1 Ticket to Hell Please

Generally, and especially in recent times, I have been more indifferent in my opinions towards Christianity, as long as you're not harming anyone, it's fine. However recently I've been made to feel angry by how some Christians deal with the issue of hell. 'God does not send you to hell, an eternal endless torment of … Continue reading 1 Ticket to Hell Please

Can you Beat Ocarina of Time With No Magic and Three Heart Containers? – Forest Temple – Spirit Temple

Welcome to the Ocarina of Time Majoras’ Mask continuity run! Where I (a normal person with no knowledge of speedruns or glitches) will try and beat Ocarina of Time without a magic bar and just three hearts! Full rules can be found here. But more or less we will play the game in the usual way, … Continue reading Can you Beat Ocarina of Time With No Magic and Three Heart Containers? – Forest Temple – Spirit Temple

Chinese Parents Would Hate Me…

Chinese Parents is a game about the difficulties of growing up with Chinese parents. Many things that the game throws at you are reminiscent of the exact same things real people in China will face. These problems and difficulties compound onto each other until (generally) it will all get too difficult and you will not … Continue reading Chinese Parents Would Hate Me…

Why The Dungeons in Majora’s Mask Suck

Majora's Mask is potentially one of the coolest Zelda games. I love it's general atmosphere and all the side quests a lot. And I generally think it really has a lot of great things in it. However unfortunately today I am talking about something that I don't like about the game: The dungeons. There are … Continue reading Why The Dungeons in Majora’s Mask Suck

Can You Beat Ocarina of Time With No Magic and Three Heart Containers? – Child Link to Adult Link

Welcome to the Ocarina of Time Majoras' Mask continuity run! Where I (a normal person with no knowledge of speedruns or glitches) will try and beat Ocarina of Time without a magic bar and just three hearts! Full rules can be found here. But more or less we will play the game in the usual … Continue reading Can You Beat Ocarina of Time With No Magic and Three Heart Containers? – Child Link to Adult Link

Zelda Ocarina of Time: Majora’s Mask Challenge Run Announcement!

The legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D has always been one of my favourite games, as well as my favourite Zelda game. But there has been one thing that has always bothered me slightly about it, and that is the following game: Majora's Mask. I know it's of course a natural part of the … Continue reading Zelda Ocarina of Time: Majora’s Mask Challenge Run Announcement!

Kaguya Sama Love Is War, Something Special

Indeed, Kaguya has some kind of magic which just makes it special. I returned to my second year of University completely dejected by the prospect of running as secretary for my university's anime society - anime just didn't interest me anymore. However I still got the chance to suggest an anime for us to watch, … Continue reading Kaguya Sama Love Is War, Something Special

Duolingo+ Review – Spanish

The last time I reviewed the normal version of Duolingo based on the Chinese version, now I will review Duolingo+ based on the Spanish version and talk a little bit about the Spanish course itself! So what does Duolingo+ offer? Well a couple of things. The first one that surprised me quite a lot, was … Continue reading Duolingo+ Review – Spanish

What Mistakes I Made In Language Learning (Chinese)

When learning a language for the first time, mistakes in your methods seem inevitable, after all you don't know where to start, and even when you follow good advice from people who have become fluent, it's still possible to make mistakes and mess things up. So that's why I'd like to talk about my mistakes … Continue reading What Mistakes I Made In Language Learning (Chinese)

The HSK3 Exam Process Has Some Problems

On Saturday I took the HSK3 exam at my university after 9 months of studying the language. Normally I discuss my general thoughts on the HSK exam itself - difficulty, studying for it, difference between previous HSK's and etc however before that post is released I would like to discuss something different, the exam process … Continue reading The HSK3 Exam Process Has Some Problems

The Tragedy of Memrise Removing Decks

For those who don't know Memrise is a very useful tool for free education of language learning. It's a spaced repition software which helps you learn words by exposing you to them over long periods of time, helping them to stick in your long term memory. It's actually very useful. When Memrise made their change … Continue reading The Tragedy of Memrise Removing Decks

From HSK2 to HSK3 – Thoughts on HSK, And The Different Methods of Language Learning

On December 1st I took my HSK2 exam after roughly six months of preparation, I knew beforehand that I would pass, as even months before that I found that I could pass the HSK2 exam, and I had only learned more since then. My test results came back, so how did I do? Well pretty … Continue reading From HSK2 to HSK3 – Thoughts on HSK, And The Different Methods of Language Learning

On Selling Atheist Books To Children

Yesterday I reviewed Richard Dawkins' "Outgrowing God" however there was a major discussion topic that I missed out that I would like to talk about here. That is the issue itself of selling a book like this to children. I don't think it should be done. But obviously that applies to religious books as well. … Continue reading On Selling Atheist Books To Children

Outgrowing God By Richard Dawkins – Book Review

Outgrowing God fills in a much needed gap in atheist literature. Though there are many books for adults there isn't necessarily a popular or famous one intended to be more accessible for a young audience. This book seems to solve these problems, but how well? When you think of marketing books towards a younger audience … Continue reading Outgrowing God By Richard Dawkins – Book Review

The War On Christmas Seems Irrelevant

Before we begin, here is the initial duck duck go image results for when you search "christmas" I feel like the difference between saying  "Happy Christmas" and "Happy Holidays" is besides the point to the war on Christmas. Don't get me wrong, it makes perfect sense to say "Happy Holidays" as there are many festivals … Continue reading The War On Christmas Seems Irrelevant

