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Visions for A Better Tomorrow – January 2020 “Visions” OWLS Blog Tour

It’s a new year and with it comes the promise of a new beginning for many looking to put the hardships of last year behind them. Like many, I see the new year as a chance to start fresh, both online and in my personal life. 2019 ended on a high note with me finally securing a full time job, giving me a much more positive outlook for the new year. There will of course be some ups and downs, but I’m definitely optimistic about what 2020 has in store for me moving forward.

So, when the lovely Lyn revealed that the theme for our first Blog Tour of 2020 would be visions, I was eager to put my own personal spin on the topic. Initially, I intended to write about the anime series revisions (which explains the feature image), and while I’ll probably plug the series at some point in this post, I felt that a more personal post was necessary this time around.

Happy New Year! Since it is a new year, it’s a new you! This month we will be talking about various pop culture mediums that focus on envisioning “the future.” What type of future do we want for ourselves, our communities, and the world? Also, we will be sharing our goals and plans for the new year. Once again, happy new year!

-OWLS January 2020 “Visions” Blog Tour Prompt

OWLS has grown and changed considerably since it’s inception back in 2017, I remember being approached by the President of OWLS Katrina Sade to join the group that at the time had a very simple goal, “to create a safe space for people to be free being who they are”. We didn’t have a huge platform back then, it was just a small group of bloggers from the aniblogging community who wanted to make a small difference in the world.

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2020 is Upon Us… So Here’s An Obligatory Blog Updates & Plans Post!

Happy New Year!! I took a bit of a break for the holidays so I could really spend quality time with my family. I only get to see them once a year so I like to make the most of my time with them when I do make the journey home. I got to spend a lot of time with my youngest brother and Mom, and I managed to get them both hooked on the Netflix series, You. I didn’t really write much when I was home, since I didn’t really feel up to it, however nothing gets you in the mood for writing like a 13 hour train ride. So, I was able to bang out a few posts on the journey home.

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Most of 2019 was a bit hectic for me, what with me constantly switching jobs, which seriously stressed me the hell out. Thankfully the place I was contracting at made me an official offer just before the holidays, so I was able to close out 2019 on a high note! Having a full time job has really taken a huge weight off my shoulders and I really feel much more motivated to write now that I don’t have to worry about job security.

Content to Expect in 2020

There were a lot of things I wanted to accomplish in 2019 that kind of fell to the wayside, but now that things have finally stabilized I’m ready to hit the ground running in 2020. Before the break I ran a poll to gauge the kind of content you guys would like to see from me in 2020 and I wanted to take a moment to break down the results.

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Home For The Holidays Hiatus

Hey Hey Everyone! Happy Holidays! Hope you all are doing well!

I’ll keep this short—I’ve been kind of quiet and there’s a good reason for that… I’m home for the holidays and I quite like spending my days doing nothing. Which I have been and it’s been glorious! That said, I’m on a bit of a hiatus until the first full week of January. I might write something before then, but it’s highly unlikely since it’s not often that I come home.

I’ll be be back with more content soon, but in the meantime I hope all of you are enjoying yourselves and if I don’t get to talk to you on the 1st, Happy New Year!!

Help A Sis Out By Answering This Poll!!

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Hey guy’s I’ve been thinking about the direction I want to take this blog moving into 2020 and I’ve been playing around with some ideas. But, since I want to include you guys more in the stuff I do here, I figured why not run a poll! I’m just putting some feelers out to see what you guys want to see on Blerdy Otome as we transition into the new year. So, if you could do me a solid and check out the poll let me know what you might be interested in seeing me try…

In case the poll doesn’t load: What Would You Like To See From Me In 2020?

 

Super Special Awesome 500 Follower Collaboration Extraveganza w/ Two Happy Cats!!

Righteo, hey hey Heroes, Travelers, and Wandering NPCs, today I’m bringing you guys a super special awesome collaboration post! A little while ago I hit my 500 follower milestone here on WordPress and I was playing around with ideas for what I could do to celebrate this momentous occasion when I saw that my blogging twin Steph over at Two Happy Cats had also just hit 500 followers over on her blog… that’s when I got an idea… a deliciously wonderful idea, why not do a collab/joint celebration?!

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For those of you that don’t know, Steph and I started blogging around the same time, I think our anniversaries are just a few days apart, so I like to think of her as my blogging twin from halfway across the world. We struck up an instant friendship, bonding over our love of otome games, boy’s love, and of course Junji Ito!! So it must have been fate that we hit the big 500 follower milestone around the same time, and it seemed only fitting that I celebrate with one of my favorite bloggers around! If you haven’t already, I highly suggest you check out her site, she covers a wide range of topics, from otome games to anime to boy’s love to personal pieces, she is just a phenomenal blogger and friend!

For our super special awesome 500 Follower Collaboration, Steph and I decided to write up questions for the other to answer, so we each came up with six questions, I’ll be answering her questions here and she will be answering her questions over on her blog!

