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

Pork ramen in serving bowl.

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.

Worth Reading – 7/15/2019

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In this edition…  Shirobako, Land of the Lustrous, some thoughts on the responsibility of anime fans, and a couple of AMV’s.

Hit the jump and take a look at what’s Worth Reading!
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Summer 2019 – First Impressions – Part II

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Following up with more premieres and first impressions, and a look at how solid (or not) this season looks to be.  Ready or not, here it is – hit the jump and let’s dive right in!
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Favorite Anime OP’s & OP Bingo! – Week 5 (Finale!) and the winners!

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And now…  the big reveal!  Who guessed the final squares?  Who wins the prize?  Whose cuisine will reign supreme!?!

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