I’m Not A Blogger, by Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid, who kindly distributes under a Creative Commons license
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Twelve Bloggers Blogging,
Eleven Debtors Garmbling,
Ten Mu A-Questing,
Nine Spears A-Striking,
Eight Butlers Battling,
Seven Mingin’ Monsters,
Six Shower Showdowns,
Five Flag Furores,
Four Gundam Bishies,
Three Empty Paragraphs,
Two Heroes Dueling
And a Bloodstained Euphie.
. . . because obviously I can only remember eleven things about my anime year in 2007, and so have to scratch up a subject for my twelfth day. Just be glad (or, alternatively, sorry) that this isn’t a collection of Yuletide-themed fanservice culled from the net’s copious imageboards (try here). How about a piece of non-Yuletide-themed fanservice?
This is the first image you pull up with a Google Image Search for ‘anime’. Or rather, it’s the top two-hundred-or-so pixels of it, because the rest is NSFW. And that’s with Moderate SafeSearch on. Well thank you Google, that’s really helping me feel good about my hobby.
Before I get down to actual content, allow me to pimp the other Twelve Days of Christmases which I have been able to find (may not be a complete list). In alphabetical order of blog title, linking where possible to the relevant ’12 days’ tag or category:
- Anime Diet
- a stone and a small ripple
- Borderline Hikikomori
- Cruel Angel Theses ♪ (if you ever read this, Owen, that musical note is a beggar to find)
- Epic Win Blog (from whom I totally stole the song format – sorry guys!)
- Moogy’s Anime Blog
- OSiRis ANiMe
- Scrumptious (food-related anime blog titles = win)
- Sea Slugs! Anime Blog (a different approach – a neat list of useful plugins)
- The End of the World
- What is eternity doing tonight?
- Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!?
I should add the ones from this list who aren’t there already to my uber-sluttish blogroll, but I’m too lazy to do it on Christmas Day. Here‘s the post which kicked things off, now groaning under the weight of pingbacks.
Here’re two bloggers who’ve been doing Year In Review exercises:
If I’ve missed you off of either of these lists, and you care, drop a comment saying so.
Both the best and the worst Gundam Christmas ever
All who read this, Merry Christmas, whether you’re celebrating the Incarnation or enjoying an excuse for good food. Or both. I’ve enjoyed composing these twelve short entries, and they’ve certainly improved my WordPress skills; I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them.
It’s raining, now and in England. Looks like we’re having that wet Christmas we weren’t wishing for. At least I can turn snow on on my blog – and I suppose I’m likely to spend more time looking at my blog than I am out of the window!
Normal service will resume on the 29th of December, when I will post a close reading of an action sequence from Seirei no Morbito. I hope to (figuratively) see you then.