re:Rants – *Ahem*, I meant “The Entertainer Blogger Award”! *panpakapan*

So, dear reader.

Welcome to another session of re:Rant- hm?

AH. It seems like there won’t be rants today. Aww, and here I wanted to talk about how hellish hot is here, how HTML is screwing me up on WordPress or about my teacher suddenly calling and scaring the hell out of me because of a commendation’s letter… Oh, well.

Also wanted to talk about how I was unable to play Little Busters for the last days and my daily sadistic urge satisfied by the manga Tomodachi Game… but hey, this blog was getting more Rants than AMLNVN anyways.

It will be for another time (I’m positive in that, funny how I’m confident in writing rants but not normal posts…).

Ok. As you might have guessed from the title, this is a post about being grateful to fellow bloggers, while subtly advertising their blogs and revealing some hidden truths regarding the host/author….or not. This is an “Awards” post, no, it would be more correct to say an “Awards” curse chain, in which one nomitates other bloggers, who in turn nomitates other ones, until someone decides to break it for some reason. Sorry, I’m not that one, mainly because I find this funny as hell.

That being said, let’s begin the true Awards!

Pan-paka-pan! Can you feel my burning excitement?

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Add these rules to your post.
  3. Answer all the questions below.
  4. Display the award picture in your post.
  5. Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all entertaining!

The questions:

  1. Why did you blog in the first place?
  2. What is your favorite book?
  3. What do you dislike the most?
  4. What is your favorite food at the mall?
  5. What is your favorite past time?

Uh, yeah. Rules. Rules. Hehehehaha… it would be bad if I were to…

RULUUU BREEKAAAAAHHH!!

RULE BREAKER!!!All Spells Must Be Broken

“This is a sword of negation and betrayal, that nullifies every kind of magecraft in the world.”

And thus this mad Otaku, in his fully Fate-loving mode (as if there were times in which I’m NOT in that mode), had the possibility to change and break the rules made so many months ago. Well, I won’t destroy them though, just made some little alterations.

The new rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog post in which they cursed you;more details later, but linking to the previous awards is better I think, you can always add their blogsite too anyways
  2. Add these rules to your post.
  3. Answer all the questions below (broken even these questions) and add one if you want to make your victims suffer more wish;thanks to the one who nominated me’s idea
  4. Display the award picture in your post (optional)changed for no reason;

    This is the one by the way. I prefer Nero from F/GO though, the one used for this post. UMU.
  5. Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all entertaining!

The new questions:

  1. Why did you blog in the first place?
  2. What is your favorite Novel, Manga or Anime?Books only is too limiting in my opinion, so if you don’t have a novel, go with manga, if you don’t have any try with anime or another form of entertainment;
  3. What do you dislike the most?
  4. What is your favorite food at the mallI don’t eat at the mall?
  5. What is your favorite way to pass past time?I think this was the meaning

Now, this is (partly) a joke, so, whoever will be the next blessed ones, you’re free to totally ignore this post, use the old ones or copy-past the new ones, which I’ll cleanly put here for simplicity’s sake:

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog post in which they mentioned you;
  2. Add these rules to your post.
  3. Answer all the questions below and add one if you wish;
  4. Display the award picture in your post (optional);
  5. Nominate bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all entertaining!

The questions:

  1. Why did you blog in the first place?
  2. What is your favorite Novel, Manga or Anime?
  3. What do you dislike the most?
  4. What is your favorite food?
  5. What is your favorite way to pass time?

Ok, with this done. Let’s begin with thanking TPAB~The Pantless Anime Blogger who aims to review 1000 Anime and is great for letter exchange relationship, for kindly nominatingcursing and courteously suggestingthreatening to make one myself (joking obviously).

My deepest gratitude

Seriously speaking though, you should be crazy to follow me but not him, an Otaku who experienced many, many interesting things in his carrier of teacher. Oh, and having over 1000 Anime watched is already enough to follow him. When I reached my 1000th, I was happy to finally be able to chant:

“…

I have watched over a thousand Anime

Unknown to sleep, nor known to rest,

Have withstood dry eyes countless times,

Because I couldn’t stop after just an episode,

Yet, my emptiness will never be filled,

So, as I pray, may my application to a parallel world be accepted!

Unlimited Tale Works

…ok. My full chuuni-mode aside,

Ignore it~ Ignore it~ The poor thing is mentally impaired.

let’s go and answer the questions.

