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New Contributors On Their Way!

Miharu

First off, I would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who took the time to apply and expressed their interest in helping keep Random Curiosity running like it’s always been. The outpouring of support has been great and I really wish I had the time to thank each and every one of you individually.

Given the number of promising candidates, I actually increased my initial plan of 3-4 new writers to seven and have already contacted them. If you weren’t contacted, please don’t feel slighted in any way. There were so many great people to choose from that I could’ve easily brought on 10-15 new writers. I guess that’s to be expected of the best readership that I’ve had the pleasure of writing for over the years, but I had to draw the line somewhere and not make this sudden influx of new writers too overwhelming for longtime readers.

You can probably expect introductory posts to trickle out over the course of the week, as well as first posts by at least a couple of the new writers who will be finishing coverage of some of my remaining shows. I hope you’ll extend a warm welcome to them like you did for me when I first came on board.

March 12, 2012 at 1:45 am
108 comments »
  • March 12, 2012 at 1:46 amnasa

    Can’t wait~
    Good luck to all the new writers!

  • March 12, 2012 at 1:48 amRedjuice Fan

    Hope someone finish blogging Guilty Crown. 2 episodes left!

    • March 12, 2012 at 1:56 amdeafvader

      Didn’t Divine say he would finish it?

      All the best Divine. Don’t lose!!

    • March 12, 2012 at 2:54 amDivine

      I’ll get to Guilty Crown. I promise to be timely for the finale too.

  • March 12, 2012 at 1:58 amalster1985

    Good Luck new writers!! Yall have BIG shoes to fill

    • March 12, 2012 at 5:59 amPhantomPhreek

      Big Shoes to fill GET IT!?, I’m so funny.

  • March 12, 2012 at 2:00 amShouhei

    Let the introductions commence! Thanks for the work Divine :)

  • March 12, 2012 at 2:03 amThe Moondoggie

    Who are the new guys, I wonder?

    Anyway Good luck and may your muses guide your pens, new writers.

  • March 12, 2012 at 2:03 amc2710

    let the introductions come in! as much as i love the vetran RC writers, i do welcome the new ones as well.

    i’ll be looking fwd to your posts guys and hopefully it’ll allow RC to cover more shows for up coming seasons

  • March 12, 2012 at 2:10 amKuroshi

    Wow that’s a lot of new writers.

    Hopefully they all do well to keep up the standard of RC and don’t let the readers or our current writers down. Pressure :D

  • March 12, 2012 at 2:11 amNhelraios

    YAY to the female writers!!!!!

    • March 12, 2012 at 2:17 amEcho

      YAY females!

    • March 12, 2012 at 2:35 amThe Moondoggie

      I just have to ask…. *sigh*

      Why are you so excited to have female writers?

      • March 12, 2012 at 10:10 amPerlaNemesis

        @The Moondoggie because we never had one?

      • March 12, 2012 at 4:43 pmThe Moondoggie

        Uhh… That’s it?

      • March 12, 2012 at 5:39 pmfrubam

        So we can have all sorts of fantasies guessing what they look like by how their posts are =03.

      • March 12, 2012 at 6:08 pmThe Moondoggie

        *facedesk*

        Come on kids: are female bloggers THAT foreign to you guys?

      • March 12, 2012 at 6:58 pmDa5id

        Females of any kind, really!

        lol, kidding

        …or am i?

    • March 12, 2012 at 3:27 amJhacks

      This will be fun!(♥‿‿♥)

    • March 12, 2012 at 5:53 pmKyzel

      Oh btw. We already had female writer before (source; Divine). Ask around in IRC to find out who it was if people are really interested… (And then reread her posts in a different light, LOL)

    • March 12, 2012 at 7:52 pmdeafvader

      Female writers bring a different perspective. And that may be a plus point for a good read

  • March 12, 2012 at 2:18 amMrStuff

    I didn’t make it. T_T

    Oh well. Congrats to the new writers.

    • March 12, 2012 at 2:29 amDa5id

      LITERARY FIGHT TO THE DEATH!

