20 December 2009

Noticing some things...

When I started this site, it was always my intention to update three times a week. I have no shortage of material, I keep a list of topics written down in a journal and add to it each time I come up with something I want to write about. I am always discovering new things and receiving new "epiphanies" about my work and love of anime. And yet, I find it very hard to make more than a post or two a week. Take this week, for example. I like updating on Mondays. This week it was Wednesday. I fully intended to add the next post on Friday. It's Sunday and I just sent it off to Aleks for proofreading and formatting. Why is it that it takes me so long to put my thoughts to paper, as it were?

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.

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