Another Leave of Absence Due to Bleh

So what sucks is I thought I was all better and healing up just fine, and come to find out that life throws ya a curve ball and says “Too bad!” It seems like there is the strong potential for more surgery (nothing serious) on the horizon which depending on what happens may put me worse for wear than I am right now, which is unfortunate. Here’s hoping it doesn’t and makes my recovery more speedy! Coupling onto the fact that I may have carpal tunnel, my blogging time has been sufficiently cut down to size unfortunately. My year of wanting to do collaborations and do more stuff on this blog is slowly slipping away from me.

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I do plan on attempting the 5 posts for my 100 follower celebration before I am put more out, but time seems to be escaping me a bit. They shall be done, but it may unfortunately take longer than was stated. February is the shortest month after all!

All that said, I will try to be reading people’s posts and commenting when I can. I may not be up for making long posts, but my long rambling comments shall not be silenced! I will try to make as much as I am still able to in the hopes that there is no need for surgery and I can focus more on my circulation problems. I don’t know when the necessity of another break will occur, just so people don’t think I dropped off the edge of the blogverse (like usual it was bound to happen again, things were going too well after all) I decided to make this post.

It’s all good and hopefully when I know I have a clean bill of health I can start doing all the things I wanted to do this year. Mainly get back to my Hunt for the Great Antagonist series of posts since it has been a while since the last one. Also those pesky best of lists that always take me far too long to decide on primarily because you constantly think to yourself “Have I watched enough?!”

On that note though I just thought it be best to let people know I shall be putting this on hold for a bit (even though I should have put this out a bit before now). When I am able to I am going to be doing a lot more, but for now I will have to yet again bid adieu for a bit. Also don’t forget to have yourselves a great day!

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Why You Should Be Watching Boruto

This is a post I honestly never thought I would make when I heard Naruto was having a continuation called…Boruto. I mean that naming sense alone gave me reason to worry. I had worries such as if the formula will change enough to give the show its own identity or will it forever be chasing the popularity of its predecessor. There are many reasons why this show is no longer in the mainstream as much as it used to be primarily because many watched Naruto and had a bad taste in their mouth because of the ending, the filler, or how much it seemed like they were milking the franchise. There isn’t a lot of positivity within anime fans who didn’t grow up watching the show and that’s quite understandable since Shippuuden was all over the place in terms of quality. It left Naruto off in a very problematic and tempestuous place that trying again with a younger generation only gave off the feeling of them still trying to metaphorically “beat a dead horse”.

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Boruto has a lot of ground to make up when most people look at the legacy of Naruto and that is where the indecision comes in. The character design is a bit too similar, it feels like the same shenanigans Naruto would have gotten in or maybe it’s that opening moment from the show that had an older Boruto looking edgy as all get out. There are many ways one could look at this show negatively from the outside, and in this day and age who wants to keep up with a long running show very often, especially one that is from a franchise that has a lot to prove to non-believers like myself.

So why am I advocating for more people to watch Boruto?

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9 First Impressions Anime Recommendations for Winter 2018 (Made by this Fool)

Here is my positivity post of the year! YAY POSITIVITY! Let’s not get used to positive Schizoidmouse since it doesn’t happen all too often. I am quite the sourpuss you know.

With that aside I didn’t think going meticulously through why you shouldn’t watch some shows like in the past would be quite interesting and too long-winded (my posts can become that). Then again with these days of recovery I don’t have time to recap and try to reason with myself (a fight I always lose) why after watching a bunch of shows I am only going to possibly recommend 10 of potentially 30. I don’t have time for that, you don’t want to see me ramble on like the lunatic that I am as cynical as always and we save a lot more time if I just comb over my top recommendations to give a shot. It feels better on me to not trash a few shows and instead praise or awkwardly recommend shows I either enjoyed, loved to dislike or just plain think I didn’t get it but some others might. So here are 9 shows I think you might like this Winter 2018 season based on the first three to four episodes of each.

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Evil or Live – First Impressions Mean Everything Sometimes and can Indeed (unfortunately) indicate quality

First impressions sometimes are very important. When going into an anime or looking for something to watch, there are particular things we look for in order to determine the potential of a show. The aesthetics are one thing. If a show is noticeably weak in its design scheme and overall art style, people will gladly pass over something that will be an uphill battle for affection from the get go. I mean look at the hill CGI anime need to climb in order to get recognition or even initial viewership. One of the other big elements I think plays into a show more than perhaps the synopsis is the title. A title needs to be snazzy or roll off the tongue so to speak. Something like Naruto is easy to say, easy to remember and quite simply nice to say. We can hear the punch of each syllable, Na-Ru-To. It makes us feel something on our initial viewing and can quite possibly stay in our mind longer because not only does it roll of the tongue it is also the name of the main character. A title needs to make sense while sounding nice so long-winded ones like “What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?” often come off more annoying to remember and hence why people shorten it. It feels dull because it doesn’t get to the point and roll off the tongue, plus it lacks coherency or directness with what it wants to portray (or perhaps a bit too direct…). Image is everything, and how we view something is very important. So what happens when we get a show like Evil or Live and how does its image help to cause problems for the initial viewership?

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100 Follower Commemoration Post – A Heartfelt Thank You and One Apology (Also A few Posts I am Making for the Occasion)

So here it is the mountaintop! It seems nice up here until you realize all the other mountaintops to climb. It has taken me a while to get here, but finally after some hard work and determination I managed to trick 100 people follow me! HAHA YOU FOOLS! Little do you know that my plot has now been put into motion with this many souls now in my possession! The end of the world is nigh!

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Alright, all jokes aside I don’t know how to express my gratitude for the people who follow me. I appreciate all those who decide to look at what I write. I don’t care if a post gets 1 or 100 views in its life time so long as someone looks at it I will feel eternally grateful. For you to follow me because you liked what I wrote, now that is something just a bit more.

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Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom – The First “Naruto” Movie

As we trail further down the Naruto film train, we have reached the conclusion to the young Naruto film trilogy. This will be the last moment I get to have fun with the younger cast of Naruto and dive into the worst part of the franchise, the Shippuuden years. So far the stories have been…a rather mixed bag to say the least. The first one was fun in an unconventional way but was stepped on by convention and the second was far too conventional and unintentionally funny. This one…has yet another story about royalty except this time this one knows they are royalty and their family is alive! The small differences count I guess? Well hopefully this one manages to be the ace in the whole I have been looking for with this binge of Naruto films or will I be looking for that gem in the Shippuuden side of things?

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Riding Bean – Car Chases the OVA

What makes a film manly? Is it the intense action? Perhaps maybe the willingness to stand up to villains who spit on the essence of good morals? Maybe it is the quippy one liners? One thing is for sure, Riding Bean tries its hardest to try and be the manliest OVA around. A non-stop adrenalin rush that stops for literally nothing! Car chases, heads crushed like watermelons by gunfire, and police who just don’t understand what the protagonist is trying to do! Does Riding Bean’s commitment to making this OVA the “manliest” thing possible also equate to it being good though?

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