Are you really a Cabbage?

Hi, my name is Rob. And anti-climactic as it may be, I’m not a cabbage. I’m at the moment a full time student who loves music, anime, video games, and old novels. I enjoy viewing the world through the lens of imagination. People somehow are comfortable with me babysitting and petsitting so I get asked to do those a lot. It’s nifty as well since it allows me to earn a little on the side despite a full schedule.

The name colorfulcabbage came from… I forgot the exact scenario, but I think I was thinking of random usernames and came up with the formula <adjective-x>+<noun-y>=<username-z> with the constraint that x and y should start with the same letter. tyrannictissue, wonderfulwormcake, fearsomefungi, and so on… colorfulcabbage was the only one that remained in constant use.

Also I have no skill whatsoever with photoshop or the like hence my wonderfully drawn pictures with paint. ūüėÄ

According to a recent Myers Briggs test, this is my general temperament.

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I found these questions on AceRailgun’s Blog. It’s pretty interesting and thought I’d give it a whirl.

Questions about anime

1. Who is your favorite male anime character?

Kraft Lawrence from Spice and Wolf – all that intelligent banter and subtle use of language. He could keep up with Holo the wise wolf.

2. Who is your favorite female character?

Ga Rei Zero - Yomi and Kagura

Yomi from Ga Rei Zero – the first time I got so attached to a character.

3. What is your favorite anime soundtrack?

Nodame Cantabile

4. What is your favorite anime opening + animation?

Nichijou: Hyadain no Kakakata Kataomoi – C

5. What is your favorite anime ending song + animation?

Big Windup: Arigatou by Sunset Swish  (English Version)

(edit) upon further mind wrenching contemplation, can’t decide between this and Macross Frontier: Neko Nikki

6. What is your favorite anime scene?

Gundam Wing – Endless Waltz

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz - Heero Firing at Fortress

That conversation between Heero and Marimaeia. “…see for yourself just how powerless you are!” “roger that”
then <shngngngngngngwooooooooooossshhhhH!!> x3

7. If you could meet an anime character who would it be?

Isaac and Miria, can’t have one without the other. It would be an totally random rofl encounter.

Baccano! - Isaac and Miria

8. What anime character is most similar to you in terms of personality?

I guess I’m like Ren Mihashi from Big Windup. It usually takes me a large effort to summon up courage to do regular things, or maybe Jacuzzi Splot from Baccano!. When comes down to it though, I’m pretty dependable.

Ren Mihashi

9. What is your favorite thing about anime?

The fact that the characters are themselves. Good actors/actresses can portray a character really well and even make you forget that they’re acting. In anime it’s purer and you get attached to the character without an in between.

10. What is your least favorite thing about anime?

Voices that are too squeaky. Especially if you can visualize that some of those voices are coming from adults.

11. Who are your favorite anime couple?

Kraft Lawrence and Holo the Wise Wolf

Lawrence and Holo

12. Who is your favorite anime animal?

Sakamoto-san from Nichijou

Nichijou - Sakamoto-san

or maybe the crow that took his scarf.

Yes, that’s a crow.

13. What anime would make a good game?

Chihayafuru, an online game of karuta to see who clicks faster and more accurately.

14. What game would make a good anime?

It would be probably be CG, but Starcraft: The Movie has been something I’ve been dreaming of for a long time.

15. What was the first anime you ever watched?

Ie Naki no Remi “Nobody’s Girl”

Nobody's Girl - Remi

16. Do you think you’ll ever stop watching anime?

I don’t think so.

17. What is your favorite genre of anime?

Romance and Slice of Life

18. What is your least favorite genre of anime?

errrr…. hmmm…. there’s nothing in particular that comes to mind.

19. Are you open about watching anime with people you know?

I am. Although I am also conscious of appropriate content for an appropriate audience.

20. Have you ever been to Japan?

Nope, my parents are over there though. I might visit in the future.

21. What anime was the biggest let down for you?

Gankutsuou, I really liked The Count of Monte Cristo novel. I guess it’s just a case of having too high expectations.

22. What anime was better then expected?

Ga Rei Zero

23. What is the best anime fight scene?

Samurai X: Kenshin’s duel with Saito inside the dojo, especially that part with the horizontal jump from the wall

24. Who is your anime waifu?

Waifu? None, but if you ask me a female character I really admire: Holo for language mastery and wit.

25. What was your favorite video game as a child?

Any of the Megaman/Rockman games.

