2019! It’s time to look back briefly at all the resolutions I failed to keep (like getting literate in Dutch), and then ignore them to keep myself looking ahead. When it comes to Ogiue Maniax, I don’t recall making any blog-specific resolutions, but maybe I should…
As we go into the new year, I’d like to express my gratitude towards my supporters on Patreon and ko-fi.
Sue Hopkins fans:
Hato Kenjirou fans:
Yajima Mirei fans:
A special shout-out to Johnny Trovato, who actually went as far as to send me a holiday card. Thank you!
My favorite posts from December:
The Dynamics of Hugtto! Precure’s Gay Couple
Hugtto! Precure has a lot of strengths, and its semi-under-the-radar same-sex couple says a lot about the show.
Gattai Girls 9: “Mobile Police Patlabor” OVA 1 and Izumi Noa [Anime Secret Santa]
For the second year in a row, it’s a dual-purpose Gattai Girls + Secret Santa review! Incidentally, my very first Anime Secret Santa was actually the first Patlabor movie.
My picks for the best characters of the year. Who were your faves?
Chapter 11 focuses on the girls we’ve seen, and it’s one of my favorite chapters yet.
Aikatsu Friends! Knows How to Celebrate Christmas
I hope Aikatsu! never loses what makes it so fun.
So for New Years’ Resolutions, I think I’ll challenge myself. Hopefully I’ll remember to check back on this in January 2020.
1) Have more overall visitors to the blog compared to 2018.
2) Be more topical, though without trying to chase the latest popular trend. Try to maintain that balance where I’m still writing for myself, but I give my take on the things anime fans care about.
3) Increase my overall Patreon sponsors by the end of the year, even by one!
To quote a great president, “We must move forward, not backward. Upward, not forward. And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.”