The Blue Sky Tag Nomination (From Matt-in-the-Hatt)! Thanks!

Thank you to Matt-in-the-Hat for nominating me! I haven’t written a nomination post in a while, so I’m glad to be nominated once again! Thanks! P.S, sorry for posting this now after being nominated for a month and a half! But here it is!

 

Rules:

  • Answer 11 questions given to you
  • Tag 11 people
  • Give 11 questions

1.What is your favorite breakfast?

  • Eggs, bacon and sausage with rice is probably my most favorite kind of breakfast. Just your average (Asian) American breakfast.

2.Least favorite candy?

  • Milk Dud’s.

3.The recent film you seen?

  • Spirited Away, from Studio Ghibli (in fact, I wrote a blog post about it!) A story that gets deeper the more you look into it. Definitely still one  of my most favorite movies.

4.What’s your favorite hobby?

  • Blogging and playing video games. But if I had to say the most satisfying and most likely my favorite hobby is, it definitely has to be blogging (despite not writing as often. And don’t get me wrong, I still love to write blog posts that are personally enjoyable to make, such as reviews on animes or writing daily life posts).

5.What fictional character can you relate to?

  • Someone that I can relate to on a deep level, would most definitely have to be Anna from When Marnie Was There. An adolescent female character that’s an introvert who lives a life of mainly being in a neutral like attitude or in a mood of sadness. More relatively being neutral and rarely being sad. Unless there was a greater reason to being in a sad state of mind. Until she later on figures out who/what makes her happy. It wasn’t a “growing up” motive that causes her to change, but rather to reminisce and grow as an individual. As she still becomes true to who she really is.

6.Do you have a favorite cartoon?

Yes I do! Although I rarely watch cartoons, I’d definitely have to say Over The Garden Wall is my most favorite cartoon (I know it’s a mini-series but still, it’s one of my favorite cartoons)! Over The Garden Wall is like a new modern day folk tale being told by means of animation. The cartoon itself feels satisfying to watch during the Fall. As the cartoon itself is based on the season of fall, and also being inspired from books based on folk stories and other fictional pieces of fictional literature. It’s a shame that Cartoon Network didn’t show Over The Garden Wall last Fall.

Watch the first episode here! :

 

7.Do you play video games? If so, what is the recent game you have played?

 

I do play video games!

CSGO (Counter Strike Global Offensive: I’m ranked Silver Elite Master, being somewhat coached from one of my friends that’s a global Elite. Shout out to you! Add my Steam account, MarkYaaj).

OSRS (Old School Runescape).

8.What are you allergic to?

  • Pollen (I’m pretty sure most people are? And can’t tell if that’s a legitimate allergy. Correct me if I’m wrong).

9.What type of music genre do you like?

  • I love listening to all kinds of music. But some of the few that I really love listening to is…
  • Lo-Fi (Low Fidelity, I’m not so into the rap or jazz genre of Lo-Fi, but I still enjoy Lo-Fi songs in general)
  • Dubstep (also I read your post about Dubstep Matt, but don’t worry, I understand!)
  • Rock N Roll (All kinds of Rock)
  • Rap (year of 2000 and below are my favorite kinds of rap artists, not so much the new generation).
  • Pop Songs (yet again, not a big fan of the modern day of music):
  • And not to mention Symphony (Whenever I hear a lyrical song, in some cases I can relate to it. But when it’s music purely filled with instruments, it’s like a story that’s being told. As its making me, the listener, to satisfactorily indulge into that one symphony’s deep perspective of a story without words, but through its emotion played purely from music).

10.What movie did you regret watching?

  • I rarely watch movies, so I really can’t say.

11. Do you have a favorite book?

  • I’ve read a couple of classics/old school books, but I wouldn’t necessarily say they would be my favorite kinds of books (yet). Some of the books include, The Giver, To Kill A Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet, The Great Gatsby, When Marnie Was There (starting to read it, and might be one of my favorites), and Howls Moving Castle (also starting to read on it). And some of the more modern books I’ve read were, Just Mercy, Hatchet, and Ready Player One. If I had to say which was my favorite out of the rest so far, I’d probably say The Great Gatsby (despite there being a bunch of flaws within characters).

