Friday, February 13, 2015

It Has Been a Great Long While, or Insert a Self-Evident Title

Why I suddenly feel the urge to write a post again after months of inactivity is somewhat ambiguous.  It may be because Kelli from the Blimey Cow group has started up her blog again semi-recently, or it may be because I have an essay due in less than three hours that I haven't even started yet.

And, of course, if I ignore a problem it will disappear.

(One day I will learn my lesson.  One day.)

Anyway, it's been a while, many things have happened, I've learned a great deal, so on so forth.  College is really mind-opening in more ways than one.

...that sounded morally ambiguous.

To clarify, other than the obvious things I might learn from classes, I've learned a great many media things, and have gotten better with interacting with people I don't know.  I've gotten involved in many clubs, and have realized that I don't like writing as much as I used to.  Which is a bit sad; writing and reading is wonderful.  Then again, I've discovered I like art a great deal more than I used to.  I suppose it's a give and take sort of thing for me—I can only have so many obsessions at a time.

Speaking of obsessions, I got introduced to anime, and that was my go-to "avoidance of things" last semester.  I watched more series than I can remember, and I've barely scratched the surface!  Personally, I highly enjoy Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-Kun, as well as Haikyuu!!, both animes that I discovered without the help of any "IRL" friends, which might be part of the reason I enjoy them so much.  Also, they aren't nearly as dirty as some animes can get.  GNSK and Haikyuu!! could probably fit into the G-rated shows in America...if not G, then PG.  (Although television doesn't correspond to the MPAA rating system, you know what I mean.)

Well, I could probably go on from here, but I can't think of anything particular to say that wouldn't completely deviate from the topic at hand.  Also, I have an essay to write, and another to fix the citations on.  I could theoretically put this blog post into my drafts and later revise it to be more cohesive, but in reality that would never happen and it is better to post than say nothing at all.  Writing is a good exercise to do; one that I haven't done in this form for too long.  It's time to stretch my muscles, and I'll be a bit shaky at first, but hopefully with time and consistent practice I'll get better.

Until next time!

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."
—Mark Twain (x)