Five Days to Submit Your Anime Instrumentality Application

Anime Instrumentality’s staff contest will be coming to a close in five days, so if you’re still hoping to be able to join and are looking for a weekend to polish up your writing sample, this weekend is essentially crunch time! Just remember to answer all the questions that we posed in the application and insert that writing sample by January 25.

And if you’re wavering between joining or not, here are 5 great reasons to give it a shot:

1) We’re pretty hip. I mean, anime music? Keeping a mental database filled with ridiculous Japanese composer names? We revel in that stuff and wouldn’t have it any other way!
2) We’re so passionate about our stuff that we’ll write. And write. And write! Even if we sucked real bad at first. I mean, here’s an early example of my work dating back to 2006. Ugly? Maybe. I prefer calling it a warm-up for the real deal. Perseverance results in improvement!
3) We’re pretty tight-knit. If you’re even curious as to the atmosphere at the back-end, look no further than our Twitter sidebar. That’s what it’s like. From off-the-cuff remarks about an anime we’ve just seen to ruminating about whatever music we happen to be listening to, we enjoy talking back and forth with other fellow staff as well as with the community at large!
4) Nerds having nerdy discussions about music. Harmonic progression and subdominant augmented sixth chords? Fits the bill as long as we don’t fugue it up. All non-musicians can just duke it out with zzeroparticle over the touchy-feely side without needing to get into the technicals.

Young man, there’s a place where you write.
I said, young man, let music come to light.
You can apply here, and I’m sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It’s fun to write for the A-NI-ME INST
It’s fun to write for the A-NI-ME INST

They have everything that you need to enjoy,
You can hang out, with an ahoy!

In the event that your focus is more on actually talking about the anime moreso than sticking solely to the music, you might also want to give the Nihon Review a shot. Just check out their post on how to join!

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A collaboration between the staff members at Anime Instrumentality to bring you the best of all the anime music out there! Or silliness, whichever it is that happens to come first.

10 thoughts on “Five Days to Submit Your Anime Instrumentality Application

  • January 20, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Oh dude. YMCA…:|

    Doesn’t even fit properly XD

  • January 20, 2011 at 5:17 am

    If I were giving advice, I’d say hedge your best. Why not try for both?

  • January 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Don’t forget to submit your high school transcript, SAT scores, and $50 application fee along with your application! πŸ˜›

    • January 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      It fits! Check the syllable count from the official lyrics!

      Yes, most certainly!

      Hopefully it wasn’t “not going to apply” to “definitely not going to apply.” Maybe think of it as a way to rest your eyes =p

      We’d ask for kidneys too, but we seem to be having a glut of kidneys.

  • January 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I proudly declare that the YMCA thing was my idea, if that makes any difference πŸ˜€

    Just cause I have a third kidney doesn’t mean you have to tell everyone about it D:

  • January 20, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    @zzeroparticle No I know the syllables are fine, just that anime inst… yeaaah. XD

  • January 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I just saw the “…don’t fugue it up” pun. I laughed. πŸ˜‰

  • January 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Naturally it had to be due in the middle of midterms. Grahhrgg.

    Perhaps this is actually a kidney harvesting scam. Isn’t it suspicious that you want new people so badly? πŸ˜›

  • January 22, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks for painting that big red target on yourself! Now I can remain blameless.

    We try to do what we can with the limited resources we have :3

    Punning is part of our culture and needless to say, we pun hard! Whatever that’s supposed to mean.

    You’re detecting a pattern there. I mean, here we are, on the cusp of the 3-year mark and happy with what we’ve got and suddenly, a call for new writers? Most suspicious indeed……


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