      • March 12, 2012 at 5:35 amBeedle

        Typing fast enough to cut off circulation to your fingers? Thinking hard enough to deplete oxygen supply to the brain? What manner of warfare is this?!

        -ahem-

        With this many writers on randomc, I do hope someone would blog the occasional movie/ova or even game that isn’t necessarily related to another series. Still, [welcome all to class minus 13 randomc. The water here is shallow.]

  • March 12, 2012 at 2:21 amMartianMage

    Hmmm… Grats to the new writers. I hope I get to read more thoughts on more anime. I tend to check the one’s being covered in this blog afterall.

    • March 12, 2012 at 2:40 amKmainichi

      Agreed. Rc is how I really discovered what anime was worth watching.

  • March 12, 2012 at 2:38 amTakaii

    -Seniority-

    • March 12, 2012 at 3:34 amMrRei

      Grandpa Takii!

      • March 12, 2012 at 4:11 amDa5id

        DAT YUNOFACE.

  • March 12, 2012 at 3:02 amaimless

    should there be someone who will manage the site? Like make sure the server doesn’t die or something. I’m not sure how these things work but yea :)

    • March 12, 2012 at 6:10 amBluerise

      I presume Divine will still be managing this as he seems to currently does.

  • March 12, 2012 at 3:14 amMrRei

    To IRC regulars, please try not to scare away the new female writers if they ever come to the channel.
    (Yes, I’m talking about you Croos!)

    • March 12, 2012 at 3:36 amCroos

      (-_-, )
      Umm. Same goes to you too..

    • March 12, 2012 at 3:56 amMrRei

      Put Kunagisa on that list.. (and no Croos, I don’t scare the ladies!)

    • March 12, 2012 at 4:28 amCybersteel

      Croos made me stay at IRC.

      • March 12, 2012 at 4:35 amMrRei

        You’re a dude Cybersteel.. you have high tolerance against Croos.

      • March 12, 2012 at 4:42 amCybersteel

        Croos personality is nothing to me really. I have an online contact who types the word “rape” in every sentence he posts. OFC that scared off most of the members and the forum now is barren.

    • March 12, 2012 at 4:44 amSaya

      Oh I can’t wait to witness this.

      Remember, no licking!

      • March 12, 2012 at 4:55 amCybersteel

        lol Saya…
        Will you be IRC later?

      • March 12, 2012 at 5:19 amSaya

        Nah, trying to refrain from going on…because of Croos :D

        I’m actually just trying hard not to procrastinate. ;A; It’s not working well as you can see but yeah, I tend to only go on irc a few times a week though.

      • March 12, 2012 at 12:13 pmStilts

        Croos licked me when I first came into IRC. It was traumatic.

        *shivers*

      • March 12, 2012 at 1:39 pmXumbra

        You guys are making a great case for the people who don’t know about IRC. :P

      • March 12, 2012 at 5:48 pmKyzel

        Loli… err. Saya-chan. Licking is a form of love. Non-abusive love! Well not really… but heck. IRC is a great way to keep awake in lectures, if only the timezones aligned properly… LOL still fun anyway.

  • March 12, 2012 at 3:20 amBACKSPACE

    ランダムキュリオシティー万歳!! LONG LIVE RANDOM CURIOSITY! And here’s to hoping the black king (Divine) will reassume his throne one day!

  • March 12, 2012 at 3:30 amjackxu

    For those that missed out, you can always start your own blog. You don’t really need godly web design skills. By doing so, you can practice and develop your own unique blogging style and once you get good enough you can apply again next time if you want but hopefully with better odds.

    The hardest part is persistence, which, also holds true for current writers of RC. Even if you don’t get many comments or page views, you should try and get a post in a timely fashion every week. A lot of people I know who tried blogging episode-by-episode don’t last more than 3 months.

  • March 12, 2012 at 3:31 amunderMebius

    Hehe. Let the bullying commence, erm, I mean, welcome new writers. I just hope I can remember all 7 writers name + the current writers and identify their writing style with ease.

  • March 12, 2012 at 4:21 amTonameki

    Thank you Divine for going through all of those applications and selecting the 7 most promising ones out of those. I really can’t wait to see what we are getting :D.

