On putting people into boxes.

Here’s another trend I’ve observed lately: putting people into boxes.
Not literally, of course.

Instead, what I’m referring to is applying labels to people that remove any and all nuance, lumping people together sometimes based on a single detail.

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How To: Write a WordPress Post Using the Gutenberg Block Editor

It feels like it’s time for another post on the “new” WordPress post editor: Gutenberg.

I’ve written about Gutenberg several times before (first this, then this). At first, I forced myself to try it due to the various benefits that had been told to me by Lynn “The Early Adopter” Sheridan, AKA The Otaku Author. I flip-flopped back and forth between it and the Classic Editor, ruining many posts (don’t convert from the block editor to classic, it ruins your post and you’ll have to fix so many things), and then eventually gave in again and went back to Gutenberg.

It’s been a hotbed of criticism from other bloggers, but I feel like maybe some other bloggers haven’t taken the time to learn how to really make use of the block editor’s features when it comes to constructing a post. And so, I’ll go over how I use the editor to make posts in what I consider to be a very easy and convenient way.

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Mixed Feelings: Vinland Saga (Review)

A while ago I finished Vinland Saga, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to write about it. That is, until now, because I’m not sure what else to write about at the moment so I figured I’d just write that Vinland Saga review.

The thing is, I have mixed feelings towards Vinland Saga, and I can’t properly convey them in a spoiler-free manner.

Meaning that this review will contain spoilers, just a heads up!

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The Futility of Gatekeeping in Anime and Criticism of it.

All right, I admit, I’ve read one too many posts complaining about gatekeeping in anime. And so instead of leaving a comment that could be construed as disrespectful or whatever, I decided to publish my thoughts on the topic here on my own blog.

If any of you have written about gatekeeping before, either via blog post or Twitter, please understand that this isn’t a personal response to any of you individually. This is more of a situation where I’ve been reading the same complaints for several years now and have formed my own opinion on the ordeal.

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The Misfit of Demon King Academy Review (Spoiler-free)

With the recent anime season having wrapped up, I decided to take a quick look at anything that interested me. And this was one anime that did.

A demon lord, reincarnated, having to attend a demon lord academy checked enough boxes. Fantasy, school, and potentially an unapologetic protagonist. It all sounded good to me.

So how was it?

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Is empathy a virtue?

Let’s move away from what I’ve been writing about recently in regards to making efforts to improve oneself and instead look at something else.

It’s something that I’ve definitely thought about a lot recently, but I hadn’t felt the desire to write about it until I read Ethan_07’s post that talks about stories can invoke feelings of empathy from us.

This time though, I’m not going to try to make any relations to anime, it’s just my personal thoughts on empathy itself.

Been listening to the FFX soundtrack quite a bit lately, so that’s the post theme for this one:

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