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Super Special Awesome Giveaway 2 Winners!!!

Hey Hey Heroes, Travelers, and Wandering NPCs! The Super Special Awesome Giveaway has come to a close and all of the winners have been contacted! I want to thank everyone that participated in the giveaway, it’s because of you super special awesome people out there that Nice Job Breaking It, Hero is what it is today! So, thank you all!

For this particular giveaway, there were two parts and the potential for THREE winners:

Part 1 – First Prize Winner: Engel from Starry Miracle

Engel won the handmade crochet Totoro plushie!!

Part 1 – Second Prize Winner: Michel from Raistlin

Michel won his choice custom crochet doll, and he chose The Major from Ghost in the Shell!

Part 2 – Steam Code Giveaway Prize Winner: Solvaria

Now, this one took dedication! In order to win the Steam Code you had to be following me on twitter and collect all five code words that were released every Wednesday for a limited time only.

This winner was the only person to collect all five codes which were as follows:

  • 10/3: PEACH BLOSSOM
  • 10/10: NORWEGIAN RIDGEBACK
  • 10/17: HOLD IT
  • 10/24: KUROTSUKI OTP
  • 10/31: BANANA FISH

Each one is a reference to something I like in some way… but, for her efforts, Solvaria won a steam copy of the otome game, Nightshade!!


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Well, that’s it! Congrats to all the winners and thank you guys for being so super special awesome!!

It’s Time for a GIVEAWAY!! Super Special Awesome Giveaway 2!!

 

Okay, so I mentioned this awhile ago, but, I never had the chance to make good on my promise until now.  I hit a couple of big milestones over these past few months, 500 followers, a blogging anniversary, and my birthday. But, my blogging has been pretty sporadic so most of them just breezed on by without much fanfare, so I decided to do celebrate everything all at once with a month long giveaway.  During the month of October, I will be holding a giveaway, but, this one will be a little different from the previous giveaways I’ve held, it’ll be a two part giveaway. Also this one is open to all of my followers, so international folks can definitely put their hat in the ring.

Giveaway Part One: Totoro Plushie or Doll of Choice (2)

For the first part of the giveaway, the prizes are a foot tall crochet Totoro plushie, made by me. Yeah, you read that right, a foot tall crochet Totoro plushie (see below)

The second prize is a crochet doll, the winner of this prize can choose to either have a doll made in their likeness or choose a character from a show, film, or some other media. However, I am restricting this to HUMANOID CHARACTERS ONLY! Let me say that again, HUMANOID CHARACTERS ONLY! Do not ask for mecha, suites of armor, dragons, or anything that could possibly exceed the set 7 inch doll height. If for whatever reason you request a doll I can’t make I will ask for an alternate option.

The Rules and How to Enter: Plushie Giveaway

In order to participate in this giveaway, you must be a follower/subscriber of Nice job Breaking It HeroThis is mandatory, no exceptions! This is my way of giving back to you guys for being such awesome and supportive friends and acquaintances over the years!

I am using Rafflecopter to select the winner, but you must leave a valid email address so I can contact you! Participants can enter once per day until the end of the giveaway, but, as an added bonus, I will give one additional entry to participants that follow me on Twitter.

*If you win, I will need your mailing address in order to send you your prize*

Enter Below

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The winner selection will be at random, but the more you enter the more chances you have to win, so good luck! Pretty simple, follow my blog enter the raffle every day (or as much as you want) and get chosen at random. The more entries you have the more likely you are to win.


Giveaway Part Two: Steam Game Code

For the “second” giveaway, I am giving away a steam code to one of the following games:

The Letter

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Synopsis: When seven people fall prey to a vicious curse, they will discover that horror rests not from the shadows lurking about, but within themselves. To what ends will one go in order to survive?

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Nightshade

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Synopsis: Enju (Protagonist), daughter of Kandō Ueno, the Head of the Kōga clan, spends her days training diligently in hope of becoming a full-fledged ninja like her peers. At long last she is assigned to her first mission, but finds herself caught in a dark conspiracy――.

Steam Page

Hakuoki Kyoto Winds

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Synopsis: Romance 12 handsome warriors and the samurai of the Shinsengumi, uncover their dark secrets, and conquer your demons in this historical fantasy visual novel!

