Hello Island Guests and welcome to the penultimate post of my catch up week! I would like to end with an anime related post and I promised Megan during her Hiatus I will create a new award for her to come back too! My first award was all about love in general, my second one bombed hard and was about our beloved community and this one will be about our love for anime and ourselves. This is the Kore Wa Watashi Award.
For this tag I shall not ask for a mention of the blog creator, nor do you have to display the logo if you do not want. In fact I am even keeping it optional if you want to tag the person who nominated you. By not forcing you.. the gesture of tagging and thanking them or the creator for that matter will be that much more sincere! So I will leave that up to you!
-The Purpose of this tag is very simple! Describe yourself through anime! To do this you will answer all of the following questions:
- Describe a hobby or passion you have through an anime series! For example Shokugeki no Soma if you like cooking or Initial D if you like cars.
- Simplify yourself to an Anime Archetype (Tsundere, Dojiko, Shota, Shounen-Protagonist etc) don’t overthink what an archetype is, go with your gut. Name a character that is also that Archetype.
- Describe your looks through comparing it with anime characters, you can decide how many!
- Describe your romantic bias and or sexuality through anime characters you find attractive.
- Tell us about your day to day life and what anime that would fit into! You can be creative here!
- Describe your hopes and dreams through an anime character.
-After this is done you will tag 6 people to pass the tag onto! If you’re tagged for a second time you only have to tag 3 in your next post and 1 on your third attempt and should you so choose beyond. Tell us why you nominated these people!
-People who ask to be tagged should be added to your tag list with a link to their blog!
Tell something nice about them as well.
-Remember to have fun with the tag and be proud of who you are, you are an amazing person and the fact that so many anime and anime characters share traits with you shows you are pretty breathtaking!
Now to describe myself trough anime as is the purpose of this post! Just because I go on long about these doesn’t mean you have to! I am just long winded!
Describe a hobby or passion you have through an anime series
I’ll start off straight away with a weird one and describe one of my biggest hobbies trough Konosuba. Konosuba is an Isekai show where Kazuma gets transported to a new mystical world. The goddess giving him this chance mocks him so when he is allowed to choose a divine weapon.. he chooses her to go this new world with him. There they have misadventures with the most broken adventure party ever. While I do enjoy drinking and being useless that is not the reason why this represents my hobbies. D&D , that being Dungeons and Dragons has been a big passion of mine for the past seven years or so and Konosuba captures what makes it great. It in fact is basically one big D&D.
The party you have will always be as broken as that in Konosuba because in D&D every game will be that random bunch of weirdos coming together. Most spells in Konosuba, mostly Aqua’s spells are straight from D&D. A Cleric can indeed learn to turn undead and create water or purify water. Nature’s Beauty is not a thing but it is basically a cantrip named Thaumaturgy with a bit more unique flavouring. So many events from this show seem to come straight from a D&D and even though I had not played that long.. I experienced these types of adventures and weirdness myself. Getting a mystical high grade weapon and sell it for useless stuff? Check! Most adventures ending with just insane amounts of booze?! Check! Fighting cute things just to have our ass handed to us by some sort of bosss we trigger by being greedy ? Check! Konosuba captures that Dungeons and Dragons spirit so well that I even wrote a big article on it that your party will always have these types of players.
This show is amazing! One of my favourites even if the second season wasn’t AS good it was still super relatable to me as a D&D player and even more so as a DM/game master. I can see these are the idiots that have invaded my world and destroy all the work I have done to build something cohesive as they slowly turn it into chaos! It is amazing and I love it!
Simplify yourself to an Anime Archetype, name a character that is also that Archetype
There are two character archetypes I really fit. The first one is the NEET. NEET stands for Not in Employment Education or Training. It is oftenly made to seem a person feel useless or unproductive. However that is not what I completely Identify with. Yes I am Not in Employment, Education or Training, but that doesn’t mean I don’t do anything. I do make people happy, give them advice and I would like to think I am oftenly a fairly pleasant presence unlike most NEETS. So the character I will relate this to is more Nanana from Nanana’s buried treasure. She is dead and bound to a room as a ghost. I am sickly and forced to take things easy. We both game a lot and like pudding so she is the type of NEET I am. She may leave treasures behind but I have my blogs! To the right person those might be treasures as well.
