In all of fandom there are arguments that seem to stretch across the span of time. Subs vs. Dubs. Eva vs. RahXephon. Fansubs. And now it’s moe. To be honest, I don’t get it. I mean I don’t get any of it. On a basic level, I understand what moe is, I understand that there’s […]Read More In My View: What’s the Moe?
So iknight’s got me thinking about language lately. Thanks. Just thanks, because all I needed was my mind churning around in semantic circles like some car where the wheels on the right side have gone out. Okay, so it’s not his fault. But I’ve been thinking about the word pretentious. Doesn’t that word just sound […]Read More In My View: Hemingway and Joyce, some thoughts on pretentiousness
(Okay, Blogger is doing weird things. If any of the words are run together it’s the machine’s fault and is not reflective of the intelligence of the interviewer or the interviewee. Well it could be reflective of the intelligence of the interviewer, but I’m not going to admit that.) Name: Mark P Tjan Age: 24 […]Read More The Hidoshi Q&A: That’s Not Kanon
Okay, so I’m going to take a pretty liberal definition of anti-hero here. Traditionally the anti-hero actually has to be the main character of the story, but I do have at least one character in here that is a ally of one of the protagonists. And one that is briefly allied with one of the […]Read More List o the Weak: My top five favorite anti-heroes
I’ve been rewatching Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex for about the third time straight through. It’s been a while between viewings of the series mostly because I’ve gotten into this rut of watching three or four series at once. But I came across an episode in the middle of the show called “The Day […]Read More The Importance of a Dog: What I wish every anime would do
(Okay, I’m done writing about heavy stuff for a while. I’m going to actually write about anime.) To be fair, I thought about titling this “Why Not Shana?” but Shana isn’t a title that should be in anyone’s top ten. And it never was a contender for my number nine spot even from the point […]Read More Why I like Shakugan no Shana (even though I probably shouldn’t,)
(Okay, this is the hardest part, which is why I’ve been putting it off.) IntroductionI know calling Mr. Smith wrong is a harsh way to put it. In all honesty, I feel for the guy. He’s putting out a product that he thinks is worth selling and people are just coming along and taking it, […]Read More Seviakis vs. Smith : My opinion