Also, I've been rereading a lot of my older posts and noticing how my writing style has changed a lot. Less on rote academic writing and a whole lot more of journalism. The language is far more relaxed now, I feel more comfortable with my choice of words and subject matter. I'm looking forward to better posts in the coming months, no longer afraid that what I write will not be good enough. Does this mean that I am finally transforming from awkward blogger to serious writer?
These are just two of the thoughts flitting about in my head.
Also, a preview. My next article will be up tomorrow, and it's a doozy on crossplay, the "black sheep" of congoing.
Expect a special, Christmas column later in the week, written exclusively for Animology by Santa Claus himself, who I met at Otakon.
And next week, with the dawn of a new year fast approaching, I plan to reminisce on the past year, complete with photographs, memories and musings by congoers I've met.
And then on to 2010. And the future.
PS: How poetic, as I write this, I'm listening to the opening for Great Teacher Onizuka live action, "Poison." I have no idea what it's about, but the music suits the mood I'm in.