In a faraway valley nestled in the metropolitan desertscape of Los Angeles, you’ll find Tamara Syed. A 20-something anime connoisseur who can’t decide what to watch next. A former music journalist and photographer, she’s a sucker for a killer soundtrack. Since her days of loitering in roleplaying message boards on Neopets, she’s had a knack for storytelling. If she doesn’t have a pen in her hand, it’s probably a microphone in a dusty corner of the city sharing jokes with a despondent audience. Follow along for clever takes on the world of anime and recommendations for the best games to download on your phone.