With the scary exam period almost behind me I thought an update post would be the best thing to say where I’m going forward with this blog. Where I want to go and let’s see if we can make it there. I appreciate every person who takes the time to read one of my posts and I take far too long to reply to certain comments because I always want to say the best thing I can. It is just nice to finally get the ball rolling.
This is more of a response to a mentality I have seen in forums and just the darker and less accepting side of the fanbase more so than any individual. This will probably be a bit controversial and I may ramble from time to time through my tales, yet I felt a more stream of conscious approach to this post would fit it better. This is meant more to discuss generalities than specific people, hence the lack of names within some stories, these are just some of the experiences I have had over the years regarding the fandom. I’ve grown to meet and read articles from some great people on the blogsphere and in real life. So thank you for reading through this and let’s have some fun shall we?
Ah yet another post ranting on about something! It seems like most holidays I will do something like this, first it was Christmas, now New Years and next may very well be St. Patrick’s Day. It’s interesting how I have had this blog for 2 years now and I’ve only felt like I’ve been making a run at it in 2016. It shows how much drive one has I guess, but if I still keep on going strong in 2017 then I guess I can be content with my inability to stay on schedule. XD
I think I need to rework my blog to fit into a certain groove I can work on with an effective pace. Not scheduling much, but allowing myself to be more loosy goosy with how I handle my posts. Comment more, enter the Fujinsei Blog Carnival (I’ve been meaning to but I want to put in something I feel absolutely proud of and I feel like I never make something in time for it), maybe actually review an anime or manga on this blog. Yeah surprisingly enough I have been so preoccupied with seasonal lists that I have lost sight on talking about what I wanted to talk about, the things I want to share with people. No wait! I did look at a few anime…how could I forget about Video Girl Ai!
I guess what I am trying to say is, this year has been rough. Figuring out life certainly isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do. Even the smallest things are never particularly the easiest. My mindset is too perfectionist and cookie cutter half of the time that I don’t post as much because of it. I need to cut down on that particularly or else I won’t even finish the event I’m doing at the moment.
Besides the changes I need to make for this blog, I have to say I’m exceptionally glad to have talked to the people I have and seen comments from people. I take joy in replying, and the reason why I take so long is purely because I love to write back in paragraphs that take too long to make. Everyone who reads this blog, I really do thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you come and read I’ll keep on posting, well even if nobody reads something I’ll still post. It’s just I prefer the former. I hope you all will join me into the New Year and I wish you all the best of luck with your own endeavors!
I hope you all have a fantastic and wonderful New Year!
Well its time for the Christmas post marking my return to blogging after my chaotic exam period. So many essays and exams cramping up my hands…and of course I go right back to it with even more writing. That being said to those of you who have stayed with me while I ramble on about shows and the like I thank you so much. Its always worth it when people take the time to read the posts you make and even if no one reads them i’ll still make them in the hopes that someday someone might. Sharing opinions about the entertainment medium as a whole is something we all should. Film, Anime, Visual art, Music, anything really should be shared and it truly is a Merry Christmas when we can all stand together and just be happy to be fans of something. To show who we are as people, to show what defines us.
That is what is truly special about blogging to me. I get to see so many different kinds of opinions different from my own that make me rethink my own thoughts, to see things from a different angle, or just make you smile about someone sharing their passion. It truly warms the heart, and I hope that you guys continue writing into the New Year and I’ll do the same. So Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or just be happy celebrating what you want. There is something magical about the end of the year, and the lights truly create something special to behold.
Well it is time again for another award nomination post and as always…I am late in doing so. I truly thank the kind Yahari Bento (Go and check out their Oregairu analysis posts for a great read, but be warned spoilers) for nominating me for this award and I’m glad to receive my second nomination. I’m not as new as I was before…well still a bit inexperienced in the blogger awards as a whole. It is nice to get experience though and who knows maybe I shall finally adapt one of these days! One can wish right? So without further ado let’s get into the task set before me.
Post the award in the post.
Thank the person who nominated you.
Answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you.
Nominate 11 people (give or take) and give them 11 different questions to answer.
These are the questions I have been given and at the end I will give my own list of questions.
Thank you Karandi from 100WordAnime for the nomination!
There is this hesitation I felt when immediately checking to see that I received this nomination. I quickly realized that I have never done one of these before and don’t know how to handle it. Then I just told myself “Stop being paranoid just make the post” and here we are!
- Show the award on your blog
- Thank the person/people who nominated you
- Share 7 things about yourself
- Nominate 10 blogs
1. I have a strange fixation with the character Yasuhiro Hagakure when in fact he aggravates me to no end.
2. I am terrible when it comes to knowing a large variety of music, yet I am usually up to listening to anything.
3. I am a huge fan of horror, yet have neglected to watch the classics until special occasions (Exorcist, The Thing, etc).
4. Schizoidmouse was actually my nickname on Xboxlive during high school and it just seemed to stick.
5. I have been in musicals before (of course only in high school), and have danced mirrored to someone with chairs. Yes that is probably the weirdest dance I have done. Thanks to those classes I have grown to love musical theater and regularly try to attend a couple of productions a year.
6. I always love a well done antagonist over a protagonist, hence my fixation with the Gundam franchise.
7. The first anime scene that made me cry was the Zabuza arc’s final episode in Naruto, it is also the reason why I watch anime in the first place. Yet I find myself not enjoying Naruto as a whole or particularly care for it.
- Hua Ming Juan from Hua Mingjuan Reviews
- Rocco B from In the Cubbyhole
- aoishi11 from Hold Up Let’s Talk
- The Otaku Judge
- Dominic & Elisabeth from little anime blog
Well that is it from me! This was a lot harder to do than I thought, especially with my inability to be fast with posts. Though I have to say its but fun discussing myself just a tiny bit, especially that chair dancing part. It is nice doing one of these posts every once in a while.
With 5 people left, I don’t think they will pull a “dead character is alive” twist. It is more of a hope than anything that they don’t pull something that feels cheap this far in. It would ruin this one in my opinion since we have a decent batch of suspects who could each have motives. That means one of the five mentioned is the true mastermind. My thought process behind this has lead me around in circles. I did however want to get my thoughts down in order to have one shred of proof if I am in fact right! Well…I can hope right?