Wow! Is it that time already?
I seriously can’t believe it’s been a year already ^^ unless I got all my clocks and calendars wrong, which I would believe (seriously there was this one time when the time changed, that was quite the dilemma)
But before I make my blogging plan announcements, I wanted to say
HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY to Lady Lyn!
I’m sure you all follow her too, and if you don’t, I seriously recommend checking her out. She does a little bit of everything, however, she has been busy with school recently so her output hasn’t been at its peak. Still, great content and insight about anime, dramas, food, books, manga, movies, and /drum roll/ she’s got good taste in music. Awesome, no?
So happy blogiversary, especially since it’s the 2nd year! I hope you have many to come because I like reading your blog posts 😀
As for announcements, it’s really just one: I’ll be blogging less for a few months. Now, you’re probably thinking, less?! so you’re quitting?!
No! I mean, I have been disappeared for a while but that was because I was in finals so technically I was supposed to come back and blog full time again BUT…I got into quite a few projects so will be on and off still.
Remember I mentioned I was organizing a HK Zine on tumblr? Well, it’s that time where I need to advertise for it, create templates, figure out who I’m printing with, and so much more! Honestly, it’s a lot of fun but also a lot of work, and since this is a project involving 27 other people, I can’t slack off. This will be taking up (nearly) the whole of my attention until possibly mid-February.
And starting tomorrow (Dec 1st) I’ll be advertising the zine on twitter and tumblr. We’re having a “12 days of Christmas” but extended for a month where I’ll be featuring all our creators (26 of them!) until January, when preorders open (date tbd).
Please spread the word and support these artists and writers by purchasing a copy of the zine when it comes out, checking out/following their profiles, sharing their commissions info or even commissioning them!
Another project that has my full attention! Currently, this project is a bit on the low-down but just know it’s going to be amazing, hosted on wordpress, and will include the anime community! It started in lieu of recent IRL events and with this project we hope to spread some love in the community ^^
It’s very different compared to the content I normally post (just me fangirling over stuff I enjoy) but it’s something I feel is very important and should be addressed.
“We are a group of otaku bloggers who promotes acceptance of all individuals regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability. We emphasize the importance of respect, kindness, and tolerance to every human being.” – Our Mission
And that was the sneak preview for you all. There will be more info Dec 12th from myself and the group of us!
Aside from these two projects I’ve also immersed myself in Gift Exchanges, some of them involving me going out /shivers/ to buy gifts, and others where I have to create the gifts. I’m basically booked til around Spring 2017 (lol)
So what can you expect?
(for the time being)
- Yuri on Ice mid-season review and final thoughts (at least). Seriously, this show has me wrapped around it’s cunning fingers and I’m probably going to be trapped for a while to come~
- Movie reviews, especially in the next few weeks because my family decided that the theatre would be a weekly thing ^^
- Possibly a book a month review, right now I’m working on a Harry Potter book and movie comparison and it’s going to be spoiler filled!
- BL Manga reviews, starting January most likely since December will be filled with End of Year wrap ups. I’m thinking 1 or 2 a month. I do have a couple titles in mind but if you have recommendations, DEF shoot them my way~
- 2016 Favorites! This will be for anime, manga, and whatever I may think of
- 2016 Highlights! I did this last year and I’m just going to go through every month and pick something I particularly thought was awesome and special to me ^^
I hope you guys still stick with me even though my activity will be low. Thanks to my new followers and the followers who are still with me ^^
And as a side note, I may be getting into this publishing job soon! One of my older teachers put out an intern announcement on FB and I thought, maybe I could try for it? Honestly, I have little clue about Adobe products and publishing in general, but since I want to keep making zines, I thought it would be a good plan to try. She did get back to me and said it would be a team thing so hopefully I can get in (and if I did, this would be a whole other project I’d be focusing on)
Thanks for reading and until next time!