Sexual Repression In Christianity

Its interesting the ways that religion's routes can have long lasting consequences over you. I count myself lucky that my deconversion was so simple, with my faith in all things Christian slowly diminishing in every possible way over time. Starting with simple observations such as prayer working at the same rate as chance, and things … Continue reading Sexual Repression In Christianity

My Only Encounter With The Supernatural

Why give this the title of "supernatural" when it's something that I don't believe in? Well essentially, at the time of being Christian, I thought it might have been. Though later I would come to dismiss my previous experiences and encounters with the supernatural, in rather easy ways, this one sort of just got forgotten … Continue reading My Only Encounter With The Supernatural

What Losing My Faith Was Like

When I tell people I used to be a Christian there is a temptation to assume that it was caused by a traumatic or horrible event that turned them away from God, but this is far from the truth for most people. So I thought I'd share my story of what it was like. But … Continue reading What Losing My Faith Was Like

How I’m Learning Chinese At University

With university going on you have to ask the question, how are you able to keep up with learning Chinese when your so busy? The first thing I have to say is that you do have to prioritise. I have sacrificed my free time in order to learn. When I am not eating, cooking, studying, … Continue reading How I’m Learning Chinese At University

Why I Haven’t Come Out As Atheist To My Family

I always said to myself that if someone honestly asks me about my religion I will genuinely tell them. But that has happened, and it's not exactly happened that way, in fact it's only happened that way once, when I mentioned a thing commonly said by atheists that prompted my friend to ask the question. … Continue reading Why I Haven’t Come Out As Atheist To My Family

I Wear Christian T-Shirts|World of A Neutral God| New Testament Worse than Old|Afterlife|Deathbed Conversions

It's been a while since I made a blog post, so I thought I'd make a simple post about what I'm thinking about right now. The issue is, that you can always make time for things that you like, unfortunately blogging doesn't fall into one of these things. Not that I don't like blogging, I … Continue reading I Wear Christian T-Shirts|World of A Neutral God| New Testament Worse than Old|Afterlife|Deathbed Conversions

我忘了吃月饼!

今天我刚记得我应该吃了月饼,但是我太迟到了!中秋节是两个星期前!当中秋节的时候你只可以买月饼! 好的,好的,好的 我为什么忘了? 你知道了我是英国人吗。。。好的, 你知道了。 在英国找月饼非常难!我有一些中国朋友们但是,他们都住在谢菲尔德。 当中秋节的时候我住在了诺丁汉,我这个周开始住在谢菲尔德! 我不认为它很重要, 但是我还要尝 哈哈哈哈 因为明天是中华人民共和国国庆日所以我要写一个中文博客文章! 如果我的中文不好,对不起。我四个月前开始学习!请有耐心!如果我有错,请告诉我! 我以后要写很多的英国博客文章,可是我也要写一些的中文博客文章! 你认为什么?请告诉我! 再见!

Why I Bought Memrise Premium

Memrise premium is something that is advertised to you a lot whenever you complete your daily target, you always get a 20% discount off. But is it worth it? The short answer is no, yet I bought it anyway. Why? I feel like free education is a good thing. And memrise has helped me so … Continue reading Why I Bought Memrise Premium

Veganism Is Almost Persuading Me

Recently I've been watching and listening to stuff about veganism, and sadly I find myself being persuaded by their arguments. I think it's likely the most moral option. Animals are treated very cruelly. The mass production of as much meat as possible treats animals insanely horribly. Cows are raped for milk, then have their newborn … Continue reading Veganism Is Almost Persuading Me

Mandarin Is Really Difficult

I don't know if I'll release this, but I just want to write about the difficulties of mandarin. Because I'm stressed about it right now, which is something I haven't felt ever towards language learning. Before this the most primary difficulty was with Japanese, which I found fun at first but just became a problem. … Continue reading Mandarin Is Really Difficult

Why Talk About Atheism So Much?

Instead of launching into writing and releasing so many blog posts first I maybe should have explained my reasoning. After all, what's the big deal? Why not let people believe what they believe and leave them alone? Why spend so much time talking about something you don't believe to exist? Well let's start. The first … Continue reading Why Talk About Atheism So Much?

Testing Immersion For Language Learning

I've never really been a fan of the tactic of immersion for language learning, that by simply watching media in the language your learning you will pick up on it and start to understand the language better. Granted this includes taking notes and things like that. So today what I'm going to do is what … Continue reading Testing Immersion For Language Learning

I Still Fail To Follow My Own Advice

Remember when I made my post, blogging is supposed to be fun? Well this is written directly after that with literally one minute in-between! The reason for splitting the posts up like this, is that I didn't want to take away from the previous message and loose people in what I was trying to say. … Continue reading I Still Fail To Follow My Own Advice

Blogging Is Supposed To Be Fun!

We can sometimes find ourselves so easily bogged down and set in our ways of blogging about one particular subject that we can forget why we started doing it in the first place. To some of us, blogging can feel like a job, or an obligation to the community that we're in. We don't always … Continue reading Blogging Is Supposed To Be Fun!

