For those of you who don’t know, I’m participating in a tournament among anime blogs. Today I’m up in the first round, against chikorita157! So check out his blog and then vote for the one you like best! (I’ll help: it stars with a ‘D’) You also may want to check out some of the other participants in the tournament.
For those who are new to this site, welcome! Let me tell you a bit about myself.
Don’t take my word for it, though.
Draggle’s Anime Blog – It’s a fairly popular episodic blog which… I feel confident… can win this round… in…all… likelihood… since …he makes creative posts and writes good reviews. — chikorita157
Ok, so that wasn’t exactly what he said. He spelled “likelihood” as “likely hood.” I was kind enough to fix it for him. Everyone makes mistakes, after all.
Since this is a tournament between blogs and not bloggers, I’d also like to point out one of this site’s best sellings points: its commenters. We have a set of regular commenters that would probably make better bloggers than me. We even have commenters who write rap songs!
Now, let me tell you a little bit about my opponent, Chikorita157, since he’s rather humble and probably won’t give you the full story himself.
Chikorita157 (if that is his real name) is Also Awesome But Not as Much
First, chikorita157 is a good guy of excellent taste. He likes Milky Holmes, after all. Everyone who likes Milky Holmes is a good person. He joins an elite group of bloggers, with me, psgels, and… that’s it (edit: and feal87 (edit 2: and AceRailgun) who for some reason do(es)n’t vote in APR).
When I discovered that Chikorita157 liked Milky Holmes, what else could I do? I swore a vow of eternal friendship. Chikorita157 still hasn’t answered my confession. He didn’t even follow me on twitter until a few days ago! Plus he claims to not even subscribe to my blog. But I know that deep down he returns my feelings. For someone who doesn’t read my blog, he sure leaves a lot of comments! He’s such a tsundere!
So chikorita157 is a cool guy, even if he is a bit of a flirt. I’d like to call one issue to your attention, however. See this picture of chikorita157?
Lookin’ pretty good, eh? Let’s zoom in and take a closer look.
Hmm… Are you seeing what I’m seeing? I don’t think I’m imagining it…
That’s right. Unfortunately, there’s only one conclusion I can come to. Chikorita157 is an impostor.
You see, I’ve known Chikorita from way back when. We were introduced by Professor Elm twelve years ago. Back then, he looked like this:
Now, I know they’ve made tremendous advances in corrective surgery. But I find it hard to believe they’ve come this far.
Don’t get me wrong: I trust Chikorita157, and I’m not accusing him of anything. He likes Milky Holmes, after all. But I think that, on behalf of anime blog readers everywhere, and to lend credibility to this tournament, we need a stronger verification process so that not just anyone can enter a contest like this. I propose that Chikorita157 release his birth certificate to the public so we can put this silly controversy behind us. The long-form birth certificate, of course.
Words of Wisdom
Let me end with some words of wisdom. If I felt like it, I could write a book about Chikorita157, but I’ll restrict myself to what he’s said in the past couple weeks:
Milky Holmes… the most entertaining comedies of the season… Final Series Rating: 9.2/10, A, Very Good — Chikorita157
It’s so good that either “9.2 / 10” or “A” or “Very Good” isn’t enough to describe how good it is, you need all three of them. I fully support Chikorita157’s assessment.
For instance, this happened when I watched Tantei Opera Milky Holmes. I thought the show would turn out bad. However, I was wrong… — Chikorita157
Chikorita157 has the wisdom to learn from his mistakes.
cuteness. — Chikorita157
Chikorita157 is even a poet!
One of the most common reasons why blogs die is the lack of motivation. It could happen as part of being stressed out from work/school, infrequent social interactions or the lack of satisfaction. In a sense, we all have reasons why we blog about anime. I can explain this through McGregor’s Theory Y of Motivation. He states that people are self-motivated and ambitious, thus they tend to enjoy work that gives a satisfying experience. In a sense, this is true since most Anime Bloggers wants to share the passion of the medium and have fun. However, there are reasons why some lose motivation and frequently go on hiatus. — Chikorita157
Chikorita157 is a gentleman and a scholar.
Naturally, I’m not familiar with the source material unless I have read it before hand. — Chikorita157
But even Chikorita157 is not omniscient.
So everyone, go and vote! May the best (real) blogger win!
And Chikorita157, remember, if you weren’t being honest and actually do read my blog, it’s ok, I’m still waiting for a response to my confession of eternal Milky Holmes friendship!
(Update: Chikorita157 appears to have written a response to my confession but without referring to me by name, really, he’s such a tsundere! But I feel like he’s moving things too fast… I don’t think I’m ready for the kind of commitment it takes to raise a family yet… Besides, if we had children, what would they look like? I think breeding a starfish and a chikorita would work if we stayed at the breeding center together. But if Chikorita157 really is an impostor, I don’t think crossbreeding would work…)
(Update 2: In case it wasn’t clear, this post is largely fictitious aside from the fact that you should vote in this contest, that I am awesome, and that Chikorita157 is also awesome. To clarify, Chikorita157 is not Ouma Shuu, he did not eat the baby Jesus, he is not the Pope, and he did not imprison the real Chikorita.)