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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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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End of Hiatus – I Have Slain Some Weak Demons

Hello, hello! I've missed everyone. My blog-reading pattern has been sporadic recently, but I'm looking to catch up on all your recent posts soon, and will start responding to tags hopefully by tomorrow. Where I've Been Well...technically, mere finals are supposed to be even weaker demons than entrance exams, right? It appears I underestimated my …

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To Anyone with a Blog: Can We Chat About Community?

Lots of people have blogged about how great it is to be a part of the aniblogging community (or whichever corner of WordPress you belong to), and many more have talked about how friendship and support from people they have never met has affected their lives positively. I am one who feels this way too …

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