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Nameless ~The one thing you must recall~

namelessSynopsis: “Eri” is a high school student and everything about her seems ordinary except she has a special hobby: collecting ball joint dolls. She treats her dolls like her real family, hen, one day, she hears strange sounds coming from her kitchen…

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The Rules and How to Enter: Steam Code Giveaway

Part two is where things get tricky. This one will require you to follow me on Twitter. Every Wednesday, throughout the month of October I will be tweeting out a special code. The tweet will be active from 12PM EST until 5PM EST and will be the pinned tweet on my account during that time. You have until 12:00AM EST November 2nd to enter ALL FIVE code words into the raffle. You will not be selected if you don’t have all 5 codes.

*Note: The Rafflecopter for this part of the give away will be open starting November 1st @ 12:00AM EST and end November 2nd @ 12:00AM EST.*

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Notifying Winners

I will announce the winner on Twitter and here on Nice Job Breaking It Hero on November 6th, but I will also be contacting winners directly using the email address you used to enter the giveaway. I’ll ask for details about the doll you want and shipping info so I can send the doll directly to you (I will be covering the shipping costs).

The winner will have 48 hours to contact me after the initial email notification. If I don’t hear back from you within that time limit I will choose someone else.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to comment on this post, fill out my blog’s contact form, or email me at pokemonninja17@gmail.com.


How long is the Giveaway?

Part one of the giveaway will run from October 1st @ 12 AM EST until November 1st @12:00 AM EST.

For part two of the giveaway you guys will have to enter all five codes into Rafflecopter between November 1st @ 12 AM EST until November 2nd @12:00 AM EST.

All entries must be in before the cutoff to be eligible!

 

I’ve Kinda Been Neglecting My Blog, Again…

Hey Hey all you wonderful Heroes and Travelers out there, it’s been awhile since I posted anything on this blog (my failed attempt at completing the 30 Day Haikyuu Challenge aside) and for that I really don’t have any excuses, I just didn’t feel like writing. I’ve been running this blog for 2 years now and I finally hit that point where I don’t get that itch to write everyday. Don’t worry, I’m not abandoning this blog, I’m just not really playing games as much as I used to and while I still love them, I’m not going to force myself to play a game for the sake of writing reviews. Been there, done that, and it’s no fun.

So, when the mood strikes me, I’ll write a review, if you have a game you want me to check out or review, I strongly urge you to utilize my contact page (I do read all the emails). However, please be patient with me, I work full time during the week at a real estate firm and in my free time I am crocheting dolls for my Etsy Store or procrastinating writing articles for MANGA.TOKYO (I just picked up Blood Blockade Battlefront season 2 for them). Plus, I have shit going on in my real life that needs attending to… *ahem* I mean, I’m out here trying survive adulthood, a difficult task to say the least.

Since, I don’t want this post to just be about my lack of actual content, I will commit to writing at least two posts this week. Now, whether they’ll be reviews or not is still up in the air (chances are one will be), so keep your eyes peeled for those.

I’m also playing around with the idea of doing a post series featuring my various crochet projects, give a bit of insight into my process…. Would you guys be interested in that?

 

September 30 Day Haikyuu Challenge Announcement!!

Hey, hey Heroes and Travelers, this will be a quick post. Yesterday I made a very short, blink and you’d miss it announcement that I’d be undertaking the 30 Day Haikyuu Challenge during the month of September!! Why September? Well, not only is September my birthday month, but it’s also the birthday month of my absolute favorite Karasuno team member, Tsukishima Kei!! Also, if you didn’t already know, I’m a huge fan of Haikyuu, so this is really just an excuse for me to fangirl about the series for the umpteenth time!!

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So for 30 days (starting on September 1st) expect a whole lot of Haikyuu love coming your way! But, if you have to blame someone for this thirty day Haikyuu extravaganza, thank the lovely Mel from over at Mel in Animeland, since she is the person that brought this challenge to my attention!

What do you think about the announcement? Are you excited to see my responses to the prompts? Do you think I can finish it in the 30 days allotted by the challenge? Let me know what you think in the comments section. Somehow I feel like this is going to be a long month! As always, THANK YOU for reading!!!

 

I’m Still Alive, Tired, But Still Kickin’!

