Let’s just get this right out of the way, I very much want to write these 5 posts but that doesn’t mean I will actually write these 5 posts.. Some of them have been in my draft folder for over a year already so there’s really no reason to think that 2020 will finally be the year when I get it all together. This post is more like a vision board than a to do list.
But you can still totally shame me for failing to deliver if I don’t get around to it. I need to learn. I’ve really been spoiled by wonderfully kind readers all this time!
These are 5 post ideas I have had for a long time and really want to write but haven’t…cause I’m lazy.
5) Fullmetal Alchemist Series review
This is one of those posts that has been in my draft folder for a long long time. I even have it all subdivided into neat little sections I want to discuss individually and give special attention to. The drinking game is ready to go. But I just can’t bring myself to tie it all together. Right now it’s just sort of a mish mash of random observations.
All that’s really left to do is sit down and write the connecting thread to bring the post together, yet I can’t seem to do it. And every time I see it in my WordPress drafts it makes me feel mildly bad. (I have very few drafts so it stands out, you know…) I really should get around to this!
4) Rudimentary blueprints for the Kiznaiver Empathy machine
Believe it or not, I did the basic research for this one. It’s not that far fetched, or even complicated to send on nervous influx pain signal from one system to another. But there are tons of variables. How the receiver will interpret the signal, signal strength and reliability over a wireless network, battery life… I think it is feasible which is already a huge deal (at an astronomical cost of course).
The problem with this post, is not that I can’t bring myself to complete it, it’s that I can’t seem to stop adding on to it. My enthusiasm for the material has lead me to look into more and more potentially irrelevant/boring details to the point where the post is now an unwieldly behemoth that looks like an editors nightmare. And every time I try to cut it down, I end up adding more to it instead…
3) Anime Lexicon
I started to put one of these handy little reference posts together last year. I got fairly far, all the way to N (and roughly 4k words in). I figured I could break it down into a series of posts for a fun little recurring feature and I know that I still get a little confused by terminology at times so I thought it could be useful to some folks.
I even asked on Twitter if there were any specific words people would like to see included. And then I got a bunch of replies about how every single blog already had this type of post available. I did look for them before starting my post but I somehow missed it. In any case, it really killed my enthusiasm for the project. I do still have that half post though and now that some time has past, I’m thinking it could still be fun. I could add in links to the pre-existing lexicons to give readers a more complete tool. It just seems like a shame to waste all that effort.
2) Musings on Anime Eye Colour
I have mentioned my myriad of Pinterest boards and what I’m hoping to get out of them. I’ve used them before when discussing Dutch angles in anime for instance. One of the first non series specific boards I created was “Anime Eyes” (my naming powers are second to none!).
I’ve wanted to analyze this board for a long time. Maybe see if there is a correlation between character eye colour and personality traits. See if there are eye colour trends through times or genres. Try to figure out if there is any significance in it at all.
I know that most people don’t really care about this stuff but that’s exactly why I want to write this post. It’s one of those just for me posts that I take a lot of pleasure in even though it does nothing for the blog’s views…
1) Top 5 Anime Characters with a Blog
Yup, the post I most want to write in 2020 and the top of this top 5 list, is a top 5 post… Listception!
I started jotting down whenever an anime character mentioned having a blog pretty6 much as soon as I started this blog. I thought it wold be a great Top 5 Post. Very “à propos”, a little meta and just fun. Anime characters…they’re just like us! I thought I could try to figure out what type of blog these characters would have, so on… I do plan to do a Top 5 Anime Characters IF They were Bloggers, no matter if this particular post pans out, but I thought it was extra special to find characters that canonically have a blog.
I slowly added to my list but for over a year, I was stuck at 3… I was about to scrap the post idea all together when a certain sports anime of all things, got me that precious number 4. I am now holding my breath for the final piece of the puzzle to fall into place!
As the new year is dawning, these are the 5 posts I would really love to write at some point. Of course, I still hope to get some great ideas and reviews along the way. A lot of my favourite posts are fairly spontaneous since I am mostly a stream of consciousness blogger. In a way, that what makes these long planned out posts even more special to me.
Are there any posts you hope to finally publish this year? If you don’t have a blog, maybe there are posts that you would really like to read this year? Tell me about it!