You needn’t look at the lack of mecha that has devastated Crusader to realize that THAT is exposed to many different threats! THAT! To ensure that this symbol of team blogging will endure for all time, they have been selected! THAT! To prepare us for the future, the Titans, er, the new bloggers now rise!
We received a tremendous response to our recruitment drive, far more than expected, and with an extremely high quality of applicants. For something that I thought would only bring in a few contenders, we ended up with close to 30 even after shortening the application period. And it was a very difficult choice. Impz and I spent several hours reviewing, comparing, and debating which applicants to accept and it was really tough to choose from so many that we liked. Thank you to all who applied, we greatly appreciate your interest in THAT. But in the end we could only take in so many writers, and we took in one more than planned to bring you three new bloggers: Chronolynx, Hana, and Mystlord.
The review process.
After much discussion and analysis, these three have been chosen to be new writers for THAT. Over the next few days the new recruits will be settling in and making their first posts, so look forward to them. As their information comes in, the About page will be updated (which already features two of them.) I’ll leave the details up to them, but for now, a quick look at THAT’s newest authors taken from their application materials.
Chronolynx: A mysterious newcomer with a penchant for editorials. He’s looking to write editorials to discuss larger ideas within anime, often comparing various series. Noted series include Kaiba, Last Exile, and Inukami. Since his self-introduction was brief, I’ll leave it to his first post to give you the details…unless he’s going for that mysterious angle, hehe.
Hana: A “desert eating, baker boy hat wearing, eye make-up loving, acoustic guitar playing young teacher” from the UK, Hana has turned her sparkly, shoujo-loving eye to THAT. A fan of shoujo, josei, slice of life, and comedy, she started out in anime with Fruits Basket and is more recently into Skip Beat, Vampire Knight, and To Death Do Us Part. She’s watching a few shows this season, and may be interested in taking over Arakawa from our currently deployed and download-less Crusader.
Mystlord: A selective watcher of anime who seems to like serious science fiction shows and avoid most harems and shounen, Mystlord is looking to follow along with currently airing series and post his own unique thoughts that flow from them. A relative newcomer to the anime blogging community, Mystlord is looking to write editiorials and editoral-like episodic (or episodic-like editorials?) and generate lots of conversation.
Additionally, if you didn’t already notice, we’ve taken on ghostlightning of We Remember Love as a sort of part-time, occassional contributor to THAT. He’s going to be working on editorials every now and then, and possibly contributing secondary sections to episodic or editorial posts from other authors. A friend of the site and a great guy, we’re happy to have him as our ‘Editorialist in Residence.’
Oh, um, just pretend you didn’t hear that! Really, welcome aboard *readies Geass eye.*
Deserters will answer to Shouko.
It’s been close to a year since I started blogging, and it’s my pleasure to welcome in three newcomers to the blog. Way to make me feel old, guys! *runs off into a corner, Tamaki style.* In seriousness, it’s great to have had such a talented pool of applicants to choose from and I can’t wait to see our newest members in action. Their unique styles, interests, backgrounds, and preferences will enrich the blog and continue THAT’s tradition of being a diverse team blog. Together our current and new bloggers will continue to provide you the reader with a variety of posts on a wide range of different series and topics. We’re very happy to have Hana, Mystlord, and Chronolynx aboard.
Are you ready guys?!