Hello Grimms ❤
It’s that special time a year again where I answer YOUR questions for MY birthday! That’s right everyone I’m officially twenty-nine years old, only one more year left of my 20’s before I hit my thriving thirties. Sorry that this took me so long to do as you all know shortly after my actual birthday I got super sick and I’ve been fighting it off ever since. I’m glad I feel well enough to answer everyone’s questions now. You all came up with some really fun ones so let’s get to them!
What are you most looking forward to in your next year?
This year I’m actually hoping to do some traveling. I love to travel and it would be amazing to take the family to visit my Mom in Thailand. She works there as a teacher.
What are your plans for the upcoming year?
As I mentioned above my Mom is currently teaching in Thailand. I think it would be amazing to follow suite. For those new here I actually have a teaching degree so teaching overseas would be a really amazing chance to take. I also like the idea of exposing my children to other cultures, beliefs, and people. The world is much to big not to explore it a bit don’t you think?
I also would really love to continue working on my website here and really get into cosplaying. I got my sewing machine out this summer and have been working on somethings. I’ve been wanting to cosplay for ages now so it is really just about debuting the looks now! I just gotta bite the bullet so to speak.
What’s one anime you keep returning to, either in thought or by rewatching?
Well this should come as no surprise to anyone but I cannot stop rewatching OR thinking about Haikyuu! Ahhh… I can feel the nostalgia welling up inside me as I type. From the very first episode I knew I would love this show. Anytime anyone asks for a anime recommendation I always suggest Haikyuu. The amount of times I rewatch this show over a year would probably shock people. When I’m not rewatching the show I’m rereading the manga. You could say the obsession is real.
My other anime may actually surprise a few but I have watched Naruto/Naruto Shippuden in it’s entirety at least… three times. I’m on my fourth. When you think about the amount of episodes that actually entails that’s pretty wild. I’ve dedicated a large portion of my life to that show. The funny thing is I didn’t even start watching it until I was in college. I cried during the very first episode and was COMPLETELY hooked. It was basically all I watched until I caught up in the series. When I would catch up I’d restart everything all over again in order to pass the time in between season or to help build up episodes. I honestly will not hear a word against this show and it is one of my biggest pet peeves when people are like, “Oh Naruto is one of your favorite shows? You must not watch a lot of anime.”
Man, shut up!
There’s a reason it has hundreds of episodes and fans. BECAUSE IT IS THAT GOOD!
How has your children’s progression into anime been going?
You all know I started both my babies on anime while in the womb! The fact that I have kids is actually one of the biggest reasons I’ll defend dubs to the death. Yes, subs are great I’m not denying that but do you think my six year old can read them? No, and anime should be for everyone! Needless to say we actually watch quite a few dubs in our house so that my daughter can share in the fun.
Some of her favorite anime shows are Cardcaptor Sakura, Fruits Basket (original she hasn’t watched the reboot yet), Fairy Tail (she hasn’t seen all of it there are so many episodes!), Sailor Moon Crystal, Pokemon and recently she started watching One Piece. I watch it in the subs but she was always passing through and asking questions so I found the dubbed version for her. We have a super fan in the making!
You get a trip in a time machine. You can either a) choose when and where you want to go or b) get sent to a random time/place, but you get to come back with a souvenir — and it could be worth a lot of money. Which do you choose?
I would choose (a) mostly because I’m a control freak! I know me and I could never let someone just choose where I went! Nope. I would have to pick the time/place myself. For the record I would probably choose sometime in the past. Fun fact I adore learning about history so seeing it unfold before my eyes would be… I can’t even form the correct words for how euphoric I would be! The hardest part would be choosing which historic event to witness but I think I might choose a time when Cleopatra was alive. Even from a historic viewpoint there’s so much we don’t know or understand about her. Historically even professionals have had a hard time separating the myth/legend from the truth. I would love to see what she was really like and how she really ruled.