A Small and Inconsequential Blog Update

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Just a quick update to detail why posts from my blog have been coming at a somewhat slow pace for the last two months or so. I am currently back in school finishing my Bachelor’s in English and some of the time I spend mentally is either directly or semi-directly attributed to bettering/preparing myself for classes and assignments. Henceforth, the output of my blog may be a little on the slow side; my normal schedule is every two, sometimes three days, but lately it’s been anywhere from three to five days. I think I’m gonna try and keep it within the once-every-four-days category or quicker. So expect my blog to continue, though at a slower rate.

That said, thank you all for the continued support and I’ll be back either tomorrow or Thursday with a post years in the making. Enjoy your time-of-day!

Commencing the 2018 Summer of Manga

Now that I have finished up the long-overdue series of Traveling Thoughts on Breath of the Wild, my attention can turn to the annual tradition of gorging myself on Eastern content. This year, a return to the printed form will be what’s on the menu, as the usual Summer of Anime moniker has shifted to the Summer of Manga. While the rules are roughly the same, I did add a little more to the total count from the last year I did this, so I should have a little more to strive for come tomorrow. For those who missed it, you can read these updated rules here.

The first title for the Summer will be everyone’s favorite adaptation to anime form, Pupa! Here’s to a successful season!

An Early 2018 Summer of “Anime” Announcement


Concerning my annual Summer of Anime block that takes place between the first day of June and whenever I finish it (usually late-July, early-August), I’ve kept this in the dark for some time, but I’ve been planning for what to do this year since, well, the last one ended. You could say I’m a plan-addict. (more…)

Commencing the 2018 March of the Movies

For those unaware, last year I started an annual tradition called March of the Movies, where I watch a film every day for the month of March and write reviews for them on the blog for people to peruse. This year will be no different; no gimmicks or special conditions to torture myself with. The premise will be the same as it was last year: I watch a film at any part of a particular day and will release some sort of review, whether fully detailed or comically short, in that same specific day. I promise to kick myself into writing them far before 11:59 P.M.

As this blog is primarily anime-themed, I will sprinkle some anime-esque films that interest me (expect some Ghibli and Satoshi Kon) throughout the month to hold over people less interested in my thoughts on things outside the specific medium. Some of my original purpose of creating this month-long tradition was to expand my palette of films and give me opportunity to watch things that I feel, as a fan of cinema, I should watch for the sake of legacy and differentiation. Last year, I managed to venture somewhat outside of my comfort zone (I don’t typically like horror films), but this year I want to vary it up even more. I don’t have any specific plans for what I’ll watch, but I’ve always been good at winging things.

The March will begin tomorrow with the recent release of Annihilation. I hope to see many people visit in the next 31 days!

(For those interested, I also have an archive for past and present films included in this event.)