Too Many People Think I am Real Neat: My Final Real Neat Blog Tag

So I have been nominated for the Real Neat Blogger award again! Banzai! This time by the geek girl I based nominated on the random word of Equinox! That is right Joy tagged me right back! At the beginning of the year 2020 I started with a tag week! Right after I finished it the Iridium Eye also nominated me  one of these so guess what I am combining these again! So I think these are my fourth and fifth nominations? I guess I am pretty neat! Yay

Warning: Pinke is a Buzzkill!

I am breaking the chain with this tag however. Normally we display rules , ask new questions and nominate others, however most people I know went around multiple times. Like four or more! I think this is a good place to call it quits! It is a great tag but maybe it should rest for a bit.. at least untill we gain some new bloggers or if I discover some. Untill then I will break the chain. If you really want to do this tag still. Pick any 7 questions of the ones asked to me or check out my old post and nominate yourself!

Joy’s Questions:

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Question 1: Coffee. Tea. Vodka or pick a legal Inhalant.

I’m Dutch so my options of legal inhalants are a bit wider than that of most people. Yet when I tried to inhale my first attempt of weed I actually set my sigaret on fire,. Using a water bottle I had attempted to make a bong to make it a bit easier on me.. which was a tip I got. You make a hole into a bottle filled with a bit of water let the bottle fill with smoke and inhale trough the bottle cap. However with burning paper setting the little bottle on fire I quickly got covered in melting plastic and those fumes .. though making me lightheaded did not give me much joy. I also burned myself a lot on tea and on Coffee so I guess my answer would have to be Vodka, though I do prefer Hibiki Japanese Whiskey as my absolute favorite, the softer flavor or the swedish Absolut Wodka can be nice from time to time… and their bottles also look neat.

Question 2: Favorite Season: Summer Winter Spring oR Fall

My blog is set on a fictional tropical island! I am pretty sure it that already telegraphs which season is my favorite. I am definitely a summer girl. People wear more colourful outfits, the heat is really nice for my tense body and muscles and I can wander my streets in daylight for a long time without the fear of encountering creeps as the streets are so lively no one really bothers you. Going out swimming with my friends is really nice as well and I love the japanese melon game..though of course I have hurt myself when playing that.

Question 3: Even if Music is not your Thing  what song is currently on top of your playlist

I feel that this question is directed very straight forward towards me. I actually do not have a playlist. So I will show you the last two songs I listened to. Why two? Because one was on my phone and one was on my laptop! I am unsure which one I watched last!

(It makes sense that I watched this)
(This one is a bit weirder though)

Question 4:  You are suddenly named queen of the world. What do you do?

First of all I would not abdict my throne to Joy! I am to selfish for that. Secondly I would check if I am on a ship. If I am on a ship when I become queen of the world I would get the frick off that thing. If I actually become queen of the world I would first quit twitter. That isn’t going to give much positive feedback.  My first act as a queen would be to ensure my wealth, I have lived in moderate poverty for long enough and if I get a lucky break I make sure as Bad Devil Emoji Place, that I am not wasting it.

Then I would continue my quest to make the world a more positive place. I’d put a small fee on posting complaints online. For example if you do not like the new game , you’ll have to pay to burn it to the ground. Being positive will get you credits you can use to redeem cute little prices. Joy can make the program for that! So instead of writing “the new Warcraft sucks” people can rejoice together how good the orginal one was and earn credits to get like a free humble bundle .. or a cute plushie of your queen. Queen Pinkie.. taxing negativity…but  free health insurance!

Question 5: Imagine you have the ability to learn anything what do you learn?

Is the ability finite? If so I would like to learn the ability to learn anything. Omniscience is a great power to have and it would make me wealthy. I could make my own cure, I could use the power to improve the life of so many. I would totally go for it. Again I would not just do it out of the kindness of my heart.. even though I want the world to improve I want myself to improve as well. If we are talking about straight up skills or knowledge though, Japanese would be a serious contender, but I would love to be the only person in the world who understands how the youtube algorithm works even more. I would be close to godly! That is even better than being a queen.

Question 6: What is your favorite or least favorite moment in life thus far?

Well my least favorite moment would definitely be when I . kinda , died?  My heart has issues at times and this one time it got really bad while shopping. I was gone for a bit but luckily I returned. I only vaguely remember the whole incident but at one point there was this awareness that hit me… which was very humbling and frightening. In a way it felt almost like drowning. I felt like a current was dragging me away when I tried fighting it.

