Category Archives: Miscellaneous

For all that other stuff that I can’t seem to appropriately categorize.

blairnoel is Getting an Overhaul!

Attention! Big news! The blairnoel blog is receiving an overhaul this week! The biggest and most noticeable change is the name of the blog: we will now be known as Anime Appraised. The idea behind the name change is primarily to improve … Continue reading

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Being a Hypochondriac at 3 in the Morning

Alternative title: Why Some Psychological Tendencies are Worse than Others A quick note before I start: this is not an anime post. I realise this is a somewhat awkward way to return from my hiatus, but hey, it’s gotta happen somehow. … Continue reading

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Sword Art Online is Back For More

It’s been over a year and a half since the original airing of the Sword Art Online anime. Fans of the light novel series and newcomers alike had waited in eager anticipation of what was hinted to be the best anime … Continue reading

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A Note on Spoilers in My Posts

No one likes spoilers. On the contrary, I think most people hate spoilers. There’s something undeniably frustrating about hearing the ending to that new movie you wanted to go see the day after it came out, or having the plot … Continue reading

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A Note on Review Length

Hey-o. I’ve been doing my best to haul through some more First Impressions, and as I finished the last one something hit me: my posts really do have an immensely varied length to them. I thought I’d do a short … Continue reading

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Anime and Maturity

“Anime is for kids.” I see this comment everywhere, and with it the inevitable massive controversy and debate. Well, I got sick of it, and I think it’s finally time to take a look at just that: whom are most … Continue reading

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A Discourse on My Own Form of Critical Analysis

We all rate anime. Many of us like to use a number system. Even those who dislike numbers or a solid ranking system will still make comments such as “X was a very good anime” or “Y seemed a little … Continue reading

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Over-hyping and Bandwagoning: Good or Bad?

The more I frequent anime discussion boards, the more the terms “over-hype” and “bandwagon” pop out at me. The people using these terms are usually on the outside and criticizing fans of an anime that they don’t believe deserves the … Continue reading

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Salutations and Introductions

Hello all, and man is it a good day to be alive. I’m blairnoel, and my real name is Rick. Pleased to be here. I’ll cut to the chase, this blog will mostly be about anime. After spending years reading … Continue reading

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