot.  Then there is this story about a girl and her beloved dog.. and the plight of a father to bring the two closer together… that messed me up pretty much as well.Actual Spoiler Coming up!  Recently an episode of Slime I watched made me ball like a baby as well! The ending of Tengen Toppa left me feeling deeply saddend as well.

What was the best thing you have done for a friend?

That’s a bit relative. For one guy who is very dear to me I picked him up and helped him get up after his bride left him at the altar after ten years of being together. I spent any waking moment I could with him so he did not have to feel alone, even helped him get back in the saddle a bit by helping him ‘chase’. That is an energy I very much hate.. but I did it for him cause I wanted to see him happy.  Yet in the end that all seems to have been gone and forgotten now that he has a new relationship.

Another friend I took into my group of friends after his father passed away and introduced him to new people and helped him grow into the amazing fun person he is today. I helped him come out of his shell by having fun with him myself. I would classify the latter as maybe a lesser thing as it was only natural..but it had such a great impact.  Another friend I helped build up after she was mentally completely spent..she had nothing left.. I helped her rebuild her life but recently she told our friends she sees me as a huge failure because I am too sick to get a job currently..she was glad that even though she was a failure in life I was a bigger one.. I’d classify the effort I put in her to be amazing.. but it meant nothing to them.

Once I had a friend.. who was once a very popular kid! He was exiled because he broke his arm and could not play Soccer anymore.. we were very young like 10 or so. He even became suicidal. He was a former bully of mine.. but I offered him a friend in his time of need and desperation. He missed being popular though and even if we made good friends.. I knew he wasn’t happy. The rest of the class bullied me as well.. so I sacrificed our friendship to make him popular again.. the place where he was happiest.. among the jock kids. I told him where to bully me so it hurts. If he bullied me again.. saying he did it to win my trust just to crush my spirit they might think he is cool again..because I was really hated because I moved weird.
He did not want to do it at first.. but when he found out that he could not make it back to the soccer team because people did not want him there..he decided to go ahead.. he was very passionate about the sport but was to poor to travel to another town. I made sure he made me cry and break.. and it worked .. he was accepted back in the folds. He never really bullied me after that and even kept the other bullies away but we could not hang out anymore as on the record we on opposite sides. During a Reunion he came up to me and thanked me.. he even got a job in the soccer industry.. and getting back on that team was his first step.. and he had a very happy live.

What were your plans this year before the pandemic?

Hmmm some of the things I had planned are a tad on the personal side. Health wise some changes of plan had to be made, as some treatments I had scheduled both mentally and physically got postponed due to risks and rules etc. My plan to move away from where I live to a more open minded less racist place went south due to schools and jobs going in the fritz. I would also visit a few conventions but they poofed of course. Luckily I don’t really form expectations so I did not do the 2020 will be my year kinda stuff, not really .. so it’s not all that bad. It’s just very much not my year.. but I  that goes for everyone.. so at least I am not that disappointed. It is not like I planned to go to the Pokémon Café this year! I would have been utterly devasted if I missed that. Luckily I can still dream about Mew’s Fluffy Marshmallow Drink.

If you could pilot a mech or Gundam, which one would it be?

The Power Rangers Ninja Falcon Megazord combination with me flying the Pink crane I want the Falcon Zord combination so I can fire lots and lots of missles.. .. Thunder megazord with me flying the pink phoenix would be great as well. If you are in your regular Mecha show you are going to die! Also there are hardly any pink mecha’s out there! I am very big on mecha shows either.. only Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and heck if I want to pilot anything in that world! No sirree.  So since Power Rangers never die…except for one…and she was pink.. that seems like the safest mech to pilot! Also it comes with a cool pink suit! I could hang out in a juice bar, the job automatically comes with at least two friends.. but usually more, there is usualy something cute on my team as well and I get fireworks and get to take poses?! Heck yeah!

If you could marry an anime or video game character, who would it be?

Currently it would be Lohse from Divinity 2.. She is a perfect match of selfish but aware of the rest of the world. She has a hint of playfulness, but is also serious… Maybe a tad lusty.. for me.. but maybe she is a very cute and fairly mature woman which is a big plus..usually these days it’s all kids .. or like 3000 year old women looking like kids… I just don’t see that working mentally.  Lohse knows how to fight for herself and fights for a happy live of her own and she is willing to  let go of strangers for it.  I find it very important that my significant other has a will to live. She realises who she is ..and that she deserves happiness as well and doesnt just put everyone else above her! Self love is important. If Lohse loves herself I can love her.. and I know she will be with me because it makes her happy! She isn’t just setteling to make me happy! Lohinskie as a shipping name or maybe Pinshe?!

For similar reasons , Sayaka from Bloom into You  would be a great anime pick for me. I love how strong she is in the fact that she is actually gay. She is open with it and accepts it unlike most the other characters in the show who either blindly lust or are oblivious to feelings including their own.. She also seems like a person I could be with in terms of tranquility! Very high energy output people can really drain me.. and Sayawka walks that line very well for me. I could see us sitting on the couch watching a movie together. Or me playing a game and she leaning onto me with a book. Cute!  Sayakie sounds adorable as well.

Tell me about the last game you have played?

No! I review a lot of games I play so I would like to shoot myself in the foot with that!  I recently completed Divinity Original Sin 2, a review is probably coming next week!  I am currently playing Pokémon Rangers Shadows of Almia.. and I plan to finish it by next week or the week after.   Pokémon Rangers is a game where you draw circles around pokémon to befriend them and you solve little puzzles with them. I had to touch a bidoof, to make it tackle a crate for example or make friends with a Gastrodon.. which required me befriending a Nosepass  because it was trapped behind some rock and only Nosepass was strong enough to break that rock! Every time I do something ell my character takes a super sassy pose with a spin and a twirl. I have only just unlocked side quests so I am sure that this one might take a while. It’s a fun game so far but a girl can only draw so many circles before her hands get tired and she has to take a break.  You can also expect a review on Pokémon Sweet 2th.. the Sequel to Pokémon Sweet version I am not gonna tell you much more than that it left me a bit bitter. Darn it! I told so much already!

Is there a character out there that is most similar to you?

Weird as it may sound I really identify with Princess Unikitty from the Lego movie. She is a bit more extroverted than me but we are still pretty similar. Not so much her series counterpart but the one in a movie(s) specifically. Someone who really tries not to confirm her own and constantly goes around with a smile, sometimes sincere sometimes fake.. but the theme of being your own person is something I very much see in her.. we also share the cutesiness coat.. and once we get angry we turn into an all consuming all destructive force. You would not like me when I am angry.

Last book you have read?

Oof that has been a hot minute the last book I held was around the world in 80 dishes. A cookbook! But I used that to toss it at a wasp I had just trapped with hairspray! I was so scared of it! It’s dead now though. The last book I read I think was called Corona .. ..how oddly applicable in this day and age. It’s about some group of science people that are in africa and get themselves trapped in another dimension to the sun teleporting them there and it’s a place of evil apes and stuff. It was not a very good book but it came on the tail-end of my reading fatigue.. everything felt very samsey..mostly because I really prefer the “Dan Brown” Mystery genre.

I tried to branch out into fantasy but that was hit and miss and since it’s all series it’s also super expensive,  and movie like books like Corona that was like Congo with more supernatural elements. I also read a book around the same time called the stonehenge mysteries.. which is like Dan Brown books based on a cult and Stonehenge.. the dutch translation though sucks sooo much.  The original is written in very formal english  Very expensive looking words.. translated in dutch though no one speaks like this.. it feels like it has been translated and then passed through a thesaurus.. like the wedding speech  Joey wrote for Chandlier and Monica in friends… it put me off books and I have never been back! I wonder what happened to the book about the monkeys in the fire dimension though cause I can’t find it!

Questions and Tags

Eleven questions answered so now it’s time for my 11 questions
1. Which is your favourite Power Puff Girl. If you don’t have a favourite or don’t know the series make one up!
2. If anime could be taken in as actual nourishment..what genre would be your favourite breakfast.
3. How are you holding up in these times? Are you doing okay?
4. Did you ever have an imaginary friend?
5. Have you ever had impure thoughts about an anime/video game character?! What was the character?
6. Have you ever had impure thoughts about another blogger? Who thought I was gonna ask which blogger? I am not going to do that! But tell us a story anyway maybe drop us a hint!
7. Tell us about a weird thing you own.
8. How does the room you are writing this post in look like?
9. Have you ever cooked/eaten something because you saw it in an anime/game?
10. If you could switch lives with an anime/game character and could make other choices as the character in the anime would.. Who would you swap with and what would you change?
11. Come up with a final question you really would like to answer.. then answer it!

As for my Nominees!

Egg Sandwhich gets a nomination! He recently tagged me so he gets one back! I know he is fairly young so question 5 and 6 should be answered with very little detail please. I really hope it goes a bit like “Oh madamme I do not know what you mean with those questions “.. but if not.. well as long as you keep your answer PG I think we are safe!

We Be Blogging Gets a nomination because I havent interacted with them enough and this might be a nice way to do that!

The Unpopular Popular gets a nomination , I think I might be a bit far away from their style but anyone with Senpai’s seal of approval is bound to have some great writing techniques in their arsenal and I would love to see what they would do with something as silly as my style of questions.

If you are a Coconut you are always nominated for these posts and you can become a coconut by supporting my KoFi. If you can’t spare any money but would love a nomination all you have to do is click your heels three times and say Pinkie nominate me. In case I live out of hearshot though.. you could just ask me in the comments and I will add you! Do be sweet and leave a like and follow the blog before you ask for a nomination though! I get friend you get a nomination! Once more if you are to shy to ask.. you can always go the KoFi route!


The ‘A to Z of Favourite Anime’ – Challenge

Hello Island Guests! This week is easy mode week for me! It’s so hot my brain doesn’t work so I will mostly just answer questions and tags and do ..that kinda stuff! Sending my brain to the repairman in this heat and these times is just awful, so we will take it nice and easy. Today I will be finally taking part in the A to Z Favourite Anime Challenge! And I am breaking rules to do so!  Why?! Well because I love some of these anime to much and this is the best way to insert them all! It’s not like I play by the rules of blog tags other times anyway?!

I was nominated by Irina Celestial Sparkles and Foovay for this one so a big shout out and thank you for them. This post is originally called Railgunfan75’s Anime Favorites A-Z Challenge as it was created by Railgunfan75 but I do not put another bloggers name in my titles. Do check him out if you have never heard of him before! But since I am late on this tag I doubt that you don’t. I used the title Lina from TIny Ugly Animal came up with because I really prefer to leave names out of the equation.

Nominating Three People here

Mallow: I do try to acknowledge him a lot! He is the heart valve of the aniblogging community! He is a bit hidden among us but he helps out so much and keeps us very much alive! I really admire what he does so let’s see if I can admire his taste just as much!

Blerdy Otome: I know like me you can sometimes experience a bit of gatekeeper behaviour so let’s show everyone how Otaku we really are!

Fred: I really like your general taste in anime! So by making you list 26 of them I might find a new gem or two! Up to 26.. so this one is more for me! He does deserve all nominations he gets a million times over though!

These are the rules

-Pick a favourite series/movie for each letter of the alphabet. For titles starting with “a” “an” or “the” use the first letter of the next word of the title.

Okay this one I rule I shall stick with, due note that my favourites do not necessarily mean the series I think are best.  They are my favourites that can be that they mean something deeper to me despite their possible flaws.Some of them I would not even like to rewatch again but I love them deeply.

-Since many titles have multiple names based on the language that you are using please pick one language for the entire list (Use all English titles or all Japanese titles) and let the readers know which language you will be using. If a title has the same name regardless of the language then it can be used in any list.

This is the rule I am going to break as I find it a bit of a silly rule. I should show my favourites here, if I had to classify them all in the same language I would have to pick anime I like significantly less in their favour?! Nah! I will give both titles to the japanese ones as I tend to stick to the English ones, but I love these shows dearly they deserve the shout out instead of other in favour of naming consistency.. I haven’t seen THAT much anime so I am not going to limit myself even further. This is my island and here:

-If you don’t have a title that fits under a particular letter, you can name another favourite from a different letter in it’s place, just indicate which letter spot you are using for that series. This can be done up to three times. If you can’t fill a spot then you can leave it blank. No more than 26 total series are allowed.

No more than 26 series are allowed? That I will determine myself. I will probably stick to the rule but shoutouts of love should never be limited! I will mention a few other names that did not make the cut though more so that I can explain myself on why I did break the language rule.

-Including a picture for each series is encouraged

Now that I can agree on!

-Share who tagged you for this challenge and nominate 3 more to try it themselves and include links to their blogs.

That is totally normal I did that by instinct!

-Just have fun with this challenge. 

Now that I have stated I will break some rules to make it more fun for me, I will thank you very much! Now onto the actual list!

A: Aoi Hana/Sweet Blue Flowers

So I start with a Japanese title right away, while I do prefer English titles, this show is just way better than Air Gear or Akame Ga Kill so I am going with the Japanese one..so I can highlight my actual favourites It’s just a beautiful small story that had such relatable characters. I identify with Fumi , the series main character a lot and Achan is just a great little bubble of energy. I hate Yasuko because she is very much like a person I know in real life.. someone I could never hate and Yasuko became the perfect vent. So this show helped me deal with stuff as well! Cute and very human!

B: Bloom into You

This series gave me a semblance of a Waifu but also made me identify with a main character a lot. While Sayaka definitely was the strongest character for me in the second half, this story about a girl who can not fall in love is very in line with my Demi-Sexual nature and while I do crave some affection, I always understood her mindset perfectly. The soft animation is also something that really called out to me. B is a really good letter anyway. I could think of a lot of candidates. Few however resonate so strong with me as a person! A lot of these themes feel like a bit of my life.. and it is the series that made me want to have a phonestrap. Those are Super cute!

C: Cardfight Vanguard

I like card games, I like Card Game anime and I really liked this card fighting anime.   Sure quality wise it can’t hold a candle to Clannad, but this show I watched with my friends to teach ourselves how the Card Game worked.  We played a lot of matches with decks we got for no money at all oftenly after a few episodes of the show. That experience really trumps anything other C anime could throw at me. This gave me more than just a show. It gave me a pleasant experience with friends. So while I could easily discredit this show as just a Yu-Gi-Oh knock off  this is my favourite despite any quality problems. Misaki is the female on the team and I really liked her as a character as well. Very different from your usual girl. 

D: Digimon

The Adventure series was a big part of my childhood but even well after that Digimon remained a large part of my life. I hosted a digimon roleplay, I played a lot of the Digimon games, I read a lot of Digimon lore and I love series that have fictional evolving creatures battle each other. The music of this show  up until that series with the guy who punches digimon to make his evolve was great. The series also showed a more grim world than Pokémon.  So I am not specifying the series, each part up until rescue squad had a memory to me! Tri and the new series are pleasing to me as well.. yes it has all the rights to be called my favorite. Once more.. it’s not the best D I have seen.. but it is the one I will keep coming back to.

