Pinku Pinku Updato: A Blog Update

Konichiwa Mina, it is time for a little update concerning your favorite Pink Geek Blogger who resides on a virtual island that is not build on a Nintendo Switch. This specific descriptor would most likely also be true if I used least favorite Pink geek Blogger (and so on) but let’s focus on the positives here! Today I will tell you a bit about what is to come for Paradise and update you on all things me.

One Year Anniversary Overhaul

On the 16th of June this blog will celebrate it’s first birthday and it will lead into a bit of a visual overhaul for the website! We will start using our new custom-made avatar that has been made to order by the lovely Banabel Split. Also I will most likely go for a slightly overhauled colour scheme. Reason for this is that I am currently fighting a lot with the WordPress Editor. I currently use a sunset colour scheme, pink purples and warm yellows  for my paragraph and subparagraph titles, but the current WordPress Editor  make that difficult. I am not one to paste hex codes (mostly because I constantly forget where I save them or finding the file is such a hassle)  so I slide this with feeling. However in the current block editor I can not slide.. Nani! Mendokusē!

The paragraph titles will continue to be a thing though. When I was a little Pinkie, my favorite game magazine used these and I fell in love with it as it’s charm. I would look at those titles first and wonder what the magic was to come. Their cheeky writing and those tongue in cheek references made with a good title inspired me and every form of “magazine” style writing I did kept this in as an homage in what got me interested to it in the first place. I might make picture asses for them next but I haven’t figured it out yet completely! Obviously the banner art will change as well as those feature the chibi and we are moving on to the new avatar.

The Content cocktails will most likely remain but undergo slight differences. I will most likely make them different colours and add some pink elements to it rather than  different glass types. A few of them are a lot harder to edit than others  and at times I find it hard to tell the differences. Pink however will keep a important role in the  blog no matter what route we follow otherwise. Pinkie will stay pink!

Love to my Supporters

Now it’s been a while since I started adding in Ko-Fi support and I have received a fair number of donations to date, some rather sizeable even. In the nearby future I want to create a tribute to those who support me. Either by featuring them in some sort of post or making an image on the website dedicated to thanking them.  For some reason I don’t always get to respond to a donation. Sometimes I am not able to post a reaction to it. This makes me feel bad for I am always grateful. So rather than writing a thank you note simply saying thank you every time.. I want to craft you something to show you my appreciation. A tribute image, your pick of a topic for a blog anything really.

My health is not always stable with a fair form of urgency at some time, which basically makes me forget everything else I was doing. So if I am doing my social duties and my heart skips a beat, literally I need to lie down and this can easily take away from my social requirements. Twitter, Ko-Fi and other places. My love for what you do for is worth more than just a thank ,  it’s something more eternal.. so I feel  an empty reply of gratitude even when sincere.. even more so considering how easily my focus can be lost,  is a much better way to show my gratitude. But I will come up with a few “bonuses” as well. This will probably also be implemented around the anniversary.

Content updates

For those who have been following me for a while know I have been trying out a few different types of content and this will remain. However I will bring changes to some of them.

-A BIT of History will be replaced with a BIT of Nostalgia, in which I discover a wider variety of games of my past.  While I love doing the weird content hard locking myself into games set into a certain timepiece increasing in time feels arduous, like I have to play a game.  In the end I need to blog for myself rather than for content sake, so I want to play what I want to play and the rebranded format will allow me to to this way better.

-Pinkie’s Who Would Win will  continue however my next announced match Batman versus Kyouko Kirigiri in a game of clue will be postponed. I find myself in a narrative end with that one and rather then forcing it I decide to let the ideas come up more spontaneous.. or by readers and supports of course.  So now the next post will be a surprise.

-Pinkie gets Anime Powers will also continue to go on. The next one is almost done cooking in my head and will discuss Soul Eater. 

– Pinkie is looking for a Waifu will be dropped. For now I am not in the right mindset to find a Waifu nor for Yuri romance shows.  The ones I do want to watch are fairly long and will most likely be included in my Saturday Morning Anime Adventure, or potentially in me duplicating that adventure on Sundays!

