27 03 2010

Greetings.  It’s me, your friendly neighborhood Panda.  I see that Laserwolf apologized for her long absence in her last post, which means I need to apologize even more!  I do have my reasons though… three of them to be exact.

The first is pretty simple to explain.  I’ve been reading a lot of books lately, and that cuts into my anime/manga time.  For me, books, anime, manga… it’s all the same hobby.  I just love stories.  The thing is, this blog is specifically about Anime, Manga, Graphic Novels, Webcomics, and Video Games–which is broad enough.  Neither Laserwolf nor I want to expand the focus any further.  That’s not to say that books aren’t worthwhile though!  In the past two months, I’ve read through all of the Raven King Trilogy by Stephen R. Lawhead (highly recommended for those who like the Robin Hood Legend) and the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer (actually not as bad as you’d think… except the second book).

Second, it was winter.  Why does that make a difference?  Well… the computer room in my current place is in the coldest room in the building, and the desk is really uncomfortable.  So I can only stand to be in that room for a certain amount of time each day, and lately, I’ve needed to use that time for practical things like job hunting.

But all of that is an excuse.  It’s the third reason that is the most important.

This blog started out as an idea I had in the middle of the night, which I immediately communicated to Laserwolf and Whitey (the silent staff member).  Our intention was to review every piece of graphic media we came across, whether it was good or not, and draw life lessons from them.  I still think it’s a good idea, but I didn’t spend enough time figuring out how I wanted to do it.  A couple of months ago, I saw some improvements that could be made–revamping our review format and advertising our site.  I wanted to wait to write another review until I could do those things, but those two things take time, which is something that I didn’t have.  Hopefully, that will change soon, and Segue will be able to reach the potential that I first saw in that middle-of-the-night moment of inspiration.

Merry Christmas!

24 12 2009

Merry Christmas!  Here’s a great anime-themed webcomic for all of you.

Segue Launched!

28 10 2009

About Segue


/ˈseɪgweɪ, ˈsɛgweɪ/ –verb: to make a transition from one thing to another smoothly and without interruption.

Anime, Manga, Graphic Novels, Webcomics, Video Games –are these things just entertainment, or are they something more?  Are they products, or are they art?  Are they just about entertainment, or do they reflect questions and issues that our generation is dealing with right now?  At Segue, we seek to give these forms of artistic media their due and talk about them as intelligent people–to start with entertainment and end with real life.  Because let’s face it, nerd-dom is a whole lot of fun, but at some point, we all have to log off the computer and be students, coworkers, family members, and most of all, people.

Of special note is that Segue is not going to be an up-to-the-moment blog.  All of the writers do keep up with what is current, but we also like to delve into older media.  So we will write about whatever we come across, be it the latest and greatest game or an obscure anime from the 80’s.  It’s all fair game.