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Xenosaga Episode I, or: A Trip To the Militian Star System

So a few months ago I did a little series of posts on Xenogears that I never bothered to finish. Now I can make up for it by starting a new series on Xenogears’ spiritual successor, the Xenosaga trilogy. I … Continue reading

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Here and elsewhere

So before I jump into the meat of this post, it’s perhaps worth noting that I’m trying my hand at a new, anime-only blog. I’m not sure why I feel so moved to do so – but I’m also a … 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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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 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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A sola or two

One of the reasons I’ve been sitting on my hands when it comes to blogging about all my recent…ecclesial developments is that it’s hard to do so without coming across as at least a little bit confrontational. It’s also the … Continue reading

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I couldn’t come up with a clever title

Remember when I used to blog here? These recent months have been such that I haven’t felt the desire to keep up the usual rate of blogging fluff, nor have I wanted to blog about what’s been going on until … 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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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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