I really don’t know how to properly express how amazed I am that you guys still tag me. I still have quite a few Unique and Leibster nominations I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to go through, but I didn’t forget!

This time though, I’m going used a scattering of my more recent tags.

Chizurue is amazing. I have no idea how she manages to have not one but 2 outstanding blogs and still have time for what is clearly an enviably full life. She’s a bit of a hero so her tag for a real neat blog really meant a lot

Shadowcat and I traded nominations recently, not on purpose of course but these things do tend to happen. I absolutely love Shadowcat’s blog and was truly very disappointed to discover it was one of the ones that sporadically disappear from my WordPress reader feed. So whether you’re already following or discovering this blog for the first time, make sure you hit email notifications!

I’ve been following Matt Doyle Media for a while, so I was quite flattered to get a shout outas unique recently. I also really loved that Matt got tagged by Matt. It’s one of those glitches in the Matrix that made his post such a fun read.

Since I very recently posted the rules for both the Unique and Leibster tags, I’m only going to share the Neat one this time. Besides you know the drill… Thank, answer, tag!

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  • Display the award logo – It’s right there!
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog – THANK YOU
  • Answer the questions of the one who nominated you OK
  • Nominate 5-10 bloggers. I will
  • Ask them 7 questions. – I’m too lazy!

 Chizurue’s questions (by the way she tagged me jointly with Shoka so extra points there!)

  1. When did you screw everything up, but no one ever found out it was you?

Three days ago, so I think it may be ok.

  1. What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults to you?

You are a lot smarter than I thought…

  1. What’s the closest thing to real magic in your opinion?

The central nervous system. The internet. You and me communicating right now.

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also explosions are magic
  1. What’s something your brain tries to make you do and you have to will yourself not to do it?

Eat nothing but ice cream and on a constant basis.

  1. If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?

What should I do next?

  1. What ridiculous thing has someone tricked you into doing or believing?

Tag posts – no I kid. Adopting a blindish pitbull.

  1. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week? (Time to promote some great blogs, people!)

I write my posts in advance but I’m just going to say Takuto (always a safe bet).

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nothing to add really…

Shadowcat’s questions

  1. What is the most outrageous thing you saw today? 

It’s not outrageous but it was super sweet. So, I was ambling absent mindedly though a mall, going down some stairs, when I noticed about 4 young men in front of me. They were quite big and brawny and (my bigotry is gonna show here – sorry) were sort of dressed like extras in a movie that are supposed to be gang members. You know very low pants, so many tattoos and that particular swagger. Not bad nor good – I’m just setting the scene. They were loudly talking about something when on stopped looked back past me and started very determinedly climbing back up the stairs. It was such a swift and single minded walk that I was a bit worried and looked back. He made his way to a lady with an older woman and a baby carriage an immediately offered to help carry the carriage down the stairs. After which he rejoined his friends who didn’t mention anything and just went on.

It’s not very special, in fact this sort of thing happens every single day here. But it made me a little happy.

  1. What did you do to change the world, no matter how small? (your socks maybe?) 

My biggest source of pride is that I volunteer with Mira to help with seeing eye dogs. I can’t train them but I do walk them and play with them a few times a week and will occasionally take pups at home until they are old enough for training.

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  1. What is your best joke? 

Oh I answered yesterday

so here’s a bad joke instead:

Q. Why can’t you run through a campground?

A. You can only ran, because it’s past tents.

  1. What is your favorite Gif?

This one : Image result for rainbow corgi gif

  1. It is swap day, if you could swap lives with anyone who would it be?

I also answered this recently – Whoever is green lighting the next Natsume season!

  1. Country or city? 


  1. You woke up and your a thirty foot giant (titan?) what can you see? 

The Rockies? Prolly not. Just the River I wager but it’s a nice river.

  1. What is your favorite scent?

Musky old book and vanilla…

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I guess you’ll just need to picture the book
  1. If you had to rename your blog what would its new name be?

Oh my god so many… Don’t get me started I have terrible blog name envy…

  1. You are king or queen for a day, what new law do you inact?

Every time someone gets fired for sexual aggression or discrimination, they have to be replaced by someone if their victim’s gender or race.

  1. Why is your favorite comfort food your comfort food?

It’s a grill cheese – what more needs to be said…

And Matt’s questions:

  1. The Armoured Titan from Attack on Titan have challenged you a tug-of-war contest. You can pick five helpers but they must fit the following criteria: They cannot be from Attack on Titan, and each must be from a different show (they don’t have to be anime characters). Who do you choose?

Hmm ok, Vegeta (DBZ), Alphonse (FMA), Luffy (One Piece), Deku (MHA), Misuzu (Natsume)

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My blog needs more Vegeta…
  1. Woodchucks, also known as Groundhogs, are known for not chucking wood. What would be the best tool for them to use in order to live up to their name and fling some firs with reckless abandon?

See I thought Woodchucks were Woodpeckers. I am ill-equipped for this question. I mean an axe would seem up to the task, a miniature one that’s light enough for them for use. Better yet, a credit card so they can pay someone else to do it.

  1. What franchise – be it game, comic, animation etc – do you think should have ended already, and which would you give another run in its place?

Oh this seems like a trap… You never know when a forever running series will get reinvigorated. Also I haven’t watched many of the 1000+ shows so I don’t know but I would really love to know what happens in the rest of Pandora Hearts.

Have I run out of people to tag yet? I have not!!!! Thank you so much for following me guys. You are appreciated and I will work hard to make you not regret the follow!


