So we’ve been trying year on year to be better at getting out content quickish and consistently. I think we’ve been OK at it recently even if we do get a week or so behind at times or very behind on one thing but keep kind of up to date on another.
Thing is Anna is our main editor. As the smarty pants of the group and the better writer we rely on her being ready to read, edit and sort out tagging and all sorts for the blog.
Unfortunately Anna is very ill at the moment. Anyone who follows her Diary blogs or Twitter know that she suffers very badly with mental health issues and losing Pete two years ago very much left a gap in her life she has yet to mend. Since then a lot of problems have appeared and she’s done her best to just move on as she always does but sometimes as friends we have to say you can’t do that anymore.
That is what we have decided to do today.
After talking at length about it over night and in the brief moments we could talk to Anna so far today we have come to the conclusion that she shouldn’t force herself or feel anxious about forgetting to do anything on here.
We have a few weekly questions already done and ready to post, we are hoping her love for wrestling and how it tends to help her in the bad times will mean that the Back in Time… Reviews will continue as well as maybe bringing back the DEFIANT blogs and even maybe watching weekly episodes of RAW and Smackdown or NXT/NXT:UK or something. Ghost will definitely be up as soon as she can post a review of it and any anime that she is able to watch with Lucius will be reviewed though we apologise if the quality isn’t the same as usual… Not that you come to us for quality of course.
Anyone who suffers the same as Anna will know that it is unpredictable. She could wake up tomorrow morning and everything could be OK, it might take days, weeks, months or we might not get back to normal for the rest of the year. We just don’t want her to feel like she has to do anything if she isn’t in the right frame of mind. When her and Lucius did a lot of work on Tuesday she was in a decent place and was happy to be productive but more often then not in the last few weeks she has had no mental strength to even watch TV and pay attention let alone write about anything. Again anyone that knows her knows she’s basically been watching her favourite YouTubers/Twitch Streamers and trying to forget everything.
We do hope that because we never DID get the consistency thing anyway that you might not even notice. Sometimes when she’s in her worst places she’s posted more mental health stuff on here and maybe her finding ways to express herself will mean that we just get more blogs that aren’t our normal anime stuff. We also didn’t just want to go quiet and people think we’d disappeared or something.
So long story short.
We are still here we are just well aware that our ability to write anything or do anything on our own is poor so need Anna who right now needs to heal. We hope to have the majority of our blogs out at some point just this time we’re well aware that they could be postponed for long periods whereas in the past it was more just life getting in the way. If you follow Anna on Twitter send her all the pet photos because she’d appreciate that.
We love you all and hopefully our long rambling, nonsensical posts will be spammed out to you soon!
So obviously we have a lot of DEFIANT posts to go up in the next few days to get up to date with Loaded. We apologise that you’ll get a whole bunch of reviews every day for a few days but we want to get up to date.
Also with the news that REACH Wrestling has signed up to UK Wrestling on Demand (Link Here) we’ll be able to, late as it might be, review their shows again as and when they are uploaded.
We are currently waiting for the new season of anime to start to figure out what we’ll be reviewing and getting ready to do a few more things we’ve all just had a very busy start to 2019 and the only thing I’ve really had time to do is catch up with wrestling (and watch documentaries….)
So we messed up people!
We didn’t really think Halloween through at all this year and with Madoka Magica now being over we only have a few days left of Halloween and nothing to really fill the gap with.
SOOOO instead, because season 3 of Zapped is back Amanada, who has reviewed 2 of 3 episodes of season one and 1 of 6 of season two is just going to spam all 11 episodes over the next week and we’ll forget that it is Halloween on Thursday and do better next year.
In past years we’ve done film reviews during this season, we only did the first two days with film reviews because… To be honest none of us have really watched any horror films at all this year let alone this month and didn’t feel that Halloween-y this month to do it either. We’ve gone through all our favs, Halloween, Friday 13th and Nightmare so next year we’re thinking of doing Hellraiser and Leprechaun with a few different ones here and there.
