ahhh, i’m so nervous how do I do these haha
So there I was, scrolling around Reddit like the productive individual I am when I get a notification that I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the amazing ThatRandomEditor in which I definitely suggest you go check out their blog. No really, it’ll be worth your time (Psst! My personal favorite from them is their Summer 2019 Seasonal Anime Wrap-up. Even though it’s not incredibly long; it’s a short and sweet post that sums up the major anime of Summer 2019 very nicely. Much better than I could ever word this season haha). I know it probably doesn’t look like it but I am secretly fangirling so hard rn undernenath these professional, lowercase letters we call words. Thank you for thinking my posts are somewhat commendable ThatRandomEditor! This is my first award ever on the site so I apologize if it seems a bit unorganized and spontaeneous. I’ll do my best to follow ThatRandomEditor’s lead and hopefully I won’t trip and fall along the way.
Rules of The Award
- Thank the Blogger who nominated you and link back to your site [Oh please, i’m way ahead of you rules].
- Answer the eleven questions the Blogger asked you [Okay, shouldn’t be too hard…i’m not profoundly sweating I swear].
- Nominate eleven new blogs to receive the award and write them eleven questions [Only eleven?!]
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
Answers to ThatRandomEditor’s Questions!
What was the first anime you watched?
It’s time for a little storytime! In grade school, I spent most of my time downstairs in my room on my computer doing who knows what and the only time I ever went upstairs was to eat otherwise my room was basically the only room I needed. I was hardcore Introvert Inskidee (and still am..). One day, I went upstairs to get a snack when I saw my mom watching a naked giant eating a poor struggling mother like a Mickey D hamburger. That’s right-you guessed it-Attack on Titan was my fated first anime. Instead of running away like any normal child, I fully enveloped myself into what was going on and before I knew it I had finished the entire first season with my mom. There goes my innocence, right down the drain. After having my first experience with a good anime, I ended up binging almost every anime on Netflix and here I am now! I don’t know if that’s something to brag about though…
What was the first manga you’ve read?
Ahh, this is a harder one. I remember first starting reading manga on a site called MangaMeow(?) which is now shut down and my first manga was either Fairytail, Beelzebub, Food Wars, or Naruto although i’m leaning more towards either Fairytail or Food Wars. For Fairytail, I started reading the manga simply because I was growing impatient for newer seasons to come out and somehow, I never grew tired of that same repetitve sequence Fairytail had. To me, it was like a gift from god and i’m really disappointed having to say that. For Food Wars, I started reading it simply because the cover looked nice and I was bored so what better way to spend my time than to read an anime about fanservice food?
What was the first light novel you’ve read?
It was definitely Highschool DxD. I don’t know why I decided to continue on with it past the many seasons it had but I did. I read Highschool DxD a long while back so it’s hard for me to recall anything besides remembering myself specifically enjoying it for odd reasons I will never remember. Currently, I barely ever read light novels and books in general unless required. Reading literature has never really been my thing.
Do you know Fire Emblem? Or at least played any video game?
Ahhh, I recall Fire Emblem. I’ve never played Fire Emblem but I do remember the kids in my primary school classes constantly talking about it to no end. Fire Emblem replaced the Pokemon craze other schools had; it was insane. In general, i’m not that big on Video Games. Ever so rarely do I decide to play a Video game but once i’m over with it’s narrative, I rarely ever get back on that game unless you count rhythm games which i’m constantly on at every chance I get. Especially Osu, can’t forget that infamous rhythm game!
Which anime database do you prefer (MAL, AniList, Anime Planet, etc.) do you prefer and why?
I don’t have much of an in-depth answer for this one. I use MAL on a weekly basis but I don’t really have a specific reason as to why. MAL was the only anime database I was familiar with and knew at the time so once I decided that I needed to keep track of my anime watching, MAL was the most convienient one. I wouldn’t mind switching over to a different, more reliable database now that I see how MAL is really like but I fear having to move all my anime over to that database and my endless PTW list that will never be empty. Responsibilites hurt, huh?
What is your preferred Demographic in anime? Shoujo, Shounen, Kodomomuke, Seinen or Josei?
Choosing between Seinen and Josei is tough but in the end, I always find myself confidently coming back to the Seinen genre. Almost all my favorites land in the Seinen genre such as Monster, Ping Pong the Animation, Berserk, Vinland Saga and so much more you have no idea. My all-time favorite manga ever, Oyasumi Pun-Pun, is a major contender for the Seinen genre and also the manga I blame for my biased likeness towards the Seinen genre. I’m currently re-reading Pun-Pun if that supports my fangirliness for the Seinen genre anymore than it does.
