____ Had an Impact on my Life Because ____: An Essay Contest
For those not on fb or the AD forums:
I am hosting an essay contest (with prizes)!
Even if you are not interested, please reblog! I am trying to get as many entries as possible and would be happy to reblog things in return for you!
Topic: What TV shows/movies/books/games/characters had a huge impact on who you are today and why?
Reasons might extend from reasons you now act a certain way to why you made certain decisions to what was going on in your own life at the time you experienced the media. The preferred format is at least a couple paragraphs with at least a sentence or two of an intro and conclusion (if not separate paragraphs in themselves).
Prize(s) (in no order):
*48-hour Crunchyroll premium pass (I have three of them so far [long story], but will have five by the time this contest is finished)
*I have a whole box of anime DVDs to choose from
*take a look at my fabric (via photos) and I will make you something with your choice
*more depending on how many entries I get.
There will be at least one winner with two runners up. If I get more than a handful, I might go farther down the list of numbers.
When someone wins, they will get to choose the prize that they want from first to last.
Deadline: June 30th
Example of what not to write:
”I just lurved _____ sooooo much omgroflcopter1!1 it was so adjective!!!!!!” [should be obvious reasons why this is not winning]
”Title” was a great game/movie/etc because it was adjective.” [no specific reasons why it impacted how you now view and go about life]
Examples of what to write:
”Title had an impact on my preferences of something. Here’s how. reasons and details”
”Such and such was going on in my life, and Title helped me get through it because reasons and details.”
”Title helped me discover something about myself. Reasons and details.”
Submit via: Send me an ask (no anon allowed) with nothing but ”Zidane’s Tail” (text images of his tail both acceptable) in it and I will privately reply with my e-mail address so that you can send me a .doc or .rtf file.
Basically I want more than “I liked this thing because ___.” That’s what fangirl/boy-ing out at cons and in forums is for. It’s legitimate lifestyle choice/impact/discovery (whether large or small) that I want to know about. I find that it’s a really interesting topic that I don’t get to talk to people much about since it can take up so much time. Looking forward to some really cool entries!
If there are any questions, let me know! I’m looking forward to some really good entries. Feel free to send me asks if something isn’t clear.
So there’s this girl that I dislike…I always tells one of our mutual friends that I feel like I’ll run into her or her boyfriend soon. Well guess what! Apparently I’ve been near her every year since 2011 at Anime Detour! You know why she started going? Because I convinced her ex to go with me, but he invited her after he decided to throw away our friendship to get back together with her! If I would have gotten any sleep last night I wouldn’t give a shit! But I’m running on two hours right now and I can’t let go of past wrong-doings or drudges! -turns into a Madoka witch and hides in her labyrinth-
Hitler flirting with Eva Braun.
I don’t know how this makes me feel
It makes me feel very uncomfortable
You know what’s so uncomfortable about this? It shows that perhaps one of the most evil men in history, was a human being. That, on occasion, he could be nice, even flirty. That’s not all. You want to see evil people as evil, screaming horrible stuff over a desk with 20 microphones with 20, 000 people saluting them. The evil is clear and recognizable then. This shows a completely different image, it scares you because that means that evil isn’t a stereotype, that evil is not recognizable, that evil could be anyone. It scares you because this shows that could be lurking inside anyone and you’ll never ever know. Maybe in you?
i reblogged this literally like 2 minutes ago, but i want this version because of that comment ^
That comment is one of my favorite post commentaries, because it’s completely right. People aren’t inherently evil. Like good, it’s a role they grow and live into. We have just as much potential to destroy as this man exhibited. And it’s a very eye opening experience to realize that.
does anyone even remember that one time hitler attended that luncheon between world leaders, some guests of which even included china’s socialist leader as well as Stalin. And then when they were ordering, everyone was gladly ordering impressive dishes one after the other, but Hitler placed an order for barley tea and a pheasant (considered a peasant’s meal by standard). When he was questioned as to why he would order something like this in something as grand as a world leader’s congress, he replied,
“I don’t smoke when my people cannot smoke, and I cannot eat when my people are going hungry.”
He wasn’t evil for its own sake, let’s try to remember that despite the countless murders, but for a moment, he did actually believe he was doing something for the good of his countrymen.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE
No, he’s right. Hitler, though extremely wrong in his views, did everything for what he thought would better the lives of his people. It was wrong. It was disgustingly, horribly wrong. But he did not do it because it was evil and he was evil. He did it because he believed it would help Germany and those who needed a better life. Those who don’t understand or even try to understand the human brain will always label men like him as ‘evil’ because it is easier to accept. But he wasn’t ‘evil.’ He felt love and loyalty and responsibilities. He simply took these aspects and morphed them into a twisted, violent thing.
Tumblr is probably the only place we could have this conversation and not be lynched.
oh my god reblogging if only for the last comment
this is literally the best thing on tumblr
Beautifully put. Exactly how I feel about leaders that were labeled as evil. Such as people like Qin Shi Huang Di and Mao Zedong. (I’m naming them because I’m an East Asian Studies major, lol)
I try so hard all the time to put what echoingdaydreams wrote into words. Because even today, people don’t do evil things just for the sake of being evil. They do it because it’s what they think will help them or others or a deity or some other being/thing. They don’t think, “this is evil, and I want to be evil.”
the 90’s in its finest
OMG. I totally remember this….. though I did a pretty good job blocking it out because most of the times, I had no idea what was going on…
Oh my…-can’t breathe-
My sister used to fucking LOVE this show….
I hated it.
Tumblr why do you have to dredge up those horrifying memories of living clown dolls doing creeptastic dances!?
Disney needs to pick up whoever this is, pay them a fuck ton of money, and make this a movie.
this is beautiful.
Ah this animation is wonderful!
So beautiful and awesome!!
oh my god ksghksdfj the animation <3 it’s beautiful
didnt the original animator say this was going to be a movie?
wow this is beautiful
I don’t usually reblog these but…