So I blame Simon Templar. Yeah, so he’s a fictional character, but when I was fairly young I caught the end of an episode of The Saint. Now I barely remember it, but it left enough of an impression that I’ve been kind of obsessed with the character since then. And by extension, caper shows/movies/books. […]Read More Lupin the Third, Baccano! and the broken narrative – an analysis
So there are plenty of days that I remember quite clearly. Like the day the Challenger blew up, I was sitting in a third-grade classroom, huddled around a television with about thirty or so other students. Pretty much all because Christa McCauliffe (the teacher on the shuttle) was from New Hampshire (and I was in […]Read More Wait? Seirei no Moribito?
(I want to thank The Animanachronism for this idea.) So Daryl, Gerald and Clarissa may try. Scott and Rym may deserve it. Mike Nichols and crew may avoid it. But no other non-blogger raises the amount of pure emotion (either for or against) in the Otakusphere as one man: Zac Bertschy and his Hey Answerman […]Read More In My View: Why the Otakusphere hates to love and loves to hate Answerman
So recently, The Animanachronism posted a really interesting piece about LoGH, comparing it to old-style epics. In classic iknight style, he did an excellent job breaking down his points and making some pretty apt comparisons and noticing some things I didn’t even see. What was really interesting though were some of the comments. One in […]Read More Parsing the Epic – An Analysis
So contrary to recent accounts, I have not died. Really. But I have been kind of sick lately. Although that’s got nothing to do with why I’m writing this blog post. As most people who read this blog may have noticed, I’ve kind of been on hiatus. Now I could make up a bunch of […]Read More I Got some ‘splaining to do
Ahhh… angst. You are my only friend. Except when I see you with that other guy, the one with the looks and the money and the talent. Shit, why can’t I be like him? Oh my God, I can’t believe how miserable I am. Okay, enough of that. So I’ve been chastised pretty frequently about […]Read More In My View: The angsty angst of angst
Normally I don’t pick on the disabled. But some people seem to really love Gundam Zeta, so I feel compelled to point out something. This show sucks. Okay, okay. Maybe sucks is too harsh of a word. There are things about Zeta that are interesting. The relationship between Camille Bidan and Jared is one of […]Read More Why not Gundam Zeta?
WARNING: Do not start watching this show for the first time at 2 a.m. or you will likely find yourself still clutching the remote at 2 p.m., staring at the TV screen with bleary eyes. Or at least that’s what happened to me. I slipped that first disk in, expecting that I would watch an […]Read More Impressions: BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad
There’s something about an anti-hero that everyone loves, except when they don’t. In fact, the term itself has become so nebulous that it can easily encompass Alucard, Shinji Ikari and Guts. Essentially anyone with questionable morals or who treats people as a means to an end or someone who bucks the plot by insisting on […]Read More A Tale of two heroes – an analysis
Sorry that I haven’t posted for a week, but I had a bad case of real life and not a whole lot to say. Well except for the whole ADV announcement. And all I can say is finally… but still no word on Kurau. And I just shelled out to buy the first three disks. […]Read More Impressions: Code Geass, VOTOMS, Master Keaton, Kaiji and Dennou Coil