1. Why did you blog in the first place?

Ahhh. Already a tough one, I see.

If I were to say no reason in particular would you believe me? Because to tell the truth, I’m not sure myself. Sometimes, in fits of exasperation because of Reality, I even, almost, dare, to think about throwing the towel and returning being a 100% passive reader.

I think I started without a real motive, probably wanted to try new things (and this was merely 2 months ago, mine is a broken memory you see), but… I started customizing for hours, while having fun discovering how to do this and that I pretty much transformed it into a site version of my MyAnimeList profile. And then.. well, things simply went their way: I believe that sacrifice is one of the greatest driver for mankind, so when I looked at the several hours I spent personalizing it, I simply went “oh well. Why not, I may even make some online friend while talking about 2D”. Then I went with the flow and started reviewing, or at least trying, every episode of the seriously crazy number of Anime series I watch… while having a festival of tests in Real Life…

Ahhhh, I remember those dark times… wait, not that I’m that better right now.

I understimated blogging too much: going without a plan is now killing me, as I have no stable frequency whatsoever, and am even trying to understand what I should do in it, since I’m unsure what is this blog is even about or the direction it should take. I initially even wanted to be of service to other Otaku somehow, but I’m just your average, perhaps pessimistic, highschool student who can’t speak Japanese, so I’ll probably go for something like a diary and share whatever I can to contribute helping the translators. Perhaps I can do some epubs for the series I like or make higher quality LN Covers..

Wait. We’re definitely off-course here. This wasn’t a rant  post, so screw it and let’s pass onto the second question.

2. What is your favorite Novel, Manga or Anime?

Let’s see. I’ll say immediately that it’s impossible for me to choose just one, so the one I’ll talk about may or not be my favourite (but would be in my top 3 at least). Since I began it, let’s pick all of the categories, but let me say that I personally regard VN as the highest level of 2D entertainment, followed by LN and then Manga and Anime (at the same level more or less, so VN>LN>M≥A):

Yeah, I did want to talk about the best for each of them, but screw it. I’m already at over 1500 words for an award, so I’ll choose one from my pool of favourite (can’t choose the best, as it’s impossible for me) Light Novels: Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria, a seven volumes long series (which was licensed by Yen Press if I remember correctly as “The Empty Box and the Zeroth Maria”) with your average highschool student, that during the clichéd “transfer obviously female student” is told by her:

“I’m here to break you. This is my 13,118th school transfer, and even I can’t help but reach the end of my tether after so many iterations. So for a change of pace, I’ll declare war this time.”

Heck if this didn’t excite me. I definitely knew I was in for a great ride.

Kininarimasu! I was in so much pain to discover the last and seventh volume wasn’t written at that time…

And well, my expectations came true: I flippin’ loved, love and will continue loving it. I won’t talk in details, as I try to avoid being spoiler-ish. But let’s say… the first volume was quite similar to a certain Mad Scientist; a totally average student transported in another world and good only at a dark magic attribute (with another totally irrelevant ability), and a certain black haired Mahou Shoujo that loves almost too much her pink haired bow user friend…’s experiences. The mystery element is truly great, and the feeling of costantly missing something was really satisfying somehow? Well, screw it. I love it, that’s all.

3. What do you dislike the most?

Inefficiency. I despise wasting my time the most in absolute. I’m unable to just stay there and do nothing, even when lying on the floor because of sleepyness, tireness or heat, I’m costantly fooling myself in believing I’m resting to be more active later, daydreaming to lower my stress or planning ahead my schedule.

But… inefficiency according to what?

To reading stories. Thus, to watch more Anime, read more Manga and Light Novels, play more Visual Novels. You see, observing and experiencing new tales, is my sustainment. I’m not joking when I say that AMLNVN saved, is saving and will save me. It is my only reason to live at this point. Everything I do, from keeping my body as healthy as possible, to working my ass off to get top marks, is only for that reason.

Mine is a sad, twisted and meaningless existence. I’m costantly feeling empty and lacking in something if I don’t get to access to ideal world that is 2D. That’s why… I’m a little reluctant in spending too much time on the blog, which lowers my drive to even start posts and makes me feel really conflicted, as I do feel good after posting and talking with others about what I love, no about what drive me to tomorrow, yet… I find it extremely excruciating finding I have no time left to dedicate to 2D because I need to do stuff because of Reality, since otherwise, I won’t even be allowed to continue simply existing (and by this I mean doing anything to satisfy the primary needs of this mass of meat called human body).

