Pinkie is bad at Crafting Yet she got nominated for the Craft Lover Award?!

You deserve this award, take a chance! With these words the Craft Lover Award opens in its logo! Now other than crafting dinner or creating scissor based injuries while trying to craft something.. only to give up after I bled all over the cosplay I tried to make.. or the pokémon thingy I tried to make out of papers, I am not sure I actually do deserve a reward by this name! I love crafted things… but my motor skills are really bad for crafting! I took a chance and accepted the reard anyway! However it came with a few rules.

Selina’s very own Blog tag!

Selina from  the blog “Craft Lover” or Selina’s Craft World created this tag and it is in concept very similar to the Sunshine Blog Award or the Real Neat Blog Award. So here are the basics! As written on Selina’s site!

  • Put the Craft Lover Award logo on the top of your post.
  • Thank the person that nominated you.
  • Answer their 10 questions.
  • Nominate up to 10 more people.
  • Ask them 10 more questions.
  • Comment on their posts to let them know they got nominated for the CRAFT LOVER AWARD!!

Like always I will not be telling people they have been nominated for the reward in any comments as I prefer comment sections to be topical myself I instead will link to specific posts so people get a pingback instead.

Thank you to Selina for nominating me among the first  six people to participate in this. She deviates from her own rule in a way I actually find really inspiring and engaging so I will follow her example. Instead of 10 named nominations I will do six the other four spots will go to people commenting on the blog! It is a nice sentiment to create some extra community engagement I think.. making blog tags a bit more proactive. Very smart on your end Selina.

This is a crafty Selina rather than a crafting one.. but close enough!

Selina’s website is about crafts and inspiration. In the times of the virus you can find a lot of inspirational quotes, healthy smoothie recipes, and she even tells you how to get your kids some fingering practice, using a cardboard pipe and a screwdriver. Now as a musical, slightly spastic grey sexual single woman without the money to break my NEET status, I doubt I will need that craft any time soon but her words of wisdom are always welcome! Check out her blog and enjoy one of the cutest most innocent bloggers I have seen around the web!

Selina’s Questions

What is your favorite animal and why?

Ducks! I love ducks. The way they waddle, the way they sound and even the way they emote. A duck can make a great pet and a great friend. There is this awkwardness to a duck, or maybe rather a lack of elegance in a duck I really like. I like non-elegant pets such as sharpei dogs or any dog with piglike qualities, pigs and ducks! Just everything about a duck I find amazing.

Like the way their little feet go pat pat on the ground, their easy to clean droppings and the fact that you get an aquatic, land based and avian pet all in one!  The ducks also have a great theme song for the moon… but that is another story. A certain Dr Cannard also told me being nice to ducks is also great for your health.. but he was kinda a quack.

Ducky Goodness!

Which post of Selina’s is my favorite?

Not my favorite type of question. I feel social pressure to pick something the writer is really proud of. Some post I write mean more to me than others and if people would favorite others I feel kinda sad for that other post.
Posts have feelings to! So I will just tell you about some posts I really like.. maybe my favorite, maybe another posts asks me and I can tell .. that THAT one is my actualy favorite.

I really like Selina’s most recent featured Quote Pablo Picasso once said “Everything you imagine is Real” though he probably said it in spanish.  As a Dungeon Master this already really sits well with me.. but it is also something I live my life by. What if my plushies can actually hear me?! I imagine a personality for them, is that me coming up with it or is it actually picking up something from a realm unknown to us.. Maybe in some place that personality is real.. so I always try to treat them right. Same goes for posts on the web! They might cry if I am to mean!

Last time I answered this question is her post on a snow globe!  Since then she added a crafted penguin to the mix as well that really looks interesting.. because it’s kinda like a duck!  Unfort in the time of the virus there is no way I am going out to get me some feathers! So it will have to wait. For just a bit.. but I will let my readers find these posts on her blog herself.. just so they can see the other fun content she makes.

Did not make this just googled! I want that tablecoth though

What is your favorite Book

Pinkie is not that much of a book reader anymore. Between other people’s blogs, an ocassional manga and every piece of media I consume I find books the most bothersome to keep up with. I have very little space to keep physical books, I do not have the cash for an E-Book and while I enjoy a good story I rather enjoy 20 from you all on WordPress , along with two anime series. I loved books but I rarely find the time for it now. My taste in books is in fantasy/adventure and mystery novels and there is a sense of fatigue that can sneak into those. Mystery Novels, like the Dan Brown books tend to show repetition and along with the time I spend on a book compared to the time of a movie I just prefer to spend it elsewhere.

If I had to name a book  by name though it would be Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  I think I finished the entire book in two days. It has great character development, plenty of interesting set pieces and challenges and of course a very dark, somewhat twist ending. The entire Harry Potter book series is close to my heart still and as it stands with my feelings on big reading projects nowadays it is likely to linger in that top spot.

Who is your favorite blogger (apart from yourself) and why?

Do any of my split personalities like Princess Pinkie and Chibi Pinkie count? No! Well I guess I am going to have to gush a bit more about how amazing Irina is then. When I first saw her blog name “I Drink and Watch Anime” I was thinking, “Oh that might be someone who doesn’t take things to seriously she might be interesting to follow” Since then I have been proven both right and wrong in the most wonderful way.  Irina is both insightful as airy.

Her content has a level of rambliness yet also of great care for the subject matter, Irina writes for herself and I can imagine her laughing at her own jokes and that just shows in her blog. I can only half imagine the amazing person that is behind it and it is to connect with people like her that I restarted blogging. There are plenty of other blogs I deeply admire but in all honest Irina’s blog somehow is a fair bit ahead on the competition for me, so when asked for my favorite I can not lie or be PC and talk about someone else. Not sure why but it just connects with me.

Who do you look up to and why?

No one, this might seem sad but I feel that I have to find my own way. By creating idols I really want to be as I will do things that are not me. I feel very strongly about this sentiment ever since I was in a dire situation with my health. I wanted to be me. I bowed out the OWLS legacy post because I did not want to promote, following in someone else their footsteps! There are better people out there than me sure, smarter and even in positions I covet. Yet they aren’t me. There are some great and inspirational people in the world, but just because Bono helps the kids in Africa doesn’t mean we should. Just because all those YouTubers totally and really play Raid Shadow Legends, …. really.. they do?! 

Everybody lies is a quote from M.D.  Gregory House that I firmly believe in. We all pretend to be altruistic and noble but in reality we all do what feels right to us.  Who knows I might really want to help the children in africa.. If I struggle to pay my bills, I can’t help there either. Not being able to help , or aspiring to be a Hollywood actress I look up to , I set myself up for disappointment. So the person I want to be is me! Recently I have really started to look down on Gwyneth Paltrow though so there is that.

I really REALLY dislike her and these endavours! The show is terrible too!

When did you start blogging

I made some attempts before but Pinkie’s Paradise/Pokemon is the first thing that really took off. The blog started on the 16th of June 2019 but I started writing for it three days prior. It was a Thursday if I remember correctly.  Playstation Network and Fortnite had major issues that day! Which cause quite a ruckus. On this day the Pokémon Company also made it possible for mariages in Japan to include Pikachu’s to get married alongside you (not even joking here)

I really want to see the Pikachu tails to see if they did this right!

Wby did you start blogging

Around the time I started blogging my best friend was moving away, the other friends of the group are quite Hikikomori so I feared I would be left alone. I wanted to talk about stuff with a passion again, have fun with pokemon and anime stuff and find some amazing people to befriend so I would not feel as alone! I also am filled with so many stories and ideas that now I finally could let out! I wanted to do that on youtube at first..but my voice is to weak.. and the friend who would have helped was the one that moved away! This was my little place on the internet I can host myself.

Do you like blogging, If so why?!

No, I am actually being held against my will by a one eyed man named Osmandiyas, he has put a device around my heart called the imagination engine, in which he harvest the power of my creativity to power up his giant combiner robot named Stavros. If Stavros gets enough power it will take my brain and use it as the AI..which I guess isn’t A then. If I refuse the imagination engine however will crush my heart and I will only be able to produce lame memes.. and strive for Tiktok Stardom..send help.

Just kidding I do enjoy my blogging endavours just fine.. why? Because I can be the truest me I can be.. I can put my thoughts into code.. which shows letters to anyone who reads. Regardless how my health will fare, both mental as physical there will always be a place where I left a legacy.. where my thoughts are mine and mine alone. Unaltered by pressure or conformismn.. this is me.. and I enjoy being me…
(Osmandiyas made me say that…still send help!)

How are you feeling today?

At the moment of writing this my heart is being a bit troublesome , so I am going to need to lay down for a bit after I finish this. I also have a nagging headache and I am thinking I might get a discharge a bit later if things keep up. I slept poorly and kinda overate on lunch. Someone in my flat is playing their music very loud and it isn’t very good music and along with my headache that adds some annoyance to the mix.

I am however entertained while writing this post with a strangely explainable sense of euphoria, no I did not take any herbs or chems , somewhere deep inside I feel very happy and pink. Even though I kinda feel like some digimon poo otherwise. Having some fun talks on discord with some friends so all in all 6/10. Ask me in the comments how I feel when you read this though! I might be 10/10 then!

Did you help your family today?

No, I did not. I live by myself a fair while away from my family. I do not have a driver’s license and I have weak lungs..so I am to scared to visit them with public transport. My dad and I are on fairly cold terms with each others, with him this year not even having shown up on my birthday, nor letting himself be heard at christmas.

My only grandparents left, live even further away with grandpa not recognising me due to stage 4 dementia, grandma always being a bit wary around me due to my quick to flip over health. Mom and my sister are on fairly good terms but in lockdown all we do is call a bit, as we all are a bit loners by nature we phone about once a week. Sometimes twice, sometimes we skip a week.. so all I can help them with is staying healthy and staying me.. the person they love.. but I don’t count that one. Not a big family person! So here is the Whooves family!

Nominees and Questions

The Nominees

Like I said before I will follow Selina’s system of 6 people being hard nominated and the other 4 being those who want to comment. Both as an experiment and to make these tags a bit more engaging! Here we go first my nominations.

-Because I talked about her anyway, and since she is doing more quick tags due to all the time pressure let’s nominate Irina! Maybe if we all tag her and she gets a few easy posts she can actualy finish Kingdom Hearts.

Since I basicly have seem them do every tag and I want them to keep up with the full set of all tags out there.
A Geeky Gal
The Otaku Author
GeekGirlJoy

Since their names popped up in my head first when thinking of more people!
Inskime
Iniksbane

Questions

  1. What do you think about the new WordPress editor?! Pinkie has a lot of troubles with the new block editor how about you guys?
  2. If you were to describe yourself as a candy or cake (something sweet at least) what would you be?
  3. If you were to describe yourself as something mechanical what device would you be?
  4. What is your greatest weakness when it comes to blogging?
  5. Say you switch bodies with an anime (or other fiction source ) character, in which character would we never notice you switched places? (IOW pick an anime character that is like you , or you could easily pretend to be)
  6. What is a YouTube Channel you watch regularly?
  7. What does your latest whats-app message say.. out of context. (If personal info skip to the next unless you want to share)
  8. At what time in the day do you generally write your blogs
  9. Have you ever written for your blog while drunk?
  10. What do you see in this inkblobby thing?
I shall comment on your post with what I saw!

XO
Pinkie

Be Loved or Bee Love?! Pinkie chooses the latter! Bee Love Award!

In the penultimate post of tag week I got nominated for an award I never had heard about. It is called the Bee Love award and I love the name. However this tag can be done by simply posting the logo and doing some nominations. It’s not even a specified number!. Post the logo.. thank the one who nominated you  and then nominate people and you are done!I can’t do a lot with that! So I decided to add something to it! Since this post is called Bee Love and not Bee Loved.. I guess it’s about love for bees?! A top 5 bees it is.. video game bees to be exact.

Thanking Craft Lover

Selina, thank you again for the nomination and sorry it took me that long! I needed a fun idea to give this post some content it took me a while to come up with something!  I talked about Selina’s crafting blog a fair bit in my sunshine blogger award so feel free to check that one out and of course Selina’s very own blog! If you want to get ideas for crafts everyone can make.. or be inspired for delicious smoothies Craft Lover is the place to be!

