Let the Sun Shine Again! The Sunshine Blogger Award

Once upon a time, I never entertained being tagged in these award things more than once. That seems to be changing, as this is the third time I’ve been tagged as a Sunshine Blogger, and the second time this year. Oddly, I think I’m rather enjoying this. 🙂

I owe this to Keiko, thank you! I enjoyed your questions! 🙂

Now, The Rules: 

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Her Questions: 

1. Is there an anime you’ve always wanted to watch but have yet to?

Yes. So many. So very many. 😉

I would have to say that the one that’s been most on my mind of late has been Great Teacher Onizuka.

2. What genre of anime have you not tried out yet? Why?

…hm, I can’t really think of any sort of specific genre I haven’t tried yet. I’ve been a bit more like Luffy at the table of anime feasting: if it’s there, it gets inhaled! 😉

There is one genre, one where I generally don’t get very far into the shows it produces, most of the time. I do try it, but that’s not the same as lingering very long on it, because it’s generally not my thing. And that is: sports anime.

No disrespect intended to anyone who likes sports, but I just… well, I don’t. Is boring to me.

3. Is there an anime ending that frustrated you? If so, which one?

Again, so many. 😉

There are a number of anime endings that have frustrated me. Most especially, those that don’t actually finish the stories they tell. Pet peeve of mine, that.

But if I had to pick one… Juuni Taisen: Zodiac War. I absolutely hate that ending!

4. Currently, what’s your favourite op/ed?

Thank goodness you said, “currently,” or my brain would have exploded again! 🙂

Let’s see… I’ll leave the last few I chose off the table, and go with…

5. Which three anime characters would be the worst to get stuck in an elevator with?

Bacterian from Dragonball, Black Star from Soul Eater, and Gluttony from Fullmetal Alchemist.

Stinky, loud, and wants-to-eat-me. Dante did not fair so well with that last one, and I doubt I would.

6. What do you enjoy the most about blogging?


I would go absolutely bonkers if I couldn’t put my ideas into words and write them down.

Of course, the part where I get to basically hang out with a bunch of cool people online isn’t bad either! 😉

7. Do you plan your posts or are they more spontaneous?

A bit of column A, and a bit of column B.

I do have a basic framework to work with, to look ahead and organize things, and I plan out some seasonal things, or special occasions. For the most part, though, I’m usually just making it up as I go. This last year required quite a bit of planning, more than usual. 🙂

8. Do you have a notebook dedicated to jotting down blog post ideas? (I find it quite helpful to have one)

I do not. I use my computer to keep my ideas, which is pretty similar, but not a notebook.

9. What’s your favourite season? Why?


To quote a certain older musical, “Snooow, snooow, snooow, snooow, SNOOOOWWWW!”

I grew up in Alaska, and one either comes to love or hate the winter up there. One of my sisters hated it, but my other sister and I love it! It’s so much fun to play outside, so relaxing to curl up by the fire inside, so pretty, like the world is covered in silver diamonds under the moonlight, and it is MUCH easier, in my opinion, to warm up when it’s cold than it is to cool off when it’s hot. You can always put more layers on, but you eventually run out of layers you can take off.

Not to mention, it has all the best holidays in it! 🙂

10. Are you a coffee or a tea person?

Neither. I do not drink coffee or tea. It’s a religious thing, and also an I-have-no-idea-how-anyone-tolerates-the-smell thing. If you like it, more power to you! I’m more inclined to drink water, juice, and soda, like root beer, sprite, or anything fruity. 🙂

11. What’s your favourite type of food?


I love Italian food! …well, ok, I love the Americanized versions of Italian food! I’ve never had anything genuinely from Italy, but I have had plenty of pasta and pizza over the years. My mother jokes that there must be some Italian somewhere way back in my ancestry that manifested with just me, because while everyone else in the family enjoys it, I am the only one to really love it so much! Well, me and my little nephew, that is. 😉

I Tag:

Keiko (back at ya! 😉 )

My Questions:

“Answer me these questions free!”

1. Who is your favorite celebrity crush, real or fictitious? By all means, include a picture. 😉

2. What would your Patronus/spirit animal be?

3. If you suddenly had superpowers, what would they be (you can pick up to three of them) and what would be a practical day job to use them in?

4. Be it the Shire or the Federation of Planets, storytellers tend to make up some society which is their ideal. Mine is an extended clan of half-demons who prioritize honor, compassion, freedom, and strength. What would yours be?

5. You are captain of a starship that has discovered a habitable planet. What did you name your ship, and what would you name this planet?

6. You can visit three worlds from anime/books/TV/etc., for twenty-four hours each. Which ones do you visit and what do you do while there?

7. What is a book, comic/manga, or game you’d love to see in a cinematic form? Or the other way around, what is a movie, TV show, or cartoon/anime you’d love to read in written form?

8. What is your favorite color?

9. Your favorite supernatural creature is real. What is it, and can humanity coexist with it?

10. What would love to get for Christmas, or a birthday?

11. What are your most and least favorite parts about blogging?

Cheerio! 🙂

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22 Responses to Let the Sun Shine Again! The Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. The Otaku Judge says:

    I don’t watch many sport anime, but there are some good shows in the genre. Run with the Wind is strong because of the character stuff, even if running isn’t your thing. Although I haven’t watched it, Yuri on Ice was popular with folks who aren’t into ice skating.

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  2. Irina says:

    Thank you so much. These look like fun!

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  3. Lynn says:

    Thanks for the nomination, those look like some interesting questions. I’d never really watched much sports anime either until I watch Keijo!!!!!!!! (it definitely is a sports anime) and then I also ended up loving Harukana Receives and Hinomaru Sumo. It’s not been enough to turn me into a full-on sports anime fan, but I did really enjoy those ones.

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  4. ospreyshire says:

    Congrats on the award! Those were fun answers to those questions.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Krystallina says:

    Congrats, and thanks for the nomination! Certainly some interesting questions to answer…
    As for your answers, since you don’t drink coffee or tea, do you drink hot chocolate? I don’t drink coffee or tea either, but I do like hot chocolate. As long as it doesn’t taste coffee-flavored like Dunkin Donuts’ hot chocolate. 🤢

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  6. Keiko says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed answering my questions! 😊 loved reading your answers and high five winter is my favourite season as well! 🙌 I love the snow even though we rarely get it in my city haha :’)
    And thanks for the tag back 🙂 I will answer your questions soon!! 😁

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  7. I love your choice of OP.

    And the three character not to be stuck in an elevator with? All three of them would be a nightmare…

    Thanks for the nomination! I hope I’ll be able to give you some answers that are worth reading!

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  8. moyatori says:

    Wow, you grew up in Alaska? What’s it like up there?

    Thanks for thinking of me. I LOVE your questions!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Merlin says:

      I look forward to your answers! 🙂

      As for what it was like growing up in Alaska, let’s see… There was a definite *end* to the city, marked by nature’s wilderness. There were moose in the backyard pretty much on a weekly basis, but they didn’t bother us as long as we didn’t bother them. Summer is single day that lasts for three months, autumn is filled with colors, winter is fantastic and beautiful and lasts almost half the year, we have a fifth season we call break-up when everything is melting and muddy but nothing’s growing yet, then we have about a week of madly-growing spring, and we’re back into summer. 🙂

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      • moyatori says:

        “A definite end to the city” – I like how you describe it. Your childhood sure sounds like something. Any plans to go back, for visiting or otherwise?


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