I think this is the sixth award I’ve been nominated for and holy shit, people, I’m speechless. When I started blogging in late July this year, I didn’t even think people would give my posts a second glance. But the actual experience has been much more pleasant. Thank you, everyone.
A big hug to Remy for this nomination. He runs The Lily Garden, focusing on yuri anime, manga and visual novels. Not only does he have a great blog but he’s also very friendly and fun to talk to. Go check him out.
Also, thanks to Prattle for their not-nomination.
- Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
- Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post
- Share 7 things about yourself
- Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15)
- Include this set of rules
- Inform your nominees
Seven things about yours truly:
I rummaged through my memories from childhood onwards to gather tidbits that might be even a little interesting. Here’s what I got.
One – My first kiss was accidental. A friend was trying to kiss me on the cheek but we were both in a hurry and turned our heads the wrong way, and she ended up pecking me on the lips. There was no awkwardness though, we just laughed it off and then I teased her about it.
Two – I had some major anger issues in the past, from about elementary school onwards. I would switch from cheery to moody within the blink of an eye, and spectacularly lose my temper if someone pushed me. I got over it through conscious effort during the last years of high school. I’m still no rainbow-shitting unicorn but I manage well enough.
Three – In another post like this, I mentioned that I got an average of 3 hours of sleep. That has improved and I sleep for 6-8 hours these days but I’ve also become nocturnal since those hours usually begin at 5am or 6am.
Four – Recently, I was involved in a love triangle of sorts with two of my friends. Thankfully, it wasn’t anywhere near as ridiculous or dramatic as in fiction. Still a messy situation though. That said, I’m pretty glad she picked me rather than the other guy.
Five – I started writing when I was ten. As you can imagine, my early attempts were atrocious. I’ve burned it all from my memory and then did it literally by torching the manuscripts. These days, it’s easier; I just need to hit backspace.
Six – I’m pretty flexible, mostly thanks to yoga. I can’t do splits or anything that extreme but stuff like this is possible.
Seven – I am fluent in two languages and have a broken grasp of a third one – Hindi. By broken grasp, I mean that I can read it but can’t understand it. When it comes to speaking, I can introduce myself and stutter out some basic sentences with lousy grammar.
The Chosen Ones:
Karandi: Karandi is one of the first bloggers I interacted with. She and her blog are seriously amazing. From episodic and series reviews to weekly features, she has a lot of great content.
Raistlin: He runs an amazing, multifaceted blog that’s got reviews anime, books, movies, games, western tv series and much more. He’s nice and fun to talk with as well.
Cauthan: I know you’re not keen on doing award posts but the award asks for lovely blogs and you’ve got one hell of a lovely blog so I had to mention you.
Mistakes Cheerio for Chesto: There are quite a few features on this blog, from posts on less popular anime to critical takes on well-known ones. Overall, it’s pretty great.
All Hail Haruhi: I only found this blog recently and haven’t read a lot of its content but what I have read is very impressive.
Rhymes, Rhythms and Ruminations: Ava writes great posts on anime and books. Her recent shipping posts were pretty entertaining.
The Otaku Judge: Concise reviews of anime, manga and games can be found on his blog, all written with a touch of humor.
JAPANime Talks: This blog has some of the most amusing articles on manga, anime and the industry I’ve seen. Each and every post is a great read.
Kurumi Shim: Kurumi’s blog houses plenty of detailed reviews and engaging articles on anime, manga and drama.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Most of the content is about otome games, particularly otome games. Their reviews are full of enthusiasm and always fun to read.
WeekendOtaku: He writes amazing, in-depth reviews that analyse each and every aspect of an anime while remaining spoiler-free.
NEETaku: Look no further for a variety of articles that are both thought-provoking and humorous.