It’s that time of the week again. The time that I pull up my reading list and start perusing the rest of the ani-blogging community. Yep, it’s time for the weekly tour around the Otakusphere. I don’t really have anything fascinating or clever to say today. I was going to talk about that tomorrow (Jan. […]Read More The Otakusphere: Good numbers, African cartoons and OMG the Dutch Angles they’re everwhere!
Man, I’m super late this week. I don’t really have an excuse for it. I went to a holiday party last night and I slept in this morning. That’s about it. Anyway, I’m here on my glorious days off ready to take a belated trip around the Otakusphere. I just put up a post about […]Read More The Otakusphere: Good illnesses, vanishing heroines and a whole lot of honesty
It’s three days until Christmas. Three. Days. Until. Christmas. Every time I look up from the madness swirling around me, it feels like time raced past me. Wasn’t it just 90 degrees? I know it’s a tired paean from people in their middle years, but it feels like time just gets away from me. It’s […]Read More The Otakusphere: Eldritch abominations, broken hearts and it’s almost Christmas?
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?
Have you ever had a week where it feels like you failed at life? Yeah. Me too. I’m not sure quite how to deal with it, so I’m drinking an Elysian Bifrost, which is a pretty good winter ale, and I took a tour around the Otakusphere. I didn’t get very far before I found […]Read More The Otakusphere: Taking a turn for the meta, Dragonball Z and some darn cold fish
Yes this is another Sunday morning. Do people still take Sunday drives anymore. I got to thinking about this after listening to one of my old favorite AMVs. This one is for RahXephon, and uses Must be dreaking by Frou Frou. After effects might not be that exciting for other people, but they’re super exciting […]Read More The Otakusphere: Inside baseball, Christian symbolism and neat blogs
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
It’s been a rough week in my real life, so I ended up finishing my week off with a couple beers and playing Judgment. That’s why I’m late for my traditional cruise around the Otakusphere. But I’m back, with only a small bit of a hangover and a cup of coffee, to take another tour […]Read More The Otakusphere: Anime tiddies, Saiyans aren’t apples and the struggle is real
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
Well here we are in the last week of the Animanga Festival, and I’ve kind of failed in keeping up. But I think this week’s prompt is really neat. I also wanted to thank Auri and Nairne at Manga Toritsukareru Koto for letting me jump in on a few of these. I love the idea […]Read More [The Animanga Festival] I admire everyone. Even you.