Sometimes you won’t see a new post for awhile on 24FPS – but this is very much a still active blog that hasn’t been abandoned. I just don’t like forcing out posts just to say I made one. So please follow if you like my stuff – there will always be something new at some point.
2DComplex.com has been around for a long time now, mostly a shitty forum that was used for a short time and on the side of that my blog – 24FramesPerSecond (used to just be the 2DComplex Anime Blog some years ago) run entirely by me.
Sadly, I lost about 3 years worth of posts awhile back, and then again years after that, lost all those years again, and then again I lost the ENTIRETY of the past posts due to a shitty hosting site just deleting it all. So that’s like 8 years of shit down the drain! It sucks, but oh well.
Anyway, as for this blog, I just get in the mood to review x or y show from time to time, post about other shit, and so on, so it’s what I do. A lot of the time it DOES end up as me praising a show and saying how damn great it is – this is because, well, why would I waste my time writing some long bullshit about a show I hate? I do sometimes, but it’s far from the norm, admittedly. I also use this blog as a place to post some video game posts and other miscellaneous crap relating to anime, manga, video games/vns, japan, or the site itself.
If you’d like to contact me, just do it in the comments.
I’ve been into anime since I was eleven or so, although I never really got into things like DBZ – I was more of a fan of Sailor Moon, CCS, YuYu Hakusho, Slayers, a load of stuff that the video store slowly started getting (on VHS!) and whatever else aired on TV like the movies on sci-fi every weekend. I never became one of those types who thinks it matters or that any years of anime are better than another or that seeing more makes you a ‘superior’ fan- instead, being into anime so long has made my tastes really varied and open to anything and anybody. What I like or dislike anime-wise is entirely a show-to-show type of situation rather than based on random variables like if it has ‘enough moe’ or ‘enough blood and tits’ or any other dumb shit. Though I do have a big problem with people who follow the idea that they actively refuse to try shows out of their ‘comfort zone’ or who only watch old or “manly” anime. It’s all just pure ignorance and only serves to hinder the potential of the medium for them.
My favorite studio is JC Staff, which I am a massive fanboy of mostly because I happen to come off as one when simply defending it for it’s factual historical impact on the industry and it being a powerhouse of masterpieces. Luckily it’s died down drastically recently, but all the same here’s a list to back up the fact they are the best thing to ever happen to the industry: http://pastebin.com/nHDs03yy
I’m also a pretty big collector, not just figures and other merch, but I own a lot of DVDs, BDs, manga, doujin (all clean! I’m 2pure), and even visual novels. Actually, I’m pretty pointlessly proud of my VN collection because a lot of them are rather rare or even just impossible to find ones (even in Japan), and almost all first limited edition presses
My favorite game of all time is Star Ocean 2 (albeit I hate every game that came after it and what they did to the overall canon) followed directly by the Xenosaga trilogy (2 might be terrible, but it’s necessary), third favorite would be Trails in the Sky – and some other extremely close favorites would include the likes of the Atelier and Tales franchises. I’m also very fond of the Yakuza series. I play western games as well, they just aren’t something I love nearly as much.
If you’re interested, here is my MAL profile: http://myanimelist.net/profile/TallonKarrde23