Worth Reading – 01/14/19

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I know, I know, I’ve been remiss in getting these out regularly but here in 2019 I’m making a push to get more feature content out.  And in this issue of Worth Reading we have some really good stuff.

So, let’s hit the jump and take a look at what’s Worth Reading!
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The wordpress anime awards 2018: Ladies and Gentlemen, the results are in!

The fans have spoken and we have listened! The results of the first ever WordPress Anime Awards are in!

Honestly, I’m surprised and pleased at the broad range of shows represented. Some were the ones I suspected, others were a bit of a surprise… But it does show that anime fandom isn’t monolithic and does like a broad variety.

Of course, it goes without saying that I’m pleased the fans recognized Yorimoi! :)

Anyhow, check ’em out and let me know your thoughts down in the comments!

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Hello everybody,

What better way to start the year then with a look back, or more precisely the results of the first ever anime awards that were held on WordPress. After a careful selection by a wonderful group of performers: Cactus Matt, Derek Lyons, Marthaurion, Matt Doyle, Jon Spencer, Karandi, Star & Luna, BiblioNyan, Lethargic Ramblings, Ano Nora, Ty-chama, Mech Anime Reviews, itsaanimething, and myself, our intrepid ringmaster the great and wonderful Ayano presented all the categories to you in this  amazing post. After that all of you voted for your favorites for which we all thank you so much! But alas, the carnival closed at the stroke of midnight on december the 31st 2018. However, the carnival has one last trick up it’s sleave, and that’s presenting you with the results of your votes. Before…

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Just for fun – my anime viewing history, 2018 version

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I posted the first version of this graph back in 2017, and just on a lark decided to update it.  It seemed I watched an awful lot this year, but the numbers don’t lie…  This was actually a pretty slow year compared to some others.

If you keep track (I know not everyone does), what do your numbers look like?

Fall 2018 – Week 12 / Finales

Whew!  Made it – last day of the year, last post for this season.  As usual, the finales are a mixed bag.  Some good, some OK, some…  well, frankly, meh.  Hit the jump and let’s run ’em down!

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Hey! Now I’m a third year!

Well, I guess sticking to it pays off – today is officially the Lounge‘s second birthday!

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I’d originally planned a much longer entry in the more traditional style…  all about the stats and stuff, but what the h_ll.  Nobody wants to read all that stuff anyhow.  Right?

And besides, that makes it all about me…  and it’s not all about me after all.  It’s also all about the readers, commenters, folks who’ve linked to me, folks who’ve retweeted my posts…  all the folks (and they’re way too many to list) who work so hard to make me look better than I am.  Without all of you, there’d be no community.  Without all you do, this community wouldn’t rock as hard as it does.

A huge heartfelt thank you goes out to all of you!

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Ok, speech over – time to paaaar-tay!  The bar is open and drinks are on the house!

Looking back – Fall 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 Fall 2018, that means it’s time to look at Fall 2014 and cringe (or not) at what I watching way back when.

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

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Fall 2018 – Week 11

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This was… a hell of a week for several shows as they build toward their finales.  SAO unfortunately was not one such show….  Anyhow, hit the jump and let’s run down this week’s episodes – what worked and what didn’t?
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Step Right Up, Folks! Don’t Be Shy. Be Prepared To Witness The Whimsical, The Outlandish, And The First Ever WordPress Anime Awards!

Myself and a bunch of other bloggers have worked long and hard to bring you – the first ever WordPress Anime Awards! From fans, by fans, for fans! Click through, take the poll, and let your voice be heard!

(Oh, and if you have a chance to vote for A Place Further than the Universe – you won’t go wrong if you do. Just sayin!)

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Come one, come all to the first ever WordPress Anime Awards! 

We’ve got lions and tigers and heroic boys, oh my! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages we have a vast array of voting categories for you to be entertained by. Come join us as we aim to please you from start to finish. Listen to the melodic anime opening and ending songs from 2018, laugh at the funniest moments this year had to offer, be thrilled by the perilous anime films that made their debut amongst the people, marvel at all the great characters that made you smile or cry while watching their journey…Only at the 2018 WordPress Anime Awards!

All of these acts were carefully chosen by a wondrous group of performers. These performers include Cactus Matt, Derek Lyons, Marthaurion, Raistlin, Matt Doyle, Jon Spencer, Karandi,

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