I’m not going on hiatus, I’m just resting my eyes

Enough is enough. Being half-assed about fixing my eyes hasn’t worked so far and clearly isn’t going to. I need to start taking things seriously if I’m going to have any hope of recovering. To this end, I’m neither writing any more posts nor watching any more anime until my eyes get better. In addition, I’m banning and/or restricting all other activities that strain my eyes.

Driving: Restricted to school/work/food.

Reading: Restricted to schoolwork, real work, and the following manga: Claymore, Naruto, Bleach, and Gantz.

Watching Sports: Severely Restricted. I’ll only watch highlights, only of playoff games, and only if the team I like wins.

Blogging: Severely Restricted. I’ll still approve comments and occasionally change polls.

Anime: Severely Restricted until FMA: Brotherhood ends, then Banned.

Movies: Banned, and they have been for a while. I’ve seen exactly two movies in the past 14 months: Death Note II (~~) and Ponyo (++). No, I haven’t seen Avatar in 3D. That would blind me.

Video Gaming: Banned. Just beat Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (+). Having satisfied my annual three game quota, I can take the rest of the year off without regrets.

Pornography: Banned.

Sword Juggling: Banned.

That about covers it. For the record, this is not a hiatus, as only pussies go on hiatus. I’m not done with writing, and I’m certainly not done with anime. While I’m out, I’ll still be working on posts in my head, if for no other reason than to maintain my sanity while I have nothing to do. I have several other ideas for how to spend my time off, but it wouldn’t be fun to disclose any of them just yet. Just know this: when I’ll be back, I’ll be better than ever.

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  1. Topspin says:

    Do it. Make sure that the next time we read “it made my eyes bleed” we don’t immediately think “damn, Raptor really needs to get his eyes fixed”.

  2. SaberToothedPie says:

    Luckily you left in Knife Juggling.

  3. TJ says:

    You should learn how to sword juggle with your eyes closed.

  4. some pussy on hiatus says:

    Using the color red that strain my eyes against the black background: Obviously not banned.

  5. So does the porn ban
    Extend to ShizNat doujins?
    Or are those exempt?

    • Baka-Raptor says:

      No, but the ban does
      extend to haiku, unless
      it’s ShizNat haiku

      • That being the case
        Consider your gauntlet thrown:
        Don’t think I’m playin’.

        Behind the HiMEs ep 4 –
        Orphan theft a ruse 
        By Shizuru, who prefers
        Natsuki sans pantsu.

        (Damn it all, I hoped
        You were kidding, hurry up
        And get yourself well).

  6. Haha millions of years have worn your eyes ruined. The meteor didn’t get you, but media did? What a dork of a dinosaur. Your parents must be turning in their crater of a mass grave.

  7. kluxorious says:

    Pornography: Banned? Man you were being serious.

  8. aimai says:

    kinda of sad since i always looking forward you post.
    rest well and i hope your eyes will last another million years

  9. Hanyuu-hauu says:

    April Fools?

  10. jpmeyer says:

    You should get a sharingan in your butt while you are at it

  11. Laguna Loire says:

    Haaaapy Aaaaaapril Fooooooools !

    Baka Raptor, why don’t you go back in time to the prehistory and rest your eyes in a few milion years hiatos so when you come back we’ll not even notice that you left ?

    Real work should also be banned, because it is the MAIN reason behind all types of problems that appear on us like backpain, eyestrain, CTD (Cumulative Trauma Disorder),musculoskeletal disorders, discomfort, headaches et cetera…

    • Baka-Raptor says:

      You know the story: I swore never to time travel for personal gain.

      Maybe once I start writing again, I’ll backdate all my posts so it’ll look like I never left…

  12. kadian1364 says:

    I see a future chainsaw ballet enthusiast.

  13. Omisyth says:

    I like how you wrote a post about how you aren’t going to write any posts.

    Rest up and get better. Or is it?

  14. Alejo says:

    It’s obviously a joke since you said you’ll be reading Bleach. Who’d risk his eyes for such a shitty manga?

    Still, I hope you get better

  15. digitalboy says:

    It only seems like an April Fool’s joke but it also sounds completely sensible…

  16. Glo says:

    This is definitely an April Fools joke…..you would never give up sword juggling.

  17. Good luck. Hope you get better.

  18. snorestorm says:

    Get better, Baka, we need your humor to lighten anime fandom worldwide! Also, I want to hear your comments on FMA: Brotherhood once it ends. Oh yes.

    • Baka-Raptor says:

      Get better, Baka, we need your humor to lighten anime fandom worldwide!

      That’s not true. While I’m out, you could always read the blog of…hmmm…I guess you’re right, the world does need me.

