The Super Happy Love Blog Award!

I envy Pinkie’s graphic design skills. She rocks!

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…

  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!
  4. you are actively encouraged not to bring negativity into this tag. (I will try! …Excluding my opening statements)
  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)

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!

Image result for edgar allen poe book
way to go Inskidee you just had to choose the king of negativity (and the saddest life ever™) for this

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!

here is the dusty old one I’ve had for a while and the one Mr. English Teacher encouraged me to read
here is the new one I recently bought along with Riordan photo-bombing in the corner. Oh, you sneaky snake.

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.

Image result for lip bounce sound euphonium gif
This is fine, this is fine, this is fine, this is fine, this is fine, 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!

sorry for wrinkles, I’m horrible at preserving stuff, its shameful

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.

My Nominations

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!

26 thoughts on “The Super Happy Love Blog Award!

  1. Aww this is great! I love My Hero and Bloom Into You as well. And I’m actually on season 2 of Sound Euphonium right now! (I wish Reina and Kumiko were a real couple, sigh). I ended up doing mine recently but thank you for the nomination, that’s really cool 😀

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    1. No problem! After all the touching and heartfelt moments with Kumiko and Reina, it’s too painful having to see them be “just friends”… especially after that infamous lip bounce scene…that was just mean! I look forward to seeing your reply 😊

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    1. Thank you! I just can’t get enough of Reina! It’s a shame I’m already approaching the end of the second season after being with the series for so little. Sigh. On a positive side, there’s always the manga!

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      1. You’re certainly welcome. She had an interesting rivalry/relationship of sorts and yes, I know there was obvious shipping fodder. Reina is the trumpet queen in Sound! Euphonium. Yes, I used linguistic wordplay since her name is a false cognate for the Spanish word for “queen”.

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      2. Oh, wow! I uh, totally knew that about the linguistic thing. Totally. Her relationship with Kumiko was a solid selling point for me. She was engaging as an individual but when coupled with Kumiko? I just couldn’t get enough of their dynamic. We’re not even gonna start on that Yuri-baiting mess that forever taunts us…

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      3. Haha! I thought you would appreciate that joke. Languages can be fun even though I wouldn’t consider myself super fluent in others besides English (my Japanese is rusty and I’m still a noob when it comes to Lingala). The relationship aspect did work for both characters to develop. Yeah, there was definitely Yuri-baiting with the other characters even from what I saw in the first season.

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      4. I agree, languages are super fun! Especially wordplay! I always enjoy seeing jokes on linguistics even if I’m only super fluent in English. Then again, I’m constantly stumbling on my words in English too. I forgot how to spell “who” today and this is most definitely NOT the first time haha.

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      5. They certainly are. I enjoy wordplay. I do want to get better at those languages and others (I’ve been looking at Swahili, Spanish, and French to name a few). Don’t feel bad, since I’m sure I’ve made typos elsewhere. It’s why I’m strict about editing my books before I release them. Haha!

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  2. There are three poems I know by heart, and two of them are from Poe. I was just going to randomly put the final stanza of Eldorado in here, but I thought that would be a bit too weird.

    Also, I like the Inskihole. That made me chuckle when I read it. Although, I can’t see K being the Internet villain.

    Thanks for the tag. I’m looking forward to answering this one.

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    1. Eldorado! If you had wrote Eldorado on here, I would’ve sooo caught it followed by a fangirl spasm of course.

      Don’t worry, K isn’t as menacing a villain as I probably made him out to be. If he is in some alternate timeline, he’s probably one lovable villain!

      Thanks for your comment! I too look forward to your answer.

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      1. Gaily bedight, a gallant knight
        in sunshine and in shadow
        Had jouneyed long, singing a song
        In search of Eldorado.

        But he grew old, that knight so bold
        and o’er his heart fell a shadow.
        And he fell as he found, no spot of ground
        that looked like Eldorado

        And as his strength failed him at length
        He met a pilgrim shadow.
        “Shadow,” said he, “Where can it be?
        This land of Eldorado”

        O’er the mountains of the moon
        In the valley of the shadow
        Ride boldy, ride, the shade replied
        If you seek for Eldorado.

        Not sure of the punctuation and the line breaks. Honestly, that is how I remember it and I could be completely wrong. 🙂

        I’m a big fan of Poe’s poems. I even like Blues Traveler’s Runaround because it has a Poe reference in it. 🙂

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      2. Careful I heard if you say that name three times, K might appear in your comment section. Thanks for some nice gossip though you two are too kind.

        I like Poe and Reina so this was a fun read, I also like how this tag has turned into self-proclaimed negative writers showing some positive appreciation.

        Thanks for the mention, I appreciate you using my proper title and for apparently not agreeing with it.

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  3. This was a great post, I really like the energy of it. Great to hear about that great friend.. we all need people like that, and it’s nice to hear you find your confidence. Of course having recently taken on the search of a waifu watching Liz and the Blue Bird and Bloon into you I loved seeing the art and hearing about Sound Euphonium as well. Happy this post is getting around the blogsphere nicely and people seem to enjoy being positive and reading about it!

    Thank you for all the kind words as well 😀

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    1. No, I should thank you! It’s great seeing positivity rising amongst the Community thanks to this tag! This tag really lives up to it’s name and I’m glad I was able to do it. Hopefully this tag can spread to more places! 😁

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  4. I love this award and I am really loving reading everyones responses to it. Thank you for a lovely window view of Inskidee and BTW, I love Poe as well. The Black Cat was one of my favorites. Great description comparing him to tangled earbuds. I grinned, but I also get it, I really do. I have had a friend not dissimilar to yours and yes, it is wonderful having someone to talk to who doesn’t always agree but who has a reasonable explanation for their view and is willing to listen to your own. Blessedbe.

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    1. Right? It’s always fun for me when I meet someone of complete different tastes and opinions that also has respect for my own. Doubly so when it’s a close friend! After all, it’d be boring if we were all the same right?

      I’m too loving all the responses I’ve been seeing around! It really brightens the community up (even if the community was already a beacon to begin with). I’ve heard so much tempting things about The Black Cat yet for some reason, I still have yet to pick it up. Maybe I can finally read it later tonight? (big empathsis on the question mark). I finally watched Parasite so I’m in a good mood for more horror stories – especially one by the esteemed Poe!

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