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  • 2018 / 10 / 14

    Out of sight, out of mind? Hiatuses and the long waiting game.

    Let’s put disclaimer first, shall we? This is not me complaining about authors (regardless of the reasons) or me being ice cold b*tch who could not fathom that health comes first! That’s not the topic. Personal all-around welfare of the authors comes first! Always!  It’s just me and how my feelings for the series gradually slid down after numerous hiatuses. And when it comes to series I immensely loved in the past, confessing that I don’t like as much as—

  • 2018 / 09 / 10

    Skipping Ahead: the pros and cons of not reading everything from the start!

    Ain’t quitting ‘til it’s over! At least that’s my mantra when it comes to starting a new series (or before books). I’m very forgiving ‘cos if possible I always want to finish what I started. And even though reading can be very, very unpredictable (bad reads, y’know~) it’s just that the happy vibes of starting a new story just overwhelms me more than dreading that it’s  gonna be bad (if the synopsis hinted me already cause sometimes I just read—

  • 2018 / 08 / 16

    One Story, different interpretations! Our ways of reading.

    I’ve heard, more like read it from somewhere, if I remember correctly from an author, that once they published the story it’s not in their hands anymore. It’s now in their readers. And those same readers have all the rights to see the story that way they understand it. Is this always true? Is it all about our interpretation now? How about the author’s intended purpose? I’ve always been a believer of reading as personal journey. It is something you—

  • 2018 / 08 / 12

    He’s popular than the main character! MC who??

    I’m such a fan of main character, and that’s reasonable, and of course obvious, because I’m reading the story where the focus is on the protagonist. It’s very inevitable not to fall for the MC and all the circumstances that he’s involved in. But there are times when supposed secondary character is trying to steal someone’s thunder. Rare but not impossible. Let’s start of with my recent favorite 僕のヒーローアカデミア you know Bakugou? Yes, that foul mouthed brat who just likes—

  • 2018 / 08 / 04

    I ain’t hatin’ a character ‘cos he’s pretty flawed!

    Last month I talked about my “hate list” (or more like let me justify my unreasonable hatred to this character & yes, I’m human capable of eliciting irrational anger towards a fictional character), but that being said, I’m very tolerable person in nature, so sometimes I “kinda” understand why they act that way, still, there are many things that affect my acceptance to this specific character, and very dependent to the plot not on the character mold or stereotype those—

  • 2018 / 07 / 16

    Mediocre? Underrated? Like I care, I enjoy it anyways!

    I do go mainstream. No scratch that, I tend to like very mainstream stuff… There’s a reason why they’re highly popular, there’s something that connects it easily to its audience. But once in a while, I find some awesome entertainment in the form of average kind of narrative. Nothing mind-blowing. Not really deep. It’s not even unconventional. It’s just a plain, plain story, and you know what, sometimes the simplicity of it makes it an ideal read for me. I’m—

  • 2018 / 07 / 08

    The bane of my reader’s existence! (hating a character!?)

    Tread this post with caution cos I will mention characters that I dislike with passion. Now that is out of the way, let say this first: reading for me is relaxing way to put my ginormous amount of stress looming its head every now and then at bay. So I always, always expect my read to comfort me. Of course, the inevitable negative reaction is to be expected but nothing like hating a character to ruin my reading mood! For—

  • 2018 / 06 / 16

    An adult female reader of shonen manga!

    I’m not really into gender or age division when it comes to reading. I think regardless of your gender (or age) you can enjoy the hell out everything you want! There’s no one will judge you—at least not me, I will never—should you decide to read that isn’t normally perceive by society that you should be reading by those still have some sort of backwards thinking. Don’t mind them, you read what you want! That’s always been my motto! But—

  • 2018 / 06 / 08

    Reading before going to bed: the pros + cons!

    Ever since I became a reader, I spent my wee hours of the night on my bed with something to read (an actual print copy, my e-reader, or my phone containing the things (manga, webtoons!) That’s how I want to spent the hours before I sleep. I want to read! I’m an insomniac ever since I was a kid (oh boy, I remember when I was just this tiny little 7 year-old creature, I was so anxious if I couldn’t—

  • 2018 / 05 / 25

    My so-called entertainment out of obligation!

    Sometimes you’re just sticking with the story out of habit! You don’t have the same enthusiasm compare to the time you started, and yet here you are still here waiting for something…something that you don’t know what it could be. No idea what’s making you stay, sometimes! Maybe you’re just like, maybe you’re just hopeful, too. Or maybe you just find that a story you can’t let go regardless of whether you’re still enjoying it or not. Yeah, there are—

  • 2018 / 05 / 19

    A delicious slice of life in these manga series!

    Last month I shared my guilty pleasure reads, and by my definition is something I sometimes want to indulge in and not really I read often. What I really do crave are slice of life series: something light, something nice and maybe in between something fluffy, too. It doesn’t have to be too romance-y though, it could be about friendship and family something just celebrates life and its littlest moments. That’s what I seriously love to read! If you ask—

  • 2018 / 05 / 11

    Show some love for your fave authors!

    I greatly appreciate authors and creators without them my favorite series won’t be here for me to read and enjoy! But I don’t really need to be rubbing elbow with them, I think because of my very reserved personality I’m pretty happy just reading their works and their occasional personal tidbits here and there. I do not need to know so many details about them. They have their personal lives to deal with but I’m happy, grateful even, that some—

  • 2018 / 05 / 04

    The highs and lows of an impatient manga reader!

    When it comes to my manga series I’m very impatient! And being an overseas fan makes it harder to bear! But thanks to the internet it makes my impatience at bay! But still, the geographical restriction is something will always be part of my manga reading journey (unless I live in Japan…hmmm)! There are definitely cons not living in Japan but I just have to make amends so even though I’m huge manga reader who’s also pain in the ass—

  • 2018 / 04 / 26

    Good characters are not necessarily good people.

    Some people like villains. Some readers like the character so evil you’re keen to ask why. And because of that some will try to question you. Your moral. Your logic. Because of your choices. But they all forget that liking a character is not as simple as making them your favorite cos it aligns to what you believe, your moral stance or whatever—you just personally like how great the character is because the story and how that character is written—

  • 2018 / 04 / 20

    My shoujo manga guilty reads! My fave mature romance!

    I think the concept of guilty reads is more on people perception to the subject as opposed to your own. To me, my guilty pleasure reads are something I don’t often enjoy but crave it once in a blue moon. And  while I adore light slice of life shoujo manga: where two main leads blushes furiously over holding hands, sometimes I venture to the mature side! Now, even though I read them, I rarely like series that is ONLY it,—

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