My favorite moment in life is a harder one but I guess I would have to say my first big anime convention that I visited in a non blogger capacity. Before than I actually got an internship (unpaid)  to blog and I visited a few conventions to promote japanese credit cards. The first convention I went to in full free time we rented his beautifull AirBnB and it was just an amazing time balancing the con with a few parties at the house and just having a swell time with friends I shared a passion with. Which was by then still a new experience for me.. I could be me and I had trouble to be that before.

Question 7 Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa invites you as one of the observers to ride on his 2023 chartered SpaceX Starship trip around the moon (seemingly actually going to happen) and it’s it’s basically a once in a lifetime opportunity… do you go? Why/why not?

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I would probably pass. First of all even though I am a Blogger, I would not consider myself an artist. So I would have to be that special single woman he can take to share the experience with. While I am not above flirting with a billionaire to be better off maybe, he is to young. I would ruin to much of his life with false pretences. Like for a year or five .. I can live with that.. but more? That is a no go. I do not like children and he has three. Plus he is a he.. so nothing could ever happen.

As for the whole moon experience.. meh.. Space travel seems uncomfy and I can experience zero gravity here. I see the moon pass by often enough so passing by the moon kinda seems redundant.  I would not appreciate it as much as other people would. Space is empty, the moon is just a rock, we all glorify it on mass but that´s a bit medieval thinking in my opinion.If I want to make a trip around a dead rock I might just visit Wales at least there is food there.

Bonus Question : One dark night, in the middle of the day, two dead boys got up to play. Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot each other. Two deaf policeman heard the noise, came to rescue two dead boys… and if you don’t believe my lie, it’s true… ask the blind man he saw it too! So… where were you and what is your spurious alibi?

Let’s see .. since it is a dark night for me and in the middle of the day the two boy got up I most certainly was in another time zone! Which already is an alibi itself. Since deaf people cant hear clearly deaf is an Acronym for Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, so I assume they were guards.Since I am Dutch I must have been traveling or I would be in the same time zone. Since it’s dark for me and mid day for them it would have to be at least 8 hours later.. Japan is in that time zone so I am most likely there. Later would put me in New Guinea  and I have no interest in that.To be able to shoot each other after drawing the swords the boys must have been using the combination lefaucheux pinfire revolver and sword.

If being dead did not give it away yet, being able to face each other while back to back must mean the boys are zombies. Being able to spin their head on their undead necks. The gun sword is a french creation meaning the zombies most likely came from there! Clearly the blind man used to be able to see..but after this happend he lost his sight. Making me believe the zombie boys attacked his eyes. Therefore he is now blind..but still saw.. indicating the zombies are hostile to humans. So where was I? In Japan fleeing this zombie apocalypse thing that is going on my my home region.

(Zombies that are CHILDEREN? EEw hard pass!)

Irridium Eye’s Questions:

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Question 1: What is one obscure movie or anime that you know of that you wish was more popular. 

None really. I think obscurity usually stems from being catered to a more defined demographic.  While what is popular should be more available to everyone. Either the message of those movies and anime would have to be generalised or it would not gain popularity for the right reasons.  Wolf Children the anime movie may deserve more love.. but meh, I do not think the taste of others is needed to validate my tastes and most gems I like for being that one of thing. I do not need a sequel so I do not mind being alone in my love.

Question 2: The Iridium Eye is very vocal about film plagiarism issues. Like Inception Stealing from Paprika or the Lion King plagiarizing Kimba the White Lion. What Original film, tv series or anime would you not want to see ripped off at all costs.

While I very much get this stance I do not have an issue with it as much Inception is generally not made for the crowd that watches Paprika most of us have only known about Kimba because of the Lion King. So I do think  there is a risk in never being ripped of at all. I like Kimba better and Paprika wins over inception for me.. but most likely I would not have watched them without being aware.

Is it okay to not be original? No .. but the truth will get out and people can see what truly inspired you. We can see Inception as a lesser Paprika.. or a Lion King as the shameless rip off. That is punishment enough. plagiarism helped me discover gems and unmask fakers. My tastes are pretty generic.. bright colours, magical girls, CGDCT. In this day and age I see so much things being used in various forms I am not sure where the original comes from. Mostly when Hollywood does an orginal idea now it is competly overhyped and kinda feels snobbish to me.

Question 3: Who is the most underrated composer in your opinion

Hiroshige Tonomura plain and simple! Why? Because he made this! This man made my childhood!

Question 4: Which Country would you like to see some cinema from that is not your homeland

Well after the Oscars Korea might be a good pick. I am not a big fan of dutch cinema. It’s very explicit, lots of naked and lots of focus on sexual relationships in every genre of movie. We are the horney teenagers of the movie industrie.Famous foreign flicks are often too gimmicky for me though. To heavy handed. Famous movies that aren’t english are oftenly all sucm metaphorical mazes or idealogical sinkholes I feel like I am in bible school. So perhaps just a bollywood movie! Don’t get me wrong those art pieces are nice to watch from time to time and can truly touch me, but they will never be my favorite films. So maybe something from India! That will be a good time!

