Festive greetings! I hope everyone’s had a merry Christmas so far and are all set for the New Year ahead. For me it’s been fairly quiet, which has given me a chance to do some work on the blog and I’ve been writing reviews pretty much every day this week, with a few more still in the pipeline. Hopefully you’ll all enjoy those when I release them in 2022.
On to today’s business, it feels like forever since I’ve done a tag post so thanks to Yomu for including me in this fun little game. Games need rules though so let’s check those out first:
- Put the logo and rules in your post. – Done
- Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post. – Done
- Link back to the original post. – Done
- List some brief excerpts where stories (anime, book, movie – anything is fine) failed to launch due to a missing call to action. As many as you want. Readers can then try and guess the story in the comments!
- Nominate 3 other blogs to continue the tag!
Below are my story excerpts. Have a guess in the comments at what you think they are, I’ll tell you now that half of them are anime series and half aren’t just to keep things interesting. I’ll include who I’m tagging at the bottom of the post. Have fun everyone!
A hard-working and handy student decides cleaning the dojo can wait until tomorrow and decides to go home for the evening. His life remains uneventful and his dreams of being a hero go unfulfilled.
After leaving the theatre early, a doctor, his wife and son decide to call their butler to pick them up rather than wander down a dark alley. They make it home safely and their son grows up to be a happy and well-adjusted young man, even though the city is only getting worse and worse.
A schoolgirl comes across a mysterious book in her dad’s basement library and doesn’t open it. She goes on to have a perfect and adorable life, but is yet to meet her one true love.
Astronauts discover a strange capsule on the moon. Showing a remarkable amount of genre-savvy they decide to leave well enough alone and don’t open it.
After a stressful day of work an office worker decides to have a few drinks before heading home on the train. Luckily she has enough self-control to stop herself getting too drunk and doesn’t miss her stop on the way home. She continues her lonely life.
Two school teachers decide the odd behaviour of their new student is none of their business and don’t follow her home one night. A few weeks later the girl mysteriously disappears never to be seen again.
That’s it, hope you all have fun and bonus points to anyone that gets number 6.
I’ll be tagging:
alsmangablog – Also I promise I’ll get to your magical girl tag at some point, I’ve been having a bit of trouble getting the designs right.
See you all on Friday for the final post of Kaijucember!
Chris Joynson, aka the Infallible Fish, is a writer, blogger and lover of animation living in Sheffield. The blog updates every Friday or you can follow me on Twitter @ChrisGJoynson.