Tag Archives: Manga

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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General geekery

I haven’t had much time/energy for blogging in recent weeks. Here’s a quick and dirty bullet-list of relevant stuff to indicate that I’m still around.

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Blue eyes good, red eyes bad

Hayao Miyazaki is legendary. Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 animated film Akira made serious waves in America, but it has never really risen above cult status. Japanese shows like Sailor Moon, Dragonball and Pokemon won the hearts of a lot of my generation, but have hardly … Continue reading

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