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Why We Love Anime: Top Ten Pictures

Hey everyone!  So lately, I’ve been posting a “Why We Love Anime” almost daily.

What’s a “Why We Love Anime”?  In case you couldn’t tell from the title, basically all that I do is post a picture that blatantly depicts how awesome anime is, and thus why we love it.  Today, I’m going to show you the pictures you guys Liked the most, in order from least to greatest.

So let’s reflect on how awesome the art of anime is!


Anime hug

Coming in at 10th place we have Why We Love Anime #18.  I love the emotion in this picture; it’s so characteristic of anime!


Brotherhood hug

Coming in 9th place we have Why We Love Anime #10.  Once again, the emotion and the sense of friendship that emanates from this image is so profound.  This is personally one of my favorites because it’s from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, my favorite anime.


happy anime

Coming in 8th place we have Why We Love Anime #20.  This is one of those cute, familial pictures that add a sense of child-likeness to anime.  Child-likeness, not childishness.


intense anime pic

Coming in 7th place we have Why We Love Anime #21.  This picture vividly depicts something we OBVIOUSLY love about anime: it’s epicness!   And “epicness” isn’t even a word!


Tokyo ghoul pic

Coming in 6th place we have Why We Love Anime #22.  The fantasy feel and sense of sheer, determined power makes this picture an apt depiction of the thrillingness of anime.  “Thrillingness”…yet another word that doesn’t exist!


Beautiful anime pic

Coming in 5th place we have Why We Love Anime #24.  For obvious reasons, this is one of the most Liked images.  It’s beautiful, simply put.  Everything is in it’s proper place.


Attack on Titan pic

Coming in 4th place we have Why We Love Anime #2.  Okay, undeniably this is one of the coolest pictures ever!  The sense of motion, of intensity and magnificence are so evident that it’s no wonder this image was one of your favorites!



Coming in 3rd place we have Why We Love Anime #23.  Although it’s a simple image…it’s also not.  The lucidity, the sense of wonder and amazement at the beauty of the universe…it’s a humbling, God-praising picture.


SAO pic

Coming in 2nd place we have Why We Love Anime #8.  I think I know why this picture came in second place…it’s just got so much swag!  Everyone loves a douse of boss-sauce!



Coming in 1st place we have Why We Love Anime #1.   How fitting it is that #1 is #1!

This picture got the most Likes out of any.  To explain why, I’m going to quote what I said when I originally posted this picture.

First of all, I love this image.   It beautifully depicts what love looks like.  You can see how both Emiya (the boy) and Saber (the girl) are giving of themselves to each other.  Emiya is obviously giving himself entirely to Saber; he doesn’t even have the strength to stand.  His lifeless body is falling into her.  And she’s receiving him.  Both of them are covered in Emiya’s blood, embracing each other through the blood.  Love exists even through the pain.  That’s exactly how love between a man and a woman should like.

And look at the scenery around them.  What’s flying around in the sky? Crows.  Maybe vultures.  Either way, both of those birds are symbols for evil and death.  But look at Saber’s face.  Even though they are seemingly surrounded by evil, the sky dark and the world decaying around them, they are both at peace.  Because they’re holding each other, and real love exists between them.

I don’t know who drew this, but I tip my hat to you!

This is just another reason as to Why We Love Anime!

My dear followers, enjoy these pictures!

All art has the capacity to praise God.  And I believe anime can do that too.  That’s what I’m attempting to do with my book series.  I hope you can agree!

Stay awesome!

Dominic (Aul)

The Golden Lands, Episode 2

In case you missed them:

Click here for the Prologue of Volume 1

Click here for Episode 1 of Volume 1




I lay on the floor.  By now, my face is sitting in a pool of blood, and by now, I have given up trying to avoid inhaling it and spewing it out again as I breathe.  My breaths are so unsteady, and I am shaking all over.  The smell of my blood, the pain in my stomach—it’s all I can focus on.  And all I can do is keep breathing.  I gurgle and swallow, wasting precious time that could be used for inhalation, and gasp as pain sweeps through me.

