Feature the Character that Makes You Cry When /They/ Cry (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 25)

It's this guy. It's Tomoya. I've written about the way that Ushio's death makes me feel in a fair amount of detail, but Tomoya's cries in her death scene just break my heart. His face, the horror, how strong he tried to be for her and how deeply he felt that loss... https://youtu.be/g2mcceoYIPY And maybe … Continue reading Feature the Character that Makes You Cry When /They/ Cry (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 25)

Feature the Best Character with the Best Laugh (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 24)

I Youtube-d "anime characters laughing." Not gonna lie. Then I found this and remembered that I love it, so it all worked out. Winner of the best laugh goes to Haru, both because it's super adorable, but also because it is super out of character, and everybody knows it. My sons. https://youtu.be/vJ0VvTY2Lk0?t=66 That's honestly all … Continue reading Feature the Best Character with the Best Laugh (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 24)

Why aren’t we talking about Mo Dao Zu Shi? (A take on 魔道祖师, or “Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation”)

People aren't talking nearly enough about Mo Dao Zu Shi (魔道祖师, AKA "Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation"). I saw pretty art on Twitter and went hunting, only to find this GORGEOUS work that had me first reading 75 chapters of the manga before marathon watching a full season of donghua (Chinese animation) in one day. One … Continue reading Why aren’t we talking about Mo Dao Zu Shi? (A take on 魔道祖师, or “Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation”)

Sushi and Sumo: Shoujo Visits the Japanese Festival, version 3.0

It's time for my now ?apparently annual? excursion to the "local" Botanical Garden's Japanese Festival. Chronic is picking me up from my home this afternoon, following which we will pick up his twin brother from said brother's place of work and make our way to the home of our friend living adjacent to the gardens. … Continue reading Sushi and Sumo: Shoujo Visits the Japanese Festival, version 3.0

I’m Finally Taking the Leap! Shoujo’s Voice Acting Commissions are OPEN

I'm getting bold, dear readers. Life's too short to not take a leap when given the chance, and getting hurt taught me I shouldn't wait around for "someday" when today is perfectly good! I've been told by various people at work and in my personal life, "You should narrate audiobooks!" or "You should work for … Continue reading I’m Finally Taking the Leap! Shoujo’s Voice Acting Commissions are OPEN

CHAPTER 4: UNSEASONABLE ACTS OF REASON (OR, “A LONGING INVOCATION OF THE CASTAWAY”) — A HARACHI FANFICTION

Unseasonable Acts of Reason (or, "a longing invocation of the castaway") Shoujothoughts (The entire work can be found here and the complete list of my fictions here.) Chapter 4 Summary: She examines him as a child examines a stranger, peering at him from behind porch posts like a girl hiding behind the legs of her father. There’s a … Continue reading CHAPTER 4: UNSEASONABLE ACTS OF REASON (OR, “A LONGING INVOCATION OF THE CASTAWAY”) — A HARACHI FANFICTION

“Guide me to the world where your soul drifts”—-Supervillain Ships in “Sailor Moon”

We're on our way back from our anniversary trip to Chicago. As part of that trip, we visited the Field Museum, and at the Field Museum we saw (amongst many other things) a gemological exhibit. I noticed this: My brain 🧠 immediately whiplashed into Sailor Moon Mode (TM), and things only got worse from there: … Continue reading “Guide me to the world where your soul drifts”—-Supervillain Ships in “Sailor Moon”

“Don’t you wanna get away?” — CMV/AMV Saturday 7/6/19

It's probably not a secret that I enjoy music from "The Greatest Showman," but seeing this particular song applied to Ouran High School Host Club is something else entirely. BecauseImBored1 did an excellent job using "The Other Side" to tell a very accurate story. In the first part of the song, Tamaki is talking to each … Continue reading “Don’t you wanna get away?” — CMV/AMV Saturday 7/6/19