One of the hardest things for me to do is to separate my general proclivities from my analysis. See, at heart, I’m a contrarian. When everyone says something is bad, I tend to look at it more favorably. The opposite is true as well. When people tell me how wonderful something is, I will tend […]Read More Impressions: Let’s talk about the best or worst show from 2021
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
I’m always impressed by the amount of effort the various anime bloggers put in. I have a list of about 150 blogs that I peruse when I start putting together The Otakusphere, and I don’t always get through all of them. Today was no different. I started going through posts sometime around 10 a.m. and […]Read More The Otakusphere: It’s still Sunday, right?
What’s new fellow ani-bloggers in the Otakusphere. Well, let me tell you. There’s a new season, and a new movie and new drama and new… well… shoes? This is just a long way of pointing out that Makoto Shinkai’s new film “Weathering with You” hit the big screens in the U.S. I can’t escape it […]Read More The Otakusphere: Movies I can’t see, shows I haven’t watched and old, old arguments