The Dreamin’ Sun Series by Ichigo Tanako

Title: Dreamin’ Sun Vol. 1-10

Author: Ichigo Takano

Series: Yes.

Format: eBook

Page Count: A lot.

Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment/Futabasha Publishers Ltd.

Age Range: 14+

Genre: Slice of Life/Romance

Description on Goodreads:

Shimana Kameko lives in a home where she feels she doesn’t belong. Her mother is dead, her father has remarried, and her six-month-old baby brother takes up everyone’s attention. Kameko skips school and runs away to a nearby park, where she literally stumbles over a mysterious man in a kimono. The stranger, Fujiwara Taiga, offers Kameko a place to stay — on three conditions. The first condition is that Kameko tell him why she ran away from home. The second is that she fetch the stranger’s lost apartment key (he is locked out!). The third condition is… to have a dream. Kameko meets the conditions, moves in, and begins a journey of romance and self-discovery.

Review:

So everywhere I looked in the last… oh lets be honest.. YEAR online I have seen this advertised. EVERYWHERE. From Instagram, to Goodreads, to even my Facebook and Twitter.

Then came the targeted ads. It was getting annoying as hell.

But heck if they weren’t accurate to target me.

I went into this knowing nothing other than it’s a “typical shoujou” and a lot of people recommended it.  I just buckled in, thinking this was gonna be a one and done mess. Just one volume and I can toss this aside.

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I was dead wrong. So very wrong.

This was a sleeper hit for me. Holy crap.

When I first met the main character… I won’t lie. I hated her. She was… So annoying and overly stereotypical teenager. It’s all about me, me, me. All the problems are me me me. And yes, she does have a sad beginning. But how she demonizes her step-mom.. and it’s all a lie. I couldn’t get down with that.

But… once you get past that, it was the other characters that really pulled me in. Like Zen. He’s the Panda obsessed amatuer mangaka who I at first thought was gonna be a neckbeard/nice guy… but he was genuinely a nice guy. A real nice guy. We don’t meet the ACTUAL nice guy until later on in the series.

Asahi is nice… but mostly like a background character which works out. He was a big focus at first, but he does tend to fade. He could have been a bit more fleshed out, if I am honest other than what was thrown to him as a personality. And then there is the Landlord. GOD he is my favorite character. He’s an asshole, an unapologetic asshole. And I love it and his growth as a character.

That all being said, this IS one of those WHO WILL SHE END UP WITH mangas that are thrown at us, so keep that in mind. Very light drama, but when it happens, it’s serious. I spent all of yesterday reading this entire series, and am more than likely to read it again!

Not for those who like a lot more drama in their stories or people who dislike fluff.

My Rating: 4/5

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): Anyone who is looking for a gentle shoujou/romance with a lot of innocence.

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/series/94069-dreamin-sun

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Pokémon Ultra Moon: Rare Pokémon and SOS chaining.

Hi guys!

It’s been a while since I posted, but I will explain why in my next post. Let’s just dig into the nitty gritty.

So I decided to do a little something different to me. I decided to try and hunt down a rare pokemon! This rare just happened to be

Feebas!

If you don’t know, Feebas is the Fish Pokémon needed to evolve into Milotic, the Tender Pokémon!

 

Info on Feebas:

Because of its wretched appearance, most people pay it no attention, but there are some who collect Feebas—and Feebas alone!

I wanted to catch one of these bad boys for a while. I love love love Feebas and Milotic. I have since their debut in R/S/E. I remember accidently finding the ONE RANDOM FREAKING TILE and getting like 6 of the things haha.

Alright, just as a small idea of what I did:

You can find Feebas on  one of these two areas:

When I looked I am had only known of the first one and it’s 1% encounter rate.

You have to obviously fish these little dudes up at the bubble areas, so I went to the one closest to the stairwell to make the bubbles reappear a lot easier.

Out of 24 going back and forth, here are my results:

No bubbles: 11

Bubbles with other Pokémon: 5

Bubbles with items: 7

Feebas: 1

I was EXTREMELY lucky. With the area I was in, it could have taken as long as… well.

My (ongoing) Snorlax SOS.

If you don’t know:

Munchlax is the Big Eater Pokémon and Snorlax is the Sleeping Pokémon You can find Snorlax with SOS chaining a Munchlax.

Info on Munchlax:

Anything that looks edible, Munchlax will go on and swallow whole. Its stomach is tough enough to handle it even if the food has gone rotten. 

Info on Snorlax:

It has no interest in anything other than eating. Even if you climb up on its stomach while it’s napping, it doesn’t seem to mind at all!

You can find Munchlax here:

I use the false swipe/adrenaline orb method!

  • Find Pokémon that has the SOS chain
  • Use false swipe
  • Use an Adrenaline Orb
  • K-O the unwanted other Pokémon that come to it’s aid until you find the one you want.
  • K-O the original after a while and replace it with one it called of the same kind as it will eventually start to struggle and K-O itself.
  • Do the first 4 bullets and then rinse, wash, repeat.

