Fiction and Fantasy

Thoughts and excerpts from the mind of Jeannette Jonic

Tag: Challenges

  • Kobeni: Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Dreams (Engaged to the Unidentified)

    Sentai Filmworks 2014 One of the first anime I watched was the adorable rom-com Engaged to the Unidentified. Now, sure, there are elements that aren’t for everyone; for example, there’s a strange amount of fanservice for a show so clearly geared toward straight girls. And don’t get me started about the protagonist’s clingy big sister […]

  • Theme Talk: Ymir and Historia – Dealing with Hurt (Attack on Titan)

    This post will contain spoilers for The Attack on Titan anime You have been warned. Funimation 2013-2019 In a world overrun by rampaging man-eating giants, it’s little wonder every character in Attack on Titan experiences pain and loss. Despite its fantastic premise, Attack on Titan deals with real psychological and emotional issues, such as how […]

  • The Victor’s Blade Update: Writing Book 2

    Writing book two of The Victor’s Blade has certainly been an experience. I’ve had a lot of responsibilities (plus work), so over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying out the “bit by bit” method for writing: chipping away at this manuscript one small daily goal at a time. It’s been keeping me writing, but […]

  • Competitiveness and Identity

    Competitiveness: the drive to push yourself in order to win. Competitiveness can bring out the worst in people. It can push people to break the rules in order to get ahead. It can result in “sore winners”: the people who rub their win in your face, or those who think winning is the only way. […]

  • Hype: When Others’ Opinions Affect Our Experience

    I finally got caught up on the deluge of Marvel movies. It took my more cinematically-informed friend sorting through the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s must-see’s and optional’s, but several weeks and six films later, I was finally ready to see the big one—Avengers: Infinity War. My friend tried hard not to say too much about it, […]

  • How Your Lie in April Impacted My Life… and How It Can Impact Yours

    Your Lie in April was one of those shows I’d heard people praising, but I didn’t check it out right away. Going in, I only had a general idea of what it was about: musicians, a young love story, etc. I had no idea how deeply this story would impact me. Your Lie in April […]

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