Animated Observations Update #8: “Its Been a While” and Going on Break

Welcome, weebs, to Animated Observations

Cmon, don’t look at me like that, life is hard, okay.

But, seriously, I apologize for the lack of serious updates outside of random tweets in the last couple of months. To be honest, for the first couple of months missed, I had thought I already posted updates. In only occurred to me last month that was not the case. So, since there is a little bit more to cover, this one is going to be longer. With that being said, here is what’s been happening.

Starting a Column at my University

Despite being able to write basically whatever I want on this platform, I do miss the days of being able to write for another organization. That is why I decided to join The Daily Beacon, my university’s newspaper, as an anime columnist. So far it has been fun, and I have a few more ideas for things I want to write. Plus, it always feels nice getting someone to edit your work and give feedback. Actually, one of the reason’s I had not joined before is because I did not realize they had open columnist positions. I am looking forward to writing more in the future. Speaking of writing for organizations,

Writing for KawaiiPaperPandas

You guys might have also seen that I have been writing weekly for Ayano’s blog Kawaiipaperpandas. Some of it is a little different from the stuff I have been publishing on here, so I would highly recommend you check it out. My last post on the blog focused on a Ghibli film that many might have forgotten about.

Lack of Motivation and Free Time

If I’m being honest, the main reason I haven’t been able to write a lot is a because of school taking over my life. I am pretty much always working on something and I have had very little time for personal writing.

However, another reason is just a lack of motivation. It has been hard to finish or even start new shows. It’s been a lot easier to just lie in my bed and watch YouTube. This has also lead to a lack of motivation to write anything anime related.

Taking a Break

Because of all of this, I will be taking a break from personal blogging for a little bit. I don’t want to force myself to try and write with no inspiration and burn myself out.

I will still be writing for Kawaiipaperpandas and my column, as well as OWLS, but other than that the blog will mostly be empty. My plan is to finish the challenge I started recently and then go silent for a while. I will still be checking my email and social media regularly, so if you need to get in contact with me than feel free to do so.


What have you all been up to recently? Let me know in the comments.

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If you can’t, or just don’t feel like it, no worries. Thank you all for reading, and goodbye, for now, friendos!

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