My great-grandfather was born to a peasant family in Spain. At a young age, he spent some time training to become a priest, and although he ultimately chose another path, he nevertheless retained a great love for language: Latin, Greek, and Spanish, then Sanskrit, Quechua, Turkish, Indostani. After long years of military service, research, and… Read More The Gospel as the Great Passage, I: On Talking Books
I first watched Neon Genesis Evangelion as an 18 year old, new to the anime medium. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I was just enthralled by all the large-scale combat between the angels and the Eva units. With the series dropping on Netflix, I decided to re-watch the series in 2020. Let me tell you, now as… Read More Newman’s Nook: What’s in a Name?
In anime, insults are often represented by arrows that stick straight into a character. Depending on the anime, a barrage of insults might knock the character onto the ground. The offender might not even realize what he’s doing—often the hurtful words are said out of ignorance and carelessness, rather than ill will. The effect is… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Your Words Have Influence
I’ve mentioned this before, but to me, Shirobako feels like family. There are some members that annoy me, some that I embrace, but regardless, I care about them all. I want to know what’s happening with everyone – a week seems too long to wait to catch up with the cast. I streamed the first… Read More Destroying Seiichi Kinoshita: Shirobako and Murderous Words
“Living beings can be bound by so many different things… …But did you know there is only one chain humans can wield themselves?” – Yuko Talking is such a natural part of everyday life that it’s easy to forget how much our words can affect everything around us, for better or for worse. In xxxHolic,… Read More The Power of Words in xxxHolic