The Good, the Bad, and the Photo Montage: a life update

It’s been a while, I admit. These past few months have been full of work, doctors appointments, tests, urgent care/ER visits, more tests, medication, pain, and—as of this Wednesday—surgery. The days have not been full of anime, although otome has featured in my real life if not online. (And, yeah, I’ve been totally off socials … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Photo Montage: a life update

I finally (sort of!) understand what it’s like to think (a bit!) in another language — a revelation via Nightshade (Hanzo’s route)

When I play localized otome, I’ve gotten to the point where I ✨automatically✨ start shifting bits of unvoiced dialogue back into Japanese, which sounds vague, but it feels super cool. Hear me out, though—I’m not translating. What I mean is, I read the stories in English, right? But parts of the dialogue spontaneously become Japanese … Continue reading I finally (sort of!) understand what it’s like to think (a bit!) in another language — a revelation via Nightshade (Hanzo’s route)

This is not a game about a coffee shop. ☕️ – a “Café Enchanté” Review

[Spoiler free until specified section] For the first time since 2019, I am the proud owner of new otome! I'd been wanting a few new titles released this year for quite some time, but I couldn't justify purchasing them for myself without reason; happily, I was fortunate enough to be gifted them for Christmas. As … Continue reading This is not a game about a coffee shop. ☕️ – a “Café Enchanté” Review

“It was total Boy Love bait.” –Fandom/Anime Viewership and IRL 2020 Reflection Podcast

In this podcast, I discuss: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, Given, Fruits Basket, Merman in my Tub, The Untamed, Scumbag System, The World's Greatest First Love, Magic-kyun! Renaissance, Mystic Messenger Hell, Jon Spencer's Discord Server, fear of controversy, fanfiction, health, love, life, and more! ❤ If you listen to this, can you find the special word? … Continue reading “It was total Boy Love bait.” –Fandom/Anime Viewership and IRL 2020 Reflection Podcast

Mystic Messenger Hell (707’s route—day 9)

Dear Anime Compatriots. After all this talk of babies, if there isn’t some REAL BABY ACTION in the epilogue, I’m going to be so disappointed... Then the MC has an option to say “You can make a family. I’m right here.” If you think I picked that option, your darn right!!! They’re gonna start a … Continue reading Mystic Messenger Hell (707’s route—day 9)

Mystic Messenger Hell (707’s route—days 6, 7, & 8)

Dear Anime Compatriots, This very tired blog post is full of potential spoilers. Please turn back if you are worried. Okay, so Seven and his twin brother grow up in this super repressed household. Seven’s brother is Mama’s favorite, and Seven is often sent out on errands. Seven is learning about computers in secret so … Continue reading Mystic Messenger Hell (707’s route—days 6, 7, & 8)

Mystic Messenger Hell (707’s route — day 5)

I did it. I’m committed. I have returned. Mystic Messenger, I am coming for you. Please click here if you need a refresher on what Mystic Messenger Hell entails. Please click here to access previously played route reports. Dear Anime Compatriots, I write this nearing midnight and very sleepily. 707’s route tomorrow! I’m starting on … Continue reading Mystic Messenger Hell (707’s route — day 5)

I’m Finally Taking the Leap! Shoujo’s Voice Acting Commissions are OPEN

I'm getting bold, dear readers. Life's too short to not take a leap when given the chance, and getting hurt taught me I shouldn't wait around for "someday" when today is perfectly good! I've been told by various people at work and in my personal life, "You should narrate audiobooks!" or "You should work for … Continue reading I’m Finally Taking the Leap! Shoujo’s Voice Acting Commissions are OPEN

If you ever wanted BL anime without any of the BL, “DRAMAtical Murder” is the title for you! (sub/dub)

Embracing BL (not yaoi which is different and not my thing, personally) as an anime genre made available new titles for my viewing pleasure, not the least enjoyable of which has proved DRAMAtical Murder (DMMD). However, for all the scandal of its source material (more on that later), the anime itself is tame in both … Continue reading If you ever wanted BL anime without any of the BL, “DRAMAtical Murder” is the title for you! (sub/dub)