Sorry for the downtime…


This was me since last night

If you tried to visit my blog during the last 16 hours, you probably noticed that the pages wouldn’t load. For the first time ever, MAY went down for a significant amount of time, mostly due to my own incompetence…

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What unusual anime activities do you like to do?

I’m sure we’ve all taken part in some of the usual anime fan activities, such as blogging, reading fan fics, making AMVs, listening to anime songs, etc,. But I’m curious as to what fans’ more unusual anime activities are…

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Anime fans and video games

Anyone who’s been around the fandom long enough knows that there’s a connection between anime and video games. Just about all of the anime fans I’ve met over the years have at least one video game series they’re into. In this post, I’ll examine the nature of this connection, as well as how I take part in it…

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A guide to showing people that anime is not just porn and Pokemon

*Announcement: I apologize for the lack of new posts this week. My work schedule has been overbearing, but it will only last a few more weeks (after which, I may be jobless 0_o) So yeah, posts are going to be slow until then. Keep an eye on Twitter to see when I’m ready to post. As of now, my next new post is looking to be Wed. or Thurs.*

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As most of us have known for years, the average American either does not know anything about anime, or has a very distorted idea of what it is. By “distorted,” I mean that they think anime is just one of two things – kiddy cartoons from Japan, or pornographic or overly violent animation for questionable adults – a “porn and Pokemon” misconception as I call it…

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How well do you retain anime? The results of my mass anime consumption

Before the days of streaming and abundant torrents, I used to watch very few anime series at a time, usually only via dubs on TV or DVDs I bought or borrowed from friends. But in mid-2006, I started consuming more anime at one time than ever before thanks to the flourishing of fansubbed torrents, along with getting a better computer. Since then however, I’ve noticed that as I’m continuously watching new anime titles, my retention of any one title has been diminishing…

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The Anime Preference Survey (2010 edition) results


The results of the anime survey I conducted a little less than a month ago are now posted…

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Belated, obligatory Black Rock Shooter post

I wasn’t in a hurry to watch Black Rock Shooter, which is why I just watched it a couple of days ago. Saying there was hype for this 52-minute OVA would be an understatement – as soon as it came out, 9 out of 10 blogs on Anime Nano wrote a post about it. So, if you’re still not sick of hearing people’s opinions about it, here are mine…

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Anime characters and their pokemon equivalents


“biribiri”

I came up with this idea a while back and have been wanting to try it out. It’s a pretty random project I know, but I thought it would be fun. Turns out, I had a blast making it, so I hope you’ll derive at least some amusement from it too…

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Who are your “redeemed” anime characters?

Good character development is one element we love to see in anime. If done well, it can take a seemingly unlikable or uninteresting character and pleasantly surprise us by turning them into something special. Today I decided to think back on some of my favorite “redeemed” characters – characters I wasn’t thrilled with at first only to be utterly amazed by them once their character development kicked in…

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Anime worlds I would like to visit

A couple of weeks ago, Caraniel came up with a great idea for a post that entails thinking about which of the various anime worlds you would like to visit. I thought it would be a fun thing to try, so like Caraniel, I came up with a list of five worlds in anime I would enjoy spending time in…

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