Aside from E.K. Johnston's recently released Star Wars: Queen's Shadow, the only time in my life when I had a strong intuition that a novel of any sort would be good was when I first heard about Bionic Penguin's visual novel The Falconers: Moonlight two years ago. My intuition was so strong, in fact, that I wasn't sure I wanted to even test the waters with their demo first before purchasing the full game.
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For the longest time I didn't have a favourite movie, but rather a movie trilogy, and that was The Lord of the Rings.
When I first heard about Booksmart, having not seen the trailer nor read about it actively online, I hadn't felt so excited to watch a movie about bookworms practically since Matilda as a child.
Reina Scully is a YouTuber who I find endearing for her "kawaii" personality and love of anime. I enjoy watching her videos about Japanese culture every now and again; when I found out recently that she had helped to produce the pilot episode for a Kickstarter project called Mecha-Ude, I naturally got curious and decided to check it out.
I'll admit, I was never the biggest fan of the Pokémon franchise growing up. Between the card game no one knows how to play, and the constant overflow of content, I've just haven't felt any incentive to try and keep up, despite how cool these creatures are. When it comes to Nintendo's intellectual properties, I was always the Mario and Zelda kind of girl instead.