It’s clichéd to start with an introduction post, isn’t it? After all, who’s going to bother to read it, I don’t have any traffic at this moment nor do people have any reason to care. To you reading this I am just another wannabe anime/manga blogger who may write a few mediocre pieces on whatever the recent shows are and then disappear off the face of the earth once I realised I didn’t have the time/care to keep it up.
You’re not wrong.
I can’t promise anything and even if I did I doubt anybody would believe anything I said, after all I did the very thing I told myself not to do when creating this blog: write an introduction post. Until I realised that there was no other way of diving into this strange form of communicating I had never dipped my toe into before. I mean, I often participate in the odd informal discussion on forums and I used to be a big fan of ‘livetweeting’ but never something where I could lay all my ideas out bare for whomever to see. Never have I had that anyone critically analyse my critical analysis or review my reviews. It’s like looking out over an ocean when your whole life you’ve been living in a swimming pool, and not the Olympic ones either; the crappy ones which people periodically urinate in.
Before a few months ago I never really considered myself a critical person and certainly not when it came to anime. For me, it was a medium which allowed me to turn my brain off and enjoy the pretty colours. Heck, I even enjoyed both Sword Art Online and The Asterisk War on first viewings because of this. I only really turned my brain on after reading some fantastic books a friend bought me about the anime industry and the work of prominent directors (including Hayao Miyazaki) and I realised just how much there is in this medium to talk about and analyse.
I guess what I’m trying to do here is say I understand how dreadfully pointless this first post is but I hope to convey a bit of passion and a light dusting of entertainment which is present in my writing.