BOOKS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO.

Here’s a list of some of the books I’m looking forward to (or for me in order to keep track of when my books are coming out) between now and 2017 (in order according to when it will release or popular on Goodreads).

  • One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews – Innkeeper Chronicles (Book #3) Dec. 20th, 2016
  • RoseBlood by A. G. Howard – Jan. 10th, 2017
  • Frostblood by Elly Blake – Frostblood Saga – Jan. 10th, 2017
  • Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields – Poison’s Kiss #1 (Jan. 10th, 2017)
  • The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova – Loom Saga #1 (Jan. 10th, 2017)
  • Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet – Kingmaker Chronicles (Book #2) Jan. 3rd, 2017
  • A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab – Shades of Magic (Book #3) – Feb. 21st, 2017
  • Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop – The Others (Book #5) – Mar. 7th, 2017
  • A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Book #3) – May 2nd, 2017
  • Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh – Flame in the Mist #1 (May 2nd, 2017)
  • White Hot by Ilona Andrews – Hidden Legacy #2 (May 30th, 2017)
  • Wildfire by Ilona Andrews – Hidden Legacy #3 (Jul. 25th, 2017)
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Book #6) – Sept. 2017
  • The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano (Book #1) – Sept. 2017

HERE IS A (VERY) LATE POST.

Hello world, here is a very late update of my life. I’ve been incredibly busy with being lazy. Just kidding, I was working like crazy, trying not to procrastinate on homework and trying to get my life and faith together. But here is a quick update on what I’ve been up to in the last couple of months:

VALLEYSCARE

I finally conquered my slight fear of roller coasters during my day at Valleyscare. I was not really fond of scary rides that made my stomach feel all, you know, that feeling but after spending that whole day and night at Valleyscare, I had to toughen up and face my fears. My friends and I had the fast pass where you could skip the long lines and be the first person to get on. I rode the Xtreme Swing, the Power Tower, all the roller coasters and the Steel Venom and I have to say, I really enjoy riding on roller coasters now.

MOVIES

I finally watched the anime movie of the year, Kimi no Na wa and I had to agree that this was one, if not the best anime movie ever. After watching it, I instantly fell in love and began obsessing. The art, the soundtrack and the story. I’ve downloaded the entire album from iTunes, composed by the incredible Radwimps. I’ve heard a lot about Makoto Shinkai and his works but I never watched any of his movies but I had to watch this one and I’m really glad I did. At first, I really wanted to stop watching it but I kept at it and at the end of the movie, I was bawling. My eyes and nose was crying, my mascara running down my cheeks and I had of pile of tissues sitting on my desk from all the snot and tears my eyes and nose produced. It was so beautiful. Here is a link to all the information and the trailer: Kimi no Na wa.

NYC

I went to NYC on October 14th to the 16th and I had a lot to say about it, tons of pros and cons. The pros about NYC was how diverse the city was and how you could exit from one subway entrance and end up surrounded by a different culture or atmosphere. I also loved the shopping and totally bought a ton of anime figurines. They only thing I regretted was not buying more. The food was great (but expensive) and I enjoyed exploring Chinatown. But NYC was similar to Chicago and I didn’t really like Chicago. It was busy with people and traffic, everyone was crazy when crossing the roads and I lost a hundred years of my life just by being two inches away from another car when driving through the city. It was too fast-paced and my energy went from a hundred to five in a second. I don’t regret going but I remembered being really stressed out.

ELECTIONS

Before I write anymore, I honestly don’t care for politics and really don’t care who our president is and has done. I only care about my family and whatever is going on in my life, which may sound heartless and whatever but I can’t change that. Everyone is free to his or her own opinion and I don’t really care if you don’t agree with me or my thoughts because we’re all different and think differently. Now lets get right into it – I never really paid attention to the news or any politics until the week before elections and I just wanted to get everything over with. Of course both candidates have their pros and cons but I just voted for Clinton because I’m a woman and she’s democratic. I did a little research on Trump and I honestly had to say he scared the shit out of me. That was another reason I voted for Clinton. And now, post-election, the US exploded into a flood of hate and racism and discrimination and negativity. After Trump became the president, I realized how far way I strayed from God and how I really needed him back in my life. It was a reality check and I really needed Jesus. I prayed and praised and read the Bible and I finally realized the most important thing to me, in my life: this world is only temporary, the world could hate me, the world could judge me, anyone could judge me, call me names, curse me but I don’t need to care or react to it because in the end, God is the final judge. He’s the only one who I need to think about, the only thing that matters, to wait for, to fear, and to love. This world don’t matter, God does. So the world could hate, Trump could burn this whole country down, but my faith won’t be shaken because I have God by my side. Whom shall I fear? Anyways…I’m glad the elections are over. Like I said, everyone has their own opinions and thoughts and whatever (good for you) but I don’t care. It’s done and over with. Next.

