I love anime. I love pizza. So you’d think I’d also love Code Geass, that perfect melding of two into an action sci-fi where pizza is always being eaten. Alas, it was not to be—but I still am a fan of C.C., that tritagonist (there’s a new word!) that among other things is known as… Read More We (and C.C.) Demand to Know—What’s Your Favorite Pizza?
May is mental health awareness month, a topic close to my heart. I grew up in a family that struggled deeply with mental health and I myself have had quite the uphill battle in this regard. One of my favorite coping mechanisms is aniblogging and diving into anime where I could relate to the characters’… Read More Anime and Mental Health Awareness Month
A soldier holding his detached face. Toothpicks shoved through one cheek and out the other. Numerous soldiers shot and killed at point-blank range. Golden Kamuy has no shortage of violent scenes in almost each and every episode. As with Game of Thrones, that’s part of the appeal of the show (though it’s also a darn… Read More Golden Kamuy and How Violence Shapes My Values
This past Sunday was a bittersweet one at my church. I said goodbye to a lot of our seniors, many of whom I’m come to know intimately over the past four years, as they graduated and moved on. It was of course sad, but I celebrated for them as well, and I hold out hope… Read More Good Luck, Graduates!
When I was a high school teacher, I tried to impart to my students that both history textbooks and media outlets have a bad habit of reducing complex human beings to simple numbers. To demonstrate the significance of events, writers and journalist sreport the number of casualties in an event, like the sixty Palestinians killed… Read More Potato Girl and Our Casualties of War
Vatican Miracle Examiner (Vatican Kiseki Chousakan) is an anime series based on a series of light novels of the same name. The series centers on a pair of Roman Catholic priests who are sent across the globe to examine and determine the validity of potential miracles. They are scientists and investigators at heart, so when they… Read More Newman’s Nook: Vatican Miracle Parentage
The second meeting of the Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club has officially begun! We’re already doing something a big different with this session. Last time, we stayed with the tried and true by starting with a classic light novel, but today, we’re trying out Walking My Second Path in Life, a series published by… Read More BtT Light Novel Club, Chapter 2: Walking My Second Path in Life! (Volume 1)