But before anyone says something about my pitiful situation out of their kindness (I experienced being supported by many bloggers’ words before, seriously, this community is amazing and I thank you for existing), I did try to experience the things that bring happiness to normal people, yet I have a great problem: I truly despise such waste of time (every single time I try, I’m simply unable to enjoy as I can’t see them as nothing but waste of time and money) and I’m a misanthrope, though I seem to have no problems if the communication is between screens. I’m a little broken, compared to normal people, and I know it. But I don’t really care about other’s opinion on me, not anymore at least.

That’s why, I love the MC of Saike Mata Shitemo.

That’s why I love characters that are the minority, that feel empty and meaningless or that face off against the world, that’s why the costant quote in my menu is Chigusa Yuu’s (okay, I lied. I’m lazy to change it to another one, but I truly love it). Worst thing is, I find enjoyment in even other’s suffering (though not always), I find entertaining series in which MC get revenge or simply make others suffer after having suffered the evils of the world… Alicetaria from Re:Creators would have killed me…

That’s why, I find myself so relatable to Kotomine Kirei

But don’t worry, as long as I’m connected to that world, I’ll be fine (you would be amazed to see my state after not watching or reading anything for a day, truly the depths of depression).

Just… just when did this become another of my pessimistic, and I dare to say quite heavy, session???

I sincerely apologize if this was a little too heavy, but things happen when it’s past 2 AM and I start writing…. yet I have no intention of stopping right now. Still, BOYS. I’m way over 2000 words as of now. I can hear Rena’s gaze…

Hello… do you have some pepper to lend me?

To make up for this, let me show you some of the funniest Manga panels I have.

It’s supposed to be a totally serious situation by the way.
Love this Toaru Kagaku no Railgun x Jojo Photoshop.
Amazing what you can find lurkling on the net.
This will be undestood only to those that play Fate/GO or Gacha Hell like me. By the way, if you want a Waver support, I have a slot free.

4. What is your favorite food?

As long as it’s edible and doesn’t cost much I’m fine, so I don’t really have a favourite food. Perhaps something healthy, lately I made myself addicted to eggs. So for now, eggs.

Why a Little Busters Twins Route CG? Why indeed… what? You expect me to answer? Boo, I won’t. I’m getting too tired.

5. What is your favorite way to pass time?

Welp. This is easy. Reading new and exciting tales. With all needed to accomplish that, thus healthy body (my poor eyes though), money, food and rest…pfffff- sorry, sorry. This last one reminded me of my state during last days of school…

Remember, lack of sleep can be mortal. I experienced that myself personally.

The Nominees (feel free to ignore it):

Finally, who shall be the new bearer of the curse? Hm, to tell the truth, I don’t know that deeply many bloggers either (referring to PTAB’s post) or rather, I’m just a passive reader, I don’t comment that much (though I’m trying to do better). Not to mention, I’m quite unsure about the “being entertaining” thing, so I’ll just go with the ones I like, interact or admire the most I suppose. To tell the truth, many bloggers I follow are the Gods: Translators-sama. And I don’t really think this award should be directed to them, as rather than “entertaining” they’re doing Gods’ work. Well, I mention them pretty much every 2 days anyways. Glad I Rule Broken that rule. So firstly…

