Making a Manga Review

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You may have read a lot of writers making anime and video game reviews. There are also individuals who also devote their time to read through a lot of chapters to share their views about manga series. Like any other review or opinion about these related mediums, there are assets to the subculture because they help fans decide whether to try reading this certain manga or not.

Donquixote Doflamingo

Everyone can make a manga review—it doesn’t matter if you’re not a professional otaku journalist or if you do not have previous experience writing reviews. You just need to remember to keep your opinions balanced. The reason why some people criticize other critics is because they are always one-sided when they review certain mangas. Just because you’re devoted to a certain genre, doesn’t mean that you have to eventually close your doors on the other ones.

This is a challenge to any person who decides to venture into making manga reviews. Be open-minded and do not spill in your first impressions if you haven’t really finished everything (even if the manga doesn’t seem to have any development, bears a cliché storyline, etc.). Who knows, your first impressions about it could be wrong and you would just take back what you say about it.

Attack on Titan

If you having a hard time writing about a manga, you can seek inspiration from other critics and writers. They can be otakus like you or professionals who have honed their writing skills in this certain category of interest (you’d be surprised!). It’s not like you are imitating their style of reviewing a certain manga; it’s just to give you an idea on what you must do to make your review unbiased and professional-sounding.

Remember this: though you have the freedom to say what you think about a manga, remember that a lot of readers might turn to your review as a guide to help them in choosing the manga that they should read next. Keep it clean, keep it balanced, and be fair. Good luck!

Liesel Meminger – The Book Thief

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One of the most heartwarming films that were released in 2013 is The Book Thief which was adapted from Markus Zusak’s book which bears the same title. The Book Thief is an American-German war drama film that tells about the story of a young girl living with her German foster parents during the Nazi era. The movie has an unusual touch because the narrator of the story is Death sharing his thoughts about life. The Book Thief, which was released on November 27, 2013, was a box office success; the movie and the actors of the film also gained recognitions including nominations at the Academy Award, BAFTA, and the Golden Globe for its score. Sophie Nelisse, who portrayed the protagonist role in the film, also received several awards.

The Book Thief Movie Poster

The Book Thief is the story of Liesel Meminger who was left by her communist mother to German foster parents Hans and Rosa Hubberman.  During her first day to school, it is discovered that Liesel cannot read nor write. She is bullied by one of her schoolmates but instead of just keeping quiet, she beats him up. This incident leads her to befriend Rudy Steiner, who becomes her companion and confidante all throughout the story.

When Hans—Liesel’s foster father—discovers that she cannot read nor write, he becomes her teacher. Soon enough, Liesel becomes obsessed with reading anything that she can find. During a Nazi book burning ceremony, Liesel becomes upset that she has to burn books. After the ceremony, she picks a book that has not been burned but she is seen by Ilsa Hermann, the mayor’s wife. Later in the story, Liesel befriends Ilsa and allows her to read all the books in the Hermanns’ library. The reading however is stopped when they were caught by Ilsa’s husband.

The Book Thief Movie

After a series of events, Liesel goes back to the Hermann’s house to steal books for her friend Max Vanderburg. Max Vanderburg is a Jewish refugee hiding in the basement of the Hubbermans. After becoming very ill, Liesel makes it a habit to read to him everyday in hopes that it will help him recover quickly. Max does recover miraculously but has to go away immediately to save the Hubbermans from being caught hiding a Jew.

After surviving a bomb raid, Liesel and Max are later reunited. Death ends narrating the story of Liesel after the War and concludes that the only truth he sincerely knows is the he is haunted by humans.

A Guide to Becoming a Bookworm: Why Should I Read Books Every Day?

Sophia Roughley

Read Books

Books can definitely bring you so much delight! They have the power to brighten your day and influence your perspective in life. Books can even change you for the better! While bookworms do not have a hard time reading books on a daily basis, some people actually do not like reading books. As a matter of fact, a recent study has been revealed that 42% of college graduates never read books after leaving college, and this is very alarming! If you are one of those people who don’t like books, then here are few reasons why you should start reading one.

