Belated BirthdayAnniversary

Here's the thing about growing old, you can't stop it...

So yeah this post comes months late but I just wanted to thank every one who has stuck around ever since Impz decided to become the cloistered trap. It has been a year of change for me and my lack of activity has largely been due to starting a new job while foolishly taking on night school. At some point everyone stops being a student and enters the nether realms of working full time for pay. My transition differs from most in that I went from school to military duty then to civilian employment. I went from starving to well paid and fed to half net pay and no more discounted meals.

In the mean time working in sewage means I have the shittiest job out of everyone in the anime blogosphere. If you only knew about the shit that I have to deal with on a daily basis… If nothing else it means that I have some structure in life and now that I am not living on the road and out of hotels I can now attend anime conventions with my college buddies hopefully those hotel and airline points I racked up over the last year will be useful for the convention circuit. Hopefully that means I can contribute more convention posts or just clog up posts with cosplay photos. I just hope by the time I get into the swing of things my lackluster photography skills will be up to par.

I understand now why Impz eventually decided to semi-retire and one day I too will have to make sacrifices for the sake of work. Now that my situation is settled and stable I probably should do all the posts I have wanted to do that I never had the time to. Hopefully talking about obscure things like the real Sengoku Jidai isn’t going to bore people. I’ve been at this for over five years now and I have not even put a dent into the list of things I have meant to do.

Lastly I wanted to thank my dear comrades who are still here, you guys probably do more around here these days than I do. I hope that from now on I will be able to do more than just pay the hosting bill. There is a is a lot for me to learn about the technical side but now that I have the time I will do my best to try and master it. I felt like tossing this out because well I want to put into words what I hope to accomplish and re-affirm my commitment (I also re-enlisted so it just felt right) to this project that was handed to me. I have been a very poor care taker to the legacy but hopefully I can remedy that a bit or at least hand it off to someone else who has the time and the talent.

Not having night school and not having to be antsy about life after the military has been uplifting for the most part. Now comes the challenge of balancing work-life and doing all things I have meant to do before I am overrun by adult responsibilities and massacred by finances.

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  1. Nuu
    Posted June 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Well I hopeyou continue for as long as you can. Ive followed your blog for a while & it’s been around longer (I think) than mine (especially w/the accident), so keep it up!!!!

    • Crusader
      Posted June 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

      I hope to find the time to keep going, hopefully my quixotic inability to quit at times will keep me going.

  2. Magewolf
    Posted June 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    I have always enjoyed your posts and look forward to your future ones.However this is not something you have to do so putting your life and work first is the best thing you can do.

  3. Posted June 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on surviving this long, comrade! I hope to see you writing for a long while to come, don’t get too down on adjusting to work and life and such. Making the transition from student to professional definitely bit into my time/energy for blogging, but I’m managing and I’m sure you will as well.

    Happening upon one of your posts through a Google image search connection was the first time I read an anime blog, and what got me started as a reader/lurker here. I really wanted to continue on in your tradition of writing really fun posts with lots of militant arguments and military history references when I sent in my application to blog at THAT, so thanks for that inspiration to start blogging. And for your welcome once I joined the team, I appreciate the help you gave me back then.

    Cheers, comrade!

    • Crusader
      Posted June 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, it seems like I am just surviving these days. I hope I find my stride sooner rather than later. If nothing else I am adjusting to my job better than I had hoped.

      I might have to lean on you guys more in the future, my career path includes technical school and I have only scratched the surface of it. I am glad I was of some help.

  4. Dein
    Posted June 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    I always enjoyed your posts a lot, even though the anime you blog is generally not something I myself watch. Hell, to this day your Macross stuff has been some of the funniest stuff I’ve read in blog form. Hope you keep writing while you enjoy it and while real life allows.

    • Crusader
      Posted June 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

      The fickle decisions we all make during each season I hope you find something to keep you entertained here next season.

  5. Posted June 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Seven(?) more years and then some!

    It’s always a pleasure reading your thoughts on shows that we’ve both been watching (especially ‘cos there aren’t many of those, lol), and also co-blogging/ watching/ discussing stuff together (especially ‘cos we don’t always agree on stuff, LOL). I hope you find the right balance between work and play in the coming weeks and months. And don’t forget I’m always here (er, timezones and internet connection permitting) if you want to talk.

    Congrats, senpai!

    • Crusader
      Posted June 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

      Sure though i’d hate to rant in my current state. I am trying to get to a better place personally and hope that it will be sooner rather than later. I need to catch up on Space Bros. so I can contribute. Thanks for your support this place probably would have been a ghost town were it not for you guys.

  6. Posted June 22, 2012 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    Good to see you kicking around here because I have enjoyed most of your posts. Not to mention, 7 years?! I hope, I stick around that long to tell tales.

    • Crusader
      Posted June 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

      7 years and I still have next to no idea why I keep going…

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