  • The Pantless Anime Blogger,  I curse nominate you back. Weird how there wasn’t even the need to change a rule to do this. What to say. I have a blast replying and commenting with him, go and check his blog if you haven’t yet;
  • Karandi, darn if that’s some incredible senpai. Not that others aren’t, but his dedication to blogging is almost scary. I mean, he is pretty much omnipresent in all the community while also managing his own blog, which is based on the rule of “100 words” per post. Thus completely differently from TPAB, whose posts are long (and saved in my “later” folder). Anyways, as someone who isn’t really putting all his efforts, willingly, into blogging because of time and other many factors, Karandi is the perfect 3rd year Senpai that everyone admires for me;
  • Prattle is great too, but what his… err, her posts truly shine in is utility in my opinion. Wait, isn’t that just what her blog is about now that I think about it? Oh, well. Never understimate my brain abilities: I even forget my brother and sisters… heck even mine, age or birthday. Either way, I have no idea if it will ping back to his… her… their(?) blog, but sincerely who cares. As long as more people get “Further Clearer” I’m good… now, if only I were able to correctly follow these great advices, it would be really nice for my body;
  • CSRadical, okay let’s be frank. I friggin’ love his name. Ranting is becoming my main subject after all. That aside, I particularly like his weekly overviews, just like many other things, I’m unsure why though. Oh, well. By the way, his posts about… three random waifus are interesting too, though extremely misleading. I didn’t open those until much later. Oh, but I’m not really into waifu or waifu wars though, not to mention I’m going to become a Great Sage, so I’m unsure about them, but most people are interested in the other sex, so… screw it;
  • Irothtin, from Glorio Blog, as I really like his posts, especially regarding the reviews on Re:Creators… wait, is it because I love it? …nah. I don’t think so. I mean, he’s quite critic on it, and yet I still enjoy reading his posts, so he must be “entertaining”, right?
  • Marthaurion with whom I’ve been talking about Seikaisuru Kado lately. I enjoy these discussion that weirdly go into subject such as the soul. He has two websites it seems? Oh, well. Someone who made one for no actual reason shouldn’t talk at all I suppose;
  • Shokamoka, for some reason his blog makes me feel relaxed. Like when I watch Natsume Yuujinchou. Appreciating Anime music is really good too (if only I could actually understand the lyrics though) and it seems like he’s Yukihira Souma in reality, darn him and his dishes (I’m not really cook, and am quite satisfied with the most simple dish, heck a slice of bread get me drooling) they make me hungry;
  • REMYFOOL from the Lily Garden, Yuri. That says it all. Yuri is a blessing from the Gods… sorry, I feel like fainting right now. So let me stop here.

By the way, my curiousity was too strong, so I did a little… ok, freaking long excursion in search for the origin of this thing, and after jumping from blog to blog…

I was cursed nomitated by TPAB, who was called by Keiko, who in turn was named by D, tagged in turn by meltingpotsandothercalamities (dude, your name… it’s actually not that bad compared to mine), summoned by Icebreaker (woah, third time? Just how deep are the roots of this?)… I can’t find other synonims, so bear with my limited vocabulary as I will simply list the next ones… RiverMoose-Reads (and here I think we are outside the sphere of AMLNVN, as from her everyone is more or totally focused on normal novels), Ann The Book MasterMaggie @Massachusetts NovelBirdie Bookworm,  Zainab at A Bibliophile’s ObsessionGiovanna @Book Coma BlogLisa @Nefarious Reader, Lara @ The Heathe-… OOPS, it seems like we have to interrupt the chain here, as the post is no more. I would lie if I were to say I’m not relieved. This is a friggin’ curse I say. Still, I have to admit that it was somehow interesting climbing up to the roots of this tradition… just to NOT find it at all. Too bad, I wanted to know who was the originator…

Oh, wait. She just changed domain… but didn’t mention her nominee? Welp, and here we stop then. Sorry, but I won’t bother to further research, as just going against this very long stream was incredibly time-consuming. Though it was interesting to see that this “tradition” in reality is something that had already begun in August 2016… and is still strongly kicking in I suppose.

L-looks at the time.

SO FRIGGIN’ LATEEeeeee! IT’S way over 3 AMMMMM. And I think this is my longest post until now? Goddess in Military Uniform that shares the name with a start or costellation or whatever it is, please halp. I need to get into another dimension in which I’m OP or have at least the ability of never get tired.

And here I wanted to make another rant post plus perhaps one about next Season’s Anime… Welp. I’m in a pinch, as in: I truly need to pace myself better… but the rising heat is more than inversely proportional to my frequency of posting… oh well. Let’s end laughing like crazy because why not.

I’m going to faint and sleep for some days… or probably just read things. Either way, I’m starting to fear the blog, as when I start, especially ranting, I have troubles finishing…though I too am seriously dumb. Starting writing in the evening while knowing this? Haaa. Whatever. I’m unable to think clearly right now. Goodnight.

Yes, sir. I completely didn’t forgot about that.

