My Passionate Idol Activities – Aikatsu!

So it’s been, as of writing, 175 episodes. There’s three episodes left, and then Aikatsu will be over. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ll probably figure out I like Aikatsu a lot. Writing is actually impossible and Aikatsu actually getting cut before Akari Generation gets its third year (Scamco delenda est) has shocked me to the core, but to watch Aikatsu Stars without feeling any resentment at it not being Aikatsu, I shall type out all of my feelings. I guess this is my very own Move On Now. 

Aikatsu! is a four season long show with two movies, one more important than the other, and all of which I will go through in painstaking detail, but which all involve one girl admiring another and they do intense idol activities. Let’s get this show on the road.

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Alternate History – Cancelled Debuts

The 20th century is known as historians as the ‘American Century’, it’s hard to think about how the world would look like without America coming out as a Great Power and doing the things it did, but back in the 18th century, it was hard to imagine that they would be so strong. After all, the biggest war they had was a war they had with itself. However, after the Spanish-American War everything changed. GreaterAmericaMap

The United States of America’s victory against the Spanish in the Spanish-American War was a pivotal moment for America, introducing it as a Great Power on the world stage alongside nations like Great Britain, France and Germany. After the war, America would get imperial aspirations and go from having no oversea colonies to having Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and planned to build a canal in the Panama. So what if the Americans lost, or at least, had a white peace with the Spanish where neither side lost or gained anything? This is one possible outcome. Continue reading

Alternate History – Doing the Unthinkable

On the ninth of May, Nazi Germany capitulated to the allies. Nazi Germany had fallen to the combined efforts of the Soviet Union, America, Great Britain and the Commonwealth. But Winston Churchill was not satisfied with the result. He expected that by the end of the war, the Soviet Union would be in tatters. But in fact, by the end of the war, the Soviets had claimed influence of Eastern Europe and the Balkans and installed communist governments in them. Churchill was not happy. So what did he do? He made a plan so ludicrous, so suicidal it was deemed ‘Operation Unthinkable’. But what if it had been used? Here’s one scenario. 19450522-OperationUnthinkable-02 Continue reading