Hello everybody. Today is Wednesday, so you should be getting my normal mid-week rambling about Galaxy Express 999. But… well… this is a special post. It’s a post that I have been thinking about for probably three months. And after some shenaniganery that happened this weekend, well, it got pushed back from Saturday, when I […]Read More Reflections: How do I make a sexy headline about 100 posts?
The rest of the #anitwitwatches crew and I finished From the New World, and I have some thoughts. Oh, boy. Do I have some thoughts. Wait. You out there reading this may be wondering what #anitwitwatches is. It’s a project started by Jon Spencer Reviews where a group of us watch a show and tweet […]Read More From the New World and the problem of unused weaponry — an #Anitwitwatches post
Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are in the world. By my count, today is Sunday, so it’s time to take another trip around The Otakusphere. It’s been a pretty good week in my corner of the hinterlands. I’ve been watching Flowers of Evil, which has been on my shelf for about five or […]Read More The Otakusphere: Pride, Feelings and APPLE PICKING BEAM!
Sometimes a reaction to a show feels so diverse that I wonder if the two sides are legitimately watching the same show. A few months back, I watched SSSS. Gridman, along with everyone else in the #Anitwitwatches crew. It’s a group organized by Jon Spencer Reviews that I’ve been part of for over a year […]Read More Angels, kaiju and the noble failure of SSSS. Gridman
I’m having a difficult time with Kanon. The sad girls in the snow have led me to the winter of my discontent, and I’m still sorting out my feelings. It’s not a bad show, except for when it is, and it’s not a good show, except for when it is. It’s a rare beast when […]Read More The winter of my discontent with Kanon — an #anitwitwatches post
I should probably be writing something else. Something that responds to a tag post or something about Haruhi, both of which I have some ideas for. But I’m not writing about them today. Instead, I want to start by talking about the stories I used to write. When I was a teenager, I wanted people […]Read More The Problem with Shock Value — an #Anitwitwatches post
We wrapped up watching Girls’ Last Tour for #AniTwitWatches a couple of weeks ago and it has taken me that long to put my feelings together about the show. For those of you who don’t know, #AniTwitWatches is a group of folks led by Jon Spencer Reviews, who watch a show and talk about it […]Read More Yuu is the moral center of Girls’ Last Tour — an #AniTwitWatches post
I normally limit myself to a single beer in one 24-hour period. Mostly, this is because I’m no longer 23 and can’t just bounce back from a night of drinking like nothing happened. Well, last night, I decided I really wanted a second beer, and I paid the price by needing to sleep until 11 […]Read More The Otakusphere: Mecha, coronavirus and too many beers
I got some good news this week. After bemoaning that normally the anime films only come to Spokane or Seattle, I learned Weathering with You is actually playing right here, in the town I live in. So I don’t need to travel for five hours. Neat-o. Granted, I waited a bit too long before making […]Read More The Otakusphere: Different perspectives, #anitwitwatches and I can’t stop copying Crow,
This is my second time trying to write this post. This time I’m going to start at the end and work backward. School Days played a horrible trick on me that has made me re-evaluate the entire series. What do I mean? The short answer is I thought I was watching a romance show about […]Read More School Days, you have betrayed me. An #anitwitwatches post