April Updates: Excellent Taste

Hello, all! Kate here.

In case you missed it, this fun little quiz was going around to determine whether you have proper taste in anime men. As should be expected, I and those I associate with all got “Excellent Taste” scores. It actually seems pretty hard to NOT get “Excellent Taste,” but somehow it has happened.

Speaking of excellent taste, I lost a couple of days to a Gackt live marathon. I was once a deeply devoted fan, but have lapsed in last few years so it was time to revisit his music. Turns out I still really love this ridiculously theatrical chuni dork with an incredible voice who sometimes dances with cat mascots. My favorite live is Requiem et Remincesnce I, Gackt is less refined at this point but to my eye he is having the most fun. He makes me laugh, he makes me cry. Get well soon, Gackt!

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-Kate

March Updates: Venturing Out

Hello, all! Kate here.

This month I went on a little journey in Brooklyn for the first time since . . . well you know when. I took a Monday off to explore Japan Village which boasts a food hall, grocery store, Book Off, and Daiso.

This particular Book Off carries anime, manga, and related merchandise only. So while it was considerably smaller than the Manhattan store, it was still an otaku oasis with an entire glass wall stuffed full of figures and row upon row of buttons to decorate ita-bags!

I ate my fill of real ramen (which I can’t remember the last time I had), loaded up on random grocery items (Detective Conan furikake doesn’t buy itself, ya know), and bought half a dozen pastries (melon pan ftw).

I felt really energized from visiting some place new!

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-Kate

February Updates: Playing Catch-up

Hello, all! Kate here.

Lately, I have had the feeling of being perpetually behind in everything whether it is work, anime, manga, reading, TV shows, trying out new recipes, and so on. In February, I tried to make a dent in all the things I’d like to be experiencing. Although it was competing with the winter Olympics, I still feel like I’ve made progress on many fronts!

I baked two cakes from the most excellent (and simple) book, Snacking Cakes by Yossy Arefi.

I finally started watching Cobra Kai on Netflix (I’m not caught up, but I’m getting there) and I’m obsessed! I know I’m late to the party of this, but really I can’t believe how much I love this show. Miguel is my heart.

I’ve returned to table-top roleplaying after a break since Thanksgiving, and oh how I missed it! I’m currently embroiled in a short World of Darkness campaign.

On the manga and anime side of things, I’m now current with the My Hero Academia manga; I’m watching the Ranking of Kings anime week to week; and I’m proud to have finished Demon Slayer S2 the same day the final episode came out. There still much to go, but I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress!

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-Kate