Welcome to Figuratively Speaking! I’m Elly/Nicole, a Puerto Rican girl living in the Sunshine state! I’ve done a multitude of work ranging from working at Gamestop, being a tutor & TA at one of the nation’s top 50 colleges, doing PR, Marketing & Customer Service at Sekai Project, Mastiff and LionWing Publishing, along with some counseling for Otusun Land, and now writing social media video scripts, features articles and editing for Crunchyroll. I’m looking forward to what the future holds! As for hobbies, I’ve loved video games since I was a kid and it’s amazing to see how much they’ve evolved throughout the years. My top favorite types of games to play are otome games, RPGs, fighting games and action games! Besides gaming, I enjoy dancing, writing, listening to music for what seems an endless amount of hours, wrestling, binge-watching shows on Netflix and Crunchyroll, Korean beauty products, cute anime guys and cats.


Figuratively Speaking started out as a place for me to talk about my love of anime/game figures and plushies, but it then evolved to have otome games take the center stage. It was an unintended happening, yet one that made this blog blossom into such a way. Another evolution to Figuratively Speaking happened, making it a place where I talk about not only figures, hobby related goods and otome games, but anime, manga and other video games I happen to really like as well. I hope y’all tag along for the ride!


Nice to meet you! ✨

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  1. July 5, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Hi I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award on my blog 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 7, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      ohmygosh! Thanks so much! I’ll have to think on the questions a bit before I do an entry answering them. Please do look forward to that! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. January 31, 2016 at 4:51 am

    I recently started a new website for newcomers to track and discover visual novels at https://visualnoveler.com and I have added your otome blog / Figurine website as part of the visual novel reading list at https://visualnoveler.com/pages/resources and I hope you’ll link back to us.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 31, 2016 at 5:33 am

      Interesting site you have going there. 🙂 Of course I’ll link back!


  3. February 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I nominated you for the Three Day Quote Challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 6, 2016 at 5:31 am

      Ohh, neat! I’ll be doing this tomorrow! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. HijackedCat
    August 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Elly, I love your blog and how supportive you’re to kickstarters and how you highlight them & localisation efforts!, I’ve been shy to ask this, but I’d really love to exchange links with you (ᗒᗨᗕ)
    I’ve already added you to my blogroll, if that’s okay with you, and my link is https://anothergamingday.wordpress.com and the title is Another Gaming Day (⌬̀⌄⌬́)
    I’m looking forward to more for your posts ۹(˒௰˓)۶

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Aw, hun, no need to be shy! I will add you as well. ❤ I really love this community and what everyone contributes to it. I'll be looking forward to your posts too~ :3


      • HijackedCat
        August 16, 2016 at 10:49 pm

        Awesome, thank you! ヽ(^Д^)ノ
        Aw, I love this community too, and you contribute so much for the good of it ❤
        Thanks, I hope I don't disappoint~(´ж`;)

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