    Good luck new RC writing staff make Divine proud:D

  • March 12, 2012 at 4:29 amCybersteel

    I’ve never seen so many blogger on one site before. Gonna be awesome!!

  • March 12, 2012 at 4:33 amKabitzin

    Woo, grats to the new writers, and a doubling of the staff! That’s when you know you have big shoes to fill, lol!

  • March 12, 2012 at 4:39 amSome random guy

    I wish the new writers more stamina than a ursus cavernosus

  • March 12, 2012 at 4:56 amDCLXVI

    Kanpai! I’ll be looking forward to the new female opinions.

  • March 12, 2012 at 5:13 amComM3

    More than 100% increase in writers. IT’S OVER 9000!

  • March 12, 2012 at 5:22 amMrRei

    A new female “writer” joined us in IRC earlier.. here are the logs. (We got trolled!)

    • March 12, 2012 at 5:33 amSaya

      Grandpa Takaii :3

      And LOL. Wait so this person was real? Not just one of you guys trolling under another IP Address? Random indeed.

      • March 12, 2012 at 5:42 amMrRei

        She was real.. we really got trolled on that one. XD

      • March 12, 2012 at 11:19 amLuxor

        “Daily Lives of RC boys.”

      • March 12, 2012 at 11:52 amDa5id

        “RANDOMC WRITERS NO NICHIJOOOOOU OWWWW”

    • March 12, 2012 at 1:46 pminfo600

      ah, the days of trout slapping and v0id throwing…*keeps forgetting to reinstall IRC client in firefox*

    • March 12, 2012 at 4:38 pmThe Moondoggie

      LOL… Maybe I should start visiting RC’s IRC channel….

  • March 12, 2012 at 5:52 amJay

    Now I can say that RandomC blogs about every anime. 10-15 people writing? It’s like a tech startup.

    • March 12, 2012 at 1:43 pmXumbra

      All they need to do now is write Android apps. And get funding.

      • March 12, 2012 at 10:18 pmJay

        Kickstarter!!!

  • March 12, 2012 at 6:08 amGhostalker

    So we still count in Divine, we well have a total of 14/15 writers here in RC. With that numbers, does it mean that stalled projects like the “Retrospective Look” can be revived again? Or how about a “Post-season Review?” Hope we see a lot of new things. Clearly a new era for this website.

    • March 12, 2012 at 4:42 pmThe Moondoggie

      Also with this much bloggers, maybe we can now also start blogging more manga, LN and games? I bet many here still didn’t know that Infinite Stratos had been discontinued in LN due to a conflict with the author.

  • March 12, 2012 at 6:13 amBluerise

    Well… with that number of bloggers joining, the site will be busy for sure.
    Good luck to all the new bloggers.

    Here’s hoping for some expanded cover in terms of Movies/OVAs.

  • March 12, 2012 at 6:55 amDelwack

    Re-reading your original intro post Divine, “What the heck did I just myself into?” indeed.

    I’m sure the new writers will be great, as the recent additions of Guardian Enzo, Unlisted Verdant, and Stilts is any indication. I look forward to meeting the new writers.

  • March 12, 2012 at 6:59 amChipp12

    I hope that you (or all of you together) will do the spring season preview because I’m interested in your opinions of the upcoming shows… anyways, good luck!

  • March 12, 2012 at 7:07 amSmiley

    Aww… When do we get to try again? =D

  • March 12, 2012 at 7:21 amThe Shizard

    The best of luck to all new writers :D
    I’ll be gentle on forming opinions straight away hehe.. And I hope they will cover more anime movies, though I wonder how much demand there is for that.

  • March 12, 2012 at 7:29 amD-LaN

    Woah… SEVEN writers… (claps hands)

    Good luck new writers-san and keep this site up and running. (and for more coverage)

  • March 12, 2012 at 9:09 amxRichard

    Good luck to the new writers. And more importantly: Have Fun!.

  • March 12, 2012 at 9:09 amJusuchin (Military Otaku)

    To be honest, guys?

