Ouran Host Club Book Tag!

I’d like to give a big shout out to Meltingpotsandothercalamities for tagging me for another fun-to-do tag! Please head on over to her site, filled with reviews on books, Webtoons, and tags/awards if you haven’t already. Her site is filled with lots of fun to read posts. Please also take the time to check out her great answers in her post here

Sorry, this post went out a bit prematurely. If you are one of the few you saw it unfinished please forgive me

THE RULES:

  • Thank the person who tagged you!
  • ALWAYS PINGBACK TO CREATOR (icebreaker694) she wants to see your post.
  • Answer all the questions below! (You don’t have to watch the show to answer them.)
  • Tag 8+ bloggers!

 

QUESTIONS:

Theme Song- a misleading character. 

Guren Ichinose from Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (Owari no Seraph) both the anime and manga series

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Haruhi- A character every other character loves.

Gab from the Half Lost book series

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Tamaki- A character who started a movement.

Jonas from the Falling Kingdoms book series

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Kyoya- a character with parental issues.

Todaroki from My Hero Academia (Boku wa Academia) anime series

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Kaoru and Hikaru- Brotherly Love.

Edward & Alphone Elric from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga/anime series

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Mori- A character who is scary on the outside 
but a bundle of fluff on the inside. 

Prince Kai from Royal Tutor (Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine) anime

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Honey- a character who loves to eat.

Sasha Blouse from Attack on Titan anime

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Renge- A Tag Along character.

Manta Oyamada from Shaman King manga series

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Nekozawa- A Character who likes the dark side.

Hisoka from Hunter X Hunter (2011) anime

 

I TAG:

Zbourie

Pokeninja90 @bakphoontyphoon

Pet @ Books and Movies

Christina Mihai

Dominic Cuthbert @Thelittleanimeblog

My Fujoshi Life

Artistbybeauty

Acacia aurora @toritsukamanga

 

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The Emoji Book Tag

This tag was so much fun to do! I have to give a big shout out to one of my favorite bloggers Sophie @Blameitonchocolate for tagging me in this one! Her blog, filled with reviews, tags, lists, and other fun to read posts is truly amazing, so please check out her posts and answers to the tag here. As for the rules, just pick and choose from 5 books and emojis then match them up.

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Rolling Eyes Emoji

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Dust Lands by Moira Young

  • Sadly, that whole Y.A. “love” (if I can even call it that) triangle thing completely killed this series for me. Sucks, because I was honestly enjoying it till then.

 

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Blushing Emoji

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Half Lost by Salle Green

  • Nathan is an ass, but that romance was totally blush worthy!

 

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Super Angry Emoji

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Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

  • I refuse to acknowledge this as the sequel to Seraphina. That ending…just no.

 

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Astonished Emoji

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Vagabond by Takehiko Inoue

  • I  never expected a historical fiction to be so good!! I was in quite the manga reading slump after devouring this masterpiece.

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Laughing Hard Emoji

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Seiho Boys High School by Kaneyoshi Izumi

  • The entirely inappropriate and raunchy humor had me dying with laughter almost every volume. Earned me quite a few concerned looks from the people around me.

 

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Heart Eyes Emoji

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A Shattered Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima

  • I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS SERIES!!!! I’m a huge fan of A Seven Realms series so have been looking forward to reading this since the moment I heard of it’s release!

 

I TAG:

 

*I have a lot of tags/awards to catch up on so I may occasionally shorten the number of people I tag/nominate since so many of you have already done these tags/awards. Also, there’s never any pressure for you to actually do the tag/award or respond right away (I’m months behind myself lol). Feel free to just consider it an honorable mention* 🙂

Sunshine Blogger Award Part 2!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer.

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Here’s a big thanks thanks to one of the blogs I most look forward to visiting each week: Meltingpotsandothercalamities! If you haven’t’ already checked out her awesome blog please do by checking out her post: here.

The Q & A

1) What is your favorite color combinations? Least favorite?

Favourite: Black, yellow and red.

Least Favorite: ….pretty much anything with pink.

2) Do you have a “to be watched” list? If so, what movie/TV show/anime has been on it the longest?

I pretty much have a list for everything, even though I usually don’t follow through lol.

TV Show: Ringer

Movie: Where the Wild Things Are

Anime: Hachimitsu to Clover and Baccano! (I can’t remember which of the two have been on my list longer lol)

3) Do you prefer coffee or tea, or both?

Definitely tea. I despise the taste of coffee.

4) What is your favorite genre? Your least favorite?

This ones easy.

Favorite: Fantasy anything

Least Favorite: Romance

5) What book/movie/TV show/anime/Webtoon had a 180 twist? Did you like it?

I’m actually drawing a blank on this one. I haven’t come across one in so long. The most recent I can remember is Attack on Titan.

6) Do you have favorite characters who happen to be villains/antagonists?

