Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Pour Me a Yuri!!! on Ice

Yuri!!! on Ice is unequivocally one of the most popular anime to come out in Q4 2016— if not this entire year, honestly. Most of the reception has been incredibly positive, and there have only been a few nitpicks here and there about the overall theme of romance within the show itself. ……But honestly, a lot of it is unnecessary discourse. Also, Congratulations to it being the first anime I started and finished in the past… year. Thank you to Anne Lee over at Chic Pixel for the 48 hour CrunchyRoll guest pass, so I could watch the finale yesterday!(๑¯♡¯๑)

I've been interested in figure skating for years; it's been a silent interest of mine since childhood [I'll be posting about another one before the year is out, hopefully] and has always been one of those fantastical things that I never thought I could actually indulge in, in spite of already playing several sports back then. Figure skating is one of those sports that focuses so much on technique and encourages a stylised and personal approach to elegance. Despite the silly costumes, the competitors are fiercely loyal to their craft and incredibly disciplined. When I was growing up, figure skating wasn't really on the radar of many people around me. It was solely considered a feminine hobby, if it was even regarded at all, so it's nice to see something like this become so popular and bring fans of the sport, new and old together.

But enough about waxing poetic about ice knives and silly leotards, what about the show? Well. I'm glad you asked.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Letters To…

Letters? Man, I love writing letters! Let's do this!

Dear NIL. 2016 was a bomb. You failed, but not as hard so kudos for that. Sincerely—

Oh. I have to do this seriously? Well, that's fair, I suppose. -sigh- Alright, let's do this then.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

I Wrote a Book!

I wrote a book before, but this is a lot more than just complete word vomit. Machinations is my first, official novella! It's not very long, but it was an adventure. Here's an official synopsis!

Machinations follows Rasio Alsamar and his childhood friend Alyn Lacwynn from their humble beginnings at the countryside when the world was simple and all they cared about was their familiar train passing by. They grew up together, but distance and the flow of time tears them apart.

Do you think love could survive for 20 years?

I'm… excited. I'm nervous and excited! You can leave reviews here! I'm going to do my best to work on the site as well as future stories from the Machinations universe and other books.

Aaaah. What else should I say? This is amazing!