Jikan no Shihaisha (Chronos Ruler) Review

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The story centers on “Chronos Rulers,” those who fight the time-eating demons that appear when people wish they could turn back time. The Chronos Rulers fight a time-manipulation battle against these demons. (Source)

Like many others, I would give this a 3 out of 5 stars. Read below to find out why.

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Princess Jellyfish Review

 

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This anime was an accidental find–and I don’t regret it one bit.

Princess Jellyfish is about an 18-year-old girl named Tsukimi, who lives in Tokyo, Japan, and has a strong interest in everything about jellyfish. Tsukimi became inspired by them due to her late mother, who showed her the tenticly creatures in an aquarium when Tsukimi was a little girl. Living in an all-female dorm, whom all share the quality of being “otakus”, or nerds, she eventually meets a cross-dresser, where his true gender is only known by Tsukimi.

Out of 5 stars, I’d give this a 4. Read below to find out why.

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Trolls Movie Review – Why I watched this movie over 3 times

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Yes, I know this is a kid’s movie. BUT–it is such a great movie that it just lifts my spirits every time I watched it. It’s colorful and silly, yet it has room to teach us about our basic human emotion–happiness.

The main plot is about a world where two creatures exist–small ones called trolls, who love to sing, dance, hug and just be happy, and big ones called bergens, who are relatively miserable creatures that don’t know how to be happy on their own. One day, bergens discovered that they can be happy by eating trolls. Thus, the bergens captured the trolls’ tree, where all the trolls lived, and once a year they held a festivity called trollstice to eat trolls. However, on one trollstice day, the trolls escape and the royal cook responsible for conducting the feast is banished from Bergen Town. Twenty years later, the trolls are rediscovered, and some get captured. It is up to Princess Poppy, the air to the throne of Troll Village, and Branch, one troll who doesn’t want to be happy, to save their friends from the bergens.

Out of 5 stars, I give this movie a full 5. Read below to see why~

Gentle warning: there are some mild spoilers and hints, but I promise to be as vague as possible.

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The Big Bang Theory – Is It Worth Watching?

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From left to right: Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Rauch), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik)

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A hilarious sit-com of seven individuals in their 30’s, six being college-educated in some sort of science, this series is mainly about the lives of Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter, lived quite comfortably in their introverted, scientific lives at first, before an attractive waitress named Penny moves into the apartment across the hall from theirs. Along with the trio, friends of Sheldon and Leonard are introduced into the series, and all of their personalities intermingle and shift as they spend time together with their shared interests in what would be considered “nerdy” and “geeky”.

I give this a full 5 out of 5, and there are a few reasons why:

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The Tiger Series by Colleen Houck

 

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This book has to be one of my personal favorites. The page-turning action, the awe and passion of romance, and a riveting tale of fantasy–this book (and series) has it all.

A young woman named Kelsey Hayes just started a temporary job at a circus for the summer. One of the animals inside, a beautiful, white tiger, catches her eye. She feels bad for the creature being trapped in a cage, but soon she discovers that the tiger is more than she initially thought. She discovers a different world, a world filled with mystery and magic. She risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy, and finally break the tiger’s curse.

 

Out of 5 stars, I’d give this a full 5. Read below to find out why. Continue reading “The Tiger Series by Colleen Houck”

Fairytail – Quite the adventure, but nothing too serious

I had some fun watching this one. In fact, I watched nearly 2 seasons of it–nearly.

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A traveling mage named Lucy Heartfilia meets Natsu Dragneel, a mage searching for his foster parent that happens to be a dragon named Igneel. By Natsu’s side is a talking cat named Happy. Not long after their meeting, Lucy is abducted by Bora of Prominence, who posed as Salamander of Fairy Tail. She was to be sold as a slave when Natsu rescues her and reveals that he is the real Salamander of Fairy Tail–possessing a form of Lost Magic called Dragon Slayer. Natsu offers Lucy membership to the well-known Fairy Tail guild, by which she accepts without a second thought. Within the guild, Lucy, Natsu, and Happy are partnered up with Erza Scarlet, one of the strongest members of Fairy Tail, and Gray Fullbuster, an Ice-Mage. Together, they venture out on missions, performing duties depending on what adventure they partake. 

Out of 5 stars, I would give this a 3. Here’s why below. Continue reading “Fairytail – Quite the adventure, but nothing too serious”

Announcement – Cynthia’s Thoughts has turned into DeGrathier’s Reviews!

Hi guys,

This is just a heads up for the few of you who followed me (thanks!), and anyone who’s seen my blogs before. I’ve had a messy way of categorizing my blogs and finding exactly what I like to write about, and I figured, hey–why not focus on reviewing?

What I’ll be reviewing are Anime Reviews (shows and movies), Book Reviews, Game Reviews, TV Show Reviews, and Movie Reviews.

These reviews will generally have a star rating out of 5 stars like I’ve done with 13 Reasons Why. Posts will start appearing next week!

Motherless Brother

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We all know sadness one way or another. We’ve witness sadness in many ways, whether it was a loss of a friend or a loss of a family member. Not only through grief do we experience deep emptiness in our bodies and souls, but through anything that can trigger a tear or two–a piece of music, something that someone says, a certain smell that reminds you of your past lover–pretty much anything.

I have a brother that suffers through sadness daily. He’s the baby of the family and happens to live in a household full of introverts when he himself is an extrovert. He complains of the lack of going out making him feel down, and often. I try taking him out once in a while, but once in a while isn’t enough. His sadness runs deeper, however. It’s not just the lack of activity in his life that’s making him sad, but, he lacks confidence in himself. He believes to be ugly, has never had a girlfriend and doesn’t have any friends that are willing to spend time with him after school.

He’s rather lonely and anxious. His sadness runs deeper still. Not only does he yearn to run free in the world, lack the esteem that he would want, and suffer loneliness at its core, he’s in the grief of our mother that passed about 10 years ago now. Thus, this emotion he is feeling is not sadness, but depression.

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The Quiet One

 

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A.K.A the shy girl, the shy guy, the silent type, the person either no one notices or everyone talks about, the one that causes class-wide silences when asked to read a passage or picked to answer a question, the one that everyone is somewhat afraid of because they never say anything–also known as the introvert.

This is a pretty difficult personality to have. I say this because shyness is often associated with other qualities and terms that are often negative–lack of self-esteem, anti-social, self-hating, no friends, et cetera. Sometimes this trait is viewed positively, as we shy people are often modest, nice, and caring, but then that seems to give the incentive to others to take advantage of us, like copying our homework or making us drive people to places, or even convince us to give people money.

Not all introverts are shy people-pleasers, however. There are those of us who are just as confident as extroverts–even as stubborn against doing tasks for others–it’s just that we prefer to spend most of our free time alone. Of course, similar and same negative connotations arise for us who are in fact loners–anti-social, having no (social) life, lack of being in intimate relationships, so on and so forth. But, this is hardly true–in fact, the opposite often exists without people realizing or taking the time to get to know their introverted counterpart.

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Leg-Shaving

This is a topic that has been gnawing at the edge of my brain for a long time.

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Women have been shaving their legs only recently in human history–and now it’s become so normal that there are men out there that believe women are naturally hairless, as we tend to get rid of hair, well, everywhere. The thing that was bugging me for so long was, why? Why does it matter that women shave their legs? Can’t we let our bodies grow what’s natural and then run with the wind and cannonball right into a pool or beach?

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