Aniblog deathsPosted: February 10, 2011
Ideally, I’d post this on February 2, 2012 to match the late-to-the-party/drags-up-old-topic trend, but I’m not sure my aniblog will still be around a year from now. While I’m on the topic of boring, useless information, I’ll just throw in that I stumbled upon both Scamp’s post last year and RP’s post last week because my blog received a spike in hits each time. Link to me more!
So basically, I have nothing to say about this topic. But I do have a blogroll of dead blogs, because I liked them and now their authors are somewhere having lives.
Speaking of living, a lot of blog deaths are caused by their authors getting lives and/or having problems in life. Seinime had some problems with a shift to college, and Ganbatte! temporarily died. Gargron got a life, and We Love Maids died. 7, ffviiknight, tai, and more disappeared somewhere and should be having lives right now… and their blogs all died. more links to dead and zombie blogs.
While I’m at it, I’m going to introduce a new term to the long, long list of blog terms:
zombie blog (n)
1. A blog that has died, been resurrected, died again, and then brought back to life again. Except this time the blog did not have enough life in it to remain a normal blog, and thus became a zombie blog.
2. A blog that has died and been resurrected in undeath by a necromancer who now lives with the zombie blog and communicates by writing notes on a small notepad. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if this necromancer actually writes notes, because the words are already there when she tears a page off. Later they are joined by a magical loli girl and a large-breasted vampire ninja and the zombie blog becomes a magical zombie girl blog (see magical zombie girl blog).
tl;dr I think that more aniblogs die because people get lives, not because anime is going downhill. Of course, anime is clearly going downhill – but that’s another topic. These are two independent events, so P(aniblog dying | anime going downhill) = P(aniblog dying). I got a 96% on the prob/stat midterm I took on Monday, so this is right.
P.S.: this is the kind of stuff that keeps me zombified. I don’t even need to watch anime to write posts like this!