A while ago, an update to Shining World enabled members to have “cover pictures” or headers on their personal pages. Not many people took advantage of this, however, and today – well, I got a little tired of seeing those dull blocks behind the profile pictures and assigned all our Shining Maidens one of several pictures I thought were pretty or a…[Read more]
Moura 9th, 3333
Yuriko Rill said:
I have just started watching Pretty Cure Splash Star, and I think I like it a lot. It is superficially similar to Futari wa and Max Heart Precure, but already I am seeing some very important differences…from our perspective.
Splash Star seems quite Japanese in its premise. It seems to be based on very pr…[Read more]
Archivist started the topic Smile Precure, Young Adults, Astrology, and Random Conversation in the forum Animaidens Archive 3 years, 2 months ago
Forum conversation recorded Vois 19th, 3333
Myriam Hildotter said 4 days, 6 hours ago:
I thought I would bring this conversation to a Forum topic, because it is a good one, and it will get lost in updates where it is.
So I was reading a little about Smile Precure, and notice it is part of a megaseries. I take it is a…[Read more]
Archivist started the topic DokiDoki Precure and the Year of of the Daughters of Shining Harmony in the forum Animaidens Archive 3 years, 2 months ago
Forum conversation recorded Maia 12th, 3333
Sushuri said 1 week, 2 days ago:
The Precure series of anime have had a very important resonance for our Amity Group. In many ways, it seems to be made especially for us, and I do not feel it very far-fetched to suggest that in a certain sense it is. That is to say, our current manifestation and…[Read more]
Forum conversation recorded Culverine 12th, 3334
Sushuri said 6 days, 1 hour ago:
We have currently two absolute beginners (one of whom has only occasional Elektraspace access so I don’t know if she will be able to participate). Since it has been privately reported that even the all-hiragana parts of the 自己紹介 (jikoshoukai – self-introdu…[Read more]
Culverine 17th, 3334
Lucetta Jane Spurling said:
Are there proper terms for one’s (or another’s) blonde mother and brunette mother? I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere, but I would suppose that there were proper terms, the concept being so common.
Probably the commonest family terms for one’s mothers are Mama and Mimi (blo…[Read more]
Forum conversation recorded Hesperis 10th, 3333
Myriam Hildotter said 3 weeks, 2 days ago:
As I was writing my most recent blog post for my Hestia blog, I found myself pondering something. My thoughts are not fully formed, but I am seeing a bit about how innocence, elegance, and kawaii are all related and intertwined.
I started t…[Read more]
Culverine 8th, 3333
We often ask “how do they know?” when certain anime are so accurate about chelani and melini. We ask it again when their metaphysical accuracy seems uncanny, though it may be that metaphysical wisdom and the instinct to recognize it has not been so ruthlessly crushed in Japan as it has been in West Tell…[Read more]
Culverine 4th, 3333
Myriam Hildotter said:
I woke up this morning thinking about our new name and new home. I realize that for the first time that I can ever remember, I feel like I am home, really home!
It is nice to be in an official Protectorate of the Motherland. I feel a sense of peace and belonging being a part of Che…[Read more]
Astraea 16th, 3333
On starting a new group and forum on Japanese it seems a good time to discuss the question “why Japanese?”
Culverine 25th, 3333
Myriam Hildotter said:
After yesterday’s Service and watching Suite Precure, I have been thinking of things. Heee… I do tend to think a lot.
I am becoming aware of the fact that what I used to think of as a problem of procrastination and a tendency to seem introverted in the Pit is really an avoidance of some…[Read more]