Denny Sinnoh's "Akihabara Starlight"

Posts tagged ‘Denny’s Opinion’

Well, I BEG TO DIFFER Professor Peterson!

Ha. Lobsters everywhere. I am a huge fan of University of Toronto Professor of Psychology Dr. Jordan Peterson.

What?!? – you were expecting another blog hit piece on Jordan Peterson? Don’t believe any of that crap written about him on Vice, or Vox, or Mic or any of those other media catering to those low-testosterone “soy boys” and male feminists. You know the ones I’m talking about. Readers with the mental ability of a sophomore sociology major. These college guy baristas that support Marxism and feminists because they think that will get them laid … but I digress…

Why does the mainstream media keep lying about Jordan Peterson? Even the New York Times (a “former newspaper” as Andrew Klavan would say) wrote a targeted article that misquoted, misunderstood, and misrepresented what Professor Peterson said, or wrote. Dr. Peterson has been maligned in the media as misogynist, transphobic … wanka wanka wanka … by the usual sources. (“Forced monogamy?” Denny slaps head). Recently a Durham NC newspaper rallied against his lecture tour, by saying that the Canadian professor is ‘racist”.  Hoo boy. The only good thing about that route is that by them claiming “racism” — they know they have already lost the argument. You know when you are reading an article for gullible, misguided snowflakes when they characterize Professor Peterson as being “Alt Right”. Oy.

Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, I would characterize Dr. Peterson as a liberal, or “classic liberal”. He like me, grew up in the 1970s (we are about the same age) and has an open-mind about all lifestyles. He is a clinical psychologist and he has seen and heard it all. Why do they lie about him so much? Especially if one actually reads or listens to his lectures, they should  come away with the opposite conclusion.

If you do not who Jordan Peterson is, he came to fame – or our shallow, mass-media fame — three years ago by opposing Canadian Bill C-16 (now a Canadian Law), which made it a crime not to call a trans-man by his (her?) preferred pronoun. I know what you snowflakes are thinking – that’s “trans-phobic”! Actually, no. Professor Peterson always calls on his tranny students by their preferred pronoun.  That was not the issue. The free-speech issue is that you cannot codify compelled speech into law. Now go ahead and use your made-up pronouns. Fine. However, the government should not be able to force one to use compelled language. Allowing the government to decide which words to use is not a good idea. Such laws may lead to a bad place. I will let you look all that up, because it is not my purpose here to rehash …

… even though I always get a kick out of it!

I love Professor Peterson’s book, “12 Rules for Life”. I also like his “Maps of Meaning” and other Psychology lectures which he has graciously posted for free on his YouTube channel linked here. Like so many other readers, I think that his writings have positively changed my life outlook in recent months. (Note that I had stopped blogging).

Here is one of my favorite video posts of him reading a chapter from the book. Do yourself a favor and watch it (put down that phone and stop rolling your eyes). Please stop your distractions and listen/watch what he has to say. I suggest turning on CC as you earn extra points, just like you are reading a book.

Really, this reading always moves me …

What I mean to say – (cough) snowflakes, is that you have to be willing to actually listen. (If any of my usual readers want a copy of the book, I will send you a copy … even you Bob.) Read for yourself, then speak the truth.

Oh? So what is my gripe about Jordan Peterson? Well, he is a great man, but I don’t agree with all of his perspectives. He is Canadian and I am American, so we see some issues differently. One place where I disagree with him, is that he dislikes the Disney movie “Frozen”.  Professor Peterson deconstructs symbolism in film in some of his psychology lectures. He has provided some good insights into the symbolism and meaning in Disney films “Pinocchio” and  “The Little Mermaid”, but he does not like “Frozen”.

Well, I LIKED “Frozen”, Dr. Peterson! I do not see it so much as feminist indoctrination as you do. In fact, I really don’t see any. I have to wonder if Dr. Peterson will someday watch the film with his new grandaughter, and perhaps see it through her eyes.

