I am positively ecstatic to have been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank-you, Neha, for the nomination! It’s always been my mission here at Watashi Wa Bucho!! to spread joy and positivity – there’s already far too much hatred and negativity out there without me throwing my hat into the ring – so it’s super encouraging to be recognised for that!
On the off chance that you haven’t visited Neha’s awesome blog, BiblioNyan, yet, you can do so here. With her passion for self-care, diversity, and highlighting other amazing blogs and bloggers, you’re bound to find something as uplifting as it is entertaining!
The rules for The Sunshine Blogger Award are as follows:
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog so that other people can visit them
- Answer the 11 questions put to you by the nominator
- Nominate 11 bloggers of your choosing and provide them with a new set of 11 questions to answer
- Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts
- List the rules and display The Sunshine Blogger Award logo within your post or on your blog site
Without any further ado, here are my responses to Neha’s questions:
What are two things that bring you comfort on a bad day?
The first is anime. Bit of an obvious choice there, but it’s my go-to whenever I’m feeling sad, scared, or angry. There are so many uplifting and inspiring stories out there! The second is food – I’m a big comfort eater! It’s nothing short of a miracle that my metabolism keeps up with my snacking!
What is your favourite dish or dessert?
It’s hard to pick just one dish… so I’m not going to! Sorry! My favourite food is anything that my parents cook. My mum is always really experimental with her cooking, but she always manages to whip up something healthy and nutritious. My dad, meanwhile, is an expert on good, British comfort food!
Do you have an anime, book, or film that inspires you when you’re feeling down?
Naruto. Monsters, ninjas, and dumb superpowers aside, it’s an underdog story at heart. Watching Naruto perfect his ninjutsu and earn the respect of his classmates, teachers, and fellow villagers always inspired me. Not to mention that it taught me the value of grit, hard work, and perseverance.
Do you like video games? If so, what are you currently playing or what did you play last?
I love video games. I’m currently playing Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. It’s an extremely dark game about a young Viking priestess who embarks on a quest into Hell to resurrect her dead lover, all the while battling her, rather severe, schizophrenia (or, with her limited understanding of mental illness, demons). I wouldn’t recommend it to everybody, as it can be pretty triggering.
If you could give one piece of advice to a person that feels stuck in life, what would it be?
No matter what, keep going. Get out of bed each day, wash your face, brush your teeth… Do whatever you need to do to keep the gears of your life turning. I won’t lie and say that it always gets better, but you’ll never know if you just give up…
If you could conquer any fear in a single moment, what would that be?
My fear of failure. I’m a perfectionist who sets such high standards for myself that I live in near constant fear of falling short. I’m sure that, were I not to give a toss about what I or other people thought about me, I’d probably excel, in my writing, in my career, and in many other areas of my life! I’ll get there someday, I’m sure…
What’s an obscure or unpopular anime, book, or film that you wish more people had read/seen?
Blood+. It has romance, sword fights, vampires, an awesome soundtrack (composed by Hans Zimmerman), the balls to kill off important characters, and a badass hero and villain (both of whom are women). It’s also pretty awesome that part of the anime is set in England. It was amazing seeing characters stand in places where I’ve stood myself!
If you could have any animal companion, real or fantasy, what would it be?
Can I choose a Pokemon? Ha, ha! It’d have to be my favourite Pokemon: Kadabra. With its telekinesis, it’d be pretty useful to have around (though I’d definitely use it as an excuse to be lazy)!
You magically get transported to another world with a sidekick. Who’s your sidekick? (Mine is totally Deadpool).
Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus’ character from The Walking Dead). He’s not a man of many words, but he’s capable in so many other ways… Not to mention that we could travel across this strange, new world together on his bike. It’d be like a sexy Kino’s Journey!
Imagine that you’re living in your dream country right now. Which country is it?
This is going to sound a bit sad, but probably my home country: England (I’m currently living in the States). I definitely took the free healthcare, public transport, and comparatively lower crime rate for granted! Not to mention that I miss my family!
What’s your favourite feel-good quote?
It’s this quote from Fullmetal Alchemist. I also really like this one: “You don’t get the things you dream of, you get the things you work for”. That second one is from Little Witch Academia (one of the shows that I’m watching right now).
So there you have it! I must say, with every peek I give you all into my weird, tragic life, the more worried I become about you coming back! Ha, ha! To close out today’s post I would like to nominate the following bloggers to answer the following questions:
- Who’s your embarrassing anime crush?
- What anime are you embarrassed to admit to liking?
- What anime are you enjoying the most right now?
- What, if anything, are you looking forward to right now?
- Which anime character do you see yourself the most in?
- What is your favourite Pokemon? Don’t tell me that you dorks don’t like Pokemon!
- Do you have a favourite manga? If so, what is it? I’m looking for a new series to read!
- What do you do to overcome writer’s block? Ignore this question if you’re lucky enough to never get it!
- What is your favourite, inspirational anime quote? I was sort of asked this myself, but I’d love to hear yours!
- What is your favourite blog post (or the one that you’re most proud of)? I’d love to check it out!
- If you were to ever write about something different (something other than what you usually write about), what would it be?