Random Curiosity

Conclusion – “Adieu, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye”

Verdant Conclusion   Huey

It is with a heavy heart that I must take my leave from Random Curiosity, the home to all of my musings, ramblings, and essays for nearly a year and a half now. Back in the olden days of fall 2011 when my blogging career here first began, I was nervous as all hell. Worries about what people would think of my writing raced through my mind as I began watching that first episode. Yet with every word, every paragraph, and every post, I discovered that although my vocabulary may not be as expansive and my sentence structure not as eloquent as some of the other writers, I still loved to write.

In every post, I hoped to have a thesis that would help readers see an episode in a different light and more importantly, appreciate it in a different way. This was my philosophy behind writing for Random Curiosity, and now that my time here is over, I hope that I have been able to accomplish this goal once in a while so that my time and yours have not been spent in vain. Even on the days when an unfinished post seemed to stare at me for hours on end, my fingers would continue their staccato rhythm and my mind kept searching for an episode’s common thread – all because I wanted to present my best work to the readers.

I cannot express enough of my gratitude that you, the readers, have actually read and even liked my thousand-word plus essays, and I especially cherish the wonderful comments you’ve left that have helped me realize what my strengths as a writer are, what my voice is. Without you, I would not have become half the writer I am today, and I will be appreciative of that for the rest of my life. In a way, I consider you all my friends, bound together by a shared love for anime and for writing. Our friendship is also why I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize for all my faults. Each week I am constantly reminded that I am one of the slowest writers on Random Curiosity, and I am very sorry for all the delays. It was only so that I could bring the readers a post that lived up to my philosophy and wouldn’t let the readers down. My apologies that I will not be able to finish my coverage of PSYCHO-PASS, and that I left Hyouka without the closure such a noteworthy series deserved. I will try to continue writing about anime on a weekly or bimonthly basis to keep honing my writing skills, but on one of the writers’ blogs instead, which you can also find through my Twitter since Random Curiosity is probably not an appropriate place to link it outright.

TL;DR – I will no longer be writing at Random Curiosity, but I will forever be thankful to the readers who read my essays, left great comments, and above all, helped me become a better writer.

January 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm
270 comments »
  • January 28, 2013 at 8:08 pmblahblah0625

    Good bye and farewell..

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:41 amverdant

      Thanks for reading my posts!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:11 pmStereoman

    It saddens me to see this, it really does. You’ve been a great asset to the site, and I’m really sad to see you go. Your posts really stood out, and you’ve truly left a mark here with your writing style. I will really miss you here on RC, I really will.

    I’m glad you’re going to keep sharing your amazing writing with us, and it makes me insanely happy to have you on my personal blog. I really look forward to calling you my co-worker again!

    As for your time at RC, thank you for everything. You will truly be missed here, both as a writer, and as a very dear colleague of mine. Thank you for everything you’ve done on and for this site!

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:42 amverdant

      Thanks for everything Stereo, you’re one of the main reasons I became confident in my writing.

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:11 pmAlcren

    It’s been a good run. Hope you keep on enjoying anime

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:43 amverdant

      With all of this blogging stuff I’ve found it’s hard to turn off my brain when watching anime now, but I do hope I’ll keep enjoying it as well. Thanks for reading my posts!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:12 pmstarss

    T________________T Good-bye. We know you’ll keep in touch with the other bloggers and that you may lurk here on occasion. ;)

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:44 amverdant

      I’m never been much of a commenter, but I’ll try to come by once in a while. Thanks for reading my posts!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:13 pmcatalyst

    Thanks for Persona 4 and Fate/Zero! Especially for the tidbits for people like me who haven’t played the game. I think it’s safe to say those two shows were quite the ride.

    I think this is fitting.

    “The path of devotion is a great labor. Do not ever mar it.”
    - Gilgamesh

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:50 amverdant

      I’m glad you enjoyed my posts for those shows, thanks!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:15 pmcutemi2

    R.I.P. Random Curiosity, born 2004, Died 2013

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:51 amverdant

      Nah, it’s still here, isn’t it? Thanks for reading my posts though!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:15 pmmistress_kisara

    Thanks for all the blogging verdant! I hope you’lll still lurk here :P

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:52 amverdant

      Thanks for all your reading of my posts, I’ll try to lurk secretly =)

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:20 pmPanino Manino

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:04 am†Croos†

      ^
      if this downvote keeps growing then that means Verdant actually have hidden fanclub.

      • January 30, 2013 at 6:45 pmPanino Manino

        Not sure if this is manly or yaoi… or maybe this is the work of the fujoshis.

