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?
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(?)
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)
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)
Despite all of the complaints it received, I enjoyed last year's Anime Fest @ NYCC. Yes, it had many flaws, like a distant, questionable location at Pier 94 and low attendance. But I still managed to have fun because I was able to get away from the insane hustle of Comic Con, get some air to breath, buy anime … Continue reading Anime Fest @ NYCC 2019: They Dropped The Ball (Again)
This is a little late but... yay! My blog has been alive for three years. Through a lot of ups, downs, and hiatuses, it still managed to survive somehow. Thank you for everyone who has visited, read, liked, retweeted, or commented on my blog. Even if I'm terrible at replying back, I really appreciate everyone … Continue reading Rai’s Third Anniversary Special
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
I noticed something about my blog recently. I'm always talking about girls. Whether it's my animated waifus, female manga characters, or real-life idols, I'm always like girls... gurls... GIRLS. I've also noticed a weird trend in the yuri community: some overly zealous yuri purists hate men or don't think they should be in certain anime … Continue reading Yuri Fans Can Love Guys Too: My Favorite Male Anime Characters
A couple years ago, I watched the No Game No Life anime and really enjoyed it, especially with its striking visuals and silly humor. Because of this, I bought the first light novel when it was translated to English... but didn't end up reading it until now ^_^; (I have way too many books.) If … Continue reading No Game No Life Volume 1 Light Novel Review
Firstly, happy holidays to everyone reading this, no matter what holiday you celebrate or religion you practice. Below are some adorable Christmas (and New Years) anime episodes that are both cute and heartfelt. Most of these can be streamed on Hidive or Crunchyroll. Please enjoy, and happy holidays!! Author’s Note: This is an update of … Continue reading Cute Holiday Anime Episodes To Watch This Christmas!