The Fertilzer Pile in The Lily Garden (AKA The Scrapped Drafts)

You know that saying about how you gotta crack some eggs to make an omelette? Well, the same thing applies to blogging, too.

What I mean by that is I have a lot of drafts just lying around. Full of faulty ideas, random fragments of thought, and general nonsense, these dead wannabe posts would have died alone, forgotten, and seen by no one.

But I have work tomorrow and I’m fresh out of queued Top 5 lists. I’ll have to whip some more up tomorrow since I still haven’t gone through all of the wonderful topic suggestions you all have given me. Don’t you worry about that.

The bottom line, however, is that I need to sleep soon and my mind decided that an “artsy” and introspective post would be easier to write than an analytical post. Oh, how I wish I could break things down logically late at night, but the only thing I break during such hours is my resolve to adhere to a healthier diet by reaching for snacks.

Anyways, I digress. Here are some of the drafts that have just been rotting away as fertilizer for The Lily Garden! Wait, maybe they’re actually compost posts…?

As a side note, I’ll just cover the ones that happen to contain interesting content. It seems like a lot of the following posts ended up being “reincarnated” in a different post, for better or for worse.

Be warned, this is a long post. So much for this being an easy write-up.


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Cell Phones

I’ve been thinking about writing about cell phones for quite some time now. More specifically, I wanted to explore how cell phones could convey a character’s personality and represent their individuality. I was also interested in how some characters lacked phones or used flip phones instead of smart phones or were dependent on using phones.

However, I definitely lost motivation after Karandi posted her excellent Top 5 list. After telling myself that our topics were only tangentially related and that I would not be stealing her idea, I whipped up a draft and came up with some ideas, but I never got around to finishing the post. I did do a post on smartphones relatively recently, but this wasn’t what I originally wanted to write about.

Cell phones. These days most people can’t live without them. And the same goes for many anime characters. However, did you know that a cell phone can provide good insight into a character’s personality and quirks? Better pay attention when they whip those mobile devices out, then! For example, Takakamo Shizuno (from Saki Achiga-hen) carries around a flip phone back when she was in elementary school. While her choice of such a dated phone can be explained by the setting (Achiga-hen was originally serialized as a manga back in 2011. If Shizu is a first-year student in highschool back in 2011, then she was carrying around the flip phone back in 2006, which isn’t unusual).

However, we also learn that Shizuno is rather old-fashioned. Back in present time, she still gets her news from the newspaper (Ako uses net).

The viewers also get a peek at her flip phone background. True to her characterization as a tomboy, the wallpaper shows a mahjong mecha.

Meanwhile, Shiraitodai has tablets as well Senriyama. There’s a big gap between the girls of Achiga, who live in the countryside, and famous mahjong schools.

birthdays in yukiyuna

girl in kin’iro dont have phone and is considered weird. her sister

amanchu phone

love live phone (episode 11)

shizu phone

shiraitodai, senriyama

yuki yuna phone

kin’iro no phone, izumi phone

amanchu phone

Yuri Starter Kit (Updated 5/8/2017)

Around this time, I think, a friend of mine had expressed an interest in yuri, and had recently purchased Aoi Hana in a bookstore at her hometown if I haven’t gone senile, but she wasn’t sure where to start. This was supposed to recitfy the situation, but I never got around to finishing it. I think I still stand by the ideas and titles I had in mind at the time. I’m still planning on doing a similar post for yuri visual novels (and perhaps visual novels in general), though!

So you wanna get into yuri but you have no idea about where to start, huh? Well, this blog post was written just for you.

To keep it relevant, The Lily Garden will strive to update this list periodically. Wouldn’t want to put up an entire beginner’s guide only for it to grow oudated within a few months, after all!

Anime

GochiUsa

Yuru Yuri

Aoi Hana

Maria-sama ga Miteru

 

Visual Novels

 

Manga

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This was my feeble first stab at a Watanabe You x Tsushima Yoshiko fanfic. The concept was that Yoshiko developed a fever and You goes and visits her. You then feeds Yoshiko mikan, which You likes but which Yoshiko hates, but Yoshiko accepts, anyways. I probably felt inspired after posting that You x Ruby fanfic.