E: Earth Defence Club Love

I know the show is actually called Cute High, Earth Defence Club Love.. but I had no serious contestants for E otherwise I would have to give this to Elfen Lied. I haven’t seen any other shows with an E and I am not the biggest Elfen Lied fan. The first episode is nice to experience but after that the quality just dips! Cute High Earth Defence Club Love however is amazing! I like how it’s a genre spoof but does it really well.. (in the first season)  I can watch their transformation scene over and over again and still roll on the floor laughing satisfied.  The whole concept of the monsters being stuff and people there are unloved is so amazing and resonates with me really well.  I deeply love this show! Just for it’s silliness.

F: Flip Flappers

I haven’t even finished this show yet but I love it so much already that I am very sure that at the end of the run it will beat out FLCL for me. Flip Flappers is well on it’s way to make it into my top 10 of all time. This show is cute, sweet, weird, colourful and completely surreal. There is a level of depth in all the antics too and much like Kyousogiga it has this Alice in Wonderland feeling I really appreciate. Even the character names are super cute which make me not mind that the shout each others name all the time. Their weapons are cute, and Uexkull is adorable. This show makes me giddy to get up every Saturday. The show has a very girly energy, bright but also somber at times at it makes me smile the biggest of smiles.

G: Gakkou Gurashi (School Live) 

This one will make rule sticklers pissy because not only is it a Japanese name in a list with English names.. I also switched Gurren Lagann to the T also giving that it’s Japanese name. I use names mixed and the Mecha Anime I have always called Tengen Toppa so that’s where it will go! Gakkou Gurashi is my favourite thing to recommend to people who want an anime to watch, just because of the mind games this show plays if you at least avoid spoilers. I can’t talk about it to much but just know it is one of my absolute favourites!  This is an experience! It’s certainly weird but it’s sheer concept is something I really REALLY like! So much that it is one of my all time favourites. Sure it got a bit bland in the end but nothing gave me a viewing experience like this one.

H: Hunter x Hunter

My Favourite Shounen show should definitely make this list, I could not get into the volleyball anime everyone talks about so even while I am not a big fan on Gon, this show itself is very amazing. In part because it doesn’t rely on it’s main character that much. I love the whole set up of the main character more living through the story then setting it. Gon gets caught up in events rather than be a trigger.  He has to deal with the world instead of the world dealing with him. This results in the world feeling so much more alive and real! The way Nen is fleshed out really appealing to me as well and with people like Hisoka they and Killua they have such a strong line of slightly creepy characters.

I: Is this a Zombie?

Switching back to the English title, for the same reason as I always switch.. I love this show and want it to be features.. but the population in great anime in the K department is very dense for me. It’s Japanese title is Kore Wa Zombie Desuka.. and I feel like that’s the name it’s more widely known as as well? Yet the letter I had no noteworthy contestants to how great this show is! It’s funny and has some amazing characters! It’s colourful , it’s weird has magikewl girls.. and magikewl girl guys!  What more can a girl loving random anime want! The end credits are amazing as well.  There is a bit of a trend visible to what I like and I do require a certain does of whackyness in my anime in general.. that or being really heartfelt. So yeah Intial D would not make the cut even if it tried.. bitchin soundtrack though!

J: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures

I usually am not that big of a fan of very male energies in anime so I would have thought I hated Jojo’s. I watched it reluctantly because a friend really wanted to watch it fully expecting to despise it.  But it has one thing going for it that apparently is a bigger pull for me. It’s Bizarre.  I love Battle Tendency a lot and most of the other parts I really enjoy as well. There is just this thing to me about it! The music, the colour shifts into unnatural pallets for no reason at all. It glues me to the screen and each time we see a new Stand I adore how this weird thing works again. If I need to pick a part it would be part 2, but since that is included with Part 1 which is my least favourite part.. I am not sure if I could pick Season 1.. in that case it would go to the Stardust Season 1.. but for me Jojoj’s is Jojo’s so I nominated them all in one.
I might have cheated here and there with my list but I can definitely STAND by this pick!

K: Kill la Kill

Man if I had to use Kore Wa Zombie Desku Ka this would have been a four way tie.  What pushed Kill la Kill to this top spot is the memories it has given me besides the anime itself.  Just listening to Before my Body Runs dry with friends and singing along at a super hot convention day. Rewatching Mako Dialogue and try to speak like her as some form of game.. and of course, this is a show featuring a Magical Girl (close enough at least)  taking on weird people..and of course the weirdest alien life form you might have seen. The plot is bonkers with organisations such as Nudist Beach trying to protect the world from evil clothing company Revocs.. and a girl fighting with half a scissor What’s not to like!

L: Love Live School Idol Project

Love Live has a special place in my heart! I discovered it through a free rhythm game on my mobile and I just fell in love with the songs.  When I saw gundam toys mimic  dances of some cute anime girls I just had to check the show out and it did not disappoint. Love Live is just an energy boost for me. The original more so than the newer series as I like the music a lot better, but Start Dash and Snow Halation and Aishiteru Banzai are songs I sing regularly.. this show gave me those so it goes on the list. Kotori would be my favourite person from the group.. but admittedly also the one I’d strangle first if she is in a talkative mood! This show has taught me how to be an idol as well.. so since I want you all to love me.. and this post here goes! NICO NICO NIIIIII!.. please don’t unfollow!

M: Madoka

I know Madoka isn’t the official title and it’s actually Puella Magica Madoka etc.. but no one calls it that. The Japanese name is Mahou Shouja Madoka Magica I think so at least one of the official titles starts with an M but if I call  Madoka I don’t think there is ANYONE here.. who is confused to what show I mean. While I do find this show to be overrated by my friends who say it’s the best thing ever.. I love the surreal worlds, the dark undertones,  and the magical girl aspect of it.  There is a gravitas around Madoka that you do not expect and it has weird elements, yuri elements, it has  pink protagonist, cute looking monsters? Speaking of Monster.. barely missed the top spot! Madoka did so much more for the anime and copsplay community Do I even need to explain why it’s here?! It’s Madoka!

N: No Game No Life

By now I bet you can imagine  why this makes my list. It’s a weird, colourful show that has some magical elements a lot of amazing characters and it’s the one place where it can seem people have already won a game of Rock Paper Scissors before the game is played! Take the explanation from Yu-gi-oh and put it in a more Yu-Gi-Oh season 0 like jacket.. then add a pinch of Madoka and a dash of Jojo and you have No Game No life. Season Zero Yugi was super murderous as well and some of these battles in this series really resemble that. It all adds to the bizarrity of it which makes it so amazingly watchable to me. The whole idea that the main character is actualy two seperate characters trying to achieve godhood.. by putting the Win before cest..was very creative and slightly disturbing. I could have done without the family love..but I can appreciate the anti social tone it is presented with.

O: Oban Star Racers

I am not even sure this is anime but it is a French Japanese production so I decided it counts. Now that Mangwha can become anime.. I think if Western folks try to make an anime it still should be called anime! It looks anime enough and is super heavily anime inspired. There is a beautiful story on how this show was a passion project and that shows in the series itself. There is not a lot of money or amazing talent involved but people loved what they made it and it shows so hard. One of the things I haven’t told you I liked yet. is Tournament Arcs…This series I could describe as Madoka meets Star Wars  Podracing Meets Tournament Arc. There is a bit of Zoids in there as well I guess! I saw this on western tv and noticed how different it was .. in a way I like to think this is the serie that rekindled my love for anime. Also the hair of the team boss.. is amazing! They don’t design anime characters like that anymore.

P: Pokemon

I mean those who follow me for a long time probably could see this one coming. Again this is not the one I’d rank as the best. However this show and in particular the first series had such a great and in the end positive impact on my live I can hardly say it’s not my favourite. Without this anime I would not be writing this post. Without the series I would never would have asked for Pokémon Blue for the fest of Sinterklaas. Without the adventures of Ash I would never have fallen in love with the geek communities. I would have never bonded with some of the geeks that made my life the way it is now. I didn’t even follow the series anymore but when I read and saw that Ash finally became a champion after so many years, I shed a little tear of joy! It’s also why I cant bring myself to watch the new season. I love this series for what it did for me.. more so than what it is..but this definitely deserves a spot.

Q: (Q)Kyousogiga

Did you know that Kyousogiga is written with a blind Q.. ? A silent Q would be a Q you can not hear so a blind Q is a Q you can not see. Just stare at the title for about an hour you will see! It’s a story about a man who paints a bunny and due to a special power he can make it real.. but then the bunny falls in love with him and begs a female Buddha to borrow her body so they can be in love together.. the Buddha allows this and the two deside to found a new world inside a painting. A perfect little family with a boy who killed himself. A buddha and a demon girl.  Yet then both mother and father disappear leaving behind a world that is full of weird colourful things with amazingly weird  rules and things get weirder when a girl with a giant Hammer filled with colorful orbs shows up! This girl shares the name of the lost mother.. and a weird battle to find family in this new world begins… Weird colourful and a girl protagonist using semi magical powers and a schoolgirl outfit to ward of evil.. no surprise why I pick this.

R: Reborn

This is the English title of Katekyo Hitman Reborn.. but well K  was taken a few times over. By a lot of clever swapping around I was able to put this little treasure of mine onto my list. Reborn does a lot what Hunter X Hunter for me does as well. It shows a perpetual growth in it’s character. Where Naruto just gains new techniques, Hunter x Hunter and Reborn show that the fighters actually enter new stages of fighting.  From doing random tasks naked Tsuna learns to control his zero flame, uses to learn his rings, which can unlock box weapons, which can fuse with their main weapons. It’s great! Add in a bunch of babies, colourful pacifiers, a tournament arc and really great characters and yes this show is right up my alley.  Of course you have to get trough quite a large amount of bad episodes at the start but it’s worth it.

S: Samurai Flamenco

This is another show I haven’t finished yet but deeply love so far. I really love Sentai shows, they are colourful..weird and you know where I am getting at with this.  Samurai Flamenco is not exception to this preference of mine. Yet it also is extremely down to Earth at the same time. It explores territory that I have not seen before.. Anime weirdness..with real life Logic.. and I adore it for that.  The characters , while I have my grips with some all feel pretty real and if you are a geek who ever imagined having super powers  they are pretty relatable, this is also a show about being a fan of something a lot! There is a lot of Meta humor in there which pleases me as we.. like characters recognising Sentai patterns.. but by stating they are aware of it thir enemies can then adap! Just a very clever and fun show.

T: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Just Gurren Lagann in English apparently.. I thought it was Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann there as well.. is my favourite anime show of all time.  So obviously it would make this list.  It did so by the name I know for it. For those who don’t know what it is about. Humanity is driven to live underground. When a young boy with a drill finds a head like thing.. he discovers it’s a big mecha! He takes his best friend to the surface with this Mecha and discovers it’s ruled by beastman! They steal another Mecha and the best friend decides to slam the head mecha into the tinier one to see if they can combine.. from there on out their adventure just becomes weirder and more colourful with the plot going so insane that in the end people end up throwing galaxies at one another!  This show made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me sick with grief. 

U: Unko-San

This show tells the adventures of a little brown fairy that lives in the bowels of a certain island. For those who do not speak Japanese .. Unko being a brown fairy means it’s a log of poop! A log of poop that has the ability to grant luck to the unlucky. So for example when one little poop commits suicide because he can no longer pay his father’s hospital bills, it sinks into a clam farm..because they do not want a poo resting between them they give it a pearl which it can use to pay of it’s fathers depth.. Who keeps getting gored by a bull. This show had like 7 or 8 episodes each of 2 and a half minute long. It’s hard to find nowadays but back in the day I watched them all. So since it is the only anime with a U I ever finished .. it’s on the list. But you can put Konosuba here instead if you really want.

V: Vampire Princess Miyu

Not a great show but a very solid middle of the roader that made for an enjoyable watch in my vampire phase. It was one of the first random anime I ever watched..except for the word vampire and was one that really introduced me more and more to Japanese culture. I do not have a ton to say abot this one as even considering Unko San this is the my least favourite of the list and there are better Vampire shows out there.. but if you  really want  to watch a show starting with a V you can do a lot worse as well! It has a nice mysterious and tormented main character, a plot that is a bit retro but still quite engaging and interesting visuals.  There is also a lot of pretty music in this show!

W: Wixoss

I thought the show was called Card Selector Wixoss but apparently it can be called Wixoss as well.  This show is something I really like a lot more than what it’s worth! This is a mix between the grim elements of Yu-gi-oh and the grim elements of Madoka.  What seems like an innocent cardgame ends up being the most sick and twisted game I have ever seen. If you win, you lose , if you lose you lose.  There is SOOO much darkness in this show and it is amazing.  It also has Card Battles? Heck yes! It seems like a weird but fun game and the fact that the characters are all female prevents that super dominant male energy I dislike from sneaking in. This show takes a little to get started but once it has you by the lady parts it doesn’t let you go until it is done. Since the original run of the show more content has released with new rules.. but just as dark of implications! I should really continue it sometime.

X: X- men Anime

For a little while there was a small project where western products got remade into anime. I think it was X-men, Blade and Wolverine, possibly Iron Man as well.  I watched the X-men show and really liked it. It had a grit about it and a interesting story about secondary mutation that tied into Jean Grey’s phoenix origins but this time influenced characters like Emma Frost. It was nice to see a different take on the western show and it really felt quite anime like. I loved the visuals and the colour usage. Maybe because I compared it to the 90’s cartoon but still… It is a nice quick watch and if you are an X-men fan it surely is worth a peek. Again I am sure there are purists that say “this isn’t anime” but to me it very much is! I experienced it AS anime so it IS MY favourite anime starting with an X. Also my only one.

Y: Yu-Gi-Oh (5D’s)

Originally I planned to let GX win but then when I was writing why I realised I liked 5’ds Better. I do agree that playing cardgames on motorcycles is dumb but the entire world building with organisations like Arcadia, the way the slums in Satellite worked, the importance of the five dragons, the signers, the prison tattoos it all mashed so well with that holographic technique. Kalin’s zero hand deck was super special, the dark signers were great and I felt so bad for people dying. It had sticking deaths, duelists forcefully having to kill their own friends and of course death races. The Synchro Summon mechanic also made the cheating characters had to go through a little less noticeable..even if they could grow cards out of thin air. The way people dialogue when summoning their synchro’s was super cool and the music was very strong in both the sub and the dub!  YuYuhakusho was a close contender, but I did not care for the last arc.. and Yu-Gi-oh once more is just more than just an anime. 

Zetman

Not sure how I got to see this one but I think it is the only anime with a Z I have ever finished maybe even watched. The story of two friends being placed in a fight for justice on oposite sites of the spectrum has always facinated me, I also like in in Owari no Seraph for example.. but this one was really visceral.. deaths were messy.. Innocent girls turn into monsters with no way of returning then are slain by the hero of justice, while the hero of dark befriended her..As the monster is cut in half we see her soul be cut in half as well as she yells out as she begins to fade away into the abyss.  Stuff like this made me really respect this series. It  had a bit of a devil may cry vibe.. with a Dante versus Virgil feeling (not talking about the DMC anime in this case but the the games) . What is right might not always be the good and what is good might not always be right. This is a theme that was heavily dominant in this show and you could easily side with both parties.  Yet are also gently nudged to look at things from different perspectives from time to time.Not all to special but hey it’s a Z!

