Last week, I had the absolute privilege of attending the Nerd Culture Ministry Summit, the first event of its kind, where leaders in the sphere of nerd ministry networked with and gave insights about their experiences to attendees who are also involved or interested in the field. It was a great opportunity to meet missionaries,… Read More Five Lessons I Learned from the Nerd Culture Ministry Summit
So a funny thing happened on the way to the blog migration…or rather migrations. Those of you who have followed us for years may remember that in early 2016, we moved from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, and just last month, we made our way back to this platform. Unfortunately, our WordPress followers didn’t make it (despite… Read More Re: Another World Where You Once Followed Our Blog But Should Follow Again (or Follow Us Anew)
“It’s just not safe for young girls to go into events, especially in costume. We’re vulnerable.” It’s been more than three years since “Cosplay is Not Consent” signs were erected throughout New York Comic Con. The movement, which seeks to educate about actions that should reflect common sense and decency, is now firmly set in… Read More Cosplay is Not Consent, but Danger Still Lingers
It’s a good time to be a geek. Marvel, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones are the prime properties in Hollywood. Even the subset of geek culture known as otakudom is even getting in the game. As much as Ghost in the Shell was maligned (though I thought it was enjoyable), it’s amazing that property… Read More Top Ten Arby’s Anime Posts
Hello, everyone! Matthew here. I have been given the honor of closing out this calendar year in anime with one final adieu to 2017 and the things we here at Beneath the Tangles have been privileged to accomplish with your help and support as readers, whether you support us through your generous Patreon donations or… Read More BtT 2017: A Year in Review and Another in View
Thanksgiving is my fav-fav-favorite holiday! I just absolutely love it—the smells, the tastes, the feel, the sights. It’s a day I look forward to every year. I also love how that, even if we forget to actually be thankful on this day, the idea that Americans travel the country to eat a big dinner with… Read More Happy Thanksgiving!
That’s right, today is Pocky Day—and for Koreans out there and others who otherwise prefer Lotte Pepero, its Pepero Day, too! (A little trivia: Pepero Day is just as much a marketing tool as Pocky Day is, but it also has a Valentine’s Day kinda feel in Korea and even in the U.S. among Korean-Americans.)… Read More Happy Pocky (and Pepero) Day!