Author Archives: Merlin

My Isekai Life as a God-Sent Savior of the World

In the first episode, Yuji was powerful, but there was a clear limit to just how much he could do. By the time we reached the twelfth episode, they pretty much just nixed that and made him a mortal god. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #409: Scientific Belief in the Unseen

“That which can’t be seen simply hasn’t been studied yet. Therefore, the most unscientific thing a person can do is refuse to believe in things they can’t see.” – Sougen, Bucchigire!/Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys! Season 1, Episode 11, “Rush! … Continue reading

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A quick note

To any subscribers of mine who receive my posts quickly, a quick note of explanation: Yes, I am working on a post dedicated to a D&D party made up of anime characters. It’s nowhere near ready, but I inadvertently pressed … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #408: Love is No Weakness

“The soldiers of Japan are certainly strong, but I fear you’ve also just revealed a tremendous weakness… You’re hindered by a crippling love for your people.” “This weakness of ours happens to be our national policy.” – Emperor Molt Sol … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #407: Working Together

“Guys, you’re all so talented and imaginative, but you can’t work together as a team. I’m just a construction worker, but when I had a plan and we were all working together, I mean, we could build a skyscraper! Now … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #406: Too Much Thinking

“What’s the point in overthinking things?” – Winry Rockbell, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA #2, “Simple People” When Winry says this, it’s part of a conversation with her friend, Edward. Ed asked why she got her ears pierced, and she explains … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #405: The Strength of Mercy

“To my mind, it’s the certainty in myself that I posses which allows me to have that kind of mercy or compassion. There’s no wavering on that point. It’s fixed like the stars. The fact is, I’m never gonna be … Continue reading

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Useless Male Leads in Anime

In the practice of my one-episode rule, I watched the first episode of a fairly recent anime called Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie. It didn’t appeal much to me, but I was fairly certain other people would enjoy it, so I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #404: The Virtue of Wanting More

“You humans think greed is just for money and power, but everyone wants something they don’t have.” – Greed, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 46, “Looming Shadows” When Greed says this, he is speaking to the titular character, the Fullmetal Alchemist … Continue reading

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Dear Disney: An Open Letter

Specifically, Dear Disney Executives, You are idiots. Why do I begin this letter in such a fashion? A particular author, now of famous renown, began what became arguably the single most famous story of his entire career with these words: … Continue reading

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