They’re not really talking about algae. — Dramatical Murder’s “Slip on the Pumps” by GoatBed (English Version)

Let's pretend for a minute I haven't gone AWOL from the blog for like... a month now... with this next post, which isn't an explanation of absence or anything remotely related to it! No! This post is lyrical! That's right. It's time again for a foray into interpretation. I'm taking "Slip on the Pumps" by … Continue reading They’re not really talking about algae. — Dramatical Murder’s “Slip on the Pumps” by GoatBed (English Version)

“Just a little more, Sano. It’s gonna be okay.” – an excerpt of “1863, December”

Full fic here. 1864, November In the end, they don’t do anything. Further integration of Itou’s forces into the Shinsengumi ranks continues to challenge, and Sannan’s change has necessitated the move to Nishi Hongan-Ji. The troops as a collective are rowdier than ever---a group grown too large for its current outfit, members flitting between one faction-inspired pissing … Continue reading “Just a little more, Sano. It’s gonna be okay.” – an excerpt of “1863, December”

“A sheen like fire and the presence of smoke” — from English Eerie: The Beast on the Moor

“This isn’t something for you,” he said, his polite façade a mist dissipating from the surface of water. “Ms. Ainsley--” “Ileiana.” “Ileiana, then,” he continued. “We’ve been well-briefed on your constitution and are under strict orders not to let you run about as you please.” “I wasn’t asking for your permission, Daniel,” I announced, testing the waters. When no rebuke came, I continued. “I think you’ll find I’m quite capable of making my own decisions in this regard and of any other."

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”

“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”)

“The New Threat!/For the Love of a Child” — DBZ Re-Written as Shoujo (Ep 1, Part 1)

The idea of this project is so ridiculous and difficult that I almost didn't know where to begin. I mean, come on, who else do you know is silly enough to attempt a re-write of the ultimate shounen fighter, Dragon Ball Z, as a shoujo of all things. It's pretty crazy, all right, but it … Continue reading “The New Threat!/For the Love of a Child” — DBZ Re-Written as Shoujo (Ep 1, Part 1)

Chapter 3: 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 3 Summary: “I-I am being honest with you? H-Harada-san? You’re scaring me.” Suddenly, she’s being crushed to a broad, nearly bare chest, and her face is ten shades of red even … Continue reading Chapter 3: Unseasonable Acts of Reason (or, “a longing invocation of the castaway”) — a HaraChi Fanfiction

Sci-fi and Sparkles: Shoujo and Scott Design an Anime (pt 1)

"In the year 2675, intergalactic exploration has reached new heights. Alien species commingle between solar systems in matters of science, trade, military, and socialization. Higashi Yumi has grown up within this world and is pursuing a degree in interstellar archaeological sciences when the discovery is made: an abandoned solar system on the outskirts of explored … Continue reading Sci-fi and Sparkles: Shoujo and Scott Design an Anime (pt 1)

Monastery Bells — Iba Hachiro entry for the Otoge Hanami Project

Quite the interesting project is afoot under the watchful eyes of Mel and Pita, and I have been fortunate to participate! Otoge Hanami is a coming together artists and writers who are fans of otome and looking for a place to collectively express that love! Submissions are coming in even as I type, it seems, … Continue reading Monastery Bells — Iba Hachiro entry for the Otoge Hanami Project

Let’s All Write a Book! ~ Chapter 2 ~ Part 6

Keiko tagged me to participate, and I am glad for the opportunity to be part of this narrative! I hope you enjoy my small contribution to this ever-expanding story, the brain child of Arthifis! The rules for this story tag: Copy the post you’ve been tagged from the rules down (with the links) Go here and read … Continue reading Let’s All Write a Book! ~ Chapter 2 ~ Part 6