For God or Country? Violet Evergarden and Divided Allegiance

You may not have realized that Veterans Day this year was an especially significant one, marking the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice. I usually don’t think much of the day, honestly—I thank my father for his service, post a grateful message on Facebook, and then the day pass, but perhaps because of commemoration last… Read More For God or Country? Violet Evergarden and Divided Allegiance

Lynna’s Journey (Entry #5): Will You Watch This Anime With Me?

“That sounds like a great story! Can I watch it with you?” “Well, I want to watch it with some regularity…so no.” After completing Avatar: The Last Airbender and Violet Evergarden with me, my roommate has learned well how hard it is to align both our schedules, even though we live in the same house.… Read More Lynna’s Journey (Entry #5): Will You Watch This Anime With Me?

Violet Evergarden: Animal -> Weapon -> Doll -> Woman

As Violet Evergarden progresses, and especially into episode nine, which seems to be the climax of the series, we discover more and more about Violet’s background, especially as it pertains to her time in the military under Gilbert’s direction. And while her earlier years are left blank (How did she come into Dietfried’s possession? Is… Read More Violet Evergarden: Animal -> Weapon -> Doll -> Woman