** Undercover will most likely stay on hiatus for the rest of 2011. Though I might drop by every now and then to post something should I ever find the time (and the will) to do so. Thanks! **
And so, despite the utter lack of blogging activity on my part, Undercover turned 4 years old on the 3rd of June! Hurray~ And yes, I’m still alive and kicking.
Nothing new, really. I only managed to publish one post for the entire year (well two, if you include this), and it wasn’t even about anime (but it was for a good cause!) I’ve been either too busy or too lazy to write anything or finish any of my half-baked drafts lined up in my dashboard’s posts menu. Anyway, here’s the usual stuff: Stats, a new header, and some goals that I hope to achieve by year’s end.
Top 10 Posts (June 2010- June 2011)
- News: Darker than Black season 2, all systems go!
- Detective Conan: Okiya and Bourbon
- Darker than Black season 2 – ep 12 [FINALE]
- OMG! A Detective Conan Happy Meal!
- Detective Conan: Manga File 654 – The end of “The Return” arc
- Detective Conan: Clash of Red and Black!
- Eden of the East – What mystery dost thou holdeth?
- Extra: Darker than Black [ep 26/OVA]
- Anime Preview: Spring 2008
- Detective Conan: Manga File 677 to 679 – And then there was… Shuu?!?
Top 10 Search Terms
Haha, seriously. “Crossdress” is still one of the popular search terms all because I mentioned it in a Hayate no Gotoku! entry I posted during my rookie year in the blogosphere. xD So, here’s a little something to satisfy the crossdress searchers:
|1. darker than black hei||1,067
|2. hei darker than black||638|
|3. darker than black season 2||505|
|5. happy meal||396|
|6. detective conan bourbon||375|
|8. bourbon conan||272|
|9. bourbon detective conan||241|
|10. anime crossdress||214|
And who’s the most popular of them all? A number of people are still curious about Hei and Darker than Black. Oh, the happy meal? Um, it was merely because of some Detective Conan stuff I got three years ago from a happy meal at McDonald’s.
Welcome to 8.0! Abe, Mihashi, Momokan, and the rest of the Nishiura guys from Ookiku Furikabutte will be gracing Undercover’s header until December (or next June).
What’s the plan? I’ll TRY to keep the staples alive: Anime season previews, anime series overviews, OP/ED themes posts, first impressions, and random babbles. A review/summary for Moribito book 2 (Guardian of the Darkness) is among the drafts I’m hoping to finish and post in a few weeks or so. I’m planning to re-read the book soon, so I’ll aim to finish that first. Series overviews for xxxHolic, Toshokan Sensou, Ookiku Furikabutte, Cross Game and a couple of J-drama digests are on the way — that is, if I manage to find my handwritten notes about those. I know they’re here somewhere in my room or desk… The episode summaries for the Darker than Black OVAs included in the season 2 DVDs are also planned, along with the way overdue summary for episode 2 of the Switch OVA (I plan on catching up and watching them by the end of 2011).
Honestly, I’ve been distant and out-of-the-loop with anime lately. The last series I’ve seen and completed watching were Giant Killing and Working!! I haven’t seen any new (or old) series since. I’ve been meaning to finish up a draft or two. Really! But I tend to get easily distracted by real life stuff… like work, a book to read, more work, marathoning or watching a TV series on my rare spare time, going out with friends, listening to music, still more work, or attending to social and family obligations.
Regarding the one and only post I did so far for 2011 (excluding this)… It was when the tsunami/earthquake hit Japan. Speaking of which, that post is still up, and Japan still needs our help with their recovery efforts. If you can, please do lend them a hand. Even the smallest act of kindness can go a long way. (^_^)b
On a related note, a friend and I went on a trip to Japan during the last two weeks of May. I was actually planning to blog about that… a brief travel diary or something, but I was too tired and too busy enjoying the trip, so I didn’t actually get around to writing about it. Maybe one of these days…
Oh well, I don’t wanna force myself to do any blogging because I don’t want it to become and feel like a pain-in-the-behind kind of chore. It’s supposed to be fun! (at least that’s how I see it) I want to actually be inspired or motivated and be enthusiastic to post something, not merely because I need to fill some space. So in the meantime, I think I’ll just keep my low profile, carry on with life, and post something when the mood strikes me. Hopefully, sooner than later.
For the past 4 years, there’s been 212,600+ views, 1100+ comments, and 203 posts. Not much, but they’re more than enough to make me glad just knowing that UC has come that far.
THANK YOU for continuing to visit Undercover, despite the lack of updates! ^_^
See you around~
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