Woohoo! We Are One

thumbnail_16c87587-abbb-4ec9-8ec7-c9a6767a629cAs you’ve probably guessed, I’ve found away around my little digital drawing situation (a busted wrist won’t stop me from drawing hehe) and can now illustrate posts as normal. Just in time too, because this month is the first blog-versary of this quirky little blog. When I first started this blog, I didn’t know if it would reach its first blog-versary, but it did and it’s been so great.

Why has it been great, you ask? Well, it’s really all down to you guys, of course. The community here on WordPress is so amazing. Everyone is just so supportive and kind (no one has ever been mean, about my super sh** drawing skills). We really do have something special here on WordPress. So, for this reason, I’d like to take the time to thank you all. Without you guys, I probably wouldn’t have stuck around this long.

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Got you all a little flower, to say Thanks

To make this month a little bit special, I thought it would be nice to create a few posts marking the occasion. Starting with something, I’ve always been a little too afraid to do. An Ask Me Anything post, which will be a Q&A type post, where you guys get to ask me basically anything.

For this I’m going to need a little help from you guys, in the form of some Questions. So, if you could leave a question or 2 in the comments below, that would be awesome and I would very much appreciate it.

This post will be for you guys as a little thank you for supporting my blog. So, no question is too random or too weird. I’m pretty much leaving myself at your mercy and if I get enough questions, I’ll create this very special Q&A post, for all of you guys.

Thanks again for all of your support and I’m looking forward to your questions.

Happy New Year

thumbnail_ef02ff5a-5004-4521-90a7-c9b84fb6a6c9I would like to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy New Year and all the best in the year ahead.

By now you’re all probably feeling a little bloated and chubby, from all that food eaten over the festive period (I know I am, at least).

So, to start the New Year well. I’ve drawn you all, a little chubby chibi (mini cartoon character) to accompany the New Year’s greeting. Hopefully it’s cuteness will bring a smile to your face and make you forget all about those festive calories.

Thanks for reading and may 2018 treat you well.

The Christmas Tag

christmas-tag-logoI was nominated for this lovely festive Tag, by the fantastic chef and blogger Foodzesty. Thanks so much for the nomination and I would highly recommend everyone go check your blog out. It’s has tons of delicious recipes and food. Very helpful if you’re planning on cooking a feast over the holidays.

Rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog
  • Add the picture in your blog
  • Copy these rules into your post
  • Add a link to this original post (littlediyprojects.wordpress.com/thechristmastag)
  • Answer the 10 questions (you can add extra Christmas-related questions if you want)
  • Tag at least 3 other bloggers with links to their blogs
  • Have fun!

Questions:

  1. What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
    2. What’s your favourite Christmas memory?
    3. Are there special traditions your family has for Christmas?
    4. What’s your Christmas wish? (Can be personal or general)
    5. What’s your favourite Christmas dish?
    6. What’s your favourite Christmas decoration?
    7. What’s your favourite Christmas song?
    8. Where do you usually celebrate Christmas?
    9. What does the ‘Christmas Spirit’ mean to you?
    10. Who out of anybody in the world would you want to spend your Christmas with?

 Answers

1-What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
Most definitely the food. It’s all so delicious, especially Christmas dinner.   

2-What’s your favourite Christmas memory?
Building milk crate chairs, as a child.
With the extra Christmas dinner guests, there was never enough chairs. So, the children were expected to stand.
However, my siblings and I were rather resourceful and disliked standing, so we made our own chairs by stacking old milk crates upside-down. We thought we were great, coming up with this idea.

3-Are there special traditions your family has for Christmas?
Having a piece of fresh holly in the house for Christmas. This might be an old Irish tradition to do with fending off evil spirits, but I’m not sure. All I know is, nowhere sells holly so you have to go on a bit of a treasure hunt to find some.

4-What’s your Christmas wish? (Can be personal or general)
For everyone to have a happy and peaceful Christmas.

5-What’s your favourite Christmas dish?
The roast potatoes and of course, the turkey. 

6-What’s your favourite Christmas decoration?
The bobbles on the tree. They’re just so round and shiny.

7-What’s your favourite Christmas song?
Fairytale of New York

8-Where do you usually celebrate Christmas?
Ireland  

9-What does the ‘Christmas Spirit’ mean to you?
Spreading joy and showing consideration for your fellow humans. Especially, those down on their luck.

10-Who out of anybody in the world would you want to spend your Christmas with?
My family. Christmas would be so sad and lonely without them.

