Hey all! I’m Bobduh, founder of this here anime blog. I like anime, character writing, Big Ideas, and pretty much everything else wrapped up in the wonderful world of storytelling. I’ve been at this anime-writing thing for a few years now, starting out with simple rants on reddit and moving on to essays, reviews, and even a position over at Anime News Network. IT’S BEEN WEIRD.
Storytelling has pretty much always been my passion – I started early, writing some fairly awful fantasy novels back in high school, moving on to some maybe-less-terrible short stories in college, and even now finding the time to occasionally publish a book or two. But anime criticism is what I always return to, and what I’ve now done more consistently than possibly anything else in my life. If that sounds cool to you, you can expect pretty frequent updates here – I write three episodic reviews of new shows a week, full show reviews roughly once a week, week in review posts that sum up everything I’ve been watching on Wednesdays, and occasional Big Theme Essays that tackle the major ideas of some show I’ve loved. More recently, I’ve been putting out reader-funded articles two to three times a week as well. It’s pretty busy over here!
Many of my essays are can be found in the “Greatest Hits” list on the sidebar, but if you want a couple recommendations, maybe check out my pieces on Gen Urobuchi or Ping Pong the Animation. I’ve also got a favorite shows list, in case you want to see just what kind of stuff I tend to love. Everyone’s got their own preferences, after all – in fact, some of my most rage-inducing pieces have been all about that exact topic.
If you’d like to get in touch with me, I’m pretty easy to reach – you can follow me on twitter, or ask me something over on ask.fm. If you really want a question answered, or would just like to support my work, I’ve also got a Patreon, where you can donate to either nab my book in a way that most directly helps me or commission a specific, more long-form question for ask.fm. For some examples of what you’re paying for there, here’s a fairly serious one and here’s a not-so-serious one. I’m also available for other commissions, be they reviews or editorial work or whatnot, so if you’ve got a project in mind, feel free to contact me here or at any of my other sites. Here’s more info about commissions if that sounds like a cool idea to you, and you can always contact me at nicreamer42 (at) gmail dot com.
I think that covers it for me! How are you doing, internet? Hope you’re enjoying the day, hope you’re enjoying the site, and hope to see you again soon!