2017 in Review

2017 is over, so it’s time for a little reflection.

First of all, I decided to move from self-hosted to wordpress.com, mostly because I’m letting go of some projects, which means I won’t really need all the benefits of wordpress.org. I’m mentioning this to let you guys know that I’m still in the process of moving, and it’s going to take a couple of days before all the links are normal again.

Now, outside of Otaku, she wrote, this year I wrote for Anime Feminist and Yattatachi. I’m very glad that I did, because both sites have very warm communities that I’m now happy to be a part of. The Anime Feminist team it’s formed by writers whose work I really admire, and working with some of them as my editors were formative experiences. I also got paid (yay!) which is definitely a big accomplishment. Yattatachi it’s a friendly platform that’s often promoting my work, I’m very grateful!

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Otaku Round-Up: Our connection with media

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Spot the purple! Change In Land of the Lustrous: Yet another post examining the use on purple for scenes and character design.

My Fave is Problematic: Ranma 1/2: For Anime Feminist, I took a look at the problematic ways in which Ranma 1/2 deals with femininity. However, I still love this series, in big part thanks to the love I have for the female cast.

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Spot the purple: Change in Land of the Lustrous

I’ve talked about the use of purple for scenes and character design before, focusing mostly on My Hero Academia. In case you haven’t read that post, I’ll briefly summarize it for you. On characters, purple can express femininity, mystery or refinery depending on the tone. On scenes, it can foreshadow a drastic change, or death. However, this are only a few of the possible interpretations of the color.

Now, this season is definitely keeping me busy with its ridiculous number of interesting shows, but Land of the Lustrous is consistently one of my biggest enjoyments each week. With the predicaments of its immortal, genderless gems and the moon people after them, Land of the Lustrous has created a world that’s as interesting as it is breathtaking. And after this week’s episode “First Battle” here I am, talking about purple again.

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Otaku Round-Up: Premieres, gems and junkies

Ever since I started Otaku, she wrote, I’ve tried to keep up with my Weekly Links section with little success. In fact, I’ve only done six in half a year, so I guess it’s time to assume that this isn’t going to work for me.

Six months ago, I had a very vague idea of what I wanted to accomplish with this blog (besides sharing my thoughts). In some ways, I feel like I’m still figuring that out. If there is anyone out there who has been here since the beginning (bless you), you might have notice quite a few changes, from the design, the ways I edit my images to well, the sections of this blog. I even started a channel on something of a whim.

Hopefully, I’ll soon have all my goals for Otaku, she wrote figured out. For now, let’s give this another shot, this time with a monthly roundup.

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