So it finally happened: I got my first case of COVID-19. I’ve been isolating, but I’ve also finally started testing negative, so I think I’m over the hump.
I already announced it on Twittter, but anyone who attended Anime Central 2023 should probably get themselves tested if they haven’t already. While I was masked for pretty much the entire time, I most likely had COVID-19 during the entire event, and it’’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the coronavirus.
While it might be too late for anyone who’s first reading about my COVID-19 case here, I still wanted to talk about it in this status update for a couple reasons. First, well, this is technically the “status of Ogiue Maniax.” Second, many people are afraid to admit they got COVID, worried that they might be looked upon negatively if they say anything, or feel a sense of guilt about how they put themselves and/or others in danger. But I think the more we publicly talk about it, the more we can reduce the stigma without downplaying the ongoing severity of the pandemic (it’s not just “the flu.”)
Thank you to my Patreon subscribers, who allow me to continue to indulge in this hobby of mine:
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Blog highlights from May:
I Finished Reading the Saint Seiya Manga
A nonstop rollercoaster of thrills, chills, and people throwing their bodies at perilous situations to protect their loved ones.
Oshi no Ko vs. Getter Robo: A Hot-Blooded Killer Combo
It’s like my fandom has gone full circle thanks to this meme.
La+ Darknesss, VTuber Birthdays, and the Ultimate Kayfabe
A look at the pecularity of the VTuber Birthday (and an excuse to celebrate La+ again!)
Kio’s got some more good stuff.
While Anime Central wasn’t ideal due to my condition, I did manage to conduct some interviews, and I think they all turned out well. Expect to start seeing them soon!