The Mystery Blogger Award!

When I first started blogging, I’ve always wondered what the puzzling mystery behind this award was. Why the galaxy design? Was the mystery of the award the award itself? Or did the mystery serve a more philosphical purpose like the french painting, “Ceci n’est pars une pipe”?

Welp, always leave it up to me to stupidly over-think things! In truth, the creator, Okoto Enigma, said she called this the “Mystery Blogger Award” because of the word “Enigma” in her name. She created the award in order to bring recognition to vague bloggers out there in the vast internet whom have yet to be discovered.

Before reading the following, make sure to check out Amelia, Keiko and Pinkie, the lovely peoples who nominated me. You’d be doing yourself a huge favor!

RULES

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

3 THINGS ABOUT ME

I’ll keep this info simple.

I hate goat eyes.

Pinkie’s talked about her fear of wasps. Animeandfanfiction talked about her fear of dogs. Guess it’s my turn to carry on the tradition. Goat eyes. They’re nasty things. Sure, I hate goats in general but goats eyes? Don’t you even. I think my issue with them is their rectangular pupil shape. Moreover, the fact that their pupils change shapes depending on the day only pile onto my disgust. I can’t remember when I started hating the thought of them but all you need to know is I despise them. Never take me to a petting zoo. I learnt that the hard way…

I’m kinda short.

I’m exactly 5″ both in height and mental age. I don’t really have a problem with being as short as I am with the one exception of still needing a bar stool when reaching high shelves. One kinda-peeving-kinda-not issue is how all my mutuals are either one to three inches taller than me. I’d like to think that’s nature’s cruel way of saying I suck. It’s even crueler when you have Hinata Shoyo being ridiculed for being 5’3 while I’m over here babbling in my baby crib of 5″ height. It’s okay though, I’m still a faithful believer to the fact that I’m secretly a 6’4 giant. You and me just don’t know it yet.

I love the cold.

Living in southern California isn’t easy with my weather preferences. First of all, I love rain. Vibrant colors aren’t my forte, so when mundane rain clouds loom overhead and blacken the beneath, I can’t help but rejoice. It’s so calming and peaceful in comparison to the vivid bustle of colors. As you can guess, winter is also my favorite season. Granted, winter in California sucks ass but at least it’s better than the scorching sun of summer. The coldest place I’ve been to is Brianhead, which was a solid -5/-2 degrees farenheit. I loved it there. Sure, I froze my butt off and I struggled adapting to the sudden change but I loved it.

Amelia’s Questions!

You’re sitting down to write a new blog post. What snacks / drinks do you have on hand?

I’ve enstilled a rule in myself to never eat/drink anything around my noitor (in which I write on). I have a notorious reputation of spilling plastic water bottles and dropping food. I’d absolutely hate for myself to spill/drop anything on my desktop. So far, my baby hasn’t suffered any casualites so hopefully I can keep it that way.

For the sake of answering the question, the singular thing I ate whilst typing up a blog post was a lemon – just a raw lemon. Yes, I’m a human and no, I don’t bite into lemons like I do apples lol. I don’t know why peoples’ first image when I say I eat raw lemons is that…

If you could be an animal, what animal would you be and why?

I would be a pootoo. Contrary to most opinions, I think they’re pretty cute! They remind me of cartoon birds I watched in my childhood. Moreover, I’ve always wanted to live the life of a bird. Unlike most birds, Potoos are fairly stagnant birds. They hardly move around and stay in their cozy, safe enviornment: the high branches of forest canopies. Sounds analogous to my life style already, especially considering the wake of COVID-19. As a finishing touch, a Potoo’s voice doesn’t sound poetic like other birds of nature. It sounds like a shrill, hoarse shout – exactly like my singing skills. Wow, the Potoo is just begging to be my best friend now, isn’t it?

Congratulations! You’ve enrolled in U.A. High School! What’s your Quirk?

Considering I’ll have a quirk in today’s world, I’d take the lame quirk of being able to understand concepts quickly. I’m a slow person. It takes too much continous mental ingraining to get me to remember a certain academic fact for long, especially when it comes to math. I enjoy math but the thing is I suck at it largely because I struggle to remember formulas and tactical patterns.

If I had the ability to learn things immediately, I’m sure I’d be at a different position than I am today. Hopefully, a happier, less stressful position. Moreover, grasping ideas swiftly doesn’t only apply to academics. It can apply to emotions and/or tactical survival. I’d love the application of the former.

What anime are you looking forward to most this year?

