Let’s look back a year.

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*contemplation* (if you aren’t playing the music below, do so now)

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What was your favorite anime Summer 2014?

The summer season of last year reminds me of great shows like Aldnoah-

Just kidding. It’s tough to choose, but I’ll probably go with Barakamon. I actually didn’t watch that much slice of life at the time, but I had heard good things about the manga so I was like ‘well why not’ and then it turned out to be a great decision. The premise sounds almost like a looney tunes thing with the whole ‘man moves to island, kids harass him’, but it turned out to not only be funny but also feel-good as the island taught life lessons and stuff and now I’m rambling but you get the point.

Header from Barakamon.

Storytime With Storm

This section will include the musings of me, Protonstorm, about life and the universe and will be on cafes on the occasion. Sometimes there will be music.

‘Sometimes there will be music.’

Answer of the Week

This section will show up every once and a while where I will answer someone else’s question about something in the most absurd way possible. Feel free to ask the question below (LABEL it ‘question of the week’) or send it to me over skype (user ID is Protonstorm). If I decide to do this section one week and there aren’t any questions (likely), I will ask someone for one or make one up, such as below:

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(imaginary) Stanlick: Hello Proton, I’m contacting you on behalf of the Guild of Masochists. We’ve had a disturbing amount of our members turning into psychopaths or disappearing suddenly lately. Do you have any idea what is going on?

Answer: Well Mr. Stanlick, this might be due to the fact that your guild watches enough horrible shows to drive ANYONE crazy. I mean, I heard some of you watched all of GUNSLINGER STRATOS, for crying out loud. You people are weird. Anyways, I would say that the best solution would be to drop Aoharu x Machinegun, but I know you people won’t listen to me anyways so I’m just going to make something up: Obviously, the solution is in the ancient potion of masochism. You must watch all the anime that ever streamed on 4kids while eating piles of decorative leaves late into the night, and after every episode you must say, “My life is so fulfilling.” Assuming you survive that, you will likely not be dying any time soon.

A Week of Ani-TAY

I’ve added a section here for a random drop from weeks past, just in case you want to randomly look at older articles for fun.

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Kevin and I have decided to move the roundup of weekly articles to a separate place, check out the Ani-TAY Drop for this week (not updated yet).

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