Editting was a lot more work than I expected! I hope my taste has not made you unfollow! So now that you know my favourite anime from A to Z i’ll just slink of into a cold shower and ponder about Oban Star Racer a bit more! Have a great day and see you all soon!


Am I Blushing? Or is it the heat?! Sunshine Blogger Award 5 A Love Story

Hello Island Guests! Welcome back to my blog! Right now we are in a HUUUGE heatwave which is has me deal with temperatures between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius, which is in between 95 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  So this week I decided to take it a bit easy! I am catching up with by blog tags and not sticking to a rigid schedule!  So expect a lot of tags and fun light stuff. In this post we tackle yet another nomination for the sunshine blogger award.  Number six or so!  But this one is special! Not only was I nominated by my Senpai! It also it is one of the most creative version I have seen of this post!   So here goes!

The Rules

Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog so that other people can visit them.

Irina is a very important blogger to me! Her unique voice and her passion really make me look up to her and call her my blogging senpai. I doubt I even know anyone in the bloggosphere who doesn’t know Irina but if you haven’t go check out her site! If you do, you probably visit her daily anyway because that is how awesome she is! I feel like I pushed her away a bit recently.. so I do hope things will become super bright in the future!

Answer the 11 questions put to you by the nominator

I did this with great joy I loved this question line so sooo much! So thanks Senpai for offering this sunshine!

Nominate 11 bloggers of your choosing and provide them with a new set of 11 questions to answer.

No I am not going to do that! I will follow Rini’s style of questions and will nominate 3 people to keep the tag alive.. and if you want to play.. you can do so by telling you want in. I will edit this blog than to have relative links in as well! I have a feeling some of you would not like a post this quirky!

Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts

No to this as well, I do not like promoting my blog on other peoples posts by saying “you have been nominated” I do not mind saying stuff like “Oh recently I wrote a similar post” as it invites for talks..and exchanging ideas and saves on space.. but self promoting my tag posts is something I refuse to do! Also I want people to have their comments relevant! I tag a post instead of a block which means people SHOULD get a notification.

List the rules and display The Sunshine Blogger Award logo within your post or on your blog site.

You see a job offer for a job you didn’t even know existed but is your dream career. What is it and how do you prepare for the interview?

Well clearly I have moved to the United States in that case because that job would be crew member of Critical Role.. with pay!  So social stuff surrounding it and their twitch as well! Basically what Marisha Ray does but less power woman.. more Pinkie!  Someone needs to play an adorable trickster gnome.. or a shy young elf girl who is afraid to socialise so instead she sends out a duplicate.  Critical Role for those who do not know is THE D&D webshow featuring Matthew Mercer and his team of nerdy ass voice actors playing Dungeons and Dragons!  Now they are looking for an extra cast member that gets to do a lot of fan interactions! Wow I am so game for this.  

I would prepare by having build just a ton of amazing characters and introduce them all to them! Now that I gave up my position as a DM the need to roleplay has never been higher and come up with a few good promo’s as well. Perhaps even make something of a bit of a trailer so highlight what I could bring to the table.  Both as a player and part of critical role! With a bit of humor.. kind of like Barney Stinson’s video resume but geekier!  I do feel these guys have a lot of humor and most of all they have their hears in the right places and truly are fellow geeks! that is what I would like to appeal to with them because I think I can still shine there! Now I do need to invent a new word and tie it to myself! The video will not show up in WordPress Reader.

On your way to the interview, the most beautiful person you’ve ever laid eyes on trips and spills the contents of their bag all over the place. They are looking around obviously hoping someone would help but you don’t have a minute to spare. What do you do?

She is a Dojikko, probably slightly older than me, because I am done being the oldest.  I really need an energy that pulls me instead of me pulling them. She is lanky,  a bit awkwardly tall. Brunette with a tainted lock.. white , blue or purple.  er  bag is filled with knick knacks. Like Gachapon esque keychains.  Tissues but one in very colourful boxes or that have the picture of cute animals on it. She wears a long sleeve but embarrassed that I have to help her she pulls the sleeves over er hands and now it’s just sleeves. Her hair slightly dishevelled, eyes that are really pale underneath her slightly darker dominant hair tone. She is pale but a bit red with fluster. She wears glasses that really should have been thinned but she could not afford it so now it slightly warps the size of her eyes. Making them look bigger.. like anime eyes.  To me there is two kinds of beauty. 

There is the easy beauty and contains people I do agree are gorgeous.   People like Liv Taylor, Megan Fox.. the “I would not kick it out of bed”  type of beauty! Symmetrical, healthy looking and if you walk across the street holding their hands heads would turn.. I can appreciate that beauty but I experience ZERO attraction that that. True beauty to me.. is when you love something you know is a deviation of the status quo. Like how I like girls that are to tall or wear thick glasses. I want a girl that is too much of something. To chubby, to skinny, or whatever because that is beauty I know I am really drawn too. I could build a porn body.. but I prefer to love  something real.. something specifically would like.. this amazing person would probably be described as flawed in the common eyes.   

I definitely would help her, because I read ahead! I read question 10! I can be late! But yeah I want a job that thinks helping a person in need and showing up a minute late because I did is a good thing. We aren’t machines! I should not be a minute late because I stopped to smell some flower sure but if I helped! People should be like.. well done .. rather than.. YOUR late.  I would rush to help and look at them to see if she is embarrassed and if she is I would pick up a few things and tell a story on how I dropped my groceries and got tomato all over a dog.. or how I had this really great treat for myself and a dog ate it.. so I look like bigger fool than she does.  Groceries can be easily replaced and I want to make them feel better about themselves! It is quite beautiful to see that happen in a person. That chuckle and smile.. that regardless if you made a joke or were for real shows appreciation and hope that they aren’t the idiot they thought they were.

That evening, while you are casually walking home, you meet that person again and something compels you to go talk to them. What do you say?

If a am to be  myself I’d probably stare at them a bit dreamily and walk into a hedge, this time prompting her to save me.. I genuinely feel I am might not add value to others as they would to mine and that is something I can not talk myself out off. It’s a fear but people have confirmed this. Friends told me I stood in the way of their career.  I’d choose friendship over an career and that made them do the same.. and I was holding them back like that. I think I could to to someone’s party and nobody noticed I’d was gone.. but I do have a charisma I deny myself… but it’s a reactionary charisma. I respond well to people I don’t reach out well to them. Part of why I blog is because I would belief I have things to tell as well! I can talk to someone back no problem..but initiating a conversation.. is going to be difficult.

So  I’d probably place myself in a reactionary situation .. by purpose or accident and draw their attention to me.  If I HAD to act first..I’d probably just say Hi probably looking scared like a deer staring into approaching headlights. Then making inaudible noises or saying “nice weather for a walk.. in a way like I am reading a script as a really bad actress”   I’d not say Hey It’s you.. the girl who dropped her stuff.  I’d embarrass her again. I’d probably stutter a bit and ask her if she’s out for a stroll or something innocent.  I probably would not be Pinkie but Tomato right now though.

You suddenly realize you should introduce yourself and ask their name at the same time – what is it?

I really like names like that end with vowel sounds. Lucy, Mara, Erica, Charlie etc. I would however not take away that magic of hearing her name for me.. I caught the name.. but for onlookers and readers that is secret.. I just hear her name and introduce myself as Denise,  but her name it’s hidden.  

A Dutch singer and attempted politician Henk Westbroek once wrote a love song describing his perfect woman in super vague terms.. but he describes that feeling of being in love perfectly well. Saying that his girl seems so bright.. that even her shadow can blind him. The best line in that song.. and one of my favourite descriptions for being in love however is about names. Translated (so it doesn’t flow as well in English)   it says. Even your name is Beautiful. More Beautiful than that of anyone…..who shares that name with you. I LOVE that line. Whatever my new acquaintance name is..   let’s say Charlie as a placeholder name, her name is the most beautiful I have ever heard.. among all who share that name with her. Also Y.. I do count as a vowel sound. 

Your new very attractive acquaintance is chatting away happily and you can’t believe your ears. What are they saying?

Well judging by question 6 they aren’t talking about anime yet so that is out! So let’s say she mentions she was heading home from her walk to watch the Critical Role live stream which she then realises she overshared with and when I react like OMG did you see what Jester did .. she takes my hands and does two excited hops! OMG YES! I can’t wait to see what happens next.  Or maybe that she is hosting a D&D game herself that night.. something in that nature. I like it when girls have a hobby of their own .. something that isn’t particularly interesting to me but if they talk about it through great lengths because they are so passionate about it! Perhaps she can love plants and be ranting some amazing plant facts. Like how my dress would remind her of a pink flower and flowers become pink because it actually shares genes of red and white plants.. like it’s one of the few plants that actually can be crossbred. .so animal crossing is right? Something like that would be super cute.

Turns out they like anime. No way? What are the odds of that. Here’s your chance to appear all cool thanks to your deep anime knowledge. You lean in and confidently recommend this series.

School Live or Sweet Blue Flowers/Aoi Hana

Why?

I do not know her well enough yet because we have only talked for a few minutes based on the next question.  So it is hard to recommend something so I need a hook!  Sweet Blue Flower is something I can hook onto er earlier topic of gardening and it would further my agenda of putting a little yuri into her mind.. in a very cute and innocent way. Hoping they would identify with Fumi.  I could just go like “speaking about flowers” …  if the conversation doesn’t flow that way I’d probably recommend School Live. Because  reasons! I can’t spoil it without ruining the show! It offered such a unique viewing experience for me and I really loved it for it.  It is a great conversation anime and it has a few sad scenes that might prompt her into letting me cheer her up! Like me coming over for a hug.. or watch the rest with her so she has a shoulder to cry on .. or at least someone to share tissues with.

After a few minutes, almost 60 of them, your companion excuses themselves. It’s getting late and they did have some things to take care of. You reach around for an excuse to see them again. It worked as they are agree. Please tell us how you managed that!

I passed my charisma check?! Wow not sure how that happened , pretty sure I would convince her to go flower shopping with me.. like .. I do not have a lot of plants in house and I’d ask for er advice what plants I can put there with low maintenance effort. Like I would say.. we could go to the city together and she can help me pick out a few plants and I would buy her lunch for her time. Something like that.. that is kinda a date but not really a date. Like should things not really work we could just do our chore and I would gain at least a nice plant out of it. She could rant on her hobby and would get a lunch out of it. I know I am interested in her and I think she is in me.. but when I go on a date, date.. I always feel super insecure.. so I give her a purpose.. if things don’t work they can leave after without feeling awkward. If it’s fun we can both look for excuses to hang out more and we make our intentions pretty clear. 

I will go into a date mostly thinking.. what about if we fall in love and I have to kiss.. how would I approach that.. or thinking of a positive angle. I found out penty approach a date from a negative angle.. so if I give them nothing to lose. At worst they can feel good about themselves as they helped me cheer my place up. At best they notice I am clearly making excuses and just really want to see me as well. When you go out for drinks and are expected to woo each other, things feel very wooden and there is this awkward dance.. but if you have a secondary purpose.. you flirting is optional.. and the romance effort is less.. obvious so you can read intentions much more clear. Way less awkward! She would appreciate that as well.

It’s finally the day to meet them again, you have to make the perfect impression. How do you do that?

I’d probably find my pinkest dress, and put on a very nice perfume!  Like the expensive stuff.. not the cheap stuff I use when going out for minor things.  Lots and lot’s of time go in my hair and make up then as well.. I am very sucky at initiative taking or so I want to give off a signal that I dig her and I definitely look more dressed up than I need to be for buying plants. Not something overly sexy.. as that might push her away again.. but clear enough that I cleaned and brushed myself up a lot lot!..If she can read a little between the lines she’d know I probably did that for her. I’d also tell my friends and social circle.. to not bother me during that time.. so  I can give her my undivided attention.  It’s a shame but the number of times someone watches on a phone is a pretty solid  interest meter.. I want to not have to look at my phone.  I would make sure I am very much me though! I am not trying to look less weird than I am. I am not going to lie about my career.. I am jobless for the duration of this question and I would be open about it but tell her I might join Crit Role… which hopefully leaves a great impression as well.


Bean a friend of mine  really tries to cater to everyone when leaving a good impression. Wearing a decent dress, a social acceptable colour.. driving a car that makes you look decent and hang art on your walls even your mother in law finds respectable. I am not like that. If I had a car it would either look like a Duck or a Hippo, all art on my walls has some deep personal ties to me.. so it’s not just that hotel lobby art everyone has in their house.  On a first date a lot of people treat themselves like hotel lobby art as well. Talking about very standard things like “So do you have any pets?’  “What are your plans for the future”  En Masse we don’t ourselves in classic colours and socially acceptable outfits. I don’t want to make you like that false impression I want you to like me! I am prone to the little gift trope though.. like a cute plant she really liked.. or a adorable d20 dice. Like a nice personal little gift.. perhaps something geeky for in her garden.It symbolises willingness to put energy into the other for me.. and having things she associates with me in a good way does leave a good impression!  If we work out she could look at that dice and miss me.. or water the plant and think… Oh I should hang out with Pinkie again.

Turns out you miraculously got that job. You’re not entirely sure how that’s even possible but you’re not about to look a gift horse in the mouth. How do you celebrate?

I had to move to the US for said dream job so I probably do not have much friends there yet so I would call Charlie and take her out for dinner and drinks.I probably would break my twitter as well! The day I get my dream job will truly be celebrated… hungover the next morning style.  So maybe I’d actually play one of Irina’s drinking games with Charlie.  She’s into anime as well so that could be a great way to celebrate. I’d also treat myself to something I really want, like a game I desire or a figurine I always wanted. Maybe some crazy expensive steel dices. If possible something that fits in with the job I would get. So.. I most likely would play Irina’s drinking game and drunkenly order a figure I always wanted not thinking about the cost! I know I am going to need aspirin in the next morning.

Now that you have your dream fantasy job and a great relationship with the most attractive and surprising person ever, what’s your next move?

I finish my blog post and sigh! Ah would that not be wonderful?!   I walk to my bed, hug all my unicorns and Miss Luckybutt the Giant Micro Pig and put her on my lap as I write this final piece. One day we will meet our Charlie and if not I will always have this unique cute little fantasy! Now it’s time to eternalise this dream with some images and think up some questions for my nominees. Thank you Charlie you were a wonderful dream!

My Questions and Tags

Now it is time for my questions and I do like Irina’s narrative style so I  am blatantly copying it! It is a nice twist on the tag.

