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Random Curiosity v4.0

Welcome to Random Curiosity version 4.0!

This site is now powered by WordPress 2.0.4, and the theme has been changed to Water, created by The Undersigned. This is a much more minimalist theme than the previous Boredom! , but I rather like it. Some of you may recognize that the header image is Louise Françoise de La Baume Le Blanc de La Vallière from Zero no Tsukaima – specifically, it’s an image from the second novel.

But I’m sure the question on everyone’s minds is what I’m doing transforming this site after I went on my “Break.” The answer is simple: I’ve been incredibly bored. The first week of school has been relatively uneventful and so I’ve been sitting around twiddling my thumbs for most of this time. I did manage to finish Xenosaga III, and that’s partially what motivated me to work on this. That game had such a great ending that I really wanted to blog about it, but I felt like I couldn’t because I had put this site on hiatus. In retrospect, my mistake was probably thinking that it was better not to write anything at all rather than to cut back on the writing.

Anyway, I am back now, but in a limited form: I am both cutting back on what I write about and how much I write. In other words, less series and shorter entries, though it depends on the show and how much free time I have on any given day (for example I doubt my Blood+ entries will get any shorter). Some shows may just get screencaps along with a few summary points and my initial thoughts. I can’t say yet what shows I’ll still be writing about and what I won’t be; it’ll all depend on how my schedule for these next few weeks works out. In addition, I won’t be making up for everything that I missed – think of it as me literally having taken a break/vacation for the past week. And the warning here is that as the months progress, entries may or may not become sparse. Basically there are no guarantees for anything like there was before. I still really don’t know how much time I’ll need to be spending on my classes and my research work yet, but it’s probably going to be a lot. Still, the point is that I have free time right now that’s completely going to waste, and I hate sitting idly with nothing to do.

I also realized that it would probably be best for the site and my readers if I didn’t do this alone anymore. So, if you’ve wanted to write about anime and you think you have the time & motivation, then consider this an opportunity to blog on a site that has an established readership in the tens of thousands. I’m going to be a bit lenient on language skill, so if you really are a good writer with a lot of time & motivation, I won’t necessarily ask you to write about raw anime. Interested? Send me an email (see the Contact Me page). Please include a sample entry on the series of your choice: no screencaps needed, just a write-up – you could follow my format and do a summary + thoughts, or you could do something creative. Surprise me. :)

August 27, 2006 at 12:01 am
157 comments »
  • August 27, 2006 at 12:15 pmRansom

    Well… That was a short “Break” :D

    Anyway I’m glad to see you are back :)

  • August 27, 2006 at 12:40 pmSanjana

    Wow it’s good to hear you are back ! :D thank you for all the things you did and for all the things you will do ! ;)

  • August 27, 2006 at 1:08 pmZendar

    I knew you would be back! You obviously love blogging anime. There is so much passion shown in your work. But, sometimes, doing the things that give us joy can become drudgery. When that happens, it’s always a good thing to take a step or two back and assess ourselves. It has been said “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” This doesn’t just apply to people.

    So please, feel free to cut back or take a break anytime. We, your readers, may grumble or whine like 5 year olds, but that arises from our enjoyment from your work and our admiration for you.

    The invitation to co-blog is extremely tempting. Perhaps after I have had a chance to brush up on my writing skills, I may come on bended knee and ask for the opportunity.

  • August 27, 2006 at 1:14 pmCloud

    It’s nice to have the site back, all be it in limited quantity

  • August 27, 2006 at 1:24 pmyunnie

    just glad your back!

  • August 27, 2006 at 1:25 pmBrian

    great redesign!!

  • August 27, 2006 at 1:38 pmLalita

    OMG!!! You are back!!! I am so happy I am about to cry!!!

  • August 27, 2006 at 1:51 pmAnimeFanChris

    I’m happy you are back even if its limited I’m really glad you came back =)

  • August 27, 2006 at 2:09 pmgsdmaniax

    omggggggggggggg your back yayyyyyyyyy

  • August 27, 2006 at 2:37 pmmaya

    I’ve tried going on a hiatus a couple of times, but failed to actually follow through with it (fortunately) due to my desire to continue writing. The addiction of blogging is just way too strong to stop, and I’m glad to see that you’ll still be blogging. =)

  • August 27, 2006 at 3:34 pmPange

    The new theme is really lovely!

  • August 27, 2006 at 4:09 pmPakxenon

    omg Welcome back!!!!

    I’d be interested in doing some comments on episodes… =D

  • August 27, 2006 at 4:26 pmRionZ

    sweet new layout, and welcome back :D

  • August 27, 2006 at 4:29 pmKageho

    Great to see that you are back Omni. I hadn’t broken my habit of going to your blog, and when I was like “am I at the right place” and found out you were back, you should’ve seen how big my eyes go. It was like Christmas for me. ^_^ Anyways, welcome back!

  • August 27, 2006 at 4:34 pmdac

    YES!!! WE REVEL IN YOUR GLORY XD

  • August 27, 2006 at 4:52 pmSol Fighter

    Great, glad you decided to keep going even if it’s in a limited way. Kudos on the new look I like it.

  • August 27, 2006 at 4:52 pmAnime lover

    I love UUUUU lol

  • August 27, 2006 at 5:33 pmEld

    I like allot, more orgranized

  • August 27, 2006 at 5:34 pmMisato-san

    I’m Random Curiosity dependent… so I hope you can’t drop Hachicuro and Nana ^_-
    I suggest… less summaries… I love your impressions so I read your blog for them.

  • August 27, 2006 at 6:05 pmHagiri

    YAY! okaeri!

  • August 27, 2006 at 6:09 pmBoarInMe

    *cries of joy* welcome back, omni. We missed you.

  • August 27, 2006 at 6:25 pmgammaoh

    As always, I’m late.

    It’s good to see you back Omni. I’m really happy at it but studies come first buddy. The last year is the last year. It’s a pain in the ass but it must be done. Do not throw away your time, I know what it is since I’m starting my third year at the University in a month.

    So, as another member said, we’ll see you if you have time. If you doesn’t, it means something has topped RC on the priority list.

    Best of luck with your studies.

    つずきしょうか

  • August 27, 2006 at 6:26 pmgammaoh

    Dammit, typing mistake.

    つずきましょうか

    これでおわりだ.

  • August 27, 2006 at 7:29 pmman3k

    Yeah~ Good ol Omni… Back to soon? hahah.. NVM! ^_^
    I’d thought you won’t be forgetting your hobbies too soon.. uhuh~

    I don’t mind the blog changes after you’ve got busy in awhile.. so just do yer stuff!

  • August 27, 2006 at 7:51 pmtunemeister

    “Welcome back, Welcome back, Welcome back” I know there was a reason I left the bookmark in place and checked back daily to see if the site had been updated.

  • August 27, 2006 at 8:46 pmbabuji

    yo, It is nice to see you again.

    Glad to have you back.

  • August 27, 2006 at 8:57 pmAznSoulBoy

    WOOHOO XD

  • August 27, 2006 at 9:18 pmSeleria

    Oh joy! I have really been missing your posts TT__TT

    So glad you are back even if it is in limited form! :D

    Welcome back!

  • August 27, 2006 at 9:44 pmKorn

    WELCOME BACK

    Yeyyy ^ ^

  • August 27, 2006 at 10:08 pmwahahaha

    Okaerinasai OmniSan

  • August 27, 2006 at 10:45 pmtru

    sweet! and i would love to blog about anime, but i could never do raws and i have practically no time to write (let alone sleep) with my schedule
    best of luck to all u guys who are auditioning!

    so glad ur back ^-^

  • August 27, 2006 at 10:48 pmJason Isenberg

    Ah welcome back! The urge to leave is such a hard task to do ;p plus if you’re so bored this is the best time to do something like this and I have to say this is an impressive layout and I really love it :). Anyway lots of more work to get to so take care ;p.

    -Jason-

  • August 28, 2006 at 12:10 amB1izardwolf

    Welcome back, but dont give yourself pressure!

    enjoy anime + blog is the most important part, no stress!

  • August 28, 2006 at 12:22 amNa Bae san

    Yeah.. Happy News!

  • August 28, 2006 at 3:26 amAnacone

    That was long vacation ;) Nice to see you are back.

  • August 28, 2006 at 6:11 ampromlap

    glad to see you back

  • August 28, 2006 at 6:51 amblackmoonston

    welcome back my dearest friend

  • August 28, 2006 at 7:04 amBLACKMOONSTON

    FIRST OF ALL IM GLAD YOU BACK (OKAREEEEEEE)
    I LIKE THE NEW FORM VERY MUCH AND KEEP GOING
    I WILL BE HAPPY IF YOU CONSIDER (BLACK MOON STON )A NEW FRIEND FOR YOU
    SEE YOU LATER AND I WISH TO HEAR A GOOD NEWS FROM YOU

  • August 28, 2006 at 7:19 amRyuusei

    Yay welcome back….=D

  • August 28, 2006 at 7:57 amZen

    Welcome back!

  • August 28, 2006 at 9:27 amshozo

    I’m glad to find you’ve come back. As you said, you don’t have to blog so much as you used to do. Just as much as your time and schedule allow you to do. Even that is much better than no new entry to me. Thank you for coming back.

  • August 28, 2006 at 11:52 ammangamaxx

    It’s great to have you back Omni, regardless of limited format or otherwise. I found myself with surprisingly less things to do without your site the past week.

  • August 28, 2006 at 12:32 pmtensai_otaku

    sashiburi da na!! ANIME NO TOMOYO!! ;)

  • August 28, 2006 at 12:46 pmShii

    ^___^ I’m seriously just glad you’re back. =] Hope your break was…restful? xO

  • August 28, 2006 at 1:14 pmBLACKMOONSTON

    sorry for not writting the web site corectly

  • August 28, 2006 at 1:15 pmdf gbhnhn

    sarbhmki,ol.,p[

  • August 28, 2006 at 3:21 pmmanut

    Welcome back. Yay omni is back.

  • August 28, 2006 at 5:00 pmphilk

    You´re making a lot of people happy (me included). It´s good to have you back even if it´s in shorter form.
    GREAT!!!!

  • August 28, 2006 at 7:51 pmNameless

    YAY! ur bak.. ^.^

  • August 28, 2006 at 8:39 pmSanDo

    ^—–^

  • August 28, 2006 at 8:57 pmRails Blog

    I know how boring it can be.. Drives me nuts sometimes but we push through it and eventually if we’re lucky survive it :)

  • August 29, 2006 at 5:43 amRonin

    I know it’s late for me to say this, but welcome back from your hiatus, Omni. :)

  • August 29, 2006 at 12:35 pmTamabaka

    OMG! Your back! YAY!! You know I was in withdrawal when you were gone. Who would blog about anime series that I never even heard about? I keep on checking back and forth on your site everyday. XD It became a force of habit now, I cant go to sleep without checking your website site. So imagine my surprise when this website was o longer accessible. I thought you really threw in the towel. Now, your back! ^_^ welcome back.

  • August 29, 2006 at 10:05 pmscottfrye

    I have a major suggestion for you, Omni, please the font-size or change the line-height. The current font size and line height makes it hard to read. But other then the readability , I really like the new theme and it helps that you have a Zero no Tsukaima picture.

  • August 30, 2006 at 6:52 pmayasawada

    Yay! Omni’s back!!! All’s right with the world.

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