So. Arc-V ended.
I’m still pretty behind on the subs and such, but I’ve been keeping up with the spoilers every week to keep up.
I’ll admit that I haven’t been very satisfied with the show for a while now, nor was I satisfied with the ending. It left me feeling pretty disappointed, hollow and kinda sad for some of the characters. I think how I’ve been feeling about the show is one of the reasons I’d gotten so behind in the subs, though other reasons is just due to being busy and just feeling not so great over some real life stuff.
Am I gonna finish liveblogging the series? Yes. I am.
Even though I wasn’t happy with how the show went, they did one thing right, and that is they made me love, and get attached to, the major majority of the cast. I love them all. I’m sad that the cast was too bloated so a lot of characters didn’t get the focus they deserved and other focus was all over the place, but you know what? I’m finishing this series for these characters that I love. I want to see this story end, even if I didn’t agree completely with how it did.
I want to liveblog the rest of this experience. Through the good and bad.
And, if anything, I’m glad I have at least experienced this show. I remember how exciting the first season was, and all the crazy theories people would post and all the good times like that. All the fanart and fanfics and other fandom stuff that’s been coming out of this show. It was super nice. I have loved experiencing that so much and I wouldn’t change that for the world.
In that first year it helped to distract me a LOT from real life stuff when I needed it.
I took part in the Arc-V Anniversary 30-Day Challenge both years it ran. I worked hard to complete it both times, and I managed it. Those were the only two art challenges I have ever done and -completed- so far and I am so proud of that.
I loved seeing everyone elses work in that too. It was amazing.
This has inspired me to keep April as an art challenge month, so this year I’ll be doing an art challenge for some original stuff over on my art blog.
The characters, the excitement, the fanart, the theories… all that good stuff. That’s what I want to take away from all this. Maybe the show’s writing left me with a lot of salt in the end, but the experience along the way with everything else was amazing.
And I’m going to encourage everyone to keep these characters stories going where you can. Through your post-canon ideas, your fanart and fanfics. Keep that going.
These characters deserve that at least.
I’ll probably go into more details about how I feel on the actual show’s end when I get there, but for now, I hope to plan to carry on with the series, though probably continuing at a casual pace when I have the time.
Am I looking forward to VRAINS? Hell yes I am!
I like the sound of the premise so far, so I’m looking forward to it a lot.
Am I going to liveblog that? Maaaaybe.
I’m kinda hoping Crunchyroll will simulcast it. If they do, I may liveblog my viewing of the new episode each week. If not, I’ll probably instead wait until Crunchyroll does the official subs, now that official Yu-Gi-Oh subs are a thing, and decide then and there whether I want to do a liveblog or not. Depends on time and where my focus should be, as blogging the episodes takes a good hour or two to do; taking screenshots, saving them, posting them with a little quip or comment ect.
For Arc-V, I ended up jumping around using different fansubbers so I’d like to at least have a consistent sub for VRAINS, plus supporting the official subs is good!!
Ah this got more rambley than I expected!
So I guess in short:
- Arc-V writing, pacing and end: Kinda un-satisfied
- Arc-V Characters: I love them all and they will forever have a place in my heart
- Arc-V Overall Experience: Very memorable!
- VRAINS: Excited!