The season is slowly wrapping up. One of us is chasing, if not the title outright, then at least Champions League qualification. The other is desperately trying to scrape together less points for that glorious bottom spot. The other…well, the less said about him the better.
Boy has this season been awful for me. I’m officially in the bottom half of the table. Not picking No Game No Life really screw up my chances. On the positive side I do have Haikyuu which is steadily rising and I can sub in Mushishi for some sweet points bonuses towards the end so at least I will finish in the top half of the table. On a slightly different note, I’ve been tracking the amount of times each anime’s hashtag has been used on twitter. I suggested it to the mods last time but they didn’t take me up on it. It’s been interesting to follow either way though. Haikyuu, Jojo and that one with rabbit in the title are all doing pretty well out of it. But the one that’s truly blowing the competition away in alarming fashion is Love Live. If we went by my scoring system it would jump from near the bottom of the rankings to about 4-5th place, such is its absolute dominance. Japan fucking loves Love Live.
I’ve barely been paying attention the last few weeks. After making sure I got both No Game No Life and Mekakucity Actors onto my team, there wasn’t much else I could do. No Game No Life is destroying everything to the point where I doubt I can submit anything else as my Ace this season. (I am pretty sure there’s no show within 15,000 viewers of No Game No Life.) Maybe I could switch Haikyuu back in for Brynhildr, my lowest scoring series, at some point since the former benefits much more from the weekly bonuses than the latter. That would probably require me to pay much more attention to the contest than I currently am, however. We’ll see what happens. It would probably take a lot of luck and manoeuvring to get me past the spot I’m in right now. Maybe this is my FAL ceiling? It’s not such a bad place. The air is nice and clean — I don’t have to deal with the stink of failure and embarrassment like certain blog owners.
I have never had the FAL stars (mis?)align so much in all my two years of doing this. Sadly, this is probably as close to victory as I’m going to get. People continue to not watch the shows on my roster, thankfully, but I don’t think it’s possible to not watch them even more. Like last time, the only way that I could see myself finishing in dead last is if I put actual effort into decreasing my score even further, or if some miracle happens and everybody drops everything on my roster. I can feel abject failure in my grasp, but it’s being kept out of reach by a few stubborn souls who refuse to drop kids’ shows. Thanks, jerks.
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