    I’ve changed RC as my homepage since Divine’s announcement. It’s not I’m abandoning it entirely. I just changed it back. I just need some time. To me it was sudden. I didn’t really see it because I haven’t covered any series this season and have stopped watching the few I am (Last Exile, Amagami SS) because I’ve just gotten busy with an overnight shift job and working more hours in my other hourly job.

    So, here’s to the new writers, as one who have been on since the Omni days, let’s be friends, alright?

  • March 12, 2012 at 9:24 amgcsasuke

    Woot woot exited for the new writers!

  • March 12, 2012 at 9:34 amxRichard

    I started visiting this site while watching Omni’s Fate/Stay Night posts.

    So let me ask: Divine, Are you planning to try and finish your Fate/Zero coverage? I think that’s the show you should “retire” with.

    • March 12, 2012 at 9:36 amxRichard

      Post are read, not watched. Perdonen mi Inglés.

    • March 12, 2012 at 5:52 pmboingman

      Honestly, I’d be happy if Divine could continue to blog, even if it’s only one show per season. But considering the recent development with his job and all, that doesn’t seem likely, as much as I would love him to see blog Fate/Zero season 2, possibly the best anime of 2012.

  • March 12, 2012 at 9:43 amJLee

    Looking forward to see the introduction and articles thereafter of your new writers,
    and of course some occasional posts from you still, divine ;]

  • March 12, 2012 at 9:57 amZanibas

    This week will be like Mirai Nikki: the writers reveal themselves one by one…only in the end they don’t end up killing each other…and none of the writers will be yanderes…I think.

    Q_____Q

    • March 12, 2012 at 11:21 amLuxor

      LITERARY DEATH MATCH!!!

    • March 12, 2012 at 12:22 pmStilts

      Funny you should say that, we’re implementing writer pit fights as the go-to method to resolve any disputes between the staff. We each get one weapon and a special power. Personally, I chose a shiv and sarcasm. Beat Unlisted in the first fight too, but then Verdant got me with his vampire powers.

      Nyahaha~! :3

      • March 12, 2012 at 4:42 pmunlisted

        I was unaware that I lost! Must of been from the loss of blood -_-
        I declare a rematch.

      • March 12, 2012 at 5:02 pmStilts

        You’re on, squid girl! Just as soon as someone changes me back from a vampire. Squid blood sounds nasty.

    • March 12, 2012 at 1:45 pmXumbra

      Personally, I hope there will be robots.

  • March 12, 2012 at 10:22 ampokpokza

    I come to this site everytime when I watched anime so keep your good job . Look forward to stick here.

  • March 12, 2012 at 10:24 amLightnDark

    As one of the applicants who didn’t make it, I would like to congratulate those who made the cut. Seems like we have some really qualified people out there contributing in the near future. Looking forward to knowing ya’ll!

    With this I honestly asked myself when will the next opportunity ever arrive, not anytime soon I guess.. In the meantime I shall start lurking appearing more often in an attempt to mingle around.

    Ah well, that’s enough of me. Grats once again and thank you Divine for the hard work.

  • March 12, 2012 at 10:49 amgrey

    I agree that RC is really at it’s prime right now and will just keep on getting better :D

    Especially excited for the female writers! Right now..I believe that we..don’t have any?

  • March 12, 2012 at 11:10 amKingchard

    congratulations to all the new writers that made it! I can’t wait to see how interesting things will get from now on (in more ways than one). Have fun!

  • March 12, 2012 at 11:54 amfoureyedjames

    looking forward to it!

  • March 12, 2012 at 2:23 pmCC

    so excited :)
    ps: Divine, you will be missed!

  • March 12, 2012 at 4:27 pmDa5id

    ALL OF MY COMMENTS ON THIS POST HAVE BEEN IN CAPS LOCK

  • March 12, 2012 at 4:56 pmwebkid94

    Count me in as another who applied, but didn’t make it: congrats to the new writers! You guys will do just fine, and I agree this site needs a lot more different opinions. Will there actually be Shounen-Ai series covered, assuming there will be female writers? I’m curious to see.