Book of Mormon Review – Nephi 1

I am not a member of the church of jesus christ latter-day saints and am just a non-believer who took it upon himself to read it and pray about it as I did so. I read this book over the course of one week, and made notes on what I thought as I went. This … Continue reading Book of Mormon Review – Nephi 1

Methods For Language Learning

You can't learn a language fast without a good method. So what methods have helped me that could also help you? I'll start with the most obvious, so feel free to skip if you already use techniques already. Also please comment with tips if I didn't include anything that you do already! Flashcards An easy … Continue reading Methods For Language Learning

On Having A Relationship With Jesus

I am not a Christian, but the sad thing is I feel like all Christians will be able to empathise with what I'm saying, because this is also what many Christians I knew felt like when I was still Christian. What are the benefits of Christianity? If you asked me back when I was a … Continue reading On Having A Relationship With Jesus

Nephi 1 – Full Notes and Discussion of Every Chapter

If you would like to catch up with where I talked about the introduction and testimonies of the people who found the golden plates you can find the first part here. The way I will break this down is that after I've done my reading and praying for the day, I will write any thoughts … Continue reading Nephi 1 – Full Notes and Discussion of Every Chapter

Advice For Staying Motivated For Language Learning

I'd argue that the most difficult thing about learning a language, is not the grammar, nor the words, but finding the motivation to learn it day after day. It can be difficult, and I don't want to claim that I'm perfect when it comes to learning my second language, it's just that these things help … Continue reading Advice For Staying Motivated For Language Learning

Book Of Mormon Review [1] – Testimonies & Explanation

Recently I've been discussing Christianity, religion, and Mormonism with a member of the church of jesus christ latter-day saints, and we made a deal, if I read the book of mormon he would read the CES letter. So here I am! For those who don't know, the book of Mormon is allegedly a book translated … Continue reading Book Of Mormon Review [1] – Testimonies & Explanation

HelloTalk Review – Find Language Partners Easily!

I had heard of this for a while but never really considered using it until recently. I thought that there was no harm in checking it out so I did! What I found was surprisingly great. HelloTalk is a way to find language partners without meeting them in person, it's genuinely as simple as saying … Continue reading HelloTalk Review – Find Language Partners Easily!

What Is The Endgame For Christianity?

Nearly all sects of Christianity claim that there will be a doomsday, or judgement day, as is described in revelations. People use bible maths to calculate when  this day will be, but so far none of these calculations have proved to be correct. I think this event would be impossible to predict, based on the … Continue reading What Is The Endgame For Christianity?

Thoughts On Monty Python’s Infamous, Insensitive Crucifixion Scene

The controversy of Monty Python's The Life of Brian has mostly passed, and that's because the message of their film was not intended to be controversial. As John Cleese and Michael Palin say in their debate about the nature of the film, it is by no means intended to debunk Christ. It is far too … Continue reading Thoughts On Monty Python’s Infamous, Insensitive Crucifixion Scene

The Monks of Meres Will Release Soon!

I'm very pleased to announce that soon I will be releasing my next book on this blog for free! It is quite a lot longer than the previous book, and I have to warn you that the chapters are quite long as well. But that's not a bad thing, as I like the extra immersion … Continue reading The Monks of Meres Will Release Soon!

Thoughts On The Book I Wrote – Major Spoilers

If you've not yet seen my book you can find it here on this blog free to read. Let's look at the positives, which will take much less explaining than the negative. Obviously the fact that I finished it was a great start, most people don't finish their books, and though it's not published, I'm … Continue reading Thoughts On The Book I Wrote – Major Spoilers

The Broken Tournament – Full Book/PDF

I wrote this book and want to release it online for as many people as possible. I hope you enjoy! Prelude I had ridden for days, but at last my work had been rewarded, this was it, Withwood village. I never thought it would or could exist, to most people it was simply a myth, … Continue reading The Broken Tournament – Full Book/PDF

Sacrifice – The Broken Tournament -Chapter 31

The story so far: Maron, Kil, and Rob tried to stop the tournament from being run by killing all the lords running the tournament and burning down their offices. But on the way Kil died, Rob escaped, and Maron was taken prisoner. I woke up in a large wooden room with slight slits of light … Continue reading Sacrifice – The Broken Tournament -Chapter 31

The Smell of Burning – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 30

Our story so far: Rick has been executed, with nobody being able to win the tournament anymore, they must do everything they can to prevent the tournament from continuing, as the alternative is the destruction of the kingdom. Rob had never told us what his plan was, however, collectively I could guess that we had … Continue reading The Smell of Burning – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 30

Wink – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 29

Our story so far: As they tried to negotiate Rick was taken as prisoner, now the characters proceed with the hope that he will be released, and so need to take a tournament book to find where he will next be placed in the competition. Maron had insisted and insisted and insisted that Rick would … Continue reading Wink – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 29

You’ve Thought About Eternity for 25 Minutes, and Think You’ve Reached Some Meaningful Conclusions?

How long is infinity? Let's take a massive huge number, let's say a google, that is a number starting with a one, and then a following 100 zero's. This is a number that towers over the length of time that the total number of humans on this planet ever has lived combined in years, and … Continue reading You’ve Thought About Eternity for 25 Minutes, and Think You’ve Reached Some Meaningful Conclusions?

Negotiation – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 28

The story so far: The group has been prevented from continuing in the tournament from a group of criminals who attacked them. They now go to the tournament organisers to attempt to place them back in the tournament, as missing their matches weren't their fault. This would be the first time we encountered the corrupt … Continue reading Negotiation – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 28

Getting Back to the Tournament Grounds – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 27

The story so far: After Ricks fight, the group returned to find that their tent, and all of their belongings had been stolen and taken. Deeming that it wasn't safe, they found a house outside of the city. But now they have to deal with getting back to the tournament grounds. Kil and Maron are … Continue reading Getting Back to the Tournament Grounds – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 27

Why I hope Yahweh is Not Real – Comments, Thoughts, and Responses

Obviously I released a post titled "God is not real" and there was a heck of a lot of discussion! You can find my initial argument here. However to summarise it, I don't want any God to exist, because as a minimum, any religion being correct would result in 72% of the population having eternal … Continue reading Why I hope Yahweh is Not Real – Comments, Thoughts, and Responses

Rick Fights Again – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 26

After two months the next release is back again! Considering I would have written this about two years ago it's long past time since I got this book out! I have been busy lately so I'm sorry. Let's recap the story so far: Kil and Rob brewed potions to make the contestants fall into a … Continue reading Rick Fights Again – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 26

So How Many Asian Drama’s Have I Actually Seen?

