I Thought The Mystery Was Already Solved? – A Mysterious Blog Award

Welcome back to another post here on the Umai Yomu Anime (+ Tag Post) Blog, where we basically just answer questions from award nominations and include the occasional anime image. It’s been great.

If you’re ever looking for someone to nominate for a tag post, throw me in there. You have my permission. Doesn’t matter how many times I’ve answered it, I’m happy to answer more. These posts are a blast to write!

I used to be called the Tag Post King, you know.
Maybe I should take that title back from Average Joe Reviews

Post theme (aka what I’m currently listening to):

Last time on Yomu tackles the Mystery Blogger Award:

Yomu discovers a hidden text that reveals the Mystery Blogger Award’s dark past and connections to William Shakespeare himself, the world’s first blogger. In order to appease the British Intelligence that were monitoring his post, he begins to write out a very Royal-friendly blog post, but little did he know at the time he made one grave mistake…

Well, another day, another tag post.
I’m amazing and all that.

With my usual boasting out of the way, let’s jump to those rules.

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

I guess the “notify the nominees” rule is meant to spark friendly interaction between blogs, which is a nice intention. But you just know that all of us are going to rely on pingbacks to do the job for us. We can be lazy like that. Kudos to anyone who actually leaves a friendly message for their nominees though!

The nomination credits for this award go to EvilBob of Galvanic! Thanks for the nomination, I’m glad to have this tag bounce back to me so soon because I’ve been liking writing these casual posts lately. The tag post market seems to be bouncing back as we near the end of 2019!

And let’s not all forget, Okoto Enigma was the one who originally created this tag. Allegedly it’s their greatest creation yet!

Three Things About Yomu

#1. I frequently skip meals

I like to think it’s a side effect of fasting too much throughout my life. I don’t eat breakfast, so my average day is already only 2 meals. I typically don’t snack, and I only drink water. So the only time a fast of mine is broken is with a meal, and this causes me to often skip one in moments where I think to myself “Well, it’d be a waste to break my fast when it’s almost dinner time anyways…” or “I don’t want to break my fast for a glass of juice”. Things like that.

I’m pretty particular about my fasts, haha. And by fast I mean any period of time between eating. So basically everyday I wake up and can be fussy about what time I want to break my fast for the day.

#2. I’m a fairly competent cook

I used to sell barbeques, and became very accustomed to grilling everything I ate at one point. Then I became cheap in my university days and began eating a ton of rice. Now I have the best of both worlds. Once I finally splurged on actually buying spices, cooking became so much more enjoyable.

That said, I’ve become a very spice reliant guy now. Like that one guy in Shokugeki no Souma that is the master of spices. Why buy taco seasoning when you can make it? Same with cajun, Italian, barbeque… anything really. Once you know what spice is good for what, the sky is the limit! Mixing spices is too much fun!

My biggest weakness now is that I just go straight to the onion and garlic powder instead of just sauteing some actual onion or garlic in a pan… what can I say, spices changed me.

#3. I’m not very competitive

I used to be, but not anymore. I used to play all sorts of multiplayer games and really get into them. Lot of PvP in World of Warcraft, FPS shooters, League of Legends, even chess… but now, I tend to shy away from competitive games. I don’t really know why, but I guess I just don’t care about winning against other people as much. I’ve been pretty much single-player only for the last several years.

Same thing in real life too. I simply don’t care about how I compare to other people, it doesn’t matter to me and I don’t think it should anyways. Maybe there are some circumstances where I will still get a little fired up, but I’m having trouble thinking of a recent example. As far as I’m concerned, when it comes to this life, I have everything I need, and always will.

EvilBob’s Questions

What got you into blogging?

Several years ago I was working a job that I wasn’t enjoying, and so I was constantly thinking of things I could do to earn my own money. That’s always been something I wanted to do – start my own business, website, whatever. Now I wasn’t looking to make money off a blog, but I ended up creating this blog in order to get some experience creating content online.

