Sunshine Blogger Award

I want to thank ignite18 of Marvelously Mismatched for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I must be really popular if I keep getting awards. To bad I can never find time to do all these in one day. Anyway, you know the drill.

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.

Questions

1. How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?

I try to set goals for myself. One of these goals is to think about my readers and keep them entertained. If not for my readers, I like to open up my thoughts here in my site.

2. If you could live in a book, TV show or movie, what would it be?’

I would pick TV show for my choice. I would choose Samurai Jack because it would be awesome to work together with Jack and I would like to help him get back to his home.

3. What was your dream job growing up?

This is a tricky one because my dream job growing kept changing. First, I wanted to be a computer programmer and then after going through a lot in college, I want to be either a reviewer or journalist.

4. What’s one thing you think an anime should never do?

I guess it would be not going ahead of the manga in certain titles. For example, I heard Fullmetal Alchemist followed the manga for a bit but then it left and made its own story. Another example would be Rurouni Kenshin, we never got the Jinchu Arc and we ended up having tons of filler.

5. If you could time travel would you go to the future or the past?

I would go back to the past. I would want to avoid making mistakes of my life.

6. What fad do you wish would come back? Which do you feel should stay gone forever?

If I could bring back a fad, I would bring back Gangnam Style. The one fad I feel like should go is dubstep. It was okay for a while but I never like the music and I don’t understand how can people enjoy it.

7. If you could bring any fictional character to life, who would it be and why?

I would pick Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy XV. It would be cool to play video games and be lazy all day. We could hide from our responsibilities and do nothing all day.

8. Would you rather explore a new planet or the deepest part of the ocean? Why?

I would pick the deepest part of the ocean; I seen the movie Interstellar and I don’t want to spend light years away from home!

9. How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?

If an apocalypse occurred, I would grab my sword I keep away and stock up on junk food. If that fails, I going to Sam’s Club and making it my home.

10. Favourite chip flavour?

I like Hot Cheetos with the lemon flavors. I like eating hot and sour chips.

11. If you could have the answer to any question what would your question be?

I guess my question would be this: If a tree falls down in the forest and no one is there, does it make a sound?

11 Nominees

  1. krikaryan
  2. Fragile
  3. YAHARI BENTO
  4. enjoytheadventures
  5. Acacia Aurora
  6. That Insane Fangirl
  7. Mel in Anime Land
  8. A Carriage Return
  9. lynlynsays.com
  10. JekoJeko
  11. Shoujo Thoughts

My 11 questions

  1. What is the most cheesiest movie you seen?
  2. Are you an Android or Apple user?
  3. Favorite fruit?
  4. Least favorite fruit?
  5. Introvert or Extrovert?
  6. Do you have a favorite post you wrote ?
  7. Would you rather spend a day in a fantasy world or Sci-Fi world?
  8. What’s your favorite weapon/tool from a movie, video game or book?
  9. What is one fictional world you would not want to be in?
  10. Do you like dogs or cats?
  11. What TV or movie series you wished that never ended?

Thank you for reading my post. 🙂

Lovely Blogger Blog Award by Simplistic in Sights

Sorry for not doing this award posts earlier. Life has been busy here recently and I haven’t gotten the time to do this award. I would like to thank Simplistic in Sights for nominating me for this Lovely Blogger Blog Award. Before I begin, I would like to say Happy Birthday to Leafa/Suguha Kirigaiya from Sword Art Online!

Here are the Rules for this award:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself
  3. Nominate at most 15 people
  4. Tell your nominees the good news!

7 Facts:

  1. I am a member of the OWLS: Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self-Respects.
  2. I am 50% anime fan and 50% gamer.
  3. My first anime film I saw in theaters was Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale.
  4. My first Pop! Funko figure is Kirito from Sword Art Online.
  5. I recently had 2 jobs in the season in 2016. I am currently on my third one.
  6. I don’t think low about my friends. I always see the greatness and believe the best of them.
  7. I am not afraid to confess that I am a Christian. If you are offended of my beliefs, you may leave and unfollow me.