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:20 pmHelvetica Standard

    You will be missed :(
    Best of luck!

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:53 amverdant

      I’ll miss having wonderful readers like you too!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:21 pmRina

    Good bye. Thank you for your hard work. :’D

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:53 amverdant

      Thanks for reading my hard work!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:22 pmRifuloftheWest

    I have only recently found RC but I have thoroughly enjoyed your coverage on Psycho-Pass. Your perspective on the show was interesting, informative, and a pleasure to read. Thank you for that.

    All the best.

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:54 amverdant

      I’m very happy you liked my coverage for PSYCHO-PASS, it’s a show that is very ripe for interpretation and analysis, and I hope that I could at least help people appreciate the series more. Thanks for reading!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:25 pmStranger

    School taking up your time, I presume?

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:55 amverdant

      Oh, just stuff =P Thanks for reading!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm†Croos†

    VERDANT.
    Come to my office.
    We need to talk.

    • January 28, 2013 at 8:33 pm†Croos†

      Randomc podcast is now going to DIE!!!
      No more ero-sexy Verdant voice. T_T

      • January 28, 2013 at 8:35 pm†Croos†

        (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

        I didn’t hear any of this.
        Why didn’t you tell me sooner.

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:56 amverdant

      I’m not really sure how to reply to this, but I guess I’m still on Skype once in a while? Anyhow, thanks for reading my posts too!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:29 pmLordip

    Huhu.. another great writer left RC :(.

    All the best, Verdant.

    Good luck in your future undertaking mate.

    • January 28, 2013 at 10:18 pm†Croos†

      Verdant? A great writer?! XD
      Don’t make me laugh!!
      XD

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:57 amverdant

      I’m happy you think I’m a great writer. Thanks for reading my posts!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:35 pmFuu

    awww! Goodbye~

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:58 amverdant

      =) Thanks for reading my posts!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:38 pmKleenexGhost

    It’s been a pleasure. Good Luck to you!

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:59 amverdant

      Likewise, it’s been a pleasure to have readers like you. Thanks for reading!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:41 pmLightnDark

    As his name implies..Perhaps the grass is greener somewhere on the other side? I kid.

    “Real-life priorities” and “Burnout” are two very dangerous words when it comes to blogging on a consistent basis and I don’t think anyone should be surprised that as time passes, things around us change, and eventually there comes a time where we have to move on to another stage of life.

    I’ll just echo the same sentiment – Thanks for the countless hours and nights spent writing out these philosophical, if not lengthy posts (*cough* Nisemono, F/Z, PP) Not only that, the extra effort taken to spearhead and organize the podcast, we (or at least some of us) will miss your sexy (<_<) voice.

    Hope to see you still hanging around, be it here or on IRC..Maybe become Divine v.2 ya know?

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:00 amverdant

      Thanks for putting up with my lengthy posts, I hope they’ve at least been worth the time it took to read them!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:43 pmdeathtogenericshows

    so…who’s covering P;P now? Is it dropped at RC like Hyouka? Doesn’t look too good for that show’s coverage since there are many writers covering 3+ shows already (How about it, Moomba? Wanna go for 5? I kid) and P;P is 1 episode behind. Oh well, too bad.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:00 amverdant

      No idea who’s covering it now, sorry, but thanks for reading my posts!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:44 pmMormegil

    Take care, Verdant. And thanks for all the hard work. I especially enjoyed your Psycho-Pass and Fate/Zero posts.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:01 amverdant

      I’m glad you liked those posts, they were challenging but rewarding to write. Thanks for reading them!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:44 pmkobato

    T_T

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:03 amverdant

      Aww, I’m sad that I’m leaving readers like you too, thanks for everything!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:45 pmEntrav

    May you venture on another road that will guide you to your happiness.

    Goodbye and good luck!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:03 amverdant

      Thank you for the kind words and for reading my posts!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:51 pmRavens

    Dear Verdant, as a fellow Canuck (I think you did mention you are Canadian). I will miss you as a writer and your insight. Best of luck to your future endeavors.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:04 amverdant

      Haha no, I’m not Canadian unfortunately, but I wouldn’t mind being one. I’m glad you liked my insight though, and I’d like to thank you for reading them.

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:52 pmXumbra

    Sorry to see you go. I wish you the best of luck.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:05 amverdant

      I am sorry to see myself go too, haha. Thanks for everything, I really appreciate all the work you’ve done for the site.

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:53 pmCleaningagent

    I enjoyed reading your post. See ya later crocodile.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:06 amverdant

      I’m happy you enjoyed them, thanks for reading!