 

Thanks once again to Matt-in-the-Hat for the nomination! And without a further ado, here’s my questions for my nominees!

Here are my nominees! (Not exactly 11  nominees. Sorry, but I don’t know that many people) :

Celeste’s Life

A Person Who Likes Games More Than You

Silent Melody

I Am A Dreamer

Nirvana

 

Here are 11 questions for my nominees!

  1. What is your favorite school subject?
  2. What is your favorite movie?
  3. Who is your favorite Movie Director/Animators?
  4. Are you an indoor person or outdoor person?
  5. Where would be the most relaxing place for you to be?
  6. Would you ever want to go back into one of your dreams, if you had the chance to?
  7. What is your favorite attraction to go to?
  8. What is your most favorite fictional character?
  9. What genre (music) do you like?
  10. What genre in literature/film/animation do you like?
  11. Do you personally enjoy blogging?

(Thanks once again for the nomination!)

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-The Start Of Exams- – (Real Life+Update)-

Hello, it’s that time again, and it’s the notorious exams. Sorry to those who actually read my blog posts, but I will be posting right after exams are over, such as the Indie video game Omori, the comic named Pretty Boy (also by the creator of Omori), and my day in the life of Mark, day 3 post (might take a while to make though). So there’s a lot to look forward to after my exams (not really), and possibly yours (if you have exams during this week), right after this week of studying.

Since I have to be quick and get right to work, here’s a video from the video game Omori, and hopefully you have a guess on what I’ll write in the future.

(Omori 2017 Trailer/warning, there may be a few scary scenes):

Anyways guys, sorry for being gone for probably a few weeks or even a month by now. But hopefully you guys get the point on my busyness. Have a good day, good luck on exams (if you do have exams), and peace!

“Exams aren’t that bad, just as long as you’re confident in what you do and get good grades. Even if you don’t understand an answer on a test,  might as well be ignorantly happy in writing what you think may be right, and then be told you’ve at least tried.” -Mark Yang

-A Hardship Filled Week Without Technology, But I’m Back- – (Update+Future Posts)-

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Photo from https://oss.adm.ntu.edu.sg/ngsh0049/4d-assignment-2/

If you haven’t already known, I just went screen free for a week (without the use of technology; computer, cell phone, television. But, lights, microwaves, life necessities technology are exceptions). When I went screen free, I was flat out bored, had nothing else to do, and I just waited for the next day to progress. And during my times of being screen free, I continually thought about what was the incentive of being screen free? As I believe, the whole purpose of being screen free is to show ourselves and us as human beings on how were so reliant for technology, and after being screen free, how we can learn why we’re so in-depth on looking down all the time (our phones). As to those I presume knowledgeable on how phones can horrifically impact us in some ways, the younger generation might eventually not be able to. To have a better understanding of what I mean, read this article created from my Social Studies teacher. It’s also the person who gave me the opportunity and other students of her classroom to go screen free for a week! (Link To The Website, Click Here). As a society of millennials and older generations, we should continue to acknowledge how social media and other sources is impacting our society and to also teach a younger audience on how they could avoid being a victim of this social media phenomenon. So hopefully you have something to think about for today, and I’m quite happy to have the opportunity to go screen free for a week from my class in turn for a grade. It was a win-win situation, as we get to learn how being screen free affects our lives, and in turn rewarded (by grades) for being screen free.

“When you strip humanity of technology, what do we do as a society?” 

