The Mystery Blogger Award #2

The lovely Icebreaker694  and the amazing Melting Pots and Other Calamities nominated me – thank you so much!

Edit: I had this scheduled when I got nominated again, so I’m adding in my nomination from Never Not Reading. Thank you so much!

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Shout out to the creator Okoto Enigma!

WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?
“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
– Okoto Enigma


THE RULES:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog. ([In Awards widget and pic is in About Me.])
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  6. You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  7. Notify each of your nominees by commenting on their blog. 
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  9. Share your link to your best post(s)

The Mystery Blogger Award


Answers:

Icebreaker’s Questions:

1 – WHAT IS ONE BOOK THAT YOU’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2017?

INVICTUS!

2 – WHAT IS A BOOK YOU’D GIVE A LOVED ONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

Well, my cousin has been begging me for Library of Souls.. so that.

3 – ANY BLOG PLANS IN 2017? (POSTS, TOURS, REVIEWS, ETC.)

HAHAHA Its later 2017 by the time I got to this….

4 – FAVORITE GIF OF 2016!

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5 – WEIRD BOOK HOARDER: HOW MANY BOOKS DID YOU BUY THAT YOU STILL HAVE TO READ? 

Too many…


Melting Pots and Other Calamities Questions

1. What is the coolest handmade thing you’ve ever received?

I don’t think I’ve ever received something homemade… But I bought some cool flowers made out of comic book pages from Supercon a few years ago!

2. Is there a villain or antagonist that you can’t help but call a favorite character? If so, who?

Loki. Always Loki.

3.  What is a show, anime, or webcomic that desperately needs another season? Or a book that needs a sequel?

OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB WILL ALWAYS NEED ANOTHER SEASON!!!!

5. What are some animations and/or webcomics that you think have some of the best art?

You’re Lie in April, Orange, Ouran High School Host Club, Sword Art Online… I could go on.

5. (Weird/funny) Which character would you like to be from whatever you’re currently reading or watching?

Currently Reading: Pride & Prejudice – Character: Probably Lizzy…

Currently Watching: The Defenders – Character: Definitely Jessica Jones.


Never Not Reading’s Questions

1 – If you could have any super hero be your personal body guard, who would you choose and why?

Captain America, mostly because I love him, and I can totally picture him as a bodyguard.

2 – Movies or TV?

Movies because Star Wars, Fantastic Beasts, and Marvel movies.

3 – What is your favorite animal?

Sloth, otter, fennec fox… I could go on.

4 – If you didn’t have to work for money, what would you spend your life doing?

Writing and reading probably. Helping people. Volunteering. Adopting cats.

5 – What keeps you blogging?

Its fun?

 


Fun Facts About Me:

1 – I own a book (Everything All At Once) signed by Bill Nye.

2 –  I have a dedicated Media-Tie-In fiction shelf.

3 – I have a word document full of nothing but hyperlinks so make tagging/nominating fellow book bloggers simpler.


Best Post(s)


Questions For My Nominees:

1 – Would you rather drink polyjuice mixed with cat fur or be cursed to talk in limericks only?

2 – How many minutes to midnight is your TBR?

3 – How do you organize your bookshelf?

4 – Worst bookish/reading habit?

5 – (Weird/funny) – Make a closet cosplay for a book character. Put a picture (of just the outfit or of you wearing it). Why did you pick each piece?


I Nominate:

Niraja @ Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile

Louise @ Genie Reads

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

Calliope The Book Goddess

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Liz @ Cover To Cover

McKenzie @ Bookish Things and Tea

Megan @ Bookslayer Reads

Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much

Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea

Ryann The Reader

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Angelina and Brianna @ Fables Library

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts

Emma @ Corn Reviews Books

 

 

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3 Quotes 3 Days Challenge – Day 3 (Version 4)

Thanks

Closet Readers tagged me for this, so here we go again!


