Introduction: Welcome!

Welcome everyone, to my blog.  My name is Mr. Mir.  I am pretty much your typical geek: I love to play videogames, like to watch anime, listen to music, read, make videos of me reviewing videogames or anime, and writing about topics I like.  A few days ago, I decided to do something productive with my hobbies of videogames and anime: I was thinking about starting a blog in which I would write about my thoughts about videogame and anime related topics or even write text reviews because I’ve always been more comfortable with writing than speaking.  Well, now that thought is reality.

I plan to post at least twice a week.  My posts may be text reviews (with pictures, of course), first impressions of a videogame/anime, opinion/rant posts on videogame or anime related topics, or just post about whatever is on my mind.  I’ll link videos from my YouTube channel as I complete them.  Now onto details about me.

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I’ve been playing videogames since December 1988, which was when I got the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) as a Christmas present.  I still remember spending the whole morning playing the included Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt cartridge.  I was just 5 years old at the time.  Now, almost 25 years later, I have played games on the NES, SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube, PSP, Wii, and Xbox 360.  I was (and still am) a huge fan of the video arcade and loved to go every weekend.  Now, I mainly play games on the gaming PC I built back in 2011.  I’ve been playing videogames for so long that I feel like they are in my blood.

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I’ve been watching anime since I was around 10-11 years old (I believe the earliest anime I watched was an Ultraman movie), but I really got into it around 2000-2001, which was when Tenchi Muyo! first started airing on Toonami on Cartoon Network.  I’ll admit, the main aspect about anime that got me interested at the time was the cute ladies in the shows.  😀  As I watched more anime such as Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, and .hack//Sign, I realized that the intricate storylines, well written characters, art style, maturity and overall quality of anime was what I was ultimately interested in.  I still like to look at the ladies, though, so that aspect of my interest in anime is still there.  Although I own quite a few anime series on DVD, I’m still more of a video gamer than an anime viewer.

I’ve been making videos on YouTube since March 2008.  I started out with gameplay videos of Doom with 3D sprites and enhanced textures, but eventually I moved on to Let’s Plays, reviews and rants, which I called “vent sessions” in order to try to sound unique (I got the “vent session” idea from Five.Bolt.Main’s album Venting).  Nowadays, I haven’t been making many videos mainly due to real life issues and my own laziness, but I plan to change that.  However, I plan to make more blog posts than videos for the aforementioned reasons.  I’m not completely giving up on video making, though.  Lately I’ve also been uploading videos to Blip because YouTube apparently does not understand the definition of “fair use,” especially when it comes to anime reviews.  Videogame reviews seem to be just fine to them, though.  Biased much?  Here is the link to my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NLMir

Lately, I’ve been thinking about where to go in my life and what I can do to make my life better.  I think making this blog is a step in the right direction.  I plan to work on my writing skills, do something productive with my hobbies and maybe even meet new people with similar interests.

If you’re still reading this far, thanks so much!  I appreciate it!  Keep on hanging in there!

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5 responses to “Introduction: Welcome!

  1. My advise as fellow anime blogger you should focus into single theme whether you review only anime, manga or video games. The blog can be biased and uninterested if you fill too much themes into it.
    Video game is good topic but expensive due writer must buy or play latest video game in store in order to find good game for review topic. Unless, you are work for game publishing industry that different matter.
    Manga and anime were related each other due good manga usually has anime version of it. But, it doesn’t happen too often. You must become avid readers if you decide to review it.
    I am not sure if you should upload new post each week. I tried it in past and failed due conflicted to my daily life, working time, study and other activities in my life.

    Best deal is single post each month with full and balance description of the review you want to write. Avoid short post with single or two pictures due it not enough to bring out the story essence and catch people attention. Start from pictures then write down it’s description. 500 or 1,000 words advisable.

    Good luck.

    • Thanks for the advice and for reading. I googled some advice on videogame journalism before I started this blog and most people said to write as often as possible, preferably every day. I read that video game journalism is very competitive but if I have high quality writing, then I should be able to go somewhere. As for blogging about videogames and anime, Kotaku has stories on both, but they mainly focus on videogames.

      I agree with you that I shouldn’t post too often, though, because it can quickly lead to burnout, which is what I’ve seen with many YouTubers in my years being with that site. Also I’m starting back to school soon, so I won’t be able to post that often.

      Once again, thanks for taking the time to read and post on my blog. I appreciate it! 😀

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