Mid-year update

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Hey there. It’s… been a while. Or, well, I suppose that it hasn’t been that long since my last post here but it certainly has been some time since my last update post. My life’s been pretty hectic in the last couple months but not so busy that the possibility of blogging was zero however for a lot of reasons I held off on publishing anything until last month. I won’t go too far into the nitty-gritty of these reasons but I figured that I owed some kind of explanation for amazing people that still follow this little blog of mine, as well as an update on the blog and myself.

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Homecoming

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Since the end of March Comes in Like a Lion’s second season, I’ve returned time and time again to the first eight minutes of its finale – an extra story titled, “The Other Home”. I watched it twice immediately after its initial airing, a couple times more after a few of my close friends belatedly caught up to the series and several times today in preparation for this post, making it probably one of my most re-watched scenes in anime ever.

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[One] Passion

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Passion, love, interest, attachment, regardless of how you put it, it’s something that I’ve had a bit of an obsession with over this last year. Everywhere I went, in everything I read, and with everyone I spoke to, this idea always came to mind in one form or another. This kind of thing feels almost fundamental to us; its abundance or absence can easily dictate how we choose to live our lives, and this is especially the case, I find, in the communities that I’ve associated myself so closely to. It’s something that I really love to see and something I’ve struggled to find for myself this year.

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[Two] Siblings

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Family is perhaps one of my most favorite themes in anime and fiction in general. These stories depicting the relationships between very different people tied together not by convenience, mutual material benefit, or obligation, but because of some inherently human desire stay connected to the ones we are close to, have always resonated with me strongly. But within this genre, one kind of familial relationship has always held a special place in me because of its importance in my life: the sibling relationship.

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[Eight] The Sound of Reminiscence

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A couple weeks ago, my friends and I caught wind of a game that was quickly circulating the anime community: anime music quiz. It was a browser-based game in which you tried to guess the anime associated with a given song and you’d be given points for guessing correctly. It was a simple game and I really didn’t expect us to stick with it for very long but as the days went on, we kept coming back to it.

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