It’s amazing how much a writer can change in just a few short years – a point that Zzeroparticle and Pontifus decided to drive home with their Aniblog Readings project. The idea was that a group of willing and capable bloggers would toss their name in a hat, and each would be randomly assigned a blogger to read. The reader must choose from one of the author’s earliest posts, preferably in the first ten, and then proceed to read it in an audio or video clip. Each reader had to say exactly what was written, pronouncing spelling mistakes and everything – however, they had the option of reading it in any voice of their choosing. Then, once they had created their clips, they would send them to the blogger whose post they read, and that blogger would have to post the clips on their own blog. By some stroke of divine perfection, my frequent co-conspirator and good friend Ghostlightning was assigned to read one of my posts. He did so. Three times.
The post in question is entitled “Anime in a Day,” and, without over-explaining it, was a… review? of Futakoi Alternative. In terms of it’s place in my history, this post came in early 2007 when I first began as a quasi-episodic blogger talking entirely to myself. Chances are, if you started reading my blog before fall of last year, then you know I was pretty bad. I’m embarrassed to read anything that I wrote in 2007 or 2008 and a lot of 2009… but even if you knew I was bad, you couldn’t have known that I was this bad. Ladies and gentleman, Ghostlightning will now present to you the blogging equivalent of my naked baby pictures. Three times. (And yes, you must watch all three, as they all have their own style, hilarious videos, and easter eggs.)
In this first video, I was told that GL was trying to ‘sound like me.’ Being as he’s spoken to me on Skype and seen my videos, he certainly would know, and by god he captures the spirit of my conversation to as full an extent as his accent allows. I should just die.
I guess this was the annoying chirpy fanboy voice and is, to be honest, probably the voice that most people heard in their heads when they read this tripe. The world should just break.
And finally, almost as if in reply to the pretentious pictures of myself that I put on facebook, GL enacts the final killshot in this unbearable, painstaking monotone reading that had me gouging my eyes out and begging to die.
There you have it, folks. If I did need a reminder, then now I will surely never forget – I was the worst fucking blogger of all time at some point. And chances are, even as I move into the future, I will continually look back on my old posts with contempt, regret, and suicidal thoughts.
If you can’t get enough of these Aniblog Readings, then follow Eye Sedso for the next few days. I’ll be reading one of his old posts (though strangely enough, I actually like a lot of his old stuff better than his current stuff, but I did bloody find one I could use.) Fans of Glo the Legend won’t want to miss my brilliant British accent, so be sure to stick around~