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Hey Hey All You Wonderful Heroes and Travelers (gosh, it’s been awhile since I said that), I hope you guys didn’t miss me too much! This post signifies my official return to blogging, I meant to come back sooner, but, I quite liked the break so I wound up staying away much longer than I planned. Though, granted, I was still pretty active on Twitter and Instagram. I’ve also been crocheting up a storm for my Etsy store, Poke’s Amigumuri Pals, and on top of that I’ve been out and about, exploring and growing, which left very little time for blogging…. but, I am back and I hope to resume blogging as usual next week. In the meantime, I’ll be posting a few Kickstarter campaign posts and some demo reviews (hopefully I can get them done before Otakon).


What’s New

  • My Blogiverary is on the horizon (August 11th), apparently, I’ve been blogging for two years, though, I could have sworn it was much longer than that… I plan on doing something special for that. What that special something will be, I have no clue, but whatever it is, it will be epic!!
  • I opened up my very own Etsy store, Poke’s Amigumuri Pals for all my amigurumi (crochet) dolls. The store specializes in faceless dolls (but, I can give them faces if someone is dead set on it). I am open to commissions and custom orders, so if you have a game character, anime character, or whatever that you want to own in doll form, just shoot me a message and I can work with you!
  • Most of you guys should know that I am a writer for the anime news site, MANGA.TOKYO, which also contributed to the blogging hiatus (just a bit though). I’ve written a few articles for them so far, and there are more on the way (just gotta find the time to crank em out), but the real news is that I’ll be covering the anime convention, Otakon as press for the site this weekend! This is my first time doing something like this, and while I’m nervous as hell, it should be a lot of fun, so I’m looking forward to it!
  • Added a Ko-fi button to the sidebar, because this blog is a labor of love, I don’t receive any money for anything that I write here (though occasionally a dev will throw me a review copy of a game) I come out of pocket for everything, so if you like what you see consider donating. But, it’s optional, so don’t feel obligated in any way!

Slowly Chuggin’ Along

I’m one of those, 9-5 office workers now, so the bulk of my blogging and crocheting gets done either during the commute to and from work or when I get home (right before I conk out for the day). That being said, I’m still going to be a bit slow with updates, but I’ll do my best! Just bear with me for a bit longer.

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I’d like to thank all of you for your love and support over these past few months, shit really hit the fan for me at one point, and while everything isn’t smooth sailing, I can honestly say that I am happy and a lot of that has to do with you guys! Every comment, tweet, message, and email means a lot to me (yes, I do read them, even if I don’t respond), so thank you guys for being so super special awesome!!

I Kinda Sorta Started an Etsy Store!!

 

Hey Hey Heroes and Travelers, you guys may have noticed that it’s been kind of quiet here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero and I promise I had a really good reason for that… *drumroll* I was busy setting things up for my very own Etsy store!!

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Back in June I ran the Super Special Awesome Giveaway and gave away a one of a kind handmade amigurumi doll (see Weekend Otaku’s post for pics of their prize). I had two reasons for hosting the giveaway, the first being to thank you guys for being so super special awesome over the years and the second was to gauge interest in my mad crocheting skills… XD

My mom taught me to crochet years ago, she used to make baby blankets for me and my younger brothers, and one day I got it in my head to ask her to teach me how to do it too. I mostly made blankets and hats, but recently got into amigurumi crafts, so I figured why not try my hand at selling. It took me awhile, but I finally set up my own store, Poke’s Amigurumi Pals (lol I know it’s a funny name, but it was the only one that stuck) where I will be selling some of my amigurumi wares.

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Super Special Awesome Giveaway!!

Hey Hey Heroes and Travelers this is a special welcome back giveaway. Real life has been kicking my butt lately so I haven’t been able to do as much blogging as I would have liked these past few months…. However, I was finally able to get everything to a stable place and as thanks for your constant love and support, I am holding a special giveaway!!

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This is my first time doing something like this and depending on how this turns out I might be inclined to do another giveaway in the future…


The Prize

Some of you know this already, but I crochet and while I usually stick to afghans, hats, and scarves, but recently I’ve gotten pretty good at amigurumi crafts. So for one lucky follower, I will be giving away a free amigurumi doll!

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These are just examples, but the winner can request one of these if they so choose. 

I am leaving the design of the doll up to the winner. They can choose to have a doll made in their likeness or choose a character, but keep in mind that if you ask for something I can’t do, I will let you know and you’ll have to come up with something else.

Each doll is handmade by me and they are roughly 6 inches. I use acrylic yarn for the bodies and the filling is 100% polyester craft filling.

I will share pictures of the finished doll with the winner prior to shipping to ensure that the doll is exactly what they want, but once I send it off I will not accept returns.


