Tagged: Irina pretends to know things

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What do we owe our readers?

How about our Blog? Do we owe them anything at all??? I should mention I’m not talking about people who have patrons. That’s a different relationship and if you have patrons, you probably owe them whatever you promised on your Patreon page. But I have often talked about the general “bloggers guilt” many people experience....

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Should Anime be Critiqued by Different Standards?

Man, I hope this doesn’t make people angry. Let me start by explaining what I mean by the title Should Anime be Judged by Different Standards. The first question is probably different from what, and to that, I say from the rest of entertainment, i.e shows and movies. You may be wondering what brought this...

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Why is the Manga Always Better?

Ok, that title is clickbait. I baited you. I’m sorry. I don’t actually think the manga is always better than its adaptation. In fact, I’m one of the few people out there that tends to prefer the anime to the manga by default but that’s really not the norm. In general, you see manga readers...

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Expanding beyond WordPress

This post was originally published on 100 word anime but I’m repurposing it. Some time ago I realized that although the WordPress community is absolutely wonderful and I wouldn’t trade it for the world, it remains for lack of a better word, “limited”. In numbers, not in wonderfulness. For a blog to *keep* growing and...

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Japan’s Fried Chicken Christmas Tradition

Many years ago, I taught you all how to bring a little Japanese touch to your Christmas celebration by baking your very own traditional Japanese Christmas Cake. This year, I figure it’s finally time to cover the rest of the meal. You can’t just eat cake, even if it is Christmas. Your tummy is gonna...

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Is Anime Already Mainstream?

Lately (I’m writing this on November 1st, 2020) I’ve been seeing a few anime fans express their worry over anime becoming mainstream. As in if it becomes mainstream either quality or variety will suffer. This isn’t a new concern or an unusual one by any means. I have been seeing it for decades in fact....

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Other Types of Fan Service in Anime

I had a really hard time coming up with a title fr this one. For a while there it was going to be called “Non-sexy fan service” but I think that sounded a bit off. I was watching an OVA the other day (for Aoharu of all things) and it really got me thinking about...

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Do Blogging Breaks Work?

Ironically, I originally published this on 100 word anime. This post about blogging breaks is now painfully ironic.  Ouch. You know guys, when you’ve been around the blogosphere for a while, you start to recognize certain patterns. Signs if you will. When you pay attention, you can sort of tell when a blogger is no...