“What… what did he do? Is Chizuru alright?”— an excerpt of “1863, December”

1864, October (pt 1) Incidents at the Ikedaya and Kinmon Rebellion left the Shinsengumi on high alert. Interference from the unique group of… whoever they were… was unwelcome at best and an outright danger at worst. The larger man had seriously injured Heisuke, and Souji--laughing in pursuit of his revenge--would often speak to the bastardry … Continue reading “What… what did he do? Is Chizuru alright?”— an excerpt of “1863, December”

With prayers for long life and happiness — an excerpt of “1863, December”

1864, September pt 1 “I was born today,” he says, his eyes locked on his task. On the fourth and seventh days of every ten, Sanosuke helps Chizuru in the kitchen after dinner. On nights like these, with the changing of the seasons, sunset paints their surroundings in a gentle twilight wash. Chizuru’s dainty hands … Continue reading With prayers for long life and happiness — an excerpt of “1863, December”

The Best Retort is Rising to a Challenge — an excerpt of “1863, December”

(full story here) 1864, July -- The Kinmon Rebellion, Aftermath “How cruel, calling all of you that…” “Well, this is how others treat us. Don’t you worry yourself.” “But, it--” Chizuru is angry, and she doesn’t know what to do with it.  By all accounts, the Shinsengumi’s reputation shouldn’t really be her business. She is … Continue reading The Best Retort is Rising to a Challenge — an excerpt of “1863, December”

Tipsy Takes — Songs from Anime that Make Me Feel Stuff

Caution: As you might have guessed, this is the second installment of Tipsy Takes. I'm tipsy. My hair is still pink. Read the first post on Karnaval here. I love spell check. Haha. Sober notice: All comments written after I've regained my composure look like, well... this! Song #1: https://youtu.be/8MhwXa75XUg Let's be honest; if you've … Continue reading Tipsy Takes — Songs from Anime that Make Me Feel Stuff

Feature a Character that You will Always Love and Remember (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 30)

I don't know what I've done to my blog. Do I like this layout? Can I abide this? I was playing around (I wanted it to snow on my site!!) and accidentally lost my original theme. I was pretty distraught, but hey, things are what they are, yeah? Yeah. I think I'd be rather fond … Continue reading Feature a Character that You will Always Love and Remember (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 30)

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 Notes: I didn't /exactly/ know where this is going or why I wrote it specifically, but when I think of Harada, everything in me just screams... well, "family." We all know how much Harada wanted to settle down and have a whole mess … Continue reading Unseasonable Acts of Reason (or, “a longing invocation of the castaway”) –a HaraChi Hakuouki Fiction

“If I can’t, in service unto you…trade in my life just to end your suffering.” (Or, In Honor of Hakuouki: EB, This is Yoshioka Aika’s “Izayoi Namida,” English Lyrics)

It's time, Anime Compatriots, for the otome localization that so many of those fangirls among us have been waiting for; that's right! Hakuouki: Edo Blossoms came out today, March 14th!** I am so amazingly excited for the release, and I'm obviously not the only one! Hazelyn (you know her over at Archi-Anime) has been deep … Continue reading “If I can’t, in service unto you…trade in my life just to end your suffering.” (Or, In Honor of Hakuouki: EB, This is Yoshioka Aika’s “Izayoi Namida,” English Lyrics)