Anyways, besides writing in a serious manner, back to being me. I’m back from being screen free for a week! download-8If you’re new to my blog, hello, I’m a Japanese animation (anime), and Japanese comic (manga) blog poster, where I post reviews and my thoughts about series that ranges from Studio Ghibli films to mainstream animes. As well as reading manga’s that are quite mainstream, to mangas that aren’t even as popular but should be. And if you know me very well, I like to trash talk about mainstream animes (always for a good reason though), and only watch animes/read mangas that are actually interesting/non cliche. And in a way, I’m just like Hayo Miyazaki, as his famous quote(that was mistranslated, but is a meme anyway) is something I can relate to in a way, “Anime was a mistake”. Of course, I still watch it anyways, and even though Hayao Miyazaki himself is a notorious animator, I don’t blame him for hating anime (or at least a numerous amount of animators that is). But yep, there’s your brief introduction to me. So then, what I’ll be posting later on!

(I totally agree with this person’s various statements. Bewarn)

As I’ve said before in my other post (Click Here For The Link), that I was going to write about my thoughts on Bokura Wa Minna Kawaisou/Kawai Complex To Manners and Hostel Behavior chapters, and write about Over The Garden Wall (this is an American cartoon. Maybe I should’ve mentioned that I also write off topic posts!), but it’s all going to be delayed for quite a while or not even be written at all.

My reasonings; it’s that time again guys, exams! “MARK! Winter break is near!” Yes, well about that, I’ll be on winter break in Arizona, so yeah. I mean, I could write a blog post, but I want to relax during the break (also because I don’t have anything to write blog posts on. I could technically do it on my phone, but It’ll take forever to do), and when I write blog posts, I like writing things when it’s fresh off my mind (if that makes sense to you guys?). Not that I occasionally write blog posts after a week or so, but I like that authentic feeling as a blog writer, when you gain inspiration and give it your all into writing one whole blog post in one whole sitting (which can also be why my grammar can be horrible at time to time when I don’t edit my blog posts after writing it for a whole day straight, but that’s alright! I can come back and cringe another day and look back on the day where my grammar was generally bad. Which is pretty much still going on, but hey, I’ll get better right? I hope so, lol. As I continually doubt myself in a positive way, good job to me.)

So then, the good news; the blog post I will be writing:

  • Bokura Wa Minna Kawaisou Chapter 78 Review; It’s no longer titled “Usa Makes a Move” It’ll now be titled, “Finally! Usa and Kawai’s further or catastrophic relationship!” (By the looks of the manga, I’m actually quite interested on what’s going to happen in future chapters).

The bad news; blog post that will be on hold or won’t be made:

  • Over the Garden Wall Review
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Iceland, Fortress of Solitude

As much as I want to write a review for Over the Garden Wall, my family trip to Arizona is coming soon (not to mention homework), I want to rewatch Over the Garden Wall before I make my blog post. Of course, since I have over two weeks of break and literally (not literally) 90% of my time being focused on Arizona, I won’t have a lot of time to create one. And as much as I don’t want to go to Arizona for a week and a half (I’m sure many people would take up that opportunity), I have nowhere else to go besides going to an arcade (to play Tekken 7) and possibly recording myself for you guys to see. Like, I can go sightseeing and visit a museum, but I’m more of a hometown person. Meaning I like revisiting places that just makes me nostalgic or explore somewhere I haven’t seen before in my own city/state). The only time I would do this is if I was fully aware and prepared to doing something like that (and I literally have no idea on where my family wants to go, so I’m just puzzled on why we’re staying there for over two weeks if we don’t know what were going to be doing. Pretty much 100% of the time when my family wants to go somewhere and waste money doing nothing. But meh, family bonding. That’s what counts.). Also, did you know you could be making money writing blog posts about going on trips to places like Iceland and other countries and stuff like that? Yeah, me neither.

(Over the Garden Wall Trailer)

Anyways, it seems I’m going a bit way off topic, but I hope you guys kind of learned about my experience about going screen free and just some of the few things to update you guys on. But before I go here’s this; “Would you go screen free for a week? You’re a pretty busy person I understand, how about a day instead?”. Anyways, on a more serious note; if you want to want to take the challenge that’s up to you. Sorry about the blog post delay, after being gone for a week. But see you guys later, peace!

