Hey there, Rand here. Going to slow things down for once and think about what could be the future of the blog.
A Look at the Year
This sounds like a broken record already; 2020 has been the most unexpected time for all of us. The final years of my time in college being a sudden shift from physical classes to online classes and I spent a few months not doing anything. Never had a chance to reach out to anyone from school before quarantine measures came in. But then again, I don’t have a dedicated circle of friends there.
When it did come back, it doesn’t feel like I’m learning. It’s funny, to think the final days of my education won’t be finished like it was pre-COVID. Attended online classes like normal, but the feeling of seeing it through a screen doesn’t have the same feeling at all. Hell, even my very first internship or OJT how they call it from where I live is work-from-home. Did the tasks as my supervisor assigned me to do but it doesn’t feel fulfilling. I’m doing it just to pass requirements and nothing else. Did learn a thing or two but it’s too cyclical. The only thing left for me is to finish my thesis. And it’s another project up in the air. When 2021 hits, a lot of stuff from this year will be adapted.
The Small Check-In
The things that keeps me afloat are: this blog and doing digital art. There’s some more hobbies I do and those are in my priority. Managing them isn’t easy. If you’ve been keeping up, this marks the first time I’ve reached 600 views a month. Maybe after this post it would be more than that.
Unsurprisingly, the views comes from a single post way back in June (2020 is a long year huh) and it keeps going up. Everything else doesn’t reach that number every single day too. That’s makes it a bit daunting, creating new content for you guys and future readers who’ll come by. Yet, that same post did gave me a possibility to try out a new kind of hobby, trying out NSFW art. You read that right. Everything’s slow at the moment, but there is a path open for me down the line. But I don’t want to forget where it all started too which is why I have plans ready.
I know some of you have already followed my other account for that specific purpose. You can find it on Twitter and Pixiv. The main account will still be here of course. But another Ko-fi account and or Patreon for that? Who knows. Maybe another update will say about it.
What You’ll See Next Year
Alongside the usual content like seasonal anime, I’m bringing a new topic to talk: Seiyuu or Japanese voice actors. Don’t have an exact title for the new series as of the moment but I have a short list of who’ll be covered. Why Japanese voice actors? Anime wouldn’t be anime without them. This may extend to their existing roles in video games too. Posting time may either be weekly or bi-weekly depending on the feedback and it will be interesting to see how it works out.
Another thing I’m looking forward to is if there are any upcoming collaborations I could participate in. Being in my own space in nice and all but I want to try out new stuff. If there are any, don’t hesitate to give me an update.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments. And happy holidays to everyone!