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Blog Updates – Some Content Updates and Format Changes

This blog has been up since last November, which makes it about 7 months since I started it.  So crazy, considering I had been waffling back and forth about making a nerdy blog for years and then bam on a whim I just made it and the rest is history.  I’ve enjoyed the ride so far, but along the way I’ve realized there are some posts that I’d like to be doing I haven’t, some posts that I know I won’t frequently make even though I said I would, formatting changes etc etc.  So, I wanted to make a post addressing said changes, just to keep you guys up to date.  With that intro out of the way, here we go!

 

Anime Posts –  In all honesty, I don’t watch as much anime as I thought I would.  It’s not that I don’t like it, but I’m much more of a casual viewer of anime, where I’m far more of an avid fan of other things like books, video games, western cartoons, super hero media, and anything fantasy.  Anime posts will occasionally happen, just not in any sort of frequency:  If I watch an anime, and think I can write a blog post about something in it, or a general review about it, I will.  Take my Magic Knight Rayearth and Miss Kobayashi posts, as good examples.  So if you popped over here because you wanted to see a lot of posts about anime, my apologies!  Like I said they’ll be scattered around here and there, but not as much as say, my book reviews.

 

Book Reviews – I’m going to make 2 different formats for book reviews.  I’ll still keep my in depth, analytical posts about books that I have a lot to say about, but when a book comes along that I don’t have much to comment on, I’m going to be using the “Mini Review” format – a format where I just talk about my general impressions of the book, instead of break down each aspect of the book.  The mini review format will allow me to review a few books I’ve read that I haven’t been able to fill a full analysis post with.

 

For an example of a mini book review, check out The Siren Book Review

Longer Form posts, pretty much any other book post but here’s the last one I did on The Heartstrikers series of books.

 

Shorter posts, more frequent content – There are a lot of smaller posts I’d like to make so I can post twice a week, instead of once!  I’d like to start some character spotlights for characters in certain shows, some of what I’m calling “Musical Moments” where I spotlight a track or OST from a video game, anime, TV Show, cartoon etc etc, and also do some more lists (my Yugioh one was tons of fun). I’m going to work hard to get some content written so I can post more often, so stay tuned for that!  I also need to get back to doing my Disney Deconstructions, I really enjoy writing those.  General opinion pieces and possibly some tags will pop up here too!

 

 

More Posts About Being a Blind Nerd – Since it’s the name of the blog, I really need to get on this.  There are a lot of posts I’d like to make about being blind and playing video games, card games, blind representation in media, accessibility in certain mediums, and overall talk more about my experiences being a blind nerd.  I have a few stories from my high school/college years I could share, so let me know if you’d be interested in hearing any.  I’ve had to adapt a lot of things to be able to do them and sharing how I’ve done them I think would be tons of fun (playing the Yu-gi-oh TCG is a story all it’s own haha).

 

More Episode Recaps – I really Enjoyed writing up the Iron Fist episode recaps as I watched the show, so I’m definitely going to be doing more of those.  They’ll be more infrequent content, because they’ll be happening when I watch shows I’d like to do that format with.

 

Those are pretty much all of the updates I wanted to share!  Be on the lookout for some new blog features, and some old retooled ones.  Now, I’m off to write a book review, see you all on Wednesday!

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Blog, and Anime Update!

Hi guys!  So as you’ve noticed, this blog hasn’t been updated for the past week.  That’s mainly because I’ve been busy, and the posts I write over here take a lot of time to write. Don’t get me wrong:  I love writing them, but it does take a lot of time to do so that I’ve had to use to do other things the past week.  But in the past week, I’ve also been thinking of smaller posts, and projects I can start over here that would be more like small first impression posts, episode recaps/impressions of anime, or something like that, then in comes Weekend Otaku with his Your Lie in April viewing party, and I was like “That’s perfect!”.
I already was planning another project with anime, where I watch a lot of older anime that I haven’t seen that are really popular.  I was into anime in the late 90s, early 2000s, and due to not having the huge range of availability for shows we do now, I didn’t watch a lot of anime because DVDs were expensive!  Chibi Crystal also was really into one specific genre of anime which was magical girl and fantasy, which in the early 2000s equated to only watching Inuyasha, Sailor Moon, Card Captors and Magic Knight Rayearth.  I know Cowboy Bebop used to come on Adult Swim in that block with Inuyasha, as did Outlaw Star for a time (which I did like, but it got pulled from the block of shows I used to watch before I could finish it) but Cowboy Bebop didn’t have swords and magic and half demons falling in love with high school girls so Chibi Crystal was having none of that.

 

Now that Chibi Crystal is no longer chibi however, and is getting off of her I haven’t watched anime in six years or so and just started watching again in 2016, I want to revisit a lot of old shows.  So things like Cowboy Bebop, Code Geass, Evanjelion, Death Note etc etc. Aka, I have a lot of catching up to do!  I have yet to schedule those, and not sure if I’m going to do an episode to episode recap, or a chunk of a few episodes, but if you have any good, iconic anime to throw my way to watch I’ll add it to my list and finally start my watching anime new year’s resolution I’ve been putting off XD

 

But, before that, back to the Your Lie in April watch party!  Weekend Otaku is hosting one, and it seems like tons of fun.  If you’d like to join in, here’s the post for more details!  I’m going to be using this to post more and watch an anime I love, so it’s win-win for me haha.

 

So yeah, be prepared for blog posts to start up again next week, with my first impressions of rewatching Your Lie in April on Monday!