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)

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

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!

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

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

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

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!

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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)

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

The Value of Reading Anime News Sites

I recently started reading anime news network and it's good, really good actually. So I thought I'd explain why I like it so much and also try and convince you to maybe check it out if your interested! All sources of facts and information will be from ANN. You won't care about most of it … Continue reading The Value of Reading Anime News Sites

Hajime No Ippo Date Eiji – 12 Days of Anime Christmas day 8

Hajime no ippo is a really good series whether you like boxing or not however some of the best fights that it has are to do with the side characters, this one in particular who I will be talking about is Date Eiji because I thought he was really cool! So Date Eiji enters the … Continue reading Hajime No Ippo Date Eiji – 12 Days of Anime Christmas day 8

“I’ve got a Confession to Make” – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 7

"Confessions" is a manga written by Fukumoto Noboyuki but drawn by another person who draws with a different art style. Fukumoto's art style is iconic and excellent however I can only assume that it was to create a different tone that he switched artist. Which to be honest was a good choice. Confessions opens with … Continue reading “I’ve got a Confession to Make” – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 7

DMC Krauser is Crazy – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 6

If you haven't seen Detroit Metal City you're in for a treat. It's a hilarious comedy about a normal dude who has to pretend to be a demon into crazy heavy metal music even though it goes against his nature. But when he does change into his performer he becomes Krauser who is crazy. Also … Continue reading DMC Krauser is Crazy – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 6

One Hell of a Moon Mission – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 5

Perhaps one of my most tense and enjoyable moment from anime this year was when I watched space brothers and specifically Hibito's moon mission. Previously I didn't spoil all of this but now I will talk about absolutely everything that went down that day since it was just so good to watch. So Hibito and … Continue reading One Hell of a Moon Mission – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 5

Bad ass Akagi Moments! – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 4

Thank you very much for sticking around with my 12 days of anime Christmas. Even though I am writing this one at 11pm with 1 hour left before the days over I'm actually writing this for tomorrow's day instead since it's already looking pretty busy! Now then I've been re-watching Akagi this year so I … Continue reading Bad ass Akagi Moments! – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 4

I Love Berserk 1997 For It’s Age, Not Despite It

With talk about the possibility of a new 2D Berserk adaptation coming to Netflix how could I not talk about my thoughts? After all Berserk 1997 is my favourite anime. First of all I just want to say that of course I want this to actually happen, of course I want a 2D Berserk anime, … Continue reading I Love Berserk 1997 For It’s Age, Not Despite It

Barefoot Gen Is Non-fiction and Why That Means Something – 12 Days of Anime Christmas

Phew welcome to day 3 of the 12 days of anime Christmas, I hope you're excited! Historically I have used this challenge to talk about my most emotional moments from the favourite shows that I have watched specifically within that year. So naturally I had to talk about barefoot Gen considering it impacted me so … Continue reading Barefoot Gen Is Non-fiction and Why That Means Something – 12 Days of Anime Christmas

12 Days of Anime Christmas – I’ve done it again! Day 2!!!!

No not again! How could I let this happen! Right now theirs only one day left of the last day of anime Christmas and so far no posts have been written, so essentially I've left it too late again, which sucks sort of! But who can blame me really, it's been a pretty hectic day … Continue reading 12 Days of Anime Christmas – I’ve done it again! Day 2!!!!

12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 1 – AHHHHHHHHHHHH! Saint Young Men I guess

Oh no what have I done!! It's the 12 days of anime Christmas, theirs 2hrs 15mins left of the 1st day and I have absolutely no clue about anything that I want to talk about oh nooooo!! Anyway I guess I'm doing this now, thank you to Rose for reminding me! Try this post about death … Continue reading 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 1 – AHHHHHHHHHHHH! Saint Young Men I guess

Netflix has a Kaiji Live Action Spin Off!

Something that I always thought would be interesting would be a live-action spin off of one of my favourite shows of all time Kaiji ultimate survivor. Well it turns out that one actually exists! While prying through the anime news network archives looking for interviews with my favourite mangaka Fukumoto Noboyuki I instead happened upon … Continue reading Netflix has a Kaiji Live Action Spin Off!

We Should Ban Loli/Shota Hentai

Hey it's the subject which makes absolutely everyone horribly uncomfortable and disgusted. Did you miss it? I know I didn't! But as disgusted as thinking about loli/shota porn makes me, I've had some thoughts that I feel like I should say. So here they are! Regardless of your stance on the side of the debate … Continue reading We Should Ban Loli/Shota Hentai

Why I Rented “Your Butt Fetish is a Pain in My Ass” Volume 1

Recently on the way to lectures I found that someone had actually used my contact form on my website. A certain SUSUMU TAKAYANAGI whose name is written in all caps for some reason telling me about his legal manga website. He basically offered me an affiliate link to use so that when other people buy … Continue reading Why I Rented “Your Butt Fetish is a Pain in My Ass” Volume 1

What I watched in November (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)

This might be a big one since this is the month where the post "I watched 24 hours of anime" was came out. Yeah. Tonnes of episode ones that I'll never revisit. Mirai Mirai is the new Momorou Hosoda film and I watched it in cinema's on it's release date! Yeah that shows just how … Continue reading What I watched in November (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)

700 Posts: Top ten Anime Posts I’ve written

Hi we're back with the series where I talk about my favourite posts. If you missed the last one you can find it here! 10. Why you should be on My Anime List (2 Years on MAL) This post gets the number 10 spot just for it's information and trying to convince people to get … Continue reading 700 Posts: Top ten Anime Posts I’ve written