Rules

•Thank the person who nominated you
•Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
•Nominate three new bloggers each day


Quote

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
― Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World


I Tag

Liz @ Cover To Cover

McKenzie @ Bookish Things and Tea

Brittany @ The Grisha Lieutenant

3 Quotes 3 Days Challenge – Day 2 (Version 4)

Thanks

Closet Readers tagged me for this, so here we go again!


Rules

•Thank the person who nominated you
•Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
•Nominate three new bloggers each day


Quote

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
― Oscar Wilde


I Tag

Megan @ Bookslayer Reads

Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much

Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea

3 Quotes 3 Days Challenge – Day 1 (Version 4)

Thanks

Closet Readers tagged me for this, so here we go again!


Rules

•Thank the person who nominated you
•Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
•Nominate three new bloggers each day


Quote

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


I Tag

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Lashaan and Trang @ Bookidote

Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

 

Fall Activities Book Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Sara @ Freedom Library –  yes this is a year late but in my defense…I had to wait until it was fall again.

We don’t actually have fall in Florida, at least not where I live. We have “hot” and “slightly less hot but with rain” and “those two days where its 60 degrees and we all think we have frostbite” – we do not have seasons.

So I can relate to precisely none of this…But its fun anyway!


Apple Picking

A book on your TBR that looks so delicious you can’t wait to take a bite out of it

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Corn Maze

A book that’s so much fun to get lost in

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Haunted Houses

A book that scared you silly

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Not a horror novel, but teen pregnancy freaks me out, even fictional – this whole book, while good, gave me anxiety.

 

Pumpkin Patch

The latest book you picked up (purchased)

I honestly have no idea. I don’t buy books often.

 

Scenic Drives

A book that is lyrically beautiful

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Pumpkin Carving

A book you didn’t like and wouldn’t mind carving up

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Drinking Apple Cider

A sweet book to curl up under the covers with

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Jumping in a Leaf Pile

A book that reminds you of your childhood

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Scary Movie Night

Your favorite spooky read

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Bonus! Costume Party

A book with an eclectic cast of characters

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I Tag:

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Desert Island Discs Blog Tag

I was tagged by the beautiful blogger Icebreaker694 – seriously, go check out her blog, she is one of my favorite humans.

I haven’t seen this tag around until she tagged me, but its based on books and music so I’m sure it’ll be fun!

And if you want more desert island fun, check out my post:
Throwback Thursday: Seventh Grade Deserted Island Story
(Based off Lord of the Flies!)


HERE’S HOW IT WORKS…

  • Link back to my (BookBum’s) original post, so I can see all your answers! (Remember to do this via pingback, I don’t get notified if you just tag my url)
  • Thank the person(s) who tagged you… show some love!
  • Come up with your answers
  • Then tag others to keep the tag going

PREMISE OF DESERT ISLAND DISCS…

You are cast away onto a remote island:

  • You can bring 5 albums, what are they?
  • You can bring ONE book (not including The Bible (or other appropriate religious texts) or The Complete Works of Shakespeare, as they are already provided and NO SERIES), what ONE book is it?
  • You can have one luxury item (it has to be inanimate and can’t help you escape the island), what is it?

MY ANSWERS

Album 1: A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out from Panic! At The Disco

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Album 2: From Under The Cork Tree from Fall Out Boy

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Album 3: Don’t Panic: It’s Longer Now  from All Time Low

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Album 4: Hamilton

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Album 5: Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack

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The Single Book I Am Permitted: Lord of the Rings

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Single Luxury Item:

This one is easy – an inflatable mattress sleeping bag! I get cold okay! And desert islands aren’t very comfy.

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Not my picture – but the exact one I had through childhood.


I Tag:

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile

Calliope The Book Goddess

The Orangutan Librarian

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

The Epic Birthday Blog Tag

I was tagged by the wonderful and amazing Icebreaker694 – who is also the creator of this fun tag. She has one of my favorite blogs and is super sweet, so go check it out!


