Category Archives: Site Updates

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. Read the rest of this entry

Shades of Grey Turns 1/4

Actually, the blog became three months old on the 13th, I believe. I just had midterms and stuff to focus on until earlier today. There were only a few things I wanted to mention at this point. First is that with midterms done, I should be able to work on the Chobits review fairly soon. It might still take some time, since it’s a more complicated series than a lot of the previous ones I reviewed, but it helps that I have the entire collection, so finding pictures shouldn’t be an issue. After that, I’d like to do Rosario + Vampire, but there’s someone I’d to get in contact with who knows it better than I do. If not, then it’ll be either Fairy Tail or Gamaran. Read the rest of this entry

The First Month – Status Update

It felt a little strange, at first, to create my own blog. I actually started out on a communal anime/manga blog, ANiSPOT, and was there for a while before everyone else just sort of moved on (or, in one memorable case, started their own blog). After that, I just didn’t think of blogging again for a while. In fact, the original reason I made this website was just to keep the video reviews where people could see. But I’m really glad I started writing again. I really do enjoy discussing the different manga I read, and I also enjoy reading the comments I’ve been getting. Plus, if I didn’t start this blog up, I might never have found some of the other great blogs I’ve read.

After a month, I thought I would have gotten a bit tired of this, but I really haven’t. Actually, it’s only gotten easier over time. And 11 posts in one month is a good number, I think. There’s still quite a few things I still want to do, and some series I’d still like to discuss. That’s one of the big reasons for this post – I haven’t really spoken about what I have planned.

First off, the next video review IS coming. I have most of the audio recorded, and there’s just some of the on-camera segments I have to work out. I may end up having to rewrite one scene, because I’m not sure if what I originally had is appropriate enough. The good news is that I’m feeling a lot better about this episode so far. The last one actually became a featured video at Desu Des Brigade, so I have good reason to think I’m better than I think I am.

Then there’s the chapter discussions, and something I’ve been meaning to do is to review entire story arcs at once, after they finish. I wanted to do this for the Magic World arc from Mahou Sensei Negima, and possibly the S-Class Exam Arc from Fairy Tail when it finishes, among others. I did something like this for the flashback from Kenichi, and I’m likely going to try it with the recent flashback from Dengeki Daisy, but doing a several chapter story is different from doing an entire arc. Likely, it will be around the same length as the anime previews, which is quite a bit more work.

I’m also planning on the preview for Persona 4: The Animation. I’ll be using both the game and the official manga for this one, since I’d like to see for myself how the show could possibly work, and it’s a hard thing to picture without using the manga as a base.

I guess that’s mostly it. I just wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to read my articles, even if you’re not the type who normally reads manga. I’m hoping things will get even better from here.