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Important Announcement: Follow-Up

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My mother passed away peacefully today. She had decided to enter hospice instead of continuing to fight a losing battle. To say cancer is awful is an understatement. She fought as hard as she could for as long as possible.

Right now, it hurts like the dickens. Even though I knew it was coming, it hurts losing her. So much.

I have no ETA on my return.

Thank you for your patience and well wishes,

Important Announcement

Dear Readers,

My goal when Daiyamanga started was writing an article every 3-ish days. In large part thanks to COVID and shipping issues, that led to being more like once a week, and lately, more time is lapsing between posts. Plus, I’ve been more slow about reading and responding to others’ posts.

In recent times, this is in large part due to my mother going through some health issues. And unfortunately, we got some news that is far from ideal. Quite frankly, it stinks. My mother is very much a fighter, and she’s determined not to give up. 100% of my attention is focused on her.

I don’t know what the future has in store. I absolutely don’t plan on closing Daiyamanga or stop reading others’ posts, but right now, I can’t read or write at the pace I would like to. How long this will be, I don’t know. I may want to comment or write occasionally just as part of the new normal, or it may be impossible for a while. They say the future is a blank page, and I’ve never felt more like that’s true than I do right now.

Treasure every day.

Thank you for your understanding,

An Update

So it’s been a little over two weeks since my dear Washington passed away. Not gonna lie… it’s been rough. Habits I’ve developed over the past 11 years no longer have any meaning. Things I’ve grown accustomed to have disappeared. The unfulfilled plans. The unused birthday gifts. And, of course, the questions and regrets. His passing wasn’t sudden in the sense of an accident or anything, but no one expected that his time had come.


My Dream Crate

I recently received word that Loot Crate has been interested in hearing how people would design their own “dream crate” if given the chance. Loot Crate, as you may know, is a monthly subscription box service where you get four to six items for a retail value of $50 or more. Loot Crate also has an anime version, and Crunchyroll Premium members get special pricing. Since this is a “dream crate”, the sky is the limit.

My dream anime crate theme: magical girls. You may be familiar with the concept from series like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura, but the genre really includes any story of females with special magical abilities. Don’t mistake magical girl stories as just being for little girls; these heroines’ stories can be enjoyed by young and old, female or male, action fans and romance fans… everyone!


Just a Reminder…

I also post on TheOASG. My column goes up every Wednesday. I focus on money and the anime/manga industry (deal shopping, supporting companies, etc.). You will also see me pop up in other write-ups as well. So if you aren’t sick of me yet, check out my column there (Please Save My Money) as well as all the other awesome reviews, articles, and information on TheOASG.

My article for this week is especially fun, so I’d love to see you all read it and post your results! So what are you waiting for? Go and prepare for trial!


First Blogoversary Special – “Boss Me Around” Special

Today, Daiyamanga is one year old. I am very grateful to each and every one of you.

Thank You

So to show my gratitude, I offer you, my loyal followers, a chance to boss me around.

Got a good (or bad) series you want me to watch/read? An untranslated game you’d like to see me summarize? Or maybe you have your own challenge for me. Let me know! And if you see a good idea, make sure to reply to others’ comments and/or like to show your support. I can’t promise I’ll do all of them, but I’ll take them into consideration. I know some of you have devious minds…

I will not do any super-long challenges like “watch all One Piece episodes”. Sorry. 🙁

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