Rules

  1. Always Always Always pingback/link to icebreaker694‘s site (she wants to see your answers).
  2. Post this on your birthday!!! Or not, y’know, you do you. 😄
  3. Answer the questions! (You might have to do some digging, hope that’s not a problem.)
  4. Tag as many bloggers as you can! (At least 1+ so the tag won’t die!)

QUESTIONS!

WHEN’S YOUR BIRTHDAY (MONTH + DAY)?

October 8th

WHAT’S YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?

Libra.

I know relatively little about horoscope’s and signs though. So don’t ask me.

I’m year of the Rabbit for the Chinese zodiac thing though, FYI.

WHAT’S YOUR BIRTHSTONE?

Opal.

I actually own an opal necklace in the shape of a dolphin (which happens to be my patrons though I didn’t know that when I picked it when I was 7. I was just into dolphins the way most little girls are into horses).

I know all the birthstones of the top of my head – there’s a fun fact about me.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH THE SAME BIRTHDAY?

My mom’s cousin shares my birthday – albeit different years. There are a lot of October birthdays in my family though.

And me and my sister should have had the same birthday (my due date and her c-section date where both November 18 – though we were both October, 8 and 23, respectively).

WHAT HISTORICAL EVENT OCCURRED ON YOUR BIRTHDAY?

B’s link for figuring this out: here

Famous Birthdays:

RL Stine, Sigourney Weaver, Matt Damon, Bruno Mars, etc.

Events:

  • 1480 Great standing on the Ugra river, standoff between forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and Ivan III Grand Prince of all Rus, Tataro-Mongols retreat, leds to disintegration of the Horde.
  • 1492 Columbus‘ fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico
  • 1633 Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its first government
  • 1769 Captain James Cook lands in New Zealand (Poverty Bay)
  • 1821 The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.
  • 1835 Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago, on HMS Beagle
  • 1871 Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4 square miles (10 square km) of Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation
  • 1886 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure “Noble Bachelor” (BG)
  • 1934 Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh‘s son
  • 1945 US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada
  • 1946 Kwo-less-shrew selects Gen Chiang Kai-shekas President of China
  • 1953 Birmingham, Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson‘s Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group
  • 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1971 John Lennon releases his megahit “Imagine”
  • 2001 U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
  • 2012 John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent
  • 2014 Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy
  • A collection of interesting/horrifying things that happened on my birthday. Among a bunch of baseball records and bomb/nuclear tests for some reason.

WHAT DO YOU USUALLY DO TO CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY?

Parties are the norm in my house. Lately, its been friends (about ten or so) plus aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents coming over to watch movies and go swimming. My cousin and best friend sometimes sleepover too. And my grandpa takes an album’s worth of pictures (aka, the Cuban Family Duty) since he’s a professional photographer (or was at least, he’s retired now).

WERE YOU BORN IN THE MORNING, AFTERNOON, OR THE NIGHT?

At night. My mom had to miss my baby shower because I was being born.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY PRESENT IN THE WORLD, WHAT PRESENT WOULD IT BE?

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Thats a loaded question.

So, I’ll go with the book I’d want if I could have any.

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It would be (any) signed Harry Potter book. Too bad they run $3000+……

WHAT’S YOUR EARLIEST BIRTHDAY MEMORY?

We have photo albums for every birthday from baby shower to like, my 12th. Plus 15th and 16th. So I don’t know if my early memories are actually memories or just memories of stories I’ve been told plus pictures.

I know my first birthday was Baby Loony Tunes. And my second was Elmo. Third was Dragon Tales. Fourth was…give me a second…Dora the Explorer. Fifth was Strawberry Shortcake. And sixth was Dinsey Princess. The one I firmly remember with my own memories. I told my sister (who was in my mother’s 8-months -pregnant stomach) “you can’t be born today, this is not Full House” and my and my dad built the Piñata (a bunny from Viva Piñata) ourselves. I also did a costume change from Aurora’s pink dress to Bloom from Winx Club’s outfit.

HOW DID YOU GET YOUR NAME?

