The Avocado

Late to the Party SignUps and Rules

The idea for the discussion is simple, once a week a volunteer will do a write up on an older piece of media that they are digesting for the very first time.


So here’s the link to signup for the write ups. Be sure to fill it out completely


Now for rules:

-It must be the first time you’ve completely watched, listened, read, or played this piece of media. Toe tipping prior will be excused, but none of that “Oh I was 90% done, so now I’m going to finish it off now” crap will be excused.

-Since industry eras come and go at different rates, different mediums will have different latest dates

-For video games, as of right now, no new content released past 2012 will be accepted. Games from 2012 and earlier that are ported on a later date are acceptable as long as it plays the same as the original version (Ex: Okami HD? That’s ok. Yakuza Kiwami 2? That’s not ok)

-For television, as of right now, nothing aired past 2014 will be accepted.

-For film, comics, books and albums, as of right now, nothing released past 2009 will be accepted

-Be sure to include tags for the proper medium

Anime – Anime
Books – Book Reviews
Comics – Comic Book Reviews, Comics
Games – Game Reviews, Video Games or Tabletop RPGs (depending on circumstance)
Manga – Manga
Movies – Movie Reviews
Music – Music Reviews
Musicals – Musical Reviews
TV – Classic Coverage

-I will not be posting for you. You have to get approved by the mods to post discussions on this site.

-For now, we will be posting at 1PM (Eastern Time Zone) on Mondays.


Aside from that, do what you want. You can write a straight up review,  you can write about your experience vs what other people told you, you could make it serious, you could make it as goofy as you want, etc. Just write something. For those that want a word count minimum, personally I’d say at least a page worth would be good. But I ain’t going to enforce it. Write as much or as little as you want.



9/16/19 edit: if you need to cancel your write up for whatever reason, TELL ME at least a week before your date so I can find a replacement. I check my disqus accounts notifications at least once a day, usually several times.



Right now, I need five people who are willing to be backups in case other people drop. Those who offer to be backups will be offered first picks for the next round of signups. Backups can cover whatever project they want as long as it follows the above rules.