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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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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“Chizuru, too, has been very, very busy.” – An Excerpt from “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…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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“It’s Raining Husbandos” – The Weather Girls Parody

Hi, I’m your Shoujothoughts (Ah-huh) And have I got news for you (You better listen) Get ready, all you anime minded And leave any mean comments at home…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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“Quadra-collab Fails to Form a Band: Reviews Given (movie)” – pt 3

This post is part 3 in a quadra-collab. The other sections are available to read at the links below: Part 1 with Irina (I Drink and Watch Anime)Part…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all the Single (and not-so-Single) Pringles: V-Day Thoughts and Anime Recs

That’s right. I’ve decided that we’re ALL Pringles! We are all a bunch of delicious Pringles celebrating Valentine’s Day while stuck in our homes alone…TOGETHER! (o´▽`…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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(≧∇≦)If you need a laugh, I got you.

Again, the purpose of this post is just to put smiles on faces! You can see the first three meme-tastic posts here: (≧∇≦)If you need a laugh, I…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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“Freedom,” (OP 2) from the anime “Banana Fish” (English)

I’ve been ignoring everyone I’ve been wandering around I’ve been deceived everything at that time Then you appeared in front of me You ignited my pale heart We’ve…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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“Soon may an anime come that we can all agree upon.” — An Anime-Inspired Sea Shanty

Sea Shanties have been all the rage lately, and even if they’ve died down in the way that so much of internet culture quickly does, I still love…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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“May all the gay couples around the world find happiness.” — Real Time Reactions to “The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi”

[Please note that, while this anime is rated PG-13, it probably should be rated M because of some of the jokes, and this review is intended for mature…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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I did Jon Spencer’s January Event and drew some birds. 🐦 🖍 (art post)

Okay, so. January was a rough month for me. What I mean is that I spent the first… 4/5ths of January attempting to keep myself from the clutches…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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“It’s not Banana Fish, but it has the **vibes**” — Review of “Jie Yao” (Antidote)

I found out about this show from the Yu Alexius Anime Portal. Yu Alexius painted a very complete picture of what one might expect if they chose to…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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“It got 12 likes,” or That Time I Became a Rogue Lobster Rescuer

I will begin by saying, the tweet got 12 likes. It actually got more than 12 likes. Anyway, it is because this tweet got the necessary number of…

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“I’m not good when a woman cries.” — an excerpt of “1863, December”

1864, October (pt 3) Sanosuke has never seen her cry. Chizuru’s spirit is indomitable, something as hard and unwavering as it is gentle. When he stumbles across her…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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I have no excuse for this. Not even a little. (John Denver’s “Country Roads” but sang as an anime girl, and I’m not sorry about it.)

I listen to John Denver’s “Country Roads” on repeat (Thank you, Alexa.) when I’m cleaning the house. I am in fact in love with the song. Because of…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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This is not a game about a coffee shop. ☕️ – a “Café Enchanté” Review

[Spoiler free until specified section] For the first time since 2019, I am the proud owner of new otome! I’d been wanting a few new titles released this…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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“It was total Boy Love bait.” –Fandom/Anime Viewership and IRL 2020 Reflection Podcast

In this podcast, I discuss: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, Given, Fruits Basket, Merman in my Tub, The Untamed, Scumbag System, The World’s Greatest First Love, Magic-kyun! Renaissance, …

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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Sci-fi and Sparkles 2: Shoujo and Scott Talk Christmas Anime (pt 2)

This is part two of a two-part collaboration post. The first half can be found over on Mechanical Anime Reviews! Without further ado, on to the rest of…

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Describe Yourself Using Anime Characters! (The Kore Wa Watashi Blog Award)

Rules The purpose of this tag is very simple! Describe yourself through anime! To do this you will answer all of the questions below! After this is done…

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“What… what did he do? Is Chizuru alright?”— an excerpt of “1863, December”

1864, October (pt 1) Incidents at the Ikedaya and Kinmon Rebellion left the Shinsengumi on high alert. Interference from the unique group of… whoever they were… was unwelcome…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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With prayers for long life and happiness — an excerpt of “1863, December”

1864, September pt 1 “I was born today,” he says, his eyes locked on his task. On the fourth and seventh days of every ten, Sanosuke helps Chizuru…

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“If that’s not majestic, I don’t know what is.” —initial thoughts on “Hetalia Axis Powers”

The first and most important thing I have to say about this title is as follows; Jerry Jewell, the voice behind Victor Nikiforov in the Yuri!!! On Ice…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings