Batch 12

First, sorry. This intro will be super long. Keep reading to know why. Or just skip down, if you don’t want to.

I had a poll a while ago on my Twitter about a BL webtoon batch because I was in a BL mood. It took me a while, but I finally got around to read enough to actually make a batch. I know not everyone who reads my blog is interested in same-sex romance, so I while I do want to feature more of this (like GL) and perhaps more LGBTQ+ fiction in general, I don’t want to spam people who definitely don’t like it.

That said, I plan on making another BL webtoon batch soon. As an early apology for that, I’ve added a Toomics VIP membership review at the end.

And now I’d like to make this (not at all) tiny announcement: I have actually started to write BL romance. No, I’m kidding. I’m actually (technically speaking) writing a straight romance, but that’s not the point.

Those who follow me on Twitter might already know, but I launched a web novel almost 2 weeks ago – the Wednesday after my last post. I chose to share it in this batch because, well… People let me know way back when Mini was going to be born that they wanted updates on my life. It’s not about Mini, but it’ll likely affect my blogging anyway. The other reason is that it’s LGBTQ+ themed, so it’s not that far off. The (technically straight) romance isn’t the point, but it’s in there. Also, there are definitely not straight romances in there. Like a BL couple I ship. And a headcanon couple which is totally not happening in the story.

I’m letting you know partly to market (let’s face it, it ends up being marketing the moment I mention it, even if it’s lousy marketing) and mostly because I might choose to change my blogging schedule – either the content I plan on writing about or the frequency (or both).

I also have made a poll which I’d love you to vote on. It’s both on the home page (to the left on PC, but if you use a phone it’s below the posts), and here:

Let me know your thoughts about the matter, folks!

I hope you’ll continue to support me though, and this blog is my baby so I won’t give it up. And I have no plans on getting any nicer just because I’m a kinda published creative writer now. I’m as critical of shitty stuff as I’ve always been because I’ve always been a creative writer too.

Now, please enjoy this batch. And I want to remind you about the Toomics review at the end. Let me know if you have any other services (or themes/genres) you’d like me to review. If you know me before the end of the month I can review any titles on Toomics (that are not 18+). And as always, free stuff is linked to, while paid stuff I can’t profit from is not. I’m such a bitch. But all can be found on Toomics anyway.

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Batch #10

This batch is the shows I dropped during this winter season. I didn’t pick up all this time, but I think I gave the majority available in Sweden on Wakanim and Crunchyroll (combined) a try.

Boogiepop and Others
An urban legends tells that Boogiepop will relieve you from life, but few knows the truth. One who does know though, is Keiji Takeda (CV: Chiaki Kobayashi) because it turns out his girlfriend has Boogiepop (CV: Aoi Yuuki) sleeping in her subconsciousness, waiting for the abnormalities to show up and to remove them from this world.

This seemed like a good psychological mystery/horror show and I watched a lot of it at once. But then I just got bored after a while and stopped watching. And I guess that says enough.
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Batch #8

First of all! So sorry about missing the monthly post! I was a week behind in my mind and thought I had one more week to write my D.Gray-Man review. (Gosh, Anny! Where’s the spoiler alert?!) But you know, I can’t be the only mum who write reviews of fiction who forgets they need to write a review because childcare takes up all mind power… right?

Anyway, I watch so many shows and read so many titles I never write a proper review of, that I could probably post a batch every 2-3 times a week and still have a monthly post. Maybe I should do that. Maybe I shouldn’t. If I do, I guess you wouldn’t mind the missed monthly post as much… Maybe? Or not? It depends on you prefer quantity over quality? I guess? Wait did I just say my batch posts are bad?!

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Batch #6

It’s been a while since my last batch post, but allow me to briefly share my thoughts on a few shows I’ve watched recently (or not so recently but never finished the posts for). There will be another batch soon, because I didn’t want this post to be too long and I’ve binged a lot of shows while I was pregnant and during the past year and I’d like to share my thoughts on at least a portion of them. Next month will be a game review, but I think there’ll be another batch post the month after that.

Joker Game
In Japan a school for spies was created in 1937, and we get to see individual stories related to this agency of spies, called D-Agency.
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Batch #5

Batch posts are posts where I write early impressions on shows I end up dropping or about OVAs, which I can’t write a lot about.

54783lNatsume Yuujinchou: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni

Takashi Natsume (CV: Hiroshi Kamiya) is able to see demons. One snowy day he sees a demon who is searching for something, but doesn’t know what it’s searching for. Takashi tries to help it, but it’s hard when all he knows it’s something nostalgic, new, sparkling and warm. When the demon finds it, it became a flower and disappeared.

It’s typical to Natsume Yuujinchou and filled me with emotions – as the show always done. I loved this little OVA and when I watched it earlier this spring, it was really fitting. All in all, it’s a lovely OVA which captures the essence of the entire show, music, pacing, story and feelings included. I should write about NatsuYuu in the future.

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Batch #4

Batch posts a compilation of a few shows I’ve dropped, films, OVAs and Specials that don’t need their own posts.

58145lWizard Barrister: Benmashi Cecil
Cecil Sudou (CV: Rui Tanabe) is the youngest Wizard Barrister in history. She is together with the other at her agency to be attorney’s for fellow wizards. She says it’s to help people, but in fact she wants to save her own mother who is in jail for illegal use of magic.

It seemed pretty okay, but after a while it got a bit confusing and more than anything – boring. I just gave up. (lol)

 

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Batch #3

Batch posts are posts with shows I drop along the way and sometimes films or OVAs I don’t feel I can give a proper post too.

28748lHeart no Kuni no Alice

I… can’t… even… I don’t know. What did I watch? I don’t know. This film is an adaptation of the game made by QuinRose with the same name, which is the first game in the Alice series. It’s based on Alice in Wonderland (no kidding?) and I’ve played a little bit of it several years ago when I still wasn’t very fluent in Japanese. But this was too confusing. It completely messed me up and I kept looking at the clock. Yuck.

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Batch #2

Batch posts are posts with early impressions and thoughts of shows I don’t finish.

56415lOnee-chan ga Kita

Tomoya‘s (CV: Aimi Terakawa) father re-married and Tomoya got an older sister, Ichika (CV: Juri Nagatsuma). It would had been fine, but she’s really weirdly obsessed with her younger brother.

I didn’t really have a reason to drop this show, because the winter 2013/2014 season is full of mediocrity. I guess I dropped it so I could watch stuff I liked better r felt could go somewhere, so while it wasn’t horribly bad, it wasn’t good either.

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Batch #1

Batch posts are (mostly) early impressions on shows I dropped along the way over the season. Most shows which I stop watching are dropped within the 3 first episodes or I watch through it, but there are times I drop them further in (usually longer shows). The following four are all from this ongoing winter season.

56589lSaikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiin da ga.

Or ImoCho for short. In English it’s “Recently, my little sister has been a bit weird” (ignore the fact I just translated the title as is, which isn’t what I’ve actually the English title, as far as I know).

These little sister light novels are going to kill me. I thought that after torturing myself through 12 episodes and a recap of Disgusting Wifebeaters (aka Diabolik Lovers) I could watch anything. I was wrong and ImoCho slapped that in my face only days after I thought I could watch anything. Life is cruel.

Well, ImoCho seemed to be liked by my boyfriend after a single episode (I didn’t check his rating on it on MAL. Nope.) but as I’m not interested in a combination of following ingredients:
Step-siblings (older male, younger female) alone in a house (well, will be – parents are leaving for India)
Chasity-belt
Ghost masturbating while possessing girl
And more stuff like as above. Yeah, I admit I couldn’t write more without being at loss of words.

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