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.