Yikes, sorry to hear that....that is terrible news. I hope things improve for her soon, that's not a good place for anyone to be. One of my best friends periodically gets afflicted to that degree so I sincerely hope things get better for your mother sooner.
Well, there's a more simplistic point to Erased - one I will discuss once Episode 12 has aired. It just irks me so much that people think the whodunnit aspect was the main focus, when it was merely a catalyst for the main goal of Erased. Hopefully more people clue into it by the time it's finished.
Well...ironically, Schwarzesmarken is having a fair surge at the moment and Episode 10 got a very good reception, even on places previously bashing it. But I think that goes to show that anime fans generally react more to more primal, vicarious means. That Erased is going at a more simple level is probably passing over a lot of people since it is a more subtle effect but still meaningful. I think a big problem for a lot of people is they now know who is responsible but they don't know why. The manga explained it well but I'm worried that with 2 volumes left to adapt in just 2 episodes, it may not be explained properly.
That said, Rakugo has been brilliant all the way and is definitely my pick for best of the January season. That relies purely on life experience and the emotions that come with it, so I'm not surprised the fans around my age are the ones appreciating it more.
ANN....meh....only Justin Sevakis and Theron Martin have a clue. Gabriella Ekens's recent backflip on Fate/Stay Night was hilarious - turns out once someone showed her the Heavens' Feel arc, she finally saw the light.
Well, we'll see how people are once these January season titles are done in 2 weeks. Just in time for what April has to offer. If anything, I might have found the odd new person to talk openly with (there's an obvious one, of course) as a result of this season. The lack of discussion within your group prompted me to be a bit adventurous.
Well, hope your mother's health improves and that your work prospects come to fruition.
Thanks for the kind words of support on Boku Dake. It's definitely appreciated.
I haven't had much time lately for one-on-one interaction with other anime fans due to my mom recently suffering a nasty physical ailment that's left her almost bed-ridden. I've been spending a fair bit of time lately taking care of her. I still have time to watch a little anime and comment on Boku Dake, but not as much time for chatting and wall messages.
But I just wanted to leave this here so you know I appreciate the support on Boku Dake. Also, I am surprised, in a bad way, at the overall response Boku Dake's latest episode has received. The teacher ending up being the culprit should have been obvious after the big candy reveal (lol), not to mention all the other hints. Given that the identity of the culprit wasn't in much doubt after Episode 9, I figured that people would care more about the overall emotional poignancy of Episode 10, which I felt was very strong.
Ah well, I strongly disagreed with ANN on Nanoha and UBW as well.
Thanks, he sends me a lot. Since I know he isn't trying to get me to like idols and he generally has good taste in images, I let him send stuff.
The previous night he showed me an image of his LL shrine at his workplace. Amazed he gets to work somewhere where all his fellow employees let him have that and treat it with care/don't steal anything. That said, Rin from the newer round of Idolmaster is his true love. I don't even want to think about how much he spent on a doll of her and all the outfits.
In regards to Delta, it's just the overall package. When Macross was a more balanced composition of mechs and idols, it was what I was into, particularly the DYRL movie. Lynn Minmay's songs are pretty iconic and I do listen to them fairly regularly. It just gets weird when now the idols are essentially the whole show and the mechs are almost non-existent. But I guess that's anime in 2016.