Hello dear readers,
It’s been a long, long time, hasn’t it? A year ago the first season review of Dr. Stone dropped here on AniB Productions and that was it until today. Trust me when I say I never expected a year without writing, but life throws some funny curveballs, both good and bad. Personal tragedy and triumph mixed together into a frenetic year and a half, and unfortunately the output of this blog suffered as a result. I still logged back in now and again to answer comments, but nothing new ever came to fruition. When life gets tough, your priorities shift a bit from the latest debates on the anime of the season or the best new Western animated film. Heck, I can profess in most ways I’ve been an absentee to the past year of these trends-with a few exceptions.
However, today’s first post of this year is not to announce the end but recommit to writing as often as is possible for AniB Productions- for the few long time readers who may have stuck around and for the many new faces that might pass through. In the latter case, I urge you to stay if you’re enjoying what you’ve seen or read! Don’t be shy- comment and I’ll see it. Usually I do respond to everything posted here, and posted pieces have come about before from reader requests and ideas. The rest however, comes from whatever catches my fancy- be it interesting characters, themes explored somewhere, perhaps even the musical scores- and of course, the reviews that have been here since the start. It’s not always just the current season or show either- there’s still an important belief that I hold in not forgetting where the medium has come from, and so any era might pop up on here still.
Ultimately, it is exciting to return at last. The past year has changed my life in many ways, but the unflinching commitment to quality on here has not. Every piece posted here from the past and going forward will still continue to be held to my own exacting standards, and it’s all so that you, the reader may enjoy the experience that much further. At least some of this long hiatus was caused my own belief that the writing wasn’t quite up to snuff, but also that the passion needed to be present as well. As a tip to any aspiring writer: you don’t need to always “feel” inspired to write something, but the most essential quality is seeing it through once it’s begun. Everyone has great ideas, but they remain just that without the drive and motive to see them through.
I hope we can all enjoy both the past and exciting future for AniB Productions! It’s been a long journey to return, but the next chapter is just beginning,
Christian- aka “AniB”
The editor in chief returns~
Hello dear readers,