I seriously can’t wait till I get my greasy hands on The Promised Neverland’s Season 2. I’m dying to see what more The Promised Neverland has to offer. I’ve been diligently evading spoilers since I finished The Promised Neverland so hopefully its second season lives up to all my evasive efforts.

What inspired you to start blogging?

My close friend started up a poetry blog that I found very expressive. Considering I was in the midst of getting back into anime, I think her expressiveness was the primary drive for me to start getting my ideas on anime out there…plus, I completely forgot blogging existed so there’s that.

Keiko’s Questions!

What are your favorite types of posts to write?

I love it when I get to write random rants. When it comes to just ranting about what I want, it feels as if there are zero constraints to how I should write. With episodic reviews, it must be about the episode. With anime reviews, it must pertain to the anime in question. However, with rants, I can go on as much tangents as I want. I’m a free soul! Plus, the audience that decides to read my rants and even go as far as to comment on them make me feel way more fluffy than I’d usually do.

What anime has surprised you this season?

I hate to be a downer but none. The closest answer I can think of is Natsunagu. I never thought I’d actually be invested in Natsuna’s journey of finding Itsuki considering the minimal time constraint of each episode but here I am – actually feeling empathetic for these poor souls. To be honest, I’m enjoying it more than most anime airing.

If you had a mutation that could be anything, what would it be?

Let’s go with my answer to Amelia’s quirk question from earlier.

If you had the ability to read people’s minds, what would you do?

I wouldn’t. If I looked into that private realm of theirs, I’d feel horrible about myself. I’d feel like I’d have stolen their safe spot. If I wanted to know something, I’d ask. Going as far as to read someone’s mind sounds unsolicited. I’m not a fan of any type of eavesdropping/spying since I’m aware of how much it can hurt a person. Granted, the ability to read minds would be very effective through a utilitarian perspective however, knowing myself, I’m bound to feel overly guilty over my unsolicited “spying” no matter how much success I gain from the ability.

What is your worst fear?

Totally not goat eyes…

But, for the sake of answering, I have this weird fear over eggnog. When I was a wee child, a bowl of yellow goop was sitting on the stairs. I was told it was eggnog and didn’t really look into it. I really should’ve. That bowl sat on the stairs for what felt like forever. Months passed and it still remained its murky yellow. For some reason, smart me decided to walk up to the bowl, not throw it away, but instead, smell it. Lemme tell you when I say it was terrifyingly pungent. Like, a teenager’s dirty socks could never kind-of-pungent. Since then, I’ve been reluctant to ever try eggnog or anything of soupy yellow appearance.

Then again, I have no idea if it truly was eggnog or not. The point is I was convinced it was eggnog and now you have me spreading the tale of my eggnog trauma.

Pinkie’s Questions!

What is your favorite board game/tabletop game?

Oh man, now that I think about it, it’s been a while since I’ve played a board game! The only board game (if you can so call it that) I can vaguely remember playing is checkers so lets go with that. Back in my wee child days, I was pretty damn okay at checkers.

What is your favorite (anime) companion “creature” or general mascotte?

Woah! Another hard one! Man, you sure are merciless with these questions, Pinkie…This may be an invalid answer (if you don’t accept brand mascots) but the first thing that popped in my head was Mr. Clean. Like c’mon, it’s Mr. Clean! As a wee child, I loved his minmalistic appearance and oh, don’t even get me started on that shiny, bald head and earrings. I’ll faint.

I won’t go as far as to say I had a “Mr. Clean Phase” because I’d be bullying myself at that point but I won’t hesitate in saying Mr. Clean was pretty damn fine to child me; especially considering how old this guy probably is. Plus….HE’S CLEAN. Who doesn’t love a clean man? With every commercial, with every year, Mr. Clean has always managed to keep his shirt sparkly white and his head spic-n’-span. It’s astonishing! No, it’s not just astonishing. It’s Mr. Clean.

…Y’know what, maybe I did have a “Mr. Clean Phase” in hindsight…

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What is an overused trope in fiction you still like no matter how often it is used?

Aha! A question I’ve well prepared for! I love the tsundere trope. I get how it can be easily hated if distributed poorly amongst the wrong audience. After all, it can be annoying having to tirelessly sit through a tsundere denying her romance with every turn for 24 episodes straight. It’s difficult to come across that perfect tsundere as hard as it is to find that perfect waifu. Nevertheless, I just can’t help but love the little suckers no matter how skewed in tsun/dere they may be! Taiga’s too brutal to consider a full-fledged tsundere, yet, I love the little demon! Nino and Kaguya are a tad too unaccepting to feel fulfilled, yet, I love em! You could say my love for the tsundere trope is unconditional.

