Yesterday marks the fifth month since I started up the Humble Ace blog (if I had been more timely in my writing of this, I would be saying today). And the feedback I’ve been getting over these past few months Continue reading “Five months gone by already, what’s next?”
Earlier this year I was nominated for the “Blogger Recognition Award”, but didn’t get around to it on the count of work and not really knowing what to write or how to respond to it. But since I’ve been nominated again for another blogger award (The Versatile Blogger Award), I thought making two posts would be a bit overzealous and figured the ol’ two birds with one stone approach would be the best way of going about things. So this will be a response to both awards, as well as the two bloggers who nominated me.
Edit: This was originally part of my “The Appeal of Shipping” post, but ended up becoming another rant that was too long (and got in the way of what was supposed to be a “positive post”) and might have spiralled out of control.
Rooting for fictional romance to happen, or even on a lesser scale, rooting for a platonic friendship to arise between rivals or enemies, is one of the biggest ongoing discussions and forms of engagement in entertainment. For many, it’s an emotional connection between viewer and character(s), to the extent that even the viewer can fall in love with one (or more) of the characters. But that’s not really shipping, per se, so let’s just focus on the reasoning behind wanting two (or more) characters getting together in romantic ways.
I’m trying out something different here, where I just exert my feelings about something while I still have them, whether or not I have anything to really say about it. I want these sort of posts to be casual, off the top of the head kind of things that are probably going to come across as cumbersome and the complete opposite of concise, but I feel like that sensation you get reading it is similar to how I feel writing it. And I think that’s a great form of understanding someone. I can’t be certain I won’t have something to say about it in the future (or even the next week or so), but right now I am filled with love and “post anime depression” over The World God Only Knows.
Stretching my writing muscles again. Here we go.
Probably going to get flak for this one, but it’s been so long since I’ve written something that I feel like I’ll go insane if I don’t, hence it being labelled a “rant”. But that shouldn’t invalidate any value you may/may not gain from reading this or by agreeing/disagreeing with it. This preface is getting weirdly presumptuous… You will either like, dislike, or feel indifferent to what I’ve typed below.