With all this talk lately about how “unique” I am, some of you may have forgotten that I am also on supremely lovely individual. What do you mean it only applies to the blog? Oh that’s it I’m going to cut some…I mean: fiddlesticks….
I’ll level with you, when Shoka nominated me for this award I was honestly baffled. I can understand how someone may be tricked into thinking this, let’s say website, is unique but you really got suspend that disbelief like a champ to call it “Lovely”. I do know Shoka’s an absolute sweetheart so that’s probably what happened there.
But that means Shoujo has no excuse! Actually Shoujo is also just pure sunshine so I’ll excuse her extremely liberal interpretation of the word lovely. If you want to see an actual lovely blog for comparaison, go check out Shoujo Thoughts – it’s like if the yummiest dessert and your favorite music were a blog. You should also most definitely see her 7 things about her because it’s adorable.
Finding 7 things about ME, that weren’t going to immediately comatose people or have them quietly alert the authorities was a challenge. Finding another 7 is most likely going to take some doing…
Everybody needs rule:
- Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog –THANK YOU SHOUJO
- 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
1 – I play by the rules
90% of what I write here is essentially parody so some of you may have gotten a real erroneous picture of who I actually am. I’m pretty laid back and like to think I’m generally accepting but I like rules. Whether they be legislative, moral or “of physics”, rules make me feel like I’m on solid ground.
I like to know what’s expected of me and what my role is. That doesn’t mean I won’t bend a rule here and there or break one I believe is unreasonable, but I want to do so knowingly and conscientiously.
All of this of course is a symptom of my overall personality but basically – I’m the opposite of cool. Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is tricking you and you should really wonder what their secret, and obviously nefarious goal is.
2 – When I was little I wanted to be a biomechanic
Biomechanics is still a fairly emerging field so who knows, maybe I’ll still get a chance but as a kid that was what fascinated me the most. The union of machine and man and the simple functional aspect of creating synthetic replacements seemed like the closest I was ever going to get to magic.
I’m not creative like a lot of bloggers so the idea of producing something artistic (i.e. actual magic) seemed very much out of my reach. But I am good with data, logic puzzles and I have a decent memory. The field combined the massive amounts of memorization needed for most health science disciplines with the fun math and logic mining of engineering and had the potential to yield something with real world benefits so I thought it would be fun. I realized I would probably never be part of a project that created a limb or a neural implant and that in practice I would sit in front of a computer staring at repetitive number strings day in and day out but I was ok with that.
This was before high school. I’m a nerd is what I’m saying.
3- My favorite posts to write so far have been Magic-kyun and Uta no Prince Sama
You could probably tell. There is such a freedom that comes from embracing your kitschy side and to be perfectly honest I lost sight long ago of whether I’m enjoying these shows ironically or sincerely. All I know is that I AM enjoying the A LOT.
So I’m also a dork.
4 – I think you should go to jail for drinking and driving.
Let me say this again, this site is parody. I know you all know this and stopped taking me seriously long ago but a little voice in the back of my head occasionally screeches at me that I really should let people know that having a few drinks can be awesome, (and if it’s not your thing that’s cool too) but alcoholism is horrible and drinking and driving is unforgivable.
I’ve left these disclaimers out because they’re obvious and not really in line with the tone I usually write in but let me say it here once and for all:
If you feel like you HAVE to have a drink, talk to someone. Please.
If you just happen to have A drink (just one) do NOT drive. Ever! Get an uber – you might make a new friend. Walk home, it’s good for you and it’ll lessen or negate your hangover. Get that hot little piece that’s been checking you out to get you home. They’ll be super impressed by how thoughtful and responsible you are!
5- My best friend’s name is Buddy
Yeah of course he’s my dog. Yup it’s so cliché I probably didn’t even need to mention it. But you know what – I really love my dog. It makes me happy to annoy anyone that comes within a 10 mile radius with that fact. I know you also like your dog/cat. Tell me about it. Send me pics.
I know, I know, I’m basic.
6- I have an unexplained attraction to clockwork.
First I really enjoy the word itself. I think it’s fun to say. But I also am into the tiny gears.
When I was a kid I would maniacally take apart any watch that had the misfortune to pass through my grip. I had this tiny box full of clockwork pieces that I carried around with me. It was one of my treasures.
It took me years to figure out how to put the watches together again and even then I wouldn’t do it because I liked them so much better in separate pieces. Even though I very rarely wear a watch at all, I still have a lot of trouble resisting any of those open face time pieces with exposed works. It’s even cooler when they move…
I’m a little odd.
7- I’m weirdly insulted about not being insulted
Ok this one is probably going to betray just how nuts I am but I kinda wonder if I’ve been doing something wrong because I have yet to get a negative comment. Sometimes people misinterpret my posts and explain to me stuff that’s really obvious because my writing occasionally makes it seem like I’ve got a spike through my head, but even when my readers obviously feel bad about my ignorance, they remain really supportive and positive.
I know I have posted some opinions that are not in line with the mainstream. Granted, I’ve hardly ever written anything important enough to be considered controversial but with the state of the internet you can usually find someone who will threaten to murder you because you prefer jam to marmelade. Well bad example. What kind of monster prefers jam?
The MOST contradictory comment I have ever gotten was actually a tweet about my “feminist” post which just said – none of those points stand up to any kind a scrutiny. Now I have been open about the fact that I’m a little out of my depth on those issue so I was actually pretty excited about getting a potential dialogue going so I asked for just a bit more clarification. Basically I said, you know, I honestly am not at all an expert on the issue and it’s very possible that I’ve missed a few things. I would love to know your thoughts. Unfortunately, I never got a reply.
So am I too boring to flame? Yeah – I’m petty crazy. Also PLEASE don’t start filling my comments with hate. But if you disagree you can tell me. I may never talk to you again….
Hmm this turned out way too serious. Let me fix that:
Xenon walks into a bar, the bartender says “We don’t serve your kind here”. Xenon does not react!
Ha! Chemistry joke! Did I mention the part about being a nerd?
Ok so here are the way cooler than me people I would like to nominate because they also happen to be lovely and I want to know more about them:
- A Nerdy Perspective
- The Boron Heist
- Mechanical Anime Reviews
- Visual Joint
- Reasons to Anime
- jcphotog (this name fascinates me)
As always, it’s been absolutely lovely chatting with you all.