An annual tradition for this blog is to list stuff I’m looking forward to in the coming year. Because I’m about two weeks behind where I need to be, here’s the stuff I’m looking forward to in 2017. More
January 19, 2017
Anime, Internet, Movies, Television, Video Games, Web Series A Hat in Time, Brand New, Bravest Warriors, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, Elevent Little Roosters, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Night in the Woods, Persona 5, Poi, Sense8, Yooka-Laylee, Your Name Leave a comment
December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas, readers! The annual end-of-the-year posts are on their way. But first, I bring you your (mostly) weekly roundup of links from around teh interwebz. More
December 4, 2016
- Bullets in the intro? Whose idea was that?
It was mine.
- We’re fucked.
Anyway, let’s talk about anime and video games and shit.
October 23, 2016
Administrative, Anime, Culture, Internet, Politics, Technology, Video Games, What I've Been Reading Derek Black, Ken Bone, Microsoft Japan, Mouse and keyboard, Rinna, Stormfront, Swearing in anime, White nationalism Leave a comment
We’re baaaaaaaaack! Let’s dive in, shall we? More
September 18, 2016
Anime, Concerts, Culture, Internet, Music, Super-nerdity, Technology, Video Games, What I've Been Reading Etymology, Game saves, Honey Select, Kraftwerk, Lithium batteries, Motion in animation, Racism, Turkey, Undertale, VR porn Leave a comment
I have a lot of articles this week and not a lot of time, so I apologize in advance for the minimal commentary. More
June 4, 2016
When I pledged to watch every mainline Studio Ghibli movie (plus Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Ocean Waves) back in February, I expected to be taken on a 22-film journey of magic and wonder. That didn’t happen. Some of the films were mundane. Others were just dull. Disappointment was frequent and often sustained.
But some of that magic and wonder did eventually appear, and it was in those moments that I understood why Studio Ghibli is such a beloved institution. Like any studio, they’ve had their ups and downs over the years, but the quality of their best output is undeniable. To gain some more perspective on how the studio functions and why it produces the kind of movies it does, I decided to watch the recent documentary about the studio, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. More
May 16, 2016
Anime, Movies Arrietty, From Up onPoppy Hill, Gorō Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Hiroyuki Morita, Howl's Moving Castle, Isao Takahata, My Neighbors the Yamadas, Ponyo, Spirited Away, Studio Ghibli, Tales from Earthsea, The Cat Returns, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, The Wind Rises, When Marnie Was There 1 Comment
A few months ago, I resolved to watch every single feature-length mainline Studio Ghibli film from start to finish. I posted Part 1 a couple of months ago, which covered Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind to Princess Mononoke. I finally finished this project yesterday, and here are my thoughts on My Neighbors the Yamadas to When Marnie Was There.
Two disclaimers: 1) This piece contains spoilers for all the films discussed! 2) Unless otherwise stated, when I write “Miyazaki” by itself, I’m referring to Hayao Miyazaki and not his son Gorō.
Alright, let’s dive in! More