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.

How I Deal with Creative Writing Blocks When Writing Fiction Part 1: Random Prompts – A Writer’s Discussion

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.

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.

So I’m a Spider, So What?: An Absurdly Amusing Isekai About Surviving as a Spiderling (Winter 2021)

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.

Laid-Back Camp Season 2: Wholesome, Whimsical Cosiness via Camping – Anime First Impressions (Winter 2021)

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.

#AniTwitWatches: Kanon – Episodes 14 to 20 Thoughts & Reactions

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.