Well, I lost. No surprise there. What did surprise me was the amount of votes I was given – 113, almost 42%. While I lost by a good 44 votes, my battle against Cara was the closest in a group of one-sided matches. So a big thank you to everyone who voted for me!
Greetings Aniblog Tourney voters, subscribers and Google bots alike! It is finally time for my showdown against Caraniel’s Ramblings. I already posted a small list of reasons why people should pick me over Cara when the brackets were first released, but she responded with a similar, probably better post. So I figured it was time to get creative.
On April the 4th, a week after one of the hottest days of the year, my phone line was brought down in a strong blizzard which I assumed was an April fools joke when I heard the forecast three days before. This took out my phone and internet. We were quick to report the problem, and BT were quick to respond, saying they’d fix it within four working days. The problem is, working days are in short supply over Easter… so it ended up being seven days overall. And then I had a power cut the morning after it was fixed, just to troll me further.
I’ve entered my blog into this year’s Aniblog Tourney – basically, a huge tournament to decide which is the ‘best’ (or most popular at least) anime/manga related blog out there. Ironically, I find myself pitted against the person who suggested I go for it, the person who recommended my blog to the people running it in the first place; long time co-leader of TSR’s Anime Society, Caraniel, and her Ramblings.
She’s watched more anime and read more manga than me, has been blogging far longer than me, has covered a much wider range of subjects and series than me, and has been more active in the wider blogosphere than me. What do I have to compete with that? Well… I have traps… and superior MS Paint skills… My hair is pretty awesome too, but that’s not going to help me here. Basically, I’m relying on sympathy votes and the luck of the Welsh. 😛