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You Say Tuesdays

Don’t worry. This isn’t an actual post. I’m just scrambling to rewrite old posts that haven’t been written yet, and here’s something you guys don’t have to read.

It’s time for another weekly segment.

Every Tuesday from now on will have a brief (or, maybe not-so-brief) post about some debatable topic. As we’re not experts here (nor are we excessively opinionated), we’ll turn to you, the nonexistent viewership, for the actual discussion. We’ll just provide the topics. Yep, as opposed to I Say Wednesdays (hint: pronounce it ‘essay’), it’s now time to roll out You Say Tuesdays.

“But Mushyrulez,” nobody will ask, “That’s a fucking horrible idea!”

Please enlighten me about how in any way it is horrible, Mr. Nobody.

“Alright. Firstly, you suck at writing brief posts, and everything you write is boring, bombastic, biased, bigoted, and plain ol’ bad!”

I commend your alliteration skills. However, I must retort that… uh… never mind. Continue.

“Secondly, the topics you choose for discussion are going to be stupid, and you’re probably going to burn out from frustration three weeks into this charade!”

You have a point there.

“Finally, my name is not Mr. Nobody! I’m a figment of your imagination, and everything that’s a figment of your imagination is female! In fact, I’m Ms. Nobody! Furthermore, the plural of ‘Tuesday’ is ‘Tuesdaies’, not ‘Tuesdays’! Is the plural of ‘fly’ ‘flys’ or ‘flies’?”

OBJECTION. The plural of a noun ending in -y only ends in -ies if a consonant immediately precedes it, except for exceptions such as ‘standbys’!

“Well, ‘Tuesdaies’ is also an exception, just like ‘sundaes’, the plural of ‘sundae’. REGARDLESS, you are a fucking loser for talking to yourself simply because nobody reads this blog!” [/emperorj]

So? It’s Tuesday. What do you guys think?

Am I a loser or not?


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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A Filler Post 25

We’re posting 10 times a week now, and the fourth post in this new schedule is…

…you guessed it, a filler post. Actually, no, you didn’t guess it because it says ‘A FILLER POST’ right up there in LARGE LETTERS. Letters of largeness -> Lol

Anyways, just to remind you guys that I Say Wednesdays is coming up tomorrow on, you guessed it, Wednesday. Actually, no, you didn’t guess it because it says ‘I Say Wednesdays’ right up there in BLUE. Blu -> BL

Did you know: the next post in the Czerny series is out, as a Musical Monday. Except, since we’re posting twice on Mondays, we’ve actually got TWO music posts for Monday, and the second ISN’T about silly ol’ Czerny; it’s about silly ol’ Hanon and his silly ol’ Frenchman ways. I mean, and his silly ‘lil exercises. S(illy) L(il) E(xercises) -> SLE -> silly

Finally, I really wish more people would comment on O-New. Unfortunately, saying that just makes me seem like I’m whining about not getting comments on posts that are AbsoluteShit255 (not saying that az’s posts are shit, but I’m going to use this AbsolutePun255 veeeeery often from now on). But I mean, shit comments on shit posts are entertaining as shit (pun intended), and thoughtful comments on shit posts make me feel warm and fuzzy inside at realizing how shitty I was a mere year ago. This does not mean I grew smarter; it simply means that I’m running out of shit to write.

tl;dr: just another shitty day at o-new


CANADA DAY and Flare’s Birthday

Hey everybody. Guess what day it is.

THAT’S RIGHT, it’s CANADA DAY, the 145th ANNIVERSARY of the DAY that CANADA became a country under the British Empire! It also happens to be several months after the 30th ANNIVERSARY of the DAY that CANADA didn’t have to ask the British Parliament every single time we wanted to change the constitution! OK, I admit, the latter sounds less impressive but until then Canada wasn’t really a sovereign state! Now, we still sorta belong to the Commonwealth but we can do whatever we want!

Similarly, O-New can do whatever we want as well: except we CAN’T because only I can do whatever I want, and I’m an egotistical bastard that won’t let you guys do whatever you want.

