A little while ago Pinkie created this really awesome tag called Kore wa Watashi. The purpose of which was to describe yourself through anime comparisons. And Pinkie being an absolute sweetheart was nice enough to tag me in it.
I had every intention of doing this tag because it’s one I have never done before and it’s just such an interesting concept. I had a few false starts though. And after a while, I realized that talking this much about myself through anime was giving me a weird ego trip that I certainly don’t need.
So instead, I’m going to talk about Pinkie. She actually already did the tag and I read it at the time but I’m going to go based entirely on my opinion previous to that post. So I might end up contradicting Pinkie a bit but I think that will be somewhat fun.
- Describe a hobby or passion PINKIE has through an anime series! For example Shokugeki no Soma if you like cooking or Initial D if you like cars.
I’m going to pick Haganai for this one. Although I’m not sure if making friends can really be described as a hobby, it was in that anime and I find it fitting. Since joining are community Pinkie has been so active on all sorts of social media and always strives to reach out and take part in the conversation. As an introvert, I find this super impressive. Moreover, Pinkie hasn’t given up in those efforts like a lot of people do. She manages to stay active on social media while not neglecting her strictly blogging buddies which is amazing!
- Simplify PINKIE to an Anime Archetype (Tsundere, Dojiko, Shota, Shounen-Protagonist etc) don’t overthink what an archetype is, go with your gut. Name a character that is also that Archetype.
Sports anime team mom (think Makoto from Free) with a hint of Ojou-sama (I’m thinking Nonon from Kill la Kill)
- Describe PINKIE‘s looks through comparing it with anime characters, you can decide how many!
So I don’t actually know what Pinkie looks like but I assume that like most of us, she looks exactly like her avatar.. cough…cough. So Pinkie looks like Madoka (Puella Magi) after Mami dragged her to the hairdresser with her. Awww I bet it was a cute scene!
- Describe PINKIE‘s romantic bias and or sexuality through anime characters you find attractive.
Oh boy… ok so I sort of have what you would politely call an overactive romantic bias and it overwhelms others’ bias’. I do believe Pinkie is more discerning than I am though. At least I hope so. Most of the time when I see her talking lovingly about characters she tends to favour sweet, kind girly types. Which means I have no chance unless I completely hide my personality the whole time. Which could be worth it.
Now the sweetest, kindest legal character I can think of is probably Aoba but I like to think Pinkie wants a bit more of a…challenge. So I,m actually going to say Akane from Psycho Pass. I.e. a young woman who is undeniably kind and true to her morals but also has her stuff together and would be a good support if ever you need it.
- Tell us about PINKIE‘s day to day life and what anime that would fit into! You can be creative here!
Oh boy, o.k., I know that Pinkie moved not that long ago so I’m sure that was a big part of her day to day life but it’s not like it’s an ongoing thing.
So all I know of Pinkie’s casual life is what I see through the screen. Like I said she is very active on social media and she also publishes very regularly on her blog so I’m going to say Fruits Basket.
OK hear me out. Even though Shigure is the writer, I think of Pinkie more like a Tohru character so she would be a mix of those two. Or rather she would be Tohru with Shigure’s job. And then all sorts of eccentric family members and friends that flit in and out of the house to bother and entertain her. That’s my head canon!
- Describe PINKIE’s hopes and dreams through an anime character.
I actually clearly remember Pinkie’s answer for this one and I thought it was so nice. Pokémon Café in Tokyo is such a fitting dream. And I know that Pinkie see’s herself in Kamina and I’m not going to mess with that.
So here are my hopes then, through Moriko Morikawa of Recovery of an MMO Junkie. Now this is a very odd pick because in many ways, I’m kind of the natural evolution of that character. I have a good job, my house and car are paid for and I am a respectable member of society. Moreover, I certainly have no problems with self-esteem.
But I would very much like to be someone who can earn and appropriate their vulnerability. Unlike Pinkie, I want to be less aggressively myself and be ok with just being sort of everyone once in a while. It seems like I spent a lot of my life fighting to be recognized and respected and sometimes I just don’t know how to let go of that. I feel like if I’m not strong I will be assumed weak. And of course, strong means so many different things so that keeps you on your toes.
I think I’m getting better in this regard but I still catch myself sometimes putting up some armour when I don’t really need it.
I’m sorry I kidnapped Pinkie’s post at the end there. It just felt a bit to intrusive to impose dreams on someone else.
You know, describing someone else through anime is a really great exercise. It got me to think a lot about Pinkie and about anime so that was fun. If you want to try it out, I encourage it!