MUSIC

Here’s a list of songs I’ve been really lovin’ this season? Month? You know, nonstop.

  1. Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace) by Hillsong Live
  2. Came to my Rescue by Hillsong Live
  3. Crying by Stellar
  4. Date by Radwimps
  5. Feelin’ by Ailee
  6. Fullness by Elevation Worship
  7. Great are you Lord by One Sonic Society
  8. Kataware Doki by Radwimps
  9. Louder Closer Deeper by Love & the Outcome
  10. Mistuha no Theme by Radwimps
  11. Nandemonaiya by Radwimps
  12. Shelter by Porter Robinson & Madeon
  13. Stronger by Hillsong Live
  14. Wake by Hillsong Young & Free
  15. 11:11 by Taeyeon

 

 

VALLEYSCARE, NYC & HALLOWEEN.

October is going to be a very busy month for me, traveling wise and money wise. First, I am going to Valleyscare with my friends this year and I am very excited. I’m not the biggest fan of scary stuff but I do enjoy the occasional scary movies. I have never been to a haunted house or hay ride before and I am wondering how I would react to this event. I am beyond excited and a little bit nervous but I can’t wait.

Next, I am going to NYC for my sister’s birthday and I know that I am going to be wasting a lot of money there (crying right now). My sister is turning 26 or was it 27…? Anyways, it’s her birthday and she wanted to celebrate it in NYC. The tickets was cheap(ish) and we were all free. We’re only spending the weekend there and I am beyond excited to go. I began planning for this trip since August and we’re going in October. All I know is that I’m going to be eating more than my weight over there, partying it up at some bars, buying some anime and Japanese goodies, and of course, buying some Asian skincare stuff because that’s what I always buy.

Of course we can’t forget about Halloween. My church is having a small carnival/Halloween night for the little kids at my church and I and a couple of other youth members are in charge of it. I’m supposed to come up with some kid-friendly games and prizes and I haven’t got a clue where to start. I’m not very creative and I steal most of my games from Running Man, but since they’re kids, I can’t really use the games they play and apply it to this carnival night. They won’t be able to play it.

Anyways, this month is going to be busy, and adding to all of this is school and work. But all in all, I am happy and blessed to be going on these many adventures and excited to get out of my comfort zone. As my family knows, I would rather stay home and never interact with people but traveling will help me, hopefully. Wish me luck!

FALL FASHION NECESSITY.

Fall is just around the corner and the weather is getting cooler. Here in MN, it’s still hot but you can feel the fall vibe closing in. Out of all the seasons, I love Fall for it’s long-sleeves, pumpkin spice everything, a house warmed by the fire from the fire place, cozy days reading, and fashion. Fall is my favorite season to wear a variety of different clothing pieces and I love the struggle to stay warm and still look good. Here are some of my fall necessities that I will be wearing.

-Black Leggings: Fall and leggings go hand-in-hand. You can wear a long sweater and put on some black leggings and boots and you’re good to go. The weather is not too cold but chilly enough to wear your favorite leggings.

 (picture from yesstyle)

Long Cardigans: When the stores are selling cardigans, you know fall is coming. I love wearing long and thick cardigans over a simple tee and some jeans or over a dress and tights. You can dress it up or dress it down.

 (picture from yesstyle)

-Brown Boots: Brown boots are an essential in fall fashion. Brown boots come in all shapes in sizes, from cute booties to knee-high faux leather ones. Wear them over black leggings or a pair of jeans and you’re ready for a night in town.

 (picture from yesstyle)

-Sweaters: I love wearing sweaters during fall and mostly during winter. I enjoy the feeling to warmth whenever I wear sweaters. Sweaters go well with a cup of tea or coffee.

 (picture from yesstyle)

-Faux Leather Jackets: Fall is too hot for big thick jackets and too cold for no jackets but a faux leather jacket provide just the right amount of warmth for those chilly days. You can wear them with a dress to dress it up or with something simple and dress it down.

 (picture from yesstyle)

Columbia Sweaters: I love Columbia sweaters because its warm and easy to style with. I personally own a couple sweaters and wear them during fall and winter. You can wear them during those lazy days or out with some friends. I’m sure everyone has at least one, right?

(from google)

ANOTHER SHORT STORY.

I’m not sure if this is going to be a permanent thing, but I like sharing some of my short stories. I’m not the best writer ever but I have a lot of ideas and imagination that I have to write down and turn it into a story. I’m not sure if I’m going to continue with this story. Enjoy!

Lillian smiled as she took in the scene before her. The vastness of the world, the different shades of greens of the trees, the clear blue skies, the whiteness of the clouds and the warmth of the sun’s rays brought joy to Lillian. Sitting on a sturdy branch on top of the hundred years old tree, Lillian closed her eyes and felt the cool breeze dancing against her milky white skin and listened to the melodic chirping of the birds. Her long black hair, free from her braids, softly flowed with the wind. The forest below was calm yet mysterious with its shadows.

