Author Archives: Josh W

About Josh W

Scribbler and doodler

It’s still good

So I’ve been rewatching Avatar: The Last Airbender, something I haven’t done for about a decade. This used to be one of my favourite TV shows. It even inspired my first significant act of blogging. On a (now defunct) blog … Continue reading

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Politics

I haven’t talked much about politics on here for quite some time, so digging into my past for the sake of context is perhaps in order before I start running my mouth about current events. The household I grew up … Continue reading

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More weeb nonsense

Promare wasn’t the only anime movie schlock to come out in 2019. We also had producer James Cameron’s long, long gestating project of adapting the Battle Angel manga finally hitting theatres. As a fan of the original run of Yukito … Continue reading

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Talking about Promare

It’s incredible to me that within the space of less than two years I’ve been given two animated movies that are very special to me. The first, of course, is Spider-Verse. The latter, and subject of this post, is Studio … Continue reading

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Life in the age of COVID-19 doesn’t have to be Neon Genesis Evangelion

It’s weird to contemplate how, as an “essential worker” in this age of pandemic and social distancing, this year has still been a happier one than I’ve had for a while. One of the things I’ve tried to do for … Continue reading

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20 favourite prose fictions

I need to take a break from all the Xenogears-posting. The laziest best change of pace I can think of is to do an update of my previous list of favourite prose fictions, especially given how I’ve spent a lot … Continue reading

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An examination of Xenogears (Part 2: Punching Things)

(Continued from part 1) So part of what I hoped to convey by talking about the characters last time was just how massive and convoluted the story of Xenogears is, how it has absolutely no editorial spirit, how it is … Continue reading

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An examination of Xenogears (part 1)

Look, for two decades I’ve been trying to beat Xenogears. The trouble is that as I age I increasingly have less and less time for these flawed massive old RPGs I like to obsess over. There are other things in … Continue reading

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I’m a stranger here myself

I know I intimated that I was leaving off the amateur film critic stuff, but I have to say something about Johnny Guitar, a movie I’ve already seen three times now this year. The last time I watched something which … Continue reading

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Re-reading. sea brine

I’m now in the middle of rereading Moby-Dick, which I last reread a little over a year ago. This third time around, I find things just click so beautifully with me. If we’re going to compare it with Ulysses, that … Continue reading

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