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The Spiriting Away of JoshW — Beneath the Tangles

A couple years ago I started writing about Miyazaki movies here. Now I’ve gotten around to Spirited away at Beneath the Tangles. Forgive me for having completely obvious taste, but Spirited Away is my favourite anime movie. More than that, … Continue reading

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Weird personal post don’t read

So I’m making a comic book. Recent experiences have impressed upon me a couple of needs: the need for my art to have a focus if it is to avoid hitting a plateau, and the need for myself to have … Continue reading

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BTT Manga Roundup

I’m back at Beneath the Tangles again, this time talking about manga. Aside from video games, my experiences with Japanese pop culture recently have centred around manga; picking up drawing as a hobby has led to a renewed interest in … Continue reading

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In which I receive a prestigious award

Medieval Otaku has recently bequeathed me yet another one of these award things. The rules seem pretty familiar: Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog Share 7 facts about yourself Nominate at most 15 … Continue reading

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The Top Five Final Fantasies — Beneath the Tangles

Some Final Fantasy fan art I did is now up at Beneath the Tangles, put in the service of yet another list. I’m still trying to get a handle on drawing humans, having invested so much of my effort into … Continue reading

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The Empire Strikes Back

The next film on my David Lynch revisit turned out to be Inland Empire, which I’ve never seen before. This was largely a fortuitous development: it’s seemingly out of print and not readily available for streaming; but I just so … Continue reading

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Silencio

I’m sorry for the lack of content here – I just haven’t been feeling the blogging itch lately, and a lot of my leisure time has been eaten up by my silly drawings. To make up for it, here’s some … Continue reading

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Everything is canon now

So I found myself returning to the original Kingdom Hearts for the first time since it was relatively new. Perhaps it was the need for a palette cleanser after the excellent but admittedly very harrowing NieR: Automata. Perhaps it was … Continue reading

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Things visible and invisible

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey has become so iconic and cemented in its status as a classic that it’s easy to forget that it originally opened to very mixed reviews, with as many critics finding it a pretentious mess … Continue reading

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The future looks bright

Talking about animated movies is one of the Things I Like To Do on this blog, and it’s been quite some time since I talked about Don Bluth. So let’s talk about Titan A.E. (2000), the movie that kinda sorta … Continue reading

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