Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Anime Cooling Off Period

And four months later guess who still remembered he had an anime blog?

This guy, that's who.

So I have been completely sidetracked with life lately.  Work has been claiming more free hours than I would like, and when I get home from programming, blogging is one of the last things I want to do, to be honest.  But on top of that, I've not had much to talk about in the realm of anime, mainly because I haven't watched any in a while.

"Wait?  I thought you were an anime freak!", you say.

Well, I am, to some extent.  It's just a couple of things have been keeping me from enjoying anime series.  One, no one is really releasing any I particularly care for, and two, I recently invested in Netflix, and while it has a nice anime section, I'm more concerned about watching previous episodes of Top Gear than I am in watching a so-so series. 

You see, I know some fans are very gun-ho on anime, practically making it a way of life instead of a hobby, but I am more of a hobbyist.  I collect series and manga as I see fit, and the same goes for watching anime.  Don't get me wrong, I still love anime more than I do many other things, but I have interests outside of anime as well.  I've recently gotten back into retro gaming.  I plugged my N64 back to life after a 10+ year slumber, and I have been spending more time on that than my Wii.  It's funny how hobbies work.  One time I'll be massively into Mario Party, the next I'll be deeply immersed in a JRPG or modern reinterpretation of a classic series.

Same goes with anime.  I go through hot periods, and cold periods.  This has been a cold period, probably the longest since I've started the hobby.  Again, I account for work and other distractions keeping me from enjoying it as much as I used to, but that is the nature of the beast.  I'm hoping for things to simmer down soon so I can reclaim some time I've desperately needed the past month.

That being said, I'm sure I'll be back into the swing of things before you know it.  I have the rest of Madoka Magica that I have somehow kept myself from being spoiled on, and I recently acquired the last Hetalia set as well as Fractile, as well as the first half of the second series of a particular popular girl band that irritates me to death.  Seriously, have you seen my Twitter comments yet? (Come to think of it, it was the last thing I watched before I slowed down my intake...Now it all makes sense...)

I'm hoping to get some quality time in this weekend, because the next month will be madness.  Work will be on my case until the end of the month, more than likely, especially since I'm going for some certification.  However, next weekend, the 20th - 22nd, I will be attending Tokyo in Tulsa, then August 18th - 20th I will be going to Motaku in Kansas City.  So at the very least I am still vying for the social interaction that goes with conventions, and I am very much looking forward to those events.

So that being said, I'm hoping to make some posts on here in the future, but they may be a few and far between.  Don't give up on me, 'k?

With that, I bid you goodbye until the next entry!

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