Also, on one of his live Q & A sessions, a listener once asked what type of music he liked. Oh, my stomach clenched in anticipation. We grew up in the same era, so he traditionally listened to the same “classic rock” as the rest of our generation. When pressed about new music, he replied that he did not like “Pop” very much. Um, OK. I think that Dr. Peterson would probably not like a manufactured Jpop idol group (cough). But I will let that go. What surprised me is that he said that he liked the lyrics of “Eminem” … which stunned me. Now, I hate rap, I hate Eminem. I would go as far as saying that there has never been a rap song that I have ever liked. It is true, that some people whose views I do respect – think that Eminem is some type of modern Shakespeare — if Shakespeare had been a sociopath.  Ok. You can like it. What I hate about rap — all the glorification of violence and racism aside — is that a rap (singer) protagonist is always so egotistical that they are proud of their own ignorance. Proud of being stupid … which I cannot accept.

Thus, I DISAGREE with you Professor. But really, that is about it.

Starlight: Seven months since I started cleaning my room.

 

Advertisements

DENNY’s RE-BLOGS: “But Where are You REALLY From?”

what kind of asian

The guy is pretty silly, but he is not mean spirited. I liked how she handled the situation with humor. I think he should have actually asked her to get some of those English “Fish and Chips” … as they are pretty good. Maybe they could have a good conversation.

They should set the misunderstanding aside and just be nice to each other. She is a very pretty lady! He is a little dorky, but I think that she would see that he is a kind person – if she can give him a chance. She will straighten him out and he will come around and realize what he said.

Consider the big picture. Perhaps after a few dates they could be making love. Perhaps after a couple of years that could have a nice family.

He will probably realize that he said some dopey things to her when they first met, but his heart was probably in the right place. He wanted to know her.

Dig this: He might make a toast on their wedding day: “When I first met her I thought she was the most beautiful, vibrant woman I have ever met … I just HAD to talk to her. She kids me about it now, but the only thing I could think to say back then was to ask her about her Asian ancestory.”

Look, the world is too full of meaningless conflict. Try to set misunderstandings aside.

Just love each other kids …

Not liking Major League Baseball’s proposed new rules.

baseball tobacco landscape

Major League Baseball is considering several new rule changes in order to “speed up the game”. These are currently being experimented with during Spring Training this year.

These are the proposed new rules … and some varying fan perspectives on them:

1. Hitters must keep at least one foot inside the batter’s box at all times, barring exceptions like foul balls, wild pitches, or if the umpire grants him time out.

“This one is actually funny. Have you seen these guys forget — then try to stretch one foot to the box? Does MLB have any idea how gay this looks? Don’t turn ballplayers into a moonwalking Michael Jacksons. Also, how about when a player really needs to make those deep, deep scratches down in the groin area — including inside the cup? I say let him walk another three feet away from the plate for a little privacy.”

2. Pitchers must throw a pitch within 20 seconds of receiving the ball. Clocks posted in each dugout will count down the 20 seconds.

“This is not much time at all to visualize the next pitch. Furthermore, pitchers will scarcely be able to question their own existential meaningless. The notion of the futility of our existence in a god-less university can hardly be grappled with in a twenty second time period. “Am I throwing the ball, or is the ball throwing me?” Philosophical musings on the mound will be severely curtailed under this new rule!”

3. There will be a maximum break between innings of 2:05, with a clock keeping track. Hitters must be in the batter’s box by 1:45. If the hitter’s not ready, the umpire can call a strike. If the pitcher doesn’t throw a pitch by 2:05, the umpire can call a ball.

“Does not allow enough time for players like CC Sabathia, Prince Fielder, etc. to attend — let alone load up — at the inter-inning buffet.”

4. Teams will have a maximum of 2:30 to change pitchers, with the clock starting as soon as the reliever enters the playing field.

“What if the visiting bullpen is in the middle of verbal and physical confrontation with the home fans? Not enough time to be properly heckled.  This is not nearly enough time for fans to accumulate enough stadium debris to pummel upon the incoming reliever!”

