I was tagged a while ago by Red Metal from Extra Life, thanks mate! I’m sorry it’s rather late but I had a few posts scheduled beforehand.
Onto the questions!
What is the most unusual work you’ve ever experienced?
I can’t decide between two of Project Itoh’s stories, Harmony and Empire of Corpses.
I’ve read Harmony as a book and watched the animated film but only saw Empire of Corpses as a film as I can’t find a copy of the novel in English. Both of the films are brilliant and I highly recommend them, but they do feature some rather sensitive topics so, view discretion and all that.
What is the best work you have experienced that no one else seems to know about?
This is the hardest question since, well, most things I’m into are pretty well known. So I’m going to answer a bit differently.
In a shopping centre in town, there is a small second-hand bookshop that is a hidden gem since folk don’t seem to know about, called Booktree. It is owned by the sweetest old gent and is filled with amazing books. I often stay in there for an hour or so chatting while I browse, often leaving with multiple books.
I miss it so much with the lockdown. I can’t wait to go back once this is over. I hope he is doing well.
If you could go back in time and go to the premiere of a classic film, which one would you choose?
Not sure if this counts as a classic, but defiantly Jaws. It’s one of my all-time favourite films, plus watching it in a room filled with folk who haven’t seen it would be fun.
If you decided to write fiction, which genre would you choose?
I am currently writing a story, funnily enough. It falls under Paranormal Thriller.
What is the most disappointingly predictable plot twist you’ve ever experienced?
Rokka no Yuusha. I called it halfway through the first novel but I kept reading the series since even though I saw the twist coming, they are pretty good light novels.
What do you consider to be the strangest title for a work?
Light novels, in general, are a gold mine for weird titles. My favourite one is probably I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse.
Where in a theatre do you prefer to sit?
Middle row, it’s like the old Goldielocks fairytale. Not to close to the screen, not too far away, just right. That being said I’m not too picky. I’d rather not sit too close to the wall either.
Do you have any graphic novel/manga series you’re currently following?
Not really, I haven’t been keeping up with anything recently. I used to read and collect Harley Quinn and Gotham Acadamy paper issues but I’ve kinda gone off reading comics lately, I’d rather read a book these days.
When it comes to reviewing films, which do you feel are more effective – traditional, written reviews or video essays?
As much of a cop-out this will sound, it depends.
For the part, if it’s a deep dive of not only the film but the history surrounding it and discussions about themes, I prefer video essays. If it’s a film review on something in cinemas and I want to find out if I would like it, a written review serves me better.
What aspects of old-school game design do you wish would make a comeback?
Personally, I just love the art style of old school pixel art RPGs. If you want me to buy any game, include pixel art and chances are I’ll love it.
What aspects of old-school game design are you glad went away?
Fixed camera angles. That is my biggest issue with older Resident Evil games, the rest, for the most part, I can deal with but man are they annoying at times.
I’m not going to tag anyone this time around since I tend to tag the same folk. I’ll tag folk the next time but I don’t want to overdo it right now. Next time, I promise!