The Rules and How to Enter

Okay, so the rules… In order to participate in this giveaway, you must be a follower/subscriber of Nice job Breaking It Hero. This is mandatory, no exceptions! This is my way of giving back to you guys for being such awesome and supportive friends and acquaintances over the years!

I am using Rafflecopter (big thanks to Kat for helping me figure out how to use it) to select the winner, but you must leave a valid email address so I can contact you! Participants can enter once per day until the end of the giveaway, but, as an added bonus, I will give one additional entry to participants that follow me on Twitter.

Enter Below

Click to Enter

The winner selection will be at random, but the more you enter the more chances you have to win, so good luck! XD


Notifying Winners

I will announce the winner on Twitter and here on Nice Job Breaking It Hero, but I will also be contacting winners directly using the email address you used to enter the giveaway. I’ll ask for details about the doll you want and shipping info so I can send the doll directly to you (I will be covering the shipping costs).

The winner will have 48 hours to contact me after the initial email notification. If I don’t hear back from you within that time limit I will choose someone else.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to comment on this post, fill out my blog’s contact form, or email me at pokemonninja17@gmail.com.


How long is the Giveaway?

The giveaway will run from June 5th @ 12 AM EST until June 10th @ 12 AM EST. All entries must be in before the cutoff to be eligible!

Again thank you guys for being so awesome and I wish you all the luck on this giveaway! If you aren’t selected as a winner, don’t worry there will be other opportunities to get a doll sooner than you think… I have some things in the works…

Are you as excited about the giveaway as I am? If you won what would you request? Let me know what you think of the giveaway in the comments section below! If you like what you see, like this post or follow Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! As always THANK YOU FOR READING!!

Special MANGA.TOKYO ‘Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry’ Giveaway!

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As many of you know I became a writer for MANGA.TOKYO, a new Japanese media site that covers a wide range of topics from anime to manga to everything in between! I highly recommend checking it out when you have the time there is a lot of great content from some fantastic writers, you won’t be disappointed!! Well, today I am writing to tell you guys about a super cool giveaway MANGA.TOKYO is holding, that any anime fan would be crazy to miss out on!

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Last month during the cinematic release of Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, cinema-goers were given a 200 page storyboard bonus book! But, if like me you live outside of Japan getting your hands on that amazing book might seem like a far off dream… Well, I have news for you!! MANGA.TOKYO is giving away a copy of the bonus book for FREE and you don’t even have to leave your house!!

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[Announcement] I am Currently in KuroTsuki Hell!

So, if you haven’t noticed, there really hasn’t been that much action this week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero and there are two reasons for that:

  1. Period Cube was released last week and I am working my way through the game.
  2. I thought it was a good idea to read fanfics on AO3…

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I seriously considered keeping up with my usual blogging schedule, but the pull of my fave Haikyuu ship was a bit too strong, so I wound up not writing anything. But, don’t despair, I’ll kick myself into gear starting on Sunday… I just needed a bit of a break.

I’m working on something special for the month of May and I’ll announce it during this week’s Last Week Today post. But, if you guys need me, you can just shoot me a message on any of my social media accounts, I’m usually pretty quick to respond.

So, yeah, I don’t plan on posting anything until Sunday… everything I had planned for this week is now scheduled for next week. I will now retreat back to the warm embrace of Haikyuu fanfics…

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[Special Announcement] OWLS April Livestream TOMORROW!!

 

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So, I meant to write about this earlier, but it’s been a busy day! If you follow OWLS on twitter you’ll know that we have a special event around this time every month… and if you aren’t following us on Twitter, you should, because that’s where we make most of our big announcements…

TOMORROW, April 29th at 9:00 PM EST I will participate in my THIRD Livestream with Fellow Bloggers Lita Kino and Katrina Sade!! Link…. HERE!

YUP, we’re getting the band back together for a special OWLS livestream event! We’ll be talking about OWLS, the past and upcoming Blog Tours, and answering any questions you all might have about the organization, so definitely stop by and show us some love! It’ll definitely be a night of fun, so don’t miss out!!

If you haven’t already, I strongly suggest you guys subscribe to our Official OWLS Youtube Channel so you don’t miss out on any of our super fun Monthly Livestreams!!

Also while you are at it follow us on all of our social media outlets that way you can stay on top of all OWLS news and events!!

Official FB page: @OWLSbloggers

Twitter: @OWLSbloggers

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