Cowboy Bebop is one of those things that’s so unique in construction that it’s hard to see the pieces it’s built out of. That’s one of the reasons it’s brilliant. But it is built out pieces, no matter how brilliantly they’re disguised. For instance, you have to look at it a lot (a pleasure, let […]Read more "The Power of Three: Cowboy Bebop"
So I did a thing. Well, I did a lot of things. Started the new semester. Watched Princess Jellyfish. Got rained on a few days ago. Went to ConnectiCon in Hartford, CT. But I also bit the bullet and FINALLY finished a project I’ve been working on for more than a year: I took the […]Read more "Relevant Irrelevant Post: Book Out"
One of the cool things about a person in my racket – I’m a professor of Communication – is you can see the stuff we talk about in class coming out in anime and manga. Right? Art imitates life, right? Well, in a way it has to. If you are trying to write a believable […]Read more "Fun With School: Citrus"
At some point someone realized that pointing out the absurdities and contradictions of everyday life could be really funny. I mean, seriously, going back to at least George Carlin. Then of course there’s Jerry Seinfeld. Even Krusty the Klown figures it out, and he never figures out anything. You know why that’s relevant to Saiki […]Read more "The Outsider: Saiki K"
Okay, I hope everyone has seen Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 by now. If you haven’t, please do. It’s really good. It’s really good even though it changes the essential Evangelion story. But you knew it would. You knew the rebuild was going in a different direction from the start of 2.22, where we all met […]Read more "Character Analysis: Mari Illustrious Makinami"