About Me

Hi,  I guess you can call me pasta. This blog title isn’t really great for a pseudonym, perhaps I may think of something better. For now, pasta will do I guess. As people seem uncertain about it, I will mention that I am female in real life.

I’ve been watching anime since 2005, becoming interested in it both because of the enthusiasm of my friends, and also because I was studying Japanese and wanted to get to know a bit more of the language. From my studies I’ve got intermediate Japanese skills; I understand the basics of sentence structure and grammar, and I can follow the gist of most conversations and express myself in simple sentences. My kanji skills are still pretty deplorable though (my university’s Japanese department definitely did not have a very rigorous course of study, and while it wasn’t my major, I still would have loved to have learnt more while there).

When it comes to watching anime, and fiction in general, I have two main interests. Firstly, I love to learn. A show or film which gives me either insight into a new area, or further information about one of my passions (aside from anime, some of my key interests are sewing, history, food, and literature) is often welcomed. I think that there’s so many amazing things out there in the world and I love to be informed about them. Secondly, I wish to view things which are generally upbeat. I also find that the real world can be filled with many things which are sad, bad, or difficult to understand, and so I look to anime as an escape. This means I tend to like shows which are overall humorous and/or positive, and not find myself attracted to shows which are very dark, serious, or violent, although there are exceptions to every rule.

I’m a Christian, and as faith is such an important part of my life, it influences my writing. This is not a blog about Christianity, but my beliefs and values will certainly be reflected in my posts. This verse I think helps to explain some of my viewing philosophy

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV

I think that there can be excellent and lovely things shown in anime, both the stories and truths about the world around us, and I hope to be able to share some of them with others!

The genres which I am mainly interested in are action/adventure, comedy, fantasy, and slice of life, so it’s likely a lot of the anime I focus on will be from these genres. For a more detailed list of what I’ve seen you can have a look at my Anime Planet.

About this Blog

The name of my blog comes from the anime Servant x Service, where one of the characters mentions eating plain pasta and plain rice so she can afford more books. This resonates with me and my love of reading, plus I think that pasta and rice are delicious!

The image in my header is from Pixabay, and I know that their images don’t need attribution but I think that the contributors do such a great job that they deserve a mention. If you ever need pictures free for personal and commercial use, definitely have a look. The terrible looking rice bowl icon is pixel art by me.

Images on my blog are used for the purpose of criticism and therefore should be under Fair Use, but if you own an image on my blog and would like it taken down please contact me!

I moderate all comments before they are posted so if your comment takes a little while to show up, that is why. Dissenting views are fine, but please be polite.


This is just a spot to showcase the blog awards which I’ve received. At present, I’ll only post once on receipt of a particular award, as I feel like these things can get very prolific and I have lots of other blog content which I’d like to work on.
Sunshine Blogger Award
Blogger Recognition Award
Unique Blogger Award
Versatile Blogger Award