Weekly Writing Roundup – 9/20/20

Hi folks! Bit of a lighter week this time around, I’ve been in a rough spot mentally and I’m sure I’m not the only one, given yet more recent goings-on in the world. But I won’t get too into that here, this isn’t really that kind of blog. Take care of each other out there!

On to the roundup!

The Geek Girl Authority

THE GOD OF HIGH SCHOOL Recap (S1E11) lay/key – I don’t like being this blunt, but man I have just not been impressed with this show recently. I’m not sure if it’s actually gotten any worse (in fact I don’t think it has) but its tendency to seriously abbreviate character arcs has started getting on my nerves. Pacing problems like this are pretty common in the modern TV anime landscape since almost everything only gets a single cour at a time, but GOH really feels like it could’ve used another cour to really stretch its legs. The fights are still cool at least, although I wish they lasted longer.

Didn’t do a Deca-Dence recap this past week for Reasons. I’m gonna roll the final two episodes into a single recap this coming Wednesday, assuming everything goes according to plan.

Magic Planet Anime

(REVIEW) Love in Wartime: The Politics & Emotion of EUREKA SEVEN – Without blowing my own horn too much, I think this is one of the best things I’ve ever written for the site and possibly just in general. I absolutely loved Eureka Seven by its end and I hope I can inspire at least one more person to watch it. (The minder of fellow anime blog Crow’s Anime World mentioned they want to watch it, so it’s possible I’ve succeeded!) I only finished Eureka Seven a week ago but it already feels like a part of me, it’s really something special.

Full disclosure, this week was also supposed to see the triumphant return of the Twenty Perfect Minutes column, regarding this series’ 48th episode (one of my favorites in anything ever, full stop) but once again mental health got in the way. Maybe next time!

Twitter “Live Watches”

Revolutionary Girl Utena – I’m going through Utena at a pretty slow pace and I think these episodes are a good indicator of why. I love the show, don’t get me wrong, but parts of it are some of the most actively draining television I’ve ever watched. I feel absolutely terrible for….everyone involved, and we’re not even at what is, to my understanding, The Worst Part yet. Ten episodes (and a movie!) to go.

Sailor Moon – SAILOR MERCURY AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Yeah I don’t have a ton to say on this week’s Sailor Moon I love Ami. She’s great.

We’re getting near enough to the end of Utena that I’m starting to contemplate what I should start the next livewatch on after we’re done with it. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha maybe?

Other Thoughts N Such

I was recently commissioned to watch Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart. It’s a bit unusual for this blog since it’s an American cartoon. I don’t entirely know how I feel about it, being only a couple episodes in. It’s very….frantic, which feels like the logical consequence of a series for a generation raised on Teen Titans Go. (Watching this series makes me feel kinda old lol). We’re still well off from the proper review, so there’s plenty of time for my opinions to change. I like Adorabat, she’s funny.

On an administrative note. I’ve FINALLY updated my Carrd page after not doing it for the longest time. The biggest point of interest to blog-readers is going to be my commission page. Consider sending me some money to watch your favorite series, film, or OVA!

That’s all for this week! See you around folks.

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