Author Archives: Josh W

About Josh W

Scribbler and doodler

Your theses, my angels, are they not cruel?

So, Neon Genesis Evangelion hit Netflix recently, which prompted a re-watch on my part, which means I have an Opinion on it. Advertisements

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Stand by me

I don’t want to live a double life. That’s part of why I write here about a lot of my weird personal stuff here in addition to all the…whatever it is I do on this blog. Anyway, it turns out … Continue reading

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Only skin

I suppose it’s been about a year or so since the initial existential freakout which caused the ensuing months to be a bit of a mess, spiritually speaking. So maybe it’s worth taking stock of where I’m at right now, … Continue reading

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End of an era

Let’s do a movie thing. It’s been a while. Writer-director Whit Stillman is probably the closest thing American cinema has to a Jane Austen, in that his movies tend to be comedies of manners about insular, WASPish social circles with … Continue reading

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Raised in the jungle by wolfes

I forgot to make note of it on here, but Gene Wolfe died recently. Needless to say, he was one of a handful of fiction writers who had an absolutely essential impact on me. He also helped design the machine … Continue reading

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Items recently read

As it says in the title.

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In which I say words like ‘otakusona’

So, as discussed previously, my thirtieth year on this planet brought the return of my younger flirtation with makeup and such, and as it turns out I can do this sort of thing with greater precision and confidence, as the … Continue reading

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Brute beauty

The Windhover, by Gerard Manley Hopkins To Christ our Lord I caught this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding High there, how he … Continue reading

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Critical Analyses of Utena

Instead of giving you guys just one take on this weird show, I’m just going to cram a whole bunch of them together. You’re welcome!

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My Little Pony: The Movie: The Review

I’m on vacation, so of course that means getting more blogging done. What else am I supposed to do, really? Movie adaptations of a TV show tend to lean in one of two directions: the Star Trek direction, where you … Continue reading

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