Let’s get this party started!!


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Year End Wrap-Up: Taking a Step Back to Pallet Town

Well, it’s the end of the year and time for another reflections post… but, honestly, 2017 was a shit show from start to finish and I’m glad to see the bitch die… I mean, fuck 2017… wait, that’s not right either, *ahem* let’s try this again…

With 2017 winding down, it’s time for me to look back on the year, and reflect on all the things I learned these past 12 months. (Nailed it) I’ve been running Nice Job Breaking It, Hero for a little over two years now and in that time I have seen many changes in my life, both personally and professionally. Of course not all of these changes were positive, I had quite a few setbacks this year, but I still managed to come out relatively unscathed.

Last year, I dubbed 2017 my Mt. Silver Year and at the time I wasn’t aware of what an uphill battle it was going to be. Much like the Mt. Silver from the games, this was my toughest challenge yet, but through pluck and sheer determination, I made it to the summit and honestly, there’s still so much more out there to explore and do! But, in order to reach the next summit, I first have to take a step back and start anew, that was one of the hardest lessons to learn this year. You can’t just keep adding paint to an already full canvas, in order to gain some prospective a fresh approach is needed. And so, I dub 2018 my Pallet Town Year….

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These past few years I spent my time building my foundation, experimenting with various colors and hues, some worked, others, not so much. I’ve learned from those experiences and now I think I’m finally ready to create something new, not for likes or views, but for me. Not saying that that wasn’t what I was doing before, but somewhere along the way, I lost sight of what I wanted and now I mean to reclaim that “spark”. But, before I can start in on that new blank canvas, I have to take a step back and evaluate all the wonderful things that happened this year.

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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?

 

Nice Job Breaking It, Hero is 2 Years Old!!

I am terrible with dates and anniversaries, so imagine my surprise when I received a WordPress notification that my Blogiversary was on August 18th and not the 11th like I thought… whoops.  The 11th was actually the day I made my first ever blog post, so it’s still a pretty big milestone in my book! Though, this post is super late (August is almost over)…

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I can’t believe I managed to keep this blog running for two years, and I am super grateful to to each and every one of you folks out there for sticking with me through all of the ups and downs. I always say this, but you guys are the real MVPs here at Nice Job Breaking It, Hero and I am in awe of the outpouring of love you guys have shown me over these past two years. This blog is a labor of love, I put my heart into everything that I write and it’s humbling to know that so many people appreciate my thoughts and opinions. I appreciate you all taking the time to not just read my awkwardly random ramblings, but for also all the likes and comments, I may not always respond, but just know, I look forward to them all…

Since this is my 2 year anniversary, I feel like I should have something spectacular planned, buuuuuuut, I was never one for planning things out, I’m more of a night before kind of gal…. So, I don’t exactly have anything special plan, though I guess this is a good enough time as any to announce that I’ll be doing the Haikyuu Challenge in September (thank Mel, she graciously brought it to my attention over on Twitter)! Thirty days of Haikyuu goodness, to celebrate my birthday month (and Tsukki’s B-day), so be on the look out for that next month. As for right now…. I guess I could share my blogging story and highlight some of my favorite blog posts.


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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!!

Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jun. 11th to Jun. 17th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Week one of being a working adult has left me exhausted, but I’m enjoying the work so far and I’m getting the hang of things…finally.  Though I’m still not sold on this 6AM wake up time every day, I’ve been conking out the minute I get home everyday…

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But, plus side is that I get weekends off, so there must be something to this adulting thing after all. Saw that movie, 47 Meters Down, and it was hilarious, one of those films that are so bad, they’re actually kind of good… maybe if you squint. Oh, and I read one of the most beautiful fanfics the other day, it was just so perfect!!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jun. 4th to Jun. 10th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! After months of job hunting and short term temp jobs, I finally, FINALLY got a long term assignment! I also have two interviews next week for full time positions in my field of study, but I am just relieved to be working again… though getting up early in the morning is going to take some getting used to, but I’m excited nonetheless!

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The winner of the Super Special Awesome Giveaway was selected, so congratulations to Weekend Otaku!! Don’t worry if you didn’t win a doll this time, there will be opportunities to get a doll soon… I’m working on setting some things up, so be on the look out for that in the coming weeks.

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- May 28th to Jun. 3rd

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! My hiatus is finally over and I am back with all the fun content you love and a few new things too!! So, I am super excited!!

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So, in honor of my return, I’m going to be making a few announcements, the first of which is a special giveaway!! I’ll put the details in the Housekeeping section of this post, as for the other announcements look forward to those throughout the week.

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- May 14th to May 20th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Some of you may have noticed that I’ve stopped writing all of my weekly post series (save this one). Don’t worry, they aren’t cancelled, just on hold until June like everything else. I’m currently working on bringing everything up to snuff and for that I need a bit of time and with all the real life stuff I have going on right now, I need to prep a bit.