Summary: Watanabe You visits Yoshiko, who happens to be sick.

It was Saturday, so classes ended early. But instead of heading off to practice like everyone else, I was riding a bus that was headed towards my place. Except I wasn’t really going home.

I was actually riding the bus so I could check in on Yoshiko-chan, who lives somewhat close to me. That’s why we usually ride the bus together after practice. However, she’s been absent for the last two days because of a cold and everyone’s worried. She’s mailed everyone and said that she’s doing fine, but Chika-chan insisted that I pay Yoshiko-chan a home visit. Everyone agreed. Chika-chan, Hanamaru-chan, and Ruby-chan all gave me a few things to give to Yoshiko-chan before they basically shoved me into the bus.

“Are school idols supposed to be that forceful,” I wondered out loud before sighing.

I would have preferred

Blue Screen of Death – Anime Characters Who Shut Down and My Own Experiences

I was at the time fixated on characters who were pushed to the point of breaking down. I still am, to a degree. I myself was sort of experiencing that since I kept very irregular sleep schedules and found myself catching naps in the bathroom stall at work. The sensation of falling asleep within a minute’s notice and then abruptly waking up was surreal. These days I’m trying to keep a more regular sleeping schedule for …reasons. I also wasn’t very happy with my job by then so there’s that.

This post reveals a bit too much personal information so I’ll abstain from sharing this one.

My Love Affair with Steampunk

I sure did love Princess Principal. A lot of what I had in mind ended up in my series review for the show, so perhaps it’s for the best that I never published this. Not that publishing this would have done any good since the page is completely blank. At least the concepts in my head made the jump from a mental wasteland to the series review, right?

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This is essentially a rough draft of Nocturne. Well, actually, it’s a bit different. More explicit.

 

if love is fire

then I’m charred ash.

even with strangers’ sighs,

unknown hands between thighs,

and whisky stomach embers

I am just powdery dust.

blow me into glass and run

your finger along the cracks.

“Keeping Things in Perspective” in Regards to Anime – an Explanation or an Excuse?

You know when a guy in ancient history gets reincarnated but one part is reborn in one dude and the other part is reborn in some other fellow? Happens all the time in anime, obviously. Well, that is the basically the fate of this post as seen in this post and in that post.

Once again Remy gets tied up over the nuances of language.

“What did you expect?”

It’s a common enough phrase. If I criticize a show’s inherent faults, defenders

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Top 5 Things I Hear From Anime Fans (That Should Probably Stop)

I should have really reconsidered the “Top” in the title. This particular list started sounding too much like a rant, so I dropped it.

Things to Consider Before You Compare Anime Series or Films

This was the post I had mentioned in an earlier editorial, but I decided this wasn’t really saying anything of value. I also dragged out the opening for a bit too long…

Too bad that I decided to scrap this, I guess, since it’s basically written up and everything. At the time, I was upset at people comparing shows just because they’re in the same genre. And thus this was born. And now it is dead.

Stop me if you’ve heard this scenario before, anime fans.

So imagine you’re talking with someone and you let it slip that you like anime (which could be considered to be a mistake). From that point on, the conversation might progress like this:

Person A: “Oh! What’s your favorite anime?”
You: “I really like ____________________.” (Gotta help you all self insert. Feel free to put in any series that comes to mind.)
Person A: “Ah!”
*nods, raises eyebrow, and pretends to be interested*
“So what’s that anime like?”

More often than not, you would, in an attempt to sate Person A’s curiosity (and to defend your favorite series), probably try to give a summary of your favorite anime series. It’s also likely that you would try to describe your favorite anime series by comparing it to other shows (while including the necessary conjunctions and additional words wherever needed).

You: “It’s like _______________ but __________________.” (The anecdote/scenario stops here, by the way.)

