Expect the Unexpected: Social Distancing & Being Jobless || Update

Hi all,

I almost don’t know where to begin. It’s been a wild past couple weeks (as I’m sure you all can attest to). Here’s what’s up . . .

School & Work

I got the announcement that my university would be officially shutting down on-campus classes for the remainder of the semester just a couple days ago, but that we would still meet for this week before transitioning to spring break. Well, things change, and now all classes are cancelled starting today, extending break another week. Naturally, the pool that I work at on campus also closed.

So yeah, just yesterday I was a full-time student with two part-time jobs. Today I’m out an education AND a job. Life’s gonna be a little different for a while.

To top it off, I’m in the process of prepping myself for grad school, which has been scary as hell. Why? Well, I’m basically jumping ship on psychology (still getting my BS) and pursuing a Master’s in English. Or at least, that’s the new plan. If I can get lucky, I’d love to do something in the fine arts, maybe screenwriting? Otherwise, I’ll eventually try and take on the editing and publishing world. Any advice for a panicking undergrad?? o___o

Film Journey

I haven’t let quarantine life stop me from trying to make the best out of this all. I’ve made it a mission to watch as many films (that I bought but never got around to) as I can, and it’s been so incredibly freeing and fulfilling to just be able to sit down and watch movie after movie.

Hopefully I can muster the energy to review some of these for you all, as there’s a LOT of underrated anime films out there that kinda just went under the radar.

I’m chronicling my film journey over on my Instagram (@takutoac) for anyone wanting to follow along! ^ . ^

Back to Reading

As with my slowly getting back to anime (primarily with films at the moment), I’m also gradually creeping back into reading my manga and light novels what with social distancing and all. I blind bought all these books and series, and it’s been pleasant reading all this stuff for once. I’ll try to share more of what I’ve been reading on Insta.

Making Music

I’ve found other ways to occupy my time, one being that I started a TikTok just for the heck of it. It’s been fun covering my favorite pop songs and playing around with video editing. I’ll have lots of time to film those now!

And of course, my love for BTS only continues to grow stronger. After three years, it feels weird to finally be collecting my favorite photo cards and albums. But in many more ways, I just feel happy I can celebrate these passions I’d held mostly hidden for years. I hope it’s not too annoying for you all. >.<

Cosplay Endeavors

With Naka-Kon (and pretty much all anime conventions) getting cancelled or postponed, I’ve been left with all this cosplay and no place to show it off at. Or maybe I do . . .

FOLLOW MY INSTAGRAM. It’s where I’ll be posting all my cosplay pics, in addition to the books I’ve been reading and the movies I’ve been watching!! I’ll try to get on here and blog more, but it just seems silly to publish a post with just pictures on it. BUT, if it’s something you’d really like to see here, I’m willing to make it happen. 🙂

In these long, lonely, quiet days ahead that we’re about to have, I’ll be reading, watching, and posting more than I ever have before. If you decide to stick around with me, I’d be eternally grateful. Heck, I already am, you guys are too awesome.

I’ve missed a lot in just a month, and I apologize. As I (we) get back into the swing of things, I look forward to seeing all the great work you all have been creating!

So, until the next post—whatever it may be—stay busy, and stay well! We got this!!

– Takuto

11 thoughts on “Expect the Unexpected: Social Distancing & Being Jobless || Update

  1. Aww I’m sorry this is happening to you with your school and job. I’m kinda in the same predicament only my school opted for online classes since half of us are supposed to graduate this semester. But it’s good that you’re looking into positive ways to pass the time! I’ve been looking into new manga to buy. Figured I could finally start my collection since I have to work from home now.


    • I figured a lot of us were in the same boat. I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be for those like yourself who were preparing to graduate! And heck yeahh, I’m back on the manga grind myself and it’s been wonderful actually reading all the stuff I bought forever ago. (In fact, I’ll have a Ten Count review soon!!)

      We’ll make it through this thing–and with the power of fandom, no less!

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  2. Ooo I’d love to see your cosplay!!
    Also don’t panic about applying for your postgrad!! I’m currently studying a strand of English (Victorian Studies) for my postgrad and I can tell you, it really doesn’t matter what undergard background you’re coming from 😊 As long as you like reading and have picked the right course and uni for you it’ll all be fine!! 😁

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    • Thank you for the encouraging words, Keiko–it really helps a lot, especially coming from someone currently deep in the field as yourself! I’m sure everything will work out in the end, hopefully!

      And YES, I’m editing the cosplay pics today. Those should be up on both platforms very soon. ^ . ^

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      • Anytime! 🙂 I’m sure everything will work out. It’s all about taking that first step and then just enjoying the ride. 🙂
        Ooo I’ll definitely check them out! 🙂

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