Welcome, you faceless mass of potential readers, to the first of hopefully many posts in Pedantic Perspective, a blog that promises to deliver just that on the subject of anime. If you are not entirely familiar with anime, you should probably turn around and march out the door with all due haste, before it sucks you into its inescapable folds, at the cost of your social life, your soul and more importantly, your wallet. We hope to do first impressions of every upcoming season as well as week-by-week blog posts on selected anime.
This blog is loosely affiliated to a certain real-life anime club in Southern California by virtue of its writers.
Since he was but a wee child, SerendipitouslySane (who, at the time, could barely pronounce his own bloody name; he still can’t, come and think of it) has always dreamed of sharing his mostly worthless opinions on an absurdly specific and cultic medium born from a country he is entirely unassociated with, to audiences anonymous and apathetic across the corners of the globe.
Hey, at least I’m now a blogger while you’re still not an astronaut.
His favourite anime include, Bakemonogatari, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, Steins;Gate, and, unapologetically and unabashedly, Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai.
He used to be the (poorly chosen) president of a (poorly administered) university anime club, and enjoys his (tyrannical and devastating) reign over absolutely nothing of importance. He is often misattributed with the quote “let them watch K-On!” and is expected to appear at the guillotines after a bloody revolution. However, as Coldplay sang, now in the morning I sleep alone, sweep the streets I used to own .
Despite sounding so much like a brand of breakfast food, Kelloggs is known to the State of California to be inedible, as of yet. Kelloggs began to watch anime fairly recently starting only in early 2010. Once remarking “I have no interest in normal anime,” Kelloggs initially thought that anime was all giant robots and power levels and therefore never watched it until discovering Clannad.
His favourite anime include, ARIA, Clannad: After Story and 5 centimeters per second, which betrays his absolute lack of thirst for sex, action, violence and conflict preferring instead to consume extreme quantities of moe anime. This has so drained him of testosterone that some wonder if he ever had any to begin with.
He once served as other menial tasks screener in the aforementioned anime club, and was charged with performing all the shit the president doesn’t want to do presentation-related tasks. Now he spews feckless opinions on this blog and elsewhere, with heavy emphasis on lesbians and cute things, but mostly lesbians.