Category: Awards

Someone Thinks I’m Pretty Neat – Real Neat Blog Award – Part I

Hey guys! I’m back with yet another blog award/tag post, this time around, I was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by Megan from A Geeky Gal! I love her blog, while a lot of blogs tend to have a very specific topic, A Geeky Girl covers a wide range of geeky topics, but with a personal flair you don’t see too often in many blogs. While I love all of her content, I especially love her Mental Health in the Geek Community series of posts. They’re a little bit of everything, from self help guides to personal anecdotes, each one is a unique journey that shouldn’t be missed. I want to thank Megan for nominating me for this award and I want to apologize for taking so long to write up my response (I’ve been sitting on this since December).

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The Rules:

  • Display the Award Logo.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  • Answer the questions of the one who nominated you.
  • Nominate 7-10 bloggers.
  • Ask them seven questions.

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Sunshine Blogger Challenge Part I

I’m super late with this and despite it being the middle of Winter, it’s a temperate 65ºF here on the East coast, which I suppose is the perfect time to unload these neglected Sunshine Blogger Award ChallengesBetter late than never, right?

This is the one of two Sunshine Blogger posts I’ve gotten, but rather than banging them out in one go I’ll spread them out a bit and post the second one next week. I wanna thank Carla over at Pop Culture Literary for tagging me in this challenge (and sorry for dragging my feet in getting this done). If you guys haven’t heard of Carla or her amazing site, I highly recommend giving it a look, ASAP! Carla covers a wide range of topics within the pop culture sphere from animated shows to films to books to comics, and even Japanese media, if you can think of it she’s probably got a post on it. And they’re not just your run of the mill reviews, Carla writes some great analysis pieces that give a in depth look at a series and it’s influence on the fandom and pop culture as a whole. Seriously, you have to check her stuff out, you won’t be disappointed!

As part of the Sunshine Blogger Award Challenge, Carla came up with 11 questions for me to answer, which I have done below the cut.

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So I’ve Kinda Been Nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award…Anime Edition!!

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So I am super late with this (again), but a few weeks ago, I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Shojo from Shojo Thoughts: Otaku Ramblings!! She is such a fun blogger and her podcasts are frickin amazing, ya’ll should go listen to them now… Shojo is also a joy to chat with either on Twitter or through her WordPress site, she is just a lovely person! So if you haven’t already, go check out her blog, you won’t be disappointed!! Also, I always appreciate chatting with fellow Hakuouki fans *insert fangirl squeal*

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This is my second Versatile Blogger Award, you can read the first post by clicking, HERE!  This post will be a little different since Shojo did an anime themed post and I wanted to keep the momentum on that going, so the seven facts I wrote for this one will be anime related!! Woot!! So let’s get this show on the road!!

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So I’ve Kinda Been Nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award

Hey hey all you fantabulous Heroes and Travelers out there, it’s a new year and with it comes more blog award nominations! YAY!! As usual, I am super duper late with these posts… I’ll try to do better in the future. *ahem* This time around I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by Avathenerd from Reads, Rhythms, & Ruminations!!

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So some background about the blogger that nominated me…. Avathenerd runs an amazing literature/anime blog! It’s easy to spend the day exploring all the wonderful content over at Reads, Rhythms, & Ruminations, from anime reviews to book tags, there is no end to the fun! She is a fantastic blogger and I am honored that she thought about me for this award!! Also definitely stop by and check out her blog when you have the chance, it’s awesome!!

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  •  List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself. (I’m running out of facts so I’ll skip this one)
  • You nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

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

As usual I am super late with this award post… I blame My Horse Prince… *claps hands* So it seems that I’ve been nominated for a Unique Blogger Award by two super fantastic bloggers, Kapodaco of Criticisms and Thoughts and Remyfool of The Lily Garden!!!

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So some background on these fabulous bloggers…. Kapodaco is an aspiring critic that runs one of the most honest blogs I’ve ever seen!! You can always count on him to give you a thorough assessment of whatever he reviews, be they critically acclaimed anime series or indie games, he holds everything he views to the same standard. He tends to be a harsher critic than most, but when he does write a positive review, you can be sure that the praise is well deserved!

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! He is one of my favorite bloggers on wordpress and my self appointed kouhai 😛 He is a joy to chat with, no matter what we talk about I always have a good time! 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!!😀

The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them three questions.

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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!!

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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!! 😀

Rules:

  • 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…

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So I’ve Kinda Been Nominated for a Liebster Award… AGAIN!!!

I’m still getting used to my work schedule so, I’ve been sitting on this nomination for about a week now… But, last week I saw that the wonderful Remyfool over at The Lily Garden had nominated me for a Liebster Award! First, I want to say thank you so much for thinking about me!!! Remy runs an amazing yuri blog, it’s like a one stop shop of all things yuri! From anime reviews to manga to yuri-centric visual novels, The Lily Garden is a paradise for fans the genre!!

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I was nominated for this award back in June by another blogger so if you want to see that post click…. HERE! So why bother writing another Liebster Award post if you already did it? Uhhh the questions are different… I kid, no the real reason is because there has been enough time between the first nomination and this one to justify writing another post…

So what is a Liebster Award? Well, it’s an award that typically recognizes up and coming bloggers, by helping others discover new blogs and facilitate community building.

How does one get it? In order to receive a Liebster Award, you must be nominated by a fellow blogger.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you.
  2. Nominate 11 people and give them 11 different questions to answer.

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So I’ve Kinda Been Nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award!

So I am super late with this (again), but last week, I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by two fantastic bloggers, Cat from over at Another Gaming Day and Scott over at Mechanical Anime Reviews!! I want to thank both of you guys for nominating me for this award, you guys are super special awesome! And to all of my readers, definitely check these fantastic bloggers out when you have the chance, you won’t be disappointed!

