Wedding Guestbook: Wish Our Own Emdaisy1 Congratulations on Her Wedding Day!

Tomorrow is a special day for one of our own! Emma (Emdaisy1), our webmaster and Jill of all trades, is getting married! The three of us who are already in that blessed state – Samuru, MRNewman, and myself – are offering just a few words about marriage below, but we’d love for you as readers… Read More Wedding Guestbook: Wish Our Own Emdaisy1 Congratulations on Her Wedding Day!

Something More: Gundam Orphan Christians, Suffering in FFX, and Congratulations to Marina!

None of us want to suffer. In the west especially, there’s seldom any good seen in suffering, only hallow “silver linings” that we use to encourage those going through struggles. In east Asia, suffering is more tolerated and even embraced, though of course, it’s still not preferred. We see this in the media produced there,… Read More Something More: Gundam Orphan Christians, Suffering in FFX, and Congratulations to Marina!

Something More: Death in Totoro, Pokemon Preaching, and Kirito’s Treasure

I’m always happy to link to aniblog posts that touch on spirituality, but sometimes this column is just chock full of amazing articles. I hope you’ll dig into the links below – they’re worth your read, starting with Matthew Newman’s post on Hare Kon and marriage. For those unfamiliar (which included me until I read… Read More Something More: Death in Totoro, Pokemon Preaching, and Kirito’s Treasure

Sword Art Online, Episode 11: Family from Finish to Start

Throughout episode 11 of Sword Art Online, I couldn’t shake a peculiar feeling I had.  The characters’ actions all felt very strange, and for once, I wasn’t enjoying this episode.  I soon realized that one particular point of peculiarity had to do with the theme of “relationships going in reverse” in this episode.  And this… Read More Sword Art Online, Episode 11: Family from Finish to Start