Sunday, October 16, 2011

Somewhat of a New Blogging System

Yes, another entry about this blog.  I normally wouldn't divulge in posts of this nature since this is a more hobbyist blog, but this is more of a heads up.

Things are still a little hectic in my personal life, changing jobs, trying to be social, being an adult, and so on.  While they are settling down more, it is becoming harder to blog on here.  No, I'm not giving up or even going on a hiatus, but a couple of small changes are going to happen.  First off, I will be suspending "Poll of the Week" and "This Week's Watch" for the foreseeable future.  As much as I love telling you how my week went as far as anime watching is concerned, it has been tough keeping up with a consistent schedule.  I would love to bring these back in the future, and I may still do them from time to time, but I'm not going to force myself to do them every week.  I have off weeks like anyone who is into anime has, and I hate to just type "Didn't watch squat this week.  Kthnxbai.", so this will be easier.  I will try to do better with my Twitter habits when I watch something.  The past week has pretty much just been Sgt. Frog again, if you wanted to know.

Polls I am going to try to keep up, but they just may not get changed on a weekly basis.  It may be a day or two before I switch them.  Again, just follow me on Twitter to know when a new one is up.

Part of the reason I am doing this is because of my new job, which I do enjoy.  It is typing and staring at a screen all day, and when you get home, the last thing you want to do is to type and stare at a screen.  Some days I feel like doing it more, but some days I just want to drain my brain on a show or anime.  It comes and goes.  So updates will be sporadic for now, there is no question for that, but I will try to get at least one update on here a week.  Either favorite this page, follow me on Twitter, RSS this page, or whatever you prefer, because the fun will keep coming.

Again, another plea to the viewers out there.  If you would like to contribute articles, opinions, suggest things, or even participate in a possible podcast, please let me know.  Also, don't be shy about commenting on here.  I would love to see some more activity on here.

So there you have it.  That is what is going on.  If you have thoughts, share them below.  Until then, I know the next entry will be about a certain company releasing a certain highly anticipated magical girl show.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

No Usual Posts This Week

Sorry guys, but I'm going to have to skip the poll and "this week's watch" this week.  I've been busier than normal with job swapping, car hunting, car fixing, and other things.  I've been watching Sgt. Frog in my spare time, so that could have been the show for "This Week's Watch", but I just don't have time to dedicate even one of those entries.  Expect more in the coming week or two when all this goes back to normal.  Sorry about all this!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

This Week's Watch: 9/25 - 10/1

This past week I decided to check out some new shows since my list of upcoming releases that I want is quite short.  I wanted to see if any new shows were worth checking out.  I checked out Heaven's Lost Property, but that show was a bit to ecchi for my taste.  I also got the first part to Squid Girl and enjoyed it.  However, I checked out another series that I now have a new interest in.

At first, I thought Natsu (Pink hair, on left) was a girl. My bad.
Fairy Tail is a genre I don't care for, which is magical adventure.  The series sounds like the basic plot to every MMORPG ever.  There are wizards and they all belong to various guilds.  These guilds are where wizards share info and get jobs that will give them money.  So yeah.  It's like every MMORPG ever.  While the plot isn't the most engaging (at least as far as I have gone), the episodes are actually quite fun.  You have Natsu, the fire-breathing dragon human thingy who gets motion sickness, Lucy, the new girl who uses keys to unlock guardians that help her, and happy, the flying cat who says "Aye" a lot.  The episodes have a nice blend between action, humor, and intrigue that makes me want to see what's around the corner.  I have seen the first five episodes and ordered the first two parts on DVD, so if that isn't a sign that I have hopes for this series, then nothing does.

So what good stuff did you check out this week?  Comment below and let us know!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Poll of the Week: Realistic or Not?

This week's poll is all about realism in anime.  I am not talking plot-wise, but animation-wise.  Some people prefer their anime to be super realistic, the Japanese look more Japanese and everything is perfectly to scale. 
Others like the chibi, hypersexualized, moe, or just cartoonish styles more.  So the question is, which way do you like it?  Do you prefer the more detailed, realistic looking anime, or the stylized, unrealistic anime.  Click on the poll and comment on your choice!