A Sunny Sunday: The Sunshine Blogger Award

It’s finally time! About a week ago we we nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award. With lots of social stuff I had to attend as some really sore muscles throughout the entire week it took me seven whole days to get to this.  Once more I would like to thank A Girl and her Anime for the nomination. I have handed the questions to reporter Pinkie Cherryblossom who will hold a short interview.

Thank you Pinkie! Amelia  from A Girl And Her Anime came up with these questions so mad props to her! Would you kindly visit her blog? Since I said “Would you Kindly?”  it means you all are going to have to do it! She writes some pretty insightful stuff as well as some fun reviews. She seems like an amazing person that deserves more followers. Then again she might be an alien mastermind coming to earth trying to charm way to an otaku army, you never know. Yet what are the chances that two of those happen to have the exact same idea and even follow each others blog. So nevermind that I am sure she is awesome! Moving on!

The Sunshine Blogger award has some rules which I will post near the end. I’d say most of you by now have seen these post before now anyway so I am sure you know. Let’s get down to these questions Pinkie if you please take a seat I will ask us the questions Amelia came up with. Even though she tagged 11 bloggers the first question she came up with seems to be made JUST for us! So thank you for that one!
Question number one is…..!

If you were a Pokémon, what sort of Pokémon would you be?

I wish I could say I was a Sylveon..It’s all about love and that is really big for me, and with a lot of pink and cute ribbons it is totally my style. It’s a bit of my spirit animal. However my friends always call me Pancham, because it’s a Panda. It has become a meme on how pure my mind is, I never understand sex jokes, I never get inuendo and I am honestly not all that interested in the physical stuff to a point of not at all. To my friends amusement I always seem to miss any lewd moments as well. If we are watching an anime, the moment I get up there will be a risque scene, when I get back the scene is over.  When two friends are making out.. I get distracted by a butterfly passing outside and completely miss it. One night a friend was joking and asking ‘What if Pinkie does see something lewd? Will the universe explode?’ He wanted to put something on his tv but at that exact moment the batteries of his remote control were drained. That’s when I became the ultimate Panda. So my Pokémon would have to reflect that as well. I really do feel like I would be a fairy-type though so lets say I am a regional form Pancham that is a Fairy-Psychic type (A nice counter part to the dark-fightingy type, pangoro grows into)  also to reflect I really like Kawaii stuff but also to play mind games with people.I would have pixilate as an ability.. because I’d love to make normal stuff cute and I could still show my love throughout the move Return that way!
That is a move that deals more damage if the Pokémon loves it’s trainer a lot. If I like you well enough I will fight super hard for you, so it seems like a great fit.

Do  you play video games? If so what have you been playing recently?

Well will not cheese this one and say I have been playing Pokémon Let’s Go, Pokémon Snap and Pokémon Ultra Sun… I do but those are all like stuff I normally talk in this blog about. What I have been playing most recently is Ducktales Remastered. Ducks are some of my favorite animals. When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother what will I be? She sighed and just put on Disney. Ducktales was one of the first TV shows I ever loved. To this day I have fuzzy memories and I ADORE the 2017 remake. Because I was a total dojikko (a clumsy girl)   when I was young, because it would turn out there was something wrong with, I never really liked playing outside. It would always end up with me falling from or into something. If that didn’t happen I would get stuck somewhere. It was stressful. So my parents decided to buy me a NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) with Super Mario Bros 3 and Ducktales as starting games. Mario 3 was nice, but I was in love with Ducktales. It was Shovel Knight, 25 years before Shovel Knight and it was the game that turned me into a gamer. Like a lot of games it has gotten a remake that I played with a friend once (at their place) but now it is being pulled of the market and going away for ever. So shout out to Kurtis for gifting me this one!

What is your favorite colour: Any particular reason why it’s your favorite?

Pinkie’s favorite colour is pink! I bet you didn’t see that one coming if you have ever been to my blog. Pink has a deeper meaning to me though then just being cute. I never grew up very girly, due to my faulty build the other girls and I grew apart, as my lack of grace resulted in me not really liking the stuff they liked and feeling happier with a controller in my hand. I could exert an amount of control over my actions in games I lacked in real life.  So I became a bit of a tomboy/loner/geek with teenage mutant ninja turtle shirts and the likes in an attempt to at least belong somewhere.. like being that girl that is one of the guys but who was never accepted as one either and a lot of bullying ensued .. mostly because I moved so weirdly . Itt took me many years to find that out and just around the time I was finally becoming me around when I was 22. I started to experiment with pink clothes. Around that same time I got very sick, my muscle issues seemed to tax my heart now as well. We didn’t exactly know what was wrong so I had to visit a lot of hospitals At the time I had a pink pyjama and pink bathrobes . In the hospital it’s not that hard for you to feel like just a number or patient X. I wasn’t at one ward each time I was at different places so it even felt more like that. It very much looked like there wasn’t going to be a future for me at all at that time which resulted in a bit of an existential crisis that I would die and no one would remember, that I would be a person that is truly gone straight away. Yet I got a bit better, a medicine was found that helped me greatly.  Doctors a lot more positive began to refer to me by my super pink look, calling me Pinkie. I developed a persona alongside it as a coping mechanism which turned out to be much closer to my actual core self.. but not as afraid and held back by the bullying i received in the past. It represented my repressed self, my true self and ever since that time I connect pink to the strength to be me the freedom to be me.

What is your favorite thing to do during summer?

Sorry about the long answers before this one! Amelia sure picked her questions neatly! There was a lot of stuff to tell.  My favorite thing to do during summer is stroll around on a boulevard on the late evening, the sun warming my muscles, the feeling of a vaction you can have while strolling through a place where everything seems to move just a tiny bit slower than it normally would, seeing that bit of heat distortion way ahead towards your destination. Just by the look of the sky being able to tell that tomorrow is going to be another great day The freedom and the level of comfort are great. Shall I go out with some friends for a drink? Shall I buy that cute purse in the window tomorrow. I love all those things , but that toasty summer stroll where everything is still possible is my favorite moment.

Ghibli is obviously very popular , but what movie do you think is the most overrated?

Honestly? I think all of them are at least a bit overrated. I do like them quite a lot but I do find some of them a bit overly artsy as well. They might impress me more than your average film, they might have the stronger messages behind them but I for one prefer to be entertained .
The Wind rises i saw in a premiere for example. With messages what we should not let technology pass us by and creative choices like having all engines be made by voice effects to make them sound more warm and personal is great. I sit there and nod my head going! Good Show that is impressive. When I watch the second Gurren Laggan movie I am not thinking , wow that’s impressive or  that is such a clever allegory. No when I watch that movie I am shouting at my screen. “WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE” , extending my hand to help Giga drill break and in their first movie, when Simon and Kamina Gatai for the first time I am like kicking the floor in a giddy excitement. Ghibli can make me laugh, and it can make me cry but it can never take me on a real roller coaster of emotions. They feel like the Louvre museum of anime. Mad respect to the Louvre.. but when I am in Paris I much rather go to Disneyland

If you could travel back in time, when you travel and why?

Tokyo 1991. The Gameboy has just come out and Satoshi Tajiri will soon talk to Miyamoto about developing the link cable, during which they would talk about transferring insects. A concept that would  lead to development of Pokémon. I plan to go there and steal their pitch! So I can own the Pokémon IP, of course I would still entrust Game Freak with the idea after, but think of all the money I would have and I would be the princess or queen even of Pokémon. Sure I could help the world by altering a historic event but that’s boring!  I am going to be honest, I’d rather be rich than a hero, I deserve some good times as well.

As a the new leader of a country, what is the first law you introduce?

This is a hard one, I could spout some idealistic nonsense that is never going to happen anyway like ‘everyone’ is forced to love each other but this is not enforceable and it would  kill individuality if it works. No I would instead create the ‘my opinion’ law . It’s a harsh one as it would forbid any form of social influencing media from phrasing their opinions as facts.
‘People who can’t play Tracer should be shot … would be an illegal titel for your post. ‘I think people who can’t play Tracer should be shot’  would be fine. A lot of negativity in this world comes from big youtubers saying something is bad, convincing people their is only one correct opinion, if creates conflict and division. When we forbid people to claim their opinions as factual and make them say that this is only their opinion, it is much harsher to cause harm to anyone.  Don’t believe in a non-binary gender system? Saying “there is only males and females is hurtful’ hearing ‘In my opinion gender IS binary’ might be disappointing but is never hurtful. Both offender and offensee can realise there are two sides to this coin. We can learn to respect each others opinions because they are forced to be spoken out as such. A single opinion never has the power to change you, you can however choose to heed the opinion. So gone with the Count Dankula’s in this world and goodbye to “you are stupid and should die”  In my nation you’ll read “I think you are stupid and should die instead’ It already stings less, and over time maybe we can fix this weird ass Political Correct purgatory we are creating for ourselves.  and actually start being ourselves rather than our newly invented emblem or classical stereotype. If we know our enemies are just giving their opinon, we can hug them better.

Have you been reading anything lately?

I’ve been reading the Pokémon Adventures Manga as well as a bit of Is This A Zombie?It’s been a while since I read an actual good book. I’ve been trying to read Dan Brown’s origin but I don’t have a lot of positive things to say about that one. I’ve also been reading the D&D 5th GM manual and player handbook a lot! Those are technically books.  Finally I have been reading all of your blogs, they are all amazing, yours is even a little better than that of my others readers but that is a secret between us two okay?

Tell us about your favourite film

I actually have two. My regular answer to what my favorite movie is would be.  Catch me if you can.   I love the story of the young con-artist pretending to be a pilot, lawyer and doctor. Dicaprio portrays Frank Abagnale perfectly.  Tom Hanks playing the FBI agent who is after him is done exceptionally well, I root for both sides I watch the movie. It’s such a compelling story with a great soundtrack, stellar acting and basically anything a girl can wish for in a good movie. It’s definitely my favorite good movie and if you haven’t seen it yet you should definitely check it out.

My REAL favourite movie however would have to be Tommy Wisseau’s the room. The BEST worst movie ever. It is such a cringeworthy watch each time, yet it has become so much more than just a film to me.  I crossplayed Wiseau, I met people because of the movie, I went to special theaters, I carry plastic spoons when I see it. Whenever I see a small dog I go “hi doggie” even if I actually speak dutch. It gave us jokes inside our group of friends. We are even considering organising “tommy con’ It will not be an actual convention, it will just be fans of the movie gathering in a park.. dressed in a suit, tossing american footballs around. For those who don’t know what the Room is? The Room tells the story about Johny, and all American man (with a bit of an accent) who gets cheated on by his wife when his promotion falls trough. There are some other plothooks like a mother in law with cancer, which is never addressed, a  young boys issues with drugs, which isn’t really addressed or rounded out, characters appearing and vanishing from thin air… and random people who don’t live there having sex on the couch. There is a lot of spoons hidden in the movie as well as well as tossing the football. it is atrociously bad and almost unwatchable and I love every minute of my own.. and the friends I watch it with suffering.  James Franco made a movie about how bad this movie is called the disaster artist and that one was just as great.  All the stories surrounding The Room, make it something greater.

Put your music on shuffle. What are the first three songs to play?

My father was a musician and he always tried to force his music onto me, I never rebelled much as a teen, but I kinda rebelled to music in general,. Now I mostly listen weeaboo music or geek music. I never play any pop music or anything.  So I will just share the last tracks I listened trough videos.   

And one bonus song! Because it started playing right after and I felt bad in leaving this one off!

If you were to suggest an anime I had to watch, what would you recommend?

Way too known to be a proper suggestion would be Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, it’s my favorite anime ever by a landslide. A giga drill breaker caused landslide, that one is just so friggin amazing I have to actively try not to soil myself in excitement. However because it’s that amazing I think everyone in the world already knows about it and follow the Gospel of Kamina and Simon so the thing I am gonna recommend is…..
Selector Infected Wixoss.

A slightly more obscure 2014 anime about cute girls battling with cards to get their wish granted.  If you win 3 card battles you get your wish granted, if you lose 3 you’ll lose your wish forever as well as the little buddy that dwells inside your main card.Yet no one knows the true and dark secrets about this card battle game. The anime starts out incredibly slow but once the story starts rolling you have an extremely dark story that brings Madoka and Yu-gi-oh together  in a grim tale. Do not expect a happily ever after when you start this one because this goes in the shadows, this isn’t cute girls playing a children’s card game… this is some serious doodoo. The characters are nice and though nothing to special they work and you pelted with a million of them . If you like Madoka, and if you like to a slower moving story filled with intrigue and mystery, with the pay off mostly in the later half of the series, then this is a series  you should watch.

The Nominees!

Now I have to nominated 11 others bloggers to answer my questions and hand them this award. Honestly tracking down he wants a nomination or who has been nominated has become way to much work so I just picked those who I really want to ask these questions  too and those who deserve a little sunshine. And the Nominees are!

I know this is 12 but I am pretty sure Mallow or someone on this list went on a hiatus. so it should be fine! Congrats guys! You have been nice for me, provided me some neat content, impressed me or all! of the above!

The Rules

Now there are 5 rules , with me completely ignoring one because I do promoting my stuff on others blogs.
Rule number 1 Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their site so people can visit their website.
(Feel free however to ignore my entire nomination if you don’t want to to the award thing. I mainly picked some blogs I liked and which I felt would answers my questions in a funny way, could use some love or I have really seen working hard on their blog in the past few weeks, you wont have seven years of bad luck or something for not doing it)
Rule Number 2:  Answer the 11 questions your nominator, that would be me, asked in your post.
Rule Number 3 : Nominate 11 others bloggers and write up 11 new questions for them to answer.
Rule Number 4: Notify the nominee by commenting about the nomination on one of their posts.  (I linked recent posts of everyone so you get a notification rather than me going of topic in your comment box)
Rule Number 5: Display the Sunshine Blogger logo and list the rules!
Now for my questions, I made them a bit harder than your regular “what is your favorite” anime.  Just to see what kind of folks you actually are . Have fun!

The Questions

1. Is your blogging personality true to yourself or have you made some changes in the way you present yourself?
2. If you HAD to choose between the following which option would you pick? -Grant everyone in the world one year of perfect happiness.  -Grant your best friend in the whole wide world a lifetime full of happiness? Motivate your answer.
3. Do you still have a childhood toy you kept? If not which one do you regret giving up?
4.What do you like LEAST about our lovely blogging community?
5. You have to swap two main characters from (anime) series around.. for example Naruto and Goku… who would you choose and which of the series would you want to watch more.
6. If I gave you 50 dollars , (US)  what would you buy from it? You HAVE to spend it.
7. You have to direct a tv commercial for yourself, how would it go?
8. You had some time and money to spare to make a commercial for ME, how would that go?
9. Ranger, Bard, Paladin, Fighter, Rogue  Wizard, Druid or Cleric! What would be your class, (not your favored D&D class) define yourself as one of these classes. 
10. If you are a trading game card, which trading card game would you be in and what would be your effect?.
11. If you could run any other blog site for a week? Which blog would you choose and why?

This finishes my biggest post so far!  Remember participation is by choice , no need to actually do this if you do not want!  Don’t want to participate in the sunshiny goodness, or did you not make my list? Let me get to know you and answer up to two of these in the comments .
Remember little monsters
I am not weird just very pink!
Until we read again.







Pink-Poké-News Week 32

Week 32 has ended and with some amazing news for Pokémon this time! We have absolutely gotten some amazing pokémon news.  We updated you earlier about most of it in a breaking news post.  Today while I am actually spending a day at the zoo with my friends, we will look at the other news this week as well as briefly discuss the big announcement and the after effects. This is Pinkie Cherryblossom and this is Pink-Poké-News! (Insert standard news-jingle)

New Pokemon toys starting to appear.

The interest for Pokémon peeked this week, showing in a lot of tiny announcements.  Pokémon Crystal has shown again on the Nintendo EShop charts and everywhere little snippets of pokémon goodies are being released. Nanoblock has for example released three new building kits. In the form of Charizard Gyarados and Venusaur. Nanoblock is a lego like building set which has released a fair number of Pokémon so far and now as easily as visiting Amazon.com you and I can expand our sets with these new toys.  The Pokémon center has released a new adorable Psyduck figure We see psyduck using a confusion attack white stuck on some rocks! It’s cute and it’s tiny and it’s cheap! With being only 8 centimeters high (3.3 inches)  and 5 centimeters wide (2.3 inches) this one is easy to  display and even easier to buy, only costing $15,- this one is something I will definitely look out for once it comes here overseas.  Speaking of Psyduck, there has been an entire line of backpacks shirts and other printables released featuring this adorably bewildered duck. Yet again for now in pokécenters only, but that usually means it will become available for us in Europe as well! Not only psyduck received the love treatment, the waifu pokemon gardevoir also got a new figure at the center.  Gardevoir DX is slightly larger than the Psyduck gallery figure (about 11 by 9 centimeters or 5 by 4 inch). The display she attacks is moonblast which is depicted as a bright silver orb while she is surrounded by a silvery blue aura. Though the reporter loves this pokémon the action post of the figure is one of the lesser ones she has seen so far.

Shiny Turtwig to be the new community day shiny

Following their trend, Pokémon Go has unsurprisingly announced shiny Turtwig to be the next shiny to collect. The slightly darker green snapping turtle can be found on september 15th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM stardust earned will be tripled. Though this reporter does like Turtwig as a pokemon, she doesn’t think it’s a particularly good shiny. Her usual hunting friends will be out on a vacation then, thus leaving her to hunt alone.  The way Pokémon Go has recently been releasing content, which only seems to be based on filling box space with the same pokémon has caused this reporter many doubts if she should not just delete the entire application. However for now we shall continue to endure and see if anything good can come our way after this horrible team rocket expansion. We wish fans of the game the best in these times of barren and unfair content and hope the games soul can return soon.

Positive youtube buzz for Sword and Shield

The new Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer as we discussed it earlier is getting an enthusiastic response from the youtube community. With all the negativity surrounding the No-National-dex and Dexit debacles, it is nice to see that the pokemon community can still enjoy the announcement of new things for their beloved franchise. While people are calling for a boycott because not every pokémon will be in, most youtubers seem to be moving on beyond the hate. Both the announced Galarian form have been quite positively received by the slew of youtubers ths reporter follows on the topic.  Though some find Galarian weezing to silly, and others find Galarian zigzagoon to lazy everyone seems to at least enjoy one of two at least. Linoone new evolution has been receiving the most flack. Obstagoon is being compared to Gene Simmons a lot and rightfully so. This pokémon does seem truly inspired by him, to some people’s annoyance. The reporter herself is actually not all that bothered and thinks the pokémon does look kind of cool lifting it from a standard badger. Even better than that  Gene Simmons , in an interview with Newsweek, told he felt flattered by the game paying homage to KISS. HE acknowledged Pokémon has become a part of our culture ever since kids first discovered it. He felt flattered and honoured that pokemon would pay such a tribute to his band. So let’s take this as a win for the pokémon fanbdom shall we?

Pokémon Masters, officially live in Canada and Singapore

Easily this reporters most anticipated mobile launch of the year Pokémon Masters is now officially live in Canada and Singapore. Pre-registration for others countries will become available as time passes by. With the game coming officially life, it will not be long until we will be starting seeing some reviews   So far the game seems to be received quite well. The sharpest critique we heard so far is the fact that you aren’t able to use your daily discount summons, (a single trainer recruitment at a reduced cost) with free coins. The game tracks your stacks of cash separately, in game earned cash and paid cash. This seems a bit harsh but can also help greatly for parents to have some oversight in their kids spendings. We will be eagerly awaiting the critical reviews to see if this game will actually be any good.  Reader can expect Chibi Pinkie to put in a review of the game as well as soon as it becomes available in her playstore.

Pinkie’s Pokémon nominated for a  sunshine blogger award.

In week 32 Pinkie’s Pokémon has gained about 6 new followers, to which this reporter extends her warmest of welcomes and eternal gratitude, putting is well on course to make our target of 50 followers around the middle of November. The website A GIRL & HER ANIME has provided us with a nomination for a sunshine blogger award. We are very happy to receive such a nomination and will tro to place the post in the coming week.
Thank you for this wonderful thing! For this post I am to answer 11 questions, and nominate 11 other bloggers on the medium.
After which I have to ask them 11 different questions. The 11 question am answering for you guys will be :

  • If you were a Pokémon, what sort of Pokémon would you be?
  • Do you play video games? If so, what game have you been playing recently?
  • What’s your favourite colour? Any particular reason why it’s your favourite?
  • What’s your favourite thing to do during summer?
  • Ghibli is obviously very popular, but which movie do you think is the most overrated?
  • If you could travel back in time, when would you travel to and why?
  • As the new leader of a country, what is the first law you introduce?
  • Have you been reading anything recently?
  • Tell us about your favourite film.
  • Put your music on shuffle. What are the first three songs to play?
  • If you were to suggest an anime I had to watch, what would you recommend?

Now I am going to bend the rules here a little bit because of the large amount of overlap in invitations, as most of the geeky bloggers follow each other, i’d have a hard time nominating people. So I would like to ask my readers if you would like to receive a nomination and answer my 11 questions. (which will be different and sometimes maybe a bit hard).
Though I feel you all deserve a nomination I would think some of you would rather focus on their own content and some might be really eager to sink their teeth into this. I do have my own picks which I will use but I would also like people to step up and say! Hey I like a nomination. I’d feel sad if I nominated someone who’d rather not do it and overlook someone who really wanted this. After all everyone deserves a chance to shine!

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor sunshine blogger award
I considered hue shifting all the sunflowers to pink…but I gave up on that effort

Are we ready for week 33? Would you like to be nominated for the sunshine blogger award? Do you have a question you would like to see added to those 11 as a form of bonus content Let me know in the comments and if I am not eaten by lions, beaten to a pulp by goraliisas or gored by penguins, I will get back to you! Enjoy the rest of your weekends my little monsters and remember,
I am not weird just very pink!
Until we read again.