The light is so dim.  In the wake of the Evil, the sun has seemed to retreat.  The shadows in the room begin to grow as the fire dies; the darkness rising with the fall of day.  These are the Golden Lands, one of the Three Worlds in Terra.  The lands are called “golden” because the sun never entirely disappears here; it rises in the East and the sets in the West but never fully sinks beneath the horizon.  But now, the sun’s light is so weak, it is set so deep in the sky, I am surprised—no, disturbed—by the lack of light…an addition to my panic-filled thoughts.

I don’t know why I don’t move.  I am bleeding out in my own home.  The pain is excruciating, but I am growing used to it, slowly surrendering to how it dulls my senses.  I feel my life fading, but I have no resolve to stop myself from dying.

An hour passes.  I am dripping with sweat, and I can hardly breathe.  I only cough and gurgle, drowning in my own blood.  At last, tears start to fill my eyes, and I cry in my thoughts, “What am I doing here?  Why haven’t I done anything?  Do I really want to die?  My family, they’re all gone.  And the light, it—it’s almost blackness.  I don’t understand why I’m not dead yet.  But—” tears run from my eyes, blurring my vision even more, “—what do I have to live for?  Do I even care?”  An image of Frater and Soror screaming and reaching for me flashes in my mind.  My thoughts turn to despair and depression, “I don’t even care anymore.  I already gave up on them, even before this began.”  My vision flickers and dims, and my breath catches.  I jerk my head up, searching for air, but I have no strength left, and my head falls back to the floor, splashing blood into my right eye.

I see my parents in my mind, and then my siblings.  And looking outside, I see the falling sun.  My eyes close, and I think, “I don’t care.”

My whole life has been a joke.  My happiness—false.  My efforts—in vain.  My love—rejected.  And now it’s my turn to lay in the middle of the floor, to despair, to be depressed, to not care about life or anyone else—

—to die.

*  *  *

I am surprised when I wake up.  I cough, which hurts to do so, as I regain consciousness.  I am still in pain, but all I can think about is why I am not dead.  I should have bled to death.  I am uncertain what to make of this.

But one thing is certain.  My mood has changed.  “What am I doing?” I think furiously to myself.  “Those beasts left you to die, to die a slow death.  They stole Soror and Frater.  And I don’t know why, but maybe they have something to do with mom and dad disappearing!”  I clench the floor with my hand, squeezing as hard as I can.  “Look at me!” I think, gritting my teeth and huffing. “How dare they make me so pathetic?  How dare they make me despair so that I willingly waste away?”  I push myself to my feet.  I scoop up a handful of blood and let it run out of my hand.  With my other hand I grip my sword beside me.  And this time I speak aloud, roaring, “And how dare they do this to my life?!”


My Evil Plan….*Maniacal laughter*

just as planned

Are you ready for it?

I’ve been working out just HOW I’m going to present to you each of my books.  I want everyone to be able to read my books on my blog for the sake of convenience.  But how should I go about it?

I decided that I would do so in the form of “episodes”.  Basically, I’d convert every chapter into an individual episode, and then you could go through my book like you would a TV series.

Only I’m going to take that a step further….*evil grin*

Every week, I’ll post an episode from Volume 1.  Now, all of Volume 1’s episodes can already be found here, with a complete table of contents and a description of each episode (you should REALLY check it out.  I worked very hard on that page!).  But I perfectly understand if you’d rather read the episodes in your Reader.  What’s more, that’s just a better way to remind you that the episodes are there.

So I’ll be posting each episode of Volume 1, one after another each week.  When I’ve posted every episode from Volume 1, I will loop back around and go through Volume 1 again.  In other words, there will be re-runs of Volume 1, leading up to the beginning of Volume 2.  I’ll do the same thing with Volume 2, and etc.

I think you get the picture.  My book series is going to run exactly like a television series.  There will be re-runs in case you missed anything, and there might be a slight pause in between books (or seasons).  

I hope you like this idea…and I hope it works!

Stay awesome!

Dominic (Aul)