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I will still upload game reviews during this time, but, that will be about it. If everything goes as planned, I should have everything back and running starting June 1st. In the meantime, I am always open to chatting with more bloggers and writers, so definitely hit me up and say hi, a list of where to find me online is, HERE! Also, if you want to exchange Blogroll links, just let me know and I’d be more than happy to add you, however, you kind of sorta have to write about Japanese culture and media (anime, manga, otome games, etc), but I will make an exception for K-dramas a K-pop stuff!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- May. 7th to May 13th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but being an adult sucks… I can’t imagine why I ever wanted to hurry up and grow up, because I had it easy as a kid….

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*claps hands* I’m still dealing with a lot of real life…stuff, so aside from a few otome game updates, this blog has been kind of dead. I want to say that next week won’t be the same, but… I’m not one to make promises I know I can’t keep, so I’ll try to post a bit, but I’ll plan to be back full steam ahead starting in June.

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Apr. 30th to May. 6th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Life has been throwing a lot of punches my way, but I’m hanging in there. It’s like the moment I handle one problem another one pops up to take it’s place… sigh, adulthood sucks!

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Ah, remember when I mentioned that I was a writer for a new Japanese entertainment site, MANGA.TOKYO, well one of my articles finally went live this weekend! It’s a review of the BL manga Ten Count, I worked really hard on it so definitely check it out when you have the chance, by clicking, HEREI also have a phone interview for a job on Monday, so I hope that goes well…

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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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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Apr. 23rd to Apr. 29th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Sorry I’m a bit late with this week’s recap, the OWLS Monthly Livestream was last night and when Kat, Lita, and I get together we always end up talking for hours (four hours this time, a new record). So, I opted to sleep in, on top of that Period Cube was released a few days ago and I have been swooning over a certain adorkable megane… *ahem* I’ve been otherwise engaged LOL

This has been a good year for otome games and I expect that there will be more releases in the coming weeks and months, so be warned I may go ghost during major game releases. I’m also working on a fun theme for May, so be on the look out throughout the month!

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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

WordPress: OWLS Blog

Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Apr. 16th to Apr. 22nd

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! After a week off from these posts, the week end recaps are back!! WOOT!! I’ve been procrastinating all week, but since it’s been rainy since Tuesday, I can be forgiven for being a bit sluggish…

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So, I’m working on cramming a weeks worth of work into one day… today in fact! But, it has been a slow go, because I keep getting distracted by shows and movies, Netflix is both a gift and a curse!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Mar. 26th to Apr. 1st

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Y’all may have noticed that I made some changes to the blog, after weeks of hard work, I finally finished the bulk of my Spring Blog Overhaul!! YAY! I’ll tell you about all of the changes I made in the Housekeeping section, so definitely go there if you want to see what’s changed! Also, it’s only been April for 2 days and it’s already infinitely better than the entirety of March… I finally, finally got some good news!
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Also, tonight is the 2nd OWLS Blog Tour Livestream, so join Lita, Kat, and I over at the Official OWLS YouTube Channel at 9PM EST for a few hours of laughs and OWLS goodness!! Last but not least, I’ll be making that super special awesome announcement that I mentioned a last week in the Houskeeping section, so be on the lookout for that!!

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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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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Mar. 19th to Mar. 25th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I am so ready for March to be over, because this month sucked, I guess what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger… but, is it too much to ask for a week where everything just runs smoothly?
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There were some positive things that happened this week… Like I finally figured out how to crochet granny squares (joining them is the hard part) and I got to hang out with a friend from school (she helped me fix up my resume and cover letter). So all in all, this wasn’t such a terrible week…

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Why I’ve Been So Quiet…

First, I want to say that I’m going try to keep this post short, sweet, and to the point, because let’s be honest, if you really cared about why I’ve been kind of quiet on social media or on this blog in general, you’d have tried to reach out to me by now. I’m not accusing anyone of anything, I know how hectic life can be and heck I’ll admit that I’m terrible at keeping up with social media stuff in the first place, so I get it. This post is so you guys know that I’m not ignoring you because I necessarily want to… just, shit happens!

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March has been an especially miserable month for me, I had a lot of great things planned for the blog this month, but every time I got ready to sit down and do them life decided to throw a wrench in my plans. Earlier this month, I split with my BF and while it was for the best, it’s tough… I’m still kind of bummed about the whole thing and honestly, it’s going to take awhile before I’ll be back to my old self.

Then a little while ago, my job let me know that they wouldn’t be able to extend my contract like they promised due to funding issues. My contract with them is up at the end of the month and the news has kind of put me in a serious bind… not to mention I was already pretty low because of the break up. So for the past few weeks I have been applying to various jobs, but I haven’t seen much headway there. So, I honestly don’t have time to monitor my social media channels and even less time for blogging.

