Hi to whoever may stumble across this page!
I’m BlerdyOtaku, and welcome to my blog!
My name is Jeniel but most people call me Nielly or Niells (I like when people call me the latter) I am 25 years old (although I get carded a lot lol) My favorite genres are dark fantasy, horror, supernatural, comedy, slice of life, and shounen. Sometimes, a lil bit of science fiction. That’s the majority of what I will be writing about. I honestly will watch just about anything. If it can hold my interest, then perfect. But the genres mentioned above, are what I predominately watch the most.
I started watching anime from a young age, but it wasn’t until I started college, that I met other people who looked like me, who watched anime or read manga. One of the goals with my blog, is to bring more Black people together through the power of anime. However, it’s not just exclusive to that community and I welcome and invite all people from whatever background, to check ya boi out 😄 (the blog not me).
I don’t really have a posting schedule as I am a sporadic writer, however I do try to post at least twice a month. If I post more than that, it is simply a coincidence. In my three years of running my blog, I’ve learned, I am not capable of busting out daily or weekly blog content. I do not like to push myself to meet imaginary deadlines for my blog. As of right now, I am currently a graduate student, and almost through my first year of grad school. If my posting becomes stagnant, this is the reason why. If you’re curious, I am in school to obtain my Master of social work. Eventually, I will become a clinically licensed school social worker later down the road.
What else do I do?
When I’m not blogging, or stressing over life, I like to play and stream video games! You can follow me on twitch at twitch.tv/niellytee (currently on hiatus bc of school lol) if you like cute indie games or horror! I also have a discord that was initially for my twitch, but I am deciding to expand it for other things. You can join the discord here if you wanna talk to me outside of social media 🙂 I do my best to try and verify people quickly so that they can access my server. I also have a YouTube channel. I haven’t posted in a while, because life lol. But I am planning to pick it back up since I want to document my grad school experience.
Fun facts about me:
✵ I am a Gemini so it’s honestly like two people are running this blog instead of one 😄
✵ The first anime I ever watched was literally Naruto Shippuden and Pokemon (is it fake that I only like the movies tho? Whatever lmao.)
✵ I have seen every episode of Naruto Part 1 and 2, including the fillers (yes I’m that anime watcher), AND I can actually tell you the exact 5 episodes I did not watch from the entire series lol (what a loser)
✵ I have a twin who also watches anime and we often recommend shows to each other
✵ Spirited Away was the first anime movie I ever watched as a youngin’ and I have a tattoo of a Black chihiro on my arm. Spirited away holds a special place in my heart! There was a point in my young adult life where I would watch it every night before bed. I always felt like me and Chihiro were the same person, and there’s a lot of great life lessons in that movie in general.
✵ I am both a manga reader and anime watcher. Spoilers don’t bother me because I have bad memory and I forget the spoiler as soon as I read it.
✵ I prefer subbed anime but [and I’m about to confuse ya’ll bc here go my Gem trait kicking in] IF there’s a dubbed version for a show I’ll sometimes choose dubbed over subbed. If I start watching subbed and an english version is released I never watch it, because at that point I’ve already grown accustomed to the Japanese voice actors (For example, I have literally never watched the dubbed version of HxH but I saw a clip once and I was literally taken aback lol same with Boruto.)
✵ Sometimes when I watch anime, if I find out there’s a manga and the timelines are matching up, I’ll just read the manga and only watch the anime adaption to see a specific arc animated (I caught up on TPN via manga and never finished the anime, but when the Goldy Pond arc is animated I’m in there like swimwear period.)–Edit: LOL THEY PLAYED THE SHIT OUT OF MANGA READERS ON THAT 2ND SEASON
✵ I really enjoy watching 80s-90s, and early 2000s anime, almost as much as I enjoy watching the new stuff that’s out today.
✵ I am an emotional anime watcher and manga reader (who isn’t tho.)
✵ My favicon and site logo is actually suppose to resemble me and was inspired by me! And it was done by a lovely and talented person named Inique whose twitter account is @Inkplash. If you happen to see my other icon (sometimes the favicon icon switches back and forth bc WP hates me) it was done by a lovely person named @rxdiance (this is her ig)
Anime has made a very huge difference in my life, and I’m really happy to have been able to meet so many new people, and even learned new things because of it. As a Black person specifically, I get immense joy from meeting other Black girls[and occasionally guys], who love anime as much as I do. I really hope that whoever stumbles upon my blog, happens to enjoy the content that I put out!
If you wish to contact me, you can reach out to me on my socials (they’re somewhere on this blog loool or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org I enjoy getting recommendations for shows!