The Creative Blogger Award

Today I got¬†tagged by Medieval Otaku with The Creative Blogger Award, and since I won’t have my Prison School post done by this evening, this makes for a very nice filler post. XD So, perfect timing, Medieval Otaku, thank you very much! Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog….

Kiki’s Delivery Service || A Weekend Flick

Kiki’s Delivery Service is one of Studio Ghibli’s most well-loved films–I think that’s pretty safe for me to say. ūüėÄ I came to appreciate Kiki in a roundabout way, as it wasn’t love at first sight. I thought it was a decent film at first, but I didn’t connect with it–I was sick in bed…

Porco Rosso || A Weekend Flick

It is of my opinion that Porco Rosso is one of Studio Ghibli’s most under-appreciated films. The¬†majority of the film is a masterpiece of atmosphere, drama, steady pacing, and character execution. We are treated to a subtle but beautiful celebration of women, which is what gave this film the extra boost into my personal favorites….

7 Letters to Characters From My First Year In Anime

Characters are one of the most important elements¬†of any type of story–quite possible the most important element¬†period.¬†Today I’m sharing¬†several characters who were influential during my first year of anime. They either made me laugh, or I connected to them, or they were just memorable characters. I’ve written them each a short letter, too, because I’m…

What Anime Means To Me

It’s time I explain what anime has meant to me this past year, after all the exposure and learning curves and enjoyment. After all, I don’t consider it just “another piece of entertainment.” Anime is special to me. So, as part of my 1 year with anime celebration, I’m going to lay out what anime…

Arrietty || Tuesday Tunes

I’m roping Tuesday Tunes in to my celebration of a year of watching anime! I want to highlight the OST of Studio Ghilbi’s The Secret World of Arrietty today. The soundtrack was one of the many important elements of the film that really grabbed my attention and heart during the fateful film experience. Thanks to…

The Secret World of Arrietty

I’ve roped today’s “Weekend Flick” to fit my year-of-anime celebration! Today I’m going to review the special Ghibli film that got me to give anime a second chance: The Secret World of Arrietty. I’ve always loved the idea of little people. I devoured a book series called The Littles when I was growing up–I still…

One Year Of Anime!

Exactly one¬†year ago, I watched a Studio Ghibli film and fell in love with¬†anime. I’m so glad I keep a film diary, otherwise I would not even be aware of this wonderful anniversary! ūüėÄ I’m so excited about this milestone…for so many reasons¬†which can’t fit into one post. So, to celebrate¬†during the¬†upcoming two¬†weeks, I’m going…