5. Teams are limited to a maximum of three mound visits per game, not including pitching changes. This applies to trips to the mound by managers, coaches, and catchers.

“I think that this rule will deeply undermine the sanctity of Pitcher-Catcher relationships. Sure, they may still maintain the physicality of their relationship – but what about the deep emotional bonding? Can the tender feelings between pitcher and catcher be fully explored in this amount of time?  These intimate relationships need time to develop, otherwise Pitcher and Catcher will begin to feel that they are only “going through the motions”.  Yes, physically they may be good together – but are they really, truly communicating on a deep emotional level?”

6. Pitchers no longer have to deliver four balls for an intentional walk. The manager can simply signal to the umpire.

“This will anger the Baseball Gods! How many times has a wild pitch occurred in this situation which advanced the runners! Then there was the famous episode where a team pretended to intentionally walk a batter when the ball count to become 3-1, then proceeded to throw two strikes for the out.  Really, this rule may also lead to too much “micro-managing” from the dugout.”

 … I can think of some other changes I would want to make.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

My advice: MLB, please do not approve these travesties of the game.

I say, bring back something like the old “Nickel Beer Night” they used to have at Cleveland Stadium if fans want to experience a shorter, but more exciting evening.

“Kaette Oide”

Do not worry about me, O Little Great One.

The Little Great One.

My Dear Friends: I will have to take a break from WordPress for a few weeks in order to pay more attention to work related activities.  You see I process requests for agricultural chemicals. The work is very dull … very dreary. I would often break up the mundane workday by listening to my favorite Jpop singers, many of whom have been recommended by my fellow writers here on WP. Unfortunately, my “in” box at the office and at home is so over-stuffed I will have to stop posting new material for a while.

EDIT: My comments deleted here …

Double unfortunately I will also not be able to read your posts as much as I would like, dear hearts.  I may check my messages from time to time, and maybe go in and delete my Spam (… holy Magi-carp … I just now looked … I had no idea how much spam was in there. I hate it … how it is now harder to access your spam folder … what with all the changes to the interface WP has made … Sorry, that I digress… )

I will not be able to make very my usual witty, Oscar Wilde-like comments on your posts. When I can return, I will make sure to review all of my favorite bloggers. My comments on topical issues may be delayed, but never will they be permanently waylaid.

Please enjoy one of my favorite Hanako Oku songs “Kaette Oide” which translates as “Return Home” or “Come Home”. I’m not sure which is the better translation, but I know The Little Great One’s song was used as a commercial jingle for frozen vegetables. No, I’m not making that up, the commercial used to be on YouTube (Record Industry Weasels took it down, but don’t get me blogging about that right now.) During the commercial, a nice lady comes home from work all tired, and she then has to worry about feeding her family. Good thing that she has a pack of (Whatever-Brand) easy-to-prepare food. Vegetable, meat (I think) and sauce all in the same easy-to-heat package.  Kaette Oide.

It is sweet, emotional song. Oh, Ms. Oku is my Raison d’être.  The reason for this blog in the first place.

If I only had a brain … a heart … and some courage …

I will return in mid-March … I have NOT YET said everything I want to say about Japanese Pop Culture. I will still give your posts a read when I am able. Although I will be able to compose little, I do want your latest Jpop, art and fashion news, the Pokemon events, and exactly what happens on that anime about the Lesbian Bears everyone has been talking about.

Denny Sinnoh

Password: NCC-1710  

As if the computer nerd hackers would ever figure that out.

Inter-racial dating: White guys and Asian girls (age 18+ readers only)

Another blogger requested my perspectives on this issue. I am posting it here. Warning: Denny uses “adult language” here. If you are a minor, or otherwise have a big stick up your butt, please do not read this.

wondersofdatingasainlady

I loved her the moment I met her … is that so wrong?

