Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan – 05

「しみじみと、平塚静はいつかの昔を懐かしむ。」 (Shimijimi to, Hiratsuka Shizuka wa Itsuka no Mukashi o Natsukashimu.)
“Shizuka Hiratsuka Deeply Longs for the Days Past.”

Mayday. I repeat. Mayday! The SS Hiratsuka has been sunken for good and the SS Iroha has sustained critical damage!

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld – 16

「コード871」 (Koudo Hachi Nana Ichi)
“Code 871”

While I wouldn’t be a fan of Kirito somehow turning the tides and saving the day, Reki’s set up the stakes in such a way that I feel coerced into wanting it to happen. Because the alternative would be too cruel.

Thank You, I Love You All, and Goodbye

Eight and a half years. It’s been eight and a half years since I first joined as a writer at Random Curiosity. It’s odd to think of it in retrospect, how an email rattled off to Divine at just the right time led to nearly a decade of writing about anime for people all around the world. In that time I’ve watched hundreds of anime and taken thousands of screenshots. I’ve managed RandomC’s day-to-day operations, making sure schedules were decided upon and previews went out on time, more or less. I’ve written editorials, taken part in podcasts, and published over a thousand blog posts, good for Top 5 among authors on this site to date … and when you factor in my legendary wordiness, particularly in those early days, I’ve probably published more words than most.

It’s odd to bring something like that to an end. It’s even more odd to wax nostalgic about what amounts to a decades-long unpaid part-time job. Yet here we are, as I indulge in some hard-earned nostalgia in this, my 1,056th, and final, RandomC post.