(I won’t be including any of my other social media links usually shown below in most of my blog posts in respect for this post relating to being screen free) -Mark T. Yang JR

-Arizona and California Future Trip and Arcade Games!? Day 2, In The Life Of Mark- – (Real Life)-

Decembers here, and there’s a heat wave trip off to Arizona! Well, I mean, not yet that is. As school is still here to come (for two weeks), and it’s no longer fall (officially), that only means one thing, Christmas! Yay? When I depart to Arizona, that means I won’t be home where it’s always snowy, and I won’t celebrate Christmas with my main family, or a majority of them. Because the reasoning for vacationing in Arizona is because of my aunt’s wedding, and after the wedding, it’s time for actual vacationing in California.

Well anyways, besides going to Arizona and California, I’ve always wanted to play one of my most favorite video games, and it’s Tekken! And if you didn’t know, the new game Tekken 7 is being released in all ready 1 buildings in December! And just my luck! California has a few Ready 1 locations! And I’m also sure there’s a Round one somewhat near me, but it’s an hour away from my house (I second thought, maybe it’s not so near me). And since Tekken was created in Japan, and the arcade machines were released in Japan first, now it’s our turn! Tekken 7 has already been released in a few Dave and Busters around the U.S, but none of them nearby where I live (which sucks).

And when I get to Round One, I’m going to play my main character, Kazuya Mishima! And if you’re a fan of the Tekken series, “Why Kazuya? He’s the worst Mishima character?” And that’s because he’s actually a good character if you took the time to play as him. He’s the fastest Mishima than the other Mishima’s in my opinion, his moves are quite flashy and really aggressive. I also like to think of Kazuya as a solid character, without too many unsafe moves like most characters, but I guess this also makes him predictable. Since Kazuya doesn’t have a lot of high moves (besides his 1+1+2. 1+1+1. 2+2 and back-back 2 ←←+2, and etc), I believe Kazuya has a lot of mid and low hit moves that can absolutely kill crouching characters or people who are bad blocking low hits (or what I like to call it, a check, or singular mid hits and low hits). And since I’ve always played on the pad (a controller), I’m going to mess up on doing moves like forward dash (Constantly pressing/moving your stick/controller ⇛⇓⇘) and backward dash  (⇚⇚⇓⇙⇚⇓⇙⇚) movement, and even doing the EWGF (Electric Wind God Fist/ ⇛⇓⇘+2 at the exact moment. It’s harder than you think) on Kazuya. And since I’m only a Tekken 5 player, I don’t know how the new moves that Kazuya has like his devil form move set, and what his play style is like. And not to mention, some moves are updated or different from Tekken 5 when I transition to Tekken 7. So it’s going to be a big challenge!

(I better start remembering on how to use new moves!) 

(And I need to learn how to use the arcade stick! This video includes swearing words and could offend others, but it’s a legitimate guide on how to move faster in Tekken. And TheMainManSWE is my favorite Tekken player).

And another character that I’ll try to play as is a new character to the Tekken franchise, and it’s Josie Riztal!

And why would I choose her? Well, this character is a fast hitter, has many check/poke moves, and is pretty much a combination of all of my favorite characters (Bryan Fury, Bruce, Mishima’s, Jin, etc). She just has so many moves that make her look like a fun character to play as. Being a fast hitter and poking is one of my most favorite things to do in Tekken, and I like technical characters (the game slang “technical”: countering an enemy’s hit with one of your hits) and only doing a few unsafe moves that can actually land into high damage for other characters. It’s somewhat of a boring play style, but professional players do this all the time, and it’s pretty much play tactfully or high-risk high-reward/high-risk big loss.

Now off topic from Round One; as I eat a turkey (and many other delicious foods) on Thanksgiving, I had one heck of a break! I won a game that requires a sibling game (and real people. A.K.A my family), I got to play video games, and I just relaxed for the week (7 whole days of break). And if my younger sister (who’s actually just one year younger than me) is reading this; we have sibling telepathy. Now anyways, I don’t want to constantly talk about video games, so let’s talk about stuff related to Japan! In other words, anime and manga stuff, but this time, it’ll mainly be anime!

