Saturday Suggestion – Webtoon: Lost in Translation

Saturday Suggestion – Webtoon: Lost in Translation

I’ve mentioned Lost in Translation by Jjolee before back in one of my K-Confessions posts about a few of my favorite K-Pop and K-Drama Webtoons. Lost in Translation is a story about a K-Pop band called Mayhem with a heavy focus on Wyld, the band’s “Bad Boy.” Now that we’re partway into season 2, I thought it’d be a good time to share my thoughts on this Webtoon, Jjolee’s incredible expansion and immersion of Mayhem’s universe using social media and YouTube, and the amazing community that Jjolee has built around her original Webtoon.

Lost in Translation by Jjolee
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Saturday Suggestion – Top 8 Anime for Beginners

Saturday Suggestion – Top 8 Anime for Beginners

Tomorrow is National Anime Day! I know I’m a day early, but I don’t usually post on Thursdays. Please forgive me and accept my humble offering of my top 8 anime suggestions for beginners. These anime are typical Shoujo and Shounen picks, but don’t let those words intimidate you. Shoujo typically targets a feminine audience with a focus on romance, relationships, and emotions. Shounen typically targets a masculine audience with a focus on action and male protagonists. Despite the target audiences of these two genres, anyone can enjoy either or both. My husband and I are both the latter!

I ask that as you try out these anime on my list or any other anime that you give each one a fair chance, especially if anime is out of your comfort zone. It might be a bit strange or weird at first if you aren’t used to trope characters or reading subtitles or watching “adult” animation, but promise you’ll stick with it for a few episodes to see how you like it. I have varying picks here for those who love romantic comedies, action, superheroes, and even horror. I tried to touch as many genres as I could within my own favorite anime to give you a genuine list to start with. Hopefully you’ll find your gateway anime and become a part of our wonderful community! Now… Let’s get to this list!

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My Favorite Amazon Purchases for Pups!

My Favorite Amazon Purchases for Pups!

Back in January, my partner and I added a second dog to our family. It was quite the journey to finally get not only our application accepted, but to also be approved for the dog we applied for. Many families have been adopting during the pandemic, and I am so glad so many have found their forever homes! This terrific outcome from something so horrible came with a side effect: it was very, very difficult to find a puppy for adoption that was still available. After many emails, phone calls, and applications, I managed to not only get an accepted application but also approval for a dachshund beagle mix, otherwise known as a doxle. The only “catch” according to the rescue was that he had a disability: zero vision in his right eye and only half vision in his left. Alec and I weren’t deterred. Padme has had her own share of health issues, and we knew that we could handle the new puppy’s special circumstances. And so, we put down a deposit and drove two hours to a neighboring state to pick up our new family member!

Odin, named after the Norse god who himself is missing an eye, doesn’t let his lack of vision keep him from playing or getting into trouble haha! He is very smart and has caught onto his training quickly. Having a new puppy in the household has brought some challenges so I thought it would be a good time for me to share some purchases that have really helped us with Odin as well as our senior dog, Padme who had some health issues last year that really changed how our household functions. Below I will be giving my honest reviews on products I have purchased from Amazon for our two fur babies that have improved all of our lives.

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Saturday Suggestion – Webtoon: Cursed Princess Club

Saturday Suggestion – Webtoon: Cursed Princess Club

I just can’t get enough of Webtoons. They have consumed my nightly reading (and yes, they count towards my weekly reading goal)! While I love so many Webtoon comics, there are a select few that I fast pass every week. One of my weekly fast pass Webtoons is the Cursed Princess Club by Lambcat, a cute comic about Princess Gwendolyn who doesn’t quite fit the aesthetic of a typical princess.

Cursed Princess Club by LambCat
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My Simple & Affordable YouTube Filming Setup

My Simple & Affordable YouTube Filming Setup

I thought it was about time that I let my readers take a peek behind the curtain of the meggsngrits’ YouTube filming setup. I started with some simple basics to just get started with YouTube and streaming and have slowly added to it as time has gone by. I still have plans for more upgrades down the line, but I wanted to share some options for those of you who have been wanting to create your own setup for YouTube or Twitch. While I have yet to stream on Twitch in an official capacity, these have been tried and true for all of my recording needs. If you are looking for a budget-friendly filming setup, this is the setup for you! Quick Disclaimer: Due to the pandemic, many prices have fluctuated in the time I have purchased these products. If they do not fit within your budget now, you can always save them to a wish list for later. You work hard for your money; don’t spend it on something you can wait for.

From humble beginnings of using my old Samsung Galaxy S6 phone and a “husband-approved” pre-built gaming PC (with free monitors and a free keyboard from a friend), to a still-humble-but-a-bit-nicer custom PC setup, I bring you the current studio filming equipment for the meggsngrits YouTube channel! Below you will find options for some of the basic of basics for getting started creating your very own YouTube videos along with a little blurb of a review by myself. Feel free to ask questions on these in the comments down below, and I will do my very best to answer them!

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