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Random Musings – The State of the Blog

On this day of Barack Obama’s inauguration (I had to stop myself from titling this post “State of the Union”), here are some notes on myself and the series I’m blogging:

  • I said last month that things should be better for me schedule-wise in this new year, but it hasn’t quite turned out that way. As some of you may know, I’m a grad student right now, and a big project recently came up for review, so I’ve been scrambling for that. That’s the reason Rideback and Soul Eater haven’t been blogged yet, though I did get some time to watch them. I’m probably going to try to continue on normally with writing up Bleach today and Toradora tomorrow and catch up on blogging those two series when I get a chance later this week.
  • Speaking of which, I’ve created a Winter 2009 Schedule page listing all the series I and Trillian will be blogging. You might notice that Tales of the Abyss, Kuroshitsuji, and Michiko to Hachin are not on the list – these series have been dropped. The latter two because Trillian is in the middle of job hunting and doesn’t have the time to cover four series, and Abyss because I had to let go of the show that I was least interested in if I wanted to pick up three new Winter 2009 shows and not kill myself.
  • Concerning Daily Doses, I do hope to restart them at some point and have been contacted by some prospective writers.
  • On a more positive note, I’ve been trying out Twitter as part of a social networking research class I’m taking, and I was surprised at how quickly I was able to create a list of friends just by importing my Gmail contacts. I also found some people I haven’t talked to or seen in a while who are apparently quite active on Twitter. Now I don’t know how much I’ll end up using this or if I’ll integrate it with the blog, but it’s been interesting to play with.
  • January 20, 2009 at 9:46 pm
    • January 20, 2009 at 9:52 pmChicle

      Here’s to hoping life works out for you.

      I’d love to help out, but I’m never commited to what I do and I’ll end up doing like 3 blog posts then later beat myself up with guilt.

      Good luck to the two of you.

    • January 20, 2009 at 9:53 pmMike

      Keep up the good work! this is currently my favorite website in terms of looking up new potential series and updates.

    • January 20, 2009 at 10:03 pmmoondoggiebuiscuit

      I want to help out blogging but I fear I can only blog when the subs and raws are out… >_<! If that’s not a problem then let me help…

    • January 20, 2009 at 10:11 pmfinalvic

      ah man why do you have to drop abyss? it was getting good for the later parts of the series. well i am glad you are not dropping toradora.

    • January 20, 2009 at 10:12 pmWilly

      don’t worry rideback sucks, save time
      gl with project

    • January 20, 2009 at 10:18 pmJusuchin (Military Otaku)

      Hey man, university student, same as you. Just keep on truckin’, I understand. School first dude.

    • January 20, 2009 at 10:32 pmRuly

      Yeah school is always first, and don’t worry the blog is perfect with a few series that are good :) instead of having many that suck :( .

    • January 20, 2009 at 10:47 pmSeedFreedom

      Go Obama.

      good luck on your school stuff Omni.

    • January 20, 2009 at 10:53 pmRT

      Is Omni based in Japan or the US cause he seems to be the first to blog after an episode of Code Geass when it aired

    • January 20, 2009 at 11:07 pmRazak

      I’m so sick of hearing about Obama already. Unlike MSNBC reporters I don’t feel any tingling up my leg.

      Just don’t drop Druaga or Gundam.

    • January 20, 2009 at 11:13 pmtotali

      Twiterartism infestation!

      Life is serious business! Stay strong! :D

    • January 20, 2009 at 11:22 pmninja penguin

      I would’ve like to see KuroKami and Chrome Shelled Regios covered, but oh well.

      Real life must come first so good luck with that. :)

    • January 20, 2009 at 11:42 pmPanther

      Well, real life always gets in the way, so do not worry about it, good luck for your project.

      By the way I am not too sure, is anyone in Random C going or willing to do episodics for Kemono on Souja Erin? Thanks.

