Hey Blerdy Tribe! It’s the end of yet another month, so it’s time for the Blerdy Otome Monthly Recap! So March was at once the longest and the shortest feeling month to date and now that it’s over I’m having a hard time remembering what all went on this month (probably because NU: carnival dominated my life). And of course, I got to see my baby niece this month and she is the cutest little bean!!
I’m currently working on some site updates, but it’ll take me a bit to get everything set up, but once I do it should be cool (at least I think so lol).But, I suppose my biggest news is that I was invited to be a guest at FujoCon 2022! Apparently my rampant BL fangirling on the internet and I’ve been asked to host a panel on BL games and being a content creator…the uh, “details” are still a work in progress–the con isn’t until June so I have some time. But, I’m super excited, this will be my first con panel and I’m blown away that I was asked to spread the BL agenda and here’s hoping I do a good job!
As always there’s a lot more on the horizon in April, but before we dive into the new month, let’s take a look back at the month of March here at Blerdy Otome!
Favorite March Post
Hey there Blerdy Tribe! Today is International Women’s Day, the day when we spotlight the achievements of women and femme identifying individuals past and present. I’m sure many of you are or know some phenomenal and inspiring creators who are out there everyday shining their light on the world.
Everyday here on Blerdy Otome, I strive to spotlight members of the wonderfully diverse gaming community whether that’s with my reviews, lists, or through exclusive interviews. And today, I wanted to spotlight some of my favorite women and femme identifying creators within the indie games community! Each of these amazing creators is dedicated to creating a more inclusive community, by sharing their own unique stories and characters through their games and I want to shine a light on the fantastic work that they do!
Blog Posts from March
- Deliver Us From Evil (DUFE) Game Review
- NU: Carnival 18+ BL Gacha Game Review
- NIGHT/SHADE: You’re the Drug – BL Game Review
- Melanin Friendly Games – Dot’s Home
- The Divine Speaker – First Impressions
- 10 BL Manga Series You Should Be Reading
- Women and Femme Identifying Indie Devs You Should Know About
- Check out the Tiny Games Bundle—A collection of short games by tiny game creators!
- JACK JEANNE is getting an English Localization
- Amnesia Later x Crowd coming to Switch in the West this Fall!
- Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei Launches June 28/July 1 (NA/Europe) on Switch!
Instagram Fave Post
Of all my social media accounts, Instagram is where I’m most active. So, here is my favorite Instagram post from March!
Reviews To Expect in March
I usually just go with the flow when it comes to content here on Blerdy Otome, so it’s kind of hard to pin down what to expect each month. I want to get better at sticking to a “schedule” so I thought it would be good practice to include a section with some of the reviews I plan to write during the upcoming month. Not only will this hold me accountable, but it will also give you all an idea of what to expect to see in the month ahead. Full disclosure, this is not a complete list and there’s a good chance things will change—this is more of a rough draft…
- Tokyo Onmyoji Review
- UUUltra C
- Random indie games
From Around the Reader
Diary of an Otome Newbie – So Rae GEEKS (Rae)
Otome newbie, Rae shares their personal love affair with the wonderful world of 2D boys in this fun, candid post!
The Great JRPG Showdown! – gamergal.exe (Skylar-Mei)
It’s a battle of the JRPGs over on gamergirl.exe! Skylar-Mei shares their picks for the best JRPG games and there are some amazing titles on the list!
10 Royal Romance Webtoons with Bad Ass Women Leads – A Geeky Gal (Meg)
It’s Women’s History month and Meg of A Geeky Gal shares a list of their favorite royal romance webtoons with bad ass woman leads! This is not a list you want to miss out on!
Short Reviews: Charity Bundle Edition 3 – Part-Time Storier (Jane Titor)
Rounding out my March reads is Jane Titor’s short indie review compilation list! This time around they are spotlighting a handful of great indie games from the recent Bundle for Ukraine!
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! Here are the awesome people who gave their support this month!