Tagged: Essays

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Loving Criticism

You know guys, it’s not always all or nothing. I can love a show and dislike some aspects of it. I can find a specific episode super boring and still think the series is great as a whole. I can also dislike a show and think that it has great things going for it and...

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OWLS Blog Tour – What Anime Creator is Irina Thankful For?

I’ve been out of the OWLS game for a while. Did you know that OWLS stands for Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self-Respect? It’s cute, isn’t it? When I joined, I thought it would be a chance to cooperate with some amazing and talented authors on anime centric takes of issues of inclusivity and acceptance....

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My Blogging Inspirations

Do you guys remember when I told you about my creative cycle? For me inspiration is like the tide. It ebbs and flows, it’s a little frothy and sometimes there are gross things in it…. Well I’m in one of those dry ruts. Work has been exceptionally busy lately so I haven’t had the time...

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The Fun and Lonely Life of an Outsider Fan

Where you intrigued by that title? Or did you think it was gibberish and are only reading this because you accidentally clicked  ‘cause it was just under the post you were actually interested in….and you’re gone. For those brave souls that persevered and are still here, let me at least explain what I mean by...

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Is There a Difference Between Idols and Musicians?

It may surprise some of you to know that I am a fan of idols. Not just pretty animated boy idols but actual real-life idol groups. Back in the day, I use to jump around to Morning Musume songs all the time (before they got their fancy ’18 tag). I quite liked Perfume and more...

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How to Convert People to Anime Without Really Trying

Friends, colleagues, fellow anime lovers – do you find yourself frequently surrounded by fine people who seem unable to grasp the true brilliance of anime? Have you ever wished there was a way to make them see the light, without having to waste too much time or effort on it? (or risking going to jail)...

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The Fantastic Freedom of the Aimless Blog

We’ve gone through some stuff together haven’t we… You and I. I have been hitting a few of those random milestones lately. With the anniversary of this blog and nice round numbers of followers and so forth, I’ve been writing a lot of those blog introspection posts. I know what I’m supposed to do. I’m suppose...

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The Upsides of a Lackluster Season

I think it will come as no surprise to any of you when I say that the summer 2018 anime season isn’t exactly the most exciting thing ever. Even shows that were met with fan enthusiasm on their airing either complete fell from grace earning scorn instead or quietly faded being calmly discussed in episode...