As recompense, let’s all wish Flare a not-too-sad birthday in his little country of Bulgaria while the rest of CANADA celebrates and drinks maple syrup by the gallon.

P.S. It’s actually not his birthday in Canada yet. Bulgaria is just ahead of Canada in time, but you know what they say, the slower the country, the faster the… uh… I don’t know what they say.

BUT WAIT! That’s not all! Did you expect this post to only be about CANADA DAY and Flare’s Birthday? No! It’s about something else that also rhymes with day: O-New’s posting schedule…ay. Schedulay. Schedulé?

Since it is now officially SUMMER VACATION (because, Spanish shock, it’s JULY THE FIRST!!!)… O-New will be blogging…

TEN POSTS A WEEK! :O :O :O

We’ll be blogging two posts on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and one post on every other day. Why? Because we have so much crap to say (and so many more people to say it)! Why? Because we want to lose subscribers who don’t want to see so much crap in their mailbox. Why? Because we posted twice a day last last summer and that was a great fiasco! Why? I… don’t know…

P.P.S. It’s actually summer vacation in Canada already. Canada is just ahead of summer in time, but you know what they say, summer vacation’s only as long as you want it to be. Uh… that’s not what they say.


O-New: Weekend Review

July is just around the corner. No, I don’t mean ‘in a week’ or ‘in two days’, I mean in approximately one hour it will be July in London. And now that’s a problem for us here at O-New because things happen on July, including Canada Day, Flare’s Birthday, and a whole host of other things which rhyme with Day including Olé, Nikkei, Essay, and Weigh. Yes, those four items do add up to O-NEW which is the topic of our discussion today: another weekend review.

Review on, i.e. view again»


READ THIS FUCKING POST

Subtitle: The Role of Titles in Articles (or should I say, artitles? Because titles are an art form! Get it? ha ha haaaaaaaaaa)

Is it I Say Wednesday yet? No? You say it’s Friday? Well, I say I CAN CHANGE THE POSTING DATE OF MY POSTS WHENEVER I WANT TO. This’ll be a meaningless essay meant only for the continuation of posting an essay on O-New every Wednesday.

Everyone knows that before content, before quality, before literacy comes titles. With bad titles, nobody will ever read your posts, no matter how exceptional(ly bad) they may be. With captivating titles, everybody will read your posts, even if the extent of your English literary ability is ‘huehuehue br rb br’ and you aren’t even Brazilian.

But is this really true? What’s in a title?

Gotta captivate ’em all»


O-New: Week Without School

And the first week of summer vacation draws to a close.

At the same time, I draw lots of clothes except I DON’T, because I a) suck at drawing b) what was the whole point of this sentence anyways? If nobody knows, then somebody must because it’s time for another Week in Review. What happened during our summer vacation here at O-New?

Well, new persons AdjectiveRecoil and redball have joined the O-New blogging team, starting out with bangs, that is to say, double fetish posts. They don’t have anything to do with bangs, but they do have to do with hair and guns, two objects prominent in both of their avatars, for redball is a flying ball of hair and AdjectiveRecoil is a guy with a gun.

Needless to say, none of my posts can quite match the descriptive intricacies of these fetish essays, but that’s not to say my Mouretsu Pirates posts can be overlooked. Actually, they can be overlooked, since they’re more ramblings about being un-sick and Avengers and Macbeth and Iron Sky than posts about Mouretsu Pirates. I also finally perform some abstract minimalist composition that’s not abstract and not minimalist. It’s more of a musical mess than a composition, because compositions imply structure.

Finally, AbsoluteZero255’s blog is highlighted and in the limelight of this spotlight because we spot/lime/highlight his blog and an essay about poetry that he wrote, except no, not really, because instead, my egotistical ego highlights my essay about poetry instead (which also happens to be my final homework assignment for the year) that Dark_Sage has so succinctly and precisely summarized by the following esoteric three-word phrase: What the fuck.


New Persons

Mushy here.

