Random Curiosity

Conclusion – “I’d rather be a comma than a full stop”

Moomba and Stereoman   Glomp

Sometimes life kicks you in the teeth. This isn’t really one of those times. Sometimes things just change for the better and as a result, certain others begin to suffer. It’s no exaggeration to say that RC has changed our lives – that it has meant a lot to us during our year here and will continue to do so after we’ve left. Without RC, neither of us would have met, lives would have remained unchanging, and who knows where we’d be today. Writing for RC exceeded our expectations in ways we never would have seen coming. There were fun times and there were hard times. Being a writer for a site as large as Random Curiosity isn’t always sunshine and roses, but at the end of the day, we’re both thankful to the site for giving us an opportunity to write and bringing us together. But RC is a well oiled machine – it’s not about the individual writers, but the site as a whole, so things will always continue as normal.

For a while now it’s been hard to find enough motivation to blog. Blogging has become something that needs to be done quickly to get it out of the way so that we can spend more time together. Having that kind of attitude towards blogging won’t do the shows we cover any justice. It’s better to go all out for something than doing a sloppy job. With our new priorities, perhaps it’s time to set aside blogging for those who remain motivated to give series the love and attention they deserve.

Moomba

Life has truly changed for both of us. Who would’ve thought that we’d be here today? The two of us were just some ordinary anime fans who thought it would be fun to contribute to one of our favourite sites. By coincidence, both of us had lyrics in our introduction posts, both of us were close to each other in terms of time zones, and the two of us befriended each other easily. None of us expected that an application would change our lives like this. But we’re both very happy and we’ve never been more thankful for the way things have gone. Not only has RC given us a chance to broaden our minds and return that to the readers, it has also introduced us to a whole world of amazing people who share our interests. Both of us have made very good friends here, and you will all be missed. But now that we are in need of time, it’s hard to concentrate on RC, therefore, it’s only natural to leave. We want to spend all the time we have together, and by doing so, we can’t give this blog the attention it deserves. So to sum things up, we’ve decided to leave the site, and we’ll do that in a similar fashion to the way we entered – by using lyrics in our title!


Moomba:

I (Moomba) personally have been lagging for a while. Things haven’t exactly turned out as I expected they would. I never thought that I’d fall in love through joining RC – I fully expected to die alone and unloved, perhaps crushed by a wayward piano or something. But as per our opening paragraph, sometimes life doesn’t kick you in the teeth. My work as a freelance composer has picked up a fair bit in recent months and occupies a fair bit of the time I used to devote to anime. The rest of that I want to give to Stereo. With a little luck I’ll be taking up studies again later in the year too so life could get even more hectic again. That’s not to say I’ll be gone from blogging entirely – you might find me from time to time at my beloved’s blog, but I kind of feel like I met my goal when I completed coverage of Girls und Panzer and Sword Art Online – my two crowning moments on RC.

So I guess this is farewell. I’m not that hard to find. My main portfolio site is at www.rm-audio.com, my solo project at www.ei-n.com, and you can hit me up on twitter at @MoombaDS. If you ever need me for anything (paying freelance work preferred prz) don’t hesitate to give me a shout!


Stereoman:

I (Stereoman) didn’t know what to expect when I applied to RC. I always thought my life would be the same; that I’d just be that crazy hipster fangirl who’d be overly passionate about things. Never once did I imagine that I’d direct those kinds of feelings towards another person in real life. Never once did I imagine that I’d be this in love with someone. I imagined I’d just spend the rest of my life doing slavery work as a freelancing visual designer/photographer, consuming insane amounts of caffeine. But now, everything has changed and I’ve never been happier.

Stereoman

RC is, and will always be, one of the most important sites to me, ever. Not only did it allow me to expose my nonsensical writing to my dear readers. It also allowed me to make friends, and to meet a very special someone whom I wish to spend all my time with. I love Moomba very much and I wish to spend all my time with him. I am currently studying full-time again, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. Therefore, I felt that I had to leave RC. It saddens me that I didn’t have enough time to cover K∀RNEVAL, considering the fact that it is a manga I enjoy reading quite a lot. However, I do feel like I’ve accomplished a lot by contributing to RC. Covering my favourite series of all time, FAIRY TAIL, here on this blog, was something I truly enjoyed.

Having said that, I guess this is farewell, however, I am not disappearing completely. You can always find me on my blog, tumblr, flickr, and at twitter – @MadStereoman. So if you need me, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Moete kitazou!

April 7, 2013 at 8:09 am
158 comments »
  • April 9, 2013 at 6:37 amKingofConquerors

    Moomba and Stereoman got married? I certainly never thought u guys have been dating all this time (tell me i’m not the only one running behind)

    Stereo, i really liked ur coverage of Tasogare otome x Amnesia, nothing explained how i felt when i read your awesome review of the final episode of the series after watching such a delightful ending.

    And Moomba, Your blogging of Uchuu Kyoudai will sorely be missed..

    Live Long and prosper, guys…and have a good life together.

    • April 9, 2013 at 10:32 amDa5id

      You’re not, I had no idea either. But then again, this was probably more exposed on IRC chat, which I don’t even have any idea how to access.

  • April 9, 2013 at 1:47 pmSerge

    Thank you so much! Wish you both the best of luck.

    A year is short, but you two have given us so much. I’ve fully enjoyed Moomba’s GuP coverage and OST commentaries. RC is losing a great illustrator … And I can’t see the writers’ names in the RC logo at the top of the site any more …

  • April 11, 2013 at 6:22 amA single drop of water.

    Goodbyes are always sad, even if you disappear into the land of ones and zeroes… a part of me will never forget you.

  • April 11, 2013 at 11:27 amchic

    Wow congratulations you guys! The RC community is a super special place. Been here for years and I still enjoy it like the first day I discovered it (even if I AM a ghost haha). It makes me really happy this blog isn’t only fun, but also brings people together.. :) The best of luck!! <3

  • April 12, 2013 at 4:30 amRyusen

    You you kill me if I said I want to cry?
    I never talked to either of you(I think) but It gives me joy to see two people find happiness in each other, even more so when it’s thru anime.

    Maybe I’ll find some one too? I personally believe that I’d die single, helping a random person(probably a woman) since I’m “too nice” that’s a common reason for break ups, and I would agree if it only happened once or twice… but eight times? That can’t be a coincidence.

    I wish you two even more happiness, and you won’t be alone when being “crushed by a wayward piano” or “doing slave work,” while, “consuming insane amounts of caffeine” Cause you’ll be doing those TOGETHER!

    That last part didn’t sound right did it….

  • May 1, 2013 at 9:18 am.Mero

    Damnit :<

    Good luck to you both

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