You've probably never looked at a title and wondered, "Is this shojo?" and let's be honest; you'll also probably never need to ask. The hallmarks of shojo are usually pretty obvious on sight, but at some point I began wondering if anyone ever bothered to make a master list of the tells, tropes, and subtropes. … Continue reading Shoujo’s Shojo “Tells & Tropes” Master List ❤
Short, sweet, and to the point: these are things that Harada says that make my chest feel tight.
"Lan Zhan. Back then, inside the Xuanwu Cave, did you create that song you played?"
That's right. I've decided that we're ALL Pringles! We are all a bunch of delicious Pringles celebrating Valentine's Day while stuck in our homes alone...TOGETHER! (o´▽`o) If you feel like the saltiest potato chip of the bunch today, don't feel bad about it---we're living in tough times, and Valentine's Day can be rough no matter … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day to all the Single (and not-so-Single) Pringles: V-Day Thoughts and Anime Recs
This is the second installment of "Posting the Backlog of my Drafts." Because I have like 67 drafts, and that's not okay, friends. So, everything that can be published is going to be published, with pictures added no less, insecurity be danged. #ChristianPrivilege is trending right now (A/N: when I wrote this forever ago) on … Continue reading Loving Your Neighbor –Posting the Backlog of Drafts, pt 2
Think about your first love. Not your first crush. Not the first time someone caught your eye. Think about your first love. Have you been there yet? Now tell me, did it hurt? Please be aware that this post gets very honest, and it isn’t about only romance. The first time you're in a relationship, … Continue reading “Are you willing to die for me, then?” — on processing, expressing, and forgiving (inspired by anime “Given”)
Summary: “I wouldn’t call it nothing.”“Look, nothing I can just… say!” he snaps, but then he sighs again. “I’m sorry, Hijikata-san. It’s been a long few days.”“For Yukimura’s sake, we’re all going to pretend we have no idea what’s going on. We’re going to let you handle this at home where it belongs.” His voice … Continue reading CHAPTER 5: 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 4 Summary: She examines him as a child examines a stranger, peering at him from behind porch posts like a girl hiding behind the legs of her father. There’s a … Continue reading CHAPTER 4: UNSEASONABLE ACTS OF REASON (OR, “A LONGING INVOCATION OF THE CASTAWAY”) — A HARACHI FANFICTION
"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)