Failure to Launch Tag Post

Ever wonder what would happen if your favourite hero decided not to bother answering the call to action and went and had a nap instead? Well, this tag post explores exactly that.

Thank you to Never Argue With a Fish for tagging me in my first tag post of the year! Coming up with these scenarios was a fun challenge (I’m also looking forward to seeing your response to the Magical Girl tag. No pressure, though.).

The Rules

  1. Put the logo and rules in your post.
  2. Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post.
  3. Link back to the original post.
  4. List some brief excerpts where stories (anime, book, movie – anything is fine) failed to launch due to a missing call to action. As many as you want. Readers can then try and guess the story in the comments!
  5. Nominate 3 other blogs to continue the tag!

Here are the story excerpts I put together, be sure to let me know your guesses in the comments. I don’t think they’ll be too hard to figure out, but if you need a hint, they are all from manga series.

Story 1:

A normal teenager is suddenly approached by a talking cat who tells her that she is a magical warrior with an incredible destiny. The girl promptly checks herself into a mental hospital where the confused doctors are unable to discover the cause of her hallucinations. The girl enjoys the break from school while they run tests, and is grateful that she avoids the rash of mysterious commas that start plaguing her town.

Story 2:

A girl lives happily in an orphanage, thanks to her close relationships with her fellow orphans and the kind woman who cares for them. On the day that one of the other children is adopted, the girl notices that the child forgot her favourite stuffed animal. Rather than try and see if she can catch her friend before she departs, the girl decides to hang onto the toy as a keepsake. She and the other orphans continue to enjoy the remainder of their peaceful, if short, lives.

Story 3:

A boy is born without magical powers in a society that banishes anyone without the ability to cast spells. He is adopted by a kindly man who decides to take him to another country where he can live a normal life. As the boy grows, he develops a keen interest in personal fitness, but balances his training with a social life. He goes on to lead a happy and healthy life, just as his adopted father had wished, though the two are occasionally troubled by news of the deteriorating social conditions in the country of their birth.

There you have it, remember to post your guesses in the comments.



Blerdy Otome


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