Saturday, June 13, 2020

Putting the blog on pause

Hi everyone. I know I haven't been posting many reviews lately, and it's time to share some sad news with everyone. There are some big changes happening in my family and financial situation and as a result, I won't have the ability to purchase manga or subscribe to streaming services anymore. This will drastically reduce my ability to review new manga releases as they aren't a priority at my local libraries either.

As you know, I will not read scanlations and will not use them for the basis of my reviews. Also, although I could switch to reviewing mostly anime, it isn't where my heart is, and just not something I see myself spending as much time with as I used to spend on manga.

I would also be lying if I said I was in a good emotional place to do reviews, but my mind is elsewhere and I think both my mind and my time will be used for other things for a while. Hopefully, I'll be able to pick up the pieces sooner rather than later and get back to doing reviews. My hope is to find a way to at least finish reading some of the series I'm most invested in. We'll see.

I am also going to work on getting the remaining chapters of my yuri story, "In the Morning, I'll Say Hello" up on the "Original Yuri" page. I've been doing one chapter a week, but I think I'll try and get them all up there relatively soon. So check that out as well. I'm proud of the story (wish I could draw or find an artist)!

It's been an amazing 2 1/2 years doing this and getting to know some of you. I'm so honored that people have read this blog. Hopefully I'll see you all again soon. Thanks for understanding my need to step away for a little while.

Much love,
Jaime

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for both your reviews (which I've greatly enjoyed reading) and for your principled stand against scanlations (which I wish more manga reviewers and review sites followed). Best wishes to you during this time, I hope things turn out OK for you.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading my blog and your kind wishes!

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  2. Thank you for all the work you have put into this site. I am a librarian who has used your reviews to help me decide which titles we should buy for our collection, and I really appreciated the care and thought you put into your detailed posts.

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    1. OMG, thank you so much. This is exactly the type of impact I was hoping to have. Thank you for the work you do, I love libraries and books more than just about anything in the world!

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