The Backloggers Blog Update: AKA, A Letter to Irina’s “Blogging Breaks” Post

Note: I’m starting off this post by saying that this is my no means to be any reflection of the other members of the Backloggers. This is solely my thoughts on this topic alone. Although this post will talk about general blog updates and general impressions of the blog, I obviously cannot speak for anyone but myself and my opinions on the subject at hand.

This post will probably be the longest post I’ve ever written, but I think this will offer some explanation and insight behind our blog here at The Backloggers, and also explain some of our recent behavior (or lack thereof). So, I encourage you to read this post as a sort of response to Irina’s “Blogging Breaks” post on Karandi’s blog, although it won’t directly pertain to the content in that post, along with some of the stuff that’s been happening with this blog.

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Log Time Podcast | The Big O Discussion — It’s Showtime! (It Actually Is and It’s Glorious)

We’ve been meaning to watch The Big O for a while now, and believe us when we say that it was well worth the wait. Join us as we talk about some good ‘ol big mech nostalgia, the show’s weird twists and turns with memory, and a never-before-seen end-of-cast twist in opinions. This show is an absolute treasure, and we hope you see why by the end of this.

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This podcast was recorded June 8th, 2019.

Intro/Outro Music: The Elephant by A Shell in the Pit

Log Time Podcast | Samurai Flamenco Discussion — Justice Lives on in Our Hearts

Samurai Flamenco is a wild ride. We discuss some of its crazy antics, its different aspects of justice of the main character Masayoshi, and how it makes us think differently and reflect on older sentai super heroes shows and other super hero genres.

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This podcast was recorded May 13th, 2019.

Intro/Outro Music: The Elephant by A Shell in the Pit

Log Time Seasonal Podcast #20 | Beginning of Spring 2019 — Spring Anime is Poetry in Motion

The spring season may not have as much of a kick in terms of sheer adrenaline and mind-bending shows as the winter season, but don’t count it out! We’ve dug through a mountain of shows to find the season’s cream of the crop (and some of the trash, while we’re at it). Join us as we discuss some good, wholesome fun with Hitoribocchi, Senryu Girl, and Fruits Basket, talk about the weird side of spring with Sarazanmai and Midnight Occult Civil Servants, and dissect some truly heinous garbage.

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This podcast was recorded on April 25th, 2019.

Intro/Outro Music: The Elephant by A Shell in the Pit

Doom Patrol – My Love of Weird

It’s been a bit but I wanted to make a piece.  Partially because of the extreme guilt of not being vocal and sharing with you guys who have supported us but also because I’m trying to turn that guilt into something really beautiful, if I can. So, I’ll do what I do best:

Here’s a gush piece.

DC recently decided to wall off a lot of their content on their own streaming platform called DC Universe, possibly because they saw Disney do the same with Marvel.  Now, granted, I’m sure that there are some benefits for doing this. For instance, with a branch specifically for assisting shows to get created, there are some things that may not have had the money or chance otherwise.  That said, it really sucks for a lot of people because there’s no reason to pay for another service that you’ll probably check out once every blue moon.

Well let me tell you about how freaking blue that moon is for me right now.

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Log Time Seasonal Podcast #19 | End of Winter 2019 — Winter Anime Goes Out With a Bang (Dream)

The winter season ended with a bang, and even though we promised ourselves we wouldn’t go overboard, we definitely, definitely did – this one’s almost three hours, but we just had so much we needed to get out there!

Join us as we talk about the weird, granular umami of what makes sports anime great with Run With the Wind, discuss a fair amount of romance with quintuplets, step-siblings, and student council peers, and go nuts over Bang Dream! for…close to an hour? It’s all great, so come on in!

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This podcast was recorded April 4th, 2019.

Intro/Outro Music: The Elephant by A Shell in the Pit

[Season Sampler] Senryuu Girl Episode 1 – Cherry Blossoms

There’s no better way to start off Spring season than with a show that seems to truly capture the perfect essence of the meaning of “spring time”. You have the trees and flowers blooming, the lack of any sort of “hey, it’s cold and miserable” mood that always seems to come with many anime based in the winter months, and most importantly (for anime at least), the general school romance that seems to always flourish during this time of year.

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