Inspired by this post by Rose and this post by Crimson. 1) Planning I like to plan little outings every so often when I need something and then just go on them once the day comes - mostly involving hunting for specific things at the shops and/or library trips. However, I don't plan everything to... Continue Reading →
Language Learning Goals for 2023
Typically, I'm quite good at maintaining set goals, as you could see with the resolutions in 2018, which I finished 3 months early. Meanwhile, I kept saying in 2022 I was hoping to get 100 days of anime watched, but I only hit that last week! So much for being an anime fan on main...... Continue Reading →
Looking Back and Moving Forward, Part Two (Update Post)
Inspired by this comment. (If you're new around these parts, part 1 is here, but that's not related to this post except for them both being update posts that came out at similar times of the year.) So, if you didn't look at that first link for whatever reason, I haven't totally gone off the... Continue Reading →
Asexuals and Aromantics in Anime and Manga
...it's still the 29th of October where I am as I write this. It's the end of Ace Week, but depending on your definition of "where your week ends", you may still have more than enough time to read this. You were probably thinking, "Hey, no Halloween post this year?" There is one, if you... Continue Reading →
The Anime-Based Bucket List (and the F**k It List)
Since things are getting back to normal after the pandemic, what experiences do you want to do before you kick the bucket (and vice versa)?
Crunchyroll Expo Con Report
For my first in-person con, I got some good stuff and some bad.
The Eximius Blog Award
I don't think I've seen this award before Terrance Crow tagged me... Meta note: I started this post, mostly finished it...and then left it for a while to finish other stuff, including putting out a 1st impressions post on Paripi Koumei which makes this post seem out-of-sync in retrospect. (Source: Crow's post, linked above) Rules... Continue Reading →
What Platinum End Says About My Past and Present
(TW for discussion of death, suicide, suicide ideation and trauma.) At age 14 - 15, I wasn't what you'd call a "chuunibyou" in an outward sense. Aside from sinking far too much time into Tumblr and TV Tropes...as well as anime, manga and fanfiction...I was pretty ordinary. That said, one of my stories from that... Continue Reading →
Burn that Backlog!
Inspired by this Mashable article. As consumers, we all have a problem. It's one I've addressed in the past from a few angles more than once. However, in a media-saturated world, how can you cull that backlog? Note: Since I know the reason people accumulate backlogs of unconsumed content is because they have a lot... Continue Reading →
Why Don’t People Like Anime Feminists?
Inspired by this Artifice post and...well, Anime Feminist itself. Obviously, some people do like anime feminists - hence the blog in question - but there are some who don't. Admittedly, my stance on the word "feminism" has been bugging me since 2015 or so, when someone asked me if I was a feminist. I said... Continue Reading →