Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentines – Toradora! 14

I realized that I watched this episode long ago and even saved all the necessary screenshots, but forgot about it until now. At least we're just in time for Valentine's Day! Primes: Yay! I'm excited for us to be back in business! Is anyone doing anything special for Valentine's Day? I wanted to take my …

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A Hundred (-and-Two) Weird Dreams and a Reflection

Lol, another non-anime post. If you follow me on Twitter, I'm sure you'll notice my incessant Weird Dream tweets that come up about every other morning.  I used to keep a proper dream journal: ...But I've been recording in it less and less ever since I became busier in the mornings, especially during university semesters. …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentines – Toradora! 13

We're officially past the halfway point for Toradora!, so yay! Also, it's December, and fellow aniblogger Jerem is introducing "Toradora December" on his blog in celebration of the anime series close to his heart. He encourages us all to watch Toradora! with him and use the hashtag #ToradoraDecember on Twitter. Primes: Brilliant idea! Check it out, y'all! So, …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentines – Toradora! 12

The last month has consisted of crazy triaging for me. The good thing about reviewing a classic series is that you don't actually have to follow a strict schedule. So here's more Toradora! for you, finally. This episode is something! And here's the latest Shiki on Primes' website: Shiki 7 Primes: Truer words were never spoken! 😀 By the way, …

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For the Candles in the Darkness (Happy Birthday, Ply!)

It was in August when Plyasm gave me a cover request for "Binary Star" from Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu/Legend of the Galactic Heroes, but I only got around to it a few weeks ago. Figured there's no better time to post this than on his birthday! Thanks, Ply, for recommending a wonderful song, and another big …

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Ballad of Mulan: Translation and Interpretation

So, I... translated an entire Chinese ballad for no particular reason! A bit of a change from the usual anime reviews. I don't know how common this knowledge is, but Disney's movie Mulan (1998) was based on an anonymously written Chinese ballad from the North Wei Dynasty (386-534 CE). The Disney movie is fairly faithful to the …

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