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”

Things I Have Learned So Far — “When I Should be Sleeping” Edition

Morality isn’t always black and white (but sometimes it is), and people are very gray. Empathy (both extended and received) is beyond price. Humans will pack bond with the oddest “other,” such as inanimate objects. You can handle more pain than you think, both physically and emotionally. Depression is a bitch, even if it’s not…… Continue reading Things I Have Learned So Far — “When I Should be Sleeping” Edition

“Fruits Basket” Season 2 is a Treasure in these Troubled Times

Let’s not mince words. 2020 sucks for the world at large. As an American, I don’t see America getting any better any time soon. In fact, I’m afraid it will only continue its downward trend from here. Will we still be a country by 2030? Who knows! BUT, do you know what 2020 did provide…… Continue reading “Fruits Basket” Season 2 is a Treasure in these Troubled Times

FanFiction Friday 6/26/20 — “Just now as I’m dying do I find a reason to keep on living.”

Featured Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist– Brotherhood and Manga Title – Imperfect Affection Author – Elfpen Stats – 1 Chapter, Completed 7/29/18 Author’s Synopsis – “Post-Manga/FMAB. As Edward and Alphonse recover from the Promised Day, Hohenheim struggles to convey his love for his sons before it’s too late.” Shoujo’s Comments – I read this fiction piece on a vague premise, I’ll give you…… Continue reading FanFiction Friday 6/26/20 — “Just now as I’m dying do I find a reason to keep on living.”

Censorship, Sexuality, and Intimacy: Appreciating the Chinese Drama “CQL”

I’m going to talk about sex, sexuality, and censorship. These are sensitive topics for a lot of people. Because of that, I want to make clear three things before we begin: I ship my ships regardless of their sexuality. Just making sure I say it clearly since I’m discussing positively a piece of media that…… Continue reading Censorship, Sexuality, and Intimacy: Appreciating the Chinese Drama “CQL”

Welcome to the Fandom!—CQL 陈情令 The Untamed Watch Order

Welcome to… The Black Parade! No, I’m kidding… The Untamed! 陈情令! CQL! The fandom is a fun place to be, but it can be fraught with peril! Be aware of problematic fan art! Appreciate that MDZS and CQL are different (and CQL is better *wink*)! Go ham! You: MDZS? CQL? Me: LMNOP!!!You: …Me: Yes, I…… Continue reading Welcome to the Fandom!—CQL 陈情令 The Untamed Watch Order

Tipsy Takes — Songs from Anime that Make Me Feel Stuff

Caution: As you might have guessed, this is the second installment of Tipsy Takes. I’m tipsy. My hair is still pink. Read the first post on Karnaval here. I love spell check. Haha. Sober notice: All comments written after I’ve regained my composure look like, well… this! Song #1: https://youtu.be/8MhwXa75XUg Let’s be honest; if you’ve…… Continue reading Tipsy Takes — Songs from Anime that Make Me Feel Stuff

Reverse Harem in Retrospect: Your Posse in Effect (or, “Bishonen Classification within the Reverse Harem Sub-Genre”)

Originally posted on Shoujo Thoughts: Otaku Ramblings:
Let’s be real about it; a self-proclaimed lover of the reverse harem sub-genre, I am not blinded to its faults. In fact, I was suprised when—in conversation with my friend, Chronic—he said something I found quite odd as I guided him through his initial exposure to Hiiro no Kakera…