The Brotherhood of the World Bloggers Award

As of today, I have joined the elite community of elite bloggers. That’s right…I am now apart of the Brotherhood of the World Bloggers!

Or I will be, once I answer a few questions. Since the Brotherhood of the World Bloggers is such an elite group, I will have to overcome many trials in order to be accepted.

But these trials are necessary for myself in order to become a mighty blogger. So, here are the rules.

  • Thank the Person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the questions sent to you.
  • Nominate around 10 bloggers.
  • Create your own set of questions for your nominees and display the rules.

Once again, the person who tagged me was the revered Brother Yomu. He is one of the leading experts in his field, no doubt! Go to his blog, or you’ll be missing out on some very interesting posts.

Now, I shall answer these questions, sent from Brother Yomu, before being inducted into the Brotherhood. After that, I will be asking questions to other bloggers! Continue reading “The Brotherhood of the World Bloggers Award”

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Cute, Shy, Stutter and Cry; This Anime Character Needs To Die.

Who knows why I didn’t like Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi? Yes, you, on the other side of the screen. Go ahead and answer.

Endless Eight?

Other than that. Everyone hates Endless Eight, or you should if you don’t.

Useless Filler and Fan-service?

Eh, whether or not you like the filler or fanservice is a bit subjective (unlike Endless Eight). Though it’s true I thought those were annoying, it’s not the correct answer. Try again.

You just have trash taste in anime and can’t get it through your empty skull how good Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is.

I’m gonna pretend I didn’t hear that. I’ll give you ONE more try…

I don’t know! Tell me, Who-Am-I-Senpai!

Huhuhuhuhuhu. Ignorant fool! The reason why I disliked Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, besides Endless Eight, was none other than… Continue reading “Cute, Shy, Stutter and Cry; This Anime Character Needs To Die.”

Overlord I and II Anime Review

Hello peeps! So I actually originally had something a little different with this post, but for some reason it all disappeared and Ctrl+Z couldn’t bring it back (dammit keyboard shortcut, how could you fail me!?) so I’ll just be doing a normal review in my normal format (the wordpress revision function seems to not have started working either, until my stuff was deleted)! Sry! But I have decided that the No-Spoiler thing kinda makes some of my reviews vague, which I don’t think is good, from now on I’ll be adopting a Minor-Spoilers review style instead. That’s not to say that I’ll be spoiling stuff for sure (I may barely spoil a thing anyway), but being able to say things a bit more freely will probably help my reviews to come across more clearly and hopefully make them better. I will not, however, be spoiling anything particularly major, and if I do I will be sure to warn you ahead of time! Now, for the review!

Genres: Isekai Fantasy, Action, Adventure

Summary:
Yggdrasil, a very popular MMORPG-type game, is about to be shut down after it’s popularity has faded through the years. Momonga, our main character and a very high leveled player decides to stay logged on till the very end. However, at the moment when servers are supposed to be deleted, Momonga realizes that he has entered the game world and the NPC’s are beginning to move and act by themselves! Momonga decides that, since his real life was boring and stale, he wants to stay in this video game world. He decides to embark on a quest with his NPC buddies to take over the video game world. Yeah.

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Our main character is a Skeleton by the way.

Review:

So, how did I come to watch this anime anyway?

After a good few months debating on whether I should spend my time on this SAO-esque sounding anime, I decided to give it a try. However, I was watching with a younger kid, who was not very exposed to anime, and so when one of the more fan-service-y scenes came up in the very first episode, I decided that it was probably better if we just watched something else.
Fast forward multiple months, almost immediately after I finished watching Monogatari Series: Second Season, I found myself looking for a different anime. It’s not that Monogatari was unsatsifying— no, quite the opposite in fact. But I was sorta craving something more action and battle oriented. Seeing as I was caught up on the latest episode of MHA and had no intention of attempting to watch the insanely slow paced One Piece, I decided that it was time to finally put on some Overlord.
I did not know how much I would enjoy it. In two days, I had finished all available episodes and was eagerly awaiting the next episode, which will come out next week. I have always been somewhat of a sucker for magic and cool magical battles and all, and the whole isekai genre is actually quite appealing to me. But I deem Overlord to be one of the most enjoyable anime ever (imo)! I, quite literally, HAD FUN while watching it.
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Goals For The New School Year (2017-2018)

A continuously updated post where I complete my goals for this school year.

Alright, so school’s over, and I think I managed to do pretty okay! I didn’t manage to complete all of my goals, but I completed all of the ones I initially put on here, so I think I did pretty decent! I kinda forgot about all this after April, but now I remember, and I will be doing this again next school year, for Grade 9!

School is starting tomorrow, and there are a lot of things I would like to fix about myself regarding my bad habits in school.  I would also like to become a nicer person this year, and ‘seek first to understand, then to be understood’.  I also have to stop procrastinating.

