one giant post about boring stuffPosted: January 30, 2011
This post will cover:
- A short history of my (ani)blogging career
- Excuses why I haven’t been blogging
- The start of a long, beautiful, weeaboo relationship with canon-chan (aka “stories from aniclub night”)
- Be my friend because I’m ronery
I was going to make this interesting, but it got too long and I got bored so the boredom shows through in my boring writing. I hope that you won’t be bored to death.
A short history of me wasting my time on the internet
My blogging career started two years and three months ago, at a little shack in the aniblogging woods: fangzhao.wordpress.net. I was engrossed in anime and aniblogging, putting up episodics and reviews that nobody actually read. In fact, I think one of the only comments I got in those early days was “Why do you even write this when nobody reads it?” Because I was stupid at the time and did not have the brain capacity or wit to come up with a suitable comeback, I answered with a long, ranting comment about how it was for me and my enjoyment and other bullshit that I later found out was wrong.
Then, for some reason or another, I decided to shut down my blog (which garnered a couple thousand views in its four/five-month lifetime) and relocated to mikoto.wordpress.com. On a side note, I also made a blog at mikotoism.wordpress.com just to taunt people who kept writing the URL wrong. I think I deleted it after I realized that nobody bothered to visit my main blog in the first place.
mikoto.wordpress.com had some really shitty posts in its early days. However, these really shitty posts caught the attention of 7thwraith, who saved me from the deep, dark pits of shitty aniblogging and introduced me to Anime Nano (which, at the time, was not full of junk and crap yet). From there, my blogging career took off. I made more shitty posts and people commented on my shitty posts and more shitty stuff happened and then ANIME EXPO 2009 HAPPENED.
For some strange reason, I decided to be social and posted on icystorm’s blog (which, back in the day, was alive) and went to Anime Expo ’09 expecting some great aniblogging orgy of intellectual discussion about anime, blogging, and anime blogging.
Which kind of happened. I met a couple of anibloggers and it was very awkward and nobody knew my no-name blog except icystorm and canon_chan/CCY (one of them – I forget who – said that I sucked), and I was very disheartened. Of course, I could’ve expected this, given how shtity my posts were and how little I commented on other blogs, but it was disheartening all the same. On the other hand, I didn’t know most of the people there either (I had never heard of Anime Genesis and How a Girl Figures before that..), so it was all good.
So I kept going on this track until last fall, when I got into college and everything changed and I got so much work and I need to go do more work right now but I don’t want to.
Basically, because of that, I decided to scrap the anime blog and make a personal blog at f4ngzhao.wordpress.com (since, well, I didn’t watch much anime anymore). But then I realized that I didn’t have time to actually blog about personal stuff either, and scrapped that one too.
And then came winter break. Oh boy. My no-life status showed its ugly head and I decided to get a domain name, fangzhao.net. And then, a few days later, I decided that $60 was too much to pay and reverted to this blog here.
Why the fuck did you tell me all this?
Because I’m planning on moving to a new blog soon. I have discovered the secret to free webhosting (perks of going to a really expensive college).
I don’t care.
Neither do I, actually. I got lazy near the end and skipped over a bunch of stuff.
Excuses why I haven’t been blogging
A couple of days ago, I was brushing my teeth after getting out from the shower. Naturally, I did not have a shirt on. I just so happened to be looking down at the sink, and… plop! A blob of half-foamy toothpaste dropped from my mouth onto my stomach. I didn’t notice this until after I had rinsed my mouth and was putting my shirt on. At the time, I had only felt a warm sensation on my stomach, but I was simply too lazy to look down and see what it was.
That blob of toothpaste is this blog.
This blog is that unpleasant warm feeling that just floats around on my stomach. The only difference between this blog and the toothpaste is that I actually notice that there’s an annoyingly half-foamy blog sitting on my stomach. The other difference between this blog and the toothpaste is that my laziness is not what’s preventing me from posting. It’s that I just have too much stuff to do (now that school has started) to post stuff. There’s even dust building up on the anime in my Videos library.
I think that I’ll end up dropping everything this season (even Fractale and Kore wa Zombie desu ka…!!!) and just watch whatever shit the anime club decides to show.
Speaking of anime club,
The start of a long, beautiful, weeaboo relationship with canon-chan
(aka “stories from aniclub night”)
There’s a minor detail I missed when I described my long, unimportant, uninteresting blogging career. A few years back, I found this half-finished visual novel featuring canon-chan (“CCY” at the time, I believe) as the main protagonist and other oldfag anibloggers as the romantic interests/cool friends. Because I was still a fledgling aniblogger back then, I was not in the game as the main love interest (actually, I don’t think anybody would put me in an aniblogger VN even now, considering how little I associate with other anibloggers…). But anyway, I learned that canon-chan was going to a certain college. And I got into that college. And thus for that sole purpose, I went to this college. (Of course, I also liked the college, but the fact that canon-chan went to the college was the sole reason that I went to the college.)
So basically, I finally met canon-chan last night at anime club, and he gave me a Railgun folder and a Railgun pocketwatch (the minute hand shakes every time the second hand moves :< ). We also watched Railgun.
This is what we watched:
- Mazinkaiser 01
- Toradora 01
- Negima (the shitty one) 01
- Kore wa Zombie desu ka? 01
- Railgun 01
I think that’s it. It was random anime night, and for me, that meant “lots of stuff I’ve watched before except some old mecha that I’d never watch otherwise.” I think that was the case for most of the people there too. I wonder why we don’t watch new, interesting thin- oh wait, those don’t exist.
So we just sat there and made random, kinda funny/kinda un-funny comments about shitgima’s QUALITY, Mazinkaiser’s breast fire, and Mikoto’s coolness. And then we left. And that was it.
Also, canon-chan insulted my SSBB skills and I thought that he was tall, white, and very nerdy. He probably thought that I was short, Asian, and not that nerdy. It’s probably because I wear contacts now.
Be my friend because I’m ronery
I have always wondered how people become so close to people on the internet. Are they just more friendly? Are they better than m- pfft, how can that even be possible? Even so, I don’t have many internet… acquaintances that I can call “friends.”
And then canon-chan accidentally revealed his secret. He has a netbook. Using this, he can walk while tweeting, eat while tweeting, and watch anime at anime club while tweeting. But even then, he needs to sleep. People like mef(loraine) somehow implant a smartphone into their brains, so they can dream of tweeting and actually tweet it.
I, on the other hand, have a 17″ laptop. This sounds like not much more than a 15″ laptop, but the difference is huge. I can’t stuff the thing into my backpack because it’s so big. It also overheats a lot. You could probably cook an egg on it. Naturally, I cannot tweet on my laptop while doing anything else because it might melt or break the table/lap it’s resting on.
I also have a smartphone that has twitter, but that’s irrelevant.
My point is, be my friend. Perhaps I need a netbook for acquiring internet friends, or perhaps I just cannot acquire internet friends because I am too busy with homework and stuff, but be my friend. I am lonely sometimes.
Just remember that I don’t live on twitter.