Lyrics and Translations · Uncategorized

2 Songs 1 Myth: Lady Meng Jiang and the Destruction of the Great Wall of China

Digging through my drafts led me to this half-finished post on a Chinese myth, started around the same time I translated the original Ballad of Mulan. I'd like to share two wonderful songs here based on the myth of Lady Meng Jiang (孟姜女) - one of four great Chinese romantic tragedies that are more-or-less canon.… Continue reading 2 Songs 1 Myth: Lady Meng Jiang and the Destruction of the Great Wall of China

Collab Projects · Episode Reviews

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… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 16