Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you Raistlin0903 for nominating me for this Sunshine Blogger Award! After this post, go check out his blog and if you like Sword Art Online, this is the guy who is willing to chat about SAO. SAO is my favorite anime is as well.

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Rules

  • Thank the person(s) 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 them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

1. How long have you been blogging, and what made you get started in the first place?

I have been blogging for about a year and half I believe. I started at 2014 but I stopped until late December and all the way to 2015. I first got into blogging because I took a class in regards to the public sphere. I professor made us get these accounts in order to get graded and discuss the importance of being informed. After the class, I decided to convert this blog as a blog of my hobbies such as anime, video games, movies, comics and personal stuff.

2. Say that you could interview someone on your blog, who would it be, and why him/her?

This will be lengthy but bear with me.

As far as I know, I would like to interview 3 bloggers. If it was possible, I would like to interview Kauses (real name Joshua) from Otaku Gamer Zone, Shay from Anime Reviewer Girl, and Lita from LitaKinoAnimeCorner.

Kauses

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Kauses is another aniblogger I know who writes articles about video games and anime. He hosts a site called Otaku Gamer Zone and he also writes articles to Viewster, a site where people can legally stream anime. He also does livestreams in YouTube and Twitch. He likes to play Fallout 4, Overwatch and Valkyrie. He’s a pretty awesome guy and I first met him when I saw an article about Kill la Kill.

It would be awesome to talk to another gamer who likes anime and get to know him. We also have a PS4 and it would be nice to chat and play games at the same time. He’s actually the first guy to hear my voice! Not to mention, if you ever hear his livestreams, he’s pretty funny by imitating accents. Talking to him would making game more enjoyable.

Shay

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Another great friend in the anime community, Shay is another anime fan that enjoys talking about anime and discussion on specific topics in regards to interest and opinions. Not only she likes anime, but she also likes comic books and video games. She also has her own YouTube channel and hosts a podcast along with Lita called the Senshi Ani Girls.

I would like to interview her one of these days. I think it would be awesome to talk to some one who also questions and opinions towards anime and society. I also find her amazing since she’s not afraid to speak her mind and admit that she is girl but she also likes anime. An interview with her would be awesome.

Lita

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Last but not least, I would like to interview LitaKino. Lita is no stranger in the anime community. Lita is another anime girl who loves the anime community and enjoys talking about her passion. Just like Shay, she also hosts the Senshi Ani Girls podcast and has her own channel. Besides talking to Shay, she also, in the past, does livestreams with other anime reviewers and bloggers like Deven and Blade Ninja. No matter what time it is or her schedule, LIta will make time for us.

If it was possible, I would like to interview Lita and get to know more about her. I would ask her where does she keep her strength to blog and chat online. Lita is wonderful anime fan friend and I think it would be nice to talk to her.

3. What is your favorite Anime/Movie/Tv show of all time?

This is a tough question because I have a lot of favorites in anime. Currently, I think my favorite anime is Sword Art Online and Dragon Ball Z.

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My favorite movie would be the Avengers and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

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My favorite TV shows is a cartoons and one sitcom. I like Ed, Edd’n Eddy and Full House.

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4. Do you own any merchandise? If so, what is the thing that you like the most in your collection?

I do have some merchandise. I have a Sword Art Online fabric poster, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children poster, and some keychains like SAO, Sandslash Pokemon, Keyblades Kingdom Hearts, and a Captain America shield, and a Bleach Umbrella. My Favorite is the Pokemon keychain with Sandslash and the Bleach Umbrella.

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5. Is there anything you would like to do someday, but just have not yet been able to accomplish ?

It would be nice to get the confidence and courage to be able to speak and participate in the anime community through YouTube. I noticed my online friends are able to just record themselves or livestream and respond fluently to the public. I am just guy who hides behind a screen and too scared to face the crowd. Still, I always imagine myself speaking out what’s on my mind.

6. What is the post you are most proud of, and why is that?

I have two special post in which I am proud to write about. The first one is a reflection post called “Graduation – My School Life and the Future story time”. In this one, I talk about my experience when I was in college and where do I go from here. This post was written after graduation. The second is titled “TGIF Friday Funny Origins story time”. In this post, I talk how did I start my TGIF posts and what was the beginning like.

7. Has there ever been a post on your blog that you have regretted writing? If so, why is that?

There was one I regret doing since no one seemed to care about it. Don’t bother looking for it because I deleted it. I wrote a random post about SpongeBob and I how noticed that some of the recent episodes have him actually driving. If you are familiar cartoon, SpongeBob always fails his driving test but in the recent episodes, he is seen driving. I did a funny rant post discussing and showing evidence that the creators have forgotten how to make a SpongeBob episode.

8. Why did you get interested in Movies/Anime?

I got interested becuase I like how the characters are something to relate and I felt like they could be anyone. In anime, unlike cartoons, the characters partially represents us and they show us what is it like to go through life. Also, they have story in which if you like the show, the story moves on and the characters grow and mature. In a nutshell, anime/movies feels more real even though it’s all fiction or exaggerated.

9. Do you have any goals that you would like to ultimately achieve with your blog?

I actually have a goal in mind. It would be nice to turn my blog into a website similar to Anime News Network and Crunchyroll news. I enjoy keeping my readers up to date on the news and I like to share my reviews. With my writing skills, I wish to use my blog and make it into a career in which I can write the news but also write about something I am interested in.

