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Unfulfilled Expectations or a Drastic My Anime Blog 2008 Primer

By TheBigN

So according to others, I was apparently supposed to be part of the “12 Days of Christmas” craze that’s sweeping the blogosphere, and I’m kinda confused on how that impression came to be. I’m planning on doing what I did last year with the “Impressions on a Year 2008” coming soon after Christmas, but nothing of the sort was happening before the holiday. At the same time, I feel guilty when I see links from other blogs saying that I’m participating in it when I’m not, so I figured that I should go and do something about it. And from the outset be lazy and selfish about it. So, instead of covering my thoughts on the year of anime that I saw, I decided to write about what I thought were the best posts on DMAB this year, even though December isn’t over yet. Of course there’s bias involved here (yay self-horn tooting!), so if you have different favorites than I do, please feel free to say so. Nor is this post itself going to be the pinnacle of good writing (as I’m tired and lazy right now), but I feel that this helps people who haven’t bothered to check out the blog before, and at least it gives me some time to reflect on things.

A mix-up almost as bad as this one?

A mix-up almost as bad as this one?

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Thankful for Anime, 2008

By TheBigN

When I did this last year, I thought I was a little unique for setting it up the way I did. Turns out that this same format (and the title even), had been done for years past by one Jason Miao. Goes to show you how originality is hard to come by (orz). But it still is a good time to be thankful for yet another fun year in new anime series.

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Thoughts on Hidamari Sketch x365 Episode 9: Girls on Film

When I see Yoshinoya-sensei in action, it makes me feel guilty, since I feel like a kindred spirit on some senses. In terms of things that “matter”, things that she “needs” to do, she’s a chronic procrastinator.  I totally understand having priorities that take personal preference over responsibilities, and knowing that there’s work to be done even though one would rather not do it. But I feel like that’s where the similarities end, since it’s the intention of those priorities that matter over everything else. While I’d consider myself a selfish procrastinator, Yoshinoya-sensei is more like a selfless procrastinator.

He will watch you in your sleep if you do not behave, so be careful.

He will watch you in your sleep if you do not behave, so be careful.

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Vote for Miyako Redux!

By TheBigN

While I thought that Miyako might be able to get past Rena in the last round of Saimoe, I was surprised when the result actually turned out to be so (lol @Rena taken home). Against Tomoyo, I still have faith that she can come through, but I’m not sure that others believe as well. If you don’t know Hidamari Sketch or don’t care about Miyako, why not continue to make Saimoe interesting and not a bland coronation of CLANNAD characters (I’d say KyoAni, but Kagami’s still there. <3)? Besides, Tomoyo’s indeed awesome, but Miyako’s much more so. In my heart at least. (I do realize that I haven’t really enumerated reasons for why Miyako is better than Tomoyo, but fanatacism is good enough right?) 😛

The roses always know.

The roses always know.

And continuing along the original vein, vote for Kirino! You know you want to. 😛

Vote for Miyako!

You know you want to. 😛

Beat Rena at her own game, especially because she took out Yuno last year.

Do it for her. And do it for the watermelon.

Do it for her. And do it for the watermelon.

By TheBigN

Thoughts on Hidamari Sketch x365 Episode 8: Fly Like An Eagle

By TheBigN(ooooooooooooooooo!)

From my limited experiences in my 22 years of life, I’m always surprised by how sports take a hold of our lives.  It tends to be an instant starting point of connection between people, a source of collective joy and agony, and probably one of the more politically correct ways to classify people into groups and do battle against them.  For example, as a Washington Redskins fan, I have no love lost for the rest of the NFC East, so the Giants, Cowboys and Eagles can all crash and burn as far as I care. And of course alliances and the like can form, such as the collective dislike of the New England Patriots as they “smugly” pursued their quest for perfection last season. But as seen in the previous sentences, sometimes sports can get too serious business, and I fear that sort of attitude moves into other areas, based on how obsessed people can get with politics as if political parties were playing for the World Cup and not for the whole well-being of the country. So when seeing things like, say, a high school’s Field Day, it’s a nice change of pace to observe some positive aspects of sports. But I sort of digress from here. 😛

...to sell tortillas for a living.

In a world where you must fight to survive, an unlikely band of heroes came together...

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Thoughts on Hidamari Sketch x365 Episode 7: One Step At A Time

By TheBigN(oodly Appendage)

In life, there’s always an opportunity to get worked up, necessary or otherwise, about something, and so it often seems to be the case with Yuno. But as is most cases with our X’d protagonist, it’s understandable in this episode, as she begins her time at Yamabuki High School, a new situation, with new courses, new teachers and new students for starters. Though they might seem innocuous, we are all caught unawares when faced with something that we haven’t met before, especially when coupled with whatever life decides to throw at you when you’re not paying attention. It can be petrifying, bewildering, doubt-inducing, and very persuasive in reversing course back into what you’re used to, even if you’re not fine with what’s there, just because it’s what you know. But regardless of how we feel about them, the only way to progress and to get to progress when confronted with these new experiences is to keep pushing onward, no matter how long it takes to get there. So it’s good to see Yuno begin to tackle this new challenge of high school life, even with some butterflies flying around in her stomach, because everybody’s changing, and we never feel the same. :3

This says a lot about their outlooks on life. Though Yuno overdramatizes some.

This says a lot about their outlooks on life. Though Yuno overdramatizes some.

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