Category: Essays


We Need More Tsunshun!

Full disclosure, I only recently learned of the existence of the term Tsunshun and what it means. Up until a few weeks ago I had never heard of it at all. But since discovering this personality archetype, it may have become one of my favourites. As such, I want to tell more people about it!


How to Ruin an Anime Adaptation

I chose my headers gif as the opposite of ruining an adaptation. Alarm sound and Fog Horn!!! I don’t know anything about adapting a written work for an audio visual medium. I don’t even know anything about writing fiction in the first place. These are really just my opinions and observations because I thought it...


I Accidentally Started Watching A Lot of Yuri Lately

And these are my general, not necessarily insightful thoughts on the subject. I like Yuri. Ok not really a revelation, I’ve always liked Yuri well enough. In fact, I like it just about as much as any other genre but considerably more than classical romance which is a little confusing. However, I also ended up...


Comparing My Anime Streaming Platforms

Well I caved. I gots me HiDive and now I will officially never finish all the anime I want to watch. I’m hoping this will magically teach me how to either drop anime or be a bit more selective but I’m not holding my breath on either. I just watched three random shows in a...


Why (and how) I Post Every Day

So I ran out of inspiration, because I post more or less daily, and decided to call on Lita for help since she did mention once that she pretty much never runs out of the stuff. And of course sweetheart that she is, she immediately offered to “give” me one of her future post topics...


Can Horror Anime Ever Be As Scary as Live Action?

I think before we start on this one, I’m going to have to define some terms here. Like “horror” or “scary” or “anime”…No wait, I think we all know that last one… O.k. so when I’m talking about horror here, I’m talking about the schlocky jump scare, monster type horror. Not the deep existential stuff....


The Ups and Downs of Watching Popular Anime As They Air

I’ve only recently started watching seasonal anime in simulcast. For one the option hasn’t even been available for that long and for two I generally prefer to soft binge shows. (I’ve coined the term soft binge to mean watching all the episodes more or less in a row over whatever period of time it takes...


Why Watching Anime Makes You More Attractive

It’s a well-known fact that watching even a single episode of anime a day makes you at least 18% all around generally more attractive and the long-term benefits are difficult to overstate. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Everybody already knows this, why is Irina going on about basic facts again??? Well I just thought...