I wasn’t going to answer these 50 questions thing going about the aniblogosphere (there’s too many to even try to link to). I thought it was a waste of 50 perfectly good filler post material, many of which filler posts I had already written. Plus I’d already answered a bunch of questions sent in by readers. But here I am, because I want to gel in with all the cool kids too and pretend I haven’t been blogging for so long that I can no longer join in with what all the newbies are doing. So here we go. 50 questions about me that you never asked for, and probably already know the answers to half the questions already.
Questions About Anime
1. Who is your favorite male anime character?
Toss up between Yang Wenli from Galactic Heroes or L from Death Note. I’ll say Yang because it’s cooler to like Galactic Heroes than it is to like Death Note, even if Yang is cheating somewhat by having more episodes to strut his stuff in. Although Yang isn’t really a strutter. That’s more Reinhard’s style.
2. Who is your favorite female character?
Horo from Spice and Wolf. It doesn’t count as being a furry if their skin is totally normal and it’s only an ears and tail and oh god fine I’m a furry.
3. What is your favorite anime soundtrack?
Legend of Black Heaven. It’s the only one where I actually listen to most of the soundtrack rather than just one or two songs.
4. What is your favorite anime opening/ending song + animation?
Legend of Black Heaven. Again.
5. What is your favorite anime ending song + animation?
Legend of Black He-OK I’m kidding. My favourite ED for the song alone would be Space Lion from Cowboy Bebop episode 13, but the question asks for animation too so that doesn’t really count. The animation is nothing more than a credits roll. Probably go with the Un-Go ED, even if I’m sure there’s a degree of recency bias going on with that choice.
6. What is your favorite anime scene?
I sure there’s better scenes, but my mind won’t let me remember them at the moment because all it’s doing is smashing my head off the table repeatedly while yelling “TOOTHBRUSH TOOTHBRUSH TOOTHBRUSH”.
7. If you could meet an anime character who would it be?
Bit of a weird choice here, but I’d love to have been there when Lelouch made one of his grandstanding speeches as Zero. That would be a real hair-on-the-back-of-your-neck, ‘tell your grandchildren’ moment.
8. What anime character is most similar to you in terms of personality?
Tomoya from Clannad, to the point that I found it eerie. Looking back, that’s probably the only reason I liked Clannad at all. I normally can’t stand those sorts of shows, but watching a character who was basically me do all that stuff was rather an eye-opener.
9. What is your favorite thing about anime?
How it can run with completely crazy ideas and presentation and use that craziness to tell a story.
10. What is your least favorite thing about anime?
All the pedophilia.
11. Who are your favorite anime couple?
Shit man, don’t do this to me. I’ve got to choose? Well obviously Horo and Lawrence wait no there’s Nodame and Chiaki but wait there’s Jinto and Lafiel wait no argh I can’t decide.
12. Who is your favorite anime animal?
That sniggering white stag from Koisento. Because it’s a stag that sniggers. I do not need to explain myself further.
13. What anime would make a good game?
There was a flash game for Madoka a while back. You were Kyubey, running around turning teenagers into magical girls and making them fight witches. The trick was you didn’t get points until the girls lost all their health and turned into witches themselves. It created this great balance of wanting a full team of girls while also wanting to rack up points without letting the witches take over. I’d love to see a much expanded version of that game. Some kind of sandbox in the real world with Kyubey, and a character fighter when you went into the witches world as you took control of the magical girls. When they’re full health they’d be all happy and stuff, but as they lost health they would become visibly distressed and each one would act in different ways. One girl might randomly start attacking other magical girls you have when you’re not controlling her because she doesn’t want them to take her soul gems. Others might try attack you (you have unlimited lives, it’s just your magical girls that don’t). Yeah I’ve put too much thought into this, but it would be a fucking awesome game.
14. What game would make a good anime?
I had some crazy shit happen in my Sims game, although ironically I’d probably hate watching a TV show about it. Too much melodrama.
15. What was the first anime you ever watched?
Not counting Pokemon or Dragonball Z or the like, the first where I knew it was anime was Love Hina. I fail as an elitist.
16. Do you think you’ll ever stop watching anime?
Probably. I find it hard to believe I’ll still be watching anime at age 80. More likely is that something about anime itself will fundamentally change and I’ll grow disillusioned and become a grumpy old-timer.
17. What is your favorite genre of anime?
Action thrillers or wacko comedies. Anything that lets anime be as gloriously nuts as I like it being.
18. What is your least favorite genre of anime?
Humourless slice of life. Shouldn’t be a surprise considering the reason why I like anime.
19. Are you open about watching anime with people you know?
Nowadays yes I am. I wasn’t when I was still in school, because I didn’t know if it was considered cool or not. Nobody ever talked about it.
20. Have you ever been to Japan?
I haven’t. My sister has. She got the fucking government to pay for her trip there. Take a wild guess which of the two of us is the gem in the crown of this family?
21. What anime was the biggest let down for you?
The obvious answer here is Guilty Crown. So obvious in fact that I don’t want to use it. Instead I’m going to use that so-called third season of School Rumble. I thought I was going to see the rest of the manga and finally see who ends up with who. Instead all I got was some stupid fucking 2 episodes in the middle of the manga with no connection to anything in the previous season that added no resolution to the series.
