Welcome to the Spellbook!

It was said that one day long ago, MagicConan14 stumbled across an ancient series of spells known as "anime". Anime has captivated MagicConan14 for almost as long as they've lived, and now they are hoping to analyse what makes them work. Categories you may want to peruse: archive: for posts imported to the Spellbook from... Continue Reading →

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Trying to Find One Anime to Represent You is Too Hard!

Inspired by Zainou's post and the subsequent anecdotes. Meta context: This incident in this anecdote - and most of the text being written up - happened pre-COVID, so you can kind of date it based on that. The scheduler says it's from late July 2018. Imagine, if you will, a building inspired by Japanese architecture.... Continue Reading →

Rating All the #AniTwitWatches Anime

An idea started by Cameron (Iniksbane). I’ve been around for every #ATW which was possible for me and which I hadn’t watched already. A lot of my memories of these anime are vague because...let's face it, I watched some of this stuff up to 6 or 7 years ago. Spoiler warning: Spoilers for Gridman are... Continue Reading →

Colourful Stories Tag

Thanks to Phoenix for the tag. Rules #1 Share your favourite stories—movies/books/anime/manga/drama/songs—by classifying them on these seven colours’ traits: red: passionate, exciting, invigoratingblue: peaceful, calmingpink: romantic, caringorange: warm, motivatingblack: mysterious, thrillinggreen: fresh, unexpectedwhite: random #2 Send this challenge invitation to at least one of your friends. Let them fear your superiority, as you—decide their fate. #3 Link back to the... Continue Reading →

Hyping Up Spring 2021

I'm not even finished with winter yet... As usual, this goes from best to worst. Bold is Funi and friends, underline is CR, strikethrough is everything else I can't access (Netflix, Amazon, HiDive etc.). There's a lot to get hyped for this time, but also a lot to say "no" to. Fairy Ranmaru: The more... Continue Reading →

Turn a Blind Eye

Passersby did their best to dodge a blonde man in a black tracksuit, running, full speed ahead. He grasped the top of a bamboo fence as high as he was and hauled himself over without breaking a sweat...One might even describe his actions as being like a monkey. “Kyousuke! What’s the meaning o’ this?!” Enya... Continue Reading →

What To Look Out For in Fairy Ranmaru

Boueibu started as a gender-flipped Sailor Moon, the “Battle Lacklusters”. Now that it’s come and gone, what does it mean for this next magical boy anime from some of the same creators? As a magical boy show, it’s no secret I’m watching Fairy Ranmaru closely. It’s only doubly so when you realise the same studio... Continue Reading →

The Write Process

Let’s talk about blogging for once. How I write, why I write and when I write. Long meta note: This is a prewritten post I had on my old computer, dated circa June 2019. I was hoping not to use it, since my process has changed significantly since then, but...I better come clean. Lately, aside... Continue Reading →

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