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So the point of me starting a blog is that if at any moment I have a thought I want to share, I'll go ahead and write it down here, free for all to read. I might talk about myself, recent events, my point of view of certain things, and eventually Anime of course.

I will also leave here this adorable pancake gif, it cheers me up every time it loops.

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Rudilla

Good day to everyone, in this entry I'll be focusing on the behaviour of characters in anime, and how I portrait them, then ask the following question, would people in the real world, having their own lives at risk, do the same? Without further ado, here's the text:

 

A popular anime character behaviour is what I call the 'hyperactive lad/lass', and you know what kind of character I'm talking about, this one is always either playing dirty jokes on his/her fellows (with no bad intentions, just for the fun) or always yelling out loud to express any feeling, and that's very common, however I'm not sure if this gets so deep inside a viewer's mind that they reflect this behaviour, have you ever seen someone act like this constantly in real life? I personally haven't, but that's just probably because you know... I prefer to be alone at school and don't pay too much attention to the jerks I see.

Another popular type of anime character is the jerk (which coincidentaly I just named before), this is the character who's always trying to be the coolest, and superior to the rest, sometimes even the protagonist is a jerk, and though it's hard to admit, it makes the evolution of the character's personality more interesting. So in the end I like how a mean protagonist gets new points of view from its adventures and starts seeing the world in new ways, making them more likely to change for better. *However*! I have never seen this in real life, not in my lifespan so far at least, from my experience, a buttface (because the only insult I use, I'm not used to swear) will remain behaving like the buttface they are for a pretty extended period of time, more than I'd like to admit. This shows that people in real life are mostly just careless about getting into interesting life-trips and trying to empathize with others, why would they after all? All they care for is themself and staying 'trendy and cool' like I said on my entry nº2. In the end, I wish more people were like this for real, and actually evolved mentally into someone respectable.

I have noticed that in many animes, there's always that *one* character who shows common sense, leadership, generosity and bravery, and in some stories, this is a character who decides to sacrifice themself in order for others (the protagonist in particular) to continue their quest, giving their life in a memorable moment which usually marks an important place in the timeline. This type of character is my favourite, a benevolent in its pure form who would risk anything in order to repel a calamity, or sometimes even to prevent the death of a loved one, but I wonder however, do many people in real life act like this, even if this type of behaviour is supposed to encourage viewers to do follow their steps? Sure, many would say "Yeah of course, I'd do anything for my friends." But that's just talking, the important part of it is actually doing it when the situation arrives, would a friend get in the way of a bullet shot from a gunner in order to absorb the bullet, preventing it to get to the friend behind?

If I had to answer this last question myself, I wouldn't be sure about it, it would obviously depend on who's the victim, how close I really am to him/her, and if I really deserve to take my own life instead of theirs. I will answer yes however, if the person in question is either X (not giving the real name, but it's someone I consider worthy of living and a very good friend) I would, I'd be willing to give my life, or at least be badly hurt in the place of X. This of course is the case supposing that X did not change into someone I would dislike, in that case of course I wouldn't.

 

Since I feel like this is incomplete, I might extend into a second part, but if the readers are satisfied with this, I'll just focus on something else.

Rudilla

Warning: this is a bit long, so make sure you have time before starting to read this, thank you and enjoy the reading.

 

Good day dear readers, I thought it would be a good time to talk about my first experience of moving away from the country I lived in, here's a long story made short:

 

The year 2004, during the summer (I was 4 years old at that moment) I had been told by my parents that we were going to go to another country (we were going to Sénégal in Africa), and of course I was really confused, I had no notion of what a country was ( I used to think Madrid was something on its own rather than being capital of Spain, lol), and even if I knew I would see black people for the first time, I even asked my mother if I would need to paint my skin black to fit with them, so I was really curious about what was going to happen next.

When I arrived to Dakar, the capital of Sénégal, I was immediately stunned by the difference in the clothing people wore in the streets, the local language made no sense to me and I was trying to find anything in common with what I was used to in Spain, but nothing was similar enough for me to be comfortable at first.

When I started going to school, I thought I'd be speaking Spanish as I always had, but I saw myself in a French kindergarten where I didn't understand either French, the local language (Wolof) and the English lessons, however I proved to be really interested in making friends and I easily learned French after a couple of months and I wasn't bad at English either. My experience there however wasn't very pretty, if you broke the rules to even the slightest you would be punished by a very strange way by the teachers, obviously something I had never seen before. The teacher's punishment consisted in ringing everyone to the courtyard, then after the other es made a circle around the punished, the teacher would start removing their clothes under their shirt, both for boys and girls. Indeed this made countless children cry, and I was scared that's it would happen to me, however I was surprised that when it was my turn to be punished like that (most probably for doing something stupid) it turned out really difficult to not cry,  but I managed to. As the kids who I thought were my friends laughed at me I closed my eyes and waited for time to pass, and so I 'passed' the punishment without really learning any lesson.

Another way they would punish if you hit someone it's to force you to stand still and let the person you hit hit you back, so of course this happened to me too (because when I was a kid I couldn't really control that) and so I find myself in front of the poor kid I had hit really hard (irony, i barely touched him) and then the teacher yelling at him to strike me harder, and harder, and she saw I wouldn't complain, I would not let her please herself with my suffering, and so she gave up.

I went to that school for two years, and for the following three years that I would yet spend in Dakar I was brought to an American school, it's called International School of Dakar and sometimes I visit its website to see how it has changed since I left.

