“Where Have You Been?” “Is Everything Okay?”

It’s been a long while, dear readers. You’ve probably noticed my absence and lack of activity with the events I had planned up for the blog, and noticeably, the lack of podcast episodes. “Just what has been going on?”, you might have wondered. I want to take a bit of time and talk a bit about that and what my future plans for Figuratively Speaking are. By doing so, I hope to be able to move forward to the good that the future hopefully has in store for me.

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Anime Expo 2017 and Their Exclusives!

Come one, come all! It’s that grand time of the year that many have been waiting for… Anime Expo time!!! 🎉  We all know that Anime Expo is famous for having world premieres, unforgettable concerts, but most of all… There’s all that sweet exclusive merchandise that you can ONLY get at the event! Just like the previous years, I’ve compiled a handy post of the announced exclusive merchandise along with other essential information for con-goers.

Let’s see what goodies await us for this year’s Anime Expo! ✨

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Hakuoki Festival & Cafe 2017

Hello, my dear readers! 💖 Pardon the lapse in posts… RL has been doing quite a number on me, and it’s caused me to take a step back and think about what needs to be done to move forward. But that’s not what I’m going to talk about today! I’m going to talk about the marvelous event that the wonderful folks at Idea Factory International prepared for otome and Hakuoki fans. And they did a fantastic job for their first time holding an event like this!

Let’s take a tour of what the event was like!

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Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds LE Set Unboxing! ✨

Hello, my dear readers. 💖 Next week aims to be an exciting week for otome fans. Why is that? That’s because Idea Factory International‘s Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds releases on May 16th! I’ve seen several fans exclaim that their LE sets have been shipped on their way, but to my surprise, my order got here pretty dang fast! I got several unboxing requests, so with that said, let’s see the goodies in the Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds LE set.

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Otomania 2017 – Round 7 Results & Round 8 START!

Hey, ya’ll, it’s that time… Time for Round 8 of OTOMANIA 2017! ✨ I’m incredibly grateful to those who are taking part in voting and talking about this event as it goes on. It’s fun to see otome game talk and read about why you find a particular game so special. There’s still time to participate so you can crown the most supreme of otome games in this year’s OTOMANIA! Round 7 is now OVAH! Let’s see which game was DELETED!

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Otomania 2017 – Round 6 Results & Round 7 START!

Many apologies for the delay in starting this round, my dear readers. I’ve just recently moved cross-country (by car!), and between unpacking, getting settled in and working at the office, my time has been really limited.

However, now that I’ve gotten the most time-consuming stuff out of the way, I can now continue with…OTOMANIA 2017! With that said, it’s time for ROUND 7! ✨ Thanks for those who have participated in this event and debating about which games you think are best with others. If you didn’t vote in the previous rounds, no worries, you’ll have an opportunity to vote in the latest rounds to make your voice heard on which game is the most wonderful of all~ Round 6 is long OVAH! Let’s see which game didn’t make it.

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Otomania 2017 – Round 5 Results & Round 6 START!

It’s that time again, my dear readers…Round 6 of OTOMANIA 2017✨ As always, thanks to all who have been taking part in this event to celebrate otome games. 💖 People are starting to anticipate the later rounds, and with good reason; there are some great games that are going to be pitted against each other! No worries if you missed out on voting in the previous rounds; there’s still time for you to cast your vote in the remaining rounds to find out which game is the best in this year’s OTOMANIA! Round 5 is now OVAH, so let’s see which game was DELETED.

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Otomania 2017 – Round 4 Results & Round 5 START!

Whoops, a bit late in starting this round thanks to moving preparations; sorry, my lovely readers!

But yes, it is now time…for Round 5 of OTOMANIA 2017! ✨ I’ve enjoyed reading people’s thoughts on this event on here, Discord and the world of tweets. Thanks to otome fans all over for taking part in this! 💖 Missed out on voting previously? No need to worry, since there are still more rounds for you to determine which game is the best of them all in this year’s OTOMANIA! Round 4 is now OVAH, so let’s see which game was victorious.

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Otomania 2017 – Round 3 Results & Round 4 START!

You know what time it is, my dear readers…Round 4 of OTOMANIA 2017! ✨ It’s been really fun running this and getting people to talk about the glorious games that are otome games. Thank you all for taking part in this! 💖 Don’t worry if you missed out on voting in the previous rounds; there are still more rounds for you to crown the most DELIGHTFUL otome game in this year’s OTOMANIA! Round 3 is now OVAH, so let’s see which game took the win.

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