Real Neat Blog Award – Nominated by Voyager

Real Neat Blog Award

I’d like to thank Voyager from Galvanic for this nomination. Last week I responded to another one of these and hopefully I don’t end up nominating the same people twice. A huge thank you for the award and now I’ll get on with it.

The Rules:

  1. Display the Award Logo.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  3. Answer the questions of the one who nominated you.
  4. Nominate 7-10 bloggers.
  5. Ask them seven questions.

The Questions:

Thanks Voyager for some interesting questions. Hopefully the answers make sense.

01. Do you have any writing habits on your blog that bug you and you try to stop doing?

Since blogging I’ve found I start a lot of paragraphs and sentences with unnecessary conjunctions (‘and’, ‘so’, and occasionally things like ‘okay’). I’d really like to edit all of these out though I suspect that is going to take quite some doing. I realise it is because I’m writing more conversationally in my blog than I do elsewhere, but I hate it when I read it back and I notice how often I’ve done it.

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02. Is there any particular type of character arc that really appeals to you? (i.e Redemption Arc? Revenge Arc? Romance Arc? Be The Very Best, Like No One Ever Was? etc.)

I don’t know that there is any particular character arc that appeals. I know tournament arcs in plots usually bore me, but in terms of appeal almost any character arc can be brilliant if well executed. Still, I will admit a well written Revenge Arc will usually hook me right in (too bad so many are poorly written).

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03. What’s a character that you like despite normally being a type of character you really don’t care for?

I really like All Might as a character, which kind of makes no sense to me because he’s this brash, intrusive character who is always smiling and just assumes that by declaring things are okay they will be. Admittedly, he won me over when I saw the genuine effort he put into things, when I realised the smiles were entirely for the benefit of others, and because he knows when he needs to be serious.

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04. What’s a story you revisit often, just to relax?

Obvious answer: Natsume Yuujinchou. Also, Kimi ni Todoke and Snow White with the Red Hair. Pretty much guarantee at the end of a long week I’ll be curled up on the couch with one of these.


05. What’s a series you think had potential but could’ve used a little more time in the oven?

So many choices. This year I’d have to pick Caligula. There were some genuinely interesting ideas in that anime and I’d really love to see the concept, with that art style and music, done again but with significantly more work put into the plot and characters. They could really have had something phenomenal if they’d actually thought about what to do with their set up.


06. Is there anything you’ve always wanted to do with your blog that you couldn’t/can’t, for whatever reason?

While I love writing and will keep my blog text based, I would genuinely love the time to produce other content. The problem is at the moment I get half-way through editing a video project and then life takes off on me again and by the time I get back to said project I pretty much need to start over because I’ve lost  any sense of what I was trying to accomplish. Realistically I just want to make my blog my full time job and I’d love to be able to put time and energy into writing better posts, doing some audio based posts each week, and periodically putting out video content. Of course, I think that’s what a lot of bloggers would like and I’m just not in a place where I can do that at the moment. Still, long term goals.

07. How’s your year been, so far? Good, I hope ^_^

2018 is going to go down as the year I absolutely had a blast online with my blog and on social media, and the year where I more or less dreaded everything else. Between poor health and excessive working hours, realistically it has just been a bad year. Admittedly, my health has been better the last few months so even though I’m still being monitored at intervals, I think things are in the clear (fingers crossed and all that).

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The Nominations:

As always, there is no obligation. Thanks for being awesome.


My Questions – Same as last week’s:

  1. We’ve just made this an official award’s ceremony. What are you going to wear?
  2. What vehicle will you rock up in?
  3. And who is accompanying you?
  4. Who would you like to present you with your award?
  5. When you accept your award, who do you thank in your speech?
  6. After you have received your award you decide you want to give a message to the audience, what is it?
  7. Finally, after the ceremony is over where do you go for your after party?

And that is it for the post. Hopefully you enjoyed reading my responses and I will get on to the other post for next week sooner rather than later. Thanks again, Voyager for the nomination.

Thanks for reading
Karandi James
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This Blog Is Apparently Really Neat

Real Neat Blog Award

A huge thank you to David Allesio from Confessions of an Average Otaku. As much as I sometimes (okay often) don’t get around to responding to these blog awards, I really do appreciate being nominated. However, as always, we have some rules.


The Rules:

  1. Display the award logo.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  3. Answer the questions of the one who nominated you.
  4. Nominate 7-10 bloggers
  5. Ask them seven questions

The Questions:

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  • What’s your single, one favourite anime or author? You can only pick ONE!

Okay, I’m bad at this whole only pick one because it really depends on my mood. I love some Pratchett or Eddings though sometimes I’m in the mood for Bishop or Harding or even some V.C. Andrews. If I had to pick one, my most often re-read author would be David Eddings, though I’ve kind of moved away from his work over the last decade so probably it is just that I loved his novels as a teenager.

  • What’s your favourite cartoon made in America (non-Anime)?

Um… probably Monsters’ Inc or the Incredibles.

  • What’s your favourite place to visit?

Civilisation. When you live in a town with only a handful of shops and there’s no book store, no place to really buy DVD’s (or even socks), and there’s definitely no sushi, a visit to a town of reasonable size is greatly appreciated.

  • Is getting nominated for something like this fun or a pain in the buns?

I really like the nomination. That doesn’t mean I always get around to responding because usually unless I respond right away I lose track of who nominated me and their questions, but I do enjoy these posts.

  • Sports: Do you have a favourite or is your favourite None of the Above?

Growing up I really enjoyed dancing and netball. Now I’m more of a yoga kind of person mostly because it is fairly relaxing. That said, I’m just not that into sport.

  • Are you a morning person, a night person, or other?

Definitely morning. No doubt about it.

  • If you could write your own seventh question, what question would you write and what would the answer be?

I think that’s kind of cheating pushing the question back on me, but okay. What is the cutest thing in the world? A kitten doing that thing where they tilt their head sideways and look up at you.

My Nominees:

No obligation to participate but I just want to give a shout out to the following bloggers.


My Questions:

I’m going to have a bit of fun this time and so my questions will probably seem a bit weird. Hope you have fun with them.

  1. You just found a portal to a new world, do you enter it willingly and why?
  2. Once on the other side of the portal (whether you entered willingly or not), you find yourself face to face with the thing that most annoys you. What is it?
  3. Finding yourself face to face with the thing that most annoys you, you decide that since you aren’t in our world you can react however you want. What do you do?
  4. While you are dealing with the annoying thing, a group of travellers approach. Who or what would you like in this group (no more than five)?
  5. One of the travellers attempts to stab you in the back. Who was it and why did they decide to attack you?
  6. You are saved from being stabbed. Did you save yourself or did someone have to rescue you?
  7. You decide you want to return home. Explain how you go about getting there.

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Thanks for reading.

Karandi James


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