Not too long ago I went back and archived or privatized some of my older posts for two reasons, one is that they are rather personal in nature and more along the lines of journal entries or self reflection. And two, I want to try to make this blog as more of a commentary about my interests (anime and games) and my hobbies (art and writing fiction).
But I am having trouble with the idea of publicly publishing. I have some fully polished posts ready to go.. but because I’ve become extremely self aware of how open-hearted I express myself on here I’ve hesitated. When I write on this blog, it is very special to me because it’s my personal outlet and safe space. So I pour my heart out when I write these topics. I am eager to share them, but my introverted ass worries too much about the turbulent nature of commentary on socials has made it difficult to click on that “publish” button.
For new comers or those new to WordPress. Comments here aren’t posted immediately I have to approve them. And I won’t publish them if are unreasonable, meanspirited or trolling. I don’t mind honest debate and contrary opinions on things I say, so if you’re new on browsing here. Please be nice.
For long time subs of my blog; sorry for the extremely year long lags of posts. Thank you for popping in here and there, and thank you for reading my older posts and interacting with them. And I hope you’ll hang around for longer.
I am having a bit of trouble on how, or what exactly I want to talk about regarding this topic. Because for me, Genshin is different than a lot other mobile games and Gacha games in general. Like my usual posts it’s embarrassingly long so I’m dividing it into two parts.
Now the following article is my strongly worded personal take and review on the Yashahime anime, so no hard feelings if you don’t feel the same way. Now, with that out of the way:
Yashahime’s announcement caused a mighty stir among fans new and old, so much so that everyone was suddenly binging on the old InuYasha series–myself included– to prepare for what everyone hoped would be an epic sequel to an iconic anime series.
But well, I’ve seen through the first cour of the anime that premiered in the fall season of 2020–and it’s just left us hanging for the most part in disbelief and confusion.
My god, is there SO much confusion! I can tell they tried to aim for the trademarked storytelling style Takahashi sensei is known for–but fell through as a cheap imitation. The animation is alright.. though I have an issue with how youthful the characters look. I wanted to see the passage of time; but I can give it a slight pass due to the fact that they cast was originally very young. (Kagome was 14-15 years old for example)
The series InuYasha, an anime spanning 8 anime seasons, 4 movies and 558 chapters of manga, was one of the my first exposures to the world of anime, and even of Japan as a culture. It was crazy impressionable to my young creative mind, and first time watching the anime, it had left goosebumps in my skin. This of course was after my teenage self literally crawled on the creaky floorboard as to not wake my mother, just to see it in the middle of the night in Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.
Okay so I’ve been watching sprinkling of anime here and there, and I’ve had in mind to talk about them, so let’s jump into it!
I finished watching this anime so I will review (more like ramble but yah okay) with spoilers, please don’t read if you haven’t seen this. PLEASE, you need to watch this anime the spoilers will do you a major disservice.
This is spoilery, don’t read this unless you’ve watched the movie.
After waiting a month to get the free time and money to go see it. (I lead a hectic and disorganized life) I finally FINALLY saw “Shape of Water”.
Discovering Del Toro’s genius through the movie “Crimson Peaks”, I was quick to jump on the bandwagon to see this movie. I ordered caramel popcorn–which is a first for me since my frugal self avoids spending anything but for a slush. haha.
The opening was surreal and beautiful, and alludes that the narrator tells of a legend that he personally lived to see.
The entire experience of the movie was great, and I found myself getting hyped up towards the end as Eliza was sneaking the sea creature out of the facility.
I cannot be exactly diligent as anime blogger/reviewers are and in truth; there’s a lot out there that do enough of a job and a pretty fantastic one at that.
So, for the most part, I’m going to casually write my opinions as a long time fan of anime. Whenever I watch a show and such I’ll give my two cents if I’m in the mood to do so. It’s good timing because on my last job and the recent move I had, to yet again, a new apartment, things have been hectic and I had to stop watching things for a while.
There’s lots to catch up on, and thus, lots to talk about.
More on that in future posts. Stay tuned.
On an unrelated note, I’ve gotten a lot better at drawing, check these things out: