Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 18

Primes and I are back with another pre-Christmas party episode! Primes: Let the Christmas-preparation hijinks begin! The overarching motif in this episode, I think, is the idea of roleplaying. Ami is the first one to bring it up with her accusation that Ryuji and Taiga are "playing house." She points out that Ryuji is trying …

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Jon’s Creator Showcase: August Edition

Welcome, everyone, to the month of September and to Jon's Creator Showcase: August 2019! This month features an extensive selection of current, classic, and underrated anime content, as well as analytical and creative works from other fields that may surprise you. It's a true honour to be a part of this initiative, and thanks again …

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Anime Food Shiritori – Meal #2: Kinako Pan (Roasted Soybean Buns) from Date a Live

Bread-making is always such a pleasure. My yeast is slowly dying out in the freezer and my kinako powder has been in the cupboard forever. Now's their time to shine! For those who missed the first post of my collaboration with Astral, or isn't familiar with the game Shiritori, here is the simple explanation, copied …

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Anime Food Shiritori – Meal #1: Takoyaki from Mob Psycho 100 — The Zodiac Room

Collabs seem to be the only thing motivating me to blog in such a busy season, but this one is certainly a treat! Astral and I are doing an anime food collab where we take turns cooking/baking something anime-inspired. Check out his first post for exciting takoyaki photos and tips! Sheesh...he set the bar high...! …

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 16 – Spider Mother Wrenches Limbs and Hearts

This episode has who I think is the most likable villain so far, and I'm happy I got to post it. Purple = Aria (patron of Ukogi) Green = Plyasm (defender of shounen glamour) Blue = Astral (possessor of a good heart) Red = Me (sympathizer of spiders) 1. What are your general thoughts on this episode? [Mandatory] Aside from Zenitsu’s bit (where I kept …

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Jon’s Creator Showcase: July Post Subscriptions Open

Hello, wonderful people, and happy August! For whatever reason, August is my favourite month of the year. The epitome of summer vacation (yep, can't stop thinking like a student). Special thanks to Jon Spencer for reminding me that I'm hosting my second Jon's Creator Showcase this month which I totally forgot. What? For those new …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 16

Tears, bruises, and cringey confessions. This is the kind of anime episode that makes me feel like I missed out on something during high school! Primes: What, no kendo fights in your classroom? Seriously, though, I felt this episode succeeded in conveying the emotional anarchy that dominates the teen years: soaring giddiness, crashing dreams, feelings …

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 12 – Somnambulism, Motion Sickness, and Other Afflictions

Happy July 24th! You ask me what's happening on this day? Well...nothing in particular as far as I know, but I'm sure we can find a reason to celebrate on Foodimentary - oh guess what, it's National Tequila Day! I refuse to drink any alcohol that isn't sweetened, and this certainly doesn't relate to the …

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 9 – Spheres and Vectors

Hihi! Happy July. We're slowly catching up with this show, isn't that neat? Purple = Aria (Officially the team coordinator by now) Green = Plyasm (Passed out for some reason) Blue = Astral (Surgery recoveree and Nezuko slave) Red = Me (I got a [second] job! We'll see how it goes...) 1. What are your general thoughts on this episode? [Mandatory] I’m pretty happy with …

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 5 – Interlude Chat

Unsurprisingly behind we are. A reminder of who's who and updates from everyone: Purple = Aria (Works ahead on all the episodes and is actually on track. Good job!) Green = Plyasm ("Life is the same as always," "nothing noteworthy." Guess we can't expect much from that...) Blue = Astral (Fresh out of the surgery room, let's slice him some hospital patient apples) Red = …

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