1. It’s a very nice day , you are returning home from doing something special, that you like to do but can’t do at your house! What is it? (Convention/A Date/ Shopping etc)

You are whistling a jaunty tune when the camera suddenly pans away from you.. unknown to you of course and we as an audience see it.. the famous anime truck! .. Or truck in anime… if you ever seen an Isekai you know exactly what I am talking about.  The Isekai truck!

2. What would happen that ends with you getting hit by said truck?!  (Save a kid, thinking to much about Yaoi, a Meteor struck and cut your leg off ..making you fall in front ot the truck etc)

You open your eyes and you are nowhere.. a warm glow appears in front of you and speaks with a familiar voice to you.. an almost indescribable.. but to you very familiar and pleasant feeling  entity appears to you.

3. Describe how this god of the new world looks like to you and how do they sound?!

Like always in a deep respectful voice they tell you, you have died but it was not your time yet so you will reborn in another world! But in trade for the inconvenience you can pick a boon! That will help you in your next life!

4. What is that boon?!

You are then send to your new world, it is a world you have always dreamed living in.

5. Describe that world!

Immediately you hear a squeaky voice.. in being teleported in you stepped on a tiny creature.. which is now sunken in the mud a bit. This will be your animal companion!

6. Tell us how it will look like and what you will call it.

You notice you have a bit of a warrior(or a fantasy class more accurately)  like outfit on.. an anime protagonist outfit.. h

7. How does the outfit look and what does it tell you about your combat abilities (Are you good with swords, axes, daggers, magic, laser weapons etc)

After seeing your new outfit you hear some towns people cry… their village is under attack.. being the newly reborn hero that you are..you of course rush over towards the town!

8. Describe the scene you see there and what is the first enemy you fight in this other world?

You saved the town and are hailed a hero! You are recruited into a group of heroes or mercinaries that allow you to travel across the world and do quests for them

9. What is the name of the organisation you join and why do you join them?

After numerous missions with this group and losing a few of these people in very emotional anime series they decide to give you a nickname… based on your fighting style and how you have grown as an anime character!

10. What is the nickname and why did they give it you. (This is a bonus question you could skip it)

Oh no! It is revealed the guild master… your boss was evil all along… or good if you decided to be evil.. anyway this DEFINITELY will  be in the Top 10 anime betrayals.They clearly  are your antagonist..even representing.. something or someone you hate in real life very much! There are strange parallels at work here!

11. Describe your Antagonist!  Give us a name a look and a motivation!


After a long and hard fought battle your anime series comes to a close and your antagonist lies defeated. Along the way you have fallen in love! But now that there is no more need for you, you need to make a decision.

12. Where will you go from here?

A) Will you go back home and find your worlds counterpart of the person you fell in love with?
B) Do you stay in the Isekai world and settle down with the person who stole your heart?
C) Do you keep wandering this world or a next one.. in search for evil or good to vanquish.. remaining ever alone .. but ever vigilant!

Since this tag is super strange.. I am not doing a lot of nominations just three! For reasons!
If you want to join! Just let me know and I will edit you into the list! Including links to your blog. So I nominate EVERYONE! A lot of people really only want to do this if they are tagged but just leave a comment and you can do this one!

Celestial Sparkles DOES get nominated because I promised to get my “revenge” for bouncing a nomination right back at me!
Anime and Fan Fiction gets a nomination because I am taking one of her..sorta tags but I am going to do my own thing with it so she can do that with this as well!
Raistlin gets nominated because he is sorta back! People should know! and rejoice!
Foovay gets a nomination as well because one of my pillows told me, she would really want to partake in these questions but would need to find a way and courage to ask for a nomination otherwise!

Of coursel like always all coconuts get auto nominated! A coconut is someone who supported me on Kofi.. so if for some reason you are to scared to comment you can also get yourself nominated by supporting my Kofi!

Pinkie is being Unpopular Across the world : The Unpopular Opinions Film and TV tag (East vs West Edition)

Hello again my dear island guests. Today I am using my first Wild Card Post on Saturday.. a post that is a bit of everything.. well mostly movies and Anime. Since on Saturdays I usually talk about anime but I really wanted to do Heather’s Tag..I went above and beyond and made two versions.. all in one. So here are my unpopular opinions on Film and TV for Both anime.. and  the Hollywood Scene

I was tagged by the amazing talented Heather from Just Geeking By for this tag! An very kind, community driven unifying game blogger you should definitely check out!

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This post is meant to display once unpopular opinions so  that is exactly what I aimed for. While all these opinions are true..these are never facts
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Heather Already answered Game of Thrones here so saying that I did not like it would feel redundant. That being said I do agree with her that series wasn’t all that great. I sat through it..all the way up to season 7 or whatever the second to last is Mostly because everyone liked it so much.. I found it bland, needlessly edgy and unrewarding.

One thing I can’t stand that seems very popular is the show Parks and Recreation. I hate the Roy Swanson character everyone seems to love. I do not find the show one bit funny. Leslie or whatever the woman is called annoyed me quite a bit as well. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I am Dutch and can not relate to the culture but for some reason this casts really annoys me. I struggled myself through the first episode and was thinking.. why are people making the fuzz about it. When I finished the second episode I actually looked up if there were two shows called this way and if this might have been a remake of something hype or something and in the third episode I realised this was not my show. Normally I do stuff in my home, grind in Pokémon, write a blog, do some images , cut my food etc, usually with Comedy Central as my background noise. Even shows I do not particularly care for such as Modern Family can stay on in the background.. but something about Parks and Recreation rubs me the wrong way and I have to turn it off. 

Animewise I really dislike Code Geass! I find it INCREDIBLY boring. I picked it up twice and dropped it twice. Even when I was deep into the second season I just could not care for it at all. Too much stuff happens for no reason other than to make the plot happen. One of the more famous death in the series that is accidentally triggered feels so poorly set up. The issue did not happen before and barely happened after so except for some minor set up it only happens to kill that character off. I dislike how LeLouche is so smart he knows exactly how a mudslide will happen showing knowledge of just about every single thing when it’s convenient and then suddenly makes simple oversights. The Mech’s feel shoehorned in as yet another means to an end to force the story in a certain direction. While I get it’s spectacular..  this feels super much like a story to me.. just a story and the characters are just characters. I find myself uninterested in their faith because it’s going to be what the writer decides no matter how much sense it would make. I get the writer is always in control but normally I feel like characters make the plot move.. Code Geass to me a great example of it being the other way around.

Ah this one is super easy for me. Star Wars Episode 1 : The Phantom Menace. Now don’t get me wrong I do not love it unconditionally  but I love the experience it gave me! It was the first Star Wars movie I saw in the cinema…and the best Star Wars movie I saw in cinema. That’s right I like it better than all the sequel movies. I also liked it a lot better than attack of the clones, which I do not hate either.  I’d tie it with Revenge of the Sith probably but I did not see that one in cinema. I loved the new experiences and the expansion of the world. It might have been different but I felt George Lucas hand! The Pod Racing scene is still probably one of my favourite scenes ever, Duel of the Fates is amazing, the whole prequel set up I found rather interesting. I did like that look into the politics of that world.. it made the world seem so much more alive and connected.

In terms of Anime.. my picks are more slim, I am more off the opposite where I find Ghibli overrated. Anime Movies oftenly aren’t my thing. I liked Summer Wars fine, Spirited Away is good but for the most part they do not impress. But fine I shall try to name an anime Movie I like that is quite hated. I think my answer would have to be Dragon Ball Z Broly Second Coming. It is a unpopular Dragon Ball Z movie but to me.. this story made so much more sense then the first one. Seeing Goten being mistaken for Kakarot makes so much sense.. given how Broly is Established to be bothered by that. I would have liked THIS to be the first Broly movie. No Paragus no weird Vegeta plotline. Broly was a saiyan who hated Goku.. he and his father got away from the destruction of planet Vegeta.. but when Broly found out that Kakarot the source of his “mental trauma” was alive he went to earth.. he crashed their and spend a few years covered in the ice. Goten Trunks find him and the story more or less continues as such.. that would have been amazing. This movie appealed to me because I played Legacy of Goku 3 right before and discovering this side quest was based on a movie made me enjoy this movie so much more!  Also having Goten and Trunks ..who are less essential characters fight him just raised tensions! I do like this movie and it’s nice to see Videl in action as well. I quite liked I choose You Pikachu as well! That movie got a lot of hate as well.

Okay .. I am going break the tag a bit here since love triangles are complicated. In most of my examples they existed but faded away or the choice was made for a character rather by them but I’d say my answer to this must be : EVERYONE IN EVERY SINGLE VAMPIRE SHOW EVER!  Elena Gilbert should have chosen Stephan, Caroline should have chosen Klaus.Damon should be with Bonny, Sooki Stackhouse from should have picked Eric, Jessica should be with Bill or Jason or someone more plot relevant than Hoyt.  I mean sure they were cute together.. but I wanted Jessica to shine more Hoyt took that from her.  Buffy should have ended up with Angel, Cordelia with Wesely, Willow with someone like Faith and Xander with either Winifred, Dawn .. or that very shy slayer from the final season. Vampire shows rarely end up with good couples. However I can now finally say this. I think Rachel should have picked Joey instead of Ross!

Animewise,the obvious to point out is not unpopular enough, but someone clearly overreached. I think Goku should have ended with Bulma and interest was shown but never went anywhere.. but I mostly just hate chichi and how she ruined Gohan. The best love triangle I could name is Touko, Yuu and Sayaka from Bloom into you . I think Touko should have ended up with Sayaka, realising Yuu could never lover back the same way, Sayaka who accepted who she was all along got the price and Yuu could have been their friend maybe realising then there was more, setting up for a potential sequel or just let her regret it a bit. I really like Sayaka, such a strong character.

This is the same across both  anime and western media. Romance! I know Vampire Diaries has it as a sub genre and I do like Yuri shows but straight up romance, especially the straight type doesn’t do anything for me. I do not care who sleeps with who, have at it and have fun but I am never invested in that I do not mind it as a side story, but if it’s just a story if he and her will come together I do not find myself engaged. Both are mature people most of the time.. they know what is best for them, if that is each other that is neat and I am happy for them.. if they decide we do not work together I am happy as well .. if that’s how they feel they made a strong choice.

Western Media hasn’t done me wrong much lately. If I had to name a beloved character I don’t like it would be a tie between Forrest Gump and Ace Ventura. I don’t find Forrest that much of a sympathetic guy! His blindness to the world sometimes annoys me. I get he has his reasons but all events around him basically come down to the same.  His story feels incredibly romanticised to a point where I just find him really fake. His lines are to artificial just to capture some magic so in the end he has nothing real to say. Ace Ventura to me is everything i hate about Jim Carrey, his Jim Carrey method of acting might not be as bad as in the cable guy .. but it’s certainly more present. While he did okay as Dr Robotnik I find him incredibly vexing. Ace Ventura is loud, obnoxious and very unfunny. He is just a disruptor and an energy leech. His line delivery only works because it’s scripted or fits the story.. I can not see him function without the confines of a story and if he was I do think the amount of energy he costs to interact with would make me physically sick.

Kirito is my answer for anime. Man dislike as a weak word for what I feel about Kirito, I find him one of the , if not THE weakest anime characters I have ever seen. Outside the virtual world I find him an incredibly obnoxious and unsympathetic person who introduces Asuna as his “friend” clearly hurting her,, after spending so much time with her in the first game. He does not feel like a guy his age at all, his family dynamic is super unhealthy and it feels like he belongs nowhere.  In game I find him even worse. There are so many Deus Ex machina surrounding Kirito that he to me is the epitome of lazy writing. A duel wield skill just appearing.. Kirito in Gun Gale just concluding how the ploy worked out of absolutely nowhere. Excalibur and more.. The way he instantly adapts to Gungale and becomes a top tier player kills any form of tension because he has to be mister awesome. He is horrible to many of the women he interacts with, leading them on and on top of that he is super bland as well. I know that blandness is by design but i can still dislike that!

Strangers Things is one of these shows. While I watched and sort of liked the first season , I  really could not bring myself to watch the second season. I have been trying since it came out. It’s one of those things I watched because people played D&D in it and there were some D&D monsters but  it did not impact me at all. I watched it because a friend loved it,  but I never was into it when that friend stopped talking about it and did it more as a thing for herself any and all motivation to watch this show dropped for me. It has nice music and I am glad it’s set in the 80’s  cool that they use D&D stuff ..but It just makes me rather play D&D than watch this series.

For Anime I pretty much answered this with Code Geass and Sword Art Online.. but recently I had to add Tower of God to that list. Most people seem to really like that show but I found so many elements interchangeable, obviously telegraphed and the animation style was not appealing to me. It felt like a mishmash of better anime and much like Stranger Things it made me rather watch those instead. The intro was something I really could not get into , the names of all the characters I found super ugly. Like someone came up with these names during a coughing fit and just writing down the sounds he made.

Thirteen Reasons Why is a show that comes to mind when it comes to western media.  It’s that type of show I do not really enjoy and while my mental health is going up every day, I do not want to be confronted with the theme of suicide. I have very conflicting feelings about it. From agreeing to Nietzsche to great hate of the subject it swirls inside me in a storm of conflict. Watching a show like this would not sit well with me and I personally don’t think I could get any joy from watching this show, nor that there is a way to convince me that this a story that should be told. What drives a person to this act is always very different from the one committing the act as those who are involved with that person, and yet again different to that of an outsider. When that act becomes fictional those thoughts and impacts become less meaningful and do not stem from a person but from a writer, we feel what the writer writes us to feel and I think that takes away from the subject matter.

13 REASONS WHY

For anime it has to be Vinland Saga. Nothing of that show appeals to me. I don’t like vikings, I don’t like the whole Warrior Group people thing.  I do not like the art style or the colour pallete and the character designs all look very bland and background character or side character ish to me. They have that  filler look. When a character is designed for filler they either look to extravagant or just a bit to boring but never really nail the mark. That is Vinland for me. The whole story doesn’t appeal to me at all and no matter how many people gush about it and tell me how good it is never ever had I felt any spark of picking it up or giving an episode a try. Nor will that ever happen.

For anime I think the Jojo Anime is vastly superior over the Manga, comedy in general is usually also something i find stronger in Anime form. Konosuba has better timing in it’s animated form than in it’s written/static form. Something just require, colour sound and motion to work better and I think Jojo is the most obvious pick for me to make clear why. It offers all that stuff so much more impactful in anime form.

For books and movies.. I am going to have to say. The Lord of the Rings! I bet that will be unpopular with a lot of purists. The Movie is SOOOOO much better than the movie. The books are to long, to convoluted and to old fashioned written to be a fun read. Maybe it is because my native language isn’t English but reading the books in English makes my head hurt. It drags in so many places. The songs written in there don’t work as I can not imagine the rhythm. When I try to read it in Dutch.. it is even worse because suddenly it doesn’t flow!  Translations do modernise the language a bit which is welcome, but the books don’t always pace out that nicely. I would not call the English in the books to difficult just to archaic. It hasn’t  aged that well. The movies are  more modern and while flawed in their own way I think they have more of chance to appeal to an audience in the future. 

