“I’m not good when a woman cries.” — an excerpt of “1863, December”

1864, October (pt 3) Sanosuke has never seen her cry. Chizuru’s spirit is indomitable, something as hard and unwavering as it is gentle. When he stumbles across her sitting under the early evening stars, he has to take a breath. He blinks twice--isn’t sure what to think--because yes, that is Chizuru, but how? Why? he thinks. Her … Continue reading “I’m not good when a woman cries.” — an excerpt of “1863, December”

I have no excuse for this. Not even a little. (John Denver’s “Country Roads” but sang as an anime girl, and I’m not sorry about it.)

I listen to John Denver's "Country Roads" on repeat (Thank you, Alexa.) when I'm cleaning the house. I am in fact in love with the song. Because of that, I was like, "How am I going to make this into anime content?" Scott happened to show me an anime trailer (Whisper of the Heart) that … Continue reading I have no excuse for this. Not even a little. (John Denver’s “Country Roads” but sang as an anime girl, and I’m not sorry about it.)

This is not a game about a coffee shop. ☕️ – a “Café Enchanté” Review

[Spoiler free until specified section] For the first time since 2019, I am the proud owner of new otome! I'd been wanting a few new titles released this year for quite some time, but I couldn't justify purchasing them for myself without reason; happily, I was fortunate enough to be gifted them for Christmas. As … Continue reading This is not a game about a coffee shop. ☕️ – a “Café Enchanté” Review

“It was total Boy Love bait.” –Fandom/Anime Viewership and IRL 2020 Reflection Podcast

In this podcast, I discuss: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, Given, Fruits Basket, Merman in my Tub, The Untamed, Scumbag System, The World's Greatest First Love, Magic-kyun! Renaissance, Mystic Messenger Hell, Jon Spencer's Discord Server, fear of controversy, fanfiction, health, love, life, and more! ❤ If you listen to this, can you find the special word? … Continue reading “It was total Boy Love bait.” –Fandom/Anime Viewership and IRL 2020 Reflection Podcast

Sci-fi and Sparkles 2: Shoujo and Scott Talk Christmas Anime (pt 2)

This is part two of a two-part collaboration post. The first half can be found over on Mechanical Anime Reviews! Without further ado, on to the rest of the collab! Key:🌸Shoujo/SJ: pink font in italics🚀Scott/ST: orange standard font Last time on Sci-fi & Sparkles 2: 🚀ST: Yeah, that episode [of Captian Harlock] was really sad. … Continue reading Sci-fi and Sparkles 2: Shoujo and Scott Talk Christmas Anime (pt 2)

“Moe-lovers, please don’t murder me,” or reflecting on my discomfort around “The World’s Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera”

[The anime under discussion is rated TV-MA. Please proceed with appropriate caution.] I am ripping my retinas away from Hakuouki to write this post; yes, although it has been four years, I remain in love with said franchise to the point that I'm grinning like an idiot just listening to it play in the background. … Continue reading “Moe-lovers, please don’t murder me,” or reflecting on my discomfort around “The World’s Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera”

Describe Yourself Using Anime Characters! (The Kore Wa Watashi Blog Award)

Rules The purpose of this tag is very simple! Describe yourself through anime! To do this you will answer all of the questions below! After this is done you will tag 6 people to pass the tag onto! If you’re tagged for a second time you only have to tag 3 in your next post … Continue reading Describe Yourself Using Anime Characters! (The Kore Wa Watashi Blog Award)

“What… what did he do? Is Chizuru alright?”— an excerpt of “1863, December”

1864, October (pt 1) Incidents at the Ikedaya and Kinmon Rebellion left the Shinsengumi on high alert. Interference from the unique group of… whoever they were… was unwelcome at best and an outright danger at worst. The larger man had seriously injured Heisuke, and Souji--laughing in pursuit of his revenge--would often speak to the bastardry … Continue reading “What… what did he do? Is Chizuru alright?”— an excerpt of “1863, December”

With prayers for long life and happiness — an excerpt of “1863, December”

1864, September pt 1 “I was born today,” he says, his eyes locked on his task. On the fourth and seventh days of every ten, Sanosuke helps Chizuru in the kitchen after dinner. On nights like these, with the changing of the seasons, sunset paints their surroundings in a gentle twilight wash. Chizuru’s dainty hands … Continue reading With prayers for long life and happiness — an excerpt of “1863, December”

“If that’s not majestic, I don’t know what is.” —initial thoughts on “Hetalia Axis Powers”

The first and most important thing I have to say about this title is as follows; Jerry Jewell, the voice behind Victor Nikiforov in the Yuri!!! On Ice dub, also voices Russia in Hetalia Axis Powers. If that's not majestic, I don't know what is. The second thing I should probably mention is that I'm … Continue reading “If that’s not majestic, I don’t know what is.” —initial thoughts on “Hetalia Axis Powers”