So yes, I’ve recovered from my fever, and thus I have stopped feverishly composing horrid puns. However, what I have done was solicitously exasperate a real-life friend and solicitously beg a fake-life friend to write for O-New. They might say otherwise, but believe me! I never tell lies! Really! Seriously! I’ll stop with these exclamation marks as soon as you acknowledge that this is facetious!

Without further ado: their self-introductions! It’s less lengthy than previous ones, but oh well, you know me, I make people do things they don’t want to do and they feel really sad afterwards

Click this ado»


Musical Mondays

Right, everybody. What is a Musical Monday?

Every single Monday (as well as every double Monday) from now on, I will upload a video about music and post about it. The video of music (note: not a music video) will not necessarily be of Czerny, but every Monday, there will be at least one video of music over at my YouTube channel (subscribe!).

In fact, let’s tag this! My apt alliterative abilities have decided on the (completely unrelated to Anime Instrumentality’s Monday Melodic Musings) stunningly imaginative title of Musical Mondays. Yes, this will be a weekly thing.

And that’s all. It’s just another alliterative and administrative announcement.


O-REW 13: Frivolous Verbosities

Frivolous Verbosities. What is a frivolous verbosity?

Friv·o·lous (adj.) of little or no weight, worth, or importance.
Ver·bos·i·ty (n.) the state or quality of being verbose.
Ver·bose (adj.) using or containing an excess of words, so as to be pedantic or boring.

Simply put, Frivolous Verbosities is a worthless, boring blog. Or at least you’d expect it to be.

But it actually isn’t. Now that I’ve caught your intention, I’m sure that you’ll refrain from closing this tab immediatel-hey what did I say

It’s a BLAHg»


Piano Recitals, Talent Shows, and Recent Pack of Losts

The title would be funnier if ‘Losts’ rhymed with ‘Posts’ but they don’t because English is dumb and incredibly silly.

So.

As many of you may not have noticed (nobody noticed last time), there have been no days for the past four posts. As O-New’s prict strosting potocal proto-calls for at least one day to be published every single post – a proto-call we have been filigently dollowing for the next two-and-a-half years – this is, of course, right queprehensible.

So, it’ll make up for us by posting four posts now. Here’s our hiatus of why there was such an excuse…

An ex-cuse (crazy unbalanced sinful enemy)»


O-New: Week in Review

I SAID I WAS MAKING A BACKUP PLAN BUT I WAS LYING BECAUSE ASSORTED EXPLORATIONS IS NOW AN ISSS TOO

“Wait, what the well is he talking about?” you won’t ask, because all of you already know. WELL GUESS WHAT EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE ALL ALREADY COGNIZANT OF THIS HUMILIATING SITUATION I’LL SHOUT IT IN YOUR COLLECTIVE FACES ONCE MORE:

O-New (that’s this ISSS, the coolest ISSS on the ‘net), is in a monumental tournament against every single ISSS (information sharing and storate ‘site) in the UNIVERSE. Too bad there’s only two; O-New and Eye Sedso, some kind of sick Rie Kugimiya porn cult. Thus, we are pitted against these ignominious perverts (even though only one person authors Eye Sedso) in the final match of the year.

AND THEN ASSORTEX COMES IN

AND RUINS EVERYTHING

tl;dr: it’s been a tough week for az and me; sleeping on the couch and doing nothing at all is really exhausting! You see… it’s really quite strenuous doing nothing all day, so once a week I write a post that sums up all the previous seventeen weeks’ posts in true o-new fashion: by writing them.

Unfortunately, the only two half-decent posts written within the previous seventeen weeks were this appalling performance of three Satie masterpieces and this analysis of The Right Honourable Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien’s Rie Kugimiya porn collection.

And now, I’ve got some piano recital nonsense coming up, so if you’ll excuse me, NO MORE ELOQUENT POSTS FOR THE NEXT SEVENTEEN WEEKS


Steins;Gate: Boukan no Rebellion 12.5

Well, in the selfsame spirit of rewriting posts and moping about our lack of posts we’ve been undergoing all week, I suppose it’s time for a repeat of our previous Steins;Gate: Boukan no Rebellion post: a post… about anime/manga posts! You could even say that it’s a meta post!!!

