Looking back – Summer 2014

Just for fun, each season I’m going to look back four years to see what I was watching back then and talk about what I thought of it then and now.  Since its Summer 2018, that means it’s time to look at Summer 2014 and cringe (or not) at what I watching back in my larval days.

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Hit the jump and let’s travel back in time to Summer 2014!

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Worth Reading – 08/10/2018

Man… it’s been far too long since I published an edition of Worth Reading…  I’ve been collecting links, just never got off my butt and edited and published.  That error is now rectified and here are a few posts that are long overdue for your reading pleasure and appreciation.

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So, let’s hit the jump and take a look at what’s Worth Reading!
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Summer 2018 – Week 5

Aoi and Hinata enjoying the scenery and mountain coffee.
Yama no Susume returns to its roots this week, all that and more after the jump!

(And jeez, I really have to get better at building hype and expectation don’t I?)
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Summer 2018 – Week 4

A quick look at a few of this week’s shows and my first tentative steps into a new style and finding my own voice. Hit the jump and let’s dive right in!
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Making Miso – Batch 1 finished.

The batch of miso I made back in November finally came out of the fermenter over the weekend!

Miso packed into storage jars.

Very tasty, though it tastes more like shoyu than miso.  (The two are closely related, so this isn’t a big surprise.)  To be honest, I didn’t expect any particular flavor as I didn’t target any actual style.  My usual method of learning to make new things is to just aim for the general vicinity…  and then refine as I master the skills and techniques.

I figure I’ll put the next batch down in late August/early September (my schedule is FULL until then), aiming at a fast fermenting lighter style.  This matches my miso soup recipe, which uses a blend of lighter and darker misos.  (A blend makes for a much better soup in my experience.)

Hopefully, this means that by November I’ll be able to make miso soup entirely with my home-made miso!

Summer 2018 – Week 3

Traditionally, the third week of the season (the third episode), is a time of great change…  It’s also when a lot of folks make the call to keep or drop a series.  Hit the jump and let’s see if I drop any!

Ayano reflects on joining the team

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Summer 2018 – Week 2

Two more premieres down, one to go!  Some good episodes this week, some not so good.  I was particularly disappointed by Hanebado…  Anyhow, hit the jump and let’s get to it!
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Summer 2018 – Week 1 / First Impressions (Part II)

Four more premiers, three keepers and one drop, plus the second episodes of two of my favorites this season.  All this and more after the jump!

Mt Fuji - the site of a major arc in Yama no Susume's second season.
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Summer 2018 – First Impressions (Part I)

Aoi and Hinata view the night scenery from atop Mt Tsukuba.

The new season has arrived, and (so far) it’s looking pretty darn good.  Four keepers, one drop – not a bad batting average at all.  Hit the break, and let’s run ’em down!
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