Denny’s Drunken Logic: Part XXVII

Sit down, and join me young man.  I’m glad to have the company.  What are you drinking … let me get the first one. I’m having a (Brand-name) dark beer.  I love dark beer, especially in the winter.  Also, the darker the beer, the deeper the truths.

When you live as long as I have, eventually one begins to accumulate knowledge.  I’M GLAD YOU ASKED  about this touchy subject of interracial dating – specifically about “White guys dating Asian girls”.  Short answer? I’m all for it.  I am Scotch-Irish, and so white, you can still see me when the lights are turned out.

I know that there really is no one “right” or “wrong” perspective on this, and opinions will vary. Also, how you define “Asian” might make a difference.  Is there a difference between an Asian girl who was born in America — and is fully Americanized in language and culture – versus a recent immigrant? Maybe.  I will try to draw these distinctions whenever possible.

Asians were a very small minority in the Midwestern part of the country where I grew up.  My main contact with East Asian immigrants and Asian-hyphen-Americans had been in Chinese restaurants and Tae Kwon Do classes.  I worked for about a year in a Chinese restaurant during high school.  The waitresses looked so cute and leggy in their silk uniforms! I have always been comfortable around Asian crowds, and have always considered Asian ladies uniquely beautiful. (Spoiler: My wife is Asian — also an immigrant– but that is another story.  Actually, if she were here, she would be counting my beers, so let us carry on.)

Beer #1/Lesson #1. When I was in graduate school, many foreign students were part of the department. The faculty wanted an “international” department, so they recruited from East Asia and other counties. This mix included some Asian ladies.  I always enjoyed talking to them.  I think that because their first language was not English, it made me more honest. I had to be more direct, and mean what I say. We all have our everyday defense mechanisms, but I had to let down my personal barriers in order to talk to (the Chinese students).  I could not use too much slang, euphemisms, or my patented sarcastic, and often abrasive – sense of humor. Looking back, this probably made me a nicer person. I had to become a better listener. Perhaps this “required honesty” is one reason why Asian girls and formerly sarcastic Star Trek fans might be a good match…

My graduate school dorm was where I met a lot of foreign students, including many nice, intelligent women from East and Southeast Asia.  Oh, yeah and God, were they sweet and cute. Sweet innocent fish-out-of-water. They came from interesting cultures. Oh, and so easy to be a gentleman to … because they were so polite, it made it easy for me to be a friendlier person. Oddly, many found ME interesting .. imagine that!  The “cool” American chicks never did. I think one of the reasons I got along so well with the foreign grad students was because they did not know that I was a “nerd”.  They gave me a chance and got to know me.

Beer #2/Lesson #2. There may be some white Americans who would frown on interracial dating, but I certainly never had any doubts about it.  Some old ninnies might stare, or give me the stink-eye, but I did not care. I’m out with a beauty.  When I was young and nerdy, I was often super self-conscious about myself, but when I was out dating my Asian lady – I DIDN’T CARE WHAT THEY THOUGHT.

My graduate school years were pretty lonely in comparison to my wild undergrad days. I had to put in some long, lonely hours on grad school projects. I would sometimes feel lonely about girls I liked, but did who not see me as a potential date or boyfriend.  I once felt down because certain girls were not interested. Now everyday I THANK GOD that they rejected me! … I would find ladies much more to my liking.  Everything happens for a reason. Drink up.

Oddly, some White girls who would never date me, STILL did not like me dating Asian girls. Why should they be judgmental? (Anytime I see a WP article on this subject, it is always a negative one toward the guy. The white guy is always the bad guy for liking the lady on these posts. Many white women bloggers are VERY jealous.) They did not like me … so why should I be lonely?

Forget them (… and I did).

Beer #3/Lesson #3. Bloggers on WordPress can be pretty racist … or “reverse racist” … which in other words, is just plain racist. I search the “Asian” tags about once a week.  Most of the articles are about food, I like the travel photos, but some are about Asian social issues – including racism and dating.

