The Light Novels are Where It’s At for No Game, No Life

Last time on this NGNL saga, I wasn't particularly impressed by it...but I guess you could say that I found a kindred spirit through looking at the structure of the novels and their translation. How It All Began After picking up novels 1 - 4 from a branch of the library I don't normally visit,... Continue Reading →

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3 Days 3 Quotes #2

You can see the first quote here. Thanks again to Lina at Tiny Ugly Animal for letting me do this tag. Now, today's quote: “If you open the cover of a book, you’ll encounter someone’s imagination there. And so, turning through the pages, you’ll stock up imagination in your heart. When you’re alone and you’re sad,... Continue Reading →

Accel World Vol. 1 Manga Review

Irina’s talk about reviews reminded me I haven't done a manga review yet, so…here goes… Synopsis: Here's a series about the virtual world…wish fulfilment and escapism…and a long-haired, elegant waifu which was designed specifically for otaku dreams… No, I'm not talking about Sword Art Online (henceforth SAO), though they're by the same creator. Source material: Light... Continue Reading →

Tricky Terminology

I was reading this article by ZeroReq011 (for the Juuni Taisen bits, of course) and I realised that my definition of “oneshot” and theirs differed. So, let’s think about some terms that differ between us anime and manga fans, and why they differ... I think the biggest term anime fans mix up would be “season/series/cour”... Continue Reading →

Breaking Pedestals in Bungou Stray Dogs

Did you know that Crunchyroll got the Bungou Stray Dogs OVA? No? Well, once you finish watching it...let me tell you: the Walking Alone OVA reminded me why I love Bungou Stray Dogs so much, writing-wise. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned my love of Bungou Stray Dogs on the Spellbook yet. It sort of... Continue Reading →

Gotta Collect ‘Em All!

Basically, where I gloat over my collection so far...even if it's tiny compared to most other people's collections... Meta context: I was waiting for April 1st to come to lay down some great content, but after scrapping stuff that was either not good enough for my publishing standards or that happened to used the same... Continue Reading →

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