Tomorrow, Surgery

I have surgery early tomorrow. I’ve never had actual surgery before, and I’m scared. This is the whole post, because there isn’t much more I can say. I should be asleep, and I am very tired, so I am going to try. If anyone is reading this and wants to send up a prayer for … Continue reading Tomorrow, Surgery

The Good, the Bad, and the Photo Montage: a life update

It’s been a while, I admit. These past few months have been full of work, doctors appointments, tests, urgent care/ER visits, more tests, medication, pain, and—as of this Wednesday—surgery. The days have not been full of anime, although otome has featured in my real life if not online. (And, yeah, I’ve been totally off socials … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Photo Montage: a life update

Windows in the Dark

You know that feeling when you’re a little kid and you need to use the restroom in the middle of the night, so you slink down the unlit hallway or stairs and through the still and quiet house, trying to avoid looking out of too many open windows for fear of what you’ll find staring … Continue reading Windows in the Dark

Mini Makeup Review: Ilia Skin Tint Serum 💁🏻‍♀️

Obligatory Disclaimer: I’m not a beauty guru, but I am a girl who has spent too much money on makeup in her life that made her look like an Oompa Loompa or made the skin flake off her face. 🙃 Finding the right makeup is always such a guessing game, but I thought I’d throw … Continue reading Mini Makeup Review: Ilia Skin Tint Serum 💁🏻‍♀️

We’re going to talk about “Sasaki and Miyano” today because I’ll keep making angry duck sounds of excitement if I don’t share my feelings.

[Minor spoilers ahoy, but we all know generally how this show has to end, right? I mean, it's a romantic, feel-good slice-of-life.] Okay, let's be real; we love cute things, right? I mean, even if cute things are not your normal fare personally, we as a society are A++ about them, and you can't tell … Continue reading We’re going to talk about “Sasaki and Miyano” today because I’ll keep making angry duck sounds of excitement if I don’t share my feelings.

“Bats in the Belfry” and “When Crossovers Break Fourth Walls:” Adventures in Frantic Fanfic

Frantic Fanfic (@franticfanfic on Twitter) is a browser-based, free-to-play cooperative fanfiction writing game. In the basic mode, each player nominates ?five? characters suitable for fanfiction. Another player will select two of those characters and you or they will begin writing them into a story. When a timer runs out (at normal speed, 3 min), the … Continue reading “Bats in the Belfry” and “When Crossovers Break Fourth Walls:” Adventures in Frantic Fanfic

I finally (sort of!) understand what it’s like to think (a bit!) in another language — a revelation via Nightshade (Hanzo’s route)

When I play localized otome, I’ve gotten to the point where I ✨automatically✨ start shifting bits of unvoiced dialogue back into Japanese, which sounds vague, but it feels super cool. Hear me out, though—I’m not translating. What I mean is, I read the stories in English, right? But parts of the dialogue spontaneously become Japanese … Continue reading I finally (sort of!) understand what it’s like to think (a bit!) in another language — a revelation via Nightshade (Hanzo’s route)

NEW HAKUOKI CONTENT!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! Anime News — Hakuoki OVA (2021)

Crunchyroll is NOW streaming episodes 2 of 3 new and currently airing Hakuoki (2021) OVA with the last to release in Japan later this month and assumedly on Crunchyroll as well!! This new josei OVA based on the beloved Hakuōki ~Shinsengumi Kitan~ game that spawned a whole franchise is once again in the competent hands … Continue reading NEW HAKUOKI CONTENT!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! Anime News — Hakuoki OVA (2021)

Sometimes I Think, “I Need One of These” — or, a fundamentally broken thing

There are days, weeks really, when I argue with myself. As I get older, I feel more and more that time isn’t going to wait for me. I wonder at the futility and beauty of life, and I spend a great deal of my own in fear. Tonight, this is my diary. I didn’t know … Continue reading Sometimes I Think, “I Need One of These” — or, a fundamentally broken thing