This is the one that I have been looking forward too the most, I have made it through 29 days of Asian drama's so let's see how much of it I've actually seen! My total watch time on MyDramaList is... 2 days, 15 hours and 39 minutes! Yeah I've talked about Asian drama's for 27 … Continue reading So How Many Asian Drama’s Have I Actually Seen?

Simona Wang

During the course of this challenge there has been one thing that has been asked a lot but never done, and that is to talk about actors and actresses, which ones you like, and which ones you don't. This is because I never follow actors and actresses and they don't tend to be the things … Continue reading Simona Wang

Why do Good Shows Get Under-hyped?

This question is very subjective, and some may argue that a show is only as popular is it should be, however if shows can gain massive popularity, only to retroactively have it's fan base turn on it and realise how bad it is (SAO) then surely it is possible that a good show could have … Continue reading Why do Good Shows Get Under-hyped?

How Bad Shows get Over-hyped – Using Kid’s Cartoon’s as Examples

Big head son, little head daddy is a series that brings a smile upon every person's face who has known it and grown up with it. The series has been recommended to me by multiple people and followed up with by friends to see what I thought about it. However, much to their disappointment it … Continue reading How Bad Shows get Over-hyped – Using Kid’s Cartoon’s as Examples

Describe Asian Drama’s In One Word

Obviously when you go to try and summarise Asian Drama's in two words, immediately two words come to mind "Asian" and "Drama", however which is better? The one which describes the location and the culture of which the drama comes from, or the one that describes the genre of the entertainment, and the kind of … Continue reading Describe Asian Drama’s In One Word

What An Ending Must Do

Arguably one of the most important things not to mess up is the ending, because it can make up for a messy middle or a shaky start! So what do I look for in endings? The only real important thing for an ending, is to be remembered. If it's forgotten, you've likely done something wrong. … Continue reading What An Ending Must Do

Top Five Asian Drama’s!

I have seen at least five Asian drama's, which means that I can make a top five list of the best ones I've seen! 5. Kaili Blues This is a Chinese film that I love for the setting, though it has absolutely nothing that a normal film tends to have, the world is just so … Continue reading Top Five Asian Drama’s!

I Like These Scenes In Drama A Lot – And I Still Dislike Superlative Questions the Most!

See the kind of joke in the title? Yeah that kind of thing is my favourite. Yesterday I hoped that I would not be asked for a superlative question, and I thought I had nearly gotten away with it, but I hadn't. Today I need "A picture of your favourite scene in an Asian drama" … Continue reading I Like These Scenes In Drama A Lot – And I Still Dislike Superlative Questions the Most!

I Hate Superlative Questions

I'm currently doing this 30 days Asian drama challenge where I need to answer a different question every day from a list of thirty, and I'm starting to get a little annoyed by the frequency of superlative questions. What are superlative questions? It's stuff like "favourite", "least favourite", "best", "worst" Let me give you a … Continue reading I Hate Superlative Questions

I Don’t Tend To Re-watch Anything

Even if I really liked the show a lot I will rarely re-watch it. There are of course plenty of reasons to this, and of course reasons in the specific cases where I would overlook these reasons to re-watch it! So why go back to re-watch something? The obvious reason is that you enjoy it, … Continue reading I Don’t Tend To Re-watch Anything

Air City – When Korea Gets Meth

If you were to say "Western drama" and "Meth" it's not difficult to assume that you would leap towards thinking about Breaking Bad. Now could you imagine a version of Breaking Bad, but it's an Asian drama instead? I personally couldn't, and if there is a show like breaking bad but Asian then please let … Continue reading Air City – When Korea Gets Meth

Why Watch Shows Seasonally?

Today's question was "Favourite drama season and why?" but I may spoil you now and say I don't have one, because I do not really watch anything seasonally. First of all I didn't even know that seasons for Asian drama's existed, the length of drama's tend to be longer than 12 episodes, more like 20, … Continue reading Why Watch Shows Seasonally?

Are Anime’s Also Asian Drama’s?

It's hard to imagine anyone really taking this question seriously, but if you think about it perhaps theirs a compelling case. Of course, they're so different that we need both words however let's think about this properly, or well try too. Asian drama's are obviously not anime, however that doesn't mean that the opposite is … Continue reading Are Anime’s Also Asian Drama’s?

In A Story, I Think I Like Openings The Most

This is something that I've learned slowly, and obviously it's not a rule that is always true, it just tends to be that I like the introduction the most. This doesn't mean that I don't anticipate an ending, and enjoy it, perhaps the finale is what I sometimes like the most in shows. But in … Continue reading In A Story, I Think I Like Openings The Most

Shows With Ridiculously High Episode Count

To many people the number of episodes in a series can be off-putting, and people may not want to get into something that is so long since it might distract them from other things. I think shows with a large episode count would be much more of a problem/concern for me if I actually cared … Continue reading Shows With Ridiculously High Episode Count

My Favourite Genre’s of Asian Drama’s!

What a difficult topic to talk at length about! Oh well, shouldn't be a problem, we'll carry on regardless. It's honestly difficult to say, because what I have watched of Asian drama's isn't typically what I look for. Ok let's start with country, which country of Asian drama's do I look for? The answer for … Continue reading My Favourite Genre’s of Asian Drama’s!

Introductions Count For Characters, Please Use Better Writing!

