Web Address: http://fantasticmemes.wordpress.com/
Blogging Style: Variety
- Falling in Love with Flawed Anime
- Defining “Otaku Pride”: Apparently, You Are Not An Anime Fan Unless You Are A Loser Too
- Understanding “Otaku Pandering” in Anime and Light Novel Culture
- Can an Imouto Incest Story ever be actually good?
- Hyperreality and Spheres of Interpretation, Or Why Fanfiction Is SODEEP
- If Haganai Were Genderbent
- A Study of Japanese Anibloggers: #1 Uozanankyoku [NSFW]
- Empirical Data Shows That Harem Protagonists Have Terrible Taste In Women
- The Anime Drinking Game – Fall 2013 Edition
Fantastic Memes claims to be a blog about “Appreciating the Unappreciated in Anime.” As such, many of its posts address various aspects and elements of anime that are often easily dismissed or ridiculed. Additionally, these posts tend to generate lengthy, informative discussions in their comment sections, altogether making them an engrossing read.
The author of this blog is one frog know only as Frog, though most people address him as Frog-kun, Froggy-kun, and occasionally, Señor Frog. Even in his more analysis-focused, editorial-type posts, he maintains a friendly, informal tone that is a smooth to read and very welcoming towards discussion. Meanwhile, he also sparingly does episodic reviews, choosing one series each season (currently, the second season of Infinite Stratos). Before he picked up blogging, he was also a prolific fanfiction writer. Frog-kun is currently one of the most active non-episodic anime bloggers that I am following, often posting every two to three days. He hasn’t missed a week since May until last week, though apparently he is currently busy working on his light novel!
Clearly, I have much to learn from such a productive frog, and so can you! Head on over to Fantastic Memes to join the fun!
- Froggy-kun’s friend uminohoshi occasionally guest posts on Fantastic Memes.
- Froggy-kun just recently reached his 100th blog post. Congrats!
- Whenever I see someone call him Señor Frog, I always mentally add a sombrero and maracas to his profile pic. Totally not racist. (Actually, I think he’s Australian?)
- Could this be his tragic backstory? On a related note, I would love to read a blog post written in this style.
“Know me only as Frog,” quoth the frog.