Happy New Year! This week on the TangleCast, Team FtK (David, Peter, and Holly) talk about their anime highlights from 2018, including some gems that you might have missed (or that Holly dropped…this seems to be a recurring theme), like Hinamatsuri, Goblin Slayer, and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. The team also previews… Read More TangleCast 44: 2018 Anime Highlights and Previewing 2019
Welcome back JeskaiAngel, one of our regular guest contributors here on Beneath the Tangles. Today, he takes a deep dive into an infamous episode of Code Geass (at least an episode this blog has been critical of in the past). Enjoy! (Disclaimer: aside from taking general psychology in college years ago, I have no education… Read More Guest Post: Mind Control as a Metaphor for Abuse
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?
What kind of teacher never asks his students questions? A very strange one, to say the least. (That’s enough giggling, Shiraishi-kun.) So just to change things up, today we’ll pretend we’re in Soviet Russia. Because in Soviet Russia, you do not ask Sensei. Sensei ask you! One question I’ve always wanted to ask about anime is… Read More Sensei Ask You: Soviet Russia Edition
The start of a new term seems to bring a fresh start for teachers as well as students. It’s an opportunity for all of us to be honest about what hasn’t worked so well in the past, while still retaining habits of mind and lifestyle that we have found helpful. For us teachers, it’s always… Read More Ask Sensei! School Life Edition
Throughout high school and into college, it would have been entirely accurate to describe me as a pathological liar. Lies were my truth. I had fabricated a reality and told lie upon lie upon lie to to manipulate those around me and make myself appear a certain way. I was kind of like a less-murderous… Read More Social Media Stink: A Liar Can Smell a Liar
I’m a little embarrassed. I sang the praises of the first episode of Inuyashiki, both online and in real life. But two episodes in, I dropped the series. Can I just go in my hole and hide now? The thing is, Inuyashiki continues to be a show with high animation quality and one that I… Read More Dropping Inuyashiki and the Bad Feels from Anime