The Conception - By Os
As one can see here, I initially planned on going into this alone and call it Os-ism. I like blog titles with “os” in them so i can then make it my screename on forums and irc and stuff if I have to have more than two letters as a screen name (For eg: konOSono and karOShi).
But then I started to get cold feet. I’ve worked on team blogs my entire blogging existence (even when I decided to temp blog at Heterochromia just so I can vent somewhere) and I just knew I couldn’t do it alone so I decided to ask around for some help.
What did I do? I went to animenano.com and went through all the blogs that have not posted in a long time (what did I consider a long time? A couple months or if they’ve posted recently, there’s a large gap between the posts)… essentially places that were daed or almost there. The only other condition is that I either remember them as being extremely friendly to me or that they’ve linked me at one point or both.
As of this writing, the team consists of 5 people, but I asked a whole lot more people than that. You can read more about the team below. And well, that’s pretty much it. I got all their e-mails, sent a giant e-mail to all of them explaining my idea of “an EPIC comeback” and waited for replies. The first to reply was Ten and the others started to trickle in (Matte, Newt, and then Anna).
My hook? I knew that everyone pretty much died off because they were probably like me. I used to blog everyday, a fact which I was proud of… but then my real life started to get in the way and then I pretty much burnt out. Natsukashii Anime blog is a team blog in hopes of counteracting this effect. This blog is for fun and a push to help bring their passion back into blogging.
For those not in the know Natsukashii is Romaji for “Nostalgic”. With the team I was creating, I wanted something along the lines of that feeling. I also was about to call this blog “Frashback” -a title for the lulz and one Randall was very much for- but then after asking others, I decided to think about it more. I lost a couple hours of sleep every night just rolling around and thinking (One of the parts I hate most about blogging is thinking of a title) even when I had finals and then this just popped into my head.
Has blogged for: Kono Sono (the site you will see is a mere shadow of what it once was), Karoshi (the original URL is gone, linked is a rendition), Heterochromia (I love Sasa).
Location: Alexandria or Williamsburg (school), Virginia
Contact: huyvu[remove this]89[at]gmail[dot]com.
Favorite Anime(s): Honey and Clover, Genshiken, BECK
Favorite Manga(s): Love Hina, Kare Kano, Omukae Desu, Love Roma, Fruits Basket
Little insert: I love shoujo and doramas. I’m also very much into J-music and I used to write for here.
Also located at: MyAnimeList
Has blogged for: ysp: duh!
Location: Houston, TX
Favorite Anime(s): One Piece, Fantastic Children
Favorite Manga(s): Bara no Tame ni (Akemi Yoshimura), Kiss (Tomo Matsumoto), One Piece (Eiichiro Oda), Skip Beat! (Yoshiki Nakamura), Glass Mask (Suzue Miuchi)
Little insert: I found true love in manga.
Has blogged for: Chotto Matte!
Favorite anime(s): Honey and Clover, Mushishi, Hidamari Sketch
Little insert: I’m all over anything that resembles slice-of-life or comedy, preferably together. Add a dash of romance and I’m a happy camper.
Also located at: MyAnimeList
Newt aka ‘the most unmotivated fangirl ever’
Has blogged for: Pretty Scythe
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Favorite Anime: Honey & Clover, Blood +, Victorian Romance Emma, FLCL, and I’m falling for Vampire Knight
Favorite Manga: Vampire Knight, Love Monster, NANA, Kagen no Tsuki, Trinity Blood, GOTH
Little Insert: I really LOVE drama of the live action & uber-cheesy kind. This makes me somewhat not grounded in reality. Well reality CAN be overrated.
Has blogged for: Itsumo
Location: San Francisco, CA
Favorite Anime(s): NANA, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Basilisk, Monster, BECK, Scrapped Princess
Favorite Manga(s): Honey and Clover, Vampire Knight, NANA, Sand Chronicles
Little Insert: I *finally* discovered the amazingness of Honey and Clover. I love, love, love, LOVE the characters and their inner turmoil. Why did it take me so long to discover this beauty?
Join the team
I am still awaiting replies from those who I have initially e-mailed but if you’re an ex-aniblogger from around our Prime time (you know that time. I call it “The Golden Age”), go ahead and e-mail me (Os).
A Special Thanks To
None other than Lolikit. He’s hosting us and he’s been with me for so long, I cant help but love this guy even though I hate him so much.