Now, I would not intentionally set out to date an Asian girl specifically.  When I was younger I just wanted to date GIRLS — not necessarily a certain TYPE of girl. There was one Asian lady blogger here on WordPress who stated that she hates “white guys who would not think of dating a white girl, but want an Asian chick instead”.  She said that she thought that white guys hitting on Asian girls was “creepy.”  She sounds like a bitter woman. I might actually agree with her, in that a guy should not go out and try to date a “type” or be looking to put another “notch” in their record (Asian girl? Check.)  But I would ask this blogger: What is wrong with a white guy thinking that Asian women are beautiful?  Denny says sarcastically: Sorry .. for liking your culture. I just wanted to be nice to you.  White guy-Asian girl is a fairly common inter-racial combo — considering all the possible inter-racial permutations.

Apparently there are some WP Asian-American girls who just do not want White guys approaching them at school or in bars.  Apparently these guys with “yellow fever” … as they call it, think that the Asian girl will be easy.  I do apologize about these jerk-guys if they are ever rude.  No one wants unwanted attention, no matter what your ethic background.  Look, it is creepy for a guy to hit on any girl who does not want the attention, but it is NOT creepy for a White guy to love an Asian lady!  Ohh … there it is: the three-beer buzz!

Look, I really, truly, deeply, LOVE my wife. It makes me angry when these bloggers say that I have a “fetish” or I have a “patriarchal” or “colonial” view of Asian women.  (Gulps beer in disgust.)

Beer #4/Lesson #4. For most of my dating years, I thought that my “type” was red-haired Scottish lasses. Really, I did not have a type — and now I’m married so what difference does it make?  Hmmm, maybe I do have a preferred type.  Of course I have been out of the dating pool for decades, but I still have my appreciation for beauty. There are certain singers and actresses that I like, and many of them are Asian.

There was this episode of the “Sons of Anarchy” TV show where the biker gang was on the lookout for another biker who had betrayed them.  They were talking about where the renegade member might be. One member asked “which whorehouse does he usually go to?” Bobby-Elvis replied in a gravely voice: “He likes ‘em young and slanted…”. Of course I was appalled at the use of such racist/sexist language in a TV show, but then I thought for a moment: “… likes them young and slanted?  … Oh, that is SO ME.”

Is that so wrong?  It should not be wrong … my feelings arise from love.

Beer #5/Lesson #5. There is this blogger on WP.  He is an Asian dude, and he writes a lot of articles about how “racist” America is.  He is especially critical about the lack of big-name Asian actors in Hollywood movies. Wanka-wanka-wanka (Denny makes jerking motion.) He claims that there is a lot of racism against Asians in America. (I don’t agree, but that is another article.)  He also hates that “nerdy white guys” are too attracted to Asian girls. He is also jealous because he says that so many Asian girls want to date white guys. He does not like “racists” but he does not want White guys dating Asian girls.  What the problem is I don’t know.  What is wrong with two people who find each other and love each other?

Screw him, he’s the bigot.

Beer #6/Lesson #6.  Alright … let us also be honest with each other.  Who am I kidding? I love all the world’s women, but Asian girls are the best.  Each one is unique. Of course there are many body types in a large population.  One thing … Overall, it is probably true that Asian girls do not have such big boobs in comparison to their Anglo-American counterparts.  That is just in general, and I don’t care.

Not a problem, dude. I have never been a “breast man” myself.  Great if the “big ‘uns” are there, but it is not the main way I might judge a figure as interesting.  (Keep in mind, I am out of the pool now, so I can be honest with you young guys.)  So big tits are not a big deal for me.  I like a cute face and nice legs.  These are attributes that Asian girls have in abundance.  They look great in mini-skirts. “Pretty in Punk” I would always say in the 1980s.

Beer #7/Lesson #7. You know what really pisses me off? In Southeast Asia, so many beautiful Asian ladies do not like their dark skin.  They even use these harsh chemical to – get this – whiten it.  That’s bullshit man.  Er, I mean that is tragic.  Their society thinks that dark skin means that they are farm laborers, so it is a class distinction —  bull crap. Dark, Indonesian skin is a wonderful thing, and it breaks my heart to see them think otherwise.