All of the posts that came out this week were literally written an hour or two before I posted them and that was just about all I could manage, since I find it extremely hard to write when I have a lot on my mind. I just can’t get in the mood for it, so this week was kind of an impromptu hiatus…

I’m still trying to handle my stuff here in the real world, but I promise I will be back on my online grind starting on Sunday. I have a friend that recently started blogging and she’s been asking me to have blogging dates with her for the longest and we were finally able to get our schedules to sync up. So I’ll be working on some things I’ve been neglecting this weekend.

So, yeah, that’s why I’ve been quiet and that’s why I haven’t been my usual bubbly self. I want to say thank you to everyone both online and in person, I’m not going to name you guys ya’ll know who you are, for lending an ear to my woes and for just being so awesome and understanding. I’m not the type to talk about my problems that much, so for you all to take the time to listen to me talk about my issues and to offer encouragement… it really means a lot to me!

Ah, I almost forgot, I have a very special announcement for you guys…. it’s really really super special awesome!! But, I will hold off on announcing it until next week, since it will technically have an impact on how things here at Nice Job Breaking It, Hero are going to run from now on… but, don’t worry it’s a good thing, I promise!

Again, thank you all for being so understanding about everything while I get my stuff together… it’s been a long month and I really hope you guys are fairing better than I am right now!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Mar. 12th to Mar. 18th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Daylight savings time was this week, so we lost an hour of sleep… I think… I always get confused with all these time changes, but, I was much more productive this week than I was last week. I actually managed to work on a few posts that have been sitting in my drafts for awhile! But, mostly I’ve just been rolling with the punches…

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Oh, remember when I said I’d go exploring since I had the whole week off of work… well, that didn’t happen. Instead I spent the first half of the week playing a game and the second half alternating between watching the Twitch Power Rangers marathon and Marvel’s Iron Fist…  But, I’m supposed to go exploring later on today, so it wasn’t a complete bust! 😛

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Mar. 5th to Mar. 11th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Sorry this post is late, I was out yesterday and didn’t get the chance to set everything up before hand… This week was light years better than last week, but when you’re recovering from a broken heart every day is a toss up… luckily I’ve been able to find ways to occupy my time, and before you say otome games, that wasn’t the case this time….

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On a positive note, it’s Spring Break this week, so my office is closed! Yay! I get a whole week off, but I don’t have enough money to go anywhere fancy, so it looks like I’ll be exploring DC or just catching up on my backlog…

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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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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Feb. 26th to Mar. 4th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This has been an all around crappy week… real life just has a way of kicking you while you’re down! So I haven’t been able to do all the things that I wanted to do this week, because honestly I haven’t really been in the mood for it.

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So, sorry, if I’ve been kind of quiet lately… However, there was one bright spot this week, the Tsukishima Kei nendo I ordered was delivered! Yay! But, he’s currently being held hostage, so I have no idea when I’ll get to actually get my hands on the little guy…

Also, I promise I’m not ignoring you all’s comments and messages, I’ve just been kind of down lately, so bear with me, I promise I’ll answer them soon! Thank you guys for being so awesome and supportive!! 🙂

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Feb. 19th to Feb. 25th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Sorry this post is late… again, but, I was wrapping up an OWLS livestream with Lita and Kat. We had a blast with the stream and we plan on doing a stream after each Blog Tour, so definitely look out for more of the Temptress Trio in the future!! If you missed out on the stream, check out the video of the full stream, HERE!

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Earlier this week I hit 300 followers/subscribers here at Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!! I am still blown away by how much love and support you guys have given me over these past two year! You guys make all of this possible and I want to just THANK YOU ALL for being so awesome!! Oh, I also saw the comedy/horror film, Get Out the other day and I’m not gonna lie, that movie scared the crap out of me. That hypnotism business was a little too real for my taste!!

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[Special Announcement] OWLS Livestream Tonight!

 

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So, I meant to write about this earlier, but I have been asleep for hours LOL… *ahem* If you follow me on twitter you’ll know that I have been tweeting about one thing since the other day… and if you aren’t following me on Twitter, you should, because that’s where I make most of my big announcements…

Tonight at 7:30PM EST I will participate in my SECOND 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!!

Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Feb. 12th to Feb. 18th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Sorry this post is so late, but I’m still at Katsucon, an annual anime convention here in the DMV area… I’ve been having so much fun going to panels and snapping photos of cosplayers!!

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Well, today is the last day of the con and while I may have spent more money than I originally intended, I had a blast!! I met some cool people, saw some amazing cosplays, and sat in on some great panels! Oh, yeah side note… I created an Instagram account, I’m a complete noob when it comes to social media sites, so I have no idea what to do with it really. I’ve been posting con pics on it all weekend, so if you’re curious definitely follow me, I’m poke_ninja90!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Feb. 5th to Feb. 11th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I apologize for being late with this post, but I was reading this amazing Kuroo x Tsukki fanfic, and I was riding the emotional highs and lows… Just wow! I watched my ship crash and burn and then… miraculously rise from the ashes, like a phoenix!! Ya’ll there are literally tears of joy in my eyes right now…

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I’m still trying to recover from emotional roller coaster and there’s still one chapter left until it’s finished, but at least for the time being, my ship is safe! After I finish this post, I’m going to sink right back into KuroTsuki Hell… so, please… don’t try to rescue me…

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, next weekend I will be going to Katsucon (2/17-2/19), so aside from a crap ton of tweets, I’ll be rather hard to pin down until next Monday (2/20). The Con shouldn’t effect the blog too much since I’ll be writing most of my posts before I go, just expect replies to comments to be even slower than usual!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap-Jan. 29th to Feb. 4th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! It’s February, and things have finally settled down… for the most part. The project I’m working on at my job is pretty low maintenance and I’ve finally started making some headway on my game playthroughs!!