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I was definitely not expecting these nominations last week, but just know seeing both notifications really made my day!! It always makes me happy to know that people like my blog and enjoy reading the content that I post… So, I’ll do my best to write some more awesome stuff for you all in the future! 🙂 Okay now to the rules, because these awards always have rules….

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Rules:

1) Display Award
2) Thank the person who gave this award (and include a link to their blog)
3) Share seven things about yourself
4) Nominate ten bloggers

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

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So I am super late with this (again), but last week, I was nominated for the Entertainer Blogger Award by my blogging buddy, Mr. Panda over at Mr. Panda’s Video Game Reviews! I am so glad that I had the opportunity to meet such a dynamic blogger, who in the matter of months has amassed a huge following! In addition to his personal video game review site, Mr. Panda also writes for both Miketendo64 and Darkstation! So if you haven’t already, I highly recommend checking out his blog, you won’t be disappointed!!

The Rules of The Entertainer Blogger Award:

  • Write a post including the award picture.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and most importantly ENTERTAINING!
  • Add these rules to the post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog!
  • Also, answer the questions down below.

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So I’ve Kinda Been Nominated for a Liebster Award!

So after getting home from seeing X-Men Apocalypse, I logged on to WordPress and saw that I had been nominated for Liebster Award by fellow blogger, Mr. Panda over at Mr. Panda’s Video Game Reviews! I have only recently become acquainted with this blogger, but I assure you that he is truly wonderful blogger. Not only is he super nice and easy to talk to, but he is an amazing blogger with a host of great game reviews! He is so great, that he even writes for both Miketendo64 and Darkstation! I am both honored and touched that such a dynamite blogger as Mr. Panda, not only follows my blog, but liked it enough to nominate me for this award! I cannot thank you enough!!!

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So I’ve Kinda Been Nominated for a Creative Blogger Award

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Shhhh, don’t tell my professor, but I’m procrastinating on part two of my coding project to write this post (mind you I was already procrastinating by participating in Wonder Trade Wednesday too, but that’s besides the point). First I want to thank Kurosama for nominating me for this award *cue cheesy acceptance speech* She has a really lovely blog, I especially enjoy the Dumpling Adventures posts, they are super fun to read! Definitely check them out!


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Blogger Recognition Award

 

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So I have been sitting on this for a few days…but I was nominated by my fellow blogger Boba and Games for the Blogger Recognition Award! Thank you so much for the nomination!

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So maybe I don’t have green hair…

So there are rules…

 

Rules:

  1. Write a post explaining why you started blogging along with a few tips.
  2. Nominate some of your fellow bloggers.
  3. Comment on their blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them.

Why I Started Blogging…

This is probably why it has taken me so long to write this post…

So I actually created this blog about a year ago, but never wrote anything! It just kind of sat there like a piece of unnamed internet dark matter, collecting dust and cobwebs (or whatever neglected pages do on the internet)…Then I started graduate school…

I’m finishing up my final year of my Masters in Global Health, which means I do a lot of research writing. Mostly about infectious disease, health policy, advocacy, and other public health stuff. Don’t get me wrong I love the health field, especially mental health in developing countries, but sometimes you just need a break! So I started this blog as a way to appease my inner procrastinator. I often get really distracted when I have assignments, the bigger the paper the worse it is, so I came up with a brilliant plan! The idea was that as long as I was going to procrastinate on that important research proposal, I might as well do something semi-productive….I mean procrastinating is fine as long as I’m writing about something.

So when I had to come up with a name for my blog I turned to TV Tropes for inspiration! The trope Nice Job Breaking It, Hero comes about when the good guy does something they think is right (ie. defeating the villain) at the time, but ultimately makes everything worst. Life is like that you think you’re doing the right thing, when you just seem to make everything worse, but the mark of a true hero is that they never give up. So despite a few screw ups here or there you just keep going, plus I like the irony of the whole thing!

Then I had to come up with something to write about, I played around with games, Pokemon, food, otome, graduate school woes, and just trying to be an adult…it was too hard to narrow down my interests to one thing so i didn’t! I write about what ever I want, mostly otome/otoge and Pokemon, but if I like something and I want people to know about it, I’ll write about it. Besides none of my friends like otome games, most think I’m crazy, but hey it is what it is…So its super nice that I can talk about them with fellow bloggers that share my love of pixel men!

Tips

  1. Write what you love! You don’t have to limit yourself to one topic, you can if you want, but you don’t have to. Write what makes you happy. You can always tell when someone is writing about something they’re passionate about, their feelings are contagious! The best blogs aren’t always the most well written, the best blogs are the ones that get you interested.
  2. Don’t worry about what other people say. Do you!
  3. Talk to other bloggers…reply to comments and comment on blogs you like. Build a network, get to know what’s out there, collaborate! The internet is big, make friends!
  4. Have fun! Don’t worry too much about what to write, what’s important is that you write, and have fun doing it. Never let blogging stop being fun!

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Nominations….

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So I Kinda Sorta Think I’ve Been Nominated for a One Lovely Blog Award…

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I woke up checked my phone and saw that I had a notification from Neko-chan! Wiping the sleep from my eyes I proceeded to squint at the tiny screen curiously….and that’s when I saw it, I had been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award! Thank you so much Neko-chan, I’m kind of new to this blogging thing, so it’s really nice to see that someone out there enjoys my blog and the random things I post.

So there are rules….

Rules:

  •       You must thank person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  •       You must list the rules and display the award.
  •       You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  •       You must nominate 15 other bloggers.

Seven Facts About….ME!
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