But wait! I’ll also talk about Steins;Gate: Boukan no Rebellion. For one line: ‘Wow that Rounders girl is fucking retarded for somebody born in 2020. lern2assassinate.”

Actually, don’t learn that»


O-REW 12: Eye Sedso

Glo should go low.

Why?

Because Eye Sedso

…is the worst ISSS on the planet.

International Stationary Stationed Station»


Another New International Information Sharing and Storage Site Tournament

It is motherfucking on. O-New’s now an ISSS and there are only two ISSSs, so we’re eligible to participate in the finals.

(Voting starts whenever we pull a poll up. Voting hasn’t started yet!! So in the meantime…)

Strange Brains Ferment Sex Like Pickles; another Fridge Magnet Fiction Friday writing prompt, courtesy of 2DT and Pierre-Yves Bouthyette.

With 100% more science»


Dropquest 2012, Mother’s Day, and Recent Lack of Posts

So.

Az many of you may have noticed (yes, that was unintentional, but I intentionally left it there), there have been no posts for the past four days. As O-New’s strict posting protocol calls for at least one post to be published every single day – a protocol we have been diligently following for the past two-and-a-half years – this is, of course, quite reprehensible.

So, we’ll make up for it by posting four posts now. Here’s our excuse of why there was such a hiatus…

Hey, a tus! (terminus utilization substance)»


The Aniblog Tourney, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Admit That O-New Sucks

Well.

As we enter into the month of May, it’s now been two weeks since our round against Shameful Otaku Secret, and Round 2 has officially started! I put an exclamation mark there, but it’s not an exclamation mark of excitement; it’s an exclamation mark of HATRED. And DISGUST. And O-NEW.

So, in fact, the word is ‘unwell’, not ‘well’.

Unwell.

Umwelt»


Mouretsu Pirates 17

Remember the day before yesterday, when I told you guys I’d have a surprise for you? Well, guess what?!

GUESS THE SURPRISE!!

No, the surprise isn’t having you guess the surprise; the surprise is something for you to guess. Frequent readers of O-New should know immediately. Infrequent readers of O-New should know momentarily. Non-readers of O-New shouldn’t know at all. Have a completely unrelated picture of pirates in their everyday pirate wear in my awkward attempt to show design critics that random pictures thrown into walls of text do in fact worsen the worsening reputation of O-New.

Programmers commit crimes… to git»


Steins;Gate: Boukan no Rebellion 11

Argh, so I’ve got allergies, and I’m feeling pretty allergic right now. I’ll probably even skip Chinese school tomorrow. Have a picture of my face. Sweating. From being allergic to allergies. (DISCLAIMER: I’m not actually that fat.)

Do you know what else sweats? Mushrooms. Look at our updated Fanart page with updated fan art that isn’t fan art but it’s updated. There is a sweaty mushroom on the top. It is a mushroom and it sweats. Just like me. I’m allergic to mushrooms.

In other page-related nonsense, look at our updated ANIBLOG BETTING Round 1 page with updated ANIBLOG BETTING that isn’t Round 2 but it’s updated. There are betters at the top. They are betting and they better bet. Just unlike me. I’m allergic to betting. If you want to join, join NOW and IMMEDIATELY: also, if you’ve already joined, you can now ALTER what KIND of FAKE MONEY you are betting for. I’m not confident that the exchange rate of nondescript pieces of pony innards to Midas Money is exactly one-to-one but this entire ANIBLOG BETTING thing is all guesswork.

In other post-related nonsense, look at az’s updated Jormungand 3 post with updated Jormungand 3 that isn’t Jormugand 2 but it’s updated. There is an image on the top. It is an image and it Jormungand is pronounced ‘Your Mom Gand’. Just like me. My name is actually ‘Your Mom Gand’.

In final Steins;Gate-Boukan-no-Rebellion-Chapter-Eleven-related nonsense, Daru’s a pretty cool guy, but the anticipated drama about him being Suzuha’s father (with him accessing the time machine with his fingerprints etc.) completely falls apart when we already know. Whoops, forgot to put a [SPOILER ALERT] there. It is a spoiler and it spoils. Just like mushrooms. I’m allergic to mushrooms.

