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)

Feature the Best Dancer (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 23)

Ha. Ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha. Ha. Ha. ... ... Oh. Wow. Okay, here we are. I am bound and determined to get this challenge---one which I started in OCTOBER 2017---finished before the end of this year. To do otherwise would simply be shameful. (Who am I kidding? It's already pretty shameful.) However, … Continue reading Feature the Best Dancer (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 23)

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