While doing my daily checking of blog statistics, I noticed quite a few hits from the Aniblog Tourney. Before I know it, it is my turn to be on the chopping block. For those unaware of the Aniblog Tourney, it is a tournament that pits different anime blogs against each other through a democratic voting process. Having been included in the tournament, I would like to provide a quick tour around Listless Ink for the visitors.
Unlike many other blogs, I do not have a strict niche, although I do tend to blog about certain things more than others. I enjoy writing reviews and impressions. In my reviews, I try to stay away from mere “I like this and so should you,” and really try to pinpoint the specific elements that resonate with me.
This is post in which I think I articulated my feelings very well: Gunslinger Girl ~Il Teatrino~
In a similar vein, I occasionally try to write longer editorials or explorations by relating aspects of anime or Japanese culture to something outside of anime.
Here are two such recent posts: A Relative Listen to Japanese Music and Soutaiseiriron and Awkward Dance in the Vampire Bund – Pedophilia for Mina Tepes. (I feel a bit silly linking to such recent posts…)
Yuri also takes a particularly large percentage of my posts and my anime interest. Many of my yuri-centric posts are reviews. Just like my other review posts, I try to dissect one aspect of the yuri material that makes it standout.
This is a personal favorite yuri post: Iono the Fanatics.
On the other hand, many of my yuri posts are simply news or translation projects that hopefully keep certain readers updated on yuri releases.
A growing fascination with guro has seen my posting several horror and guro related posts. Guro might become the next large focus of this blog.
Here is a guro related post: The Horror World of Junji Ito.
Being so detached from a particular niche grants me some freedom to write on any topic. My experiences, thoughts, works, or even free associations (trolling) have all been part of Listless Ink. At the same time, not having a strict style of discussion has allowed me to really explore my writing, be it good or bad.
For regular readers of this site, I hope you can find joy in rereading some of my older posts. For the new visitors, feel free to read some of my recommended posts or simply click around. I cannot guarantee that everything is good (in fact, there are many pretty thoughtless posts), but I hope you can find something you enjoy.
I encourage everyone to visit Aniblog Tourney for some quality exposures to other anime blogs. While you are there, be sure to visit Super Noisy Rice Shower Goes Boom!! and cast your vote in our face off.