Thursday, November 3, 2016

Day 3 Your Anime Crush (30 Days of Anime)

30 Days of Anime with Joie Fatale

While Howl of Howl's Moving Castle is on the "list" (if this is ever a fandom friday post I have this at the ready) as well as Spike Spiegel of Cowboy Bebop.

I gotta say Vash the Stampede is my anime crush.

For a character who is known in his universe for being a walking disaster, he's got a heart of gold, and a good sense of humor! Also the dude's a dork hahaha! Also Johnny Yong Bosch does his voice!!! <3 p="">
This dork, hamming it up. via

Also, the dude kicks all sorts of ass! I also recommend this anime as the story is more than meets the eyes!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Day 2 Favorite Anime...So Far (30 Days of Anime)

30 Days of Anime with Joie Fatale

This is easily the toughest question...and I have two answers because:

Answer number one is of course: Sailor Moon.

The magical girl of all magical girls. While not the first magical girl in existence from anime or manga, it was the one where many of us learned of this type of anime. For western audiences this anime was one of the first girl-oriented anime's available in the US (well, that I recall).

I'm not going to go over the premise but, one the things I loved about the show was the outfits. They were so cute! You can judge me, but my dream cosplay is STILL to be a Sailor Scout! Also, since there are 10 different scouts, there's nearly a character for anyone to relate to! The 90's animation is not as polished and shiny as the new Crystal season, but, back then it was golden...and adorable af!

The second show is Cowboy Bebop

In addition to being one of my all time favorite anime, its also one of the best shows ever! Not only is the animation beautiful, but it boasts one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) soundtracks in Television history. Yoko Kanno the composer helped carry the series into the phenomena it became. From jazz, to blues, to rock to country and of course: bebop! She covered the whole gambit! Additionally she's composed other beautiful piece for anime's like Escaflowne!
From ep. 1. (via
From ep. 20 (via)
From Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (via)
Also: the animation is top notch! The fight scenes are some of my favorite (along side that hallway fight from Daredevil). And while each episode is practically a self contained story, it all flows into the finale of the series. The downside of this show? it's one season. But not like a "Firefly-one-season-that-NEEDED-more" it actually was supposed to end. In fact, one of the best parts of this is that you can recycle from episode 26 and go back to episode 1, and see more in the series.
art by Omocat

Those are my favorite anime's so far.

See you later space cowboy...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Day 1 Very First Anime (30 Days of Anime)

You know what: I've missed writing...a LOT! These last few months have been trying...on us all if I'm not mistaken. But, to alleviate some of the gravity of the year so far, I'm doing the 30 day anime challenge this month.
30 Days of Anime with Joie Fatale

My first introduction to anime was when my family was stationed in the Philippines. While I'm 90% sure it was voltron...I just don't remember. So I'll go with the first one I truly recall: Unico.

Unico is an adorable little cinnamon-bun eared unicorn, and being the magical-girl-in-training-child I was in love with Unico. He was created by the great Osamu Tezuka who also created Astro-Boy, Phoenix, and Kimba the White Lion (ALSO! He's a descendent of Hatori Hanzo the ninja and samurai)!

I don't remember much about Unico to be honest. I remember it was one of the movies, and, that we used to rent it on VHS tape. But, I believe it was The Fantastic Adventures of Unico based on the covers of the two movies (which I am going to now purchase on Blu-Ray **SQUEE**).

While I don't remember anything plot-wise I remember being in love with the aesthetic style (I remember telling my parents that it reminded me of my favorite cartoons when we were stationed abroad) and well...I mean LOOK AT UNICO!
Cute af! (via)
I mean, that cuteness!

Magical af! (via)

Any who, stay tuned for more anime love! Tomorrow: Favorite Anime I've Watched so Far (god! How do I pick?!?!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Finn (Stormtrooper) Workout Cosplay

Back on track!
I need to finish out my Star Wars theme, and give some love to Finnie-Finn-Finn! I really loved The Force Awakens, and Finn was that perfect blend of familiar, and yet fresh! And I REALLY wanted to do a Stormtrooper outfit, but needed it to be Finn too! Also: that headband is so cool! It's available through Chicky Bands! I want a few more from there (especially the Rey one 😍).

Here is a Finn inspired playlist!

Is there a workout cosplay you'd like to see? Maybe just a character inspired playlist you'd like to sweat, or dance too? Let me know in the comments, or on twitter @Joie_Fatale!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Where I've Been

It's been about four months since I've been on here. Which is not good, as I'm actually really proud of my little space here on the internet.

I've been dealing with a lot of stuff...moving, and mental mostly.

February and March were a bit jarring not just because we knew we would be moving, but, in that where we would move, we just didn't know.

Back in April my friend Gwen asked me if I would be comfy answering a few questions about my depression on her new site Geek Aid Box. I was equal parts enthusiastic, and terrified. I've mostly tried to stray away from bringing that part of me here...which I don't think I should've been scared to do...but I was. You can read what I said here, and be sure to bookmark her site. It's AMAZING, and therapeutic, and helpful! And did I mention: AMAZING!!!

These last few months I've been trying to sift through some muck and mire.
I've found a regular exercise routine, with some friends. I'm seeing a therapist. and I'm trying to make sure I FaceTime friends and family more regularly.

At the end of April, I had a few REALLY low points. It took a lot to stop from doing something irreversible, and harmful. I've sort of DIVED into video games a little too hardcore I think. I'm trying to find my balance of "for fun" and "for escape." I set a timer, and two days a week now.

I'm gearing up for the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Which is SDCC! And I'm so excited to go home and see my family and friends..and food (only God can judge me).

I feel like this is my most poorly written post ever...but I feel like I need to get this out and off my chest.

Here's a picture of Kirby because he's adorable AF and makes me happy!