Super Specific Sunshine Award

Last week, I was nominated by Matthew at Normal Happenings to complete the Super Specific Sunshine Blogger Award! Thanks Matt! You should all go check out his site as he’s got something exciting planned for November that I’ll also be taking part in!

I don’t normally do this sort of thing as I usually just like to talk about the games I play, however, this will be a change to the content I usually post. I’ve also noticed that people who take part tend to put a personal twist on it… so I’ve decided to not just answer Matt’s questions, but The Gaming Diaries questions as well – all in one post! Since The Gaming Diaries questions were more tailored to what I do here, I thought it would be fun to answer those too! So… here goes!

But there are a few rules, so I’ll get those out the way first:

  • Answer the questions the nominator asked
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Nominate others to answer your questions

The Gaming Diaries Questions:

1. Name 5 things that make you happy?

  • My boyfriend cooking for me.
  • Finally having a day off from work (after a 9 day week) and spending the day doing sod all.
  • Taking photos when I eventually get round to going out for the day.
  • Listening to music while travelling.
  • Having matching Razer Chroma peripherals as part of my PC setup. Looking at all the synchronised coloured lights makes all the difference.

2. Favourite video game character?

This was actually the hardest question for me to answer. I find favourite characters from games hard to categorise and they can change frequently. At the moment, I really like Lymle from Star Ocean: The Last Hope as I think her character works well with the others in the series and she’s super sweet, kay? But an alternative favourite character of mine (for different reasons) can be read about here as Day 3 of my 30 Day Challenge.

3. What was the last game you played?

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle (BBTAG)! This game has been a favourite of mine since it was released 2 months ago and Character Packs 4, 5, and 6 were released last night! I haven’t tried the new characters yet, but I will be doing later tonight when my boyfriend gets home from work so we can play together. You can read more about BBTAG’s Character Packs 4, 5 and 6 here!

4. If you could experience one game again for the first time, what game would you choose?

Probably Guild Wars 2. I remember being amazed at how large the world was as I’d never played an MMO before starting this game. I’ve now completed the map across multiple characters, so I would love to be able to go back and experience exploring Tyria again for the first time.

5. Are there any games that you wish had gotten a sequel?

There are plenty of sequels that don’t even come close to the original games so I’m not particularly fussed. However, if this question was about Anime then I’d have a list as long as my arm. I would like another RWBY game though as Grimm Eclipse was fairly short.

6. Favourite way to play: PC or Console?

PC; all day every day!

7. Home console or handheld?

PC? I have a PS2 that I use once every blue moon… So I guess that means home console.

8. If you could have a videogame character as a sidekick, who would you choose?

I would choose Hajime Saito from Hakuoki. He’s a very loyal character who believes strongly in following orders so I think he would make a pretty good sidekick. He’s also a trained Samurai… so I guess that helps too!

9. Crash Bandicoot or Spyro the Dragon?

Spyro without a doubt. I’m so excited for the remaster!

10. Pikachu or Eevee?

I’m not a Pokémon fan, so therefore I don’t know much about it. Eevee is super cute though so I’ll choose her.

11. Games based on films or films based on games?

I think I’m swaying more towards films based on games. Normally, I’ll play the games before watching films (or anime). I like to compare the stories and see their similarities and differences, but it can sometimes end up to be disappointing. Games based on films are generally just set in the same world but have a separate story. For example, RWBY Grimm Eclipse… I do love that game!


Normal Happenings Questions:

1. Ask a person you’re close to how they’re feeling. When they reply, spend the next few minutes repeating back everything they say as a question. How did they react? How long did it take before they wanted to kill you?

Unfortunately this didn’t work as Matt probably imagined. My boyfriend just stared at me and then admitted that he’d read the list over my shoulder when I told him I was nominated…

2. How would you finish this joke? A paper clip, sticky note and a pair of scissors walk into a bar…

The paper clip says “I see you’re trying to cut up that sticky note, do you need help with that?” A joke for veteran Windows users there…

3. What is your favourite hour of your favourite day of your favourite month of your favourite season?

Autumn is my favourite season, so I’d probably say October purely because of Hallowe’en, so that would be my favourite day. As for hour, I really don’t know, I just love the weeks around Hallowe’en as games (particularly Guild Wars 2) have special events on!