Now, this exact conversation has probably never happened to you. But similar situations possibly have. Maybe you were having a discussion with an online friend about your favorite shows and your friend, who admits to not knowing much about a series you’ve brought up, asks you to provide a summary of the aforementioned series.

Whatever the case may be, I wanted to focus on this particular phrase that will (possibly) show up in such discussions: “It’s like [blank] but [blank].”

This phrase isn’t exclusive to discussion of your favorite anime series, of course. It sees usage even when you’re just talking about any anime series and you want to quickly describe a series with minimal fuss. Both tweets and editorials seem to default to this sort of wording for understandable, yet flawed, reasons.

For starters, this pattern of phrasing is, as stated earlier, a quick and painless way to describe things. Why bother looking for specific words or elaborate on particular key scenes and moments that define and give a series its identity when you can merely compare the series to other shows that share the same genres in order to effortlessly paint an image?

Furthermore, it’s almost guaranteed that you will subconsciously compare one series to another. Much like how you will probably hold expectations before you even begin watching a series, you’re likely to automatically compare a particular series to your favorite show, perhaps, or to other shows that fall within the same general genres without realizing it. And sometimes you’ll intentionally resort to such comparisons to stress a point.

While using these sort of comparisons are convenient, however, there are at least a few drawbacks that stand out prominently in my mind. First of all, these comparisons can often be shallow. While it is somewhat important to be able to recognize that a series can be categorized under particular genres and that comparing said series to other shows that share aforementioned genres holds some merit in terms of analysis (through the discussion of similarities and/or differences), that’s overlooking the fact that a show’s tone and encompassing themes can be what truly distinguishes said series (more than its genre at times).

Therefore, I would argue that if you’re going to rely on saying “It’s like [blank] but [blank],” then you should include at least one series that shares overlapping themes with the series that is being appraised (if you’re already doing this, by the way, then disregard what I’m saying here).

As an example, seeing people compare One-Punch Man to Boku no Hero Academia drives me nuts. One is (significantly) more comedic and more subversive whereas the other plays many common hero and shounen tropes straight while featuring an underdog protagonist instead of a caped baldie who is incredibly overpowered despite his lack of respect. Forcing a comparison here (solely based on the fact that both series feature superheroes) offers little value and only really demonstrates that you think the shows are comparable because they both happen to feature superheroes.

For those of you who have read reviews of Kimi no Na Wa, I’m sure you already are aware that a lot of these editorials feature comparisons between the aforementioned film and some of Shinkai Makoto’s earlier films. While all of Shinkai’s films can be loosely categorized as drama-filled romance, they all share this more elusive theme of distance and all of his films will depict characters attempting to conquer such an obstacle (among others) for the sake of love. However, Kimi no Na Wa is different from the rest of Shinkai’s films since the couple do end up together and the audience is left with an ending that isn’t as bittersweet compare to his earlier films. That is probably one of the reasons why the film is so widely beloved and why I think there is merit in comparing the film to similar films that espouse similar themes. The similarities in general themes only serve to accentuate the poignant differences that do show up, which allows you to discuss the strongpoints or weakpoints of a particular series or film.

I must stop here and sheepishly admit that I had drafted this editorial a few months ago hence the somewhat dated examples.

For a more recent incident, I have to point at Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha. With fans getting excited over a second season coming out this anime season, several individuals have opted to claim that the series is only a rip-off of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Several individuals are claiming that the series

Secondly, when you use these sort of comparisons you’re really relying on your audience to have actually seen all the mentioned series. Otherwise the analogies of both similarities and differences will fall flat. Of course, you, as the content creator, can and should avoid this by explaining it in such a way that even people who have yet to see all the series that you’re discussing can understand what you’re trying to say. Or you can just mention that this particular section might be difficult to fully comprehend without having watched this or that. Perhaps this isn’t actually a complete drawback, but it’s surely something to be considered when drafting your content.

Finally, it’s limiting. Such comparisons “lock in” what you’re attempting to convey unless you use words such as “kind of,” “sort of,” etc. Said phrases can serve to weaken your argument, however, and it makes me wonder if the inclusion of such comparisons is actually worthwhile.

