Author Archives: Merlin

The Real Reason Action Movies Are Better Than Chick Flicks

There is an eternal war raging in almost every household. It is the great contest of which movie two or more people will agree to watch together. One side favors action, adventure, fighting, and explosions, and the other wants romance, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #264: Nothing and Everything

“What is a bowl of milk? Nothing. But kindness makes it everything.” – The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella (2015) Cinderella is at a very low point in her life when she meets her fairy godmother. She’s suffered losses, and been slowly … Continue reading

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Anivengers Assemble!

Heh, just imagine this crew showing up together in Endgame! Awhile ago, I made a post about My Anime Justice League. The idea for assembling My Anime Avengers has been percolating ever since, but the timing never seemed quite right with the … Continue reading

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Frozen Again

When they made Frozen, they started out going in one direction, and then completely turned around and went in another. It shows, but the narrative they put together, complete with the cast and the soundtrack, was pretty phenomenal anyway. They … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #263: Everyday Wonders

“Wonderful! I’ve never seen a more amazing piece of machinery!” “But I have! Takato’s parents have a machine in their store that makes bread!” “Haha! Well, I guess there’s no way Grani here could compete with that!” “It’s tough!” – … Continue reading

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I Am Thankful for Crappy Stories

This month, in honor of Thanksgiving in my country, I thought to have a running theme of things which I am grateful for, from the perspective of my entertainment. Of course, there are many, many other things I can be … Continue reading

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Anime Review: The Helpful Fox Senko-san

Not everything is action and explosions, romance and drama, or even comedy and wit. Sometimes, with our busy, busy lives, noses eternally to the grindstone, it’s ok to just take a little time out for ourselves and relax. Indeed, it … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #262: For My Family

“It’s amazing how much more you appreciate your family after believing that you’d lost them forever.” – Julie Shackleford-Pitt, from Monster Hunter Guardian, by Larry Correia Julie, being who she is, already loved her family, fiercely. Grandfather, great-grandfather, parents, siblings, … Continue reading

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The Master Storyteller, Walt Disney

Walt Disney. Whatever you may think of the man, or his company, or his legacy, or any of the flaws to be found in such – which are not the point of this post – the fact remains that Walt Disney … Continue reading

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Anime Review: How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?

If I was surprised by a farming-based dramatic anime, and by my enjoyment of such, then I am much more surprised by an exercise-based slice of life anime, and especially by my enjoyment of such. How Heavy Are the Dumbbells … Continue reading

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