There comes a time when a blogger must take a break–when blogging becomes a chore instead of a joy. I’ve reached that point, and have even felt the stirrings of animus towards anime. Last season, I only finished three shows. This season in particular strikes me as odiously mediocre, though I’ll heartily endorse Aho Girl. The series occasionally pushes the envelop too far in regard to the humor driven off sex, but it’s genuinely funny.
I’ll also recommend a book about Communist persecutions of Christians: Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand. The witness of Christian prisoners under torture greatly inspires. Also, the book includes some incredible conversion stories, such as a Russian woman who only knew the name of Christ. The name of Christ produced such a longing in her soul that she only awaited someone to instruct her in the Faith before she converted. Certain accounts of the torture are not for the faint of heart, but this book is perhaps as important as The Gulag Archipelago by Alexander Solzhenitsyn in learning the evils of the communist system–and Tortured for Christ is far shorter.
When shall I return? Next season? Next year? Next month? We’ll see. These nadirs of creative energy come over me time and again, and I need to refresh myself–to shake up the cocktail of my writing. So, God bless you all, and sayonara!