wow, i barely touch this thing these days

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For better or worse, I haven’t felt any super pressing need to update my blog in a very long time with anything of particular significance. I do still regularly update the Anime Connection page, though.

I’ve been finally following through on my desire to learn Japanese, albeit slowly and lopsidedly. I sprained my ankle back in April, so I was also healing up from that for a while. I should be back at 100% pretty soon, but that was an ordeal. I also started a new job recently, a local one, part time but in an industry I like a lot more than healthcare, so I’m hoping it turns into something full time down the line. Prior to that, I was just sitting at home, reading and playing mobile games, slowly watching my bank account empty…

On the entertainment front, how about Endgame, huh? I do want to watch it again, but since I don’t have any local friends anymore (they all moved away!), plus being occupied with the new job, I haven’t gotten around to it yet. What else… a preview for Westworld 3 dropped like a week ago! It looks pretty intriguing, very different from the first two seasons, which is honestly both welcome and exciting. Can’t wait!

Nothing too interesting going on in the anime/LN world, at least not that I can think of off the top of my head. Kimetsu no Yaiba is the best anime I’m watching this season, Kono Oto Tomare! is good too but some of the production values and director decisions are a bit subpar (a series about playing koto music, choosing not to have that much koto music in the soundtrack? what?). The light novel 86 -eighty six- is being translated by Yen Press and is probably my current biggest newer-license recommendation out there. J-Novel Club picked up Ascendance of a Bookworm too, which is getting an anime this year, also a high-quality read.

Anyway, I doubt I’ll be writing a lot of blog posts, but I do plan to keep updating the connection database and posting stuff here and there. Thanks for keeping up!

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