Things that make me Happy!

I was nominated by Lilisblissfulpages to list 50 things that make me happy

Check out her blog for read book insights and also the Read-A-Thon (Did you just rename it?) 24 hours of straight reading! I have yet to make it that long haha!

This is really a good time of year to be thinking of these things in our lives. We just pasted Thanksgiving in the states and we are coming up on Christmas. These last few years it has been good to focus on non-material things since I haven’t had the money to buy my family any gifts. I always tell them to not get me anything either. It really is nice just to be with them. I have brothers that I rarely get to see and most of the time they don’t come to Christmas so it tends to just be me and my parents.

So lets see how far I get down this list of 50!

  1. Dogs- and honestly animal in general. I love my four rescues and they are really like my children.

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    So freaking cute! The white fluff is my first adopted one when I lived in Korea 😀
  2. Writing- It is always fun to put down writing as something that makes me happy. Because if you write (hey bloggers) you know how frustrating writing can be. How you find that you used the word slowly 175 times in your manuscript. When you just can’t seem to put a comma in the write place. Also when you stare at a blank screen and those damn words just don’t seem to cooperate. Then in the end you struggled through those 500 words and you find that really fun moment where you realize you are doing something you love. Yes, happiness is a funny word to describe writing but in the end things in our life that make us happy are things we work for.
  3. My room- I get my own writing room. It really is nice to close the door and be able to have some focus
  4. Theatre- I used to act and I loved it. I still find so much magic in going to live theatre.
  5. Slow snow- Nothing is more peaceful than slow falling snow. It just kind of sparkles.
  6. Anime- Yeah this will always pop up. The stories, the characters, the abs… There really is something for everyone. I just wrote a post on why I love anime. I’m just always happy that I found it.
  7. Urban Fantasy- Gosh I love this genre. The sarcasm really is right up my alley. The action the bit of darkness. The struggle of the characters. It is something I will always enjoy reading.
  8. YA Fantasy- This is a genre that has grown so much and I wish I had this many amazing and diverse books to read when I was a teen. I love the fact that it is something that can be enjoyed for any age and there is something for everyone.
  9. The manga Mars- This was a manga that put me in a reading slump for over a month. The longest ever. Nothing I read could compare to it. I loved the tragic characters. The story. The relationship. It really hit me in a hard way and I want to reread it but I also don’t want to…
  10. Ella Enchanted- This is a ya book that I read every year. I love fractured fairy tales and I love Cinderella stories. Something about an underdog you know? This was one of the first books I read as a young girl that had this spunky female lead. I think before I was used to reading about “nice girls” I loved the character. I think it is safe to say that you will see a bit of Ella in a lot of my female characters. But with more swearing…
  11. Chocolate – This makes me a bit too happy and I think I enjoy it too much.
  12. Hak- Also I have a full post about my husbando.
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    But in case you forgot… ha

    13. Christmas trees- I don’t have one up in my house but honestly I can stare at a Christmas tree for hours. I don’t know what it is about the lights or the tree or the memories in the ornaments. It just makes me feel so happy!

14. The aniblogger community- It makes me so happy to take about anime on here. I don’t get to talk about it much in my life. I’m just so happy I have a safe place to write about anime and talk about it with others.

15. Is this the place where I have to list individual anime? hahaha Honestly 50 things isn’t much but it is a lot to write.

16. Warm socks – My feet are usually really hot but dang in the winter cozy socks are amazing!

17. Writing Conferences- I’m so lucky to go to places that really recharge me as a writer. A place where I met other writers and we check in with each other. I hope you have found a small group of other people that encourage you with what you love to do. If you don’t you can always send me a message and we can talk! I’m awkward but I love to hear about what you love!

18. The fact that I can’t make it to 50 since I rambled on too much but I know you all won’t judge me. Right?

Thank you you again to Lili for the nomination and I’m sorry it took me so long to get to doing this post.

So take some time in this holiday season to think about the things that make you happy!

Happy Watching!

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“Do You Wanna Build a Shonen?” – Setting/Worldbuilding – Part 1

The amazing AstralGemini@Thezodiacroom has entrusted me with a part of the world building of a Shonen. I don’t know how I can continue on the awesomeness of having a world on the back of a turtle but hopefully my part won’t stink up the story :D.

