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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.