“I will mourn you.” — a letter left unread

You will never read this letter. You will go about your days and weeks thinking about tuition rates, your dangerously dwindling enrollment, and your desperate bids to keep your establishment afloat. You will not think of me. You will not miss me. You will not mourn over the meaning of my loss to your school, if indeed you recognize it all all.
But I…
I will mourn you.

“F*** Me Up ‘Cause I’m so Used to Feeling Nothing” — Generational Honesty and Angsty Expose with EYES ft. Rawska

As an adult (my age being the source of my societal disquiet for today), I often find myself pushing down existential dread. I’m a young Millennial, and if Gen X is the gen of punk apathy and Gen Z is the gen of sardonic humor and social consciousness, Millennials are the gen of angst. I…… Continue reading “F*** Me Up ‘Cause I’m so Used to Feeling Nothing” — Generational Honesty and Angsty Expose with EYES ft. Rawska

News: “Given” the movie is COMING IN 2 WEEKS

Batten down the hatches!! The “Given” movie is releasing August 22nd, 2020. In just 14 days, we will have a continuation of the anime’s story. The moment I realized this, I had to blog about it. It’s just too exciting to keep to myself. https://youtu.be/_ejiR3yfJkc Blue Lyxn (a label belonging to Fuji TV) produced this…… Continue reading News: “Given” the movie is COMING IN 2 WEEKS

“How You’ve Turned My World:” Growing Up in the Labyrinth –“Labyrinth” (1986) film analysis

In typical fantasy style, Labyrinth brings audiences to a world unknown to all but its inhabitants, the world of the Underground. Within the Underground exists the Goblin Kingdom, and of course, what kingdom is complete without a king? Jareth, the fae ruler of the goblins, would do anything for Sarah, beginning with an offer that he won’t let her refuse…

Blooming from the Mouth of Spring — an excerpt of “1863, December” (HaraChi fanfic)

1864, March Chizuru is often quiet, but when she laughs, it’s rain. She’s joined the captains again for dinner, as has become her custom, and Hijikata steadfastly pretends the girl doesn’t exist. That seems to suit her fine.  Chizuru isn’t a spectacle. She watches and listens as Heisuke and Shinpachi argue over thefts of food,…… Continue reading Blooming from the Mouth of Spring — an excerpt of “1863, December” (HaraChi fanfic)

“Fuyu no Hanashi,” from the anime “Given” (English)

Just like a sprinkling of snow left in the shade When spring arrives, these feelings, they will stay What words are there to clear my bed of love? And should I even want to try when everything that blooms grows to look like you? Your life was lost to winter’s edge, and you’ve no more…… Continue reading “Fuyu no Hanashi,” from the anime “Given” (English)

If Your Brother Sins Against You: Processing my Reactions to Covid Response, Racism, Economic Inequality, etc.

When I ask myself, “What would Jesus do?” the answer isn’t, “Let people fend for themselves and on your own part do the same.”

So, what am I to do?

I Wonder– 5 Years of Marriage

Upon five years of marriage, I reflect on how bisected our lives now seem. Still young and yet, there has been such a discernible “before” and “after” to what we have known, an “adulthood” and a “childhood,” which tended to overlap between the end of our engagement and immediately following our youthful wedding. The changing…… Continue reading I Wonder– 5 Years of Marriage

Favorite Cast Member (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 7)

I know so little about the personal lives of the actors behind CQL. From what little I do know, I think that the leads Xiao Zhan (playing Wei Wuxian) and Wang Yibo (playing Lan Wanji) both seem very nice and are admittedly very talented. Additionally, I’ve heard that the actor playing Jiang Cheng is very…… Continue reading Favorite Cast Member (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 7)

17 Thoughts While Watching “Sailor Moon Crystal”

I never got into Crystal as it was released. As a kid, I loved the original Sailor Moon anime (especially “R” and “Promise of the Rose!”), but as an adult, I found Serena and Darien’s relationship problematic and thought Rini both creepy (Darien is her FATHER!) and super annoying. Now that I’m strapped for shoujo…… Continue reading 17 Thoughts While Watching “Sailor Moon Crystal”