Now I hope I ruffled some feathers and made a few people gulp.. because I tried hard to have an unpopular opinion. Yet that is all this is. My feelings towards these products are just that.. A pink geek blogger’s opinion! She wrote bardic verse around an egg! No need to take it all that seriously!  That being said all these answers are completely sincere and not enlarged, this is how I feel. If you do not like it you will just have to deal with it. I actually think this tag is super important as we might be able to train our tolerance here a bit! I am not shallow, I do not misunderstand. These are my interpretations and I am entitled to them… just as much as you are to yours! Whatever the majority thinks has zero impact on how true these feelings are.. but speaking about your emotions…..

Time for some nominees! Do note that unlike me you do not have to do this for both movies and you can choose to go for either anime or whatever type of movies series you’d like.

I nominated Irina because I really like to see her talk about her dislikes as well! Those are a big mystery to me! Will we find out?!

I want to nominate Lyn the Otaku Author whom I haven’t visited in a while as I have been struggling to keep up on my reading due to how low my energy has been!

I would like to Nominate Iridium Eye who I know can make a very special post about this!

I also like to nominate Fred from Au Natural, he always introduces me to all sorts of new things! So maybe I can learn something from his posts again.

Finally I’d like to nominate K from K at the Movies. As I think this is the most likely one of all to create an interesting hybrid of series!

I also nominated Mari from Starting Life from Zero! She definitely got nominated first and has been here the whole time! You must have read over it if you missed it!

This nomination might have seemed camouflaged at first but it was totally there all along. Celestial Sparkles did a lot of fun things with the last tag I gave her so I totally nominated her for this!

Wooderon is also nominated because everyone using the Pokémon font on their banner must be a cool person! Much cooler than me! In order to compete I must make them speak unpopular opinions! Also if anyone asks! They were nominated all the time!

If you are not nominated but would like to be.. just tell me in the comments and trough time travel magic within a day or so you will find out you have been nominated in this post all along. People who have become Coconuts by supporting my KoFi are automatically nominated as well though I do keep the right to nominate them still! So if you like my content, would like to be nominated for all my tags by default.. please consider supporting my Kofi! Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a pleasant day.


Pink Tracks Suits, Pixelated Cats and LOTS of hairspray: The 90’s Tag

It was the age that Dutch people massively saved their heads bald, put on track suits and spasmed to the beat of music like they were controlled by some unskilled puppeteer. It was the golden age for quiz shows and making people do weird stuff for money.  Like there was a show where people had to do like a challenge like.. pee in your pants for a 1000 bucks you have 10 minutes to do so or find 11 people to slep in the face. It was the age where the adults did not wonder  about YouTuber X tweeted or which , vaguely half assed celebrity cheated on their spouse and now they had to be destroyed for it.. no they sat on the couch ate some crisps and wondered if Ross and Rachel would ever get back together.  I was a kid.. from the age of 4 up until 13.  I did not know about those things, I just hoped that Shredder would not harm April O’Neil or that the Biker Mice from Mars would find their way home! Today we take a look at my 90’s!

I want to to thank Winst0lf Portal for tagging me for this one! I am going to have some fun with this one! Also a note, due to it requiring many clips from YouTube this post is not WordPress-Reader friendly.. please use the actual website to enjoy this post!

There are several answers to this question. What would be my favorite 90’s show in hindsight. That would probably be Friends! I still enjoy watching that so much! While it carried on into the 2000’s most of it was 90’s as heck. Back then I think I would have either said DuckTales or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but those are cartoons so I am no sure if the count.  But  in the end.. all things considered I am going to have to say the one that shaped me most and the one that I really went all out on was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is the perfect amalgamation of 90’s and what basically is anime! Kids with superpowers and giant combiner robots including multiple transformations and monsters of the week! I wrote Tommy Oliver if he wanted to be my boyfriend after Kim dumped him… I was young but I’d make a great pink ranger!  I went to a life show in our concert halls! It was the best thing i had ever seen. While in truth it was not a lot better than the Turtles coming out of their shell tour!  .. You really should watch that! Luckily you an right here! (If you are not reading this on WordPress Reader)

Power Rangers stuck with me until this day! I still like it! Ducktales I see got outdated and the new DuckTales series is soooo friggin good it ruined the old show for me.  However while I have seen  a lot of Power Rangers series and kept updated with more of them even if I could not watch, nothing beats that time capsule feeling of the original. Don’t get me wrong. Power Rangers in Space is like the absolute best series but MMPR is the closest thing to live changing. It introduced me to the concept of soap opera acting and I to this day think there has been no better Blue Ranger than Billy Cranston.  Portrayed by David Yost. While Amy Jo Johnson’s Kimberly Hart always has a warm place in my heart I have to admit that my favorite Pink Ranger is Kendrix Morgan played by Valerie Vernon but now is not the time for that! It’s about the 90’s and yo do not get more 90’s than MMPR. The way we have socially grown since then, the outfits, the visual effects, the lessons and what ever kept our minds back then.. there is just so much in this show to remind me of those good old days! I also hate like a  treasure chest full of Power Ranger toys so I must have really liked this show.

Honorable Mention to Buffy the Vampire Slayer by the way! I discovered it late.. which isn’t uncommon for us Dutch to get something fairly late but that is another thing that had me hooked and one of the first times I had a girl crush! Season one is from 1997 so I’d say it does count.. though the majority of it happend in the 2000’s But hey.. the winner still is MMPR! Another honourable mention is there for Pokémon, the anime aired here really soon and like Power Ranger it changed my live. Yet like with Buffy , the majoirty of it’s lifespan happend in the 2000’s so just a mention!


That time has come again for me to talk about THAT song! But before we do I am going to show you guys a few other songs.  You see as I lived in the Netherlands.. back then we did a lot more “our own thing” rather than dub your shows or post all of america’s top hit songs in our charts.So while doing my tag I am showing you a bit of the dutch 90’s as well!  The first song I am going to pick here is a bit more international. Of course I wanted to pick something some of you guys might have forgotten so no Barbie Girl from me! I love how much pink is in that clip though! Not even Toy Box with Best friend.. no instead we go with Bewitched with C’est La Vie!

Okay that one was not my favourite song.  I mostly listened to dutch music as it was a lot  easier for the by then still mono lingual me.  When three Soap Opera Stars formed a girl group using character name to become the Netherlands most desired girl group , I was playbacking and singing along with this song! A song about the breathlessness after sex, but back then I did not know that. I just repeated the words and took it in the most innocent way possible.

I am sure that one was not very interesting to your guys though! It’s a bland clip and the words would make no sense. The other dutch song I am putting up here is something about a dutch group called Gabber’s. A variant of Ravers who would shave their heads, put on a lot of golden chains and would go do a dance named Hakkuh! Which basically would translate to something as Chopping. This got parodied by a dutch comedian and a group named Hakkuhbar and it resulted in this weirdness that I do hold dear. It is a pretty good  representation of the “Gabber” Lifestyle.. though the music doesn’t reflect it that well, the Gabbers are still a thing today.. though a lot less of them! This is a real life style to people.. and this clip.. shows it’s quirks very well.

As for my favorite piece of 90’s music!  Well in 1990’s a certain video game dropped here in the Netherlands and Japan. It was in America Early..but hey 1989 counts!  My  love for this song has been mentioned in many tag post and will continue to be mentioned so here it is!

While I don’t know many international adds from back in the time, again the Netherlands did a lot more of their own thing back then so here is a dutch commercial. This is a great commercial for an insurance company that .. despite the “victim” being outdated, would work today, just replace this man with anyone relevant of your choosing!  I hope you enjoy this one!

Spice Girls! Girl Power and all!  But if I had to choose between the two  it would definitely be Back Street Boys! I never liked boy bands all that much but Backstreet’s Back was  one of the better songs. I really never liked Justin Timberlake, like ever!  Though in the 90’s he had some seriously Giorno Giovanna hair! But yeah Boy Bands always were aimed to make girls dream about boyfriends and make them feel a weird form of ticklish! I never got that so this appeal was lost on me! Not the biggest music fan either! I preferred the Smurfs cover famous music!… or video game music.

I guess Spice Girls here then?  Maybe the smurfs?!   I honestly do not really idolise music artists at all, Bon Jovi was alright! Robbie Williams had some nice songs.. but yeah I was not  really a fan of anyone.  I always had a thing for one trick ponies like Eiffel 65 and to lesser extend Lou Bega and of course Los Del Rio. A song captures me not an artist. I am going to with the Spice Girls! I think they would make an awesome anime.. maybe even a JoJo series with them as the main cast! Then again.. a Jojo with Los Del Rio Might even be better! They even already pose!

I was an avid Flippo collector, I am not sure if those existed overseas or if they were exclusively a dutch thing but they were super hype here. I think I saw some with other language prints.. but back then the world was a lot smaller so who knows! Little disks with Looney Tunes characters on it that you played a sort of slamming game with.  You threw your Flippo on a stack of your opponents Flippo and everything that fell of the stack face up was yours to collect everything face down including the one you slammed with ..would belong to your opponent. 

No one did that though it was just a trading commodity! We send our mothers to buy us the folders in which we could collect them and they came in bag of crisps so we ate like 2 bags a day and begged old ladies for their flippos. They spawned many incarnations including Pokémon spin offs, heavier variants in special flavor of chips and flying flippo’s which you could launch and something called topshots which were flippo’s but of soccer players. I even collected those even though I hate soccer. I once got two air packs of crisps in a row with tose as they really got poorly packaged and they just send met the entire set as an apology! I was so mad they ruined the fun of collecting for me now as well!

If we count the official ones not a lot, if we count the brandless ones about five. Not five different ones though, me and my sister would get one at the same time, and she would always end up abandoning them and I would try to save hers as well.  So we got one  of those things that grow up from blob into dino things, though I had a more chicken like creature. I lost that one on a vacation and then I had my sisters dino for a while ..but that one could no longer be silenced anymore after one of the buttons broke and one day it disappeared from my room never to be found again ..weirdly enough.. I guess it went to go live on a farm.  The third and fourth one was a really weird dog like thing with a hat.. me and my sister got the same thing. That one did not die if you left it alone either, it would take a little handkerchief and tie it to a stick and just walk out of the tamagotchi, it would abandon you.  The problem was that thing was super fickle!  Like even if you took the best care of it in the world it could still decide to walk out on you for no reason at all.  So my sister quickly gave up on hers and I tried to maintain two! Eventually their batteries ran out and that was the end of them.

Sorry for the Stock Image! Try finding the image of a bootleg Tamagotchi!

The final one was a birthday gift my sister had gotten.. it was a dog that could talk and it had a lot more functions.. but the twist was.. it did not walk around on your screen.. it was the device the screen was just it’ face. So instead of playing games you had to wipe crummies off it’s face  and do a sort of Simon Says with it. That one I loved the most but  eventually that one ran out of batteries as well and I could not be stuffed to begin all over with it all again. Not that long after that Pokémon would come out anyway so I had now virtual pets that were just as cute but a lot less stressful to maintain.

This was your screen on the final one.. minus the colour and the sleep at night.

Ducktales for NES is one of the contenders of favorite video games but my favorite console definitely was the SNES! My glory days of gaming!  While I loved all Nintendo Consoles to bit up until the Wii , which almost made me renounce Nintendo for a while, the SNES is always my highlight.

While Nowadays I’d arguable say Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy VI/III are my favorite games in quality I am going to have to say Donkey Kong Country takes the cake for my favorite 90’s gaming experience. I was so proud when I finally beat it! The music the graphics and the overall gameplay was so amazing for it! I vastly preferred it’s platforming over Mario’s. Beating an enemy felt so much more satisfying and the level design back  then to me was unparalleled. While there are games I acknowledge are better this is one of the games I could always be asked to play and I will always enjoy myself with even if it’s just to look at it!

I can’t remember if we ever had cereal toys, I do remember that for quite a while though I was really into the rice based cereal. Like Coco Puffs or Rice Crispies but I really alternated.  One of the best cereal memories I have though is that of Kellogs Frosties. Back in the 90’s I would stay over and my grandparents , who lived in the same town,  a lot.  It would often be a break from my sister. I was always a kid that really thrived on some alone time.  While Grandma was always overly caring she would often let me wander her big garden or the big house alone! I could play hours finding some old board games she had trying to understand the rules, or wandering on the 7 meter sound wall her garden was edges off with, I would always be up fairly early because she woke up very early and she would make me a soft boiled egg and I would get this beautiful little crystal bowl with super cold milk we got in a very special supermarket in Belgium where I could eat my Frosties from.. after the soft boiled egg was finished.  We always made our egg super salty so the milky and sugary stuff afterwards were really good! I would come back home so relaxed and thoroughly overfed.

I was 13 when the 90’s ended! I wasn’t very feminine  and mostly into geek stuff. Like Power Rangers but also Dark Wing Duck and I had a big thing for classic monsters. Horror books but also pseudo-scientific books on how Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies worked. I wasn’t to busy with a crush back in the days.  So no one really. Maybe Really late in the 90’s I began picking up Buffy the Vampire slayer and I realised much much later that it might have actually been a crush I felt towards Buffy.. and later when I became more self aware for Willow.. though as the series progressed into the fifth season and beyond I’d  lose those crushes on both of them. Phoebe Buffay is another 90’s character I ended up having a bit of a thing for but again .. not in the 90’s !… They are 90’s characters though so you can decide if they count. I never got into that Backstreet boy love thing though! Nor did I ever had a Celebrity crush aside from  Deborah Ann Woll. 


Ducktales the movie! We did not have the Disney Channel but I am pretty sure that one would count right? The one with the magic lamp? The scorpions!  It once aired belgian tv and we videotapes it and I watched the heck out of that!  Those wishes, that ending.. I loved it so much! The villain scared me for a bit but I watched this movie until the video began breaking. The sound began to go off key and more and more wear began to show on the tape from rewinding it so much!  I loved it more than the show and that already was very dear to me!  Not my favorite show back then because some episodes weren’t all that good but this movie made me happy every single time!


Now this one is tricky, we had none of those networks in the actual 90’s they all came to us much later, or required some expensive additional package for tv to access. The shows that did reliable air where the Disney shows that usually aired on the Belgian public access channel that me as a kid living near the border could view without any trouble. I loved Gummi Bears, Rescue Rangers and Duck Tales but I guess I have to say my favorite one was Darkwing Duck! It was so funny and zany! I really liked that almost “fake” hero  thing he had going on for him. It was cool to see a hero who is often plagued by bad luck. His analogies stuck with me for a long time as well!  Darkwing Duck is the reason why I hate Talespin..as it was the show that replaced it. Back than I was really fickle and just replacing my favorite shows was enough reason for me to hate you with a passion!


