Oh no, don’t tell me Yomu is publishing another Mystery Blo…

Silence!

It’s time for another Mystery Blogger Award.

Clannad Nagisa Wave

So I was nominated by someone called “The Otaku Author“.
Thanks, whoever you are. I’m sorry, when you get this big it’s hard to keep track of all the small time blogs like yours. I’m sure your blog is great…

Rules

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

If you want to see something crazy, actually click through to Okoto Enigma’s original post, and see how many pingbacks it has! They take up like 60% of the entire page. I’m going to guess there are around… 700? Something tells me Okoto doesn’t read these anymore.

Right off the bat I’m going to break the first rule, because I’m feeling a little edgy at the moment. Yeah, that’s right. What are you going to do, call the police?

“Hi.. police? I’d like to report a RULE BREAKER!!”

3 Things

First, I have a usb powered cactus in my room. It’s meant to be a desk ornament, but for the last few years I’ve just kept it in the original packaging, on my highest shelf where I can always see it. From what I can see on the box right now, it’s good for the home, office, or even a dorm. Probably won’t bring it with me to Japan, but it’ll be here for whenever I come back. A treasured item.

Second, I like to sleep with a fan on. The kind that’s larger than a desk fan. Not a ceiling fan, but the kind that you can set to go back and forth to keep a room cool. I just like the white noise, although in the summer I don’t need it as much once the crickets are out at night. Also not bringing this to Japan, so I’ll have to get a new one at some point over there.

Lastly, because we’re all talking about our first jobs now, my first part-time job was working at an aquarium store. I worked there from when I was in grade 8 to grade 12. It was a dream job, I loved it. So much so that I’d love to open an aquarium store of my own if the opportunity ever presented itself.

5 Questions

What weird thing do you have nostalgia for?

I guess it’s not all that weird, but I have nostalgia for how the internet used to be before social media. I used to love getting home from school and hopping on MSN to chat with people for hours. I used to chat with so many people, even people I never spoke to at school. It was fun, and to this day I have no idea how I was able to keep conversations going as long as I did.

It was a simpler time.

How good are you at drawing?

I’m no good at drawing, but I do enjoy painting, at least I did the few times I’ve done it!

I’ve watched a bit of Bob Ross in my lifetime, and attended a couple “paint night” events at a place I used to work. Painting is actually a lot of fun if you manage to get all the materials together and sit down to do it. Remember, there are no mistakes, only happy little accidents.

I like to call this one “Yomu’s The Greatest Ever Collection: Two Owls“.

As you can see, what I was trying to do here was capture the philosophical views of the complex framework of nature, by demonstrating a divide between the two owls. What this really reveals is the true essence of man, and life itself, which is a mix of turmoil and peace, patience and loneliness. Sit still for too long and the snow piles up on your life, weighing you down and altering your perspective of your surroundings…

In reality they were supposed to be on the same branch, but I drew the first one too high, so I decided to split them up. And the reason for the blue / grey background is because I used too much grey when I was blending the background in the beginning, and couldn’t get enough white in there to lighten it up. Just a couple happy little accidents in the end though, because I still made it work!

What recent trend are you totally on board with?

I don’t know if it’s a “recent trend” per se, but I do like all of the anime art that is on Twitter. Like I haven’t played Pokemon since Blue / Red, but I do enjoy all the fanart that’s coming out of the girls from the newest game. And then there are a lot of original characters being drawn up that are nice to look at also.

What are you hilariously bad at?

Hard to say, I’m pretty amazing at everything I do.

If you were so wealthy you didn’t need to work, what would you do with your time?

Above all else I’d like to start a family.

Still working on the whole wife thing, but I’d love to be in a position where I could have 5+ kids and home school them with my wife. Ideally in a rural area away from it all, where I could also raise animals and garden.

Down the road, I’d love to open up a store of some kind. Bakery, aquarium store, I don’t know really. Just something to do as a hobby, ideally with the family helping out – it’s less about the product itself and more about the time spent working towards something together.

As I already mentioned, I worked for a family-owned aquarium store for 4 years in high school and loved every second of it, so I’d love to be able to create that sort of environment again, and use it to teach my kids some responsibility!

And then I’d still like to maintain the blogs of course, this one and EcchiHunter.

Best Posts

All of them.
Umaiyomu.wordpress.com

Nominations

Just kidding, I’m breaking this rule too.

“Police!!!”

I’ve done this tag three times, I think at this point I’m allowed to pick and choose which rules I’d like to follow…

Feel free to nominate yourself and use Lynn’s questions.

That does it for this one, another award blog tag challenge completed!

Until next time,
Thanks for reading.

12 thoughts on “Oh no, don’t tell me Yomu is publishing another Mystery Blo…

  1. I miss the old internet too, with AIM chat and IRC and all that. In fact I’m just old enough to vaguely remember when we didn’t have internet at all and had to pull actual books off the shelf at school. That may as well have been the 11th century at this point.

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    1. Yeah I’m grateful to have at least grown up during the transformation. I remember in grade 7 when I was trying to figure something out and a lightbulb went off in my head saying “Why don’t I try looking this up on the internet?”. Crazy how things have changed!

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  2. I must say, that painting is beautiful and potentially profound. I personally think my drawing from my Mystery award is still slightly better than yours, but yours is definitely great too! I guess that just speaks volumes on how good I am.

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