Six years. Hm.

By TheBigN

In 2012 I watched about 30 or so series, OVA and movies related to anime, and while I thought that was a lot, according to this handy page, it barely scratched the surface. Time flies, work calls, and other stuff seemingly keeps coming around the bend in terms of this pastime. How I’ve watch anime  has changed by necessity, with my laptop currently on the road to brickdom and utilizing streaming to the fullest extent on my Kindle Fire. That being said, there’s been plenty of stuff that’s piqued my interest, but it’s been hard to write more substantially about them other than “WOWTHATWASCOOL“. I’ve tried to stay away from that sort of writing style because it felt to me like people wouldn’t get much out of that. And crazily enough, most of the time I try to write, I want whoever reads the finished product to get something out of it other than, “so that’s what TheBigN thinks”. It’s hard to get out of this way of thinking, though I should, especially since there’s fun stuff that happens over the year related to anime, both in the medium, and in the culture surrounding it (like the Otakon Music Festival. Fun times that). So I’ll try at least to shift the quips about anime I drop on Twitter and IRC onto here a little bit more. Whether or not that will be a good thing will be determined, I guess.

As always, I give a big thanks to dm00 for dropping his own bits of experience, excitement, and exposition to this endeavor. Thanks to the readers/glancers/etc. who stick around or follow this blood for our impressions.

It’s interesting to get to a point where the question “what else is there to say?” jumps around. I feel like there’s more to come than what’s been done so far here (although there’s been less and less as the years have gone, I think), so I’m hoping to never find out that answer.

Happy six year anniversary, DMAB.

Though I still like to think of DMAB as a blog of many hats. Picture by 腔子:  http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=19196614

Though I still like to think of DMAB as a blog of many hats. Picture by 腔子: http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=19196614

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9 Responses to “Six years. Hm.”


  1. 1 omo February 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    and… a meta post about six years!

  2. 3 dm00 February 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Happy anniversary! And thanks for giving me a place to put my thoughts on anime.

  3. 4 schneider February 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I believe in Drastic My Anime Blog!

  4. 5 Sasa February 13, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Yeah, the whole point of reading your blog is to learn about “what TheBigN thinks”! More of that please… Congratulations to 6 years of animeblogging :)

  5. 7 ryett (@chrisbzay) February 14, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Grats on another year! And I’m one of those people who actually like those “WOWTHATWASCOOL” posts since sometimes I like to know how other people explain the “why was that cool?” part.

  6. 8 Lainforce February 24, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Want to let you know that I used to love your blog back in the day when I was big into anime blogging and ran Mystic. You are always a step-ahead in being thought provoking and I liked that about Drastic My Anime Blog. Glad to see you’re still at it BigN.

    Keep up the good work.


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