The other archetype I stick to is the Dojikko Archetype. I am very clumsy and accident prone.. Due to whatever ails me my motor skills are much more crude than that over your average person which makes me stumble a lot more. My foot doesn’t always land where I intend it to lend so a misstep is much more likely. I am also just a magnet for bad luck. In just about anything but games. It is bad enough that my friends actively take notice and talk about Pinkie Luck as if it’s a thing. I have fallen in just about everything I could fall into or off. I fell into a flock of geese, poison ivy, I fell into paint. I fell into a pond, of a dyke (we are dutch after all) A forklift ran over my foot, stuff fell on my head due to metal fatigue or other weird reasons. I have even been knocked out cold by several soccer balls. Volley balls managed to bruise all my fingers and during hockeyI slipped into a T-split leg position and got a hockey ball directly attacking my lady parts. That last part did not hurt as much as the legs though. My body was not supposed to bend that way. I even threw a knife in my foot once and I wasn’t even throwing a knife when I did. Mey Rin from Black Butler is a bit like me! We both suck at getting things done..unless we get to our forté then we are cold blooded taking out whatever is in our way.
Describe your looks trough anime characters
The first character that comes to mind is Murasame Reine from Date a Live. I have silvery painted hair that is just below shoulder length. Much like Reine-San herself , we also share those bags under our eyes that we hide through glasses. Mine are pink though! As you can see on my avatar. She also on occasion wears pink shirts just like me and we both have cute animal slippers as well. I don’t have a lab coat or a military outfit.. but well. Esthetics wise we come close ish! Her look doesn’t look as amazing as it does in anime of course and the hair just looks a lot more messy but in anime I’d probably look that awesome.
Clothing wise is actually pretty hard to find an anime character that fits my style. I really love one piece dresses and a bit plain and flowery ones are my favourite! There are a few characters out there that wear something similar.. but not a lot! I have ugly shoulders or I hate shoulders.. I kinda hate them in general and I am not a bit fan of arms either so I prefer long sleeve one piece dresses, with pink in them of course.I admit sometimes it is hard to find a dress like that.. so luckily there are vests and this made the search for anime characters a bit easier. Maki from Love Live has some casual outfit art that I absolutely adore and pretty much sums up my preferred clothing style! I can’t always wear that but it’s what I feel happiest in.
Finally there is Earth-Chan, Konota from Lucky Star, Shalltear from Overlord and Sayaka from Keijo. What do I have in common with them? Well if you will probably only be interesting to you if you already know what they have in common so I can leave it at that. I am also a bit tall for a woman so I guess Majoume Fumi from Sweet Blue Flower can be put in the mix as well. She does seem to have that trait the others share but it is never pointed out much!
Describe your romantic and/or sexual bias through anime characters you find attractive
I’d classify myself as a grey-sexual, homoromantic woman. Most often I am on the Demi-Sexual spectrum where it means I feel no sexual attraction to people I do not form a bond with. Yet at times I can also manifest my sexuality in Semi-sexual ways. This is when I experience Libido without having a desire to act on it or experience sexual attraction. In the end I am probably just best quantified as a Grey. Sayaka Saeki from Bloom into you is a very good match for me. She doesn’t seem all that lusty but mostly interested in a deeper bond with Touko.. where Touko manifests her burgers really sexually. I’d feel I would be very similar to Koito, but I’d say she might even be Demi-romantic. Which is off putting for me.
A woman is fairly easily romanceable to me. Basically if they seem fun to be with.. I’d date you on my terms.
However if another girl is the type that likes to wrinkle the sheets and do physical things.. which most women in a romantic relationship still want it seems, there is a lot more reservation from me. None of that.. at least once a week kinda stuff. I like hugging fine enough and I sleep easier knowing I am not alone, I don’t need physical fun all that much. I tend to get bored by it. Sayaka from Bloom into You I think could accept that, maybe even Majoume Fumi from Bloom into You or Liz from Liz and the Blue Bird. All of them seem to be in it for a bond.. which is my angle as well. I’d probably have more fun with Sayaka when we both play Pokémon together or show each other our Castle Cats than with what sims call Woo-hoo.
