Another award! I am over the moon to be nominated for another award, and so soon too! I was nominated by the blog owner of Fueled by Smiling and after reading their post as they answered some great questions, I grew even more excited so I decided to write my response post immediately! Let us not wait any longer!
Before I start though, there are a few rules to explain how this award works:
- Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you
- Answer the 11 questions they ask
- Nominate 11 bloggers for the same award in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family
- Ask them 11 questions that you are dying for the answers to!
Alright, time to start!
1. You wake up in a windowless room with no memory of how you got there. There’s one door, but it’s locked. As you look around, you notice your family members are there as well. What is the first thing that you do?
Ask them how they are; if they are alright. Try to piece together what might have happened and gather any resources we still have with us. Who knows what could happen… best be prepared.
2. A voice comes through the speakers informing you and your family that they’ve been chosen for a test. If they succeeded, then each member gets one million dollars, but you must stick together and do this as a family. The voice then says that if you wish to leave, then you can, but that means your family won’t win anything. One half of your family wants to leave, while the other wants to stay. You’re the deal breaker, which side do you go with?
It doesn’t sound like a life or death situation right now since we have the option to leave before the tests start, but what will the tests be and will we still have that option if we accept? Is this an innocent game or am I the only one getting ‘Saw’ movie vibes? I probably would, as disappointing as it may sound, decide to leave. I’m not given much information on how we got there and other variables, so I would put our safety first. To accept, although we need the money, would be greedy and feels misguided. I am happy with what I have and am very appreciative of it, so I would choose to leave. Would I wonder what would have happened if I had accepted? Yes. Would I be more adventurous if I had more details to go on? Yes.
3. If you chose to go with the game, congrats you can go through the door. If you chose to leave, then you can also go through the door. Ah, there’s only one door though and you’re forced to take part in the game regardless of whether you wanted to or not. How do you feel about this?
Your plot twist is clever. I feel a little relieved that the decision was ultimately made for me, but worried that it is to our misfortune. I head through the door with my head held high and walk confidently, but not ignorantly, reassuring my family. My stomach in knots and head feeling light, I tell them it’s going to be okay.
4. The door leads to a hallway, which connects to your house. Huh, that’s weird. You guys walk into your living room and sit down. Nothing happens after. In fact, you guys sit there for a good hour wondering when the game will start but you hear nothing. Someone mentions that there’s probably no game and no money. This entire thing was due to food poisoning from the food that you made. How do you feel about that?
How trippy. I feel like it is a reasonable theory as my cooking goes to two extremes, amazingly delicious or deadly. I guess I would not hold up much of an argument with that one and instead shrug it off. Doesn’t matter now. They all see what I see so I’m not the only idiot who trusted my cooking, even for a second.
5. You argue your case, but no one seems to care about your words. Since nothing has happened, they decided to go with the food poisoning angle and banned you from the kitchen until further notice. Your mom tries to cheer you up, but still says the ban needs to happen. Dejected, you go up to your room only to find it trashed beyond repair. The only thing that’s okay is your mirror. When you look at it, what do you see reflected back?
6. You let out a sigh and walk back downstairs. Someone trashed your room, but you don’t know who did it. As you’re walking down the stairs, you notice that the house is eerily quiet. Too quiet, in fact. You bend down and see your family playing ‘What time is it Mr. Wolf’ with a monster like creature. It seems like the game started, but you’re not a part of it. Why do you think that is?
They don’t like my cooking and are being mean adults. Or the game is testing me…
7. You try not to make a sound as you watch the game unfold. Your grandma ended up winning the game and everyone rejoices that they’re one-step closer in their goal. The monster like creature disappears and your living room goes back to normal. When you confront your family about the game, they ignore you. Everyone ignores you. It’s almost as if you’re not even there. What do you do to get their attention?
Okay, so I know that I am supposed to be upset, angry or even annoyed, but to be honest, that’s not really how I would respond. I don’t get easily offended when it comes to things like these, only when someone attacks something I am very sensitive about (which does not happen often as I don’t really share those things, there’s no need). I don’t take it so personally, the world is much bigger than me. Instead I would focus on why they are acting this way and think it through.
A friend of mine once described me as being similar to Makoto Tachibana (from the anime Free! Iwatobi Swim Club and Free! Eternal Summer). This I took as a huge compliment as I absolutely love his character, but I can see where putting others before ourselves can create conflict within ourselves.
So I would probably just find somewhere comfortable and nap or do something I enjoy. If I were to go along with this character however and try to get their attention, I would probably do it in the most humourous way possible. From stealing their stuff to starting food fights, I would try it all.
8. Whatever you do, it doesn’t work. Nothing does in fact. So what is worse, being accused of being a food poisoner or being ignored like this?
Ignored. This reminds me of a book I read a few months ago. It was called Juno of Taris and has two sequels that I know of. I immediately thought of it when I read the question.
