I find it silly how in the majority of my posts, I’m always making fun of myself for being too negative and then the next thing I know, I get the notification that I’ve been nominated for Pinkie’s super-happy-love award. I’ve been seeing it gracefully gliding around the community but I never expected it to reach the deep depths of the Inskihole! Thanks even though I hardly deserve it. Pinkie over at Pinkie’s Paradise is a blog I’ve only recently learned about (ikr, it took me this long) and I’m glad I did. Her posts have a contagious bright energy to them I can’t help but catch. I like reading them in the mornings especially. I’m like a walking zombie in the morning. Her posts’ warm and cozy fragrance always manage to inject some human energy us zombies need to thrive. If you haven’t read her award post, please do and once you do, spread the word!
Another thanks goes to our favorite internet villain, K, who somehow saw positivity over here deep inside the Inskihole. Thank you for seeing it fit to nominate me. I’ll stray away from negativity for this post. Just this once…
- 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!
- Display the Super Happy Love Logo in your post Share the rules!
- Choose a minimum of 2 out of these 6 prompts to answer in this blog! More is always allowed!
- you are actively encouraged not to bring negativity into this tag. (I will try! …Excluding my opening statements)
- Tag 6 bloggers you love so they can take on this challenge as well.
- Everyone who comments something lovely about your post ALSO gets nominated. (Should they so choose)
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.
The first person that comes to mind is my childhood friend, Johnathon. In terms of interests, we’re vastly different. I’m over here liking horror and romances whilst he likes bloody-fist actions and comedies. That’s only a taste of the surface level though. We were going down different roads before we had even reached a fork in the road. Nevertheless, our severe differences is a considerable factor as to why I enjoy spending time with him. He always has absurdly different opinions (yet rational) and its always a great deal of fun to talk to him. That sounds simple on paper, but to me, having fun with someone is a big thing especially considering I drop (boring) people as fast as I drop anime. On a more personal note, the past few years of my life have been lonely years of me spending time with manequins (metaphorically) and faking my identity and emotions thus resulting in a confused loss of it. Johnathon was always there to pick me up in times of need and he was the only person I felt like I could be myself around him. In fact, he was one of the only people there. I’m not/wasn’t 100% myself around him since that’s a very difficult feat to accomplish, but I was more me than I was around casuals. I’ve come to appreciate him a lot more than I did years prior before that time frame. No matter how different we may be, I’m glad we’re still great friends.
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!
I love Edgar Allen Poe!
I used to be a big reader back in elementary but then I stopped once I got my hands on this interesting thing called technology (I’m like the stereotype of “This is what technology does to kids”). In middle school, my english teacher actually read books and was around the literacy spiral so he had tons of high-quality reccommendations and knowledge. Along the line, he reccommended Edgar Allen Poe, and coincidentally, I had a collection of his short stories sitting on my shelf. I read it. I loved it. His writing is incredibly intricate and deep. It doesn’t hesitate to scare the living bejeezus out of me with intense voculary (I envy) and his stories offer under-the-surface themes executed in finesse. I spend hours thinking about them and get nowhere! I feel like I have my grasp on his messages and then, all of a sudden, I just lose them! Forever. It’s frustrating yet great fun. It’s like untying tangled earbuds. It can be fun or it can be excruciatingly frustrating. Or maybe that’s just me indulging in weird things like that. If you ever have tangled earbuds, just ask me. I will run over mountains and tread through water to untangle those bad boys for you.
Ahem, back on topic. Some of my favorites by Poe are Berenice, Hopfrog, The Pit and the Pendulum and the Murders in Rue Morgue. My all-time favs are probably Berenice or The Tell-Tale Heart. I haven’t read all of his stories though. I have yet to read stories like The Black Cat or The Balloon Hoax. Those are next on the list. Until then, here’s a picture of the collection I read them out of!
Tell us Something About a Character 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.
Edgar Allen Poe.
Okay, no more Poe fangirling from me. I don’t think he’d suffice as husbando material…If I’m going for a (personally) relevant approach, I’m seriously loving Reina from Sound! Euphonium right about now. Her curt attitude and courageous approaches sure to put all us yuri moths on edge are just plain badass! Plus, she rocks the trumpet. Everyone loves a girl who can rock the trumpet. Doubly so if they can use controlled dynamics. That’s a rare sight. All the trumpets in my band only know one dynamic: Fortissimo. Our band needs a Reina. Reina, as of now, is my top waifu in the vicinity. After watching the over-reactive and intense Kaguya from Love is War!, I appreciate Reina’s calm yet stong vigor. Despite her reserved attitude, her blaring, powerful trumpet really defines the inner demon in her that will do anything to win! I’m really loving Reina and it’s totally fine if she doesn’t hook up with Kumiko. This is fine.
Tell us Something about a Piece of Music 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!
It’s been a while since I’ve listened to the Doors but all of a sudden, I’m reminded of Jim Morrison through this award! Let’s choose him because ohmigosh yesssss!
I love the jazzy feel to their songs! They’re genuinely head-bopping tunes and you bet I was jamming out to those two. They’re some of my favs by the Doors. If I’m going to sneak in a little something negative and hope Pinkie doesn’t see, I’m a teensy bit frustrated that Billie Eilish directly ripped People are Strange off in Bury a Friend. Like…Billie…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.
Show? Two of my long-time friends fused together and surprised me with a hand-drawn sketch of Yuu and Touko from Bloom into You, one of my all-time favorite anime/manga. I don’t know how this may show my love since I wasn’t the one who drew it but at least I appreciate it wholeheartedly. In truth, I just want to show off my friend’s sketches. Buttttt, since we’re already here, I might as well show my love for My Hero Academia too in the form of more arts by this friend!
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
Oh my, this really is hard mode. How relentless of you Pinkie.
I suppose I like my confidence I have now. In the past, I often bent to the whims of others in order to be liked or appreciated. Without them, I felt worthless and lost. What am I without them defining me? How do I be myself without someone forcing an identity down my throat? In the past year (roughly around when I started blogging), I started trying to value myself more and have confidence in my individuality. I consider blogging a helping hand to that because by posting whatever I feel like, regardless of backlash, I feel like I gain a sense of individuality I didn’t harbor before – especially so when I post something that isn’t the consensus opinion. As of now, I have some musical posts in the works and a zodiac sign post which is probably a little off-key for an anime blog but I’m going for the goal anyway. I want to have the confidence to be able to post whatever I want and defend for my ideals without fearing for backlash. After all, this is my blog. Not anyone else’s. It took me a while to grasp that. Although those posts won’t be out for a while considering I’m still having anxiety before posting even after seven months, they’ll be out. After all, if I didn’t post them, this entire paragraph would be a lie.
In comparison to the Inskidee of the past, I’m a lot more confident than I ever was before and I can safely say that’s my favorite aspect of myself as of now.
Here are my nominees that I wanna see give this a shot. I’m eager to hear their responses. However, if you don’t want to do it, please don’t force yourself.
Thank you for reading!