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Some of the Anime Fantasies I’ve Been Seeing Recently

I’m sure it will come as such a great surprise when I say, “This post is inspired by the latest crop of anime.” 😉 In all seriousness, it’s nothing special to note that the entire library of stories which we … Continue reading

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Why We Drop Anime (and Other Stories)

Like several other bloggers I saw, I recently posted a small list of my personal favorite anime from last year, 2022. But I also had a recent experience which left me considering the anime at the other end of the spectrum, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Anime From 2022

This might be considered a little late, as we’re already two weeks into 2023. Certainly, it comes well behind a number of similar posts I’ve seen from my fellow bloggers, most of which posted within a couple of days, or … Continue reading

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My Anime Dungeons and Dragons Party

So, there’s this trend going round a couple Facebook groups I belong to. The idea is to assemble a dream crew as a Dungeons & Dragons party. Some people have used characters from books, some from movies, some even from … 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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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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Slimes, Slaves, and Sexy Maids: The New Wave of Tropes?

It’s no secret whatsoever: when something new and unusual gets any sort of success, it gets copycatted out the freaking wazoo. Hollywood’s scramble to imitate the Marvel Cinematic Universe is but one outstanding example of that. There’s also all the … Continue reading

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Some Non-Combative Magic Systems in Anime

War is the natural state of Man. That was observed by Thomas Hobbes, and he was referring to how the absence of government leaves every man in the world fighting a war against every other man in the world. Conflict … Continue reading

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The Easy Imbalance of Too Much Virtual Living

This is one of those posts that is born from a bit of an epiphany which, in turn, is born from some honest self-reflection and self-recrimination. I have seen something which needs to be addressed, a growing imbalance in the … Continue reading

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Eren Jaeger: The Anatomy of a Devil’s Birth

I will start this with a SPOILER ALERT! If you want to be surprised by anything in this story, then you do not want to read this! Fair warning! 😉 I have a confession to make: though I was avid in … Continue reading

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