But, as usual, this is all subjective. Maybe you find think there’s something to be said when you compare One-Punch Man to Boku no Hero Academia. Maybe you think Kimi no Na Wa is something that can’t be compared. However, I don’t want to sound like some preachy know-it-all and I apologize if I sound like one. I merely wanted to call some attention to the use of common language so people can sit down and think about what is being said and compared. That’s all, folks.

The Pros and Cons of Tournament Arcs in Anime and Manga

It’s a pros vs cons list, folks. But I dropped it after it started getting a bit too opinionated. You also get a sneak peek at how I used to whip up rough drafts sometimes?

(Spoilers for Boku no Hero Academia, Eyeshield 21, Mahou Sensei Negima, Saki, and Saki Achiga-hen in this post)

Most anime fans are probably aware of the tournament arc in which characters directly compete with other characters in an organized manner. The competition could involve anything, from martial arts to mahjong to sports to cooking.

Depending on the series, the tournament arc can be an integral part, a minor focus, or even an unwelcome distraction. As such, it’s not hard to imagine that many viewers have strong opinions regarding tournaments in anime and manga. Some may claim that tournament arcs are exciting while others are inclined to dismiss said arcs as boring.

As a logical and reasonable blogger of reason and logic, I would like to insist that the tournament arc is, like many things, dependent on its execution as well as the direction of its corresponding series. While such an even-handed answer is most likely the truest, such a verdict still leads to a boring conclusion. So to spice things up, I would like to provide a pros vs cons list for tournament arcs!

Shout-outs to Karandi for making me enjoy her pros vs cons list as well as making me realize that tournament arcs are rather prevalent in anime through her episode reviews on Boku no Hero Academia.

PRO: Practical Application of Practiced Techniques

Sometimes the viewer won’t be able to see specific characters completely master a specific technique during practice or training sessions that were held before a tournament.

But throw in a tournament and all of a sudden this stressful and official battle environment pushes the character to either try to succeed or fail trying. Sometimes the character can pull their practiced technique and sometimes the character flubs. Regardless of the result, the most important aspect is that the character tried to rise to occasion and apply the results earning through training in a practical manner. Some characters (and individuals) simply learn better under such situations and it’s nice seeing said characters strive to succeed!

CON: Cram Training Sessions

However, diligent practice sessions, which might have started a considerable amount of time before the tournament arc even begins, are sometimes meaningless in the face of character status.

For example, Saki Achiga-hen is a series that I hold close to my heart. However, the series are very reliant on tournament arcs for better or for worse. The fact that the protagonists were able to improve by such a large amount through an impromptu practice session that was held between tournament rounds could seem unreasonable.

In thise case, the underprepared protagonists were able to outperform their opponents through some cramming and thus were able to prove that hard work hardly works and a last-minute cram session trumps long-term dedication, which is probably another example of latent genetics (and natural talent) determining everything as it’s apt to in action series, but I digress.

To be fair, however, Team Achiga was not overly reliant on said cram session since they had learned how to play around their next opponents from their coach. It just so happened that most of this coaching happened off-screen and that viewers find out the coach shared her observations with her team when the round is over.

Mahou Sensei Negima (the manga) gave at least some sort of ju

Pro: Ideal Environment for Emotional Therapy

+ get to see development boku negima

char development

lol talk no jutsu

– if not given enough time seems to lack foreshadowing saki

+ way to show others and introduce new characters boku

-pacing fights get skipped

+showcase impossible fights (teammates) naruto

– dreams plot armor another tournament saki eyeshield

 

Most anime fans are probably aware of the iconic tournament arc that can appear in many anime series. Said arcs feature characters directly competing against other characters via an organized competition that could involve anything (from martial arts to mahjong to sports to cooking).

Depending on the series, the tournament arc can be an integral component, a minor focus, or even an unwelcome distraction. As such, it’s not hard to imagine that many viewers hold strong opinions regarding anime and manga tournaments. Some may claim that tournament arcs are exciting while others are inclined to dismiss said arcs as boring.

