Category Archives: Our Allies in Nippon

The king of elfland’s daughter’s friend

I’ve been making a greater effort to reconnect with my weeb roots lately, and it occurs to me that anime is one medium that seems to be doing a good job of retaining its quality – if not getting better. … Continue reading

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Elsewhere…

I have another post up at Beneath The Tangles, talking about the season of Lent and Haruhi Suzumiya (as you do). Chapter 1 of my comic, Future Fairyland, is now completely online. So it’s possible to read the whole thing … Continue reading

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50mm

It’s interesting when one thing unexpectedly becomes an inroad to something completely different. So it is that David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return and The Straight Story became a sort of key to Yasujiro Ozu. The last time I saw … Continue reading

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Top ten vidya games (part whatever)

Hey it’s this topic again. But it’s been a long time, and the past year or so has been enough of a gaming watershed for me to feel excused in revisiting the thing. Even so, there shouldn’t be many surprises, … Continue reading

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True romance

I’ve got a piece up at Beneath the Tangles giving a rundown on some of the 2017 JRPGs I played. Which makes this as good a place as ever to note that my attempt at playing Phantasy Star II crashed … Continue reading

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JoJo

Towards the beginning of the year I began reading Hirohiko Araki’s manga, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. I didn’t like it at first; the early volumes were just so tonally all over the place and all the characters were designed with an … Continue reading

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Actually playing PSII

There hasn’t been much vidya gaming going on these past months; in addition to Real Life stuff, I have too many hobbies to juggle my time with. And given how expensive and time consuming it can be, it’s increasingly fallen … 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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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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Talkin’ about comics

One of things fueling my desire to try my hand at comics is how they annoy me. I don’t mean the medium itself, but rather how much harder it is, compared to other media, for me to find those works … Continue reading

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