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Tomorrow, Surgery

I have surgery early tomorrow. I’ve never had actual surgery before, and I’m scared. This is the whole post, because there isn’t much more I can say. I…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Photo Montage: a life update

It’s been a while, I admit. These past few months have been full of work, doctors appointments, tests, urgent care/ER visits, tests, medication, pain, sickness, and—as of this…

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Windows in the Dark

You know that feeling when you’re a little kid and you need to use the restroom in the middle of the night, so you slink down the unlit…

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Mini Makeup Review: Ilia Skin Tint Serum 💁🏻‍♀️

Obligatory Disclaimer: I’m not a beauty guru, but I am a girl who has spent too much money on makeup in her life that made her look like…

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We’re going to talk about “Sasaki and Miyano” today because I’ll keep making angry duck sounds of excitement if I don’t share my feelings.

[Minor spoilers ahoy, but we all know generally how this show has to end, right? I mean, it’s a romantic, feel-good slice-of-life.] Okay, let’s be real; we love…

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“Bats in the Belfry” and “When Crossovers Break Fourth Walls:” Adventures in Frantic Fanfic

Frantic Fanfic (@franticfanfic on Twitter) is a browser-based, free-to-play cooperative fanfiction writing game. In the basic mode, each player nominates ?five? characters suitable for fanfiction. …

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I finally (sort of!) understand what it’s like to think (a bit!) in another language — a revelation via Nightshade (Hanzo’s route)

When I play localized otome, I’ve gotten to the point where I ✨automatically✨ start shifting bits of unvoiced dialogue back into Japanese, which sounds vague, but it feels…

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NEW HAKUOKI CONTENT!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! Anime News — Hakuoki OVA (2021)

Crunchyroll is NOW streaming episodes 2 of 3 new and currently airing Hakuoki (2021) OVA with the last to release in Japan later this month and assumedly on…

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Sometimes I Think, “I Need One of These” — or, a fundamentally broken thing

There are days, weeks really, when I argue with myself. As I get older, I feel more and more that time isn’t going to wait for me. I…

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“Gosh, I was so emotionally invested in these cells.” — Episodic Commentary on “Cells at Work”

Cells at Work is all about the daily lives of busy cells within a body (“the world”). These cells don’t always understand the whys of their world or…

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Apparently the Midwest is a Different Experience

Author’s Note: Apparently, I didn’t post this it’s just a bunch of Tweets I saw on Buzzfeed and thought were absolutely hilarious. As stated in the header, I…

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So Far I’ve Come, and Gratefully — a reflection 1.5 years post-injury

Author’s Note: This was a post in my backlog of drafts written 1.5 years after my back injury. I don’t know why I didn’t post it, except maybe…

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Ridiculously Random Anime Awards, 2016-17

Author’s Note: This post is from *checks notes* 2017. I never published it assumedly because there were categories I never finished writing for, and at this point I…

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Gingerly: In Response to the WordPress Prompt

Author’s Note: This short post from the backlog was written in 2017 when Wordpress used to provide single word prompts for bloggers to fill. Do they still do…

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Shoujo’s Shojo “Tells & Tropes” Master List

You’ve probably never looked at a title and wondered, “Is this shojo?” and let’s be honest; you’ll also probably never need to ask. The hallmarks of shojo are…

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A Love Confession: The End –MDZS S3

“Lan Zhan. Back then, inside the Xuanwu Cave, did you create that song you played?”

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I kinda watched “Sweet Tooth.” – a short review

If you are of a mind to watch the Netflix original* show Sweet Tooth, you may be tempted to think it a fantasy based on appearance alone. The…

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“A Gift Wrapped in Pandemic Paper and Offered in Pieces,” or “Meaning without Consequence: My Pandemic Experience with Fruits Basket”

It’s finally time to sit down (or lie down as the case may be since I’m laying in bed while typing this paragraph) and try to tie my…

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“Like the pottery scattered about in pieces” — an excerpt of “1863, December”

Full fic here. 1864, December pt 2 “There’s nothing in my books about it,” Susumu says in report. The lights are low, and Harada’s eyes dance beneath their lids…

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

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…

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“Love me cancerously… She moves through moonbeams slowly. She knows just how to hold me.” — CMV/AMV Saturday (04/10/21)

Svattii and her girlfriend Mishkali are professional cosplayers (and, in Svattii’s case, a photographer as well) with oodles of talent and abundant creativity. They’ve done TONS of awes…

