Ignore the title of this post, secretly I’m thrilled to be chosen for Iso’s interrogation game! I thought nobody cared enough ‘bout little ol’ me to bother questioning me, so thanks for that Marow! Somewhere below are my responses to his questions. And if any of you guys playing the game also feel like tagging me, please do not be deterred by the fact I’ve done this once already now, keep the questions coming- it’ll help make me feel more loved…
Ooh, but before I answer Marow’s questions, I am obliged to include the rules of the interrogation game- just in case anyone’s still unfamiliar with them, here they are:
- Each person is supposed to follow the rule of fives. You are allowed to ask 5 questions, after which you can tag up to 5 bloggers by hyper-linking to their blog; 5 questions because it’s not too many to flood another blogger and occupy too much of his/her time, but yet a large enough number to ask your most important questions, and 5 bloggers to avoid spamming. Hence, prioritize your questions, and who you wish to ask!
- Those tagged are obliged to answer the questions in a blog post, and after which, they are entitled to create their own 5 questions and tag 5 other bloggers, so on and so fourth. You should answer your own 5 questions as well. You are allowed to tag the person that tagged you in the first place. Also, copy and paste this section on your blog so others can understand how the game goes.
- In the case where a blogger strongly refuses to answer a question, he/she must instead post a nice anime image, wallpaper or cosplay picture, et cetera in response to that question.
- To make things interesting, a blogger can include wildcards in his/her 5 questions by placing an asterisk, (*), after which those tagged are obliged to reveal something interesting about themselves that others did not previously know. There is no limit to the number of asterisks one can place (which means there can be up to 5 wildcard questions).
- Anyone can feel free to start the game; you don’t necessarily need someone to tag you. Just create your 5 questions and tag your 5 people of choice. However, the catch is that you must answer your own 5 questions as well.
- To potentially prevent an endless game, this round of games will end on the 8th September 2012, 12pm JST (GMT +9). After which, no more bloggers can tag others to answer their questions.
So without any further ado, here are my responses to Marow’s questions. Bit disappointed he didn’t include any wild-cards, I was totally prepared to write an essay all about my passionate love for cats or my extreme turophobia!!
1) Besides the name you are using at the moment, was there ever any other name you had in mind for your blog?
No, it was always going to be Watashi wa bucho!! Coming up with that name for my blog was a traumatic process- for a long time the only thing stopping me from starting to blog was not knowing what to call it- but it eventually come to me whilst in the shower (as do all the best ideas!) I remembered back to when I once saw a t-shirt with K-ON’s Azusa and the very phrase proudly emblazoned on it… Man, I loved that t-shirt. Watashi wa bucho roughly translates to ‘I am boss’, and it made me laugh to see Azusa, who’s desire for order is so utterly defeated by the other K-ON girls’ easy-going natures, look so gleeful at the idea of having a bit of power. It kind of reminded me of myself, in fact- I’m a bit of a control-freak too, but rarely does that side of me get the opportunity to run wild, so that’s what I wanted for my blog- to be able to do what I want, when I want and not have to bow to anyone else’s demands. I wanted to be boss, and you know what? I totally am.
2) If you were to start blogging with, or for, someone else, who would it be?
See above. I don’t like the idea of blogging with, or for, someone else on a long-term basis. I’d love to write a collaboration post with someone at some point though. As for who that special someone would be… I have this fantasy that my blogging hero, let’s refer to him as S*amp for now, will one day approach me, saying: “Ty, your blogging style is amazing. Your posts are always so incredibly insightful. I am in awe of you. Let us work together!” Alas, I fear that dream shall never become a reality. I am not worthy… Besides, our views are too similar. It’d just be him saying something (probably condescending) and me totally agreeing with him- not particularly interesting!
3) Why do you blog in your particular style (episodic/editorial/both/other/)?
I write both episodic and editorial posts merely because I believe it is better for a blogger to be more versatile- I know for sure I get tired of the same things all of the time, I just assume everyone else is the same… variety is the spice of life and all that…
Now for my, slightly more invasive, questions:
1) Is there anyone you consider your hero in the blogosphere?
2) If you had to blog about something other than anime/manga/video-games, what would it be?
3) What is the anime series you are most embarrassed about liking?
4) Totally out of the left field, but… if you nursed a desire to take over the world, how would you go about doing it?
1) See my response to Marow’s second question! But there are a lot of other bloggers I admire out there, including Caraniel of Caraniel’s Ramblings, for writing in such a way that reflects her bubbly personality, and Marina of Anime B&B, for always writing such insightful posts. But basically I admire anyone who’s been blogging longer than I!
2) My instant reaction when it came to answering this question myself was classic literature, but considering you can go on to get a masters in such a subject I fear I’m horribly under-qualified to discuss such a thing, so maybe movies? That’s another one of my great passions.
3) Gantz. I shouldn’t like it because it completely objectifies women and is, well, disgusting, but my inner-psych student can’t help but be delighted at being presented with all these twisted minds to analyse!
4) Has anyone read Uglies by Scott Westerfeld? I’d totally go about it like that. I’d insist upon everyone undergoing compulsory brain-surgery to inhibit their aggression and make them totally peace-loving citizens. I envisage an Aria-esque world! Of course, according to Freud, without our aggression we would be driven to do very little with our lives. In essence, everyone will be a vegetable. Also, I’m not sure where I’d find the funds to do this, how I’d go about making surgery, that could easily be compared to a lobotomy, compulsory and how I’d ever become a brain-surgeon in the first place… But it’s just a matter of working out these kinks… *shrug*
(*) I have turophobia, that is, a phobia of cheese. I cannot eat or touch the stuff and if I so much as catch a whiff of it I have to repress the desire to gag. My fear of consuming it is so strong I have to check the ingredients of most foods to check it’s not in there and if I was ever forced to make the choice to either eat it or touch a spider, I’d die. Seriously, if I came face-to-face with a Dementor (and they, you know, existed) it’d transform into a menacing hunk o’ brie. Now if that isn’t crazy, I don’t know what is.
And now the people I want to answer my questions:
AceRailgun of Ace Railgun
Caraniel of Caraniel’s Ramblings
John Sato of John Sato
subduedfangirl of Subdued Fangirling
sweetpea616 of Paper Chimes
Sorry to those who have done this already- except you John Sato, I want to see you locked in that cold, dark room just a little longer!! >: D