If you introduce a character to be a certain way, then if they suddenly change in the next episode for seemingly no reason then it's kind of clear that there was an error with the characters introduction as they seemingly give off the wrong impression. The character like this for me was Chu Yun from … Continue reading Introductions Count For Characters, Please Use Better Writing!

This Has To Be The Most Messed Up Start To A Relationship In Asian Drama!

Netflix has a certain drama called "Well-Intended Love" and if I'm being completely honest, "Well-Intended" are the only really good ways to describe it. Because although it's fine now, and smooth sailing, it wasn't always like that. Let me tell you the story of how these couples came to be. A person called Ling was … Continue reading This Has To Be The Most Messed Up Start To A Relationship In Asian Drama!

To Download or To Stream…To Pirate or To Buy… What To Do? Yeah… What To Do?

Should you stream or download? It's a question asked surprisingly a lot yet I don't personally think there should be much of a debate. Surely it's stream right? Like why bother downloading when it's freely available right there? I might see it like this. Streaming is more convenient, whereas downloading (and we all know we're … Continue reading To Download or To Stream…To Pirate or To Buy… What To Do? Yeah… What To Do?

What Makes Me Watch… Well Anything?

Yesterday I talked about what makes me keep watching a piece of media once it's already got my interest, however what about from the outside looking in? What makes me choose to watch that thing in the first place? Well not a lot, I'm a simple person prepared to try things without much of a … Continue reading What Makes Me Watch… Well Anything?

What Makes Me Keep Watching… Anything Really?

If you find a TV show, film, or anything else that you like, what makes you keep watching it? Do you watch it for the characters, the actors, the story line, the music, the visuals or what? The obvious answer is everything, however what is the most important really? To me it has to be … Continue reading What Makes Me Keep Watching… Anything Really?

My Favourite Song From An Asian Drama!

How do you define best OST? It's not necessarily easy, and I suppose it boils down to which one you like listening to the most on repeat. Now it may not surprise you that I'm going to twist this definition slightly. What if there was an OST with one song so good, that it could … Continue reading My Favourite Song From An Asian Drama!

The Excellence of Parody – IPartments Amazing Inception Episode

When I think of how to introduce people to Ipartment I have two options, the normal route of episode one (which is amazing) or just the Inception episode of season 4. And I think I have to say, it depends on how much you like the Inception. If you watched the Inception episode of Ipartment … Continue reading The Excellence of Parody – IPartments Amazing Inception Episode

My Worst Asian Drama Experience Was With “The Handmaiden”

I cannot really talk about the worst Asian Drama's I've seen, because I've honestly seen so little bad that I don't want to talk about it, because it would be unfair on the thing I was talking about. So instead how about we talk about some really, really bad viewing experiences. So enter the handmaiden, … Continue reading My Worst Asian Drama Experience Was With “The Handmaiden”

Please Sub The Rest of IPartment! (And the Rest of The Asian Drama’s I Like) – Where My Chinese Subs At?

I am currently watching several Asian Drama's however one of these is "IPartment" or "ai qing gong yu" and if you want a brief description of what you might be in for by watching it, it's like China's absurd version of "Friends" - or so I've been told. I've not actually seen "Friends" Essentially we … Continue reading Please Sub The Rest of IPartment! (And the Rest of The Asian Drama’s I Like) – Where My Chinese Subs At?

Why I Avoid Live Action Adaptations From Anime And Manga – Using Liar Game As An Example

Before I even got into Asian Drama's I was a fan of this manga called Liar Game, and thought it would be interesting if there was an anime adaptation of it. There wasn't so I settled on watching, and actually reviewing episodically the Japanese version of Liar Game. I didn't watch it out of enjoying … Continue reading Why I Avoid Live Action Adaptations From Anime And Manga – Using Liar Game As An Example

Why Asian Drama’s?

I started outwardly seeking Asian Drama's after a film called "train to Busan" and it was amazing, perhaps not for the reasons why you might think though. It was dumb and silly, and made you laugh, however outside of that it was very emotional and heart-warming. Ultimately ending very emotionally in a very nice way … Continue reading Why Asian Drama’s?

Time For A Change Time For More Posts

Hey I've not done any regular blog posting in a very long time, so I thought I'd try one of those 30 day challenge things to see how it went. I've done the 30 days of anime challenge already so that leaves me with doing the 30 days Asian drama challenge! Here is a sneak … Continue reading Time For A Change Time For More Posts

Spaced Repetition – Language Learning

When learning a language one of the challenges you face is learning vocabulary, and a lot of it. So how do you learn so much so quickly? Well SRS or spaced repetition systems are the answer. But what are they, and why are they useful? Here is a graph to demonstrate When you learn new … Continue reading Spaced Repetition – Language Learning

Thoughts On HSK 1 – Chinese Exam

As you know already, I have been studying Chinese seriously for just over four weeks now. While I did have lessons, they were two years ago, very basic, I didn't care about them, and I had forgotten nearly everything. But it did give me a head start. When I was doing these lessons I passed … Continue reading Thoughts On HSK 1 – Chinese Exam

How To Use Memrise Effectively – Or How I Learned Three Hundred and Four Words in Three Weeks (at least)

I don't know if 304 words sounds like a lot for three weeks, after-all 14-15 words a day sounds doable. However I must also specify that this was alongside a lot of grammar study and hanzi memorisation. As well as that, this only accounts for words used by memrise, I didn't actually use it very … Continue reading How To Use Memrise Effectively – Or How I Learned Three Hundred and Four Words in Three Weeks (at least)

Learning Chinese Update: Why I Purposely Broke My 61 Day Language Learning Streak on Duolingo