“Come down, Lillian, Father wants us home before sunset and I’m hungry.” Sophie whined below.

Sophie’s voice carried with the wind and reached Lillian’s ears. With a long sigh, she made the journey down. With sure and strong hands, Lillian slowly made her way down, stopping here and then to smell the flowers that decorated the branches, and greet the working insects climbing up the tree. Suddenly, something appeared before her eyes. Lillian stopped to look at the tiny person, flying with tiny wings just ten feet in front of her.

She was about the height of an apple, with short and soft brown hair, her eyes were slanted and green, ears pointed and sharp, body tiny and delicate, and her wings fast and beautiful. She had on a dress made out of leaves and twigs. She noticed me staring at her, shock registering in her eyes, and bowed slightly at me.

“Princess.” She said.

Lillian, startled, nodded in return and smiled as the tiny person flew away and vanished. Lillian breathed in wonder and remembered what the villagers and stories called them, faeries. Excitement shot through her as she continued her journey down from the tree. It gotten darker, as the sun was just about to set, and the air cooled around her. Sophie stood next to the tree, looking around frantically and holding hers and Lillian’s basket of wild berries. Finally, with one jump, Lillian reached the ground floor. With a sigh of relief, Sophie grabbed Lillian’s hand and dragged her out of the forest.

The two girls made the journey home, each carrying their basket of berries and other edible goodies.

“Father hates it when you climb trees, he says it makes your beautiful dresses dirty.” Sophie said and ate a berry from her basket.

Lillian rolled her eyes and ate a berry from her own basket. “Father does not need to worry about my dresses. I can take care of my dresses just fine.”

Sophie sighed and shook her head. “I heard that the King and Queen is visiting our village three moons from now. I wonder if Prince Jacob and Prince Henry will also come along.” Sophie sighed with admiration.

Lillian shook her head at Sophie and grabbed another berry. “You and boys, are they really that fascinating? I wonder what goes on in their mind when they see those ladies giggling and fluttering their eyelashes. I refuse to be one of them. I would rather get eaten by a three-headed dragon than wear bejeweled dresses and flutter my eyes at those princes.” Lillian said and shuddered with disgust.

Sophie laughed and pulled Lillian along. “I’m sure the dragon would spit you back out because you taste horrible. It’s not like they’re visiting for marriage,” Lillian shuddered at the word.

“I heard from Mother that they are looking for someone special, someone with magick.” Sophie whispered the last word.

“You know magick doesn’t exist, especially since the King banished magick a long time ago. Magick is gone forever. I heard why they’re really coming to our village from Paul. The Head Villager’s wife finally had their baby boy and they are here to congratulate them since they know each other so well. I’m sure they’re not here to look for someone with magick.” Lillian said and strode forward.

Sophie laughed. “I know; I was just trying to scare you.”

“Don’t talk about it no more or you’ll get in trouble.” Lillian warned Sophie and she nodded.

Sophie stared at her younger sister in adoration. Lillian was a very beautiful girl. She had long black hair that was always braided and rested against her back but now flowed gently in the wind. Her face was flawless and milky white, always dewy and seemed to glow. She was skinny and lean, always full of energy and life. Her eyes were blue and if Sophie looked close enough, she could see gold in them. Sophie was always jealous of her eyes that were so full of life and happiness.

Nonetheless, Sophie loved her little sister with all her heart and always watched out for her. Lillian was a free-spirited child, who climbed trees and made friends with every animal she encountered. She radiated beauty and friendliness. She was stubborn, always looking for an adventure, and fearless. She may look like a ten-year old child but she had an essence of something otherworldly.

They finally reached their small little cottage and they saw their Father standing by the door. Sophie smiled and ran up to him, giving him a hug. Their Father, George, was six feet tall, with dark brown hair, a straight nose, a strong jaw, and dark brown eyes. Everyone said Sophie was the spitting image of her father, but with longer hair. Their mother, Julianne, was fairer, with long blonde hair, a fair complexion, and light brown eyes.

“Father, we’ve arrived with berries and before sunset.” Sophie said and showed him the basket.

George looked into the basket and nodded. “Good job Sophie. Why don’t you bring in Lillian’s basket as well, I have to talk with your sister for a while.” George said and turned towards his youngest child.

Lillian stood by the fence door and handed the basket to Sophie. Sophie looked at Lillian’s unreadable face and went inside. George gazed at his daughter’s long black hair, then her icy blue eyes and then to her face before walking towards her. George knew she did not have any resemblance to him, his wife, and their kids but he accepted her as his daughter and everyone loved her.

“Did you go into the forest again?” George said as he looked at Lillian.

She looked back with unwavering eyes and nodded. “I did, Father. It was like the forest was calling me and I had to answer. I’m sorry.”

