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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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Wishing AceRailgun All the Best

Kaburagi Kotetsu injured

Well, this is rather embarrassing. Last night, I let AceRailgun write a smackdown post against me because it’s always nice to have a little fun and challenge in the Aniblog Tourney.

And now, he is currently in the hospital having been hit by a car (no joke). This leaves me in a very embarrassing bind, because I planned to write a retaliation post once his smackdown post came out. Of course, the smackdown post came right after I fell asleep, so I didn’t have the chance to read it until now this morning and come up with a counter post.

So what does this mean for me? For now, I’ll let his smackdown post be, and I won’t be writing a counter post. I’m not sure how this will affect our Aniblog Tourney match, but I will not ask for nor give votes away. I shall leave it all up to the voters to decide on the better blog from here on.

Really, this is a tough bind you’ve left me in, AceRailgun. And I wish you all the best and hope you’re okay!

EDIT: AceRailgun is all okay, and is back blogging. That said, he decided to take down his smackdown post since it just didn’t fit his style. It was still a fun smackdown post though, and I even enjoyed it. 🙂

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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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Ephemeral Dreams’s First Anniversary!

Starry Sakura

Today, April 2nd, is the first anniversary of Ephemeral Dreams‘s birth! On this special occasion, I have chosen 10, in my humble opinion, note-worthy and memorable posts for you to peruse. These posts have been the ones that I’ve had the most fun writing, not to mention the great positive and warm reception of these posts. So, will you join me on a journey through Ephemeral Dreams?

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50 Questions

Mawaru Penguindrum diary

Ok, you got me. This was just too widespread and fun to pass it up, so I’m joining in on this 50 Questions bandwagon. Plus, it’s spring break now for me, so this makes for a fun light-hearted post for you to get to know more about me! Questions are from Ace Railgun, the start of it all.

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The Sound of Life in Mushishi

Mushishi - Can you hear?

Can you hear?

In my first foray into the wonderful enchanting world of Mushishi, I was treated to a very rare instance of deafness in anime. In episode 3 of Mushishi, Tender Horns (sub here or dub here), we delve into the concept of sound and silence along with a hint of a fascinating biological theme. Naturally, I have a great deal of interest in this episode and thus shall explore this lulling sublime story about a boy and his mother.

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