If you ask my mom, my parents just liked the name Samantha, and my middle name is my aunt’s name. (Other considerations included Sabrina, Rebecca, and Alexandra)

If you ask my dad, I’m named after a character from Bewitched. And he wonders how I ended up a total nerd…

HAVE YOU EVER FORGOTTEN YOUR BIRTHDAY?

No. Though my dad has mistyped my birthday as 8/10 (aka August 10th) before. On multiple occasions.

BOOK FLASH: 5 BOOKS YOU’D WANT TO BE GIVEN ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY!

I have no shortage of books I want but here are five.

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LASTLY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! TREAT YOURSELF TO A GIF!

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I Tag!

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Lashaan and Trang @ Bookidote

Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

And whoever shares my birthday/sees this and wants to do it!

 

This Is My Genre, Tell Me Yours Tag

I was tagged by two very lovely bloggers: The Orangutan Librarian and Icebreaker694

Go check out their amazing blogs!


THE RULES:

  • Credit my bad bad self Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek as the creator of the tag, use the created tag name graphic and link back to my blog.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Tag as many people as you want.

 1). WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE?

I read a lot of different genres, mostly across YA (WHICH IS NOT A GENRE IN AND OF ITS SELF ITS AN AGE CATEGORY).

But I’d have to say Science Fiction / Fantasy (SFF) is my favorite genre.

2). WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHOR FROM THE GENRE?

And more – but these are the first that come to mind!

3). WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE GENRE THAT KEEPS PULLING YOU BACK?

I DON’T KNOW ITS FUN TO NOT BE IN THE REAL WORLD.

4). WHAT’S THE BOOK THAT STARTED YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE?

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5). IF YOU HAD TO RECOMMEND AT LEAST ONE BOOK FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE TO A NON-READER/SOMEONE LOOKING TO START READING THAT GENRE, WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?

See the above authors.

See their books.

All of those.

Plus:

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Review: Because You’ll Never Meet Me

Arc Review: Nowhere Near You

Book Review: How To Live Safely In A Science Fictional Universe

Book Review: Redshirts

 

6). WHY DO YOU READ?

BECAUSE I LIKE IT OKAY, WHY DO YOU BREATH?!?!?!??!?!?

(I’m bad at answering these sorts of questions….Can you tell?)


I Tag:

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Adri @ Little Fox & Reads

Teacher of YA

Melting Pots and Other Calamities

The Marvel’s Avengers Book Tag

The Grisha Lieutenant tagged me in this AGES ago. Sorry this took me forever to get to…..


Captain America: Civil War Book Tag

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Iron Man – a book that made you laugh out loud: 

Captain America – a book that sends a positive message:

Thor – a book with a characters strength you admire:  

Black Widow – a book with a kick-ass female protagonist: 

Hulk-  a book that made you incredibly angry:

Hawkeye – an underrated book you think more people should pay attention to

{BONUS} Loki – a book with a twist or surprise that tricked you: 


I Tag:

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

 

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

 

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

 

Melting Pots and Other Calamities

 

The Ghibli Heroines Tag

I wasn’t tagged – and what is it with me and doing things I wasn’t tagged for vs. things I was? – but Icebreaker694 – who’s blog is AMAZING and you should go check it out – did this tag and tagged anyone who wanted to do it, so here I am.

I LOVE Ghibli movies. I’ve been watching them for YEARS. Like, I watch them in Japanese when I am too impatient to wait for the english dub to come out. So I wanted to do this okay?!

Bonus from Icebreaker: PlayBuzz quiz to see what Ghibli Heroine you are:
Link if you want to play – I got Nausicaa from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind!

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The Rules:

  • Please pingback, rather than link to Kate@Melting Pots and Other Calamities. She will only know if you’ve done this tag if you pingback.
  • Tag as many people as you want. Ghibli movies aren’t as popular as Disney or Pixar, so be careful that those you tag are at least somewhat familiar with Ghibli.
  • You can use examples from books, movies, TV shows, anime/manga, and webcomics.
  • As this tag celebrates heroines, please name either a piece of fiction or a female character, if you’re able.
  • Have fun!

Questions!

Nausicaa, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind: (Even though this isn’t technically Ghibli, it’s still marketed that way).
Nausicaa is a princess in a post-disaster world. She is compassionate and brave, a daring explorer who is capable and selfless. 
Name a strong female leader. 

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Uhura from Star Trek. Seriously. She’s not the captain, but she’s an irreplaceable part of the Bridge Crew!

(Never seen this one…)

 


Sheeta, Castle in the Sky:
Although Sheeta may have a quieter demeanour than other Ghibli heroines, she is not a damsel in distress. She’s royalty, but doesn’t stay on the sidelines; she is involved, kind, and despite a sad past, hopeful.
Name an inspiring member of royalty.

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Leia from Star Wars. As if any other answer is acceptable!

(Great movie – though not one of my favorites)


Satsuki and Mei, My Neighbour Totoro:
Before Anna and Elsa, before Lilo and Nani, there was Satsuki and Mei. Satsuki was incredibly young when their mother was hospitalised, and with their father at work, she has to take care of Mei. And Mei is only four, with a big imagination. Name a pair of siblings (or two friends who act like siblings). 

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Katniss and Primrose from The Hunger Games. Katniss takes care of Prim the same way Satsuma takes care of Mei.

(Arguably my favorite Ghibli movie – Soot Sprites! The Totoro song that with forever be in my brain!)


Kiki, Kiki’s Delivery Service:
Kiki has to go off on her own to live alone, as is the custom among witches. She goes through many things that newly independent young adults face, like money problems, finding a place to stay, job searching, and loneliness, before finding her way thanks to her special abilities.
Name a female character who has supernatural gifts.

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Jessica Jones – A kickass super-heroine with super strength. Does that count as supernatural? I’m going with it.

(I’m DYING to see this movie!)

 


Gina and Fio, Porco Rosso:
Gina and Fio are both heroines in this film, and they couldn’t be less alike. Gina is a young woman who is very feminine, a singer and a restaurant owner. However, she is very resourceful and capable. Fio is a teenage mechanic who is independent, goes against the flow, and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She may be one of the best mechanics of her time.
Name two inspiring heroines; one who is unabashedly feminine, and another who is more of a tomboy. 

Izzy from TMI – super feminine and super badass!

Lada from And I Darken – A serious tomboy, like that is 90% of her characterization.


Angel, On Your Mark:
On Your Mark is a music video that Ghibli helped a music group with. It may not have much of a story, but it’s beautiful and interesting, and not may people are aware of its existence.
Name an underrated heroine.

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Maximum Ride! Not enough people seem to have read the books – and…well…winged humans.

(I didn’t know this video existed…)


Shizuku, Whisper of the Heart:
Shizuku is an eighth-grade student who can’t quite focus on school as much as on her favourite books. However, through encounters with an ambitious boy who seems to have a likely chance at meeting his goals, a cat who rides trains, an antique shop owner, and a cat statue called The Baron, Shizuku is determined to meet her own goal and become a writer.
Name your most relatable character. 

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Cath from Fangirl. She is literally me!

(I can’t remember if I’ve seen this movie…)


San, Princess Mononoke:
San has been raised by wolves her whole life. When humans begin to invade her home forest to make towns and use the resources for themselves while killing the spirits and animals within, San refuses to let it be. She takes a stand and becomes the village’s  greatest obstacle. She is such a force to be reckoned with that they even give her a name; The Princess Mononoke.
Name a female character who is physically strong.

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Kara Danvers (AKA Supergirl) – she’s literally an alien was super-strength – okay?


Chihiro, Spirited Away:
At the beginning of Spirited Away, Chihiro starts off as a whiny, spoiled ten-year-old girl. However, during her time working at the spirit’s Bath House, she discovers parts of herself she didn’t know she had. The story is about her finding the strength she already had but was unaware of.
Name a character who has an amazing character journey.

