This is not really today’s post.
I’m not sure there *will* be a post today, as I’m back at work with a bad something-or-other – you know, the kind of cold they always get in anime, where they have fevers and hallucinations and you wonder, “Who on earth gets a cold like that?” Well, that’s what I have today. And boy you should have seen me in my morning training session…it was special, I can tell you.)
In any case, I wanted to once again say “you’re welcome” to all the many, many people who wrote in to thank me for the notes on the Maria-sama ga Miteru novels. I cannot tell you how good it makes me feel to know that you all enjoy reading them. They will be coming a bit slower from now on, as I have to summarize the whole book, rather than just note differences between novel and anime. But they will keep coming, I promise. :-)
Also, I thought it might be fun to do a Q&A entry one day soon, so I am offering up this idea to you:
Send me a question – any question, about anything, whether anime, manga, life, whatever, yuri-related or not – and I will give you my honest (at least at that moment) opinion on it. Want to know what I REALLY think of Kannazuki no Miko, or gay marriage or The Planets (Gustave Holst’s or Dava Sobel’s, your choice) or anything else? Send in questions to the comments section of this entry, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will, in a future post, give you my honest, sincere and completely biased opinions.
Why do I think you care about my opinions? Well, I have several reasons. In every panel or lecture I ever do, a largish bulk of the questions start with “What do you think about…?” I’ve been asked my opinion of gay life, Dragonball Z, the manga industry in Japan and America, the definition of a multitude of Japanese words and concepts, and my understanding of just about every possible anime or manga that ever might be considered to have even some yuri content. Not to mention various formats for writing, creating characters, how to handle negative email, open admiration from fans, and derision.
And lastly, you’re reading this web log, which makes me believe that you care about my opinion – even if it is only to scoff at it.
In other words, for good or bad, people seem to care about my opinion.
So, feel free to send me a question and sometime in the next week or so, I’ll answer it here. All questions welcome, although I may combine questions for neatness or ignore incredibly rude and stupid ones. Or maybe not. :-) I guess we’ll see, won’t we? lol