The H-word, again

A long time ago, I discovered Aria, then Honey and Clover. I loved both of these series, but I always held myself back from completing them in their entirety. Why? Because the moment that I completed them, it would mean that they are over, and I can never go back to the time when I had more chapter to read again. Now, as I sit at my desk, with my university acceptance letters near me, and the complete works of Aria and Honey and Clover in front of me, I have decided that it is the time to stop procrastinating. Life is continuing, and I should finish the things that I have been meaning to do.

Now, with a month left before final exams, I am going to take a hiatus from this blog. It might be for forever, and it might not be (at least, I hope not). In case I don’t come back, thanks for everyone’s support all this time! Apparantely, people had read my ramblings 580,166 times, and that’s something I never expected (really). I’ll still be stalking a few of you through blogs, so… See ya!

P.S.: The picture is a preview of a CG from Sepia Tears. Production is kind of close-ish to wrapping up now, so please support it when it comes out!

P.P.S.: Seriously. It’ll be free and it’s awesome. REALLY AWESOME.

[RR]: Otaku-ness and Madarame Lovin’

Puru puru pururin pururin
Puru puru pururin puru pururin
Puru puru pururin pururin

I can’t believe I had this annoyingly catchy song playing the whole time I was writing this. And since I’m writing this post at 2 in the morning, I know I’ll have probably have dreams about Pururin later…

But I had to play the Pururin song in celebration of Otaku-ness. I went crazy after hearing Leader Itsubun declare the new topic, cause Welcome to the NHK! and Genshiken are two of my favorite animes. As a warning beforehand: I’m biased. I have a crazy, unusual love for the people society label as otakus. And frankly, because of this bias, I have no idea how this post will turn out. Definitely expect more of Genshiken rants though, and excuse the unorganization or the spewing of thoughts everywhere. Now that you know, jumping right in: how do I define an “otaku”?

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All girls round robin

This is a beautiful world, is it a world that people escape to?

The first topic for the all girls round robin is up, and I’m one of the writers who signed up, this blog was made for this purpose after all. Since I live in Pacific time, this will probably be one of the latest posts. The topic is:

The Rabbit Hole: Anime and Escapism

Why do you watch anime? What do you get out of it? Think about this prompt in terms of escapism. What is it that you are escaping from? How does anime offer you an escape from your reality? Talk about the way in which anime distorts reality by offering up fan services of all types, fuzzy feelings, and happy endings. What is the appeal of anime? How do you balance reality with the unrealistic nature of anime? Does this make you feel like a coward for not being able to cope with reality? Or do you think it’s a healthy refuge from the stress and hard realities of daily life?

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