Author Journey (September 27, 2021)

The Otaku Author Journey September 27 2021

Let’s take a moment to look at the plan for the final quarter of the year… How on Earth is it the final quarter of the year already? I’m going to have to start making plans for 2022 soon!

September 27, 2021


Last week, I mentioned how I had successfully scheduled posts for the remainder of the year. In fact, I have some scheduled as far ahead as February 2022. It feels really good having this much of a safety net and it’s allowed me to have a look at the seasonal anime for the Fall 2021 schedule. That was when I noticed that Mushoku Tensei was going to get its second season after being delayed from earlier this year.

You may have noticed that I’ve been posting an episode review every day for the last five days. Originally, I had reviewed the first season on Ecchi Hunter, but since that site is down until further notice and I enjoyed it so much, I decided to rewatch and review it here. That way, I would be able to jump straight into season two and have my thoughts on the entire series documented here.

The first season is only eleven episodes long and I managed to rewatch it in three days, putting together these posts as I went through it. It was quite a productive period of time. So, since I was looking to cover season two of Mushoku Tensei, I decided to have a look at what else was coming out to make sure I wasn’t missing anything else. There are a few shows that caught my eye and one of them would have been perfect for Ecchi Hunter…

Regardless, I’m going to review it here because I’m pretty certain I’m going to enjoy World’s End Harem (Shuumatsu no Harem). A couple of seasons back I decided to review Deca-Dence and Gibiate and was left a little disappointed, especially when I caught up with some of the other shows I had shortlisted and loved them. They were Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!, Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time, and Super HxEros. I loved all of them and would have had more fun reviewing them. So, this time, I’m going to let my heart guide me.

There was one other show that I felt like I should review and that’s season two of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. However, I had a bit of a love-hate relationship with season one. There were times when it was spectacular and there were times when I almost turned it off and walked away. So, I figured I would prepare myself by watching the Mugen Train movie. If you’ve read my review which I posted yesterday, you’ll note that I wasn’t overly enamoured with it. The movie actually reminded me of all the annoying moments from season one.

Then, as I struggled with the idea of committing to another twenty-six weeks where it could be hit or miss, the release schedule was announced and it made my mind up for me. The first seven episodes of season two will be made up in large parts by the movie. That’s right, I needn’t have watched the movie at all. Anyhow, I am not going to be reviewing season two episodically and have instead decided to go with The Faraway Paladin.

They haven’t announced how many episodes World’s End Harem and The Faraway Paladin will be, but my guess is that they’ll be around twelve episodes long, so that will keep me busy until the New Year. Three episodes a week is entirely manageable and while I do prefer to binge my anime, I have felt quite out of the loop over the last couple of seasons. This will hopefully give me a little bit of balance without overloading my priorities.


So, the decision to rewatch and review Mushoku Tensei came out of the blue and took up a good chunk of my time. That said, I think it was a good idea in terms of helping this site recover after being offline for two weeks. The increase in posts should help Google remember that I’m here and make up for all the “website not found” hits!

As such there wasn’t a great deal of time channelled towards my fiction writing, but that is going to change. There’s another week before the new season of anime begins and I’m all set for posts. I’m going to set an outrageous goal for this week which is to complete the first pass of edits on the completed draft and then get the last third of the book started. I’ve got about fifteen chapters to outline and then write.

If I get the edits and the outline done this week, I can focus on writing those chapters in the following couple of weeks. That would be roughly thirty thousand words. If I stick to the plan, I can have the novel complete before November. Then I can do NaNoWriMo to get the next project started. Anyhow, that’s the plan! Thanks for reading, stay safe, and you really should think about backing up your work!


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