Ten Series From the Previous Decade I Regret Sleeping On

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A Weeb Confession

Ryuuji just can’t get enough of Taiga
And Hiro falls so hard for Zero-Two,
But all their feelings amount to nothing
When compared to what my heart holds for you.

Like Ed and Winry who exchanged their lives
Under vow which will last forevermore,
The intro to My Dearest says it all:
Everything that makes me whole is all yours.

While Yuuki can’t live without her tacos
And Toushirou has mayo on his mind
Only you and your words keep me going
In spite of how all else is in decline.

I’m a degen weeb who’s head-over-heels for you
So I’ll stop since my face now matches my heart in hue.

The Portrayal of Trans girls in Visual Novels and Its Connection to Characterization and Themes

[This post will include spoilers for Heart of the Woods, AIdol, and Heaven Will Be Mine]

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To KyoAni with Love

Because of this studio, many know
of soldiers in metal who don’t panic,
of girls in the sky who both come and go,
of espers, robots, and gods who’re manic.

They helped bring us foxes who had lost it all
and deadly jams and ghosts and verbal tics
and otaku girls and high-stakes baseball
and purple-haired maidens and girls who’re sick.

Don’t forget the never ending girls’ talk
and ordinary lives with goats and deer
and mysteries with sad boys who just gawk
at curious girls who hide fears with cheer.

To us they make love and delusions real
along with mochi shops and swimmer boys
and magical amusement parks which feel
nostalgic yet still filled with joyous noise.

Boom! our hearts flutter while we watch brass bands
and phantoms and loving dragon maids
and girls who grow up while sporting new hands
and boys who shoot arrows and who throw shade.

The past is great, but the future can be ever more so.
Please pray for and think of KyoAni to heal and to grow.