Nominations

This tag is so fun and festive, I don’t want to leave anyone out. Therefore, I nominate everyone that wants to take part in this tag.
Happy Holidays everyone and looking forward to reading some Christmas tags.

The Unique Blogger Award

unique-blogger-awardI think I may have finally caught up with my blog nominations. I feel bad for taking so long, but it truly couldn’t be helped and I apologise.

I was very touched to be nominated for the unique blogger award. I always try hard to be original and come up with post ideas, that I’ve never seen done before. I thought it was really sweet and kind, that two fellow bloggers would nominate me for this award. So, for that I’d like to thank them individually and of course answer their brilliant questions.

The Rules:

1: Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nomination you.

2: Answer the Questions.

3: In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.

4: Ask them three questions.

Rodrovich, thanks so much for thinking of me and giving me nomination. I really appreciate it. Your blog is awesome and I would highly recommend everyone go check it out.

Right, time to answer Rodrovich questions.

1- Which place would you most like to visit and why?

I’d love to visit North Canada, because I really want to see the northern lights. They look so magical in photos and it would be amazing to see in person.
Canada also seems really beautiful, so I’d love to explore it, for myself.

thumbnail_38536b92-2b96-405b-babb-1042774c68e62- How would you explain anime to one who has never seen any before?

With great pain (only joking, I’ll be serious).
I think the only way to explain anime, would be to sit the person down and show them some anime. Anime is too complex, to be explained in mere words.
But if I had to explain it in words, I’d probably start of by saying, anime is a very beautiful and unique style of animation, that can be a lot of fun. It can also be a very emotional experience. Having you laughing one minute and crying your little heart out, the next. (I wouldn’t mention Japan, to prevent bias).
I would then use one of my rubbish examples, to explain the feeling of watching good quality anime. That example being, “Watching a good anime is like, being given a box of super cute puppies. You’ll be super excited and just want to play with the puppies all day and never leave them.”

3- What are some of your favorite (or influential) albums?

Oh Glob, all my music is stored on electronic devices, so I don’t have a clue what you call my favourite albums. I just tap a picture and scroll down the playlist, until I see something I like.
I know, that’s so bad and doesn’t answer the question. So, instead I’ll give you a short list of my favourite artists and hopefully, it’ll give a feel of the music I’m into:
Sia, Hozier, Pink, Guns N’ Roses, Meat Loaf, Queen (those last three are really old, but have aged very well), My Chemical Romance, Twenty One Pilots, Adele and a little bit of Johnny Cash.

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Irina thanks so much for the nomination. Your blog is so much fun and I love your drinking games. I would also highly recommend everyone go check Irina’s blog out.

Right, question time.

1-I had a lot of fun with the FMK question (you can tell from all the whining). I use to adore this feature over on D talks anime. Which is your favorite blog feature/tag? Alternatively, tell us about one you’d like to start!

My favourite was the Five Flaming Hotties Tag. It was so much fun and I had a whale of a time, reading all of those.
But, what I liked most about that tag, was how everyone really got into it and nearly everyone participated. It was amazing and everyone work so hard on those post. Which just goes to show, how much fun that tag really was.

thumbnail_4e3f056a-d974-4e5a-8c41-22257dd7b9882- What do you want for Christmas? I’m just asking for a friend.

My weight in chocolate would be nice.
I’m a little fatty at Christmas and pretty much, spend the whole Christmas period thinking about food. Receiving my weight in chocolate would be a dream come true. I don’t really have a preference for the type of chocolate. Just as long as it isn’t Thornton’s (hate that chocolates. It just doesn’t taste right).
Don’t worry, if I do somehow receive my weight in chocolate, I’d share my chocolatey wealth.

3- What unusual IP would you like to see get adapted into anime?

The last question has really got me in the Christmas mood and now I really want to A Christmas Carol, adapted into an anime movie (if this already exist, please let me know. That would be so awesome).
This may be the Christmas spirit talking, but A Ghibli Christmas Carol just sounds spectacular. It would be so interesting, to see an anime version of Scrooge. I’d imagine they’d portray him, as a Howl (from Howl’s moving castle) type character and really exaggerate his meanness. The three spirits, would probably also get one hell of a makeover and look like the regular spirits on acid.
An Anime Christmas Carol would be amazing and because it’s anime, it could be made so much more magical and creative. I’d just love to see what an anime studio, would with this Christmas classic. They’d definitely give the muppets a run for their money anyway.

