Sparkling Smile Sunday 14

Better late than never, right?

This is usually a smiling segment, but with the way real life is going, I’m finding it harder and harder to find time to watch anime and post on this blog. I don’t like doing things halfway, so it’s kind of annoying for me that I’m lacking here. It’s not the lazy thing (that’s more of a joke) but just being busy and not having enough energy to fully commit myself to this.

I’m not really sure how to explain it. I have this idea of how the blog should be and I think I’ve accomplished it, but lately I’ve noticed that I’m not trying as hard, since I’m just trying to make posts instead of doing posts that I want to make. Not that I’m ashamed by any of my posts, it’s just that with how hectic my real life is I feel like the quality has gone down.

Next month is going to be worse, so after some thinking, I’ve decided to take a step back from blogging for the time being. I’ll still be doing the Aikatsu recaps, as that is a New Year’s Challenge that I don’t want to break, but other posts will be sporadic until things calm down.

….even after thinking about this, it still sucks writing it out. If only there was a smile that could cheer me up.

Smile of the Week:
Takako from Sora yori mo Tooi Basho

Shirase has a beautiful smile, but her mother, Takako, has one that just sucks people in. I can completely understand why Gin and the others love Takako so much. There’s so much life and excitement shinning through whenever we’re shown glimpses in the past.

Her smile is one that shows her passion, because that’s the only time you’ll see people smiling like this. It’s like when you ask your friend to talk about something they loves and they immediately light up, even if it’s over something mundane. It’s like kids when you talk to them about dinosaurs or animals and they spit out facts that you didn’t really want to hear. I’m still like that, but when I was younger I was obsessed with dinosaurs.

Think Buster from Arthur, but a little less extreme since I never wore an outfit.

That is what Takako reminds me of. Shirase wants to go to Antarctica to find her mother, or at least accept that her mother is probably dead. But Takako wants to experience Antarctica because she loves the place.

It’s an infectious kind of smile that only pops up when someone is talking about their passion, or something they love and Takako definitely has it.

It’s going to suck when Shirase finds out that she’s probably dead. If she’s alive, that would be great, but for the sake of the story she should be dead. A lone Emperor Penguin, who is designed to breed and live in a place this harsh, will die in the extreme weather of the Antarctic, so Takako really has no chance…..She shouldn’t. Not in this anime at least….


…but at least she has a beautiful smile.

And that’s all that matters. We don’t have to deal with that heavy stuff until later, so let’s just focus on Takako and her award-winning smile.


So that’s my smile of the week.

Do you agree with me? Or do you have a better smile for this week? Share your views in the comments down below.

Till…till next time.


7 thoughts on “Sparkling Smile Sunday 14

  1. Hmm…well I don’t think the quality of your posts has gone down at all. They are still highly enjoyable to read. But, sometimes for whatever reason it’s good to take a bit of a break. But I would not worry to much though. As I said I still love your blog and your content is great. 😀😀😀

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. It’s nice hearing that it doesn’t feel like my posts have gone downhill, but it’s still how I feel. It’s more like I feel and want to do more, but can’t at this time. It’s weird, but hopefully when I have more time I’ll be able to do a better job here.

      Thanks again for the encouragement!

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      1. You are very welcome. I guess often we are our own worst critics so to speak. But really your blog is awesome, and your posts are all very cool to read. It’s sometimes difficult to convince yourself otherwise, but really don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s definitely not necessary at all 😀


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