I’m Not Dead (Yet)

I didn’t fall into a gutter just yet – yay.

no nice things

Otome game reviews and the norm will continue. I’m the kind of person who can’t focus on too many things at a given time or I’ll drop whatever I was working on. I’ll be getting back to Ashen Hawk soon.

Where’ve you been though?

I tested into a Japanese language course a year ahead of where I’m currently at because I want to graduate quicker and I knew I could (maybe) handle the challenge. If it’s not math or science, turns out I can bs my way through a lot of things. I’m also taking the JLPT this December with friends. It was a last minute decision – literally, a day before the registration period closed. Like all of my life choices.

I haven’t really studied for the JLPT so there’s a running theme. Luckily, I had the foresight to determine that taking the N2 wasn’t a good idea. The JLPT, first and foremost, isn’t really about testing your Japanese, it’s about well you know the test’s structure. I don’t have that kind of time lol. May as well go for something I can pass, ammirite? (A for effort?)

My teacher was like, “You should at least try the N3!” but my laziness was like, I’d have to study a lot. Cram so much. No thanks. So yea, I’m taking the N4.


This gif doesn’t represent my feelings towards the lower levels, btw, just at how super my adulting skills are.

As an outlet for the insane N2’ing I’ve been doing, I inadvertently got super into this game called Detroit Become Human. I was like I’m not touching that shit after this whole  mess but I had the opportunity (bless amazon trade-in program) to trade in 2 of my games and snag Detroit….so I didn’t actually give money to this asshole, so in return I can just entice you all with delicious Connor boi because someone help.


I have found my husband. We’re getting married, I swear.


Well, the internet all loves him and I do too so fight me. Naturally, my mind was like how do I process this?

get bae

The best way was the only way. It’s fanfic time. Oh yes. I was able to snag an amazing beta reader and somehow my trash blew up into a flaming pile of glorious trash that most people are enjoying so *cue shameless self-promotion* if you guys are like “How much shittier of a writer is Leaf?” or if you’re in love with Connor too, you can check out my story. I actually tried super hard to make a good, suspenseful story (it’s trash) so yeah. I have no shame. It’s all written so I’m just sending each chapter to my beta and releasing them that way.

This is what you’ve been doing all this time?

Of course 😉

So I’m not dead – I’m just dying because Connor should be real and adulting is a thing and I also have this crazy idea for translating Japanese novels, drama cds, and otoge for you all. I need the practice and my teacher (yes, lemme brag) said I have the skills to become a translator if I wanted. That’s exactly what I want to do, so why not share my godawful work with the internet? My teacher will be mortified when she realizes the extent of how awful I am.

Also, I’d like to change my website name because there’s already another person out there with my same username and they’re a fanfic writer. That is not me. I write under MoonlitLagoon.  I’d love to just get rid of that confusion. So I’m thinking maybe leaf wordpress because I’m lazy but I want to retain my original blog name. What do you think?

How’s life been treating you? Are you taking the JLPT?


12 thoughts on “I’m Not Dead (Yet)

  1. spritzyclover

    Hey Lovely Leafy,
    I’m so happy to see you posting ❤ and am Super DUPERLY happy you're not dead… or in a gutter… or both?
    Good luck on your work, I'm so proud of you!!


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    1. Leafさんの夢が。。。 Post author

      spritzyclover!!!! God I missed you and I still do 🙂 I hope we can visit each other sometime and I hope your classes are going well for you! Haha and thank you! I’m also super proud of you, I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with your life <333

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