An American school means learning more English and less French, and after the first year I was already trilingual at the age of 7, which can be considered like the trait of someone really lucky. I remember I had few friends at first, a girl and a Senegalese boy, and the next year I was really lucky and came upon a couple of Spanish kids who were also going to that school, and since I was older than them and spoke English better than them I always defended them when someone bullied them, and I dare say I'm proud of doing that. The American school was also a great experience and I have tens of good memories I still remember, and it's something not many children experience in their lives so I consider myself really lucky to have had the chance to live in a different context than the world others are used to.

After five long but happy years, I returned to Spain and what follows is a story for another day.

Rudilla

Good day to everyone, this is my second post on my newborn blog, today I want to write about some of the things I dislike the most about my classmates in a way that will be as subtle as I can manage to make it. So here it is:

 

In my current class we are 21 students, of which I find only three are worthy of being respected, for different reasons, but it all merges into a single point of view -> mine. First, my class is composed mainly of cheaters. Some cheat more often than others, but they still do. In every exam as soon as they have a chance because the teacher turns his back for 5 seconds or leaves the room to answer a call, the first thing they do is start sharing answers, looking at their phones, even saying the answers out loud, and this tremendously troubles me, I did not ask for any kind of help, what I answer them when they ask me why I don't do like them, is that I'd rather get a terrible grade that I got on my own, before having a perfect grade that belongs to someone in the internet, and this part of me being so honest has got me into some trouble already so far. Is it that bad to try to stay honest with myself and my teachers? Of course when these people cheat their way through tests, their parents are happy. They get anything they want since they're just an 'average teen' to them, but they don't seem to understand that that's wrong.

From my point of view, the average teen doesn't give a crap about their studies, only searching for attention so they can feel important in the world, I say different, if I wanted to be important (to be important is very different from feeling important) in the world I know I would have to earn it, either by doing great things worthy of renown such as scientific discoveries, or participating in cruxial historical events like some organisations do, and that's what makes a difference between an average teen and me. Why is it attractive to be important in the first place? Maybe they think they will be admired for having thousands of followers on stuff like instagram after posting whatever's trending at the time, but what do they really achieve? Anyone can make a trend, and they're not exactly beneficial when it comes to advancing technology, for example -> those trousers which are half torn apart, what use do they have? it's not elegant and unnecessary in my opinion, it's the wish to be different from others to get attention, like I said earlier.

On the other side, when I said 'anyone can make a trend', I can also say 'anyone can be important', they just need a valid reason, like some I mentioned earlier. Being famous on the Internet is all right for me, depending on the reason why this person is famous, but I'm going too far from my point now. Back to my class: What makes people so selfish? Why constantly try to humiliate others and trying to feel superior? (which by the way, feeling superior to someone because they dress 'unfashionable' is complete bull crap).

So in the end, since I see this everywhere I go, I start to assume this is what the real 'average future potential leader of the world society' looks like, a brat without manners who doesn't even deserve the place they have in the first place. Is this not a reason to be worried? I really think it is, and I'm really happy to still find people who have common sense, fortunately I know some of you are here, and the others are scattered, put aside by the 'cool ones', sometimes I wish I could snap my fingers and all of this to vanish instantly, this is where the problem comes from. It's called -> Greed.

Rudilla

Good day all, I would like to formerly reintroduce myself to everyone reading, since that should get your attention.

Rudilla is my surname, and I'm from Spain, though I've lived for longer in different countries, I'll enter in more details below. I'm 17 years old and will be turning 18 the 13th of April, so there's my birthdate already. I was born in Spain, but I moved when I was 4 to Sénégal (west Africa) and stayed there for five years, I promise to give many more details in the future, in an entry of it's own where I'll talk about how I lived there. Later in 2012 I moved to Turkey and I've been living here since, though I plan leaving the country for my studies in 2019.

I currently speak 3 languages, Spanish, French and English (I have a mix of British and American accent) and I'm also learning German at school (I go to a French school). I also know a few sentences in Japanese and I can count up to 99. That's all I have to say for now concerning languages.

I am an only child (no siblings) and I have 6 cousins, two on my mother's side and 4 on my father's side, though I would have liked having a brother or a sister, apparently I've got used with being alone when I'm staying in foreign countries, since I only get to see my other cousins in Summer and Winter (which means soon).

I consider myself an optimistic person, always looking at the bright side of everything, no matter how bad the situation is, this has in actuality led me to become the person I am today and I do not regret refusing to give up in many moments of my life, when I could've. As I've said a couple of times already in my posts, I'm an introvert, and I don't feel comfortable when I'm in a group of too many people who are different to me (in personality), so at school I'm 95% of the time alone, walking by myself thinking about anything that needs to be thought.

Lately I've got the feeling that I'm slowly losing one of my best friends at school, he knows I'm not very open to meeting too many people at once and talking to them and however he still decided to spend more time with a new group of people that I don't find myself compatible with, fortunately at the same time I feel I'm getting slightly closer to my other best friend, who's been with me since the second year after I arrived here.

My favourite colour is red, since I was little it hasn't changed (I'm obviously not the only). WhileI was writing this part, I just out my name in Japanes equals: ジョージ , it's pronounced Jooji and  I think it sounds pretty funny, I might even start asking people to call me by that sometimes.

I'm incredibly fond of science, my favourite domains being astronomy, chemistry and biology. I'm really good in astronomy and a bit of quantum physics, so I dare say I have a scientific personality attached to me, it really fascinates me overall.

Now I'm staring at my laptop wondering what else I can add, well I suppose I'll let my readers decide on what they're curious about (if at all), so I'm going to end this here, and I wish you all a great day.

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