OWLS Revival Blog Tour: Nishiura Helped with Mihashi’s Revival But Ultimately It’s Up to Him to Grow

A new year implies “new beginnings.” Yet, rather than discussing the “new,” we will be discussing the “revival.” “Revival”  has multiple definitions, but the meaning we will be focusing on is the improvement, development, or refinement of something. Our posts will be about characters that undergo a positive or negative transformation and what we can learn from them.

Also, I just HAVE to say this because I find it hilarious, but last year for our first tour I wrote up a post about Erased and omg, Satoru had that power called Revival…Hehehe

But before I begin my actual post, new year means possible new followers who have no idea what the heck OWLS even means. Now then, gather round my fellow bloggers for I shall now briefly talk about this amazing group that started one year ago. OWLS is a blogging group where we do blog tours based on monthly themes in order to promote awareness and spread love. Continue reading

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OWLS Diplomacy Blog Tour: Because Words Are Still Mightier Than A Fist

Hey guys! Thanks for coming back to another one of my OWLS posts! If you were linked here by my fellow yaoi lover Mistress of Yaoi (and this is your first time here) WELCOME. If this isn’t your first time at my blog for one of these, welcome back!

For this month’s tour we are talking about “Diplomacy”

Whenever we have a disagreement with someone, we use our words to express our thoughts and opinions. However, there are those who would rather use fists instead of words, those who forget that being “right” isn’t the most important thing, and those who lose sight of compromising and acknowledging differences in opinion and belief. Diplomacy is an important skill and tactic that not many of us have or are able to utilize properly especially in “social media wars” for sensitive issues and anime discourse—we just express our opinions without really listening. For this month’s prompt, we will be exploring some of the best negotiations scenes in pop culture media and discuss how effective these diplomatic moments are and what we can learn from them. We will also discuss why communication and listening are important traits to have and whether or not there are other means to enforce peace.

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OWLS Treasure Blog Tour: Loving Yourself Is A Process Requiring Strength and Perseverance

Now, if you know OWLS and you’ve been following us, you might have been redirected to this post by the words and feels master Takuto, over at Takuto’s Anime Cafe. I swear, every time he makes an OWLS post I just feel like I understand everything he means. And from this month’s post, he mentions “It’s hard to talk about suicide and say “just the right thing” at “just the right time.” When is that time? Is it my fault for not knowing? It’s all just so . . . pressuring…”. This is exactly how I feel about sensitive topics like depression, suicide, and other mental health issues, but at the same time I always find myself attracted to broken characters Continue reading

Late to the Game but Better Late Than Never [OWLS June Posts]

I usually post this thing at the beginning of the month but as a few of you might have noticed, I’ve been MIA. But that hasn’t stopped me from going around the wordpress community and checking out my fellow OWLS posts and I think we’ve hit another home run! So far everyone’s posts have been great and you should all check them out if you haven’t already

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OWLS Strength Blog Tour: Shirotani’s Mental Fortitude and Helping Hand (It’s OK to Need Help Sometimes)

For this tour, we will be exploring anime characters that have overcome adversity due to a personal insecurity or physical weakness. It is these type of characters that many anime fans may identify as role models because fans are able to feel empathetic towards these characters’ struggles and insecurities

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Because I already talked about Kyoko for the Sanctuary tour, I guess that means I can’t talk about her for this one (or you know, if I did, it would just end up as a repeat of the other). Instead, I thought I’d talk a little bit about a boy’s love manga because I’ve just been itching to talk about one for this tour since forever Continue reading