Winter Status Update
I’ve heard a few people talking about what they’ll be doing for the next few weeks. Some people are working on the 12 Days of Christmas posts, which does sound interesting. Some of us, however, have a little too much on our plates at the moment with exams and things. Sadly, the next few weeks are not going to be easy ones for me, as I’ve got not only exams, but the last few assignments for my classes, and then I literally have to fly out two hours after my last test. Not a lot of breathing room in there.
So I wanted to officially state right now that most of my larger blog posts are going to be on hold for the time being. I was working on two specifically – a first impression of Nisekoi and an entry about getting started with manga – and I’ve decided to save these until after my exams are over. The last day of exams are the 19th, so I should get back to work on them soon after that. The regular blog posts are also going to slow down. This doesn’t mean they’ll stop completely, as I should have a post about the latest One Piece chapter in a day or two, but other than that I’ll only post something if it’s part of some major event of the series, or something that is not likely to come up again. The obvious exception is the time directly before the exams, where I’ll be lucky to get anything done here at all.
I also wanted to talk about the video reviews a bit. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted one in a while. Well that’s mainly because my English work has gotten in the way of writing them. Doing personal writing projects when you have more important ones to do is always an uncomfortable process. I wanted to get at least one video out before exams, but that isn’t very likely at the moment. With any luck, I’ll at least be able to write and record the Chobits review in the next few days so I can do the editing over Christmas Break. If not, there’s a good chance I won’t get to do any recording until the 10th of January, since for personal reasons, the place I’ll be going during break will be hard to record at.
However, there is a silver lining to all of that: while I’m on break, I should still have the ability to write. This means I’ll be able to post updates after exams are done, but there’s another idea I had. Usually the process of doing reviews is that I work on the script, recording and editing of a single video at a time. But while I’m away from my microphone, there’s nothing stopping me from making the scripts for a large number of different reviews at once. So when I get back, there’s a greater possibility that I’ll get the videos out on time. The script writing was always the most difficult part for me, so practice could be just what I need to help get things done faster. In case I end up going with this idea, I’ll give you a short list of manga I’d like to review, so you can help decide what should get priority:
- The World God Only Knows
- Rosario + Vampire
- Liar Game
- Fairy Tail
- Soul Eater
- Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl
- Angel Beats: Heavens Door
- Invasion! Squid Girl
Also, I didn’t get a whole lot of feedback on it last time, but if I get stressed out during my studying, I may decide to relieve it by gathering and captioning some funny scenes I find in the manga I read. So look forward to that.
Aside from all that, I don’t have much to say. it’s going to be a lot quieter here while exams are going on, but I suppose it’s like that in most places. I just wanted to once again thank you guys for reading. I think this blog is still helpful not only in helping me express myself, but because the grades on my last two essays were surprisingly high. There may not be a correlation, but who knows. Maybe rambling about manga can pay off after all.