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Instead of doing actual work during my free time, I’ve been watching Bronies React videos on YouTube…and they are frickin’ awesome!! Oh, I went to see Sailor Moon R: The Movie last weekend and it was so much fun! They gave us these really cool cards with the Sailor Scouts on them. I dunno, there’s just something cool about seeing anime films on the big screen that makes the whole experience 10x more enjoyable!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jan. 22nd to Jan. 28th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I cant for the life of me remember everything that happened this week, which I guess is a good thing… Oh, yeah, I was put onto a new project at work so I’m still getting used to that, but other than that its been pretty chill.

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Huh, this is so weird, I’m seriously drawing a blank… this week just kind of breezed by… Ah, well, onward and upward!! 😛

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jan. 15th to Jan. 21st

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I’ve had not one, but two 3-Day weekends within the span of two weeks and you’d think I’d use the extra free time to get some actual work done, but you’d be mistaken! I actually spent the extra days off from work reading Haikyuu DJs and slacking off like a pro! 😛

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Plus the Inauguration had me about ready to pull my hair out, so this wasn’t the most productive week for me…  In fact, I literally waited until the end of the week to start getting things done. Also, sorry in advance, I’ll be catching up on my comments this week, so some of you all might be getting a ton of WP notifications… just a heads up! 😀

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jan. 1st to Jan. 7th

Happy New Years Heroes and Travelers, if you’re reading this, it means we made to the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This was the very first week of 2017 and I know most of you guys are still getting back into the swing of things, so whether you’re heading back to work, school, or still enjoying some much needed vacation time, I hope your year started off with a bang!!

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Year End Wrap-Up: Starting 2017 on Mt. Silver

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On the summit of Mt. Silver

I can’t believe  it’s been over a year since I first started Nice Job Breaking It, Hero and it has been such an amazing journey, full of so much growth! In my first Year End Wrap-Up post, I dubbed 2016 my New Bark year, because this time last year, I was just starting my blogging journey here on WordPress. I was new to all of this, back then I was racking in a cool 10-20 views a day… and let me tell you, it was discouraging sometimes. There were days when my site didn’t get any views at all! Ya’ll I wanted to give up so many times, especially when Grad School was kicking my ass, but I didn’t! I fought every step of the way, I wrote, I networked, I put in the time and the results blew me away!

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[Announcement] Home for the Holidays…

As many of you know I am home for the holidays and if you didn’t know, you should really follow me on Twitter, because that’s pretty much all I’ve been talking about (Yuri on Ice aside)… Anyhow, I’m telling ya’ll this because I’m not going to be very active for the next week or so.

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Since I don’t get the opportunity to go home very often, I’m going to use this time to hang out with my family. However, that doesn’t mean I won’t be blogging… I am currently working on two new post series for the new year and a ton of new content for you guys to enjoy in 2017! So, don’t worry, everything will be back on track in January. *ahem* There will be no new Fangirl Moment posts until January 6th, 2017 and there won’t be a new Last Week Today post until January 1st, 2017!

However, I will be posting two end of the year recap posts, on December 30th and 31st so look forward to that!! I’ll still be around on WordPress and Twitter, so feel free to drop me a line if you want to chat… just don’t expect any reviews anytime soon, since I am still playing catch up!

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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[Special Announcement] The Big Reveal- OWLS: Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self Respect

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So, a little while ago I joined forces with a few WordPress Bloggers to work on a very special project! In light of recent current events, Kausus of Otaku Gamer Zone came up with a brilliant idea, a group to help spread a positive message of hope! And thus the OWLS (Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self Respect) were born!! Together we hope to spread love an acceptance in order to create a sense of unity and to create a space for people to feel comfortable being who they are!!

Our Mission

“We are a group of otaku bloggers who promotes acceptance of all individuals regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability. We emphasize the importance of respect, kindness, and tolerance to every human being.”

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Dec. 4th to Dec. 10th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! After two weeks off of work, I finally went back to the office… only to catch a cold. So, I wound up back home in bed. I’m feeling much better now, just a few achy muscles and the ghost of a cough, so I should be good as new by Monday. But, being sick kind of put me behind with my blogging stuff…

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But on a more positive note, I had the pleasure of participating in a super special awesome, livestream with fellow Bloggers Lita Kino and Katrina Sade!! It was my first ever livestream and I had a blast ya’ll!! It was so much fun chatting with these amazing ladies and I would absolutely love to do it again *wink wink* In case you missed all of the fun here is a link to the video!!