0ea97f2673d4dc6dff3fbf6885206203If you didn’t know, I actually watched the first few episodes of Cowboy Bebop, and I’ve read the current chapters of Bokura Wa Minna Kawaisou and I read the most recent chapter of Tokyo Ghoul:Re. And if you know me, I rarely watch anime anymore! It’s not that I don’t want to watch any anime shows, I just don’t have a lot of time to binge-watch a show (also because most mainstream animes are cliche and complete garbage. No offense). And since I am currently watching Cowboy Bebop, I’m going to continue on watching it (when I try to watch two animes, I just completely stop watching anime). So anyways, in my own opinion, Cowboy Bebop isn’t all that bad and it’s not that great (or yet that is). I kind of like how the humor and deep scenes aren’t like many other cliche animes like scenes from one piece. I mean, I love their back stories, but they just keep coming up with characters we don’t really care about, or that they are just cringe worthy back stories. Like for example, Franky, Chopper, and Brook’s backstory was actually pretty sad and interesting, despite the three of them being free going and at some points annoying in the anime. You really can’t hate them because of their tragic backstories. And let’s fast forward through the series. Let’s have Rebecca as an example. Okay cool, she’s a queen of a dethroned king, then you have her mother get killed for a piece of bread, which was cliche as heck! Like that hasn’t happened already in the anime! (I was being sarcastic). And then you don’t really see Rebecca change too drastically when she was a kid to her now as an adult, like come on, think of something better than her being trained from a freaking wooden toy and end up being a character who we could care less about. Not to mention that she’s supposed to be this warrior figure woman, but you just wind up having her look very sexualized and have a “wimp” mentality. Like, come on! If you wanted her to not be perfect, at least make it have some meaning! Like, make her lose, and make her learn from her mistakes, instead of this wimpy looking lady! Sometimes I feel like One Piece could do better. And at least make one female character without oversized breasts without a stereotypical female personality. Sometimes I question this a lot in anime in general, especially in mainstream animes. Cliche is a common occurrence nowadays in animes, that it’s just discouraging.

So then, I guess that’s all I had to say for my post! Look forward to my other posts, as I’ll be writing about my thoughts on a few chapters of the manga Bokura Wa Minna Kawaisou, and I’ll be writing a review on the cartoon, Over the Garden Wall! Also, I’ll be posting my first chapter of a fall themed story somewhat inspired from Over the Garden Wall (if you’re interested in that kind of stuff). And no, it’s not a fanfiction, and I’m making sure that it doesn’t become one. But there will be some obvious references from Over the Garden Wall being placed into my story. So stay tuned for those posts, peace!

-Day 1, High School; In The Life Mark- – (Real Life)-

teh_sabersHigh school life isn’t all that bad, in fact, it’s probably more interesting than it is stressful. In my sophomore year, I’m currently enjoying my time in school. We get to learn how to blow things up in chemistry (Alkali metals), we read books for at least 15 minutes in English (I read the book, Ready Player 1; the ending just killed me), we have gym, and I get to learn how to understand and read the Japanese language/writing (writing; hiragana, katakana, and soon kanji)! And don’t get me wrong, everybody has their own school experiences, so if you’re an under classmate (middle schooler and below), I don’t want you to have the idea that school will be good or bad for you. So with that in mind, experience things for yourself and give your own opinions (I presume that are reading this) under classmates.

Anyways, to the people who don’t know/to the people who do know what happens to alkali metals and water, here’s a video for you to learn/remember.

(I’m not responsible for any potential injuries and do not attempt this at home, you have been warned).

“Things gradually become more terrifying as we go down through the group. Let’s try Cesium, our fifth alkali metal.” I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy chemistry.

