Why draw anime girls when AI can do it for you?

Personally, I’ve never been much of an artsy person. Or so I thought, until I tried doing some acrylic nature painting when I was in Japan. So I’m sure with practice, I could learn how to draw in the anime style well enough.

But why bother when we can just use technology to do it for us… right?

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My home away from home – Nakano City, Nagano

Seeing as I no longer live there, I feel like I can comfortably write a little about where I was living during my two years in Japan, and that’s… Nakano City! But not the Nakano City of Tokyo.

No, this Nakano City is much more rural.

And cute? Stay tuned for details!
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Anonymity on the Internet is Slowly Dying

Recently, I booted up my old iPod (4th gen nano) and enjoyed listening to one of my old music collections that’s basically only there, and on a hard drive back home in Canada. It’s a ~235 song playlist composed primarily of melodic dubstep, with some electronic, and some older techno songs sprinkled in. I spent a lot of time making it back in the day, grabbing every song from YouTube and properly naming them all, remixes and all.

And well, my iPod isn’t doing too well anymore. The buttons don’t respond like they used to, and it’s clear I’ll need to buy a new mp3 player before long. So I had the idea of making a playlist on YouTube with all of the songs from this collection, to basically archive it for myself and make it easier to access in the future.

And then I figured, “Why don’t I make the playlist and share it for others? Surely there are other people out there who would like to listen to this playlist.” And the process of looking into that is what’s made me realize that it’s slowly becoming impossible to be anonymous on the Internet.

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Blog Post #649

Once again I wanted to write something, and now that I’ve managed to finally catch the little moth that kept appearing and disappearing in my room, I can focus on my laptop without the moth dive bombing into my face from the darkness.

But I wasn’t sure of what to write about, as always. Didn’t see any real good writing prompts to work off of and couldn’t think of anything, but I’ve been keeping my eyes open anyways.

So it’s just a general purpose blog post this time around.

Slime Anime Slime Rimuru Tempest Goblins
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Anime Question Association Round 1

Haven’t been watching too much anime recently, and haven’t thought of anything I really wanted to write about lately. But, I wanted to write something, so I figured I’d do something a little different from the old anime word association that I’ve done before.

Instead of associating anime to random words, I’ve got a random question generator to use and try to associate the questions to an anime. And hopefully answer them as well.

We’ll see how it goes anyways, I’m not sure what sort of questions we’ll get from this, but let’s find out.

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Unexpected changes in my life after moving to Japan.

Felt like writing a blog post, so here we are.

Since moving to Japan a lot has changed in my life. I mean really I could never have fully anticipated how everything would go. I’ve made attempts to go out and do more, learn more, experience more. And compared to how I was in Canada, I’d say I’ve managed to do much more on that front.

But anyways, there have been some unexpected changes, some of which I could never have expected.

So I’ll share some of those with you all.

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The Future of Commercial Anime

Recently, I had a thought in regards to anime and it’s current commercial nature. As we know in the West, anime is something we consume typically either in the form of physical media (DVDs, Blu-Rays, etc.) or on the Internet. And I’d wager that the Internet is by far the largest channel through which we consume anime.

But in Japan, obviously that’s not quite the case. Anime is still heavily restricted and commercialized via major broadcast networks, and it’s main channel of distribution is TV.

The question is, how long will it remain this way?

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