Category Archives: Miscellaneous

That Time I Realized Slimes Can Be Protagonists

The latest anime season started up a few weeks ago, unleashing a bunch of new titles. I haven’t screened all of them just yet, per my one-episode rule, but I’ve made some headway and, by and large, I have not … Continue reading

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Why I Still Love Anime: A Handful of Reasons

I love anime. I have loved it since I was a kid, at least since I was a teenager. Two decades later, my love for it is still going strong. πŸ˜‰ One might ask, β€œWhy?” I know my family has … Continue reading

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Megane Day

It’s Megane Day. “Megane” meaning “glasses,” as in spectacles and such, for those who are unfamiliar with it. You can go to Mel for the details. Enjoy! πŸ˜‰ I have only one question: why has no one mentioned Shiroe from … Continue reading

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Supervirtues: 10 Virtues to Strive For, and Heroes Who Embody Them

I hate New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps β€œhate” is too strong a word. I just don’t hold with them, I suppose. I mean, I can appreciate the desire to improve oneself, and I can see the poetry in making oneself a … Continue reading

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My Anime Justice League

I must readily confess: I am copycatting with this one. Specifically, I am copycatting this post over on Mechanical Anime Reviews, which assembled a cast of characters drawn from various anime, each one corresponding to one member of the Justice … Continue reading

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My “Angry Otaku” Epiphany

I had an interesting experience recently. First, I read this post over on the Slice of Alfredo Blog. It’s partially a tribute to the work of a seiyuu (an anime voice actor) and idol (musical artist, singing and dancing on … Continue reading

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My Response to the Sokovia Accords

Anyone who’s read my ongoing commentaries, like “This Week on TV,” for instance, has doubtless come across one or two moments where I talk about what I would do if I were in the characters’ place. Sometimes it’s long. Sometimes … Continue reading

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My Tentative Avengers Classification System

About a month from now, I, like maaaaany others, will be excitedly filling the movie theaters unto overflowing to watch Captain America: Civil War. And we’ll see what a real hero vs. hero movie is like, I say with a … Continue reading

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The Significance of Identity in Brandon Sanderson’s Novellas

I’ve mentioned Brandon Sanderson before. I consider him one of the storytelling Masters of our era. However, I’ve mostly read only his longer works, like Mistborn, Elantris, Warbreaker, and, most especially, his Stormlight Archive novels. It was only recently that … Continue reading

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Twice Into the Woods: A Rambling Comparison of the Movie and the Play

I commented once before on the value of different versions of the same thing. I have to confess, when I found myself given, for Christmas, two versions of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods on DVD, one for the movie and … Continue reading

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