Nominations:

This is the scary part for me, choosing bloggers to nominate and hoping I don’t annoy anyone. Anywho, the Unique Blogger I’d like to nominate are:

The Otaku Judge

Pop Culture Literary

The Pantless Anime Blogger (TPAB)

Raistlin0903

Foodzesty

The Spooky Red Head

Mr. Bobinsky

924COLLECTIVE

My 3 Questions:

  1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
  2. What is your all-time favourite movie?
  3. What is the weirdest thing you’ve put on a pizza? (I’m kind of hungry for pizza, at the minute)

They’re a bit random, but I hope they’re as fun as the questions I answered.

Please, don’t feel any pressure to do this award. I completely understand, if you prefer not to do these sorts of things.

If you’d like to answer any of these questions in the comments, go for it and fill your boots. I’d love to hear your answers.

Five Flaming Hotties Tag

image63Life got a bit crazy there for a while, but I’m finally getting around to replying to some posts I was nominated in.

The Five Flaming Hotties Tag, is one of the more entertaining tags I’ve come across. Which is why I was thrilled to be tagged twice. So, before I going any further I’d like to thank those that tagged me.

Raistlin0903 Thank you for the tag. Your blog is awesome. I would highly recommend everyone check his reviews out. They’re very entertaining and Raistlin0903 himself is one of the friendliest people you’ll come across on WordPress.

Rodrovich Thank you also for the tag. I love your blog. If you’re into anime, I would also highly recommend checking out Rodrovich blog. They’ve got a lot of interesting and cool stuff over there.

The rules:

  1. Mention the name of the blog you were tagged by, as well as the creators of this game Realweegiemidget Reviewsand Thoughts All Sorts to all blogs involved and including the picture above (Top of Post).
  2. List five of your greatest hotties from TV and/or film, i.e. crushes/objects of your affection, including musicians or sports stars too.
  3. Tell us how you were introduced to them and why you like them/what appeals.
  4. Add some appealing pictures.
  5. Tag seven bloggers for their Five Flaming Hotties.
  6. Post the rules.

thumbnail_45b39658-f03f-4824-9af0-7a8b820b503dI’m just going to jump right into this list and hopefully not sound like a complete sleaze ball. I’ve decided to pick five anime hotties, because personally I think these lists are so much more fun, when anime is involved. But, let’s just face it, anime guys are designed to be unbelievably beautiful. So, to really win a gal over, I feel the character has to have heart and a personality as well. Being kind and cuddly are very attractive qualities in my book at least.

So, without further rambling, I give to you my Five Flaming Hotties:

f2Ban Fox Sin of Greed (7 Deadly Sin)- This is an obvious one. I’ve expressed my fondness of the character Ban, so many times. It would be safe to assume, he would make it onto this list. Being the sin of greed, you would expect him to be selfish and of course greedy. But weirdly he’s the complete opposite. He even try to sacrifice himself and his dream of being immortal and forever young, to save the woman he loved.
The picture I chose, sums up Ban’s personality very well and it’s this scene (Ban and Meliodas reunion), that made me develop a huge soft spot for this character. He’s like an excitable puppy most of the time and shows real passion. But in addition to this, he also has a very deep serious side, hidden under that beautiful smile. He is kind of silly at times (like not understanding how clothes works), but I like that side of him. Also he’s an excellent cook.

f3Uta (Tokyo Ghoul)- Glob, I love Uta’s tattoos and piercings. I have my ear cartilage pierced several times, so I especially love his ear piercings. But enough with the creepy piercing comparing and back to the list.
What I like about Uta, is his sense of humour and relaxed demeanour. That whole hiding under a sheet thing, is something stupid I do for a laugh. It’s childish I know, but it’s the kind of silly cheesy thing I’d find hilarious. Uta also seems so comfortable with himself and very relaxed most of time. Qualities I would love to have myself, but sadly don’t. He does give of a dark dangerous aura, but he is a man-eating ghoul after all, so that’s not surprising.

f1Shuichi Aizawa (Death Note)- An extremely underrated character, but that doesn’t detract from the fact he’s a cutie. Apart for looking adorable, Shuichi Aizawa has a lot of balls (heads out of the gutter, not those sort a balls). Time and time again, he shows an immense bravery and puts his life on the line, for what he believes is the greater good.
He’s also no idiot. He seen through Light’s falsities and smelled a rat. He knew something was not quite right with Light and risked death, to follow his gut feeling to discover the true nature of Light Yagami. That was some impressive interpersonal intelligences, if you ask me.