10. What if you could star in your own Anime/Movie? What kind of Anime/Movie would it be, and who would you play?

If I was to be in my own anime, I would want it to be something like a combination of Clannad and Durarara!!. In this anime, everyone would have their own adventures and the world be odd and unique but still normal. Also, the characters would be realistic in terms of emotions and it will be interesting to see what everyone is going through in life. If I was to be in this anime, I would either be the main character or friend of the main character. If I had a special trait or power that makes me different than everyone else, I would be the main character. If I don’t have any skills, I will just be a friend to the main character.

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11. What was the worst Anime/Movie that you have ever seen?

The worst anime I have seen is Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc. To be brief, Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto is a OVA in which shortens the original Kyoto Arc under an hour. This anime was really rushed and Kenshin was not exactly “Kenshin”.

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11 Nominees

  1. girlgeekgirl
  2. Dark Hauntings
  3. Craving Dreams
  4. Belindathoughts’s Blog
  5. Insert Cloud Image
  6. D Talks Anime
  7. Mahddyboy
  8. Sebastian’s Blog
  9. animated
  10. Anime Introvert
  11. renxkyoko’s space

11 Questions

  1. What is your favorite food and why?
  2. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
  3. Do you have a specific song that describes your personality or your life?
  4. Do you have a fictional character that inspires you? If not, do you have a real-life person you look up to?
  5. What is one movie you can never get tired of seeing again?
  6. Have you ever got attached to a show/movie/anime/book so much that it affects you emotionally?
  7. What is your pet peeve and why?
  8. Do you follow a trend like everyone else when a fad shows up or do you not participate?
  9. Ever thought of doing something you wanted to do but you couldn’t because of some particular reason?
  10. Do you have a favorite color that symbolizes you?
  11. Have you ever read or watched a story and you hated the ending?
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28 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Wow! What can I say, what a fantastic post you wrote. I think everything I would say about it is pretty much too less, but I do truly mean that this has been one great post to read. The answers to the questions were well thought out, and I loved reading the two posts you wrote about graduating from college, and how the “thank God it’s friday posts” came to be (Ps….I love those lol😂). In all seriousness though, keep writing on your blog, because you have terrific skills. I hope you can achieve your ultimate goal, it would really be awesome to reach something like that. For now though, keep enjoying what you do 😀 Thanks for this post: great way to start the week 😀

    • Thank you and I appreciate you saying this. I would never have reached this far if I had supportive followers. Even I didn’t think I would make this far. I enjoy doing the things that I am good at. Thank you for all the nice comment. 🙂

  2. Congratulations on the award. Your goals for this blog are very admirable. Best of luck with them.

    And thank you for the nomination. I already did a post for this recently but still, thank you for thinking of me.

    • Thank you. It’s a still a long way to go, but I am hoping I can make use of my blog.
      It’s cool. Just thought you deserved it. Don’t worry about doing it. If you don’t want to do it, don’t feel pressured to do it. It’s all good. 😉

  3. Thanks matt and great post. Your aspirations are impressive and i definitely think you have personality and warmness to become a full fledged blogger with a strong community to follow you.
    I found it interesting what you said about having he courage to speak out and freely. To be honest i struggle to speak my mind in public/ face the crowd too, but theres nothing wrong with “hiding” behind a screen to speak honestly and ernestly with your community. I think its far more admirable than putting up a front or not speaking at all, and is just a way for you be yourself until you are comfortable in expressing yourself. Besides, crowds are scary haha >< .

    I like your anime idea too btw. Durarara style stories are definitely the shit imo, and crossed with the great dramatic and character rich stories in clannad would cook up something fantastic i think. Id go for smth like that maybe with a bit of little busters and Wlecome to the NHK for added spice! Little busters for the hilarious banter and WTTNHK for its interesting character depth and drama!

    • Thank you for this awesome comment. In public, I am a shy guy and I always feel like I can’t speak with confidence. Online however, I feel like I can speak clearly. For this community, I wish to help bring us all close.
      I heard a little bit of Littler Busters and I am actually curious about this anime. I am hoping to see it soon. 🙂

      • No problem Matt 🙂 . Yeah, I’m not too good in public either. I find it hard to express myself in certain situations cus of social anxieties I guess? It’s hard to be completely open around other people.

        I totally get that Matt! I feel like you’ve become a pillar of this blogging community bro 😉

        I think you’ll enjoy Little Busters! I certainly got a great nostalgic/emotional/ethereal feel from the show, much like in Clannad, as well as the comedy which really completes it especially in the nostalgia department 🙂 . I highly reccomend it, and if you do wathc it I hope you enjoy (don’t forget to let me know what you think!)

      • I think you and I can relate to other people’s experience. I think this is benefit to the blog community. You are able to share your opinions with everyone and not feel oppressed. 🙂
        Aw thanks but I don’t think I am that important to the community. I think there are other people out there who deserves that recognition more than me. I am just an average blogger who is willing to say whatever in my mind. You’re awesome for saying that anyway :).
        Little Busters does look like a cute anime. Any anime that is made by Clannad or same works must be really good. I will definitely share my thoughts once I get it.

  4. Those are admirable interview picks right there–Kausus, Shay, and Lita, three of my favorite anibloggers and best friends here on the web. How they’ve become such prominent figures on this slice of the wordpress family! Congrats Matt!

    • Thanks Takuto. Yeah it would be nice to have a interview with them. They are pretty active here and on YouTube. This question was kind of hard because there were more people I wanted to interview but I didn’t want to ramble on.

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