This blog and my writing career have a long-term love/hate relationship. On Mondays (usually just after midnight Eastern Standard Time, because I hate to wait), I drop a main post on the blog’s theme, which is me talking about anime and manga from my twin perspectives as a writer and a trained animator. But at […]Read more "Another Writing Drop (!)(!!)"
Okay, I don’t know how many of you feel this way, but I am exited that the original Neon Genesis Evangelion, plus the two “alternative ending” films (Death(True) and End of Evangelion) is dropping on Netflix. Boom. They drop on FRIDAY! SQUEEEEEEE! Er. Ahem. Just pretend I didn’t say that. But, to be fair to […]Read more "Related Post: EVA Dropping"
Normally I try to stick to material that is fairly familiar to a lot of people because, well, a lot of people have seen it. That means I don’t have to tell you who the heck Spike or Fuu or Haruhi is and I can just get to the damned point. In truth, using familiar […]Read more "Metastable Relationship: Short Sunzen"
Once again, while my day job is professor, my fun/entertainment/future career is as a writer of science fiction and fantasy (and any other genre I can think of a story in and sell it). That’s why I spend so much time in this blog talking about writing, doncha know? Welp, had another story drop: https://www.amazon.com/dp/194912214X […]Read more "Unrelated Post: Story Drops!"
Okay, so for “reasons” I try to limit manga and anime purchases to once a month and about $50 each. I mean, I still need to retire some day and the resale value of this stuff is pretty low. For MORE reasons my April buy didn’t get delivered for two months, so now I have […]Read more "Related Post: Summer Reading"
I spend a lot of time talking about character combinations. That’s not an accident. Character shapes conflict and conflict drives story. It’s that simple and that hard. I started out looking at character trios. First of all, I think they’re more interesting than pairs: a trio has three relationships to look at while a pair […]Read more "The Power of Two: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"
The Saga of Tanya the Evil feature film hit us here in May, so I watched the anime and then went to the movie. The movie wasn’t half bad, but it was also so obviously Act Two of a three-act story that as I was leaving I told the people sitting in front of me, […]Read more "Building a Character: Tanya the Evil"