Alright, this’ll be my last post for 2017. Good bye 2017, and may we never meet again.
I’ll be honest. The awards thing fatigued me. A lot of people were tagging me, and I got sick of it. On top of a busy schedule, and the aesthetics of my blog being overrun by non-review posts, I just had to stop. I feel bad though, since people did take time to include me in this nonsense. I figured I’ll just let them pile up, and then I’ll attack them in one go. Well, the award disease has died down, so let get on with it. I won’t be tagging anyone, because let’s just start the new year clean and safe.
First off, Keiko spammed me with awards. I think I got four tags from her, and I wanna say thank you. It’s nice to be thought of as lovely, unique and mysterious. When will you watch the old Kino, because I am so sorry you sat through the new Kino? It’s sh*t. Read her award post HERE, and follow her. She’s nice to talk to. This reminds me, I have a hyping up post collab featuring her. I’ll do that next year, lol.
The Unique Blogger Award is where people ask you three questions. Keiko asks:
What is your favourite season and why?
This is an insult. We only have rainy and summer, and I’m sorry the Philippines doesn’t have Fall or Winter. The Equator isn’t the place you’d want snow. Between being wet or dry though, I like neither. Rain here clogs up the drainage, and it results in floods that rustle the rats. So you’ll be walking through sewer infested water with the rats. Summer is fun here. The heat is so intense, thanks to global warming, that you’d get heat strokes or nosebleeds. I have not (yet) experienced them, but I have seen my students’ just pass out because of the heat. Not to mention the sweat, oh my gawd, have you ever been in a windowless room with twenty people in it? Their sweat combines into a mega sweat smell that sticks to you. It gets worst when the girls experience their first period. Oh, blood and sweat is not a fun combination. So, yeah, teaching is fun, guys.
If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pasta. No sauce, just the noodle.
What is your favourite Christmas song?
Seriously? Eh, this one, since I’m patriotic and I don’t like the holidays in general.
Merlin, from Merlin’s Musing tagged me as well. You can read his award post HERE, and again follow the guy. I love his weekly reflection posts. I gets deep sometimes, and his reviews are also pretty good.
1.) You may visit the world of any anime you like, but only once, and only for twenty-four hours. Which anime do you choose and why?
Oh, this is a thinker, huh? Well, I’m a big fan of period pieces so anything that jumps back to Taisho Era Japan will be a fun day for me. If we get specific, then I’d pick Taisho Baseball Girls. In fact, the anime did a musical montage to establish the era and I really freaking love it. Thankfully, this one time musical (and smart use of exposition) is on youtube. Enjoy~
2) You are playing a round of “F***, Marry, Kill” and the options consist of the cast of the very most recent anime you watched a full episode of. Choose one character for each option.
Recent anime I watched is GirlFriend Beta. Ok, here we go.
I’d f*ck Chloe Lemaire just to hear her funny French accent moan. She is also sexy tall, especially in the original game illustrations.
I’d marry Tsugami Harumiya, since I have a weird attraction to short hair tomboys.
And I’d kill Miss Monochrome, just because I don’t want Yui Horie to live forever. The self-importance of that woman irritates me.
3) You can pick one, single animal from anime, as normal or exotic as you like, and keep it as a pet. What do you choose?
Afroken. You f*ckers can have your pingu. People who watched anime in Animax is always treated to Afroken whenever a back to back episode of a thirteen episode anime airs. Oh yeah, thirty minutes of Afroken. This was our life.
Plyasm’s Worm Hole also tagged me for being unique. I’m sure his worm hole is happy about that. You can read his award post here, and follow the guy. He wants more people to read his posts, so I’m sure he’ll appreciate the attention.
Who do you think is the most well-developed character from a series? Manga, anime, novels, anything goes.
Rintarou Okabe from Steins Gate.
