Goodness, someone just PM'd me about my blog....
And I was like, huh, what blog? Then I remembered, "Oh THAT blog!" (Cue in opening 10 seconds of Fergie's London Bridge here)
I'm sorry. There is one more chapter to this manga volume of Chihayafuru that I didn't get to. I seriously meant to get to it. My dog passed away in mid 2013 and I was pretty despondent after that since I had him for 10 years, about the same amount of time I spent at the job I was seriously starting to hate. And then I said "F* this!" and quit my job 12/2013 and started a new one 1/2014, which I am still thankfully at.
And I totally forgot about Chihayafuru. I didn't even bother watching the 2nd season on Crunchyroll. I thought of her from time to time driving to/from work, and wondered who was winning in the Arata vs. Taichi war. But I just had no TIME to return to karuta TT__TT. FORGIVE ME, CHIHAYA!!!
As the new girl on the block at the new job, I had to put in my hours, walk the gauntlet, "take one for the team" and so finally, in 2015, my life has stabilized again (I think; crossing fingers. Be gentle with me, bosses!).
So, as I wait for the release of Tales of Zestiria in the US I find myself writing more Tales of fiction (surprise, surprise) and finishing up Tales of Xillia2. (Le gasp! Will Ludger save Elle in time? Is Elle actually... his DAUGHTER in a weird Sailor Moon/Chibi Moon sort of way? Eh. Who knew?)
And here come my shameless plugs in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the "Tales of" series:
What became of Elize from Tales of Xillia when she grew up: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10995958/1/Princessia-in-the-Snow
Why Pascal from Tales of Graces eventually decided to take baths: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10913461/1/Her-Life-in-Numbers
Fluffy Yuri/Estelle adventure with all the gang from Tales of Vesperia: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4780203/1/No-Promises
My dream summer trip: http://gematsu.com/2015/01/tales-festival-2015-dated-june-6-7