Back on topic; like I said in my old post, I had the chance to watch Grave of the Fireflies in my Japanese class, and I was just dreading with excitement (not until I remembered that it’s not a happy movie, that this was based on a real story), and the week after that, I actually had the chance to meet and talk to a foreign exchange student from Japan. It was definitely interesting. Because just the way me and a couple of friends talked to him, our countries customs didn’t differ too much with his customs. We all laughed at jokes, he spoke English fluently (of course he was puzzled on some of the words we said, mostly slang words), and of course, he was like all of us, human. I kind of felt irritated how I’m more accustomed to stereotyped interpretations on any culture, but I was never blinded from the stereotypes. Meaning, I knew better, and I can’t make assumptions about a culture that I’ve never seen before; face to face. And in a way, I felt ashamed for our country as an entirety for creating stereotypes. Not just one person or a specific race in the wrong, but our country in an entirety.

(This video of Morgan Freeman pretty much explains things similar to what I’ve said. P.S, this paragraph was somewhat inspired from this video of Morgan Freeman.)

(I also stumbled upon this video, and I was pretty furious watching it. Definitely a shame to the Asian community)

But yeah, it was definitely an interesting time meeting a foreign exchange student from Japan.

Now, when I was in my photography class, we had the chance to use photoshop. Let’s just say, things got pretty spooky (because it was on the 31st of Halloween), and the week after that, my photoshopped photos looked pretty awesome!

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The left photo is the photoshopped photo, and the right photo is the original (I mean, I guess you would already know, but oh well). And if you also might not know, I have my Japanese initials written on my shirt in the photoshopped version (マ-ク). What’s it say? It just means mark (but if you pronounced my name and don’t say “my name is Maku” in Japanese, they wouldn’t understand what you just said), but it’s pronounced, MaaKu. And if your wondering why not just say MaaRuKu(マ-ルク), don’t ask me, my Japanese teacher gave me the name. The only reason I think she said my name in Japanese should be Maaku is because, MaRu(マル), means circular, and then you just have ku (ク/久), meaning sky or long time. So it would pretty much make my name mean, circular sky (sounds like a pretty poetic name, but oh well) if I said MaaRuKu(マ-ルク) in Japanese. Also, I googled what the meanings were, so please butcher me on my Japanese if you find any mistakes on what I just said. But anyways (I’ll start counting how many times I say the word “anyways”), photography class was fun (I’m definitely not joining photography 2 next year. I’m being serious. It’s harder than you think. Unless you’re the most talented and going into a profession into photography, that’s who’ll be joining it next year).

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tumblr_nmx6u5lfl51rlylleo1_500Off topic from school; so where am I regarding Anime and Manga’s? I recently just read Tokyo Ghoul:Re’s 100th chapter (chapter 99 just brought in the nostalgia) and I’m almost finished with the Anime Kekkai Sensen/Blood Blockade Battlefront! And since I’m here, I’ll just say my over all thoughts on Kekkai Sensen. It sometimes can get boring, but it has some pretty awesome animation and suspensions at some situations (although I may consider some scenes of suspense to be cliche, I still thought they were pretty good). Especially towards the last three episodes of Kekkai Sensen, the back story’s of Black (ブラク/Bu-Ra-Ku) and White (ワイト(Wa-I-To) was just straight up sad but meaningful. And especially Black’s speeches at some times were extremely poetic, and I just love that about his character. And especially how Black is just so sociopathic like, but he’s a unique kind of sociopath. Hopefully you give this anime a chance if you’re into futuristic and old school like animes, and all though I haven’t watched Cow Boy Bebop before, I’ll just say it’s pretty similar to it.

(Not to mention the opening and ending songs are just awesome)

(The ending song is just a mixture of happy and sad. I like 🙂 )

Hopefully you guys enjoyed a blog post about my life. So then, I guess that ends this post for today. See you guys in the next blog post. See ya later, peace!

Hopefully I would have the time to get to know you! Follow me on Twitter and add me on my MAL (My Anime List) account!

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-Happy (Offical) Halloween From Mark+Blog Update!-

05I know, it’s on a Monday, boo! No pun intended. And with this 31st of October, I just wanted to say happy Halloween! So happy Halloween! And if you’re not into Halloween, I understand. Have a good Fall. No bad pun intended.

