It has been way too long since I’ve done a tag post on Iridium Eye. I have to thank Chris from Never Argue With a Fish for tagging me for this new tag making the rounds in WordPress. Thanks, Chris! Check out his blog for some fun reviews involving anime and Western animation projects.
-Link back to the creator, which is Random Thoughts of My Fandoms.
-Provide a link to the person who tagged you.
-Answer all questions honestly
-Come up with 5 questions of your own. (4 have to be about peer pressure; 1 can be random and about whatever)
-Tag at least 10 people and provide links to their blogs. Please no “you!”
-Recommend at least 5 books or songs you see everywhere/are very popular that you’ve read or listened to.
-Use the hashtag #peer pressure tag for easier visibility
Alright, I’m going to answer his questions.
What was the last thing someone tried to pressure you into watching/reading?
Despite having real-life issues of peer pressure or pressure in general that I won’t go into given my past of being bullied, I really haven’t been pressured that much into watching or reading anything. I’ve gotten recommendations (some stronger than others), but I never felt like I was pressured into watching anything. Maybe the closest thing was every aniblogger and their cousin talking about Your Name a few years ago on WordPress, but it was mainly because of the ubiquity.
Did you watch/read it? If so how’d it turn out? New favourite or are you questioning that person’s personal taste?
Yes, I did. If you’re curious about my thoughts on that movie, I reviewed it on this blog. I liked it, but I wouldn’t call it a favorite movie of mine. Is it the best anime movie ever or Makoto Shinkai’s best work? Heck no.
What was the last thing you tried to pressure someone into watching/reading?
To be fair, I don’t think I’ve really pressured people to watch or read something. I’ve recommended various movies and series to people. Hopefully, I never came off as pushy to anyone whenever I made recommendations to anyone. The closest I may have come to pressuring someone was after watching The Lion’s Share. If anyone knows me, you know EXACTLY why I would hype up this music/history documentary and the timing of its release in 2019 (wink wink wink) really doesn’t help.
Did they watch/read it? If so how’d it turn out? New favourite or are they now questioning your personal taste?
Some of my friends and another blogger watched it and they liked that documentary. Their eyes were opened so much about that piece of music plagiarism and cultural appropriation besides the obvious reason why I would promote the crap out of that film. :3
When was the last time you listened to Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’? Marks out of 5?
Just last night while typing this post. Before that, I haven’t listened to that song in who knows how long. I do remember playing that song on one of the Rock Band games a very long time ago with some college friends.
Recommendations (of questionable notoriety because it’s Iridium Eye):
Hikaru no Go by Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata: The anime is wonderful, but I would still strongly recommend the manga to anyone. I certainly binge-read all 23 volumes during the earlier parts of lockdown last year and it still holds up. It’s been confirmed that it’s one of my favorite anime/manga series and easily one of the most unique series I’ve seen. I would recommend this to anyone regardless if they like shonen stuff or not.
Captain Ken by Osamu Tezuka: This was an intriguing space western by the Walt Disney of Japan. There were some parallels between the mistreatment of the Native American community with the humans attacking the aliens. It’s a two-volume series, so it’s not much of a binge reading session.
From the Depths of Darkness by Khaya Ronkainen: Poetry books can be great reads and this one is no exception. I strongly recommend the work of Khaya Ronkainen. While you’re at it, you should check out her blog/website. She’s very awesome with her poems and other content.
EDIT: I’m such an idiot! I forgot to add the questions for my nominees. Sorry about that.
-Have you ever been pressured into watching/reading something and told to like it?
-Have you ever been pressured into hating something that you normally like?
-How do you deal with peer pressure when it happens to you?
-What crosses the line between recommendations and peer pressure for you?
-What is one interest or hobby that you got into that you never thought you would like?
I hereby nominate the following for this tag…
18 Cinema Lane
Scoop’s Animation Corner