Dear Readers, It's with sorrow that we bid adieu to Hansha, one of our longest tenured writers on Beneath the Tangles, who is stepping down from aniblogging. I'm thankful to have grabbed onto Hansha and her skills at just the right time, during a period when her interest in anime and manga was thriving. We'll… Continue reading Letter From the Editor: Thank You, Hansha, and Farewell!
Do you know the saying, "God works in mysterious ways?" I really felt that to be true a few weeks ago when Casey Covel (Geeks Under Grace) and I started chatting about her taking a role with Beneath the Tangles. What I haven't told anyone until now was that her work was at the forefront… Continue reading Welcome Our Newest Writer, Casey!
Through the years, our website has changed drastically - in tone, audience, message, and design. Beneath the Tangles is a better site now than it once was, in no small part because of my wonderful team of writers. That team has now grown to include additional members! You'll recognize most of these names - they've… Continue reading Welcome Our New Writers and Contributors to Beneath the Tangles!
Well...this milestone snuck up on me. This post is our 1,000th here on Beneath the Tangles! A little over four years ago, I began Beneath the Tangles as a way of bringing Christian conversation into the anime community. The blog was obviously quite different at the time - less personal in tone and more overtly… Continue reading 1,000 Posts!
At my church, we play Secret Santa each year. It's done in a very simple manner - we bring a small gift to our Christmas party, and the participants draw numbers for the order in which we select. Takeaways are allowed. I absolutely hate this tradition. And so, I choose not to participate each year. … Continue reading Secret Satan, er, Santa
Happy Thanksgiving, all! I hope you're having a wonderful holiday! There are many things I'm thankful for, but I want to emphasize particularly how thankful I am to you, the readers of this blog. For much of this year, I've shifted much of the time I usually use for this blog and moved it toward… Continue reading Readers’ Response: What Are You Thankful For?
Annalyn explores the loneliness of being a Christian aniblogger. [Annalyn's Thoughts] Frank tackles how two series, Sunday Without God and The World God Only Knows, deal with the "God" mentioned in their titles and how that imagery compares to the Christian God. [A Series of Miracles] __ As part of the Something More series of… Continue reading Something More: Sunday Without God, The World God Only Knows, and Aniblogging About God
When I started Beneath the Tangles several years ago, I came in with a very direct, but ambitious and broad mission. As the years have passed and as I've learned more and more about the community I'm engaging, and as it has changed, my approach and goals have changed. My purpose has especially been in… Continue reading Reader Response: Who We Mean to Be
Hi, readers! Thank you for visiting Beneath the Tangles. We appreciate you spending a small time of your day with us. Whether you're a devoted reader of months or years, or a one-time visitor, we definitely value you. But as a reader, have you ever thought of possibly creating your own piece for Beneath the… Continue reading Call For Guest Posts!
There are a lot of ways to describe my purpose behind this blog, but maybe the best way is by saying it was to develop relationships. I've hoped that the blog has edged more toward community than website (though it has a significance ways to go) as time has gone by. In an effort to… Continue reading Call Out to Our Readers: Let’s Connect!