Random Curiosity

Graduation

Abayo

Episodic blogging is hard work. Hours go into each post, and depending on what series, some hard thinking as well. Me? I’m surprised I went from, “oh, I don’t know if I can do one series every week” to “Five series a week? No problem.” If each post takes 2.5 hours on average, that’s almost 13 hours a week doing this blog. Heavy stuff.

And somewhere along the line, I started planning my retirement. There’s an amalgam of reasons, but simply put, I realized I’m a little tired of it all. Burnt out? I don’t really think so, but burnt out people do go into denial so maybe. It’s become quite apparent over the last half year that I’m more of a “quick thoughts on a series” guy rather than an “episodic impressions in detail”. There’s also a coming change in my schooling as well, and it’s going to require a lot more time and energy to focus on it to not become a hobo on the streets. So, rather than disappearing into thin air, I thought I’d do it properly with a farewell post.

Blogging here has definitely been an experience. It’s simply baffling that I do not view anime the same way as I did before coming here, but that’s actually due to the countless dialogues I’ve shared with Divine over the year. If you don’t want to get sucked into anime even more and watch things you swore you never would watch, do not talk to this person for any long period of time. He’s a little dangerous. Still, I think I’ll slink back to my picky elitist choices of anime to watch after this season soon enough (and disappoint Divine lololol). I also gained a very specific skillset of cropping and renaming a large amount of screencaps in record time, as well as make a post structured exactly like RC! …yeah probably not too useful in the future heh.

In the end, thanks for sticking with me. Time does fly, and it only feels like yesterday when it all started. There were the good times, the bad times, and always a bit of a struggle, but it’s been a decent run. Best wishes to the rest of the writers to continue on as long as possible, and continue to pray to your Gods that Divine doesn’t close the site if and when he burns out (the man is a beast so far hands down).

Just another writer making his mark on RC’s About Page, あばよ、ダチ公 (abayo, tachiko).

Note:

  • Both shows continuing onto Summer season, S;G and AnE, will be taken care of. They won’t be dropped.
  • I will not be taking part in the final Retrospective for the spring season this month.
  • I’ll still be posting the rest of the episodes this week, which includes AnE today, S;G tomorrow, One Piece Manga Wednesday, Denpa finale Thursday, and GOSICK finale Friday. Then poof.
  • June 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm
    214 comments »
    • June 28, 2011 at 9:51 amThejewbomb

      I’m really going to miss your ultimate eye for detail. With the exception of Ao no Exorcist ep 7, you have the sharpest eye for the smallest details I’ve ever scene.

    • June 28, 2011 at 9:58 amCroos

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      ╬││││╞│╡│││││╒╡╪│╪││
      ╬╘╛╘╧╧╧╛╘╧╧╧╧╛╘╧╪╕╞╛
      ╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╬╘═╛╬

      T_T. i can stop crying

    • June 28, 2011 at 10:10 amNikku

      Awwwww i cant believe it D:
      You were my favorite RC writer and you will be missed <3

    • June 28, 2011 at 10:22 amsin1505

      You will be missed but not forgotten!

    • June 28, 2011 at 10:24 amVena

      You will be forgotten but not… hum, what is the best for this?

      Good luck in future endeavors and you’d best keep in touch over IRC otherwise Croos may/will hunt you down and nice-boat your ass!

    • June 28, 2011 at 10:40 amFroob Mcnoob

      Love you Kiiragi! いきてるよ!

    • June 28, 2011 at 10:41 amPeepQ

      Let your wellspring of wisdom be filled with… wisdom, and thou shall not be forgotteth.

    • June 28, 2011 at 10:45 amFuu

      We will all miss you Kiiragi (and your OP manga post with mouse-over captions. Who will take over and continue this trend?).

      Good luck in life!

    • June 28, 2011 at 10:50 amthenewhorde

      thanks for the year Kiiragi, appreciate it.

    • June 28, 2011 at 11:00 amLuxorcist

      Gosh you’re leaving? I’ll miss your posts…

      But I hope you’ll comment from time to time, if just to keep up with new shows.

