Heather at Just Geeking By has created wonderful and unique prompts for Sundays! There are a few other sites out there who post weekly prompts, but I have to say Heather’s are by far some of the most unique and imaginative that I’ve read. I’m really excited to make Seriously Geeky Sundays a staple here on the blog! See the prompts here!
I’m super excited to be the first host of Seriously Geek Sundays! Heather has graciously let me pick an August topic, and if you read the title, you already know it’s ANIMATION! Heather says that there are so many different types of animation out there now and each of us have our own favorites and memories associated to them. This week we’re picking your brain about the animated world.
What is your favorite Disney movie?
This is always a hard one. I love so many for so many different reasons! If I had to pick one that’s recent though, it would be Onward. Obviously I snot-cried while watching this and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the movie! Ian and Barley set out on a quest in order to spend one more day with their late father on Ian’s 16th birthday. Did I mention that they’re elves? Oh, and there’s a magical staff, and a legendary manticore, and lots of other magical nods that D&D players and lovers of magic and lore might enjoy.
What is your favorite non-Disney movie?
I am going with Miyazaki’ The Secret World of Arrietty which is by Studio Gihbli. I honestly wish it had an entire Netflix show with multiple seasons. Arrietty is your average rebellious teen except she’s tiny and lives with her tiny parents in a typical family home, but the life size owners don’t know that. I wanted to see more about their daily lives, and how her friendship blossoms with the family’s son, Shawn. I simply loved the animation and story so much!
What is your favorite animated show?
Most definitely Legend of Korra (Avatar the Last Airbender). I did a review on the TV show not too long ago, but I also have plans to review the comics and write a Mental Health in the Geek Community post on Korra’s PTSD. If you adored ATLA, you’ll love LoK as well. It’s a more grown up version for those of us who grew up with ATLA. If you would like to read more about it, be sure to click the link above for my review.
What was your favorite childhood show?
I had so many! Powerpuff Girls, Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Courage the Cowardly Dog… I could go on and on! But if I had to pick my most favorite from back then, it probably would be Powerpuff Girls. I thought the girls kicked ass and wanted to be like Blossom (let’s be real, I’m basically Blossom). That was probably the first time I collected merchandise from a fandom too. I had plushies, clothes, and even a special PPG cake for a birthday party once!
Who is your favorite animated character?
If you’re new here, you may not know how much I adore Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online. You can take a peek at my Asuna figurine collection over on my YouTube channel during my Week in the Life: Self Isolation Edition video! She was my first cosplay. She’s gotten her own character playlist too! I’ve written quite a bit about her on my blog and how much I love her character!
What is your favorite piece of music from animation?
This might sound silly, but I added Disney’s Moana‘s ‘How Far I’ll Go’ (the one by Alessia Cara) to my work out playlist forever ago, and it never fails to push me harder. I really like to save it for my last set so I can feel that rush as I pass my personal finish line. The lyrics get me every time and I love to belt it out in the car on the way to work or the gym. It’s the perfect song to hype you up for literally anything.
Please go check out Heather’s geeky Sunday prompts! You can see the introductory post here! Tell me about some of your favorite animations and characters in the comments below!
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