Announcing: Iyashikei!

Everyone, I have an announcement.

No, I’m not pregnant. I’ve just started a new project. I’m calling it “Iyashikei.” It’s sort of a side blog to She’s Lost Control, focusing on otaku lifestyle, convention culture, cosplay, figures, and models.

You can check it out here. It’s still a work in progress, but I’ve populated it with articles. Let me know what you think!

Why Yandere Girls Are the Best

This article is presented as a sample of what will be published in the first issue of NYAAN – The Magazine. You can read the full article in the magazine!

Kotonoha Katsura 3People call me crazy when I talk about yandere girls. I’ve gotten quite used to having to explain why they appeal to me so much.

They really are amazing.

Yanderes are characterized not only by their instability, insanity, and violent tendencies, but also by their obsession, undying loyalty, and boundless love for the target of their affections. Yandere girls are practically made of pure love. They ooze devotion. Everything a yandere girl does, she does for the love of her life, even if he might not notice her, or want her to, or even care about her.

Yandere girls are often excellent homemakers as well. The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, after all. Not to mention, once her and her dream guy start living together, it’ll be her responsibility to keep the house clean, do the laundry, and be waiting for him as he returns home from work, ready to ask him, “Would you like your dinner first? Or your bath first? Or me first?”

Yandere love is true love. It’s unconditional love. It might not be rational, but then again, love isn’t rational. A yandere girl loves the guy in her sights without expecting anything in return. His love is its own reward. She exists to make him happy and will go to any length to do so. His happiness is her happiness, and all she wants is for the both of them to be happy together, forever.

Yuno1By any means necessary.

People focus on the violence and the insanity, but yanderes only use violence as a last resort. And even then, it’s only used in defense of her man or their relationship. If you think about it, yandere girls are stronger than they let on. They won’t let anything get in the way of their “happily ever after,” going to any length to protect the happy ending they have in their heads. Where most girls would give up and accept heartbreak, yanderes will go even further.

Just like the Yamato Nadeshiko, the yandere is not a doormat. She’s devoted to her lover and might come off as submissive, but she will not let anything come between them and ruin their relationship, even when the only solution is murder.

Kaede1It’s not just that she’s crazy, it’s that she’s crazy in love.

Kept assured that the one she loves also loves her and is happy with her, she doesn’t even need to resort to stalking him or killing her rivals. She doesn’t want to be weird, creepy, and violent, but she will if it means keeping the one she loves.

Yandere love is love unfiltered, love in its rawest, purest form. We should all hope to one day be loved by someone who loves like a yandere.

Read the rest in the first issue of NYAAN – The Magazine!

Welcome to the New SLC Gaming!

Welcome, gamers, to the new She’s Lost Control Gaming!

First, I want to apologize for neglecting this section of the site for the better part of a year. During that time, however, I did a good bit of soul-searching, gaming-wise, and realized that the most fun I have gaming and writing about games is when I’m in my element, playing and writing about games in genres I know well and greatly enjoy.

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Guest Spot on TheGeekyPanda YouTube Channel

Hey, folks, just a quick heads-up. Last night, I did a guest spot on my good friend’s YouTube channel, “The Geeky Panda.” As part of his “Guide to an Anime Con” series of videos, we talked about hotel room drama and how to avoid it.

Check the video out here -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q24hTdlpSKU

Check the “Guide to an Anime Con” series out here -> http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmzsuCej5kweRieu1el66dLWChfiWZmpR

And check his channel out in its entirety here -> http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGeekyPandaBlog

Timeenforceranubis’s Anibloggers’ Choice Anime Awards 2012

So, Kiddtic over at Kidd’s Anime Blog had a great idea: Get a whole lot of anime bloggers, journalists, and podcasters to each submit a top 12 anime for the year, then tally up the votes for an overall best 12 anime of the year.

He calls it the “Ani-Blogger’s Choice Anime Awards” or “ACAA,” and I’m participating this year!

 

So, with no further ado, my top 12 anime of 2012…

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Twisted Love February: School Days

“Do you know about the ‘Cellphone Charm?’
If you keep a picture of the person you like on your cellphone for three weeks, and if nobody finds out, your love will be realized!”

School Days starts out like any other highschool romance comedy. We see the protagonist, Makoto Itou, his knuckleheaded friend, Taisuke Sawanaga, Kotonoha Katsura, the girl he admires from afar, and Sekai Saionji, the girl he’s just friends with.

After finding out that Makoto is into Kotonoha, Sekai takes it upon herself to get them together. She arranges a rooftop lunch between the three of them. There, we get the first real look at Kotonoha’s personality, juxtaposed with Sekai’s. Kotonoha’s very gentle and polite, compared to Sekai, who’s more informal. Kotonoha’s a much softer woman (Though her cooking is terrible!). More romance comedy hyjinks come into play, such as Makoto comically pretending to like Kotonoha’s (terrible) cooking, and subsequently almost choking on it.

The next day, Makoto confesses to Kotonoha. Convenient, since Kotonoha had actually admired Makoto from afar like he did her. She thanks Sekai for playing matchmaker. Later, Makoto also thanks Sekai, promising to pay her back.

She takes her payment on the spot...