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“That Time I Learned that Co-Washing with a High-Moisture Shampoo will Make Me Lose My Hair,” a Shoujo’s Tale & Other Updates

Like any good light novel or any good Shoujo (me, not the anime genre), I begin with a rambling title and an adventure in capitalization. If you recall…

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“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&n…

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What are the ends and means of honor? — A Case for “Hakuoki Reimeiroku”

Hello! If you’re new here, welcome! If not, you may already know all this, but I’m a lover of reverse harem romance. I mean, honestly, what’s not to…

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Still Drawing Some Things ™, Getting that Good Internet ™ and Restarting the 31 Day Anime Challenge

As stated on Twitter, I stopped doing the 31 Day Anime Challenge because my back decided it was 2019 instead of 2021; sitting at the desk to type…

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Anime I Wish Had Another Season — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 13)

There are several anime I wish had another season, chief among them both “Given” and “Skip Beat.” While we have some hope of more “Given” media to come,…

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Character You Wish Never Existed — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 12)

A good character or character addition can make or break a program. This is especially true when the character is given a major role. However, not every character…

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Most Traumatizing Anime Scene — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 11)

This post will have two answers. Firstly, going back to day ONE with this prompt, the most traumatizing anime scene to which I’ve ever been exposed has to…

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Bored Beyond Reason—Adventures in Egg-Based Hair Masking

The effort herein described is just as the title suggests. Because I am bored beyond reason and trying not to fall into spiraling existential and practical dread, I’ve…

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Anime Character I Would Like to Meet — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 10)

There are all sorts of anime husbandos, right? And if that’s not where your mind went first, no worries, but mine sure did, because most of my favorite…

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I didn’t need to be pressured. I like tags posts. — The Peer Pressure Tag!

Rules: Link back to the creator, which is Random Thoughts of My Fandoms.Provide a link to the person who tagged you. (That would be, in my case, Celestial Sparkles!)Answer…

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Anime I Would Recommend — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 9)

I’ve been at this whole blogging thing for a while (four years!), and in that time, I’ve recommended quite a bit of anime, and so to recommend another…

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Anime I Think Has the Best Story — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 8)

It’s probably time to mention again the fact that I’m terrible with favorites, so any “favorite” questions may very well come down to something I know I like…

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Anime I Wish That I Lived In — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 7)

Like last time, I’ll assert that I enjoy my real world existence and those therein involved to sacrifice them in order to live in an anime world. I…

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Anime Character I Wish That I Was — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 6)

Another boring post from me today, but I don’t wish that I was any character, anime or otherwise. I enjoy being the real world me far too much…

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Anime Character I Find Attractive — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 5)

Okay, so the following works perfectly with this prompt. A while ago, I posted this on Twitter: In my response, I included one live action and several otome…

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Most Ecchi Anime I’ve Watched — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 4)

It’s not going to come as a surprise to most of you that I don’t watch Ecchi anime, so… that’s the answer! Until tomorrow… …stay home when you…

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First Anime That Brought Me to Tears — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 3)

Answering this prompt requires me to think a few years back in time, so it might take some doing. I’m fairly confident I can narrow it down to…

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Last Completed Anime I Watched — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 2)

Though this may easily change by the time this post goes live (as I’m currently writing it about two weeks in advance!), the last completed anime I watched…

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Worst Anime I’ve Seen So Far — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 1)

This is not the 30 Day Anime Challenge! I know that not all of you were here for it, dear compatriots, but I’ve already done that! 2017 seems…

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And the Beat Goes On — Responding to the “Music & Me Tag”

I’ve been tagged for a few challenges lately that I’ve decided to get a move onto! In this case, I was tagged by Annie over on Evening Tea…

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Shoujo’s Ramblings, DCAU Edition 1 — Who is Andrea Beaumont?

Text: Before we begin, we need to ask ourselves, what is the DCAU? Bruce Timm’s Batman the Animated Series aired in 1992. It’s 85 episode run was supplemented…

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It’s 12:33 AM, and I’m thinking (compulsively).

As they do for many, depressing thoughts like to flutter through my mind at night. Tonight’s features are selfish. They include: Everyone I love the most is going…

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It’s 12:33 AM, and I’m thinking (compulsively).

As they do for many, depressing thoughts like to flutter through my mind at night. Tonight’s features are selfish. They include: Everyone I love the most is going…

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The Majesty of Continuity — DCAU Podcast 1 (Trial Run)

Shoujo · The Majesty of Continuity — DCAU Podcast 1 Please consider this podcast a rough, trial run. In my excitement, I recorded it before I even rolled…

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