Author: Izanaginookami

Your average and pessimistic otaku who was saved by Anime first, then Manga, to only be saved once again by Light Novels and Visual Novels. Thus tries to spread their worlds, without much success though: there are mostly rants about Reality getting in the way to access the AMLNVN World. Oh well. Screw it. I'm most of the time dead tired, not to mention I've discovered I'm more of a "watcher" than a "creator". Thus do not expect too much activity. I do try my best to be of help to the Otaku community though, but as a lowly leecher who doesn't know the Superior (Japanese) language (nor Chinese nor Korean), I can only share things Translators-sama's godly works.

34 thoughts on “re:Rants – *Ahem*, I meant “The Entertainer Blogger Award”! *panpakapan*”

  1. Congrats on the award :D. Interesting read, plenty of humour thrown in xDD. I do get the FGO joke xDD. Making a marriage contract instead of a master / servant contract xDD.

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  2. I’m seriously impressed by the detective work you put into tracing back all the nominees. 0.o Nice job!
    And when I was an amateur blogger, I didn’t realize something and accidentally made my site title my blogger name…let’s just say there’s a long story behind my blogger name 😂. And your blogger name isn’t bad either!

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    1. Heh, thanks for reading, too bad I had to stop; and don’t worry:: having such names really stuck in your mind, so I think it’s good. Not to mention… I found someone with a seriously amazing name, even more than Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade from Monogatari series.

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  3. I might re-do this, but I’ll completely embrace the curse chain idea. :p
    And lol, I diligently reply to all the comments I make. It just happens that we have so many between us. I might even reply to a wrong one at some point, since it’s crazy tracking them now. What have we done?
    Anyways, congrats on joining the curse train and proving just how random you are. Really? No reason for making a site? XD It makes mine extremely cheesy.

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    1. Wait, for real? I should have added a rule of not cursing back… nah, don’t feel forced.
      Heh, that’s what I do too. This explain the numerous comments of ours. Lol, there will be a day in which I’ll make that mistake too and say “Ops, aren’t you The Pantless Anime Blogger? Sorry, wrong blog” (I have difficulty keeping track too, I find the dashboard not exactly user-friendly as it only show either the comments you’ve done or the ones on your site… and the right notification column is too little for some comments).

      Thanks for bringing me in. I wonder if it will spread even further. Yep, if you didn’t get it from my posts, I’m totally random. Oh, now that I remember, perhaps it was also a way to learn HTML skills? Or that came after? Who knows, my mind is also random, I need a notebook like those characters whose memory is reset every now and then perhaps.

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      1. We’ll keep this curse train rolling, lol.
        And seriously, I’m slowly losing track of our comments. I almost comment on one but it’s supposed to be for another post. XD

        Life is unpredictable, so being random is like a way to outsmart life. Take that, Life!!!

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      1. Eh? Wah.

        Gomenasai!

        For some weird reason, I always thought you were male… even though the avatar pic is a female one. Perhaps I’m too intoxicated with gender exchange, traps and reverse traps… Or probably just me misunderstanding the username..

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    1. Thanks, just me being entertaining (pun intended). Ah, don’t worry though, the curse isn’t that strong: you can easily avoid it (don’t like to force things on other after all).

      Yeah, lack of time and also because a black-out wiped out some of the data. Thankfully, I has the saves in another hard disk, but for some reason the skip already text is out, so I have to either re-read all the parts or guess which I’ve already read…

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  4. This had to be one of the best Entertainer Blogger Award posts I’ve ever seen. Really, you’ve done well, my friend, you’ve set the bar high. 🎉 Enjoy this… I don’t really know… emoji. There. This is impressive for a 2AM blog write, I am in awe! No but really, great post! I had fun reading this, and the effort you put into to look for all the nominees that other people tagged. And yes, this tag has been around for awhile, I don’t remember how it began. 😅

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  5. This has to be one of the most amusing replies to this chain that I’ve seen! It was a really fun read. I can’t believe you actually went back to search for the originator of this; that’s some detective work right there! :’)

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  6. Damn. How did I forget to thank you!
    I’m definitely not ignoring this, coming from a person who is also saved by anime~

    Just got to first run from my job coming end of the weekend…

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    1. You’re welcome, and, nah, don’t worry. I forget even my own birthday. Not to mention, I’m not even sure whether WordPress actually notify the nominated ones or not (in my case, it didn’t happen).

      Anime saves lives. 2D is mankind’s hope.

      Reality is a bicchi, and I, like everyone, totally feel you.

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