This is as bad as the “foot binding” that Chinese women had to endure for centuries.  You know the story … small feet were desired, so the women would have to mutilate their feet for some social-structure-appeasement-bullshit.  Oh, FUCK me .. do you know what a HORROR this was perpetuated on the world? Jesus, … er .. I mean Buddha … Chinese ladies have fantastic natural feet.  I don’t know what it is, or how they do it. Look up “A man’s candy” in the dictionary there kid, and you will see a photo of an Asian chick’s feet.

Do you want to talk about injustice? Look at China’s “one child policy” … it led to about 70 million female abortions or infanticides, because most couples wanted a male child.  Those stupid Communist pricks! Ah-hemm … let me clarify: Those stupid Communist LITTLE pricks. They destroyed the best phenom that this existence has to offer my species.  Chinese girls! — what a wonder. Those stupid fucks … alright I’ll have a water.

Beer #8/Ice water#2/Lesson #8. You’re a big boy, we can talk about grown-up topics. There is one thing you need to know about Asian girls, and it is a pleasant surprise.

Asian girls have the nicest pussies … far superior to that of white women.  (Note: I have to use this word, the medical terms do not suffice in this context.)

Look, don’t roll your eyes. Stop laughing. It’s true.  Let me give you an analogy. Now I know what they say about black guys.  It is true – on average black guys have bigger dicks than white guys do. Ok, they win that one. That’s not racist, it is just an observation to be either proved or not. If black guys are bigger than white guys, then Asian girls are sweeter “down there” than white girls.

I don’t know if it is culture or chemistry – but Asian girls have the sweetest tasting pussies. You are looking embarrassed dear boy … but you should not be.  Have there been times you had to be heroic in order to do the deed? Uh … huh.  Thought so. Some white girls can take care of themselves down there pretty well, some do not.  Maybe it has something to do with oriental diets, or the way they take care of themselves.  It may be biological in that the way an Asian girl sweats (or lack thereof sweat). Don’t ask why, just enjoy it young man.

Black comedian Martin Lawrence was banned from Saturday Night Live because he told jokes about how nasty some black women can be down there.  This is SCIENCE kid.  Don’t flunk Chemistry 101. The chemistry of a White guy and an Asian girl are perfect heaven-made bio-chemical matches for each other.

All girls are different … there are some exceptions …  and I’m basing this observation on a pitifully small sample size, but I have discussed this with my colleagues.  Wendy’s hamburgers taste better than McDonald’s hamburgers. Well … Asian pussy just tastes better. You are in for a real treat my friend when you find this out for yourself.  No more “doing your duty” – you will be a volunteer.

If you are lucky, and the roll of the romantic dice leads you to an Asian lady, you will experience the sweet clouds of heaven. What memories. Who knew? This is quite unexpected. Where has this been all my life? You will lose track of time. Space and Time will have no meaning.  I suggest LEARNING TO WRITE THE ALPHABET!  You will simply exist in a world of exquisite textures and flavors.  Talk about finding a new purpose in life. Words can’t describe it … Asian girls don’t stink.  They are made of pure candy.

—- … probably was the last thing Denny remembers he said.  Rest assured however, that at this point, Denny and his young protégé politely paid their bar tab, called cabs and went their separate ways for the evening.  Denny went home, read the Bible, and got a good night’s sleep.  He awoke early the next day, refreshed, then  cheerfully went to his job of processing agricultural chemical purchase orders.  Really, all went well. —

Image

This is NOT that kind of a blog!

sayaka is as stunned as I am

Sayaka recoiled in horror when I told her that WP users want to see AkiP naked!

I am as shocked and disgusted as you are Yamamoto-san.

I do not like how WordPress has changed the “STATS” page.  I liked the old page much better, as it was more comprehensive and easier to navigate — but that is beside the point right now.