So Juno of Taris is a dystopian and young adult novel written by Fleur Beale. It is about a young girl named Juno who lives on Taris, a small remote and isolated island. The Taris Project was the product of a desperate twenty-first century world, a backup plan in case humanity perished. The 500 people of Taris are trusting and kind. Everyone does their assigned jobs to keep Taris functioning and working well. No one has complaints. Except Juno. Juno doesn’t feel she fits in, she yearns for things that are not allowed and questions why it is so. To question the ways of Taris is discouraged and people of the community simply withdraw from anyone who does, not speaking or facing them, until they comply. On Taris there are many rules, but all are for the good of the community, to ensure the survival of humankind. But Juno does not understand how not being allowed to grow your hair will ensure that and questions it, which the leaders of Taris dislike. Danger lurks with the secrets of Taris, but can the rules be broken and the truth mended? ‘Danger awaits any who suggest it’
The term ‘withdrawing‘ was very powerful in this book and you can really realise the impact it has. So I would say that being ignored is worse.
9. Annoyed and even more alone than before, you push by everyone and try to leave the house. That’s when you hear your mom say your name. You turn around and see her crying saying that she wishes you were still there with them. Your dad remains stoic as he comforts her. You start walking towards her and that’s when you notice it, your body on the floor of the living room. How do you react?
I could probably feel my heart stop on the spot, although that would be ironic since it would seem my heart had already stopped a while ago. I would instantly grow suspicious and try my hardest to think things over and retrace. I could picture me sitting there like L (from Death Note), except I wouldn’t just look like I am not on planet Earth, but that actually being the case.
10. Oh wait, it’s not you, it’s not even human. You bend down to take a closer look and notice that it’s just a mannequin wearing your clothes. Weird. So why was your mother crying like that? You look back at your family and they’re staring straight at you. They look angry, but distant at the same time. You let out a nervous laugh and try to move, but their eyes are locked on you. This is definitely strange, but at least they’re paying attention to you now. What do you say to them in order to get them to stop?
I don’t think I would manage any words. What the hell is going on!? I think I would just wait for someone else to make the first move. I would take them staring at me as a personal competition and stare back like the weirdo I am.
11. You try to leave the house, but the door is locked, so you rush back to your room and close the door behind you. Your family is seriously creeping you out, but what’s even creepier is that your room is no longer trashed. In fact, it looks better than ever, except for the mirror. Before it was in pristine condition, but now it’s broken and with spider webbed cracks all over. When you take a closer look, you notice someone who looks just like you staring back. They smile and wave, even though you’re not smiling and waving. Their room is in shambles, while yours is in perfect order. The figure in the mirror leans in close and asks you a simple question: What is your favourite colour?
Red and Orange. (Black and white aren’t technically colours, although my first option would probably be grey anyway.)
And that’s it!
Did you enjoy that? I really did! I did myself the favour and not read ahead of myself, but instead answer as I went and let the plot unfold. Thank you so much Fueled by Smiling for giving me this opportunity by nominating me and for such great questions. It was really cool how you changed the style by making it your own and creating a suspense plot, a somewhat role-playing type of game. I had such fun answering.
But now its my turn to ask you guys!
- Drunken Anime Blog (although you are probably nominated for a ton of awards, but I couldn’t help myself from sharing the fun with you!)
- Ryuji Tatsuya’s Anime Corner
- KTS Reviews
- Ospreyshire’s Realm
- Arthifis’ Place
- Let’s Talk Anime
- Anime And Fandom Life
- Jon Spencer Reviews
Now for my Questions!
1.) This one is simple. Kiss, marry and kill (anime version). Tell me who you would pick for each. (3 different anime characters)
2.) Who is the most attractive female/male actress you can think of? (my answer would be Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean for female, and for male, Logan Lerman or Taron Egerton)
3.) Name your top 4 voice actors / actresses for anime dubbed or subbed. (My answers would be for dubbed and I can answer anyone who is interested. Just let me know in the comments)
4.) Marvel or DC?
5.) If you were to be born in a past decade other than the one you were born in, what decade would that be and why?
6.) If you could bring one anime character to life and they would immediately fall in love with you, who would it be?
7.) Do you like Christmas and if so, what is your most fond memory during this time of year?
8.) If you were given the chance to travel to space, would you?
9.) What would you like for Christmas (and no, don’t worry about ‘asking for too much’ or sounding greedy, its Christmas!)
10.) Top 3 countries or cities you would like to visit in the world?
11.) One anime world you would like to be apart of? (I am torn on this one!)
And that’s it!
I know this post was kind of lengthy, but all is in the fun of the award and game! Well done for reading this far and I hope you enjoyed reading!
Let me know in the comments any answers you have for my questions if I didn’t get the chance to nominate you; I am curious to see!