    • June 28, 2011 at 11:10 amDandos

      Thank you so much for all your hard work here, Kiiragi! Long life and happiness to you.

    • June 28, 2011 at 11:16 amyuna_fanel

      Ah Kiiragi ç_ç we will miss you !! Thanks for everything !!
      And good luck for your study (gambate ^^)

    • June 28, 2011 at 11:19 amMrRei

      well.. at least you said goodbye. you will be missed.. you made nice overviews of your shows.
      will you still be commenting as “Kiiragi”?

    • June 28, 2011 at 11:24 amP0NCH

      We will miss your posts Kiiragi

      Good luck with school and God speed!

    • June 28, 2011 at 11:31 amKevin

      NUUUUU. Oh well I liked your posts. Have fun at school and in your future life, haha. ^_^ Keep commenting on these blogs as well though. :O

    • June 28, 2011 at 11:52 amKratos

      Thanks for all Y_Y

      Good luck!

    • June 28, 2011 at 12:06 pmSeraphNyx

      wow, kiiragi ur gone now too; whew, good luck to you man ur posts were always interesting and intuitive. I know about hard course schedules and i wish you luck too, hope those guys find someone to take your place, though it would be pretty tough, peace man

    • June 28, 2011 at 12:07 pmSnK

      Well I’m probably repeating what, like, fifty people have already said but none the less I feel like I have to say it too.
      Your posts are always entertaining and I will miss them buckets!
      Good luck with school~ I’m pretty sure we all have comparable horror stories about it…
      Drop by once in a while and tell us how’s life, it’d be great to know that, you know, you aren’t dead or anything exciting like that.
      And MOST IMPORTANTLY good luck and enjoy yourself and I hope all your future endeavors are successful etc etc etc.

      ….I like you a lot ^///^

    • June 28, 2011 at 12:14 pmender650

      Thank you very much for your blogging- it was very helpful.

    • June 28, 2011 at 12:24 pmKageho

      I enjoyed every single one of your posts and am glad for all your work. Enjoy the time off from doing this, and though I’m being wishful, maybe someday you’ll return.

      Thank you for your time and writing.

    • June 28, 2011 at 12:30 pmanime09

      its been fun reading your writings, good luck with you

    • June 28, 2011 at 12:36 pmYsabel

      Thanks for your hard work :) Wish you good luck !

    • June 28, 2011 at 12:39 pmDreed

      Been a lurker for a time now, but have always enjoyed reading your posts Kiiragi. Thank you for your blogging and I wish you a good luck in the future.

    • June 28, 2011 at 12:42 pmHotaruzuki

      Kiiragi……We’ll miss you. Please visit every once and a while!

    • June 28, 2011 at 1:51 pmkame-chan

      Thanks for your hard work, Kiiragi~! Good luck on whatever you do now! “Don’t be sad it ended. Be happy it even happened” <– All of us fellow readers will miss you!

    • June 28, 2011 at 1:58 pmruly

      You will be missed

    • June 28, 2011 at 2:03 pmgawrshness

      ah kiragii even your good bye note was awesome. Thanks bro, you’ve been awesome, I wish you success in life :)

    • June 28, 2011 at 2:09 pmnightwizard

      Thanks for everything,
      I had so much fun reading your posts,
      we’ll miss you

    • June 28, 2011 at 2:13 pmDJd

      See ya, brother, you will be missed…… Your posts were consistently entertaining to behold

    • June 28, 2011 at 2:17 pmpetit

      clap clap clap… bow

    • June 28, 2011 at 2:23 pmTreyon

      Kiragii i bid you farawell and wish you good luck, i had fun reading your posts in the blog, and as some old man once said, nothing its absolute, XD

    • June 28, 2011 at 2:32 pmSirHellsing420

      Thanks for everything you do here and good luck to you in the future. :)

    • June 28, 2011 at 2:38 pmaoyu

      thank you for all your post you make your writing a part of my life.

