Fiction and Fantasy

Tag: Uplifting

  • 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 […]

  • Top 5 Things I Learned at Realm Makers 2018 from Tosca Lee

    I’d been to all of one writer’s conference before, and it was probably the furthest out of my comfort zone I’d ever been. It was a small conference at a camp a good three- to four-hour drive away from my home state. Three days to spend with approximately forty strangers. I knew no one; I […]

  • Theme Talk: Fighting for Relationships in The Place Promised in Our Early Days

    This post will contain spoilers for The Place Promised in Our Early Days You have been warned. There are some things in life that are impossible to understand fully until you’ve experienced it firsthand. Many of these entail some form of loss, such as loss of a beloved pet or loved one, or even loss […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • What Does It Mean to Let Your Dreams Die?

    Update : Updated link to song “Surrender” by BarlowGirl. Updated formatting to current blog standards. I guess I’ll put a disclaimer here for anyone sensitive to this subject matter: This is going to be one of my “spiritual” posts. That means that throughout this post, I’ll be talking about my faith (or religion, if you’d […]

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