Mentally Fit

It keeps you mentally fit.

Well, yes! Reading books can make you healthy and that’s a fact. Several research projects have shown that continually stimulating one’s mind can actually slow the development of illnesses like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Since reading books is a form of brain activity, it will definitely help keep you mentally fit. Make it a habit to read books on a daily basis to keep your brain active and to keep it healthy.

Stress Free

It reduces your stress.

No matter how tough or stressful your day at work or school, a great book will certainly whisk all the bad vibes away. Reading books is also provides you an escape from reality; it makes you forget your problems and pains. Your gloomy thoughts can easily be consoled when you read a good book. Let go of all the stress and dramas in your life by reading books once in a while.

It makes you a little bit wiser every day.

Vocabulary expansion—this is one of the most common benefits that you can get when you are engaged into books. The more books you read, the more unusual words you will encounter. And these words will eventually become part of your everyday vocabulary sooner or later. Aside from expanding your vocabulary, books also make you a little bit wiser every day. An informative book will help you gain more knowledge. History, Science, Mathematics, Physics—read them and you will definitely become more knowledgeable. If you want to gain wisdom, then read books that can enlighten; the Bible is the best example for that.

If you aren’t convinced yet that books are definitely awesome, then you better be. There are many reasons why we should read books every day and enumerating them would take forever. It’s never too late to start loving books and it is not that hard to learn loving them. Never ever think that books are a waste of time or money because you will certainly suffer from avoiding books. Books are essential elements in our lives, without them, our life is dull and our minds stagnant. Make your life more meaningful by reading books enthusiastically on a daily basis.

Basic Lingerie Guidelines Everyone Should Know

Sophia Roughley

Lingerie is part of a woman’s daily essentials. It makes every woman feel powerful, sexy, and confident about her body. Women may be considered as the experts when it comes to lingerie, but that does not necessarily mean they know everything about it. Here are some facts about lingerie you may not be aware of:

1. Lingerie isn’t necessarily worn for seduction purposes.

Black Lingerie

Yes, sexy lingerie can be a major turn on for any man, but lingerie designers did not make them just to boost your sex life. Lingerie is the first layer of clothing you wear right next to your skin and its basic function is to cover and protect your intimate body parts. Its job is to make you feel comfortable and confident all day. The fact that it can make you feel sexy and helps you pull off the art of seduction is just a supporting function.

2. Lingerie must be comfortable to wear.

Cream Lingerie

When you purchase lingerie, you should always consider comfort over fashion. Remember that your lingerie rubs against your skin all day, which is why it has to be comfortable. Why should you make yourself suffer by wearing something that can irritate your skin or make you feel uncomfortable? Unless you’re in the habit of showing your undergarments to other people, no one will really know you’re wearing designer lingerie, so what’s the point of sacrificing your own comfort just so you can wear the latest trends?

3. Lingerie must fit properly.

Gray Lingerie

Ill-fitting lingerie isn’t all that pretty to look at; it isn’t all that comfortable, either. When you buy a lingerie set, make sure it fits you perfectly. Women sometimes have a hard time admitting that they’ve grown a size bigger, and continue buying lingerie in their old size. Wearing lingerie that doesn’t fit well can actually make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. Wearing lingerie that’s too small can also leave unsightly marks in your bikini area.

4. A lingerie sale does not always lead to a good deal.

Pink Lingerie

Aside from lingerie, women also love a sale and when you combine these two, it’s not unusual to see us drool. When we hear the word “sale,” we usually get excited thinking every single item being sold there is cheap. Note, however, that a sale does not always mean that you’ve got yourself a good deal. Oftentimes, lingerie is only put on “sale” to encourage consumers to hoard it. A smart buyer always reminds herself that just because it is on sale does not mean you have to buy it. Before buying anything, ask yourself first if you really need it.

