What I’ve Been Reading: March 19, 2017

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Hello, and welcome to a very weeby edition of What I’ve Been Reading. More

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Things I’m Most Looking Forward To in 2017

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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

What I’ve Been Reading: December 25, 2016

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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

What I’ve Been Reading: December 4, 2016

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  • 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.

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What I’ve Been Reading: October 23, 2016

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We’re baaaaaaaaack! Let’s dive in, shall we? More

What I’ve Been Reading: September 18, 2016

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I have a lot of articles this week and not a lot of time, so I apologize in advance for the minimal commentary. More

The Ghibli Watch: Final Thoughts

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Here are the links to the two parts of my Ghibli watch: Part 1 & Part 2.

When I pledged to watch every mainline Studio Ghibli movie (plus NausicaƤ 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

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