2021 has been a year of slow progress for me. I’m finally pursuing a B.A. in earnest, and in turn beginning to make the transition from writing for fun to maybe making a career of it.
As always, this list is mostly what I’ve watched this year that I have something (positive) to say about, and not necessarily the “best” nor “of the year”, listed in alphabetical order.
Now that I’m done with my Steven Universe series, I figured I’d cap it off with a list of my favorite episodes! As per usual, these are just some of my personal favorites, not necessarily “the best”. I try to avoid major spoilers, but I am including a few from Steven Universe Future, so read on at your own peril. I do, however, list them in chronological order, because I cannot rank them. Read more
Another year has gone by, and at least you and I, dear reader, have made it out the other side. I won’t say that this odd year in entertainment somehow made it worth it, because it didn’t. It did, however, make things occasionally more bearable, and that’s worth something. Read more
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
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
I’ve been meaning to do this ever since I finished my Fruits Basket series, but between my new job and the death by coffee of my laptop, it was all I could do to keep up with LOTR. But I finally got the impetus to do this, because THEY’RE FINALLY REMAKING FRUITS BASKET! Read more
While I personally tend to gravitate toward children’s literature, there is a grand tradition of mature Christian storytelling, stories that grapple with real and pressing issues in a thoughtful manner. Read more
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
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
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