Hey everybody! I was nominated for a Sunshine Blogger award by the very kind 7Mononoke! Thank you so much for the nomination. If you haven’t already, check out their blog. They have some really awesome and insightful anime reviews, lists and analyses.
Let’s go over the rules.
– Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog so others can visit them.
– Answer eleven questions asked by the nominator.
– Nominate eleven bloggers of your choosing and provide ask them eleven questions of your own.
– Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.
– List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post or on your blog site.
Without any further ado, let’s answer the questions!
1 – What is Your Favorite Color, and is There a Particular Reason as to Why?
My favorite color is purple. I don’t believe there’s any real reasoning behind it – I’ve always just found purple to be an awesome color, especially neon purple. My favorite color combo is orange and black because of Halloween, though.
2 – Do you have a favorite kind of wild plant, tree, or flower?
I never really gave it much thought, but if I had a favorite plant, it’d be bamboo because it’s cool-looking, very renewable, useful for many purposes and pandas eat them. Pandas are adorable.
Tree-wise, I’d say the birch tree because they’re so different from other trees. I love their white coloring since it’s a nice contrast to the rest of the forest.
My name is actually a flower name, Heather, but my favorites would probably be wisteria and lavender. (lol purple)
3 – Have you taken a Myers-Briggs test before, and if so what type are you?
Yes, I have. In fact, I had to take it as part of one of my psych classes for college. 🙂 I am an INFJ or Advocate type.
4 – What is one of your fondest or most memorable childhood memories?
When we went to Six Flags with my grandparents. Bad things happened (like our ride over there was kinda miserable, and my grandma had to be taken off one of the roller coasters because she was feeling ill) but we had a lot of fun, and even through the bad things we never fought or got irritated. We went about our trip, saw some great shows, went on some fun rides and we just enjoyed each other’s company. Plus, as a cartoon nut, I was crazy over all the Looney Tunes stuff.
5 – What is a scent that you like? It could be a food-related scent, anything floral, or something like the smell of cut grass, pencils, or books.
I love all of those scents, for the record, but my personal favorite smells are citrus, like orange and lemon, and maple. I also love the smell outside right after a big thunderstorm.
6 – What is your current favorite anime or your current favorite book?
It’s really hard for me to choose my favorite shows, manga, anime etc. but I still believe Fruits Basket is my favorite above all. It’s, in my opinion, a perfect balance of drama, character development, relationship development and comedy with an absolutely amazing cast and equally amazing dub.
I know the current incarnation will be exploring the rest of the manga, but the one mark against the original series has always been that it never got a chance to explore those characters. Even though I’m enjoying the new series, I kinda still wish we had gotten the continuation in the old Fruits Basket style. Maybe I’m just more partial to the extra comedy in the original series, but it’s a lingering thought.
7 – Do you like adventure outdoors, like occasional camping or light hiking?
Okay, here’s the deal. I love being outdoors. I really do. I’ve never really been camping, but I love hiking, nature walks, swimming-ish (I can’t swim that well, but I love being in the water) etc. However, I am just an absolute smorgasbord for mosquitoes, and bug spray never seems to help me much.
I tend to have bad reactions to bug bites too. Nothing severe, but still. This has lead me to being paranoid when outdoors. As a result, I typically do my outdoor adventuring in autumn, when it’s cool, there are few bugs and it’s very beautiful outside, or during winter. In fact, my dad and I used to go on long snowmobiling trips fairly often in winter. We no longer have snowmobiles, but I’d love to go on a long trip on a snowmobile again sometime.
8 – Do you have a psych or a developmental disorder, and has it affected your life? (No need to reveal what it is unless you’re comfortable.)
I have social anxiety disorder and depression. Had them for around ten years now. I don’t really feel like going into details, but yes they have affected my life quite severely.
9 – What kind of insect or arachnid scares you or annoys you the most?
Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes. MOSQUITOES.
I hope they all die in the biggest fire.
10 – What is your favorite OST from an an anime or other TV series?
I’ve always adored the OSTs from the Dot Hack Franchise. I’d never really be able to settle on one. As for regular TV, the Avatar the Last Airbender (if you don’t count that as anime) soundtrack is phenomenal.
11 – What are you most grateful for? You can mention several if needed.
My parents and my pets. I owe my life to them in more ways than one.
My Nominations (Forgive me if I nominate people who have already done this (recently, anyway) or if you don’t do awards posts. :))
Irina (I Drink and Watch Anime)
1 – What’s a food most people seem to love, but you dislike?
2 – If you could live in any anime world, where would you live and why?
3 – What anime world would you absolutely never want to live in?
4 – What’s an anime character you believe was unjustly killed off?
5 – What was your favorite toy growing up?
6 – What’s one skill you want to develop but haven’t found the time/money/energy to do so?
7 – What’s an anime character that nearly ruined an entire series for you?
8 – Likewise, what’s one anime character that made an otherwise terrible/boring anime exponentially better?
9 – Any item from any anime is now a life-size merch item. You can get one item absolutely free. Which one would you get?
10 – Do you have any tattoos? If so, what are they? If not, would you want to get one?
11 – What do you do when you have writer’s/artist’s block?