So I’ve Kinda Been Nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!

Once again I am super late with this post… but, better late than never, right? So it seems that I’ve been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by two super mega awesome bloggers, Ma. Venus Gamboa of Japanime Talks and Remyfool of The Lily Garden!!


So some background on these fabulous bloggers…. Venus is a very active member of the WordPress anime community and the owner of a fabulous anime blog! Venus writes a wide range of anime related posts, from reviews to how to’s, you’re sure to find something great, so definitely stop by and give her blog a read!! Remy is frickin awesome (plus his username is the same as my favorite X-Men) and runs one of the best yuri blogs I’ve ever seen! For me Remy is the authority on all things yuri, if it exists, you can be sure to find a post about it at the Lily Garden! So whether you’re a fan of yuri or just a regular otaku looking for something new, definitely check out the Lily Garden!! Again, thanks to both of you guys for nominating me, it really means alot to know that both of you thought I was worthy of the nomination!! 😀


  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write then 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Since I was nominated by two different bloggers, I have two sets of questions to answer…

Venus’s Questions

1. Hisoka or Chrollo? And why?

I’ve never watched Hunter x Hunter, so IDK. 

2. What was the most thought-provoking anime / manga you’ve watched/ read?

I guess the most thought-provoking anime for me would have to be Mushishi and for the most thought-provoking manga, that honor goes too Banana Fish  by Akimi Yoshida!

3. What was the most overrated AND underrated anime series you’ve encountered?

Let’s see, the most overrated anime series would have to be… One Piece? I’ve never really got what all the fuss was about, I tried to watch it a few times, but I just couldn’t get into it….

As for the most underrated series, that would have to be Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad. Everyone raves about K-On! but I don’t really see many people talking about Beck, which is a shame, because it’s really good!

4. If given a chance to rewrite a part of the Naruto series, which character death would you have prevented? Why? If none, why?

This is an unfair question… I’d try to bring them all back! But, I guess if I had to choose, I’d have to say Asuma, simply because he was about to have a kid… 

5. Have you done something so uncharacteristically hilarious in the name of anime? If yes, what is it?

I can’t dance, I was born with two left feet, so I tend to avoid dancing when I can. But, for some reason, I thought that it was a good idea to try and do the Hare Hare Yukai dance… I was not successful.

6. IF, by some astronomically thin chance, anime and manga gets banned, what would be the FIRST THING you’ll do?

Hide my manga stash…

7. Who’s your favorite FEMALE anime character of all times? Why?

I answered this question when I did the 30 Day Anime Challenge back in July, but my all time favorite female anime character is Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop! Faye is my favorite character because she’s a BAMF! But, if you want a more in depth explanation, read this post!

8. What’s your primary motivation for blogging?

I blog, because I wanted to share my love of otome games with the world!! Most of my friends think I’m crazy for playing otome games, so I don’t really get to talk with too many people about them… Sure my BF will listen to me rave about them, but that is cruel and unusual punishment… But, I think I’m starting to wear down one of my RL friends!!

9. If given a chance to team up with another anime blogger for an awesome blog post, who will it be? Why?

I feel like this is a trick question lol… My PC answer is, I’d love to write a post with everyone! But, I guess if I had to choose just one blogger, I’d have to go with *cough* *cough* because *cough*…

10. What’s the most exotic food you’ve tasted so far?

I’m not very adventurous when it comes to my food, but I guess I’ll go with calamari… even though that isn’t very exotic 😛

11. What was that thing you did that you’re most proud of?

The research paper that I had published a few months ago! So much hard work and a few sleepless nights went into that paper, plus having a publication to my name comes with some added perks!!

Remy’s Questions

1. Coffee or tea?

There is no contest, after working in a Starbucks for 2 years the answer is always going to be tea… In fact, I hate coffee…

2. Pasta or rice?


3. Would you rather be an idealist or a pragmatic person (wow, such good questions! Seriously, I’ll try harder but this is painful at 2 AM)?

LMAO, this is actually a really good question, Remy! But, I’d have to go with pragmatic, there’s less disappointment that way.

4. Would you rather kiss a unrequited crush on the lips or be allowed to slap someone you hate a single time with no retaliation?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This is such a hard question, both options are just so appealing… damn, uh… The slap, final answer!

5. Say you are suddenly are in charge of pressing the button that gives a lethal injection to a criminal. Do you press the button or do you live the rest of your life with the Monster Mash song stuck in your head?

LOLOL these questions are hilarious! I’m actually playing this song while I answer this question and I can say without a doubt that I would push the button!

6. Could you eat 50 McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets in one sitting?

Hell yeah! I’ve actually done it before too!

7. How do you feel about Thanksgiving stuffing (okay, too many food questions. They are now banned)?

I dislike stuffing, I dunno, there is just something weird about it… and for the record I don’t care for gravy or potato salad either!

