I never saw this coming.
Honestly, no words can describe how surprised I am at AOIA ever making it this far. There’s been times where it felt like AOIA could just shut down the next day, like when Anima suddenly went AWOL and when my commitments surged in July, or when I was too depressed to do anything. I’ve even asked myself why I run this blog to begin with. There were just so many commitments, so many others things taking up my free time that I really felt like just closing AOIA a few times in the past.
But nevertheless, AOIA survived, and is now 1 year and 8 months y.o. That makes us 4 months away from being a super oldfag. In other related news, I also turned 16 this year. Turning 16 isn’t quite like ‘the sweet 16’ as some people call it, but instead, more like ‘getting a proper excuse to be loaded with responsibility’. The world expects you to change overnight after Feb. 13, like become an adult on Valentine’s Day. There are so many things people want of you. People want of you to think of your life years from now,and plan all of that ahead. It’s ridiculous sometimes.
I guess becoming older also demands things from me as a blogger. For one, I now feel as though I have to write in a more mature manner, rather than filling up the post with silly things like ‘kawaii moe uguu stuff’. A lot of it seems hard. However, with age comes wisdom. The older I get, the more I realized that I’d watched a shitload of anime. No really, a shitload of anime. I’ve watched such a great shitload of anime, I could easily recommend a new fan enough titles to last him a month or two. I’ve watched such a great shitload of anime that even I stand in awe of my achievement.
Becoming older also means that I get more time to refine the way I blog. I think that blogging’s an art – there’s not really any right way to do it, but it sure as hell feels like there’s one. And I believe that I’m getting closer.
Turning 16 does have its benefits though. It gives me access to watch NC16 movies in Singapore, as well as a bit more of an excuse to freely watch all the ecchi I want, with hentai waiting in the wings to become legit.
Not that, you know, I care, of course.