A mysterious schedule. Let the freaking out begin.
Normally, this is where we would publish our blogging schedule. We’re going to do something different this time.
We won’t be announcing any blogging picks until the second or third week of the season. This is a change which, if it works well, we will continue with going forward.
The reason for the change is simple: There’s no real reason for us to announce our blogging picks so early. It’s what we’ve always done, but without a good reason, that’s a form of madness. And there is a good reason to delay the schedule post for a week or three—to allow us to actually watch all the new series, so we can figure out which shows we actually want to blog, instead of having to guess.
To make this work, we’re going to be introducing everything we can, and doing more episode two (or even three) posts for shows we might not eventually pick up, like Enzo did for Ranpo Kitan. This is something we can do because we have a lot of writers, rather than the single all-star we had during the Omni and Divine eras. While they were usually at or near their coverage limit, we can go wild for a week or two before we settle down to a more manageable schedule. So that’s what we’re going to do.
As a bonus, maybe we won’t get a bunch of people freaking out when we don’t pick up every show we end up blogging right off the bat. Ya bunch of silly worrywarts, you. I can hope, right?
Expect the actual schedule post to appear on the second or third week of the season—so for winter, mid to late January. We may only release it once we’ve made all of our pickups, or we might trickle out a few others after it’s up. Until then, we’ll introduce everything we can, and see how this goes. Expect a flurry of posts as we figure out what’s good this season together.