Hello hello! This blog is dedicated to otome games and other things related to a maiden’s heart. As you can see, I mostly translate Japanese otome materials; mostly drama CDs these days, but games and novels are included. I try to keep everything on this blog related to otome games so, basically, this blog is a place to share my hobby with all of you!
I do my best to stay neutral when writing posts but sometimes my opinions slip in, which anyone can feel free to disagree with so long as they remain civil and polite. This is the internet, but let’s try to stay friendly, yeah?
I’m almost always using the name “Ilinox” on the internet, so if you see that name then chances are it’s me! I’m easiest to reach through comments here, Twitter, or Tumblr. Don’t be afraid of striking up a conversation with me!
My Japanese is officially N2 level but never take anyone’s translations as gospel; as you go back in time through my blog you can see the how my Japanese improved, haha… It’s amazing how much I’ve learned without any formal lessons. I’m a native Mandarin speaker and, while my Chinese hasn’t been officially tested, I’m somewhere around HSK 5.
If you’re curious about the person behind the blog, here are some random facts: I’m 28 years old, female, and I work as a legal assistant in criminal law, so you can just call me the Defender of Justi– okay, no, sorry. I’m super chatty on Twitter and you only need to look at that to see the latest thing I’m into.
I keep an updated list of biases, because it’s interesting to see what types of characters I gravitate towards throughout the years. It looks like I really have a thing for morally grey to straight up villains or devoted good boys LOL.
My favorite gaming platforms are PC and PSP/PSVita. I used to prefer PC otome games because ATLAS and AGTH were extremely helpful, but the best way to improve your Japanese is to play without any translating aids and the PSP/PSVita has helped me tremendously here. For other games I almost always prefer the PC version over any consoles because my gaming rig is my child.
Lastly, but most importantly, this blog is a place for me to have fun and to share that with everyone. Therefore, while I’ll be trying my best to complete any games I’ve started, I don’t want this place to be a chore or a heavy responsibility. What I do promise is that any game I’ve started a post about will eventually be completed; I can’t bear to leave things undone. That’s all and I hope anyone who passes by enjoys my blog! Please feel free to comment on any page no matter how old it is and I promise I’ll make an effort to respond to every comment.