Category Archives: Miscellaneous

A Few Wholesome Anime. No, Really!

Hilarious. Heart-warming. Wholesome. Three descriptors I love to hear about or apply to my entertainment. Thus, I am greatly saddened as I find that there seems to be a vast dearth of anime (and other stories) to which they can … Continue reading

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The “Real” in White Collar

What is “real?” It’s such a simple question. It has such obvious answers. Yet when those answers can be disputed, conflict ensues. Is that a real dollar bill or a counterfeit? Is this a real work of art or an … Continue reading

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Why Are There So Many Harems?

If you look it up on Wikipedia, there is a list of harem manga and anime. It is a massive list. And while, at a cursory glance, I am fairly certain not every title included actually is a harem anime, I can also … Continue reading

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Robotic Uprisings: The Deeper Fear

Robots. AI. Man-made life. These are staples in fiction, especially science fiction, featured in countless – and more every year – books, movies, TV shows, games, cartoons, anime, and more. It seems there is practically no limit to all the … Continue reading

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Cowboys and Samurai

Cowboys and samurai. The icons of American and Japanese culture and history. At first glance, the two could hardly be more different. But as I was recently tinkering with a post for the far future (relatively speaking) it suddenly struck … Continue reading

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Shifting Tastes: Some Random Musings

I’ve never been much of a horror fan. Or at least I’ve deliberately refrained from delving into the genre very much. I have nothing whatsoever against anyone who does – like and let like, after all – but I just … Continue reading

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Tara Maclay: An Appreciation Post

I have known for some time that while I can still appreciate many of the same things which I enjoyed in my younger years, it is often in very different ways and for very different reasons. Like the Calvin and … Continue reading

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Where Did All the Disney Villains Go?

Disney villain. Two words which require no explanation whatsoever. We all know what it means to be a Disney villain, because we all grew up with them. The first one I really remember, I think, is Ursula, the sea-witch of … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Revelation About What Makes the Male Lead Attractive

Lightning suddenly struck in my brain, sparking a connection made between reality and fiction. Without warning, I found an answer in a most unexpected place! “…oh my gosh, THAT’S IT!” I exclaimed, “THAT’S what women find so attractive about them!” … Continue reading

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The Poetic Deaths of the Homunculi in FMA: Brotherhood

Two words: poetic death. In the whole of storytelling, there are very few things that are truly more satisfying than seeing a villain get their just deserts in a truly poetic manner. Of course, the most common idea is simply … Continue reading

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