Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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Hilarious Trailers for Heroes of the Storm

I believe I mentioned just the other day that I’m not a fan of Blizzard Entertainment. Or, rather, I’m not a fan of their games these days. But the cinematic cut-scenes? The trailers? Those, I enjoy immensely! So, the crew … Continue reading

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Groot is Awesome! 5 Images for 5 Reasons

Like most people who’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy, I love Groot! So now I have the DVD, I can finally show five images, captured and cobbled together, to explain why we all love him. Here’s my top five reasons: … Continue reading

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