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[Special Announcement] Livestream Tonight!!

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So, I meant to write about this yesterday, but I completely forgot… *ahem* If you follow me on twitter you’ll know that I have been tweeting about one thing since yesterday… and if you aren’t following me on Twitter, you should, because that’s where I make most of my big announcements…

Tonight at 7PM EST I will participate in my FIRST EVER Livestream with Fellow Bloggers Lita Kino and Katrina Sade!! Link…. HERE!

YUP!! I will be appearing with these two fantastic ladies for a special one night only livestream event, so definitely stop by and show us some love! It’ll definitely be a night of fun, so don’t miss out!!

Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Nov. 27th to Dec. 3rd

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! My supervisor was out of the office all this week so I had another impromptu vacation! Of course I spent the entire week binge watching shows on netflix!

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So I’m finally all caught up with How To Get Away With Murder and I can tell you that I am devastated by the big reveal! I just… I can’t believe they did that! In slightly more positive news, I also watched the Gilmore Girls revival and I must say I am content with that ending, but I am a little hurt that Jess wasn’t featured as prominently in the overall story! 😦

Finally, this week I have a special request for you all which you can find in the Housekeeping section!! So definitely check that out!!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Nov. 20th to Nov. 26th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! For folks in the US, this week was Thanksgiving Week aka Turkey Day!! I hope everyone spent an amazing holiday with family and friends… and of course good food!! For those of you not celebrating the holiday, I hope you all are taking advantage of these amazing sales!!

This year, my BF and I decided to celebrate Turkey Day together rather than going home for holidays… So, it was up to me to cook the entire feast, with help from my BF of course! We even invited some friends over for an amazing Friendsgiving!! The food came out great, but I am most proud of the Sweet Potato Pie!!

Also this week, I hit 100,000 views here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero100,000 views! Mindblown! I just want to say thank you to all of you for reading my posts and helping me reach that amazing milestone, I couldn’t have done it with out you guys!!

Lastly, there is a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT in this week’s post, so don’t forget to checkout the Housekeeping section of this post for more details!!

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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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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Nov. 13th to Nov. 19th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I am well aware of how late this week’s post is, Pokemon has kind of taken over my life… I have been playing nonstop since the release on Friday….

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I managed to get the whole week off, which means even more time to play my copy of Pokemon Moon!! I’m also suposed to be cooking Turkey Day dinner this year, for the first time in my life and I am just a little overwhelmed… Does anyone know how long I should cook a 10 lb turkey?

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[Announcement] Out Exploring Alola…

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Since Pokemon Sun and Moon was released today, I’m cancelling this week’s Fangirl Moment post so I can play it! I probably could have written a quick Fangirl Friday post last night or right now while I wait for my local Gamestop to open, but when I try to force them they never seem to come out right…

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But, that is besides the point, the fact of the matter is that I am putting everything on hold while I play Pokemon Moon. So don’t expect much from me in the next few days, as I will be busy exploring Alola!

As of right now, the Last Week Today post for 11/13 to 11/19 isn’t cancelled… but, we’ll see how that goes come Sunday.

Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Nov. 6th to Nov. 12th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! So this has been an interesting week to say the least. For the most part I have been slacking off as much as humanly possible (work assignments aside)…

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I wish I could say that I at least got some gaming done this week, but I didn’t really do much of that… On the plus side, I did get a lot of Netflix binging done… silver linings. Oh and I might be working on a new project at work in the near future!!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Oct. 30th to Nov. 5th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I am exhausted! I’m still trying to get used to waking up every morning for work, but other than that, I’m enjoying my new job. As a whole, the position is pretty lax and way less stressful than my previous customer service jobs…

workingHowever, now that I work during the day Monday through Friday, I don’t really have that much time to blog as much as I once did. I pretty much conk out when I get off, but I’ve been trying my best to write when I can. Continue reading “Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Oct. 30th to Nov. 5th”

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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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Oct. 23rd to Oct. 29th

 

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I have some super awesome news!! I’ve actually known about this for a little while, but I wanted to be 100% sure that this was legit before I said anything… So, my news is that I have a job!!

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This week was my first week, woot! So, the school I got my bachelors degree at is working on a project with the Dept of Health and I’m working on that! Woot! The work is pretty easy and the hours are flexible, so there shouldn’t be any long-term effects on my blogging schedule… However, things might be kind of wonky this week since I’m still getting used to the schedule.

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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero has 200 Followers… Woot!!

So I received a notification from WordPress telling me that I now have 200 wonderful followers!! 200!?

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This blog has only been around for a year and I never imagined that I’d reach 50 let alone 200 Followers! Guys, I still remember the days when I only had 5 followers and I barely had any daily views. I remember feeling discouraged and there were moments when I actually wanted to just quit all together. So when I saw that 200 of you lovely folks really like my blog, it really made my year! I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind words and support, because without you guys I dunno if I’d have the heart to keep this whole thing up and running like I do!

