Liebster Award 2015 vol3

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Came out a bit late, but better late than not at all right?
miharusshi from AnimeVios got us another one xD

First and foremost, thanks miharusshi for tagging Leap250’s Blog again.

I’m gonna assume that you guys already know all about the Liebster Award, but for those of you who don’t know what it is – it’s essentially a blog post chain where writers tag other writers to answer a set of questions. The real goal is to expose new readers to potentially new blogs, but hey, it’s also really fun to just answer questions.

The specifics would be as follows:

  • Thank the person who nominated you by linking his award and/or blogger
  • (Optional: Provide some background information and the rules on Liebster Award)
  • Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you
  • (Optional: State 11 facts about yourself)
  • Nominate 3~10 bloggers to do this, too
  • Write 11 questions for your nominees to answer and notify them of your nomination

And as is always my disclaimer for this – these rules aren’t really “rules” so much as they are just general guidelines. It’s completely fine to deviate from it them as you wish. Well, now that formalities are in order..

With that out of the way, we start with:

1. If you could live in Japan (and also assume full Japanese knowledge), would you? Why?

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If it’s not a permanent thing, then yeah, most definitely. It’s always interesting trying to adapt to/assume different cultures, and it’s not like Japanese culture is something new to me. Or, at least, that’s what I hope I got out of four semesters of elementary Japanese.

2. If you could have any job at an animation studio (apart from the President/CEO, because he’s hiring you), what would it be?

Being a scenario writer would be nice. I don’t think I can pull off full-blown scriptwriter/storyboard just yet (which would be really awesome).

3. What is(are) your favorite book(s)?

Oh man. It would’ve been tough to pick just one. I read alot in my spare time. I think I could even make a whole post dedicated to just for this. But, since we have eight more questions after this, I’ll keep it to three (I also limited my selection to books I actually own, because paper > screens, lol).

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Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card – social science meets science fiction in one of the best human drama novels that I’ve read.

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami – romance, action, fantasy, thriller; and one helluva build-up

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FAUST Volume 1 – this one’s here for sentimental reasons. Mostly because inside this book is most probably the only official English localization of Kara no Kyoukai that’s ever gonna exist (granted, it only has Overlooking View, but still).

4. What do you think is the role of art in society? This includes all forms of art: dancing, music, literature, film, animation, sculpture, etc.

I’ve adopted a particular way of viewing society (Luhmann) as not being just a group of people, but a closed system, comprised of networks of communications – which includes language and products associated with it. Art, in all its forms, are also ways through which we communicate our thoughts, feelings, and what have you. If one does not understand literature or films of a certain society, then he/she effectively becomes “excluded”, so to speak, from society. Conversely, if one understands, or at least appreciates what is being conveyed, regardless of who or where he/she is, that person is part of that society.

5. What is(are) your favourite food?

I’m not much of a foodie, so mostly local homecooked meals.

6. Favorite pastimes or hobbies other than anime?

Random RWBY pic. 'Cause why not? lol

Random RWBY pic. ‘Cause why not? lol

Reading. Listening to music. Watching American TV shows. Video games (although I’ve fallen out a bit on this one, except for Fate/Grand Order on my mobile phone). I also try to write fiction on occasion.

7. What’s the anime you always go back to when you don’t feel like watching something new?

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Saki and Big Windup!
Any episode of these two titles can hold me for a good thirty minutes.

8. Do you let the opening and ending songs play or you prefer to skip them?

When I marathon stuff I tend to skip ’em, but otherwise I let them play out. I’ve been doing this a bit more often than I used to now that I’m way more comfortable listening to Japanese songs than I was a couple of years ago.

9. Have you ever thought about joining an international organization, like WHO, FAO, WWF, etc.?

I’ve never really thought about it, I mean, I always thought being a member of a group like PAWS (Philippine Animal Welfare Society) would be nice, so I suppose the closest group would be the WWF.

10. What do you think of jewelries?

I don’t really accessorize (I don’t even wear a watch most of the time, lol) so I can’t say, but I think I can appreciate good jewelry/people wearing jewelry that fits them.

11. Do you think you’ll still be blogging five years from now?

Tough to say. It’s just as easy to fall out of blogging as it is to get right back on it when you feel like writing. But, I think in my own way I’ll continue to write down my thoughts about anime and stuff in the future – whether as something public (like this blog) or just something I keep for myself (like a diary, which is really the real “start” of Leap250’s Blog)

11 facts about Leap

  1. I like to go book hunting in my spare time (so long as I have money, lol)
  2. Most of what I look for are secondhand Murakami novels
  3. I used to work part-time as a tutor
  4. Now my time is split interning at a library and going to classes
  5. I just like libraries in general
  6. Or any quiet place really – to clear my head
  7. I think it’s fair to say that I’m a bit introverted
  8. At the very least I’m not good at socializing
  9. People say I’m a good listener though
  10. I’m more of the slow, getting-to-know-you type
  11. Which usually works against me whenever I actually do want to talk to someone

Aaaand that’s a wrap. As usual I won’t be tagging people and making my set of questions (I really should some time) but feel free to write your answers to these questions in the comments section below.😀

6 thoughts on “Liebster Award 2015 vol3

  1. Speaking of RWBY, how is it? I love the trailers when they are out, but haven’t been keeping up with the series at all. I actually wish it will receive so much worldwide attention one day that the Japanese would dub it themselves, unlikely though.

    Also, what’s FAUST about? After a quick look on my side here, it seems to be a collection of different stories.

    • The series really picked up in its second season, and the third is gonna start up again this Fall. Overall I’d say it’s alright. The fights and the music are definitely the highlight of RWBY. The story is still hard to comment on (because of how long their episodes are).

      Really funny you should mention that –

      Yeah. It’s just a bunch of short stories/excerpts from different authors. Kinda like an LN sampler. No real theme or anything.

      • I know it’s kinda weird, but the English voices really bugged me so much that I wasn’t able to continue past the first episode. I guess the design is just too “Japanese”, lol. That’s why I was hoping for a Japanese dub or something-I totally didn’t expect there is even some semblance of it though, even if it’s just a trailer. I haven’t been keeping up with the franchise at all now, when will the Japanese dubbing of the episodes release?

        Oh, also, I nominated you for the Infinity Dreams Award :p
        https://deluscar.wordpress.com/2015/08/24/infinity-dreams-award/

        • I got used to it over time I guess, plus I follow Rooster Teeth (the production company) so I’m familiar with the voice cast. Seeing/hearing it dubbed in Japanese though made me 10 times more hyped for this series, lol. The first volume/series gets released on December 9.

          Ah. Noted😀

  2. Haven’t actually read 1Q84 but I’ve heard good things about it. Unfortunately, I still haven’t finished ‘Kafka on the Shore’ so I doubt I can begin a new book. Hahaha. (But yay,+1 HM fan)

    It’s fair to say that most of Haruki Murakami’s books, if not all of them, are dark and mysterious in nature. (that’s why they’re so hard to be neglected)

    Definitely, Paper > screens.

    • 1Q84 is a real treat; probably my favorite Murakami novel. And lol we’ve talked about books on multiple occasions but I forget if either one of us mentioned being a Murakami fan, haha.

      They really are. Often times however, most if not all of his novels give off a similar if not the exact feeling of dark and mysterious. Kinda makes you feel like you’re reading the same story over and over again. Which is why I try to not read Murakami novels one after the other.

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