I’ve mentioned a couple times that along with my blog I also write. I mostly write science fiction and fantasy, but I when I heard about a new website, Crimson Streets, that was buying pulp fiction, I said, “I’ll give that a try.” I did. They liked it. So my piece, “Old Money, Old Blood,” […]Read more "More Writing Goodness"
Okay, I wasn’t impressed with the School-Live! anime. At the same time, it’s one of my favorite manga. I suspect those two things are related. It’s like when they make your favorite book into a movie: if the movie isn’t a perfect representation of the book, then the movie stinks, no two ways about it. […]Read more "Serious Psychodrama: School-Live!"
Okay, back when I started this blog I said I would resist doing regular reviews, because there are about 800,000,000 blogs that review anime, so who needs another? But then I ordered up some obscure anime from A Certain Retailer (like I said then, if they want a shout-out here, they can pay me for […]Read more "An Actual Review: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi"
The Ancient Magus’ Bride is one of those on my list To Be Seen…I’ve seen just the first episode of the anime and read just the first volume of the manga. In terms of the narrative, I only know the beginning. I don’t know where the story goes from here. But, remember: the beginning of […]Read more "The Power of Two to the Fourth: The Ancient Magus’ Bride"
I just wrote a long post about an element of character relationships, and then realized that it makes no sense unless I post this one first. So, back to the discussion of character for a couple weeks. I won’t go on so long this time, I swear. Way back when, the first anime I watched […]Read more "A Pair of Aces: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine"
Help! Help! Help! I just got a package from <insert name of anime retailer here>. (If that company wants me to mention them, they can buy an ad on this page!) Here we go: Clockwise from upper left: Kids on the Slope, Magic Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, Young Black Jack, Samurai Gun. Yeah, they were on […]Read more "Relevant Post: What Should I Watch Next?"
In honor of the reincarnated FLCL franchise – the first episode of the new-born FLCL Progressive aired last night – I think I can take time out from regularly scheduled posts to sneak in a special event. I like the original FLCL. I’ve seen it four times already, and since it’s a shorty…less than three […]Read more "What the F*** Did I Just Watch? FLCL"