Tagged: Irina pretends to know things

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Death of the Author – Is Anime Art in a Vacuum?

Generally speaking I’m a proponent of approaching anime as a self-contained product. In practice that means I try to disregard the source material, reputation and pedigree of a show and simply enjoy it on its own merits. Occasionally this can get tricky but it’s my preferred method. I expounded a bit on it in this...

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Anime Detox

***editing Irina here, I wrote this last week and I’m already wondering whether it’s worth publishing. By the time it actually goes live (which will likely be at least another couple of weeks, It will probably no longer be topical. I do believe the principas stand tough. So here’s an out of date post I hope you still...

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Top 5 Real Life Lessons I Learned From Blogging

You know how some people can pick up a hobby for a couple of days and already be considered experts? Like they can tell you all about the history and have a wide range of obscure facts to share. They can help you improve your technique or give you useful hints. Then there are others...

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Should Your Blog Have a Media Kit?

No no, this isn’t a guest post. Sounds like one though. Even I’m not completely certain who’s writing this… I have been, and remain, pretty ambivalent about monetizing my blog. To me, there are just too many downsides. Simply activating ads yields very little revenue and you have no control over the content of the...

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The Positive Negative Review

I am one of the three people out there that openly admits to being a fan of ranty or negative reviews. Most bloggers hold back from writing overly negative posts and the general consensus I’ve seen from people in the anime community is that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything...

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Live Action Anime or Nah?

It’s nothing new for popular anime to get a live action remake (or a stage play which I desperately want to see someday) but with Netflix getting in the game lately, and the incredible popularity of comic book movies which could be seen as a western counterpart, we seem to be getting more and more...

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Dear Blogger Friend pt 2

I’m not the first, or the best blogger to comment on the ever-changing landscape of the blogging community. It’s a demanding hobby and not always what we thought it would be. As such, it’s not unusual for people to lose interest or simply no longer be able to keep up with the various requirements of...

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Anime Box Office 2018 and What it Means for the Future (12 days)

I’m not exactly great at box office prediction or analyses. OK I’m not exactly great at even knowing what the Box Office numbers are for any given release. But even I know that for an industry to thrive, it must make a profit. Therefore, if we want our beloved animes to hit local theaters, they...