I wrote a tiny spoopy poem to celebrate the Halloween festivities this year! 🎃
As I sit here listening to the sounds of the rain against my window, the splatter and spitter of it all, I am overwhelmed with a great sense of disbelief. Today is my birthday and I’m not sure why, but it feels really strange.
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.
When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka is a Japanese-American historical fiction novel that tells the story of a family that is uprooted from their home and put into an Internment Camp during the Second World War. Each tale is told from the perspective of a different person, which helps tell a story that explains the various traumatic experiences and harmful impacts that this devastating event had on Japanese and Japanese-Americans.
Sirius the Jaeger is an anime series that I picked up on a whim. The series had some really fascinating concepts going for it, but it would’ve been so much stronger with a handful of improvements in some key areas.
Mermaid Saga by Rumiko Takahashi is a shōnen, fantasy horror manga series that follows a young man who ate the flesh of a mermaid and became one of the super rare individuals to obtain immortality. After 500 years of living, he sets out on a quest to discover how to end said immortality.
Welcome to my über belated Caturday Reads! This is going to be my reading list for all of October. Bookish goals for the month include a couple cosy mysteries, some sci-fi horror, dark fantasy horror, urban fantasy horror, and horror suspense including Japanese horror!
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