It scrapes and breathes.

I'd like to say it rattles, but it's far too firm a grip for that; I'd like to say it pushes me to action, but all too often I find myself isolated and afraid. There's this monster inside of me, you see, and it can strike at any moment; it makes mountains out of mole … Continue reading It scrapes and breathes.

The Girls Like Me (or “How Anime Portrays Girls Like Me”)

This is ♪♪JUST A SHOUJO GIRL LIVING IN THE RE-AL WORLD~~~♪♪ PT. 3 Please press play. The Girls Like Me My high school friends would call me "innocent." But, from what I grew up observing, "innocent" never meshed with "capable" or "desirable." It seems to me that, in the West, this capable woman is calm, cool, and … Continue reading The Girls Like Me (or “How Anime Portrays Girls Like Me”)

♪♪Just a Shoujo Girl Living in the Re-al World~~~♪♪ Pt. 1 (The Dynamics of a Trope-y Household)

Blogger's Note: This is an examination series currently in two parts. What stemmed from some honest, personal introspection around how anime portrays girls like me became a two part inquisition on how my life honestly ended up so trope-y (long before I ever started watching anime--before I knew about shoujo or boy "types"), and how things work … Continue reading ♪♪Just a Shoujo Girl Living in the Re-al World~~~♪♪ Pt. 1 (The Dynamics of a Trope-y Household)