Category Archives: Updates

Update January 4, 2015

Well, it’s been over half a year since my last update, and I’ve only written one post, which was also more than half a year ago. I haven’t abandoned this blog, and I fully intend to post more here in the future. I have one piece in particular that I’m slowly working on, and which will be in progress for quite a while to come. The bigger problem is that I haven’t had anything to write about. Or, more accurately, I haven’t perceived much of anything to write about, at least not at the level of thoroughness that I think would be worth writing up a post for. As I’ve tried to watch things more critically, and thought about what that actually entails, I’ve realized more and more that I really don’t have any idea what I’m doing. I’ve been coming at this blindly, and what’s been happening is that I’ll notice something here or there, and maybe it’ll be worth writing about, but more often than not, it’s not.

I realized that I don’t know what goes into an audiovisual work, so that’s where I need to start. I got my hands on an introductory-level textbook that seems promising, so hopefully as I work through that and gain a better understanding of what to look for and how to piece things together through practice I’ll start having more to write about. In hindsight, I started this blog very prematurely. But I don’t see any point in deleting or abandoning it just to make it again when I have a better idea of what I’m doing, so I figure what makes the most sense is to keep it and post what I can that’s worthwhile.

Despite what I just said, I have done a couple things. The first is that I edited or completely changed some of the posts in the “Anime Wisdom” section. In particular, my thoughts on Aizen’s quote from Bleach and Izaya’s quote from Durarara!! have been completely re-written. The second thing is that I started a Tumblr blog as a less formal extension of this blog that, due to its format, gives me the freedom to post a much wider variety of things. I’ve written a couple short pieces there that fall into the category of being things that I think are worthwhile to write about, but that are not at the level of thoroughness I want for this blog.

I’m still here, and I’ll try to post more of the things I can write about, such as adding some entries to the “Names in Anime” section. I hope you’ve had a good holiday season! 🙂



Update June 8, 2014

Whew. I’m finally done adding initial content. This consists of several things I’d typed up on my computer in the past, some of which I edited or re-wrote when I added them to the blog so they’d be up to standard, or at least as close as I could manage. There are still things I’ve typed up that I haven’t added to the blog, but those are currently in a more tentative and/or incomplete state. In short, I’m done adding my backlog.

What’s currently up is:

  • The “About” page.
  • A couple posts on the “Analysis” page, both of which still show up on the front page of the blog.
  • My first entry on the “Names in Anime” page, which is a sub-page under the “Analysis” page, and which I’m rather proud of. 😀
  • The first several entries on the “Anime Wisdom” page.

I haven’t written any reviews or editorials yet. I’m trying to decide what to do my first review over, and am also mulling over an idea I have for an editorial.

So, from this point on, it’s going to be new content!

I’m curious to hear what people think about the organization and content of the blog so far. If you have any comments or criticisms to make about that, or about anything else, feel free to share. 🙂