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  • 2019 / 01 / 07

    That Amazing Feeling that You’ve Read So Many!!

    When new year comes, I’m always excited with all the new series I’m gonna discover and read. I know it’s kind so faraway but I think of the series that will eventually be part of my year-ender special, Best of the Best post and it just makes me giddy.  I love the feeling that there’s a series out there, whether it’s just coming out or I haven’t read before that are waiting for me to be read. But after years—

  • 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 / 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 / 20

    Learning new languages! The fun, the hard & the awesomeness!

    When I was wee bit younger I tried learning Japanese but I quit I said why do I need to learn it if there are people who will translate it for me?! It was a very bad decision!  Fast forward to recent years I’m now self-studying Japanese for the simple reason of wanting to read manga on my own. Yes, because I became passionately in love with reading! And I realized that there’s so many manga that never got translated—

  • 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 / 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 / 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 / 05

    Suspension of belief, how far will you allow it?

    I don’t know about you guys but when it comes my choice of entertainment, I always (always) think that it’s not real, it’s just fiction and whether I end up liking or not has nothing to do with the story’s realism. Sure, I do want some hint of it (realism, I mean) but it’s not really a great big of a deal if it isn’t—especially if the story is overwhelmingly fictitious.  It’s just too much to ask for it when—

  • 2018 / 03 / 23

    Character redemption: An always yes, or it’s case to case?

    Usually this happens to anti-heroes or villains (especially ones with complicated backgrounds); for a character that so flawed, so infuriating (so evil…?) I think redemption is a necessity. But when it isn’t? Should character redemption always need to happen? Do characters need to redeem themselves or let them yield the consequences? Let them be their real evil selves? Normally, I always want the characters to redeem themselves. And in our true human nature, I’d like to see how he repent—

  • 2018 / 03 / 13

    About those fashionable (?) rose-tinted glasses!

    I asked before about defending your faves and also loving something you read despite the obvious flaws! Yes, I know and still acknowledge that not all my favorites are perfect, squeaky clean from plot holes! Just because it’s my faves does not mean I see nothing wrong with it!  It could be so flawed but I still loved it; and I find that beautiful in reading! You know those rose-colored glasses! Sunnies? Yeah, I don’t like to wear one (I—

  • 2018 / 03 / 10

    On full armor: do you defend your faves?

    Are you the sensitive kind of fan? The kind that minds people opinion over your faves? Do you? Well, if you ask me if I am, I will say…it depends! Even they’re my faves I’m not blind of what its flaws. I understand not everything is perfect. But what I’m after when I’m reading is not perfection, it’s about the connection I have with the stories that I read. And yet, I still see people mad about other people criticizing—

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