What It’s Like Being a Blogger and a Webnovelist

On June 2014, I started this blog, Fujinsei, to share my love for anime. It will almost be 5 years since then. However, due to personal issues, I had to take a long hiatus for the entire year of 2018. Now I’m back, refreshed and ready to continue my blogging journey.

On the 29th of November 2018, I became a webnovelist. I’m writing an ongoing romance fiction novel titled “His Genius Wife is a Superstar” published on Webnovel.com.

Being both a blogger and webnovelist, I would like to share some of the similarities and differences that I’m experiencing as both of them. So if you’re interested in either being a blogger and/or a webnovelist like myself, perhaps you can get some inspiration from this post.

– If you think you can do it, you probably can.
– Freedom of what to write and when to write
– Express yourself
– Instant Feedback
– Connect with people
– Build your brand or identity
– It’s a solitary endeavour.
– Opportunity to earn money
– Competition
– Sense of fulfillment

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10 Reasons Why I Watch Anime

1. I grew up watching anime.

As a 90’s kid, anime is a big part of my life. I used to watch anime with my dad who loved watching Dragon Ball and Yu Yu Hakusho. When I started attending school, I would discuss anime with my friends and classmates because most of us were into anime at that time. Pokemon, Hunter x Hunter, Sailor Moon, Magic Knight Rayearth, Voltes V, Daimos…you name it, we watched it and talked about it.

Even now as an adult, I would say that anime is still a pretty significant part of my life. Rewatching the anime I used to watch as a kid takes me back in time. Ah, the nostalgia. How wonderful! It’s like retaining the child in you. Forever young, yo!

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New Year, New Beginning

Hello! Do you still remember me? Arria here. I’ve missed you! This is me officially announcing the end of my year-long blogging hiatus for the entire year of 2018.

All I can say about my abrupt hiatus is that it was a difficult but necessary decision. Due to personal issues, I had to temporarily stop blogging. I didn’t expect that it would last for an entire year but it did.

Do I regret it?

For my well-being, no. I don’t regret it. Thanks to my 1-year hiatus, I feel brand new with a full-tank of motivation and determination. I feel more…sane, if you know what I mean.

But for the abruptness of it, yes. I regret it a bit. I wish I could’ve eased into the hiatus and announced it clearly. I should’ve handled it better. I feel that I let people down.

I still have a lot of catching up to do, and I hope to reconnect with you again. It’s been so long that I feel like a newbie. It’s an exciting feeling.

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Arria’s Asahina Brothers Bishounen Ranking (Brother’s Conflict)

Warning:  Intensely hot bishounen ahead.  May cause shortness of breath, chest constrictions, heart palpitations, dizziness, lost of consciousness, and manic and obsessive behaviour.  Please read this post with caution.  

In one of my most popular posts, My Love Affair With Reverse Harem SeriesI declared that I’m not ashamed to say that Brothers Conflict is one of my favourite anime.  Sure, it’s story is nothing special and forgettable, but its harem of hot guys and their even hotter voices are enough to make a big fan out of a totally reasonable human being such as myself.

So to all of my fellow BroCon fangirls out there, please join me in ranking my favourite Asahina brothers.

Arria’s Asahina Brothers Ranking

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Don’t Confuse the Anime Character With the Seiyuu

I’ve had my fair share of anime crushes, and now that I think about it, I think that  about 90% of the reason why I develop an anime crush is the voice.  I have a fetish thing for voices, after all.  Ahem!

Anyway. . .what I’m trying to say is that I understand when people admit into becoming full-fledged fangirls (or fanboys) of a seiyuu.  I also understand when someone admits to watching an anime just because their favourite seiyuu is on the cast.

Seiyuu are one of the most important aspects of anime.  They bring characters to life, and I think that depending on how well they portray their characters, they contribute greatly to the overall popularity of the anime series, and I argue even to the total sales of the series’ merchandises.  Sometimes you even fall in love with a character because of the excellent portrayal of the seiyuu.

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Does “Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei” Promote Suicide?

Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (さよなら絶望先生) is a manga series by Kumeta Kouji (久米田 康治).  It spawned 3 anime seasons with a number of OVA’s.

Today’s post is not a topic that I’m enthusiastic in discussing.  But as a fan of SZS, I feel the need to at least defend it from those “critics”—more like ignorant weasels who haven’t even watched the anime, but just saw pictures of Nozomu hanging himself under a tree—who think that it promotes suicide.

I can understand why some may think this way.  After all, the main protagonist, Itoshiki Nozomu, is always attempting to kill himself but ends up failing every single time (Well, he died in an episode but that was like a side-story in an alternate universe).  This happens so often that it is one of the series’ iconic running gags, and of course one of its main themes, as well.

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10 Ways Sports Anime Can Help You Become the Best Person You Can Be

Achieving Enlightenment the Otaku Way

Osu!  Greetings, shokun!  Cross-shishou here for another set of Fujinsei Kempo lessons. Today’s lesson is a set of  life lessons I compiled that we can learn from sports anime.  All of these life lessons are very practical in nature and can be applied into your daily lives, so that you can transform into the best person that you can be.  So are you ready to learn?  Okay, let’s start.  Osu!

10 Ways Sports Anime Can Help You Become the Best Person You Can Be

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