The anime blogger interrogation game, is an interesting game introduced by Iso, which is literally as it’s name implies, a game of interrogation within anime bloggers. The game serves as a purpose of interaction between bloggers, and to know more about another blogger’s interest or background.
Here are the rules by Iso:
- 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 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 actually tagged by Kai not too long ago, and because of this I felt the uncontrollable urge to play my part in this little game called life. Or something to that effect. Read the rest of this entry
So I heard that over at AnimeYume, Yumeka put together a little questionnaire for all the anime fans out there. I’ve always been a fan of these kinds of lists, so of course I decided to put together some answers of my own. Of course as most of us know, there was a similar questionnaire by AceRailgun not too long ago. While I answered that, most of the answers I put down were extremely short, since at the time there weren’t as many others to work off of. So here’s my chance to put together something a little more comprehensive.
1. What anime have you seen? If you’ve seen too many to type out here, link to any list you may have, such as MAL.
I have a list put together right here. I keep it fairly up to date.
2. Out of those, which ones would you consider favorites?
There aren’t too many series on that list that I’ve given a 10 to, but among those my absolute favourites would have to be One Piece, Liar Game, Kimi ni Todoke, Azumanga Daioh and 20th Century Boys.
3. What was the first anime you ever watched and what was your first impression?
I remember getting into Sailor Moon when I was a child. I really enjoyed it, though after the first season I slowly lost interest. I also remember seeing an episode of the original Dragonball dub before Z came out, though it wouldn’t be until a long time after when I realized that’s what it was. Read the rest of this entry
So I heard a little something over at Organisation Anti-Social Geniuses asking everyone to tell the story of how they got into manga. This being a site devoted to manga, I figured now was the best time to discuss what began all of this.
Like most people, the story of my first manga begins with my first anime. The absolute first was probably Sailor Moon back when I was four or five, with other well known shows like Dragonball Z and Pokemon coming soon after. I never considered those to be any different from the other cartoons of the time, since I was too young to tell the difference. The first time I enjoyed a show knowing it was an anime would be Inuyasha, which was one of the highlights of my Friday nights as a kid. It had great action, characters I could get behind (which may have changed a little nowadays) and it may have even got me started on romance in anime, though it would take a much longer time for that seed to sprout. Read the rest of this entry
I don’t feel the need to explain exactly how stock characters work, because they’re so omnipresent all throughout fiction. It’s almost impossible to write a character without it falling into quite a few major archetypes. However, despite how familiar many of us are to certain stock characters, we can all name some series in which they work much better than others. Maybe it’s some subtle changes, or maybe just better writing, but for whatever reason some of these characters just manage to work where others might not. So I thought about it, and I decided to find out what kind of characters work the best.
But of course this isn’t the sort of project I can do by myself. I know so many people who have their own favourite characters and their own thoughts on why those characters work. Everyone gets to select whichever archetypes or characters they feel belong in their ideal series and write about how they work. I could mention quite a few myself, but I think it’s best to start off simpler, so I’ll be going by the TvTropes definitions of the Five Man Band and the Big Bad. Read the rest of this entry