Four Years Old


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Today is my fourth anniversary here on Through Two Blue Eyes.

In celebration, I’ve revamped my About and Fandom pages today!

What is there left for me to say on this date? Writing on “Through Two Blue Eyes” has been a great experience for me. I’ve met some wonderful people, I’ve learned to be myself, I’ve kept my love for writing alive and in practice, I’ve self-discovered, I’ve thought out loud, journaled, fangirled, been depressed, nostalgic, and hopeful–all in one special place. 🙂

Happy Birthday, blog! ❤ Here’s to another year of us together!

~Jamie

Announcing! “Jamie Talks Anime”


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The short version: the topic of anime on this blog is moving to a brand new blog written by yours truly!  Those of you who dislike anime can breathe a sigh of relief. To those of you who are going, “aw?”–it’s okay, you can follow that blog too, if you so wish. 😉 This is a big moment for me as blogger and I’m incredibly hyped!

The longer version: I’m really, really loving my journey into anime; I’m watching so many shows and I want to talk about all of them!…except that this isn’t the right place to do it. This isn’t an anime blog. You’re not following me for my thoughts on every single anime I watch. I want “Through Two Blue Eyes” to be where I can talk about anything and everything–but within limit. No one topic should take over this blog. So.

I’ve created “Jamie Talk Anime”, where all my anime love shall be contained ! I hope to post on it at least once a week as things start. Ultimately, it’s where I can freely discuss, review, and fangirl to my heart’s content–without having to change “Through Two Blue Eyes” in terms of content. It’s literally a win-win situation, and I love those types, don’t you?!

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Click for link!

Whether you follow me over there or not, I’d still love it if you hopped over to cruise through the different pages and admire my theme! It took me several days before I could settle on the right one and get it completely designed the way I like it, so I’m proud of the result! (Any feedback or critiques would be awesome too!)

Click here to go visit now!

How do I feel about all this?–glad you asked. 😉 This feels really great. Outside of this blog, it’s been awhile since I’ve come across something so enjoyable that I thought, “Yeah, I could create an entire second blog for that and it could run for a while!” Not even reading has made me want to start a book blog. So, I’m pretty excited to take on the “running two blogs” challenge and see where they each go (Random: this blog’s fourth anniversary is coming up in a few weeks!) Hopefully, one day I can build a following over there like I’ve done here, and ultimately, have heaps of fun!

~Jamie, who now talks about anime

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My Latest Guest Post!


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If you remember, I briefly talked about a couple of my recent favorite anime in a post here. In that post I declared the rom-com Princess Jellyfish to be my current top favorite. Today, I got to share a few reasons why, in a review over on James’s blog J and J Productions, which is fitting since he got me into anime in the first place. This review will only be available over there, so I highly recommend you jump through the links and check it out for me!

Click here or the picture above to read!

~Jamie

Giveaway Winner Announced!


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My giveaway closed this morning and the winner selected is Anna Baggins for the blog post comment that she left! Congratulations, Anna, I’ve announced this all over the interwebs already, but I’ll say it again! Congratulations!

Thank you to all who entered my giveaway within the last two weeks, it was awesome to see the different names appear! I feel so blessed to have been able to launch my first giveaway with the help of the prize money I made this summer! Without it and your support here at my blog, I wouldn’t have been able to do this! Hopefully someday in the future I can do another one! Maybe when I hit a certain follower count or something similar!

Thank you again to everyone who entered! Congrats Anna, hope to hear from you soon! (I’ve sent an email your way. 😉 )

~Jamie

Jamie’s Follower Appreciation/Doctor Who Giveaway!


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I’m so happy to at last throw my blog giveaway this month! It starts today! I’ve had an amazing time writing on this blog the past three years and the people who’ve followed and commented throughout the years have been some of the best parts! Today, this giveaway is for you!

Since I’m using Rafflecopter to host this giveaway, and Rafflecopter wouldn’t cooperate with WordPress, I’m using a special page on Facebook to host this giveaway (Facebook wants me to say they’re in no affiliated with this giveaway I’m just using it to make the Rafflecopter app work!) It should still be really easy to do and I’ll still spell out rules here! When you’re ready, BE SURE to click to the link to visit the giveaway page to enter!

Simple Version:

Giveaway Length: 10/13/14 to 10/31/14

Item: Doctor Who Box Set of Seasons 5-7 on DVD Region 1!

Eligibility: Must live within The United States or Canada.

To Enter: Visit this page and see what Rafflecopter options you want to fill out to make lots of entries!

Terms of Use: Can be found on the Rafflecopter app on the Facebook page.

Note: In the Rafflecopter, to get extra entries, you can leave me a couple of comments answering the questions: please try to leave those comments here! This is, after all, a giveaway for this blog.

Extended Version

There is one prize–meaning there will only be one winner– and my giveaway items are the fan favorite Doctor Who Seasons 5-7 on DVD; in new and good condition! I have only viewed Season 7 once and Seasons 4 and 5 never. I don’t care if you watch Doctor Who or not for you to enter this contest; all I care is that you are a blog follower because this giveaway is a follower appreciation giveaway! This giveaway value is $240–I wanted to make my first giveaway big! (For some time, I wanted to also giveaway The Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy but sadly that is no longer possible! So sorry about that!)

Want a picture of the three box sets!? Here you go; a raw photo from my desk! I

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The only restriction I have on this giveaway is that I can only ship these within either The United States of America and Canada. Sorry other-international-readers. I almost cried making this decision; I really do appreciate you following me! If you can’t enter, leave me your blog/twitter/Facebook link in the comments below and I’ll come follow you!

The only other thing I want to highlight is that when you enter, in case you win, you must be sure there is a way for me to find you and privately contact you for your address so I can send them to you!! If I can’t do that, then a new winner will have been chosen. But as long as I can direct message you through Facebook, Twitter, or can contact you to get your email, we should be in good business! (And of course overall rule: let’s all be adults and mature throughout this contest, no hating on the winner, ect ect ect. Come on. Let’s have a good time!)

Follow this link to my giveaway page and click on the tab “Giveaway” to get started! The giveaway begins today and you can enter in different ways up to October 31st when the giveaway closes at 6 AM Arizona time! Within 48 hours after the giveaway closes, I will announce the winner!

I really hope this giveaway is a success! It’s my first one, so I will be learning throughout this process myself! Good luck to the winner!

(As fate has it, I will be gone most of today, so any questions you might have I won’t actually see till later in the day–just a heads up!)

~Jamie