I’m honored that Ty-chama tagged me in her post. She is newer to the world of aniblogging and has wonderful blog posts. So I encourage you all to check out her blog!
In this challenge we are to:
- Write a post about why you love anime. It could be your favourite thing about it or one of your favourite things about it, it doesn’t matter which, but just pick one!
- You can get as personal or as impersonal as you like. You might want to write about how anime helped you through a tough time or something that it has taught you or you might want to write about just how much fun you’ve had watching it over the years. Your choice
- Nominate three bloggers to do the same
- Link back to this post. I would love to see what you’ve written and I may compile a list of my favourite entries further down the line
Sometimes we can have a love hate thing with anime. I don’t know how many times I quit watching something when another kick ass female character became mush over a potato of a lead male. (Wow do I have some issues haha. I’ve been burned too many times before).
However, from amazing stories (Psycho Pass) to unique world building (Made in the Abyss) to freaking awesome characters (Yona of the Dawn) I have a deep love for anime.
But one thing over the last two years has really become my favorite thing about anime. It is like a secret instant friendship.
Some may already have heard this story many times but I never wanted to tell people about my healthy *cough* obsession with anime. It was something that even among my friends was looked down on that I would watch child “cartoons” or be a weeb (spoken with a sneer).
Then to make a long story short I honestly stopped letting other people steal my joy. I subscribed to anime boxes and got awesome shirts. I hung posters of anime in my classroom. I proudly wore my AoT hoodie. Then I notices a shift. My pride in liking something drew in others.
It was like you could form an instant bond with anyone just by liking anime… And it was AWESOME!
I found students coming up to me recommending anime. I started a blog about anime and found more awesome people. I honestly feel like I can be the most open on this blog about my healthy *cough* obsession with 2D boys.
And I kid you not, just happened yesterday, during the last fifteen minutes of my creative writing class we just talked about anime. Anime is helping me build relationships with students. To me that is the most important thing a teacher can do!
Now I know that there always will be those who say that you can’t be a true anime fan for reason blah blah or blah blah… Honestly, I just have to laugh and wish them well. They are missing out of one of my favorite things about anime. The bond you can share with other anime lovers.
Thank you again Ty-chama for the nomination and I hope you all take a moment to think about your favorite things in anime.
In the mean time I will tag (and no pressure especially coming from me the queen of forgetting to answer tags)