General Rules:

  1. Copy the post you were tagged in (From the Rules down, include links to each person’s post. Exclude that person’s personal comments and their tag choice, of course.)
  2. Read the general rules Here (the post will be updated as new rules appear)
  3. According to the rules for the current section, write your piece of the post.
  4. Tag a post of someone who has not yet been tagged. (Give them 3 days or so to accept, if they don’t you can choose someone else to keep the tag moving.)
  5. If you accept a tag, try and get the next piece written within a week, so things keep moving at a decent pace.
  6. Have fun!!!

Rules – Section 1: Setting/Worldbuilding

  1. Use between 100 and 300 words (a little overflow is ok but don’t go too wild), to add a piece to the setting of our Shonen world. Feel free to draw on various types of Shonen tropes, but make sure that your part of the setting follows a certain “Theme.” Themes can be such things as “Magic system”, “Politics”, “Geography”, “Technology”, “Organizations”, etc.
  2. Make sure to label the “Theme” of your piece of the world setting at the top of your section, as demonstrated below.
  3. Try not to duplicate themes.
  4. You can go into as much or as little detail as you want, as long as you stay within the word limit.
  5. Have fun with stuff, but try and make things fit into the pre-existing pieces of the world setting.

 

You can find the first part Creation Theory

So this is still part 1 I think? or part 2 of world building… Am I already messing this up haha.

The start of “magic”

As time pasted on this new world people began to grow, change, and mutate to develop abilities to draw power from their past life. Those who were gifted in the “seeing” were born with a white four pointed star on their forehead. These small few at first would be able to see fantastic visions of worlds unknown to them. Through these visions they were able to build amazing devices and also channel the power of their new world.

These magics were small at first but as time grew there were those who became masters of the power and would build new cities and technology for the world. Then there were those who craved more power and wanted control. The more they delved into the magic the more it started to control them painting the star on their forehead a crimson red.

 

Well I hope I did okay haha!

Now for the tag. Let me know if you are able to keep building the world! If not I can tag someone else 😀

Arthifis I hope you are able to build a shonen with us!

One Liner Challenge Part II

Besides the Harem tag this is probably one of my favorites to read and partake in! Thank you Keiko for tagging me! Also check out their blog for some awesome reads!

The Rules:

  • Accept and thank your challenger(s) by linking back to their post.
  • Make a post of one-sentence summaries and/or roasts of at least five books anime
  • No spoilers!
  • Link back to The Awkward Book Blogger so she can see your post.
  • Challenge as many or as little people as you want!
  • Have fun!

Made in the Abyss

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If you don’t have any childhood trauma this will make up for it.

Happy Sugar Life

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BITTER! BITTER! CRAZY EYES. WHITE STATIC…. STABBY STABBY! HAPPY SUGAR LIFE!

Future Diary

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Compared to this, Hunger Games is just child’s play.

Himouto! Umaru-chan

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When you are a d*** to someone they give you what you want.

Banana Fish

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If you are watching for BL you’re watching the wrong show.

(Asexual love all the way!!! My theory… I never read the manga lol)

Love is Hard for Otaku

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Otaku nerds prove once and for all that they are the most socially awkward.

Haiku!!

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The only time volleyball will be exciting.

Space Battleship Tiramisu

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Proving that once and for all that cockpit is a dirty word.

Zodiac War

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When a psycho rabbit can pull of heels better than you.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

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Will these two just kiss already?

Kamisama Kiss

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Probably not a great example of consent.

 

Well I did wayyyy too many but I had fun! I will tag three people but once again no pressure to do this tag.

Ty-chama

The Anime Almanac

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Happy Watching!

 

Why I Still Love Anime

I’m honored that Ty-chama tagged me in her post. She is newer to the world of aniblogging and has wonderful  blog posts. So I encourage you all to check out her blog!

In this challenge we are to:

  • Write a post about why you love anime. It could be your favourite thing about it or one of your favourite things about it, it doesn’t matter which, but just pick one!
  • You can get as personal or as impersonal as you like. You might want to write about how anime helped you through a tough time or something that it has taught you or you might want to write about just how much fun you’ve had watching it over the years. Your choice
  • Nominate three bloggers to do the same
  • Link back to this post. I would love to see what you’ve written and I may compile a list of my favourite entries further down the line

Sometimes we can have a love hate thing with anime. I don’t know how many times I quit watching something when another kick ass female character became mush over a potato of a lead male. (Wow do I have some issues haha. I’ve been burned too many times before).

However, from amazing stories (Psycho Pass) to unique world building (Made in the Abyss) to freaking awesome characters (Yona of the Dawn) I have a deep love for anime.

