The novel is a remarkable work of fiction that sophisticatedly examines the dimensionalities of grief, abandonment, dysfunction, and the inability to convey emotions and insecurities honestly and securely.
I only watched about nine serials, with two of them being re-watches. They were all entertaining to various degrees and in different ways, and a couple of them even surprised me with how much I grew to adore them by their finales, so much so that I plan on adding them to my personal collection in the near-ish future.
Re:Mind is a Japanese psychological thriller about a group of eleven high school girls that awake one day to find themselves all sitting around a long dining table with their feet shackled to the floor, uncertain of how they got there or why they were brought there. The drama was produced by TV Tokyo and is available for streaming exclusively on Netflix.
A Study in Emerald was the dark fantasy story that I didn’t realise I was craving so badly. It satisfied my love of both dark and mysterious plights, and my passion for fantasy and the obscure. As someone who positively relishes intellective writing and unique twists to literary classics, on top of everything else I’ve mentioned, the graphic novel ended up being a masterful indulgence of the best sort.
Manga madness continued quite vehemently for me in July, August, and September especially. Aside from manga, I also managed to squeeze in a few nonfiction titles, two of which were personal growth and self-care advice, and some mysteries!
September wasn’t a very exciting month for me in terms of streaming. A couple films were re-watches for me as I put them on in the background while I studied. I find that having dialogue or a story to concentrate on in the background actually helps my brain retain more information
Miniature book reviews for two fantasy short story collections, Songs of Love and Death edited by Martin and Dozois; Blood Lite edited by Kevin J. Anderson
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher is the fourth instalment in the author’s adult urban fantasy series, The Dresden Files. In this volume, Harry Dresden is a hot mess in the wake of the tragedy that befell his girlfriend,
Now that September is almost over, I can finally share my July & August TV and film wrap-up (oops, for being über late!). Since July and August were the last two months before my Uni journey began, I took supreme advantage of the free time and watched as much stuff on my various watchlists as I possibly could! It was mostly a couple months of horror films
This is one of those anime that I can gush about for pages and pages, and it’s also one that a lot of people have heard of yet have not watched for any number of reasons. Since I thoroughly appreciated the first-time experience of viewing Astra Lost in Space, I wanted to create a write-up of my five favourite attributes
~Please note that some of the screengrabs for the games mentioned in this post will be NSFW with blood, gore, and some nudity.~ Since my birthday month of ghoulish and ghostly shenanigans is almost upon us, I thought it would be fun to take a look at my Steam wishlist and share the horror games that I’ve added over the past year or so.
Mao Volume 1 by Rumiko Takahashi is a shōnen, dark fantasy, supernatural adventure manga series that follows a young girl named Nanako Kiba. She survived a terrible event as a child and ever since then she lives with her grandfather. One day on her way home from school, she walks by the location of this past tragedy and eventually finds herself transported back to the Taisho Era
The Maidens by Alex Michaelides is a Greek, psychological thriller that follows a woman named Mariana Andros, who’s a group therapist. When her niece’s roommate is found murdered on campus at Cambridge, Mariana heads over to the university to help console her niece, Zoe, as well to help figure out who killed Zoe’s roommate.
Whenever people ask me for recommendations of underrated anime serials, Witch Hunter Robin is one that immediately slips to mind. It was one of those titles that left an imprint for many years to come, making it rather unforgettable and always waiting to be shared. There were so many details about this particular anime that stood out to me in the vast ocean of similarly-themed shows and because of that, it has cemented itself as one of my favourite occult, crime serials to date.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was one of my most anticipated Netflix drops for the whole year. My most-anticipated series for all of 2021 had turned into one of the largest disappointments I’ve experienced in years.
Comics are one of my favourite things to read but I haven’t had a chance to really dive into some long-awaited titles thanks to life being a bit chaotic. For the rest of September and especially for October (my pumpkin-infused spoopy month of birth) I want to dive into my backlog and reacquaint myself with this truly fantastic and incredibly underrated medium.