So my parents are going to Saudi Arabia for two weeks on a religious pilgrimage. Not hajj but umrah. What am I gonna do while they’re gone? Throw a party? Get drunk? No. I’m gonna sleep when I want, listen to music loudly, leave my phone on charge if I need to leave the room instead of taking it with me, I’m gonna turn notifications back on for my social media. There are so many little things I’m gonna be able to do that I can’t normally do. They’re small but they make a big difference. It’s a small taste of a freedom I can’t wait to have once I leave home.
Best words of advice my Mom ever gave to me when dealing with prejudice of any kind in a political situation
When someone is arguing with you about some of the more sensitive topics in politics, such as abortion rights, reproductive rights, women’s rights, gay rights, immigration, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, etc. ask them how this issue affects their day to day life.
Does a woman getting an abortion because she’s physically incapable of carrying her child to term affect the way you live? What about the gay couple next door? Or poc existing? Or illegal immigrants trying to make a living? Or Muslims praying in a mosque?
Does this affect the way you get groceries or drive to work or enjoy time with family?
Is the answer no?
Then why do you care?
Why does any of these minorities existing bother you so much? Why does what a woman do with her body bother you? Or refugees escaping a warzone effect your life?
You’re afraid. You don’t like what’s different from you. You’re ignorant and are afraid of opening your mind and learn that there is more than two options. That people are different than you and you are not special.
They are forced to actually come to terms with the fact that they are scared or just plain bigoted. They have to actually come up with an explanation.
Because these are not opinions.
These are crucial views on morality; whether a group of people has the right to basic human rights.
Don’t be afraid to say ‘yes’ to him with all your heart, to respond generously and to follow him! Don’t let your soul grow numb, but aim for the goal of a beautiful love which also demands sacrifice” || Pope Francis
I love the entire Sailor Moon franchise. Yes, it’s mostly a nostalgia thing, but I can’t help but to love it. The manga is a classic, and the 90′s anime, while being long and cheesy, is still something that to this day I will watch. Usagi is a relatable character, and every senshi is enjoyable and unique to the show. While the first two seasons of Sailor Moon Crystal were pretty terrible, the third season completely makes up for all of the faults in it thus far. Plus, SeiUsa and HaruMichi are life.
Assassination Classroom is a fantastic series. This is a series where you grow with every character. This series is a roller coaster of emotions. It has some of the most incredible moments I’ve ever scene in anime, as well as some of the most heartbreaking. The ending to this show mentally destroyed me, and is the only series to this day that will make me break down every single time no matter how many times I’ve seen it, both subbed or dubbed. It teaches so many life lessons, and is a must watch/read for everyone. The first season closing is not only my favorite closing, but one of my favorite songs, that to this day, I still listen to. Also, KarmAgisa is life.
Kuroko no Basket:
Alright, I love this anime. I love the characters, I love the manga, I love the voice actors, I love the fan arts, I love the fanfictions. I love absolutely everything. The story is intense, and it hooks you from the start. If you like sports anime, this one is a must watch. Also, AkaKuro and Kuroko x GoM my favorite <3
I’m very connected with this series. I’ve been following this series religiously every week for years, so of course it’s one of my favorites. Now, the anime is very disappointing, and the second season doesn’t exist, but I will still love it, especially since the last few chapters of Re have been fucking phenomenal. The opening for the first season is easily one of my favorite songs ever created. Also, I need Re animated like now. It deserves it. Actually, I need Part One redone as well. Can we just reboot the entire anime series?
I love this series. Like Tokyo Ghoul, I’m very invested in the manga. Manga wise, I love the art style, and the story arcs; and once again like Tokyo Ghoul, the second season also does not exist. The story is very well written, although this most recent arc is dragging a bit (but that’s normal for different series). Ciel is such a little bastard, and it’s wonderful to read. It’s a dark series that won’t get a happy ending, and that’s part of what hooks me to it.
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt:
This anime is fucking gold. It is hilarious, and soo fucking inappropriate. It’s by far my favorite comedy. It’s art style is so unique and it has the best dubbing ever created. The dub is by far better than the sub. It also has the biggest cliffhanger ending, and fucking NEEDS a season two desperately.
Ouran High School Host Club:
I love this series so much. This is another one of those series where I love every aspect about it, from the anime to the manga to the dubbing and subbing and even the Live Action T.V. Show and Movie. It’s my favorite romantic comedy and always the first one I recommend to people looking for a shoujo. Every character is unique in their own way and the story is really adorable. I love the manga where you see so much development from everyone. Also, Hikaru and Kaoru deserve Haruhi, and I don’t care what anyone says.
No Game No Life:
Shiro is adorable as fuck. As a gamer, this show relates so much to me. It’s an amazing fantasy, and the story is perfect. The animation is beautiful, and the colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Sora and Shiro are cute together and their interactions make the show that much better. I need my second season. Side Note: Jibril is best girl.
Shokugeki no Soma:
Food Porn. Of course I’d love it. This is once again another series where I’m invested in the manga, so of course I’d love the series. I read the series weekly, and the most recent arc is making me fall further in love with the series. The manga is a great read, and you actually learn a lot about cooking through the series, whether it’s the manga or the anime. The food orgasms are hilarious, and the animation for this show is amazing. I would kill for a season three of this show this year.
I will always have a soft spot for this series. It was the first anime that really got me hooked to sports anime. I love it. Yes, it’s a bit dramatic at times, but being an ex-swimmer/lifeguard, I find this series so relatable, making me love it even more. Also, the fan service is definitely a positive. I love the Japanese voices, and the OP and ED’s for both seasons. The movie prequel they did was also amazing. The animation is gorgeous, but that’s to be expected from Kyoto Animation.
note: this is the first part of a drabble series that I’m planning to write inspired by songs. I don’t know how frequently this will be updated, it’s more of a when the mood strikes me kind of thing. this first drabble in inspired by Harry Styles’ from the dining table ♥
pairing: jimin x reader
“Maybe one day you’ll call me and tell me that you’re sorry too.”
The amber coloured light that sifted in through the old window gave your bedroom a strange, melancholic feel. The dirty coloured glass diluted the pure light into something unclean, the strange hue it filled the place with made you want to pull the pillow over your head once more.
Early morning sunlight was always unforgiving, it never failed to expose what would rather remain unseen.
You knew that escaping into the darkness of your pillow wouldn’t truly resolve anything. The unpleasant light wasn’t the real problem.
By now you were certain your bedroom was cursed.
It was cursed with Park Jimin.
It was in here, on the very bed that you know lay your broken body, that he had slept. More than that, he had rested in these exact same sheets, the off white ones you hadn’t gotten around to washing yet. And he had sat on your desk chair, and he’d picked up the small rusty trinkets that decorated various shelves and his fingers had glided across your large collection of DVDs. It was quite possible that there was not a single thing in this room that had not been infected by Park Jimin, yourself included.
Beginning Thoughts of the Fall Anime Season 2017 . . .
Welp, fall is here, and as usual, it is time for me to do my annual first impressions of the season’s anime titles. My gods if you thought the amount of shows I checked out last season was a lot, this season’s amount is insane. This season, so far, I have checked out 22 shows thus far and plan for at least 7 more to pick up. Insane, right? So how do they stack up so far? Let’s see. Also, please keep in mind, that these are solely based off of the first one or two episodes, and are purely my opinion, so if my opinion is different than yours, then I’d love to here it. Also, I will try to remain as spoiler free as possible.
Netojuu no Susume: Studio Signal.MD
Dropped. Alright, so I feel like I have to mention this. I’m a serious gamer. More specifically, I love me some MMOs. How much you ask? Well, so much so that I actually met my husband on World of Warcraft. Insane right? I mean my god you do not want to see our /played time on that game. So, needless to say, I am a bit critical on gaming anime because of this, because I know what it’s like. This anime was just… . cringey. I found myself sighing every chance I got and by the 20 minute mark, completely turning it off. Everything about the first episode was just … bad. There’s really just no redeeming qualities… well, one line said by the Guild Master which was something along the lines of “you have no idea what her irl gender is.” I laughed. It’s accurate. 85% of female toons you see on wow are actually guys. Anyways, moving on.
Evil or Live: Haoliners Animation
Dropped. Mmmm I had such high hopes. After reading the summary, I will admit, I was hyped for this show. On Paper, this show sounds wonderful. I thought it was going to be some horror psychological thriller that at the end of it left you questioning the very meaning of the world around you or something. Instead, what happened? I …don’t even know. The series starts off with massive amounts of Live Action, which, while being completely unexpected, I didn’t mind so much; the series became an instant drop for me when the MC and Co were clearly showing a break from reality and needed actual mental help, was beaten instead. It wasn’t “horror” or “edgy” it was just poor writing. Needless to say, I have dropped it.
Just Because!: Studio Pine Jam
Dropped. For no other reason that fuck it’s boring. I fell asleep watching it not once, but twice. It was that boring. This series proves that even the prettiest of shows can bore you to death.
Omiai Aite wa Oshiego Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji: Studio Seven
Porn. With Plot. Alright, so this is an actual hentai series. Not like Soft-Core either like Hajimete no Gal was last season. This is an actual hentai series, and if you could believe it, it’s actually more plot focused and semi-interesting than 95% of hentai out there.… Well, as interesting as a hentai series about a female teacher and a student banging and “engaged” can be. Don’t get me wrong here, it’s totally trash, but hey, each episode is only four minutes, so I’m going to keep watching this trash just a bit longer to see where it goes.
