Things I Love Thursday | Fictional Characters

Things I Love Thursday | Fictional Characters

You can tell I haven’t finished a book or an otome game route in a while because I’m going to this is what I’m going for today instead of a review. Oh gosh, I need to finish something soon lol Anyway, let’s get to some fictional characters I love in no particular order❤ Sabetha Belacoros from The Gentleman Bastard Sequence Sabetha is the ‘born queen of all the charmers that ever lived’; she is a fantastic con artist, and a great thief. She […]

Posted 3 August, 2017
Books

Good Ends? Never Heard Of Them

Good Ends? Never Heard Of Them

I’m one of those people who can’t make it to the Good End in an otome game to save her life; which, in some cases, the main character’s life does seem to hinge on it sooo… sorry? I’m also the kind of person to always choose the options that lead to my death in Choose Your Own Adventure books too, so maybe I shouldn’t be allowed to make decisions anymore. Ever. I remember my first venture into PlayStation otome games, […]

Posted 2 August, 2017
Otome

Plans for August

Plans for August

I don’t actually have any blog posts queued at the moment, which is a little bit annoying because I rely on my queued posts oops. I lie, barely anything is ever queued. But, anyway, I figured that (since I haven’t finished a book or an otome game in a while) I’d ramble on about my TBR and the games I want to play in the hopes that I actually end up doing so lol Here we go~ Otome Games I […]

Posted 1 August, 2017
General

July Wrap Up

July Wrap Up

It feels a little odd writing this since I haven’t even been blogging for a full month yet, but oh well. So, anyway, this month’s been fun and has shown me how bad I am at managing my time lol I’ve finally started reading novels again after months of mostly reading manga, though the occasional series does still sneak its way in there. I started reviewing books again rather than just finishing them and moving on which is fun, it’s […]

Posted 31 July, 2017
General

Review | Falling Kingdoms

Review | Falling Kingdoms

I feel like this review is going to be hard to write. This book isn’t amazing, and it has some issues with worldbuilding and characterisation, but I enjoyed it. Or, well, parts of it anyway. Mytica is made up of three kingdoms, and they all sound the same. Sure, they’re described differently—the bountiful one, the poor one, the strict and religious one—but they all talk the same ways. There’s no slang, there aren’t many references to kingdom-specific things at all. Everyone […]

Posted 30 July, 2017
Book Review

Review | The Bone Witch

Review | The Bone Witch

“Tea,” the figure said. But then it smiled, and it was Fox’s smile, quiet and kind. The Bone Witch is slow to start. The worldbuilding is great, I love the world building and the descriptions are lovely. However, not a lot happens and it drags for a while in the middle before finally getting to the plot in the last ten to fifteen percent of the book. There is so much world building; there’s so much information on the cities, and […]

Posted 29 July, 2017
Book Review

I Love Fandom

I Love Fandom

I kinda wanna talk about fandom for a bit, so: I don’t write fic anymore (when will my writing skills come home from the war?), I can’t draw worth a damn, and beautiful meta or theories about characters or shows seem to be beyond me. But I greatly admire the people who do, especially those that can do it consistently. I’ve always been pretty scared about involving myself in fandom too much; I wrote a fic here or there, mostly for […]

Posted 28 July, 2017
General

Review | Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol. 1-4

Review | Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol. 1-4

Narumi and Hirotaka start dating out of convenience; they’re both otaku, they’re both single, and they both enjoy each other’s company. It’s a great idea, and it works well for them. It’s almost as if they’re not dating. Narumi is adorable and a bit of an all-rounder otaku (games, manga, idols, etc); her main interests are shoujo manga and BL. Hirotaka is dead-set on games, he’ll give other things a chance if you recommend them, but he’s fully focused on games rather […]

Posted 27 July, 2017
Book Review

Do comics really count?

Do comics really count?

Recently I finished my Goodreads Challenge goal of reading 100 books. It’s not as great as it sounds lol It’s mostly manga which brings me to what this post is about. Ages back, back when I was far more active in booklr, I found a post where someone was complaining about people who ‘only read comics’ and how ‘comics/manga shouldn’t count for Goodreads Challenges’ because it’s mostly images. I can kind of half-understand where they’re coming from because yes comics (and […]

Posted 26 July, 2017
General

Translating Woes

Translating Woes

If you follow me on twitter you might see me complaining about translating every now and then (or a lot). Mostly it’s complaints about not translating and other times it’s complaints about silly typos. What I usually want to complain about, though, is that my Japanese is so damn awful. So, translating woes… AKA Jade complains about her Japanese proficiency for far longer than necessary. Let me just say, before I get into this, that I am not writing this to fish […]

Posted 25 July, 2017
Japanese