Number 5: The Good Bee
(A Link to the Past-SNES)

Now I bet all of you would have expected me to pick a lot of special bees. Like Maya the Bee from one of her video games? Or like Bee video game bosses. While not untrue in case of the latter sometimes a bee is just a bee.  Bee Mario is also not on here.. because.. he isn’t really a bee! The good bee however is! And he sparkles! Not only was a link to the past one of the first games where i could catch a creature in a small container and allow it to fight for me… .I LOVE CATCHING CREATURES IN A SMALL CONTAINER AND MAKING IT BATTLE FOR ME SO MUUUCH!..

It was also sparkly. While the good bee doesn’t have to much of an impact on the main game, when playing a randomiser encountering this little bug is always exciting because we get another free item! Having a buddy to battle with you isnt half bad either! Except when you release it when trying to sell it.. and it goes off to attack that stupid weathervane! That’s a BAD Bee! …Which also is a thing.

Number 4: Not even in the manual Bee
(Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde-NES)


Now this game is absolutely horrible, for those who have never seen the Angry Video Game Nerd, this game is the unholy grail. It might not be the worst game in existence…but it’s pretty close. I host bad video game nights for my friends every now and again and whenever some rolls to play Jekyll and Hyde.. it’s always fun….for the ones not playing. For the majority of the game you try to play as Jekyll.. mostly because if Mr Hyde goes further than him you die. Jekyll has a walking speed that is slower than that boat Guts and his party got on in the Berserk manga. He has to take a quick stroll to the church but he mozies around so slowly that the One Piece Manga can start AND finish by the time he has walked down the street. Horrible!  All you can do is prod your cain at people…who all try to kill you for some reason. It doesn’t do anything! Hitboxes are completely unfair and don’t even get me started about the bombs.

Amidst a slew of named enemies in the game, the appearance of the bee is not even alluded to in the manual. The cat and the dog are in there.. but the poor bee gets the short end of the stick.. and that can be taken quite literally. You see the Bee is the ONLY Enemy that Jekyll can kill. It has this dubious honor of being the only fair enemy in the game. Mr Hyde has a few but if you have to much fun with those.. you die! So the bee is the only fun thing in this game and that makes it a great bee for this list.

Number 3: King Bee
(Conker’s Bad Fur Day Nintendo 65 and Xbox)

Bees are usually video game enemies, regular bees as the two above or these super cutesie adorable heroes that everyone loves. Pinobee was one of these platform heroes that cutified the bees. Charmy Bee from the Sonic Squad was another of those.. but to me bees aren’t cute. They are quite scary beings that haunt me and while not as mean as wasps nor as scary.. their video depictions oftenly being more wasplike give me the heebie jeebies. So there are no nice bees on this list. King Bee from Bad Fur day definitely is the nicest of the lot. 

King Bee is a washed up hungover looking bee, who had a rough night and the next day he just wants to pollinate something with big boobs! Not even kidding.. that is what you as an equally hungover squirrel have to help the man with. However the big breasted sunflower is kind of shy and covers her chest. So you have to gather plenty of small bees to tickle her armpits so she throws them up in laughter. When you tickle her enough her boobs show and the king is finally energised enough to do his job… that is a whole lote of bee and a whole lot of love! Perfect for on this list.

Number 2: Capital B
(Yooka Laylee series) 

Now it is finally time for a major character on this list. Somehow I like me bees lower profile. But this video game villain is  quite a good bee. He looks scary and the idea they made to make him into a corporate gold loving maniac worked like a charm. In both Yooka Laylee and the sequel the impossible lair this villain plays a major role, without really popping out. Unlike Bowser or Dr Eggman he feels much more like a behind the scenes guy. While Bowser later got his Koopa kids to control, the way how Capital rules his company and twarts the heroes kind of feels spot on.  We don’t find him 5 times before the final encounter. 


His looks are crazy and remind me of the Joker. The world seems to be catered around him in both games..which makes sense for such a megalomaniac. He is one of those classical style villains done right.. we miss these types of villains these days. Even Bowser and Eggman are deeper now and not always evil for evil sake.  This guy is just a meanie bo beanie for the sake of money and being evil! He wants to rewrite reality and enslave all bees into a hivemind. Not only is he Capital B.. he is a Major D and a Giant A hole as well!

Number 1:  Zinger
(Donkey Kong Country series)


The bee I most remember from video games is definitely the Zinger from Donkey Kong Country though.  Man did those things look scary when I was a kid. Being terrified of wasps this hybrid design between bee and wasp made them look as deadly creatures.. and so they where.  The easiest one to kill can only be killed by a barrel or by the animal companions. Some other bees are completely and utterly indestructible. Hitboxes of certain death! Many vine swinging stages had these set up as hazards and many many times did they cost me a precious life.

What made them stand out the most to me was their sound effect. This weird melodial buzz that audibly changes when they change height was very unsettling to me. Not completely buzz like but close enough to unsettle you. Each buzz lasting indefinitely until it reaches it peak height or death to repeat the cycle gave it also some sort of timerish feeling like a ticking bomb.  These creatures actually gave me nightmares and yet when they got replaced by the buzzers, the buzz saw green bees in Donkey Kong Country 3.. I missed them! Zingers became iconic to me, more so than Goomba’s , whatever sonic has or Kremlin’s from the same game. While later that faded down a bit.. I tried to make drawings of these monsters way before I realised I could not draw!  When you say bees in video games.. I say Zinger.

Nominations

Now let me repeat the tag rules again.

Thank the one who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
Share the Award Logo
Nominated some people.

So really .. there are no real rules except for being decent. So I talked about bees! With this post I dare you to write about something you normally would never write about. It can still be within the realm of your blog.. but why would you talk about bee monsters in anime.. or a documentary about pollination. Of course it doesn’t have to BEE about the flying insects but just show us something new! Let’s have fun with this one!

My nominees are:

Lyn from: The Otaku Author
Who I nominated because I think he hasn’t done this tag before.

Megan from: A Geeky Gal
The person who might have the title for most blog awards ever…so if a new one catches my eye .. she gets nominated.


Naja from : Blerdy Otome
Because I really want to know if there is an Otome/dating game with bees for some reason! Also her blog starts with a Bee .. so I feel it is destiny.. also I wanted to write her name correctly for once!


Kat from: K at the Movies.
Because I really wanted to give K a B.


Joe from: Average Joe Reviews
Because I feel a Bee is a good grade for an Average Joe!

Investigating the Creature of the Pink Island: Mystery Blogger Award 3

Why do people keep thinking I am mysterious? Perhaps they like those random stories I tell.. perhaps they still need to figure out how someone can be so pink! I am grateful to Fred for this nomination of course and for tag week we will also answer his questions.  Then I ask five questions to new people! So they can pass on the tag themselves. Check out Au Natural though! There is a lot of anime and a lot of talk about nudity! If that didn’t make you curious , there is actual a lot of insightful articles from one of the kindest people here around the blogosphere! Definitely worth the follow! First let me press CTRL V so we can get this thing going.

  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominee any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question.
  • Share 2 link to your best post(s)
  • Put the award logo image on your blog

    Okoto Enigma’s Blog created this post…but still hasn’t moved on from the same lamp if you checked my previous entries!

Three random things about me

I was abandoned in a forest.

During a children’s birthday party of  my across the street neighbours son of my age we went out to the local forest to play games. His cousin  and the girl living next door to him ..also our age was sick and could not come. Other than us there were mostly boys most of them I knew through the absent girl.  So I wasn’t feeling that included…At one point we decided to play hide and seek and I found a great hiding spot .. no one would find me there! Unfortunately no one was even looking for me…

It had been quite for a while when I got impatient and I found the group to be completely gone. It was a prank the boys pulled on me. I was like 7 maybe even just 6 so mobile phones weren’t a thing yet. The boys dad noticed all his friends were there and  and in the moment forgot about me. He only realised on his way home. He went back to the forest to find me but I wasn’t there anymore. Luckily this happend during a school holiday and knew Dad’s company was close to the forest. Keeping hidden in the forest line.. from bad people.. I walked across the edge of the forest way up to where my father worked. There I walked in an began crying like crazy. Weirdly not before!

I see dead people

Yes , I might just be crazy but I had a few experiences with the “macabre” that have been unexplainable. How did it happen?! Well it all started in my last serious relationship. A bit before Christmas 2012.  I recently passed out according to my ex and they called an ambulance. Other than that things were moving fine. We were moving in together in a new home near a graveyard. My ex told me they could sometimes see people and described a few. I never took it serious. Than one weekend while I was home alone I saw a man standing in my bathroom..vividly. A man with ginger hair and a beard, but a very weak jaw and some kind of work sweater.. like an old fashioned postal office worker.  (Like at least 10 years ago) I blinked and he was gone.

I did not think much of it .. probably got spooked by the dog walking around. However about a month later our front door got blocked some snow that fell of the roof,so we had to leave trough our little back exit onto the graveyard.  Due to ice patches I took a route I never took before going all the way around. There I encountered a grave ..that i never saw before featuring a picture of that same man I saw in the bathroom. After some investigation I got to hear that he used to be a postal worker that got in a fatal accident one of of the more dangerous corners in town.  Since having that experience I had other encounters. I’ve saw a woman about my age named Melanie in a AiRbnB we stayed in. I asked the owner upon checking out if they knew someone named like that.. it got awkward.

Now I do not use this thing neither do I play with an Ouija-Board or anything. On occasion I sense an energy , in rare I see a person and even more rarely I can hear them as well. Perhaps I absorbed the information somewhere subconsciously, perhaps there is actually stuff out there. No matter if they are real or not I did see dead people!

I am going to play a lot of Animal Crossing New Horizon

I always wanted to play this series but never really was able to! I either lacked the cash at the time or it was really hard to buy in my local stores. Okay I loaned the game briefly of a friend to confirm this is indeed a game for me but after checking out that it is indeed cute and fun and super creative.  I gave my friend the game back and thanked her for allowing me to check it out and went on to buy New Leaf.. which of course was sold out. I tried a few more stores but it just did not get sold in a lot of places.. and other were going bankrupt. So I missed my copy..later I tried to loan it again from my friend asking If I could start my own game.. but she had sold it.. since I gave it back to her so quickly she thought I disliked it too or I would have given it for free.

New Horizons will be the first time I can commit to this game with a fully functional console and me having plenty of time to sink into it. I am not sure yet if I want to play on the Southern of Northern Hemisphere.. but I am sure as heck that that new bear is gonna be on this Island of mine! You can be sure to read about my island adventures on my blog as well. Which makes for a nice bridge to the questions!

Fred’s Questions

What do you blog about besides anime? 

Well …. uhm.. I basically marked that as categories. For those who read my posts from outside the WordPress Reader. I tend to focus on games, movies, anime, pokemon and myself or my thoughts.  Apparently I now also about what I blog about. Love and positivity are themes I try to adhere too! So there is that.

Did he gather the infinity stones?

What Anime did you drop and then reluctantly pick up only to decide later that it was good?

I dropped Code Geass once after the third episode. After picking it back up again and getting halfway through the second season I still concluded it was not for me. I tried to pick up Lucky Star a few times but I just could not get into it. There are only two anime ever which I would say could apply. Elfen Lied I dropped after the second episode and upon revisiting it I had a fairly good time. It’s a good show, though nowadays it doesn’t really impress me as much anymore. The first time around I did not know what to do with the dramatic tonal shift between the first two episodes yet as I learned more about anime I got to appreciate that.

The only anime that I ever have absolutely loved after initially dropping it was Steins Gate. Those first few episodes aren’t all that good on themselves and only get a pay off in later episodes. My friends swore it would get good.. but they said the same thing about Geass. and I do not like it. Yet with this one I fell in love.  I cherished this show when things finally began to unfold properly and now this one remains in my top 10 favorites.

I did not want to close my eyes watching this show the second time around?!

What Anime had the wrong protagonist?

There are a fair few. I tend to care more about secondary characters in general. Vegeta, Gohan and Piccolo are all much better characters than Goku or at least  characters I route for more! I’d rather see Sword Art online be completely about Asuna rather than Kirito..a character whom I truly dislike. Bleach could have worked just as well if not better with Toshiro as a main character. Joey Wheeler having to learn the game from scratch could have been more interesting to follow as Yu-gi Muto. Main anime characters can get a bit of a flat development arc especially when they need to get, or are , powerfull.  So secondary characters that need to work harder get a better character arc. Joey Wheeler grew more as Yugi in terms of understanding the game and figuring out his role in everything. Vegeta grew into a loving father who had settled down who came to accept his limitations and move on, there was more to live for than just being strong.

