I wasn’t able to get to the internet at all yesterday, which means I didn’t post. And that means I failed at the goal of posting every day this month.
Or is that the goal? If “every day in the month” is a method and the actual goal is “30 posts in the month”, then the fact that I’ve also posted more than once on many days more than cancels out missing one day.
I also posted every day in a row for a period longer than 30 days anyway, it just wasn’t the right time to “count” as NaBloPoMo.
I’m still going to post every remaining day this month and try to maintain a similar average pace after NaBloPoMo is over.
Rather than edit the first post with links, I’ve decided to make a new one that should be the first one seen by anyone who decides to check this out after I’m done.
Continue reading 30-Day Anime Challenge Summary
Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
If you’re American like me, you probably know that from V for Vendetta rather than from any actual celebration, so please also remember that, unlike what V for Vendetta arguably implied and Anonymous definitely seems to think, Guy Fawkes was NOT fighting against tyranny (and definitely not an anarchist); he just wanted to kill the (Protestant) king and replace him with a Catholic head of state, which would have been very unlikely to lead to greater freedom for the English people at that time.
Guy Fawkes Day is, of course, supposed to celebrate Fawkes’s failure, not his attempt.
“An anime you wish never ended and continued on”
Not too long ago, it was announced that Naruto is ending soon; that’s not my answer, it’s just a good reminder that even the longest series eventually end. Of course, some series are better suited to have indefinite lengths than others.
So I’m going to split my answer here.
Continue reading 30 Day Anime Challenge Day 30: Never Ending
Qualia Soup makes a popular series of videos explaining various concepts on YouTube.
Dualism came up recently in the comments on another blog, so I’m bringing attention to Qualia Soup’s videos on dualism.
“An anime you wished was real”
For the most part, whether it’s because of cities being destroyed in the series, post-apocalyptic settings, or the idea of just anybody having access to tremendous destructive power, I wouldn’t want most anime to be real.
The first good “safe” answer I thought of was My Neighbor Totoro. That way a lot of cool magic stuff gets to be real without Tokyo being underwater or tennis games being able to cause mass extinctions.
Pokemon being real would be even better; it’s just as safe (in actual practice, anyway; events that could have been disastrous have happened) and just about about everyone has Pokemon.
But there’s one other that, while not quite as free of potentially deadly conflict, might be just about as good: Astro Boy. Sure there’s enough anti-robot sentiment to get conflict out of it, but overall it’s one of the most optimistic views of the future around, anime or otherwise.
“Favorite quote from any anime character”
The things I’m most likely to intentionally quote would be things that are like catchphrases or taglines, but that doesn’t mean those are actually my favorite lines.
And I already named the scene with Simon’s “My Bro is dead” speech as my favorite scene.
Continue reading 30 Day Anime Challenge Day 28: Favorite Quote