Tell us about your day to day life and what anime it would fit in
In a way I really relate to Kaya from One Piece with this.. without the plenty of money. I am sick and deemed not able to work currently. At least until re-evaluation in March 2021. It means I stay at home a lot. There are days my heart isn’t too well so walks are out of the question on those days as well. So most of my days begin at 8 in the morning with me getting up, updating my mobile games, my emails and my other social things. Usually with a bit of breakfast, that is usually a slice of breakfast cake.. not sure if it is a thing in the rest of the world but here it is. Then around 10 I start fixing my blog for the day. Depending on how my focus is I usually finish by 12 but sometimes I get side tracked or if making images is a lot of work or fun I might end closer to 1 o’clock in the afternoon. Usually I then start doing my blog preparations for wherever I am working ahead. Usually till about 3 in the afternoon. I do some housework, grocery shopping, cooking preparation or else somewhere between three and five and then I end up either taking a shower to fight off fatigue or taking a brisk power nap to refuel myself.. or a combination of both. I then play a video game to experience some adventures while I am stuck inside.. which makes me like Kaya again.
Then in the evening I tend to eat rather late , around 8 in the evening but earlier if I have roleplays, after which I escape to other worlds again. If I feel good or my video games bore me I either write another blog or prep for it at least a bit, or watch a movie, play a game or else. There are a few social rounds in between as well. Around 11 o’clock I take my medication for the evening, including a few to clear my head and while waiting for that to work I chat with people or play some very airy games! Nothing taxing anymore! I feel this is like Kaya from One Piece in a way that she has a pretty mundane and uneventful life but through Usopp’s stories she can escape that. I do that through gaming, through blogging and by reading your stories. It’s not like I can never go out unlike Kaya either but enough to feel like a bit of a caged bird at times. Yet I do try to make the best of it! There is always fun memories or little things I can do! I can’t always do it.. but I don’t need to either.
Describe your Hopes and Dreams through an anime character
I hope that one day it doesn’t matter who we are.. everything we do is great because we chose that action. As long as we stand by that call there is no one to stop us. We should not doubt ourselves and just go for what we want. No matter what we must stay true to ourselves and belief in the power that is inside of us! One day I will find a way to get to that Pokémon Café in Tokyo, one day I can walk outside more confident without collapsing or fear. I do not want to be remembered as the perfect corporate drone, I want to be remembered for who I really am. In a way Kamina from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann embodies this perfectly for me. Angry when he is said to be weak because he is just a human.. and stands no chance against the beastmen army! Who the hell do you think I am?!
I am not just some generic person! I am me.. I have no need to adhere to that standard.
The limitations that are given to me.. what is possible.. it is all part of what is imposed. Maybe there is no magic in this world.. but we can never be sure. The world is something we can’t phantom.. or at least not completely! Miracles can happen and while we should not rely on them we also should still strive to make them happen. Shattering the limitations of the mind! We get a step further every day.. showing that even if you have more melanin, you are not worthless, just because you can’t biologically reproduce does no longer mean you failed as a human. I want to live as me and die as me.. no compromise.. seeking to shatter the limits of what is possible for me but never through not being myself!
Now for my six nominations I will go the usual route.
Lyn Sheridan: The Otaku Author
He is a giant in the world of blog tags and with him helping me spread this tag I am sure we can make it grow big!
I promised you I would create another tag to always give you a reason to come back and here it is! I hope you enjoy this one!
Irinia: I drink and Watch anime
My Senpai always gets nominated by me when I create a tag. I have someone to look up to in her so of course she always gets in my first nomination round.
Summer: Foovay’s Cauldron
My blogging bestie tends to get nominated by me for everything lately but she always makes these so super interesting. I bet she can make something amazing out of this post.
Lita Kino: Lita Kino’s Anime Corner
I haven’t had too much success in tagging her before but this one is very dedicated to anime and she is like Miss Anime in my eyes. So she should definitely get a tag.
Naja: Blerdy Otome
I really respect Naja as a creator a lot! Plus if anyone will answer my love question with some great examples I bet it will be her! I think she is a very social blogger who can help me make this tag spread around and let people experience it.
Okay so I know you are already behind with tags, so initially I opted leaving you out of this so consider this nomination very informal! Yet it felt very wrong not to include you! You are always so supportive and amazing that I feel bad for not nominating you! Don’t feel pressured into doing this though!
My lovely Coconuts, Mike, Tsubaki, Ospreyshire and Indigo and Ocelot are nominated like always. If you want to become a coconut avatar like them please consider supporting my Kofi! You get a cute little avatar with a funny little backstory and you are automatically nominated for all my blog tags! On a rare occasion I also launch some of my custom images ahead of time or for review! Coconuts can evolve over time and get a regular shout out so join today!