Manga (And Also Anime) Monday: Sunshine Award!!!

Happy Monday BaddaBing BaddaBlog readers! This is Manga (And Also Anime) Monday, the place where any and everything anime/manga related is examined and discussed with feverish vigor. Today’s post is going to be a little different, this is because I WAS NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD!!!! ūüėÄ ¬†I have been nominated for the Sunshine Award by the awesome and fantastic¬†krystallina, who is the operator of the very cool and informative Daiyamanga blog. She writes incredibly authoritative and eloquent manga reviews and recommendations that are a joy to read. I am beyond grateful to her for nominating me for this award and am more than happy to accept. Therefore, this post is mostly going to pertain to me going over the rules of the award and answering the questions proposed to me by¬†krystallina.

Sunshine Award

The Rules:

If you have been nominated for The Sunshine Award and you choose to accept it, write a blog post about the Sunshine Award in which you:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate a few other bloggers.

4. Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated.

5. Notify the bloggers on their blog.

6. Put the award button on your blog.

Pretty straight foreword, but still really fun.  :3  Now to answer some questions. BRING IT ON!

The Questions: 

1. If you could go to a host club or maid cafe from any anime or manga, which one would you go to and whom would you request?

If I could go to any host club or maid cafe from any anime or manga….I’m honestly not sure where I would go. I haven’t seen to many anime or read to many manga that feature either of those very prominently. However, if I can cheat a little bit, I would love to go to Anteiku or :re from¬†Tokyo Ghoul¬†and¬†Tokyo Ghoul: re, respectfully. I know that neither of those places are technically a made cafe, but they do serve coffee! Also I would not be opposed to seeing Touka in a maid uniform. Or Hinami. Or Kaneki. Probably getting my ass on all three of those, though. WORTH IT!

2. Which anime or manga character would you NOT want to be?

I desperately would not want to be Saitama from One Punch Man.¬†While it is super awesome¬†that he can kill anything with a single punch and the story of how he got to that level is crazy inspiring, I do not think I could handle the amount of depression and apathy that he deals with daily. I love Saitama and I adore¬†One Punch Man, and I feel a part of my love is due to me being able to relate to Saitama so much. I know first hand how it feels to slowly have something you used to love doing become tedious and mundane and I hope to never get to Saitama’s point of being unfulfilled.

3. If you could talk to any one person that is in the anime, manga, or video game industry, whom would you pick and why? (Assume you could bring a translator if necessary.)

If I could talk to any person in the video game industry it would easily be the creator of the¬†Metal Gear Solid¬†franchise, Hideo Kojima. I would probably spend the entire time thanking Mr. Kojima for the marvelous works he has created. I cannot understate how much Mr. Kojima’s creations have influenced me and how grateful I am to him for everything he has done.

Nominations and Their Questions: 

I am incredibly sorry, but I do not really know of any blogs or writers to nominate. ¬†D: ¬†I have not been doing this for very long and I have done basically zero networking. I would love to meet other people who are doing this and, if that happens, I would gladly¬†nominate them this award. Actually, if you are interested in starting what could some day turn into a rapport, please leave a comment or a like and I’d love to get in touch.

Since my lack of connections pretty much limits my ability to do the remaining rules, I think that is where I’m going to end this installment of Manga (And Also Anime) Monday. Once again, thank you so much for nominating me¬†krystallina. If you ever want to do anything collaborative or just talk about wonderful world of manga, I would be completely down for that. As always, if you enjoyed this post, please leave a like or a comment down below. If you would like to stay up to date with this blog, you can subscribe in the upper right tab via your email. Alternatively, you can stay up to date by liking the official BaddaBing BaddaBlog¬†Facebook Page¬†or by following me,¬†@LucasDeRuyter, on Twitter. I hope all of you guys have a great rest of the week and be sure to come back here on Wednesday for the next installment of Pop Culture Wednesday.

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Manga (And Also Anime) Monday: Sunshine Award!!!

