Hello! It’s me, Alexie the Great; or, Alex, or Alexie, or Alexander—but I like Alexie the Great because I think can call myself whatever I want here. I’m back? I think? Let’s go with that!
Anyway, it’s been a long time since I’ve written anything (I think my last post was August 20th or something like that) and there are a few reasons for that—none of which really warrant any form of explanation other than this: I was exhausted. However, in recent weeks I’ve been peeved with myself for giving up something I truly enjoyed. That something was watching anime and writing any sort of blog post that I deemed worthy of posting.
Through July and August (I think) I had episodic reviews of a few summer anime that I enjoyed to a certain extent and a bit of randomness thrown in for fun (I think it can be called fun) and then I stopped. Why? Well, when I moved into the house I’m currently in I had a plan to continue reviewing the shows I was watching weekly and add a bit more content on specific days—which didn’t happen even though I basically promised my readers it would. What does this say about me? Does it say that I’m untrustworthy? Does it say that I can’t follow through with my words? Possibly, but I doubt that extends too far into my personal life, so that’s up for debate.
Last night I had a friend ask me, “Did you ever finish Cowboy Bebop?” to which I answered: “No, not yet, I’ve been busy.” You can all hate me for that if you want, I just never got around to finishing it for some reason (a 9/10 on IMDb, an 8.8 on MAL, and a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and I never completed it!)… And that’s when I started kicking myself mentally.
I haven’t watched any anime in almost a month—yes, that’s a long time for me—with the exception of Your Name on a semi-nightly basis to help me fall asleep (I just love that film and can never get enough of it). However, I have some ideas on topics that I’d like to write about a few days a week depending on my schedule, and I believe I should be able to do that as long as I have the energy. I’m five courses away from finally graduating from my university, so that’s been my main focus for the last month and a half, but I still feel as if I’m missing a part of me. That part was anime, I think. I tried catching up on everything I was watching from the summer season quickly and wondered if I’d be up for watching any of the autumn anime, but I’m not sure if I will do that (I might, but I don’t think I’ll be reviewing them weekly).
So, I have ideas. I have what I would call weekly posts in my head based on specifics that would most likely be opinion pieces and could cause some debate with myself and my readers, so that could be fun. Either way, I think I’ll be able to swing a few posts every week with my current schedule and should be back into the blogging world soon. I have a few things I need to take care of first, but soon I’ll be able to get back into the swing of writing content while balancing the other work I have.
That’s all from me! Sorry I’ve been gone and I hope you can forgive me!