Hey there!

Just like I talked about a few days ago, I made a video based on one of the first articles of this blog. It’s the first time I record by myself, and I had a little difficulty with my mic in terms of volume/mouth-to-mic distance/cursed background noise. Also, I cringe every time I listen to my voice (I’m an awkward nerd). But!… I think this turned out pretty well. I certainly had a lot of fun editing!

Hope you guys enjoy it!

Read more »

First of all, thanks to all the people who participated on my survey! I’m really thankful. It’s still open by the way, especially if you feel like suggesting some topics.

I’ll be releasing my first video soon. It will be an updated version of one of the first articles of this blog about Lady Eboshi, from Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke (which I now find lacking). Look forward to it!

Some sources I’m using in my work

One interesting link to check out is on shirabyoushi. Their appearance have lead some people to link Lady Eboshi to them, often believing they were prostitutes. I’m unsure why people think that (although I have some theories), but they actually were female entertainers that performed traditional Japanese dances, always in men’s clothes. Some were concubines, but that was not their intended purpose as shirabyoushi.

“Ecofeminism” isn’t a word I heard often, but this a long article examining Lady Eboshi through that perspective. I don’t entirely agree with it, mind you, but I can’t deny it’s a very interesting take.

Read more »

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!