  1. Nicculent
  2. Pseudo Superhero
  3. timesoflion
  4. theanimeprince
  5. Kendra Brill
  6. cheaptuxedorental
  7. Sumire Gemz
  8. v0x
  9. Hannah Rowley
  10. Cactus Matt
  11. Lizzo
  12. nehavermaa
  13. Fool7677
  14. Children’s Tv Funny
  15. EluminoraCreations
  16. Kelladon
  17. Jaune
  18. ansajase
  19. personalmusings2017
  20. Laleh Chini
  21. flowangelic
  22. Tales from the Neon Beach
  23. lilisblissfulpages
  24. Chad Landon Smith
  25. The AniMessenger
  26. animediscover
  27. PopLurker
  28. Foolchund Saahil

 As usual we are super informal here, answer any of the above you would like or make up your own questions! It’s fun!

Guess what – we only have 1 more to go! For any of you that have followed through this entire week of celebrating, I have no words but I’ll try to find them by tomorrow. Maybe something that rhymes with Fank Whiou?

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64 thoughts

  1. I am totally ignorant of the blogging world…. how do you nominate people for awards??? I have never enjoyed a blog as much as yours- totally worth nominating!

    1. That’s so sweet. Award posts are basically just chain letters. One person starts them and nominates others by linking to one of their posts. I consider this comment award enough though

        1. You two . . . I’m going to cry this makes me so joyful. I couldn’t have picked better companions to go on this adventure with. I’m a little late, but congrats on the award, Irina!

  2. Omg thank you for the nomination! I’ll try to post as soon as possible, but that may not be very soon hehe…
    Thanks again!

  3. Congratulations! And thank you for nominating me! I’m still a little bit new so help me out a little bit here, do I use the questions you used or do I ask you for specific questions?

    1. You can choose your favorites from the questions I used. Normally I should have come up with new ones but I am really bad at it and I thought the questions that had been given to me were better anyways.
      Also – it was my pleasure!

  4. Congrats on yet another award! 😊 Those were some great answers, especially your team against the titan! That’s an awesome team :’)

  5. I’m for a change going to give a bit of a shorter comment than usual because A…I am already half asleep here, and B…I have had a really crappy day. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy reading your post though and want to say congratulations again!
    Also…I think it’s great that your mind stops you from eating ice cream all day. I’m not really sure, but I think that might be quite hazardous to your health at some point lol 😂😂
    Great post Irina, and am a bad sad that this series is coming to an end. Really had fun reading all these posts and getting to know you even more! Well…..looking forward to that last post! 😊

    1. Ugh…it’s the other way around…you will yourself to stop eating ice cream…argh…I think I might have a brainfreeze here..time to call it a day I think…sorry…😢😢😢

      1. Ugh..really it’s one of those days where you would have wished you stayed at home and not ever went to work. It’s okay though. I’m a positive guy, it’s weekend now..and tomorrow I’m off to see Black Panther..in other words..all will be cool again. Thanks Irina for the kind words 😊

          1. Thanks..I’m definitely going to do that. And yes it has been getting rave reviews so really looking forward to it. Might be doing a post for it myself! Have a great weekend, and I hope you will be able to do some relaxing too 😊

  6. More congratulations for your award sweep. You thought woodchucks/groundhogs were woodpeckers? That’s a bit funny. Only the latter does anything with wood instead of the former. It’s all good though.

      1. Don’t feel bad. I make mistakes whenever I try speaking another language. I need to get back into learning Japanese and to learn Spanish for once. Besides, you’re more fluent in more languages than me. What languages do you know besides French and English?

        1. well – and again quality is very arguable but I speak: French, German, Russian, Bulgarian, English, Malgasy and Darja. I can get by in a few other languages but it’s painful for all involved.

            1. No – I’m pretty dislexic and language skills are not my strong point – besides I spent a long time studying sciences – it would be a shame to throw that way…

      2. I also thought woodchucks were woodpeckers. If you’d told me that’s not true, I’d have probably guessed some kind of beetle. I doubt I’d have arrived at groundhogs (other than by a really tedious process of elimination).

        Also, what’s that banner pic? (The others: Konosuba/Kakegurui/Nekopara/Some kind of Dragonball/Bamboo Blade)

          1. Also, I’ve only seen about three – partly. Oddly enough, I briefly considered Once Piece. Only very briefly, though.

  7. *Quietly snorts with laughter* bad jokes get me everytime. Once, I was the only person who laughed in a room full of people at an absolutely terrible joke about centepedes and breakfast. It was a genuine laugh and I got called out by the speaker. It was a youth event for my youth group, so my youth pastor still brings it up to this day. Needless to say, if this had been the joke, I would have laughed too.

          1. See, is not quite right, it wasn’t gruesome originally, but it’s close and That’s how my brain remembers it. My youth pastor would know, his memory is uncanny.

  8. Hahaha!!!!… YOU!!!!… I can’t even, I don’t even… I have no words, Im busy laughing at your answers and of course the questions are funny too… Hahhaa/// Thanks much for nominating me. I’ll definitely, surely enjoy this… And please, can I use the questions too, Im sure my nominees would enjoy answering them too.. I wanna share the fun. 🙂 🙂 Thanks again…

    And shout to that helpful guy at the mall… I want to think that Maybe the friends don’t mention anything about it because what happened is just normal to them.. And wouldn’t that be amazing if it is?…
    Whoah, for someone who’s no words, I’ve mad esuch long comment… lol.

    1. Great comment!!!I definetly think it was normal to them. In this story I’m the jerk for even being surprised by any of this…

      Anywho – it was a pleasure nominating you – please don’t feel obligated but if you wanna play – the more the merrier!

  9. That 2nd question Matt gave you, lol. Brilliant.
    And thanks for nominating me! Loved your answers ❤ was a real pleasure to read 😊 have a great day Irina!

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