Journal Topic: My Wedding

So I was married in August of 2012. It is a short tale of very speedy romance and a hastily prepared wedding, but boy--was it a wedding. Also, I knew I would marry this man because he also adored my favorite anime, and NO ONE in Japan has. Also, I did not scare him and…

Journal Topic: Baths

There are few things that I like more than a hot bath on a cold, rainy day. Lately cold and rainy days have been abundant. Thankfully, for all the things Japan may lack or come up short (clothes dryers), bathtubs are both one of those areas. I am a big lady; being over 175 centimeters…

Tsukimono: A Summer Nightmare Begins (excerpt)

by Serena W. Sorrell   The roar of the summer cicadas was almost deafening. Even from inside the chrysalis, though perhaps made all the more deafening thanks to the wretched space inside the crystalline cavern. Maybe their calls echoed off of the cocoon into the yet frail body curled up upon itself inside. Whatever the…