We’re going to talk about “Sasaki and Miyano” today because I’ll keep making angry duck sounds of excitement if I don’t share my feelings.

[Minor spoilers ahoy, but we all know generally how this show has to end, right? I mean, it's a romantic, feel-good slice-of-life.] Okay, let's be real; we love cute things, right? I mean, even if cute things are not your normal fare personally, we as a society are A++ about them, and you can't tell … Continue reading We’re going to talk about “Sasaki and Miyano” today because I’ll keep making angry duck sounds of excitement if I don’t share my feelings.

“Bats in the Belfry” and “When Crossovers Break Fourth Walls:” Adventures in Frantic Fanfic

Frantic Fanfic (@franticfanfic on Twitter) is a browser-based, free-to-play cooperative fanfiction writing game. In the basic mode, each player nominates ?five? characters suitable for fanfiction. Another player will select two of those characters and you or they will begin writing them into a story. When a timer runs out (at normal speed, 3 min), the … Continue reading “Bats in the Belfry” and “When Crossovers Break Fourth Walls:” Adventures in Frantic Fanfic

I finally (sort of!) understand what it’s like to think (a bit!) in another language — a revelation via Nightshade (Hanzo’s route)

When I play localized otome, I’ve gotten to the point where I ✨automatically✨ start shifting bits of unvoiced dialogue back into Japanese, which sounds vague, but it feels super cool. Hear me out, though—I’m not translating. What I mean is, I read the stories in English, right? But parts of the dialogue spontaneously become Japanese … Continue reading I finally (sort of!) understand what it’s like to think (a bit!) in another language — a revelation via Nightshade (Hanzo’s route)

NEW HAKUOKI CONTENT!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! Anime News — Hakuoki OVA (2021)

Crunchyroll is NOW streaming episodes 2 of 3 new and currently airing Hakuoki (2021) OVA with the last to release in Japan later this month and assumedly on Crunchyroll as well!! This new josei OVA based on the beloved Hakuōki ~Shinsengumi Kitan~ game that spawned a whole franchise is once again in the competent hands … Continue reading NEW HAKUOKI CONTENT!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! Anime News — Hakuoki OVA (2021)

Sometimes I Think, “I Need One of These” — or, a fundamentally broken thing

There are days, weeks really, when I argue with myself. As I get older, I feel more and more that time isn’t going to wait for me. I wonder at the futility and beauty of life, and I spend a great deal of my own in fear. Tonight, this is my diary. I didn’t know … Continue reading Sometimes I Think, “I Need One of These” — or, a fundamentally broken thing

Hit the Ground Running 🏃🏻‍♀️

Preschool Prattle

It’s time to get this show on the road, my friends and fellow educators!

Weeelllll, maybe not yet exactly, but I’ve always suffered from (been blessed to find myself with?) excitement over subsequent semesters. I’ll return to working at the middle/end of January, but I’ve been thinking about what changes to make in my classroom (“courses,” Shoujo, come on, higher ed now, remember?) since like… November? Maybe it’s part of the ADHD, but I just get so enthusiastic about trying new ways to reach my students and teach them what they need.

I’ve started writing an FAQ, and I’m working on my policies/assignments/syllabus. (How GREAT is it to have more than like 2 days to prep this time around?! It’s amazing!) After teaching PreK for a few years, I had grown confident in my curriculum/lesson building abilities, and I’m sure I’ll get there in ESL eventually, but I’m…

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“Gosh, I was so emotionally invested in these cells.” — Episodic Commentary on “Cells at Work”

Cells at Work is all about the daily lives of busy cells within a body (“the world”). These cells don’t always understand the whys of their world or what exists outside of it, but they do fully understand and embrace their jobs with admirable devotion. My back went out again on Thanksgiving, so my husband … Continue reading “Gosh, I was so emotionally invested in these cells.” — Episodic Commentary on “Cells at Work”

Apparently the Midwest is a Different Experience

Author's Note: Apparently, I didn't post this it's just a bunch of Tweets I saw on Buzzfeed and thought were absolutely hilarious. As stated in the header, I hope they don't sue me. I don't own the tweets or the Buzzfeed article, guys. Obviously. I am just the commentary, the peanut gallery. (^^)b I started … Continue reading Apparently the Midwest is a Different Experience

So Far I’ve Come, and Gratefully — a reflection 1.5 years post-injury

Author's Note: This was a post in my backlog of drafts written 1.5 years after my back injury. I don't know why I didn't post it, except maybe that I felt it was self-centered? But? It's my blog? Anyway, I am now 3 years post-injury and going through my 103 unpublished drafts. ❤ I was … Continue reading So Far I’ve Come, and Gratefully — a reflection 1.5 years post-injury