    • January 21, 2009 at 12:38 ammiken-chan

      Although I’m slightly disappointed to see Tales of the Abyss go, I understand that you have a life to attend to. Good luck with your project too!

    • January 21, 2009 at 12:53 amKabitzin

      Wow, Twittering as part of class? Awesome!

    • January 21, 2009 at 1:02 amshirokiryuu

      Keep up the good work =)

    • January 21, 2009 at 1:29 amKaitune

      Things are really tough right now, so don’t worry about it. Thank a lot for all you guys’ great works! Wish you all the very best luck for study and the job hunting.

    • January 21, 2009 at 1:40 amsealouse

      Man I hate twitter. It’s like looking at a chat room, but you can’t see what everyone’s saying or it’s a headache to find out what they said and at what time.

    • January 21, 2009 at 1:45 amPhoenix Seikun

      No more kuroshitsuji, that’s so sad T_T but at least Bleach is still there.. :)

    • January 21, 2009 at 1:51 amBROOKLYN otaku

      school suck’s ass! soo effing boring,cept for da shortys. YET, its mandatory most da time, that is if u have any ambitions to put some real GWOP in ur palms. i’m not worried for u in the slightest. cuz since u can juggle a blog of this magnitude,work.and social life Grad school ain’t shit. do what u need. btw- if u gotta cut back on da blogs..cool. but the daily dose should be kept strong. for a dude like me that only peeps one anime blog site,i find it super informative

    • January 21, 2009 at 3:08 amEspada

      @Pheonix Seikun
      bleach will have a filler next episode and it sucks X_x

    • January 21, 2009 at 3:09 amfurinyue

      are u still continue blogging toaru majustsu no index??

    • January 21, 2009 at 3:24 amShin_Zero

      Yah man school comes first. You can always go back and catch up to the series later, and blog about how you marathoned it.
      Good luck with the season and glad you’ll continue blogging To Aru Majustsu no Index and Toradora!.
      Keep up the good work.

    • January 21, 2009 at 5:42 amM1sfit

      Good luck with your studies. Don’t worry Random Curiosity is a great blog.

    • January 21, 2009 at 11:30 amtsubasa1

      It’s great that you’re finally twittering, following now. However, you shouldn’t think of twitter as just an status update, it’s more of a microblog.

    • January 21, 2009 at 11:57 amWindaerie

      Good luck to both you and Trillian! Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules to provide info for us! We really appreciate it!

    • January 21, 2009 at 1:17 pmsuckoja

      Hmm… that’s bring me back to the time you announce to drop this site couple years ago.
      Man… I still surprise till these days that you can keep this site up through.
      Life come first man, and take it with fun just like what you did for all of us here!

      PS. Sorry for a really crap ‘english’ here.

    • January 21, 2009 at 2:54 pmLydel

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!?? Kuroshitsuji? I won`t come here anymore..

    • January 21, 2009 at 5:56 pmHinano

      Have you ever thought of just like “taking a break”
      We all have lives and you shouldn’t feel like you HAVE to blog anything (i’m surprised you aren’t sick of doing constant summaries yet :P)

      Added you on twitter as well

    • January 21, 2009 at 6:59 pmGGear0323

      also sad that you dropped Abyss, but it is understandable. Uggghh, real life, all it does it get in the way of all the important stuff.

    • January 21, 2009 at 11:27 pmmeromero

      Don’t worry, studies and real life are always first ^^. It’s a shame you won’t blog anymore TotA, but is kind of understandable.

    • January 22, 2009 at 8:40 pmciq666

      Could anyone tell me what the “kira pose” is? and why it’s called “kira”?
      I tried to search for it, but can’t seem to find what it is.

    • January 22, 2009 at 10:08 pmEddie

      Well I’ve been with this website for a long time but this is my first comment. It sucks that Michiko to Hatchin had to be dropped. Toradora and Michiko to Hatchin are two of the best animes airing right now.