A couple days ago I finally finished up Armored Troopers VOTOMS for the first time. It’s a series I’ve started a number of times, and I even got into the second arc once, but I never finished it. But that’s not what I wanted to talk about. As the people reading this may or may […]Read More Impressions: Why I like Fairy Gone, a show everyone hates
Scott’s recent rant as part of The Animanga Festival got me thinking about nuking a fridge. See when I went to see the fourth Indiana Jones movie, there were some things that bothered me. I don’t think Shia Labeouf is a particularly good action hero. He comes off a bit too stiff. After a certain […]Read More In My View: Who nitted my picks?
A couple years ago, when I walked out of The Last Jedi, I remember being blown away. Someone had actually done the one thing I’ve wanted for ages. They subverted all of the ingrained tropes that the Star Wars franchise was based on and made a movie where no one is a hero. I’m not […]Read More We are all Shinji Ikari. Why Hideaki Anno hates you (and himself )
I’m way behind on doing prompts for the Animanga Festival. I’m hoping to use part of my weekend to catch up. Are you wondering what the Animanga Festival is? Well it’s this super neat event that Toritsukareru Koto is running where bloggers get prompts and write posts. There is a brochure about it here and […]Read More [Animanga Festival] The Otakusphere: A long line of old posts
I’ve been working myself up to write this post ever since I decided I was going to rewatch Neon Genesis Evangelion. I’ve been listening to a course on existentialism, pulling out my old psychology texts, and the whole time I’ve had a feeling of dread. Then just before I sat down to write this, I […]Read More What I talk about when I talk about Eva
When I started writing this series, I always thought there would be a point where I would write a post about Chiaki Konaka. For the people who might not now who Chiaki Konaka is. I’ve always considered him a lightweight Mamoru Oshii. He’s the mastermind behind Serial Experiments Lain, Texnolyze and Ghost Hound. There is […]Read More Robot, interrupted. A goodbye to The Big O
So I just finished the final episode of The Big O. While I’m putting my thoughts together about the series, and what it means to me now, there are a lot of random ideas that I have floating around out there. I don’t think any one, in particular, is enough to write a full blog […]Read More The Odds and Ends of The Big O