12 Days of Anime schedule

I planned to post this first, then post all the entries consecutively. But I ruined my own plan yesterday by starting too early, so here’s my list of things to blather on about later in the year, with a huge gap between the first post and the rest.

ETA: Posting this early was also a bad idea, because I still keep changing my mind.

12 Days of Navel-gazing Lukewarm takes I mean, Anime:

  1. Why do I care?
  2. A club affair
  3. Online fandom
  4. The Canon?
  5. Anime music (a break from the boring stuff)
  6. Distribution
  7. Somewhere in time
  8. Conventions
  9. Sakuga desu ga? (industry)
  10. Source material
  11. Identity
  12. Pitch please (anime ideas)

12 Days of Anime – Why do I care? (A very early Day 1)

I’m just sprinkling these posts on my blog whenever I feel like it and claiming they’re a series. This one is a personal ramble only tangentially related to anime.

Fiction has had a lot of influence on who I am today. The one work I think left the biggest impact on me was Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, which I read in high school. This quote sums up the main theme of the book:

It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.

Who would have thought I’d mention my religious views on this blog

Three movies

And an update on my plans for this blog.

I decided to temporarily stop watching current-season anime, so I can finish the older series I’ve started, and spend less time watching anime overall than I did last year, because I have more things I both want and need to do this year.

Looking back on last year’s posts, I seem to have gone for quantity over quality (if only because the quality was so low). I just posted my feelings about most of the shows I watched, without saying anything really unique. I don’t want to stop that, because I enjoy it, but now I’ll try to be more stringent about whether I really am itching to write about a show, and whether what I say would be useful to my future self, or any of the people who somehow think viewing a blog called “popcornbyproxy” is a good idea.

I also plan to do 12 Days of Anime posts this year, but not necessarily all in December, because I blog when I want. I already have some self-indulgent topic ideas.

Lastly, I made another blog for things I want to blog about that aren’t tied to anime or Japanese media: The merest hobby. Over there are half-assed posts (at the time of writing, only one post) related to a certain book series, and also books in general.

Now, brief thoughts on some movies, without summaries.

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The food of Gintama: Part 1

The first (and possibly the last, who knows) of an indefinite number of posts about tasting food and drinks featured in Gintama. But only the ones I can obtain, for obvious reasons.

Something like this has to have already been done by someone else at least once in the last 10 years, but I didn’t search for any of those posts, because if I did, I probably wouldn’t have had any motivation to type this.

L-R: strawberry milk, Oronamin C, freeze-dried natto

In other words: Camus