8. Would you rather be average at everything, or be peerless at one very specific thing but horribly subpar at everything else?

Ha, the latter is how a professor explained a PhD to me once… I’ll go with average, since I could at least make a living being average… 

9. What’s your favorite season of the year?

Autumn! I love watching the leaves change over, but, I’m really excited for the fall fashion… I live for boots and jackets!!

10. What’s the most disappointing anime you’ve ever watched?

Sword Art Online, season 1 was good, but everything after that was just a waste of my time. In fact I spend most of my time pretending the other seasons don’t exist!

11. How do you feel about rainy days?

I love rainy days… they just feel magical, like anything can happen!!

i choose you

My Nominations…

Katrina Sade of

Leafy of LEAFさんの夢が。。。

NEETaku of Just… My 2 Cents

Mr. Panda of Mr. Panda’s Video Game Reviews

Randomlynormalaya of Randomly Normal

Toreishi of Toreishi Games

bobbaandgames of Boba and Games

Mistress of Yaoi of Yaoi Playground

Scott of Mechanical Anime Reviews

Karin of Otome Tantei

My Questions…

  1. Apple or Android?
  2. In order to fly with Peter Pan you need to think of one happy thought. What would your happy thought be?
  3. How would you survive a horror movie? (You can make up any horror scenario you want… surprise me!)
  4. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?
  5. What is your favorite fairytale, folktale, or urban legend? Why?
  6. If you could be a Pokemon, which one would you be?
  7. If you could live anywhere (fictional or real) where would you choose to live?
  8. What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
  9. Tell me about an anime series that was so bad that you couldn’t finish it.
  10. Hajime No Ippo or Ashita No Joe?
  11. What would you do for an anime superpower?

62 thoughts on “So I’ve Kinda Been Nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!

    1. LOL In GA Chick-fil-A is king and their nuggets are to die for!! But when I went away to college, I met a girl that loved McNuggets! We’d always take Nugget breaks after classes lol

      Aww, thank you Krystallina!! 😀

      1. I think Chick-Fil-A is going to open their first restaurant in my state next year. I might be going on a trip next year that will take me near one, might try it since so many people rave about it.

  1. Congratulations on the award.
    I’d have gone with average on everything as well because it is kind of me already (with the exception of things that require any coordination in which case I’m already rubbish). Still, I’d rather be able to do most things okay than just be brilliant at one and fail at everything else.

    1. Aww thank you Karandi!! 😀

      My thoughts exactly!! Imagine being brilliant at something completely useless…

      Coordination and I have been enemies for awhile now lol

  2. Congratulations! I had a blast reading your responses! I’m always looking for new otome friends since I’m also afraid I’m burning out my real life friends about it too!!! >_<;

    1. Aww thank you and I’m glad you enjoyed my post!!

      OH YES!! Otome friends unite!! XD

      I recently found out that I got a friend of mine hooked on Liar Uncover the Truth! I told her about it and she actually started playing it!! LOL So, it looks like my temptations are working!! But everyone else just kind of smiles and nods when I bring them up lol

  3. Congrats on the award, that’s great!
    I don’t like coffee either, which is so rare to find people that don’t like it either woot!
    50 mcnuggets?!?! Whaaa
    Average on everything means I’d be actually decent at everything instead of sucking :’D

    1. Aww thank you Crystal!! lol I still remember my mom tricking us into eating it lol… She waited until after we’d eaten it to tell us what it really was LMAO… 😛

    1. Aww Leafy, it was my pleasure!! 😀 *hugs back*

      LOL coffee will forever be on my dislike list!! There isn’t enough sugar or cream in the world!

      Oh yes, Turkey Day was amazing! I hope you had an even better one!! Oh, how did the dinner turn out!?

      1. That is so awesome to hear! I bet you killed it!!

        My dinner came out pretty good! There was no complaint from my BF or my friends so I took it as a good sign 😛

  4. See, this is why I never give you a hard time for bring late to the party because I’m basically showing up after everyone got turnt, raged, went home, sobered up, and finished detoxing LOL. Damn, I really thought I caught this one…

    Is your real life friend close to trying out otome games? Being able to say you talked your friend into it being otome game comrades would make for a nice story!

    It’s very impressive that you can eat 50 chicken mcnuggets in a single sitting! I’ve been meaning to try it. But since it involves me leaving the house when I don’t have to, I’m having second thoughts hahaha.

    Awww yeah, tea all the way!! Coffee smells nice but it’s always disappointing when I taste it.

    Thanks for answering my silly questions when you already received a nomination from Ma. Venus Gamboa. You really deserved it, though! Your answers were great to read!!