5. Lingerie should be purchased with your style in mind.

Lace Lingerie

Who cares if it is the latest trend in lingerie style? If you don’t feel like wearing it, don’t buy it! Aside from comfort, your preference in terms of style should also be considered when buying lingerie. Remember you are buying lingerie primarily for your own pleasure, not someone else’s. Don’t buy lingerie just because someone tells you to do so, as it is the latest trend. Buy lingerie in a style that reflects your personality and makes you feel good.

Asian Lingerie: Unique, Chic, and Stylish—the Perfect Lingerie for Every Woman

Sophia Roughley

Japan has once again captured the hearts of women, and this time it’s not about kawaii manga characters or dresses—it’s lingerie that has made women love this awesome country even more. Japanese-style lingerie is undeniably the latest trend in lingerie today. With its unique features and simple yet attention-grabbing designs and patterns, Japanese-style lingerie has definitely taken the world by storm.

Black Japanese Style Lingerie

Japan is known to create kawaii stuff and lingerie is one of them. There is nowhere in the world where you can find cute lingerie sets with Pokémon prints or underwear with a simple yet elegant touch except in Japan. Indeed, the Japanese are a very innovative people; they are capable of making even the simplest lingerie stand out and a woman even more beautiful just by wearing their products.

Lingerie is a woman’s way of expressing her nature in the most intimate manner. It is a powerful piece of clothing that can excite, inspire, and transform. Lingerie is an inner glamour that makes a woman more attractive and sexy. Japanese-style lingerie is unique, chic, and highly-stylized; it is the perfect lingerie for every woman. Styled in a way that is very different from its Western counterpart, Japanese lingerie will take your attention because of its very unique color schemes and details.

Pink Japanese Style Lingerie

Japanese-style lingerie commonly uses desaturated colors that are cool to the eyes such as bubblegum blue, cotton candy pink, and even lime yellow, sometimes it also combines two or three colors in one lingerie set. Their merchandise also has a lot of details embroidered on the fabric of the lingerie like ruffles, bows, and even jewels making the wearer appear every bit of a woman with a girly touch. Japanese-style lingerie also makes use of very distinctive prints like animal prints, hearts, stars, and even flowers. Japanese lingerie is definitely every women’s perfect lingerie!

Japanese-style lingerie usually features heavily-padded bras. It is actually nine times heavily padded compared to regular bras. Since Asian women generally have smaller busts, most of them want to enhance their busts by making it appear fuller and bigger. Japanese lingerie is actually considered as bust booster because it usually have pads that pull the breasts around and elevates it. Bras with pad are normal in Japanese lingerie; as a matter of fact, even soft bras have padding. Paddings do not just make your breasts appear bigger underneath the clothes you are wearing, they also conceal the side boob. If you are lacking in the bust department and would want to make it look fuller and perkier, Asian lingerie is certainly perfect for you.

Red Japanese Style Lingerie

Japanese-style lingerie is quite hard to find in some parts of the world but if you really want to experience for yourself wearing this comfortable and fashionable, you can always go online shopping. Since the Internet has already become a busy virtual shopping place, you won’t have a hard time finding many Japanese lingerie online retailers who would be happy to ship your orders and deliver them right at your doorsteps. Japanese-style lingerie is definitely a treasure that you should add in your lingerie collection.

