It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome back to Don’t @ Me, the place where, like one exiled prince. I play games within games while I give you my thoughts and views on everything in the anime and manga world. This week I started watching Code Geass again and played a SHIT ton of Yu-Gi-Oh! Let’s get into it after the cut.Read More »
It’s Monday which means it is again time for this! Welcome to Don’t @ Me, the place where like Dan Quayle. I am slowly gaining acceptance as I give you my thoughts, views and ideas on everything manga and anime. This week well, I hope you like NTR, cause man some shit happened. Let’s get into it after the cut.Read More »
2022 is fast upon us, and it is time to do a bit of work on the blog. I always enjoy these housekeeping posts because it let me know where we are, where we are going, and what we’ve done. Let’s get into it all after the cut!Read More »
I don’t do negative stuff on Shallow Dives in Anime. There is too much of it on the internet. But that doesn’t mean I don’t call things like it is. I love a lot of anime, but there are some that I just really don’t give a fuck about. This is a list of that stuff, but with thoughts and ideas that I think are fair and balanced. So let’s get into it after the cut.Read More »
It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome to Don’t @ Me! The place, like me going 17 over the speeding limit, I find myself explaining myself to the police as I give my thoughts and views on everything anime and manga. This week I’m talking about the usual shit, just with a fucking 40 dollar ticket attached. Let’s get into it after the cut.Read More »
It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like Kallen from Code Geass, I just can’t keep my top on as I give my thoughts, views and opinions on everything in the Anime world. Last week I took a break from the blog after the twofer of the Summer of Love and my Third Year anniversary. Now rested and recharged I’m ready to get back on the beat. Let’s get into it after the cut!Read More »
This week will mark the 3rd anniversary of Shallow Dives in Anime! I can’t believe that much time has passed, and frankly, I can’t believe that I’ve managed to keep it up.
Three years in, I’ve been shocked at how well the blog has done. It has always been a passion project of mine, something I used to get my thoughts out in the world instead of letting them stew in my mind. I haven’t set out to re-write the book on blogging, or give out some great, grandiose thoughts on this or that anime. I’ve just been a dude attempting to throw out his opinions on shows he likes, and perhaps do so with an honest and open mind.
That honest and open mind has, over the three years solidified into the real purpose of this blog. Hyperbole, cliquishness and arrogance is all over the place, and people would rather twist the words of this or that show to fit their viewpoints, instead of seeing things for what it is. I have tried to do the opposite. I don’t see anime for what it wants to be, I see anime for what it is. To cut through the bullshit and deliver points that are short, sweet and get to the gist of the matter.
Whether it is the brutal truth surrounding Wonder Egg Priority. Going to bat for Gundam SEED, talking about difficult ideas revolving Fate/Illya’s Kuro. Admiring the sheer courage of Redo of Healer. Trying to split the difference over Faye Valentine, or seeing what is good in shows that may not be. I’ve approached every anime that has crossed this blog, good or bad, sweet or sour, with a measure of fairness. There is very little I will not talk about on this blog, and whatever does come up almost always has something special to share.
As always I have many people to thank: Crow, Irina, Lynn, Scott, Yomu, Pete, Jon Spencer,, iniksbane and infinitezenith for always being there for chat or comment. And most of all to you. If you have taken the time to look at one of my posts, leave a like, or even a comment. Know that you have always brought a smile to my face. and warmth to my heart.
So here is to three years of Shallow Dives in Anime. You can look forward to the Thursday post with the celebration review. One that has been a long, long time coming. I am very interested in seeing what people think, but for now, all I can say is this.
Thank you for reading my blog.
Summer has come to an end, school is starting up, which means it’s time again to do some housekeeping. Every few months I like to take stock of what’s been done and what you can expect in the future! Let’s get into it after the cut!Read More »
It’s Monday, so it’s time for this! Welcome to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like Shinji when Misato decides not to take one for the team and suck his dick, I exploded into orange goo as I give you my thoughts and opinions on everything anime and manga related. This week it’s about Evangelion and some other shit, let’s get into it after the cut.Read More »
Our look at the manga series Parallel Paradise continues! It’s been a while since we’ve returned to this series, but I finally got my hands on the next part of the series. As always I can never be less surprised that I can purchase this series both A) in a bookstore, and B) with an official English translation. That’s never going to be something that doesn’t shock me. Either way, plenty to get to, so after the cut let’s dive into the fourth volume of Parallel Paradise!
(NSFW images up ahead. Please read with discretion)Read More »