– Precure Pinkie will be cancelled for now as well.  While I do like the show in essence it’s to generic for me to binge it. It will most likely be part of my Sunday Morning Lineup with one episode a week.

Other than that I will experiment with blog post I have fun writing with, I had a bit of blog depression recently and was measuring likes again. Each post that stuck below my normal average of likes must be bad…. so I should not do it?!  People do not care.. stuff  has been messing with my mind. I decided to let that go. I write when I want to write and what I want to write about, if such a post will get a lower like rating I am sure it will cry but I will talk to it and honestly say that I loved making it and that it’s  about the love that got put into it is what matters, That will cheer up both the post and myself I would think!

Life Updates

As a NEET I am not particularly badly struck with the Corona outbreak but it has messed with my head a bit.  In a way it hyper inflated the importance of like on this blog for me, after all this one of the few forms of social interaction available to me .. if people start liking it less that really hurt. This triggered a bit of an awkward spiral where visiting other people’s blog has become a bit harder as well, because my mind tricked me into feeling people hate me and just like to be polite but hope I would go away. To a point where I dreamed people booing me… some of you have WEIRD depictions in my dreams.

I am beginning to notice I am able to manage some more consistency on my blog. I am having the energy again to blog several days in a row, I have more fun in writing now that I just write for fun again instead of for stats. In a way I accepted I am not the greatest writer out there and that I most likely will never be.  I am just a hobby writer who has fun in what she does, that became good enough for me. I got intimidated by the intellectual pieces by some of you out there. How Girl’s last Tour is like epic stage plays, how there are deep allegories of this and that in that show.

I am more like a “I got so excited i nearly peed myself’ kinda depth. That felt trivial.. like I paint by numbers but the others paint their own Da Vinci like masterpieces from their hand. Yet I realized, sometimes  people prefer McDonalds over a Three Star Meal, so while I might be the less coveted blog I am still here. I might be junk food, but that can be good as well! I want some junkfood now! And it’s like 10 AM when I am writing this!

Healthwise I have been so and so, due to a damaged lung I have a lot of trouble when temperatures bounce up and down a lot between day and night and between days. If on Monday it’s ten degrees colder than it was the previous day at the same time, I am basically broken.  My heart has been remarkable kind to me lately with only some very minor incidents.. so yay Ticker.  In general my muscles have been a bit tenser laterly causing me some mild discomfort throughout the day but all in all I am doing rather soundly healthwise. Even though I am sick a lot!

Unfortunately the same can not be said about my grandpa, who has been diagnosed with Corona this past week. Due to his phase 4 dementia it oftenly is hard to gage how well he is actually doing.  This is causing some family stress , so should I vanish for a couple of days on end, it’s most likely because something happened there and my headspace is not right. 

Other Updates

My tabletops have been come to a bit of a halt during the crisis. Since I live in a tiny apartment, I can’t maintain distance from my party and I do want to keep the rules enforced. Since some of my friends dislike rp’ing online I was forced to put my main D&D campaign on hold but we continue with some filler content set in the same world with some of those who do not mind this so much, Side Stories of their guild as it were. 

My Pokémon RP however is on a hiatus because their character sheets are custom made and are very tricky to host online due to how much tabs and stat pages I need to have opened.

My homebrew fully online campaign is still going strong.  Currently the group found out that their Live Stream has been duplicated by some people posing to be them.. but offering more rewards for watching. To safe their income.. and a friend who got in trouble because of this the group now must learn each others fighting styles, and secrets about each other so that even if they know they get tricked they can tell each other apart. It will be a fun little series of event leading them through a hotel filled with tricks and hellish creatures not taking kindly to their new guests.

I’ve been picking up some retro games lately, while I still thoroughly enjoy my time with Animal Crossing, my island is almost “done”  there isn’t a whole lot left to build and since I don’t like grinding I made my Island rather convenient for a quick pass by! I am currently playing Super Mario 2 for NES and will play Ducktales after that, after which I will probably  either go for Mega Man 2  or Ninja Gaiden.  It will not be easy but I am sure I can do it!

