Category Archives: Anime

Update on Ephemeral Dreams

Long time no see, and I have some big news for all you readers. Ephemeral Dreams has now officially moved to a self-hosted blog! The reason for this is because I’ve always felt like there weren’t enough customization for me to do, and wordpress.com gave me limited options. I wanted to be free to design my own blog the way I wanted, and now that has been achieved with transition complete. Plus, I finally have the domain name I wanted!

So what does this mean for this blog hosted on wordpress.com? This site will stay up for archiving (and to ensure links from other blogs still link to here!), but I will be posting to my self-hosted blog from now on.

As for all you email subscribers, I put in a request to transfer the emails to my self-hosted blog, so if you got an email from my new self-hosted blog, then you’re good and do not need to subscribe again! If you didn’t get an email from the new site, you may need to subscribe again over at the self-hosted blog, so apologies for the inconvenience!

Well then, go ahead and visit www.ephemeral-dreams.com!

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Genshiken Diaries ~ From a Deaf Perspective

Saki and Ohno

Summer went by so fast… And it’s already autumn!

Well, it’s been quite a while, and the entire summer has already gone by in a flash! Working as a TA/RA/counselor/coordinator/student/etc. for a summer program for the deaf can take a lot out of you, and so it suffices to say that real life has taken a full toll on my online presence. Now that I’m back in college, time has finally started to ease off on me and I can now finally focus on getting caught up on anime. So, I apologize if I disappeared for about four entire months without leaving a message (but I did mention it briefly over Twitter!). Now then, as I have been unable to catch up on anime of late, I think it’s time that I make do on my long overdue promise to FoxyLadyAyame with her blog carnival, Our Genshiken Diaries.

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The Mysterious Photograph

Urabe's sweet smile

First off, sorry for the long silence! Summer vacation was so very relaxing that I’ve been lying around just watching television (anime marathons!), reading books and manga, going out with friends, watching movies at that brand new theater just 5 minutes away (which used to be 40 minutes), and learning how to cook omurices. Anyway, now that I’ve got my long overdue fill of vacationing and pure bliss of relaxation, it’s time that I get back to my blog, and this time, I’ll be talking about episode 6 of the drool-worthy series, Mysterious Girlfriend X.

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I Have a Dream: Aniblog Tourney

Hakamichi Shizune

Although the blogosphere may be divided, I still have a dream. A dream that, though it be ephemeral amidst the throes of the ever-changing blogosphere, is one not to be taken lightly.

Even as we reminisce and clash through the eras of anime, I still have a dream.

Even as battle-hardened mechas blasts off against the hnnngh-inducing moe, I still have a dream.

Even as otaku and fujoshi show off their undying passions, I still have a dream.

Even as we confuse Nichibros for Nichijou (no? just me? ok then), I still have a dream.

The blogosphere divided? No, it’s not that. After all, we’re all united under one common theme: anime/manga. Rather, it’s that the stagnating blogging landscape need new voices to change the scene. And I bring one of these new voices.

The deaf’s voices have long been unheard, and as a deaf person, I have seen and overcome many challenges and obstacles. I dream of a world where I can help to bring a new bold perspective unlike none other, from a different outlook on life. Not only do I bring a new perspective from a world of silence, but I also bring quality insightful writing as well along with some various personal musings. If I have your consideration, vote, or support, I am very grateful and appreciate it very much.

And now Misha has something to say to you all:

Misha scowling

That’s right, Misha has something to say! Oh wait, I’m Misha… Anyway, I’ll be mad if you don’t vote for Ephemeral Dreams!

Visit the blogs and vote here!

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Chronological Record #4 ~ Musings on Anime Conventions

Nichijou convention

Apologies for not coming out with another post last week. The last days of college and preparations for my long-awaited (and needed!) summer vacation have been keeping me rather busy. Because I haven’t been able to watch or catch up with any anime at all the past week, I’ll instead share my musings on a staple event that every anime fan knows of: anime conventions.

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A Childhood Dream of Space Exploration

A promise to become astronauts

Like most people, I once dreamt of becoming an astronaut. The prospect of blasting off into space to go boldly where  no man have ever gone before is thrilling and a magnificent worthy goal, to say the least. Space Brothers offers a fun and realistic look into the trials undertaken by aspiring astronauts, and at the end of the trials, the dream would be realized by only a select few.

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Aniblog Tourney II ~ Prelude

Aniblog Tourney Bracket

The day after Ephemeral Dreams‘s birthday, a bracket was released. This bracket, the object of a great many affections and fears, will bring back together several anime blogs to compete in a prestigious tourney. That’s right, it’s the 2nd Aniblog Tourney bracket! Two years ago, psgels from Star Crossed Anime Blog overwhelmed the competition, continuing on to become the champion of the 1st Aniblog Tourney. In this new improved tourney, we now have new additions and some noticeable absences of previous competitors. And I shall be one of those new participants. Here in this post, you’ll not find any trash talking, but you’ll certainly see some commentaries, teasing banter, and a bit of a personal momentary conflict on my part.

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