Fiction and Fantasy

Tag: Struggle

  • How One Line Made Me Fall Out of Love with Dimitri (Fire Emblem: Three Houses)

    This post will contain spoilers for Fire Emblem: Three Houses You have been warned. One single line completely shook my choice of love interest in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised. After all, it wasn’t like that was the only small thing that made a big decision for me. Like how […]

  • 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 […]

  • Confession: I am Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun)

    Sentai Filmworks 2014 Sentai Filmworks 2014 One of my favorite Rom-Com anime is Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun. It follows an adorable, plucky highschool girl named Sakura as she tries to win the attention of her long-time crush, the stoic and unaware Nozaki-kun. But when Sakura finally gathers the courage to confess her feelings, Nozaki-kun mistakenly thinks she’s […]

  • 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. […]

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