Fall 2019 – Midseason(ish)

Despite the best of intentions…  I have not managed to keep to a consistent posting schedule this season.  Ah well, so it goes.  Despite all that, here’s my quick overview and thoughts on the season so far.  Hit the jump and check ’em out!

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A Bright Sunshiny Day! The Sunshine Blogger Award

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I don’t know why I haven’t answered the many times I’ve been tagged before…  some silly reason or another.  But I felt like writing, and two bloggers have recently tagged me, so I decided to stop being silly.

Anyhow, you know the drill, hit the jump and read my answers to the questions asked of me!

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Worth Reading – 10/31/2019

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New rule for Worth Reading – five entries, or end of the month, whichever comes first.  By the luck of the draw, I hit both about the same time this time around.

Somehow, I also ended up with what I think is a nice thematic collection too.  Can you guess what it is?  (I’ll reveal it at the end.)

So, let’s hit the jump and take a look at what’s Worth Reading!
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Fall 2019 – Week 2ish

Getting restarted is hard folks…  But I’ve managed to write a little about each of the shows I’m watching this season.  Some great, some good, some… not so much of either.  (I mean the shows, not my writing!)

Without further ado, let’s hit the jump and dive in!

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Fall 2019 – First Impressions Part I

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And now it’s the post you’ve all been waiting for!  Time to run down the first batch of new shows and try to sift the gold from the mud.  And honestly, so far, it’s hard work as there really isn’t much to work with.  We’ve got far too many isekai, and far too little originality.

Anyhow, hit the jump and let’s run ’em down!

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Looking forward – Fall 2019 anticipation

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Still trying to figure out where to restart after real life intruded on the Summer season…  But I guess it’s best to begin at a beginning, and that’s where we stand.  Hit the jump, and let’s take a look at what’s coming up for Fall 2019!

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A beginner bowl of Ramen

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Long time readers will probably recall that I love food & cooking and am fascinated by Japanese cuisine…  I’ve been wanting to make ramen for a long time, but authentic ramen is so daunting!  Then, last week, an opportunity fell into my lap to make a basic bowl from scratch.

Grab your chopsticks, hit the jump, and let’s dig in!
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An update, looking forward, and some mid-season reviews.

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So anyhow, I have managed to catch up on a few anime…  Some I’m watching and some we’re watching.  Since we’re coming up on mid-season, I decided to go with a few quick season reviews rather than try to review a ton of individual episodes.

So hit the jump, let’s chat about what I’m caught up on, look at what the next few weeks are going to look like, and talk about the featured image.

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With a heavy heart.

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If you follow my Twitter, you no doubt saw the news…  My mother passed away unexpectedly on Thursday.  So, for now, I’m on indefinite hiatus.

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This is…  especially hard because my Dad died a few years back.  And my other parents (my in laws) before that.

The funeral is the week after next, and then I go into the annual madness of the Kitsap County Fair…  So the hiatus will likely last at least through the end of August.  I have a few editorial pieces I may work on as my head allows, but I make no promises.

Bear with me folks, it’s a rough time but I will be back despite all the crazy in my life.  This blog, this community, is an important part of my life.