12 Days of Anime #12: Looking Back on 2017

2017 has been an interesting year, to say the absolute least.

The Political landscape in America went from crazy to half of the political debate not even existing in this reality. It was so crazy that a woman representing the president saying that we can have “alternative facts” somehow wasn’t the biggest story of the year by a longshot.

The popularity of weeb culture has grown at a surprising rate, with anime becoming more and more an accepted pass time in the same way that video games are now, so much so that walking down the school with an Attack on Titan T-Shirt now lands me the occasional compliment as opposed to the usual judgemental stare.

The end of 2017 also means that I’m just six months away from going to school for another four years, and spending copious amounts of money to do so. Not that I don’t have scholarships, but I’m still going to have to rely on my parents for a lot of it.

My skills as a writer also seem to have matured in the short period that this blog has been operational, going from an ok writer to a slightly more ok writer. Significant Improvement!

Other than running down a checklist, I wanted to again say thank you. A blog is a personal experience as much as it is an opportunity to grow as a person. Having a space to release the thoughts in my head as opposed to keeping them locked in my echo chamber has been great for my mental health. Abstract thoughts can only get you so far.

Much love, Ya Boy Jack

The end of 12 Days of anime has finally come. Thanks for reading everyone, and bye for now, Friendos!


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