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2012 Autumn Anime First Impressions

Hi everybody. This First Impressions post is ordered alphabetically. My excuse for the quality of our product is that we weren’t prepared and GOD, IT HAS ALREADY STARTED

kamisama has already started

God has already started!»


2012 Summer Anime Preview

You know how our season previews go. There’s a basic formula to all of them. First, a summary, then a picture, then a disclaimer talking about how I stole all this information from other blogs, and then the actual post, written by me, Mushyrulez, all by myself.

WELL GUESS WHAT?! WE’RE SWITCHING THINGS UP A BIT THIS YEAR. How?

Firstly, there WON’T BE A PICTURE after a summary which is this summary which is this sentence and the sentences immediately before and after this. In fact, THERE MAY NOT BE ANY PICTURES AT ALL!!!

Secondly, there WON’T BE A DISCLAIMER after a picture because, wow, we’ve actually done NO research this time!! That means no embedded chart, no witty quips, no snide references to MAL, no NOTHING AT ALL. Since there’s something. You can’t have nothing if you have something, which is why we don’t have nothing. In fact, this new preview is so much worse than older previews that we recommend you just read the older ones instead!!

Thirdly, there WON’T BE ANY TRAILER LINKS because we’re too lazy to go search them up for you!! I know, simply horrible, right? WRONG, because it takes you lazy ducks all of ten seconds to go search ‘generic fanservice shit anime #101 trailer’ on YouTube while it takes us thirty to embed said trailer onto our page. No, we’re not being hypocritical, we’re being hyper-critical. Of your laziness.

Finally, we’re not going to spend thirty million hours writing this post and adding stupid ‘potential’ ratings so that we can publish it before we’re ten weeks into the season. Thirty hours is enough.

Proud hosters of the thirty-hour Fanime»


This is Anime and Grantland

Recently, Kriz on Baka Laureate wrote a lengthy piece questioning not just his blog, but aniblogging as we know it. He challenges himself to hone his craft, and our community to do the same. We at O-New do not know how to back down from such a challenge.

So it happens that another blog has issued a challenge. Over at The Beautiful World, Kitsune and Neko asked for our Genshiken Diaries. In other words, they would like to hear about the real world experiences that led to our involvement in modern visual culture. Perhaps one might interpret this challenge as a mere request, but again we do not accept such questioning and will respond in kind.
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Extrinsic Strengths of Manga-Related Imperceptions versus 2-D Perverse Exceptions and Analyses: Surrendering Facts, Production of Deep Misrepresentations, Purposeless Preservation of Ancient Suppression

An exquisite corpse is the pinnacle of pretention. Pretending that people perceive patterns they can’t even penetrate without FAILING their alliteration practices. This has nothing to do with anything; yet, even this ~horrible~ post will be preserved. I mean, what even is our society’s deep fixation on preserving historical documents? “We shall digitize them,” said Alex while discussing the benefits of Amazon’s Kindle. “Take a packet of gum for instance. What’s your favorite brand?” – “I can’t say I have any. I hardly chew gum.” – “So, that is to say, your breath hardly kicks?” Jehneefah didn’t know how to reply to [NOBODY KNOWS WHAT FILLS THIS VOID] that although us people are weird and insane, we can actually be quite reasonable. In fact it is often the weirdest and insane people that are the same time the most logical. Actually, we, who are actually the worst sort of people ever, can be civilized when it is necessary.

Yet, is civilization even necessary? Our society is founded on ancient principles (and old principals, of schools, y’know) that are purposeless today. They’re also PORPOISE-LESS, as principles (and principals) aren’t cool enough to own porpoises. We’re trapped in a deep misrepresentation of irrelevant customs that suppress modernity, preserved from times. “The New York Times,” said Alex as he waived around his Kindle like an ignorant prick. “Look, this device only cost 99 dollars. I think you should buy one.” “And not gum?” “And not gum” Jehneefah let out a big sigh, took out his credit card, and made his purchase. [NOT ONE APPRAISES THAT WHICH ENCOMPASSES THE AFOREMENTIONED'S NIHILITY] energy of the surrounding briefish air to transform him into an elegand man! And once he becomes an elegand man, how elegant! Maybe it was an England man that it was meant to be, but in fact it was elegand! I would like to talk about England instead. Wow, England. What a cool guy. I think that it is quite cool. Très cool.


2012 Spring Anime Preview

You know how our season previews go. There’s a basic formula to all of them. First, a summary, then a picture, then a disclaimer talking about how I stole all this information from other blogs, and then the actual post, written by me, Mushyrulez, all by myself.

WELL GUESS WHAT?! WE’RE SWITCHING THINGS UP A BIT THIS YEAR. How?

Firstly, there WON’T BE A PICTURE after a summary which is this summary which is this sentence and the sentences immediately before and after this.

Secondly, there WON’T BE A DISCLAIMER after a picture because, wow, we’ve actually done our own research (read: searching for trailers on YouTube) this time!! This also means no handy embedded chart here; just search for it yourself. And seriously, if you’re going to read the chart anyways, there’s hardly any point reading this post. At least after you read this post, you’ll still have an excuse to read the chart. This paragraph is not a disclaimer telling you that this post actually doesn’t talk about anime at all.

