[Movie Essay] The Intimacy of Encanto

[Minor spoilers for Encanto] Encanto is the latest animated feature from the NOT-Pixar side of Disney’s animation team, and it’s got to be one of the most charming and sincere of their films to come out in recent years. The music is catchy yet it develops the characters really well. The visuals are masterfully crafted and don’t act as crutches for the movie’s existence. The … Continue reading [Movie Essay] The Intimacy of Encanto

Boy’s Abyss Review: Exploring The Darker Side of Intimacy

I’ve been reading a lot more manga as of late. While I dip my toes into several titles, I find it hard to follow them weekly. So many manga feels less “episodic” when read in a weekly format. It always feel more like I’m watching half of a complete episode. It’s a rare exception for a manga to grab my attention weekly and leave me … Continue reading Boy’s Abyss Review: Exploring The Darker Side of Intimacy

Asuperu Kanojo: A Bittersweet Manga About A Girl With Asperger’s Syndrome

Trigger Warning: There will be discussion of heavy topics such as self-harm, depression, child abuse and the usual uncomfortable topics that have to be brought up when mental health is discussed. Please be warned. I’ve talked about mental health at GREAT length before on this blog. My Doki Doki Psychology Club post is probably my most researched article on this blog, and I was very … Continue reading Asuperu Kanojo: A Bittersweet Manga About A Girl With Asperger’s Syndrome

Spooktober Horror: Alice

Way back when I was a lad, I had aspirations of being a creative story writer. It was only until after high school that I realized creative writing is REALLY hard, and I’ve kind of chilled out on it. However, I like going back and reading my stories, awful they may be. Recently, I started writing again, and one of my more successful stories is … Continue reading Spooktober Horror: Alice

Meet Reiko, Virtual Youtuber and…….. Victim of Domestic Abuse?

CONTENT WARNING: This post will be dealing with serious topics such as depression and domestic abuse. If you have issues with reading about content such as this, you have been fairly warned. Wandering randomly on the interwebs, I found a rather strange new virtual youtuber. Now, her content in of itself is “harmless”. It revolves around a woman named Reiko. Her content consist of her … Continue reading Meet Reiko, Virtual Youtuber and…….. Victim of Domestic Abuse?

The Significance of Holding Hands

[Repost of one of my favorite posts I’ve ever written. Excited to be back,but I need some time to adjust, so here’s for the new readers!] 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 … Continue reading The Significance of Holding Hands

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

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

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

Writing Your Way Out of Writer’s Block

We’ve all been through a phase where we simply cannot think of anything to write about. Writer’s block is a very real problem that can be caused by a whole host of factors, ranging from simple lack of inspiration, to full-on depression. With this article, I hope to help you guys overcome writer’s block by sharing my experience with it, and how I power on … Continue reading Writing Your Way Out of Writer’s Block