Character Analysis: Rei Ayanami

Rei Ayanami is one of the most fascinating characters in anime history. Period. Final. Full stop. Now, let’s be honest with ourselves. Anime has a lot of things going for it. It can be exciting. It can be profound. It can be heart wrenching. But at the same time it’s cartoons, okay? You know, cartoons. […]

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Related Aside: 100th Post

My first blog lasted exactly one post. It was about stupid TV ads and the lack of logic therein. I thought it would be fun. I was wrong. This blog has now lasted, as of this, one hundred posts. Thank you, thank you, thank you. No need to applaud. Just throw money. I thought for […]

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Oh, So Meta: Re:Creators

The idea of recursion, or self-reference, or meta, or whatevertheheckyouwanttocallit, has always interested me. Things that are aware they are things…it’s one of those ideas that makes you say, “Hmmmm.” The idea of meta goes way back in animation. We have to remember that when cartoon studios turned into factories in the forties and fifties, […]

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