12 Days of Something II: I Timed This So Badly

Shockingly, Nisemonogatari doesn't make the list.
Shockingly, Nisemonogatari doesn’t make the list.

What you are reading here is the beginning of this blog’s 500th post. I worked it out so amazingly well that it falls dead in the middle of another bunch of posts and so it will be buried for weeks on end. So in that spirit, I’ve decided to do a list of my top anime. The humiliation won’t last all that long because of when this is scheduled thankfully.

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Pointless Debate #24: On Her Majesty’s Secret (Fan)Service

The helicopter drop, a definite head-scratcher.

Fanservice is always a debatable topic around here, but it generally fits in with the whole concept of Pointless Debate. Mainly in the fact that real fanservice is wholly determined by the person watching, but I hardly ever seem to write on the topic anyway. This post will generally cover 2 parts, my own interpretation of how the most obvious type of fanservice isn’t necessarily fanservice to me and secondly stuff that I’ve found that fit in that qualifies as hidden in my case.

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Day 1096 and Somehow Counting

Three years ago, I watched Touma lose his mind

So I seem to have hit some mark for continuing to blog for a length of time, but I can’t seem to put myself in a position to celebrate it at all. Hence the use of a day count rather than a number of months or even years. I haven’t really felt good about the last year as far as my writing. Last year I said I had 2 paths to go toward, thoughtful analysis or writing on something popular. It seems I’m pretty well incapable of the former without being incredibly boring, and the latter seems to have been a complete miss with Haganai.

Duration isn’t exactly something I find worth celebrating in the middle of. At the end of it all, that’s fine if what came before it was great. However, it sort of feels like hitting Scamp’s famed 3 year mark is like awarding the winner of a 24-hour endurance race after 3 hours. Further more, I’m fairly certain that Scamp’s observation has skewed the survival of blogs as it has set a target that no one would have thought about before he wrote on it.

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