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The Netflix… er I mean, Crunchyroll tag

June 7th, 2015

I saw this over at Katy’s blog and decided to do this too! It’s originally a Netflix tag, but the past couple years, I’ve barely touched my Netflix account (yet I still pay for it… I should do something about that). Instead, I’ve been using Crunchyroll a lot, which is a streaming site for Anime.

I know not everyone watches Anime, and if you don’t, I recommend giving it a try! My husband wasn’t an Anime fan before, but because there’s such a large variety out there, I was able to find several series that he really liked. Now he watches some series with me :)

All Time Favorite

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Gurren Lagann – Though it’s not my “all time” favorite, it’s up there on my favorites list and is available on Crunchyroll. It’s about a future where people are forced to live underground by the Spiral King, but some venture to the surface to fight him. (It’s more complicated than that, but saying any more would be spoilers.)

It starts out kind of light and funny, but it shifts to a more serious tone as it goes on. It’s also extremely over the top, where you pretty much have to turn off your brain and go along for the ride. You’re rewarded with some epic fights and good ol’ everyone-working-together feels.

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My favorite things: June 2015

June 2nd, 2015

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Thanks to those who were concerned and asked if I was ok because of the recent flooding! Some of you might know that Texas and Oklahoma have been getting a ridiculous amount of rain, which has caused severe flooding in some cities. I live in Austin, which did flood, but mainly in and near the downtown areas. I live in the north part of Austin, which fortunately didn’t flood. We just lost power a few times, and that was it.

On a positive note, the weather has been great lately (no more rain!), and it’s time for another entry to the My Favorite Things link up! Here’s what I’ve been loving the past month.

Haikyuu!!

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I’m a sucker for sports Anime. They are kind of ridiculous and exaggerate everything, but they really pull me in and make sports more exciting than the real thing. Haikyuu!! is one about volleyball, focusing on the high school, Karasuno. I also finished the second season of Free! recently, which is about swimming.

What I like about both Haikyuu and Free is that no one has “super powers“, and while they have good players, none of them are perfect. (As much as I love Prince of Tennis, that series was very guilty of this.) They still have cheesy lines and drawn out scenes, but at least the moves they do are somewhat believable. Anyway, Haikyuu is a fun series to watch, and the characters crack me up :) I can see why it’s been so popular lately!

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My favorite things: May 2015

May 5th, 2015

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I missed last month’s entry because I didn’t really have anything to talk about, but I’m back in the My Favorite Things link up for May! Here are things I’ve been loving the past month.

Game of Thrones

Season 5 of Game of Thrones has started! I don’t read the books, but I am hooked on the show. When it first aired a while back, I was hesitant to give it a try. I didn’t think it’d be something I’d like. I didn’t realize the show was actually filled with politics, strategy, and all-around-backstabbery. All the different stories and crazy things going on keeps me wanting more.

Also, the female characters! They are amazing! I especially love how Daenerys has grown, how manipulative Margaery is, and how tough Brienne and Yara are.

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