A while ago I announced that I was going to learn Chinese, and I also did a review of Duolingo's Chinese course praising it a lot. So consider this a part two to both of those posts. Duolingo is great for getting you through the door, getting you into the routine of things, and making … Continue reading Learning Chinese Update: Why I Purposely Broke My 61 Day Language Learning Streak on Duolingo

Why I’m Deleted the ADB (Like 200 blog posts)

First of all what even is the ADB for people who don't know? The ADB is a series of blog posts that was intended to act as an anime database. It was supposed to be a collection of every anime I watched, giving people recommendations and other shows to look at as well as information … Continue reading Why I’m Deleted the ADB (Like 200 blog posts)

My Ridiculously High Language Learning Target

Well now that I've explained the first ridiculously high target I've set myself over the summer - it's time for the next one! This one is a little bit absurd and is going to sound crazy until I explain it, and even then it'll still sound outrageous. So here's the commitment - by the end … Continue reading My Ridiculously High Language Learning Target

This 100% Accurate Website Will Rank Your Blog!

When I was shamelessly checking how well my blog ranked in google searches I came across a website ranker, and much to my surprise - I was one of those websites on that website. So naturally, I was curious. This is what I found. Yay! What an amazing and glowing review! Nothing on the actual … Continue reading This 100% Accurate Website Will Rank Your Blog!

So What Happened to Kaiji? Kaiji Part 6 – Chapter 62 – Revelation – Review

So I know all of you have been waiting with baited breath to finally find out what happened to Kaiji! This section of the manga, with Kaiji planning his escape and then executing it has taken 22 chapters and now it seems like it's finally over! While it was great for most of it, there … Continue reading So What Happened to Kaiji? Kaiji Part 6 – Chapter 62 – Revelation – Review

Becoming Ippo

One day I was sat down at the computer desk or looking at my phone, likely as you are now. I was just browsing YouTube and getting myself distracted, sort of passing the time, when a video from the best guy ever popped up. Considering that this was indeed, the best guy ever, I naturally … Continue reading Becoming Ippo

Detective Pikachu – Simply A Good Time

I saw detective Pikachu today and it was pretty great! Pokemon is a series that I've grown up with for such a long time and it might just be one of my favourite game series' - until before the 3D model change, which was still ok, just not as good.  So honestly a lot of … Continue reading Detective Pikachu – Simply A Good Time

Goodnight Future Kings and Queens of Sevren – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 25

First of all, thank god this chapter is out of the way. If you want a primary explanation for why this book has taken so long to release, this chapter is it. You'll see what I mean later, and I'm still quite conflicted about it. Our story so far is that the group has decided … Continue reading Goodnight Future Kings and Queens of Sevren – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 25

The Final Solution – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 24

Oh no, the last one of these was posted in January! So sorry for being negligent towards this. Since the first draft is complete it feels already like a completed project - which is far from the case. We're quite a way into this book now, so I hope to get it out as quickly … Continue reading The Final Solution – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 24

Duolingo Review – It’s Pretty Great!

As you all know, I am avid anime watcher, and am generally quite interested in Japan, and the Japanese language. So naturally instead of using Duolingo for Japanese, I tried it with Chinese. Here are my thoughts. Duolingo is pretty great, because normally I would have given up by now, but I'm still at it. … Continue reading Duolingo Review – It’s Pretty Great!

Vampire Knight First Impressions

I recently realised how rare it was for me to watch anime that is different from what I'm used too. Vampire knight is a Shoujo romance story and comes with the art style associated. Then the character designs, and the way they're posed together gives the impression that it's going to be nothing but fujoshi … Continue reading Vampire Knight First Impressions

The Wildhunt – Chapter 2

The old Koka was dead, and all knew the name "Ivette" yet the music stayed the same. I don't remember how it happened, or when it happened, but slowly over time. The music of Ivette was replaced, gradually and slowly, until all that was left was the remains of the old Koka, and nobody had … Continue reading The Wildhunt – Chapter 2

The Wildhunt – Chapter 1 – The Old Koka

The lute is all that matters. Not the sickle, the rake, or the hammer. People live their lives, hoping to one day follow their dream. To me, there is no dream. Just life. My life is the dream. And if my dream dies, so does my life. I sat at the very back of the … Continue reading The Wildhunt – Chapter 1 – The Old Koka

The Wildhunt – Prologue

Every bard is loved and sought after in their home town, but not me. And it's all my fault. Despite the rules, teachings, and social classes I couldn't fight the truth in my heart, that I loved her. And neither could she. She was the daughter of the Lord of Fainley. And I was the … Continue reading The Wildhunt – Prologue

I Won Madoka Magica Playing Cards!

Today I did an anime quiz with the anime society at my university, where I performed brilliantly and won a prize! I came third, but considering the person who came second didn't know who Son Goku was, or recognise him from his picture I'm not so sure whether or not I should be celebrating. "How … Continue reading I Won Madoka Magica Playing Cards!

Liar Game: Reborn Review – Musical Chairs!

The perspective I'm reviewing this from is someone that has read the manga, found that the musical chairs arc was their favourite, and jumped ahead past halfway through season 2 just to watch this. This meant that I knew a lot of the twists and turns already. At the start of musical chairs everyone is … Continue reading Liar Game: Reborn Review – Musical Chairs!

Liar Game Korean Version – Thoughts on Episode 1

Read the manga, then read this. Yes we're starting down this route again! For those who where wondering what happened to the last series, where I reviewed the Japanese adaption of liar game, I literally just got bored and stopped watching. Here's hoping that this doesn't happen here! Unlike the Japanese liar game the Korean … Continue reading Liar Game Korean Version – Thoughts on Episode 1

I Took The Train to Busan And I’m Never Coming Back!