George sighed but nodded. “Promise me you won’t go in there again. The Royal Highnesses are arriving tomorrow and I need you to stay out of trouble,” After a long pause, George asked. “Anything else happened in the forest?”

Lillian opened her mouth, as if to speak, but closed it. She shuffled her feet before answering him. “As I was climbing down the tree, I saw a faerie.” She whispered.

George furrowed his brows and bent down to her level. “Don’t ever speak of them, ever. Bad things happen when we speak of those monsters.” George looked around, scanning his surroundings before resting them on her. “Saying their names is like inviting them inside our homes.” George warned.

Lillian opened her mouth to object but nodded as she saw the seriousness in her Father’s eyes. “Why do you think they still exist? Are they really dangerous?” Lillian asked and picked a leaf off from her dress.

George sighed and petted her head. “I don’t know, Lilly-bear, but let’s not talk about them, okay?” George said and led them inside the house.

That night, they ate chicken soup and berry pie for dessert. Lillian’s two older brother, Tomas and Gregory, told the family funny stories about their classmates and Sophie told them about her sewing class. Lillian told her story about catching fish barehanded by the river and everyone laughed at the absurdity. As the night grew later, George and Mary shooed their children off to bed and they also retired for the night.

Lillian laid wide awake, staring outside the window at the moon, while the moon stared back at her. Lillian thought back to the fairy and suddenly remembered what she told her. The faerie addressed Lillian as a princess. Lillian smiled and snuggled closer to her big sister and fell asleep.

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Sophie woke up before dawn and looked at the empty space next to her. She sighed and got up, walking outside to wash her face. Her mother was already making breakfast and her older brothers was chopping wood outside.

“Where’s Lillian?” Sophie asked as she handed her mother another egg.

Mary shrugged. “Probably playing outside or with her Father.” Mary said and shook her head. Sophie laughed and began working on the dough.

Lillian stared at the dog chained to a pole and frowned. “What are you doing here, all chained up, Ferris?” Lillian asked the dog.

He gave a bark and happily wagged his tail back and forth. Lillian sighed and grabbed his collar and began unchaining him. After freeing Ferris, Lillian walked on and with a simple command, Ferris followed after her. Lillian walked through the small town and waved at everyone she saw and knew. Grandma Harriet waved and gave her a morning biscuit and some meat. Lillian said her thanks, ate the biscuit and threw the meat to Ferris, who happily ate it up. They finally reached their destination and Lillian sighed.

“I know Father told me not to go in there, but I need to feel some dirt in my toes and the fresh morning dew on my face.” She turned to the dog. “Ferris, will you accompany me into this enchanting forest and keep me out of trouble?” She asked and smiled.

Ferris barked and licked her bare legs as she nodded and marched forward. Lillian took off her shoes as she wandered through the forest. The dirt was soft and cool, the air light and dewy. She closed her eyes and felt content with the world. All of a sudden, she felt a shift in the air. It didn’t feel dangerous, just foreign, like it didn’t belong here. She opened her eyes and stared at the man in front of her.

He was really tall, taller than anyone she knew, with dark brown hair that was long enough to be pulled back into a small ponytail. His eyes were gold and a little slanted, his skin pale and flawless. He was full of muscles and strong, a body built like a warrior, and he was dressed in all black, his demeanor full of confidence. He was handsome and beautiful, like nothing of this earth. He stared at the girl and his eyes widened in recognition. He bowed low, and gave her a warm welcome.

“Princess, what a beautiful morning it is to be shared with. I am honored to be in your humbled presence.” He said.

Lillian stared at the man and returned the bow with her own. He frowned but said nothing. “I-I’m not sure who you are but I am not a princess.” Lillian said and gave him a small smile.

The man chuckled and studied the girl in front of him. “My apologies, Princess. My name is Lucas Greenwood and I am a knight to the land of Scarlet.”

Lillian smiled at Lucas. “Nice to meet you Lucas, my name is Lillian Greene. What are you doing out here by yourself?” Lillian asked him.

For some reason, Lillian felt happy and content talking to him, like this was normal. She had never seen him before but something inside of her knew he was someone safe.

“I should be asking the same question to you, Princess. It’s dangerous to be here alone,” Lucas looked around with alert eyes before resting them on the beautiful and young human. He stuck out a hand towards her and smiled in invitation. “Would you like to visit Scarlet with me?” Lucas asked Lillian.

Tempted, Lillian hesitantly lifted her hand out but startled when Ferris barked. Lillian looked down at the dog growling at Lucas and shook her head. “I don’t think I should.” She said.

Lucas nodded understanding and stepped back to bow at her again. “Then another time, Princess.” He said and vanished.

Lillian shook in excitement and ran all the way home. She burst through the front door, Ferris hot on her heels, and smiled at her family. Before she could say anything, her mother yelled at her. “Lillian Greene, where in two moons were you? You almost missed breakfast and I had to have your brothers go out and look for you.” Her mother scolded.

