It’s great just to be nominated. But, count me out going to the ceremony. I heard that place is haunted, y’all!
And nominated is where I’ll stay. Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely honored Jay, from his blog RJ Writing Ink, took the time to nominate a small-time dork like myself for the award. But, frankly, I don’t think I deserve it. I don’t spend nearly enough time blogging as I want to or feel I need to.
I first envisioned this blog to be a catch-all for everything I like and I’ll still blog about anything worthy of more attention (Did I ever blog about Locke & Key? Either way, check it out. It’s a great comic.). I’ve even considered making a new blog dedicated only to all things My Hero Academia. You know, focus on one thing instead of trying to be a general anime/manga blogger, but Mammoth Base Opera Castle has pretty much become that already, plus, I really love the name! Anyway, I’ll continue blogging about anything that catches my fancy because this is the only place on the internet I can do that (I’m not a big social media guy.).
If you want to nominate someone for the Sunshine Blogger Award, here are the rules courtesy of Jay himself:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in your post and link it back to them.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write 11 new questions for them.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post of blog.
Let’s answer some questions!
- What’s been your favorite thing to blog about?
Things people may not have heard about AKA Hipster Hotline. There’s so much media out in the world a lot of great stuff falls between the cracks. Bringing attention to these hidden gems, giving them the recognition they deserve, that’s what I love the most.
2. If you could date one fictional character, who’d it be?
Hm. I don’t know. I love fictional characters but I don’t seriously think about dating them. I’ll just say Sara Spencer because no one will know who she is without looking her up, but I think my first cartoon crush was Lady Jaye from G.l. Joe.
3. What’s your all-time favorite show? Or video game?
The original Mysterious Cities of Gold. That show made me realize cartoons can be serious and fun while still being educational. There was a beginning, middle and end (a far cry from the one-and-done episodes from most other children shows at the time) and the animation itself is what got me first interested in anime (the show was a Japanese/French collaboration if I remember correctly). I wouldn’t be the geek today without that show. So…thank you?
4. What’s your favorite show from the 2010s?
Wow, I don’t know. I like a lot of shows. There’s Agents of SHIELD and Avatar the Last Airbender. Steven Universe and… *one google search later* Level-E. Hunter X Hunter and My Hero Academia even though I read the manga. Psycho-Pass. Can you tell I’m looking through Wikipedia? Um…From the New World, that’s a good one. I need to read the novel. Death Parade and…that’s it? I probably forgot something or other.
5. What are you looking forward to the most in 2020?
Writing another book. Yep, I wrote a novel but it’s unpublished. I’ll self-publish it eventually if I can’t find an agent to take me on (which is becoming more and more clear I won’t get one).
6. If you could have any fictional power, what would you want?
Teleportation. Easy travel. Easy work (just create a delivery business). Although, seeing the future would be very useful too.
7. What’s been your favorite anime recently? For non-anime fans, you can say cartoon.
I guess it’s My Hero Academia or Steven Universe by default. Those are the only shows I’m loving at the moment.
8. If you could travel to a fictional universe, which one would you want to go to?
Any universe with advanced technology I can take home with me. The Star Trek Universe would be a good start.
9. What was your favorite cartoon/anime growing up?
Mysterious Cities of Gold, hands down. Here’s some bonus trivia: Tenchi Universe was the first anime I ever rented and cemented my love for the media.
10. Beef or chicken?
Beef, but chicken’s good too and cheaper, ha!