There are a good many things that can rouse Leap250’s Blog from its state of suspended animation, and while I wouldn’t want to divulge such flags out in the open, surely one of ’em is being handed an award (because we’re shallow like that xD).
I kid, I kid.
The Pantless Anime Blogger thinks we’re awesome and “lovely” apparently (massive thanks~!) Now while I’d take being awesome any day, I’m hardpressed to imagine how one would think of this blog filled with the most random mishmash of anime, J-music, and idols as lovely, or at the very least that’s not the first word that comes to mind (though I guess if you’re into all of those things that I listed then I hope you’ve been having lovely time)
The award comes with a set of rules, but as always is the case with these blog chains, these aren’t so much “rules” as they are just a list of guidelines that you may or may not alter to your choosing —
- 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
Now that formalities are done, let’s get right on it!
7 things about Leap and his blog
and wow, a Miley Cyrus song just played inside my head, lol)
1. This blog is actually six years old already
Old enough to go potty on its own! jk. But really, I do think this might surprise some, if not a lot of people, that come across this post and this little factoid about this blog (more so since I haven’t really celebrated my blog’s anniversary for like four-five years xD). Now, whether I’ve been blogging for the better part of those six years is another story. I’m terribly erratic and I can’t keep myself to a proper writing schedule to save my life — something I learned only after only a couple of months since I started. Needless to say, I’m as laid-back as can be, and as a result I don’t have that old-blogger swag (and the subsequent notoriety that it comes with). I’m more of a greenhorned-veteran, or a super novice (shout out to all my Ragnarok peeps), in that regard; kind of a half-a**ed existence in the ani-blogosphere really, but hey, it is what it is.
2. Type-Moon’er at heart
The Voltes V guys, SHOHOKU, and Recca’s gang might’ve gotten me into anime, but it was Fate/Stay Night that made me stay; Tsukihime that held me in its arms; and Kara no Kyoukai that gave me a home. I love Type-Moon. I may not keep-up with it as much as I did back in the good old days — with me camping around Beast’s Lair waiting for anything and everything that was translated, but I still do hold the franchise very near and dear to my heart. Despite it not being a primarily anime-centric franchise, Type-Moon made me an anime fan, and I’m always gonna be thankful to them for that.
I love when this comes up as it always brings with it some amount of surprise for people. It doesn’t really come up in what I write most of the time but it always warms the heart when by some happenstance I find out that some of the people who visit my blog are my “kababayan”. That too I guess. I don’t think I’ve ever written anything in full-Filipino on here ever (I’d be curious how many people would read that though xD) But yeah, no, Pilipino po ako guys, haha! salamat kung napadaan ka dito 😀 (and I guess this inadvertedly confirms that I’m also a guy, for those of you who may be wondering).
4. SCANDAL was my first J-music love
I started listening to Japanese music independent of anison back in 2012, when SCANDAL released Taiyou Scandalous. I mean, I was already a fan of theirs when they sang the ending theme — Shunkan Sentimental for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, but even then I very rarely listened to Japanese music outside of anime OPs and EDs. It was my older brother who’d been following them and at the time he was showing me the PV for TaiScan. I thought it was a fun-looking music video and the girls sounded great, so I ended up wondering if SCANDAL’s other songs were like that too. Suffice to say it was down the rabbit hole from there.
5. Most of what I play nowadays are mobage
I was gonna put something in here about me being a gamer and all, but I mostly only play mobages on the regular (and I know that doesn’t really count as “gaming” lol) I used to be better at being a gamer to be honest. In high school I was known as “the guy who can unbrick any PSP”, armed with nothing but my Pandora Battery and my Magic Memory Stick (which is all you need really). I’ve spent countless hours on my Phat PSP-1000, still alive to this day, playing anything and everything I could; from PSP games, PSX, to straight-up old GBA. I’ve retired from the PSP scene, and have since been reduced to your typical trash F2P mobage player. Yes. Oh how the mighty have fallen. I’m on Fate/Grand Order (JP) and Love Live! School Idol Festival (JP) — drop me a line in the comments if you want a friend invite 😀
6. Real Talk posts are my favorites to write
Real Talk is a “series” of posts that I’ve written where I try to relate different ideas that I encountered through academic discussions and theoretical discourse to specific occurrences in anime. Doesn’t really say much when I’ve only made three of ’em (well, five if you count my Love Love! musings) but yeah no, I love doing ’em because I get to use stuff that I’d learned either from uni or from just my own ventures into different fields of study, and by the end of it I end up learning more than when I started, which is always a plus. I plan to do more some time in the (hopefully) near future, so if you’re ever around when one comes up then do check it out.
7. I’m technically a librarian
Which is always weird to say because no one believes me xD Really it’s ’cause I don’t look the part. After all, when you think of “librarian” you think of older people generally, whereas I’m just in my early twenties (sorry, real age is a trade secret, teehee~). I have a degree in Library Science which I got around to getting a year and some change ago, and I also have a professional’s license to practice librarianship (the Philippines recognizes librarianship as a profession, as you would engineers, doctors, etc. cool stuff). So I definitely have the credentials as far as being a librarian in the Philippines is concerned. BUT, I’m no longer in the Philippines, and the US (which is where I’m currently based) requires me to get a Master’s in Library Science if I want to pursue a career in librarianship. Heh. Yeah……
Usually when these blog chains reach me it’s pretty much petered out and most of the people that I know have answered ’em already, but in keeping with tradition, I nominate my good good friend normalperson and him alone 😀
Thanks again TPAB for the nomination, stay forever pantless, my good man.
Till next read! 🙂