Lillian frowned and shrugged. “I took Ferris for a walk and got distracted.” She said and pointed to the dog who licked her finger in return.

Mary sighed and shook her head. She knew her daughter was a bit different, adventurous and always curious. Mary set a bowl of oatmeal on the table and nodded at her youngest child. “I understand, Lillian. Now go wash up and get ready for breakfast. Today is going to be a busy day preparing for the Royal Highnesses.” Her mother said and went back to her cooking.

Lillian went back outside and washed her face and hands before looking for her older siblings. Lillian found Sophie in the garden gathering some tomatoes. “Sophie, can I tell you something and promise not to tell Mother or Father?” Lillian asked.

Sophie looked up from her work and nodded. “I promise.” With a smile, Lillian told Sophie about her encounter with the beautiful man. Sophie gasped in horror. “You promised Father not to go back. What if the man took you and never let you come back home? You’re only ten years, who knows what he’ll do to you.” Sophie scolded and frowned at her younger sister.

“He didn’t seem dangerous at all. He was very nice and a perfect gentleman. Don’t worry, I promise not to go back in the forest until the Royal Highnesses leave in a couple moons.”

Sophie sighed and nodded. “Fine, help me get some tomatoes.”

For the rest of the day, the whole village prepared for the visit. All the women began cooking and making large meals extravagant for royalty. The men put up decorations and made the village colorful and livelier. The children gathered wood, berries and other treasures to keep out of the adult’s way. Sophie, Lillian and their mother went to town to go dress shopping, to Lillian’s horror. Hours and hours of finding the perfect dress, they finally left the shop and walked home.

“That was the most boring day of my life.” Lillian sighed out. “I would rather stay home and sew with Sophie than go dress shopping again.”

Mary chuckled at her daughter and laid a hand on her cheek. “Oh, beautiful daughter. You amuse me so much. You barely wear dresses at home and it makes me so happy to buy you new ones. Now you better wear it when the Royal Highnesses come tomorrow.” She warned. Lillian reluctantly nodded and followed her mother and her older sister home.

As they got ready for bed that night, Lillian laid on her side and stared out the window. The moon was shining bright and seemed to cover her with its light. Closing her eyes, his image came in her mind and she committed into her memory. Their was something familiar about him that she couldn’t figure out but she decided that she was going to find out.

FAVORITE MANGA.

As much as I love watching anime, I love reading manga just as much. It’s not as fluid or detailed as anime but it’s quicker and holds more content. Some of these manga have been adapted to anime but I feel that the manga is much better. Here is a list of some of my favorite manga and what I would recommend you guys to go check out and read. (In no particular order).

  • Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (Ongoing) – Fantasy, romance
  • Deadman Wonderland (Completed) – Action, horror, romance, supernatural
  • Akatsuki no Yona (Ongoing) – Adventure, fantasy, action, romance
  • Arachnid (Ongoing) – Action, mature, supernatural
  • Ano Ko No, Toriko (Ongoing) – Comedy, romance, school life, shoujo
  • Bambi to Dhole (Ongoing) – Romance, school life, shoujo, slice of life
  • Biyaku Café (Ongoing) – Drama, romance, smut, shoujo, gender bender
  • Blood Parade (Completed) – Action, fantasy, supernatural
  • Boku no Ucho ni Oide (Ongoing) – Comedy, romance, school life, shoujo
  • Boku to Senpai no Tekken Kousai (Ongoing) – Comedy, romance, mystery, shoujo
  • Bokura no Kiseki (Ongoing) – Fantasy, romance, supernatural, josei, school life
  • Chihayafuru (Ongoing) – Sports, romance, josei, school life, slice of life
  • Classi9 (Ongoing) – Comedy, school life
  • Crayon Days (Ongoing) – Comedy, shoujo, romance, school life
  • Dear Brother! (Ongoing) – Romance, josei
  • Desire Climax (Completed) – Romance, mature, drama, shoujo
  • Defense Devil (Completed) – Action, adventure, romance, comedy, drama, fantasy, supernatural, mystery
  • Fukurousou Aki Arimasu (Ongoing) – Comedy, romance, school life, shoujo
  • Gintama (Ongoing) – Comedy, action, historical, samurai, parody
  • Global Garden (Completed) – Drama, fantasy, romance, supernatural, gender bender, sci-fi, shoujo
  • Hakuji (Completed) – Drama, romance, smut, shoujo, psychological
  • Hana ni Arashi (Completed) – Romance, comedy, school life, shoujo
  • Hana no Kish (Completed) – Romance, drama, school life, shoujo, psychological, gender bender
  • Horimiya (Ongoing) – Comdey, romance, school life, shoujo, slice of life
  • Immortal Rain (Completed) – Action, adventure, romance, fantasy, shoujo, sci-fi
  • Juijui (Ongoing) – Comedy, drama, romance, supernatural, school life, shoujo
  • Keishichou Tokuhanka 007 (Ongoing) – Action, comedy, romance, mystery, shoujo
  • Koi – Itoshii Itoshii to Iu Kokoro (Ongoing) – Comedy, drama, romance, shounene, school life, slice of life
  • Kuro Hakushaki wa Hoshi O Mederu (Ongoing) – Fantasy, romance, shoujo
  • Kuutei Kaiko Toshi (Ongoing) – Adventure, drama, romance, fantasy, shoujo, sci-fi
  • Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu (Completed) – Romance, school life, comedy, drama, slice of life, shoujo
  • Lan Chi (Ongoing) – Drama, romance, school life, shoujo
  • Last Game (Ongoing) – Comedy, romance, slice of life, shoujo
  • Love Celeb (Completed) – Romance, comedy, schoujo, ecchi
  • Mahoutsukai no Yome (Ongoing) – Fantasy, romance, supernatural
  • Mekakushi no Kuni (Completed) – Drama, romance, school life, supernatural, shoujo
  • Monokuro Shounen Shoujo (Ongoing) – Comedy, fantasy, romance, school life, shoujo
  • Moonrise During the Day (Ongoing) – Drama, historical, romance, supernatural, josei, psychological
  • Nabi (Ongoing) – Action, comedy, drama, romance, historical, shoujo
  • Nekota no Koto ga ni Natte Shikatanai (Ongoing) – Romance, comedy, school life, shoujo
  • NG Life (Completed) – Comedy, drama, fantasy, romance, supernatural, school life, gender bender, shoujo
  • Noragami (Ongoing) – Action, comedy, supernatural, romance, shounen
  • Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi (Ongoing) – Fantasy, romance, shoujo
  • Penguin Revolution (Completed) – Comedy, drama, romance, school life, supernatural, gender bender, slice of life, shoujo
  • Rave Master (Completed) – Action, adventure, romance, shounen, comedy, fantasy
  • Ryuu to Hidari Te (Completed) – Supernatural, one shot, slice of life, seinen
  • Sabaku no Harem (Ongoing) – Historical, romance, shoujo
  • Sarashi Asobi (Completed) – Romance, supernatural, school life, shoujo
  • Shiawase Kissa Sanchoume (Completed) – Comedy, romance, drama, shoujo, slice of life
  • Shinobi Yoru Koi wa Kusemono (Ongoing) – Action, comedy, romance, shouho, gender bender
  • Shitsuji-sama no Okiniiri (Ongoing) – Comedy, romance, school life, shoujo
  • Shuriken to Pleats (Ongoing) – Action, romance, school life, shoujo
  • Skip Beat! (Ongoing) – Comedy, romance, drama, shoujo
  • Shuumatsu no Laughter (Completed) – Action, adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy, shounen, supernatural
  • Takane to Hana (Ongoing) – Comedy, romance, school life, shoujo
  • Teizokurei Monophobia (Ongoing) – Supernatural, mystery, ecchi, school life, psychological, gender bender, horror, seinen
  • Totsuzen Desy Ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu (Ongoing) – Drama, romance, josei, slice of life
  • Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet (Ongoing) – Comedy, drama, romance, school life, shoujo
  • Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles (Completed) – Action, adventure, comedy, drama, romance, fantasy, supernatural, mystery, shounen
  • Vampire Knight (Completed) – Vampire, supernatural, action, mystery, romance
  • Watasho no Ookami-kun (Ongoing) – Comedy, romance, drama, supernatural, school life, shoujo
  • Yurayura, Yureru (Completed) – Romance, one shot, shoujo, sports

MID-SUMMER FAVORITES.

Summer is almost over and I enjoyed watching a lot of TV shows, anime, and movies. I listened to some awesome songs and used skincare products that helped me survive the harsh sun. Here is a list of some of my favorites this summer.

TV:

  1. Game of Thrones: I was very late joining the Game of Thrones bandwagon and I regretted not watching this TV series sooner. I was so addicted and binge-watched all six seasons in about a week or so. I love watching the fight scenes and killing, the conflicts between each houses and the conflicts within each house. I loved the idea of someone who came from an extinct race rising up and trying to take back her country. I love how headstrong and powerful the female characters were. I can’t wait for Season 7.
  2. Kiznaiver: I don’t watch TV but I watch a lot of media (anime, TV shows, K-dramas) online and on my phone. I recently finished re-watching Kiznaiver and I realized why I loved it so much. The concept was different and the ending was a little too rushed (what do you expect from a 12 episode anime) but the character development was realistic and the overall message of this anime was raw and real. You don’t have to be connected by some sort of system or experiment to have a strong bond with someone else. It’s all about building relationships and realizing what true friendship is.
  3. Running Man: If you don’t know what Running Man is, then you are living under a rock. Running Man is a very popular variety show from Korea and it is funny and exciting. To simplify it, it a variety show where our main casts and some guests go on crazy missions to achieve the prize or goal. I’ve been watching Running Man since the beginning but fell out of it for awhile. Now, I began watching it again and realized how enjoyable this show was. If you haven’t played the Name Tag Elimination game in real life, you are missing out. It’s competitive and so much fun.