P.S. Yes, predederva did in fact bet with himself. He lost. But he also won. Simultaneously.


Aegis in the Dark Manga Quarterly Review 3

Why is this post late even though I didn’t go to school today? Well, I was just running through my previous posts of Aegis in the Dark, when I realized just how hilarious I am. Hilariously bad. Also, Aniblog Tourney drama. Always a pleasure.

Also, I realized that RRR had already finished, and that Bakuman was finishing. Except RRR finished four weeks ago, and I guess the news about Bakuman finishing was also four weeks ago. This is what happens when you don’t read any manga for four weeks. Or was that four months?

Either way, here’s a Manga Quarterly Review for y’all.

Don’t know what that is? Read onwards»


ST&RS 23

I bet you guys just CAN’T WAIT for some ST&RS 23!!! But before that, do take a look at this REWRITTEN MOURETSU PIRATES POST!! I say ‘rewritten’ even though I haven’t yet wrote it because, y’know, ‘Rewrite History‘ implies that something is rewritten. However, there is another post that I indeed /have/ rewritten: that post about my feet!! Yeah, that’s right, all you foot fetishes out there get the hell out this is my fucking feet alright, and I’m a creepy neckbeard except I don’t really have a neckbeard. By ‘don’t really’ I mean no, not at all, that would be gross and disgusting and kimoi and neckbeard


Typical neckbeard behaviour: forgetting to get a new roll of toilet paper after the previous roll runs out

I don’t even have a neck»


Ore no Kouhai ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai 7

First, I’d like to get something out there. Something I’ve kept bottled up inside me for the past six months. That’s right, readers of O-New…

…IT’S SPRING BREEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAK!!

No, this is not a post about Ore no Kouhai»


Mouretsu Pirates 9

You don’t say?

Well, I will now say.

Mouretsu Pirates is gearing up to be ~AWESOME~. You know how every single manga I’ve ever blogged starts to suck after I start blogging it? Even Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku isn’t what it once was. I must infect good manga with bad luck, or something. Really, after they start to suck, the manga I blog all end early – SWOT, Donten Prism Solar Car, Hand x Red, now Kagami no Kuni no Harisugawa, and soon, ST&RS.

But, you know how every single anime I’ve ever blogged starts to become ~AWESOME~ after I start blogging it? Even Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon turned out to be an ~awesome~ show that I’m getting HELLA PUMPED about next next season. I must infect bad anime with good luck, or something, Really, after they start to be awesome, the anime I blog all get sequels – Horizon, Steins;Gate, Beelzebub, and… uh… yeah.

Anyways, Majikoi genuinely became humorous(ly bad) after I started blogging it; Ben-To became the underdog of the season after I started blogging it; Black★Rock Shooter (TV) now seems somewhat decent (once you think of them as gearing up for a Madoka finale) after I started blogging it; and Mouretsu Pirates…

…is ~AWESOME~!

“This spaceship is indeed a potato.”»


ST&RS 22

Well, guys. It’s back to making those posts we all love the most! Damn right, I bet you’re bursting with apprehension (note: this is a bad thing)!

Metaposts!

It’s time to get back into the habit of posting about posts as I post about posts in this post about posts. Does it say ‘ST&RS 22’ as the title? Well, that’s completely and utterly WRONG, even though it’s actually partially correct because I will in fact be talking about ST&RS 22. Immediately, in fact.

What, are you too lazy to click the more» tag and actually read this post? Well, guess what? You’re stupid, because only three types of people wouldn’t read the rest of this post – lazy people, stupid people, and people who don’t like reading crap. Two of those three types of people are also stupid. But if you happen to be stupid, don’t worry; I’m not biased towards disabled people, and I have provided you with several very helpful links to posts that I have recently re-written, including:

Get ready your Meta-Swords and Meta-Shields because it’s time to get into the Metapod and blast off into Meta-Space. I don’t even know, alright, I don’t even know.

Venture forth, brave Meta Knight!»