October is going to be a special month for me from this point forward.
That’s because something big has happened, something I once thought impossible: I got married.
I won’t go into too many details, but I’ll just say that my wife is a very special person to me, who’s stuck with me through thick and thin. This even includes my time abroad in the Netherlands. I actually met her thanks to Ogiue Maniax, though I wouldn’t recommend writing anime blogs as a way to find relationships.
So I want to give a very, very special thanks to my Patreon members this month, because your continued support lets me pursue this blog as a passion project.
Sue Hopkins fans:
Yoshitake Rika fans:
Hato Kenjirou fans:
Yajima Mirei fans:
In other, non-matrimonial news, I recently did a series of manga recommendations on Twitter. Check out the thread!
Also, here are my favorite posts from last month:
Tomino Yoshiyuki’s “Big Picture”: WHy the Gundam Creator Can Be So Hit or Miss
Recently, I got to thinking about Tomino and all his eccentricities. Here’s my hypothesis on the “Tomino style.”
Fighting Evil By Moonlight – Heartcatch Precure!: The Novel
I reviewed the Heartcatch Precure! novel, which ostensibly focuses more on Cure Moonlight than the anime.
Beyond the Brokeback Pose: Don’t Meddle with My Daughter
A look at the idea of superheroine sexualization and fetishism as a kind of cultural export, through the lense of the manga Don’t Meddle with My Daughter. It actually got retweeted by the author!
Return to Genshiken
Return to Genshiken: Volume 5 – Pride and Fujo Justice
Part 5 of my Genshiken re-read. Ogiue starts her journey here, but it’s Sasahara who really grows.
Self-explanatory, but a fun topic all the same.
Here’s to an exciting new life!
Glad that something great came out of anime blogging. Congratulations on the marriage!
Congratulations on your marriage!
As for reading and rereading Genshiken, all but the paper holds
up well enough and I may have to buy a fresh set so that when
I talk about it I will have clean pages to show people.
Best wishes for your continued success, in every area of your life.
Congratulations. May you have a happy marriage life.