Good morning, everybody!
Unbelievably, it has been just over a year since I began blogging again. In that time I’ve been pretty busy… I’m sure that this won’t impress those of you who post daily, but this is actually my 100th post since I came off of my hiatus. I don’t often pat myself on the back, but I’m actually really proud of myself for this, especially since, what with struggling to start my life over from scratch, this has been one of the busiest, most stressful years of my life! The fact that I put so much thought and energy into each and every one of those 100 posts is also something that I’m very proud of! The day when I fart out content for the sake of farting out content is the day when I’m done as a blogger… More than anything else I want my posts to be entertaining and interesting. I really hope that you’ve found that to be the case!
A big thanks to everybody who has visited Watashi Wa Bucho!! this year. Whether you’ve paid a visit once, twice, or a hundred times, I’m immensely grateful to you! I don’t blog for the sake of gaining popularity, but because I want to contribute something to the anime fandom. That being said, this experience has been all the more rewarding because of the times when you guys have engaged with my posts. It makes me happy to know that my words haven’t been lost to the void, but are actually reaching somebody! Another thank-you is in order to those of you who have given my blog and its posts more exposure – BiblioNyan, Crow, and Karandi, especially. It humbles and encourages me to know that you’ve both enjoyed my posts and think that they’re worth other people’s time! You guys are awesome!
As I’ve said before, I’m not sure what the future of Watashi Wa Bucho!! Is, at this time… My life is becoming increasingly more busy chaotic (especially now that my husband and I are gearing up to buy our first home), but, for now, I would like to keep writing. There are still things that I wanna achieve and I think that I still have more to offer, so… yeah… You’re stuck with me for now, whether you like it or not!
I would like to close this post by listing the 10 posts that I’m most proud of having written this last year. I hope that you’ll give them a read, if you haven’t already!
It’s easy to look at some of the schlock that is churned out every season and get depressed, but here’s an uplifting look at just how far anime has come and just how much we’ve got to be grateful for as fans today.
A post in which I unpack some of the symbolism prevalent in Erased. I really had to put my thinking cap on for this one, but I was so pleased with the end result!
Whilst anime’s treatment of those battling mental illness may be gradually improving, it still has quite some way to go… During this post, I discuss why that is.
I never thought that I’d ever write a post singing the praises of one of my least favourite anime characters of all time, but Naruto Shippuuden’s epic finale really brought home the strengths of this divisive character.
Guilty pleasures. We all have them. The shows that we know, objectively speaking, aren’t great, but, for some (probably silly) reason, we love them anyway! Here are five of mine. You can read, but you can’t judge!
This was the post that kickstarted my first ever tag post. In it, I discuss why, after 10 long years, I still love anime. Check out the links at the bottom of the page to see what other bloggers had to say on the subject!
Run with the Wind was my favourite show of 2018. One of the things that I loved the most about it was just how true to life it could be. Characters faced real problems, problems that couldn’t be solved by passion alone. This is something that I unpack in more detail in the above post.
Written as part of the 12 Days of Anime project. During this post, I discuss some of 2018’s best anime couples and how their diversity was their greatest strength.
A fun little post in which I include the best, most hilarious screenshots I took during 2018. All out of context, of course!
We all (madmen excluded) score the anime that we watch. But that may be where the similarities between us end. As it turns out, we all have a very different approach to scoring anime. Check out the above post to see mine. The comments section is also a pretty interesting read…