Meanwhile I am still playing Pokémon Reborn, currently making my way to the fourth gym with 23 level 45 shines to attempt the gym with. This still proves to be somewhat of a challenge to me mostly because I am too cheap to buy potions!  My next shiny hunt will most likely be after my online tabletop tomorrow. That is if I can get the epic boss fight today!

My quest to find a new apartment has not been very fruitful.. it almost seems as if people are staying in these days not moving!  Next week some enqueteer will come to my door to ask questions about what I think of this place. Not looking forward to that. Our walls are not very soundproof , so neither are my neighbors an my main gripes is with one of them. That shall not end well if I say it though.. so I am not sure on how to approach that situation yet.  Perhaps I can convince them that I have to get better at Ninja Gaiden to make a fun blog about it and I will mail them my answers..like a ninja anonymously!

Update done,
Have a a good one!

XO
Pinkie

4 thoughts

  1. “I am more like a “I got so excited i nearly peed myself’ kinda depth. That felt trivial.. like I paint by numbers but the others paint their own Da Vinci like masterpieces from their hand. Yet I realized, sometimes people prefer McDonalds over a Three Star Meal, so while I might be the less coveted blog I am still here. I might be junk food, but that can be good as well!”

    I think you’re selling yourself short.

    Maybe it’s just my weird background — I mean, I’ll go from reading the Summa Theologica and enjoy how it build on the Aristotelian tradition one minute to trying to wrap my head around some of the math for orbital calculations for a book I’m (almost never) working on to admiring the aesthetics of Monster Musume. Okay, less aesthetics amore amazing character design. Fine, I like Miia. The point I’m trying to make is that from theology to astrophysics to harem anime, what’s the difference?

    Writer for all three topics have to get their ideas across. If they do, they’re successful — as much as one or the other.

    You get your points across in an entertaining and accessible way. That’s hard. You may well be to the point where expressing your ideas almost feels easy — at least, it looks easy. But it’s very, very hard.

    So please don’t think less of your contributions to literature because of the subject matter you’ve chosen. Every human perspective and interaction is important.

    I’d say you’re less like McDonalds, which is a high-precision representation of food for mass consumption. Your work is more like a home-cooked meal that represents your background.

    Not that I’m bad-mouthing McDonalds. The Anime News Network writers contribute, too.

    I feel like I’m talking myself into a corner here…

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    1. I totally get what you mean though, thank you! Despite your corner and I do think you might be on to a better analogy there but hey pink mc donalds images are easier to find than pink home cooked meal.

      I do indeed think there is room for all sorts of content, yet at the same time we kinda fool ourselves into univeral standards. We tend to ask ourself, which is better factually instead of who would win.

      Say I ask an average visitor to pick the better work, Mona Lisa or some Monster Musume fan art, there is a drift towards saying the first in general.

      Like how people tend to say Godfather 2 is their favorite movie when actually they have seen Space Balls 300 times.

      The fact how many people like or even adore that movie is amazing but when talking about something good it is never mentioned. Enjoyment in the general mindset rests below..art/details/depth.

      I do cater more to enjoyment and having joy in writing like that I love the happy “paintings” I make. Yet it is easy to feel intimidated, by ones selling deeper.
      With as much content out there as there is it is easy to feel dwarfed.

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      1. “I do cater more to enjoyment and having joy in writing like that I love the happy “paintings” I make. ”

        That’s what Shakespeare did. Did you know that (at least according to many sources), he was considered a hack? In other words, he just wrote what he thought people would like?

        I’m not saying any of us are on the level of Shakespeare. I _am_ saying that we can’t really know. That’s a decision for posterity. The best you can do is write what you want to as best as you can. Your readers will decide the value! And if you feel intimidated, ask yourself this:

        Who can write you better than you?

        No one. It’s just not possible.

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  2. “I have more fun in writing now that I just write for fun again instead of for stats.”

    And that truly, believe it or not, is what it is all about. And writing for fun is more fun to read and in the long run will probably bring those stats you might also find to be fun. Most of us are really more interested in fun stuff than deep stuff, but it all has it’s place and time and never mind, Crow said it all better.

    Plus if you write for money, or stats, you’ll burn out. Look at me. 😛

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