So it happened again…I was nominated for another blog award! Many thanks to Allison at Bloom Reviews for the shout-out. It’s very thoughtful of you. And without further ado: Now, I have no idea what the greater significance of this is. I mean, this blog tends to be very academic and analytic. Sunshine is not […]
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Some things I keep coming back to. This is one: the number of interrelationships among N characters is N(N-1)/2, so the complexity in number is basically exponential as the number of characters goes up. Of course, another way for the complexity in character interrelationships to increase is to have the writers deliberately throw in a […]
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Everyone loves anime for personal reasons. That’s the essence of loving something or someone. Something inside you connects to that other thing, and it/he/she makes you say, “Oh, yeah,” or “Be still my heart,” or “I can’t live without you,” or whatever. It’s personal, and that includes how it speaks to you. I realized how […]
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As much as I like the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise, it’s tough to make a case for investing a writing post on a minor character who DOES a lot but exposes little to no personality – right, no “character” in the character, got it in one – but I realized there’s more in Yuki Nagato than […]
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Satoshi Kon was a pretty damned good anime director who died way too young from pancreatic cancer. His second film, Millennium Actress, is making the rounds on the anime circuit in the US, showing on the 13th and the 19th (I’ve got my ticket for the 19th), and I recent scored two of his other […]
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This blog is supposed to come from my perspective as a writer and animator. If you scroll back (Please do. It helps my stats.) you see a lot more about writing than animating, which is one of those things that is what it is, if you know what I mean. But every once in a […]
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Camp NaNoWriMo ended with 73,418 new words on book four of the Sands trilogy – yeah, book three got a little out of control – in the can. It looks like the whole thing will come in around 77,000 words, and will be done sometime Friday. The denouement is done (alliteration intended) and now I […]
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