Is there an anime that would actively get better by choosing a different main character… While not a bad anime I feel Mirai Nikki would have greatly benefited from having a less whiny protagonist as Yuki. Without spoiling to much I think following Yuno from her perspective.. in a similar way to School Live..again no spoilers if you don’t know.. would have created a much more compelling narrative. At first we just see a girl with a massive crush but slowly we take a peek under the hood.  The big reveal of this show felt “shoehorned in , with only the benefit of more Murmur” The twist ending could have felt less abrupt and been teased through some disjointed memories or some weird ponderings. It would also give Yuki a chance to be cooler than he actually was as we could look at him through Yuno’s eyes.
It would give this series a sense of dementia and insanity. If done well it could truely have made this a legendary show!…Very good still but to me it’s weakest point was easily Yuki.

Hey Yuuuuki! I got a gift for you! It’s shiny!.. For now!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Honestly I might be dead by then?! Even when not considering my current situation I have a weak heart so who knows?! strive to be the person I become not the person I want to be.
Let me explain what I mean, little Pinkie wanted to take over her dads company and be a graphic designer. Had I actively chosen to pursue that as a study I would …probably still be where I am know..but also out of luck. The businesses went Bankrupt. Wiser Pinkie wanted to be a lawyer but my more emotional side noticed I lacked the distance I needed to have to do this job well.  My heart became weaker and I had a mental breakdown over my own limitations compared to what is asked of “normal” people and how I was perceived and as a result I can’t work currently/ Had I plotted my course to strictly that would have felt as a failure.

Life’s too short to only stroll down a single path. Sure if we walk straight we are more effective and accepted by society which is also important to most. That’s what I tried to do with my life, before it all stopped including my heart. When I came back, I felt depressed and broken. You know that they say your life flashes before your eyes before you die?! It was kinda true?! When I woke up I felt overwhelmed with fear. What I saw wasn’t really my choices. What i had done before was still to be normal, to stick to society and while that is fine, it made me feel that I had never lived. Never lived for myself at least. So now I live without a plan. Pinkie does what Pinkie feels like and we will see where it gets me.

Looking into the future is like the yellow brick road! Sure if I follow it I can get to Oz that everone seems to love so..but if I wonder around I might find something no one has ever seen. If I travel to Oz people can say I succeeded in our goal and congratulate me.. or I could die on the road and people say I failed.When I wander around and live day by day people may think I am one of those losers that isnt travelling to Oz like normal people.. but should that day come that I do not wake up..no one can say I failed in what I set out to do.

Where am I? Probably somehwere at either side othe rainbow!

Who would win in a fight between Naruto and Luffy

Let’s begin to say that Naruto COULD win.. because so many of his battles have been fought on or near water. Luffy would be hit at one point by one of the many Shadow clones and drown. However Luffy would definitely win in a straight up arena match.  For Luffy hasn’t stopped growing yet. While Naruto has taken down.. kind of .. gods and had less major losses than Luffy did it feels that in a fight between wind and rubber the latter would win.

Naruto’s Chakra is also more a finite resource than Luffy’s Devil Fruit Powers. Luffy has endured more injuries and has his Haki too boost his defences up even more. So he can both take more injuries while also able to sustain less. Now that being said I am using kid Naruto as a model here. Adult Naruto became more cautious and might not burn out as soon.. but I am going to assume we pit these characters in their main form.
Kuma has abilities that work in a similar way as Naruto..using air and such. Since Luffy already took a loss to him, and took it seriously one would think he came up with counters for it , knowing how his fighting style is. Naruto never really had an opponent to similar to how Luffy works and would have a though time to overcome the straw hat’s superior range.

Questions and nominees

The Nominees

Selina: Craft Lover
Al: Al’s Manga Blog
Kyrstallina: Daiya Manga
Merlin’s Musings
Kawaii Paper Pandas

The Questions

1.Take us back to your birth year! Select a movie, anime, tv series, cartoon or comic from that year that you have seen and liked.

2. Do you still have some childhood toys? If so what are they? If not.. do you have any toys or figurines?

3. What did you want to be when you where a kid?

4. What is your rarest collectible, figurine or otherwise treasured possession

5. (The Weird one) Make up a cartoon or anime series that feature at least five different bloggers! Who are the characters and what is the story?!

Now Remember Kids! Pinkie loves you all! Keep smiling and stay positive!
With two more tags are remaining including round two of my own Super Happy Love Award and another award with love in the title..which I am going to do my own thing with!? Will the next post be tommorow? Maybe.. or maybe I will be making an island then?! Find out tommorow!
Toodles

XO
Pinkie


More Sunshine More Pinkie: Sunshine Blogger Award 3

I had a few blog awards piling up so I thought we should do another TAG-Week. With the possibility of me going into a new Picrew avatar ..but using the Chibi to tell about my past, I really felt like answering questions about me. Being super personal with you guys always makes me happy and I have been feeling a bit down in the dumpsters lately. Feeling like I did not really matter.  Doing personal posts always help, especially when people comment as well. So for the next few posts you will see me clearing my backlog of nominations. Some I will do in the classic way.. others I will give my own spin on! I will also send out my own Blog Tag out in the world once again just because I can! Today we will tackle a Sunshine Blog Award!

I really wanted to photoshop those sunflowers pink but it took to much effort!

Five Steps to Sunshine

This post comes with a certain few rules just like any other:

-List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo.
– Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blogging sites.
-Answer their questions.
-Nominate up to 11 bloggers and ask them 11 questions.
-Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog posts.

The last step I wiill not be doing, I shall offer links to all the nominees and make those links go to a specific post. This way they will be notified! I really want to keep my comments relevant to people’s post rather than use it to promote my tag post.  With that Step 1 is done though so it’s time to move to step 2.

Crafting some Love for a Craft Lover 

I was nominated for this post by Selina, a wonderful person who runs the blog Craft Lover. She has an adorable blogger that started out somewhere around september in 2018 but since January this year her blogging has truly been unleashed. Filled with fun and joyful crafting tips..which make me wish I had a blender. Selina seems a bit younger than my usual followers and not as into anime as my normal followers so I am really happy she decided to give me a follow and take a peek at my posts anyway! Check out her blogs for some  some really manageable crafting tips that really is available to most people and don’t require owning 20 types of scissors and ribbons!. Given she studies french at school, she might be under aged so instead of a cocktail you can click on this cute little smoothie she takes about on her blog.

SELINA’S QUESTIONS TO PINKIE

What is your favorite color?

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Not many people know this, just kidding, but it is actually pink. Back in my early 20’s my muscle condition worsened at it began to affect my heart and I had to spend a lot of time in the hospitals. I kind of felt like a labrat .. in poor health, that visited several hospitals and several doctors. Seeing so many faces, I kinda felt faceless myself.. unsure if I would actually overcome this or not I feared dying as if I was a number.  Trough wearing Pink though I got a sense of identity. People began calling me Pinkie.. or Pink one .. or whatever dutch variation came along. It gave me an identity that stuck with me. Before the whole ordeal orange was my favorite colour but pink made me who I am today.

Pinkie as a Picrew Avatar!

What is your Harry Potter House?

I am a Hufflepuff. according to Pottermore but a Ravenclaw in core values. I feel like a hufflepuff but I am not that hard of a worker. I got the friendly and kind hearted spirit of a Hufflepuff and I prefer their common room, but I am also one who is guided by wit and creativity. I probably could fit in both and would be asked to be sorted in Hufflepuff in the end, though I’d probably mostly hang with people from Ravenclaw.

Describe your Home!

I live in a 22 square meter studio in a 12 story high flat.  Ilive on the seventh floor. I have a too small kitchen that is oftenly cluttered. I have blue carpet on my floor and blue walls (which I want to paint pink but I might move out sooner rather than later) . Parallel to my kitchen is my bed, that usually has pink Lines on it. It is a jack sized two person bed. And there is a Kallax Cabinet from Ikea function as my night stand and main method of storing. It’s filled with plushies (mostly pokemon) pop figures and some other pariphanilia. This includes a american football from when I cosplayed as Tommy Wiseau. A small cherry wooden cabinet next to the ikea cabinet (which is  like a white frame of 16 white cubes) separates the living area. My living area is super pink! It has three couches all covered in pink blankets. A coffee table is in the middle with a blank blanket with pink roses on them.One couch has grey pillows, another one has a pinkish gloss brown ones and the final one holds some pink plushies sitting on them. 

There is a big pink chair next to my 40 inch tv that I sit on when I dm in dungeons and dragons, it has it’s own side table filled with pink knicknacks on it that I alternate. There is a few cabinets near that hold my games, board games, and my D&D stuff as well as my administrator and a single drawer filled with little toys and “junk” that signify memories of my life.  My modem is on a pink cardboard box just so I can add more pink in my house. There is a pink Umbrella on my tv wall and I have several paintings and posters on my wall , themed with Japanese prints, the promo poster for my original blog that made me a weeb and some other personal art. I have a walk in closet like thing.. that is way to cluttered due to my shelves there collapsing on themselves. I need a friend to come over and fix it.. but due to Corona he can’t come for a while.. so that little room is a mess of pink clothes!

My Adorable rug.. mine is a bit yankier though!

Do you like Math?

It’s has been about 10 years since I last took a math class and I was never very good at it. To me there are two types of math.  There is math for math’s sake. Like a bunch of formulas that proof that some arbitrary rule is correct.. the X=Y+7Z/Pi kind of stuff. Eewww. Math is not an art nor is it a science as long as it has no practical use.  Back in lawschool I asked on teacher .. “If I understand this correctly, I can’t see any use on how this formula could be used for practical purposes” he said I was correct but it was just a rule that was proven. That really sucks. As a DnD player and DM however i do use probability math a fair bit, I can apply that one and that is something I don’t particularly mind. i am not having any fun with it unless I am playing Freddi Fish though.. and that is math that is a about 20.000 leagues below my level.

How is a Starfish a fish… when it’s not actually a fish?!

Who is your favorite blogger besides yourself

I guess I would have to say that would have to be Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime.  Or Rini-Senpai as I call her. While there are plenty of bloggers out there that are much greater at this than me, Senpai definitely being one of them , it’s her style and choices of topic that win me over to her. I love her mindset and feel that If I had know her in real life we might actually hang out! Delusions aside , the voice in her blogging and the personality in her posts are real. While she doesn’t always make as much sense as some other bloggers that personal twist is what draws me into her posts so much.It is hard to explain but at some level I really understand her and her motivations. As if we used to be friends but now basically have grown apart and reading each others posts. I can read her posts and smile “that is so Rini-senpai”.. which is weird and probably gave me some weird ass Yandere points now. (A Yandere is basically Overly Attached Girlfriend the meme.. but more crazy)

Dogs or Cats? Why?!

Dogs definitely win. Tiny dogs and oinking dogs over big and barking dogs though.  Cats are a bit hit or miss for me. Due to my condition I tend to twitch a lot and spasms a bit. Dogs have shown to be really loving and caring around me.. as if protecting me from me or taking care of me while cats can freak out from a twitch or spasm and claw me up a bit.  I like that I can walk a dog, take it to the forest to play. Dogs understand me very well and I understand them. Something I can’t really say about cats. I also don’t like how cats mostly just look like reskins of another, while dogs definitely have different models! So team dog! I’d even prefer a dog girl over a cat one!

Charlie is my Dog-nephew, he can come over sometimes!

What is your dream job?

I am currently unfit for work due to my health and mental health condition so this one is a bit tricky. I would love to write for a living but I am not good enough for that. I have a trouble reading back on my own text because of how my memory works. I remember everything very specifically. So when I read something back that has typo’s in it.. in my memory I hear my own words and voice and see it whouthout the typos.. so I would need an editor. I would love to blog professionally, visiting conventions, expos and events to share positivity and happiness across the internet. Yet I feel I am unable to do this myself without having a collab partner. Being a hostess and manager of a tropical island resort for geeks also seems like something I would like to do.. if we don’t need to worry about realism. Realistically I am not sure , it is hard with the physical limitations of me to think of something perhaps just manage a game or geek  store or something.