  • January 28, 2013 at 8:58 pmCybersteel

    Nooo D: who will roll around playfully in the grass with anymore?
    Goodbye!!!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:06 amverdant

      Sorry, I’ve never rolled around playfully in the grass with any guys, so I think you’ll have to keep waiting on that one =P

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm†Croos†

    Verdant don’t tell me….
    Don’t tell me that Show Spoiler ▼

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:04 pmEric

    otsukare-sama deshita!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:08 amverdant

      Doumo arigatou gozaimasu!

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:08 pmRigelin

    I remember reading your introduction post and here we are a year and a half later. I won’t lie to you, I didn’t read too many of your posts. But I always saw the effort you put into things. Take that anywhere in life and you’ll do great.

    Good luck on life, and just be sure to at least watch anime; because anime’s really amazing and always life-changing.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:09 amverdant

      I’m really glad you noticed my effort even if you didn’t read many of them, and for that I am thankful already =)

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:08 pmSolara

    Well, damnit. This was the last thing I wanted to see while refreshing the IRC page.

    Down another great writer. -Shrugs- Guess it can’t be helped. Thanks for sharing your words and lengthly essays, they were a pure joy for me to read and very insightful. I wish you the best Verdant, who knows maybe you’ll come back as Verdant 2.0 in the future. -Hinthinthinthint-

    I’ll keep an eye out for that. -ninja-

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:12 amverdant

      Your kind words mean a lot to me, and I am very thankful that I have readers like you. I remember your comments in particular as they were inspirational whenever I lost track of why I was writing here in the first place, so thanks again!

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:11 pmGalaxyfalcon

    So long, and thanks for all the fish!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:13 amverdant

      Glad you liked the fish, thanks!

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:13 pmLonelyRurouni

    Bye, thanks for all the great memories

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:14 amverdant

      Right back at ya! Thanks for the memories too, I’ll never forget writing here, and especially readers like you.

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:18 pmkid

    NOOO…..now whose going to explain to me the complicated and intellectually challenging shows :’(

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:15 amverdant

      I’m glad I could help a bit with explaining them =)

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:20 pmKidPoker

    Meh

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:16 amverdant

      meh =)

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:25 pmaria

    Nooo Verdant, I cry. :’(
    Thanks so much for all you brought to the site (like podcasts!) and for all of your hard work in general. Definitely keep up your writing and I look forward to reading your next post, wherever it may be.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:17 amverdant

      Aww thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate it, and I’m thankful I was lucky enough to have readers like you.

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:26 pmshamaticgrl

    As a huge fan of your post I’m truly sad to see you go. Your writing style was the most inspiring for a writer like me. Ironically, a few minutes ago I was reading your very last post of P-P and was happily prancing around on the net until I saw this post. ;-; I will truly miss you and thank you for shaping RC the way it is now.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:18 amverdant

      I’m sad too, and I’m very flattered that I was able to inspire you as well. Thank you for reading my posts and being a wonderful reader!

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:26 pmShouko

    This is really unfortunate to see when refreshing the page but hopefully life has many more opportunities and experiences for you in the future, Verdant. Your thoughts on many great series have been a pleasure to read here and will be greatly missed.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:20 amverdant

      Likewise, it has been a great pleasure knowing that you liked reading my thoughts as well. I will miss readers like you – thanks for the kind words!

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:27 pmSouthSky

    Good luck in your future endeavours. Will miss hearing you in the podcasts!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:21 amverdant

      Thanks, I’ll miss being in the podcasts too!

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:28 pmJay

    I was wondering, who is managing RC’s servers now?

    • January 28, 2013 at 10:49 pmXumbra

      Divine is.

    • January 28, 2013 at 10:53 pmCybersteel

      Divine is of course. He’s become just the site manager rather than the provisionary leader of rc. Like wiill for Metanorn.

    • January 29, 2013 at 2:01 am†Croos†

      Divine is actually the server himself.
      Server needs to be at 20°C/68°F to be normally functioning.
      That’s why he doesn’t blog or the server himself will over heat.

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:28 pmKyzel

    Godspeed good sir! Thank you for all your effort and work put into writing! Do drop by IRC sometimes though!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:21 amverdant

      Thanks for reading and appreciating my work and effort, I’ll try to drop by once in a while!

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:31 pmJason Isenberg

    Good luck buddy, you will be missed and at least we hope you’ll still visit from time to time :)

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:22 amverdant

      Thanks for reading, I’ll try to come back occasionally!