The beautiful part is that we develop along with him. He’s alienating at first, relatable when he realized he f*cked up, endearing when he undid his changes, sympathetic when he was forced to choose between two people important to him, and just your ideal lead when (after his amazing time travel journey) he gazes at his red headed beauty and appreciates the moment he is in.
Shoot, shag, marry 3 random characters of you choosing. I’m evil, I know.
I just did this! Ok, I’d shoot Tetsuya from Mahouka just to see if he bleeds red (or maybe purple since he’s not human).
I’d shag Mix just to see how her boob physics work
And I’d marry Tsubame from Natsume Yuujinchou. I am so enchanted with this character, I just don’t know why.
What anime do you want to see a sequel to the most? (that they haven’t gotten yet)
Any romance anime would fit perfectly here, but I’d go with Nana. The time skip mostly ruined me. She died?!
Last one is from Arthifis, and read up on his award post here. I’m apparently a girl, and I got called Ms.Dickless once. I swear like a sailor in my posts, how did anyone mistake me for a girl? Is it because of my caring and gentle nature? It’s funny because I mistook a bunch of female bloggers as dudes. I just don’t pay attention to gender, unless your names explicitly sound female. Then again, I have a female student named Robert. Not Roberta. Robert. Her parents hate her. Speaking of gender, Arthifis is pretty open about theirs, and I always enjoy their open personality. Give him a follow, you guys.
Why did you start blogging?
There will always be an anime overlooked or underappreciated, and I’m that guy that gives it the love it deserves. Ohana, b*tches.
Do you write more in the inspiration of the moment or do you write them more rationally, like letting the posts rest in the draft board for that 20th review?
I review stuff, so I watch sh*t then review it. I don’t plan ahead, since it creates pressure when you blog and that pressure burns you out faster than just writing in the moment.
If you could live in any year/era you wanted, which would you choose and why? (you can also choose the future)
You guys are not creative with your questions. This time, I’d go Showa era Japan and this time I’d choose Kids on the Slope. I like the OP in particular that gives you a clean look of the Shouwa era particularly the Americanization of the country at the time.
I just really like period anime or movies. I admittedly love any movie that shows the racial prejudice of America, so I like movies like The Help or Hidden Figures. For anime, the transition to opening up to other cultures is such a rich topic. I prefer it over the Sengoku motif of most shows. I particularly like the way most characters fight against the change of current. For Showa shows, Rakugo is a favorite of mine with a dying art not being welcomed by the new generation. Otome Youkai Zakuro is also a solid one, and it has this nice racial subplot on top of the cultural transition of the country. Of course, I like the jazz inspired theme of Kids on the Slope So, yeah, take me to Showa Japan please.
Keiko tagged in the Mystery Blogger Award, and I’m supposed to say 3 things about myself and answer her questions. Read her award post here, which is a pretty fun read. She thinks the world isn’t flat?! Blasphemy!!!! Anyways, she asks:
What is your biggest fear?
Needles. We’ve been through this.
Are you a reader or a watcher? (Personally I’d say I’m a reader. Reading’s always better)
Watcher. What? You can read for entertainment?! Blasphemy!!!!
“Reading is always better”?! No, cakes, no. xD
If you were an anime superhero, what one power would you have and why?
So much pressure. I remember hating Shoka’s choice for his super power.
I’d get creative for this one. I want the power to turn towels into steel. Is that weird? Heh, then enjoy this video of Law of Ueki, you plebs. Ueki has the power to turn trash into trees, btw.
Which anime character do you feel is most like you?
Osaka from Azumanga Diaoh. She’s like high all the time, and I feel the same way. She is also just carefree, and I chill like her. We’d be good drinking buddies, I can tell.
What one thing can’t you live without?
Running water. Is this supposed to be a philosophical thing? Because I’ve lived with no electricity and water before, and having no laptop is fine. Being unable to drink safe water is torture though. I literally cried when it rained, because I can finally drink water again. Also, I’m a pretty dirty person who has a pretty dirty job. If my students aren’t puking, they’d be drooling or asking help to go the bathroom. Washing all that away ends my day right.
