To be fair, I always struggle with how to start The JCS. Even now, I’m considering deleting that first sentence, but I learned long ago that an imperfect start is better than no start at all. So I’ve struggled with exactly how to approach The Jon’s Creator Showcase this year. It’s been a little over […]Read More The September JCS (Or My Clumsy attempt to celebrate bloggers)
Hi, all you fine folks out there in the Otakusphere and beyond. Once again, it’s time for me to take another pick from the anime people have submitted to me as I go In Search Of… my next favorite anime. So what is this feature? Every month, I pick out an anime that has been […]Read More In Search of … Kaiji: The Ultimate Survivor
Huzzah. I am back for another Saturday, and to be honest, I’m kind of wiped out today. I have some ideas for posts. I actually have some ideas that have been sitting around in my brain folder for a long time. But I got to mow the lawn, and I want to catch up on […]Read More All of the Colours from OUTER SPACE
This is a post about my dog. I’ve been thinking about this opening section since I decided to write about my basset hound Beau. A part of me wants to incorporate a disclaimer. This is an anime blog, and I am not going to be writing about anime here. I won’t cleverly (or not so […]Read More A Memorial for My Dog
About a month ago, a group of fellow bloggers, YouTubers and Twitter users set out to complete a spectacular project. We were going to rate the worst anime OPs of all time. Beyond giving me a chance to express my absolute hatred for the Wolf’s Rain opening (more on that later), it allowed me to […]Read More The Best of the Worst Anime Openings
Hello Everyone and welcome to March’s edition of the Jon’s Creator Showcase. This is my first time working on a project like this so I hope you will ignore my shortcomings and just praise me for getting the post out in the end. I was inspired to come up with the idea for this project […]Read More The JCS: Oshiete blogger-san edition!
Welcome! Welcome! It’s another Sunday afternoon, and like usual, I have a curated collection of anime- (and some not anime-) related blog posts for you today. It’s been a relatively quiet stretch for anime, considering that we seem to be nearing the end of a season. At least judging by the fact that bloggers are […]Read More The Otakusphere: Genres, heroes and all of the shows I should have watched
It’s another week, and Twitter has become atwitter with its latest controversy du jour. This time they’re focused on a column by Kambole Campbell that is titled: Wonder Egg Priority is reimagining Magical Girl empowerment. According to the Twitter users, the title was only the beginning of the problems with Campbell’s overly enthusiastic analysis of […]Read More In My View: Understanding the Polygon column
Here we are at the end of another week or the beginning of one depending on how you look at the passing of time. Personally, I’m not thrilled about the hurly-burly of another week ramping up, so I will just take a lazy Sunday for what it is. And like the families of old, who […]Read More The Otakusphere: Recommendations, history and a whole lot of reviews
Hey, everyone out there in Internet Land. I’m still alive. Man, what a year 2020 was. As things seem to be on a trajectory back to normalcy, I figured that I would do one of these “What am I doing with the blog?” posts. I’ve never been a big fan of these. It’s navel-gazing taken […]Read More Blog Notes: Haruhi, #TheJCo and why does everyone wonder about Misato?