    1. LOL I’m the same way! I always seem to miss things! 😛

      I actually found out that she actually started playing the game and she’s pretty far too lol! Now I have to hold up my end of the bargain lol

      I just had a very unique diet during undergrad… it also didn’t help that there was a McDonalds right next to my dorm. lol I leave the house for three things, social events, work, or food… bonus points for social events with food!

      Exactly!! Coffee… I still have coffee stains on my favorite Chucks… But tea! I can never have too much tea!

      Of course! I loved your questions, and I couldn’t very well pass up an opportunity to talk about myself…jk 😛

      1. Wooo! I totally understand TT___TT
        Oh, wow! It sounds like she’s enjoying it. What does your end of the bargain entail?
        I get you, haha. Undergraduate diets are just weird in general, I think. Those are the only reasons to leave the comfort of home barring special occasions!
        Coffee stains on your favorite Chucks?! That’s a tragedy! Dammit coffee! ☕
        Meanwhile tea smells nice a n d tastes nice. What more could we ask for?
        Haha I’m glad you enjoyed them. Oh, shucks, you know we’re all glad to be to get to know you a little better! c:

      2. Oh yeah, she really liked it! LOL the deal was she’d play if I watched a TV show she loves. 😛

        Yes, undergrad was an interesting time lol

        IT IS! I’m still hurt about it everytime I see them… but, tea is always the best!

        Awww Remy, it is! 😀

      3. Yesss another one joined.
        Aww man those are some steep conditions. Will cut into your gaming and pokemon time, too…. Oh, well, it was worth it, in my opinion.
        Mmmm. Kind of miss undergrad, kind of don’t. Interesting times indeed!
        Well, I think the stains add a bit of character to your Chucks. Not that many Chucks have coffee stains! It’s unique~ at least that’s what I tell myself when I wear my oxford and they scuffed up haha. What color are your favorite Chucks? What’s your favorite kind of tea? Wow it’s like I’m throwing you more blogger award questions lol.

      4. LOL yeah! I’ve been slacking on them too lol so she’s gonna kill me!

        Undergrad is like that, some days were awesome and others were not so great!

        That’s so true, they do have character… When I’m famous they’ll be worth a fortune! Oh they’re red!!

        OOOOH skuffed Oxfords, there’s a story there…

        Hmm as for tea, I’m partial to Rooibos tea or Earl Grey!! LOL I like the questions!

      5. Oh, dear. Beg for forgiveness! Blame the game you’re both playing! Maybe she’ll understand!
        That’s undergrad in a nushell, yeah. All nighters are basically suicide now that we’re working folk, though. Tried it yesterday LOL.
        Red Chucks the classic. They can’t help but bid on shoes that have such character which also happened to belong to the famous superhero super Santa pokeninja90!
        Yeahh I should probably invest in new shoes. I’ve been meaning to get driving gloves. I live in Cali so I should tolerate our “winter” weather but it’s cold! My hands are freezing in the morning! I probably wouldn’t be able to survive a real winter. How’s the weather over there?
        Ohhh those are good choices! So fragrant~ okay phew haha

  5. Congrats on the award!

    Beck is ridiculously under the radar for how good it is. The music just stays with you somehow, it’s so special.

    I’m still racking my brains over being average at everything vs a specialist who’s rubbish at everything else. But there are too many things I’d want to keep at least some level of ability with, so I guess I’d have to go with being average 😆

    1. Awww, thank you! 😀

      It sure is, I really wish more people gave it a chance, whether they watch it dubbed or subbed the songs are great!

      Right?! I had to think about my answer for a bit before I wrote this post. Every single time I started leaning towards the specialist answer, I kept thinking what if I was an expert at something silly lol… it would be a waste. XD

      1. Haha you think so? I actually tried black coffee without creamer but just sugar. It was pretty good. I don’t know if it counts but sometimes, I don’t mind black coffee. :p
        Maybe my coffee consumption gives me an appeal to others. Some people like coffees. haha

      2. I’m a tea person and years of working in a coffee shop, hasn’t made me a fan of coffee either lol… But, I hear I make a good cup of coffee, ah the irony.

      3. I shall bring my new cups then. If you saw in my Twitter moments, I got new Marvel coffee cups. Your coffee is going taste super!!! (just like you 🙂 )

  6. Congrats on the award and thanks for the nomination! Hahaha I’m sorry it’s taken me this long to realize it!! I’ll have fun with your questions and I really enjoyed reading your answers. We are once again the same when it comes to SAO. In fact one of these days I’m going to have to do a post on this topic because honestly I’m still mad about it lol. I hold a grudge!

    1. LOLOLOL so late, but better late than never! 😀 And my pleasure, you are one of my favorite bloggers and I am def looking forward to those answers!

      Yes, girl, someone that gets me! Please do, it needs to be said!!

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