This summer, I watched Laputa: Castle in the Sky, a Ghibli movie that came out in 1986, making it one of the oldest anime I’ve ever seen (Nausicaa beats it by two years.) It felt a little old, too, not just in the animation style, but in some of the tropes that were used and… Read More Lynna’s Journey (Entry #7) The Old and The New
The anime which has been most on my mind lately is The Ancient Magus’ Bride. Which I find to be a tad unfortunate, as it has already gotten a rather thorough work-out on this site. So I want to step back a little bit and consider fantasy and fairy tales more generally – for part… Read More What Is Fantasy?
You might or might not be familiar with the term isekai, but if you are an anime fan, there is a very good chance you have at least seen at least one isekai show. The term describes a show where an ordinary person (or people) from our modern world gets sent into a fantasy world.… Read More Isekai for Christians, Part 1: A Little Piece of Heaven
Dragon Quest VII revolves around the idea of a setting that ‘builds’ itself as you explore it. The game starts you in a world that consists only of a rather small and unremarkable island. From there you travel back in time, exploring other land masses that once existed, and altering history so that they survive… Read More Video Games and Faerie
Here’s our final part of the summer anime 2015 review! We’ve saved the best for last (or did we?) Arslan Senki Arslan Senki Medieval Otaku – 9/10 Arslan Senki is one of those shows which just misses a certain something–je ne sais quoi–to render it a masterpiece. I love the massed battles, compelling and unique characters,… Read More Summer Anime 2015 Review (Part 3/3)
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… Read More Welcome Our Newest Writer, Casey!