Okay, Neon Genesis Evangelion is too cool for words and everyone knows it. This is not news. One of the ways it’s cool is that it has multiple structures that are all to be treated as canon. There’s the original anime. There’s the new denouement outlined by the End of Evangelion OVA. There’s the manga. […]Read more "The Power of Two: Rei and Shinji"
Satoshi Kon was the original flim-flam man. Well, probably not. The original flim-flam man probably dates back to about five minutes after the invention of portable currency. If the money can move, there are always folks who can figure ways to move it into their own pockets. He wasn’t even the original cinematic flim-flam man. […]Read more "The Power of Three: Millennium Actress"
Okay, last week we left the Flowers of Evil kids in the pits, as Acts I and II of the five that comprise the story resolve the first of the two back-to-back meta plots that drive the story. Basically, we have loser girl Nakamura who wants geek boy Kasuga who moons over cute girl Saeki. […]Read more "How to Build a Story: The Flowers of Evil (Part II)"
I waited until the complete The Flowers of Evil manga set went on sale before picking it up. I won’t say that was a mistake; it’s been around for years and isn’t going anywhere. But I got it, and it was one of those things, like A Silent Voice, that I simply could not put […]Read more "How to Build a Story: The Flowers of Evil (Part I)"
It’s been a long time between story drops for this boy, and this will be the last for a while. Yeah, yeah, COVID blah blah. Those of you who are interested in my writing will learn I’ve been going insane converting all my classes to online formats, and that’s been consuming my time. But I […]Read more "Story Drop!"