Monthly Archives: January 2015

Reader’s Madness: Radiant: The Towers Trilogy

I’m going to be talking about Radiant: The Towers Trilogy by Karina Sumner-Smith. Radiant is the first and only book out of the trilogy at the moment, with the next slated for May.

(Radiant) is greatly out of my normal reading comfort zone. As I’ve said on the blog before, I’m strictly fantasy. I’m going to have trouble talking about it a tad, not sure of the right terms mostly. Also I’m not verse on the genre, so my view may not be the best. So forgive me if I stumble in talking about it. BUT, because I’ve read it and enjoyed it so much – excited for the next one, it did something special surely to break into my comfort zone.

Anyways, let’s talk about it.

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Winter 2015 Season, Episode 4 Impressions (Ein)

So little behind schedule mainly due to pure out laziness and not wanting to take the whole like less than five minutes it takes to set up a post for me to start typing and to start an episode of anime.

But because of that I now have like half of my shows I am actually keeping up with this season backlogged again for a week. Which assuming I am watching all the ones I was caught up on that puts me at like 14 shows I think. With 2 I am behind on by more than just an episode (or two). Luckily though it kind of works out to make the posts kind of the same length.

Anyway what I will probably be doing for the rest of the season anime wise is what I have been doing but split up into two posts. Shows Monday through Thursday or Friday will be on one post, the other post will take up the shows that air from Friday if I missed any in the first post to Sunday.

Adding in the general skip a show or two and what I am currently watching right now I expect this to be about 5 or 6 little thoughts of mine per show. Nothing terribly too fancy given this season be fairly lackluster for me. Hopefully here soon I will find something else I can do on the blog.

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Artwork Extravaganza #13

Another Wednesday of course means more art!

If I were to give this post a theme… it’d be fan chosen I suppose?

Pretty much asked for ideas and got some, even some free pictures, and threw it together for the post.

Enjoy!

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Winter 2015 Season, Third Episode Summaries

Honestly I am still debating internally what to do this season.

One part of me wants to just pick and choose random shows and do my usual long episode write ups, even though I feel like I need to change how I write those because all I am really doing is saying what happened with a few lines of monologue, the good part being that when I do this it is usually a show from the day I write the post so it is out quicker.

Another part of me just wants to do what I am doing in this post where I just shoot out quick summaries of how I felt about the episode overall, which I think is slightly better because the way I have written them so far usually avoids major spoilers and just gives my feelings over the particular episode rather than spoiling everything out from the episode, the bad thing though is with this I tend to do a whole weeks worth of anime in one post and that means it tends to be quite a while after some of the episodes have aired.

Yet another part wants me to figure out a way to somehow do both, maybe with a few medium to long summaries and the rest being short quips. This though would still have the problem of most of the episodes having aired days before unless I maybe split it up into 2 or 3 posts, which would cut the size of the post to only a few hundred words probably… but I would have most shows talked about the day of or only a few days after the air date.

Either way though this season is fairly lackluster with only I think 13 or so shows I am actively watching and 2 of those are near the dropping point and may be dropped today mattering how their episode goes.

One nice thing about that though is it lets me focus on me getting back into school as well as opens up paths for me to blog about other things such as gaming or reading. Also the blog is fairly young still so it isn’t exactly insane that I am still trying to figure out how I want to do things.

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Isuca, Episode 1

So this is a rare case in the season of it has a late start, most shows have already aired or will be airing their 3rd episode this last week/weekend, AND it is even the rarer case of I have actually read some of the manga before the series had started, given it has been awhile since I even looked at the manga…

In other news this might be my only post this weekend because I have a list of things I need to do and honestly the longer I put them off by watching anime the worse it will be for me later on. Also some people have told me they actually like the format of the quick summaries of episodes rather than these full length ones I do… so… I might just do that every week or two instead and find other things to post about.

Anyways on with the show!

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Artwork Extravaganza #12

I decided to prep this post ahead of schedule due to the fact I start school this week, so I am not sure how busy I may or may not be getting everything situated with that going on.

Also I decided just now to make the theme about schools! Mwhahahaha!

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Winter 2015 Season, Second Episode Round-up 2

As I said I would in my post last night, this is going to be the second post over the second episodes that I missed while spending time in the hospital. I decided to add Yatterman Night to the roster and two shows are now near the dropping point for this season.

So lets get going shall we?

Yatterman

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Absolute Duo, Episode 3

So this is my first episode write up of this season and I still believe I am not good at this at all! But people read it so I guess it is alright. Tomorrow I will put up another post with a bunch of the 2nd episodes that I missed while they piled up. From here on out I will do my usual random grabbing of shows and doing episode write ups.

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Reader’s Madness: Small Background Details (The Amra Thetys Chronicles)

I know I promised my first book review for Friday. But, as I warned, I have a number of distractions. Funnily enough this one being reading books itself. So here is a post and story about a recent book series I read through. I read the first and second book of this series awhile ago. Recently the third book came out and I decided to re-read the first two and then go right into the third. This was made easy by the fact an omnibus edition came out with all three books in one ebook. So I read it as one larger book in one go.

The series is known as the The Amra Thetys Chronicles. The three books currently out for it are: The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids, The Thief Who Spat in Luck’s Good Eye, and The Thief Who Knocked on Sorrow’s Gate. Now personally just the titles interested me enough to read them. (For anyone interested, the first book is free in most e-book stores) So, let’s talk about them.

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Winter 2015 Season, Second Episode Round-up

I ran into a bit of a complication on Wednesday and ended up spending the rest of the week up to late last night at the hospital watching over my sister and will be returning there later today. Also I have not yet quite decided what shows I want to even talk about this season. Mostly because while there is only a couple shows I am dropping so far, most are decent enough to keep, but not interesting enough to catch my attention to talk about it seems.

Anyway, because the episodes this week piled up with me being out of the house, I decided I would just throw some quick sentences out there of each show I watched with my thoughts on it.

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