From what appeared to be a losing battle, AOIA rapidly caught up to Hachimitsu within the first few hours and have since maintained a 40 point lead over Mira for the next 40 hours. For this amazing achievement, I have to thank you all.
Of course, we can’t possibly just expect you to keep voting for us without offering anything in return. What the Aniblog Tourney does nicely is help give the writers feedback. This is what I’ve gleaned from the comment section:
- Too many filler posts. SEE: Happy Black Day. I genuinely wanted to write a long post on it but because it was a South Korean thing I thought only Azure would be interested, since she likes Kpop. And besides I didn’t really have much ways to link it to anime, so I just gave up and uploaded a picture of jajiangmeun. (Is that how it’s spelled?) I have better examples of obvious filler posts though.
- We should have an author named ‘Guity’. Because reasons.
- We should also stop writing meta posts because we ‘write more filler and meta posts than any self-respecting blog should have to’…. oh shit
So now, we’ll have a brief respite from the competition for about 2 weeks. That ,following the drama that erupted recently, was a godsend. Next up, we’ll be up against Bluemist Anime Blog, with its awesome new theme, and should we succeed, we’ll be locked up in a 4-Way caged King of the Hill Deathmatch with the monstrous Dinosaur-themed Mexican Wrestler named Baarka-Rapter. I think.
For readers who are interested in voting, vote here.
Welcome, voters and readers. I believe that our matchup has begun. Let me speak personally.
The Aniblog Tourney has always been an important event to me. Note the usage of ‘me’, because this is a personal thing for me – something that motivated me to stay on in long periods of inactivity and during all the times I felt like dropping out.
Up to the week before the Aniblog Tourney started, I went about reading people’s predictions posts, and when one of them predicted that we’d somehow become 1st Runner Up against Baka-Raptor (I wish), I typed the following: “Thank you for your faith in us, we’ll work hard to meet your expectations.” And this is what I received in response: “What are you,a press representative?” He was right.
Blogging is fun for me. It’s always been that motivating factor behind dropping everything for anime, for me to keep on watching and persisting in this fandom. I’m sure Mira agrees as well. And as such, I will not include a list of posts we wrote, or a list of posts I wrote, that we deem the best – rather, I will include a list of 5 posts I had great fun in writing. They may not be necessarily the best, or even good for that matter, but I had fun. And I hope you enjoy reading them as well.
- I celebrated Kagami’s birthday last year. I even bought a cake and everything. I remember sneaking into my room, taking the photos and quickly consuming the tiny cake I had bought. When I was still the only blogger here, I loved using figure photos in my posts. The old banner was a photo of Kagami as well. I really liked Lucky Star, despite its content.
- Why are all the male leads in anime a bunch of pussies? And similar posts. They made me feel smaaaaaaart.
- Diary of an Anime Lived: Lamentations of a member of the fallen watching OreImo. It was one of those times where I actually learnt something -received an epiphany, if you will- from anime. Needless to say it was an one-time affair but the effect stuck.
- Debate between multiple personas of Valence: Spring 2011 season preview. This post was made solely as a parody of Canne’s own posts where he discusses anime between two split halves of himself. This post merely brings it to the extreme.
It was a pain in the ass to write yet it was fun at the same time, like babby’s first anal.
- Any of the the AFA posts. The experience of going to AFA (and blowing a load of money on plastic goodies and anime posters) is something I look forward to every year.I’m thinking of applying for a press pass this year as well, once I get the proper documentation.
Thank you for visiting. Thanks to GMT, I’m posting this a few hours before our matchup at the Aniblog Tourney. If you must pick the blog you’d much rather read, I sincerely hope you’ll vote ours. All of the writers here have their own virtues in writing, and I hope that these will appeal to you, the reader. Once again, thank you very much for visiting, and we hope we’ll be seeing each other again, on the 4th of May.
Thus began the great competition, Aniblog Tourney -The Second- . Lots of hot-blooded young men and women of the internet coalesce into one gigantic orgy of dorama, frantic writing and a showdown of e-peen. Only one will survive the entire tournament unscathed and become the King of Aniblogs. Ok, maybe it wasn’t this dramatic, but let us begin on the first 8 matches of the Aniblog Tourney.