Besides Halloween, I want to explain what I’m currently going through when it comes to my blog. Sadly, it seems that I’m starting from the beginning all over again. And what do I mean, “beginning all over again”? It basically means I had no viewers for the past week because of the change of my website name. And because of that change, that means I no longer have my blog posts linked to the google search engine (when someone searches for let us say, “Anime”, my blog would have my website linked to their search engine, but since I have a new website, that link no longer works).

 And so, what am I going to do with this problem that I dug myself into? Well, that just means I’m going to continue on blogging, and hopefully gain my viewers back again! Of course, the amount views that I receive doesn’t really matter, but if no one is reading it, then what’s the point in writing, right? Even if I only have 1 view per day, I’d be happy to know that at least someone is appreciating or at least reading what I write. Thank you for always sticking around my blog to you my followers, and I hope you enjoy my blog posts. And if you’re new to my blog, hello, it’s nice to meet you! As of today, I still want to write Anime and Manga related blog posts, so please look forward to those posts! And not to mention, in my future blog posts, I want to write more real life posts! (if you even like them, but I’ll still write them). But knowing me, I might forget all about it, so don’t always get your hopes on that! (If you’re new to my blog, I’m basically a disoriented blogger, and no, It’s not on purpose).

 Speaking of forgetting things, I need to finish my 30 Anime Challange posts! (Sorry). And also talking about real life, I got to meet a Japanese foreign exchange student. Let’s just say, it was pretty interesting to have a conversation with let’s say, three dudes (who were my friends, and two of them currently learning and knowing some Japanese, including me), and the foreign exchange student knowing some English as well. For example, some of the conversations we had were, what were his thoughts on creepy clowns in America and what was his favorite food (some of the other questions that we asked him made me crack up, and I was happy knowing that he was understanding most of the jokeful questions we had to ask him).

So then, have a happy Halloween or Fall! See you guys later, peace!

-Thank You, To Those Of My One Hundred Followers; Just Thank You –(Mark’s Achievements+Face Reveal)-

Before getting into things that I want to say for my achievement on having 100 followers, I want to especially thank the person who introduced me to blogging; my 8th-grade teacher (for privacy reasons, I won’t tell who exactly the person is).

But, when creating a blog that was just for a grade throughout my last year of middle school (8th grade), I didn’t know what I wanted to say or even know what to even do in a blog for that sake. When you think of a blog, you think of sophistication and something about it having some sort of theme. Like photography or fancy reviews with flawless websites. So, for my first post ever, I wanted to introduce myself by saying that I like anime and video games. And to be honest, I was hesitant to post something to the whole world that I’m just some 14-year-old male who watches anime and plays video games but, I expected that no one will view my blog besides my teacher. Also, I didn’t want people to argue that Anime is weird and all the same , so that’s why I was also hesitant.

But as I progressed onto blogging about anime, I’ve received such positive comments and support, and this sparked my attention on continuing to being a blogger while having otaku genre posts. And most definitely one of my most supportive followers that were there for me when I started blogging, was a Christian anime blogger named, TWWK from Beneath The Tangles. And of course, later on into blogging, I’ve started to grab a great number of followers, such as my friends from my middle school (including last years students, Animusic and CutieEyeElysium/TheFanGirl), and including some awesome bloggers (who’re definitely better than I am in blogging). Thank you for always being there, as I smile at all of your amazing comments and support! I wish I could do much more for you guys, but please bare with me.

So then, I’ve been thinking this over for quite some time now, and here’s a face reveal of me!

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After seeing my follower count today, I was quite happy and felt accomplished on knowing that over 100 different individuals had the time to follow my blog! Not to mention once again, that some pretty awesome bloggers and followers like you guys, still stick around and post some of the most awesome comments. Thank you guys for viewing, reading, and hopefully enjoying my blog posts. Thanks once again. -Mark

If only there was a better word to say thank you instead of always saying it constantly. But anyways guys, see you guys later, peace.