Nominated for the Liebster Award

Thanks for Elisabeth O’Neill for her nomination (ages ago) for this award. This is my second time responding to a nomination for this award and I want to thank everyone who has nominated me at some point.


  • Post the award in the post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you.
  • Nominate 11 people (give or take) and give them 11 different questions to answer (Sorry but I’m going to let this one go this time).

 The Question:

01. What started you off writing? Not necessarily blogging, but being creative in writing down your thoughts.

I’ve always loved writing. Mostly fiction. This is the first year I’ve really focussed on writing reviews or anything other than fiction so it has been an interesting transition. What started this? I’ve just always loved words and written words are awesome. As they are described in ‘The Dark Crystal’ writing is ‘words that stay’ and that is something that I think is amazing.

02. Which anime is the most special to you? Doesn’t have to be a favourite, just one that has the most meaning for you.

Genuinely no idea on this one. It really depends on my mood and what is relevant in my life at any given moment as to which anime I would answer this with. Right now it would probably be My Little Monster because of the moment when Shizuku faces a question she can’t answer and for the first time she just tosses it aside. That fits some of my current real life situation where I have a few things I need to let go of because I’m just going around in circles and getting nowhere. But, next week it will probably be something else.

03. What are you most looking forward to right now?

For my blog, I’m looking forward to making it to May 2017 (1 year). Although I am also looking forward to catching up with a few people over the holiday period.

04. You can keep any fictional animal as a pet, as fantastical or normal as you’d like. Which would you choose?

I want a shoulder dragon. That’s all. Just a dragon that can sit snugly on my shoulder (like a small cat) and can blow fire at anyone who annoys me. I’d be a very, very happy person if I could have that.

05. Poof! Sparkle sparkle. You are now a magical girl (or boy, if that’s your preference) with a maximum of three powers at your disposal. What would they be?

impenetrable shield, ability to rewrite reality at will, and an endless supply of chocolate. Okay that third one was trite but after the first two I didn’t really need any other power.

06. You’re heading off on an adventure. Name your fictional weapon of choice.

Soul from Soul Eater. Someone to talk to and a weapon. Of course Hyourinmaru (Hitsugaya’s weapon from Bleach) would be an excellent second choice.

07. What’s the silliest thing that makes you laugh?

Horror. I have a really warped sense of humour and I find most horror movies hilarious which is why I enjoy them so much.

08. If you could be best friends with any fictional character, who would it be?

Right now, Shizuku Mizutani. But again, this answer will probably change next week.

09. Is there something you wish you could fix?

I’d really like to have either 20 or 30 hours in a day rather than 24. It would be so much easier to divide up tasks it we had a round number of hours in a day. And a ten day week. 7 is really not a good number when trying to figure out when things should happen. While we’re at it, let’s just make the year either 300 or 400 days and I know someone is going to tell me that will mess up the sesaons but most of us aren’t farming these days and as long as the calendar clearly indicates when the next season change will occur I don’t think it is going to cause too much of a problem.

10. Here are two lists of four nefarious anime characters, one for male characters, one for female. For your own personal harem, you can choose either:

  • Light Yagami from Death Note
  • Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z
  • Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass – assuming he’d already used his Geass on me and I was now immune.
  • and Hisoka from Hunter x Hunter


  • Queen Beryl from Sailor Moon
  • Yuno Gasai from Future Diary
  • Ragyo Kiryuin from Kill la Kill
  • and Caster from Fate/stay night

11. Now, for each character in the list you selected above, who would you:

a) date: Light

b) marry: Lelouch

c) ignore: Hisoka (haven’t watched Hunter x Hunter completely yet – or much at all)

d) throw off a cliff: Vegeta

As I said at the start, I’m not nominating anyone at this time because I’ve responded before and I’m pretty sure most people I’d be about to nominate have already been nominated. Still, I quite enjoy thinking through the questions.

27 thoughts on “Nominated for the Liebster Award

  1. Loved your answers.

    Having a tiny shoulder dragon would be amazing.

    Having an endless supply of chocolate overshadows the other two abilities, I agree.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Aww, you’re welcome. I’m with you on the shoulder dragon, and Soul as a weapon. That thought never even crossed my mind when I was writing that question. I often find myself laughing at horror too, latest example being the blood-splattering in Elfen Lied, so you’re not alone there 😆 All great answers.

    1. Yeah, fantasy fiction and there was almost always a dragon element. I didn’t actually stop I just got ‘busy’ and I decided I was going to wait until I was ready to move on from my current job before I took up writing seriously again.

      1. Gotcha. Even though you’re concentrating on reviews now, I think doing different kinds of writing really helps. Reviews like the ones you write especially, since you’re thinking about characters/story mechanics/etc. for them.

        1. I think I’m just generally story obsessed whether it is reading, watching or writing. Which is fine. Stories are fantastic for breaking the real world down into manageable chunks.

  3. If you get endless chocolate powers, I’m going to audition for the part of your sidekick. Or rival-turned-friend. Or mascot. Whatever gets me chocolate.

  4. Congratulations 😀 Haha, I know what you mean from nominating other persons for awards. I find it becoming increasingly more difficult as well 😂 That said though, you really deserve this one, no question about that! Liked your answers by the way, especially about horror, as I am also a person that find horror (at times) to be very hilarious. I can laugh at things while friends look away in…erm horror 😂 And wow, I would love to have 30 hours in a day as well. Either that or take a sabbatical for a year, while still getting paid (for some reason my boss still doesn’t want to give me that, Gee I wonder why 😂😂). Keep up the great work you are doing, always love reading your posts 😊

  5. I can now excuse myself from nominating anyone, because they’ve all already been nominated before from certain other awards. Wooooooo. Also it’s a good thing Vegta can fly.

    1. That’s what I thought when I made that choice. No idea about Hisoka but I’m pretty sure Lelouch and Light would die if they were actually thrown off a cliff.

  6. ” Just a dragon that can sit snugly on my shoulder (like a small cat) and can blow fire at anyone who annoys me.”

    Haha, I would like that too. 😀

  7. Congrats on the award!

    Having our days and years set up in more even base-10 increments seems like a great idea. Have you heard of Swatch Internet Time? I don’t expect it to ever seriously catch on, but it seems like it would be right up your alley. It’s so much more elegant than our current 60 minute hours and 24 hour days.

    1. Hadn’t heard of it before but just googled it and that definitely seems like a promising idea. Again, I somehow doubt it will catch on, but wouldn’t it make things so much easier.

  8. Congratulations. Those are some great magical powers you selected. Especially the third one-we can all do with an endless supply of chocolate.

  9. Really interesting answers.. Though it will really upset changing all the months, years, and days, since I finally got a hang on them.. And hearing that someone find horror funny is the first time for me 😀

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