Just now I created an account on "my drama list" and added all of the live action drama's that I've seen and WHAT!? I've seen 24.02 days of live action drama's!? Oh wait 24.02 hours. Yesterday I posted a Twitter poll asking if people would be interested if I started talking about live action drama's … Continue reading I Took The Train to Busan And I’m Never Coming Back!

Planetes is The Anime of The Future

There is an anime that sums up what I want the near future to be like, and it's called Planetes. The five word summary of this show would be "slice of life in space" and that's a really great thing. I really like the idea of going into space and colonising absolutely every planet out … Continue reading Planetes is The Anime of The Future

New Laptop Today! – What Baggage you should immediately remove from Windows 10

Since it was my birthday on Friday I of course got my birthday present today, which there is ten minutes left of, but the reasons why that is the case will become more clear. The laptop is a windows 10 gaming laptop which I bought with the philosophy "if it can play monster hunter world, … Continue reading New Laptop Today! – What Baggage you should immediately remove from Windows 10

An Insane Pirate Crew – My Pirate Crew Tag

Thank you to a nerdy perspective for the tag! I've not seen this tag before but it looks fun, let's try it out! Rules: Display the My Pirate Crew logo and add ‘My Pirate Crew’ as a tag. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog. Link back to the original … Continue reading An Insane Pirate Crew – My Pirate Crew Tag

What I Watched In January (Recommendations and Reviews of Anime and Manga)

Sorry for not keeping up with blogging lately much like I've not been blogging I've not been watching a lot of anime either! So this list might be short but hopefully you'll find something you like! Animal Crossing There is actually an animal crossing movie! Yeah it's pretty good, and a very relaxing experience to … Continue reading What I Watched In January (Recommendations and Reviews of Anime and Manga)

The Book of Contestants – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 23

First of all I want to give a massive thank you to Moyatori who edited this chapter and made it possible for you to read today. I recommend checking her blog out for a variety of different anime content! Releasing this story has been taking an insanely long time so I'm very thankful for the massive … Continue reading The Book of Contestants – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 23

The Smash Bros GSP system is stupid

Why is it that the people I fight at 500,000 gsp are far harder than the people who put me to 500,000 in the first place. GSP is  broken system that is radically stupid. Let's look at Lucina who is a Marth clone and the two characters have a major difference in gsp. One's like … Continue reading The Smash Bros GSP system is stupid

I Was Always There To Catch You – The Stone of The Conqueror – Epilogue

I threw it with my eyes closed and then the two of them were gone. Both James and Darlon were away from the window and all I could do was hope beyond hope that the stone I threw was the correct one. “James!” I shouted. “Brian!” I heard in response. It was James’ voice “Was … Continue reading I Was Always There To Catch You – The Stone of The Conqueror – Epilogue

The Stone of the Conqueror – The Stone of the Conqueror – Chapter 10

This was a real dilemma. If I had the stone I would be able to win against the magician easily proving that he didn’t swap it. However if it was lost Darlon would be able to overpower me easily, and it was a losing battle. “I am not going back in there.” Brian said to … Continue reading The Stone of the Conqueror – The Stone of the Conqueror – Chapter 10

Watchers – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 9

After everything that had took place all we could do was wait to see if he had taken the bait. We had found his mansion to be extremely close to the boarder of the Renal and Edgeland which meant we were in sparsely populated Plaines and had to travel a long way to be out … Continue reading Watchers – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 9

Tomorrow – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 8

We were led to a room unreasonably close to the magician’s room, there were only five doors in-between us and it was terrifying. Our room had a low ceiling and two dusty beds against the wall with a small gap between them. We had a tiny window on the left side overlooking the edgeland and … Continue reading Tomorrow – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 8

The Mansion in Edgeland – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 7

The sight of the magician’s home was magnificent. It was huge as told on the wanted poster. It was both awe inspiring and terrifying, since we would have to trick the tyrant living there. The mansion was made of new stone bricks, with large dusty windows on every level at small intervals. It was decorated … Continue reading The Mansion in Edgeland – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 7

Greenpath – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 6

The plains of Renal were a lovely rich green and the air was pleasant if not a little humid. The sun shone bright yet the thick clouds blocked it making it feel hot but not unbearable. This was made clear in the rare times where the sun shone through an empty gap in the sky. … Continue reading Greenpath – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 6

The New Plan – The Stone Of The Conqueror – Chapter 5

To cut a long story short Brian and I had decided to visit the magician’s house with an elaborate plan to get him to reveal that he had faked the stone. We had forged a fake letter from the king, dressed up as couriers and rented horses. This would hopefully cause the magician to go … Continue reading The New Plan – The Stone Of The Conqueror – Chapter 5

A Difficult Freedom – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 4

The first stage of my plan was to get Brian on my side. I had no idea as to the reach of the wizard’s spell. Was it for all of Ipalés or just the castle? I thought for a long time that it was for everyone but it might not be the case. Brian was … Continue reading A Difficult Freedom – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 4

Insights From A Fruit Seller – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 3

The stocks were painful yet bearable. The pain had peaked on the first day until I got more used to the soreness. Now it was just boring if I ignored the hunger and dehydration. At the very least I hoped that I would see excitement in the city again, enthusiasm on people’s faces would be … Continue reading Insights From A Fruit Seller – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 3

The Treachery in Ipalés – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 2

The trip to Ipalés was unexpectedly short and somewhat unnerving. The usual golden sun became shrouded in clouds, creating rather pleasant hiking conditions. However the clouds had made the evenings darker sooner, not just because they appeared earlier in the day, the clouds were distinctly darker as well. The routes up the mountain to Ipalés … Continue reading The Treachery in Ipalés – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 2