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:32 pmScullycat

    I appreciate your time and effort on your posts. best of luck!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:23 amverdant

      Thanks for reading my posts, I’m very happy that you appreciated them!

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:33 pmslug

    Your contributions will be greatly missed! Always enjoyed your writing :)

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:24 amverdant

      I’ll miss contributing too. Glad you enjoyed my writing, thanks for reading!

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:37 pmFreddeh

    Nuuuuuuu Verdant :(.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:24 amverdant

      Sorry, thanks for reading though!

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:42 pmShuA

    Another great writer left RC :”(
    We wish you luck

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:25 amverdant

      Thanks for the kind words and for reading =)

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:48 pmjunglepenguin

    It may not mean much, but I’d like to say that I don’t recall ever being less than satisfied with anything you’ve written here, Verdant. Your presence here will be missed.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:20 amjunglepenguin

      *Whispers to post below*
      Oh boy, Verdant’s going down the line giving goodbye hugs! It’s almost our turn!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:27 amverdant

      Haha, it means a lot to me actually, so many thanks for that. And yeah, since I did say that I considered you all my friends in a way, it’s only right that I end things with a personal goodbye for my friends. Thanks for everything. =)

  • January 28, 2013 at 10:04 pm†Croos†

    Verdant, make sure you don’t pass Podcast Hosts role to Divine or every voice in the podcast will turn into a modem dial-tone.

    • January 29, 2013 at 2:18 amTheMoondoggie

      Divine makes apps. He’ll just make a verdant bot with all the happy memories he had with him.

      • January 29, 2013 at 2:53 aminfo600

        Even better, Divine can make a copy of Verdant…

        (Sword Art Online LN Spoiler ahead)
        Show Spoiler ▼

  • January 28, 2013 at 10:05 pmKasai

    Thank you for your hard work. You will be missed. ~

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:28 amverdant

      I’ll miss readers like you as well, thanks for everything =)

  • January 28, 2013 at 10:07 pmPuffy

    Thanks man, we really appreciate the blog entries you’ve written for us.

    On a side note, will you still make appearances in future podcasts? I’ve always enjoyed hearing your view on things (as well as your voice).

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:29 amverdant

      Really glad you appreciate all my entries, thanks for reading them. I don’t know yet if I’ll be making any appearances in future podcasts, sorry! I’m very flattered that you liked hearing my view, and my voice, haha!

  • January 28, 2013 at 10:12 pmender650

    Thanks for your time and effort.
    Good luck and goodbye

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:30 amverdant

      Thanks for the kind words, and for reading my posts!

  • January 28, 2013 at 10:38 pmZhinvu

    Can’t really forget you Verdant since you were brought into the team, along with Unlisted, for the purpose of having someone who played Persona 4 blog the anime adaptation. Show Spoiler ▼

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:31 amverdant

      Happy you enjoyed those posts, and thanks for reading them. Maybe I’ll go start a New Game + somewhere =P

  • January 28, 2013 at 10:43 pmBeeonacar

    Bye bye Verdant :( Thank you for all your time here, we will miss you!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:32 amverdant

      Thanks for reading my posts, I’ll miss you too. Bye =)

  • January 28, 2013 at 11:00 pmTorami

    Thanks for all your time and effort. Good luck!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:32 amverdant

      Thank you for reading my posts and for your kind words, I really appreciate it =)

  • January 28, 2013 at 11:15 pmHagiri

    Thanks for all the work & musings you’ve put in to RC Verdant.
    Though it might be goodbye for now, there may come a time where you’ll be back and write for RC again.
    Best of Luck in everything and don’t forget to lurk into RC from time to time [though I'm guessing you will be doing so everyday~ ^o^].

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:34 amverdant

      You’re welcome, and thank you for reading my musings, I couldn’t ask for anything more. I’ll try to lurk here and there =)

  • January 28, 2013 at 11:28 pmArcad

    Its been a blast reading your post for the last year and a half, best of luck to ya chap!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:34 amverdant

      Really happy to hear you found them fun to read, rather than being a chore! Thanks for the kind words.

  • January 28, 2013 at 11:29 pmewok40k

    Farewell and fair winds!
    So long and thanks for all the posts!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:35 amverdant

      Thanks for reading my posts, so long (literally too, haha)!

  • January 28, 2013 at 11:59 pmFT5.Havok

    Sayonara Verdanto!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:36 amverdant

      Sayonara, FT5.Havoko!