What we REALLY want to know though is what anime horror series would you like us to do next year?
We’re already planning on doing the entire Parasyte binge but we’d like to hear from you if there are any horror series we haven’t already gone through that you’d like to be featured next year. So let us know in the comments, even if it isn’t anime related…
What horror stuff do you want us to do next year?
We’re half way through the second month of the year and I really think that Anna, Luc and Amanda have done a good job of being active and bringing out new and interesting blogs every week.
I just wanted to quickly see how our new blogs are going down on here. We have the new Weekly Question blog, 5 Things… as well as Anna’s Playlist each and every week. We’d like to know if people are enjoying them, if there were ways you think we could improve them and of course if there is any other suggestions for blogs you’d like to see.
We do hope that as the year goes on blogs like Anna’s Diary, catch up on Anime’s we’ve half completed and more TV and wrestling reviews will be added. We hope very soon to have sorted something out make it easier looking through what we’ve reviewed so far. Of course we would like to focus on quality and what people want to see from us.
So if there are any problems, suggestion or ideas just leave them in the comments for us. We’d love to hear from you.
This isn’t like a really depressing blog post or anything I just couldn’t come up with a fancy title, which is kind of 2017 summed up.
Just going to take this moment to talk about some ups and downs of he last year and were we as a group and me personally are planning on going in 2018.
Continue reading Diary #20 : New Year, Same Old Me….
So we’ve been pretty lack this year with our anime coverage which is usually the best kept coverage on here even if its a bit tardy at times. We usually review at least a good couple series all year round including catch up series and other things and whilst in the build up to Attack on Titan 2 we did a good job we’ve kind of died out the second part of the year.
With the non-anime reviews busier then ever and even us two busier then usual its hard to maintain much at the moment but the anime stuff is going to be sorted out as soon as possible.
As well as Ousama Game we plan on catching up with one or two other series from this season and hopefully after catching up, so lots of reviews this week, we hope to keep up with them as best we can.
You’ve all seen the sad posts about Photobucket making us pay to host images and none of us having the kind of money lying around they were asking for so we had to take down our anime hub which I believe Anna was very proud of so a less exciting looking page or something will be coming out at some point but until then we are finishing a bunch of final thought posts that never were done, including one for One Punch Man which was the oldest one we went back and found we hadn’t done, so that we can at least have a page linked to our final thoughts and whether or not we recommend series as we sort out what we’re doing..
It does mean a lot of anime content which we’ll try and water out with other bits and pieces but at the moment its the one consistent thing we can promise.
Not only that but we’ll try and ramp up flashback series with me covering shows like Sword Art Online and Elfen Lied whilst Anna reviews such classics as Space Dandy.
One of our most viewed reviews is the ONE episode of Barakamon that Anna reviewed when first coming to this blog from her own personal one that and the second season Handa-kun will also be included in our flashback series and other recent anime’s we’ve missed finishing such as Flying Witch and Divine Gate will be finished.
Of course we’d love to hear what else you’d like to hear from us, we do have a few random bits and pieces to come up but this is the major content that will be up in the next few weeks.
BUT I am now getting up to date with WCPW and hoping to have a more regular WCPW review coming up on the blog. Its always gonna be late by some margin because of work but I really want to try and at least review WCPW along with live shows I go to.
I’m hoping to start a Lucha Underground watch through as well, seeing its seasons so could be fun like my re-watches of old anime, and maybe WWE PPVs as well for fun as I watch them all even if I don’t watch a lot of RAW or SmackDown.
WCPW though I really want to get sorted.
This also serves as a warning. Last one I did was Built to Destroy 2 so in between the Death Note and My Hero Academy catch ups you’ll be getting WCPW catch ups too.
Hopefully I’ll be able to keep it going after I’ve caught up again. For those who didn’t know our old wrestling reviewer who stopped due to bad health has now also passed away so I kinda want some wrestling to come back full time on here because he was one of the biggest driving forces to getting me to write instead of self harm and wrestling was always our go to thing when I was really down.