The Future…? Life and Blog Update

Hi everyone, long time no see. Today marks the fifth anniversary of my blog. Ironically, it also marks exactly one year since my last post on here. I wanted to briefly explain where I've been and what my plans are. After my last post in July 2020, I willingly decided to take a break from … Continue reading The Future…? Life and Blog Update

Are Electric Rodent Pokemon Actually Rodents?

I love rodents. While many people find them disconcerting or even disgusting, I think they are adorable, at least most of the time. I have a very strong connection to them; they’d be my Patronus if I had one. This is partially why Raichu is my favorite Pokemon. It’s also because Electric is my favorite … Continue reading Are Electric Rodent Pokemon Actually Rodents?

A Long Post Featuring Me Rambling About 2019, Anime, And Music – A Yearly Roundup(?)

Happy New Year, everyone! Another year has come to a close, so it's time for a reflective post about my blog. I have said it before, and I will say it again. Life is weird. For me, 2017 was the year of freelance writing, 2018 was the year of professional writing, and 2019... took a … Continue reading A Long Post Featuring Me Rambling About 2019, Anime, And Music – A Yearly Roundup(?)

8 Anime Quotes That Speak To Me (Via QuoteTheAnime)

Anime isn't just about beautiful artwork: it's full of life lessons, relatable characters, and helpful advice. The number of motivational anime moments is immeasurable, so it's impossible to document them all. However, the guys running QuoteTheAnime have done a great job of cataloging many of them. If you aren't familiar, QuoteTheAnime is a blog that … Continue reading 8 Anime Quotes That Speak To Me (Via QuoteTheAnime)

Yuru Yuri at famous Kyoto temple

A Place I’d Like To Visit From Manga Or Anime (The Animanga Festival)

Hello everyone~ I've decided to participate in this year's Animanga Festival! If you aren't aware, the Animanga Festival is an event hosted and created by Auri and Nairne  at Manga Toritsukareru Koto. "Simply put, it is a month-long festivity that includes aggressive writing prompts, intriguing competitions, whacky activities, remarkable talent, and all-round fun!" For my incredibly late post, I'm … Continue reading A Place I’d Like To Visit From Manga Or Anime (The Animanga Festival)

Sarazanmai Analsis

Sarazanmai: Desire, Love, Circles, and Buddhism. My Analysis and Personal Interpretation

Since Yurikuma Arashi is one of my favorite yuri anime and Kunihiko Ikuhara is one of my favorite directors, I had to watch Sarazanmai when I heard about it. Needless to say, I loved all of its surrealism, quirkiness, and... gayness. Ambiguous and metaphor-laced anime series always inspire me to write, forcing me to stretch … Continue reading Sarazanmai: Desire, Love, Circles, and Buddhism. My Analysis and Personal Interpretation

Rai’s Guide To Being An Environmentally Friendly Anime Fan

This is going to sound really strange, but I've been thinking a lot about plastic recently. About how it's literally everywhere and at the same time terrible for the environment. Then, while still contemplating this, I looked around my room and made a discovery: it's overflowing with plastic. There's the regular everyday items like water bottles, … Continue reading Rai’s Guide To Being An Environmentally Friendly Anime Fan