Shoujo Watches “Tokyo Ghoul:” Episodic Reflections (Session 1)

[Tokyo Ghoul is rated TV-MA for frightening/intense scenes, violence and gore, etc. Please be aware before watching the title.] [Title image taken from scriptanime.wordpress.com] The following is an episode-by-episode reflection (in real time!) on my thoughts while watching Tokyo Ghoul. It isn't a show that I'd typically watch, but I'd viewed Black Butler, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, … Continue reading Shoujo Watches “Tokyo Ghoul:” Episodic Reflections (Session 1)

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“I’ve finally made all these fine men my love slaves.” — WATCH ALONG: “OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB,” EP. 11 (DUB)

Blogger's Note: Well, just shy of a year-long Ouran break, I am back again to bring you another episodic Watch Along of this amazing title! I needed that time, I think, to step back and gain some distance from this dearly loved but (in my case) oft' over-watched show. These Watch Alongs were, after all, … Continue reading “I’ve finally made all these fine men my love slaves.” — WATCH ALONG: “OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB,” EP. 11 (DUB)

To Ship or Not to Ship: That is the Question -misquoted and misrepresented

"To ship, or not to ship: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous secondhand chemistry, Or to take arms against a sea of poorly construed AUs, And by opposing end them? To ship: to interpret; No surety; but by interpretation to say we end … Continue reading To Ship or Not to Ship: That is the Question -misquoted and misrepresented

At Least There’s Some Beauty in That (a reflection, with premise)

I don't even know what I'm doing. I should be writing a challenge piece. I don't even know. This reflection came about because Keiko nominated me for a "One Lovely Blogger" Award; it got me thinking about things my audience may not know about me (for purposes of fulfilling the challenge requirements). I love having … Continue reading At Least There’s Some Beauty in That (a reflection, with premise)

Feat. a Character with the Best Quotes (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 12)

I was kidnapped yesterday, my friend Ginger bought a wedding dress, I'm eating onigiri over my lunch break, and this challenge post is late. I blame Attack on Titan. But wait, you say. I finished AoT two days ago? Yes, you're right, but it is what it is. Allow me to explain, dear readers. I … Continue reading Feat. a Character with the Best Quotes (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 12)

Feat. a Character Who Taught You Something About Love (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 11)

Yuri Katsuki taught me that love doesn't need a label to be meaningful, to be beautiful. I've written an expose on the relationship between Victor and Yuri in the past*, but I'll reiterate that this show moved me because of its ambiguity. Yuri's passion for the ice as a manifestation of his love for Victor doesn't … Continue reading Feat. a Character Who Taught You Something About Love (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 11)

Feat. a Character Who Taught You Something About Life (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 10)

Enter... Eren Jaeger, who taught me about the nature of humanity.   He taught me that perseverance, determination, nerve, and grit mean just as much as inborn ability. He taught me that even the best of us fail under pressure. He taught me that it is possible to loose yourself in the heat of the moment … Continue reading Feat. a Character Who Taught You Something About Life (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 10)

Feat. a Character that Would Be Your Best Friend (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 9)

The difficulty in this particular challenge piece is establishing what exactly I should here consider; do I choose a best friend based on compatibility or simply on the interest that I have in said character? For example, I feel like Yurio (Yuri!!! On Ice) and I would have quite the interesting dynamic, and I'd be … Continue reading Feat. a Character that Would Be Your Best Friend (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 9)