What is your favorite blog post that you’ve produced?
Ohooo~, pleasant question! My favorite would without a doubt be My Top 14 Webtoons you Should be Reading Right Now! post. I don’t traverse upon webtoons and manhwa as much as I do with anime so when I finally got the opportunity to share my favorites on Line Webtoon; I found myself writing away at that blog post for a time that felt so short but in reality, stretched for hours. It was fun to break away from my anime-only stuff and look at my other favorite hobby, manhwas! I hope to write more fun lists like that in the future. Even if no attention was given to that post, I would’ve been happy at least knowing I finished it thoroughly and confidently and didn’t leave my work unfinished like I always do!
Do you take Seasonal breaks from time to time?
I’ve been at this blog for four months but so far, nope. I haven’t taken a break longer than a week but I do plan on taking May off since May is when CASPs and evaluation tests start becoming a big deal at my school.
What part of blogging do you find the most challenging?
I find consistency the main issue with my blog. I want to be able to create a blog that doesn’t feel unnatural or choppy; a blog where you can just slide in and slide out with no big deal but my frequent inconsistent posts and late schelduled posts ruin that flow i’m aiming for completely. Even I find myself annoyed at my own work so imagine how other people reading this feel? Now that a new season has begun, getting out my TCNCs have made my blog more inconsistent than it’s ever been where one day i’d release three posts and another i’d release one and then another there’d be a two day gap before I release a cluster all at once. It’s infuriating and very upsetting. I hope to become more consistent with my blog in the near future and hopefully make it more pleasing for anyone who reads my posts including myself.
Do knowing spoilers beforehand actually ruin the experience?
This is a very nice question and I personally think, yes. They do. For example, of someone tells you exactly how the first episode of The Promised Neverland goes it’ll take alot out of the shock, thrill, utter surprise and despair you’ll feel when going in blind. For example, if someone exposes Itachi’s true identity to a viewer who’s only on the first season of Naruto, that’ll prevent them from growing hatred towards him and stunt all attachment and fiery hate you’re supposed to have towards him. Spoilers definitely ruin your experience on some level no matter how small it may be. Imagine watching Erased and someone spoils who the murderer is by the second episode. Imagine how boring of a viewing that would be. Spoilers are definitely a big no-no.
If you weren’t blogging, where would you be?
Hmmm…I don’t know, watching anime and then reccommending it to a few friends and leaving it at that? I started blogging so I could get my thoughts out into the open instead of keeping them all enclosed in my head so without blogging, I wouldn’t have as much insight into anime and literature as I have now. Getting your thoughts into the open and hearing feedback on it is a strong and valuable thing and I most likely wouldn’t look at anime as seriously and deeply as I do now.
Phew, I finished those, now to move onto the next hardest thing; Nominations!
- Anime Rants
- I Watched an Anime
- Sae with a K
- Anime Saved my Life!
- YuriReviews and More
- Nefarious Reviews
- The Only Shinyuu Site
- BlameSaiki’s Living Room [I found this one very recently but I immediately fell in love with their writing style and blog format it would be a crime to not put it here.]
- I Drink and Watch Anime
- Keiko’s Anime Blog [ThatRandomEditor also nominated your blog; I feel evil for putting more pressure].
I’m sure tons of these nominees have probably been through this same procedure many amounts of time but I just couldn’t help it…y’all are too cool to not pass up for this award…plus, I have questions I am dying to ask hehe.
- Why did you start blogging?
- What is your favorite anime genre and favorite anime in that genre?
- Do you find Blog Posts in general hard to write?
- What horror movie sterotype would you be and why?
- What is your guilty pleasure anime?
- What was the hardest thing for you to do during your time blogging?
- What’s your personality type? [Random question but i’ve always been obsessed with people’s personality type; they say alot. Mine is ISFP even though you didn’t ask].
- What’s your story on how you got into anime?
- What is your most commonly reoccuring emotion whilst blogging be it making blogs, reading other’s blogs, collaborating with other bloggers, projects, etc.
- If you could reccommend the entire world one anime to watch, (Side Note: They’re not allowed to not watch it) which one would it be?
- Oh no…i’m out of questions…uh…How done are you with Isekai at this point?
And Um…I think that’s all for this award? I didn’t miss anything? Thank you for your time and may you have a good day!