Of course! I have a very long list for this, but will go with the first 3 that pop into my head:

Cansrel (a sociopathic father) from Fire by Kristin Cashore (no picture).

Hakumen no Mono (a humanly intelligent and cruel yokai) from Ushio to Tora.

Kyoko from March Comes Like a Lion (3-Gatsu no Lion).

All three either gave me such beautifully intense chills…

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and/or were such interesting characters in and of themselves.

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For Kyoko I also have to say, as much I deeply dislike her, she helped provide such a strikingly beautiful contrast to the positive people and relationships in the protagonist’s life that even through all the rage I couldn’t stop the grudging appeal her presence started to bring.

7) Do you prefer humorous quotes, or inspirational quotes? Can you give an example?

…this is a really hard one. I’ll have to say both.

 

8) Are there any hyped books/movies/TV shows/anime/Webtoons that lived up to the hype?

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9) What is an underrated book/movie/TV show/anime/Webtoon that everyone deserves to know about?

This list could go on forever so I’ll just go with the most recent surprisingly underrated story I’ve come across:

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Ushio and Tora is 2015 show based on the manga published in the 90’s about a young teenager who expectantly comes across a yokai (Japanese monster) pinned to the wall of his basement…I don’t even have the words to describe the crazy adventure that single encounter leads to lol.

10) Have you binged any books/TV shows/anime/Webtoons recently?

The Fallen Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes

11) (Shameless advertising time!) Please check my post My Latest Binge Worthy Comics. Do any of these look interesting to you?

YES!! Rise from Ashes and American Ghost Jack being the top two. But to be honest they all look interesting to me lol.

 

My Questions:

  1. What was the most recent book/anime/show/movie you’ve watched and can’t wait to share with the world?
  2. Do you own any graphic novels/manga?
  3. If you could bring any kind of mythical beast to life and safely integrate it with the world’s population what would it be?
  4. Have any hated/really disliked character(s)? Name your most despised book/manga/graphic novel character(s).
  5. Board games or video games? Which would you find yourself playing more?
  6. Which book/anime/manga/show has recently made the most impact on you?
  7. What would be your dream job?
  8. What was the last book/manga/graphic novel you read (or anime/show/movie) that turned out to be unexpectedly better than you had anticipated?
  9. Do you still remember your favorite childhood book/movie?
  10. Are you a cat person, a dog person, or a no pet person?
  11. What was your favorite and least favorite subjects in school? (clearly I’m running out of questions lol).

Nominations:

*I have a lot of tags/awards to catch up on so I may occasionally shorten the number of people I tag/nominate since so many of you have already done these tags/awards. Also, there’s never any pressure for you to actually do the tag/award or respond right away (I’m months behind myself lol). Feel free to just consider it an honorable mention* 🙂

 

The 2016/2017 TAG

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A big shout out and thank you to Artist By Beauty for the much appreciated tag!

Artist By Beauty is a great blog filled with anime/manga related posts and quite a few original posts on other various things like cool artwork, writing, and both inter well-being and outer beauty tips. If you haven’t already please swing by her site and original post by clicking: Here.

And here’s a shout out to this tags creator: David at theguywhosaidalwaysno (please click here to see his post).

Tag Rules:

1. Mention the creator of the TAG.

2. Use the image that you find in this article.

3. Mention the blogger who has chosen you.

4. Answer the questions.

5. Mention 9 bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog.

The Questions:

1. Describe your 2016 in 3 words.

Sloth, procrastination, anime/manga. Lol, I kid. Really it’s more like: Reading, manga/anime, procrastination. That’s much more accurate.

2. Write the name of 2 people that have characterized your 2016.

This is a hard one. Umm… I’ll have to go with Collen Hoover and Hiromu Arakawa. Yes, those are both authors, but their masterful writing left me feeling like my life would never be the same afterward lol. 

3. Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.

Surprisingly enough it’s a local park nearby that I never knew existed. I’ve always loved forests and such so this took the top of the list. Otherwise, it would be the biggest library in my city….yup, that’s right up there too and for obvious reasons. 

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4. Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.

Easy: The giant oatmeal chocolate chip and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies at The Planet Bakery, as well as the warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce with whipped cream at Nata’s Cafe. The large ass chocolate lava chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup topping at Red Lobster, and the giant, warm white chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and a generous amount of chocolate syrup at….whatever that place was called. I LOVED THEM ALL!

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5. Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016 (even global event).

BookCon! Bookoutlet’s annual box sale! Both are the events I anticipate most each year, so of course, I have to go with that. And if I’m being honest I don’t really remember much of 2016 as things were pretty uneventful outside of that. 

6. Write the finest purchase you’ve made in this 2016, and if you want link a photo.

Umm, well, books of course.

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I get the feeling there’s a running theme here, lol. 

