Category: Essay

Is This Otome? – Inclusivity in the Otome Games Fandom

So, apparently there has been some discourse in the otome games community—I mean, when is there not drama—concerning using the term “otome” for more inclusive titles. There have been some folks in the fandom who are upset that folks are using otome as a catch… Continue Reading “Is This Otome? – Inclusivity in the Otome Games Fandom”

Confessions of an Otome Gamer: Indie Otome are BETTER than Otome Games

I know, potentially polarizing opinion incoming–don’t @ me. But, if you’ve been following me for awhile it shouldn’t be such a big shock that I prefer indie otome games over the more “traditional” Japanese otome games. I mean on a very basal level, indie… Continue Reading “Confessions of an Otome Gamer: Indie Otome are BETTER than Otome Games”

Fangirl Friday – Battle Brides, Roomies with Benefits, and Virgin Wizards

Hey Blerdy Tribe, how’s your week been? We finally made it to Friday and for those of us in the States, Monday is Memorial Day, so we get a THREE DAY WEEKEND!! Since I get every other Friday off during the Summer this marks my… Continue Reading “Fangirl Friday – Battle Brides, Roomies with Benefits, and Virgin Wizards”

Fangirl Friday – Heroes, Demon Daddies, and Manga Madness

Hey Blerdy Tribe, how’s your week been? We finally made it to Friday and let me tell you this has been one hell of a week, so ya girl is ready for the weekend! We have this big conference coming up at work next… Continue Reading “Fangirl Friday – Heroes, Demon Daddies, and Manga Madness”

Confessions of an Otome Gamer: How I Got My Hakuoki Kyoto Winds Art Book

I started this series as a way to get personal with you all and share my thoughts about things happening in the otome community or share fun stories and anecdotes about being an otome fan. So, for the new year I wanted to share… Continue Reading “Confessions of an Otome Gamer: How I Got My Hakuoki Kyoto Winds Art Book”