  • January 29, 2013 at 12:11 amfloe

    さらば、青年。- デラ モチマッヅィ

    ^-^

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:38 amverdant

      Opens up Google Translate

      私はあなたの親切な言葉に感謝しています。いろいろとありがとうございます。

  • January 29, 2013 at 12:22 amTekku

    :O I’m sad you decided to do this right after your incredibly deep and well written post on Psycho Pass episode 13( I especially loved the references to Heart of Darkness). It was by far one of the best posts I’ve ever seen on RC. Best of luck to you good sir!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:39 amverdant

      That is one of the nicest things anyone could say about my posts, and I appreciate the kind words so much. Thanks for everything =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 12:26 amc2710

    gonna miss you

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:40 amverdant

      I’ll miss you all too

  • January 29, 2013 at 1:13 amneesancute

    Sayonara. ;___;

    Honestly, verdant is one of the best and such inspiration in this batch of RC writers,..
    It saddens me to see his goodbye T︹T We would never have a chance to hear these writers
    lovely koe/voice without his start of doing podcast and such. So,.. we’ll miss ya’~

    P.S. Gomen I’m so emotional (~ ̄▽ ̄)~
    Atashi- *///* fan desu kedo. . eheheh!!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:43 amverdant

      It’s okay to be emotional, it shows you really care =) Writing my thank you to you is emotional too…

      Thank you for reading my posts and especially your kind words, it all means a lot to me and I will never forget them.

  • January 29, 2013 at 1:15 amSyouke

    It always pulls me a heartstrings when I see a writer gone from RandomC but people have their priorities in real life which is understandable.

    It was great having you. Thank you for putting your time and effort for us!
    Do well my friend! :)

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:44 amverdant

      It was a pleasure to write here, especially for wonderful readers like you. Thanks for everything

  • January 29, 2013 at 1:27 amKurisu Vi Britannia

    Where the F**K are you going? Get back here!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:45 amverdant

      Haha, thanks for reading my posts!

  • January 29, 2013 at 1:31 amTheMoondoggie

    Divine ntr’ed by whomever verdant’s gonna blog for from now on
    No more divineXverdant otp in irc.
    Me is sad :(

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:47 amverdant

      Err… I don’t think that OTP ever existed in a million years, but thanks for reading and commenting though!

  • January 29, 2013 at 1:34 amInfinitas

    Thank you and good luck.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:47 amverdant

      Thank you to you as well, it’s been a real pleasure

  • January 29, 2013 at 1:42 amLaughingMan

    Thanks for all your great blogs Verdant! We’re gonna miss you man!

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:48 amverdant

      Thanks for reading them, I’ll miss you all too!

  • January 29, 2013 at 2:06 amgcsasuke

    Shucks.. Everybody’s slowly leaving =(

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:51 amverdant

      Sorry I’m leaving =( Thank you for reading though

  • January 29, 2013 at 2:18 amKoeix

    You’ve been awesome Verdant, good luck mate

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:52 amverdant

      Thanks for everything, helps to have awesome readers like you too haha!

  • January 29, 2013 at 2:24 amcalytrix

    Why am I so sad? Why does this truly feel like goodbye?

    Regardless, your insightful and extremely thorough posts have definitely struck a note as a fan of anime and a fan of great writing.

    Hope to catch you floating around the RC community or blogosphere, Verdant-dono ;)

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:54 amverdant

      I’m sorry I’ve made you sad =( I am very happy to hear that I’ve made an impression on you though, and I know that readers like you will forever make an impression on me. Thank you for the kind words, for reading, for everything =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 2:32 amJhacks

    “The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.”
    I will miss your detailed post, really me helps a lot especially in Psycho-Pass. :)

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:55 amverdant

      Glad you liked them, and thank you for reading them, means a lot!

  • January 29, 2013 at 2:56 amfishell

    When Divine is around back to few years back, Random Curiosity seems to have atmosphere where you are compelled to watch those animes not because you are forced to, but it just honour and pride to be able to finish many series in a season. It is somewhat like religion…xD
    Verdant, have a great life and I like your posts actually. Thank you for covering Fate/Zero and the others. I like the style of your writing and the way screenshots were chosen.

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:57 amverdant

      I’m glad you liked my posts, especially Fate/Zero, those were very fun to write together with BakaMochi. Thank you for reading my coverage, and for the kind words you have for my writing style and screenshot choice, means a lot.

  • January 29, 2013 at 2:57 aminfo600

    Bye Verdant, may we cross paths again in the future (on the internet of course)…

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:58 amverdant

      Bye info600, thanks for reading my posts. Hopefully we can cross paths once in a while here on RC!

