Happy Hearts & Matching Outfits: A Romance Trope (Analysis)

Source: For Better of For Worse By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting​ I know I have mentioned this before, but I love seeing matching or complementary outfits on couples (particularly in comics). They are probably my favorite part of costuming in any visual media. I love matching outfits in comics since it usually symbolizes one of two things–love interests and/or a mental connection with another … Continue reading Happy Hearts & Matching Outfits: A Romance Trope (Analysis)

WMMP: OKAY, just a minute here…

I love that Lilian York, on at least three separate occasions, used Felix as a wall/shield. And the look on her face–like, “Augh. I want to go home. I’m tired.” Is just so hilarious to me. Like, she’s not hanging out with other women, nor men–she literally came to these parties for some reason (like an obligation, maybe?) and just decided to hang out with Felix whenever … Continue reading WMMP: OKAY, just a minute here…

The Obelian Royal Family: The Heir

theanimeview: I was thinking about Chapter 7 of “Suddenly I Became a Princess One Day,” particularly this scene:   and it got me thinking about The Obelian Royal Family and heirs to the throne. By all indication (that I hear) of the novel, and in our telling thus far, Athanasia seems to have a secure spot as future Emperor (rather, Empress) of the empire. I’m not going to … Continue reading The Obelian Royal Family: The Heir

Chapter 77: Who Made Me a Princess – WHAT?! Let’s Discuss the World Tree and Lucas

Alright. There are so many things going on right now with Athanasia that I don’t even know where to begin–particularly with her magic.  Lucas (who is, it appears, coming to terms with his growing crush on Athanasia or at least interest beyond the surface level) has brought to our attention that something becomes shattered about Athanasia’s mana when she starts thinking about her past life and … Continue reading Chapter 77: Who Made Me a Princess – WHAT?! Let’s Discuss the World Tree and Lucas

THEORY: Athanasia’s Past Lives (Chapter 70)

So… chapter 70 hit me like a brick wall. Anyone else? But it gave me a really interesting idea/theory as to what Lucas is talking about for Athanasia. What if Athanasia’s past lives or story is similar to Elise’s in Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp? As in, what if Athanasia lived her life as Athanasia before and then came to another world (“our” world) … Continue reading THEORY: Athanasia’s Past Lives (Chapter 70)

THEORY: Anastasios Is Changing

theanimeview: Remember how Claude changed after spending time with Athanasia? Having a child and spending time with them is known to change people and I think that might be happening with Anastasios, particularly after he reacts to Jennette words regarding family in Chapter 62: His reaction is not the same disgust or disappointment he held when he saw Claude’s behavior around Athanasia. It’s almost like, … Continue reading THEORY: Anastasios Is Changing

ANALYSIS: Gold, Art, and Storytelling Re-revisited

OMG, so many things about chapter 62. I already posted about Anastasios possibly changing, but now it’s time to talk (again) about ART, particularly the mirror images we see between Claude meeting Athanasia and him meeting Jennette.  When Claude meets Athanasia, look at the hues behind them–both are surrounded by yellow, which we’ve talked about before (Part 1 Link – Part 2 Link). The chapter … Continue reading ANALYSIS: Gold, Art, and Storytelling Re-revisited

THEORY: Anastasios Is Changing

Remember how Claude changed after spending time with Athanasia? Having a child and spending time with them is known to change people and I think that might be happening with Anastasios, particularly after he reacts to Jennette words regarding family in Chapter 62: His reaction is not the same disgust or disappointment he held when he saw Claude’s behavior around Athanasia. It’s almost like, for … Continue reading THEORY: Anastasios Is Changing

Theory: Athanasia’s Curse

In Chapter 41, the old bookstore owner tells Athanasia that she’s cursed. This is before she has the ribbon that Jennette gives her, which is being purchased earlier in the same chapter. The old man maybe an unreliable source, but I’m going to assume he’s right in this instance until proven otherwise. My theory is that her curse is something carried over from what I … Continue reading Theory: Athanasia’s Curse

The Obelian Royal Family and Magic

This is a topic I’m revisiting after my first theory about the royal family’s magic was shown to be dismally wrong (I said that it might be light and black magic in my post, The Obelian Royal Family: The Heir). But what is their magic?  Well, let’s review what we know so far:  1. Strong magicians are said to “freeze” their hearts because emotions can cause them … Continue reading The Obelian Royal Family and Magic