The movie Promare came around a while ago and I missed it. I read the previews and said, “Meh. Mechas,” which is about what I say about any sort of mecha, with the exception of the original mecha story, Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein. The BOOK, not the movie. But it was so popular in […]Read more "The Power of Three Minus One: Promare"
I know that people who come to this site to read about anime and characters and plots and manga and stuff like that probably roll their eyes and say “Pffftttt” when I post one of these story drops. But the fact is that I write about anime and manga from the perspective as a writer […]Read more "Another Story Drops!"
I keep looking at characters, because characters are a critical part of storytelling. It’s not an accident that the start of a narrative is supposed to (among other things) introduce the setting and characters: in principle, the characters introduced will create the conflict that drives the plot. A lot of the time I’ve been looking […]Read more "What Are All These Characters Doing Here? Mongolian Chop Squad"
Not so long ago I made a post about two voice actors I respect greatly. It was primarily about the fabulous Wendee Lee, better know to our world as Faye Valentine, Haruhi Suzumiya, and Konata Izumi, but at the end I got a little sidetracked. You see, I found about the equally fabulous Megumi Hayashibara, […]Read more "Moderately Relevant Post: MegumiToons"
I’m posting a little early this week. It’s the last week of NaNoWriMo, my book’s plot is coming together, and I want to get in a couple scenes before I crash. Ready? Here goes. One of the things that happens when you go to a con is that you go to panels, and one of […]Read more "Character Question: Anthy Himemiya"
Spice and Wolf is one of those animes that you watch and you say, “Okay, I know what that is.” That’s because you know what it is. It’s a romantic comedy, When Harry Met Sally set in an unnamed, medieval land. Yep, that’s what it is and that’s all it is. I’ve said this before […]Read more "The Power of Two: Spice and Wolf"
It’s easy to write about Kill la Kill. It’s really cool so you WANT to write about it, and it’s easy to write about because there’s A LOT to unpack in there. Whoever cooked up Neon Genesis Evangelion cooked up something philosophically deep; whoever cooked up Revolutionary Girl Utena cooked up something structurally deep. Whoever […]Read more "The Power of Three: Kill la Kill"