Many of you may have noticed it by now, but this is not an anime blog anymore, and if this is a sudden shock to you, why are you so shocked? It’s been this way for a while.
I’m not just talking about the Asian drama challenge, but the last post I made (provided it wasn’t to do with the 30 days of anime challenge when I didn’t know what to write about) about manga was all the way back on 25th of May, and before that it was my impressions of Vampire Knight on April 19th!
Though I have been posting really infrequently in general so I’d forgive everyone for not noticing.
So what is this blog now? This blog is entirely personal, it’s not about anything expect for me, and what I want to talk about at the time.
I guess technically it always was that, because the only thing on my mind used to be anime, however now I’m moving on to different things.
What I hope I can provide, is interesting and different content. But if you want anything to stay for then the things I can guarantee I will talk about for certain is language learning (Chinese specifically), Chinese drama’s, and definitely more athiesm content. The latter not to force my view, but because the conversations are very long and very interesting as a consequence, it’s a subject that is just interesting to talk about with people on both sides.
So there you go, only here for the anime? Well I can guarantee that there won’t be nearly as much as that! However there are still a couple of things I’ve still got left to do with anime, for example I cannot die without finishing monster and space brothers first and I will still be going to anime society at my university which means there will still be a lot of anime to see! And if something catches my interest, then of course I’ll write about it!
It’s the change of attitude that I want to make clear, I no longer feel like I’m writing for an anime blog, I’m writing for a blog about me and my interests. I’m not writing anime posts for an anime blog, I’ll occasionally be writing anime posts for my personal blog. And that’s the main difference!
But I suppose the key question is why? The first I suppose is that I want to talk about different things, but that’s not stopped me before, I categorise posts into separate genres for the nature that they are, and though at the start anime was the largest, it’s slowly becoming that the genre called “Ross” is becoming the largest to the extent that it’s become the default genre tag now.
But that doesn’t answer the question you likely all came here for, what about the anime?
Well I have been watching anime for maybe three to four years, and it was a good three to four years. But now I find it’s difficult to watch anime. I can’t get invested in the same kind of shows anymore, or any of the shows really, I can’t find myself interested in most of the new concepts and ideas, and I can’t find myself liking the art form, and I can’t help myself but to think that there are better things in other mediums besides anime that I’m missing out on, and it would be a shame if I didn’t watch them!
Besides the factors about enjoyment, there are good arguments that the anime industry is the least morale. They overwork their staff and pay them ridiculously low amounts. The working standards are horrible. The sad fact is that the way to solve this problem is to support the industry, however I don’t feel like I can or want too currently. It’s a problem I don’t feel is easy to fix in the slightest, whether the solution is to throw more money at the studio’s than not!
So it’s been a good run, we’ve had some amazing times, and some funny times, and very little sad ones. And I hope this continues as I change my content and continue to write about things that interest me.
It’s been great to be one of you, and to be part of this amazing community (which I will of course stick around with) but now it’s time to say goodbye to the badge of ani-blogger.
Please don’t be sad or offended that I might not like anime anymore, please feel happy that I’ve found things that I want to write about more instead.
Anime has been good to me, it’s given me so much enjoyment and fun in the past, not just through watching it but through talking to people so much, and meeting so many people on the way.
However some things must come to an end, so here it is
Thank you for reading the final day of the 30 days of Asian drama challenge! Today I answered the question “Least favourite genre of Asian drama” and that of course, is currently anime. And you have to admit, this is probably the most dramatic way a 30 days of anything challenge has ever concluded!
Thank you very much for sticking with me through this challenge, it’s been a joy to write. Trying desperately to come up with interesting post ideas and switching to the pewdiepie method of naming blog posts has made is challenging, but fun too. I’m glad I did it!
Well I’ll be seeing you in the future, I already have a couple of ideas in the works!
It’s all swings and roundabouts.