Author Archives: Josh W

About Josh W

A Catholic. Likes to write stuff and draw pictures.

Obligatory prequel trilogy post

Much like how I revisited the original Star Wars trilogy in anticipation of The Force Awakens, I found myself revisiting the prequel trilogy in anticipation of The Last Jedi. And jeez, has there ever been a pop culture property as … Continue reading

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I have an actual art blog again

So I actually went and addressed my complaint and made myself a site for my art – Purple Dragon Studios is now a Thing, so subscribe to it if you actually want my drawings clogging up your feed. It’s a … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a blogger

I don’t really have a dedicated place to upload my art at the moment and am considering creating something like a separate wordpress site for it. But right now I feel that this blog could use a little more silliness. … Continue reading

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A whole new world

I have found the time for some more Terence Malick, though, and it turns out The Thin Red Line wasn’t a fluke: The New World is even better, to the point where it may one day occupy that rather dubious … Continue reading

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Through indirections…

I tried my hand at Inktober, but flamed out a few days in. For those not in the know, the gist of Inktober is that you do one ink drawing a day for the month of October. There are specific … Continue reading

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Top ten weeb shows

I’ve made too many top ten movies and games posts, but have never even made a proper top ten anime post. So it’s time to start mining this particular avenue of clickbait substituting for substantial content. I don’t think my … Continue reading

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Enhance

I feel conflicted. On the one hand, I’m a bit annoyed that the best sci-fi movie, and indeed, the best movie since Mad Max: Fury Road is yet another sequel. On the other hand, Blade Runner 2049 is so good … Continue reading

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The gum you like isn’t coming back in style

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me resembles Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in some regards. Both movies are movie spinoffs of a TV show that in some superficial way seem to betray their respective shows (Khan takes a … Continue reading

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Pretentious movie post don’t read

Even if this year has been mediocre in terms of movies actually released in 2017, it has been phenomenal in terms of stuff I’ve been introduced to for the first time, with Inland Empire, Suspiria and now The Thin Red … Continue reading

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The Return of the Return of Samus

One complaint about movies that you used to hear a lot was “it looks like a video game.” But it strikes me that the current movie industry has become more like the video games industry in a more fundamental aspect: … Continue reading

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