Happy Birthday Azusa Nakano

I suppose that if I continued with my tradition of birthday wishes for all of the main characters of the K-On! anime, that this post would be topped with the animated gif of Azusa with the flashing star over her eye, that I’ve done for the others thus far. The rest of the post would be filled with other animated gifs of Azusa.

None of that is going to happen, I’m afraid.

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Love… exciting and new….

This is a love letter.

To an anime character.

I know, I know… this is why all the Readers here are strictly Mythical. Even if someone did stumble into this dusty dead-end on the internet, the previous two sentences will have made them desperately stab at the back button, if not the off button itself.

That’s all good and fine; I’m well used to talking to myself. Seeing as how no one else listens anyway.

So I shall carry on.

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It only takes a little

A few days ago, on a completely different site, I put forth an… well, I guess you could call it an ‘artistic effort’. A picture, a piece of writing, a video — whatever. The form doesn’t matter, at least not for what I want to talk about here.

I put it elsewhere because I did want it to be seen, and of course the only Readers here are quite Mythical. Hence, it is elsewhere. I will not identify it here.

But I knew when I put it out, that the odds were large that few would notice it, and fewer would care. Those that did care were far more likely to disapprove of it than to approve. So I expected to at best receive no feedback, and at worst a great deal of negative feedback.

Some of that has occurred.

But one person wrote some feedback, where he indicated that he got what I was going for, and enjoyed it. And….

He thanked me for putting it up.

Perhaps it is a measure of my utter lack of self-regard, but that really fucking mattered to me. I just might make something else like it in the future and put that out there, too. Whereas before, I was quite convinced that what I’d just finished would be the last time I’d do something like that, as it seemed a waste of time.

The point is not that someone liked something I did.

The point is this, oh Mythical Reader — if someone puts out there something that you like, TELL THEM YOU LIKE IT. If all they ever hear is how terrible it is, or how it could have been done better, or that they should be doing something else instead, then they’re likely to go away and not do that thing you liked anymore. That’d be a shame, wouldn’t it?

Happy Birthday Ritsu Tainaka

Ritsu star

Today, August 21, is the birthday of the most famous drummer in anime, Ritsu Tainaka, from K-On!

Well, most famous as far as I’m concerned. I might be biased.

Poor Ritsu deserves far better an entry than what I’m going to deliver here. Frankly, it’s the middle of the week and I’m exhausted. A couple of quick anigifs is all I can manage right now.

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Filling the gap

I have realized that I left a bit of a gap in my previous postings, that related my various eras of anime watching. I never got around to explaining what it was that brought me back around to my current state of, once again, watching anime in a more or less avid manner.

Not that anyone other than myself will care, naturally, but as these are written for myself rather than the Mythical Reader, and as I am still at a loss as to why I do some of the things I do, I will fill the gap. So to speak.


What provoked me to return to my anime watching ways?

It wasn’t an anime.

It was… oh, lord, I don’t wanna say it…

It was My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

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Happy Birthday Tsumugi Kotobuki


Today, July 2, is the birthday of the fictional character Tsumugi Kotobuki, from the world-renowned and universally acclaimed anime (and manga) series, K-On!

Why am I making mention of a fictional birthday of a fictional character?

Why the hell not?

Besides, Mugi (her nickname) is my favorite character, in one of my favorite shows. So I made some animated gifs of her. (after the break, to spare anyone who’s not interested in seeing them)

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