Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time!! I dipped my toes into a variety of media and brought back my love for media consumption.
These last two weeks, I watched a movie, a TV show, and two animes. I listened to a podcast and read two novels and an omnibus of manga. Onto the Media!!!
This movie was one my dad randomly picked, and it was intriguing although there were a ton of moments of confusion particularly when it came to moments of history. There are also a ton of moments that were embellished for the sake of mystery (which was fine, but still confusing). Overall, though, it was a fantastic movie with a great cast but its not for everyone. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣
Friday Night Lights
My parents and I finished this show these two weeks and I loved how everything went full circle with the characters and plot. However, I wished there was more indepthness on some of the other characters. Overall though, my family enjoyed their rewatch and I enjoyed appreciating it more. Because of these points, I have to give it a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.
My Dress-up Darling
This show is definitely one that has embraced its source material to the extreme (positively not negatively). It discusses how everyone should embrace their passions and shouldn’t be dissed. I also appreciated that the English dub is also fantastic (although there are some stranger localizations than I expected but that could be just me). But like the manga, there are some parental advisories needed when it comes to doing cosplay body measurements and for the more older video games discussed. Overall though, if you can get past some of those issues, the anime is just as good as the manga. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4-4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣
These last couple of weeks, I have had a lot of thoughts about continuing One Piece. Because of that, I wanted to watch more of the dub (because I did wait about a month I believe?) And I really enjoyed the depth of character development and lore history. Definitely am excited to continue on…4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.
Little Bit Weebish
This is a podcast that I discovered randomly on Instagram, and I have binged several episodes this week. They do anime deep dives (currently they are working on Attack on Titan I haven’t watched it so I haven’t listened to those episodes) and Mini Weeb episodes with random content that I really enjoy because they have knowledge of a variety of anime and have a lot of the same opinions of me in tropes etc. Because of these points, I have to give them a 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.
Love and Other Disasters
Ooof this book! I think the best way I could describe it and some of my friends have found it hilarious is if When There’s a Whisk by Sarah J Schmitt and Rosaline Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall (both great books by the way) had a Queer baby with deep as well as sexual undertones it would be this book. There is a lot of intense discussion about identity and finding your way but also accomplishing a cooking show that has a lot of challenges and behind the scenes banter and excitement. There is a lot of sexual scenes even involving food at some point that were very fascinating to me but may not be for everyone else. I learned a lot about what it is like to be non-binary but also what it is like for someone who has only been in one relationship for so long and then stopping because of not wanting children (it was refreshing really). I think my only issue with this novel was the ending. I liked it, but I feel like I wanted a more flushed out ending as far as the show went such as the contestants that the main characters liked etc. Overall, though, I really loved this story and highly recommend it. 4 of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.
Content warnings for parental grief, and verbal abuse. This is a book that definitely is one if someone especially a teen wants to learn about what its like with kids with physical disabilities in schools. I appreciated that there was accurate information as well as a realistic approach to how people treat children with disabilities sometimes well sometimes too well etc. Also reading the authors note, it explained about the 504 sit -in history so because of that, I would say read this book for all ages not just middle grade. Because of these points, I have to give this book a 4-4.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.
High School Debut
I don’t know if it is because of my current headspace or because I have not read this series in a while, but ooof this omnibus was sooooo adorable and more emotional than previous. I love this series because it shows a girl and a boy just trying to get through high school relationship difficulties. Their dynamic is amazing, and their friends also have some conflicts as well. Overall, though, I definitely want to recommend this series to all children starting high school or people starting a new relationship. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.