It's Sunshine Time.

Recently I was nominated yet again for another award, something that we’re no strangers to here at the Umai Yomu Anime Blog. The staff and I get these sort of things so often that we really struggle to keep up at times.

Anyways, you wouldn’t believe it, but this nomination came from Lynn, AKA The Otaku Author. You’ve probably heard of him. He’s kind of a big deal. This is just between you and me, but I heard that Lynn’s dad works for WordPress.

So yeah, when you get a nomination from Lynn, you respond.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog so that other people can visit them.
  2. Answer the 11 questions put to you by the nominator.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers of your choosing and provide them with a new set of 11 questions to answer.
  4. Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  5. List the rules and display The Sunshine Blogger Award logo within your post or on your blog site.

Tch. Thought I was going to get away with not posting the logo, but they snuck it in at the last moment there.

Yeah this is the old logo, but the rules don’t get on my case about this at least. That image has to earn it’s place on the site, there’s only so much storage I get with a free WordPress site.

Lynn’s Questions

If you could see one anime again for the first time, what would it be and why?

If I want some value out of this pick, I’d have to go with something like Durarara!!, which was just awesome from start to finish. The good news is, in another 2-3 years I’ll have forgotten enough that I’ll basically be able to see it again for the “first time” anyways.

If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?

If this has to be a serous subject, than I’d like to teach business, if only because I feel like it’s the subject I’d be most qualified to teach.

For a non-serious subject, I’d totally teach a class on Paradox Grand Strategy games, such as Crusader Kings II, Victoria II, Europa Universalis IV, Hearts of Iron IV… They can seem overwhelming at first, which is why it’d be a great subject to teach because they’re fun games once you figure them out.

If you could be any supernatural creature, what would you be and why?

If I was given the option, I’d stay human. I believe that man was created in God’s image, and so I have no desire to move away from that.

If you had a time machine, would go back in time or into the future?

Back in time.
To buy bitcoin.

If you could add a word to the dictionary what would you add and what would it mean?

I’m pretty content with what English has to offer at the moment, and coming up with new words is difficult. If anything, I’d rather stop the degradation of English. Who knows how bad things will be in 20 years should internet-speak just become everyday speech.

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?

You know, technically I, or anyone, could pick up a new skill instantly. It doesn’t specify that I’d be good at it!

If I could instantly become skilled at something though, I’d like to be able to speak Japanese well. Cheat my way to fluency, and save myself the trouble.

If extraterrestrials landed on earth and offered to take you with them, would you go?

I would not, because I don’t believe that there are extraterrestrials out there. And that if we ever encounter “aliens”, that they are likely just demons using advanced technology.

If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?

I hate to put a damper on all of these questions, but I’d prefer for this life of mine to end naturally. So I wouldn’t choose to live forever, at least in this life, as I’ve already been gifted eternal life by Jesus Christ.

The idea of being stuck at an age seems bizarre anyways. Imagine your kids appearing older than you. Or just people younger than you in general appearing older than you.. you don’t get to cash in on any of that elder respect!

What would the title of your autobiography be?

“Chronicles of the Most Humble Man Ever.”

What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

It’s sort of advice, but the way it was framed through my childhood was in the form of a question from my dad:

“Why do you care what other people think?”

Now the context for this was when I was still a kid in school, so if I ever complained about other kids or stuff like that, this is what my dad would ask me. But it translates well into life in general.

Don’t worry about what other people think. At the end of the day, the further away from you someone is, the less their opinion should matter to you.

Doesn’t mean you have to disregard everything other people say, but it does mean that you shouldn’t worry or get invested in what other people think, say, or do. Especially on the internet.

The zombie apocalypse is coming, who are the three anime characters you want on your team?

There it is, the zombie-related question!
Well, actually, I don’t believe in zombies either…

Just kidding. I’ve got the all-star lineup ready to go here:

  1. Student Council President Kurimu Sakurano
  2. Nozomi Kaminashi
  3. Ene Takemoto

We probably won’t last long.

