Author Archives: Merlin

5 Anime Movies

When I think of “anime,” I generally think of the television shows, which tell several hours, or several years, of story in increments of twenty minutes or so. But Japanese animation is not limited to the small screen any more … Continue reading

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Well, That Was a Little Embarrassing

You know when you’re working on a post, and you have it only partially done… in fact, one could argue it was barely begun, and you accidentally hit “post” instead of “save draft?” Yeah. Please just disregard that last post … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Record of Lodoss War

I have fond memories of this anime. Not only was it one of the first that I watched as a kid, but the first time I watched it was during my first overnight not-sleeping sleepover. By which, I mean that … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #243: People Make the Future

“New eras don’t come about because of swords; they’re created by the people who wield them.” – Kenshin Himura, Rurouni Kenshin Episode 40, “A Killer Without Mercy: Fight to the Death Against the Cho of the Juppongatana” How many times … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, July 13, 2019

Spoiler Alert! It was fairly par for the course this week. Meaning, Agents of Shield delivered a good, entertaining episode that wraps up last week’s events entirely. Though… I can’t quite put my finger on it, but did that feel … Continue reading

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State of the Cineverse, 2019

It’s been about two years since I last commented on cinematic universes. For all of those two years, there was always something happening, something still in progress. Now, we stand at a moment where there have been multiple endings, several … Continue reading

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5 Drama Anime

Too much drama in your life? Then the obvious solution is more drama, experienced vicariously! Act now, and you can get your dramatic fix for the low-low price of a few hours’ worth of your time! 😛 In all seriousness, drama is … Continue reading

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Far From Home: The REAL “Amazing” Spider-Man

Spider-Man: Homecoming told the story of a young man, Peter Parker, who wanted to rise up higher while the world was pushing him down, and then he chose a humbler path after his ultimate triumph. Peter’s second solo movie in … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #242: Real Safety

“How many of us will you kill in order to ‘keep us safe?’” – random old lady, Justice League Unlimited Season 2, Episode 7, “Patriot Act” This is one of my favorite moments in animated history. The story is, there … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, July 6, 2019

Spoiler Alert! Agents of Shield treated us to the rapid setting of a stage wherein two dangerous, powerful enemies are set for a collision of apocalyptic proportions, and the agents are caught in the middle, trying to protect everyone around … Continue reading

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