My Favorite Post of Selina of Craft Lover

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I love to learn something about the people around here so when we are from different blogospheres those posts will always sit well with me. There is something beautiful about getting to know another person that never gets old.  But of course that is not all that Selina is she is a crafter so let’s take a look at my favorite craft. That would be how to make a snowglobe. I never thought about glycerine to make it this easy but this seems like a fun way thing to do with some of the figures I have that can not shine! I might actually make one. Though.. hot gluing my figurine does leave a bit f a bad taste in my mouth.. due to that hot gluing an anime figurine can mean something that is not very crafty.. but very loving though.

What is your Favorite Fruit?

Peaches or Cherries would probably be tied on a first place. When it comes down to flavors I love everything cherry flavored. I adore cherry juice, my favorite candies are cherry flavored. Malibu Cherry might be my favorite mix drink and also regular cherries can make me one happy Pinkie. I really love peaches as well though. Biting in a plumb peach  just fills me with joy. I taste sunshine and happiness when I taste a peach. Raspberries are also great but I want I always want to pair those with chocolate.

What is your favorite vegetable

Definitely spinach. It’s so good. I use them for salads, I use it as a side dish. I use it to make pasta sauce or soups. I use it for filling stuff like peppers or chicken rolls.  I like it fresh or frozen. Even my favorite smoothie has spinach (and apple) in it. In fact I am gonna have some spinach tonight! Yay spinach! Also it’s such a fun word. In dutch it doesn’t really sound like a dutch word. In English it doesn’t sound like an English word. The German word sounds like they took it from Italy and the french word…yeah that one is super french! The Japanese word sounds kind of Spanish!

PINKIE ASKS QUESTIONS TO PEOPLE!

Questions! This time it’s personal!

Normally I fill these with anime or geek themed questions but since we have been doing this tag for a while now I thought to change the subject a bit to a more personal style! Today look at the Sunshine that is the blogger and not the blog!

-Are there any bloggers you consider as actual friends?
-Are you in a relationship? And how does that affect you blogging?
-Can you cook? What is your favorite dish to make?
-What is the next milestone you have in mind for your blog? What do you want to reach?
-Do you have any pets?
-Do you have any other creative outlets other than blogging?
-Name something you’d really like to talk about, that doesn’t really fit your blog…and feel free to talk about it.
-Do your real life friends and family follow your blog? Mine don’t .. do you think that is weird?
-Do you have any non geeky hobbies?
-Describe the room you are writing this blog from!
-Free space, feel free to promote, post pictures, link to other blogs or go wild! Show us you on a plate… but not a real plate.

People I want to know more about!

-Mallow
-Irina
-Lita
-Scott
-Hikari
-Anime and Fan Service
-Iridium Eye
-Mononoke
-Anime as a Cup of Tea
-Naja

Short but sweet? Nah! Give it A Light Novel Title! That Time Pinkie Got Nominated To Be Weird!

I got so excited I could not wait for the next day to come anymore! I really love this new tag thingy so since today’s post failed I might as well do this one as it is quick and hilarious. Let’s try the “Give It A Light Novel Title Challenge” For those who don’t know, most Isekai shows  hold similar titles such as. “ I did not want to get hurt so I maxed out my defence” “Didn’t I tell you to make my stats average in the next life”
Some more “niche examples can be found in visual novels ..for example  “My Twin Brother Made Me Crossdress as Him and Now I Have to Deal with a Geeky Stalker and a Domme Beauty Who Want Me in a Bind!” Today we will do that.. to existing anime!

The Rules

Insert the obligatory rules copy and past right here:
Of course I would like to thank Iriina Senpai very much for nominating me for this one. This sort of wacky stuff really cheers me up and I needed a little pick me up today! So yay for her! Kinda scary if she knew.  I got nominated by Shallow Dives into Anime for a Real Neat Blogger award once so you should already be subscribed to them.. if you listen to me last time! If not here are both A Wodka Mar-Rini and a Shallow Swimming Pool (that saves me on some booze) cocktails to take you the these amazing blogs

Visit Irinina by Clicking her Magical Cocktail!
Visit Dewbond by clicking on this shallow swimming pool!

Now that I made these cute drinks it is time to press Crtl+V.. and the next part writes itself.
“I am a magical girl I make text appear like POOF”

  • Choose up to five anime, manga or visual novel series that have a short title
    • Light novels that have shorter titles (Date A Live for example) are also allowed.
  • Give these series a new title based on those classic overly long Light Novels we love!
  • If someone has already picked a series you wanted. It’s OK! Let’s see your own take on the title!
  • Link back to the original post so I can read people’s suggestions, I’d love to read everyone’s ideas. (it’s this post right here)
  • Include Give it a Light Novel title in your tags so everyone including myself can find them all easily. (my tags are getting out of hand)
  • Nominate around 1-6 bloggers.
    Crow
    Hikari
    Fred
    Iniksbane
    Iridium Eye
    Mononoke
    Lyn
    Megan

And now it’s time to get creative with names. I hope Senpai will like approve. Even if some of my titles are a bit META.. I think it will be alright! So here we go! Of course I will be doing six instead of five titles because six is the number of love.

The Challenge

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders.

Okay.. this one is not a short title.. but the first part is a brand name so please forgive me. I think it’s clear that the actual title should have been.

Yare Yare Daze! A Vampire killed my ancestor’s dog and stole his body, now I have to punch The World to save my mother!

Catchy!

Kill la Kill 

Of course I would pick this one I love this anime! The plot is so insane so we can have a lot of fun with the name! Also why do always prefer shows with flamboyant antagonists?

My family … and clothing…..  is Evil,wearing my skimpy, talking outfit and using half a scissor I have to battle them.

Unlike Senketsu …. the new title fits!

Fullmetal Alchemist

Now it’s time to get  to the good stuff. The next one is  more of a Meta name. Rather looking at that the series is,  we name it for one of the most iconic scenes.

I am not SHORT! I am the Hero! So why does everyone keep talking about that guy who Gattaid his daughter and her dog?

I guess I did not have to COMBINE this anime with this challenge.. but might as well fuse it with a meme thing as well.

Akikan

Now something a bit more niche though probably most of you have heard ot his one. I chose this one because over explanation only makes it’s better.

My melon soda turned into a cute girl, I have to keep her carbonated and win this weird war game.

There was a lot of naked protagonist shots in this show! So that is not my thing! Yet I liked the light hearted tone.. and with our new title.. we made it even more bubbly!

Brynhildr in the Darkness:

Now one more niche title before I move on to my final pick! I watched this show and felt it was a bit of a mediocre elfen lied imitation. Yet it gets so much better with a Visual Novel title.

My childhood sweetheart fell of a dam. Now she is a goverment controlled super weapon with a melt button!

This show is mediocre at best.. but with a cute title like that it can’t help but to melt your icy hearts a little .. right?

Bleach

Finally the long awaited number 6! A series everyone will know. .in most cases not for it’s qualities but for this particular trait. Which we will use in the Visual Novel Title.

This Hero Can’t handle conclusive battles! So each epic fight, he isekais to a brand new story!

Now I could conclude this with a joke about bleaching my eyes or something..but any joke here would just feel like filler content.

Which title is your favorite one? How would you name one of these? Let me know in the comments and if you like what I did do not forget to subscribe to my sweet little blog! If you don’t I will replace your bleach manga.. with bleach filler! Love you all! Keep smiling

XO

Pinkie

Am I a Mysterious? The Mystery Blogger Award

I have done  a fair share of blog awards but never did I ever do a Mystery Blog award. Now I do not really think I am particularly a mystery as I try to be open and share bits and bobs of real life with you as I really like to give you a peak in my head. 7Mononoke seems to think I am a mystery though.. because from their site Anime Rants I was nominated for this reward.. time to get things done! And thank you Mononoke for the Award. Hopefully I can clear some of my deep mysteries. 

Display the Blog Tag Logo

I encountered a few logos for this one so let’s look at these and appreciate them. The majority seems to focusses on the infinite of space and spherical shapes. After some research I found that the blue orby one is from the original creator. The Ravenclaw blue rendition of space does also emit some twilight zone like feelings so I get it.  The font seems to be one that was used in classical mystery novels. It’s a bit chunky for my taste but it gets the job done. It is definatly the rendition of the logo I like best! So way to go creator person!

Thank the blogger who nominated you
and provide a link to their blog.

I could just thank Mononoke by saying thanks.. but I kinda already did that in the intro. So how about a little thank you poëm.

Chocolates feels like too much,  but Rocks are to hard
How do I thank Mononoke for nominating me for this award?
Their site speciality is  analysing the anime mind!
I am too poor to give Mononoke a gift so perhaps I’ll just be kind.
So read this they are awesome , a blog so unique.
So visit their site and don’t you dare offer critique.
Now there is one more thing this poem must entail.
I have to provide a link….so please click this cute cocktail.

To Mononoke

Mention the creator of the award
provide a link. 

Hmmm I had to google this. This rule seems to have been forgotten a bit.  Apparently this tag was created by someone named Okoto Enigma. A Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel Blog I was utterly unaware about until now! So yay for this tag teaching me new things.  I could not manage to get the site work properly for me but I did find out it has a bit of everything. Like how to maintain the tires of your car but also a lot of stuff about lamps and home decoration. How to have a wardrobe with less garments facinated me..but I could not access the blog.  Still click the cocktail to visit their site. 

To Okoto Enigma

Tell three things about yourself

I am stupidly unlucky

My real life friends oftenly tell me I am cursed. I attract bad luck like a magnet. This can result in all sort of things. Most oftenly I have incidents of excessive bad luck. A Pinkie Day, or Elle Day as my friends call it. It often starts with a small bit of bad luck and increasingly gets worse. What starts with stumbling out of bed ends up with me throwing a knife in my own feet, me setting my  hair on fire, or me breaking stuff.

An example of one of these streaks in the recent past. I got up and bumped my tiny toe, after that I managed to block my atm card by internet banking stuff and misremembering the atm code.. when I went to unblock my pass to bank had a massive system crash so they could not unblock anything. This resulted in me missing my train because I could not charge my travel card. I decided to risk it.. because the I had an important meeting later and usually no one patrols that short bit of route I am on.. I got fined because this was the one day.. they did check. Later I would burn my hand with a pan and deleted a bunch of save files for my tabletops.. I cried and went to bed at like 7:30 pm without dinner.. I just wanted the day to be over.

I adore pet ducks

Even since I saw that tame duck in Friends there has been a desire slumbering inside me.. someday I want a pet duck! A duck to call my own. I will name it Fish.. or Pitpat… cause thats the sound it makes when it walks.  I do not know why but I just love the little creatures, they can emote their emotions so well, they make such adorable sounds and they can be fairly affectionate as well. They are just the right size for a pet.. as they look cute on a couch and in the tub. 

Cats don’t get along with me.. I am twitchy and can move uncontrolled and cats in my experience do not like that. The first association I make with cats would be “painful” . I do like dogs and dogs like me but my condition makes it so that I can’t always walk them so I would feel bad. A fish is not a pet.. so i will just have a pet named Fish.. and the idea pet.. would be a duck!..After I move out of a home with carpet though.

I am super afraid of wasps

Ducks are cute, cats are painful, dogs are adorable and wasps… wasps are evil. Whenever I see one I want to run away.. I can’t sit still and  when one is close it feels as there is a vice around my heart asking for me to scream. Why do I fear these animals so much.. well it has to do with my bad luck. I have been stung in so many horrible ways. Mostly due to misfortune and the action of my dad. We had this electric fly swatter and he hit one with it.. instead of killing it..he set it on fire..(it was a big one) it flew to me still and stung me.. while it was burning. Not a pleasant experience. He also knocked one under my baby but when I was just about to sit on a plastic seat in my bathing suit after swimming… it’s like sitting on a tack..that pushes some itchy poison in your system.

Once in a theme park I got stung by a wasp twice.. one inside both ears. I could not ear anything anymore as my teacher was yelling at me why I did not show up after she called for us. I was practically deaf..for a bit and I got into trouble for being stung twice… I ran away  upset to cry a bit.. just to be stung on the nose by a wasp. The have not been stung by a wasp in over 20 years but the fear remains.

5 Questions from Mononoke

What fields of study in science do you love?

