The G-Empire’s reason for being

This is somewhat of a response blog to 2 certain fellow bloggers who seem somewhat worried for nearly identical reasons. Basically one great blog (Which I’ve rarely visited) 2dteleidoscope , closed its doors after two years of greatness. A beginner, known as Little Lucette shut its doors after only 2 months.

This gave me the urge to reflect on why The G-Empire was resurrected after its unfortunate collapse in the Crunchyroll community (I hate you all). So all blogs, like businesses, eras, legacies, freedom, independence happiness, and lifespans, eventually come to an end. It’s nearly inevitable. All bloggers have their own reasons for existing and fellow bloggers are invited to contribute in order to maintain the blog’s lifespan. I’ve been reviewing anime for over a year and this blog will soon be a year old. I still have a lot to say and won’t be retiring any time soon.

First of all, let me remind everyone why this blog was created in the first place. It’s a hobby. You want to share your passions with others who have similar tastes. In my case, those are anime, video games, some cool stuff that happens in real life that could have an influence on us all and most importantly, a similar passion for the romantic life between two women in (mostly) animated form, Yuri.

The 2nd reason I made this blog is of course The G-Views. I still post reviews on animeforum as a fail safe in case something were to happen to this blog that’s beyond my control (See the 3 anti Freedom of Speech Bills). But yeah, like my blog’s slogan clearly states, this is where yuri and slice of life anime rule and it’s home to The G-Views, which are of course anime reviews of primarily ongoing and obscure shows. I refuse to talk about mainstream successes like The Otaku Triforce of Doom (Naruto, Bleach, One Piece), Code GEASS, Hellsing, Baccano, Gurren Lagann and other massively popular shows because what’s the point of reviewing shows the majority really likes? Even if I were to dislike the shows, there would be no point.

3rd reason: Because it’s fun. I like writing this stuff and sometimes I have so much fun writing something that I even start squeeing in real life because of how awesome an episode or show was. See Symphogear episode 2 and Lagrange 2 for examples. I highly enjoyed writing those.

Of course, like ALL bloggers, you hope to at least gain views and most importantly, have people comment on whether they agree or disagree with your opinions (As long as it’s a sensible argument.).

Next topic: How long will this blog exist? To save everyone the trouble, allow me to make a list.

-As long as anime continues to exist and is available to be seen by animeniacs of all ages and sizes.

-As long as the yuri and slice of life genres exist. Those are the blog’s two main selling points after all.

-As long as people care about what I have to say.

-I was going to say as long as video games exist but I’m not much of a game reviewer. I mostly post previews of my favorite game genres or share downloads while they last. I rarely review games.

-As long as my personal life is manageable. I’m incredibly thankful that, as of this writing, I’m in my 3rd year of college, I continue living a happy and stable life. As long as it continues being stable, I’ll continue blogging.

-As long as my parents don’t find out I have a passion for lesbian romance.

-As long as my future wife approves of my hobbies.

When will my blog come to an end: When a majority of my hobbies are removed from existence. Either that or when I’m no longer able to type. In short, not for a long while.

To conclude: I was thinking of reviewing live-action lesbian romance movies. There are surprisingly more than a handful of these and very few of them suck. For now, I’ll keep on blogging for as long as our ALMIGHTY CREATOR allows it.

About OG-Man

Yuri and Slice of Life are my anime passion.
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27 Responses to The G-Empire’s reason for being

  1. AceRailgun says:

    Summed up very nicely. I’m glad i don’t have to worry about my parents opinions.

    As long as there is Yuri anime there will always be someone to blog about it 🙂

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  2. hoshiko says:

    Cool, you’ll be sticking around for a long time then cuz the list is reasonable and attainable. Just make sure your parents don’t find out and get a wife who shares your hobbies.

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  3. Stevie Nix says:

    In the very short time I have been actively following your blog, I have come to really enjoy it, so I hope you are able to continue for a very long time.

    By the way, out of all the possible Yuri couples, besides the ones that are cannon, in Strike Witches, I had honestly never thought of the possibility of Erica X Ursula. Or that Ursula would be the one to make the first move on her sister. So thank you for that. ^_^

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  4. Rei says:

    It is sad to know that the blogs are shutting down. Analytism just posted his very first editorial while 2d teleidoscope has posted his last. It’s sad that the blog is shutting down, I’ve been there for sometime but haven’t had the chance to comment and stuff. Might have heard about Little Lucette but damn, the website is no where to be seen now 😦

    It’s good to know that you will keep blogging as you used to. I myself, have no plans on shutting it down, yet. I think my blog will be a live for 10 years or more. As long as I have a passion towards japanese culture, I will keep on blogging. 🙂

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  5. feal87 says:

    Let me give a call to your mother…!! 😀

    joking aside, it’s something I grow used to see. Pretty much most of the blogs who started with me are now dead…:(

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    • Rei says:

      Really? That is not a good sign dude. Most of the blogs I follow has never been dead yet. Haven’t known any bloggers who starts the same as time as I do.

