Perennially out-of-shape Lalafell mage Izhu gets tutoring in the use of a blade from M'zinba. Cute moments are shared.
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Yunaka gets taken to do some clothes shopping by Goldmary. The first sight of herself in a dress has a major impact on her.
Squeak battles for her life against a Sahagin patrol to try to save some innocent lives.
(spoilers up to Chapter 17 of Fire Emblem Engage) Alcryst fights valiantly, seeking to redeem himself. This is an angst story, so you know what's going to happen to him.
(Never-finished) Evaluating the contributing factors both positive and negative, direct and indirect, that culminated in a depressive episode in late May 2022.
(Never finished) Tasi wanders the world alone, bereft of her symbiotic AI. Treated as a monster for a crime she didn't commit. Is there a place for a halflet?
The trial promised by the palace containing the sacred gemstone Elissa is after seems to have been a fluke - Elissa gets to the gemstone easily. Getting out of the palace, however...
(Fire Emblem Engage) Etie falls during the battle with Soren due to a strategic error. Yunaka is displeased.
Spoilers for Fire Emblem Engage up to Chapter 17. Several vignettes of interactions between Framme and Alear leading up to Eternal Love.
(Spoilers for Fire Emblem Engage up to Chapter 17.) Alear finally connects the dots about her feelings about Framme.
(Fire Emblem Engage spoilers up to Chapter 12.) Alfred discovers some plans in his sister's desk.
(Spoilers for Fire Emblem Engage, up to Chapter 11.) Céline tries to return to the battlefield, emboldened by Alear's words.
(Spoilers for Fire Emblem Engage, up to Chapter 11.) Alear looks for Céline during a feast. They share some sad moments remembering the fallen.
Thoughts on this year and friendship and romance and progress.
Izhu meets Lih Elakha, the nurse who gave her life to save Izhu's, as she and Rhela and Lani delve into the depths of the lifestream.
Ylva looks after Rhode when the latter takes a bad hit to her prosthetic arm.
Newest Warrior of Light and companion Rhela (Mk. III) and Izhu (Mk. III) are faced with the Ifrit scene.
In a non-canon story set before the NCC students were even out of middle school, an adventure in dodging balls takes place.
Another manga, this time volume 1 of The Ancient Magus' Bride at Ssubby's recommendation!
The first non-kink book of the year, and also the first manga of the year! A cute (but drama-heavy) lesbian romance!
Mother Joasia takes care of Sister Adelita's wounds after she gets a little bit too bold on the battlefield. She also teaches her more (ugh) Latin.
(Endwalker spoilers, Lv.83-06) Jahy and Jihli are reunited after some separated tribulations.
(Endwalker spoilers, Lv.83-03) Jihli and Jahy console each other as they await their fates.
(Endwalker spoilers, Lv.82-05) Jahy and Jihli huddle together for warmth after a difficult battle.
(Endwalker spoilers, Lv.80-21) In between hurrying and scurrying, Jahy and Jihli and the twins take a breather in Jahy and Jihli's room.
(Endwalker spoilers, Lv.80-S4) Being home is fraught with mixed feelings for Jihli Mihgo. Her friend Jahy Relanah is just excited to be here.
The battle at the end of the Eden raids' Savage tier, from someone who has not even watched a video about it. As well as the aftermath of the battle.
Nica gives new crewmates Ash and Lylah the tour of the ship.
Tala and her other self wage mortal combat. Well, Tala's other self wages mortal combat. Tala mostly just bleeds. Dark journal writing.
Glimmer tries to flee when it comes out that she's the daughter of a supervillain - as she's caught on camera kissing the daughter of a superheroine.
TW: suicide, abuse, stalking mentions
It's time to take a break.
Some angst near the beginning of Shadowbringers with Tala and Lixia.
What more could you ask for? (I still love About a Girl by The Academy Is...)
Adela tends to Sophia after she overdoes it to protect Ren.
My first impression of the Major Arcana of the Triple Goddess Tarot.
Thoughts about focusing on tasks, and escaping the magnetic pull of distraction by keeping track of the thoughts that would otherwise be left behind.
Meiyin contemplates what her life will look like now, with the help of Viola.
Tinsel comforts Viola after a difficult moment.
My third regular Japanese blog on HelloTalk. Talking about contests on Leetcode and similar things.
My second regular Japanese blog on HelloTalk. Talking about how to learn Japanese and what to do about Flashcards.
My first regular Japanese blog on HelloTalk. Talking about interviewing and resume stuff.
Phoenix and Edgeworth discuss Edgeworth's coming out to his adoptive father.
Tahlia and Bree are in love despite having very different lives.
New Year's Day and some sightseeing in Tokyo!
My first full day in Tokyo - and the end of a decade.
A summary of the days leading up to my first night in Tokyo for my research expedition!
A summary of my relationship with my father, to give background to those who haven't been part of this nightmarish scenario all along. CW: emotional abuse, narcissism.
The letter to my family, which is as much a letter to myself to understand what I'm doing and why I'm doing it as it is one to my family to inform them of what's going on and to state my boundaries.
Reina and Tala buy a house together.
Frequently asked questions as given to family and friends who knew little of trans matters and wanted to know more about Mari's gender transition.
On empowering the Parts of Me, and in so doing, letting them merge into one, unified, True Me.
Fia gets a good-night tucking-in from Eliza.
Morie gets too deep into an illusion and has to be pulled out.
Saraba's mind relives her outcasting at the hands of her Sisters over her willingness to treat yokai as fellow people.
How my brain glitches in bad situations, and how I'm working around it.
Let's get personal. And let's make it weird.
Talking about considering SRS, and feelings on different kinds of genitals, among other things.
Feelings on identity explored through a paper thin metaphor of magic.
Shioyo is not happy to find that Mjara has been spending lots of time in the company of someone other than her.
Complaining about being single... player mode.
Mjara and Shioyo get a little bit more than they bargained for when trying to board a merchant ship.
The UruNaka heroes' families spend a series of quiet moments with each other.
("My Japanese has leveled up!")
Thoughts on language learning through the lens of Metroidvanias with RPG elements.
(cw: discussion of self-directed transphobia)
A follow-up to the Affection post from earlier this year. It's long!!
The Yokai Research Club is forced to come to terms with something terrible.
Summer vacation is coming... and Ms. Okano is going to be out of their reach for forty days and forty nights.
How will they stop her?
Mimi and her sisters and Sami splash around while their families are busy.
Lell comes home early and discovers Serynth's secret.
Celie is in trouble, and her friends are a ways away. Will they be able to get to her in time?
Exploring my relationship to affection and love.
Thinking about how my moods tend to cycle, and why.
My end-of-year celebration post for 2018.
A post encapsulating my excitement about having a new blog!