I successfully defended my thesis today. I now have a Ph.D.!
As usual, I will do whatever I feel like despite asking what I should blog next season. Pick your top three and try to convince me in the comments.
I should warn everyone that the next season will be pretty hectic for me in real life. The next two or three weeks I will likely fall behind due to work. In addition, I will be traveling in Asia for all of June and will not be blogging anything then. I have a bunch of posts saved up for the trip though.
If anyone is in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, or Japan, let me know! Any travel advice for where to go in Japan is also appreciated. I’ll be spending a few days in Okinawa, then flying to Kagoshima, and flying out of Tokyo two weeks later. The rest of the Japan leg of the trip is completely open so please give me suggestions!
Check it out, you have to: http://www.penguin-empire.com
Thanks to fnzna / karageaz for bringing this masterpiece of modern web design to my attention. I cannot wait for this series to air now, it is going to be glorious.
What makes me even more psyched is that the site features an interview with Ichiei Ishibumi, the creator of High School DxD (and some crossover artwork!). Here’s a translation of the main thrust of the interview:
Can hot-blooded action and tits go together?
They can! Yes they can!
You may have noticed I haven’t chosen any new series to blog yet. That’s because I’m travelling for the next week and have a crappy hotel internet connection, so there probably won’t be any updates on new shows until I get home.
It’s also due to the fact that I have no idea what to blog. Kill la Kill and Samurai Flamenco carry over from last season, so I’ll probably pick 2-3 more shows. There’s nothing that I really want to blog, so the poll will probably carry more weight than usual. At the moment I’m leaning towards Seikai Seifuku, Pilot’s Love Song, and / or Buddy Complex but I don’t feel all that strongly about any of them.
What should I blog next? Pick up to three.
- Space Dandy (38%, 44 Votes)
- Sekai Seifuku (35%, 41 Votes)
- Noragami (26%, 30 Votes)
- Buddy Complex (22%, 25 Votes)
- Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta (20%, 23 Votes)
- Nobunagun (19%, 22 Votes)
- Nobunaga da Foo (19%, 22 Votes)
- D-Frag! (16%, 18 Votes)
- Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha (14%, 16 Votes)
- Nisekoi (13%, 15 Votes)
- Hoozuki no Reitetsu (9%, 10 Votes)
- Wizard Barristers (9%, 10 Votes)
- Mahou Sensou (6%, 7 Votes)
- Z/X Ignition (3%, 3 Votes)
- Mikakuin de Shinkoukei (2%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 116
So vote. Also if anybody is in New York City let me know. This place sucks, I’m pretty sure it’s what hell looks like.
Wow. I’ve been writing this blog for three years now. Time seems to fly by faster and faster the older you get.
The word on the street is that after blogging for three years you will suddenly disappear from the face of the Earth. I have no plans to do so so don’t worry. Definitely can’t quit before SAO season 2 at the very least.
Two Years Ago:
- 43,500 Visitors
- ~350 Visitors per Day (at end of year)
- ~60 RSS Subscribers
- 1738 Comments
- 437 Posts
- 262 Episodic Posts
- 61 First Impressions
- 78 Reviews
- 210,000 Visitors
- ~700 Visitors per Day (at end of year)
- ~155 RSS Subscribers
- 3947 Comments
- 456 Posts
- 241 Episodic Posts
- 95 First Impressions
- 60 Reviews
- 260,000 Visitors
- ~1000 Visitors per day at beginning of year, 500 at end
- ~300-350 RSS Subscribers (according to feedburner, no idea what these numbers mean anymore now that Reader closed)
- 3323 Comments
- 390 Posts
- 154 Episodic Posts
- 102 First Impressions
- 80 Reviews
By the numbers, I’ve had about as many visitors as last year, except I slacked off and blogged fewer shows. But actually I had a very successful first half of the year, and visitors have died down towards the end. The numbers are a bit misleading though since this fall is due almost entirely to waning interest in SAO hentai. Next year is going to be really busy with SAO season 2 coming out! Continue reading