“Like the pottery scattered about in pieces” — an excerpt of “1863, December”

Full fic here. 1864, December pt 2 “There’s nothing in my books about it,” Susumu says in report. The lights are low, and Harada’s eyes dance beneath their lids as Yukimura pats his hand fretfully. Hijikata sits seiza across from the medic with Kondou to his left. Nagakura and Todo–just returned from Edo–huddle at his right.  … Continue reading “Like the pottery scattered about in pieces” — an excerpt of “1863, December”

“Just a little more, Sano. It’s gonna be okay.” – an excerpt of “1863, December”

Full fic here. 1864, November In the end, they don’t do anything. Further integration of Itou’s forces into the Shinsengumi ranks continues to challenge, and Sannan’s change has necessitated the move to Nishi Hongan-Ji. The troops as a collective are rowdier than ever—a group grown too large for its current outfit, members flitting between one faction-inspired pissing … Continue reading “Just a little more, Sano. It’s gonna be okay.” – an excerpt of “1863, December”

What are the ends and means of honor? — A Case for “Hakuoki Reimeiroku”

Hello! If you’re new here, welcome! If not, you may already know all this, but I’m a lover of reverse harem romance. I mean, honestly, what’s not to love? Poke fun if you want, but I’m aware of my own proclivities. (And handsome men? I mean… bonus!) But this isn’t a post about reverse harem … Continue reading What are the ends and means of honor? — A Case for “Hakuoki Reimeiroku”

Anime I Would Recommend — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 9)

I’ve been at this whole blogging thing for a while (four years!), and in that time, I’ve recommended quite a bit of anime, and so to recommend another is no great stretch. Today, I will suggest that all my readers stop what they are doing (if convenient!) and watch Pretear (dub)! Pretear is a classic … Continue reading Anime I Would Recommend — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 9)

Anime Character I Find Attractive — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 5)

Okay, so the following works perfectly with this prompt. A while ago, I posted this on Twitter: In my response, I included one live action and several otome characters as well. Here, we see in order: Akira from “Nil Admirari no Tenbin” Dante Falzone from “Piofiore” Shiranui from “Hakuouki” Roy from FMAB Azazel from “Rage … Continue reading Anime Character I Find Attractive — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 5)

“Chizuru, too, has been very, very busy.” – An Excerpt from “1863, December”

Full fic here. 1864, November In the end, they don’t do anything. Further integration of Itou’s forces into the Shinsengumi ranks continues to challenge, and Sannan’s change has necessitated the move to Nishi Hongan-Ji. The troops as a collective are rowdier than ever—a group grown too large for its current outfit, members flitting between one … Continue reading “Chizuru, too, has been very, very busy.” – An Excerpt from “1863, December”

“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”

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