My campaign post and my electoral platform

First and foremost, I appreciate everyone who has nominated me as Most Thought-Provoking Blog in the Anime Blog Awards. I truly appreciate the support, and I am truly grateful. I wouldn’t have been here without your support. This is certainly one of the pinnacles in my career as an anime blogger.

But it hopefully doesn’t stop there. I would like your vote. However, I don’t have the loudness, the controversy, the establishment, or the degree that my competitors have. (In truth, I don’t have much to go for me.) However, I can say that I have written regarding anime (dating from my very first blog) for more than two years already, and I have tried my best to write posts in such a way as to foment discussion and critical thinking. While I have been successful for the most part (at least, that’s what most of my comments and commentators say), I have also had fiascos occur at times. I try to be very honest as a writer, and sometimes the emotions do get in the way, but I have tried to be consistent as a writer that provokes thought (even before the awards were started).

What do I have for me?

  1. I have tried to create a niche within the anime niche by the juxtaposition of anime with different media: most of the time, however, the medium of comparison I have used is literature or cinema;
  2. I believe I have been open with regard to my life in general, and as even just as a blogger I’m very proud of that;
  3. I believe I am the only Filipino blogger who has qualified for voting among all the categories (so vote for me, kababayan!);
  4. I attempt to deliver a message as concisely as possible (but I fail at times);
  5. I have never deleted any post detrimental to me, any critical comment, or anything negative that has been posted; I have been very open to opinions and change them when I become convinced that to change is better; I have tried to be nice whenever I reply to my commentators (although I don’t think I can be as nice as Jeff); finally, I have no gimmickry with regard to my writing (except for this one, and for my link posting on IRC): I have rarely written articles that were made simply to incite and created no unnecessary drama.

I think those mean something.

If you’re still unconvinced, however, I will write fifteen posts in the span of fifteen days which hopefully will convince you. While they will discuss and traverse different territories of anime and manga, I hope that at the very least one of them will convince the blogger/reader reading this to vote for me. :)

Cheers.

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15 Responses to “My campaign post and my electoral platform”

  1. lolikitsune Says:

    Please compare Lucky Star to terrorism, I’ll vote 4 u

  2. Michael Says:

    That was hurtful.

    *BAWWWS in the corner*

  3. lolikitsune Says:

    When you’re done with that, compare my friendship to fansubs (by the property of substitution, you’ll be comparing my friendship to slavery, which is very fitting).

    By Lolikit.

    For Lolikit.

    >:)

  4. Michael Says:

    *BAWWS again*

    You are such a funny guy, I’ll vote you. Along with Jason Miao. 😛

    (just kidding)

  5. Hynavian Says:

    Lol, great post. Better done than those running for office, except that it’s in the anime arena this time. 😉

  6. Baka-Raptor Says:

    15 posts in 15 days? Some might call that gimmickry. Awesome gimmickry.

  7. Nagato Says:

    When I vote sometime mid-week, I’ll definitely consider you. Both you and Anima give me chronic headaches. I think I need Special Potion. =p

  8. Ryan A Says:

    I havent even looked at the final lists, I think it calls for a critique post ^^

    My vote depends on you ability to learn the freestyle stroke O_o (only joshing :) ) 15 days of madness coming?

  9. Michael Says:

    @Hynavian

    Thanks! I’d appreciate it more if you voted for me. :)

    @Baka-Raptor

    I won’t write whole dissertations, just short post which are hopefully succinct.

    @Nagato

    Thank you! I appreciate it. :)

    @RyanA

    Oh my goodness, I never learnt how to swin!

    Yes, I think so. It’s not SPARTA. It’s MADNESS! 😀

  10. Os Says:

    Want I should make a RAGE post for you too? ha ha

  11. Michael Says:

    Scary. T_T

    No, Os-senpai, iyaaa~

    haha

  12. eipu Says:

    Definitely voting for you ^^ Not only because i’m also a filipino, but also because you’re an amazing blogger who never ceases to amaze me with your clever thoughts and ideas.

    I’m also a fan of your competitors ^^ but personally i see your posts a lot more insightful and wise.

  13. Berkles Says:

    I voted for you cos I voted for animanachronism for practically everything else, plus you are probably more thought-provoking

    I agree with what nagato said kinda. I dont get headaches reading either of you, but I have to google most of the more obscure literary references

  14. Michael Says:

    /me hugs Berkles

    YAY! <3

  15. Aka Says:

    Lol. Hey mike, long time no see…
    I’ll be looking forward to compiling the results for this year’s ABA..
    Also, just continue what you’ve been doing here for this site before. I think it’s great; although i dont have all the time in the world to read blogs nowadays, i tend to find time and read all of them at once, i still enjoy reading, heh.

    Anyway, keep up the work…

    Akai out.

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