(It’s getting difficult to distinguish between the titles of my posts and the titles of light novels, isn’t it?) You’ve probably heard that the winners write the history books. The victors of various conflicts (military, political, cultural, etc.) fabricate self-glorifying stories at the expense of the losers. Except that’s not how history actually works. Since… Read More The First Duty of Every Starfleet Otaku is to the Truth, Whether it’s Scientific Truth, or Historical Truth, or Personal Truth
When it comes to anime and light novels, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting an isekai series or six. Countless stories spanning many genres have used the person-travels-to-another-world premise. To borrow language from the infamous TV Tropes, the isekai concept has been played straight, played with, inverted, subverted, parodied, deconstructed, reconstructed, and more.… Read More The World Is Not Enough: Isekai and the Hope for More
Yo ho ho! Tis time fer another voyage on the good ship Light Novel Club. I staged a mutiny an’ took over from old Cap’n Star this time. No, I’m not sure why I decided to open this post in such a piratical way, but…moving on, today we’re discussing Of Dragons and Fae: Is a… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 22: Of Dragons and Fae
So, confession time: I’m a fan of the animated series RWBY from Rooster Teeth. You can find the show on Rooster Teeth’s website, free for all to watch. It is equally free and watchable on Crunchyroll. The show is also available on YouTube. RWBY (pronounced like “ruby”) is an American show, but one strongly inspired… Read More RWBY: The Official Manga, Vol. 1 — Review
If you want an exuberant perspective on the latest anime premiered at Funi-Con, TWWK has you covered. And now I’m here. Our perspectives may differ slightly. Or, you know, be totally completely different. We report, you decide, dear readers. Deca-Dence appears to be another post-apocalyptic sci-fi anime. The world was overrun by mysterious monsters called Gadoll,… Read More First Impression: Deca-Dence, Version 2.0, Now with Less Enthusiasm!
I had the pleasure of reading Spy x Family, vol. 1, thanks to the dynamic duo of VIZ and Twwk. At first blush, it’s a normal (?) family: a father, a mother, and a six-year-old girl. But one of them is a spy, one is an assassin, and one is a psychic, and two of… Read More Spy x Family x Random Thoughts
I’ve always been plagued by endlessly recurring thoughts about how I’m a bad stupid sinful selfish lazy arrogant rude useless ugly fat disrespectful hardhearted unlovable disgusting et cetera person. The name for this phenomenon is shame, and for me and many others, it’s a result of having been abused. I previously discussed how I Refuse… Read More Mr. Gorbachev, Tearmoon Down This Wall!
Sometime in the early twentieth century, a cross-country automobile (?) race from Los Angeles to New York City begins. Then the OP plays; it includes a prairie dog. Also, a bottle of whiskey gets shot. Figured you’d want to know. We flashback to a year before the race and meet Sorano Appare, an eccentric genius… Read More First Impression: Appare-Ranman!
Kato is a beleaguered police officer just trying to do his job. As the story opens, he gets roped into helping lost children at an antique car festival. And then there’s a bomb plot, an attempted jewelry store robbery (heavy emphasis on “attempted”), and some guy named Kanbe Daisuke shows up acting outrageously while claiming… Read More First Impression: The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED
Jeskai Angel continues our Holy Week series on anime and disability by examining a condition that might quality as the latter, but which as he mentions, can certainly be significantly disabling. Shame is an extremely common result of being abused, and it can happen with any kind of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, etc. Shame isn’t… Read More Nice Shoujo Protagonist You’ve Got There…Shame If Anything Happened to Her