yaoi-con 2014: sekaiichi hatsukoi, a lullaby for the lost — best romance AMV

For all the Sekaiichi Hatsukoi fans out there, we have the final BL-themed award winner at Yaoi-Con this year: Mad World Productions’ heart-achingly tender take on Takano and Ritsu, “A Lullaby for the Lost”. Enjoy! Don’t miss the other Yaoi-Con 2014 award-winning AMV’s: Best AMV and best comedy: “Ship Happens” by Vivifx Best technical AMV: “The Story…

hybrid Japanese

Welcome to some moderately geeky reflections on Japanese. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m absolutely, completely fascinated by the differences between Japanese and English. I love how Japanese twists my brain into pretzels, and I love that manga, anime, and drama CD’s offer glimpses into the brain-twisting nature of Japanese. But today isn’t really a pretzel day. Today is pure play. adoption and…

seduced by yaoi’s J-food (…and a quick recipe)

beloved foods of manga and anime… Watching boys grilling yakiniku at the table, munching on the mysterious “melon bread” (was it really melon-flavored?), joking about curry-flavored soda, how could I keep reading those scenes and not become curious about food in Japan? Driven by this curiosity, I gradually learned about Japanese foods, which quickly led to cooking them. Honestly, the ingredients, cooking techniques, kitchen toys, and…

the fujoshi disease

Isn’t shipping Legos is a bad sign? At a family gathering, the clan’s children were happily watching “The Lego Movie”. As an involuntary viewer, I, on the other hand, was discovering that I had underestimated my capacity for experiencing boredom. And then, when Good Cop/Bad Cop was onscreen (yes, his head spins around inside his helmet, and he…