  • January 29, 2013 at 3:27 amjiao

    farewell verdant, i would always like your posts… why does it have to be you and not zanibas

    • January 29, 2013 at 4:59 amverdant

      Glad you liked my posts, and I hope you will like Zanibas’ posts too. Thanks for reading =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 3:30 amIsabel

    Good luck in your future endeavors, Verdant. Thanks for your tireless dedication to all of your posts. I had always looked forward to reading your posts, as I enjoyed reading your profound perspective on each episode and the thought-provoking questions/ideas that you raised to bring a lot of quality discussions to the comment sections here.

    Time and again, you’ve blamed yourself for being slow, but the quality of your posts were well worth it to read, even if they weren’t posted within a day or two. I will miss reading your posts, as you were one of my favorite writers at Random Curiosity. Your beautiful prose oftentimes made me quite jealous as a fellow writer lol.

    As for Hyouka, thank you once again for picking this up during Takaii’s absence. Even if you did not provide a proper closure, I was glad you picked up this series and I really enjoyed reading your posts for this series especially during the Kanya Festival arc. I’ll honestly admit that I was a bit sad by the lack of posts for its remaining 3 episodes, and I sincerely hope that it wasn’t the pressures of this conflict that has prodded you into resigning as a writer here.

    Once again, I wish you the best, and I look forward to reading your impressions on a different blog. :)

    • January 29, 2013 at 5:11 amverdant

      Thank you for all of your kind words, Isabel. I’m very happy to hear that you appreciate my work and that you looked forward to reading my posts. I also remember your comments, since they have been very inspiring and helped me remember what kind of writing I wanted to give to readers like you.

      I’m glad you thought my posts’ quality was worth the extra time it took, that means a great deal to me, probably more than you will ever know. I’m really flattered that I am one of your favorite writers as well, and I know I will miss being read by you. Please don’t be jealous of my prose, as what I’ve seen of yours in the comments is nothing to be ashamed of!

      Yeah, I very much regret being unable to finish covering Hyouka in a timely manner, as I wanted to give proper justice to one of my favorite series of the year. It’s a show rich in meaning and complexity, so much so that I felt it deserved posts that would fully explore the common thread of each episode, but unfortunately I might have been too ambitious.

      Thank you again for reading my posts, for your comments, and especially your kind words that I shall never forget.

  • January 29, 2013 at 3:56 amBabu

    I’m sad to see you go, i wish you well :)
    and might you find all the happiness in your life :D

    • January 29, 2013 at 5:13 amverdant

      I’m sad to go as well. Thanks for reading my posts and for the kind words!

  • January 29, 2013 at 4:29 amKira526

    I’m sorry to see you go, Verdant! Your posts on Nisemonogatari are the reason I discovered Random Curiosity! And for that, I thank you wholeheartedly! I don’t know what I would do without you amazing bloggers on this website! I’ve enjoyed every lengthy post and appreciated the time you spent on them for us readers. May your future writing bring you joy no matter where it may be! Thank you again for your time and dedication :) You shall be missed!

    • January 29, 2013 at 5:16 amverdant

      I’m really happy you liked my Nisemonogatari posts. I have to admit I’m really proud of those, but I really couldn’t have done it without readers like you, especially the inspiration and feedback from everyone’s comments. Thank you for all of your kind words, for reading and commenting, as they’ve made my time on RC worth every second. I’ll miss you too!

  • January 29, 2013 at 4:50 amVaans

    It’s sad to hear that you’re leaving.

    I enjoyed reading your post, but things have to go differently. Thank you for contribution here in RandomC. Take care now. *sniff*

    • January 29, 2013 at 5:18 amverdant

      I’m sad to be leaving as well. I’m happy and thankful that you enjoyed reading my posts, and thankful for your kind words as well =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 5:09 amTheMoondoggie

    Now that verdant’s position is open…

    >It’s time RC regulars… Time for one more fight.

  • January 29, 2013 at 5:16 am1993espada

    Thank you and good bye from germany

    • January 29, 2013 at 5:18 amverdant

      Thank you for reading, and good bye too =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 5:18 amater

    I recently came here but I’ve enjoyed reading your posts. Good interaction with other blogger and I expect to read your review after watching anime haha thank you for your dedication

    • January 29, 2013 at 5:19 amverdant

      Many thanks for reading my posts, I’m glad you’ve enjoyed them =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 5:36 amSamurai Pumpkin

    Thank you for your posts kind sir. It is much appreciated. Always thought that yours were very well thought out. When watching a show I usually miss many important points.