So far after a few days I am at:

86 all together Pokemon

Non Munchlax(non SOS, just looking for the Munchlax): 27

Munchlax(non SOS summoned): 3

Pokémon summoned by SOS: 54

Non Munchlax summoned by SOS:  5 (5 Happiny)

Munchlax summoned by SOS: 49

This has been over the course of a few hours spent the last few days. I never realized how tedious this was.

It really, REALLY irks me that both Happiny and Snorlax have a 5% chance of showing, but ALL I HAVE SEEN IS HAPPINY. ಠ_ಠ

WHY.

JUST WHY.

I mean, I did end up catching one on one of the first two non SOS founds, but still.

STILL.

I will keep updating on the progress with the Snorlax hunt. I plan on doing other hunts too! Here are a few I have planned:

Clefairy

Gengar

Dragonite/nair

Anyways, I think that will be all for now. I will be posting an update soon! Hope all is well!

 

Upcoming Updates! 02/19/19

So I thought this might be a cute way to do my updates for my book blog! :3

In the next few days I will have a review up for a few books and be a part of a wonderful book tour!

 

Books you can expect a review on:

This is a 3-n-1 Manga Omnibus!

This will also have a blog tour post!

 

I have an idea of what I wanna read, but that will be a whole different post. 🙂

 

Anyways, I am gonna jump out for now!

 

Flying Witch, Vol. 1 by Chihiro Ishizuka, Melissa Tanaka

Title: Flying Witch, Vol. 1

Author: Chihiro Ishizuka, Melissa Tanaka

Series: Yes.

Format: eBook

Page Count: 158

Publisher: Kodansha/Vertical Comics

Age Range: 13+

Genre: Slice of Life/Fantasy

Description on Goodreads:

Prepare to be Bewitched! 

Makoto Kowata, a novice witch, packs up her belongings (including a black cat familiar) and moves in with her distant cousins in rural Aomori to complete her training and become a full-fledged witch.

Review:

This is my first review in a while! So do forgive me if I am a little rusty.

I went into this series completely blind. To be honest, it came in a package deal I got! It was a part of the Humble Manga Bundle: Fantasy by Kodansha Comics deal! I must state, this is NOT a sponsored review. My thoughts are my own. I will however speak to you of how wonderful Humble Bundle is. I love this site, as I can find new and interesting things and support not only them, but charity as well!

I knew nothing of the series and decided for it to be my first read, and boy am I glad I did!

The story starts out with our protagonist; the fledgling witch Makoto and her cat familiar Chito. The story is very lighthearted and feels like it really could be something that could happen.

From making friends and giving them dangerous plants to meeting the Harbinger of Spring and her adorable little cousin… I definitely will be continuing this series and suggest this to anyone who loves a little magic with their slice of life!

My Rating: 4/5

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): Anyone who has a good hankering for some light fantasy and homey feeling reads.

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31172294-flying-witch-vol-1

 

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This post is cross posted to SaltySalamanders

My late January to February TBR!

So it’s been a while since I made one of these!

 

So, I thought I would shake things up and do one for this month/next month!

 

I am gonna keep it real simple as I try to push myself back into this wonderful world!

 

Yes, it’s a bit of a small one with one being Manga and the other being a Graphic Novel… but I am trying to easy myself back in.

What have you been reading lately? Let me know in the comments!

 

Sera Quinn

 

This post is cross-posted to Salty Salamanders.

So a small update…

So…

 

I haven’t really been updating on my life. It’s not cause I don’t want too!

 

Life just has been busy as hell! I am lucky if I get a moment to sit down and not worry about if X is going to complicate Y, or if there is enough money to do XYZ. Or if I can get ABC to KYL in time to make sure BLH is done!

Life is kicking my ass.

Nothing bad is happening. It’s just been busy. Life has actually been.. good! We actually have adopted! Here is our sweet boy now:

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We named him Ruce! It’s a long story how we got him, that I may write out in another blog post.

So while life is kicking my ass… I am going to force myself to sit down and do what I need for me. For me, that’s reading, writing and gaming. That’s one of the reasons why I started PokeJournal!

I really hope I stick with it. I really love the concept of it, and want to do more than just Pokémon White.

If this works out, I may venture off to other games. Who knows?

I am also gonna try to get back into book blogging on here again. SLOWLY. I miss it. I really do. I may cross post the blogs (and mark off that I am when I do).

The stuff on my rant/short story blog, Six of Crows is going to stay there for the most part. While I might cross post some in the future, it’s going to pretty much stay the same.

I know it’s weird having three blogs, but it makes sense for me.

I am weird about certain things.

I hope everyone has been doing well! I would love to know what is going on in your lives!

Anyways, this is it for now!

  • Sera Quinn