After spending time arranging things, I’m finally settled down and ready to start my first day of work, which is today. Also, I want to share a special announcement as well.
Anime Blogger Café is now open!
For a while now, I wanted to create a new forum aimed for people in the Anime blogging community and ones that read and/or comment on various blogs. At one time, there was a forum on Anime Nano and Anime Blogger but that has gone on the wayside along with SSCAV becoming mostly inactive in recent years.
Of course, social networking is not a great way to bring the anime blogging community together since not every blogger follow each other and of course, people tend to talk about other things besides anime and related stuff. Moreover, people complained about other forums such as AnimeSuki being too strict, so I decided to create a new forum.
With that, I created a new anime forum geared for the Anime blogging community called the Anime Blogger Café. I decided to buy a Xenforo license not because it’s popular, but it incorporates social networking features, which are nice to have. Not only that, it’s fast and works well with mobile phones and is not nearly as expensive compared to IPB and vBulletin, which are the two other popular choices for paid forum software. This new community will allow bloggers to get technical help with maintaining a WordPress installation, try to get new ideas and receive constructive criticism to improve along with the general Anime discussion and such.
So why didn’t I go with Discourse instead since it’s free and modern? Well, I’m not that impressed with it even though it has some nice features such as drag and drop image uploading and infinite scrolling. Furthermore, it’s very resource intensive since it requires a 1 GB, meaning I would have to get a more expensive hosting. Lastly, it’s very difficult to set up and considering that I will have slightly less time, I decided against it.
Aside from that, the forums are at http://abcafe.ateliershiori.moe and anyone can register using a twitter or Facebook account. I made the rules lenient, so be sure to read them before posting. Also, the “Using Japanese Video Games as Practice” guide is now located there and the old URL will redirect to this forum.
Aside from that, leave any suggestions either here or in the feedback forum so I can improve it. The style is still a work in progress.
Now, lets focus on the bi-weekly impressions for Working Third Season…
Working Third Season – Episodes 3 and 4
The biggest highlight of this episode is Satou finally taking Yachiyo on a drinking date after it got hinted so many times. This episode pretty much makes this fact bluntly obvious with Satou and Yachiyo on break. While I kind of felt bad for Inami since she has to look trough the magazines for underwear that won’t fit on her while Yachiyo finds one to buy for her date, it was hilarious to see Maya show up and suggest normal underwear to her. That is pretty random, but at least it works.
As for the date, it was a success, although she talked about strange things all thanks to Kozue giving terrible advice again. Still, the best moment is when Satou hugs Yachiyo. Otherwise, it seems that their relationship has finally got an upgrade.
As for the 4th episode, Mitsuki is furious at Satou for dating Yachiyo and tries to quiz him. I find it funny that he knows nothing about Yachiyo but can answer every question about Kyouko. Strange, but it makes me wonder if Satou is the guy that Mitsuki wanted to lay a curse on in the second episode for that reason. I think so.
Aside from Yachiyo and Satou, Aoi attempting to have Souta pat her head while Souta finds Inami very cute were the other segments that I enjoyed. Sadly, Inami kind of punched him lightly this time even though it was a big misunderstanding. I guess that one doesn’t count.
Last 2 Weeks of Anime Power Rankings
Week of July 11th
- Charlotte – Episode 1 and 2
- Working 3 – 1
Week of July 18th
- Charlotte – 3
- Idolmaster Cinderella Girls – 14
- Working 3 – 3