So I decided to make a list of small missions for me to accomplish at school on this blog, and I will continuously update this post to check off the tasks I have completed.  Of course, there is no need for me to put this on the blog, but this way I feel more compelled to actually complete these tasks knowing that there might be someone monitoring my progress (there probably isn’t though, this blog was literally started three days ago).

I’m going to start off with some tasks that are low in quantity first because I don’t know how well I’ll do.  If I find these are too easy I’ll make them harder.  Once I get a feel for the kind of homework I get I’ll adjust these tasks to fit.  As for the tasks unrelated to schoolwork, I won’t edit them.

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An Epiphany Of Sorts

I’ve had an epiphany recently. I believe I first started thinking about it as I was reading War and Peace. I found the characters’ growth and their personalities to be so diverse and yet natural, so unbelievably deep, and yet they could be fit into flat, uniform black letters on a thin sheet of paper. I told my mom that I would like to write characters like that one day. To be able to write a character that would make my reader think “Wow! What a deep, developed character!” She replied that I would need to know a lot of people to do that. And not just know a lot of people, but understand them, truly know a lot of people.

I knew that, but jeez, I don’t even know myself. Neither do I think I truly know anyone, even those closest to me. And that’s when I began realizing how blind I was.

My prideful, self-absorbed personality blinds me to the beauty of others. It doesn’t let me appreciate the skills of people I haven’t accepted as “skilled” or “good”. I can’t see why everyone likes her ____ and not my ____. What does everyone see in it? What makes it deeper, more intricate, more beautiful? What makes it better? Why do they like it so much? I can’t see because I don’t try to look. I don’t want to look. Looking means I acknowledge their ability. And acknowledging someone else’s skill, beauty, thoughtfulness…Means that I can’t be better than them.

But why do I even want to be better than them?

Because I want to stand out. I want to be special. But you can’t be special if everyone else is special. Yes, I can see how that contradicts itself.  Yet it is both true and false at the same time. I can see that now. Why is it so hard to be special? Why is it that everyone has such a deep and complex personality, yet such a shallow frame? Why can’t I just stand out? Why is it, that when I find pride in something I do, it’s always diluted by the works of others? Why do merely find pride in the works of myself and those I’ve accepted? Why don’t I want anyone else to be like me, yet I become happy when I find a like mind? Why do I work so hard, honing my skills, merely for my audience to applaud me, and yet when they do, I become uncomfortable and become unable to enjoy my victory?

I think I’ve come to some kind of conclusion. It’s not an answer, but it’s something.

I think this problem of mine, can only be solved by me. A lot of things in life, I believe, are personal battles. Of course, I’ll be influenced by outside sources, but in the end, I think this is a personal battle.

Interesting Event

So last year, I tried out for a school that I wanted to go to.  It’s really hard to get into – they only accept around twenty-five people every year.  There’s a test you have to take, and they also interview you.  I worked really hard to try and get into the school.

I was supposed to know whether I got in or not by March 23rd (today).  Last night, I was pretty nervous and excited, and in my nightly prayer, I asked God for good luck and admission into the school.  I did this a bunch of times before, and tonight, just as I was praying, my mom received an email that I had been accepted into the school, and she told me right when I got to this point in my prayer.

It could’ve been a coincidence I guess, but I thought it was something interesting and wanted to write it down.  I’m also really excited for next year, going to a private school.  It sounds really fun and I can’t wait! 🙂

2018 New Year Goals

Yes, sorry, this is really late.  I’m posting this 10 days later than I should’ve.  But I was kinda busy (not really) doing other stuff.  Also these goals won’t be about school.  By the end of the year I want to be a better person.

  1. Respect my mom.  I’ve been listening to my mom less and less over the past few years, and I should listen to her more often.  It’s just the two of us in our family, so I should also talk to her more often and be kinder to her.
  2. Respect my teachers.  Frequently I don’t pay attention in class, specifically in French and Math.  For math, it’s because the school curriculum is too easy for me, and usually my teacher doesn’t mind too much if I zone out a bit during math.  But in French, the teacher doesn’t really teach us much, so I end up doing something else that the teacher doesn’t like me doing, like talking or browsing the internet without permission.  And then when she reprimands me for doing these things, I kind of just glare at her or make smart-ass comments.  So that’s something I really need to control.
  3. Respect the opinions of other people.  I’ve mentioned this before on this blog, but I’m sort of dogmatic in my opinions, and I can often get into heated arguments with friends because of it.  An example is yesterday when we were talking about Star Wars and I claimed that the prequels were the best.  Nobody agreed with me.  And we yelled at each other for a few minutes.  I’m especially dogmatic when it comes to things that I believe I am experienced in.  Basically, I am sometimes an elitist.  And that isn’t good.
  4. Work hard and don’t be lazy.  I often procrastinate on my homework so I have to be more proactive and work on it over the course of the time given instead of only the last few days.

So I think that’s it.  Let’s hope I fulfill these throughout and by the end of the year.