A Simple Guide to Contact Lenses: The Many Types of Colored Contact Lenses

Sophia Roughley

Colored contact lens is undeniably one of the most popular types of decorative contact lenses available in the market today. With teenagers, fashion buffs and celebrities flocking the market for the latest colored contact lenses, you can definitely say that this type of lenses are very in demand. With its ability to transform your look drastically and make you stand out in any crowd, there is no reason for you not to get hooked using colored contact lenses. If you are new to the world of colored contact lenses but would really want to give the devices a try, there are actually many types of colored lenses that you can choose from. Depending on what type of eyes you wanted to achieve, you have a lot of choices to select from. By familiarizing yourself with the different types of colored lenses, it would be easier for you to decide on what contacts would suit you best. Here are the types of colored contact lenses that you can choose from:

Enhancment Tint Contacts

Enhancement tint

This type of colored lenses helps accentuate your eyes by enhancing its natural color without drastically changing your appearance. Enhancement tints make your eyes look intense and naturally attractive. They are especially designed to enrich the natural hue of your eyes and are ideal for people who have lighter hues. With enhancement tints, you make your eyes’ original color more intense-looking; they enhance your appearance with a subtle change.

Opaque Contacts

Opaque tint

In contrast to enhancement tint which only enhances your eyes’ natural hue giving you a subtle change in your look, opaque tint drastically changes your eye color. From having natural hazel eyes, you can change them to blue or green using opaque tint. This type of colored lens is perfect if you want to transform your appearance totally and effortlessly. Opaque tints are awesome to wear during parties or special occasion because it makes you stand out in the crowd; they are also perfect to wear even during ordinary days.

Theatrical Contacs

Theatrical tint

If you want to transform your look into something peculiar or eerie, lenses with theatrical tints are the perfect type of colored contact lenses for you. Theatrical tints are commonly used in movies for special effects such as Avatar, Twilight and The Man Who Fell to Earth to make it more realistic to the audience. Although they have been long used in movies and other TV shows, theatrical tints are also very popular during Halloween season. They give your costume an extra scary feel and make your Halloween character more convincing and eerie.

Visibility tint

This type of colored contacts usually has a light blue or green tint to make it easier for you to see it during insertion. Visibility tint are relatively faint and does not affect the color of your eyes. They can almost be considered as alternative to eyeglasses and are known to be very comfortable when worn. Visibility tints are very inconspicuous—they essentially become invisible once they are worn.

All these types of colored contact lenses have their own way of making your eyes look more attractive. Try wearing it now and experience for yourself their power to transform your look!

A Simple Guide to Contact Lenses: What to Do and What Not to Do?

Sophia Roughley

Enhanced EyesWe have different reasons when it comes to wearing contact lenses; either we are using it to correct visual impairment or we are only using it to enhance our looks. Whatever the reason we have for using the devices, there are certain things that each and every one of us should be aware of. Since our eyes are very sensitive and prone to many infections and irritation, it is very important that we take care of them. Remember: we only have two eyes. That is why, as early as now, taking care of your eyes should be a priority. It is a known fact that wearing contact lenses has a lot of risks involved but if you know the safety measures when using it, you can avoid eye complications. Just make sure that you know what are the do’s and don’ts when using either regular contact lenses or decorative contact lenses such as colored contacts or circle lens. Make sure that when you are wearing lenses, your eyes’ safety is ensured.

Avoid Using Water In Cleaning Contacts

Proper hygiene is very essential when using your lenses. In order to avoid germs that might cause eye irritations and infections, you must always remember to wash your hands prior to handling your contacts and even when you are removing it. Do not also use tap water in cleaning your contacts. Use the right multipurpose solution when washing your contact lenses and make sure to change the solution in storage every day. Germs and bacteria are considered as the culprit that gives your eyes infection and irritation. And when using contact lenses, it is our priority to avoid any contamination that might lead to serious eye complications.

Another thing to remember when using contact lenses is to never to share it with others, not even your friends or family; contact lenses should only be used by one person. And to really make sure that your eyes will be perfectly safe when using contacts, you have to change your contact lenses every three months. To be able to avoid serious eye complications that might lead to surgery such as corneal ulcer, you also should never sleep without taking off your contacts. Swimming or going to the sauna when wearing contact lenses is also a big no. As much as possible, when it comes to using contact lenses always ensure that your eyes are safe against any infection and irritation.