Velcro shoes!  I know that isn’t as zany but I was hardly going to shave my head and put on a track suit now was I?! I was bullied for a large part of the 90’s as well, (like from 1994 onwards) so my clothing was usually to be as stealth as possible , also something that would not be to bad to ruin when kids threw their juice boxes at me or squished worms all over…so I wore very casual stuff with shoes I could not trip over.. It was not enough to run away as I had a weird motor dysfunction that made me slow and clunky.. but at least I managed to run away a few times when I was absolutely terrified..so a good practical trend. Poor worms that died to bully me! Of course shoes back then had to have light in them so you had to turn that on before you ran away! So that is kinda weird?!

Power Rangers…with barbie/ mini clothes on! I never liked playing with barbies or something like that to much. She always felt like a shallow girl to me! Kimberly and Trini  were much more interesting people! I would play the wedding between Tommy Oliver and Kimberly heart a million times dressing them up in barbie clothes which either were way to large or we had adapted. It would not always be a happy wedding though.. Lord Zed would come over and turn their wedding cake into a monster or send Pudgey Pig to eat their wedding buffet. Or they would go to a movie date together and I would just sit them next to me and watch a movie! …Most of the time that Ducktales one.. Sometimes my stories would also be a bit more messed up.. like when Kimberly got stung to death by Grumble Bee which was actually a Bee on a bouquet given to her by Tommy. Tommy who caused her death killed himself from guilt but also in the hope he can find her in the after life. But he gets send to hell and now has to use his ranger powers to battle an army of demons..which were the small soldiers from that terrible movie! I had all those as toys as well.

None of the above we did not have them as channels here! We did get Fox Kids though! Which would be by choice!  I remember on wednesdays they had this block of action cartoons named Power Rock which had shows such as  Spiderman TAS and X-men TAS. The Tick was also part of that solid line up. During the day there was amazing stuff like Eek the Cat! It also had Power Rangers and Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog!


That really depended on my mood, we had three major cartoon sources. We had Kindernet, which had awesome shows like Earthworm Jim, Bouli de Sneeuwpop (Bouli the Snowman)  Maple Town and Star Street. While some are actually 80’s show they ran until deep into the 90’s. I could not get rid of Nils Holgersson even if I tried!

Telekids had stuff  Animaniacs but also a lot of ecological stuff like Seabert the Seal , WNF Ranger kids, and of course Captain Planet. Their sunday would be a bit “nature” themed. While on Saturday they would hold a big live show filled with skits, and games , it was super fun. For example there was this segment where kids had to ride derpy cowbot-hatted horse named Harry. Just before afternoon the hosts would do a skit show of our most famous soap opera!

Fox Kids finally would hold the cartoons that one might identify most with Saturday Morning Cartoons, shows like Kidd Video, Biker Mice from Mars, Street Sharks and Inspector Gadget. Fox Kids was usually my go-to but it all depended on my mood. 

I actually never really liked McDonalds, I did not like the food and I never really got the toys I wanted. One I remember very vividly was a Flounder from The Little Mermaid that was like a squirt gun! I wanted that as a Bath toy but all I got was stupid Prince Eric! One I did kinda like was  those disney figures of Beauty and the Beast and most of their disney stuff.
I loved the dress changing Belle Toy a lot!  I was upset though there was no Lumiere toy! He was my favourite character! I liked show people and the singing and dancing.. perhaps that’s why I like Idol Girl shows this much nowadays?! I also loved those Disney Characters in a car or train thing.. but those were hard to make a nice story to play with!

Back then it was definitely horror , I was a big collector of those Goosebumps books by RL Stein my favorite one was Horrorland which got sold so short in the tv series adaptation the book was so much better. Yet my favorite book would definitely be “De Griezelbus 2 or 3”
Griezelbus was a dutch book series written by Paul van Loon, in which a writer by the name of P Onnoval would lure kids into a trap to eat them. In the first part he is werewolf  and by telling them horror stories he tries to wait for the full moon to eat them. 

He travels around in a bus that holds props that each tell a story but secretly he is trying to isolated these kids. Part 2 is set in a car graveyard, kids stumble upon the bus as a radio voice begins to tell them stories to stall them until Onnoval now a vampire can rise from his grave and feast on them. In Part 3 he is even further destroyed and is now a  virtual presence.. the bus now has become a museum piece and as a special the museum hosts a fake story telling by the dead writer.. and all the kids experience horror stories in virtual reality. In each story a character dies or nearly dies.. but what the kids do not know is that one kid.. experiences the story they see first person.. they are tricked into thinking they are dead. Once weakened Onnoval can choose the body he wants to possess and dispose of the others without resistance.  

This book came out in 1997 and while Book 4 had my absolute favorite short story I think the virtual reality and forcing children to experience their own death trough horror experiences was the strongest book to me! 

Like I mentioned earlier Power Rock on Wednesday was my jam. Power Rangers, Mystic Knights of Tir na Nog! I loved that stuff, but I think it  was on Tuesdays but I can not remember there was this show called the Droom Show on our public access channels. In this show kids would compete in about an eightish number of settings.. each episode had another set.. like Medieval, Undersea or Candy Factory and Horror, each “dream” had its own games where kids could compete for the highest score and in the end they could participate in a price game. Which could win them gameboys, tv’s but also stuff like a day to a theme park or new pyjamas  and cool notebooks. Tests of agility , intellect and strength would come into play in one of the best children game shows I saw and I was  completely silent when watching this after school! Sure nowadays this would not fly anymore but to a kid this was amazing!

I miss a lot of things, some I can’t even say without trouble. I guess the best way to summarise it is I miss the inconvenience of the 90’s in some cases. How hard it was to get a copy of a game. You had to go out to the store to buy a game, you could only multiplayer by having friends over.. there were only so many screens people in house could watch so  you had to make compromises. Video games weren’t always good but if you made a bad buy you just had to suck it up and try again.  Nowadays we don’t have to put any effort into anything anymore.  A bad video game can be so burned to the ground because you have a new video game within seconds. People who play Fortnite are often so insanely toxic to another because it no longer is hard to see what exactly happened, people have access to how they humiliate you, in slow mode and normal as well in high quality, they can stream it online with the push of a button and there are millions of others who play that shitstain of a game with them so if you suck.. they can just bully you out of there and only have a penalty for like a second.  In the 90’s .. matchmaking was a hassle non existent if it was .. it’s a huge hassle. You could not ridicule your opponent because if they left.. you had no one to play with. Even if they picked Oddjob in Golden Eye!

To rent a video or a game you needed to go to a store, talk to people  learn about other cool games.. now you can just type the name in a search bar tab a button on your phone and your playing exactly what you want.. this has resulted into a lot of people having a super small world.  An anime is only good if it scores a certain MAL rating right now, a movie with a Rotten Tomato score below 50% isn’t worth watching.. back then we did not have that we had to experiment as a result we would be much more grateful to the good stuff. I really wish that we had the social-cultural understanding of today mixed with the gratefulness for any shape or form of content of back then.. only then I think people can be really open minded..

This had SOOOO Many questions! This took me a lot time! I was afraid the next 90’s might have come! But it was very fun to do! So time to tag some people!

First of all I would like to tag my Blogging Bestie Foovay! Who I am sure will have a different look in this than me!

Second I wouild like to Tag Geek Girl Joy. I am curious to see what her childhood is like!

Thirdly I would like to tag Lita Kino, who I know is a Pokémon and Power Ranger loser like me! So I am eager to find what else we have in common!

If you want to participate you can answer this question! What is Pinkie’s Power Ranger?
Of course all my Coconuts are automatically tagged so check out if you are a Coconut or become one by supporting my Kofi! I will see you in the next blog! Now I I can finally get out of this ridiculous outfit!

Never Have I Ever done a Tag like this: The Have You Ever Gaming Edition Tag

Hello Island Guests I would describe myself as a bit of an odd gamer. While In recent years I have played a lot of video games I have found myself mostly fond of the retro stuff. I have enjoyed some Indie-game but they rarely appear on my radar. I do enjoy each installment of games like Pokémon, yet these days I mostly play the classics I never could , some fan made stuff, or like some retro like stuff like Cave Story, The Messenger and  Shovel Knight.  How will sticking to the classics effect this challenge?! Let’s find out!

Of course we would not start without thanking Winst0lfPortal for tagging me! I needed this tag really hard at the time of writing it.  As my review of Spanky’s Quest for SNES fell through.. that game is really weird but there is very little so say about it. So I might use it for something like a list or something. Anyway those are worries for later, time to start the tag.
Also for clarification.. all Have you evers are gaming related even when my titles do not have “gaming” in them…because obviously this is the GAMING edition! Also Spanky’s Quest is not a lewd game! You vagrants!

Is there really anyone who hasn’t?!  I can throw a hissy fit for a lot of things. I regularly rage quit Pokémon Showdown matches, while I am fairly well composed, the fact that I play random matches and not get a single counter to my opponents team..  and if my opponent starts taunting me .. that really gets my blood boiling. The thing that makes me rage quit more than anything is other players. It made me quite World of Warcraft entirely or at least the gameplay. Each time I got a dungeon I did not know I was kicked for stumbling into a wrong hallway or even for letting a cutscene role. Other times I would get called worthless or be called an idiot if I asked for Boss Strategies. I usually would be very petty about it too. Like if I was the healer I’d apologise .. put myself on auto follow and then promise to heal properly but if we reached the boss I would /sit get the ones being mean killed and then log off the game. Eventually I just stuck to roleplaying. So I did not rage Quit the game.. I rage quit the gameplay?! Beat that! 

Now games I completely quit happened as well. Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden is one of them! I was so happy to finally play a duck!  That game is so insanely hard I just could not get past the fourth mission. Which feels like it really is just the beginning of the game. It’s just one of those things I can not finish a mission because of some weird RNG freak moments. That made me quit! Another game that made me rage quit a lot was a game I actually really loved “The Messenger”. Such an amazing retro platformer that really helped my normally very low blood pressure. This game made  cry in anger when I died again but it was so good! I had to take breaks I had to take breathers .. when I get upset/stressed or whatever my motor skills really get clunky.. which really affects my gaming, which makes me more stressed and eventually if I keep fighting it  I really brick up.. like I can make myself so stiff I am in physical pain.. so calling it quits is important.. Then again I am one of the few humans  who can mimic Kirby’s Down B is I don’t quit! That’s special too!

I think so, I am not completely sure because I usually don’t do that kind of thing.. biggest reason. I barely and I mean BARELY play on my PS4 or Steam. I am a hardcore Nintendo Girl and nowadays I mostly emulate SNES games I was never able to play here due to not having an european release or an insane price tag for Retro Games. I might have like a few indie games on steam like Under Hero where I accidentally stumbled upon all the achievements.  The only game I am fairly certain I achieved everything was The Simpsons Game from 2007. You get most achievements from playing the game and get an achievement for starting up the game so it was really easy. Given I played trough this game twice , once by myself and once on Co-op really made that a breeze.  Games I came close with where Kameo: Elements of Power and some of the Lego “Movie” games. I think I got closest with Lego Indiana Jones 2 and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean. The games I do near complete all come close enough to the collectathon action platforming genre with some adventure like games in the mix for good measure.

However since most games require me to measure my cyber-penis when I don’t even want a real life penis, take that Freud,   by the amount of kills/ headshots / wins I  sign to my name I am out when it comes to achievement hunting. I am mostly against the principle of achievements  Not with a passion but I do feel they play into a sense of elitism, not for everyone but for a particular bunch of people who ruin my pleasure with some games. I was happy to finish Cave Story with the happy end, I was proud I finished Shovel Knight with “relative ease” but then there is always a guy that says… “weh… did you get all the armors and that super secret thing that you get if you beat all the stages without taking a hit… of not you really have not finished anything”   I was super happy to complete the Messenger! It was hard enough! But  people reacted “Wah.. you gotta find all the green coins.. or it doesn’t matter” Achievements are an addition to a game that allow you to enjoy it longer.. I would rather finish a game and check out some other amazing things out there after I had a fun time.. I do not like to grind out these things.  I use achievements to find out if I missed some secret stages or content that I might have missed.. but that’s about it! 

Twice that I can remember that I pulled an actual all nighter, but there were several cases of severe Insomnia where I gave up on sleeping and decided to game instead and just slept the next morning but I do not count those.   The first time I pulled an all nighter was during a competition we did in Star Wars : The Old Republic MMO.   A match where everyone made a new character and we had 24 hours to see how far we could progress in the game.  We started at 2 PM in in the afternoon. Me and this guy named Charleigh or some other variant of Charlie both decided not to sleep. As I suffered a lot  we kept each other going.. alongside our third friend whose gamer name I can no longer remember.  I know she played a Body Type 3 (Big Beefy) Pureblood Sith Male Warrior while I made a female Sith Warrior named Desdemona and had A Sith Sorceress named Levina.. I am not sure which one I was leveling anymore..but we had a lot of fun racing each other.  I was in the lead for most of the night..mostly because Charlie was constantly chasing after Type 3 males or even type 4 (fat)  and flirting with them, and  the other girl really struggled to be productive suffering in speed because she was a tank class.  At around 10:30 AM in the morning though I had to hand victory to Charlie because I was wrecked. Playing a game for nearly 24 hours was just to much. My English went down the drain and I could not follow the story anymore.. so I backed out and went to bed. 

The second time was when I hosted “Bad Video Game Night” the first edition. We played games like Hong Kong 97 and Wizard of Oz on SNES but also games like Race Drivin, Superman 64, Big Rigs and Ghostbusters for NES by the time we reached Ghostbusters it was like 5:00 AM and we wanted to at least complete one game. At around 8:30 we did decide to give up though. We had only reached the stairs game a handful of times and we were too tired to remember we could save state it… so one guy literally fell asleep on my couch the other began to completely talk nonsense and I  almost poured myself a glass of window cleaner. We decided we would return the next day after some sleep to beat it but after we all had a few z’s  we all decided.. THAT game sucks .. Fudge that game! I don’t want to play it anymore! So next time ..when the Corona madness is over and my friends dare to sit on my couch again we are gonna play some Sonic 06!

No and I probably never will, I really have a weak voice , I assume it’s part of my muscle issue but it’s all a bit up and about. I twitch a lot so talking with a wired headset is pretty iffy as well. I lack the set up and other fundamental problems. I don’t think I need a live stream either. I don’t really like watching most live streams either, there are really only a handful of people whose life streams I enjoy!  One of the is Patterrz a British pokémon streamer whose Nuzlockes I really enjoy following!  I just don’t think people would really enjoy hearing me play Spanky’s Quest or play Pokémon Fan Games my way. I always said this and games should be fun for me .. playing a game with a dozen of backseat drives telling me to go there ..use this or fight using that combo doesn’t sound fun to me at all.  Telling you guys to not backseat pilot and just watch and talk to me instead also doesn’t sound really fun.  Again my motor skills and issues also require me to pause every now and again, unless I play games like Pokémon and even there I misclick due to twitches and such so I never really Nuzlocke or do anything exciting. 

