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  • 2017 / 02 / 19

    How romantic is romantic to me?

    I’m a woman of subtlety!I actually appreciate simple romantic gestures better than you know, those over-the-top/super cheesy ones!  So if you’re gonna ask how romantic is romantic to me: then equal parts of cuteness and rare small doses of sensual tension is enough. Although I’m character driven type of reader so even if the romance isn’t the story’s strongest feat I wouldn’t even mind. Almost all favorite shoujo manga are the light drama ones. There’s enough drama to stir the plot, memorable cast and cute little moments. Those are my—

  • 2017 / 02 / 07

    I don’t like ‘plain’ love interest!

    If you frequent my blog and read my regular feature “What’s on my Reading List?” you know how shoujo & josei dominate my reading list. I’m unashamed about it because they’re my favorite things to read.  They are easier to digest and I have fun reading them. But not everything I read live up to my expectations (as expected!) but of course like many readers, I do have hopes to anything new I read. I want it to satisfy me. I’m a simple person, I don’t have super high standards—

  • 2017 / 01 / 18

    Do you outgrow your reading choices?

    So do you? Actually my topic is broader; it caters to our fannish tastes (not just reading choices)! Like have you tried reading/watching an old series remembering it so fondly because of your emotional attachment, then only to find out that the sparks you and this series shared was long gone. It was nothing more than fleeting entertainment now—sometimes an embarrassing fangirl moment you want to deny (OK that was extreme; I’m not in that point yet!) Well not really embarrassing but sometimes I go back to old series &—

  • 2017 / 01 / 13

    Every type of Villains! (Part One!)

    Who loves villain raise your hands! And while I can’t see your hands though I’m pretty damn sure that you all agree with me that villains like the protagonist is equally important to characterize properly. For me their purpose is not just to serve conflict to the MC but also provide another perspective of the plot. I always love dissecting characters persona. The grayer the representation the better for me! It’s so interesting to know the depth of their thinking and logic behind their goals. I already mentioned this post—

  • 2016 / 12 / 05

    It’s not perfect but I love it!

    Reading is always subjective. And interpretation and consumption of these stories vary from person to person! And that’s great! This makes stories differently and storytellers try their hardest to give us something unique and entertaining all the time, all along catering to our various tastes. So even though some people may not like what we do; and sometimes they even nitpick parts of the stories we love, we can help but still love it! Yes, my favorites are not perfect, but I love it —flaws and all. Sometimes I read—

  • 2016 / 11 / 19

    Just a one hit wanderer??!!

    Can you call someone your favorite author if you only liked/loved one of this person’s work? Have you experienced loving a piece of literature so much and in the process fell for the author because of it? And you look forward reading more work from this person. But the second time was a flop to you. So were the third try…and the fourth? And you feel like the fifth ain’t gonna work out for you, too. It looks like you only liked one of his/her work. So have you experience—

  • 2016 / 11 / 06

    I’m not my favorite characters.

    Yep, I’m not. I’m baffled when people assumed that you are what you read. I know I was very vocal on how Takemoto (of Honey & Clover by Umino Chika) echoed my situation back then. Lost, confused and afraid of the unknown—future. We had similar situation but still we weren’t the same. I’ve read several reviews, which mostly are negative reviews of the series I liked, presumed that because I liked this detestable character, I am or or inclined to like RL person (this is stated in a general way—

  • 2016 / 10 / 21

    Once bitten, twice shy!

    You probably heard of the idiom, “once bitten, twice shy.” Yep, that’s the good ‘ol me when it comes to some books or any titles in general by the same author that badly burnt me/disappointed me.  Even if this author’s new work is revel by other people—many people, I’m still severely reluctant to try; because the disappointment I endured the last time was too heavy to bear once again. So gamble I will not do. Let me tell you good people this first: I’m not the elite type of reader.—

  • 2016 / 10 / 08

    Not so happily ever after…

    I know that ‘unrequited love’ plotline is not exactly new. But most people do read to escape, and by escape they are inclined to choose a happy sort of feeling in stories rather than a hard slap in the face realistic approach (as such this romantic plot angle implies). At least to me, I gravitate more on series that I knew is fun or happy rather than one that will make me sad. I do occasionally seek reads like these but I don’t want another reason to dampen my spirit—

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