15 Nominations:

  1. Rocco B
  2. Play Legit
  3. Teacup Talk
  4. Paul Bowler
  5. Otaku Orbit
  6. Season Memories
  7. Robert Lambrt Jones III
  8. Daiyamanga
  9. Michael Phillips Atkins Travels
  10. 100WordAnime
  11. Anime Girls NYC
  12. animefan99
  13. aimewallpapershere
  14. Suchana Naskar
  15. mangalover93

All finished! Thank you for the award and I hope you guys enjoyed my 7 facts. 😉

OWLS Blog Tour: Rosario + Vampire – Colorful Love

“Colors”

“Colors” refers to people of color in anime. For this monthly topic, we will be discussing how people of color or characters of different “races” (a literal alien race) are represented in anime. Some topics we considering is the dangers of stereotyping, bi-racial characters, and the importance of racial inclusion.

In this topic, I will be talking about the importance of color in the real world and in the anime world and manga world of Akihisa Ikeda‘s series Rosario + Vampire. (I will be mostly using the manga instead)

(Might have spoilers of the series but are very minor, it cover mostly volumes 1 and 10 from the season 1 manga.) Continue reading

My birthday gifts

Here is another short post.

Besides the stuff I bought from Little Tokyo, I got some gifts from my  family and I want to share some pictures for you guys on what I got for my birthday.

My younger brother got me a Marvel t-shirt, my sister and her husband got me two Pokemon shirts and my parents got me a Mortal Kombat shirt. They also got me the Final Fantasy XV – Piano Collection.

I also got some money from my grandparents. I used some gift money and purchased some Kingdom Hearts goods from Hot Topic: a lanyard and an exclusive Donald Duck Pop Funko figure.

My mom, who works in Scentsy, also got me a new burner and the burner is designed to look like stacked stones. I have  a habit of stacking stones whenever I go to the beach and my mom got me this candle. Scentsy is a company that sells lamps that burns and create fresh scents from burning wax, scented candles to be exact. It looks like this:

Whenever I try to stack stones, I feel like Smoker from One Piece.

I also got to download the dlc to Final Fantasy XV, Episode Gladiolus. I still need to finish the story, but I did play Chapter 13, verse 2 with Gladio. Gladio is a strong fighter and I enjoyed seeing his story.

To end this post, I will let Donald and Kirito say good bye.

Kirito: Good bye everyone. Thanks for the love for Matthew.

Donald: Bye! Bye! Come back real soon. You made Matt  a very happy boy.

Thank you guys for the nice comments and messages. God bless you all.

Happy Birthday to me! – A Special Top 10 posts and Personal Shout-Outs!

Hello everyone, this is yours truly Matthew of Matt-in-the-Hat, and today is a special day because today it’s my birthday! Today I turn 23 and I have been waiting for a long time to reach this number. As a way to start this post, I will be doing a special top 10 posts but with a twist. If you guys know me enough, you would know that I have a gaming obsession with Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts. For this top 10, this will actually be divided into top 5s instead but in the end, it will be 10. Also, there is no particular order. Here is the reason behind this. Also, I will be doing personal shout-outs!

Today is the DLC add-on to the game Final Fantasy XV, Episode Gladioulus. In this episode, players will be playing as Noctis’s friend Gladiolus and they will experience what is like to play as the strongest man of the group. Taking place after facing Ravus, Gladiolus leaves the party and tries to obtain new skills. With the help of Cor, Gladio will be fighting daemons and he will have to face the ultimate challenger, Gilgamesh. If players bought the season pass, this episode is free; otherwise, you will have to pay $5.

Also coming out today is the release of of the HD collection game Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, (in the UK, this game comes out on March 31st). This game will include the past Kingdom Hearts that was previously included for the PS3 but now it will be on PS4. The graphics are enhanced with 60 FPS. This game will include the following: Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (HD Cinematic Remaster), Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (HD Cinematic Remaster).

Now that I have giving you this information, going back to the top posts, I will tell you the titles to these top posts. I will be sharing my top 5 Strongest Male Humans in dedication to the Episode Gladiolus and my personal Top 5 Anime Worlds that could join Kingdom Hearts.

