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5 Anime Weapons/Props/Objects

Characters are not represented only by themselves. By that, I mean, it’s not just their personality, their choices, etc. that come to define them in our mind. It’s also what they wear, as was discussed last week. And it’s what … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Futuristic dystopian philosophical military cyberpunk crime drama and social commentary? Is that the most accurate, and succinct, description of this anime? Quite a mouthful, if it is. Ghost in the Shell, as an overall franchise, and especially the Stand Alone … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #245: Weakness and Strength

“Is being weak really that bad?” – Sojiro Seta, Rurouni Kenshin Episode 56, “A Duel With an Extreme Moment” It seems like such a simple question, doesn’t it? These words aren’t even spoken aloud. They’re part of an inner discussion, … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, July 27, 2019

Spoiler Alert! With its two-hour finale coming next week, Agents of Shield delivered more intrigue, more emotion, more rising action. The tide is turning in the agents’ favor at last, but, as per usual, it’s going to come down to … Continue reading

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5 Anime Uniforms

I am probably among the least fashionable people you will ever meet. As long as something doesn’t look ugly to the eye, I really don’t care what it does look like. Still, even I have to admit… some outfits are just cool. Not … Continue reading

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Updating My Avengers Classification System

(Let’s try this again!) 😉 Just before the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe officially kicked off with Captain America: Civil War, I created a tentative Avengers classification system. Since then, we’ve had a number of new developments, and a … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #244: Complacency Teaches Nothing

“People don’t learn much when everything is peachy and life presents no challenges.” – Jon Hudson, from Project Hyperion, by Jeremy Robinson If there is anyone who can talk about life being difficult, it’s Jon Hudson. Not to make it … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, July 20, 2019

Spoiler Alert! This week’s Agents of Shield was definitely not at all lackluster! Wow! Agents of Shield 6.10 “Leap” That was intense! It would seem that I was a little bit off in my assessment last week. Davis was not … Continue reading

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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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