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So in honor of this momentous occasion, I’m going to give shout outs to the four wonderful bloggers that were there in the very beginning! These special bloggers were there with me from the start and I can’t thank them enough for their support and love!!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap-Oct. 16th to Oct. 22nd

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This week has been kind of hectic… I have been running around all week so I wasn’t able to handle all of the blog business I wanted to this week… But, I did have fun hanging out with friends so that was definitely a plus!!

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I also got some super awesome news, but mums the word… at least until the details are set in stone! The other day I attended an event a friend of mine from GMU put on called Let’s Get Uncomfortable: Mental Health Makeover, about de-stigmatizing mental health in the Black community! Ya’ll it was an amazing program, there was a panel discussion, meditation, and various other self love activities! It was a ton of fun and I really feel like I learned a lot! Also, she runs a mental health blog, Don’t Die Afraid, and I highly recommend giving it a read, she has some amazing resources!!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Oct. 9th to Oct. 15th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! The universe seems to be conspiring against me a bit these last few days… But, don’t worry, I don’t stay down for long!!

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So I have a very special announcement this week… An anime blogger buddy of mine, Pink-chan is looking for new writers over at her blog Pinky’s Palace!!  Pink runs an awesome anime blog, so if you are interested in  contributing to a super special awesome blog, don’t hesitate to shoot her a line! For more info about the available positions or to contact Pink directly click, HERE!

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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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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Oct. 2nd to Oct. 8th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I have some amazing news, for those of you that follow me on Tumblr, you already know what the announcement is… But, for everyone else, I am excited to announce that the paper I helped write for my Research Capstone Project was accepted for publication in Injury!!

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I will be a published author!! WOOOT!! All of the hard work and effort payed off and I am finally done with the paper!!  Right now only the pre-print is online, which you all can check out, HERE. I am so glad that after all of the complaining I’ve done on here, I can finally share the paper with you guys!! However, I do want to warn you guys that this isn’t the most exciting paper I’ve ever written, but I’m super proud of it!!

Also, If you haven’t already guessed my blogging vacation is over… not that I actually stuck to it very well…

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Sept. 18th to Sept. 24th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This has been a really chill week all things considered, I received some really great news, but I want to wait until next week before I say anything specific. I don’t want to leave anything to chance, by announcing it prematurely…

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In other news, my BF took me to this really cool Jazz concert on Friday featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band! The concert was a blast and the music was great!! After the concert the band struck up an impromptu parade made up of everyone from the theater. It was so cool laughing and dancing through the streets of DC as the band played on!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Sept. 11th to Sept. 17th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! This week was one big obstacle after another, most of which were directly related to my recent job search. But, for every setback, there was a silverling. I’m being vague again, because I want to wait and see how some things play out before I say anything specific. However, I can share one tiny success… I turned in the final edits for the research paper and they were accepted!!

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And how did I celebrate this momentous occasion? I went to see Bridget Jones’s Baby with a friend and I treated myself to some much needed rest!
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[Announcement] I’m all out of wack this week!

First don’t worry, this isn’t going to be bad news! I just have a lot on my plate so I wasn’t able to keep up with my blogging schedule like I wanted to… So as most of you know I have been working on revising a research paper I helped write (with two classmates) back in May for my Big Graduation Research Capstone.

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Aug. 28th to Sept. 3rd

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! So, I know I’m super late with this, but it’s Labor Day Weekend here in the States and I have been busy! I have been working in the revisions for the manuscript I mentioned last week. Let me tell you, editing a paper like this is extremely time consuming, and I’ve barely made much headway. In order to get away from the paper for a bit, I went to a thrift store and found a few books that I just had to add to my collection.
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A special shout out to The Well-Red Mage and Pink-chan for also nominating me for the Entertainer Blogger Award! Even though I already wrote a post for the award, I still wanted to give a shout out to both of these amazing blogger! Thanks for thinking of me!! 😀

Lastly, this was a very big week for Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I had my first ever collaboration with fellow blogger and buddy, Katrina Sade over at GrimmGirl! It was so much fun working with such an amazing blogger and this definitely won’t be the last time we work together! So, keep an eye out for part 2 in the near future!

*Ah yeah, check out the Housekeeping section of the post, as I have made some changes to Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!

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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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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero is 1 Years Old Today!!

Hello Heroes and Travelers, I have a huge announcement to make… Nice Job Breaking It, Hero is 1 years old today!

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It was one year ago today that I started Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! When I started this blog, I was in my final year of graduate school writing my umpteenth infectious disease research paper…

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.