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:12 amverdant

      Thank you for reading my posts, and I’m very happy you think they were well thought out, means a lot to me to hear that.

  • January 29, 2013 at 5:56 amHaizaraa

    You will be missed, Verdant!
    I truly love reading your posts. Too bad you couldn’t finished Hyouka. Your style of writing made me enjoy the show even more than I thought I could.
    Good luck to all your future endeavors :D
    P.S: I love your voice too! Haha.

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:15 amverdant

      And I’ll miss you too. I am really blessed to know that you and others loved read my posts, that I could do something to help you enjoy Hyouka even more, and I can’t thank you enough for your kind words, for everything – means the world to me.
      P.S. I’m very flattered you love my voice, that makes my day. =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 5:59 amCiaossu

    I can’t believe it’s been that long since you joined the RC family…hope to see you again soon in the anime blogosphere.

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:17 amverdant

      Yeah, it’s been a while hasn’t it? Thanks for reading me that entire time!

  • January 29, 2013 at 6:02 amjrj

    While it is terribly sad to see you leave, verdant, I have to say, I am very grateful that you were here for us and for RC! I still remembers the day when you blogged P4 and even got me interested in playing the games (although I didn’t finish them all), and who could forget your blogging of infamous toothbrush scene?

    Sir, we will remember you, one way or another. Good luck with RL and everything else! Thank you for the great time!

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:18 amverdant

      I am terribly sad to leave as well, but I know I can leave with fewer regrets knowing you enjoyed my coverage of P4 and of dat toothbrush scene, haha. Thanks for reading, for commenting, and remembering me – I won’t forget readers like you and your kind words as well.

  • January 29, 2013 at 6:04 amd-LaN

    @croos I think you should stop doing tht unless you want the hate of verdant fangirls/boys…..

    Goodbye verdant. Wish you all the best. I hope we can see more of your essay post again somewhere in the internet.

    • January 29, 2013 at 6:52 amTheMoondoggie

      Croos is just being tsun like that, just as he is when he’s with Rei.

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:19 amverdant

      Goodbye d-LaN, thanks for the well wishes, and for reading and commenting on my posts, it was really appreciated.

  • January 29, 2013 at 6:18 ambovinity

    Good luck on your future endeavors. Rest assured that your work here will remain appreciated.

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:20 amverdant

      Thank you for your kind words, it does help me rest easier knowing that readers like you appreciated my posts =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 6:30 amGiNoCo

    Good bye Sir may life brings you lots of fortune and joy.

    Just one more thing that I never understand is: why writes worry about getting the post “on time”? The way I see it is that the posts are a free and a gift to us. So why the readers dictate when and how a post needs to be?! The post is ready when is ready. If you don’t like it go to another place. I mean these writes give their hearts out to readers for free. Why harass them with nitty complains when they never get paid for it! I remember when Divine was busting his health writing 20+ shows alone and people will complain for not on time, not enough caps, too short, too long,not enough whatever. Just appreciate what you got if you can do it better create your own site and tell us what it feels to be on the receiving end.

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:23 amverdant

      Haha, thanks for your well wishes and for reading. I’m very happy to hear that you don’t feel entitled to quick posts, the world would be a better place with more readers who share your attitude I think.

  • January 29, 2013 at 6:42 amGoodStuffs

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOMESLICEEEE why T_T!? thers still plenty more monogatari to be BLOGGED alll the booobies the BOOOOOBIESSS D: thanks for the hard work! good luck have fun! on your next greatest ESCAPADES! COME BACK FOR future MONOGATARI stuffs you freeelancer youuuu?

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:24 amverdant

      Sorry man, I know, “dem boobies” right? Haha, even though I never really blogged the Monogatari series for the fanservice, it was one of the most challenging yet satisfying and rewarding shows to blog, and I am really glad you enjoyed them, thanks for reading and for the kind words!

  • January 29, 2013 at 6:51 amMisk

    Aww, I really liked reading your Fate/Zero posts after watching each episode every week and the same goes for Psycho-Pass now :c

    Well, I wish you good luck in everything! Bye

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:26 amverdant

      I really loved writing for readers like you, and I’m very happy you enjoyed my Fate/Zero and PSYCHO-PASS posts. Thanks for reading, and for your kind words =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 7:14 amchioneicedyrken

    。・゚゚・(>д<;)・゚゚・。 nan-de???? (。┰ω┰。) oh well, nobody can stop the forces of Real-Life priorities. 。゚(゚ノД`゚)゚。 Verdant, you'll be missed. (*^◇^)_旦 It was a pleasure reading your reviews! d=(´▽`)=b All the best!!!

