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8 Reasons Why I’m a Fan of Manga

Book Reviews

I spent most of my high school life as a closeted anime fan. I ignored the kids with naruto headbands and obvious anime shirts while in school, and then I'd go home to my bedroom walls covered in anime wall scrolls and read manga for hours. I was a filthy poser. Card Captor Sakura by CLAMP was my introduction into anime and also into manga as well. A think a…

Fictional Fridays #21 – An Open Letter

Life

I've never written an open letter before, but I'm going to do it now because a dubbed version of a show just came out and I literally almost died watching the first episode. Cue my angry rant. Dear Free! Eternal Summer Dub, Why? I must open with this simple question. It's not that I hate all dubbed versions of shows, while I do prefer subbed versions, there are some good…

Fictional Fridays #20 – An Old Favorite

Life

This time in my life seems to be all about nostalgia. Getting ready to move had me cleaning out every nook and cranny, looking back on things, making bucket lists, and realizing that I might have driven on some roads for the last time, or gone to certain places for the last time. It's weird to think about, seriously! So, in honor of looking back and remembering things. I'm looking…

Fictional Fridays #17 – Closet Nerd

Life

This is a strange topic, I suppose, but it resonates with me a lot. The term "Closet Nerd" was something Sarah and I coined in high school. So, let me explain a bit. If you would have met me in high school, you would have never assumed I was a giant nerd. In meeting me you would have never guessed I had anime wall scrolls hanging on every wall, that…

Fictional Fridays #16 – Yu-Gi-Oh 4 Life

Life

I've been in a completely wacky Yu-Gi-Oh mood recently. I mean, it comes around ever now and then and I get sucked into it as usual. It's a strange thing to be over the moon about, but I've always loved YGO and I probably always will. I mean, I started watching it in elementary school when the first season was (poorly) dubbed by FourKids. You know, the same group that…

Cosplay Feature #2 – Jaden/Judai

Cosplay

I'm going to start this feature out by talking about one of the animes that I've loved for ages. That show would be Yu-Gi-Oh. I have almost all the seasons on DVD and I just seriously love it. I liked GX, and 5Ds (two spin offs, the older spin offs) and then it got a little out of hand with Arc-V and whatever else spin-offs they are planning. But, the…

Fictional Fridays #15 – Birthday Buddies

Life

Have you ever wondered what characters share your birthday? I always wonder about that and low and behold, barely any fictional characters seem to share my birthday. What a debbie downer! But, here are my three birthday buddies! Fictional Characters that share my birthday! Jim Evillan - Sakura Taisen 3 Shingo Yabuki - Art of Fighting Bill Compton - Southern Vampire Mysteries / True Blood Shingo Yabuki, my birthday buddy.…

Cosplay 101 – Hiyori

Cosplay

I started cosplaying in 2008. When I started I didn't wear wigs, contacts, and my mom generally helped me sew my costumes. Come 2009/2010 though, I started being more self sufficient and wigs started coming into play. I'm going to start this off with one of my cosplays from 2009, back when I didn't wear wigs, but I did make this costume by myself. Prop help curtesy of my amazing…

Travel Diaries – Anime in Japan

Travel Diaries

I didn't go to Tokyo, so I missed out on the heart of the anime culture, but Nihombashi, Osaka had a street that was basically dedicated to it. Getting into anime back in middle school is what first made me want to visit Japan, since then, as I've matured, I've wanted to travel there for tons of other reasons. Although, I had to revert back to my middle school roots…

Fictional Fridays #13 – Cosplay 101

Cosplay

Since I'll be starting a cosplay series, in which I'll cover a costume of mine that I've done in the past, I figured I'd write a Fictional Fridays as a introduction to what cosplay is all about. Remember, I'm making Fictional Fridays bi-weekly now, so there won't be one next week! Anyways, this week I'm going to give you an introduction to cosplay and how it fits into my life.…