Monthly Mongoose Manga August 2018! – Monstrous,Mundane,and Magical

Holy crap, this month was just a barrage of quality manga, and half of this list will probably get their own posts in the future, I just love them so much. This will be a spoiler-free impression of these series, so feel free to read without fear of any major spoilers! Jitsu Wa Watashi Wa (My Monster Secret)   Status: Finished (220 chapters including Omake) … Continue reading Monthly Mongoose Manga August 2018! – Monstrous,Mundane,and Magical

Chuunibyou: Take on Me Movie Review

Well, I guess it’s Chuuni week in this blog, because after watching how terrible chuunis can be in “When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace”, I decided to remind myself of how adorable chuunis can exist too! I did this by watching the Chuunibyou movie, subtitled: ♪♫♬ TAAAAAKE OOOON MEEEEE♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ take on me♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ TAAAAAAKE MEEEEE OOOONNNNN♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ take on me♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ I’LL BEEEEEEE GOOOOONE, IN … Continue reading Chuunibyou: Take on Me Movie Review

Cells at Work! BLACK Review – Zero Fluff, 100% Cynicism

People rave about the adorable Cells at Work! anime that is blowing up this season, but did you know that there is a spinoff intended for a mature audience? For those not in the know, Cells at Work! BLACK is a spinoff series approved by the original author (Akane Shimizu) but made by a different author and artist (Shigemitsu Harada and Issei Hatsuyoshi) that shows … Continue reading Cells at Work! BLACK Review – Zero Fluff, 100% Cynicism

Hayami Saori’s Phenomenal Rant As Hatoko – The Best Voice Acting In Anime Yet

Without any context, I stumbled upon this scene from “When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace”, where the character Hatoko, played by Hayami Saori, finally breaks and shows what they truly think of the MC’s chuuni tendencies. I hadn’t even watched the show this scene was from at the time. I just gauged that generic male MC was just a generic asshole chuuni, like usual, and I … Continue reading Hayami Saori’s Phenomenal Rant As Hatoko – The Best Voice Acting In Anime Yet

Naming Your Character Gabriel Is A Bad Idea

I feel like I’m using Irina too much as an infinite source of ideas at this point. To be fair to myself, that’s her fault for having such interesting topics that kickstart my brain. I stole got inspired by her post ” What’s in a name (Anime Edition), where she talks about the significance of names. I thought,” that’s really cool”, then thought about my … Continue reading Naming Your Character Gabriel Is A Bad Idea

A Companion Piece To My Holding Hands Article

I shared my post about The Significance of Holding Hands on reddit yesterday, and it was mildly successful! Well, sorta. My biggest peeve was that most of the comments were the same tired jokes about hand holding being lewd. Hell, the top comment was a guy saying they didn’t even read my thing and just said holding hands makes babies. Fortunately, a fair few people … Continue reading A Companion Piece To My Holding Hands Article

The Significance of Holding Hands

The very act of holding hands has been ingrained into us since we were infants. We first held our own parents’ fingers with the palms of our tiny hands as a way of finding comfort in a strange new world. It has also been scientifically proven to not only reduce stress hormones (cortisol) , but actually increase the hormone associated with the feelings of love … Continue reading The Significance of Holding Hands