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Anime Jungle Experience

I am going to be quick on this post. Today was my unofficial, or unhappy birthday today and for this day, my family took me on a trip to Little Tokyo. They know that I love anime and manga and my fascination on Japanese culture. Little Tokyo was an exciting place to go. In a funny way, it was like being in actual Tokyo from Japan. My family and I went to the Anime Jungle, also known as the Entertainment Hobby Shop Jungle. I went to three stores and I bought something from each one. I got my first ever Pop! figure of Kirito from Sword Art Online, two manga books of Rosario Vampire Season 2, and a Tobi mask from Naruto Shippuden.

My actual birthday is on March 28th!

Mystery Blogger Award

I want to thank Capili Jiron of Artist by Beauty for another nomination of this blog award. She’s an awesome blogger and please visit her if you want to talk about games and anime. 🙂

Rules:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. List the Rules.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  6. Answer five questions from the nominee.
  7. Nominate anywhere from ten to twenty bloggers.
  8. Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.
  9. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
  10. Share the link to your best post.

3 things about me:

  1. I am the only one in my family who keeps track on what movies are being released on theaters. I enjoy watching movies.
  2. Whenever I play video game by myself, I usually get mad or talk to myself whenever things get difficult in the games.
  3. People mistake me for being Italian but I am actually Hispanic

Capilli Jiron’s questions:

1. Where do you really want to travel in the world?

I would like to explore Japan. It would be awesome to see the culture and experience the home of the anime lifestyle.

2. What is one goal that you would love to achieve by the end of this year?

I would like to make money out of my blog, make it a self-hosted site like my other blogger friends.

3. If you could have a super power, what would you choose?

I would like to have ghost powers like the cartoon series Danny Phantom. I would be able to fly, turn invisible and make things intangible.

4. If you could speak another language fluently, which language would you choose?

I would like to either speak Japanese or Russian. If Japanese, I want to sound like Marth from Fire Emblem or Genji from Overwatch. In Russian, I would like to talk like Viktor from the English Dub of Yuri on Ice.

5. Which type of fruit best represents you, and why? (haha my weird question).

I think the fruit that represents me is strawberries. I like eating strawberries lol. My hair is pretty short and the leaf parts of the strawberry is short as well. I think my face is also a little bit angular too.

My top 5 questions!

  1. If you were in a story, would you like to be a good guy or bad guy (or good girl or bad)
  2. Are you night owl or early bird?
  3. What is one movie you feel is a guilty pleasure?
  4. What’s your favorite superhero?
  5. What would you rather have, wings and fly anywhere or the power to rewind time?

Top 10 Nominations

  1. Moonid
  2. Emon Yagami
  3. Stephen K.
  4. bubblechristea
  5. shoujo ramen
  6. Regina5000
  7. Diana Marcos
  8. Sam Brewer
  9. Mikasa Blogs
  10. cherry

 

The Versatile Blogger Award *Anime Edition*

I want to thank Capili Jiron of Artist by Beauty for giving me a another blog award. After you finish read this post, go check out her amazing site and show her your love and support! She’s an amazing blogger who likes anime and video games and if you like that, go follow her.

Rules:

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

For this award post, I am going to do something different. I will share 7 things related anime that concerns me. I am an anime fan and I will be sharing 7 things that interest me and anything Japanese related topics.

1. My original Big 3 was Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon. This was before I saw One Piece, Bleach and Naruto.

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2. When ever I listen anime song, I can get addicted and listen to the song multiple times until I find a new one.

3. I always prefer watching anime in English Dub.

4. I got into Bleach because I keep hearing the anime was popular in my magazine Shonen Jump (before they went digital and I paid for print magazines). Back then, I stuck on Dragon Ball Z, One Piece and Naruto. In my magazine, they kept Bleach was great and it was then I decided to watch the first episode on Adult Swim and I fell in love with the show.

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5. My favorite anime to watch on Adult Swim (Not Toonami back then. Adult Swim showed late anime) was the classic Fullmetal Alchemist anime and Inuyasha.

6. My favorite Yu-Gi-Oh is the classic Yu-Gi-Oh! (Yugi Muto).

7. My favorite anime video games growing up was the Dragon Ball Z games.

7 nominations

  1. Shoujo Thoughts
  2. Soniarronict
  3. Sakura Daisuki
  4. Inkling Infornography
  5. Otaku in My Veins
  6. JAPANime Talks
  7. Otaku Kyokai

Video Game Tag

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I want to thank Gamers UnitedGG Blog for tagging me for this video game tag. Unlike most tag posts, I will be sharing you my video game side. Besides watching anime and watching movies, I love to video games. Once you are done, go check out their blogs for more video game posts and nerd topics.

