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I’m Branching Out! (My New Podcast) — 04/21/2018

I’m Branching Out! (My New Podcast)

Hello! If you read my post from yesterday or have been following my Twitter, you’ll already know I decided to start with making a podcast. Other bloggers have also started podcasts, and it sounded fun, so I figured I’d give it a go too! I’m posting it on Anchor, but I believe if I did it right, it should also be on Google Play and other podcast platforms soon.

My first episode is just a little explanation of my anime beginnings and how I began blogging, so I hope you don’t find it too boring. It’s also a bit longer than I figured, it’s about 40 minutes long. I hope most episodes will be a bit shorter than this.

You can listen to it here!



More LGBT+ Representation in Comics (Part 2) — 04/20/2018

More LGBT+ Representation in Comics (Part 2)

I loved making my last list so I knew I wanted to make another! And of course I’ve found even more adorable comics that focus on the LGBT+ community. I know I didn’t say this before, but all of the comics I’ll recommend in any of these posts will be PG-13 rating or lower, since I’m not so fond of sexual content. Yeah, I’m old enough to handle it, but it just makes me immensely uncomfortable.

So, into the comics! I think I’ll do three recommendations for each post, since it’s a nice number to work with. But, in this one, I have something extra to share at the end.

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My Thoughts On: The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Ep 13-24) — 04/18/2018

My Thoughts On: The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Ep 13-24)

I’m a little behind on this, this post was supposed to go up a long time ago, but I fell into a bit of a rut, so I had to postpone it.

I mostly watched this dubbed, all but the last four episodes. The whole anime is dubbed now, but when I decided to finish it, the dubbing wasn’t complete. The waiting was getting to be too much so I gave up and watched the subbed. Later, I think I’ll watch those episodes dubbed since I plan on rewatching the whole show at some point. I’m awful at watching weekly anime since I forget everything so quickly, so I feel it’ll be a better experience to watch it all more closely together.

I still love this show a lot. It’s in my favorites now. And, I plan on cosplaying as Chise in a little over a month. I have the necklace and ring made, I just need to buy all of the other pieces and put it together!

In my previous post, I talked about animation, music, characters, and the dubbed acting. I don’t think I need to reiterate either the animation or acting, since I feel the same as in my first post. I’m going to start with the music for this cour of the show.

If you missed that post, read it here.

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30 Day Haikyu!! Challenge: Day Thirty — 04/15/2018

30 Day Haikyu!! Challenge: Day Thirty

I’ve finally made it to the end of this challenge. Thirty days after posting my review of season three. Roughly.

I’m sort of sad that I won’t be able to babble about my volleyball boys every day anymore. This has been a lot of fun, even if some questions were unfair and others were just hard to answer. It all comes down to this last prompt.

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30 Day Haikyu!! Challenge: Day Twenty-nine — 04/14/2018

30 Day Haikyu!! Challenge: Day Twenty-nine

Which Character Would You Choose to have on Your Team?

Oh man, I have no idea. I’m going to assume this means characters, not character, since one character can’t make up a whole team. And I’m going to just choose the six + libero to make it easy on myself.

Captain: Oikawa Tooru

Setter: Kozume Kenma

Middle Blocker: Tsukishima Kei

Wing Spiker: Iwaizumi Hajime

Ace: Bokuto Koutarou

Server: Yamaguchi Tadashi

Libero: Nishinoya Yuu

And, I would be the manager, because it would be horrible if I tried playing, as I explained in the previous post.

I really never thought about this before, so I just kind of stuck with characters I like watching. I didn’t really take into consideration if they’d work together well. If I had more time, I’d think harder and take personality and stats into account as well. But, I have more I need to write for next week. And tomorrow’s post will likely be long for this challenge! It is the last post for this challenge.

My Thoughts On: Bungo Stray Dogs Season 1 (Ep 1-12) —

My Thoughts On: Bungo Stray Dogs Season 1 (Ep 1-12)

Yet another anime by Studio Bones I couldn’t help but fall in love with almost immediately. This studio is by far my favorite, every anime I’ve watched of theirs has been a masterpiece. This one is no exception.

This had been on my radar for a while, so when I finished an anime, I decided to give this a go. And it was one of the few I fell for within the first five minutes.

It was especially easy for me to get into this, when the concept involves both super powers and detectives. I don’t watch as many crime/mystery shows as I would like to, so this was a way for me to watch a show of that genre. I finished Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens not too long ago, another show in the crime/mystery genre, and I absolutely loved it, so I was really excited to start this one. They have completely different atmospheres, but I like them about the same amount. I’ve seen people compare them, but I’ll be looking at this as it is alone.

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30 Day Haikyu!! Challenge: Day Twenty-eight — 04/13/2018

30 Day Haikyu!! Challenge: Day Twenty-eight

**I apologize for taking another day off from this yesterday. It was nearly 10 pm by the time I remembered to this and I wasn’t in the mood to write it.**

Which Position Would You Play?

I shouldn’t even be allowed to touch a volleyball. The last time I did, all rules left my head and I made myself look like an idiot.

I don’t do well in any sort of game involving a ball. When we had gym class in elementary and middle school, if I even attempted to contribute to the game, I’d get the stink eye from a boy who was way too into it, and in the heat of the moment, I’d do something wrong. The only time I ever remember playing volleyball in school, I stayed planted in my spot, would serve when I had to, and purposefully avoided touching the ball.

I never liked playing sports anyway, but my classmates ruined any sort of hope I had to play anything.

So, in the sense of this question, I would prefer not to play at all. I’d want to be the manager, really. I think that’d be fun! I’m just going to say manager counts in this question just so I have an answer at all.

In a perfect world where I actually enjoy participating in sports and am good at it, I’d be the setter. No shock there, really. Or the pinch server like Yamaguchi. It’d be easier to focus on honing one skill rather than many.

The only sport I’ll ever do is dance, or ice skating if I could get good enough. I’m flexible, but I have no strength in my arms. My legs are all I have going for me.

Finally, there are only two left to go! I remember being all optimistic at the beginning of this that I’d get them out every day as promised, but my laziness and other life things got in the way of that. But I’m glad I’ve had something to write every day when I can.

30 Day Haikyu!! Challenge: Day Twenty-Seven — 04/11/2018

30 Day Haikyu!! Challenge: Day Twenty-Seven

Favorite Quote

I kind of used this already when I did the 30 Day Anime Challenge in December, but here’s my very favorite quote, from (no surprise) Kenma.

I’m not good with people, and I don’t want to interact with them.


It’s not exactly inspirational or iconic, but it’s something I struggle with on a daily basis. It’s not so easy to have to explain to someone that you’re too nervous to even go up to a cashier and ask a question. And I’ve been that cashier too. It’s always a problem for me to talk to other people unless I’ve known them for years, and even then, sometimes it’s difficult. People I’ve gone to school with since I was five still intimidate me because they don’t know me well enough and I don’t know them well enough either.

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30 Day Haikyu!! Challenge: Day Twenty-six — 04/09/2018

30 Day Haikyu!! Challenge: Day Twenty-six

Scene You Enjoyed the Most

This one is really hard, but I do have an answer. I love a lot of scenes in this show, exactly the reason why I’ve rewatched some of it already.

The one scene that always makes me happy is the barbeque scene with Karasuno, Nekoma, and Fukurodani. This didn’t shock me at all that this was my pick, since my favorite scene in Yuri!!! on Ice was in episode 10 when all of the finalists had dinner together. Though these people are competitors, there’s no reason they can’t get along and be friends.

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