(Excerpt from my Blogger Recognition post)

I started this blog on a whim, so I never imagined that one year later, not only would I still be writing posts for this blog, but that my little exercise in procrastination would have grown so much! If you have been with me since the beginning, you know that Nice Job Breaking It, Hero looks nothing like it did back then… not even close… To be honest this blog was all over the place back then, there was no rhyme or reason, I just posted what I wanted when I wanted. But, I stuck with it and eventually it became the controlled chaos it is today and I couldn’t be more proud of it! But, this isn’t the end, far from it… both me and the blog have more growing to do and I can’t wait to see where this blogging journey takes me in the future!

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jun. 12th to Jun. 18th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I have an announcement to make, I finally did it…I finally joined the Daiya and Haikyuu fandoms! Shout out to Cat and Katrina for sucking me into the world of sports anime! I watched the first few episodes of both series and I have been hooked ever since! On top of that, I’m obsessed with Haven’t You Heard I’m Sakamoto…

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E3 was this week and I am so hyped for all of the new consoles and games coming our way in the coming months! I’m not going to get into which company had the best conference or which game trailers were the best, but just know I am excited for some new games!!

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[Update] Jobs, Game Clubs, and Blogging

Hello Heroes and Travelers! After two 14 hour bus rides, I’m back from my trip home! My little bro’s graduation was awesome and it was nice to spend time with my family over the 3-Day weekend! Since then I have been busy, remember the job I told you guys about? Well, I was offered an even better position at the same place, and after a short follow up interview last Thursday…I got it!! The new position is a bit longer than the last, and I’ll actually be running statistics and compiling reports of the project’s data as it comes in from participants…Which is really very exciting for me!

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In more exciting news, I, along with three other WordPress bloggers (Cas, Cat, and Anny) have formed a Gaming Club! We basically choose a game to play as a group and then set a completion date. Upon completion we sit down and discuss our thoughts and feelings about the game on LINE. So far, the group has played through two games (One Billion Rupiah Girl and Starry Sky in Spring) and we just started Norn9, though I’m not gonna start playing that until later on in the summer…. Anyway, I’m telling you this because we would like to spread the word about our group and maybe even recruit some new members…

You can find all the info you need about the group on our blog That Game ClubFeel free to drop us a line there, through the Club’s email: thatgameclub@outlook.com, or on Facebook and Twitter!

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3 Day Quote Challenge-Day 1

So I know I am super duper late with this, but school has been kind of hectic lately! I’m actually skipping out on some work right now *shrugs* This is my first ever challenge, I’ve never done one of these before so fingers crossed that this goes well! I wanna thank the super special awesome Nozomi for the nomination, she’s only been on WordPress for a month and she’s already making a splash! She is positively awesome! We fangirls have to stick together!

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Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: 2016 Blog Plans and Schemes

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So I always have trouble writing outlines, now this a problem I’ve had since elementary school. Usually I just free write, without any prior planning, in a lot of ways that’s kind of how this blog is, I just write. So I decided to change things up a bit. First I want to explain a little about the types of posts I currently have on the blog.

Housekeeping…In the Here and Now

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Reviews-There are three types of reviews that I write, for now all reviews will be located under the “Games” section on the top menu…

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Year End Wrap-Up: Starting 2016 in New Bark Town

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I smell adventure on the horizon…

So with 2016 less than a day away and the start of my final semester looming on the horizon, I thought it was the right time for a year end wrap-up….

First, I wanna say thank you! This is my first year blogging and I am super grateful to everyone for embracing me with open arms. I’m not so great with this sort of thing, my writing tends to be rather direct and to the point, but I want to say THANK YOU for reading my awkwardly random ramblings about otome and Pokemon, and whatever else popped into my noodle this year… I’ve said this before, but none of my friends care about otome/otoge, so it’s super special awesome to have found a community of otoge fans through my blog. You guys have really made me feel welcome! I have had a lot of fun learning, talking, blogging and reading this year.

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THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!

So enough of that mushy stuff, lol…This is the final step of my masters program, so next year is going to be full of new beginnings! So for me 2016 will be my New Bark Town stage. For those of you who don’t follow Pokemon or just don’t remember Johto, here’s a refresher:

New Bark Town is the hometown of the protagonist in the second and fourth generation Pokemon games (that’s Gold, Silver, Crystal, Heart Gold, and Soul Silver). It’s where I started my Pokemon Journey so many years ago and it remains a place of anticipation and excitement for me even as an adult.

The Town Where Winds of a New Beginning Blow

I am ready for whatever is coming in 2016, to be honest I don’t anticipate the New Year to be perfect, that’s why I keep a my Potions and Revives handy. But, I am ready to give it my best shot, even if I sometimes make things worse, I’ll keep pushing ahead, ‘cus, that’s what heroes do…So here’s to breaking it in 2016, and every year to come…Sometimes you have to break it to make it…

So About Blogging…

I still have a lot of games and things in my backlog, so expect more Rants, Reviews, and, Ramblings in the future! (Maybe I’ll buy a PSP Vita when I get home, so I can finally play Code: Realize!?) Blogging has been so much fun and I can’t wait to keep it up in 2016!

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See ya’ll in 2016!!!

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