“Why is there a costume party under my basement?” — “Devils and Realist” Watch Along episode 1 (dub)

My new HiDive subscription is proving quite useful. I finished No. 6 today (It's great, and I need to write about it.), so I started watching Devils and Realist, you guessed it, on a whim. I didn't quite know what to expect, and I almost clicked away rather rapidly but then the art won over … Continue reading “Why is there a costume party under my basement?” — “Devils and Realist” Watch Along episode 1 (dub)

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“Tell me a story.” — I’ve been nominated for the “Real Neat Bogger Award”

I don't know if this title indicates that the blogger is neat or that the award is neat, but either way, I'm stoked that Keiko nominated me. Thanks, Keiko! ❤ Award posts are fun because they're formatted and give me specific instructions re: how to complete them. (^^) As I answer Keiko's questions, I am … Continue reading “Tell me a story.” — I’ve been nominated for the “Real Neat Bogger Award”

It’s the reverse harem, shoujo version of “Library Wars,” and I love it. — thoughts on “Nil Admirari no Tenbin” (sub)

(Edit: Audio fixed.) WAIT! This is a recording, but please don't click away if they aren't normally your thing!! I think I may have actually hit a stride! (WHAT?? ME?? NO WAY! Well, give it a minute first...) I recorded this a few days ago when I was having some trouble with my wrists and … Continue reading It’s the reverse harem, shoujo version of “Library Wars,” and I love it. — thoughts on “Nil Admirari no Tenbin” (sub)

Finding my stride with sci-fi josei– commentary on “Norn9: Norn + Nonette” (anime, sub)

"How they choose to exercise their power could be the greatest disaster a world might know OR its greatest salvation." Norn9 is very good, even though I didn't think it would be. Hear me out, guys. I found the 12 (technically 13) episode "Norn9: Norn + Nonette" anime ages ago while discovering both the nature … Continue reading Finding my stride with sci-fi josei– commentary on “Norn9: Norn + Nonette” (anime, sub)

Chapter 3: Unseasonable Acts of Reason (or, “a longing invocation of the castaway”) — a HaraChi Fanfiction

Unseasonable Acts of Reason (or, "a longing invocation of the castaway") Shoujothoughts(The entire work can be found here and the complete list of my fictions here.) Chapter 3 Summary: “I-I am being honest with you? H-Harada-san? You’re scaring me.” Suddenly, she’s being crushed to a broad, nearly bare chest, and her face is ten shades of red even … Continue reading Chapter 3: Unseasonable Acts of Reason (or, “a longing invocation of the castaway”) — a HaraChi Fanfiction

What is Love? (On Romanticizing Abuse in “Hana Yori Dango” [anime])

At the heart of this post lies a singular question; what is love? Hana Yori Dango (or Boys Over Flowers) is an anime packed with complex, interesting, well fleshed out, DEEPLY FLAWED teenage characters, both of prestigious means and lacking them. This problematic title, while admittedly cringy at times, holds special appeal for its realistic portrayal … Continue reading What is Love? (On Romanticizing Abuse in “Hana Yori Dango” [anime])

Sci-fi and Sparkles: Shoujo and Scott Design an Anime (pt 1)

"In the year 2675, intergalactic exploration has reached new heights. Alien species commingle between solar systems in matters of science, trade, military, and socialization. Higashi Yumi has grown up within this world and is pursuing a degree in interstellar archaeological sciences when the discovery is made: an abandoned solar system on the outskirts of explored … Continue reading Sci-fi and Sparkles: Shoujo and Scott Design an Anime (pt 1)

Chapter 2: UNSEASONABLE ACTS OF REASON (OR, “A LONGING INVOCATION OF THE CASTAWAY”) –A HARACHI HAKUOUKI FICTION

Unseasonable Acts of Reason (or, "a longing invocation of the castaway") Shoujothoughts Chapter 2 (The entire work can be found here and the complete list of my fictions here.) Summary: Kondou quiets. Sanosuke pales. For a moment, no one speaks. “I… I think I need to get home,” Sanosuke says. He stands abruptly without meeting … Continue reading Chapter 2: UNSEASONABLE ACTS OF REASON (OR, “A LONGING INVOCATION OF THE CASTAWAY”) –A HARACHI HAKUOUKI FICTION

“Band of Brothers: This is going to take me like 17 years.” (Or, A Sane Person’s Commentary on “Brothers Conflict” – dub)

Enjoying this title should probably be considered shameful if the number of times I shouted, "WHY ARe yoU DoING THat ShE's YOuR SisTER!?!" is any indication. In Brother's Conflict (hereafter referred to as BroCon), protagonist Ema (also referred to as "Chi") is thrust into a new family dynamic when her father gets remarried after many years of … Continue reading “Band of Brothers: This is going to take me like 17 years.” (Or, A Sane Person’s Commentary on “Brothers Conflict” – dub)

“In Spite of How I Truly Feel Inside” -_ midpoint impressions of “Banana Fish” (sub)

[Author's Note: This is not a full review, but an impression post. A review will come after I finish the series.] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwXSqv63iUA&t=8s I first heard of Banana Fish through---surprise, surprise---Twitter. Initially, my interest was peaked by still images from the title being compared to stills from Yuri!!! On Ice. (You all know how that show's relationship … Continue reading “In Spite of How I Truly Feel Inside” -_ midpoint impressions of “Banana Fish” (sub)