Anime Review: Tsukigakirei

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To myself: the “True” Lystria.

Maybe no one else knows what your review schedule looks like, but I do. You have the recent romantic hit, Tsukigakirei (As the Moon, so Beautiful) slated for Tuesday. You were going to gush on and on, about why this anime is so important to the romance genre, and why it has relevance to today’s understanding of young love. How it’s a masterpiece, worthy enough to be considered in your running for Anime of the Year.

You may have adored this series, but you and I both know that there was something you hated about it, too! Something you never wanted to say, because it would reveal the very flaws of your criticism, the weaknesses in your true, likable self. Well I’m here to tell the other side of your review, before you get a chance to say anything about it!

After all, if you say what you wanted to say, you will never get to talking about Her!

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My First Philosophical Experience

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This is my second official entry of a new series of posts that I will be doing on this blog. In case you missed it, my first post in this series was a critique on Descartes’ Cogito, because I wanted to start with something that many philosophers are familiar with. From here on out, these philosophical editorials will be free write exercises, with varying formats as I go along.

If you have read several of my anime reviews, you would know that philosophy plays a huge role in how I critique some of the shows I watch. And if you’re wondering why I haven’t posted anything about my first anime experience which makes up a majority of the content on this site, let’s just say that those origins are more clichΓ©. That is, my friends got me into that hobby, and I’ve loved it ever since.

So where did I begin on this crazy journey? Well it was nothing like a Cartesian experience, that’s for sure. But it was one that I think a lot of philosophers start with: by questioning what is often thought to be undeniably true.

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Update 4 April 2017

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Hello my fellow readers!

Sorry I haven’t given adequate updates on what I’m doing these days. Grad school has been busy and I try to make time to write an anime review once a week at best. Still, I would like to address a few of my thoughts about all kinds of experiences that do affect how I conduct business on this blog.

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Concerns of an Anxious, Introverted Reviewer, Part 2

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This is Part 2 of a few concerns that I have about being a reviewer on this blog. For the first part, click here.

A lot of these concerns stem from conversations I’ve had with people I have met regarding this blog, and how I have come to process these concerns. The purpose of these posts are to give my readers some insight on what goes on in my head as I write, but also a chance for you to gain some encouragement as a writer for yourself.

As always, I will do my best not to hold back my thoughts. However, I am also still a human being that is fraught with limitations.

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Concerns of an Anxious, Introverted Reviewer

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Hello, WordPress. It’s me. The True Lystria.

A lot of what you see on this blog are my honest thoughts and interpretations of anime I watch. And to be completely fair, I try not to hold my opinion back. However, a lot of what you read is coated with sarcasm to hide the ranting and criticism I have for things I actually dislike, which often confuses people into thinking that I am very optimistic. That part isn’t true. So if you’re going to call out my shenanigans, you could say that even The True Lystria lies!

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