Sex & Rape in Netflix’s Bridgerton – A Discussion

This entire scene and situation was so triggering to watch for many reasons and no content warnings are provided for it, which was an ever bigger astonishment and source of outrage. The fact that he lied to her about his intentions is a humongous betrayal, but the even bigger issue here is that Daphne basically rapes her husband to prove a point and so few people are talking about it.

SK8 the Infinity: Bones’ Brilliant New Shōnen Series About Skateboarding and Standing Back Up When Life Shoves You to the Pavement – Anime First Impressions (Winter 2021)

I honestly wasn’t planning on watching this series as I don’t know dick about skateboarding. However, during a bout of insomnia, I found it floating around on Funimation’s website and figured what the hell. I’m so glad that I took a chance on it because this very well may become one of my top three anime picks from the Winter 2021 season thus far.

The Elusive Samurai by Yūsei Matsui: A Quirky Historical Tale of Retribution & Family Honour – Manga First Impressions

The Elusive Samurai (逃げ上手の若君) by Yūsei Matsui is a shōnen, jidaigeki manga series that takes place between the Kamakura and Muromachi eras of Japanese history and follows a young boy named Hōjō Takatoki that is known for always being on a speedy run. When his entire family and status are viciously ripped from him by a terrible betrayal, Hōjō flees with an unexpected rival so that he may survive and exact his revenge one day in the near future.

Winter Anime Haul: Holiday Loot from Sentai

My anime buying ban was going superbly last year (I limited myself to one loot gig per year) until Sentai’s Holiday sale came around. I managed to resist most of the deals until I saw the premium box set for one of my favourite romance anime on sale for about ninety percent off!! That was the straw that broke my composure.

Sunday Chai & Chat: Post-New Year’s Check-In

I wanted to create a small space here where I can chat with you candidly every couple weeks about life and how things are going. Whether I’m kicking it’s arse or it’s beating the living hell out of my own. I suppose I just wanted people to see me for who I truly am. No pretences, no bullshite.

Stardoc by S.L. Viehl: A Physician on the Run From Her Mad Scientist Dad – (Galactic Medical Science-Fiction) – Book Review

Stardoc by S.L. Viehl is a galactic medical, science-fiction novel that is also the first book in a series of the same name. It follows a Terran doctor named Cherijo Grey Veil who flees her home planet with her cat, Jenners, after she learns a terrible secret about her father, a galactically renown physician known for his brilliance and harsh anti-alien propaganda.

Horimiya: A Beautifully Animated Series on the Pleasures of Platonic Intimacy – Anime 1st Impressions (Winter 2021)

Horimiya (ホリミヤ) is a shōnen, romantic comedy anime series about two unlikely individuals who end up coming together due to peculiar circumstances. As they realise they’re classmates that are, in fact, quite different in reality versus their student personas, they formulate a platonic kinship which blooms beautifully with the potential for much more.

#AniTwitWatches: Kanon – Episodes 21 to 24 Thoughts & Reactions + Musings on the Series as a Whole

Welcome to the final #AniTwitWatches Kanon (2006) post! Today I’ll be covering the last four episodes of the series. This is going to be a little different than the previous mutterings as I’ve gone ahead and watched segments twenty-one through twenty-four and shall be talking about them collectively today, along with my overall feelings about the series as a whole.

Self-Care Sunday: Mindful Intentions for Unexpected Stress Days

If 2020 has taught me anything at all, it is that life will always try to build some kind of barrier in our paths and the fallout from being stonewalled can be completely debilitating, especially if there’s no plan for protection set in place. Today, I wanted to chat briefly about how to create some self-care plans and intentions for those sorts of stress days that bitch-slap us when we absolutely least expect it or want it to.

Caturday Reads: Cosy Mystery, Galactic Sci-Fi, & Retro Gaming

The plan as it stands is to read a couple books, marathon the Star Wars films in machete order with Madame Gabs, and try to play Donkey Kong Country 3 with full completion (I’ve never been able to do this, but Gabs has, so she’s going to help me, woot). The books I shall be reading consist of a cosy mystery and the second instalment in a medical sci-fi series I began at the start of January.

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki: Becoming a Champion at the Game Known as Life – Anime First Impressions (Winter 2021)

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (弱キャラ友崎くん) is a shōnen, romantic comedy anime series about a guy named Tomozaki who’s a badass online gamer. However, in reality, he’s an introverted, anti-social, loner geek. He absolutely loathes the game called Life since most people tend to have it easy with either their looks or personality or other superficial characteristic, and these same individuals make harsh judgments on anyone who isn’t quite like them.