7. Write 3 good intentions for this 2017.

  • Curb said procrastination (something I haven’t started yet but will….soon)
  • Donate rather than return/re-sell my unwanted books
  • Become better acquainted with my limitations and capabilities 

8. Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.

ANIME NORTH!! 

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Of course, this event already passed with me not going, but there is also Fan Expo coming up which I also hope to go to!

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9. Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017.

Really, I can’t honestly just list one here….or really at any time I’m asked to name “just one” lol, so I’ll go with a place rather than a specific dish. I’d like very, very, very much to visit an all deserts restaurant at some point this year.

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I Tag:

 

*I have a lot of tags/awards to catch up on so I may occasionally shorten the number of people I tag/nominate since so many of you have already done these tags/awards. Also, there’s never any pressure for you to actually do the tag/award or respond right away (I’m months behind myself lol). Feel free to just consider it an honorable mention* 🙂

Anndddd I’m Back!

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the wait and late replies. Maniacal Book Unicorn is finally back from a very, very (and unexpectedly) long hiatus! I have to say, I really needed the break and am feeling much better now.

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I’ll be going back to the regular schedule of posting every Tuesday and Friday, as well as doing an original post/wrap-up every month. Also, until I get caught up on all the wonderful nominations I’ll be doing a couple/few reward and tags each week. After that I may try out some new things, don’t quote me on that though lol.

And of course: A big thanks to all my patient and supportive followers!

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Going on Hiatus

Hello Everyone! – New and Old Followers Alike:

Things haven’t been going as I thought due to a bunch of things (health, life changes, work, etc.), and I will unfortunately have to take a few weeks break again. I wanted to avoid this, but since I haven’t been able to keep up with my weekly posts- I’m not even entirely sure when the last one was lol- I figured it would be best to just take another break.

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I hope to be back in a few weeks with a continuation of book/manga & graphic novel reviews and the late posts for Tags and Awards (a big thanks to you all for the nominations!).  I’d also just like to thank all of you- including recent followers- for continuing to follow my blog 🙂

One Lovely Blog Award!

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RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
  2. Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post
  3. Share 7 things about yourself
  4. Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15)
  5. Include this set of rules
  6. Inform your nominees

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They have all been very late, but I’m incredibly happy to have gotten so many awards for the blog! A big thank you to Sophie for this nomination! If you don’t already know Sophie’s Blame It On Chocolate Blog is filled with a ton of great book reviews using unique and mouth watering chocolate graphics, and an occasional post on other things like Loot Creates and anime reviews. You can view her blog and her fun to read award answers by clicking: here.

7 More Unicorn Facts

1) My first ever tattoo! I’ve LOVED the look of tattoos so naturally I have always wanted to get one, but have kept putting it off. Seeing as how I’m such an indecisive person, I was afraid I’d quickly grow bored of something so permanent. Now after doing tons of research and thinking I’ve finally figured out what I’d like to do! And am sure I won’t regret my choice.giphy (2)

2) Disney, Pixtar, DreamWorks, etc. I love them ALL. I sometimes get odd looks when I admit this one, but I still love watching animated kids movies. Even in theaters. It helps to have younger relatives to take to the movies.

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3) I have always been into various arts and crafts and D-I-Y projects. I often find myself looking up new D-I-Y projects, trying to figure out how to do various arts and crafts (mainly book related) thing myself. Making my own bookmarks, bookends, and bookish bracelets are just some of the things I’ve tried out. 

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4) As a kid I used to bring just about any stray- a ton of cats- home. This…unfortunately included a couple wild animals (a few baby birds and a squirrel). So even though I was really quiet and usually opted not to socialize with the human race, I quickly became the go-to person in my neighborhood for petsitting and most animal related problems.

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5) I’ve got a green thumb. Keeping and caring for all those animals, both stray and pets alike was all quite costly…much too costly. So now, until I’m certain I can financially afford it, I’ve substituted said stray animals and pets with dozens of houseplants. 

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6) Recently I somehow came to develop a “strong appreciation” (a.k.a borderline obsession) with art books for anime/manga. It makes sense in a way considering my habit of looking up fan art on anime/manga I really enjoyed and lovingly gazing at posters, but I can’t say I thought I’d ever be so into it.

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7) Lastly, I am an expert at procrastination. I have tried many times to properly schedule things so I don’t leave it to the last minute, but for unknown reasons it usually doesn’t work out…

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Nominations:

  1. The Book Heathen
  2. Kirsty’s Book Reviews
  3. The Book of Meghan
  4. Myopinionsblog
  5. Media Shadow Reads
  6. Pokeninja@ bakphoontyphoon
  7. MorganFaye @mybookjourneysite
  8. Eve Messenger
  9. Ayesha @The Writing Whale
  10. Daiyamanga

*I look forward to reading everyone’s response, but of course there is no pressure to get to it right away or to do it if you already have multiple times :)*