You may (or may not) have noticed that my ‘otaku’ tag has been looking somewhat forlorn and abandoned for awhile now. And this isn’t even the first time. Unfortunately when things start getting hectic, recreational activities that require a positive input of effort and concentration, like anime blogging and KDE hacking, tend to be the first things shoved into the backseat.
I’ve recently settled into a job as a Research Assistant at my university where I’m continuing some of the work I’ve been doing during my final year project while contemplating on whether or not I’d like to do grad school. The work influx on assuming duty has been quite torrential, thus the recent general lack of blog posts. However, I think I’m starting to settle into the rhythm now, somewhat, and I’m currently in the process of working my recreational activities back into my life. I’ve rebuilt KDE from the new git repositories and have started doing some little bit of bug fixing (just pushed a patch for bug 209962 couple of days ago), and I’m now looking into once again penning posts to my lonely otaku tag.
Along those lines, I’ve decided to make some changes to my anime-blogging routine. I’ve decided that I’ll forget about making an effort to spotlight the current broadcasting season, since my attempts at this in the past has been mediocre at best and.. well really just all round abysmal. I’ve decided instead to be time-agnostic with the anime I decide to write about, so this lets me worry less about thinking up things to say about the shows that everyone else is already talking about anyways and actually select blogging material in a more meritocratic way. Hopefully then I’ll actually, finally, start to thin down the list of really-great shows on my to-blog that I’ve been perma-procrastinating on.
Of course, this doesn’t mean I’ll never say anything about the current season. But I’ll only say something if I really have something I want to say. So I’ll in short be attempting to move towards a more editorial blogging style. In all likelihood, a side-effect of this would be that I post less frequently than I used to, but with hopefully more substance in each post.
Regarding the current anime season, I’m not actually following very closely, and I’m not actually liking too much of the available repertoire. So I probably won’t be saying much about it. I plan instead to get started on blogging this 7-part animated film series that I’ve wanted to write about for some while now. It’s called “Kara no Kyoukai – the Garden of Sinners”. So there’s a heads-up for you in case you haven’t watched it. Watch it. This stuff is A+ material :)