One Lovely Blog & Five Flaming Hotties

What Will My Grandma Think?

No seriously, she reads these. What will she think with a title like that? I’ve been nominated once again for a blog award. Thanks to Nesha for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. In addition, Nesha also tagged me in the Five Flaming Hotties game. Raistlin0903 also tagged me in the Five Flaming Hotties game awhile back but I didn’t actually get around to making a post (though I did give him a rushed list on his blog). I’ll be tackling the One Lovely Blog Award first and then the Hotties. Continue reading “One Lovely Blog & Five Flaming Hotties”

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Just Something About LynLyn Nominated Me For The Unique Blogger Award

Wow, Haven’t Done a Blogger Chain in a LONG Time!

This time I’ve been nominated for The Unique Blogger Award by Lyn over at Just Something About LynLyn. She’s super amazing and you should definitely check out both her site and post for this chain as well! Lyn covers all sorts of stuff from Korean drama, anime, manga, and books. Thanks again for the nomination! 🙂

The Rules:

#1 – Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.

#2 – Answer the questions.

#3 – In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.

#4 – Ask them 3 questions

Lyn’s Questions

1. If you could create a national holiday, what would it be and why?

This is a tricky question. I really have no idea. Maybe something to do with honoring exemplary media such as films, TV, books, etc… That would be cool. No clue what to call that though.

2. Do you listen to Kpop? Who is your favorite artist and why?

I listen to a wide variety of music, which does include Kpop. Unfortunately, I don’t really have a favorite artist because it isn’t something that I listen to a lot and don’t really know any artists. Sorry my answer is so boring haha.

3. What’s your current song obsession?

Ah, this one is easier! Lately, I have been finding this song to be quite enjoyable:

I heard this song through my “Discover Weekly” playlist. It always has such interesting music but this is the one I’ve enjoyed most recently. ‘The Willow Maid’ tells a story and has that Celtic sound that I tend to enjoy. A bit on the longer side but if you like this sort of thing that isn’t a bad thing.

My Nominees:

I never really know who’s been nominated for these things or not so sorry for any repeats if there are any.

I know it’s not a lot but the other people who came to mind I know for sure were nominated recently.

My Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite board game and why?
  2. Which horror anime is your go-to pick for Halloween?
  3. What trope do you think is most overused in anime?

Thanks again Lyn for the nomination and I hope everybody has fun with this 🙂

Enjoy This Joke – AKA The Backup Plan

I Wasn’t Feeling Well Yesterday

Originally today’s post was supposed to be about Usagi Drop, Barakamon, and Sweetness & Lightning, but I just couldn’t focus much on writing. I want to do justice to this article so it’s pushed back until Friday. I would have had it done in advance last week, but the Holiday weekend threw my scheduling off a bit and life happened. So instead, enjoy this story that is also a joke. Little update at the end too. Continue reading “Enjoy This Joke – AKA The Backup Plan”

Spam Saga – Ch.2 A Christmas Story: Lee & Larry Learn the TRUE Meaning of Christmas and How to Make Millions with JUST a Click of a Button!

It’s a Christmas Special… in August?

Forward:  Click here to read chapter one. This series is based on a conversation I had regarding spam comments. Rather than delete them like a sane person, I read them and turn them into weird(er) stories. Today’s chapter is inspired by these bizarre “Lee and Larry” comments I receive. They are always about God and the proper way to worship. The views and ideas expressed in these are not necessarily my own.

Previously in Spam Saga…

I sent my bank account information to a Saudi-Arabian Prince so I could claim my fortune. While I waited for the paperwork to process, he began to tell me the 100% true story about a God-fearing American family that was completely and utterly average in every way. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the paperwork so I’ve since had to send him my SSID. While we wait for that mess to get sorted out, he offered up a story about the family we had heard little about in the previous chapter.

I gladly accepted his generous offer.

Continue reading “Spam Saga – Ch.2 A Christmas Story: Lee & Larry Learn the TRUE Meaning of Christmas and How to Make Millions with JUST a Click of a Button!”

Spam Saga – Ch.1 The Adventures Begin: Inspired by a Conversation I had with Apprentice Mages Lounge; a Totally “Legit” Story of UNBELIEVABLE Proportions!!!

Our Story Begins Like Any Other…

Forward:  Derek (Apprentice Mages Lounge) and I were talking on Twitter awhile back about spam comments when I had the idea to share some of the weirder/funnier ones as tweets. Well forget that idea! Writing a story from them seems way better. Everything written is based off of spam comments. In some cases, I’ll even directly quote them. The views expressed in this are not necessarily my own, and again, it’s based off of real spam comments that I receive. Not sure how long this will last but I’ll do this as long as I keep getting spam and have ideas for it.

Continue reading “Spam Saga – Ch.1 The Adventures Begin: Inspired by a Conversation I had with Apprentice Mages Lounge; a Totally “Legit” Story of UNBELIEVABLE Proportions!!!”

Mega Post! – Update, Mini Reviews, & More!

How’s it Going Everybody?

I know I’ve been pretty quiet lately so here is a BIG post to make up for that. This post will cover the following in order:  An update regarding site activity and my life offline, Anime ABC update, some mini reviews, and cool things I’ve done/bought/to check out. It’ll be a bit of a longer post so jump to whatever sections interest you the most. Continue reading “Mega Post! – Update, Mini Reviews, & More!”

Want to Know Why I Have Been Putting Off My Erased Review?

I’ve Been Writing a Paper

Along with 3 other individuals, I had to write this really long paper for what is essentially a graduation project for my Marketing degree. I still have one term left, but it should be a lot more laid back than this term. I know the Erased article is long over due, but I promise it is going to come out ASAP now. I’m taking the day for myself to finish up bits and pieces for the very little that remains of my term but the Erased article is the first thing on the docket to finish up come tomorrow, no later than Friday (just going to depend on how long it ends up being, don’t want to rush it out for the sake of rushing). Any way, if you want to read the 20+ page report, you can do so below.

The Report:

A quick note about the paper itself. There are some minor problems that we probably missed and the Appendix has some improperly formatted tables but at this point I just said, “F*ck it!” and turned it in as is. The thing has lots of special formatting and is far too long to retype so you can download and review the report here:   Final Submission

Is Anime Jargon Necessary? – Inspired by Digi & Other Community Members

You All Know the Terms:  Otaku, Moe, Hentai, ETC…

It’s a right of passage for us in the anime community to learn these words, and others, as we engage with the medium we love so much as well as each other. However, there has been recent discussion, particularly from YouTube’s Digibro, about how necessary any of this terminology is. Given that, I thought I’d throw my two cents out there and see what you all thought on the topic as well. Continue reading “Is Anime Jargon Necessary? – Inspired by Digi & Other Community Members”

Where ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’ Fits into the 2016 Presidential Election

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I have a fond love for ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’ starring Neil Patrick Harris as the wannabe title villain with a dislike for society. But as I was watching with a friend, I came to the realization that Joss Whedon’s 42-minute musical has an eerie connection to last year’s election. As ridiculous as it seems, this analysis is pure speculation and fan theory. Today, I will talk about the three acts, the mini-series’ characters and how they connect to last year’s controversial presidential election (Now that Donald Trump is president anyway). Let’s get started!

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CG in Anime – A Brief History & Discussion

Love it or Hate it, We’re Stuck With 3D & CG Work in Anime

Since I took a look at Ajin‘s first season earlier this week I thought it might be interesting to explore my thoughts on the use of computer generated content and various 3D elements that are becoming ever present in the anime industry. Before all that though, let’s explore the history of CG in anime.

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