Blog shutting down

After ten years of blogging, I have decided to bring it all to a halt. Effective at the end of the year, this blog will go silent. However, the podcast will continue! Michael and I have a lot to say, and it turns out that podcast effectively killed the blog. I’d rather talk about anime than write about it. Our podcast is at and will continue into 2019.

However, the blog will not. I have other ventures I am into, such as writing books. I’ve already written one book and soon will have more on the way. I’ve discovered that, as a result of writing so much on my books, it takes away time I used to use on writing the blog. I’ve tried to come up with gimmicks to keep me going with the blog, but they haven’t worked.

You could probably have seen this coming. I used to write around 5 posts a week, then that trickled down to 1 or 2. Now I don’t have any reason to write the blog, because I put every bit of thought into the podcast. By the time I write the blog, it’s all redundant. I just  don’t have any reason to keep the blog going.

The Anime Bracket is also coming to an end. Truth be told, the Anime Bracket became old this past year, when I realized that the same characters were winning year after year. I thought about changing it, but even that wouldn’t have fixed its problems. It just became old and tired, and I have no desire to continue it.

I thank all of you for supporting me over the past ten years. There have been low moments, in particular those times in which I thought I could say whatever I wanted. I learned over time that you can’t say whatever you want, and sometimes you’ve got to pretend things are fine when they actually aren’t. Blogging isn’t easy when Google’s shutting you down for copyright fouls you didn’t commit, or when random people find your blog and think of reasons to argue with you. But it was fun, and now I move on to other ventures.

If you’re interested in following me, there’s two places to do that. One is the aforementioned podcast, which will continue as scheduled. The other is on Facebook, where you can find me under “Tommy A. Phillips” or I will still be writing, just not on this blog.

And with that, I sign off for the last time here. For everyone who visited my blog at one time or another, thank you. Go Pack Go!

Michael’s AP Poll (Anime Power Poll)

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I am doing this top ten thing not on my own, but also with the other host of our podcast, Michael. Here are his picks for the top ten for the last two weeks:

Last week:

1. JoJo

2. World Trigger

3. My Hero Academia

4. Haikyu

5. Mob Psycho 100

6. Yowamushi Pedal

7. Eyeshield 21

8. Hunter x Hunter

9. Attack on Titan

10. Boruto
This week:

1. JoJo

2. MHA

3. Hunter x Hunter

4. World Trigger

5. Attack on Titan

6. Eyeshield 21

7. Yowamushi Pedal

8. Haikyu

9. Mob Psycho 100

10. Boruto

Overall standings:
1. Jojo (20 points, 10.0 average)
2. My Hero Academia (17 points, 8.5 average)
3. World Trigger (16 points, 8.0 average)
4. Hunter x Hunter (11 points, 5.5 average)
5. Haikyu (10 points, 5.0 average)
6. Yowamushi Pedal (9 points, 4.5 average)
7. Eyeshield 21 (9 points, 4.5 average)
8. Mob Psycho 100 (8 points, 4.0 average)
9. Attack on Titan (8 points, 4.0 average)
10. Boruto (2 points, 1.0 average)