No and I have never needed it either, okay Pokémon Shield got pre-ordered FOR me because those new games always release like super close to my birthday (November 17th)  they either release ON my birthday or at the very least within that week. However I am not the type that has to play a game on release.  That doesn’t do anything for me. I can stay clear of spoilers well enough since I want to play at my own pace anyway and I don’t really belief reviews… Pokémon SWSH and Pokémon in general have always had lukewarm receptions but to me they are much more than that.  They are hours I can relax a lot! A lot of Yu-gi-oh games are the same. I picked up Animal Crossing New Horizon two days after release ..because well it got released early but I got stir crazy from all the people texting me to tell me my turnip prize that day, come visit their island to check out one new chair they got  or a little path they made. While part of that is the appeal  of Animal Crossing I felt like I could not play my game anymore I had to not landscape in the time I wanted because they needed to check what was in my store or they would only give me an item if I visit their island.. it made me leave my island behind.. so  many people shouting.. so I prefer to play a game when it’s a bit older.. less voices cluttering my experience. I also think playing it on release date doesn’t make me a bigger or true fan either! I rather play a 2002 Yu-Gi-Oh game than a 2020 release all day long.

Well I am a Nintendo Girl, so yes! I mean who buys a Switch because they want to play Skyrim on the console and on the go?  Or who buys a Nintendo Wii U because it is the superior console over the Xbox One  and PS4? No you buy a Nintendo Console because you want to play Mario, Kirby, Zelda , Metroid or Pokémon. I got gifted a Switch so I can play Pokémon Let’s Go. I bought a Gamecube because I wanted to play the Wind Waker, I got a Super Nintendo because Donkey Kong Country and Super Mario World looked so much more awesome than my Ducktales and Megaman 2.  Heck I even got my NES because Mario 3 and Ducktales looked better than what the competition had to offer.

I got a PS3 hand me down but I haven’t ever played it because it was handed down by a Call of Duty players, I had nothing to play on it so I did not care.  I have an XBox 360 with about 80 games and not a single game comes close  to being as beloved to me as anything I own on Switch or Gamecube. It’s fine.. but I’d give it up in a heartbeat.  I even got my PS4 to play Destiny.. back when I worked for a company that let me do game Journalism and Blogging for a possible career and I fell in love with Destiny after playing it along with some dutch celebrities at Cologne Gamescom. Safe to say I should not have!  I ended up resenting that game and console quite a bit. I bought Shadows of Mordor which I twitch locked myself out of enjoying (I hyper leveled one particular Orc a lot by dying against him over and over again)   I would not enjoy most of my games on PS4 until I got Xenoverse 2 and South Park the Fractured but whole! I also really liked the Spiderman game so in the end the price was kinda worth it..but it was the least enjoyable console I ever bought

So like my prefered games I might be stuck in the past, I do not see myself evolving anymore as gamer. If gamers where like Pokémon I’d be a fossil Pokémon but doing this tag was really fun! Now I am off to play some Pokémon Uranium followed by some Hong Kong 97 for SNES. Chin has still  met his quota and I love  I Love Beijing Tiananmen especially if it’s on a loop! That’s the kind of gamer I am and I don’t need no pre-order, no streaming or no achievements to do that! All I need is my trusty Nintendo Love, some gamer rage and then I can go all night!

I am a bit new in the gaming-community part of WordPress so I am not sure how old this tag is and where it went so I am just selecting a few people on tags based on random ideas and things.

First of all there is Ace-Asunder’s Solarayo who’ve I’ve seen do the Seriously Geeky Sunday Tags a lot of you share! So I am thinking they will be a fine candidate!

Second will be Megan of A Geeky Gal, because I have made it my life-long mission to tag her for every new tag post I either create or experience.. so I had too!

Finally will be Leek, From Leek Plays, based on their blog name there is plenty of gaming content and their logo and icons have pink elements in them! Us pink themers have to stick together!

Patterrz is you ever happen to read this, which I seriously doubt! I will nominate you to do this one on YouTube! One question will be very boring though!

Of course if YOU my dear reader want to take up this tag you can! You can earn your nomination by telling me what my favourite video-game song is in the comments! For those who do not know! I will reveal it in the post that comes after this! You can reply as long as you want! Oh! And if you don’t want to read tomorrows post all my Coconuts I shall nominate by default! So yay! Options! See you in the next post!

Pink with Sunburn from All the Sunshine: The Sunshine Blogger Award

In these times, it’s good to have a little ray of sunshine! Luckily I live on a fictional tropical island and withdrawn in my delusions the world is still a happy place! It has become an even happier place now that I have been nominated again for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I just hope I do not get a sunburn! This is like my fourth or fifth run.. so that is a lot of sun!

I made the logo pinkish! Just so you can recognise it was that time I was defiant!

Like always we begin with the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog so that other people can visit them
  • Answer the 11 questions put to you by the nominator
  • Nominate 11 bloggers of your choosing and provide them with a new set of 11 questions to answer
  • Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts
  • List the rules and display The Sunshine Blogger Award logo within your post or on your blog site

This time I had the big brain not to thank the amazing  blogger who nominated me yet before I state the rules! See now it looks like I am following the rules more! Even though I am gonna break at least one again! Anyway the person who nominated me was no one less than the Otaku Author.. as you might have suspected from the section header title thing.. I really need a better word for those. Lyn has been such an active and amazing member of our community! I actually wanted to tag him for my latest tag The Totally Tomodachi Award.. but I knew Anime and Fan Fiction whom I nominated would tag him if she’d participate and as such I figured he’d be tagged anway!  Why?! Because he is such an amazing support of the blogosphere!

I also said this before but his seasonal review to me are along side Crow the best example of how I think such a review should be! The format they work in best.. done in the best way! So if you are even remotely into seasonal anime.. or if you want to check out what anime you need to watch this season Lyn’s is one of the best places you can be! Though I do doubt this is news to anyone here! Thanks Lyn for nominating me .. here are my answers to your questions and if anyone needs directions to his site! You can click right here!
NB Apparently I missed the post when it first came out it only gave me a tag warning like two weeks ago! Weird Huh! So sorry for doing this so late! I thought i was early!

Q: If you could see one anime again for the first time, what would it be and why?


A: School Live, Explaining why would ruin this wonderful anime experience, If you havend seen Gakkou Gurashi yet..don’t look it up..just watch the first five episodes of this super cute school show! I had.. but rewatching it as is would not have the same impact. This anime had me laughing and crying and feel me sick to my stomach. To relive that moment that Megu-Nee is asked to hold the radio is one of the most powerful moments I ever experienced in anime and to live that again  would be nothing less than amazing. Such a wonderful idea that anime was and definatly amongst my favorites. Surely  one that would be worth seeing for the first time again. I am so certain of this answer that I think this is actually the right answer and someone somewhere might come give me a cash prize!

Q: If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?


A: I am not a good teacher the workshop I gave at a dutch anime convention showed me that. I am way to wooden and frantic for that. So  I am not sure if it counts as I feel this is more something I’d coach, but I want people to stand by themselves more. You don’t need to strive for that Picket White fence, the 2.1 children (though I do approve of the .1 ) and a pet named Jim-Bob-Johnson. You need to do you! Whatever that means how much it may deviate from the standard, you need to do you. You can’t be happy if you are not yourself.. you’d only make the self imposed lie happy!  I lost it all when I realised I never had been myself.. that I always lied!  When I was broken down so hard that there was nothing left of me but my core I realised this.. and I realised how hard it is to shake of that compulsion so rather than teach I’d coach people to maxmise themselves and limit the social standard. Don’t live a lie as a decent person in the eyes of others, make sure you try to be happy! If being good to others makes you happy all the better! But you matter too!

Q: If you could be any supernatural creature, what would you be and why?


A: A Malkavian Vampire, my health is something that troubles me so I would not say no to immortality! Any form of vampirism  is welcome but my favorite kind would be that of a Malkavian. These vampires are very much known for their insanity but are they truly insane or do they see through the lies we have imposed for ourselves, do they see the world pure? Their mind trick abilities would really suit my persona and walking around as a Haruyuki  Girl while being a Malkavian seems perfectly valid! Odd cosplays and talking with plushies also seems very much in line!

In my opinion Malkavians aren’t really “mad” they just shed off the concept of what we call words. “Male, Female, Black, White, Good, Evil” it all means nothing to a these ethereal creatures of the night! They see you for who you really are. Lies are tangible to them, disguises mean nothing they always see you for who you are. If you woman born in a man’s body they will call you a woman if you literally wear a mask of a more handsome person they will mention the beauty underneath. There is no hiding from their truth it is absolute and I do feel  that would make the world so much more comprehensible. No more false signs of goodwill , no more hate as a cry for attention we all see it as it is..clear. I would not mind living forever if I could see the world like that. Plus being called duckling by sexy club owners is a great boon to that as well.

Q: If you had a time machine, would go back in time or into the future?

A: That depends on whether or not I can make a return trip, if I can alter the timeline or more like Stein’s Gate move through timelines.  If time doesn’t “change” the world I live in but places me in an alternate one I would go nowhere. I would sell it for so much cash that I could buy everything I had ever dreamed off for the rest of my days. Time traveling is always a gamble and If I can’t change anything.. the future improving is but a gamble.. who knows I might end up in a destroyed world. 

I keep using this image I made once!

If time can be altered and my existence could be erased I would not sell it. I do not trust people enough to spare me. If the time machine offers a one way trip  I would sell everything I have.. cash out.. buy something that will increase in value and go to the future.  Maybe I can be cured of my stuff there! There is a lot more anime to watch and games to play. Chances of me finding a girl to love are better in the future than in the past. Plus think about how cheap I get games for my Switch after they became super dated!

If it’s a return trip though I’d go to the past.  The recent past.. I would steal the idea of Pokémon and pitch it to Nintendo taking along my original copy of Pokémon Blue. After that they would see how awesome the game is and I would own the franchise! I’d be the pokémon company.. I would travel back to my time so I could enjoy the benefits I have reaped for myself and still enjoy the newer games in my sort of prime! I’d be able to eat for free in the Pokémon Café  and I’d definitely would be able to obtain a Mew’s Fluffy Marshmallow Drink.

This one I actually found on google when I searched for the drink!

Q: If you could add a word to the dictionary what would you add and what would it mean?

A: Transverbum
noun

  1. A person who has left behind the limits of language and words. They understand that objects , animals and fellow humans do not need to be clustered within standard definitions.  They use words to amplify rather than confine.
  2. An exemplary person of wisdom, someone who understands they can never quantify someone or something completely

verb

To Transveribe, Transveribed, Transveribing

  1. To realise something can not be completely described with words:
    Though the person before me could be described as a middle aged male in a dress, I decided to Transveribe and experience this person rather than trying to describe them.

Q: If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?

A: I am going to assume we are talking about a real skill here, not anime powers.. if it is though.. Mind Magic…

As a real skill to instantly learn i’d doubt between programming which could lead me to build a much more awesome website but honestly, voice acting.  Programming seems useful but not fun  and If I can voice act I could bring this blog onto Youtube. Due to my unfortunate situation my voice is very weak and ugly. By gaining the skills for full voice control and voice acting I could probably find my way around this! I’d instantly learn so it would probably break my limitations so .. yay! It would also seem like something very fun to do and allow me to gain many awesome experiences.

Q: If extraterrestrials landed on earth and offered to take you with them, would you go

A: Yes, while I do have plenty of friends here that I would miss , I feel like I would love an adventure like that. I would have a few conditions though. I would want to bring my consoles and have a way to run them so I at least have some memory of Earth, take a few plushies with me and I’d prefer not to be turned into an energy based creature. Though all these things would be open for debate. I would not mind to live as energy that much if I at least keep my individuality. I would like to be able to choose my colour though.

Earth has recently disappointed me hard, every day I feel like a little bit of me dies seeing the state of the world. Both sides of the spectrum do to be honest. Individuality is being quashed and we just keep labeling ourselves. While I do think we make progress I also think we are losing ourselves along the way! If I would have a way to escape I would.

Q: If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?

A: It depends of your concept of age, if we mean physical age I would love to be forever 21. Looking old enough to get at least some respect and looking young enough to have some fun.. it just gives me so much options to live my eternal live. I would also like be the ideal model and mascotte for the forever 21 stores, who do have a lot of cute and nice clothes.. which I would probably be able to endorse to get cheaply!  You see I AM forever 21. Problem is I don’t really take photo’s really well so I might look akward

If it means  giving up what I have learned though.. and have my mental age regress back too. I’d rather stay the age I was now! I feel like I am wise enough to be happy and young enough to not have to much physical limits. I dont look completely as pretty and cute as I want to.. and some Lolita fashion now would be really wasted on me …so 21 would be better.. but I would not give up my knowledge or my lessons it made me who I am and not even immortality is worth giving that up.

Q: What would the title of your autobiography be?

A:  That time I got to live on forever  in my own pink autobiography!

When in doubt give it a light novel title. It depicts who I am as a person. Geek, Pink and to long winded! It would also prompt people to buy my book I think. By reading this book you could keep me alive. People would love to save that sentiment and be the heroes that keep me alive. Passing this book along, advising it to their friends, with each new person i live on longer.. become part of people’s life as my ideas and persona get captured in this book. Etched on the souls of everyone who reads it and even takes one of my few advice thnings . It would look one of those old leather bound books with a pink cover and some white ornaments and other than that just the title. Yet really faded you might see my eyes and my smile as well!

Q : What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

A: My best piece of advice was actually given to me by myself, I had a non visited dutch anime blog when I saw a girl writing for a game magazine founding her own anime blog and looking for members. I did not not feel good enough but I literally talked to myself. This is something you should do, stop being afraid..it’s okay to reach out to the world. I was so anxious and scared of rejection before so I was afraid she would call me an idiot who should not even try blogging. Instead I got to write for her, we became great friends and my life has became so much better. I found a group that accepted I was a geek , they introduced me to DnD , anime conventions , gaming together. Without them I would not be here today..without them..I’d honestly do not think I’d have the mental fortitude to live until now! Without them I would have never discovered my true self.

Without reaching out, I would be afloat in a sea of nothingness, of denial , hiding who I am trying to pretend to be normal. Without her I would have been unhappy probably even dead given what happend. So my best advice is to reach out to people like you, they won’t eat you and while contact can be scary.. most of the time it takes anxiety away in the long run. Never think you are not worthy do something..it’s advise I do need to take myself again, but for here never think your comment doesn’t matter or that you have nothing to add! I’d love to here your voices! Even if I act a bit wooden and nervous at times! I will do my best I welcome everyone’s thoughts and friendship just like my dear friend accept mine that day 6,5 years ago.

Q: The zombie apocalypse is coming, who are the three anime characters you want on your team?

