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 I Think Has the Best Story — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 8)

It's probably time to mention again the fact that I'm terrible with favorites, so any "favorite" questions may very well come down to something I know I like very much without qualifying it as my singular "favorite." Having said that, Beloved Angel Angelique has such an interesting plotline! This show is an oldie but goodie. … Continue reading Anime I Think Has the Best Story — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 8)

Anime I Wish That I Lived In — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 7)

Like last time, I'll assert that I enjoy my real world existence and those therein too much to sacrifice them in order to live in an anime world. I will say, however, that if I were to be dropped into one, I think I'd fit best into the world of Clannad. In addition to it … Continue reading Anime I Wish That I Lived In — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 7)

Anime Character I Wish That I Was — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 6)

Another boring post from me today, but I don't wish that I was any character, anime or otherwise. I enjoy being the real world me far too much to sacrifice my being for the chance to be someone else! That's the whole post! (Bonus points to you if you can name both of the anime … Continue reading Anime Character I Wish That I Was — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 6)

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)

Returning to Teaching After the Hurt —“God’s gonna scoop me up.”

Preschool Prattle

Teaching can be a difficult and thankless job, in no small part because we pour our hearts into it. Sometimes, we need a little motivation through bad times and reminders to celebrate the good. Though I do talk about difficult days (because talking about difficult days is important), this is not a vent blog. It was never intended to be, and it won’t become one now.

However, with the dawning of a new school year on the distant horizon and a conspicuous absence of posts here during the last, I think it’s important to relay what happened last July, and what that means for both me and this little blog moving forward.

Last July, I posted this on r/Teachers, looking for understanding and support. They did not disappoint:

In my distress, I said I’d been at the school for four years instead of three. I was entering what would have…

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First Anime That Brought Me to Tears — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 3)

Answering this prompt requires me to think a few years back in time, so it might take some doing. I'm fairly confident I can narrow it down to one of a few titles, but knowing for certain is challenging. I probably cried over Fruits Basket (2001) for sure. I can say without reservation that the … Continue reading First Anime That Brought Me to Tears — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 3)

Last Completed Anime I Watched — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 2)

Though this may easily change by the time this post goes live (as I'm currently writing it about two weeks in advance!), the last completed anime I watched is the donghua Jie Yao (Antidote)! I reviewed the show here. I liked Jie Yao quite a bit. It had light Banana Fish vibes without the same … Continue reading Last Completed Anime I Watched — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 2)

Worst Anime I’ve Seen So Far — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 1)

This is not the 30 Day Anime Challenge! I know that not all of you were here for it, dear compatriots, but I've already done that! 2017 seems so long ago now, right? Another time! No pandemic! My first year on a new job! I don't know where you were in 2017, but I'm sure … Continue reading Worst Anime I’ve Seen So Far — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 1)