As a logical and reasonable blogger of reason and logic, I would like to insist that the tournament arc is, like many things, dependent on its execution as well as the direction of its corresponding series. While such an even-handed answer is most likely the truest, such a verdict still leads to a somewhat boring conclusion. So to spice things up, I would like to provide a pros vs cons list for tournament arcs!

Shout-outs to Karandi for her enjoyable pros vs cons list as well as making me realize that tournament arcs are rather prevalent in anime through her episode reviews on Boku no Hero Academia.

PRO: Pay-Off for Practice

Sometimes specific characters are shown attempting to perfect a specific technique during practice or training sessions (that were held before a tournament). They might have almost mastered the technique, they might be nowhere close, or they could be anywhere in-between.

But throw in a tournament and all of a sudden this stressful and official battle environment pushes the character to either try to succeed or fail trying. Regardless of the result, the most important aspect is that the character tried to rise to the occasion in order to apply the training results in a practical manner. Some characters (and individuals in real life) simply learn better under such situations and it is nice seeing said characters strive to succeed! In other words, tournaments

Aoba pic

CON: Lack of Foreshadowing For New Abilities

Saki Achiga-hen is a series that I hold close to my heart and Takakamo Shizuno is one of my favorite anime characters. But I cannot deny that Shizuno abruptly reveals her Lord of the Mountain Depths ability during the semifinals. There was no implication that she can nullify her opponents’ own abilities until the aforementioned match. This is particularly jarring since Kodomo (a previous practice opponent) claims that she always knew Shizuno had potential she watches Shizuno run wild. However, what little we saw of the practice matches between Shizuno and Kodomo showed Shizuno getting soundly defeated (and there were no hints regarding her latent ability, of course).

I suppose it’s only natural for characters to reveal hidden techniques or tactics they’ve been saving as they progress further into the tournament standings. This case, however, simply seems like lazy writing since Shizuno just happens to conveniently unveil this powerful ability during the final stretch of Team Achiga’s direst situation within the series. Having Kodomo chime in with off-screen results that directly contradict what little was shown makes me wonder why the series opted to retroactively contradict earlier events. Showing Kodomo being thoughtful of Shizuno’s style of play during their practice matches would have only taken a few seconds and certainly would have been better than this tacked-on “exposition.”

PRO: Emotional Therapy

This may not apply in team match tournaments or in tournaments where excessive conversation is discouraged. But in some 1v1 fight matches opponents will sometimes get a little chatty with one another. One character might be rambling about motivations or ideologies during lulls within the match. Other characters may attempt to reach out to their adversaries and try to convince their opponents that they’re wrong in their beliefs.

Boku no Hero Academia had this happen during Midoriya’s match with Todoroki since Midoriya was convinced that Todoroki’s

the origin

neji

boku no hero

Pro: Ideal Environment for Emotional Therapy

+ get to see development boku negima

char development

lol talk no jutsu

– if not given enough time seems to lack foreshadowing saki

+ way to show others and introduce new characters boku

-pacing fights get skipped

+showcase impossible fights (teammates) naruto

– dreams plot armor another tournament saki eyeshield

 

 

The Roles of the Nurse’s Office and the Restroom in Anime

I was grasping at some straws in regards to common developments seen in anime. I never did write that school settings post.

More specifically, I’m talking about the role these two facilities play in narratives that take place in a school setting. 

There are several reasons why school settings are often seen in anime or fiction in general, but that’s for another post. What I wanted to discuss are two distinct roo

 

sick

alone time cry eat

bump

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Telltale Signs that Give Away an Anime Fan’s Powerlevel

I can neither affirm nor deny that I have done the one listed example in real life before.

Face the facts. We live in a world that doesn’t universally accept anime.

Unfortunately, that’s just how things are. Maybe things can change in the future, but that seems unlikely considering how certain individuals’ faces resemble crumbled-up pieces of looseleaf paper whenever anime is brought up.

