For a while, I have been thinking about how scatterbrained this blog often is. You just need to look at this blog’s subtitle: “Commentary on Anime, Books, Religion and History–the Important Stuff in Life.” Formerly, “booze” also made up part of the title, but those articles received the scantest readership of any on this site. My articles on tea were better received! With due regard for the voice of my dear readers, I have decided that Medieval Otaku ought to focus on anime and religion–particularly where the two intersect. Of course, I promise to continue writing about tea when good opportunity affords itself. For example, I have received a new Dooars (similar to Assam), Darjeeling, Keemun, Yunnan, and a Genmai cha sample (roasted rice green tea) which ought to be reviewed as soon as enough leisure is given me to enjoy them all. Though, I can tell you right now that the Dooars was unimpressive. It takes milk and sugar really well (my least favorite way to have tea), but lacks some of the complexity of a good Assam–which connoisseurs know are never that complex to begin with.
So, expect a modification of the subtitle soon. I haven’t yet decided what to call this new blog, but I shall release the name as soon as the blog looks presentable, i.e. a couple of starter articles, an about page, and some nice decorations. It will focus on history and literature. Incidentally, I have another blog which I work on in collaboration with some friends of mine called Aquilon’s Eyrie. It concentrates on topics concerning American culture, history, and politics with a decidedly conservative slant. (If any of my dear readers feel like knowing this side of me would cause them to love me less, please eschew reading these articles!)
Oh, I might be submitting a short story to the Christian Short Story and Poetry Contest 2014. Of course, that link is for the 2013 contest, but my friend informs me that they begin accepting submission for the next one on September 4, the day after their Christian Novel Contest ends. The curious thought of writing the 80 Word document pages necessary to fill their recommended length for the novel contest seems tempting, but the inspiration to write a new piece of that length has yet to come to me. At any rate, you’ll be able to read the short story after I discover the fate it meets at the judges’ hands.
Thanks for reading! Oh, and I found something rather amusing about Japan: the Liberal Democratic Party has nearly a two-thirds majority in their parliament. However, these Liberal Democrats endorse a stronger military and more pro-business laws. How’s that for upside down?