When I first started watching Shounen Maid, I confess I was really unsure about Madoka. I mean, in the first episode, he comes out of practically nowhere and takes Chihiro in like family… family who wasn’t aware of his existence until that day. He then proceeds to, by the beginning of episode 3, dress him… Read More Shounen Maid – Cleaning up Communication
So, we finally found out why Yamada Aoi ran away from home. I wondered how they’d weave serious backstory into this lighthearted show, but they actually did it pretty well. Spoilers ahead, in case you didn’t guess. Basically, Aoi’s mother isn’t good at talking. She overthinks everything, and when she finally opens her mouth, very few… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Working!!! and Communicating Across Personalities
Hello, this is stardf29, and I will be taking over Anime Today for japesland while he is in Japan experiencing the Japanese life for himself. Kiniro Mosaic, a.k.a. KINMOZA, is a cute-girls-doing-cute-things show with an ongoing theme of overcoming communication barriers, and that theme is stronger than ever in the currently-airing second season. In addition… Read More Anime Today: KINMOZA’s Communication Barriers
“Living beings can be bound by so many different things… …But did you know there is only one chain humans can wield themselves?” – Yuko Talking is such a natural part of everyday life that it’s easy to forget how much our words can affect everything around us, for better or for worse. In xxxHolic,… Read More The Power of Words in xxxHolic
Ty-chama’s recent post about her desire to see more comments on her blog made me reevaluate the communal interactions here on Beneath the Tangles. I’m very happy with how readers chime in with their own opinions, stories, and additions. Like a call-in radio show, this blog is strengthened by the reader interaction. Even further, I’ve… Read More I Like Your Blog Post! And Your Facebook Comment. And Your Tweet. And…
I must confess that I have been viewing anime fanart much more than I’ve been producing it in my time at deviantArt. In doing so, I’ve been trying to get a handle on what all these other fanartists are doing, and why. To be honest, I haven’t fully understood what I’ve been doing, and why.… Read More For Love of the (Fan)art, And Of Its Subject
Knock, Knock. I awaken from a stupor, wondering who could it be. I didn’t invite anyone over, so it’s probably… A. A pizza order I forgot about. B. A drop-in by a friend or family member C. A salesperson, or… The worst possible choice – D. A door-to-door evangelical or Jehovah’s Witness Most of us… Read More Door to Door in the N.H.K.