December 27, 2014 at 10:50 am Comments (222)
The end of the year is here and it’s time for the ninth Annual Reader’s Choice poll. Do you have a favorite series you’d like to see win? Are you just curious to see what everyone else enjoyed this year? Either way, the microphone’s in your hands now. Make your vote count.
As per the usual, there will be two polls for you to vote on this year – one for regularly broadcast TV series, and another for OVA/movies. We’re asking you for your top 5 picks in each poll, which should stop the results from being heavily skewed towards the mega-popular shows. This year we have an astounding 190~ TV series (shorts are included this year) and 100~ OVA/movies/specials for you to choose from, so make sure you look over the entire list before deciding. Keep in mind that like all entertainment, anime is subjective. There is no one size fits all here. Please respect the opinions of others, even if you may disagree vehemently with them.
More after the jump.
Note: The polls will close at midnight PST on Thursday, January 1st. This means the morning of the 1st, the second it turns into 12:00:00AM PST on the 1st, and 8:00 AM GMT on the 1st. Results will be posted in the Best of Anime 2014 post, which will be written by myself and Stilts (the two active writers who have watched the most anime this year).
* This will be kept at the top for the next while, so be sure to scroll past it, check the slider on top, or the Recent Entries on your right for new posts.
Continue Reading "Reader’s Choice – Best of Anime 2014 Poll"
December 14, 2014 at 11:22 am Comments (157)
Gentleladies and gentlemen, I’d like to tell you about Wage Slave Rebellion, the debut novel by author Stephen W. Gee. His other name?
That’s right. This is my book, and I’m telling you about it first.
Continue Reading "Wage Slave Rebellion by Stephen W. Gee"
September 21, 2014 at 2:10 am Comments (75)
Just according to keikaku.
Well, here I am. It appears that luck was on my side and the stars have aligned in my favour, resulting in me being given this fantastic opportunity to blog for RandomC. So let’s get started with the introductions: I’m Samu, from bonnie Scotland, and I’ll be the latest addition to the weird and wonderful cast of RandomC!
Like many others, I watched anime throughout my childhood without even realising what it was. But Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon, and Beyblade aside – as well as far too much money spent on merchandise and trading cards over my childhood – my real first taste of anime came in 2011, when I started watching series by the season with help from the previews, schedules, and episode reviews available on RandomC.
For me, 2011 was a spectacular year for anime, maybe because it was my first proper experience with it, and maybe because of nostalgia, but it was what shifted me into high gear and had me hooked on watching anime from then on. I also love manga and read a few dozen as they are published, which I’ve done for a few years now, starting with my first ever ongoing anime/manga experience: Bleach. And because of that fateful first viewing, the chances of Bleach being anything other than my personal favourite anime/manga/series are essentially zero. We all had our gateway series, I suppose!
More after the jump.
Continue Reading "Introduction – “If you’re ever looking for another writer…”"
September 14, 2014 at 12:00 am Comments (41)
Coinciding with the second to last episode of ALDNOAH.ZERO, I bring to you the ALDNOAH ARCHIVEZ.
Continue Reading "Behind the ALDNOAH.ZERO ARCHIVEZ"
July 16, 2014 at 10:10 am Comments (107)
Greetings and salutations, gentle readers. I’m Passerby, your new writer here on Random Curiosity. That would make me the grotesque by-product of the recent recruitment drive, foretold in the prophecy. That’s all great, but as the fresh addition to the all-star cast you already have I’m apparently also going to have to moonlight as Lackey #1. Still, even as the redshirt, it’s hard to contain my excitement about this opportunity. Dearly did I wish to write for RandomC, and here I am. All it cost was my soul! What a bargain.
I am sure you are all wondering what manner of exotic beast that has been ensnared for your entertainment. Hard to say myself. I hail from a strange and alien land girt by many seas. Some call it Terra Incognita. Some call it Australia. If I accidentally use some extra vowels or dip into nonsensical slang please chalk it up to distractions from our deadly native fauna. My background is in law and politics (mea culpa) with an unflattering stint in drama. Otherwise I’m the complete geek package. I read fantasy, play games, turn to ash in the sun. And, of course, I watch anime. Which is, rightfully, the important part. That’s what you’re all here for, right? My qualifications? My nerd cred? Gotcha.
More after the jump.
Continue Reading "Introduction – “Just tell me where to sign.”"
July 15, 2014 at 9:51 am Comments (83)
“You should give them more time to submit applications. I don’t think we’ll get more than 10 applications anyway…” -Cherrie
“Try 70+.” -Stilts
I knew you guys were crazy, but I didn’t realize how crazy! Yes, it’s finally happening – a new contributor will be introducing themselves shortly. Sorry it took so long, but we got nearly double the applications we did last time, and it took a while to go through them all. We did it though, and came to our decision. The new writer has already been contacted, and has agreed to our ridiculous demands. “Make a contract with us and become a blogger!” ／人◕ ‿‿ ◕人＼
If you weren’t contacted, please don’t feel slighted. This was a really tough decision, and there were so many great candidates that I asked Divine to let me fire a few writers so we could bring in upgrades, but he told me I’d be the first one to go, so I scrapped that plan. (I’m just kidding…mostly.) We were also thinking of bringing on two writers, but then Divine made his triumphant return. Have you noticed that Divine is blogging again? We may also still reach out to another shortlisted applicant next season. We’ll see what the future holds.
More after the jump.
Continue Reading "New Writer Incoming!"
July 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm Comments (30)
I can already feel the post-con depression kicking in.
This post will be stickied for a little. Don’t forget to check out the posts underneath!
Continue Reading "Anime Expo 2014"
June 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm Comments (198)
We need one more to complete the set
Have you ever wanted to write for Random Curiosity? Here’s your chance.
Update 7/4: The application phase is now closed. Thank you for everyone who submitted an application. Our decision will be released in a few days.
Continue Reading "Calling All Prospective Bloggers!"
May 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm Comments (52)
After an intense weekend at Fanime, we bring back to you our opinions and a ton of pictures. c
Continue Reading "Fanime 2014"
Because it turned into a gigantic wall of text, I decided to put each of our impressions inside spoiler tags. Make sure to open them to see the entire post!
May 20, 2014 at 12:57 am Comments (29)
Good evening everyone! Takaii here once again to shamelessly promote another convention that some writers here at RandomC are heading to!
More after the jump!
Continue Reading "Fanime 2014 is Right Around the Corner!"
April 13, 2014 at 11:57 pm Comments (110)
This is a post meant to address the problems arising with coverage of Golden Time, Nobunaga the Fool, and the general issues of why I dropped them. Here I admit what mistakes I made, the lessons I’ve learned, and moving forward.
Continue Reading "Nobunaga the Fool & Golden Time"
January 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm Comments (42)
After being spoiled with Anime-Expo for the past four years, I thought it would be cool to go check out some of the other conventions that were somewhat close to where I live. So after a spur of events that introduced Anime Los Angeles or ALA to me, I applied to get a press badge — and I actually got it. Review of the Con and tons more pictures after the break!
Continue Reading "Anime Los Angeles 2014"