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”

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

Embracing Every Stereotype and Reviewing “Magic-kyun! Renaissance” (sub)

I cannot believe I haven't reviewed this title. If anyone seeks an example of shoujo that makes obvious almost every facet and/or stereotype of the genre, I can think of no better show to suggest. That doesn't mean that Magic-kyun is some pinnacle of anime, but rather that it makes its shoujo elements so incredibly … Continue reading Embracing Every Stereotype and Reviewing “Magic-kyun! Renaissance” (sub)

Tipsy Takes — Karnaval, dub

(A/N: Coherent conclusion added in the final segment.) As the title suggests, I've been drinking. Having said that, the pink-haired guy is super hot, just saying. I shouldn't say "saying" twice in the same sentence. And I ove spell check. Love. Not ove. Anyway, I've been watching Karnaval. First off, the names acting in this. … Continue reading Tipsy Takes — Karnaval, dub

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)

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)

Final Impressions of Banana Fish, Vlog — “I just keep thinking about how weird this must look.”

I'll leave much of the explanation up to the end of this video, but I've tried something new which may or may not be cringe-y. FaceRig has a steep learning curve regarding its avatar customization, but I do wonder if someday I could get this looking really slick with my own character and all that. … Continue reading Final Impressions of Banana Fish, Vlog — “I just keep thinking about how weird this must look.”

“Narumi couldn’t remember what pair of underwear she was wearing.” — A Review of the Relatable “Wataoki: Love is Hard for Otaku”

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (alternately, Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) is a slice-of-life romantic comedy cataloging the hi-jinx created by Narumi, a major otaku, and her equally nerdy friends as they navigate the relationships between them. I found so much to relate to within this title, and convalescing at home left me plenty of … Continue reading “Narumi couldn’t remember what pair of underwear she was wearing.” — A Review of the Relatable “Wataoki: Love is Hard for Otaku”

Amateur Tech Review of the Lenovo Yoga 730

I wasn't going to buy a computer until at least after Christmas, but Husband decided to be an absolute dear and buy one as a surprise for my birthday (which is technically next week). After a bit of trial and error (we do NOT recommend the very buggy Dell Inspiron series as we took back … Continue reading Amateur Tech Review of the Lenovo Yoga 730