Removing Contact Lens

When using contact lenses, comfort is also very important. If you are feeling uncomfortable with your contact lenses, do not hesitate to remove them immediately. If it seems like your eyes are getting dry while wearing contacts, use eye drops to moisturize them but only in a proper portion. Never wear your lenses for more than eight hours and always see to it that when you remove it, you have stored your contacts properly. Wearing contact lenses either for medical reason or purely aesthetic reason is awesome but you must always put importance on your eyes’ safety. Have fun wearing contact lenses while making sure that your eyes aren’t prone to any eye infection.

Freaky Contact Lenses for an Extra Scary Halloween Feel

Sophia Roughley

Halloween is undeniably the best time to flaunt outlandish, scary, and peculiar attires especially during costume parties. With lots of festivities during the spooky season such as trick-or-treat and costume parties, Halloween is definitely one of the most anticipated holidays celebrated in all parts of the world. And since the spooky season is just a few weeks from now, it would be an awesome idea to start preparing what to wear during Halloween. There is actually no need for you to spend a lot of money on your getup; just stir your creativity and come up with something bizarre and horrific to wear during Halloween. And to give a final scary touch in your outfit, don’t forget to use Halloween contact lenses, which are especially designed to give your getup an extra spooky feel.

Contact lenses, aside from correcting vision impairment, are best known to make your eyes look more attractive and striking. During the spooky season, contact lenses are also very in demand because they have the power to transform you into something ethereal and scary. Here are some types of contact lenses that are especially used during Halloween season:

Devil Eye Contact Lens

Devil Eye Contact Lenses

During the spooky season, devil or monster getups never go out of fad because these creatures are undeniably horrific. Many people would opt to dress up as something devilish and impish because you will never run out of ideas on your costume and they are really very scary to behold even when you’ve exerted only a modicum of effort in making your attire. The perfect contact lenses in portraying devilish characters are glowing contact lenses and bloody contact lenses.

Vampire Contact Lens

Vampire Contact Lenses

With movies and TV shows regularly featuring vampire stories, it would not be unusual to see many people flaunt vampire costumes during Halloween costume parties. Vampires are definitely scary because of their sharp fangs and pair of daunting eyes, but what scares people more is the fact that they suck your blood and your life. If you are planning to parade a vampire character this coming Halloween, you can select to wear black out contact lenses, white contact lenses or contact lenses. All of these lenses can give you the perfect scary vampire look.

Zombie Contact Lens

Zombie Eyes

Popularly described as the living dead, zombies are very famous not just during Halloween. With movies and TV shows regularly featuring them, zombies have been scaring the life out of us for how many years now. And as a matter of fact, many of us are actually convinced that a Zombie Apocalypse is very much likely to happen sooner or later. But before thinking of strategies on how to outsmart zombies and survive the apocalypse, you can actually go to costume parties dressed-up like zombies. With prosthetics make-up and zombie contact lenses, you can definitely transform yourself successfully as zombie. Usually, a zombie’s eye color varies from white, bloody or discolored. Zombie contact lenses can give you lifeless appearance when worn so it would be perfect in completing your zombie look.

Make your Halloween even spookier by wearing lenses that would make your Halloween outfit more awesome.

Eerie Eye Effects Used in Hollywood Movies

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Underworld Contact Lens

If you have seen the movies Evil Dead, Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, and the popular Star Trek, you might have noticed that the eyes of some of the casts are very creepy to look at. To achieve such eerie eye effects, film productions make use of scleral contact lenses that can either make your eyes totally white or totally black. Scleral contact lens is a large type of contact lens especially designed to cover the entire corneal surface and rest on the white part of the eye which is called sclera. Basically, scleral contact lenses are used in correcting different types of visual impairment such as severe dry eye syndrome, microphthalmia, keratoconus, and Sjögren’s syndrome; scleral lenses are also advisable to be worn by people who have undergone cornea transplant. Over the time, scleral lenses have been used by many movies and TV shows for special effects. From the typical whited-out eyes and blacked-out eyes, there are now many types of scleral lenses available in the market today that are guaranteed to make users look eerie and very scary.

