I recently got nominated by the wonderful Keiko of Keiko’s Anime Blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you very much, Keiko! Not sure how lovely this nuthouse is, but I very much appreciate the nomination. 🙂
For those who haven’t yet, check out Keiko’s blog. It’s loaded with anime review goodness, topped with in-depth analysis and served with with a delicious side of good humor. Also, her blog is way lovelier than mine. Look at that layout. It’s all pretty pastel colors with a beautiful calming banner. You’re really slumming it with the Madhouse, Keiko. I haven’t even vacuumed.
- Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
- Answer the 11 questions they ask.
- Nominate 11 bloggers for the same award in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family.
- Ask them 11 questions that you are dying for the answer to!
Alrighty then, let’s get down to it!
Question 1 – Do you share your birthday with one of your favourite anime characters? (If you don’t know, use this link to check. It is in Japanese but its easy to navigate. The green box with the numbers are the months so that’s where you start. The days will appear once you choose your month and then you’ll get a list of characters.)
Answer: I posted this on my birthday just because I wanted to answer this in the most proper way possible. Lol.
No. Not my favorites. Some of the more notable entries for me are Rei Ayanami and Yui Ikari from Evangelion, Aries from Saint Seiya, Eren from Attack on Titan and Rui from Boys Over Flowers.
Question 2 – Following on from that, do you share your birthday with a character you dislike?
Answer: I’m mostly just ambivalent about the characters who share my birthday. If there are two who come closest, it’d probably be Eren from Attack on Titan and Rui from Boys Over Flowers.
Question 3 – If you could be the protagonist of an anime, what type of protagonist would you be and what would you call yourself?
Answer: – A dork. I’d probably be a shy but fun-loving protagonist who gets a little crazier and more open the more you get to know her. I’d love to be one of those characters who goes a little nutty and destroys stuff with that anime-ish super strength (in a funny way) As long as everything was instantly fixed afterwards a la anime editing magic lol.
As for a name, I have no clue lol. Maybe Izzi? I’ve always loved that name and it’s shared with one of my favorite Digimon Characters.
Question 4 – If you were a pirate, what would you be called?
Answer: Finn. Quick, simple, one-word, ocean-related name that sounds awesome. To make it more piratey, how about Captain Finn? Finnbeard? One-eyed Finn!
Question 5 – You have been transported to the times of King Arthur. Who would you be?
Answer: I don’t know who I’d be in a sense of the story of King Arthur. In a realistic (medieval) sense, I’d probably be a poor peasant person lol. Honestly, though, I’m thinking I’d be a rogue thief. Not glamorous, but in a romanticized sense, really cool.
Plus, I almost always answer as some sort of magic user for nearly every question like this (it’s also my go-to class for nearly every game), and I never get to stretch my thief chops.
Which are awful, but I like them.
Question 6 – Following on from that question, what would your choice of weapon and horse be called?
Answer: Hmmm, that’s a good question. A thief would need something compact and easy to wield while also being stealthy. Not necessarily something too lethal either because it’s thief not assassin. I’d go with a crossbow in that regard. Do I have to name the weapon too? I’ll name it Thumper.
As for a horse, who I suppose would be more of a companion and a getaway vehicle (lol) I’d name it Bandit. I don’t care if that’s obvious.
Question 7 – If you were caught outside in a snowstorm, what would you do?
Answer: Seeing as how we just got two foot+ snowstorms back to back at the time of this writing, this question angers my soul. However, if I was caught in a snowstorm with absolutely no protection I’d…I guess it depends on how much snow is coming. If it’s just a regular snow storm, I’d probably throw snowballs and eat snow. If it’s a massive blizzard or something, I’d throw snowballs, eat snow, build a snowfort then die in the snowfort. Because if I’m going to die I’m going to do it as empress of Snowlosia.
Question 8 – What one thing are you proud to own?
Answer: In regards to something I’ve bought, it’s silly, but I have a tiny little Ivysaur figurine that I bought for a few bucks on Amazon. Ivysaur’s my favorite Pokemon and it’s hard to find merchandise for him that doesn’t look like crap, so I was really happy I got a nice Ivysaur figurine on the cheap (little dude’s over 25 bucks on Amazon now) and it’s proudly sitting on my dresser.
In regards to stuff my parents have given me, I have a stuffed red bull named Red my mom got me when I was little that I proudly treasure on my bed. She got it for me during a trip to Chicago, and it was the longest I had ever been away from my mom.
And I have a miniature wooden half-pipe for those finger boards and bikes that were a fad back in the early 2000s that my dad made for me. It’s a simple little thing, but I’m very proud of it because he made it just for me and my silly little toys. I don’t even have any finger boards or bikes anymore, but I still plan on keeping it.
….Oh yeah and I have a college degree worth several tens of thousands of dollars and god knows how many hours of blood, sweat and tears. That’s kinda cool too. But you’d have to ask the banks whether or not I actually own that. /sadpoorcollegegradhumor
Question 9 – What’s the weirdest song you’ve ever heard?
Answer: I can’t think of any super weird songs off the top of my head, but I’ve heard plenty of weirdness from the awesome band Psychostick. They have songs about doing laundry, dogs liking socks, claiming the song you’re currently listening to is not a song, but a sandwich, ‘girl directions’, those spam emails about male enhancement, and even Bruce Campbell. They have an awesome discography, I suggest checking them out.
Question 10 – Have you ever started watching/reading something and forced yourself to finish it despite it being terrible? If so, what was it?
Answer: Oh God, yes. Mostly just really short things like movies or short OVAs that I plow through because I don’t find a point in quitting something so short. Some that come to mind are Eiken and 6 Angels.
The longest horrible shows I’ve plowed through are Shining TearsXWind and Amnesia, and I honestly couldn’t tell you why I completed those. At the moment, I’m slogging through the manga of Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru and I’m really only finishing this to see how far the rabbit hole goes. To its credit, there are some improvements to the story that the OVA never explored, but it’s still a dumpster fire.
Question 11 – What anime are you planning to watch from the spring season?
Answer: I don’t usually watch the newest anime because the manner in which I select the anime I watch is far too sporadic for me to typically get the latest series as they come out. One minute I’ll be watching an anime from the 60s and then follow that up with something that came out last year.
But I’ll give this season a looksee for what I am looking forward to if I ever get around to it.
*one looksee later*
Would you hate me if I said ‘None, really’? Lol
Megalo Box looks pretty cool, and Piano no Mori looks interesting, but other than that, none really. Most of the new seasons for stuff like Tokyo Ghoul and Full Metal Panic I’d probably be excited over much more if I were up to date on them, though I plan on finishing Tokyo Ghoul fairly soon.
Lovely Nominated People
1 – What’s the best anime OST you’ve ever heard?
2 – What’s the worst anime OST you’ve ever heard?
3 – Anime or otherwise, what’s the most minor thing that has ‘ruined’ a show for you?
4 – What’s one thing you used to hate but now like/love?
5 – Did you eat all of your vegetables as a kid?
6 – Firebender, Waterbender, Airbender or Earthbender?
7 – Congratulations! You’re the star of your own comic book! What’s it called?
8 – Congratulations! You’re now the villain in that same comic book somehow! What are you called?
9 – Have you ever gotten into a fad that you’re now embarrassed by?
10 – What’s an adaptation you know of that’s actually much better than the source material?
11 – What’s the hardest project you’ve ever had in school?