If you read nothing else in this post, please read this next few paragraphs. If you are feeling suicidal, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if you’re in the U.S. You can also send a text message to 741741. If you’re in the U.K., here are some numbers. I don’t […]Read More In My View: Babylon does a bad job dealing with suicide
I’m glad there are people in the world that still like Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad. With all the talk about sports anime going around, I’ve been thinking that Beck might just be a sports anime with guitars. While I love the manga, it’s the music in this show that really sells it. The art and […]Read More The Otakusphere: Good tunes, sad times and some Sailor Moon fighting
Way back when in the old days, I wrote a series of analyses where I tried to group mecha pilots into two categories based on how they interact with the government. On the one hand, you have Arthurian heroes who are gifted a magic piloting robot powers and have a choice about what kind of […]Read More Shinji Ikari is a giant cockroach. Where Evangelion and Franz Kafka meet.
I officially made it past the halfway point. I reached episode 14, and I’m ready to talk about angels. For the one or two possible people reading this that somehow isn’t familiar with the debates surrounding Neon Genesis Evangelion, a lot of people make a lot of hay about the religious symbolism in the series. […]Read More What would it mean if Evangelion is a new Gospel?
For a third time now, I’ve become entranced by an image out of Evangelion. The image comes out of Episode 12 “The value of a miracle is… / She said, “Don’t mke us suffer for your personal hatred.” We see Rei, Shinji and Asuka standing in the elevator divided by the bars in the gate. […]Read More Here is where we talk about Freud and Evangelion
Yes this is another Sunday morning. Do people still take Sunday drives anymore. I got to thinking about this after listening to one of my old favorite AMVs. This one is for RahXephon, and uses Must be dreaking by Frou Frou. After effects might not be that exciting for other people, but they’re super exciting […]Read More The Otakusphere: Inside baseball, Christian symbolism and neat blogs
Huzzah! I’ve got a real neat blog. Don’t believe me? Well Lynn Sheridan the Otaku Author told me I did. OK. OK. OK. So I know that this isn’t really that this isn’t really that big of a deal, but it’s nice to have someone notice my blog and think, “Hey. That guy probably knows […]Read More I’ve got a real neat blog: Theater of MIIIND edition