Random Sh!t

Cosplay in the anime fandom is a unique form that I enjoy. During my time at conventions, I take special note of anime cosplay. You might not know this but my convention adventures started off as a cosplay handler. I think that with this experience as my background, I’m always taking a close look at […]
An anime DnD party… I think that this topic is one with good timing for me. I’m a otaku with varied interests and passions. One of my favorite activities is to play Dungeons and Dragons with my friends. Additionally one of my favorite genres of anime is the trapped in another world variety. So my […]
The Cherry Blossom Festival, known as Hanami in Japan, is a custom thousands of years old. It is celebrated all over Japan when the cherry trees begin to bloom. In fact, the festival is running at the time I’m posting this article! As the pretty flowers last only a few days a year, it is […]
Anime fandom… Beginnings are tough (now where did I read that) – at least they are for me. What I didn’t say way back then was that beginnings are also important. Knowing where you began, knowing your origin gives you information that you should hold onto. It can be a launching point that you look […]
Manga Library – it conjures up a certain image, doesn’t it? Shelves packed to the ceiling, book spines saturated with color, titles arranged alphabetically, and volumes lined up in numerical order. Then there’s that book smell, too. I’m getting transported to that place just thinking about it. Well what you might not know is that […]
The Bachelor: Season 22, Episode 10, Aired March 05, 2018 The season finale of The Bachelor is finally here! Will it be Lauren or Becca that has captured Arie’s heart? Will there be a proposal? What is this huge dramatic event that is supposed to take place? Let’s find out! Who will win over the […]
The 7 Deadly Sins conjurers up certain images and emotions. It is a common enough theme in the anime universe. The homunculi of Fullmetal Alchemist are created by sloughing off the various wickedness. The protagonists of Nanatsu No Taizai are identified by their crimes related to the assorted transgressions. The Seven Kin of Purgatory in […]
Excalibur – the holy sword, the sword of promised victory, the legendary sword of King Arthur, the divine blade that bestows the bearer with the right to rule England. This one-of-a-kind blade goes by many names. It also finds itself in many stories. Sometimes it is in the rightful hand of King Arthur; other times […]
“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” – Rumi Valentine’s Day is the holiday when we celebrate love. Maybe the world would be a lovelier place if we celebrated more often instead […]
Identifying what new and returning animes there are to watch can be a challenge all by itself. My first article for Pure Fandom tasked me with pitching a handful of good starter animes for people just getting into the fandom. This last weekend in St. Louis I was challenged to lead a panel to introduce […]
The Bachelor: Season 22, Episode 06, Part 2, Aired Feb. 05, 2018 This week on The Bachelor, Arie and the ladies are in Paris. Is there anything more romantic than that? We think not! We hope that the city of love is ready for the drama ten beautiful ladies and one eligible bachelor brings. This week, […]
You may recognize him from Glee, Pretty Little Liars, The Path, or Star-Crossed, but Titus Makin is making waves in the music industry. His latest single, “Suicide,” off of his upcoming EP titled Lean, now has a color-saturated, dizzying new music video. The song was written in collaboration with artist Aaron Kellim. Makin says of the […]