    • June 28, 2011 at 2:54 pmsylv3rblade

      Awww… I really enjoyed your posts on RC :(

    • June 28, 2011 at 2:58 pmLH4

      OTSUKAREEEEEEE

    • June 28, 2011 at 3:00 pmJusuchin (Military Otaku)

      We do not forget our own. May your travels henceforth be safe, but with enough darkness to provide caution and grant you the adversity necessary to obtain experience for later, even greater adversity. Not tyring to say you’re gonna have a hard time, but you’d best prepare for it so it doesn’t kick your ass. If it does, get back up and dish some of your own!

      And don’t be a stranger.Stay on IRC please. (And I should probably put RC back into autojoin on trillian…)

    • June 28, 2011 at 3:09 pmrochichan

      I’m sorry to hear that you’re leaving. I’ll miss your posts! :(

    • June 28, 2011 at 3:12 pmbga

      Goodbye, good luck and you’ll be missed taht’s all i can think besides a big THANK YOU for all the time that you have spend for the rest of us writing about what we love most.

      • June 28, 2011 at 3:13 pmbga

        Sorry “that’s” is what it should be written

    • June 28, 2011 at 3:37 pmHenDarou

      Always sad to see writers leaving from this site, since this blog is always so enjoyable to read. Oh well, thanks for all the great reads!

    • June 28, 2011 at 3:48 pmIrational Promise

      Thanks for everything. <3
      Good luck in the future.

    • June 28, 2011 at 4:04 pmOdeus

      Gonna miss your great work and many contributions to RC. I don’t want to sound selfish or anything, but will someone be picking up One Piece?

    • June 28, 2011 at 4:27 pmPerlaNemesis

      Thank you so much for all your posts! I will certainly miss you. :(

    • June 28, 2011 at 4:48 pmJack Vojack

      Thanks all your hard work. Good luck with your school.

    • June 28, 2011 at 4:57 pmGhostalker

      @Kiiragi

      Bro…I always thought you’r one passionate guy when I read your blogs. Good luck in your schooling. While I always claim I’m watching anime for more than 20 years now, there is some point at that very long record where watching anime hit all time lows, particularly during my college years. I prioritize studying over anime at that time. But now that I’ve finished passed that point, I’m truly proud I’ve made that decision because today — not only I’m getting closer and closer to achieving my goals one step at a time in life, but also I’ve become an even more anime lover after that, even today.

    • June 28, 2011 at 5:29 pmInvisibleZombie

      Awww. It’s been really fun man, I hate to see you go so soon. I just recently became a fan of these posts (especially yours!) and now you are leaving :(. Well I hope you had a good a time as I did reading your posts when you wrote them. Good luck in the future and the best to ya!

      P.S. Kiiragi..YOUR POSTS ARE THE POSTS THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS!!! (God I love Kamina xD)

    • June 28, 2011 at 6:13 pmArisu

      Bro fist.

    • June 28, 2011 at 6:25 pmZero

      Well… I guess it comes around to that again…

      Kiiragi… live well… we’ll miss ya…

      Though, if you do have spare time, maybe you could pop in? For old time’s sake?

    • June 28, 2011 at 6:37 pmXziled

      thanks for everything you’ve done up ’till now kiiragi, I’m guna miss your style of blogging but you got to do what you got to do yea?

      also good luck with school and all that jazz

    • June 28, 2011 at 6:46 pmSkylaris

      Hey, it was a pleasure reading your input for the past year. Thanks for blogging!

      & Good luck on your endeavors! I certainly shall miss your invaluable input on anime.

    • June 28, 2011 at 7:28 pmdxb_blackwolf

      I’m mostly here for for stuff like previews and I hardly ever read the posts, but out of the posts I’ve read, I liked yours the best. They didn’t seem like they were trying to appeal to an audience but instead they felt easygoing and you just saying what was on your mind. Good luck with your life.

      I always wanted to ask something. Are you this Kiiragi?? http://www.mangareader.net/boku-wa-tomodachi-ga-sukunai/8/35

      • June 28, 2011 at 9:53 pmCroos

        yup thats him alright.

      • June 28, 2011 at 10:44 pmLuxorcist

        Whoa, never noticed his name there.

