The two or three of you who still recall my uneven exploits of aniblogging in the 2010s may remember when this site unceremoniously died in 2017 due to my blunder of not renewing the domain. By then, I had fallen out of the quarterly new anime business and began shifting towards video games. So when it was going to cost me probably a thousand or so to regain the domain, I bowed out.
Fast-forward about 2.5 years and I decided to try and bring the blog back under the name weeboomers. I was reviewing the final season of Symphogear at the time, as well as opining about Evangelion’s final hurrah. I also tried dabbling in some western animation, but that era of streaming networks funding a lot of experimental shows kinda died with, well, streaming network greed. I once more did not renew that domain and it just baleeted from my Namecheap profile. They didn’t even bother holding that one around.
Which brings us to now. I was looking at my MAL profile for funsies earlier, and clicked on a link for tldranimu. To my surprise, it did not take me to some shitty landing page written in Japanese or slathered with ads. Curious, I logged into Namecheap and looked up the domain. Sure enough, it was for sale, and at normal prices. I had to reacquire my old domain name. I still had the EC2 instance with the blog frozen, so I
spent the afternoon at work updating Ubuntu, WordPress, and situating everything to bring the blog back up.
But now what?
Honestly, I am not sure yet. I have been getting the itch to go through some newer shows that have caught my eye over the last few years, as well as revisit some old classics I’ve never reviewed. I also wouldn’t mind fixing up the older posts and then maybe giving some of those a second review, to see if they’ve withstood a decade of time. I also intend to keep the western animation posts and do some more of those, as I think it’s interesting to look at the good stuff that comes about every so often.
But I am pragmatic. I’m an old and washed up, raising an almost-three year old, and managing an entire organization’s IT with a building full of people who know zero IT. So my inclination to watch and write will have to rely on my few hours of the night I can get to do so. Shit ain’t as carefree as it used to be. So don’t expect daily updates or anything grandoise.
Nevertheless, welcome to Act Three of this horrid display of wonders. It still promises to be more coherent than Evangelion ever was.