22. What anime was better then expected?
Daily Lives of Highschool Boys. Maybe if Kimi to Boku didn’t exist, I wouldn’t have had such low expectations, but Kimi to Boku struck fear into my heart when I thought that this was going to be a trend. Turned out Nichbros was a satire of that very trend, and a few other trends in anime to boot.
23. What is the best anime fight scene?
The fist fight between Simon and the Anti-spiral in Lagann-hen. The fact that they managed to make the most awesome fight scene in Gurren Lagann, a series that constantly tried to make everything bigger, a simple fist fight is what makes that scene so powerful.
24. Who is your anime waifu?
Drossel Von Flügel. Robots need someone to love them too.
25. What was your favorite video game as a child?
Pokemon Yellow I guess. Where does childhood end? I ‘played’ the shit out of Encarta 94 when I was about 5, if you can call that playing.
Questions About Me
26. Most Embarrassing moment?
I didn’t know what a scrotum was called, so I whipped it out in front of my babysitter to ask her. In my defence, I was about 3 years old at the time.
27. Can you drive?
I can make the cars in Simpsons Road Rage stall, that’s how bad a driver I am.
28. Are you mature?
29. What year were you born?
1990, although I was a dirty thought in my father’s mind long before then.
30. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
Cats. Dog fans say that cats are evil scheming little fucks who would abandon you as soon as someone invents a can opener that can be operated by paws. But that’s what makes them great!
31. Describe yourself physically.
Six foot two of pure sculpted beauty.
32. What would you name your first child?
33. What is the worst injury you have ever had?
I was once shoved head first and naked through a vagina and then had a large part of me cut off my a mysterious man with a pair of scissors who I never saw again.
34. What is your
I pick my nose and wipe it behind wardrobes.
35. Do you drink or smoke?
Despite my Irish heritage, I’m a terrible drinker. Instead of getting jolly, all that happens is my face goes numb and I’m overcome with the urge to make sure that it’s still there. I usually check this with either my hands or rubbing it off a flat surface. This is why after barely 2 drinks, my face is resting on the table. I’m not collapsed. I’m just making sure my face hasn’t run away.
36. Do you have a tattoo?
I struggle under the constant knowledge that tattoos are stupid, they mark you forever in a way that will look dumb after a few years of flabbier skin, cause immense pain and serve no purpose other than to permanently damage your body for some piece of gimicky graffiti. On the other hand, I think they look cool and I really want one…
37. Are you a morning person or a night person?
I’ll probably be the only person to answer this with Morning Person. But guys, the morning is where you’re done sleeping, so you’re no longer tired, while the night is when you’ve gone the longest without sleeping, and therefore should be tired. Why am I seemingly the only person with a body that operates under this logic?
38. Have you ever slept past midday
Yes, but that’s usually because I was out until 3-4 at night, rubbing my face against various surfaces to make sure it’s still there.
39. Do you regret anything?
I regret not doing university properly. I was in the middle of a quarter life crisis as it was going on, but looking back I really did not take advantage of the opportunity.
40. Can you count the number of friends you have on one hand?
Am I allowed to count internet friends? If not, then…yes…
41. Do you wear glasses?
Only other people’s when I want to show them how much cooler I look with them on no wait let me have a few more seconds with them wait oh fine you can have them back.
42. Are you a picky eater?
Not really, but I’m stubborn about the things I don’t like.
43. Would you die for someone?
I’d probably die for Full Frontal, my hypothetical child.
44. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Immortality. I want to see everything there is, and I want to be able to take my time doing so. I want to see the world change and evolve. I want to see people I know grow up and grow old. I want to see generations change and watch as the rebellious youths of today become the grumpy old codgers of tomorrow. Not that I’ve ever considered it, but this is why I would never commit suicide. There’s always something more I want to do. There’s always another anime I want to watch.
45. Do you believe in the supernatural?
Hahaha no. I’m surprised how many do, to be honest. I think it was around the age of 15 when I was studying religion in school. Every belief of various religions invented over 2000 years ago were done because people didn’t understand the things that were happening around them, so they invented explanations. It was then that it all rather dawned on me how silly this whole business was. Yet here we are, with almost all of these phenomenon explained through advances in technology and science, and yet people still believe in all these things. It’s all either old tales used to explain the unexplainable, or the simple fear of death. I like the stories that come from these things, but come on guys! It’s just some bloody stories!
46. Would you rather be rich or famous?
Well if I was famous I would be rich, and if I was rich I would be famous. But assuming that this is a binary question, my massive ego demands I choose famous here. If I was famous though, it would have to be famous because I created something that people love. I could live quite happily on a modest budget, and with the internet I’d never run out of stuff to entertain me. The things I’d need that money couldn’t give, such as various social benefits, I get through being famous for making something people love.
47. Have you ever committed a crime.
Yes. All petty crimes I may add. I was quite the brat when I was a teenager.
Time Traveler or ghost?
What a weird choice. I’m too afraid of being a time traveler because I don’t know what sort of time travelling logic we’re running on here. Being a ghost technically means I fulfil my wish of being immortal, but I wouldn’t be able to operate a television remote or use a keyboard, and it also sounds like a lonely existence. Not sure, they both sound like raw deals to me.
49. Does someone have a crush on you?
I’ve had a few people express as such in the comment section.
50. Are you in a relationship?