Happy Valentine’s Day to all the Single (and not-so-Single) Pringles: V-Day Thoughts and Anime Recs

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

Loving Your Neighbor –Posting the Backlog of Drafts, pt 2

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

“Are you willing to die for me, then?” — on processing, expressing, and forgiving (inspired by anime “Given”)

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”)

CHAPTER 5: UNSEASONABLE ACTS OF REASON (OR, “A LONGING INVOCATION OF THE CASTAWAY”) — A HARACHI FANFICTION

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

CHAPTER 4: 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

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)

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])

“Praise You in this Storm” by Casting Crowns

I wanted to share this with you today because I needed it, and maybe you needed it, too. ❤ "I was sure by now, God you would have reached down And wiped our tears away, Stepped in and saved the day. But once again, I say amen That it's still raining As the thunder rolls … Continue reading “Praise You in this Storm” by Casting Crowns

“I’m not looking for somebody with some superhuman gifts.” –CMV/AMV Saturday (06/23/18)

*Amazing featured image by Merwild on DeviantArt* When I stumbled upon this video, my heart swelled within my chest and pressed against my ribs. This video combines one of my favorite songs with one of my favorite anime titles, and I don't know how I didn't realize the representational ACCURACY of the song on our leads' … Continue reading “I’m not looking for somebody with some superhuman gifts.” –CMV/AMV Saturday (06/23/18)