I am very much a dreamer, I talk to my plushies because I think on some level they are real, I believe that smiles can conjure up rainbows and that one day it might rain chocolate. I am not a very scientific minded girl.  While Psychology and Noetics, as well as History sort of interest me, I do not love any science. It’s too black and white for me. Just because something is quantifiable as a rock doesn’t mean it is just a rock. For someone it might be a treasure, to the other something used to deal with that pesky bully.. to another it might be that thing that makes them trip and ruin their day. To a geologist it’s however always tha certain type of mineral and a rock. Overexplantion or to much knowledge makes the world less magical.  I am glad there are scientist to make things better but sometimes ignorance is bliss.

What Anime Really made you think and struggle emotionally
more than any others.

School Live is a weird little anime.. I did not know what it was when I watched it and I will not spoil it for those who still don’t know.. it is really something you should watch. Yet for those who know.. there is a scene where the main character is struggling with a radio. The moment the scene started I knew exactly where it was going. The implications of that scene I saw coming. I was yelling at my screen. DON’T  YOU DARE DO IT! DON’T ! YAMETE! When Yuki asks for help the answer feels like a gutpunch. By now in this show you know exactly what that answer means. The camera exits the room just to tell us what happens inside trough noise.. we know exactly what we will see if we get back into the room.

Watamote is another show that got under my skin, the choices that Tomoko makes can feel very confronting if you are a bit like her. It holds up a very comfortable mirror that feels like it is mocking you specifically at times. There were several instances where I really hated Tomoko for making a choice, realising it would be the one I would make at well. Watamote can be like a whirlpool. There is a clear sign of misery at times but you can’t help but being drawn in and relate.

Does Mononoke (and others) have permission to call me a nickname on WordPress or Social Media?

I prefer the name pet-name over nickname, as it shows it’s meant in an endearing way. Nicknames can be good or bad but a pet-name is always something positive. As long as it’s positive I do not mind. In the past my former friends have given me nicknames for my weird movement. Stuff like Lady-Limps-Alot, Droppy (I got dizzy a  and weak a lot due to my being sick but not yet knowing it was me being sick, but I fell a lot) or other stuff of that nature. No nega-nicknames! Or I will destroy you! I have a stand and a zanpakuto and soon more! 

Do you have nickname suggestions?

Honestly I think Pinkie is already pretty much  a good nickname. It is short, my character and my blog are super pink, and it has the right amount of floatiness and happiness  and love that is in my blog theme. One can not mess with perfection. It’s the same in Japanese as Pink becomes Pinku.. so we can’t really weeb it  up either. I am rather unlucky and clumsy but that could easily result in a negative nickname but we might be able to craft it into something cute.  Pinkie is not my real name of course though I kind of wish it was. In real life I am mostly known and referred to as Denise but that is only part of the full name and than there is babetised named yada yada.. So Pinkie D is cute and retro. Still if you can improve on Pinkie I think you are very smart. Luckilily I know a bunch of guys that can help!

Weird Question Time: What is the most ticklish part of your body?

I don’t really like being tickled, I have less body control than others so triggering a tickling reaction usually has me flailing all about. I kind of panic at that loss of control because I have slapped children in the face by accident when losing motor control, I have destroyed a friend’s glasses for tickling me and there was nothing I could do. So for your own safety do not tickle me. I do not really get tickeling either.. when do you tickle?

I am not particularly ticklish either like my reaction is more to a people manipulating my body to make me feel something weird.. as to enjoyment or aversion to tickling.  My hand palms are super sensitive though. Carrying shopping bags can be a real problem as it really hurts and tickling my hand palms does something similar. Too much input ! So weird.

Nominate 10-20 People

Thats a lot of people but sure here we go:

Hitari Otaku Station
Secluded Observations
Fanficton Anime World
Geek-Nabe
Master Mix Movies
Al’s Manga Blog
Geek Girl Joy
Inskime
Blerdy Otome
Lita Kino (When back from Hiatus)

Ask your nominees 5 questions
Including one weird or funny question.

1.
What is your favorite board game/tabletop game.

2.
What is your favorite (anime) companion “creature” or general mascotte.
(Examples Happy, Pikachu but also BB8 from Star Wars)

3.
What is an overused trope in fiction you still like no matter how often it is used? If you don’t have any.. pick the one you mind the least.

4.
Zombie Apocalypse, Alien invasion or A.I.  revolting against man which one will happen and whose side will you be on? Doing what?

5.
The weird question, this one had to be at least a bit tricky to answer so this is a TAG question.
Step 1: You have to set up a date for Pinkie ,which blogger do you set her up with? (tag  the blogger you )
Step 2: Pinkie will set you up for a date in return which blogger would you like to be set up with. (tag the suggestion)

Put Up A Link to your Best Blog

This rule of the blog tag is the one I will be breaking.  I am not in a very confident mood about my writing, nor do I think that my best post in my own eyes would hold any value. So I would like to ask my dear readers which one of my posts is their favorite. What do you enjoy reading?  That would help the blog out a lot more than me promoting something you may not like right. So I would like to conclude on that. At the very bottom of this post those who got nominated can find a copy pastable version of the rules. I look forward to seeing all of your blog posts and your comments! Love you al l and enjoy your stay in Paradise.

Bonus Feature: Copy Pastable Blog Tag Rules

Rules for the Mystery Blogger Award

  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer 5 questions from the nominee.
  • Nominate 10 – 20 bloggers.
  • Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question.
  • Share the link to your best post.

Too Many People Think I am Real Neat: My Final Real Neat Blog Tag

So I have been nominated for the Real Neat Blogger award again! Banzai! This time by the geek girl I based nominated on the random word of Equinox! That is right Joy tagged me right back! At the beginning of the year 2020 I started with a tag week! Right after I finished it the Iridium Eye also nominated me  one of these so guess what I am combining these again! So I think these are my fourth and fifth nominations? I guess I am pretty neat! Yay

Warning: Pinke is a Buzzkill!

I am breaking the chain with this tag however. Normally we display rules , ask new questions and nominate others, however most people I know went around multiple times. Like four or more! I think this is a good place to call it quits! It is a great tag but maybe it should rest for a bit.. at least untill we gain some new bloggers or if I discover some. Untill then I will break the chain. If you really want to do this tag still. Pick any 7 questions of the ones asked to me or check out my old post and nominate yourself!

Joy’s Questions:

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Question 1: Coffee. Tea. Vodka or pick a legal Inhalant.

I’m Dutch so my options of legal inhalants are a bit wider than that of most people. Yet when I tried to inhale my first attempt of weed I actually set my sigaret on fire,. Using a water bottle I had attempted to make a bong to make it a bit easier on me.. which was a tip I got. You make a hole into a bottle filled with a bit of water let the bottle fill with smoke and inhale trough the bottle cap. However with burning paper setting the little bottle on fire I quickly got covered in melting plastic and those fumes .. though making me lightheaded did not give me much joy. I also burned myself a lot on tea and on Coffee so I guess my answer would have to be Vodka, though I do prefer Hibiki Japanese Whiskey as my absolute favorite, the softer flavor or the swedish Absolut Wodka can be nice from time to time… and their bottles also look neat.

Question 2: Favorite Season: Summer Winter Spring oR Fall

My blog is set on a fictional tropical island! I am pretty sure it that already telegraphs which season is my favorite. I am definitely a summer girl. People wear more colourful outfits, the heat is really nice for my tense body and muscles and I can wander my streets in daylight for a long time without the fear of encountering creeps as the streets are so lively no one really bothers you. Going out swimming with my friends is really nice as well and I love the japanese melon game..though of course I have hurt myself when playing that.

Question 3: Even if Music is not your Thing  what song is currently on top of your playlist

I feel that this question is directed very straight forward towards me. I actually do not have a playlist. So I will show you the last two songs I listened to. Why two? Because one was on my phone and one was on my laptop! I am unsure which one I watched last!

(It makes sense that I watched this)
(This one is a bit weirder though)

Question 4:  You are suddenly named queen of the world. What do you do?

First of all I would not abdict my throne to Joy! I am to selfish for that. Secondly I would check if I am on a ship. If I am on a ship when I become queen of the world I would get the frick off that thing. If I actually become queen of the world I would first quit twitter. That isn’t going to give much positive feedback.  My first act as a queen would be to ensure my wealth, I have lived in moderate poverty for long enough and if I get a lucky break I make sure as Bad Devil Emoji Place, that I am not wasting it.

Then I would continue my quest to make the world a more positive place. I’d put a small fee on posting complaints online. For example if you do not like the new game , you’ll have to pay to burn it to the ground. Being positive will get you credits you can use to redeem cute little prices. Joy can make the program for that! So instead of writing “the new Warcraft sucks” people can rejoice together how good the orginal one was and earn credits to get like a free humble bundle .. or a cute plushie of your queen. Queen Pinkie.. taxing negativity…but  free health insurance!

Question 5: Imagine you have the ability to learn anything what do you learn?

Is the ability finite? If so I would like to learn the ability to learn anything. Omniscience is a great power to have and it would make me wealthy. I could make my own cure, I could use the power to improve the life of so many. I would totally go for it. Again I would not just do it out of the kindness of my heart.. even though I want the world to improve I want myself to improve as well. If we are talking about straight up skills or knowledge though, Japanese would be a serious contender, but I would love to be the only person in the world who understands how the youtube algorithm works even more. I would be close to godly! That is even better than being a queen.

Question 6: What is your favorite or least favorite moment in life thus far?

Well my least favorite moment would definitely be when I . kinda , died?  My heart has issues at times and this one time it got really bad while shopping. I was gone for a bit but luckily I returned. I only vaguely remember the whole incident but at one point there was this awareness that hit me… which was very humbling and frightening. In a way it felt almost like drowning. I felt like a current was dragging me away when I tried fighting it.

My favorite moment in life is a harder one but I guess I would have to say my first big anime convention that I visited in a non blogger capacity. Before than I actually got an internship (unpaid)  to blog and I visited a few conventions to promote japanese credit cards. The first convention I went to in full free time we rented his beautifull AirBnB and it was just an amazing time balancing the con with a few parties at the house and just having a swell time with friends I shared a passion with. Which was by then still a new experience for me.. I could be me and I had trouble to be that before.

Question 7 Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa invites you as one of the observers to ride on his 2023 chartered SpaceX Starship trip around the moon (seemingly actually going to happen) and it’s it’s basically a once in a lifetime opportunity… do you go? Why/why not?

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I would probably pass. First of all even though I am a Blogger, I would not consider myself an artist. So I would have to be that special single woman he can take to share the experience with. While I am not above flirting with a billionaire to be better off maybe, he is to young. I would ruin to much of his life with false pretences. Like for a year or five .. I can live with that.. but more? That is a no go. I do not like children and he has three. Plus he is a he.. so nothing could ever happen.

As for the whole moon experience.. meh.. Space travel seems uncomfy and I can experience zero gravity here. I see the moon pass by often enough so passing by the moon kinda seems redundant.  I would not appreciate it as much as other people would. Space is empty, the moon is just a rock, we all glorify it on mass but that´s a bit medieval thinking in my opinion.If I want to make a trip around a dead rock I might just visit Wales at least there is food there.

Bonus Question : One dark night, in the middle of the day, two dead boys got up to play. Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot each other. Two deaf policeman heard the noise, came to rescue two dead boys… and if you don’t believe my lie, it’s true… ask the blind man he saw it too! So… where were you and what is your spurious alibi?

Let’s see .. since it is a dark night for me and in the middle of the day the two boy got up I most certainly was in another time zone! Which already is an alibi itself. Since deaf people cant hear clearly deaf is an Acronym for Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, so I assume they were guards.Since I am Dutch I must have been traveling or I would be in the same time zone. Since it’s dark for me and mid day for them it would have to be at least 8 hours later.. Japan is in that time zone so I am most likely there. Later would put me in New Guinea  and I have no interest in that.To be able to shoot each other after drawing the swords the boys must have been using the combination lefaucheux pinfire revolver and sword.

If being dead did not give it away yet, being able to face each other while back to back must mean the boys are zombies. Being able to spin their head on their undead necks. The gun sword is a french creation meaning the zombies most likely came from there! Clearly the blind man used to be able to see..but after this happend he lost his sight. Making me believe the zombie boys attacked his eyes. Therefore he is now blind..but still saw.. indicating the zombies are hostile to humans. So where was I? In Japan fleeing this zombie apocalypse thing that is going on my my home region.