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:27 amverdant

      I’ll miss you too, and it was a pleasure for me as well to write posts for readers like you. Thanks for reading and for the kind words!

  • January 29, 2013 at 7:38 amNatsu

    Man…I actually liked your post too. Didn’t even care that they were late. T_T

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:28 amverdant

      I’m glad you liked them, and really happy you didn’t care they were late =D Thanks for reading and sticking with my posts despite how slow they were =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 8:03 amdestinyflower

    I miss you already…

    Thanks for covering my fav anime of all time – Fate/Zero, I’ll never forget this.

    Sayonara Verdant.. o(╥﹏╥)o

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:31 amverdant

      Yeah… even as I write this, I am missing you and readers like you too. I’m very happy that you enjoyed my coverage of Fate/Zero and I am forever thankful that you read them, and for your kind words.

      Sayonara destinyflower =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 8:07 amSora no Kaze

    …, I don’t see why being a couple of days late makes it bad. I rather see a good impression then a bad one. It’s not like you’ve been a week late or something longer constantly.

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:32 amverdant

      I guess maybe some people like fast posts because they want to comment about an episode as soon as possible? Some people comment and even admit that they haven’t even read the post and just wanted to say something. Thanks for reading my posts even though they were a couple of days late, and for your kind words.

  • January 29, 2013 at 8:09 amXav7er

    Thank you for your posts Verdant. I have been following RandomC for many years and in my view you were a wonderful writer. Your analysis on Fate Zero and Hyouka was really enjoyable and i believe they helped me broaden my way of watching and appreciating anime as a fan. I’m sorry to see that you left RandomC and many followers such as me but i wish you well and hope you’ll never give up on writing. ( sorry if my phrasing may sounds weird, i do believe that i use english fairly well but it’s not my native language and i don’t use it on a daily basis.. )

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:35 amverdant

      Thank you, it means a lot to hear that you thought I was a wonderful writer. I could not ask for anything nicer than to hear that my analysis of Fate/Zero and Hyouka helped you appreciate the shows more. That was my hope in the first place, and knowing that I accomplished this means the world to me. Thank you for your kind and encouraging words and for reading all these years =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 8:19 amtnadrev

    Divine fired you?!? or you got into a fight with the other writers?!? whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:41 amverdant

      Maybe both! Haha, thanks for reading my posts though!

  • January 29, 2013 at 8:46 am.Mero

    nooooooooooooooooo :(

    Thanks for all the writing. I really enjoyed it, even though I’ve never been and active poster here.

    You will be missed Verdant :’( May many good shows still find your view :)

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:43 amverdant

      Sorry =( I’m very glad you enjoyed reading my posts. It doesn’t matter if you’re an active poster or not, all that matters is that you read them, so thank you very much for doing that, I’m really grateful =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 9:59 amPolashi

    Thanks for your writing at RC!

    Although I haven’t followed your posts for a while, reading your analytical writing sure was a pleasant and great learning experience. Good luck to you in RL, and hope to see you writing often in the future!

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:44 amverdant

      Thanks for reading my writing, I’m very happy to hear that you found my posts pleasant and a great learning experience, I could not ask for a better compliment as an amateur writer. Thank you for the kind words!

  • January 29, 2013 at 10:28 amAshnard33

    Well, it’s sad that you will stop writing on RC but I guess you have reasons enough, thanks for your good writing. Auf wiedersehen Verdant and good luck to you :)

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:45 amverdant

      I’m sad to stop writing here as well, but I do want to thank you for reading my posts and for your kind words. Adieu, Ashnard33 =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 11:06 amJiCi

    Aw, you’re leaving? That’s so sad :(

    Thanks a lot for your coverage for P4 the animation and Bodacious Space Pirates, those were great :)

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:46 amverdant

      Yeah I’m sad too =/ I’m glad you enjoyed my coverage for Persona 4 and Mouretsu Space Pirates, they were very fun to write about, so thanks for your kind words and for reading them!

  • January 29, 2013 at 12:25 pmchad

    i’m going to miss reading your psycho-pass posts.
    wish you the best. ^_^

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:40 pmverdant

      I’m going to miss writing them too. Thanks for reading and for the kind wishes =)

  • January 29, 2013 at 12:27 pmMontu

    You will be back…

    Just wondering, vaguely why are you leaving?

    • January 29, 2013 at 3:43 pmverdant

      Vaguely, there are several reasons =P Thanks for reading though

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