I can’t believe this is my fourth award I’ve received since joining WordPress. Never thought I’d be worthy of one. But here I am, and I can’t be more grateful.

This award was given to me by Irina of Drunken Anime Blog, a new friend of mine from the group OWLS, which I’m sure you’ve heard of by now. You should totally check their blog out.

Anyway, let’s get into the rules.

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

The three questions Irina posed were:

  1. What post was your favorite to write and why?
  2. Is there a subject you would like to write about but haven’t quite figured out how to do it yet?
  3. What was the last random thing that made you happy?

1. What post was your favorite to write and why?

Every OWLS post I’ve written has been a load of fun. I never do anything so intricate and thought-provoking in my normal blog posts, so it’s a challenge for me. They also teach me so much about what I’m good at writing and what I’m not. And the support I receive from my friends is such a confidence boost I generally don’t have.

But that’s probably too vague, right?

My very favorite post I’ve written was [OWLS Blog Tour: Treasure] Accepting Yourself Is Not Easy (A Silent Voice), which was September’s tour post. To this day, I’m immensely proud of the result. It’s the most popular post I’ve written, and I feel it deserves it. I’ve written other posts that I absolutely hated by the time I posted it, and it got far too much recognition. They were not my best work, and I’ve considered deleting them.

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This post I poured my heart and soul into. I had written over 1,000 words, I had about two days to finish it, and I decided to completely rewrite it. Best decision ever. I am in love with every word I wrote. I’ve reread it, and smiled. This is rare for anything I write. I’m so hard on myself, and it crushes my confidence sometimes. If a post gets only four or five likes, I feel like I’ve failed. I know I really haven’t I just need to look at what I did there and learn from that.

Sorry for getting so deep and depressing, but yeah. If I were to choose a piece to post as an example of my writing, that would be the thing I’d choose. Another would be LGBT+ Representation in Comics, since I got to share another love of mine to others. And I’m planning on making a second one in the near future.

2. Is there a subject you would like to write about but haven’t quite figured out how to do it yet?

Yes, definitely. I would love to be able to discuss books along with my anime posts, but I put myself in a corner naming my blog only after anime. I’m sure it’d be possible to do book reviews, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out how I’d do it. I don’t read as much as I’d like to, but I’ve been reading much more than I have all throughout high school. I’ve figured that webcomics fit okay into my blog, as a lot of them are in an anime style, and I’ve seen other bloggers discuss some. But books are a whole different story.

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I’m thinking I’ll redo my site again to allow some different categories, since there are some I don’t use, and don’t need to be there. I can have a webcomics and books category to put those there for people interested.

I also am working on a book myself, and am working on putting together a Patreon. There would be short writings I do, and some information on the characters before it’s released to the public, along with snippets of the book. I don’t know if people will be interested in supporting me if it’s not for my blog, so I guess that’s yet another thing I want to discuss here but am not sure how.

I don’t know if this was the way the question was supposed to be taken, but I hope this was good enough.

3. What was the last random thing that made you happy?

Ah, two things happened on Wednesday that made me super happy. I got a call back from the store I applied to, and I’ll be having an interview very soon. Which is awesome for me, it’s a department store, which was exactly where I wanted to work, at least for the holiday season. I worked at a smaller store, somewhat like a dollar store, for a year but I wanted to expand a little bit. It’s not a career, and definitely not what I want for my future. I’m only seventeen, but for the time being this is something I want to continue doing. When I graduate college, I want to be an English teacher, but we’ll see how that goes.

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The second thing isn’t as monumental, but it made my week. So, as you know by my first question response, I’m in love with A Silent Voice. And the theater release of the movie in the United States is Friday. Well, my local theater is only showing it on Monday at 7pm, the time my German class would be getting out. By the time I’d get to the theater, it’d already be half an hour in. I thought I’d have no hope of seeing it, since I’m still a teenager and skipping class to go to a movie is unheard of. I talked to my mom, and she told me that as long as I let her know where I’m at and let my professor know, I could leave early to go. I forget how great my mom is.

 

Alright, so there were my answers. Now for my nominations and questions.

Nominations:

  1. Brittney
  2. Miandro
  3. Charlie Chatters
  4. Pop Culture Literary
  5. Andrealinia
  6. Rai’s Anime Blog
  7. The Odd Ramblings of Wolfe
  8. Animated
  9. Inkling Infornography
  10. Plain Pasta and Plain Rice

If any of you already have been nominated, just take it as a compliment, you don’t have to participate.

Questions:

  1. Has there ever been a show/movie/book series that hooked you immediately, or has there been one that took a long time to get into but you now love?
  2. In honor of Halloween, I guess, what’s your opinion on horror shows/movies/books, and why?
  3. What is your favorite genre of all time and why? Or your least favorite if you don’t have a favorite.

Sorry if my questions are lame, I couldn’t come up with much of anything.

Hope you guys enjoyed this bonus post a regular one will be up on Friday, and a little spoiler: it’s about My Hero Academia, but probably not what you think it’ll be. It should be fun.

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