Rules:

  • Thank & Tag the Blogger
  • Answer the Questions
  • Tag Other Bloggers (Your choice on the number of challengers)

Questions:

  • What is your favorite video game genre (I.E. RPG, FPS, MMO, etc.).

I like video games such as action adventure series and with a great story. Games like Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts, Batman Arkham games are my type of games. I like games where I feel like I am hero and part of an epic story.

  • Which system do you prefer to game on?

Currently Playstation 4. I like the Nintendo games and systems but I mostly play Playstation games. I am part Sony and Nintendo.

  • Who is your favorite video game character?

I think my favorite character would be Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy XV. Noctis is an awesome main character with awesome abilities. He is also a cool chilled guy who also cares about his friends. I also respect him and sympathize him on his duties in the game.

  • Which game do you believe has the best plot?

I think the game with the best story would be the Batman Arkham games ( I haven’t played Origins). I enjoyed interacting with the characters, good and evil, and feeling like I am Batman.

Personally

  • What game gave the most hype but didn’t deliver?

Personally, the one game that got too much hype was Sonic the Hedgehog 2006. Back when the PS3 and Xbox 360 were barely released and when E3 released the trailer for Sonic 06, my friends in school were all excited to play the game. Unfortunately, once I got a PS3 and got this game, I was disappointed. The game was awful.

  • What game are you waiting for?

Currently, I am waiting for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

  • If you were taken to an island and  forced to only play 3 games, which 3 games would you choose?

The three games I would be willing to play would Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, Final Fantasy XV and Transformers: Devastation.

  • Which games do you feel have the best replay value,

I am already fanboy and everyone knows what I will say but I think Final Fantasy XV has the best replay value. The game has a huge open world environment and it has many missions and items ready to be explored. You can also fish for all kinds of fish or help Ignis collect recipes.

  • Name 1 Game that you think everyone should play?

I say either the Uncharted games, or Kingdom Hearts series. They both have a likeable main characters and the gameplay is pretty easy to follow.

  • What game did you grow up on?

I think I grew up playing the classic Super Mario Bros on the NES and Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Game Gear.

  • Which game would you like to see come back?

In my opinion, I feel like Jak and Daxter should come back. I really like Naughty Dog’s games and after hearing Crash Bandicoot coming back for this year, I was hyped. It stinks even after years, they are still making Ratchet and Clank games but Jack and Daxter games.

Nominations (I am just going to list only 5)

Otaku Gamer Zone: https://otakugamerzone.com/

Another Gaming Day: https://anothergamingday.wordpress.com/

The Anikatsuki: https://theanikatsuki.wordpress.com/

Mahddboy: https://mahddyboy.wordpress.com/

Archi-Anime: https://heyitszel.wordpress.com/

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Happy Valentines Day bloggers and anibloggers. This post will be short and simple post to say thank you for the love and kindness you given me. Valentines Day is the special holiday that people celebrate to show how much they care for each other. In America, we see this as a time of romance in the air and couples spend together, while singles like me are left with no plans.

To be honest, this post is last minute; I never actually had any special plans to do a Valentine’s Post. I actually woke up feeling sad and hurt. I felt hurt because I know that I am single and no matter how much I try to numb my pain and joke around being lonely, the pain keeps coming back. However, I woke up with Valentines chocolates on my bed in which my mother gave me. Doesn’t matter how old I get, my mother also shows her love and bring me something sweet. After I opened up my Twitter, I got some messages telling me Happy Valentines Day. It felt pretty good have friends from different places in the world to say Happy Valentines Day.

Valentines Day doesn’t have to be about romance, it could be about showing love to the ones that make you happy. It could be best friends, online friends or even family that brings you joy. I am blessed to have friends and family who think of me important. Don’t ever feel unloved. If you need love now, I will give it to you.

Anyway, Happy Valentines Day. Sorry if this sounded depressing. God bless your days. Here is some video game songs which makes my heart throb.