MUSIC:

  1. Why by Taeyeon
  2. This is What You Came For by Calvin Harris
  3. Thinking bout You by Ariana Grande
  4. When Mercy Found Me by Rhett Walker Band

FOOD:

  1. Flammin’ Hot Funyun’s
  2. OCHO Organic Dark Chocolate covered Coconut
  3. Teavana Shaken Berry Sangria Herbal Tea
  4. Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato

BOOKS:

  1. Clean Sweep and Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews
  2. Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
  3. First Test by Tamora Pierce
  4. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

SKINCARE/MAKEUP:

  1. Maycoop –  Raw Honey Essence
  2. Shiseido – White Lucent Brightening Protection Emulsion
  3. Laneige  – BB Cushion (light) & Cushion Concealer (light)
  4. Supergoop! – Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50

GAMES:

  1. 1010!
  2. Pokémon GO
  3. Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Y
  4. Piano Tiles 2
  5. COD – Black Ops 3
  6. Telestration

 

QUICK LIFE UPDATE

It’s been a very long time since I posted anything up and honestly, it was because I was either busy with life or too lazy to post anything. I didn’t have the motivation or inspiration to post anything up. I was either working, lounging around watching YouTube or anime, or going to places and experiencing the outside world a little better.

But now I am feeling the inspiration to write. So here is a quick and small update of things I will be posting up soon:

  1. I am rereading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and will be doing a full, in-depth, spoiler review. I am rereading it to prepare myself for the fifth book that is coming out in September. So my goal is to read all four before the fifth one comes out. Wish me luck!
  2. Anime spring season is almost over and I’m enjoying about two or three anime’s so far. I am religiously watching Koutetsujou no Kabaneri and Kiznaiver and really enjoying both anime, so I will post up a review/thoughts once it’s over.
  3. I’ve seen anime YouTubers do this a lot and it is a “What I will be watching summer 2016 season of anime” and I also want to do this as well. I will be talking about what I want to watch for this summer’s season of anime.
  4. I am currently rereading the manga, Skip Beat! and I hope to finish it soon so I could write  my thoughts and opinions on this manga. I love Skip Beat! so much and it’s probably one of my favorite mangas of all times so keep a look out for that.

See you soon!

A VERY VERY SHORT STORY BY ME.

This is a very short snippet of a story that I wrote. It’s unfinished and I probably might not finish writing it. It’s not professional or edited, so excuse the mistakes or confusion on any part. It’s just a story I made up for fun. Enjoy:

Northern territory: Henry Holt is the leader of all shapeshifters. Known as the Wolves, Henry rules his people with an iron fist and makes sure no one disobeys him. He controls weaponry and makes a huge impact on the economy with his weapons. He’s dangerous, intimidating and rough but kind to his close followers.

Eastern territory: Kellan is the leader of the Wraths. Known for controlling vampires, he is equally strong as Henry and just as dangerous. His people are vampires, zombies, and parasites. He is the leader of the human trading system: selling girls, women and sometimes men to underground business and organization. A very dangerous man.

Southern territory: No one knows who controls the Shadows. The Shadows are still a mystery and basically the most dangerous monster ever made. They control bodies, minds, and the elements. There are very few shadows but they are kept away from curious eyes. No one knows anything about the Shadows.

Western territory: President James Walker is the leader of all humans. He is a regular human but have enough power to prove himself worthy to be one of the leaders in this city. He is known for his maximum security system and assassins. Just as dangerous as the other leaders, James Walker is a persuasive and manipulating man who can easily kill with a smile on his face.

These four leaders keep the peace in this city and keep their people from killing each other, even though these leaders are just as evil and deadly. No one goes unpunished and there are eyes everywhere. Humans and monsters live in fear for each other and from each other as they try to live each day. On the outside, this city looks like a normal, bustling city full of people working and getting by. But underneath everything, is a war that is approaching very quickly. There are drugs and crimes, prostitution and murder. Overall, there are these four leaders that controls everything, making the world they live in a living war zone.

Kieran stood by Henry as he stared at the bleeding man chained to a chair just ten feet away. He was short, with a small build. He looked to be about thirty but his face held a youthful appearance. His lip was cut and bleeding, one eye was starting to close and swell, and his arm was twisted in a funny direction. Henry was casually sprawled in his desk chair, smoking a cigar, and staring at the man with hooded eyes. The man in front of them was an intruder, a trespasser who walked into their land. From what his people told him, this man killed a lot of women and children in their territory and Henry was here to give out punishment. What they are trying to figure out is, who is he and where did he come from.

