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- Each person is supposed to follow the rule of fives.You are allowed to ask 5 questions, after which you can tag up to 5 bloggers by hyper-linking to their blog; 5 questions because it’s not too many to flood another blogger and occupy too much of his/her time, but yet a large enough number to ask your most important questions, and 5 bloggers to avoid spamming. Hence, prioritize your questions, and who you wish to ask!
- Those tagged are obliged to answer the questions in a blog post, and after which, they are entitled to create their own 5 questions and tag 5 other bloggers, so on and so fourth. You should answer your own 5 questions as well. You are allowed to tag the person that tagged you in the first place. Also, copy and paste this section on your blog so others can understand how the game goes.
- In the case where a blogger strongly refuses to answer a question, he/she must instead post a nice anime image, wallpaper or cosplay picture, et cetera in response to that question.
- To make things interesting, a blogger can include wildcards in his/her 5 questions by placing an asterisk, (*), after which those tagged are obliged to reveal something interesting about themselves that others did not previously know. There is no limit to the number of asterisks one can place (which means there can be up to 5 wildcard questions).
- Anyone can feel free to start the game; you don’t necessarily need someone to tag you. Just create your 5 questions and tag your 5 people of choice. However, the catch is that you must answer your own 5 questions as well.
- To potentially prevent an endless game, this round of games will end on the 8th September 2012, 12pm JST (GMT +9). After which, no more bloggers can tag others to answer their questions.
I was originally hoping to avoid these questions, 'cause I felt like I had been making a few too many personal posts as of late. However, it was not be, as out of the blue, I was
1) If you could work in a production of one anime series, what job would you choose to do (e.g. screenwriter, director, character design, seiyu) and why?
The tricky part of this question is that it's what member of the production team would you want to be, rather than how would you make your own anime. In other words, "story creator" isn't a valid option. So, which member of the production team...I'm gonna go with studio intern, the gopher who gets everyone's drinks for them. See, I know nothing about writing or direction for TV series, I need a few more years before my art skills become, well, good, my voice is not one you'd broadcast, and my musical talent is not exactly high. So, since I wouldn't bring anything of any value to any of the departments, I'd just want to help out the team in any way I could (thus leaving only gopher). However, if this were an anime original project, then I think I'd want to be in a storyboarding/producer position. I don't have confidence in much else, but if I don't have to worry about properly dealing with adapting the source material, I can identify plotholes and departures from logic like nobody's business.
2) If you could possess one superpower based on a basic element (Air, Fire, Water, Earth, Wood, or Metal), which element would you prefer and why?
Sounds like someone needs to play some Golden Sun and get their elements straightened out. *coughs*I'm totally not a nerd*coughs*. Well, I can't say I'm particularly well versed in what superpowers are tied to which element, but I'll take a crack at it and say either Air or Water. Water, because it seems very versatile (and I wouldn't need to carry a water bottle with me anymore!), and Air because I've typically seen it tied to travel. And heck, even if I can't fly, being able to travel quickly without needing to use a car or bike is immensely useful.
3) Which anime movie do you wish you had seen in a theater and why?
This is yet another tricky question for me, because not only have I not seen a lot of anime movies, but I'm also not particularly picky about how I watch stuff. Since I have to pick one, though...I'm gonna go with Trigun: Badlands Rumble. It seems very much like a "theater experience" kind of movie, like it'd look really good on a big screen. Basically, I feel like that's a movie where the sound and visuals would only get better by being louder and bigger. So yeah, I'll go with that.
4) Sunny day, cloudy day, and rainy day. Which one do you prefer? (And do you know which anime this question comes from?)
Finally, an easy question! I would pick cloudy day with zero hesitation. They're nice because they aren't overly bright or dark and they are typically accompanied by the perfect climate for taking walks. Also I guess I just like clouds. Rainy days take a close second. Also, no, I do not know which anime this came from. I'll be sure to interrogate you about it sometime, Canne. When I get out of this chair, I mean.
5) In anime, when a bunch of students gather together, they usually tell ghost stories. Now, please share with us your ghost/supernatural story (that happened to you or someone you knew)!
I was actually possessed about a week ago, as it turns out! Yeah, it's a crazy story! I was looking for something in my closet when I opened a drawer and out came a tiny soul demon that commandeered my body from me. It then proceeded to watch all 60 minutes of the Eiken OVAs (twice!) and write a post on i-okay okay, fine. I'm afraid that answer would have been more interesting, though, as I've actually never had a supernatural experience before (at least, not one that left a strong enough impression on me that I still remember it). Yeah, I need to get out more. I guess this means it's picture time!
|I forgot which episode I took this screencap from, but it's from Mushishi if you're curious.|
1) How did you find out about the anime community on Twitter? What were your initial thoughts on it?
I first found out about the anime community on Twitter by stalking Snippettee's and Yi's blogs. I had read all of Snippettee's posts I could find that weren't on series I hadn't already watched, and I was desperate for more. After a few days of waiting for updates, I decided I'd take a peek at that twitter feed I had seen on her blog, and found out that "hey, there are other bloggers using Twitter too." The situation repeated itself with Yi's blog. I eventually joined in (and was properly introduced to it) when I made a post asking if anybody wanted to see me on it and Google+. My initial thoughts on it where: "Wow you people are all awesome, this is the greatest place ever!" That's still what I think of it now, really.
2) Why did you start blogging in the first place? What were your motives? Do you still remember what your first post was about?
I had been toying with the idea of a blog for probably a couple full years before I first started. I felt that I had some good insights on games (at that point, all I wanted to write were game reviews), but I've always been a very realistic person and I knew I'd probably burn out and would never make it happen. In Fall 2011 I found Otakuness and the concept of *anime* blogs, and the idea of starting my own blog was rekindled. I did so the day after watching Christmas, as I had just finished Skip Beat! and simply could not hold myself back from writing a review on it, so I started a blog. I totally remember my first few posts. The first was a rather formal "What to Expect" post in which I detailed my general system and what I'd be doing with the blog. The first "real content" post was a review not actually of Skip Beat!, but instead a terrible review of Jazz Jackrabbit 2, my favorite video game ever. My third post was my Skip Beat! Review, and my fourth post was the infamous Hidan no Aria take down.
3) What your favorite dish from an anime?
My favorite dish is the green saki cup from Mushishi episode 1-Oh, you mean food dish. Hmm, let's see. I would say fried rice, but I prefer Chinese fried rice to the Japanese versions I've seen in anime. So, I'm gonna go with pizza. As far as I know, it's only in Code Geass, and in all honesty that pizza didn't look very appetizing. But I love pizza, so it still works, right?
4) How would you compare yourself in real life to how you present yourself on the internet?
5) Do you ever wish your life were an anime?
There are a few ways to interpret this question, and all of them have different answers. Do you mean do I ever wish I lived in an anime world, or do I wish my life was adapted into an anime series? To the former question, I'd probably answer "no" if it had to be an anime world that already exists, and "yes" if it could be an anime world I create myself. To the latter? No. My life would make a boring anime that nobody would want to watch. Parts of it could make for some decent drama, but for the most part it'd be boring even by slice-of-life standards.
|Enjoy another Mushishi screencap (this one's from episode 3).|