I write about Cowboy Bebop a lot. That’s not accident. It’s stunning to look at, routinely makes people who watch it look at cartoons generally and anime specifically in a new way. It’s literally groundbreaking. Also, a lot of people have seen it. If your perspective on anime and manga is the one I’m taking, […]
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The original FLCL is a wild sleigh ride of a show, dazzling in construction and dazzling in pace. I have said before and I will say again that the animator in me is thrilled watching it. It’s a deliberate mish-mash of styles that gives the series and energy that drives it past your eyes at […]
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Moment number one: Last weekend I got to attend ConnectiCon, the sci-fi/anime/pop culture convention in Hartford (Google it), and it was the usual blast. I got to do my favorite cosplay on Saturday, and keeping with pretending I’m a writer I got to put on a workshop on “Let’s Write a (Short) Story,” on Friday. […]
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There are certain pairs of characters that it’s just a blast to watch together. I’ve written about Elias and Chise from The Ancient Magus’ Bride several times, and Lupin and Fujiko, and Kyon and Haruhi, and Kobayashi and Tohru. I even popped out something about Satsuki and Sendo from Short Sunzen, if you’ve ever heard […]
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The topic of meta-plot keeps coming up over and over in this blog. It’s based on the idea that there are supposedly seven basic plots, and they can be used to develop plot arcs or the overarching plot of an entire series, and since writing is one of the main focuses of the blog, the […]
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With Neon Genesis Evangelion (and the two follow-up OVAs that tried to turn the ending coherent) dropping on Netflix, a bunch of us have the chance to go back and look at it again. I make no bones about the fact that up until now I have based my analyses of the story and characters […]
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