  19. Shinmaru says:

    The rest of us should pick up the slack on the porn while you are fixing those eyes.

  20. gaguri says:

    Forgetting april’s joke or whatever aside, I wonder if you’ve also seen doctors other than an optimist. Often it’s not the eye that makes one’s eye look tired, it’s more to do with the amount of fat in your face, poor blood circulation, or poor liver etc.

    • Baka-Raptor says:

      The doctors were all optimists. Or at least they acted like they were.

      The optometrists/ophthalmologists can’t find anything significantly wrong. I’ve seen a neurologist to make sure it wasn’t a tumor or anything. Got an MRI done to confirm it. I’ll continue to explore other possibilities, but first I need to eliminate the possibility that this is all a case of computer-overuse-induced eye strain.

  21. otou-san says:

    hope next time we hear from you your eyes are those of a fearsome predator once again. and that you can resume sword juggling.

  22. j.valdez says:

    > Pornography: Banned.

    I have my doubts.

  23. Chevy787 says:

    Hey, a blog of a blind man would be fun to read, you know?

  24. Kyoin says:

    Get better soon!

  25. Zantetsu says:

    “Anime: Severely Restricted until FMA: Brotherhood ends, then Banned.”

    Wise choice.

  26. Canne says:

    Driving: Restricted to school/work/food.

    those are the only reasons I’m driving these days! (So, I’ve been restricting myself all this time?!)

  27. Epi says:

    Considering the oft repeated mantra that masturbation makes one go blind, I’m surprised you didn’t list that… 🙂

    I can’t see why this would not be an April Fool’s. Physiologically, what your eyes look at won’t hurt your eyes at all. There’s no difference between reading/watching anime and opening your eyes to look at every day stuff (i.e. going to washroom, going outside). That and you can write posts with your eyes closed if you know how to type :p

    Nice try though!

    • Baka-Raptor says:

      The problem seems to be not so much what I’m looking at but how hard I’m focusing. If my eyes are irritated yet I’m forcing them to stay open to watch anime/read/drive/etc., I’m going to pay for it.

      The ban on pornography is effectively a ban on masturbation. I lack the imagination to jerk off without it.

  28. Rakuen says:

    While you wait in isolation, let me prepare a fanart sacrifice for your re-arrival.

  29. Snark says:

    The fact pornography has been banned proves to me that you’re not fucking around.

    And yes, hiatuses are for pussies. I merely updated in invisible text for half a year, yeah. That’s what I did.

    • Baka-Raptor says:

      That’s a relief. For a while I thought you abandoned me in the fight against moeshit, leaving my eyes to burn out as you secretly indulged in K-ON doujinshi.

  30. Kairu says:

    >Restricted to schoolwork, real work
    Now THAT is good life, brother.

    >No, I haven’t seen Avatar in 3D. That would blind me.
    Not to mention that it’ll make you nauseous! If you know what I mean.

  31. Salsk says:

    Well, you survived the meteor 65 million years ago, I’m sure you’ll survive this too.

  32. lolikitsune says:


  33. Yi says:

    Of all the things, you ban pornography… I have lost my faith in you as the manliest man alive. J/K
    Good luck! ^ ^

  34. Robert Weizer says:

    Maybe it’s like the manga Emerging and you have some weirdass virus that people think is Ebola but isn’t.

    Needs some Ebola x Marburg slash.

  35. Robert Weizer says:


    you pseudo-inspired me to write about the downfall of yuri and yaoi that should exist

  36. Shiro, Long Tail's says:

    Let me know if limiting reading and the amount of time spent staring at glowing screens helps any. Anecdotal information: When I transitioned from my old mammoth CRT to an LCD I noticed my eyes became more easily strained. Perhaps it’s time to dust off the old behemoth.

  37. fuku says:

    I thought this was an April Fool’s joke since it is a tradition of maddox but damn this raptor’s serious huh

    • Baka-Raptor says:

      I haven’t broken with tradition at all. Maddox hasn’t posted on April Fool’s Day in years. It would’ve been a true Maddox-style April Fool’s post if I posted sometime next week and backdated it to 4/1.

  38. Grimmer says:

    Are you confident your eyes *can* recover?
    The regression my eyes have undergone is completely irreversible.

    Anywayz, lately there has been a strange new development. My entire vision in getting clouded with floaters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater). I like to believe its the result of intense sugar consumption, studying and reclusion…
    that or I’m dying and this is my dying message.

    Anyway, a friend of mine has that Ray Charles-like disease. He’s inevitably going blind. Now that sucks. He’s a bit fatalistic I suppose. Drinking and smoking makes the disease progress faster…and it’s all he does.

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