Of Losing, Limitations, and Grounded Story Telling

Ok, quick question. When you think of shonen battle clichés, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Are you thinking about one of your favorites arcs in one of your favorite shonen series? What about some special attack that you thought looked completely amazing? The dumb protagonist who isn’t good at anything…

Harems are dangerous, man

Hi everyone. It’s been along time since I’ve done a tag post. If I could ever give a reason for it, it’s because I give enough of myself and my personal feelings on my blog and I don’t usually like being tied down to certain prompts to do it. Also, tagging people takes a lot…

Last Week in Space and Mechs: 6/18/18

Last week was an on and off week in terms of quality this week. All the disappointments and moments of awesome just balanced everything out and it just turned out kind of eh. Oh well, what can you do? I’m not in control of these shows…. Space Battleship Tiramisu Episode 11 Um, what? Where did…

Hinamatsuri: When did I start caring?

If there is show that can be called a sleeper hit, it’s Hinamatsuri. From everything that I’ve seen around the anime community, almost everyone has written this show off for one reason or another. I’m glad that it’s finding a place in the anime community right now, because Hinamatsuri is more than worth it. I…

I Love Episodic Anime

If there is one thing that bothers me about modern anime fandom, it’s people’s lack of understanding or dislike of episodic or mini arc storytelling. To me, it’s one of the most under rated forms of storytelling there is. I don’t think some people appreciate how much freedom it gives anime and what it can…

In-between Generations of Fandoms and loving It

I feel like I’ve in-between generations of things. A quick example of this is the technology boom. Do you realize that I was alive when dot matrix printers, dos computers, and floppy discs where in style? What about when we made the transition to CDs and flip phones? Did you know that in Junior High,…

Toonami 6/2/18: FLCL Progressive Premiere and Dragon Ball Super

I know, I know. There are a lot of interesting shows airing on toonami recently, but I’ve seen all of those shows. Hunter X Hunter (2014), My Hero Academia, Lupin, and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure are series that I love, but I have already fallen in love with the Japanese voice cast of each of those…

Magical Girls Site and Megalo Box: Playing with the Monkey Paw

I bet this is a combination of shows that you never expected me or anyone to talk about at the same time, right? One is a decidedly controversially “edgy” magical girl anime which has some mixed reactions across the land, but I find ok and watchable. The other one is a very popular sports anime…

500 Followers Q&A Special

All of you guys are awesome. Just plain awesome. Thanks for following me and giving me a lot of questions to answer. I never expected to get 500 followers on this blog. I also got a much bigger response then I anticipated for my Q&A event and all of them great questions that I had…

LET’S ALL WRITE A BOOK! ~ CHAPTER 2 ~ PART 7

THE RULES FOR THIS STORY TAG: Copy the post you’ve been tagged from the rules down (with the links) Go here and read the rules Write your name and link it to one of your posts (The main character is called NoGender, and as the name indicates, does not have a gender, so if you…

(OWLS Post) Survival on the Mud Whale

I’m never going to take a month off from OWLS, am I? I keep telling myself that I am going to take the next month off from OWLS, but each of the prompts that show off each month are just so interesting to write about. Maybe I will do it next Month, but I highly…

Building a Sustainable Anime Blog + Blog Updates

Uh oh guys, I’m throwing around the word “sustainability”. That must mean I am using my random engineering terminology. Well, only sort of. In this post, I am only using it toward continuing producing content for a blog. This post is an expansion of what I wrote for Karandi’s anniversary week in some ways, because…