Like an STD in an after-hours party for the anti-contraceptive brigade, the Anime Blogger Interrogation Game has been spreading across the aniblogosphere. I would ignore, but the rules say that anyone who has been tagged is ‘obliged’ to respond. I’m not sure what would happen if I refused to answer. Probably the person who tagged me would come over to my house, beat me up and take my Drossel figurine. In lieu of wanting to protect my waifu from his dirty hands, here’s my answers to his questions.
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.
1. What inspired you to start blogging about anime?
Crushing loneliness and an insatiable ego. You see, in school I was never one of the nerdy loser kids. I was the kid who beat up the nerdy loser kids and stole their robot princess figurines. Teenage years were spent loitering outside small stores, throwing rocks at cars and debating what the best method of getting our hands on alcohol would be. Around about the age of 16 though, my inner nerd sprouted like a beautiful mouth-breathing flower and suddenly I wasn’t into hanging around with the Cool Kids anymore. Unfortunately I couldn’t hang around with the nerdy kids either, because they still resented me for putting thumb tacks on their chairs on the first day of Big School. So I turned to the internet in a desperate attempt to share my newly found nerdy hobby. And by share I mean “you be quiet while I talk”, because that’s just how big my ego is.
2. What’s one anime that you’ve always wanted to watch, but you haven’t had the chance?
“Wolf’s Rain” would be my answer if this question was phrased differently. However it’s not like I haven’t had a chance to watch Wolf’s Rain. I just watched other anime instead. My real answer for an anime I’ve desperately wanted to watch but a lack of proper English subtitles have left me begging is Musashi Gundoh. One day some brave soul will sit through the entire 26 episodes and translate them. To that future fansubber, I applaud your diligence and extraordinary work ethic and I hope you enjoyed the oral sex I just performed on you.
3. Name one anime song that you secretly love, but it’s super embarrassing.
I would say everything by Round Table, but amongst anime fans, not liking Round Table would be the embarrassing admission. A song I am genuinely embarrassed about liking is the second Death Note OP. The first one is some incredibly boring generic j-rock, so for the second opening they decided to try make something a bit more…well, a bit more. Its mad visuals and a song that sounds like a man choking himself while having a seizure on a drum kit makes me think the creators were in on the joke. It’s exactly the kind of music Detroit Metal City mercilessly mocked, so I’m a bit embarrassed that listening to the Death Note OP makes me jump up and down in my room like a lunatic.
4. What was the best season of anime that you ever experienced?
Spring 2010 probably. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood finale and the second half of Durarara aired. Then packed in with those two were Arakawa Under the Bridge, Tatami Galaxy, Angel Beats, House of Five Leaves, Giant Killing and Rainbow. I remember having a huge amount of fun that season.
5. What do your friends and family think about your hobby?