But one thing over the last two years has really become my favorite thing about anime. It is like a secret instant friendship.

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When you meet someone who likes the same anime

Some may already have heard this story many times but I never wanted to tell people about my healthy *cough* obsession with anime. It was something that even among my friends was looked down on that I would watch child “cartoons”  or be a weeb (spoken with a sneer).

Then to make a long story short I honestly stopped letting other people steal my  joy. I subscribed to anime boxes and got awesome shirts. I hung posters of anime in my classroom. I proudly wore my AoT hoodie. Then I notices a shift. My pride in liking something drew in others.

It was like you could form an instant bond with anyone just by liking anime… And it was AWESOME!

 

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You like Yona? ME TOO!

I found students coming up to me recommending anime. I started a blog about anime and found more awesome people. I honestly feel like I can be the most open on this blog about my healthy *cough* obsession with 2D boys.

And I kid you not, just happened yesterday, during the last fifteen minutes of my creative writing class we just talked about anime. Anime is helping me build relationships with students. To me that is the most important thing a teacher can do!

Now I know that there always will be those who say that you can’t be a true anime fan for reason blah blah or blah blah… Honestly, I just have to laugh and wish them well. They are missing out of one of my favorite things about anime. The bond you can share with other anime lovers.

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Walk proud my fellow otakus!

Thank you again Ty-chama for the nomination and I hope you all take a moment to think about your favorite things in anime.

In the mean time I will tag (and no pressure especially coming from me the queen of forgetting to answer tags)

Raistlin

magicconan

The Otaku Judge

Happy watching!

 

My Name TBR and TBW

First if I want to say I am so thankful for all the tags and awards that I have been nominated for, you all warm my heart that you think of me. Second I want to say sorry that I suck at answering them. I just got nominated by The Moyatorium and at this moment I have time to answer so I’m excited! This one seems a bit hard so lets see if I can do this!

So for every letter of my name I’m going to list a To be read book/manga or a To be watched anime… It looks like I have some repeat letters in my blog name so hopefully I can wake up my brain cells…

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K – King’s Game JK JK I’ve already seen that mess and I’m good… For this I’ll put Kuroko’s Basketball since I’m still in the middle of watching (I just started season three) and that is also a manga that I would like to read. I’ve never been a sports anime fan, but Haikyu!! has changed my life and I really like this anime so far.

I – InuXBoku Secret Service, Wow this has been on my que for a long time… I’ve only heard good things but I have never watched it… It isn’t that long and I may need to just take a few hours and knock it out.

M – Mob Psycho 100. This is another anime that I’ve heard good things about and I’ve held back watching because the art style looks like it will take me awhile to get into.

C – Court of Thorns and Roses a book by Sarah J. Maas. I own the dang thing I just haven’t read it yet… I get distracted by shiny things often.

H – Himouto! Umaru-chan – Due to a review by another blogger- and I’m a jerk and forgot the name- I want to give this anime another chance. I made it about three episodes in if I remember and I didn’t care much for the main character but I hear she shows some growth, so I want to give it another go!UmaruChibi

I- (Yikes another I?) Um… How about The Inexplicable Logic of my Life – It is another book that is in my kindle – that I don’t remember buying- But I own it for some reason and I’m sure it’s good… I just haven’t read it.

S – Sound! Euphonium- I’ve heard also a lot of good things about this anime and one reason I wanted to watch it is because I have a friend who is musical and I’m trying to bring her to the dark side and watch anime so I was looking for a gateway drug for her to enter our world… Muwhahaha!

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My success at converting all my friends to watch anime! AHHH HAHAHAHA

A – Angel Beats – Again I hear great things… I just need to sit my butt down and watch it.

M – (Okay my name has too many letters that are the same…) – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya- I heard a youtube clip one day of a song on the show and I really liked it so I added it to my Queue and I still have yet to watch it. I really want to, yeah yeah, sit down watch, yada yada 🙂

A – Angels’ Blood – I got this book from a book club member that recommended it. Looks pretty cool nice cover… yeah… haven’t read it yet.

 

So there you go! My list of things that I need to read or watch and now I feel panicked to watch all the things! JK I’ll get to it 😉 Someday… Maybe when there are less shiny things…

I’m going to tag others now and you all know that I’m not great at answering these so don’t feel like you have to, but do check out their blogs for some great content!

The Maniacal Book Unicorn

The Spooky Red Head

Aldael’s Attic

-The Book Worm Drinketh

So there you go!

Happy Watching!