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.
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.
The hardest apart about being a writer is dealing with creative blocks and writing ruts. There will be weeks where I shall be glued to my laptop, writing word after word, page after page. Then one day my fingers will cease their movement. They linger over the keys as my mind becomes overcome with a scrambling of white noise and gibberish. Sweat will bead upon my brow. My skin will begin to feel extremely heated and my heartbeat races like it’s laced with cocaine. A terrible dread begins to embrace me, and this shadow of frustration takes root. This is usually where I sigh and then curse and then drop my face into my laptop with gross dejection.
A couple of months ago I had asked for feel-good, fluffy anime recommendations. One of those recommendations came to me via Twitter and it’s of an anime short called With a Dog and a Cat, Every Day is Fun. I started watching it the same day that I received the suggestion, and I binged all available episodes in a single sitting
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 (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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
Dr Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist (怪病医ラムネ) is a seinen, fantasy about a highly energetic doctor living in the city who takes on patients with unique and mysterious illnesses that normal doctors cannot diagnose or even see the existence of.
So I’m a Spider, So What? (蜘蛛ですが、なにか？) is a seinen, isekai, fantasy anime about an unnamed girl who falls asleep in her class one day and finds herself waking up as a spider hatching from an egg in a different world. Given my vehement distaste for spiders, I tried to avoid this anime as much as possible, but my morbid curiosity won out in the end. I’m happy that I gave it a shot because this is quite possibly one of the most ridiculously amazing things to air this season.
When the first season aired three years ago, I loved everything about it. I don’t typically gravitate towards moe-type things. However, I enjoyed the gorgeous scenery and the camaraderie that Laid-Back Camp offers. Based on the first segment for this second season, I expect things to be just as comforting and kind as they were back in 2018.
The AniTwitWatches Kanon (2006) watching shenanigans continue today as I make my way through episodes fourteen to twenty. So far, I’ve had some mixed feelings about the series. It started off rather average yet entertaining, then ventured off into an evocative and grief-filled sector, then found its way back into something wholesome and whimsical, and once has found it’s footpath back into the strange and possibly sorrowful. It has definitely been an interesting ride to all sorts of places and I’m both curious as well as nervous to see what the next stop is going to be.
I finally received an opportunity to sit down and take a gander at the Winter 2021 anime offerings. At first, I thought there would only be four or five shows that would be of interest to me, yet after paroozing the catalogue, I ended up with a tentative watchlist of approximately eleven to twelve titles!