Doing this for five years with something to show for it?

By TheBigN

This post is a little late, though given my posting frequency for the past year, it’s something.

It’s been an interesting year for me in general, and large parts of interesting stuff kept me from writing lengthy posts here on DMAB (if any posts at all – 16 here in the past 12 months :v) while making several tiny comments elsewhere. I’m very much grateful for dm00 picking up the slack and then some in this regard.

Picture by  rorerurirarirurero: http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=23524523

I wish this was how I look when I have free time to do things like this. Picture by rorerurirarirurero: http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=23524523

To be honest, I did think that Drastic My Anime Blog would reach at least 5 years from the start (did not know at the time that doing so would pass an arbitrary 2-3 year milestone until it was nicely pointed out, but oh well), but was not entirely sure how that would come to pass. Now that it has, it’s been interesting to see how my focus on shows has been changing a bit over time. What’s good is that there still isn’t really a set focus on the blog other than to talk about anime, or things related to it.

Though for me, while I still watch anime regularly enough, there hasn’t really been any shows that have completely grabbed me over the past couple of years when I think about it. Besides continuations of shows that I already enjoyed (Hidamari Sketch, ARIA, e.g.), I would say that Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Kara no Kyoukai are the rare exceptions in works that grabs me nicely and holds me there over the past 4 years or so (Will see what Fate/Zero does in the long run in that regard when it completes). But the fact that I indulge in watching anime and interacting with others about anime is something that hasn’t lost its entertainment as the years have gone by. I’ve no plans of stopping that anytime soon (hopefully more of it here on this blog rather than elsewhere on the Internet :P), and I’m hoping that dm00, Link and nomadotto (when they have the time) feel the same to an extent.

But enough sidetracking. I’m very appreciative of my fellow writers on DMAB, all the subscribers, the commenters, the article linkers, the glancers, the twitterers/tumblrs/forespringers/etc.ers, the anime bloggers that keep going on and provide inspiration to keep going or try something different, and the anime bloggers who’ve closed up shop and yet leave a goal to strive for. Among others. As always, thanks for reading. :)

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6 Responses to “Doing this for five years with something to show for it?”


  1. 1 Ryan A February 14, 2012 at 7:50 am

    And thanks for sticking around.

  2. 2 ghostlightning February 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Never gonna last this long. Congrats.

  3. 3 ryett (@chrisbzay) February 15, 2012 at 3:00 am

    And thanks for writing whenever you can! Its always a treat to see a post every so often.

  4. 4 otou-san February 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Here’s to five more. Even if it’s rare, it’s nice to see your name on a post.

  5. 5 dm00 February 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks for inviting me into this beach-side ramen stand and offering me a spatula.

  6. 6 Mushyrulez March 5, 2012 at 12:01 am

    You’re like, more otou-san than otou-san now :P


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