Sengoku Night Blood: Typhoon Graphics
Mmmm Still waiting for the day with they make a good anime based off of an Otome Game. Alright, so here’s the story. Girl gets sent back into another world and gains a harem. A vampire harem. That’s it. I’ve saved you the trouble of checking this series out. You’re welcome.
Urahara: Studios Emt^2 and Shirogumi
Dropped. Instant Drop. Jesus Christ that animation is fucking trash. You have two studios working on this series, and the animation still looks that garbagey?!?! How?!?!?! I can’t even with this… Ugh, nope, moving on.
Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara: Creators in Pack
Yet another series that will probably be dropped halfway through. Honestly, there’s just nothing that really happens in this series, and I know it’s really hard for anything to happen in a four minute long series, but literally nothing happens. Wife comes home. Husband makes her drink. Wife gets tipsy. Thank you husband. I mean the main reason why I’m going to be sticking it out just a bit longer is to keep getting cocktail recipes haha.
Imouto Sae Ireba Ii: Sliver Link Studios
Will probably be dropped. Is it just me or is this series like Silver Link’s answer to A-1′s EroManga Sensei? Honestly, this show is meh at best so far. The art is nothing too great, and the story screams EroManga, and since I wasn’t a fan, I really don’t see myself watching more than three episodes.
Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-Bitch na Ken: Studio Diomedea
I started watching it with hopes of it doing two things. One, fill the hole in my heart that was left when Hajimete no Gal ended; and two, explain what the hell a Sho-Bitch is. In all honestly though, this show is probably going to be dropped. While the art is generic, the characters are bland and too common; I also the comedy too forced at time and repeatable. Yes, we understand main waifu really just wants to figure out what Haruka likes, and obviously misinterprets everything, but does that really have to be the joke every single time?
Inuyashiki: Studio MAPPA
Ah, the latest from Studio MAPPA. I have one question: MAPPA, what the fuck? Let me clarify. The opening few minutes of the first episode made me feel. Fuck, I almost started crying. It was depressing and yet the story was just relatable and beautiful all at the same time. I was feeling feels I didn’t want to feel. It really kept true to the Drama tag, which I love. I’m a sucker for some hardcore drama filled series. Then… .it got weird. Some weird like mecha space alien thing weird. So, again, MAPPA, what the fuck? Don’t get me wrong here. I will be continuing to watch this solely because despite the series taking that weird turn, in no way did that make the actual tone any less enjoyable. Plus, the art style is so unique to the show, I’m curious as to where it can go from here.
Mahoutsukai no Yome: Wit Studio
Alright, I’m a fan. This has to be a contender for Anime of the Season, and we aren’t even three episodes into it yet. It’s wonderful, and not only one of my favorites from this season so far, but my favorite thing Wit Studio has ever done, (and yes, that just brought me a ton of hate from SnK fans haha). I can see and agree with the hype this series has had. Honestly, check it out. It’s good and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.
Blend S: A-1 Pictures
I found my Moe-Blob for the season, and I’m so happy. I actually really like this series so far. It was adorable, and literally just what I want in my seasonal moe-blob. It’s nothing too driven plot wise, and definitely won’t be anime of the season or anything like that; it’s literally just Cute Girls waitressing in this cute cafe. Regardless, I’m definitely going to continue to watch it for a bit longer at least.
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou: Studio White Fox
Keep your eye on this one this season. It’s probably going to be the Dark Horse of this season. In all honestly, I became instantly hooked watching the first episode. The tone at the start was so eerie and grim that I found myself getting literal goosebumps. Maybe it’s the high I’m on after the Made in Abyss ending, or just wanting to find something to fill the void that series has left me with, but I’m getting serious MiA vibes. I’m hoping this series is even half as good as MiA was. Also, I’m a major fan already of how unique the art is for this show.
Ousama Game The Animation: Studio Seven
I’m biased. Period. I will be watching this show no matter how terrible it could ever get solely because my favorite Seiyuu is the lead. Mamoru is a God, and I will watch it religiously every week. That being said, I can tell you that this show is edgy as fuck, and with it being one of two survival game anime out right now this season, this one is definitely the weaker, edgier of the two. It is a pretty cool concept though, and I’m already a fan of the survival game concept, that I don’t mind watching this one until the end. I would also like to warn that this one is definitely gory so if you don’t like that than this isn’t for you.
Konohana Kitan: Studio Lerche
CUTE LITTLE FOX GIRLS. I REPEAT, CUTE LITTLE FOX GIRLS. Having read the summary for the series prior,and seeing both the Seinen and Shoujo Ai tag on it and that it would be done by Lerche, it became an instant check out at least, and I’m glad I did. This series is the calming pallet cleanser. It’s the show where you can turn off your mind and just watch the cuteness. Plus, did I mention cute little fox girls? What more do you need?
