For My Fellow Writers /// 04


This Sunday will be the mid-way point for NaNoWriMo, guys! How is everyone’s books going? Today I’m sharing a post I wrote last November about my methods for beating the NaNoWriMo 50,000 word challenge. I’ve won this challenge the three times I’ve joined and I can credit the wins to many of these methods. And, not to brag, but I did mange to do it each year without a lick of coffee. :D

Fifteen Tips for Conquering NaNoWriMo (one day at a time!)

Numbers 6, 10, and 12 are big ones for me to remember especially. And 9 and 14 are hard to do, but worth the effort for sure! So, what are a few of your personal tricks for “beating NaNoWriMo with a stick”?


Changing Seasons

compassI’m incredibly distracted right now; the seasons are changing, goodbyes have been said to special people, future hellos are approaching out of nowhere, I have a school project I’m slowly working my way towards beginning XD, and…just a lot of things are shifting. Quickly, anxiously, happily…it’s all very distracting. XD

My baby sister left this week for Army Basic Training and it was one of the worst goodbyes I ever had to say. The last time I cried that hard was four years ago when my family first crumbled apart, and the time before that was probably never. I’m incredibly proud of my sister and I know military life will really suit her, but the letting go was brutal. I survived, though. :'( I can’t wait to see her again in a few months! <3

I’m not ready for it to be November already. The year seemed to have slipped by so fast. Its weird to look back and realize so many of my priorities changed over the year from my original 2015 bucket list. I’m not ready for it to be Christmas again. I’m not ready for 2016. And meanwhile, the rest of the country is up in arms over the Starbucks coffee cup designs. Just, why.

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My college class on career exploration continues to be wonderful and I’ve been attempting to explore the effectiveness of some of the things I’ve learned about myself, especially the Seven Intelligence test. I tested highly in Musical Intelligence, so I’ve been listening to my music outside at night; to really feel the melodies, emotions, pitches, and beats, to see what my mind might find on the journey. I pace a lot and let myself move with the lyrics and swells. There’s something about being in the darkness in the cold with my music that really helps my mind feel more secure and open to delve deep inside myself. It’s been intriguing…plus, it gives me time to tease the cat with his laser toy. I love that part too. XD

A lot of other exciting things are going on, but those will have to wait for another day when they’re more set in stone. I will mention that I’m REALLY looking forward to the last Hunger Games film next week! All my spoiler-avoiding for this ending is going to pay off!

I hope you all are doing well; anyone else a little depressed the year is coming to an end?!


What’s Up?!

How is everyone doing? Last week my schedule was busier than usual and I decided to let the blog rest for half the week instead of attempting to schedule something. Which leaves me writing this before I dash off to school. For GED stuffs. XD I’m just gonna ramble for a bit. :)

I’ve been on a big paint job the past two weeks, but I did a lot this last week–I guess if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen some of the pics, lol. I’m helping my mom clean out, rearrange, and completely deep-clean her old workroom where she used to sew quilts–it’s a big room with high ceilings too. She hasn’t been able to properly use it for years so I’m really excited to help make it clean and fresh again. Right now I have over half the room cleaned and painted, with only one end of the room left. I feel like all the painting is going to give me super-strength arms. XD

Comic-con is less than two weeks away! I’m so extremely excited, because this will be my big summer activity and I’ll be treating myself to special things as early celebration of my 21st birthday in July. I can’t wait to browse anime posters, I’m determined to find a Kuroko’s Basketball poster and Free! Iwatobi Swim Club poster for my walls. I’m hoping that I might see friends there this year, too.

It turns out that running two blogs takes a lot of effort than just one but I’m determined to handle both! I have a more concrete schedule for Jamie Talks Anime now so that in theory I have more time Through Two Blue Eyes. Anime has some amazing stories and characters and visuals to offer, so I have so much to say or write down about it; it’s really nice to have a separate blog for reviews and thoughts ’cause I know having that content take over this blog would drive most of you mad. XD Writing two blogs is definitely an interesting challenge, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone unless both blog topics were things you are passionate about–that way it doesn’t feel so hard to maintain both. :P

Well, I need to stop here and go find my shoes. I hope you’re all doing well–what have you been up to recently? Any big projects at your house? I look forward to hearing about them after school! :)


Wolf Children || A Weekend Flick


Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, a survivor and fighter. I don’t need to say much here, I wrote a personal card already XD. So for you readers today, I’m sharing my thoughts on today’s anime movie Wolf Children, which is the most perfect Mother’s Day movie. I don’t share too much of my anime content over here, but this movie is so special and beautiful (and sad!) that I definitely want to make sure everyone has a chance to hear about it! Really, do yourself a favor. ;)

Originally posted on Jamie Talks Anime:


Today premieres my very second anime blog post series, A Weekend Flick: On one weekend day, an anime movie gets the spotlight! I’ve wanted to do this post series since the blog’s beginning, so I’m excited toput the idea in action!In honor of Mother’s Day, the first entry in this series will be one ofthe greatest stories of motherhood: Wolf Children byMamoru Hosoda.


Wolf Children was one of very first anime films I ever saw. Itsimpact was very positive on me, as it demonstratedthe power of anime storytelling and its ability to capturethe human spirit, one woman’s in particular.

Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki

Slice-of-Life| Fantasy| Coming of Age

2012 | 117 minutes| PG

Hana meets and falls in love with a werewolf while in college, and the two form a loving family in which she has two half-werewolves, a spunky little girl, Yuki(the narrator of…

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My Online Highlights || Round 2

Favorite Blog Posts

I Read:

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What I’ve Been Watching

  • Frasier Season 4 (THIS SHOW IS HYSTERICAL.)
  • Your Lie In April (IT ENDED. It was so sad but so good!)
  • Arrested Development (because it’s also hysterical.)
  • Parasyte (it also ended! ALL MY SHOWS ARE ENDING.)
  • The Walking Dead is nearly over too.

New Accounts

anime planet

This month I discovered Anime-Planet, which put me on a rampage to document all the anime I’d seen. I liked hearting all the characters I liked and see how much time I’ve spent watching anime. According to the meter, I’ve seen nearly two weeks worth.


Lindsey Stirling’s latest video is out and it’s so beautiful! It’s little different since we don’t actually see her play the violin. I’d also say this video holds some of her best acting! And the music is just amazing as always.

I heard this and immediately knew I needed the sheet music for it. I LOVE the piano at the beginning and the overall melody! I can’t wait to start learning this piece!

Writing Updates

I’ve been getting into the nitty gritty details of my world recently, more than I’ve been writing it. Lol oh dear. I dislike details so I have to put extra effort into it.

Well, I like how my second post for this monthly series turned out! :) My crown lengthening is happening today though, so that’s kind of a damper. I’m very nervous about it. AND my computer is acting up again and I’ve not yet done my first monthly backup! 8-| Hopefully all goes well and my computer stops acting weird! Prayers would be appreciated. :)