As a result, some anime fans will try to hide their interest in anime to avoid being judged. It really sucks that some fans feel pressured to the point that they have to be discrete about their passions, but this article isn’t about that.

Instead, I’m

In response to a statement or question, you answer back, “Roger.”

Idealistic And/Or Naïve Characters Usually Improve a Narrative

I definitely wrote this because I found it amusing that Yuzu (from Konohana Kitan) and Maika (from Blend S) were both being criticized for being naive either within or around the same week either episode ended. I included some quotes from their naysayers!

I used to automatically groan whenever an optimistic, naïve character popped up in anime.

To me, they were

If you’re always that self-effacing, you’ll have a tough time in the real world.

I hate your sparkling eyes!

You don’t get anything I said!

How pretty is the world in your eyes?

Learn to be skeptical of people!

You’re going to be duped someday, and you’ll be sorry!

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This was an early attempt to write a noir story. Except the detective browses craigslist all day while waiting for clients to knock on his door. Eventually I got to try writing noir here, at least.

At least it’s easy to spot the red flags in craigslist.

They make it obvious. Cryptic numbers strewn across the ads at random are like pieces of a puzzle. Gather ’em up, put ’em together, you get phone numbers. And phone numbers mean hookers or cops pretending to be hookers.

Call ’em up, get busted. Or get robbed before you even get to bust a nut. I don’t touch that.

Key words and phrases tip it off, too. “Generous.” “Bring roses.” Money, money, money. It’s a pay-to-play game but the winning move is to not play.

But I still opt in. Ready player one.

I shake my head as I close an ad that I had thought was promising. Turns out they wanted drugs. It’s all in the lingo. “PnP.” Short for “Party and Play.” Means they want to combine hard drugs and sex. “Please, no, pass” is all I have to say there.

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Anime Genres and Assumptions | 12 Days of Aniblogging (Day 10)

I grew very dissatisfied with what I was saying here since I felt like I was being redundant and ended up writing this instead. It’s a good thing I did, too.

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RED TEXT

It’s a completed collab post. Maybe one day the other side will get her part out. Until then, the post is surrounded by all of her friends.

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Coincidence and Happenstance in Fiction

So this was “written” in response to people who complain about how things always seem to work out in fiction. The stars align and stuff happens, yadda yadda. I was going to go into logical extremes and point out how it was fate for them to watch the show in the first place and how silly they sound, but this is completely blank.

After Pressing Publish…

Another attempt at a poem.

The feelings fester
within the pit of my stomach.
My words are peaches
with firm yet thin skin,
mushy insides,
and immemorable aftertaste.

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And yet another attempt at a poem.

          “There is nothing to writing.
All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
– Ernest Hemingway

But what happens if your veins contains poison,
like unfinished beer bottles
empty men left open overnight?
You cover

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So I wanted to do a follow-up to my Seasonal Anime on Tinder post since I skipped a lot of the more popular shows due to time constraints. I had this idea of having the one for Violet Evergarden start off in binary since she’s so robotic at first and then the rest of the profile has her speaking progressively more normally but she keeps on just talking about Major Gilberts.
And then I ended up not doing it. I’m sorry!
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Requesting permission to see Major Gilberts. Also what does “love” mean?

So that’s all, folks. Hopefully my flops were entertaining enough to read.

34 thoughts on “The Fertilzer Pile in The Lily Garden (AKA The Scrapped Drafts)

  1. I ended up counting the number of drafts I have because of what Cactus Matt said…I have 73 drafts, not including rejected ones that are time-dependent. Not to mention the fact I have 23 completed ones which just need to wait their turn…but this isn’t a competition, is it?

    Unlike everyone else who’s urging you to finish so-and-so post, I’d say leave them until you have the right mindset and/or ideas to complete them. That way, they’ll be better than they are here!

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    1. It may not be a competition, but those are some impressive numbers. I’m quite envious!

