Hello again ladies, gents, and nonbinary friends! It feels like it’s been forever since I did one of these, but the actual truth of the matter is that I’ve just been quite busy! I got a lot of writing done this past week. One administrative note! I ah, haven’t been great about keeping the suggestionsContinue reading “Weekly Writing Roundup – 9/1/20”
A sendoff to “The Night-Owl Witch”, a late night character-driven series exploring the shades of online friendship.
While not flawless, SCHOOL ZONE is a goofy yuri comedy has more heart than you might expect.
Hello folks! Not much to say in the lead-in here, we’ve got an old groupwatch ending, a new one starting, a couple stray articles here and there. Nothing too crazy this week but I’ve been able to keep up a good clip. Still not entirely sure about the film thing I mentioned last week, forContinue reading “Weekly Anime Writing Roundup – 8/25/20”
Whatever else may be said about it, there is almost nothing else like The Rolling Girls. From its circumstances of creation, to its odd hodgepodge of themes and aesthetics, to even its place in the broader continuum of 2010s TV anime. The Rolling Girls is a true original, one of the few directorial turns fromContinue reading “Under The Deep Pale Moon: Revisiting THE ROLLING GIRLS Five Years Later”
The Idolmaster turns ten next year, but it remains the gold standard by which nearly every other idol anime since has been judged. If it’s not the best idol anime, it can feel, especially at its heights, like the only one that truly matters.
Another Tuesday night edition. I’ve reconciled myself with the idea that as long as I get these up once a week it’s still pretty much fine. Some stuff to lead off with here. I had the idea of possibly allowing Patreon patrons and/or Ko-Fi donators to suggest an anime movie for me to watch onceContinue reading “Weekly Anime Writing Roundup – 8/18/20”
Depending on how often you use the site, and what your browser history is like, you may recently have seen this two-tone haired character staring out at you from somewhere in your Youtube recommendations. That’s how I first learned of Zutomayo, at least. The rock group’s full name (Zutto Mayonaka de Iinoni) means something likeContinue reading “in defiance of the Sun: The Eternal Midnight of ZUTOMAYO”
A common, but under-examined aspect of the human experience is paralysis. The feeling of “I can’t do that.” The inability to move on, the shock of freshly re-opened trauma, the crushing mundanity and idleness of simple insecurity. I recently lost part of my primary writing tool. This, coming off a rather difficult week of responsesContinue reading “to pick up the pen and sing again – Another Late Night “Idolm@ster” Ramble”
So it is Tuesday–Tuesday night at that–and I am only just now getting to this. A late one just three weeks in to my new schedule! Alas. You’ll have to forgive me, it’s been a rough few days here at the lakeside temple for reasons I mostly won’t get into here. On with the anime!Continue reading “Weekly Anime Writing Roundup – 8/11/20”