Category Archives: Discussion
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
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
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
Vegeta: Redeeming a Villain. Or, How to Make Everyone Forget He Slaughtered Planets for Fun
Vegeta. A proud Saiyan prince. One of the greatest and most powerful warriors in all the universes. Antihero. Bad boy. Tough guy. Redeemed villain. If there is one thing that people like more than a hero, and even more than … Continue reading
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
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
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
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