      You know what? I really appreciate that. I wouldn’t even know where to start with most of these, which is partially why I came up with this post in the first place.

      Thank you.

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  2. I actually was pretty interested in a few of your posts. I hope one day to have a ‘scrap yard’ that big. I only have a few posts that I hope I can flesh out but we’ll have to wait and see.

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  3. I love this idea for a blog post. You had some pretty interesting ideas, to be sure. I think all us ani-bloggers have a draft list graveyard. I know I have several in mine that will likely never see the light of day.

    Also, I appreciate the Yuri Starter Pack idea 😀

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  4. Oh I loved some of these scrapped posts Remy! It would be awesome to see some full fledged version of them! Yenno what’s funny? I have little short stories in my draft too much like your poems. I’m not sure how I’m gonna turn them into posts yet? Hmm. So much to learn from you remy and your creative mind for topics!

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    1. Thanks, Zel! I’ll have to really consider them since the reception as a whole has been so positive.

      Ohhh! That really is neat. Sure wouldn’t mind seeing those become posts in the future, haha.

      Awww, thank you. I decided to just have a bit more fun with the blog and not care so much about hits. It’s enough if the readers who care enough to return again and again enjoy what they see! Maybe one day I can easily do both, haha…

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  5. haha i know that feel. ive written entire posts just to scrap them because i dont like the result. i think my favorite idea on this list is the one about assumptions revolving around anime genres. i could talk for days about how genres feel like they’ve become a lot less useful

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  6. So many fantastic ideas. I’m kind of envious they’ve gotten as far as having a post draft as I tend to just have scraps of notes in various note pads until I’m finally ready to actually write the post. It was interesting seeing some of the reasons you’ve scrapped ideas, though some of these posts would be very cool if finished.

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    1. Thanks, Karandi. Well, many of my initial ideas are just tossed into the post draft since I’m not really the type to schedule or plan. But I’ve always been very intrigued with how you write your ideas in those notebooks.

      Ah, such kind words. I’ll have to take a look over them again.

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      1. I’m such a paper person still despite spending so much time online. I love listing things and crossing them out and I love finding the note I scribbled two weeks ago that I no longer remember what it was in relation to. It is always kind of fun and it works for me.

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  7. a lot of these sound really nice! i think you would’ve nailed that you x yoshiko fanfic tho 😛

    the Yuri Starter Pack one probably interested me the most, me being a person who likes romance a lot, i haven’t really watched many shows with a yuri kind of relationship (except for the shows filled with undertones and such like Love Live and New Game) but i’d be open to watch something from that area of anime. It would be pretty insightful to get some assistance from an expert haha!

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  8. W-Wait!
    Why did you scrap “Things to Compare before comparing Anime Series or Films”?! Nii-san!!
    That was a good one! The tournaments one too!
    Why?

    This was interesting to read however.
    But you should post the Comparison one!

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    1. Ah, I just felt like the “Things to Consider before Comparing” post wasn’t really saying anything no one didn’t knew. That and the references were a bit dated by then and I just felt too shy to release it. Maybe I should have given it more of a chance…

      For the tournament one, I was a bit overwhelmed with covering all those episode reviews at the time so I guess I crumbled and ran out of time and motivation. That was pretty lame of me.

      Mmm I’ll try to work on it.

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  9. Some of these ideas were really good! I’d love for you to elaborate on your love affair with steampunk! I’m a huge steampunk lover (mostly steampunk music… Although, no one but me seems to know what that is! Lmao!!) but, I’d love to hear more about steampunk tied in with Anime!!

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    1. Thank you!

      Whoa, steampunk music sounds awesome!
      …Sorry, I also don’t know what it is but I just know I need to find out!

      I’ll consider it! There’s not too much steampunk anime out there. Might have to branch out to related forms of media i.e. visual novels…

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      1. If you’re interested in checking out steampunk music, some good bands to ease in are “the cog is dead”, “abney park” and “birdeatsbaby” it’s definite not for everyone (my man HATES it. Lol!) but, I LOVE IT!! 💖💖💖

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