Author Archives: Merlin

Concerning Captioning

I have a sister who is deaf. She is one of the smartest and most capable people I will ever meet. Though our interests diverge quite a bit (she likes sports, I like stories) we have enjoyed many a movie … Continue reading

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Anime Review: To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts

We send our people to war, and our soldiers into the Hell of battle. We strive to win, to defeat the enemy, and we often resort to unsavory methods. We win, maybe, but what happens after? What happens to the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #260: A Soldier’s Reasons

“They know how lords and generals talk of battle. The men are chess pieces. But we don’t see ourselves that way. No one risks their life for some lord’s strategy. We do it for those we love, for our brothers-in-arms, … Continue reading

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Let the Sun Shine Again! The Sunshine Blogger Award

Once upon a time, I never entertained being tagged in these award things more than once. That seems to be changing, as this is the third time I’ve been tagged as a Sunshine Blogger, and the second time this year. … Continue reading

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Arifureta: From the World’s Tamest to the World’s Lamest

It’s an isekai anime that doesn’t even bother to begin it’s story in our world. It has fantasy, action, adventure, a harem, dragons, vampires, alchemy, shadowy conspiracies, betrayal, demons, a goddess, and so much more… and yet it is so very, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #259: Keeping Even Our Painful Memories

“There’s something I believe. I want to live my life trying to carry all of my memories with me. And even if those memories are painful, even if they do nothing but hurt me, I want to keep them. Even … Continue reading

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My Scooby-Doo Movie Countdown

Ooo-OOOO-ooooh! It’s the thirteen moooovies of Scoooooby-Doooo! …ok, not really “the” thirteen movies. There are more, but it just sounds cool, ya know? Scooby, Halloween, the number thirteen… they go together like peanut butter, jelly, and bread! 🙂 To celebrate … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Black Blood Brothers

You know what one of my biggest pet peeves is? An unfinished story. You know what’s even worse? A story that barely even begins. That is, absolutely, my biggest strike against Black Blood Brothers. We meet the characters, we set up … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #258: Try Again

“You try, you fail. You try, you fail. But the only true failure is when you stop trying. …Try again.” – Madame Leota, The Haunted Mansion Everybody knows what it is to fail. Almost everyone learns, sooner or later, what … Continue reading

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The Seven Sins of Marvel’s Netflix Villains

You know when you get one of those thoughts? One of those little ideas that buzzes around the brain like a fly trapped behind your eyes, just itching to get out? This is one of those thoughts. As I was … Continue reading

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