4. Suddenly, you wake up. Real life has been a dream this whole time and you’re actually living in the world of a book or video game. What’s more, it’s you wedding day. What character in what work is your soon-to-be spouse?

Hak from Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona). The way he protects and watches over Yona is so cute! I admire his sense of humour and the way he winds people up too – reminds me of someone else I know…

5. Story time! The last thing you ate comes to life! Oh bother. Craft a story of five sentences or less with that sentient consumable as a central plot mechanic.

The Lasagne arose with thick red liquid pouring all over the plate as Skylar-Mei stabbed it viciously with her fork. She had already consumed half of it, but clearly the second half wouldn’t accept the same fate. With not much in the way of manoeuvring itself, the Lasagne triggered its defence mechanism… “I will burn you!” exclaimed the Lasagne as it puffed hot steam out of the fork holes displayed in its exterior. “Not unless I eat you first!” replied Skylar-Mei. War was declared and the battle was on! As the stabbing and steam puffing went underway, the Lasagne knew Skylar-Mei was struggling against the sweltering heat, but when she picked up a knife, the Lasagne knew the end was near.

To be continued…

6. I have a spider that has decided to make it’s home on the corner of my front door. It keeps rebuilding its web no matter how many times I knock it down. What should I call this resilient arachnid?


7. Oday ouyay igpay atinlay?


8. Useless Superpower Bedbug: The Return! Which of the following useless superpowers would you chose and why?

  • The ability to become invisible, but only when nobody is looking at you.
  • The ability to teleport anywhere within a 100 yard (91.4 m) radius, but the process takes longer than it does to walk there.
  • The ability to type backwards at the same speed of typing normally.

Typing backwards sounds interesting, but you could probably train yourself to do that anyway if you really wanted to. For that reason, I guess I’d pick being invisible and hope that after I become invisible, someone looking in my general direction (e.g. at a wall behind me) won’t break the invisibility.

9. My desktop background bores me once again. What should I change it to this time?

Some Guild Wars 2 concept art! Even if you’re not a fan of the game, the art style is awesome and there’s plenty to choose from. It makes fantastic PC wallpaper.

10. Describe how you feel about my super specific questions, but give me the exact opposite of your true feelings.

I do these posts all the time so I didn’t feel like completing it. The questions were pretty generic so it was quite boring to write. I unhope (???) you all had a miserable time reading this.

… What?


I thank Normal Happenings once again for awarding this post a “Nice Job Badge”! I will display it here proudly! They have also just set up a Patreon, so please go check it out!

My questions:

1. Your current plans for this weekend have unexpectedly been cancelled. What would your ideal plans be instead?

2. Which game have you played the most? Approximately how many hours have you spent on this game?

3. You have been sent on a very important quest in a land far, far away. You may take any 3 fictional characters with you as part of your team. Who would you take with you?

4. If you could learn one particular skill magically overnight, what skill would you choose?

5. What’s the best anime you’ve ever watched and who was your favourite character? 

6. Hard copies or digital? This goes for games, music and films.

7. You wake up trapped in an alternate universe, but you can only live the rest of your days as any animal. Which animal would you choose?

8. Think of your 3 favourite meals. Now take one ingredient from each to make a new meal. What is your creation and what would you name it?

9. What is your favourite Studio Ghibli film and why?

10. The protagonist from the last video game you played has challenged you to a duel. The first item to your left is their weapon and the first item to your right is your weapon. What are your weapons and who do you think will win?

I like to think a few of these questions are super specific… but I’ve thrown in a few generic ones just because I’d like to hear people’s opinions.

I nominate:

WesleyWhale @ gamergal.exe  (It’s time you made your debut appearance!)


Megan / A Geeky Gal

The Dragon’s Tea Party

Jamie Depledge, Best Nerd Life

Anyone else who wants to answer my questions then please do! You can answer in the comments or make your own separate post. There’s no rush, but I will look forward to reading your answers!

6 thoughts on “Super Specific Sunshine Award

  1. You took on my super specific questions! And they’re glorious. Thanks for taking them on! I particularly enjoyed the tale of The Great Lasagna Wars, but I am concerned that the pasta may have had one final countermeasure that could result in a crippling blow for Skylar-Mei. Can’t wait for part two. 😀

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