And after thinking about an idea for that, I realized that anime was the perfect subject to write about, because I didn’t know anyone who watched anime, and I wanted to “talk” about anime. Why not talk to the internet about it via a blog?

What is your favourite anime or manga and why?

There are many excellent anime and anime series out there that could earn this spot, but I’ll stick with one series in particular that holds a place in my heart: the Monogatari Series.

The reason why the Monogatari Series is my favourite anime series is because I love the abstract, disjointed nature of the series that forces the viewer to “put the pieces together”. There is so much nuance in the series that you could watch it multiple times and discover new details each time. The story, characters, style… it all just works.

Plus, while it doesn’t seem like it at first glance, the Monogatari Series is actually a mystery anime series. I really love the engagement it provides. If you put in the work and piece ideas together, you are rewarded with some great satisfaction.

If you’re a gamer, what’s your favorite genre? If you aren’t a gamer, your favorite movie or book genre will do.

I guess I already answered this in the comments of your post, EvilBob. I didn’t realize this was a question haha!

Lately my favourite genre of games is Grand Strategy. Basically, games that manage to simulate geopolitics in some form or another. They tend to have a bit of a learning curve, but once you’ve gotten over that, they’re a blast.

My first Grand Strategy was Hearts of Iron 4, which I’ve got over 500 hours in, but I’ve also been playing a lot of Europa Universalis 4 and Victoria 2. While not Grand Strategy, I enjoy the Total War series as well. I also enjoy logging in a game of FTL: Faster Than Light, which is sort of a strategy game as well.

What type of blog post do you prefer?

Everyone has such a different writing style that it’s difficult to pin down a type of blog post that I like best. Some people I prefer their reviews, others their casual thoughts or recap posts. If I had to choose a type of blog post, I guess I’d say I prefer blog posts that are about anime, or anime related, because that’s what I’m here for!

What’s your favorite holiday treat?

Chocolate bark. Several people in my family generally make it at Christmas time, and it’s the best. Dark chocolate, white chocolate, toffee, candy cane, there’s a lot of variety within the chocolate bark family and they’re all excellent. Can’t go wrong with chocolate bark.

My Best Posts Pt. 2

If you take a look on the right-hand sidebar of my site, from anywhere, including here, you should find a list of the most-liked posts. I’ll just go with those this time around.

Zetsuen no Tempest Aika Fuwa

Nominees

I suppose I can pass the buck for this one, give a post idea to some of you. Feel free to respond if you’d like, it’s your choice!

Each of these nominations counts for 4 regular nominations because the letter Y in Scrabble is worth 4 points.

My Questions

Here’s the deal. You’re a wealthy anime tycoon who has great influence over the industry in Japan. With that in mind…

  • You have to sacrifice one currently airing anime in order to keep another currently airing anime running. Which do you sacrifice, and which do you save?
  • There’s been a mix-up from the anime naming department. Pick two anime and switch their names around so that they still make sense with their new titles, with justification of course.
  • There are simply too many genres in anime! The experts are saying the industry will collapse unless there is one less genre. Which genre do you eliminate, or which genres do you merge together?
  • Merch sales are down from last quarter. Which anime character do you choose to champion a new merchandising campaign?
  • You have $38 million in liquid assets. The anime industry currently requires $12 million plus interest on last year’s down payments in the form of visual novels in order to ensure next season is a success. If Dr. Stone is travelling at 19 kilometres per hour, and your bank closes at 7pm, how many episodes of One Piece are needed in order to ensure the success of the next anime season?

Hopefully those questions are interesting enough for you to toy with.
Naturally anyone who’d like to also take part can let me know and I can add you in, or you can just go ahead and respond in a post of your own.

Ep 18 Cicadas Haruhi

Surely this will be it for tag posts for a while.
Surely, but hopefully not…

Once again, feel free to throw me into any nominations any of you have for any sort of tag post you have going on at anytime.

Until next time!
Thanks for reading.

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