Game Grind: Bested by the Best

Happy Saturday BaddaBing BaddaBlog readers! This is Game Grind! The place where we either rage or geek out to anything having to do with video games or the video game industry. Today’s post is going to be a little…….different. There is not a ton going on in the video game industry right now, at least nothing regarding stuff I care about, so I’m a bit short on content. I could post something regarding everyone’s favorite legendary Pokemon, Mewtwo, as today is coincidentally his birthday, but that’s been done before and done way better than I could ever hope to. (Check out this video by the incredible YouTuber¬†TheJwittz, for more info. on that.)

So to fill this lull, I decided to dive into the rich history of gaming. Today’s post is going to be a completely arbitrary list of some of “best’ moments or aspects of various video games as determined by me, Lucas DeRuyter. Here we go, bitched!

Best Game Ever! 


Screw you Undertale! (Just kidding. I love you but I cannot in good conscious say that your are the best game ever. Suck it Gaming FAQs.) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is, in my humble opinion, the best video game ever made. I say this not because you are my favorite Zelda game, nor because I have an intense nostalgia filter, but because Ocarina of Time changed the face of gaming in a way that has never since been matched. This game raised the bar for video games in a way that has never really been matched in the nearly twenty years since its initial release.

Favorite Game Ever!

Metal Gear Solid

The original Metal Gear Solid¬†is probably my favorite video game. It would be my pick for the best game ever, but I think there is more of a community conscious on LoZ: OoT.¬†Metal Gear Solid is my favorite game though because it is one of the greatest video games every made and because it shaped me as a human being. I watched my Dad play this game as a four year old and it BLEW MY FREAKIN’ MIND! This game introduced me to video games, this game introduced me to science fiction, this game is the game that I have compared all other video games for the past sixteen years. I know I probably should not have experienced this game as a four year old, buy I am incredibly grateful to Papa DeRuyter for letting me watch him play it.

Best Sequel Ever!

Pokemon gold and silver

The second generation of¬†Pokemon¬†is easily the greatest sequel in all of video games.¬†Pokemon Gold and Silver not only improved upon the original games in literally every aspect, but it also allowed you to travel back to the area from the original games after you had essentially beaten the game. Also, at the very end of the games you get to battle the player character, Red, from the first generation of Pokemon. That’s right, at the end of the game you are beating the character that you spent dozens of hours playing as and turning into the biggest badass in all of¬†Pokemon. It was god damn epic!

pokemon vs red

Best Indie Game Ever!


If you have followed this blog for essentially any amount of time, you should know that I absolutely adore¬†Shovel Knight. This independent gem is one of the first crowdfunded games to really demonstrate the quality of games that can come out of that funding strategy. This game is incredible not only because of how well done it is, but also because of the sheer amount of heart the developers put into every aspect of this game. I also love how much this game made me feel. Sure, it’s not as much of an emotional gut punch as Undertale, but¬†Shovel Knight gave me the feels first and because of that will always win out in my opinion. Plus DLC!!!

Best Final Fantasy Game Ever!


Sorry FF6 fanboys and fangirls, my favorite game in the series is¬†Final Fantasy VII. I will admit that I have not played the sixth installment in the franchise, but I do not think that it would change my opinion. I love this game. I love the story, I love the characters, and I love the setting. I lost my shit when the remake was announced and I am still giddy as hell for it. FF15 might cause my opinion to sway, but it’s going to have to go well beyond the hype to do so.

Alright faithful readers, that wraps up the first installment of¬†Game Grind: Bested by the Best. This was actually pretty fun to think about and write; I’ll have to do this again the next time a slow news week comes around. If you enjoyed this post, please give it a like. If you have any strong opinions on my choices, please leave a comment down below and I would be more than happy to respond. If you want to stay up to date with 4B, you can do so via your email in the upper right tab. Alternatively you can stay informed by liking the official BaddaBing BaddaBlog¬†Facebook Page¬†or by following me,¬†@LucasDeRuyter, on Twitter. I hope you all have a great rest of the weekend and be sure to stop back here on Monday for a very special installation of¬†Manga (And Also Anime) Monday.¬†

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Game Grind: Bested by the Best