One of the items I like on the WP stats page is the “search terms” list which tells you the words that were being Googled or Binged in order to link to your site. There are more often than not “unknown terms” from these search engines, but a few search terms are still shown.

I was happy that I have had more than 15,000 views on my blog, but I am disgusted that so many perverts* are clicking to my site.  Just this morning, someone had linked to my blog by Googling “jap lolita father imcest”.  Yup. Someone wanted to view images or stories about “imcest” between a father and a Lolita daughter.  Now I love Japanese “Lolita” fashions, but in no way am I ever going to show any “imcest” (whatever that is) here.

I can’t count the times that the search terms that brought users to my site were things like “lesbi kimono” or “yuko oshima naked” “sayaka yamamoto nude” or “hot pix jap lesbi”. Believe me, it gets way worse than that. The words “akb48 lesbian” is probably the most common – which is news to me — as they are certainly not.  Of course, I love AKB48 and their fun outfits, however there is NEVER any nudity or vulgarity in any of the photos or music videos I share. Even for the “gravure” magazine ads, the girls never pose naked (…entirely).

Denny is NOT making this up:  Three days ago was the topper: someone visited my site by using the search terms “Yasushi Akimoto naked”. Oy.

Now, I can understand why the users might want to see the AKB ladies naked … but … um, er … huh huh. Look, I have the utmost respect for AKB’s lyricist/producer/boss – but WHO ON EARTH WANTS TO SEE MR. AKIMOTO NAKED???

Thank you Sayanee, this has all been very troubling for all of us here at Denny Sinnoh’s Akihabara Starlight

You may have to console Milky-chan for awhile  … OH, I see that you already are.

nmb48 cover

——————————————————————————-

* I know, that IS just like the pot calling the kettle black. 

Image

My blogging year in review. Part I: The “tweets” or whatever …

reserved seat for summer

Oddly, a lot of people wanted to share this photo of Mayu Watanabe’s butt. To quote Bart Simpson: “Who would want to look at a girl’s butt anyway? That’s where cooties COME FROM!”

It is that time of year again! Time to compile useless “Top Ten Lists” for events of the past year. Although I created my WordPress account in November of 2013, I was not active until April 2014.  So, I’ve had a good year of “blogging”.  I’ve also had a good year of reading other bloggers posts.  It has led me to the following conclusion: There are many more people out there who are really a lot better at this than I am. I had hoped that creating a blog would help me “write more gooder.”  … but I digress as usual.

This top-ten list will be for my posts which have had the greatest number of social network “shares”.  At the end of my posts I have the share buttons, so my readers (and those that want to beat me up) can forward these to social media like Twitter or Facebook.

Personally, I would not get caught dead on Facebook.  I hate it. I had an account years ago, but I was banned for making jokes about Zooey Deschannel.  I do not miss Facebook. Don’t mind me though, if you use it, good for you.

Also, I have no idea why on Earth people use “Twitter” so much.  I am of the opinion that NO ONE HAS EVER, EVER SAID ANYTHING INTERESTING ON TWITTER. If you like it, good for you, tweet away. I too had a Twitter account albeit briefly.  That is some pretty dull and mindless stuff on there which I do not want to know.  I once subscribed to a Blue Jay, but all of its tweets were about birdseed. Pretty dull stuff, so I much prefer reading the blogs from my coterie of friends here on WP.

Turns out, this bird was a lot more shallow than I thought.

Turns out, this bird was a lot more shallow than I thought.

So … this list from my STATS page, is the “Top Ten Most Shared on Social Media”.  I cannot say that it is my “best” at all — that will be a latter post!  If you missed any, now is your chance!

1. Who’s That Pokémon? AKB48 Labrador dreams, and some clarifications from Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson — linked here.

2. I (HEART) you Mayuyu ! – linked here.

3. There are not a lot of songs about volcanoes! – linked here.

4. “She has a smooth face, because she thinks smooth thoughts.” – linked here.

