Author Archives: Merlin

Anime Review: Zoids

I remember watching this as a kid, and enjoying every bit of it. Giant, animal-like robots are piloted in team-based battles, fighting for glory and prize money? That’s my kind of show! 🙂 Zoids is one of those shows like … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #253: The Line Must Be Drawn

“The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther!” – Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: First Contact When Picard says this, it must be admitted, he is not at his most rational. He is leading a desperate fight to … Continue reading

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5 Sad Anime Moments

To know the sweet, we must know the bitter, and to comprehend joy, and love, we must know sorrow. Nobody walks this life for long without knowing what it means to lose, and grieve for it. Even Disney does not … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Fairy Tail

I remember, clearly, when I first encountered this anime. It was right when it began airing, and I proceeded to apply my one-episode rule. I liked it almost immediately, and what really hooked me was the very first moment we … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #252: Accepting Truth

“The one certain thing in life is that no one can make the truth untrue simply because it hurts.” – Admiral Bernard Yanakov, Honor of the Queen, by David Weber Some quotes are just too good to pass up, ya … Continue reading

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5 Angry Anime Moments

If there is one thing that I think we can all understand, it’s the overwhelming fury of righteous anger. When we are threatened, when what, and who, we love has been taken from us, when we see the evil of … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Eden of the East

If you were given a pile of money, how would you use it to improve your country? That is the question upon which Eden of the East is built.  A dozen individuals have been selected (and thus they are called the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #251: The Meaning of Tolerance

“This was a side of Grayson he’d never imagined, and he was ashamed. He’d condemned their parochialism and congratulated himself on his cosmopolitan tolerance, yet his view of them had been as two-dimensional as their view of him.” – from … Continue reading

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5 Anime Soundtracks

The power of music is amazing, isn’t it? Words are my bread and butter, and, to paraphrase Albus Dumbledore, they do have a special magic that is all their own, able to do great harm or healing with just the … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Baccano!

This is one of those times. The times when I have so much to say about this anime, yet I find that I can only say so very little. If I said everything I wanted to say, not only would … Continue reading

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