TWWK: You’ve surely seen many of of the wonderful guest contributions by Jeskai Angel here in recent months—so many that he seems to be part of our regular staff! Well, we’ve remedied that inconsistently by bringing Jeskai Angel on as a member of our staff! He’ll be joining our light novel club and contributing other… Read More On Love
This article was originally published in Area of Effect magazine in February 2018. A collection of those writings from the magazine have been collected in Area of Effect: Wisdom from Geek Culture, which we encourage you to pick up. Meanwhile, we hope you’ll read the article below, about Kirito (Sword Art Online) and introversion, which… Read More The Introvert’s Guide to Joining a Party
It may not always reach its goals, but even detractors of Sword Art Online can agree that the franchise eagerly explores lofty concepts that other popular series refuse to touch. The most recent season, Sword Art Online: Alicization, traverses philosophy and religion in the course of its run, and forces viewers to consider fundamental questions… Read More TangleCast 53: Theology Synthesis Thirty
Parody, when done well, can bring humor, thought, and heart to a topic that might be lacking in those qualities. In western otaku culture, anime parody has taken off in the form of “abridged series,” which often get to the heart of an anime’s theme in a clever, and as Team Trinity argue, more effective… Read More TangleCast 46: The Abridged Episode
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
“If you could do anything in your life, without the restrictions of money or time or anything else, what would you do?” I was asking some of my friends this at the international student ministry I go to lately. It turned out to be a beautiful icebreaker—the responses were full of visions of freedom, passions,… Read More Lynna’s Journey (Entry #8): Where Would You Like To Be?
Well, ’tis the season, folks. Of course I don’t mean that season: however, there are still two seasons before that one, and this coming one will probably involve my doorbell ringing. I will let Bella the cat answer it, of course. So what do you all think of this new anime season? I must admit I’m… Read More Ask Sensei: Trick Or Treat Edition
All but a couple series have premiered this fall 2018 anime season (and some have aired their second or even third episodes), and…well, it’s an interesting season. There are going to be tons and tons of eyes glued to the final season of Fairy Tail, the new season of Sword Art Online, and other returning… Read More First Impression Summer 2018 Wrap-Up
Welcome to the next installment of Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club! I will be leading the discussion this time around for a series that quickly caught my interest once I started reading it: Infinite Dendrogram! Available digitally from J-Novel Club, this is one of several light novel series about a VRMMO (a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 5: Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 1
Infinite Dendrogram, our current light novel club selection, begins with a current state of affairs in that world and the fictional chronicling of how VRMMO (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online) games and in particular, the titular VRMMO, developed: July 15, 2043. On this date, the VRMMO Infinite Dendrogram was released around the world. It had… Read More Light Novel Kindling: Is a VRMMO Future a Good Thing?