Sclera Contact Lens

With a diameter of 14.5 mm up to 24 mm, scleral contact lenses are very uncomfortable to use and is recommended to be worn only for 5-6 hours at any given time and only occasionally. However, despite being very uncomfortable to wear, scleral contact lenses undeniably create an astonishing visual effect that makes movies more realistic. Scleral lenses are also called special effect lenses that falls under the category of theatrical tints. Included in this type of lenses are Halloween contact lenses, vampire contact lenses, werewolf contact lenses, devil contact lenses and zombie contact lenses. Special effect contact lenses are especially made to make one’s appearance look bizarre and freaky depending on the role that he or she is portraying. They are very popular to use during Halloween costume parties but they are also common in movie and TV production sets because they make the roles of actors and actresses more convincing especially in the film is about something horror stories and sci-fi.

Scary Sclera Contacts

As has been mentioned, scleral lenses are uncomfortable to use because compared to other types of lenses as they cover most of your eye. However, for the sake of art, actors and actresses would oblige themselves to wear these lenses to make a striking effect on the film they are doing. Special effect contact lenses have long been used in film productions but with the advent of technology, more and more types of lenses have been introduced that can effectively make movies and TV shows more realistic and appealing to the audience. With scleral lenses, horror movies have become even scarier in that villains have become even more aggressive-looking and the whole movie or film production becomes even more convincing to watchers. Scleral contact lenses are not only used in Hollywood to produce timeless films; even local filmmakers also make use of these special effect lenses to be able to make accurate movies that would surely make people scream and enjoy every bit of the show.

The Perks of Buying Contact Lenses Online

Sophia Roughley

Whether you are planning to buy contact lenses for cosmetic purposes or for correcting your vision, purchasing it online is a must-try. In just one click, you can have your contact lenses delivered at your doorsteps without you having to go to an optical store only to be confronted by traffic congestion. Staying at home and ordering your contact lenses definitely has a great advantage. Now that November is fast approaching it would be great if you could purchase online cosplay contacts from reliable dealers.

The main reason why purchasing online is becoming a trend is because of its convenience. Buying things virtually is just the same as buying from real, brick-and-mortar stores but of course, when you do things online, you get spared from crowded and busy stores as well as traffic jams. Not only can you purchase contact lenses online, you can actually buy almost everything from clothes to gadgets and many more. Although, when buying online, you don’t get what you’ve ordered the very same day, that is just a minor inconvenience that could be easily solved.

Closeup Of A Contact Lens

When ordering contact lenses online, you’ll also be able choose a lot of lenses depending on your needs. Most of online dealers are also up-to-date with the latest styles of contact lenses. If you always wanted to be on the trend with the latest contact lenses, purchasing them online is definitely for you. Optical stores are not always updated with the newest lenses, so it would be best if you order online if you wanted to keep updated.

Ordering contact lenses does not necessarily mean that its price is relatively low than that of an optical store, however, when buying online you get to compare contact lenses prices easily and you have a lot of choices. Instead of going from one store to another to compare prices of contact lenses, with just one click you’ll be able see different range of prices. So you see? Buying contact lenses online is not just convenient but it also gives you a lot of choices to choose from and comparing prices is made easier.

Online shopping is fun but many of us are still scared to try this due to bogus offers coming from opportunist people. If you wanted to enjoy online shopping without having to worry about being victimized by scammers, make sure that you are making a deal only to trustworthy online sellers. Since contact lenses users need to purchase regular supply, it would be best if you find a reputable dealer to provide you your contact lenses needs.

Ordering contact lenses online surely has a lot of perks. Since it is much more convenient than going to an optical store, it could really make a big difference in your busy day. But don’t forget to buy only from reliable dealers who would be very happy and eager to help you find the perfect contacts for you.