One of the cool things about Carole and Tuesday is that the three major characters are all tropes. So are a whole bunch of the others; it’s almost like Shinichiro Watanabe was giving us a master class in how to breathe life into tropes. So we have Carole, who is a Gamin, and Tuesday, who […]Read more "Character Analysis: Angela Carpenter"
There’s an old logical fallacy called “special pleading,” that basically says if you look around long enough you can find one example of your case, whatever it is, and then you argue that the one case is the Way Things Work. There are a lot of people who insist that the only way to watch […]Read more "Sub vs. Dub: Ghost Stories"
One of the fun elements of the otaku culture is that it embraces multiple dimensions. One is the Japanese lifestyle. I’ve mentioned I am learning Japanese. Did I mention that I figured out how to use chopsticks finally this year? And I hang Japanese-style artwork by my friend Bronwen MacDonald around my house? More important […]Read more "Medium Matters: Revolutionary Girl Utena"
This is a little more explicitly about writing than my usual posts in that it talks about writing using anime examples instead of looking at anime from a writer’s perspective. Sorry about that. I won’t make a habit of it. But this is my Two Year Anniversary post. Yes, the first post of this blog, […]Read more "The Protagonist is a _______ but _______."