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Rachael Lefler (RachaelLefler)

Joined 8 years ago from Illinois. Last activity 16 hours ago.




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April is -Dere Month! Expect articles about character types such as the tsundere, yandere, kuudere, dandere, and lesser-known -deres!

For almost 10 years now, I have been an anime expert and blogger. I was president of my high school's anime club in 2008. I started this blog in 2010.

I started this blog mainly because anime print journalism was declining in the U.S. when I started it. Online, I never felt like I could find the exact sort of anime journalism I wanted to read. All the stories felt too superficial and commercial, more like pamphlet blurbs than like serious media criticism. As I started writing about shows on HubPages, I grew a lot as a writer, especially in terms of delivering content that analyzes anime with depth, in an entertaining way.

I've always loved writing, both nonfiction and fiction, winning "Young Authors" awards in elementary school. I've been drawn throughout my life to many creative pursuits. Japanese culture resonates with me because it is a culture that values the arts very highly.

I cover a wide range of topics under the umbrella of 'geek culture'.

In addition to anime, this blog will be covering a wide variety of topics. I'm a "Jill of all trades" type!

I can't personally answer every comment. If I don't answer yours, it likely just means I agree with you, or have no strong opinion about your comment. I allow everyone to comment, but sometimes I delete excessively rude or spammy comments. Sorry!

Please contact me at rjlefle@ilstu.edu. Email me if you want me write for you!

I would love in particular to work for a "geek culture", science, or technology website. I have relevant training and experience. You can find content I've done for this site and other sites on my Contently profile: https://rachael_lefler.contently.com/


Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RachaelLefler

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