Combat Sucks In Zelda Breath Of The Wild

The biggest problem for me in breath of the wild is the combat, which is one of the most fundamental parts of the game - depending on how you play. I'll start with the most accepted thing before going into the things that are probably more specific to me. The enemy variety is absolutely abysmal. … Continue reading Combat Sucks In Zelda Breath Of The Wild

Dark Souls Remastered – or Why I Haven’t been Blogging Lately

Over 5 months ago now I pre-ordered Dark Souls remastered for the Nintendo switch and it only just arrived in the last couple of weeks! Which means I've been playing it a lot. I was a bit worried purchasing DSR at first because I had the worry that I might start playing, get too frustrated, … Continue reading Dark Souls Remastered – or Why I Haven’t been Blogging Lately

One mans nightmare

How did it happen that it's already in Halloween! I feel like I'm in a Junji Ito world and every moment and week is passing by instantly. This won't be the last halloween post however, I've still got one lined up after this! One mans nightmare can be another mans dream, something that sounds so … Continue reading One mans nightmare

What I watched in October (Recommendations and Reviews for anime and manga)

It's that time of the month again and it feels like it's gone way too quickly. The series that I'm watching lately are pretty huge. Monster is 74 episodes and Space brothers is 99. While I got close to finishing space brothers it still won't be done until next month and monster, you might have … Continue reading What I watched in October (Recommendations and Reviews for anime and manga)

Why Talking About Halloween Spooky Scary Bullshit is Important to Me

A lot of people sigh at things like I'm doing such as only talking about horror for a whole month of the year, it means 1/12 of my months are horror related when there are so many other genre's to dedicate a month to. For example I've hardly seen any mecha (though Evangelion might count … Continue reading Why Talking About Halloween Spooky Scary Bullshit is Important to Me

How A Horror Story from GTO Influenced So Many People I know

When you think of legendary comedy Great Teacher Onizuka horror is not what first springs to mind. However it features a horror story which has been very influential to a lot of people I know. Here's why. The Horror Story (How I remember it - not copying the shows version) A man was walking home … Continue reading How A Horror Story from GTO Influenced So Many People I know

What I Watched in September 2018 (Recommendations and reviews of anime and manga)

This month has been really busy for me so don't be surprised if this list is fairly short, I might also touch on shows that I've mentioned before but never talked about since then. Basically my whole life has changed since going to University and you don't often think about anime when theirs a million … Continue reading What I Watched in September 2018 (Recommendations and reviews of anime and manga)

I Got Some Ghibli Posters!

As some of you may know I'm at University now and believe it or not it's difficult to blog when you're whole life completely changes! Things are still settling down so blogging should hopefully continue soon! At my University there was a place set up where posters were on sale. I saw a tonne of … Continue reading I Got Some Ghibli Posters!

What I Watched in August (Recommendations and Reviews for anime and manga)

Welcome back to yet another "what I watched", I'm going to recommend you some anime and manga that I read this month now! Ponpoko This film is about talking raccoons fighting against humans to protect their home, and as soon as I heard that premise I immediately started watching! What I got wasn't that exactly … Continue reading What I Watched in August (Recommendations and Reviews for anime and manga)

Which One Of Us Is The Killer – A Story Trope I Tend To Hate

Recently I've been reading this crazy messed up manga called dead tube which I was really enjoying until it introduced a story trope which I hate: Which one of us is the killer? This story tends to take place on a place where everyone knows each other and nobody can escape. Often a ship in … Continue reading Which One Of Us Is The Killer – A Story Trope I Tend To Hate

Soul Survivor – Holy Spirit or Crowd Manipulation?

So I went on holiday recently and thought I'd talk about it! The place I went to was Peterborough for Soul Survivor week B. It's essentially a field in the middle of nowhere where people go with their churches to pitch up tents and learn about/worship Jesus. Before you immediately vomit and leave I want … Continue reading Soul Survivor – Holy Spirit or Crowd Manipulation?

What if People Thought You Were the Messiah? – Life Of Brian

Monty Python's Life of Brian is such a funny and hilarious film that follows Brian, a person who many people confuse with the messiah in the same time period of Jesus. The moment that the people thought he was a messiah was so funny that it caused me to laugh so loudly that everyone in … Continue reading What if People Thought You Were the Messiah? – Life Of Brian

The Last Jedi Ruined Everything, was good though

I recently got the chance to watch the last jedi for free so I took up that chance and watched it on a huge projector type screen, with many other people, in a field in the middle of nowhere. I went in sort of knowing I would enjoy it, because I had watched a lot … Continue reading The Last Jedi Ruined Everything, was good though

Top 7 Flawed Anime Characters!

I really like flawed characters, there is something so sad and relatable about them that you just can't help but love them! Honorable mentions - Killua, Griffith, Caska and Killua 7. Guts - Berserk The only reason why Guts is on the bottom of this list is because I already talked about him in the … Continue reading Top 7 Flawed Anime Characters!

Perfection IS Boring – Good and Bad Anime Characters

Wait hold on a minute, haven't you been writing constantly about how boring is the worst thing ever? How can it be perfect and vice versa? Well in the very specific example of anime characters perfection is boring in my opinion of course. I would like you now to think of your favorite anime character, … Continue reading Perfection IS Boring – Good and Bad Anime Characters

What Even is A Bad or Boring Anime?

Oh yeah we're continuing this line of discussion from my fairly controversial post Don't watch bad anime! These followups need to continue because there have been points that I've taken for granted that people would get when in retrospect that wasn't really clear at all. So what even is a bad or boring anime? If … Continue reading What Even is A Bad or Boring Anime?