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Love Levi in his little cleaning outfit

Levi (Attack on Titan)- All those short person jokes and I’m still considerably shorter than Levi. On the bright side, being able to look a guy in the eyes would be nice. All that looking up, really strains the neck and at least if I hugged a guy Levi’s height, I wouldn’t get a face full of man boob (it’s so awkward).
Other than being perfectly sized, Levi is pretty kick ass and very strong-willed. He does seem grumpy and cold, but in my opinion, that’s probably a defence mechanism. There’s just been times, he has shown real heart and genuinely cold people don’t do that. Deep down Levi is actually kind-hearted. Something I always look for in people. (Visually, I find it hard to tell the difference between Levi and Eren)

f4Grell (Black Butler)- I thought I’d end this list with a fiery red hair. Grell is probably one of my more unusual anime crushes. I just love Grell’s way of going on and the fact he doesn’t take things too serious. Grell might be the ultimate stalker fan girl sort, but Glob is he passionate. He seems to never be afraid of expressing his emotions. Something I like a lot.
Although, he is a bit of a psychopath with that chainsaw, he’s also rather sweet and funny. I just love Grell’s playful nature and cheerfulness. Some may find it rather annoying but for me, Grell’s antics always bring a little smile to my face.

 

I wanted to tag/nominate bloggers, that haven’t been tagged yet. But at this point, that’s very hard to do. I think I’ve managed to find at least a few blogs, that haven’t been tagged. If not, my apologies for tagging you again.            

ne’ senpai (a spoil from nesha.)

Kira Scribbled

jiraiyan (Otaku Orbit)

Oishi (AnimeAndFandomLife)

Anime Girls NYC

Rose (Wretched and Divine)

LightningEllen

If I’ve tagged you, don’t feel any pressure to do this tag. I completely understand, if you don’t do tags.

thumbnail_c42681c2-806d-4f69-9a19-dcd26972ae84Now, if you would excuse me. I’ve a bit of a nosebleed to attend to.

One Lovely Blog Award

heartThis is the second award my blog has been Nominated for. But, I’m a scatter brain and this is the first I’ve respond to. Responding to the other, completely slipped my mind and I apologise to Foodzesty, for my forgetfulness.

I would like to start off this post by thanking both the Foodzesty and The Pantless Anime Blogger for nominating me.

Foodzesty, thank you for nominating me for Blogger Recognition Award. Your food is amazing and recipes are always so delicious. Reading your blog has greatly improved my cooking ability. Thank you so much, for the nomination and I apologise again for forgetting to respond. I feel awful for forgetting.

The Pantless Anime Blogger, I’m so happy and thrilled to be nominated for the one lovely blog award. Thank you so much, for the nomination. Your anime reviews are brilliant and so detailed. They’ve made deciding which anime series to watch next, a hell of a lot easier.

I would highly recommend checking out the both these blogs. They are both awesome.

The Rules of the one lovely blog award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
  • Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15)
  • Include this set of rules
  • Inform your nominees

7 Things About Me

Hmm, this is kind of hard to do on the spot. But like always, I’ll try my best to give you 7 interesting facts about myself.

  1. This is actually my 2nd blog. My first blog was on blogger, but blogger’s just glob awful. I started this blog to give WordPress a go and it was a hell of a lot better. I ended up killing the other blog and staying here. WordPress is a lot more enjoyable and friendly. The community here is so much better. (Blogger was so, so cold. I only lasted a few weeks on blogger).
  2. I have Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, which is probably the most surprising thing you will learn about me.
  3. Always laughing, always smiling, always messing, singing and telling really cheesy jokes.
  4. I’ve drawn nearly 100 digital drawings for this blog. Unfortunately, someone was taking my drawings and using them without asking, so now I have to initial everything I draw K.H.
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My very first digital drawing for this blog. I was afraid to actually draw something, so I made the night sky.

Glob, this is hard. So, I’ll add in three random things.

  1. I’m quite the cook (although, I did make boiled eggs explode once).
  2. It probably doesn’t seem like it, but I’m actually extremely shy.
  3. I can’t function without coffee and chocolate. Mocha made with coconut milk, is heaven to me.

Who I want to Nominate.

I’m not 100% sure how I’m meant to do this, so I might make a bit of a dog’s dinner of it. But I’d like to nominate a few of my favourite bloggers.

Raistlin0903

The Otaku Judge 

Alternate Dimension

Karandi (100WordAnime)

Foodzesty

Dweezer19

Mr. Bobinsky

Dinosaurs, donkeys and ms