Henry stood up and slowly walked towards the bleeding man. Henry was a massive man, standing over 6’6, with a tan face and intimidating brown eyes. He had long black hair that was always kept in a ponytail and a big build of a warrior. He was a wolf in disguised as a human. Kieran knew how powerful and dangerous Henry was but some didn’t until they don’t see his claws coming for them.

“Who are you and why did you come to my territory? Are you starting a war with us, is your leader trying to start something?” Henry stared at the man. “Looks and smells human but I’m not sure. Are you a part of the Shadows?” Henry wondered.

The man stayed silent and Henry sighed. Suddenly, Kieran’s phone went off and he excused himself to pick it up. Listening to his second-in-command, Kieran’s eyes shot up as he walked back into the room. Before he could say anything to Henry, the double doors of the office flew open and five people walked in.

Kieran took a step forward until he was right next to Henry, not protecting him but fighting alongside him. These five people looked human but their every essence felt wrong. The man, who looked like their leader, stood in front. He looked like a normal human, with short brown hair, honey golden eyes and had a long and slender build. He was dressed in a suit and carried an air of intelligence and control.

Next to him was a girl, about nineteen years old. She had long black hair, a pale yet flawless face, icy blue eyes and a thin frame. She looked innocent and out of place in this room full of monsters but her eyes held no emotion and Kieran sensed that she carried the most dangerous feeling of them all.

The three men behind them looked like guards. Kieran guessed the two people in front was the important people. Henry gave a loud laugh with no warmth. Kieran rested his hand on his gun but did not pull it out. Mind-linking with his fellow guards, he ordered them to have this whole place on guard and ready for any attacks.

“Lucas, what a surprise, is this one of yours?” Henry asked.

Lucas stared into Henry and Kieran could feel the tension and the fight for dominance radiating from them throughout the whole room. Lucas nodded and broke up the tension as he turned his eyes to look at the bleeding man.

“I apologize for this stupid servant of mine. I would like to have your permission to punish him on your home turf. I feel embarrassed that someone from my territory come and ruin yours.” Lucas said and bowed slightly.

“So then it’s not a declaration for war?” Henry said.

Lucas smiled. “Of course not, a war would be a stupid thing to have, especially against monsters like us. I did not know that he escaped and killed in another territory. I came here the minute I found out. I apologize again, Henry. I will punish him severely.” Lucas explained.

Henry said nothing as he assessed Lucas. Henry knew Lucas for a long time and knew he wasn’t the leader of the Shadows but he powerful enough that he could become one. Henry nodded and went back to his chair and sat down.

“Fine, punish him here. I want to see the fear and the pain in his eyes. He killed valuable people in my territory and he should suffer.” Henry said.

Lucas nodded and walked towards the bleeding man. The girl followed but the guards held back. The man began crying and begging for his life as he saw his leader appear in front of him. Kieran had on a poker face as he watched the man cry. This was a cruel place and kindness meant weakness. You do not show fear in front of monsters because they will hone in on it and they will kill you.

Lucas glared at the crying man and sneered in disgust. “It seems like you haven’t learned you lesson yet, Adam. I gave you a warning and now look at the mess we have to clean up.” Lucas sighed with aggravation and turned towards the Henry.

“If I may ask, how many did this worthless fool kill?” Lucas asked him.

“He killed ten women and five children. Toyed with them first and then tortured them before eating them at the end.” Henry told him gravelly.

Lucas nodded and whispered something in the girls’ ear. The girl nodded, listening carefully to what he was saying. She nodded once more before turning her icy blue eyes to the man. The moment their eyes met, the man began begging and crying for forgiveness but the girl ignored it. Kieran felt the temperature drop and he suppressed a shiver as a rush of fear ran down his spine. He knew something very bad was going to happen.

She looked at him, assessing, before taking one step forward. The next thing she did almost stopped Kieran heart out of fear. The girl was grinning, smiling like an insane person. It was evil, crazy, fake and truly frightening. She lifted her hand and softly touched his bloody cheek, her hands coming off with blood. She looked at the blood and then it instantly disappeared from her hands.

“Who am I?” She asked in a soft melodic voice.

The bloody man shuddered. “My queen, leader of the Shadows, controller of darkness, Lillian.” The man said automatically.

Lillian nodded. “And who are you?” She said.

“Nothing, a speck of dust, dirt, garbage.” He replied.

“Good.” She said.

With a flick of her hand, the man exploded in a wave of blood, like a bomb exploded inside of him, and splashed onto the walls and floor. Lucas walked over to her and gently wiped the blood from her face. Smiling at her, Lucas kissed her cheek and bowed low before turning towards Kieran and Henry.

“I would like to introduce to you, my Queen, the leader of the Shadows, ruler of the darkness, Lillian.” Lucas said.