Questions about me

26. Most Embarrassing moment?

During highschool we had a play, and I was the main character. In the ending scene I was supposed to shout, “Marrriaa!”
However I have difficulty with a Mexican sounding “r.” So it ended up sounding like “MMwwwrrriah” and everyone started laughing. At that moment, I wished I had the ability to continuously shrink and disappear into nothingness. Alas, but I can’t.

27a. Can you drive?

Yes, my motto is: Safety>Urgency>Passenger Comfort

27b. Do you own a car?

Sort of.

28. Are you mature?

Usually.

29. What year were you born?

1987

30. Do you prefer cats or dogs?

I love both of them, but I prefer cats since… they’re so difficult.

31. Describe yourself physically.

Average height, lean build “HU! ha! herrr!” <shadowboxes like a ninja boxer>, My mom thinks I’m handsome, I think I don’t look too shabby as well. Not sure if that counts. My niece said I look a bit like Seiji from Whisper of the Heart, especially the hair. I’m not too sure about that, but I might agree with the hair. I’m not that fair skinned though.

Seiji     Moi

See? the hair!

32. What would you name your first child?

hmmmm…. nothing in mind. I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.

33. What is the worst injury you have ever had?

My worst injury happened when I was a child. I tied a blue towel around my neck and was jumping around on the sofa shouting SUPERMAN!!! Turns out that the man of steel’s head was no match against a concrete corner post. Blood everywhere! D:

34. What is your worse habit?

I crack my finger joints for both fingers and toes unconsciously. I repress it when I’m conscious, but it pops up every now and then. I also randomly burst out into song every so often.

35. Do you drink or smoke?

No x2. I prefer not to take something that affects my sense of judgement and… having a vice that has that many negative effects with so little return value.

36. Do you have a tattoo?

No. I don’t like the idea of permanently attaching something that I might regret later on.

37. Are you a morning person or a night person?

Have been both at different stages in life.

38. Have you ever slept past midday

Yes, the longest slumber I recall was one right after a really tiring 4 day bivuoac. I slept 9 in the evening and woke up around 6pm the next day. I had dinner and then went to sleep again. -.- zzzzz

39. Do you regret anything?

Yes. If didn’t regret anything though, it means I had lived a perfect life. Which I haven’t. Although if it means being able to accept the way things as they are even if some of those experiences are bad, in that sense I guess I don’t regret anything.

40. Can you count the number of friends you have on one hand?

Friends that I really feel relaxed and comfortable with as though they were family, I could count on two hands.

41. Do you wear glasses?

Nope. I liked the idea though when I was little.

42. Are you a picky eater?

Yes, but I FORCE myself to eat those veggies, especially bitter gourds/melons. GRAWNOMNOMNOM GULP!

43. Would you die for someone?

If it’s to save someone else’s life? Yes. I think so. Although we wouldn’t really know unless it comes down to that situation.

44. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Nothing too common. I’ve toyed around with the idea that it would be great if people were able to make other people feel exactly what they feel.

45. Do you believe in the supernatural?

Defining supernatural as “something beyond the natural world.” Yes. If everything in life can be measured by the senses or could be grasped by logic, life would be very boring, to the point of being meaningless.

46. Would you rather be rich or famous?

I would like to be rich without anyone knowing that I am.

47. Have you ever committed a crime.

No. I’ve done wrong things before, but not so great in magnitude as to constitute a crime in the legal sense.

48. Pirates or ninjas? Time Traveler or ghost?

Ninjas. although they are both cool. A time traveler sounds much more interesting.

49. Does someone have a crush on you?

So… how do even verify this? Maybe.

50. Are you in a relationship?

Yes, sort of.

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Now for a backtrack down memory lane….

My earliest memories of anime come from Nippon Animation’s “World Masterpiece Theatre.” It is a collection of classic novels depicted in animation. I’m not quite sure which was the first one I actually saw since I was so little. Princess Sarah, Little Lord Fauntleroy “Cedie”, Peter Pan, and Nobody’s Girl “Remi” are but a few of such stories that bring forth a wave of nostalgia.

As a teen I grew up with Yu-Yu Hakusho, Gundam Wing,  Samurai X, and Slam Dunk. At this point in time I just enjoyed them as they were at face value. I started growing attached to characters even though I only watched casually.

The series that got me serious on anime specifically is GaRei Zero. It was a random watch. At first I was loling at the fact that there were giant rolling flame dinosaurs, but then BAM. Unexpected twist… then when you think things have settled… BAM! another. I’ll have to do a review on that soon.


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