(Zombies that are CHILDEREN? EEw hard pass!)

Irridium Eye’s Questions:

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Question 1: What is one obscure movie or anime that you know of that you wish was more popular. 

None really. I think obscurity usually stems from being catered to a more defined demographic.  While what is popular should be more available to everyone. Either the message of those movies and anime would have to be generalised or it would not gain popularity for the right reasons.  Wolf Children the anime movie may deserve more love.. but meh, I do not think the taste of others is needed to validate my tastes and most gems I like for being that one of thing. I do not need a sequel so I do not mind being alone in my love.

Question 2: The Iridium Eye is very vocal about film plagiarism issues. Like Inception Stealing from Paprika or the Lion King plagiarizing Kimba the White Lion. What Original film, tv series or anime would you not want to see ripped off at all costs.

While I very much get this stance I do not have an issue with it as much Inception is generally not made for the crowd that watches Paprika most of us have only known about Kimba because of the Lion King. So I do think  there is a risk in never being ripped of at all. I like Kimba better and Paprika wins over inception for me.. but most likely I would not have watched them without being aware.

Is it okay to not be original? No .. but the truth will get out and people can see what truly inspired you. We can see Inception as a lesser Paprika.. or a Lion King as the shameless rip off. That is punishment enough. plagiarism helped me discover gems and unmask fakers. My tastes are pretty generic.. bright colours, magical girls, CGDCT. In this day and age I see so much things being used in various forms I am not sure where the original comes from. Mostly when Hollywood does an orginal idea now it is competly overhyped and kinda feels snobbish to me.

Question 3: Who is the most underrated composer in your opinion

Hiroshige Tonomura plain and simple! Why? Because he made this! This man made my childhood!

Question 4: Which Country would you like to see some cinema from that is not your homeland

Well after the Oscars Korea might be a good pick. I am not a big fan of dutch cinema. It’s very explicit, lots of naked and lots of focus on sexual relationships in every genre of movie. We are the horney teenagers of the movie industrie.Famous foreign flicks are often too gimmicky for me though. To heavy handed. Famous movies that aren’t english are oftenly all sucm metaphorical mazes or idealogical sinkholes I feel like I am in bible school. So perhaps just a bollywood movie! Don’t get me wrong those art pieces are nice to watch from time to time and can truly touch me, but they will never be my favorite films. So maybe something from India! That will be a good time!

Question 5: What is your biggest issue with the current Hollywood scene.

The negativity surrounding it. Like with games, the movie crowd is more focussed on seeing what sticks. We all know how bad Cats is, we all had major tantrums over Star Wars and sonics looks. We are being treated like we own the films and have a say in what should and should not be. These movie makers have their visions but we need avengers style humor in everything, we need representation for everyone. We need to see ideas rehashed we like. Movies should be written by it’s makes not by their test audience. If something is bad we do not need cinemasins to point it out or Nostalgia Critic to try and be funny about it. Let’s focus on what is good rather than rewriting Hollywood with hate.

The Razzie goes to us! Demanding that we get what we want! No creativity!

Question 6: Finish this Idea (Name of the progatnis here) would be the most interesting hero ever if…?

Ash Ketchum would have been the most interesting hero if he ever grew up.  I really had trouble with this question. Which hero could I change for the better in the eyes of everyone. While I have written several what if’s in my past I do not think I could raise a hero to new heights. Luke Skywalker meant so much to many people because of how he was written, to improve on him feels pretentious. So I am sticking to a development we basically all could get behind. To those who grew up with Gen 1 Pokémon Ash was kind of our peer.  Our age give or take and if he had aged alongside us during this journey.. at our rate it might have made the pokemon anime something truely unique. Ash winning the Aolan league would have been much bigger.

(If only)

Question 7: What none actor should try voice acting what role should they take.

These days it’s kind of hard to find a celebrity that doesn’t  do it all. Do we count youtubers who voice on their channels? I would for that reason exclude all those epic trailer voice peoples. Lately I  have been watching videos of bassist Davie504. The way he says EPIC, SLAP, Call the Police, you have small Pee Pee.. makes me think he would be good in a funny fighting game as the “fight” “Finish him” kind of guy.

I could also see  Jaiden from Jaiden Animations do some snarky girl main character of a cartoon like Angela Anaconda. Her videos have that quality to it and it would be fun to see her play something that is really not her.

Now I apologise for being the buzzkill that ends the tag here but again if you really wish to do these tag still, just go ahead! Pick any questions from this list or from my old post which you can find here!

Making the Internet a Happier Place : The Super Happy Love Award

Each week on the Internet it’s something people are chasing with torches and pitchforks. Whether it is burning someone’s career for a horrible tweet of 10 years ago, or trying to ruin a game company for making the first actually bad game in their career. Nowadays we even want to corporately murder companies for not producing AS good of an anime or AS good of a game as their prequel ones.  In fact if they are not better and improved in EVERY single way and if it does not have EVERY similar feature the BEST of their genre have to offer, it means they are 0/10. If you like something that isn’t perfect you are an idiot as well. Well I say enough! I do not want to live in such a world and I am fighting back! For every skull shaped cloud of hate they will release, I will release a muffin topped with a cotton candy cloud with shimmer sprinkles of love! And I need your help! Enter The Super Happy Love Award

It’s time to heal the internet, for to long has our safe space been a feeding ground teaching us to be as negative as possible. With this blog tag we start making a vaccine! We show that passion can be genuine! We give love to those who deserve it and praise the ones that have done something important for us.  The ones we love , even when fictional, are oftenly only human after all. With this blog tag I want to spread love for all the fandoms and united fans in positivity again! No longer will we shake our heads and say “this isn’t the <insert fandom> that we used to know.. they destroyed our beloved. NO! We stand together and join forces and turn this into “Remember the time that <insert fandom> did this amazing thing! I LOVE IT!. How will we do it? With this blog tag? How does it work? Well here are the rules.

Happy Little Rules

This is a fairly simple blog-tag , even though it has a BIT more rules than most others. Why?! You will see… teehee!

  1. Thank the one who tagged you and if at all please tag the original post as well. This is my first blog tag and a bit of a passion project so I would like to see where it spreads! Oh and use Super-Happy-Love as a tag!
  2. Display the Super Happy Love Logo in your post Share the rules!
  3. Choose a minimum of 2 out of these 6 prompts to answer in this blog! More is always allowed! These six prompts are as follows!
    – Tell about a person you love, this can be a friend, partner but also a celebrity or even youtuber who means a lot to you. As long as they once took breath on this earthly realm you are allowed to  pick them… Tell us why you love them.
    Write something about a fandom or franchise you love. It can be your favorite game series or about just about anything that is bigger than just a single product! Tell us why you live this so much!
    Tell us something about a character that you love. Do you have a Waifu, a Husbando, maybe a mentor or someone who taught you a valuable lesson. Tell us why you love them.
    – Tell us something about a piece of music that you love. Does a anime intro mean a lot to you? Did you have a special memory to a pop song, like your first dance at your wedding? Maybe a piece of video game music? If you love it, you should tell us why!
    Show us why you love a piece of media so much! A Book, A Game, A Anime, A Movie maybe even a random piece of fan art, you are free to pick as long as you can show us why you love it.
    – 
    Write something about yourself that you love! For those who like a challenge, there is a hard mode in this blog prompt as well. Tell us why you love a certain aspect of yourself
  4. Put on your rose tinted glasses. For once you are allowed to gush about the things that you love without having to balance it out with negatives so that you seem objective. In fact your are actively encouraged not to bring negativity into this tag. So no “Nowadays.. <topic>  is poopoo but back in my days.. .it was great. Just say it was great! Love is blind after all!
  5. Tag 6 bloggers you love so they can take on this challenge as well.
  6. Everyone who comments something lovely about your post ALSO gets nominated. (Should they so choose)

Why does the number six appear so often? It’s the number of Venus, goddess of love.  So please try to respect the number of nominees if at all possible. Since I created this tag I shall answer all questions.

Tell us something about a person you love

There are so many people I love, but I guess this spot has got to go to my best friend. Let’s call her Bean. She will get why and she is a small sprout!  Bean and I have only met a little over two years ago but in this time she became incredibly important to me. I had a rough time when I met Bean. Struggling with my identity and my friends where moving away. She is a person I could very deeply connect with. While I have plenty of friends I can talk deeply with I have had little geek friends who could associate with my mindset. If I felt sad it was either.. let’s go to a big party a drink the pain away or let’s go to the sauna to relax. Bean and me go hunting pokemon together, we have a quick lunch and gossip, we watch pokémon movies together or a hilariously bad horror movie. With Bean I never have to pretend to be someone else or more mature, with Bean I can make jokes without having the fear that she would not understand. 

Before the age of Bean I went out drinking with normie friends and a female friend got a major burn on a friend. I shouted..ooooh you don’t need a burn heal you need a full restore. I found that so funny myself that I nearly peed myself. My friends however almost hurt themself in confusion. Bean is different though! Bean gets me, she would laugh at this stupid joke.. probably even harder than me as she adores little memes and has this delightfully silly sense of humor.  With Bean I can weeb out and yell Nani and Kawaii! She understands what those means and is more inclined to buy me the thing as a gift! If I yell Kawaii around my normal friends they think I bit my tongue! Bean also treats me to lunch a lot and I am very grateful for those! She is an amazing friend I can really connect with like no other!

Write something about a franchise you love

I doubt this will come as a surprise but I love Pokémon! I love everything about it.  Ever since those magical first steps on 6 december 1999 the games have never let me go.  Even before that the anime warmed my heart. I cried the entire day at the Bye Bye Butterfree episode and when it looked like Ash was giving up Pikachu I cried again. I was so proud when I beat the pokemon league in my first game , and I showed everyone my amazing Parasect and was amazed finding out they had a Golem. I have traveled across the lands searching far and wide and I thank game freak for everything they have done for me. Without them I would not have been the same.. or as strong of a person.

Pokémon made me more sociable, it showed me the power of a fanbase and how despite our differences we can be united through love. I swooned over a sylveon plush with people I do not know and we both ended up encouraging getting one. I met new people,  who accepted me, I played adventures I never thought I would. I was introduced to my love for trading card games trough this and I had my first mini LARP. On top of bucket list is visiting the pokémon café in Tokyo and have a Mew Fluffy Marshmallow Drink , as well as spending a lot of my money there on cute plates and adorable dishes. Maybe I will never have the money but at least it gave me a dream. Something to chase after. The franchise is the reason that I am part of this wonderful online community that is called WordPress! And now I can fight to make the internet a more happy place! With my pokémon buddies by my side!

Tell us something about a character that you love

There are plenty of characters I loved and I already talked about a fair amount of them. Since I do want to offer something new it’s time to talk about another fictional character that I absolutely adore. That character might seem like a very weird one to adore so much but she deserves every bit of my love and more. That character first appeared in the Lego Movie as part of Emmett’s crew and the oddball  Leader of cloud Cuckoo Land her unique and pink design immediately inspired me. She fights for positivity and smiles and does so in her completely unique way. Throughout the entire movie she has the most cartoony depiction, changing colours and even shapes based on her emotions and thusly appears to be very open. Her fight for positivity make her a perfect character as the one to be loved in this first Super Happy Love Award post.

Unikitty also has her own cartoon show simply named Unikitty in which we get more of the lovable cat unicorn to love.  We see a character that has her cheeks change based on what emotion she feels, never really hiding what you feel. We see a character that serves as an inspiration for anyone who isn’t standard. It is okay to be you, no matter what you are, no matter how different you are. We see other characters attempt this but none are as surreal as Unikitty. She loves parties, sparkly things, positivity , cute things and cheering people up. She dislikes her arch nemesis Master Frown, unfriendly individuals, negativity and candy corn! So .. while I have difficulty relating to most human characters I have no issue relating to this rainbow, colour changing unicorn cat thing made out of legos… I love it!

Tell us something about a piece of music you love

Now I could talk about Ducktales the moon theme again but I will not. I will talk about another piece of game music.  I am going to talk about A Hat in Time : New Adventure. This song came to me in a time I was suffering some gaming fatigue. Yet within minutes after playing Hat in Time, I felt that old magic I should feel as a gamer again. New Adventure to me signifies that feeling. So to me it’s a song about the magic of gaming. About finding your inner child and playing. We become Hat Kid.. a platform hero who also likes  to play around and have fun. This song is all about having fun.

The theme is also remixed into other tracks of the game, like You Are All Bad Guys phase 3, in a way it is hat kid’s theme without being named as such. It’s a song about the innocence and loving fun. For that reason I used this as the theme also as the personal theme for my Eldritch OC Luma. In a contemporary fantasy campaign my group has to raise an Eldritch Baby and keep her safe from the evil forces of R’lyeh since she is the only one who can destroy the breaches between Earth and the realm of chaos beyond time and space. I made new friends with this campaign and love writing it and hosting sessions every day. It is so much fun and I love role playing the character of Luma. Each time I get to play her theme a smile appears on my face and the worries of the day wash away.

Show us why you you love  a piece of media so much.

I could cheap out and write something about my favorite pokémon game but honestly I love so much of them I would not know where to start. Like I already told you I would one day love to own an original NES with a copy of Ducktales.. or even have a ducktales cartridge made as an art piece on my wall. Another game I have strong memories about like that is the Nintendo 64 version of smash.  I used to play this one with my little sister in a fairly unconventional way. We would play mostly with Kirby and and Pikachu.. her being Pikachu and me being the pink blob that Sakurai blessed us with. We would play tiny sketches. For example.. Pikachu is traveling to his vacation by Great Fox on the Sector Z stage. Kirby tries to engage in conversation and make a friend while Pikachu wants to be left alone. They end up fighting , Kirby still thinking this is play.

Each time we would play a new sort of sketch and come up with a new tiny adventure. Everytime we would get out of school we would start of with this like a little ritual. After that homework and if we finished it we would meet again in front of the tv. If we finished homework early we would play a few more matches before our shows would start. One of my favorite sketches we did was Mario and Luigi having a Moustache contest. Where they argue who had the more beautiful moustache. Loser had to shave of their moustache. It was all so silly but it was one of the closest memories I have with my sister. It was one of few things that fully could bring us together and often mom would come watch and bring us some crips, a nice little family moment all made possible through a video game.

Write something about yourself that you love

So this  is the hardest part to talk about but here we go. I love the little child in myself. For a thirty three year old I might not be the maturest woman of my age. I still love unicorns, I talk to imaginary creatures and I often pretend to be a princess. and I sometimes play with plushies for a bit. Last night I failed a picture Captcha because I had to select two specific pictures and I felt bad for the other picture that looked cuter so I clicked it as well. It deserved a click. If someone talks about harming a imaginary creature or talks bad about a cutie I still feel for it because maybe in some alternate reality those things can still hear us. Maybe we have not discovered yet that there are other forms of intelligence that we just not comprehend. So I even try to treat my plushies nice.. just in case.

Of course I can face reality and lose that magic to appear more as a coherent person. I could look at a game that I dislike and think it’s just a stupid piece of plastic. Yet  in my world maybe to some extend it has some feelings. Maybe a developer who worked really hard just wished with all their might that someone would love that thing they made and that by saying kind words I could make them a little bit happier as well. I mean I will always be honest, if you ask me for my opinion you will get MY opinion.. and not a lie fabricated to please you, but I also think there is no need to be unnecessarily harsh to things… because you never know! Maybe sometime it will come alive! Maybe to a certain extend  our mind set can influence the world if we are more positive. Maybe I am naive for liking something even if it’s not the best thing ever and that I just enjoy playing with it. Yet it is a thing that also allows me to love live and appreciate little things. By thinking just a bit like a kid, we can add some shine to things they do deserve but from adults rarely get.

Six Bloggers I love

Now it is time for the nominees. Here nominated six bloggers we love or we love to take on this challenge.  Some kind words for those bloggers are in order I think.

A girl and her anime:

She nominated me for my first blog tag, so I figured it would be fitting to nominate her for my first blog tag. 

Fred from A Natural:

Someone who made me more positive about myself and helped me find more love for myself. I think he deserves to spread the love around.

Irina from Drunken Anime Blog

Was there ever any doubt? I know she is really busy and doesn’t have a lot of spare time, but I feel that this blog tag is right up her alley!

Foovay’s Cauldron

Foovay has expressed very positive reactions to my aspirations to make this blog tag a thing so I really feel she deserves a nomination. 

Megan a Geeky Gal

I tag Megan a lot but that is because I really love her writing style, I have seen her take on many blog tags across the web. Might as well make her set complete with this new one!

K at the movies

Finally I nominated Kat from K at the movies. It is said that K can defeat me in combat but as the ancient old phrase goes. Make love .. not war!  This blog tag gets K a chance to live by that motto. 

And remember, if you are not tagged but you love my blog and leave a nice comment you ARE nominated! It’s in the rules!

Two People Think I am Real Neat, Now I am REAL BEAT! (The Neat Blogger Award)

It’s Blog-tag week in Paradise! This week I try to resolve all tags I had opened during my little winter depression. Two of these were Real Neat Blogger Awards. Initially I planned to make this two posts during this week but it would kinda feel fillery! So I decided to Gatai my nominations. Sorry for the long post.. I have no potatoes. The oldest nomination came from Everything is Bad for You and more recent one came from Geeknabe! I would like to thank both these blogs for these nominations and like my last few posts. You can visit their websites by clicking on the cocktails below this textblock. I shall be breaking the tag 7 rule as well in advance because literally everybody I know has done these several times or has nominations coming up the wazoo. I will get creative with it instead.  Now have some cocktails and enjoy the ride.

(Geek Nabe)

(Everything is Bad for You)

The Real Neat Rules

Blog Tags have rules…most of the time,  so here’s a list of them.
1. Display the logo
2. Thank the bloggers for the award.
3. Answer the questions from the one who nominated you.
4. Nominate 7 to 10 bloggers.
5. Ask them 7 questions.

I will come up with seven new questions to keep the tag alive. So let’s get down to answer questions. Tags will be completely as will the amount.
We are in round 3 or 4 for most so those who don’t want this, I simply nominated pro forma. If you want to do this let me know in the comments and I will “randomly” add you to the list! Now Question Time.. there’s 14 so thats a lot! I alternate them between blogs.. because it’s fun!

Is there a game, book, or other work that you’d like to experience but that you can’t because it’s untranslated, not ported, or otherwise inaccessible?
(Everything is Bad for you)

The answer to this game is a lot more complicated than it might appear. I am not a big book girl so if there is a book in a language I can’t read, I am most likely not really aware of it. As for games , the official answer would be yes , I would love to play Mother 3, Captain  Rainbow , Seiken Densetsu 3 (A Secret of Mana game) but truth of the matter is I can. Plenty of fans around the world work hard to put out their fan translations of games we can’t otherwise play on the interwebs. While we can raise questions about legality and copyright with these works there’s also a case to be made for it to be fine. As long as the original creators or holder of the copyright does not take loss on this, I do not see the harm. As long as there is no way to enjoy a particular source trough official channels I will go about it another way and as soon as the game legit appears and I really like it , like Mother 3, I’ll buy it anyway. Among my geeky pals I have access to all consoles, except for Xbox one, but I don’t like anything unique on that anyway. I really believe if you REALLY want something you can get it. I even played Japanese games with a translator sitting next to me! Sometimes in life you have to cheat a bit! I always wanted a unicorn.. so I play Pokémon where I have 75, I really like riding coasters so I sometimes pretend not to have a heart issue. If you want something there more than likely is a way.

It is 2020, What is your favorite anime of the past decade?
(GeekNabe)

Well, my favorite anime of all time Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is of the decade before that so now I have to look up air dates of the ones that follow. Steins Gate and Kill La Kill belong to my all time favorites of this age. While I prefer the emotional journey and they pay off of Steins Gate in the end the slow start makes it so that I would re-watch Kill la Kill sooner.  Those two have a beginning and an end. School Live or Gakkougurashi might have been up there as well if I did not get one of those “and now buy the manga “ endings. Shovel-Kun was Bae. Still I haven’t decided which of the earlier two I like best. I really like closing line of Steins Gate. “Close your eyes” ..YAAAAAY! Yet Kill la Kill had so much amazing characters. It holds two of my favorite characters of all times. Yeah I can not choose! It’s a tie!
*Booo Pinkie!  Booooo*

What’s one work that really affected you or stuck with you in the last year, and why do you think it did?
(Everything is Bad for you)

In 2019 I played the game Rakuen for the first time, even though it released in 2017, I got it gifted from someone buying a humble bundle. This game hit waaaay too close to home. I am beginning to cry about it even if just thinking about it. Unfortunately I can not explain this without spoiling it, but I guess that goes for this line of question in general, because we can’t really explain why something hit us without telling what it is about.
Rakuen is a puzzle-adventure game, in which you play a boy and his mother. You start in the hospital playing a boy with a paper helmet on his head.. you already got a clue what is going on here. When you know that Rakuen means paradise in Japanese you have a pretty darn good idea what this game will be about. The boy and his mother bounce back between the real world and a colorful fantasy world full with amazing creatures that seem like they have a lot in common with the other patients in the hospital, the grumpy bear looks a lot like that grumpy grandpa in room 101 and the little bunnything like girl seems a lot like that stubborn girl in room 103 and so forth. The fantasy world also leads to the memory of the patients in the hospitals, a “dungeon” of sorts were you piece their story together. This will reward you with the characters in the fantasy world singing parts of a song that allows you to defeat the evil and grant acces to Rakuen. I nearly mummified myself after vinishing this game. I cried that hard.

The characters are done so well, the build up to their story, while not subtle (if you ever had anyone in your life deal with cancer and know anything about medication applied it’s spelled out right from the first moment with a chart that boy can read0 it just feels so real, mixed with a bit of anime drama sure but darn. My own heart condition put me in such a place a couple of years ago, doctors basically had given up hope and I was very close to my game over. The right medicine came just at the right time and maybe a miracle as well, but the point is, I have been in that ward. This game nails it’s metaphors and it’s dialogues so well that I am sure the lead designer is basing this off first hand experience. From the ways the doctors talk to the patients, to the dialogue between them and the whole atmosphere in the place. It’s a dead-on match for reality. With its 16 bit graphics it might not look like much, but I could smell the hospital, I could hear the voices, I could even imagine the fantasy world for my own. It’s something you do when your in those grey or green halls. You look for an escape so this game made way to much sense to me! Thus resulting in me crying my eyes out.

What anime character left the strongest impression on you?
(Geek Nabe)

Kamina from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. He has become a sort of guru to me. Our drill is the one that shall pierce the heavens, his catchphrase is something that inspires me to do what I do. As humans we can think extremely limited and Kamina is the one to teaches us to shatter that limits of what we believe in.  Kamina is the symbol of mind over matter. Whether it’s pulling an impossibly long katana from a scabbard, creating Gattai, where it should not be possible or inspiring the weak to rise above themselves allowing them to do something they should never have been able too. If you want something, just make it it happen. While Kamina’s teachings do come with the danger of being disappointed or dejected with how reality works he also shows us that at one point we kind of stopped dreaming. Before we dreamed of putting a man on the moon, exploring the seas and building walls to stop our enemies from entering (the china one.. I will not talk about the Trump one). Those feats seemed impossible but we made them possible. Nowadays we have to keep track of reality and keep things real to much. The age of the dreamer has ended but Kamina shows me that we still need dreamers. Sign me up! My pinknes is the one that shall reclour the heavens.

If you could revive one series what series would it be and why?
(Everything is Bad for You)

Firefly would kind of be a cheap answer here but of course I would love to see that again.  Yet in Geeknabe’s first question I already told I would have loved to see School Live come to a much more satisfying ending as well. Since I haven’t read the manga I would not know how the concept holds up over time though, so perhaps I would be better off choosing something what would have been awesome throughout. No Game No Life! was something I would have loved to see reach it’s conclusion. The world building was great, the whole concept was amazing and while the relation between our two protagonists was a bit creepy at times I would have loft to see this series continue.  No prequels, no reboot , I want this story to go on! I want to see how Blanc will will it all!.I would also not mind if Katekyo Hitman Reborn continued, I really would love to see how the Vongola Family would move to their next adventures. But yeah lets keep it at no Game no Life as my official answer.

Who is your Waifu?

