[Watch in HD! The manga panels are just meant to be skimmed, don't sweat it if you can't read most of the text]
For better or worse, here are some blogs and bloggers that I look up to and try to beat (in terms of making post that I would love to read):
- Claiming Ground
- Cruel Angel Theses
- Ha Neul Seom
- Kritik der Animationskraft
- mono no aware
- Shameful Otaku Secret
- THAT Animeblog Crusader!
- The Animanachronism
Many of these people aren’t active anymore, while some post very rarely; and I don’t even know if they even read WRL anymore. In some cases I’m just competing with their archives. While unfortunate for me, it’s all good; just part of how things work. There’ll be a time for me to go to, and I may find it difficult to keep up with the Fuzakennas and 2D-Teleidoscopes that have been keeping me entertained these days.
How about you? Have you ever felt this way about other people within your own hobby? It could be about forum posts or merchandise collection. Doesn’t really matter. I just find it amazing how fired up Bakuman, and Mobile Fighter G Gundam can make me feel, and wonder if there are other people who feel the same way.
Interestingly enough, some community-minded people (Scamp and RP) put up a tournament for anime blogs. It’s all in good fun, and I think it’s encouraging for those who participate — we all appreciate the attention, recognition, and possible new readers. As it turns out, We Remember Love is seeded at 16! That seems a bit miraculous to me, but I’m certainly pleased (also speaking on behalf of mechafetish and those who contributed posts here).
To our readers old and new, please vote for us when the time comes (listed via url: http://ghostlightning.wordpress.com). To win this tournament would be tremendously gratifying.
Further Reading/Remembering Love
If this is your first time here, have a look at the categories section, and sample the work here at WRL. A lot of it is fanboying for Macross, Gundam and other robot shows, often I indulge some speculative and exploratory criticism, but sometimes I dig into the bones of some tougher material, like Guilty Pleasures in this anime hobby.
The Rivalry in Bakuman is Awesome (schneider 12/10/2009)