    • June 28, 2011 at 7:58 pmmist666999

      Been nice readin your stuff. Good luck with life and remember this place fondly.

    • June 28, 2011 at 8:03 pmneko

      man… i get really sad when the blogs i love lose one of their writers. i’ll miss your posts and of course, you, Kiiragi; RC won’t be the same without you T_T

      good luck with everything!

    • June 28, 2011 at 8:25 pmhaitechan

      I will miss your posts T_T. Thank you for everything and good luck!

    • June 28, 2011 at 8:55 pminfo600

      wow, time sure flies…feels like you only started blogging here half a year ago. (do note that I have forgotten when exactly you started helping out Divine…and I’m not gonna check on whether the guess was correct)

      Best to your future Kiiragi.

    • June 28, 2011 at 9:19 pmEclipse

      Thanks for everything, including your great Madoka posts. Good luck in the future~!

      • June 28, 2011 at 10:48 pmKiiragi

        Takaii did those. :/

    • June 28, 2011 at 10:23 pmAznCoffee

      You were probably one of my favorite bloggers (even though I only just… glanced at your paragraphs hah….)

      But ye, I’m graduating too. Good luck to you man, and hope you still watch anime.

      • June 28, 2011 at 10:25 pmAznCoffee

        Also since does this mean you’re going to keep posting about One Piece until it ends…? ;D
        I think Oda’s like 3/5 of the way done.

        • June 28, 2011 at 10:57 pmKiiragi

          Nah, everything’s dropped.

        • June 30, 2011 at 6:27 pmAznCoffee

          Dang… Gonna miss you man. Hope you still update your MyAnimeList at least.

    • June 28, 2011 at 10:36 pmJusta_Dream

      Thanks a lot for helping keep this site alive Kiiragi and for all the hard work and great posts! Good luck in RL and you will definitely be missed! T_T

    • June 28, 2011 at 11:07 pmChloesong

      I will truly miss your posts. Thanks for all the hard work!!

    • June 28, 2011 at 11:29 pmrandomania

      It’s the Omni-Syndrome, so who’s getting it next??? xD

    • June 29, 2011 at 12:15 amlaaa

      Cya! ..and ty!

    • June 29, 2011 at 12:17 amfreedomapoc

      will someone take over steins gate after it or will there be no blog after todays epi?

    • June 29, 2011 at 12:35 amCharles (^-^)

      thanks alot and good luck :D

    • June 29, 2011 at 1:32 amkgfj

      I hate changes and goodbyes, but most importantly I’ll love your witty reviews!!
      But wish you all the best :D I hope you’ll come by and drop some reviews some times. Thank you very much!! :’D

    • June 29, 2011 at 3:08 amoli

      thanks for all the good posts, and i wish you the best of luck with your studies,
      i salute you good bye.

    • June 29, 2011 at 3:13 amn0216332

      would you still be posting here as reader?? Makes me feel warm and fuzzy knowing everyone that was involved, are still… well.. involved.

      • June 29, 2011 at 3:49 amKiiragi

        No promises.

    • June 29, 2011 at 3:22 am1Lau

      Aren’t you another alias of Omni? xD
      Good luck dude. I hope to see you back blogging a few shows some time

    • June 29, 2011 at 3:56 amKurisu Vi Britannia

      Kiiragi. I Love you. Please dont leave.

    • June 29, 2011 at 4:33 ambriex

      Thanks for your hard work and good luck with your new life.
      Trust me, you will really be missed.

    • June 29, 2011 at 4:53 amEri

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and reviews!

      Good luck!

    • June 29, 2011 at 5:12 amSummelBaerli

      I’m really sad to see you go, Kiiragi, you’ve always been one of my favorite writers here. The Kamina-reference just makes it all worse ;w;
      But of course blogging anime should be a hobby and when your hobby starts to burn you out, something must be wrong… I wish you the best of luck in the future and hold on to the dream that one day you’ll return :)

    • June 29, 2011 at 8:43 amMayu08

      I really enjoyed reading your post. Thank you.
      I hope To see you in the blogging scene sometime in the future.