  • March 12, 2012 at 5:25 pmDon Don Kun

    Yup, I also applied but didn’t make the cut (unless my email inbox is screwing with me again). It’s probably a blessing in disguise seeing as I’m not entirely comfortable with my writing style and blogging yet. So for everyone else that didn’t make it, just try and stay positive and keep at it at your own pace, or try again next time :D

    Also, best of luck to the new writers. I’m looking forward to seeing some female perspectives on different shows (not shounen-ai specifically). There are certain things that us guys just might not be able to pick-up on, so it will be nice to see these things come to light.

  • March 12, 2012 at 5:35 pmShii

    I really hope we have a new lady blogger to add <3
    Being a girl myself, it's be fantastical to hear chicks over dicks, rather than bros over ho's.

    But don't worry boys I still love you for my favorite site that I honestly visit ten trillion times a day…and I can't wait to see our new addition :D

  • March 12, 2012 at 5:46 pmDragonite88

    How did I miss this opportunity? Dam I was away on a charity hike and I missed a chance on blogging RC. Oh Divine will you still blog or are you just vainshing like Omni.
    I feel so sad I missed out.

    Well if another chance comes I will be the first to apply. Back to just being commentator on this wonderful site. I wish all the new blogger’s best of luck and hope you are good as Divine says.

  • March 12, 2012 at 5:56 pmboingman

    Good luck to the new bloggers. The recent additions to the team have been great (Stilts, Verdant etc.), so I am optimistic that you’ll do just fine. :)

  • March 12, 2012 at 6:28 pmBNV

    Can’t wait to meet the new writers for RC!
    Have fun blogging and thanks for the update Divine.

  • March 12, 2012 at 6:53 pmxiShi

    thanks divine for your hard work, Always love your writing. I’m sure the writer that are hand picked by you will fit right in. Hope to still hear from you every now and then even though you’re on a break.

  • March 12, 2012 at 7:48 pmsealouse

    That’s cool. As long as the general format is kept the same you can bring on as many writers as you need.

  • March 12, 2012 at 7:51 pmKoby

    It’d be awesome if one of the new writers could pick up the Hunter x Hunter anime. I was sad to see it wouldn’t be covered when it first started airing.

  • March 13, 2012 at 1:31 amGalaxyfalcon

    Before you take off Divine (or perhaps if you ever return for a visit) do you think it would be possible to get some of the old writers to give us an update on where they are in life now? I miss some of the old crew like Omni, Patrik, and Jaalin. I always just kind of wonder what happened to the old writers.

    I sometimes miss the old Freeze Frame’s or Random Musings. Anyways, just me reminiscing I suppose.

  • March 13, 2012 at 11:11 amDunn

    Divine, will you or someone else write up the new season’s previews?

    Anyway, all the best to you Divine in your endeavors, I’ve been a reader since the days of Omni and I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and thoughts about many series through out the times. Hope to see you back after your indefinite leave of absence. :)

    From a lurker who ventures out of the shell once in a blue moon.

    • March 13, 2012 at 11:13 amDunn

      Oh dang, I’ve re-read your post and it shows that Verdant will pick it up. Thank you anyway.
      Random Curiosity is the best.

  • March 13, 2012 at 10:14 pmPeepQ

    RC is going to have a ton of writers now. Seems like it’ll be fun!

  • March 14, 2012 at 6:24 amAn

    Whoa.. Aquarion Evol is gone from the list of Current Series. Does this means its no longer blogged, or no other new writers interested for a baton-touch? (lll ̄□ ̄)

    • March 14, 2012 at 6:41 pmRen

      Wasn’t verdant covering it?

      • March 14, 2012 at 7:01 pmXumbra

        verdant is covering Nisemonogatari, Persona, and Mouretsu Pirates.

      • March 14, 2012 at 11:01 pmAn

        After a recheck, Unlisted did blog on the latest post. But for the title itself missing completely from the lists kinda bugs me. At least we still have RC banner ensuring its continuity ヾ(╹◡╹)ノ゙

  • March 15, 2012 at 6:18 amReianz

    So I guess Divine’s not going to finish off Guilty Crown himself after all, since it seems like Bakamochi is picking up from last week…sighs.