I’m a sucker for romance in stories, but I’ve found that over the years, I have pretty high expectations for what a good couple should look like. I’ve talked a lot about anime couples that I think fit the mold … Continue reading Good Video Game Couples – Noctis and Luna
Something that I’ve realized while gushing over the wonderful, healthy love story between Yuri and Victor in Yuri!!! on Ice is just how important good representation of homosexual couples is in anime. It wasn’t until I started talking to friends … Continue reading Yuri!!! On Ice and the Importance of Representation
I know I said I’d watch and review more OVA’s, but then I came across the gem of an anime that is Yuri!!! On Ice, and this show is so great. I don’t normally watch sports anime, but every episode … Continue reading Yuri and Victor – The Best Part of Yuri!!! On Ice
Love triangles are among one of the most commonly used plot devices in modern young adult fiction, and the source of their popularity and implications irk me to no end. The overused, run-in-the-ground love triangle has a long history, recognized … Continue reading Why I Hate Love Triangles
Every piece of content we’ve ever written for Fire Emblem on At The Buzzer. Learn more than you ever wanted to about Nintendo’s premiere (only) tactical RPG series. Continue reading At The Buzzer Ultimate Fire Emblem Hub
So if you’re here, chances are you’ve already heard that J.K. Rowling admitted that Hermione and Ron shouldn’t have ended up together. In other news, fire is a thing that is hot. Now, don’t get me wrong – I’m not … Continue reading Rowling admits Hermione shouldn’t have married Ron and people care for some reason
You haven’t had a chance to play Fire Emblem Awakening yet? That’s okay, I can wait. Go ahead and download it for your 3DS — or better yet, buy it in a store now that retailers have finally received their … Continue reading Fire Emblem Awakening: Relationships Matter
I don’t feel like writing anything this week. There, I said it. I’ve pulled back the curtain and given you all front-row access to the creative process. Behind the scenes with yours truly! And this week, yours truly doesn’t care about giving anything useful or interesting whatsoever to read.
Here’s the problem; life as of late has been good. For all the complaining and bitching and general moaning that you’ve had to endure out of my blogs recently — getting old and heartache and some kind of weird cat love analogy — things have suddenly turned solid. My friends are great. I’m at a job that I enjoy. I’m launching a super secret project (stay tuned for more on that). I’ve met a girl who’s so awesome in every way that it defies logic why she even speaks to me. So everything is dandy, and that’s why my writing motivation is gone. Continue reading “Peachy Keen”
Breaking up is hard. Probably more so in Cat World, where the bonds that tether cat lovers are so exceptionally strong. Seamus knew this, which is why he was so floored at the magnitude to which his cat heart was broken.
His friends tried to reassure him, offering advice on what he could do to ease his pain. Find an especially bouncy ball of yarn. Chase a laser point as it dances across a surface. Stay away from sad songs.
The problem is that all this advice rang hollow, as it is impossible for one cat who has experienced heartbreak to advise another, let alone for a cat whose heart is still intact. One never feels so little motivation for chasing mice than when occupying the depths of the Well of Heartache. And staying away from love songs is a falsity, so common an idea that it has proliferated well beyond its reasonable application, offered from someone who imagines what heartbreak would be like, but who has not experienced it. Love songs are the least of a shattered cats worries.
Try looking through a calendar, with dates like “tour the Cat World museum together” still occupying future panels. Or reaching into your cat wallet and accidentally pulling out a receipt of the hot dogs you bought together at the baseball game, which was the time of your life for every other reason than cat baseball. Or listening to old voicemails only to hear Janxy’s phantom voice, a welcome apparition reminding you of better times that now seem so distant and out of reach you can question whether they happened at all, or were just part of some unfairly joyous catnap dream.
No one told Seamus about that. Continue reading “The Ballad of Seamus and Janxy II: Breakups”
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…let’s see, I can’t remember exactly how it goes…but it’s something to the effect of “if you’re a nice guy, you don’t finish first. Or even close. More like…last.” Yeah, I think that’s pretty much it. Nailed it.
Truer words maybe have never been spoken. Don’t worry, nice girls: the same applies to you. This acute sort of perpetual misery is all inclusive. Don’t get me wrong; kindness sucking at racing doesn’t apply to every situation. If you suck as a person, it’s hard to be a good friend. Tools and douchebags need not apply for the Nice Olympics. But I tell you what, in my not-as-brief-as-I-would-like-anymore existence on this earth, one of the things that has rang true is there is no better way to woo the opposite sex than to be in a-hole city, population: you. Continue reading “Have a Nice Trip, See You Next Fall”