The pool of gay girl, non lewd,  characters that I know of is kinda shallow. I would love a Tohru of my own but I would never take her from her Kobayashi. Their love is to nice with their own little Kanna.  I tend to stick with Dark Magician girl, there’s multiple copies so I don’t rob her from anyone, she has cute summon animations and is a magical girl which is a plus, but she still is kinda lewd and flirty. I am not a very sexual person so I do not know how compatible we are. Ideally .. if I could have any girl in the world and make her love me, as much as she loves love interest my ideal Waifu would be Ako Tamaki from And You Thought There Never Were any girls online. She is adorable, loves to roleplay, loves games, has a lot of pink stuff and she’s totally innocent.  She is also a Yandere type of character, with the right amount of craziness I look for in a girl. I bet she would love to play D&D with me as well. She looks beautiful as well, I love her eyes ,her hair and just her cute little mannerisms. Her online avatar even wears pink! She’s so perfect! Well except for her being in love with a boy….
So I guess I am waifu single?

 When it comes to music, do you prefer songs with vocals and lyrics or instrumental pieces, or do you have a preference at all?  If you prefer one type over the other, why do you think that is?
(Everything is Bad for You)

I am not a big music person , to me music on it’s own is a bit generic, it is a modifier to other things, like how salt and pepper season your dish, music can season your movie or game, or even your blogging.  I prefer instrumental songs vastly over the ones with lyrics. For how I use most music having lyrics is a bit detrimental. I cant blog while hearing people yell other texts than the one I am typing, During Tabletop roleplay it harder to talk or understand each other.  Strangely enough I really like it when someone puts lyrics to to instrumental song though. The best example is the ONLY song I seem to talk about. The Duck Tales Moon theme. Disney in a master Stroke interwoven this theme in Della Duck’s history. The song has evolved over the years and has become not only a part of a game, but a  part of the franchise, in seasoning that has surpassed the ages. It feels as a reward for enjoying the instrumental song we eventually we unlock the lyrics! Woop woop! Unlockables!

What is your take on fans’ acclaimed Top 3 (Naruto/Bleach/One Piece)?
(Geeknabe)

Bleach is still in there? Really? I mean if the Bounto Arc did not kill it I certainly expected the Fullbring art to kill the love. The ending of the manga felt insanely rushed and the introduction of the kids was very horrible. That being said there is nothing inherently wrong with standard shounen like this, in fact I do think it is an requirement. The Top 3 is a gateway drug that leads people into anime and manga so I am glad they do what they do. Without them I would have never met my friends. I may have outgrown them and I am not the biggest fan on how they are written in this day and age but we do need them. I’d feel these 3 are the second step of anime. The first being Pokémon/DBZ/Sailor Moon, and the competition shows like Beyblade, Yugioh and Medabots. The first step  doesn’t draw you into anime but makes you appreciate it, the second step.. brings you into the fandom. I don’t even think these shows are too bad. They just feel somewhat bland to me and in case of all three their pacing is not very good.

When was the last time you bought a magazine, newspaper, or other form of print media?
(Everything is Bad for You)

I bought Is This a Zombie Part 3  about nine months and honestly I paid quite a bit too much for it. I feel most printed media that is being sold is too expensive. We have too many options that are just so much cheaper Living in a 23 square meter studio, printed media oftenly becomes clutter to quickly. As a dutchie I oftenly pay to much for a manga.  Dollar prices are euro prices even if there is a significant exchange rate, if the price is in pounds however we do pay the exchange rate plus we round it off to “round” numbers. Magazines are outdated, rarely am I interested in an entire magazine but instead would have bought it for one or two articles, now I can read those online.  Though I do miss the physical sensation of having something to read in my hand I do not feel that is worth giving up that night in town, or skip dinner for a day for. I either have to recycle the magazine, create shelf space for a manga or save up news papers for a month until I can put them to the street. While I would love to have printed media if I had money and space right now..as is there are cheaper and more practical alternatives.

What Advice do you have to new Bloggers ?
(GeekNabe)

I have to do a post on this as well in the next tag so be sure to watch that one as well. So let’s advice something here that is not in tommorows one. I guess here I would like to say to all you new bloggers out there is to find your community yourself. WordPress isn’t magic to gain followers you will need to follow others as well, be social, leave a comment. Blogging may seem like it’s a single player game but in reality it is an MMO. Blogging is a social activity. We do care about your opinion but we might not be able to find you right away.  So don’t be a stranger and say hi. So many other wonderful bloggers will help you grow and expand your blog, like how these tags do so nicely.Be part of WordPress, Blogvinn or whatever type of media you prefer, don’t just be the boss of your own little domain.
Don’t get obsessed with the number game to start with , but yeah as a blogger you want to be read otherwise you’d just write in your diary. To be read, be seen, do not be a lurker we mostly are positive persons with the same hobbies as you and we would love to hear your ideas but we also want to share ours with you.

Is there a holiday you don’t get to celebrate but that you wish you could?
(Everything is bad for you)

I have nagged about not celebrating christmas enough so let’s take it in another direction. The Twelfth of January will be Kiss a Ginger Day a holiday that has been a tradition in like 28 households across the world since 2009. On this day you find a significant ginger in your life and give them a kiss. Unfortunately I shall not  be participating because of my super powers. My super power allows me to be so panda that any act of lewdness or more than platonic affection for one reason or another doesn’t happen. Besides that I do not know any gingers I could kiss on the cheek platonically, without being whacked with an Umbrella. I’d wish I had a ginger to kiss because I do sorta like ginger girls, especially if they also wear glasses. On February the 5th we celebrate World Nutella day, which I also won’t be joining. Even though I do like Nutella I can’t really afford premium brands like that, let alone eat it for an entire day. On that day I am not particularly hungry anyway because on that same day there is “Shower with a Friend day” A day to raise awareness for chlorine contamination and water spillage. I bet a lot of people can combine those two into something lewd but I will not be covered  in italian chocolat paste and then be forced to shower with a friend. I’d take just the Nutella..because I have no work.. I better pick up store brand… and there you go! Question answered!

What anime would you recommend to your friends that have never seen a single episode in their life?
(Geeknabe)

That totally depends on if the friend is  legitimately interested in viewing one of my past times or if they want to check it out to laugh at me or see if there is really squids that violate people. A genuinely interested friend, I would start of with something fairly normal yet special, like Erased or Your Name or School Life if they like  certain shows on tv or movies in the genre. People who joke about anime and laughingly ask me to put something on for them so they can see how weird and stupid it is I show Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro Chan, Akikan,  Cat Soup or FLCL. You do not mess with my passions, if you think I am weird, I shall create a drill that will shatter your mind on how weird exactly I am! Who the hell do you think I am! I am a person who watches girls whack a guy with a guitar on the head and pull robots out of it.. see soda cans wage a war of love and see a cat bring it’s brain dead relative on an adventure! So never ask me to show you anime to mock me! I will Girl und Panzer your ass and force you to watch through it all! and that is if you catch me in a good mood. Teehee!
Erased really is a good show for most normies though I think. It’s a nice plot with enough anime charm put in it.

If you had to create a new holiday, when would it be and what would it involve?
(Everything is bad for you)

Well first of all you get a jar of nutella, rub it on a friend than you go shower together… wait…………that already happens…frizzlesticks! Kidding aside if I had to create a holiday it would be all about you.
During Christmas we spend time with our family, with thanksgiving we are grateful for all the things we have received, during valentine’s day we honour our love, we have days for our war heroes, our deities, Be it god and jesus on easter, Mohammed Allah or the Shinto Gods. Even the Flying Spaghtti Monster is celebrated, during Talk-Like-A-Pirate-Day on the nineteenth of September Pastafarians honour their god.  Yet not a single holiday focuses on the most important person in your life … YOU!
I’d create a holiday where everyone buys a little present for themselves. Be it a spa day, be it your favorite piece of chocolate. It’s celebrate by doing you. If you want to check in a hotel and eat a toblerone from the hotelbar while wearing their bathrobe and watching sappy chick flicks away from your family or getting liquored up in a bar with all of your mates. Whatever gives you that perfect little moment of happiness. It’s a day where being selfish is allowed.. just for once!  Holidays always teach us to live for others, to donate too charity to give others the largest piece of chicken. One the first of may , I may order tapas just for me, I may treat myself to a luxury bath bomb or I may stay in bed the entire day. I matter on the first of may!

What is your opinion on fanservice in anime ?
( Geeknabe)

I am gonna assume this means boobies and jiggly butts, because I have no problem whatsoever with the other kind of fan service.. like you know Goku who has Gohan’s old hat or the power pole on a shelf, or A jojo character doing the pose of an older jojo character to show their lineage.. I love that stuff.  As for the jigglies I do not care much about them, if it makes people happy I do not mind giving up a second or two from my series for a jiggle animation, it means nothing to me. As long as it’s not detrimental to the show. High School of the Dead if for example annoyed me to no end. All those weird shower scenes with the teacher added nothing. I think the second episode of Fire Force also added a scene like that but that got better ever since. Keijo for example I really quite enjoyed because the fan service is in favor of plot advancement. I can even appreciate jokes where a female character is saved by her physical qualities. However scenes that are just about boobs or butts or sexual innuendo I do not care about at all. While I can get attracted to a personality, like Ako or Dark Magician girl kinda do.. I would not feel the same at all if I just saw a drawing. In real life or anime, a naked woman slipping on a soap bar with boobs flopping around doesn’t really tickle my fancy.

I could have a house filled women without clothes and I would not feel a thing. I find clothes a lot sexier than flesh as it expresses much more personality I know something of that person. Attraction to me is about forming a bond and I would need to see someone interact with me, A woman D cup, without clothes sitting on my couch, watching the tv would make me less aroused as as an A Cup girl in a winter coat winking at me and beckoning me over.  So I do not get fan service or it’s appeal at all, its visual stimuli without an invitation. Like if someone shows me a picture of a Kobé Steak, with a 1000 dollar bottle red wine, foie gras and other stuff. I won’t really get hungry by that because it’s not going to happen, not in a million years. Show me an add for the pizza place next door and I just might be hungry..and still not for that picture but for the actual pizza across the street. I just do not find fanservice sexy at all, nor gross or demeaning so as long as I get my content from the episode I am fine. Otherwise it’s just as annoying as those overly long One Piece Flashbacks

Seven Questions

Now for my seven questions, these will put you in the shoes of some famous anime characters or worlds. Let’s see if you all can roleplay a little! Please do not answer any of these questions with “I would not do that..If I make you roleplay an evil character , you are still yourself…but EVIL!

1. If you could do the fusion dance with any character from anime, who would you fuse with and how would you be called when fused

2, If you gathered the seven Dragon Balls, what would be your wish?

3. What would be your Devil Fruit if you had to eat one.

4. If you were Shou(ette) Tucker and you had , a boy/girlfriend/lover , a best friend or a single parent which one would you use for a chimera and would you fuse them with a dog, a chicken or a cow? Also WHY!?

5. If you got a Geass that could save ONE but only ONE character in Code Geass from death which one would you save?

6. If you were Maximillion Pegasus, which blogger his/her parents soul would you steal to make them do a collaboration with you?.

7.If you were a homunculus in Fullmetal Alchemist, what would be your Sin and how would that relate to your abilities.

Nominations

So yeah who to nominate? Last time I could use a song but this time I can’t. So I use a random word generator to make a random word appear and tag a blogger that I think matches the word the best.
Here we go

Word 1:  Wagon
Nominee: Hikari
Reason: Wagon… Station Wagon.. Station.. Otaku Station
Yep I am really amazing at this!

Word 2: Pluck
Nominee: Crow
Reason: A Crow is a bird and you pluck a bird
I also considered  Krystallina for this but I don’t think you can pluck a penguin

Word 3: Fossil
Nominee: Inkisbane
Reason: He said he was really old

Word 4 :Stock
Nominee: Krystallina
Reason: Penguins might not be pluckable but I bet you can make a very nice stock out of them.

Word Number 5: Equinox
Noiminee: GeekGirlJoy
Reason: Equinox sounds like a perfect name for a robot

Word Number 6: Reserve
Nominee; Irina
Reason: All the quality booze has Reserve in the name.
I know she probably has way too much tags to deal with but who knows

Word Number 7: Conversation
Nominee: Blerdy Otome
Reason: In Otome games it’s all about the conversation.

Wanna join these people in the questions? Let me know in the comments!
See you in more taggy stuff in the next one!