Guess what, it’s an award post! May is a slow month for this blog, mostly because I haven’t been posting much other than tardy episode reviews. Can’t believe I’m still occupied by so many things despite being on vacation.
- 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!
Keiko said she’s bad at coming up with questions, but if you read her questions, you’ll know that it’s probably a humble lie.
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.)
Itami Setsuna from Coppelion… Now, I’ve never seen the show, but her name sounds super edgy (“itami” = pain, though with a different character), so maybe I like her.
Following on from that, do you share your birthday with a character you dislike?
There’s this dude whom I no longer remember from Attack on Titan.
If you could be the protagonist of an anime, what type of protagonist would you be and what would you call yourself?
A level-headed isekai protagonist, with a classy Japanese name that has six syllables altogether.
If you were a pirate, what would you be called?
I had to look up pirate names as examples, and found this:
I am “Sharkey Swindles,” nice to meet you all.
You have been transported to the times of King Arthur. Who would you be?
I really like Tennyson’s poem “The Lady of Shalott,” so even though the Lady isn’t a part of the Arthurian canon, I have to choose her (rather than her prototype, Elaine of Astolat). I said a long time ago that I envy pre-liberation Rapunzel, so being stranded in a tower on an island, weaving artsy webs and gazing into a magical mirror, sounds pretty exciting to me. I will be a good observer who hopefully doesn’t fall for a hot knight passing by. Though drifting off on a boat is also a very tasteful way to die. Also, this divine song version of the poem by Loreena McKennitt…*fangirls*
Following on from that question, what would your choice of weapon and horse be called?
Ooh, my weapon would be a spindle! I’ll call it “Slumber” (thinking of Sleeping Beauty here), and my horse would be a white mare called “Drift.” Though technically, I’m not supposed to have either.
If you were caught outside in a snowstorm, what would you do?
Try to find shelter and huddle in a ball. Make up snow-related stories to entertain myself while I await help/death.
What’s one thing are you proud to own?
Two madeleine pans that allow me to make batches of 30 madeleines at once.
What’s the weirdest song you’ve ever heard?
A number of Vocaloid songs fit in this category, but recently, this not-even-Chinese song’s been on my mind. I saw a live performance of it last year, and it was…kind of mind-blowing? The English translation of the title is “perturbed” or “anxious,” and I think it 100% suits the song.
Have you ever started watching/reading something and forced yourself to finish it despite it being terrible? If so, what was it?
Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase, thanks to the poor recommendation of a person I was hot for in high school. Oh, and this hour-long silent film with no plot that I had to watch for a class I took last year.
What anime are you planning to watch from the spring season?
Oh, look how late I am in answering these questions. I am currently watching (though no caught up on) Steins;Gate 0, Wotakoi, and Piano no Mori. There are others I’m interested in (Hinamatsuri, Tada-kun), but it’s just these for now.
Cactus Matt’s Questions
Very straight-forward questions. I enjoyed answering them.
What’s your favourite thing to drink on a cold Winter’s day?
Hot chocolate, spiked with a shot of Kahlua/Bailey’s.
What’s something that you used to love as a child (food, show, anything) that you don’t like now?
I liked acting as a child, and used to drag unwilling playmates into acting out my crappy scripts. I also acted in this 20-minute film once, which is still a fun memory today. There’s no way you can drag me into performing for the public now though.
Where do you watch the majority of your anime? (TV, computer, smart phone)
Laptop. Only the TV if my mom wants to watch something with me.
If you could have any item from an anime be real and only you’re allowed to have it, what would it be?
Always Doraemon’s pocket. It’s a bit of a cheat answer.
Do you collect anything? If so what?
Hair ties. That’s about the only thing.
If you had to describe yourself in a song lyric (or whole song) what would it be?
Here it is: a low energy introvert’s anthem.
“It looks like there’s a drinking session this time
‘I want to go!’
(I don’t really…)”
Do you own any anime figurines? If not, what character would you like to have as an anime figurine?
I don’t, but I wouldn’t mind one! I think I saw a Hitei-hime figurine that looked pretty cool. Not my favourite character from Katanagatari, but she makes a good figurine.
Say something negative about something you love.
Trying to make me a tsundere? Fine…I’ll try to be negative without lying. Bleach has way too many filler episodes and a ridiculous finale.
Say something positive about something you hate.
Sports are very healthy.
What’s one anime you wish would get another season?
Shirobako is already getting a movie, so maybe Death Parade? Too many characters need a chance to shine still. That anime is also one rare example of episodic storytelling that I really like.
You’re having a dream where you’re walking down a path across a field and the path forks off. One path goes into a grove, the other goes into a forest. Do you 1) Go to the grove, 2) Go to the forest, 3) Turn back.
Am I aware that it’s a dream? If yes, I’ll go for the forest. If no, I have no idea, since my dream self’s actions aren’t all that reliable.
Let’s cut it off right here. I guess there will be a part two. Stay tuned for part two for nominations and questions!