Sometimes I write posts that don’t neatly fall under a specific feature or review. If I think they’re any good, then I’ll be mentioning them here, I suppose.
6-14-2016: Saki: Match for 5th Predictions – I’m fairly proud with what I wrote here, but it’s definitely a post that only makes sense if you’re invested in Saki like me. I already got a few things wrong (and a few things right), but as of the writing of this paragraph (3-11-2017), we’re still only on the vanguard match. It’s been almost 9 months and we’ve only had this little progress…
11-11-2016: Pair the Spares – Why It Should Be Handled Cautiously – please don’t force ships, authors and writers. Some characters can end up all alone and that’s fine, okay? I’m down for ships if there’s actually shiptease moments through the series or show, however. Just no rushed pairings, please.
12-12-2016: Miscommunication in Manga and Anime – this one is a bit more of a rant inspired by my frustrations with Flip Flappers. It also doubled as another chance to talk about Saki. Still, hopefully I didn’t come across as being stubborn?
12-31-2016: “I Want To Be Special” – Characters I Can’t Help But Relate To – this post served as a way to organize my thoughts before I talked about Girlish Number, really. However, I did genuinely want to talk about this little trend that I noticed, too.
1-14-2017: Three Lines Seen in Anime and Manga Which Piss Me Off: Ramblings About Heteronormativity in Japanese Media – again, this one was kind of like a rant. I tried writing in a more relaxed and casual tone, as well. The post itself was inspired by a short conversation between D and me when we talked about how tomboys (in anime) always seem to be pressured into becoming “more girly.” I kind of feel like I dumbed down the topics I talked about a bit too much in order to make the post bite-sized, though. Sorry.
2-5-2017: A Lack of Communication and Its Implications as Seen in “Yuri!!! on Ice” – OWLS Feburary Blog Tour | Flight – this one was for the OWLS Feburary Blog Tour! I had only finished Yuri!!! on Ice a week prior and was kind of struggling with an idea, so I revisited the concept of communication again. Jeez, it’s almost like I studied in communication in college since I won’t shut up about it, huh? Even though my social skills are next to nil and I actually studied economics… I liked how the post’s ending was universal, but the transition from the rest of the post to the closing paragraphs was awkward.
2-12-2017: Matsumi Kuro and the Difficulties of Waiting as Seen in “Saki Achiga-hen” – I always seem to want to talk about Saki, huh? This is all theory crafting and heavily influenced by confirmation bias, but I liked how this post turned out. Again, this was inspired by a conversation between D and me (thanks, Btoom!!). I tried briefly explaining mahjong, but I probably did a terrible job. Sorry once again.
3-17-2017: Slice-of-life Shows Are Like Onions – I kind of rant about Winter 2017 SoL shows here. This was fueled by a lack of sleep and Shrek clips on YouTube. The metaphor also fails to maintain its integrity because it falls apart towards the end of the post.
4-12-2017: Social Projecting and Self-Stereotyping in Japanese Media – OWLS April Blog Tour | Colors – an attempt to talk about sterotyping and racism. Just like with the YoI post, I felt like my message was a bit shaky. I can do better. Maybe.