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Towering Genius: the Creation and Judgment of a Dessert Frankenstein

You might be a little baffled by this totally extra title, or perhaps you're already so used to my content that you didn't stop to wonder why I didn't even bother using an anime GIF to justify this post's occurrence. But dear readers, I have something sweet for you... Imagine that you ran into a… Continue reading Towering Genius: the Creation and Judgment of a Dessert Frankenstein

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Moya’s Random Weekend at the Movies

Let's face it, when I'm not posting episodic reviews, my blog is already a roulette of unpatterned content. But today, I have something deliberately, meticulously random for you...and it's not about anime (for the most part). You see, I don't actually watch all that many non-anime movies or TV shows. Actually, I haven't actually seen… Continue reading Moya’s Random Weekend at the Movies

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Controversed Showcase: 2020 November

Welcome to the end-of-the-month showcase of all the posts written for the Controversed writing workshop! Thank you to everyone who joined me in "Controversing" by creating your own posts in response to each week's theme, as well as everyone who made the workshop a more welcoming place by dropping by with your comments. A Brief… Continue reading Controversed Showcase: 2020 November

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[Controversed] Week 4: Managing Criticism

If you have been following the Controversed project since the start of the month, thank you (!!), and congratulations for making it to the final week! For those who are new to this, congratulations for joining just at the right time to welcome a very special first-time guest on this blog, Irina from I Drink… Continue reading [Controversed] Week 4: Managing Criticism

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Announcing Controversed: A November Workshop

Elections, daylight saving hours, Uzaki-chan figurines! A million controversies pervade us through the internet, but being kind and civil bloggers with a limited tolerance for unproductive arguments, most of us don't go around poking the bears. Still, I know there are lots of things that people want to talk about despite their reservations, and I… Continue reading Announcing Controversed: A November Workshop

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[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 3 (Land of Prophecies)

Back to our routine of episodic Kino. Just learned that Kino is a "she," so I won't be using "they/them" to describe her anymore. This episode features not one, but three seemingly unconnected countries, each with their own obsession with the concept of tradition. The Land of Prophecies The textured filter really gives the scenery… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 3 (Land of Prophecies)

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Is it Time for a New Username?

This is a bit of a heavier post, but the topic is an important one that I hope to gain some insight on. There’s been some talk on Twitter calling for non-Japanese users to not use Japanese names online. The reasons cited include concerns regarding cultural appropriation and undermining the Japanese community’s online presence. Certainly,… Continue reading Is it Time for a New Username?