Diplomacy in Reviews

The other day I was thinking about what my biggest pet peeves are when reading a review, and while there are a few, instead of listing them I figured I’d write about what I consider to be the biggest one.

And that pet peeve is when someone writes in a way that completely lacks diplomacy.

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The Gutenberg WordPress Block Editor – An Update

It’s been quite some time since I first wrote about Gutenberg, the not-so-new-anymore block editor that has been introduced into WordPress.

I’ve now been using Gutenberg for the better part of a year.
So I figure I may as well share my thoughts!

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Celebrating The Achievement Unlocked Award!

You know, there’s been a bit of a tag post drought so far in 2019!
So it’s nice to get another one after what feels like a very long time!

Let’s see… it’s been a little over two months since I’ve published a tag post / award on this blog.  Well, it feels like a long time at least. But that’s about to change, because I’ve been nominated for a few awards recently!

The award this time around is the Achievement Unlocked Award.
Nomination is courtesy of Lynn Sheridan! Thanks!
(Check out our Sankarea Collaboration! First post here.).

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Selecting A Best Girl

Lately I’ve been selecting best girls from the anime that I watch.
This harkens back to a time where I used to try and maintain a favourite female anime character, aka a waifu.

I remember when I started out watching anime, I used to think to myself “This girl will be my waifu”. And then I would promptly forget about them or move on.
(Sorry Kaname Chidori. At least I remember you, for what it’s worth).

This was a poor reflection on either my judgement, or my loyalty. It happened several times and I realized that waifus are just not for me. I was just selecting them for the sake of it, and so I stopped doing it completely. No more keeping a girl as my favourite, just in case I needed to drop that knowledge (I never did, not even once).


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100 Followers Q&A Extravaganza!

Hey everyone, I’m back with answers to your questions! Also I really wanted to include extravaganza in the title of at least one of my posts, so this really worked out well.

I originally had an idea that I wanted to use for my 100 followers celebration, but I couldn’t make it happen just yet. I’ll post it at some point though for sure. I’m sorry I couldn’t surprise you all just yet. It’ll be worth the wait though!

I didn’t expect so many questions! I’m glad I asked for them though, seeing as my other idea isn’t ready yet!

Once again, thank you everyone who has been a part of this blog so far, from reading my posts, to following, to commenting! I truly appreciate all of it.


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Do I Have Anime Veteran Bias?

Maybe anime veteran bias isn’t the best term for what I am thinking of here…

Lately I’ve been thinking about how I judge anime, and comparing my observations / enjoyment to what I would have thought when I started out watching anime. I was just much less critical back then!

For the first year or so of discovering & watching anime, I loved everything I watched. Didn’t matter what it was. Harem, ecchi, action, shounen, mecha, fantasy, et cetera. I just enjoyed watching anime. I look back now on some of the titles that I watched and am fairly surprised that I sat through 12-24 episodes of certain anime. Present day Yomu would have some serious trouble re-watching some of the anime in his anime list.

So this made me wonder, is there a tangible anime veteran bias? I can guarantee that if I actually rated anime (something I don’t do on MAL), I would have rated many anime higher back then than I would today. And even anime that I have watched recently, such as Black Cat, I know I would have rated higher had I watched it back in 2013. At the very least, I feel like I would have enjoyed it more.

But what causes this to happen?


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100 Followers! Thanks Everyone.


Hey, I’ve hit 100 followers!

Very brief post here.

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone reading this, and everyone who has followed me over these past several months.
You all rock!

I already have an idea of what I want to post to celebrate, so hopefully I can get it together this weekend. Depends on how the weather turns out.

But at the same time, it feels like it’s almost tradition to do a Q & A as well!

So, while questions aren’t explicitly required, feel free to ask if you have any.

You don’t have to force one out though, it’s all good! I’m no good at coming up with questions myself, you see. So it’s only fair I extend that to all of you.


That’s it!

Until next time!
Thanks for reading!