Author Archives: Merlin

InuYasha: A (Semi) Feudal Fairy Tale

I remember the first time I watched InuYasha. It was back in my later teens (which I am often reminded is an increasingly long time ago). I actually caught its initial airing on Adult Swim, on Cartoon Network. It had … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #218: My Word

“My word, sir, is the ultimate warranty.” – Edward “Blackbeard” Teech, Blackbeard’s Ghost I grew up watching this movie, and out of all the dialogue in it, this single sentence is the one that has most stayed with me through … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, Jan. 19, 2019

Spoiler Alert! It is unfortunate, I’d say, that The Gifted doesn’t have a longer season. There is so much to go into with that show. It is also unfortunate that all things must end, as Gotham is soon to do. … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Needless

Cheap setup of good vs evil? Check. Flashy superpowered fights? Check. Ridiculous, gaudy outfits? Check. Needless may seem, at first blush, to be a by-the-numbers fighting anime primarily meant kids or teen boys, in the same vein as Dragonball Z. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #217: Forgiving Strength

“It doesn’t take strength to hate someone. It takes strength to forgive them.” – Glow, The Gifted Season 2, Episode 11, “meMento” I knew this was a gem of a quote the moment I heard it, and it comes from … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, Jan. 12, 2019

Spoiler Alert! I just realized that The Gifted is airing only thirteen episodes again. Dang it! I was hoping for something longer! 😛 Still, they and Gotham are both certainly pushing us towards grand finales with further intrigue, heartbreak, rising … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Gate

It has a much longer full title that roughly translates as, “Gate: And Thus the Japanese SDF Fought There.” For obvious reason, we just call it “Gate.” 😉 Picture this: a gate to another world, a fantasy world, suddenly opens … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #216: The Singular Truth

“Truth is singular.” – Madame Vastra, Doctor Who Season 7 Christmas Special, “The Snowmen” I was looking for something a little more upbeat and hopeful to start off the new year, but this isn’t so bad either. The exact circumstance … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, Jan. 5, 2019

Spoiler Alert! …two? We had two shows from my lineup this week? Ah, it’s been so long! Wonderful! (one of them is ending within ten episodes) I am still happy! 🙂 The Gifted hit us hard yet again with the … Continue reading

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Ralph Wrecks the Internet, but Not the Movie

I was asked what movie I had enjoyed most in 2018. I thought for a moment, and the answer came clear. I hadn’t seen Aquaman yet; I had seen little besides the MCU movies, really, and those compete with each … Continue reading

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