Black Clover: Studio Pierrot
Alright, I’m split in two for this. Part of me wants me to look at this show for what it is: a stereotypical shounen series, with decent animation, predictable plot and bad voice acting, if you saw the first episode you’d know what I’m talking about. This show screams Naruto, Fairy Tail and Bleach rip off; and hell, since I hate Naruto, never got into Bleach, and am still VERY pissed at Fairy Tail, combining the three into one really just makes me both cringe and glare at the screen. Evil Glare. A glare that if I could, would totally shoot lasers out and everything. I mean hell, it’s even done by the same studio as Naruto. Regardless, the tons and tons of shounen I’ve seen makes me just feel like this is repeating it all. That’s one part of me. The other part of me enjoys this show, solely for the fact that my husband LOVES the Black Clover manga, so watching it with him makes me at least want to give it a chance. I do however doubt it will be as big as people hype it up to be, and if it does get big it will be nowhere near as good quality wise as a lot of other shounens, and will take a lot for me to become a fan.
Juuni Taisen: Graphinica
Without a doubt, my favorite from this season. I’m hooked. This series has it all: unique character designs, well executed art, and a killer story line, (pun intended). Mmmmm this story is wonderful. It hooks you from the start, which is to be expected since the original source is written by the same original writer for the Monogatari Series. There’s plot twists and betrayals and just epicness. It also has one of the best openings and closings of the season. Side Note: THE PSYCHOTIC LITTLE USAGI BOY IS BEST BOY AND I WILL FIGHT ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE, AND IF HE DOESN’T WIN I WILL RIOT.
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou: Studio Gokumi
When I first saw that Yuki Yuno was getting another season, I was fucking thrilled. Yuki Yuno was a magical girl series that I fell in love with not only because of the Madoka Magica vibes it had, but because of the beautiful art and animation and vibrant colors it used. It’s visually stunning. So, how is the prequel turning out? Still just as stunning. In all honestly, I’m going to love this series provided it stays true to the themes and tones of the first season, and if the opening episodes are anything to say about the rest of the series, then I know it will. Plus, who isn’t up for Magical Girls this season?
Osomatsu-san 2nd Season: Studio Pierrot
I actually genuinely missed this show. My gods this show is a gift. This has to be one of the underapprieciated comedy gems to come out in the recent years, and it fills me with joy knowing that it still shines just like the first season did. I enjoy watching the episodic skits of everyone’s favorite sextuplets. Seriously, why have you not started this show?
Shokugeki no Soma: J.C.Staff
DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG I’VE WAITED TO SEE MY SON KUGA ANIMATED?!!??! TOO LONG. This is hands down the best season of Food Wars yet, and we are barely a couple episodes into it. I love the pacing of this season, and having being a manga reader, I can confirm for you that it’s completely accurate with the manga thus far. J.C Staff is clearly showing that they still care about Food Wars and aren’t rushing with the season. Also, thank the gods for the 24 episode season. THAT’S MORE EPISODES OF MY PRECIOUS KUGA.
3-Gatsu no Lion 2nd Season: Studio Shaft
I cried. I fucking cried. Hard. My god I missed this series. Everything about the first episode was fantastic. The music and animation were spot on, but of course nothing out of the ordinary for the phenomenal Studio Shaft, but what did I love most you ask? Character Development. MY FUCKING GOD. Compare Rei to the start of Season one, and you’d never think it’s the same person. I can’t stress that enough. If this first episode is a sign on how amazing the rest of this season is going to be then I’m beyond fucking happy. This is the series I’ve been waiting for since the start of the year.
Gintama. Porori-hen: Bandai Namco Pictures
Has there ever been like a bad season of Gintama? Like Ever? All this season has proved to me is: one, life is boring and dull without Gintama. Two, Gintama is the king of comedy series. Three, Gintama is without a doubt one of the greatest series of all time. This season is hilarious and easily makes me burst out laughing from start to finish. Thank you Gintama, I’ve truly missed you.
Ballroom e Youkoso: Production I.G.
How is the second half of the season you ask? *Insert Pouting Face Here* Fuck you, Chi-chan. Worst Girl 2017. THERE I SAID IT. YEAH, I SAID IT. WHAT YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT? #BRINGBACKBESTGIRL2017 Like, don’t get me wrong, I’m glad Tartara has a partner now, but like seriously why her? -.- Why couldn’t Mako just be his partner forever and they could live happily ever after?
So, yeah, those are my thoughts so far on the Fall Anime 2017 season. Let me know yours, and if there is anything I’m not watching, and should be, then please tell me! I love recommendations, and I already know of a few that I need to pick up… .
i just learned that when my mom got bell’s palsy 6 years ago, which is basically a condition where the muscles in one side of your face stop working, she was hysterical in the doctor’s office (with good reason) but she kept screaming that this happened to her bc god was punishing her for her vanity