Royal Recommendation: Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens

If you’ve been following me on social media for the last few months, you’ll have noticed there’s a certain series I just can’t stop talking about: Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens.  My obsession with it started when I watched the anime – I wrote up my very short first impressions of it along with the other stuff I was watching at the time here – and I’ve only grown to love it more since.
Honestly, this post has been a long time coming, so I hope you’re ready to read several paragraphs of me gushing about how much I love this series, and hopefully you’ll be convinced to give a shot too! Continue reading Royal Recommendation: Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens


Personal: Unemployment, Three Months On

As you may remember, I quit my job back in March.  I even wrote a blog post about it, and why I was so happy to finally have packed it in.  It’s been three months since then, so I thought I’d check in with a little life update.

Long story short: I’m still unemployed. Continue reading Personal: Unemployment, Three Months On

Short Story: Blood and Thorns

Zale was sixteen the first time he was sent to the front lines.  As a new recruit; they’d said he’d had promise.  Said his grasp of magic was unlike any they’d seen, that he controlled the nuances of his abilities as easy as breathing.  His friends had ribbed him, singing teacher’s pet and ass-kisser­; he’d batted them away and they’d laughed.

Now they were all dead. Continue reading Short Story: Blood and Thorns

Personal: Why I Love Writing

We were cleaning out our garage recently, and we discovered three (three!) boxes of books from my childhood and teenage years.  Notable highlights included: Harry Potter 1-5 (I got bored halfway through Order of the Phoenix.  I know, blasphemous!), the entire Chronicles of Narnia collection, all of Darren Shan’s Demonata series, and a Pokémon handbook from 1999 with most of the pages taped back in after they’d fallen out from how much I looked at that dang book as a kid.
Most of them, I bagged up and gave to charity, but I did salvage three quarters of a box of my favourites to stash away in my room and re-read.  Just seeing all of those books brought back so many memories, and made me recall the emotions I felt when I first read them.  Not to mention, re-reading them is bringing me such nostalgic, youthful joy.

As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved reading. Continue reading Personal: Why I Love Writing

Meet my OCs: Akasuki + Hirosuki Deschanel

Heya!  I know I’ve been slacking on putting blog posts up on a regular schedule recently, but I’m working on some new stuff right now.  For today though, I thought I’d do another “Meet my OCs” post, and this time it’s a special 2-in-1 offer: the twins, Akasuki and Hirosuki!


(That’s Akasuki on the left and Hirosuki on the right.  Created a long, long time ago using this anime face maker on Rinmaru Games.)
Continue reading Meet my OCs: Akasuki + Hirosuki Deschanel