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Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices. A lot happens in a short frame of time for her – but she grows a lot as a character.

(I love this movie so much you don’t understand!)


Haru, The Cat Returns:
Haru is a typical high school girl; kind, clumsy, and a little forgetful. But she soon finds herself involved in events that are out of her control. In a way, it is because of her normalcy that she can find her way out of her situation and become stronger because of it.
Name a female character who may not have any supernatural abilities herself, but is memorable anyway.

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Tohru from Fruits Basket! Even surrounded by guys who turn into animals she stands out!

(Haven’t seen this movie…)

 


Sophie, Howl’s Moving Castle:
Sophie doesn’t think much of herself for a lot of the story. She doesn’t think she’s pretty or memorable, especially when compared to her younger sister, Lettie. It gets even worse when she’s cursed to look like an old woman. When she finds a new life that involves the mysterious wizard Howl, a fire demon, Howl’s apprentice, and many others, she is shown to be resilient and intuitive.
Name an emotionally strong character.

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Kaori from Your Lie In April – I won’t say too much as its spoiler-y. But, for real. Wow.

(I LOVE Howl’s Moving Castle – one of the best Ghibli movies for sure. Its the Ghibli version of Beauty and the Beast)

 


Ponyo, Ponyo:
Ponyo is one of the youngest Ghibli heroines at only five years old. But she still gets a lot 
done, including becoming human, discovering things, finding a best friend, and saving the world.
Name a hero who happens to be a child.

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Chiyo from Azumanga Daioh (an anime I love). She’s a 10-year-old genius child who is skipped ahead to high school and faces all sorts of interesting obstacles because of her age.

(Ponyo is the one Ghibli movie most people know since since did the dub – its basically the Ghibli version of The Little Mermaid and its great)

 


Arrietty, The Secret World of Arrietty:
Arrietty is a Borrower; she is tiny and survives by stealing small things that humans won’t miss. Yet she’s curious about the human world, and does braver things than most humans would be incapable of doing, despite her tiny size.
Name an unlikely hero.

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Skye / Daisy Johnson from Agents of SHIELD. Her entire character arc – especially in the first season – is how she doesn’t think she fits the bill of being a hero (and she so is).

(I love this movie – its also a really great book-to-movie adaptation!)

 


Nahoko, The Wind Rises:
Nahoko has tuberculosis during World War 2. However, she doesn’t allow this to cripple her, and enjoys life to the fullest anyway, which includes painting and falling in love. Even being placed in a sanitarium doesn’t break her.
Name an inspiring character with some sort of obstacle. 

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Naho from the anime Orange. She gets lets from her future self and has to try and fix things without really knowing what happened and I’d say she handles that obstacle better than I ever could.

(I haven’t actually seen The Wind Rises – though I want to!)


Kaguya, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya:
in a time where women were expected to follow social norms such as blackening teeth, shaving eyebrows, and being forced into arranged marriages, Kaguya refuses to play along. She would much rather be outside, dance, and play with friends.
Name a female character who challenges social norms.

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Definitely Haruhi from Ouran High School Host Club. She ends up cross-dressing and pretending to be a boy in order to pay back her debts to her school’s host club and it is one of my favorite animes!

(Haven’t seen this Ghibli film either…)


There we go! That was the Ghibli Heroines Tag! I had a lot of fun! And now I want to go watch a Ghibli movie…

A little sad two of my favorites “From Up On Poppy Hill” and “When Marnie Was Here” weren’t here, but oh well!

If you like Ghibli, or you liked this tag, and you like video games, you should play Ni Nu Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch – its a JRPG animated by Ghibli and one of my favorite games EVER!

Let me know what you think of this tag!

What is your favorite Ghibli movie / which do you want to see?


Tag:

Like Icebreaker, I don’t know who would want to be tagged in this.

So I’m tagging anyone who wants to do this / likes Studio Ghibli!