2019 Year in Review

As predicted, I encountered many wonderful new (and not so new) stories this year.  I could not have predicted these would be on my list (mostly), and for the first time I’m going to include a sizable list of honorable mentions (because it’s my list and I can do as I please)! Read more

2018 Year in Review

This year was pretty low key for me in terms of highly anticipated releases, but on the plus side, I finally got around to some great stories that I missed out on in the past few years!  I certainly have a lot to anticipate in 2019 (particularly Fruits Basket and Star Wars), but first I’ll share my best finds from this year. Read more

The Star Wars Episodes

This franchise holds a special place in my heart.  While it wasn’t my first fandom (that honor belongs to Narnia), it was the first multimedia franchise I was really engaged in, and I was once deeply entrenched in it.  Upon (finally) procuring my copy of The Last Jedi, I felt compelled to rank my favorite Star Wars films, so I decided to revisit them (I hadn’t seen some of them for a very long time) and write my thoughts in a list format.  Read more

My Top 5 Princess Tutu Episodes

So I was recently rewatching Princess Tutu (again), and I finally came up with five episodes I’m content to declare as favorites (which is way harder than it was with Fruits Basket due to the far more consistent quality). These aren’t necessarily the “best” (they’re not even always the ones I most enjoy, as that often fluctuates with my mood), but I certainly enjoy them a lot every time I watch them. Read more

My Favorite Fruits Basket episodes

So I haven’t been writing as much as I should be lately, so I figured I’d just write something completely for fun to get me back in the swing if things!  Having recently been compelled to revisit the Fruits Basket anime (and I’ve been considering having another go at the manga, although I don’t really intend to do so until I’ve finished my Narnia series), but I figured I’d just write down what I’ve idly pondered before – that is, my favorite episodes of Fruits Basket, my first anime.  It might not be terribly interesting unless as a small window into my psyche (these are, after all, merely personal favorites and not necessarily ‘the best’), especially if you haven’t seen the anime, but oh well.  Also, possible spoilers ahead (although I’ll do my level best to avoid any manga spoilers..) Read more