Keiko also nominated me twice for the One Lovely Award tag, so I’m not kidding when I said she spammed me hard. Check her posts HERE and HERE, and again, follow her. She might spam you with awards too. Now, the Lovely award is telling seven things about yourself. There is two of them so that’s fourteen, plus the five in the previous tag above. That makes nineteen, but let’s make it an even twenty. Okay, twenty things about me. Oh boy, this’ll be fun.
- My fave movie ever is Children of Men. It’s complex, technically beautiful, and it raises the banner of Sci Fi high with a beautiful “what if” scenario. For this movie, what if humans can no longer give birth? How long till everything turns to crap? Think about it. It’s scary, tbh.
- I convinced Keiko to watch the movie “In the Mood for Love”. She loved it, I think.
- I made my Evangelion post because I promised Izanagi I’d review it.
- Keiko convinced me to watch War Horse, and I didn’t like it. It’s like a subpar Saving Private Ryan with a horse. Celine Buckens is hot though.
- Me and my sis have a Christmas tradition of watching the new Star Wars movies in theater. We both loved the Last Jedi, mostly because we never got into the original trilogy.
- I cried watching Coco.
- Favorite anime I watched this year (that came out this year) is Tsuki ga Kirei. It’s an instant classic, and I’m sure it’ll grow influence as time passes.
- Favorite anime I reviewed this year is Your Lie in April, and I’m sure it’ll grow influence as time passes as well.
- The most awful anime I reviewed this year is Silver Link Argevollen. I’m going to repress this one, guys.
- My favorite studio of 2014 is Studio Feel. Locodol, Jinsei and Tsuki ga Kirei are strong works from a really wonderful studio. I also love analyzing anime, and Studio Feel just gets me.
- I enjoyed doing collabs. The hyping up comics is really fun to make.
- I prefer walking over commuting. I used to walk the 3 miles from school to my home at night. I’m in the countryside, so the chirping insects and the cool breeze is just relaxing.
- I was bitten by a student once. I tried hard not to bite back.
- I f*ckin hate tea. I’m a coffee guy, so it’s just weird drinking boiled leaves sometimes. A lot of posh parents serve tea though. Breaks my heart sometimes.
- I love cats. I have seven, all female so this’ll blow up soon enough.
- Between staying home and travelling, I love both. I love the hassle of travelling and the inconvenience of delayed flights (no sarcasm, I really do), while I also enjoy sleeping till afternoon during weekends. If you invite me, I’ll go. If you don’t, then I already have my weekend planned.
- I’m currently playing FF7 in my laptop. I realized if you waste time grinding then the game is fairly easy.
- I use Tatami Galaxy as a reading proficiency test for my students. If you can tell me what happened in an episode, then you’re good. Try it.
- My OTP is Hoozuki and Hakutaku
- I’ve been in an oatmeal diet for 3 months now. I tried it last year too, but I failed at it. I plan to go 1 year replacing rice with oatmeal, and so far, I can fit into my old shirts again. It’s been a great year.
And we are done!!!!!!! Happy New years to everyone, and may the next year be as fun and exciting as this one. Peace out!!!
Just Pasta. No sauce. Raw Pasta.
i did that last, and i just said f*ck it. pasta.
So do you think Children of Men has a happy or downer ending?
i’d say happy, but more like an open ended happy.
the movie ended by telling us “hope” exists contrast to when we started by mourning the youngest person on earth.
you like the movie too? it feels so real, like any year now this “what if’ will happen O.o
I loved the movie and I thought it was beautifully hopeful (to me it was clear that everything was going to be alright) but I read an interview with Cuarón years later where he said that most people actually believe he essentially fails at the end. That everyone dies and it marks the dawn of extinction. He also said that he himself had carefully considered both interpretations and tried not to have either in mind when shooting that amazing unbroken single shot scene… so that audience members could truly draw their own conclusions.