A: Maple from Bofuri to lead my defence, that basically already is enough for us to be safe but I would pair her up with John Wick, I know he isn’t exactly an anime character but I feel like he has the qualities to be one.. I guess Spike Spiegel as his anime counterpart.. or Maybe Alucard, I’d really prefer John though.. you know he’s kinda breathtaking.  As my melee fighter I would choose the Bludgeon Angel Dokuro. Not only do I think she would do really well in a fight with Excalibogg, she could also say Pipirupirupirupipirupi (google docs corrected that spelling for me) and bring me back to life after I have been horribly eaten.
That way I’d have a tank to defend me.. a long ranged gunner and a melee fighter that is also a healer!   I could be the bard and I am sure we would be right as rain!

1. Have you ever cosplayed, if yes.. what’s your best cosplay? If no what would you cosplay if you could?
2. What is the least geeky thing about you?
3. If your life was ever turned into an anime, what type of anime would it be?
4. If your life was ever turned into a video game, what type of game it would be?
5. If you’d have to choose any other archetype but geek, what would you want to be?
6. What’s the worst thing you have ever done to a friend?
7. What is your favorite alcoholic beverage and tells us about when you had too much off it
8. How would you take over the world, in a world of endless possibilities? Be evil!
9. Which anime character you think could stop the you from question 8.

10. Which anime characters would be the henchmen to the you from question 8.
11. If you could make one true wish, but it had to be at least  somewhat selfish, what would it be?

I based these nominations on the people interaction with me lately! Be it retweeting, commenting, etc! Why?! Because that way I can easily do all the linky stuff super easy and of course these people are super awesome!

Mari from Starting Life At Zero
whose brave posts really made my personal world less dark.
WinstOlf who shared a lot of my tweets at WinstOlf Portal
Celestial Sparkles from How Anime Stuff works. Who really is active around my website lately which I greatly appreciate!
Mallow or Roki Bloop from Secluded observations, whose names spelling I had to check 27 times despite him retweeting almost everything in support! Such an amazing person!
Summer Foovay from Foovay’s Cauldron whom I have come to consider as my Blogging Bestie, and who finished all tags I gave her..so she needs more!
Ospreyshire or Curtis from Iridium Eye whom while we cleary differ quite a bit has always been there and willing to talk about all sorts of things both high and low brow! I love meeting people like him!
Lina from Tiny Ugly Animal whose name I see pop up more and more on my blog and who can use a challenge to combine with the 30 day of anime challenge! Mwuhahahaha.
That K person or was it C figure? I do not know anymore! Who really came trough with some encouraging words lately which in part reminded me of a lesson I mentioned in this post!
Solarayo from Ace Asunder. They quickly became very active here! I am very happy to see them around! So they deserve a nomination!
Naja from Blerdy Otome whose zeal and passion I always appreciate and who really is a super OWL. Where I had times I doubted if I should continue OWLS Naja’s posts always make me feel that I am in the right place there!
Selina from a Blog with A Little Bit of Everything who may struggle a bit with the anime and geek questions because I am not sure if she is a geek that watches anime. So whenever it says anime she can read Cartoons/tv series and when it says Geek..she can read crafter. Unless of course she knows more about that than I know..it’s up to her!

PS: If you have not been nominated you can earn yourself a nomination by answering this difficult and personal question in the comments! Only if you are worthy you will know:
What is my favorite colour?!








The Totally Awesome Tomodachi Award

My dear island guests it’s been a while since I created my first tag, The Super Happy Love Award! That tag was all about positivity a value I really hold in high esteem! Yet there is another value I pursue here on WordPress.. one that we often share but one that isn’t as much shown through posts. Normally we talk about ourselves.. so this tag will focus around talking about our Community. With a very special game!

A friendship game by yours truely!

-Put the Totally Awesome Tomodachi  Award logo somewhere in your post!
-Thank the person who nominated you or thank the person who won you a nomination!
-Nominate up to four bloggers but DO NOT mention them by name.
-Write about your four nominees, using subjective terms only.. as if you were a friend describing them to another friend (examples follow) DO NOT use factual hard descriptors. End the paragraph with They are my Tomodachi and put a link to one of their articles on that sentence.
-Make assumptions about them, talk about your interaction or memories with them. Just create a fun little text that keeps your readers guessing who this is.Also talk about what they mean to you
-Your followers can play a game if they can recognize the Blogger you are talking about, if they make a guess correctly..they can join the tag as well if they so choose. (Thank the person whose description you guessed) -Readers are encouraged to comment their scores in the comments

And that is all for the rules now let me give you a couple of examples to explain this a bit better.

Since Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews doesn’t do tagposts I will use him as a neutral example. Most of you know him, otherwise links are still provided!

Wrong Example

This blogger goes by the name of Scott he is a 28 year old man who lives in Wisconsin on top of a decrepit casino. He is the Owner of a Blog that mostly talks about mecha shows but also does a lot of Anitwit watches stuff. He is a member of Owls and his Avatar is either a gundam or a black haired boy. Recently he did a collab with Ashley Capes on Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

Wrong way to do this tag!  It would take the fun out of this game! That is also not how you would talk about a friend! Or a beloved member of your community.

Right Example

I suspect this blogger really likes the colour yellow, but white, and blue would be two other really good options for this blogger to favorite. I think their favorite letter is a V.. particularly if it’s displayed on a head. I bet they would name their daughter Venus, Jupiter or Mercury as they really seem to think that Ancient Rome was the place to be during some blog tour.. wait it wasn’t ancient Rome.. where else could they have gotten the name from?! I find this blogger among the more serious  bloggers, I bet if you stare in their eyes for a while you would think they are very wise. Whispers in the community go that this person has so much charisma that they make everyone love them deeply and if I would assign this person a role in the community they would be part of it’s beating heart indeed. Clever and very active I suspect this blogger will outlast the most of us on this amazing platform.

They are My Tomodachi!

Make your readers curious about your amazing friend! Give them a chance to recognise some awewsome members in the community! I hope you understand the point of my game now and hope you and your readers will have fun with it and I shall kick off now with my four nominations! NB your CAN nominate less and if you are not nominated you can BE by making a correct guess.

I promised this blogger to create a new tag for them when things seemed a bit dark. Though I am late on fulfilling this promise by a few days due to scheduling, here I am. I highly suspect we share a love for a particular pastel colour. Though the shade they prefer is much less bubblegum like than mine. I bet their mind is wonderfully twisted as we share a love for one of the lesser favored game genres. Though I have never written about a game in the genre this blogger is very active within it. I suspect they are a dog person over a cat person and they are at least somewhat versed into Star Wars so I really can get behind them. I’d say they are the homiest blogger that I follow adhering to more classical values than most of us here. I’d almost consider the word “normal” for them would it not been for that I now know what they do when gaming after dark. 

I do not think this blogger frequents my blog all that much and in honest i must say I haven’t been to theirs in about a month now.. at the time of writing.. at the time of posting I suspect I’ve been back once or twice. If I’d give them a dream job i’d call out interior decorating.. though that is not their real job! Their real job is one of those things i never really get!  I mean I know what it is but it’s way to complicated for me. I might be wrong but I suspect they have a stepping stool! Not for a job but in real life.. they seem tiny to me.. but it might be perspective. The stepping stool has many uses like reaching higher places, but it could also just look cute.. or they could use it for a workout. I’d say they are very open about what is going on in their life and as result I feel like I know them pretty well. I hope they are doing well and that they will participate in this tag.. with how often they get tagged we might only see this next year!

This blogger taught me a lot about self-love, not in the dirty way either. They are always so kind and responsive to my answers though. One of the first people that let me feel welcome in the community. I feel like they are a person who smiles a lot to the outside world.. but deep inside there are some rough seas. They do want to be there for other people though! Their kind words have made me pull trough many blogging rough patches! One of my biggest examples.

They are my Tomodachi!

This one I had to rewrite, since my first write up was for someone who currently is not active in the blogosphere. Once you are back I will do this post with the people I had to skip! So many of you matter to me. So if you notice this one is a bit different.. that’s why!That doesn’t make this person any less of a pick! Just because they exist I already planned a second post, with them as the frontliner! So I just had to swap them around! 

This blogger has been around for a long time though I am not necessarily talking about them as a presence on WordPress here. If I ever went on an Indian vision quest, I think I’d see them as the wise man. Or woman.. .or Non Binary.. but we know the stereotype. I’d imagine I’d have to trek to the desert and the mountains to meet them..but recently I have begun to imagine them floating around in space as well. Luckily I am dutch.. so with some Space-Cake I’ll easily be able to get there! This blogger is one of the most sincere people out there. They will tell you what they feel and do not  try to make the world any prettier than it is. You can tell that they have lived when they present the naked facts of a situation to you. I really like that sense of honesty. I am not saying none of you are honest here! I am just saying this bloggers work have a rawness to them! A natural beauty that I have come to very much appreciate.

This is a blogger with many inner demons, one big one in particular that many people here face in varying degrees of power. Because of this demon this blogger can have the tendency to underestimate themselves. Plenty of you underestimate this blogger as well because their post don’t get enough likes for how insightful they are. So visit their posts and let yourselves be known! Share some love!  Let this blogger inspire you to be yourself without reservation because that is what they set out to do! Either  on WordPress, the stage and out there in real life! Everywhere we see this blogger in their purest form. Very natural! That is beautiful and something I strive for as well. Though where I try to be the purest form of myself by turning myself into an anime character and break through realities limitations to be who I want to be this blogger basicly strips down to the core of their soul . Out in the open for anyone to see. A bit of a .. two sides of a coin story, that gives me an odd sense of synergy! If you don’t believe me, you can go take a hike!

This blogger has helped my troubled mind with that attitude so much! Problems aren’t waved away but validated! Instead  of hugs and kisses we get concrete advise. “Try to look past that”,  “move away from the place you live in even if it’s hard”  “Don’t be afraid for what people say, be afraid of not being able to be yourself’ This is really the type of friend I love to have. Thanks to the wordful magic of WordPress , their blog and their comments on mine now I do! One with a big brain and an even bigger heart!

They are my Tomodachi

This one I confidently call a friend, so that alone definitely earns them a spot on this list. I always wanted to be friends with a magical girl and I guess this is the closest I am ever going to get. While I am a dog person and they definitely would be a cat person I feel like we still have a nice form of chemistry. Me being a bit more kiddy and naive as real me being extra excited about stuff and them walking behind me with a big grin! Handing me a proverbial butterscotch candy! A real one if they could!  Being one of the lesser active bloggers among those I associate with,though rather active recently, they are something I find myself quite endeared too. Least active might not be the correct term but they do write a bit less than me to say the least. Most certainly a cat person, though they like horses too.They are very active in the comments of everyone and their insight and wisdom sometimes makes me think they know what actual dinosaurs looked like… you know… because…

Of course that implication is only a joke as I already consider myself a fossil Pokemon. Of all the persons I follow I bet their house is the most likely to hold some crayons or maybe acrylic paints. Though I’d also imagine them hardly using it. I also kinda assume this person has loads of candles in their home. Multi coloured ones as well. They also seem like a bath person.. with scented oils and stuff. I bet they enjoy a good full moon too! Out of all you WordPresses following me I feel like this person is the most likely to play Board-Games with me, though I also feel they would easily lose to me because they would play to nice. One of the kindest and soft spoken WordPress peeps out there I suspect their voice would almost be enchanting. I am blessed to call them my friend.

This one really made me feel a sense of togetherness when I was at a low of it. So many of you have seen so much more anime than I, are so much more versed in gaming and I felt there were “camps”  as it were.. welcoming to those from other camps as it may be.. each group had a core group and I was painfully aware I just glomped on. This blogger made me feel special. Now I know that is a vanity thing and we all have our favorites but it just felt so great that with this one I feel like I reached their inner core! Like if they’d go camping with 10 other WordPresser’s I feel like they are the one that would mention me!

They are my Tomodachi

So for my last nomination I considered three people. One of them still has a few tags of me to do so they are out, for this round, the other might be a bit to obvious and the third option might be a bit too uncertain to bite down in this post for now. So i guess… the obvious one it is…with a twist! The shy one will be nominated too! I will talk about the two options in conjunction and tag them both!  Extra guesses for you all to play the game! More friends for me!

The obvious one.. I think is very easy.. I guess half of you all already have the named guessed correctly. Yet let me try to muddle the pond just a bit. I suspect that The Obvious choice doesn’t speak as much English as you all would suspect. I suspect their native languages or most spoken languages can really point out a flaw in one of the most famous Dexter’s Lab Episodes.. that dealt with said language. I might be wrong though! I do not know a lot aboot their country. Shy choice however now that is an born English speaker. I do not know why but I think Shy choice prefers dubs. Obvious Choice prefers subs I would think.  While Obvious to us is a very in your face personality and Shy is …well uhm… shy?! (Great writing skills Pinkie)  I think if we met them at a convention their persona’s would be flipped. I am pretty sure Shy Cosplays and Obvious would rather hide in the ceiling or toilets until it’s all over.

So I broke my own nomination rule in the very first post.. what a good example I am. They whose nomination makes the most sense would absolutely do the same. Rules are meant to forgotten or rambled over. Shy would probably break the rule as well .. but be very apologetic about it.  Decoration wise I think Shy has a much cuter bed filled with plushies.  Obvious seems more like a neat pillow person. Maybe with some inspirational texts like “You can do it” or “I sold ice to Eskimos and all I got was this adorable pillow” Shy choice I feel walks in heels more then her fellow nominee, obvious I feel wears more practical and a bit more butch shoes. What’s that.. a boot?  Might be a question they get asked frequently.. somehow maybe even without wearing boots?! What’s that about?! Obvious has seen more anime , but Shy has seen more cartoons. One of them I have seen a picture off! Both of them are super positive and happy people that I would love to be friends with in real life. I’d nickname them Kuro and Shirou.. though in one case that name has gone somewhat outdated. 

The most humble of the two gave me my first comment ever. They are the spark of hope I needed that I could indeed find a community here! They are the example of possibility. I had a few blogs before that never got any followers and if they did they were silent.. I abandoned these projects after about two to four weeks each.  Now I am almost a year in and still going strong!  All because of this brave littler blogger who let me know they loved Umbreon!

The more outgoing, well known and obvious choice has taught me not to throw my voice. I wanted to write to appeal to many people.. play the numbers game. Yet their quirky style and how they are well thought of in the community made me  realise I do not need to do that. Because of this person I have actual fun in blogging!  I can be weird and I love being weird with them!

Obviously, They are my Tomodachi!

Even though they are shy,They are my Tomodachi!

Now I hope you had fun in guessing who these bloggers are and hopefuly you guessed some correct so we can be a big happy family! Remember if you guessed one correctly.. you are a Totally Awesome Tomodachi of one of us .. so you can play as well! Holy Mailman if you guessed one correctly that means you’ll have to set up a blog 😉 Also Scott I know you don’t do tag posts but should you feel inclined.. everyone loves you so you are a Totally Awesome Tomodachi as well so consider yourself nominated as well. My muse, this tag is waiting for you in the future as well, if you do your homework 😉

To all the others! A second round is coming somewhere in the next month or so! My selections are already made! Yet it’s not written yet! Feel free to convince me you are a Totally Awesome Tomodachi as well .. and I do not mean that in a lewd or e-begging way!