Thank you polyphonic v0x for nominating me for The Unique Blogger Award! This was very sweet of you! I’ve been enjoying your awesome content as well! Keep up the good work! ^ ^
- Display the award!
- Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
- Answer the questions they’ve written for you!
- Nominate 8-13 bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!
polyphonic v0x’s questions:
- What are some of the animated shows you’re nostalgic for?
- Is there a topic you’ve been itching to blog about but haven’t gotten to yet?
- Who is your favorite singer/band and why do you enjoy their music?
What are some of the animated shows you’re nostalgic for?
Though, I don’t watch a lot of TV now, I actually prefer animation to live action (anything). I’ve spent a lot of my childhood watching cartoons. These are probably some of my best memories of childhood:
The Fluppy Dogs: Magical Talking Dogs that can travel through time and space… yes, please!
The Raccoons: Canadian environmental concerns thinly disguised as a children’s cartoon.
Fables of the Green Forest: Fairy and Folk Tales told by the animals of the Green Forest. I would watch this at my granny’s house. She didn’t live near us when I was a child, so this is one of my few childhood memories of her. And maybe I should give her credit for introducing me to anime?
The Mighty Hercules: Still one of the best opening songs ever! And, yes, I do still sing it ALL the time (but I have different words)! This is oddly enough, one of my memories of my other granny.
Hercules, Singer of Song and stories
Hercules, Winner of all your glories
Fighting for his life
With a rubber knife…
The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible: Probably the single best Christian cartoon series ever produced (you should expect nothing less from Hanna-Barbera)! And probably where my love of archaeology, art and ancient history stems from.
Strawberry Shortcake: And where would we be without one of the greatest 80s cartoons ever made? Well, we’d probably be lost not knowing what girls toys to buy that season! And oh my, Russi Taylor, might be my favourite voice actor ever! She also does a few voices in the original My Little Pony cartoon series…she’s rad! (that’s 80s speak for “awesome”)
Is there a topic you’ve been itching to blog about but haven’t gotten to yet?
I’ve only recently revived this blog, so I’ve barely had time to “introduce” myself and write a few reviews. I haven’t scratched the surface of what I want to talk about here. I have literally about a hundred (or more) blog and/or video ideas written in my bullet journal on the topic of manga that I want to develop. At the moment, I’m working on two series which I’m currently calling “Manga 101” and “Manga Master Class.”
I mostly want to share my passion for manga here (and on YouTube) and eventually want to discuss it’s value and significance historically as both a mode of art, and serious literature. My education is primarily in art history, museum studies… and currently I’m studying for an English degree (for fun). I’d like to bring all of these things together and relate them back to my interest in manga.
My ideas all require a good deal of research, so it’ll be some time before you see the results of my efforts!
Who is your favorite singer/band and why do you enjoy their music?
My interests in music are VERY eclectic. I couldn’t say that I have a favourite singer, as such. Actually, I’ll probably listen to just about anything except Jazz. I don’t get Jazz…
My go-to music is usually J-Pop/J-Rock and Classical. I do prefer to listen to music where I don’t understand the words (or there are no words). There’s a quote from Voltaire that I like, “Anything too stupid to be spoken is sung.” Which seems more-and-more true to me! I’m reminded of this every time I turn on the radio. I wonder if this means I’m getting old? “You whipper-snappers and your loud music!”
M-Flo. They experiment with sound. They perform with ‘everyone’. And, they produce infectious tunes.
Spitz. He has such a nostalgic sound. There’s just something so dreamy about his voice.
Kousuke Atari. I could listen to his beautiful voice on repeat forever.
I’m ADDICTED to the sound of the harpsichord. I stop everything when I hear a harpsichord being played. Bach is too good.
And one of the best bits of music is The Dance of the Knights in Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet. I really hate the story of Romeo & Juliet. But the music! Ah! I die.
And probably my favourite classical music piece since childhood… which is weird because I’m not actually a musical person…I don’t know why I had it in my mind to listen to classical music as a child… is Chopin’s Nocturne in E-Flat Major. Still gets me every time! I can’t listen to it with my eyes open. Make sure it never comes on when I’m driving! haha
Nominees / People I Tag:
*Feel free to participate, or not. I know there are a lot of these floating around.
- Have you ever considered quitting your hobby?
- What is something that you collect?
- Which fictional character is most like you?