Everyone knows about NaNoWriMo. Fewer know about NaHaiWriMo, National Haiku Writing Month – where the goal is to write a haiku every day. I’ve taken part for the last two years, with decidedly mixed results, and I’m jumping in again this year.
Hit the jump to learn more and how you can participate here at the Lounge!
And now… we’re into week three, for many people a decision point on whether or not they’ll keep watching a show. What did I drop? What are you dropping? Hit the break and find out, then let us know in the comments!
Aaand… we’re off to the races. Week 2 of a given season is usually an interesting one, the premieres (intended to grab our collective attention) are over and the stories actually begin. For me, it’s also halfway between the start of the season and the third episode ‘gut check’.
Note: I know some shows only have placeholders (marking what I have seen)… My original plan was to sit down after dinner and watch the shows I wasn’t caught up on. Then I’d write my remaining entries, edit them this morning, and publish. All that never happened. Miss Rose, one of our guinea pigs, would not eat her dinner and was showing signs of distress. That wasn’t entirely expected because she is, was, elderly and has been in decline for some time. We ended up at our vets to see her off across the Bridge so she wouldn’t suffer through the night. I did not sleep well and I’m still out of it today.
Rather than delay this post, I decided to go with what I have and stick to my schedule by publishing on Monday. I’ll either publish a supplementary post later this week or incorporate the missing shows in next week’s reviews depending on how my time works out the rest of this week.
Why week 1.5? Well, I’m planning on posting each Monday, and after posting the last of the premiers last week I don’t want to wait a week and a half before posting week two and I wanted to get a few more premiers out of the way while they’re fresh.
So, hit the jump and let’s dive in! Be sure and let us know how your week in anime went, the Lounge is much more about you than it is about me.
Note: Crunchyroll is still not entirely functional… wasn’t able to watch any shows Saturday or Sunday night. They said, a week ago, that they were being DDOSed – but nothing since. These leaves me behind on a couple of shows I’d hoped to talk about this week. (And I need to get this written and posted so I can get on with housework… we had a busy weekend and the kitchen is a wreck.)
Seven more shows, and we’re pretty much done with the premieres. There’s still a few to go, including some biggies like Konasuba 2, but we need to move on to weekly postings soon too… So this will be the last dedicated first impressions post this season.
That being said, let’s dive in and take a look at the good, the bad, and the “oh-my-diety who thought that was a good idea?”.
Well, now the first five shows of the season under my belt… and things are shaky so far. Two immediate drops, one meh, and two that might not be entirely bad. Not a promising start, but there’s more premieres to come so I have hope.
See more after the jump, then let me know about your season so far down in the comments.