The Stone In The River – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 1

The famous trinket of Evren’s rich, entitled prince was lost, and all of royalty was hell bent on retrieving it. Bards sang of the economic prosperity it brought as well as the victories it would bring to those who possessed it on the battle field. The importance of the artifact could not be understated, and … Continue reading The Stone In The River – The Stone of The Conqueror – Chapter 1

The Stone of The Conqueror Is Releasing Starting Tomorrow

To be honest it's been annoying not having any of my books released to completion yet. This is the shortest one and it's done so it makes sense to release all of it. It's 10 chapters long with an epilogue at the end so their should be 11 days of straight releases from here unless … Continue reading The Stone of The Conqueror Is Releasing Starting Tomorrow

Castlevania ep 3 – I think I’ve Made Up My Mind

The creators of netflix's castlevania anime have been talking about doing an adaptation of Berserk to make it 2D and adapt everything. I've been watching castlevania to decide whether I'd want them to adapt this or if I'd want another studio to do it. First of all a 2d full berserk adaptation is better than … Continue reading Castlevania ep 3 – I think I’ve Made Up My Mind

Top 5 Anime of 2018!

Welcome to my post talking about the top 5 shows that aired in 2018, the only requirements for a show to get onto this list is that 1 I completed it and 2 It released in 2018. That's because I only completed 5 anime's that aired this year! Due to this there are quite a … Continue reading Top 5 Anime of 2018!

Characters I Want in Smash Ultimate

Recently I've just got super smash bros ultimate for the Nintendo switch so I thought I'd talk about what I want the last 3 fighters to be since there are only three unannounced in the dlc fighter pack so far. Professor Layton This is an iconic character who I've grown up with playing all of … Continue reading Characters I Want in Smash Ultimate

Anime News Network Released Cult Propaganda? What Happened on 3rd of January 2019

On the 3rd of January 2019 anime news network put out a paid advertisement for a movie advertising the cult "happy science" and it caused some outrage. After realizing their mistake they removed it on the same day it was up. This was actually being written while the post was still up and has now … Continue reading Anime News Network Released Cult Propaganda? What Happened on 3rd of January 2019

Top 12 Anime I Watched in 2018!

Now that we've had the manga it's time for the anime! I must also put in the disclaimer that I think all of these are really good and the order of things is really hard to narrow down because some I like equally. This was a very difficult list to make! 12 - When Marnie … Continue reading Top 12 Anime I Watched in 2018!

I Really Enjoyed Wolf Children

Yesterday I watched wolf children and loved it a lot. It was a really nice watch. Now that I've finished this film it means I've seen every Mamorou Hosoda film that's not part of a different franchise (so everything except the two digimon films and one piece movie 6) and I have to say I … Continue reading I Really Enjoyed Wolf Children

What I Watched in December 2018 (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)

I had a realisatoin after looking at my anime history this month -I've not watched any anime's in the last two weeks! So I might not have as much to talk about this time. That being said I did finish a lot of shows that I had been watching over the course of the year … Continue reading What I Watched in December 2018 (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)

Burning the Tents – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 22

If you're new to this story you can catch up with the prelude here. Sorry for taking so long to update this, once you see how cringey this chapter is you might see why! Anyway the story so far (because you probably need it): Our adventurers have got back from following some illegal cheaters at … Continue reading Burning the Tents – The Broken Tournament – Chapter 22

What are These Books I’ve Been Writing?

In the 2 years of anime blogging post I wrote yesterday I had some pretty vague targets in "Release all of "The Broken Tournament" and self-publish it, Release "The Stone of the Conqueror", Finish writing "The Monks of Meres"" as targets for next year. These are the books I've working on lately and they all … Continue reading What are These Books I’ve Been Writing?

Why I Love Gantz’s Manga – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 12!

Happy Christmas all of you! I hope that you're having a lovely Christmas day! Now let's talk about Gantz's manga because it's great. Here's why. I like being able to read through manga insanely quickly. I don't think we should be coming to manga for book reading. The art is the main appeal for me … Continue reading Why I Love Gantz’s Manga – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 12!

The Ghibli Cellist – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 11

Perhaps Ghibli's Gauche the Cellist (film) is overlooked by too many people. First of all theirs the idea that Ghibli didn't even make it and it was made by the studio before they called themselves Ghibli, but MAL list Gauche on the list of Ghibli creations so that's good enough for me. It's not a … Continue reading The Ghibli Cellist – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 11

Liar Game got Solved! – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 10

The ending of Liar Game might not be great however I'm glad the game ended like this. Essentially in the last game they reduce themselves to a stalemate where neither side can win. This is when the employees start wondering just how long they'll have to be there and start walking out causing the competition … Continue reading Liar Game got Solved! – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 10

Misaki – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 9

One of the anime's I watched this year was Welcome to the NHK which is actually a really great show. NHK is an abbreviation where the letters only match in Japanese meaning "Japanese Hikikomori Association" so essentially our main character Sato believes he's in a mass conspiracy which makes him stay indoors for good. It's … Continue reading Misaki – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 9

One Liner Tag Challenge Thing – Anime Version Edition Attempt Number 0

Thank you very much for the tag A Nerdy Perspective! The only time I find it easy to be funny is in a conversation so this is definitely going to go well! The rules: Accept and thank your challenger(s) by linking back to their post. Make a post of one-sentence summaries / roasts of at … Continue reading One Liner Tag Challenge Thing – Anime Version Edition Attempt Number 0