Author Archives: Merlin

Anime Review: Soul Eater

It occurs to me, when you stop and think about it, it’s a bit amazing how many anime there are that can fit into a Halloween-themed month. I wonder why that is. Maybe Japanese culture remembers how close the supernatural … Continue reading

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A “Supernatural” Experience

How many times have I said something like this? I had no intention of ever watching Supernatural. One-episode rule or not, I just didn’t think I’d like it. Too gloomy, I thought. Too dark, depressing, and bloody for my tastes, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #152: Judgment Breeds Monstrosity

“Of all the people to survive, he’s not the one you would have chosen, is he? But if you could choose, Doctor, if you could decide who lives and who dies, that would make you a monster.” – Mr. Copper, … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, Oct. 14, 2017

Spoiler Alert! And the TV season is officially back and in full swing! Most of the shows I follow have already premiered, and this week added most of the rest, including all the Arrowverse shows. In regards to that last, … Continue reading

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The New Mutants Trailer: WHAT?!

As a general fan of the X-Men franchise (though not every single installment) I have been looking forward to Fox’s next addition, The New Mutants. Then this trailer came out just today: (fair warning: it’s a horror film) What? What? I … Continue reading

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MCU Copycatting: The Arrowverse

What? What’s this? Another post about cinematic universes and the phenomenon of MCU Copycatting? But it hasn’t been that long, not much as happened! Shouldn’t this come out, like, another eight months from now or something? Well, I recently celebrated … Continue reading

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A “Gifted” Introduction

I watched the first episode, and my immediate reaction was, “Oh, I’m definitely adding this one to my weekly lineup!.” 🙂 Following in the wake of Legion earlier this year, The Gifted is Fox’s latest contribution to the X-Men franchise, … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Dream Eater Merry

I’ve been wanting to watch Dream Eater Merry for years now. Not that I heard much about it, I just saw the first episode once and it caught my interest, so I put it on the “To Watch” list, figured … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #151: Don’t Be Too Proud

“Pride means nothing when other people do everything for you.” – Mai Taniyama, Ghost Hunt Episode 25, “File 8: The Cursed House, Part 4” …what? It’s Halloween time! When else should I quote ghost-themed anime, eh? 😉 When Mai says … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, Oct. 7, 2017

Spoiler Alert! Right, so, the biggest bit of housekeeping first: it used to be that I could post my weekly commentary any time on Saturday and still have covered my entire lineup. But, circumstances are slightly less favorable for that … Continue reading

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