Ene-chan probably won’t be that helpful, being a virtual girl and all. Kurimu is small and not very strong, or bright. Nozomi is athletic but something tells me being trained in keijo won’t help too much here…

We’ll try our best though!

Nominations

Alright, this is an old tag, you’ve all likely done it before.
Which means I’m not holding back here!
Going all out with the tags this time.

Consider your blogs recognized, and as always, responding is optional.

Except for you, Mirror.
This time, it’s you I’m calling out from my list.
I expect a response on my desk by 9am est tomorrow morning!!

My Questions

  1. If you had the ability to hear the voices of inanimate objects, which one would you find the most annoying to converse with?
  2. Would you rather have heat or cold resistance?
  3. Do you prefer cookies or doughnuts?
  4. What is the best time of year for tourists to visit in your home country?
  5. What was your first job?
  6. What’s the next anime on your watch list?
  7. What anime high school is your favourite?
  8. If I gave you 5 dollars, and you had to spend it, what would you spend it on?
  9. What anime superpower / magic / ability is your favourite?
  10. What’s your preferred anime length?
  11. About that zombie apocalypse, it’s still coming. Which anime character do you think would make for a good zombie?

Alright, that’s that.
Another award / challenge / tag post done with!

Thanks again Lynn for the nomination.

Until next time,
Thanks for reading.

18 thoughts on “It's Sunshine Time.

  1. Thanks for the nom. Done this one before, so I’ll answer here:

    If you had the ability to hear the voices of inanimate objects, which one would you find the most annoying to converse with?
    All of them, in fact. Can you imagine how annoyed your fridge would be at you in the summer?

    Would you rather have heat or cold resistance?
    Cold. Heat resistance in daily life means staying still and not doing much for long periods of time and I’m good at that.

    Do you prefer cookies or doughnuts?
    Cookies…unless it’s jam-filled doughnuts (or some other filled doughnut, but not those Russian roulette Choux a la Creme from Jitsu wa Watashi wa).

    What is the best time of year for tourists to visit in your home country?
    My home country is a secret, but any time it’s not summer…you’d melt.

    What was your first job?
    …Technically, it was being a student. (LOL)

    What’s the next anime on your watch list?
    Outside simulcasts, I’ve always got a few backlog anime on my back burner, so the answer would either be Outbreak Company or Norn9, depending on mood. (Outside challenges as well as simulcasts, I’m thinking about Psycho Pass s1 and avoiding s2.)

    What anime high school is your favourite?
    True Cross from Blue Exorcist, although Eizouken’s Shibahama High is a close second at the moment. The supernatural aspect is what causes the former to win.

    If I gave you 5 dollars, and you had to spend it, what would you spend it on?
    Depends on what currency it’s in, but normally that should be enough to net you enough snacks to last you a movie. (I would have saved it, had I had the chance.)

    What anime superpower / magic / ability is your favourite?
    I’ve seen some really cool ones so I probably couldn’t answer with just one. I’m really, really in love with the Pokemon-style elemental system that pops up in a lot of places though and have been for a long time, so I guess you could say water, ice, air or steel/metal generation/manipulation, which are some of the cooler and flashier powers from that.

    What’s your preferred anime length?
    Length of what? I assume this is about hair, so I generally prefer long hair on a person regardless of their gender (generally this means about shoulder-length and longer). Of course, plot relevance overrules all preferences I have, so I don’t mind plot-relevant haircuts.

    About that zombie apocalypse, it’s still coming. Which anime character do you think would make for a good zombie?
    The best character for a zombie is…one that’s already a zombie like Sid from Soul Eater. (That is to say, I’m not the biggest fan of zombies, to the point where I wouldn’t be able to imagine non-zombies as zombies.)

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    1. Haha thanks for the answers. Of course I meant hair… I remember liking Outbreak Company but its been a while. Didnt realize your country was a secret!

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      1. Yeah I was on the site and just some clicks away but then decided id never use them anyways. This was back when 1 bitcoin was like 0.001 cents or something like that.

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