Thirdly, there WON’T BE BLUE TRAILER LINKS because I can’t modify the link style on this new theme I’m using!! I know, simply horrible, right? The Carnelian (dark-reddish-brown, for those less artistically inclined) texts are links. It gets pretty confusing when I put it after orange text, which is written by me.

Finally, there WON’T JUST BE ME writing this post (otherwise, why would I colour my text?), because it’s time for O-New to DIVERSIFY like Random Curiosity and METANORN have done, although of course, we’re much more HIGH TENSION SYNDROME. AbsoluteZero255 has so kindly accepted my offer to let him write 99% of this post (using this colour of blue text), unlike that other guy flare who is being such a flare not writing posts and flaring his flare and OK, LET US MOVE ON TO THE PREVIEW. Ready? GO!

Ready ready ready for the PREVIEW»


Recruiting

Well, as you know, I’ve been somewhat neglecting this blog with fillers and the like (views dropped down to 10 as of today), so…

I’m recruiting new bloggers to blog for my site…!

…I’m pretty sure noone will apply though >_>

Anyways, you need to be able to make something like a post a day (prolly less cause I’m still alive), not want to steal all of my money from my bank account of which the number may or may not be in a post draft, and I have to at least know you personally (not exactly IRL, but like, I know who you are… if you’re a Nigerian prince, GTFO)…

I’m putting this up for a while because I want to actually do stuff in Summer and not post stuff all day, so… :D if you volunteer!

Oh and no pay/compensation/wage, sorry (why would you even want pay?!)


A System Post

…Well, there haven’t been many of these for some time :/

Anyways, I added some stuff to the left hand screen (did you ever notice that? There’s a sidebar ohmigosh), but they’re all useless. RSS seems to be broken… I won’t bother fixing it, but there’s a subscribe at the very bottom of the sidebar. Email subscriptions would be good, however, you’ll get spammed :/

Er, I also deleted the links; I’m working on an actual links page, however, it will only include links that I have O-REW’d or else there’d be too many to look at at once. I’ll organize those later too.

..Yeah, I guess that’s it… er, my next task with the blog is to actually get all of those links ready for a review, so that I can add them to the page. Then I might learn some HTML to make this look less bad >_>


System RSSsStuffz

Thanks to certain helpful links for.. helping me with this matter…

So, first of all, links.

I’ve realized that there’s actually a blogroll, and thus I don’t have to create a links page. Unfortunately, this blogroll is gonna be pretty big… so, as a solution, I put in my favourite (by that, I mean most interesting blog that updates semi-often) in the blogroll, and the rest in the links page… hopefully this will work until I can figure out a solution (the one I have in mind is having randomly selected links appear every reload, so that you don’t have to click the links page to browse links and you don’t always see the same ones)…

Secondly, the skin.

…I’ve changed the skin, and I’ll see if this works… I might change it again, but that’s something for later (and not just because I’m procrastinating)…

Thirdly, automated posts…

…Does anyone know how to configure an automated post…? I’m not gonna be really active on the week right after the break, but I’ve got enough time now to make enough posts to fill all those days…

Never mind, found out while adjusting the date for this post…! :O

Finally, the RSS.

Creating it itself was pretty simple (the step-by-step guide helped -_-)… however, there was a hitch halfway through, where wordpress updated one of their posts; thankfully, this actually made it easier…!

…So, if you’re reading this, subscribe now…! :D

(So that you can get updates without me spamming links)


System Schtuffz

Alright, so this is a system post.

Basically, these are posts without any content. Yay. Except it’s not /completely/ a filler post.

I only write System posts when I update something related to the blog. Most of the time, this happens when I have no links to post as well. Yay for coincidences…

What are t3h updates then?

I HAZ ADDED PAGES. Yes, they’re /severely/ incomplete (though the contact page looks finished). I’ll add more later. Right now, I’m trying to collect all the links for the links page, and trying to find a better skin as well.

Also, just to clear up some other things;

When I say g’(day/night), this means that a person (or an inanimate object) is leaving or has entered an area (e.g. twitter). Day/night corresponds to the time that it is at -8 GMT (PST) or if the person has already said “good morning” or “good night”, it’ll be according to that, because of timezone differences and so on and so forth…

When I go on twitter every morning and at night, I’ll tweet this blog. I’ll also tweet it when I add a new post; if this is the same as when I sleep, then I’ll only tweet once because of redundancy and spamming…. just a heads-up for those who think I’m… overstressing my point.

…This blog is actually supposed to be a development blog. You can see that that is failing right now; currently, all of the posts up till now are fillers, and I suppose they will be for a pretty long time. So right now, this blog is just about a massive jumble of random topics stuck together in a really bad skin. That overlaps images. T_T

Oh, and finally, yes, this post is not posted by Mushyrulez, even though I did write it -_-

Oh, yeah, I’m also working on making a RSS; then again, nobody will check it T_T


First

So… this is the first post… and I guess this will stay as the only post in this blog, until I have something better to post in here. My estimated date of that will be at the beginning of March, so come back then.

Please?