      No worries, I know you won’t quit blogging anytime soon. Same goes to me.

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    • Overlord-G says:

      How strange. The only blogs I’ve noticed shutting down or just lying there with no one to manage it are two, one of which merely moved to another blog and continued posting there.

      As for myself, like the post said, I’m just getting started doods and I know that both Rei and yourself are far from finished

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  6. hippiefreak says:

    My brother once asked after watching Oreimo
    “You’re not like this…right?”
    I lol’d in my head but I said no, course not
    I wonder what would have happened if i said yes…

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    • Overlord-G says:

      Am I to assume by this statement that you might have a loli fetish? Besides, based on your low anime watchlist for this season, I thought you were an angry, nitpicker type of person.

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      • hippiefreak says:

        Well by “This” He means like owning a site, watching a lot of anime type sort of person. Although I won’t deny that I am nitpicky, my watchlist is actually bigger this seaso than the last.

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    • Overlord-G says:

      Oh. Well, I can’t help being an animeniac. If he has a problem with people like me, that’s none of my concern.

      Wow, you really are more of a “geezer” than I had initially thought. Your watchlist is pretty small and you say it was bigger than last season? You remind me of someone. Another blogger who also craves the old ways of anime.

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      • hippiefreak says:

        I have some issues with todays anime, the older series have something that anime has lost over the years. Not that I completely hate whats going on.

        “Geezer” huh? I still consider myself younger than a majority of the ani-bloggers. Is it just me or do I sense some hostility?

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    • Overlord-G says:

      “Geezer”, is a term I use for anime fans who embrace anime between the late 80’s and 90’s and have a major beef with most shows past the year 2005 I believe…or maybe 7. I dunno. I guess if I ask “geezers” when they think the quality of anime died, they’ll usually mention a year between 2003 and 5. Hard to say.
      Anyway, no I’m not being negative against you or judging your tastes by any means. I now know that you like the anime quality of the past a lot more than that of today’s. That’s all. So no, I’m not bashing you for your tastes or anything of the sort. I’m too nauseatingly optimistic to make fun of other people’s tastes.

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  8. Persocom says:

    “To conclude: I was thinking of reviewing live-action lesbian romance movies.” – Do it! If you feel the urge to do something, do it while we still have the freedom to say what you want. I’m glad you created your blog, even if I’m a late-discoverer of it. I love reading the posts and commenting when it’s applicable (I won’t comment on an anime episodic until I’ve watched that episode). I’ve seen a lot of anime blogs die, in fact I’m pretty sure my blogroll could use a purging again soon. I hope you can keep doing this for many more years! Also, definitely don’t give up on having a wife that shares your hobbies. If I can have one that does, so can you!

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    • Overlord-G says:

      Many thanks for your supporting words sir. It’s an honor to be approved by an elder animeniac. I don’t know when my Live Action Lesbian movie project will begin but I’ll be sure to keep it in mind someday.

      When you have the time, I’d like to hear what you think of certain episodes but I know you have a really busy life so make sure you have free time first. Huh? You mean you’ve been forced to terminate a blog you’ve created before? Oh dear. Hope your latest blog won’t go down any time soon.

      Someday I will find that special woman. I know it.

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      • Persocom says:

        And thank you as well ^^ I look forward to when you do decide to start the Live Action Lesbian project, maybe we’ve seen some of the same shows, and I’m sure you could recommend some that I haven’t. I’m ready to catch up on anime episodes soon, so I’ll be sure to come back and do so. I actually haven’t been forced to close down MY blog, but I’ve been blogging for long enough to see many people give up, get bored of it, lose the passion, etc, and hence my blogroll has morphed several times over the years with the dying of aniblogs.

        I wonder if Aoi Yuki likes yuri.

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    • Overlord-G says:

      I heard my beloved Aoi is ironically a Yaoi fan girl but often seems to play roles of potential lesbians such as Madoka Kaname, Giselle Colette, Hibiki Tachibana and Toru Ichii and even lesbian magnets like Hana Oshiroi.

      I can imagine some people having simply retired due to losing interest or giving up. I don’t plan on retiring any time soon. Keep up the good work as well sir!

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  10. utalap says:

    In that case, you really should get a wife who loves yuri just as much as you do!

    Hello, I’m a new subscriber, and I got here through Lena’s blog, yurireviews.blogspot.com (I am newly subscribed to it as well). Just can’t get enough of yuri!

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  11. Elizabeth says:

    With regards to your conclusion about your thoughts on reviewing live-action movies (I don’t know if you’ve already done anything of the sort), I’d be very interested in what your opinion of those movies are. I recently saw one, which was a foreign film, and am curious as to what you think of those movies. Mainly ones that are foreign, mostly because of their different cultures, and how they deal with homosexual romance.

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    • Overlord-G says:

      Over time, I kinda lost interest. Every now and then, I mention wanting to review live-action lesbian movies but I never get around to watching them. I honestly do not know if I will ever review LAL movies. Still, never say never.

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