[The LORD] determines the number of the stars; He gives to all of them their names. – Psalm 147:4, ESV When the psalmist wrote this verse a couple millenia ago, they probably had no idea how many stars there really were in the sky. Of course, they saw a lot of them, way more than enough… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 1: Asteroid in Love
Sometime in the early twentieth century, a cross-country automobile (?) race from Los Angeles to New York City begins. Then the OP plays; it includes a prairie dog. Also, a bottle of whiskey gets shot. Figured you’d want to know. We flashback to a year before the race and meet Sorano Appare, an eccentric genius… Read More First Impression: Appare-Ranman!
With my new StarStruck column, I can sometimes talk about Japan-based media outside of anime. So today, I will be talking about a character from Fire Emblem: Awakening. One of my favorite games of all time, Awakening is the 13th game in the Fire Emblem series and the game that brought the franchise out of obscurity and made it into one… Read More StarStruck: Fire Emblem Awakening – A Priest, a Scientist, and a Church
Volume ten of Spice and Wolf is remarkable for how much mercantile intrigue is centered around Blondel Abbey in Winfiel, which no doubt has its antecedents in England’s Cistercian Abbey of Rievaulx. Both favored wool production and became their country’s chief exporter of wool. (Yes, Winfiel is essentially England. The country is an island, wool is… Read More Examining Light Novels: the Monastic Origin of European Civilization
Just as I thought this project would end, I was blessed to receive a tweet from Study of Anime‘s Charles Dunbar, who graciously wrote a final (?) addition for the Aniblogger Testimonies. Charles has been a great friend to my blog, contributing without knowing and on purpose as well. This eleventh post in the series… Read More Aniblogger Testimony: You gotta have faith
This is the sixth in a series of Aniblogger Testimony posts, where select writers will discuss their personal faith. Today’s post is by Canne of Canne’s anime review blog. The previous posts in this series were written by Lauren Orisini, R86, Nikko, Arianna, and Ed Sizemore. First of all, I would like to express my… Read More Aniblogger Testimony: I believe in ghosts, Buddhism, and science