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

BLM Round Table with Black Creators from Saturday AM

The other day I was driving through my (usually) quiet town when I came across a Black Lives Matter protest on the side of the road. Despite the heat and the threat of COVID-19, a group of young people – most of them adorning masks – were shouting “BLACK LIVES MATTER!” and holding up signs … Continue reading BLM Round Table with Black Creators from Saturday AM

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)

Why Are Anime Girls Always Dieting? Female Body Image and Weight in Japan

As someone who has watched many anime with all-girls casts, there’s a trend I've noticed over time. Anime girls are always going on diets - it happens in Sailor Moon, Love Live, Uma Musume, and even in Lucky Star. And loads more. I began to ask myself, “Why are all these girls so obsessed with … Continue reading Why Are Anime Girls Always Dieting? Female Body Image and Weight in Japan

The Use Of Symbolism And Metaphor In Your Lie In April Part 2 – Other Symbols

Hey, everyone~ This piece was originally part of a longer piece called Analysis: The Use Of Symbolism And Metaphor In Your Lie In April. However, that blog post was super long, so I decided to break it into two parts. Part 2 will look at symbols and metaphors in Your Lie in April that serve … Continue reading The Use Of Symbolism And Metaphor In Your Lie In April Part 2 – Other Symbols