    • June 29, 2011 at 9:40 amElly

      I always enjoyed reading your posts – you had a lot of good thoughts about shows and gave me new insight on things – so I’m sad to see you go. Best of luck with everything in the future, and take care! I hope that someday you’ll be able to come back.

    • June 29, 2011 at 11:19 amShinGetter

      I don’t know why and i hardly even know you, but I strangely feel sad,like something important just been rip off of my life.

      For all it worth, I think you are 10% of Kamina to me(I can’t give more than 10%). I’ll missed your post.
      Goodbye,Kiiragi *salute*

    • June 29, 2011 at 11:42 amRockmanshii

      Well that’s a surprise. I admit I’ve been really busy these last months, and I didn’t had much time to visit here and read most of your posts, but I liked how you blogged Anohana and Denpa Onna. Also, I don’t know if you’re the same Kiiragi or not but I secretly hoped you would stick around until Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai starts airing to blog it. It would have been interesting to see the point of view of someone who knows a lot about the story already. (thanks for working on it btw)
      Well goodbye then.

      • June 29, 2011 at 11:52 amKiiragi

        There’s not a lot of story in BTS so far, and it doesn’t seem like there will ever be that much until a while later in the light novels, which the anime obviously won’t get to. Blogging BTS would probably kill my enjoyment of the show, if the adaptation didn’t already, because it’s simply a comedy. I can’t blog comedies and still make my posts worth reading (to me at least). There’s few who can. *cough* Jaalin

        • June 29, 2011 at 12:11 pmRockmanshii

          Hmm yeah that’s true.

    • June 29, 2011 at 5:54 pmAlex4life

      Take it easy man.

    • June 29, 2011 at 6:12 pmKelfistan

      Gonna need lots of drinking to put this off :|

    • June 29, 2011 at 6:33 pmZaku Fan

      Well your Gosick chaos arrangement post was excellent, catching things that everyone else that i read in the blogsphere missed. Good journey then

    • June 29, 2011 at 6:57 pmSilver

      Wow… time sure goes by fast! Thank you for everything that you have done at Random Curiosity! Good luck!

    • June 29, 2011 at 7:32 pmGambler

      Thank you for your contributions. RC has been my go to place for many seasons.

    • June 29, 2011 at 9:06 pmEternith

      I love most of the shows you wrote about, they were the few shows that I actually read posts for this season.

      Good luck where ever life takes you.

    • June 29, 2011 at 10:06 pmOkazaki-san

      Its been short,but your posts were interesting to read.See you later.

    • June 30, 2011 at 2:20 amNerra

      It wasn’t a long run, but it was a good one. Shall miss you.

    • June 30, 2011 at 4:43 amPhantomPhreek

      Ganna’ miss your posts Kiiragi. Ima go get papercut and be emo.

    • June 30, 2011 at 6:08 pmNhelraios

      Gah, this was so sudden, I didn’t really took it seriously when you said you’re going to retire in IRC. Well anyway, good luck to you dude, That was indeed a fun ride.

      AH fck I still can’t believe it.

    • July 1, 2011 at 10:28 amKishiu

      T.T I’ll miss you and your posts, thanks for the hard work, good luck in your life ^^

    • July 1, 2011 at 6:39 pmNaYa

      Thank you for everything. We’ll miss you!

    • July 1, 2011 at 7:16 pmdrha

      Your posts have always been well-written, insightful, and a joy to read.

      You will be missed, sir.

    • July 1, 2011 at 8:22 pmOtaku_Brawler

      Thank you for all of your hard work! We’ll miss you.

    • July 3, 2011 at 11:44 pmOne_peace

      Been a long time lurker but i always looked forward to your posts. Thanks for all your hard work, and best of luck for your future endeavours!

    • July 6, 2011 at 12:59 pmShirikatsu

      Timeleaping to bring your ass back to RC……. :(

    • July 7, 2011 at 8:53 pmnubc4kez

      Been kinda busy recently and just happened to get some free time on my hands, so I went to check out Retrospective Look..and saw that you were leaving(or have already left). Thought I’d drop by to say good luck, anyway.

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