A man in a hat showed up! He told me I was mysterious and I should answer some questions! He wasn’t just a man in a Hat.. he was a Matt in the Hat. Speaking about Mysterious! Because his avatar has no hat! Nor does it seem to be in one! So how am I the mysterious one here?! Well either way I did feel like telling some random stuff about myself and I have a party to go to today so I decided to ramble a bit about myself and take up my second mystery blogger award. Thanks to Matt for the nomination and check out his blog.
Put the award logo image on your blog
- List the rules (Done)
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog (See intro)
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
Okoto Enigma hasn’t ben active since last I blogged. The last blog is still that same lamp. It’s a pretty lamp but I think it would be cuter! (Done)
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
- You have to nominate 10-20 people
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
- Ask your nominee any 5 question of your choice, with one weird or funny question.
- Share 2 link to your best post(s)
Three Random Stories About myself
I got attacked by Geese
Last time I told you how I was disliked by cats and wasps so this time I will tell you I was attacked by Geese.It happend when I visited my great aunt Els in a Monastery. She is a nun and in our childhood had a flat close by the sea where we would spend our summer holidays with her. So when she moved to a monastery back in our local province we of course had to check out her new place… Including the garden. It was a nice summer day, like the ones we used to spend with her so I wore open shoes. They monastery had a few animals for then nuns to take care of including three big geese that more or less free roamed the garden. .
One came closer and me , the duck lover, thought it was adorable. Until I heard a honk and felt a very sharp pain. The Geese had bit my tiny toe. I reacted to the pain and apparently sort of kicked the goose! Which prompted it’s siblings to join the attack on me. I had wandered off from my great aunt and sister a bit because I love awkward water birds so it took them a while to notice. I did not win that fight the geese did! I somehow ended up on the floor with my 70 year old great-aunt the Nun coming to my rescue.
I get extreme seasickness.
As a kid already got sick on a boat easy but as I grew older it grew worse and worse. Now I don’t even need to be on a boat to be seasick. Any floatation device will do! In fact I do not even need to be on the sea anymore to be seasick. Back before my dad’s company bankrupted we had a house with a pool and I used to float around on that with an air mattress or one of those big tubes. However when I turned 21 ish.. and would visit floating for over 10 minutes on that pool already made me sick as a dog. The worst case however was definatly in Lloret Del Mar, a popular vacation resort for those who want to get drunk or layed. I was not interested in the latter but the first sounded neat back then.
I had another floatee and felt tired from the night before so I went out to sea as it was super hot. Put on sunscreen factor a billion and rapped my foot around some area rope so I would not float off. I dozed off for about fifteen minutes waking up.. feeling so bad I wanted to die. I was so sick and everything spun around that I just tossed myself of the mattress desperately trying not to foul the ocean water. I managed! Yet I was looking so pale and terrible people called rescue workers towards me. I managed to find way to my blanket.. dug a big hole… and right as the rescue workers showed up I filled that hole. It took me 3 hours before I was able to move again, and barely avoided getting an ambulance called on me. Fun day at the beach! .. Oh and just so you know.. by now it’s even so bad I don’t even need a floation device to get seasick. If I just float around in unruly water.. I get sick.
I ate my friend’s homework!
Back in middle school I used to hang around this annoying little man named Johan, who was a bit of a narcissist. I did not have any female friends because of my gamer hobbies and weird and awkward motions and he was a band geek. One who prided himself on his intellect.. even though I totally outdid him without trying much to his dismay.He had better grades than me for sure but he studies hours on end to be the top of the class. I was second best and at some courses even the best without even trying.
One day Johan was sick and we got geography homework he did not make… because that was one of the subjects I was better in than him no matter how hard he tried. It was an issue that he had not done the homework because of how sick rules worked for us. it was homwork given during his sick days so since he felt better since that morning the homework was excused. Still had to answer a question and he could just read my answer. I made a rare mistake and the teacher told him the answer was wrong. This was during the third period of 7 we had that day.
Johan told me I made him look like a fool.. a clown, this is what I get for coasting .. his reputation had been damaged now he gave such a stupid answer. He told me I shamed him so bad he needed to see if he even could hang out with me anymore. He kept talking trash untill the 7th period. I told him I was sorry for the 1000th time and told him we are in school to learn. If we never made a mistake what was the point of even learning. It was an honest mistake and I was sorry. the 7th period was math class , Johan’s strenght and something he really liked. So he actually did his homework for that.. but teacher was running late.
He showed it to me and told me this is what perfect homework looks like when it’s not made by a braindead idiot who made a fool out of me he said. I was done with it. He kept saying this is GOOD homework.. not some sloppy scribbles like yours.
