Brief Hiatus: 9/14/18 to 10/1/18

Hey everybody! How ya doin’?

Just posting to inform everyone that I’m going on a brief two-week hiatus starting now. I’ll still be around to talk to, comment and read your blog posts, I just won’t be posting around here for a bit. Nothing’s wrong, but I am finding myself struggling more than usual to get my regular posts out on time (Too many times this month I’ve been posting at, like, midnight. I know I can schedule posts, but they’re sometimes not ready in time either way.)

In addition, October’s right around the corner, which means Animating Halloween is coming up! We’ve got Yami Shibai 6, Hell Girl 2 and various animated Halloween specials to review next month. So I’ll be using these two weeks to recharge my blogging batteries and get a backlog going so hopefully I can post at a steadier and less frustrating rate for a while.

Also, hopefully, by then I’ll have new glasses so I won’t be making as many silly mistakes as I have been. (Though, that’s not likely. My brain’s just a jerk)

See you guys in October! ❀

Site Update: 1/10/17: Layout Update Redux

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So you may have noticed that we, again, have a new layout even though we just changed the layout a couple of days ago. Well, after some deliberation, I found that the layout wasn’t working for me like I thought it would. Plus, I found that that layout also had the same featured image redundancy issue I had with other layouts. How I didn’t notice until I set everything up and activated it and let it sit out for a while, I don’t know.

The point is, we have a new new layout that works as well and even better because I confirmed that this theme does not display the featured images above posts, making a lot of my posts look weird.

The current theme we have now is a modified version of Big Brother, which actually was one of the final themes I was selecting before I decided on Zoren before. The main reason I kinda didn’t want Big Brother was because I would’ve had to completely remake a new site banner from scratch, and I didn’t want to do that. However, since Zoren didn’t work out, I had to. I think it came out pretty good, even if the menu kinda messes it up a little. Plus, we got some fairly nice color selections and my new background still stays. Hooray!

Additionally and minorly, I added some page images to all of the SDC pages and Dissecting the Disquels just to make it a little more appealing in there.

Thanks, and like before if you have any suggestions, comments, requests or ideas, feel free to let me know. πŸ™‚

~Twix

 

 

Site Update: 1/7/17 – New Layout

Hey guys!

After much sifting through the WordPress layouts and internal debate, I have decided upon a new layout for The Anime Madhouse as a fresh coat of paint for the new year. This is a free layout (because my wallet is just for decoration.) called Zoren, which actually wasn’t originally one of final layouts I was considering that I mentioned in my last update lol. I liked this one because it had a nice flow to it, it allowed my banner to fit in pretty well without needing to mutilate it (or make a new one from scratch), it had more character than some of the other final layouts I was considering, and it had a fair amount of customization for free users (even if the overall color scheme was slightly restricting)

I’m pretty happy with what I was able to to do with it. It’s dark and bright at the time to add plenty of contrast while still being easy to read.

Some of the other more prominent selections had this weird thing about putting the featured image above the post so, since my featured images are almost always the first images on the post, it was repetitive.

I changed the banner a bit to match the altered color scheme, and I changed the background to this lovely bit of crazy.

Finally, I removed the poll section because it was jutting out of the menu box. I may replace it in the future if I can manage to fit it in more fluidly.

If you have any feedback or suggestions about the new layout, I’m open to them and will make tweaks to the best of my abilities. πŸ™‚

~Twix

 

Minor Update (TMM episode 9 Sub Dub Comparison Images)

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Just a quick update; I mentioned in my Tokyo Mew Mew Episode 9 Sub Dub Comparison that I had lower quality visuals for the Japanese images than usual since I couldn’t find a working version of the higher quality episodes I’ve been using for the comparisons. Well, I have indeed found a working version of the episode in higher quality and have updated the images accordingly.

Also, I was embarrassed to notice when I was replacing the images that I flat out forgot to add the final image to the post, so I grabbed that screencap and added that real quick. πŸ™‚

~Fiddletwix

Site Update: 8/23/15

Hey everybody, Fiddletwix here with a site update. I’ve been having a bit of a sudden hiatus, and I apologize for the lack of updates. My family recently adopted two young black lab puppies and I’ve been assigned to much of their care, which eats up a good chunk of my spare time especially considering that I have a crazy adult border collie to look after as well. They’re adorable puppies, though, so I can’t complain. I haven’t even really had much time to watch anime or read manga with school and work stuff to deal with as well. Additionally, I’ve just been overwhelmed emotionally and mentally for various reasons, so I’ve been struggling with that. However, I hope to get some new stuff out soon.

In the meantime, wow, awards. I currently have a grand total of six awards that have been graciously given to me by Fujoshika of Fujoshitep, Muranodo of Otaku Academia, Krystallina of Daiyamanga, Shiroyuni of The Limitless Imagination, Lazarinth of Fantasy and Anime and finally Cassidy Cornblatt of Funny Anime Pics. Thank you guys very much for all of your award nominations; and rest assured that I will be doing all of them. Nominations might be an issue because I tend to nominate as many people as humanly possible, but considering these are all new awards; four Creative Blog awards, one Free Spirit award and one Infinity Dreams award, I will be able to sort something out….it’ll just take me a while.

Things are getting a little more organized on my end, I think anyway, so hopefully I’ll be getting back to my rhythm. In the meantime, though, thanks for continuing to visit The Anime Madhouse, reading the post things, pressing the star and posting your thoughts and kind words through the magic box of commenting. You guys are the best. πŸ™‚