Kōan 40: Mokusen’s Hand

Mokusen Hiki was living in a temple in the province of Tamba. One of his adherents complained of the stinginess of his wife. Mokusen visited the adherent’s wife and showed her his clenched fist before her face. “What do you mean by that?” asked the surprised woman. “Suppose my fist were always like that. What would you call it?” he asked. “Deformed,” replied the woman. … Continue reading Kōan 40: Mokusen’s Hand

LN Review: Tsubasa Song (Monogatari Short Stories)

It seems this time we’ve got a chapter about Hanekawa. I’m sure there are a lot of fans out there who’ve been waiting for this one! Well it all begins at the Koyomi household where Araragi receives a text from Hanekawa asking him to go out on a date (his words, not mine). And surprise surprise, she invited him to karaoke which I recently learned … Continue reading LN Review: Tsubasa Song (Monogatari Short Stories)

Anime Review: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

We all knew it would have to end eventually but it was still a hell of a ride. During the latter half of 2018 I tried avoiding most of the airing anime in the hopes that the community would help me figure out which shows I would actually enjoy, and to allow for optimal binging pleasure. Unfortunately those hopes would be dashed as the hype … Continue reading Anime Review: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Weekly Wrap 1/5/19

This week has been especially interesting for me now that I’m getting used to my new job. I’m actually working in a casino, and it’s been a mix of stress-filled and entertaining with a hint of total exhaustion. Fortunately as things become more familiar to me it’s also becoming somewhat enjoyable. But as far as posts have gone this week Things started off with a … Continue reading Weekly Wrap 1/5/19

LN Review: Nadeko Pool (Monogatari Short Stories)

…. sigh. Alright I said Wednesday that I’d give this chapter a fair chance, but did it have to involve a swimsuit? Come on Araragi, I thought we covered this in Hachikuji’s chapter. Ehh who am I kidding? It’s Monogatari. Now if you’re familiar with the Monogatari anime (which I imagine you are if you’re reading this) you may have already guessed where this chapter … Continue reading LN Review: Nadeko Pool (Monogatari Short Stories)

LN Review: Sugura Court (Monogatari Short Stories)

I finally started posting individualized headers for these chapters! Free storage space be damned! And just in time for the debut of everyone’s favorite lewd devil-armed athlete. Sugura Court of course is Kanbaru’s first chapter in this series of short stories, and details the “revenge match” between her and Araragi. Things begin with a surprisingly lengthy misunderstanding, as Araragi decided to challenge Kanbaru via handwritten … Continue reading LN Review: Sugura Court (Monogatari Short Stories)