Hey there Blerdy Tribe, it has been one hell of a year, but I hope you guys are all hanging in there! This year is just flying by and I know a lot of us are eager to say goodbye to this “interesting” year.
October was a surprising month for me, I had some great opportunities both personally and with my blog. I had a call with someone earlier this month that might pan out to a HUGE opportunity and I’m excited to see where this goes. I was invited to participate in the Wonder of Anime podcast and I had a BLAST with the host Lisa (I definitely made a new bestie), so definitely give that a listen: The Wonder of Anime: Blerdy Otome ft Naja B. I have even more stuff coming in November, but before we dive into the new, let’s look back at the month of October here on Blerdy Otome!!
Favorite October Posts
October is upon us once again and even though we’re all stuck inside there’s still plenty of spooky good fun to get into at home. I’ve been using the extra time to check out a few new games and since Halloween is right around the corner, I figured this was a great time to spotlight four spooky romance visual novels to get you in the mood for the spooky season!
An opening theme is a great way to convey the tone of a game before players dive into the actual story. For Western otome fans, the opening trailer is the very first time we are exposed to a game and helps shape our opinion about an upcoming release. Sometimes it’s the only thing we have to go on—unless you know enough Japanese to read the official JP game pages, but for the rest of us in just a few moments, an otome opening can either make or break your experience before you even have the game in your hands. So, today I wanted to spotlight some of my favorite otome openings…
Blog Posts from October
- Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #67
- Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #68
- Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #69
- Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #70
- Melanin Friendly Games – Stars and Snowdrops
- Taisho x Alice Episode 2 Otome Review – All Aboard the Loco Locomotive
- Silver Blue Demo Review
- The Spanish Privateer Demo Review
- Melanin Friendly Games – Mission: It’s Complicated
- Mizuchi Game Review – Slow Burn Yuri Romance
- Melanin Friendly Games – Afterparty
Instagram Fave Post
Of all my social media accounts, Instagram is where I’m most active. So, here is my favorite Instagram post from October!
From Around the Reader
I’ve been taking time out to read posts from my fellow bloggers here on WordPress and these are some of the posts that I most enjoyed this month!! I highly recommend giving each of these posts a read and maybe check out some of their other posts as well!
My Stand on Manga and Anime Controversies – Wretched and Divine (Rose)
Seiyuu Series: Takahiro Sakurai – Anime Rants (7Mononoke)
Coping Through it All: I, a Black Woman, am Tired. – Blerdy Otaku (Blerdy Otaku)
D&A Anime Blog: What Will Cons Be Like in 2021 and Beyond? – D&A Anime Blog (Aside)
A Pokémon Urban Legend: A Look Lavender Town Syndrome – Pinkie’s Paradise (Pinkie)
Thank You for Your Support!!
A lot of what I do here on Blerdy Otome is because of the support of all of you amazing readers–whether it’s your encouraging words on Twitter, liking a post or just sharing my posts with others, you guys are the real MVPS ! It’s no secret that buying games and manga for reviews puts a strain on my wallet and while I love what I do, a little extra help goes a long way! So I want to spotlight all the amazing folks that gave their support for this site through my Ko-fi page! Your support got me super close to my $10.00 goal!!
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