Ultimately optimists tend to see it as a cautiously happy ending while pessimists see a clear downer.
i’m an optimist too.
and to me, even if they failed, nature kinda fixed itself already. even if that baby died, more will come from other people. whatever virus is preventing the infertility is already waning.
and yeah, i think the director did leave it open on purpose. i actually applaud him for that, since viewers can really internalize the movie and let that “what if” sink in.
I got tagged in so many I lost track because I kept putting them off… You found a nice solution, wrapping them all up in one.
yeah, i bookmark them then combine them. i feel bad not accepting the tag sometimes. xD
Heh, I feel a little bad now for contributing to the overload of awards… but only a little, LOL! 😉
Cool answers, though, thanks! 🙂
And I think if you wonder about getting mistaken for a girl… well, that would be your avatar. Looks like a female anime character, ya know?
you’re inflating my ego, i like that! haha. But seriously, thanks for the tag.
and wow, so my avatar turns me into a girl. the pantless part doesn’t alarm anyone?! that’s cool.
I plan to watch Old Kino in the summer once I have time. Right now uni is killing me. Thanks for making me sit through that trash though! 😂😭
Your answers were funny to read! 😂 And how can you say pasta with no sauce?! That’s so bland!
To be fair you already know I’m a reader and how is that blasphemy?! 😮 Reading is amazing!
Turning towels into steel? Really? What would you do with such a talent? 😂
You have seven cats?! 😮 oh wow that’s a lot of cuteness! And I did love ‘In the Mood for Love’ so thanks for introducing me to that!
I’m surprised you managed to do wrap everything up in one post! 😂 and how did you manage to rattle off 20 things about yourself?! I can barely think of seven lol!
P.S.The world isn’t flat 😊
cool. watch a few episodes, and maybe we can even collab on it. I know a few people that like the old, and we’ll show the people that like the “new” that they’re stupid. xD I kid, you can like anything.
and ido like pasta with no sauce. sometimes, when i order spaghetti, some parts aren’t covered by the sauce and i save those parts for last.
reading is….fine. i haven’t even touched scarlet letter xD
in the anime, the towels can be armor, a boomerang, a way to suffocate your enemy, magnetized, turned into a spring and a simple deadly weapon. you’d be amazed how Law of Ueki turn simple unique powers into Naruto level techniques.
and thanks! every time you tagged me, i bookmark it so i wouldn’t forget. and i like talking about myself, hehe. but, lol, it is hard. iran out after ten things, took a nap then finished it. xD
Ok! I’ll let you know once I get round to watching it and then we can plan something. 🙂 Hahahah I don’t think anyone actually liked the new one to be honest lol
How? Isn’t it just tasteless? lol
…… really?! How busy have you been?!
If you say so…. at least it’s a unique power
You’re welcome! 🙂 Hahahah that’s one way to remember all the tags! lol that’s a good way to do it – just come back later.
“I review stuff, so I watch sh*t then review it. I don’t plan ahead, since it creates pressure when you blog and that pressure burns you out faster than just writing in the moment.”
Huh, I’m totally different. I usually save my posts and publish them later. In fact, it’s the only reason why my blog has lasted as long as it did.
I have a long term goal that, in a way, does plan out my posts, but I prefer to do things on a whim. xD
but your process is more common, i believe. i’m really just a weird blogger.
A little late, but my life has been all over the place… However it is never late to congratulate someone, so… Congratulations in all the awards! You really deserve them!
You fear needles, eh? With the Dengue Vaccine gone terribly awry, I fear now that any immunization or cure through booster shots provided by the DOH is enough for me to fear it as well since their integrity went an all time low because of this whole fiasco.
i hate needles, because one episode of blackjack had a case where a needle went inside the bloodstream, and the idea just burrowed in my head. ><
and lol, that dengvaxia crisis is scary!!!