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 your… Continue reading Towering Genius: the Creation and Judgment of a Dessert Frankenstein
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
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
[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
[Controversed] Week 3: Critical Theories
Big warm welcome to those who made it to Week 3 - and those who are checking out the series for the first time (there might be something for you too, who knows!). If you're reading this for the first time, feel free to check out my more detailed introduction here. Critical Theories and Controversy… Continue reading [Controversed] Week 3: Critical Theories
[Controversed] Week 2: Critical Voices
What is your blogging voice, and how do you challenge or stay true to it?
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
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?
[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 2 (The Tale of Feeding off Others)
September's not even over and it feels like winter already (T_T). Perfect for this episode of Kino, I guess. Check out the Episode 1 highlights here if you missed it. Kino ready to survive winter, a pandemic, or a round of Among Us Big change in season and scenery from last episode. It makes me… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 2 (The Tale of Feeding off Others)
Visiting Jiufen Pt. 2 (Lanterns, Taro Balls, and Spirited Away)
Pt. 2 of Moya being a tourist. Carrying on from where I last left off, my friend and I arrived in the town of Jiufen, famously (mis)attributed to be the model town for Spirited Away. A few years back when I last visited, you could hear Japanese and English being spoken everywhere, and would be greeted… Continue reading Visiting Jiufen Pt. 2 (Lanterns, Taro Balls, and Spirited Away)