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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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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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