Zombie Apocalypse, Alien invasion or A.I.  revolting against man which one will happen and whose side will you be on? Doing what?

I avoid believing in the supernatural/paranormal cus’ my logical ass needs unhinged evidence so zombie and aliens are out of question. I’d say an A.I revolt far into the future is most likely to happen out of the three. Yeah, I can see an A.I revolt happening give or take a few centuries. In my opinion, by the time we’ve reached such an astonishing level of technological advancement where we can develop technology that incorporate their own concious mind, I’ll most likely be dead.

In the case humanity’s more badass than I thought and I’m still kicking, then I’ll be protecting my loved ones no matter what side they’re on. If they died, I wouldn’t really care what would happen to me. I wouldn’t kill myself but I’d go on living fully prepared to die. In the case of a revolt, what difference does death make in comparison to living in a robotic world of turmoil? They both sound equally empty and meaningless to me. Plus, life isn’t a big deal to me anyways. I live and I die when I die. The end.

Step 1: You have to set up a date for Pinkie ,which blogger do you set her up with? (tag  the blogger you )

Mwhahaha. I’m having a Mr. Burns “Excellent” moment right now.

My choice for Pinkie’s date would be – drumroll pleaseeee – Irina!

Judging from their conversations I’ve seen in comment sections, I’d think there’d be no better choice than Irina. Their convos range from the hilariously weird to the beautifully insightful and I can’t help but enjoy them to bits and pieces. The free and lax nature of them make it seem like they’ve known each other way past the blogosphere, or, if they have, then damn! I’m a great observer! Both parties’ writing styles emmit tons of personality that I’d feel flow into each other greatly. What can I say? Their personality levels are over 9000. I feel like a date between the two would be compelling as fuck. Man, I’m way too invested in this question.

Step 2: Pinkie will set you up for a date in return which blogger would you like to be set up with. (tag the suggestion)

I actually have no clue who to pick. None of my relationships with the people of the aniblogosphere stem farther than comment sections (don’t use Twitter). I do have a few fave bloggers out there whom will remain ambiguous (nice try), but that’s just me admiring people from the shadows and heavily breathing like a creepy Yandere girlfriend. If Pinkie ever sees this, she can return the date favor with her choice of date for me, if she wants that is.

Questions

  1. What’s your zodiac sign?
  2. How hot/cold is it outside for you?
  3. Can you show us a favorite artwork of yours (doesn’t have to be made by you)?
  4. What is one of your proudest feats?
  5. What academic subject did/do you struggle with the most?

Nominees

Thank you for reading!

17 thoughts on “The Mystery Blogger Award!

  1. Goat eyes are super creepy! Horse eyes also have the same weird, rectangular pupils, but, for some reason, their eyes don’t look nearly as off-putting. I think, maybe, it’s because most horses have dark coloured eyes, so it’s not as noticeable on them. Whenever I see a horse with blue or light-coloured eyes, I always think that they look a little freaky.

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    1. Yep, I think it’s the thought of the goat in general. Frogs have those same rectangular pupils, yet, they aren’t nearly as freaky as goats. I find frogs kinda cute tbh. I have no idea what went wrong with the goats 😂…

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  2. Thanks for nominating! I must say that my brother and I totally had a Mr. Clean phase…(looked up every Mr. Clean ad and learned them)

    Looking forward to Promised Neverland S2 too!

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  3. I thought I liked this and commented yesterday but I have been a bit loopy lately so excuse me for the late response!

    First of all Mr Clean was like a silent companion in the movie Food Fight (…….) so sure he counts!.

    Setting me up with Irina huh! I’d be happy with that choice.. hypothetically of course! As for you..
    I would have either set you with Ospreyshire if you are into males. He is always kind and seems to be very reasonable.. I feel like you he might be guided by logic.. not sure! He might be someone to drag you out that heavy breathing shadow by just being nice. He has a great sense of justice with resonates with your kindness not to read peoples minds.

    If you are into girls I would set you up with Geek Girl Joy.. now that is a logic driven mind if I ever saw one! I havent seen you interact but I feel like that might lead into a cute blind date. I think Joy has what it takes to be a Tsundere as well. Karandi might be a Tsun as well.. but I could just be imagining it because of the hair colour. Joy however I am pretty sure can be Tsun. She also has her fair share of ranting blogs, and when I asked her to pick a quirk I think she picked something very similar to yours. Instead of children you could get a flock or little robots.. those being your family could defiantly be what started the robot uprising.. you already said you’d fight on the side of your family! She isn’t as anime heavy..so you can re watch a lot of things!

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