Hi there!

First of all, I’m terribly sorry. I have left this place pretty unattended. Wouldn’t be surprised to find cobwebs around. But I promise it wasn’t without a reason.

I have been pretty busy lately. On a more personal note: I was finishing a couple of projects for a major that I’ll end up dropping anyway. It kinda sucks to start over, but I see this as an opportunity to evaluate which career I truly want to pursue. I know that it’s a harsh field, but I can’t help it: my passion lies with films and TV. And the possibilities are endless –I’m still unsure if I want something related to animation, if I want to write or edit, or if I would rather work with cinematography. Let’s see what happens.

I’m also working on articles (about anime and manga, what else!) for another site, which has me pretty excited. I can’t say anything more yet, but look forward to it!

In my free time, (If you follow me on twitter, you might have realized already, as I live-tweeted this week’s episode) I have been so obsessed with My Hero Academia, that I might as well write an essay about it. Expect one soon. Or two.

In fact, expect a video essay about it, since that is one of the things I’m also working on. I have received a lot of interesting feedback thanks to my survey and if everything goes well, I’m expecting to launch my channel by the end of July. I’m really excited! I really enjoy making videos. But it’s really time-consuming –and it takes a lot of work.

That’s why after giving it a lot of thought, I decided to create a patreon. That way, I’ll be able to work more freely and have access to more resources. If you like the content, please consider supporting me! I might publish my patreon page on the same day I launch the channel, which by the way, will probably just be my name.

That’s because, well, when I came up with “Otaku, she wrote” I thought this would only be a blog. I actually didn’t think I would end up with this project, yet here I am! And now that I think of it, it might not be the best name for a channel, but what the hell. I’ll make it work, somehow.

On a final note: I’m ditching the weekly links, as it seems I can keep up with them. I will do weekly updates instead, where I’ll share what I’m working and/on and perhaps, some reading or watching recommendations.

Until next time!

Hey there! How’s this week been treating you?
Personally, I have been feeling pretty motivated. I’m thinking of launching a new project: a series of video essays focusing mainly on anime –and maybe other forms of Japanese entertainment in the future
I work a lot in video editing, which is something that I enjoy as much –if not more– as I enjoy writing. So I guess it was only a matter of time until I asked myself: “hey, I write about things I love all the time. Why not make videos of it too?”
So I prepared this short survey (only 8 questions!) that will help me create content people can really enjoy.
Just like with this blog, I want to give the videos a feminist perspective. But I would also like to approach the content outside of that, focusing also in things such as character dynamics, visual components, or in other words, just what makes things work.

I will really appreciate your help!

Survey

As a child that spend way too much time watching TV, it was no wonder that I learned about many things through cartoon shows. One of those things was Japanese pop music (or J-pop). A genre which I first discovered thanks to the Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi show and the multiple video clips of Puffy’s most recent hits that Cartoon Network often aired.

It was the first time I was exposed to the language too. Even though I couldn’t understand anything, it didn’t matter: I was entranced by them.

Today I’m in my 20s, and Puffy remains one of my favorite artists. Listening to them, I can enjoy their music while fondly remembering the childhood memories they gave me as well.

Origins

Known only as Puffy (パフィ) in Japan, this duo was formed by Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura. But the pair’s path to stardom wasn’t really clear when they started pursuing their careers as musicians. In fact, they didn’t even start together.

Click here for the full post at Yattatachi…!

I know, I know, I’m so inconsistent with this section! I’ll start doing this on friday-saturday rather than sunday-monday. Maybe then it will be easier to actually do this every week.

I haven’t been around the blog much –so sorry about that!– for two reasons: I’m preparing contributions for other sites and I have been completely consumed by My Hero Academia (it’s so good guys!). But that’s okay because now I can write about it… (right?)

Anyway, I actually didn’t neglect twitter, so here’s a little something:

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