Question 5: What is your biggest issue with the current Hollywood scene.

The negativity surrounding it. Like with games, the movie crowd is more focussed on seeing what sticks. We all know how bad Cats is, we all had major tantrums over Star Wars and sonics looks. We are being treated like we own the films and have a say in what should and should not be. These movie makers have their visions but we need avengers style humor in everything, we need representation for everyone. We need to see ideas rehashed we like. Movies should be written by it’s makes not by their test audience. If something is bad we do not need cinemasins to point it out or Nostalgia Critic to try and be funny about it. Let’s focus on what is good rather than rewriting Hollywood with hate.

The Razzie goes to us! Demanding that we get what we want! No creativity!

Question 6: Finish this Idea (Name of the progatnis here) would be the most interesting hero ever if…?

Ash Ketchum would have been the most interesting hero if he ever grew up.  I really had trouble with this question. Which hero could I change for the better in the eyes of everyone. While I have written several what if’s in my past I do not think I could raise a hero to new heights. Luke Skywalker meant so much to many people because of how he was written, to improve on him feels pretentious. So I am sticking to a development we basically all could get behind. To those who grew up with Gen 1 Pokémon Ash was kind of our peer.  Our age give or take and if he had aged alongside us during this journey.. at our rate it might have made the pokemon anime something truely unique. Ash winning the Aolan league would have been much bigger.

(If only)

Question 7: What none actor should try voice acting what role should they take.

These days it’s kind of hard to find a celebrity that doesn’t  do it all. Do we count youtubers who voice on their channels? I would for that reason exclude all those epic trailer voice peoples. Lately I  have been watching videos of bassist Davie504. The way he says EPIC, SLAP, Call the Police, you have small Pee Pee.. makes me think he would be good in a funny fighting game as the “fight” “Finish him” kind of guy.

I could also see  Jaiden from Jaiden Animations do some snarky girl main character of a cartoon like Angela Anaconda. Her videos have that quality to it and it would be fun to see her play something that is really not her.

Now I apologise for being the buzzkill that ends the tag here but again if you really wish to do these tag still, just go ahead! Pick any questions from this list or from my old post which you can find here!

6 thoughts

  1. Those were some great answers. Wow, I haven’t seen Angela Anaconda since I was a kid. Talk about a blast from the past! I did laugh seeing the palette swap of the Millennium Eye for me because you’re the second person after K at the Movies to make such a reference about that blog. Hahaha!

    Seeing Ash grow up would’ve been so much better, so we can see him progress and develop as a character or even get wiser. That’s a great choice.

    I can see your argument about the negativity when it comes to Hollywood and last year really didn’t help with all the things happening in cinema. Not going to lie, I’m part of the problem. Sure, I may not actively seek these mainstream movies, but I know I’ve bashed a ton of movies and the studios.

    Of course, you know I’m going to respond to the plagiarism question. For starters, major props for that picture of Kimba and Kitty. I will resist referencing a painfully obvious song that’s sung by their Disney clones even if the joke writes itself. Hahaha! You’re right about how people haven’t heard about Kimba until after seeing The Lion King (unless you’re from the 60s or lived in Japan, but that’s another story). It is awesome that you like Paprika and Kimba more, so high five to you there. I do see where you’re coming from with the argument about discovering things after the fact. I do wish these Hollywood companies (Warner Bros. for Inception and Disney for The Lion King) would just own up to it instead of rampantly denying this. Don’t even get me started about the other things The Lion King stole from like certain songs or appropriating various African cultures.

    Anyways, this was really fun reading the post. You must be really popular to get all of those awards, but you earned them!

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    1. I do agree with you that the stealing is still a weak move, in an ideal world we would see them own up to it. Yet that is something we do not have in our control. If we stay vigilant and keep people informed of the amazing orginals, there might just be the crutches to get them to a bigger audience.

      So it’s not like I am saying it’s fine.. I am just saying it has an upside as well and unlike them owning up that is something we can influence a bit. 🙂

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      1. Sure thing. We certainly don’t live in an ideal world, so that makes it super tough. I’m glad you agree about spreading awareness about the original stories because they deserve to be known. It was part of the reason why I came up with that album even though it was also about art, inventions, music, etc.

        I never said you were defending those that stole those anime, so I should’ve made that clear. That’s an issue it’s been close to my heart and I wish people wouldn’t steal other people’s creative works.

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