Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Three

Ahhh, look at me, it seems I’m actually going to accomplish this on time! Wow, go me.

A final thanks, again, to Krystallina from Daiyamanga for nominating me! This has been a really fun challenge, and I’ve enjoyed doing it.

And The Rules, again:

  • Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
  • Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Ok, so this time I’m actually not going to nominate people because I am tired and I nominated people the other two times, which is good.

Quote #3:

It matters to this one.

So, this quote has come to mean a lot to me over the past few months. I joined a community service organization on campus, and it has a lot of really great ideals and values, and I’ve made a ton of amazing friends there. One thing that really stuck out to me was this story we read about an old man tossing starfish back into the sea. When asked why he bothered, since he couldn’t possibly save them all, he replied, “It made a difference to that one.”

It seems that there are actually a lot of different versions of this Starfish story, all with the same moral, but if you’re interested in reading the version I’m familiar with, click here (it’s a really short story).

This quote, and the moral, are such important things to think about. The world is a huge place. Sometimes you wonder, what am I doing here? What’s the point? Can what I’m doing possibly have any impact at all?

And for me, because I love helping people and try to be a very kind person, this is important. Because it’s a reminder that even if what you’re doing feels insignificant or pointless, as long as you make a positive impact on one person/animal/place, it will be worth it.


Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

Wow, I might actually stay on top of this and not turn this three day quote challenge into a zillion day quote challenge.

Once again, thank you very much to Krystallina from Daiyamanga for nominating me!

And The Rules, again:

  • Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
  • Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.

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Three-Day Quote Challenge – Day 1

Two posts in one evening, this might be a miracle for me. Anyway, I managed to actually write a review, so now I’m going to do something a little more fun. (And if you’re lucky, maybe I’ll actually do this in three days like I’m supposed to.)

Thank you very much to Krystallina from Daiyamanga for nominating me!

The Rules:

  • Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
  • Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.

My First Quote:

This quote is from The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and Brandon Sanderson’s writing is something special. It never fails to surprise me with completely unexpected plot twists, as well as completely fascinating worlds and magic systems. What I really love about his writing, though, is how it take a look at a lot of complex issues and how all of his characters feel so real, which makes them very relatable. So you should go read his stuff.

That aside, my favorite part of this quote is, “Journey before destination.” I love how this places emphasis that what you learn along the way is perhaps more important than when you get there. The importance of the journey is not a unique theme, but I think the way it is expressed in this book makes it stand apart.

While obviously you can interpret this quote as meaning to pay attention to the little moments in life or the struggles, in the book, this quote is used more to say that the ends to not justify the means. I think this is a really important thing to consider. To me, how you got there is more important than what you achieved. I value hard work and dedication much more than just simple success. I just can really believe in this quote, because it is a reminder that how you do something and your reasons for doing it really do matter.

The other thing is that the heroes in this book are far from perfect. They have all had incredibly difficult lives, and they have all made major mistakes. But they’ve tried to learn from these mistakes, and they keep moving forward.

This quote is kind of a foundation for part of this book/series, and I can remember it, even though usually I am very terrible with quotes.

I think it can do us good to remember that the end result is not everything.


If you’ve already done this, I’m sorry, I nominated you anyway. xD


Daijina Omoide

Otaku Rui

Anime Review – Love Stage!!

Hello, all, I’m back again!

I’ve had a very nice three day weekend, which has meant time to think and be completely lazy, which is nice. And instead of finishing the series I’ve been watching for ages, what do I do but marathon a completely new anime?

Actually, I had zero plans of watching this. I was trying to find something funny and easy to watch and someone recommended Love Live! School Idol Project, but I didn’t even make it through episode 1 because I found the characters so incredibly annoying and didn’t feel like listening to fictional girls complain about how fat their legs were and I don’t think I laughed once. Maybe I’ll give it another chance one day.

Anyway, that led me to look at animes on Crunchyroll with the word “Love” in their title, and I clicked on Love Stage!! and started watching and here I am now.

Love Stage!!

10 Episodes

Quick Summary: Izumi comes from a show-business family, but his goal in life is to become a mangaka. He’s forced into doing a commercial with famous star Ryouma, who as it turns out has been in love with Izumi for ten years…

Brief Thoughts: I don’t usually watch this sort of thing, but I really enjoyed this. I thought it was absolutely hilarious. It was also really engaging with cliff-hangers at the end of most episodes, which makes it super easy to marathon. Warning, though, this is shonen-ai/yaoi, so if that’s not your cup of tea, then I wouldn’t recommend this. And like most romantic shows, it’s pretty cliche as to how it ends, but that’s to be expected.

Note: The longer review below may contain some spoilers, but in a 10 episode long romantic show, there’s not exactly a whole lot to spoil.

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A Brief Interlude on Life: The Return of College

Hey everyone.

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a proper blog post, so I just thought I’d write up something random, because I honestly do not have the time or brain-power at the moment for anything more in-depth. Maybe this weekend I’ll find the time to do something a bit more involved.

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Liebster Award Nomination


Hi everyone! Look at me, I’m actually doing one of the awards that are sitting in my comments begging me to not let my blog die. This weekend has been a bit of a struggle, I’ve done a fair bit of community service, which is great, but in the process I discovered I’m allergic to hay, so that was… fun. And then today my throat has kind of hurt but I’m refusing to pay it much attention. My math homework is making me want to cry, and tomorrow I literally go to every single one of my classes, so it’s going to be one very long day.

But anyway, here’s me rambling on. I apologize in advance if there are typos or anything, I’m a bit brain-tired.

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On Openings, Endings, and Music

Hi again everyone!

I realized that I don’t finish anything fast enough these days to be doing tons of reviews and then I had a terrible time thinking up something to write about that wasn’t me complaining about life when it occurred to me I could just talk about music. Because who doesn’t love music?

Sometimes, life just reminds me how amazing music is. If I’m having a bad day, music might not be able to fix it, but it can definitely make it better 99% of the time. So in this post I’m going to ramble on about my love for music and the opening/ending themes in anime. In other words, I babble on about a lot of things and then toss in a lot of videos so you can share my obsessions (or not).

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