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The 12 Days of Anime call to arms

The one moment that will be on everyone’s list, if they have any sense.

I’m a sucker for tradition, doubly so if it involves Christmas, and triply so if it enables me to write about all my favourite anime. Quadruply so if it means I get to eat pizza, but we can’t have them all. Every Christmas, for the past 5 years, anime bloggers have taken to writing about 12 moments in anime from that year in the 12 days before Christmas. The original blogger who started this scheme has long since left us, but I want to keep up the tradition.

I cordially invite anime bloggers to join the 12 Days of Anime project.

The rules: Starting on 14th December, write about a moment of anime from this year each day until Christmas day. It doesn’t have to be from an anime that aired this year. It doesn’t even have to be something that happened in an anime. It could be how Aquarion EVOL inspired you to win a game of dodgeball because you ripped off all your clothes and this increased your ability to dodge everything thrown at you. So long as it happened to you this year, it’s legible. If you’re looking for examples for the kinds of posts to write, I’ve been doing this for the past 3 years. However you’re free to use whatever selection method you feel like. You also don’t need to sign up or announce you’re taking part. Just start writing on the 14th December.

Considering we have 3 different bloggers on this site who plan to take part, December might be a bit of a…hectic month for the Cart Driver, shall we say.

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  1. Posted October 29, 2012 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Is there an eight days of hanukah?

    • Scamp
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 10:09 am | Permalink

      12 > 8. Therefore Christmas > Hanukkah. It’s not racism. It’s maths!

    • Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

      No one but anibloggers and the ultra pius celebrate all twelve days of christmas

  2. Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    >Blogging twelve days in a row, there might be even more posts than those twelve due to weekly episodic blogging
    >Spending your christmas like that
    Yeah, no. I’m out.

  3. Erif
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, I’m already signed up for the seven days of Kwanza. You know, responsibilities to the community.

  4. Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    I might try, but it shouldn’t concern you since I write in Polish anyway. But I always liked that tradition and always wanted to try it.

  5. Rait
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Hmm…Mabye I should also start anime blogging…

    You guys have all sorts if interesting events and competitions…

    • Posted October 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

      Said events and competitions also have bitching. A lot of bitching. Never miss out on that.

  6. Posted October 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    I guess nobody is going to break tradition and cheat by writing it in advance, then schedule it to post daily?

    ORRR you can call it writing a draft, that happens to be the final version.

    • Posted October 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

      Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! I failed last year, then.

  7. Posted October 29, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    “it’s legible”
    Don’t you mean eligible? ;)

    • Inushinde
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

      Well it most likely will be legible too, so that isn’t entirely inaccurate!

  8. Posted October 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    I was considering doing something like this, though it will be difficult to do on the actual days before Christmas, due to exams and vacation and stuff.

    • Posted October 29, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

      You could always just schedule them beforehand. The way I do it, all my posts are small (maybe three paragraphs at most) and take me maybe 10 minutes to write. Shouldn’t be too difficult to write maybe 2-3 a day in the run up to the holidays.

      • Posted October 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

        Yeah, I’ll probably write a bunch of the posts ahead of time, so I’m not constantly rushing to get the next one done.

        Though I probably will anyway, because I love procrastination.

      • Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:07 am | Permalink

        10 minutes for three paragraps? What are you made of, Shin?! That would take me forever.

      • Posted October 30, 2012 at 2:15 am | Permalink

        lol, well, it’s not as if I’m putting a massive amount of thought into them. They’re basically pure reaction. The hardest part is narrowing things down to 12 moments in the first place!

  9. Posted October 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, was thinking about doing this as well. In fact, I already have a folder somewhere in which I’ve collected some random anime stuff that caught my attention throughout the year, with this 12 days of anime thing in mind.

    But thanks for reminding me!

  10. Posted October 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink


    • gw_kimmy
      Posted October 31, 2012 at 6:50 am | Permalink

      i agree wholeheartedly.

  11. anon
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    lol. I’ll reply my post to each entry then. I’ll do a draft first :D

  12. Posted October 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    welp, i love christmas, so i will participate. Have got some awesome moments in mind so it shouldn’t be too difficult to write a bunch of posts. Thanks for reminding, it’s a great tradition.

  13. Posted November 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Considering I watch very little currently or recently airing anime (and enjoy even less of it), this would be tough for me personally, but I think we’d be able to pull off 12 posts at Ani-Gamers if I get the whole team involved. We’ve never taken part in this, but we might give it a try this year!

  14. luffyluffy
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    I almost want too but once I start thinking about it I suddenly forget every anime I’ve ever watched.

    My number 1 anime moment of the year would probably be finishing logh or something though.

  15. Posted December 15, 2012 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    So glad I got let to this! Definitely going to make an effort to make this a tradition for me as well!

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