The Sunshine Blogger Award!

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. :))

Artemis (Otaku Lounge)


Kat Sade (GrimmGirl)

Irina (I Drink and Watch Anime)

A Nerdy Perspective

Crow’s World of Anime

Krystallina (Daiyamanga)

D & A Anime Blog

Mel in Anime Land

The AniMessenger

Jenn (Welcome to Hell Zone)

New Questions

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?

13 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award!

  1. Great post! Thanks for answering the questions and keeping the tags going! 🙂 It’s great to see an INFJ and Heather is a beautiful name! Purple seems to be a popular color for the people I’ve asked. I like it, but my very favorite is green.Lavender is one of my favorite plants too! And of course, parents and pets are great things to be thankful for.

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  2. I get the impression that you don’t like Mosquitoes!

    Interesting answers! It’s hard to beat Fruits Basket, isn’t it? Good stuff…

    Thanks for the nomination! I’m going to have to give some of those questions a lot of thought! I hope you enjoy the answers!

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  3. Aw, thanks for the nomination! 🙂

    #10 is probably the easiest question for me: no because I’m a wimp!! I’d only get one if it was like the tattoos you get from the coin machines where you just rub it on. 🤣

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    • You’re welcome! 😀

      I’m pretty much the same with the tattoos lol I’d love to get at least one, but I’m afraid it’s hurt so much that I’d just end up with a permanent little mark on my skin, or I’d go through with the pain somehow but it’d come out looking horrible. Give me the good ol’ rub on tats any day lol

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      • I don’t want tattoos because:

        1) People judge you if you have tattoos.

        2) I hear that people with tattoos aren’t allowed into Japanese public baths.

        3) Tattoos are permanent.

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      • 1) Yeah, but I think it depends on how many tattoos you have, what they’re depicting and where they are (Especially if they’re visible when wearing pants and long-sleeved shirts). Some people will judge you anyway, because people do that, but I don’t think that should stop you from doing what you want. People judge you for all sorts of things both beyond your control and not.

        2) Not a problem for me. I’d never be comfortable in a public bath anyway. I’m way too shy.

        3) That’s one of the main things that keeps me away. I’d probably be one of the unlucky schlubs who gets a crappy tattoo or I’d change my mind about it too late and I’d be stuck with it.

        There are options like tattoo removal, which isn’t 100% effective and is even more painful than the initial tattoo, makeup coverings, which take a lot of time and are, obviously, temporary, and tattoo coverups, which are tricky but, if you go to the right place, can be amazing.

        Still, either way, it is a permanent mark on your body, and I just don’t think I’d ever be confident enough in my decision or the tattoo artist to give me something I’d love forever, especially seeing as how they fade and change shape as you age.


  4. i love the old Fruits Baskrt as well, but I am currently in love with the new one. You can tell it’s the manga coming to life. I still remember the “riceball in a fruit basket” quote, but damn, the series had so much more. The “what happens when snow melt” one is currently my fave.
    also, congrats on the award. 🙂

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    • I think I’m going to struggle more and more with which one will be my favorite as the series goes on. All of it just tugs my heartstrings like a cheap guitar lol

      And thank you! 🙂


  5. Ah, thank you for the nom and congrats on your nom! I do kind of agree with the Fruits Basket thing – I miss the goofy 2000s over-exaggerated comedy sometimes, too.

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