What are the ends and means of honor? — A Case for “Hakuoki Reimeiroku”

Hello! If you're new here, welcome! If not, you may already know all this, but I'm a lover of reverse harem romance. I mean, honestly, what's not to love? Poke fun if you want, but I'm aware of my own proclivities. (And handsome men? I mean... bonus!) But this isn't a post about reverse harem … Continue reading What are the ends and means of honor? — A Case for “Hakuoki Reimeiroku”

Welcome to the Fandom!—CQL 陈情令 The Untamed Watch Order

Welcome to… The Black Parade! No, I’m kidding... The Untamed! 陈情令! CQL! The fandom is a fun place to be, but it can be fraught with peril! Be aware of problematic fan art! Appreciate that MDZS and CQL are different (and CQL is better *wink*)! Go ham! You: MDZS? CQL? Me: LMNOP!!!You: ...Me: Yes, I … Continue reading Welcome to the Fandom!—CQL 陈情令 The Untamed Watch Order

Favorite Character (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 1)

If this challenge ends in even one reader giving CQL (aka "The Untamed") a shot, I'll be so excited. *The usual disclaimer applies; I'm pants at "favorites." Please just assume that, sometimes, my "favorites" are simply one of a few (or even several) options that I may like.*Further disclaimer applies: If you don't know what … Continue reading Favorite Character (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 1)

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)

From the Heart of a Dying Man (or, “In Sickness and in Health”) — Souji’s Journal

From the Heart of a Dying Man (or, "In Sickness and in Health") -- Souji's Journal, Preface Shoujothoughts Summary: No, that sounds stupid. That sounds like something Hijikata-san would write in some harrowing story of his life; God knows the last thing I’d ever wanna do is sound like that bastard. Let’s try again. Notes: … Continue reading From the Heart of a Dying Man (or, “In Sickness and in Health”) — Souji’s Journal

“I… like him. Probably more than I think I do.” –Fanfiction Friday (03/23/18)

Fandom(s) featured this week: "Hakuouki" No Longer Strangers Fleru Lilas "Hakuouki" -- Updating as of Feb, 28 2018; 48 chapters "Kazama/Chizuru. Chizuru has been separated from the Shinsengumi during the war and plans to pursue them alone. However, when Kazama appears and declares he is also going to Ezo, Chizuru asks to accompany him. Now … Continue reading “I… like him. Probably more than I think I do.” –Fanfiction Friday (03/23/18)

Hakuouki: Oni Dreams (poetry, HijiChi inspired)

*reposted/reformatted for blog purposes* -Hakuouki: Oni Dreams- In the night-every night-he can feel it. Pulsing. Burning. Aching. Closing his eyes, he holds his breath. He waits. The images come. These sored dreams are, for all their perversion, everything he cares to remember. And yet, he fights to forget. The sensation, reminiscent of the quench of … Continue reading Hakuouki: Oni Dreams (poetry, HijiChi inspired)

“Captains, On Her” (Poetry Collection — Hakuouki)

Hijikata: I hold her hand, so small, in mine. As our fingers intertwine, as her thick hair tangles in the crook of my neck, as her tears fall silently, one hand gripping tightly my yukata… her lips even now refusing to say my given name, too much even as she's shaking… Only now do I … Continue reading “Captains, On Her” (Poetry Collection — Hakuouki)

Watch Along: Marmalade Boy, ep. 5 (DUB)

If that last episode preview was anything to go by... Does that robot record everything? I feel like this will be a filler episode. Ginta is so impatient. Yuu stepped out at just the right moment. Yuu is kinda pissed, but he's just being so him about it. Yuu just looks at Ginta like, "This … Continue reading Watch Along: Marmalade Boy, ep. 5 (DUB)

My Favorite Anime So Far (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 2)

[PRE-POST EDIT: I just finished "Yona of the Dawn" and OH MAN. I enjoyed that. Just saying.] I am terribly indecisive when It comes to “favorites,” and thus I don’t see how anyone can expect me to answer this question. There are so many other “favorite” questions over the course of this challenge, to boot! … Continue reading My Favorite Anime So Far (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 2)