For most of my adult life, I’ve put on this guise of being an old, world-weary man who had it all figured out. Even when I was 24, I would look around at 18-year-old college students, and I would say, “Jesus. You’re all young. Wait until the stiletto heel of life comes around and pins […]Read More Reflections: Am I too old for anime high school?
A long time ago, I read Animal Farm. For those unfamiliar with the story, it’s basically a retelling of the Bolshevik revolution and the immediate aftermath. In this case, George Orwell, a socialist himself, used an English farm as a metaphor. The animals rise up and overthrow their human masters. At the start, everything seems […]Read More My moral quandary over cake in 86
You are getting this post because I didn’t like the post I planned to put up this week. It veered a bit too personal, and I wasn’t really comfortable with that. So instead, I’m going to talk about opinions. A couple of weeks or so ago, Yomu put up a writing prompt that asked an […]Read More Reflections: Reviewing the stuff you hate
Welp, here I am. This is the 250th post to go up on In Search of Number Nine. I’m not sure if I should celebrate or if I should cry or if I should just hang my head in shame. Well I mean, I am writing about this, so let’s just celebrate. Woo woo. I […]Read More Reflections: What I’ve learned in 250 posts
I recently went on a tear of buying anime. I collected Pat Labor, Dennou Coil, bought Serial Experiments Lain and a Sengoku Basara and a few others. I’ve always been a collector. I have stacks of video games, piles of books and an avalanche of movies. I appreciate owning the physical version of the stuff […]Read More Reflections: Yes. I still want to buy stuff. So can I please have these?
Just shy of a month ago, IGN released an article that was titled “The Best 25 Anime Series of All Time.” Now this list is objectively garbage. If I can be allowed to rant for a second, it is basically the equivalent of making a list of the best 25 video games of a all […]Read More Reflections: Am I just overthinking IGN’s top 25 anime list?
I told Inskidee that I was going to do it, and there I did it. You were probably thought this was going to be an instructional lesson about sloths and their reproduction. Or you might have thought that I was going to make a clever reference to some sort of anime. Well, I’m not doing […]Read More Reflections: How Sloths Reproduce?
I’m not sure where to start this post, so I guess I will start from the beginning. I screwed up. I’m not sure if anyone noticed but I took down my post about lolicon. It was a post that I hemmed and hawed over putting up for a number of reasons. The final version that […]Read More Reflections of an old anime fan: Sorry for stepping out of my lane
For the last couple weeks I’ve been thinking about gatekeeping, inspired mostly be Irina’s post about why she doesn’t participate in it. Here’s the thing. There was a time when the people that liked video games, roleplaying games, Magic cards and anime were the outsiders. These were the people nobody else wanted to know. They […]Read More Reflections of an old anime fan: On gatekeeping