Warning: This review will contain spoilers for the video game, manga, and light novel series. While the manga may vary slightly from all other forms of media, it may have similar story elements and could be considered spoilers. Synopsis: The initial story takes place on Destiny Islands, where Sora and his friends Kairi and Riku are preparing to travel off
Neon Genesis Evangelion takes place in the (at the time) alternate future of 2015, fifteen years after a cataclysmic event known as the Second Impact. Tokyo-3, a retractable city, has replaced Tokyo, where NERV HQ is located to combat the Angels, giant inhuman creatures who target NERV HQ.
Warning: There will be spoilers for the manga Tomie. Trigger Warning: Discussion of blood and gore as it appears in the manga Tomie. Synopsis: Tomie begins at a school where a young, female student (that we never see again past the school portion of the story) tells us that her friend Tomie Kawakami was murdered, chopped into pieces, and scattered
Warning: This will contain spoilers for the Uzumaki collection by Junji Ito and possibly other works of Junji Ito, as they may be used for comparison. Synopsis: The story takes place in Kurouzu-cho and mostly follows Kirie and Shuichi – a young high school couple. Shuichi attends a school outside of their town, so Kirie meets him at the train
Warning: This will contain spoilers for the Gyo collection by Junji Ito and possibly other works of Junji Ito, as they may be used for comparison. Synopsis: Gyo starts with this couple, Tadashi and Kaori, on vacation. They are staying in Tadashi’s uncle’s beach-side home, enjoying the sea and sun. However, it isn’t long before something goes awry. Tadashi goes
This was completely out of my comfort zone. I have lurked in the YA fiction section for what feels like my whole life. Then, one day, I stepped out of that isle in Barnes & Noble and saw this beauty. Why did I pick this book you may ask? First, check out that beautiful cover. The colors pop. Then, I
As I’ve written before, Ico is one of my favorite video games of all time. Video games and books have taught me so much about myself and about writing, it would be foolish to try to separate one from the other. When I discovered that an author had been given the rights to write a book based on the story and
These posts are for book discussion and to express my overly-fangirly nature over certain books and series. Though I already have an extensive library with plenty of reading material, I’m always looking out for new or interesting titles. Not only is this for me, but for other writers! Often times, writers forget they started off as readers. Support your fellow
After some thought and endless back-and-forth with myself, I’ve decided to start a little mini-series of posts, if you will, of some of my favorite books from month to month, always posted at the end of the month in question (or at the very beginning of the next month. I’m lazy, and it will probably happen). These posts are for
Death Mark – a Japanese adventure game. I’ve played it, and it has taught me a lot of tips and tricks for my own writing. Let’s talk about them.