Very calmly I asked if I could see the answer to question 3 as he had a different outcome. As he wanted to proof how right he is he handed me his homework. I ripped out the pages put them in my mouth and ate them.It was a bit troublesome to eat but b sheer force of will it went down. I told him “Yum! That was GOOD homework indeed” .. the teacher entered the room and his finger shot up. I wondered if he was really going to do it… and yes as soon as he was allowed to speak he said “Teacher Pinkie ate my Homework” the entire class laughed so hard and he got so red. Teacher asked me .. while tearing up with laughter if this was true.. and I admitted it. Teacher laughed harder..as I explained the situation but send me to the principal anyway. Which was the geography teacher (he had a twin function) I told him what I did and he told me “Good job.. he was being such an asshole to you about that wrong answer” . He handed me some lines another student already wrote and told me that I had to hand that to him in class 2 days from now so that it seemed that I was punished.. but as I was a big pushover back than he was glad I stepped up to Johan! Another teacher even gave me a candybar when he heard the story. Johan was not very well loved by the teachers so this act was super amusing to them!
Now I told you some pretty long stories there but that is because I can be very brief with Matt’s questions as those don’t require a lot of explanation!
What is your favorite Anime Opening Song?
Don’t give me a Funny look for this one but it is Jason Paige’s Gotta Catch’m all. To be honest I think this goes for a lot of people who just pick something cooler. I could claim Sorario Days fron Tengen Toppa is my favorite one. Some might say Guren no Yumiya but take a step in the karaoke room at a convention and it will show you the truth. When those classic tunes start playing.. everyone sings along. If there are 50 people in the room .. 50 people sing it. If there are 300, 300 people will sing it. That song is not just an anime opening .. it is the sound of our childhood!
What Anime had a great impact on your Life
When we talk about the greatest impact that once again would have go to pokémon. And After that the standard Shonen: Dragonball Z , Naruto, Sailor Moon, Bleach, One Piece. These six made me fall in love with anime and made me do more. Without them Tengen Toppa could not have influenced my life, without them I would not have seen Angel Beats or School Days and I honestly think this goes for most of us. I am sure I can spin an interesting tale on why Kamina influenced my life or how Fruits Basket changed my vision on something but without these starters … that nowadays we kind of scoff at as stuf for rookies, I would not have had the benefits of Kamina’s teachings. I would not have cried as much with Angel Beats or I would not have learned about that bond of friendship that is such a important theme in so many anime. While plenty of other anime had a bigger direct impact these oh so boring answers have contributed to all those other lessons.
If you could spend a whole day with an anime character who would it be and what would you do.
That depends on the rules.. if they bring what defines them I would pick a pokémon trainer that is bad to their pokémon…murder them and well then I get to keep the pokémon. Giving them a good life and only wasting a side character that doesn’t even exist in our world.. thus it is not murder! I could of course go with a friendlier answer but I would never spend a day with an anime character I love. Having to see them become real for a day just to lose them forever after that would probably mean I’d choose a character that has some utility to me rather than something emotionally wholesome.
I’d pick a wealthy anime character like Lucia Heartfilia, Lala Satalin Deviluke or Alice Nakiri and have them shop with me and fix my wealth problems a bit. Glamp up my flat a little. Perhaps throw in a beauty treatment in as well as we get a whole day! Someone I like but do not love so that if the day ends I am not heartbroken but I do have some eternal reminders.
What is the first Manga You ever read
Is this a zombie, volume one! When I wrote for a dutch manga blog one of my fellow writes named Floris and I were walking across the dealer room floor when I asked him what a great Manga was to start my adventure with. He told me about the series and I was not disappointed. It was whacky and bubbly and just fun with plenty of insanity and to this day it’s one of the very few physical manga I own, due to how hard they are to get here. Good memories though!
What is your least favorite anime genre
I am not really deterred by an anime genre. It is more themes that I am turned off by. I really dislike militaristic and political themes as well as fighting over silly stuff like honour and pride. I do not mind someone taking up arms to defend their family..but those who just follow the way of the warrior get no respect from me and can’t keep my attention.
Hence I really dislike stuff like Vinland Saga and other historic anime. So I would say that is my least favorite genre. Mecha anime often have these themes as well but there is stuff like that Zoids tournament thing and that somewhat bigoted stereotype gundam world tournament thing which I do not mind at all. Retellings of Nobunaga’s story or viking stuff however escape the political and military stuff so rarely that it would be my least favorite. Not sure of Historic Military stuff is a genre though.
Being pretty asexual (actually greysexual) hentai doesnt do anything for me either which technically is an anime genre? As such I do not care much for Rosey Cheek anime either.
And that is another blog tag done, I will not nominate anyone just yet because a second part will follow somewhere in the coming week and since this tag has been going around very fast I will only nominate once to avoid any redundancy.
To be continued then! Remember I love you all, keep smiling and Stay Positive