5. Is Hanako Oku gay? – linked here.

6. Pokémon Nicknames: Girafarig – linked here.

7. Hanako Oku and the Books Never Written – linked here.

8. Finally, someone on Jpopsuki posted “Sakura no Ki ni Narou” with POLISH SUBTITLES!!! – linked here.

9. What I look like when I watch AKB48 music videos – linked here.

10. Hanako Oku “Tegami” Music Video — linked here.

The list above is NOT what I feel is my best work, in fact, I am a little embarrassed by some now. You all know how blogging can be. Sometime you put your heart and soul into a particular post, but never get any reaction or any discussion. Sometimes when I am composing a humor post, I am sitting there cracking up, thinking – people are going to laugh their pants off when they see this.  Then I hear crickets. Sometimes there is a song that has touched my heart, and I just have to share it.

Other times when I do not put a lot of time or thought into a post, and maybe just post a photo – and then that will get hundreds of views and shares. Oddly, my Hanako Oku posts get very few views, but they are shared a lot.  There were a lot of Oku shares that did not make this top-ten list, but she must be my most frequently shared topic. My “Pokemon Nickname” posts get hundreds of views, but almost never any comments, likes or shares.

Weird.

Tag Cloud

Estogarato

"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." - Abraham Lincoln

100 Word Anime

Reviewing Anime

Otonohime

♪ Princess of Sound ♫

My Aesthetic Insanity

Open the Doors of Perception

Nicole's 5 Cents

Semi-insightful, self-critiquing feminist with a passion for learning (especially from mistakes)

Anime Q and A

Asking The Big Questions on Anime and Manga

The Millennial Merit

Perhaps they'll listen now

MPA Travels

Exploring Japan Through Pictures

Anime Girls NYC

Anime all day everyday!

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Just one blogger taking on all of Japan's Pop Culture when she can.

JKB48

Your daily dose of Philippine Idols. News about the latest Idols around the country.

Chaula Rininta Anindya

Terrorism and Military Studies Enthusiast

IDOL Underground

The Premier English Language Site for Japanese Idol news!

sloppybuddhist

hedy bach original photography mixed stories and music

KimchiSama

Anime for the Soul

Who We Are

Photo gallery giving white-Asian women the space to express who they are in their own words

Vivacious Minegishi

Love The Way You Are

Sashikoi

Fueled by Idols

The Narrow Bamboo Gate

The Journey of a Japanese Girl

Arthifis' Place

Welcome to Our Place With Anime, Gaming and the Occasional Rant

Yes Tiger!

Spreading our love of Japanese idols through news, music and PV reviews, group and member introductions, our experiences in Japan, translations, general ramblings, and more!

Hello!SayuNii

Morning Musume and Hello! Project Fanblog

The Flying Tofu

Japan . Travel . Food

Poke1StopShop

Your One Stop Shop for EVERYTHING Pokemon!

Moosmosis

Exploring an Arts & Sciences Education

MoeGamer

The best of overlooked and underappreciated Japanese and Japanese-inspired games

Nezu's Fanfictions

Welcome here !

The Little Mermaid

MAKING A DIFFERENCE, ONE STEP AT A TIME

太郎

政治 風景 映画 芸能 有名人 ニュース 健康 医療 文化 放射能 中高年

Tokyobling's Blog

Tokyo in Photos

AmeAgari Subs

english subs

Annisha Rae

express with passion

I drink and watch anime

Anime drinking games pretending to be reviews

Insomniac Writer!!!

Poems and Stories about everything that is life...and sometimes everything is what it takes to find a better you.

The Godly Chic Diaries

BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH

Japan Yabai Post

Cool stuff in Japan and Fukuoka

Video Games Nebula

Out of This World

Nitchigamer

We Value Niche Games, Obscure Games, Unique Games

Retro Gamer Ireland

Retro video game nerd with a love of nostalgia and all things gaming.

J and K Blog

J for Jpop and K for Kpop!

Writing Under The Shades of Blue

I write not just to express but to explain.

%d bloggers like this: