The Paradise Weekly Gazette 6: 14 to 20 December

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

The Animinis

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

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

Samurai Flamenco – Final Episode – Naked Samurai Flamenco

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

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

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

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

Cowboy Bebop – Episode 6 –  Sympathy for the Devil

STAFF Posts

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

Pinkie’s Other Post

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

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

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

Camp Coconut Updates

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

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

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

Posts that Impressed Pinkie

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

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

Enamel Pin Heather!

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

Annie Wins a Contest

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

How I view Mallow’s Post

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

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

Pinkie Away from Keyboard

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

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

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

Plans

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

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

The Paradise Weekly Gazette 5: 7 December To 13 December

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

The Animinis

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

Digimon Adventure- Episode 14 – The King of Insects Clash

Samurai Flamenco – Episode 21 – Teaching Love

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

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

Hikaru no Go – Episode 25 – Fear and Impatience

Natsume Book of Friends – Episode 5 – Heart Coloured Ticket

Cowboy Bebop – Episode 5 – Ballad of Fallen Angels

Pinkie’s Other Posts

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

Well I created my Own Pokémon Steampunk game! 

Then I played a Blimp that went into space!

I watched a bad movie but really really enjoyed it!

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

Camp Coconut Updates

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

Posts that Impressed Pinkie

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

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

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

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

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

Pinkie Away From Keyboard

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

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

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

Plans

Content Stress!

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

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

The Paradise Weekly Gazette 2: 16 to 22 November

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

The Animinis

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

Samurai Flamenco – Episode 18 – Flamenco in Space

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

Flip Flappers – Episode 12 – Pure Howling

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

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

Animini Cowboy Bebop -Episode 2- Stray Dog Strut

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

Pinkie’s Other Posts

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

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

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

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

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

I wrote this post so you can linkception again!

Camp Coconut Updates

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

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

Posts that Impressed Pinkie

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

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


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

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

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

Pinkie Away From Keyboard

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

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

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

Plans

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

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

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

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

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