Tagged: Essays

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Fruits Basket Zodiac Analysis with Gaijin!

With the new season of Fruits Basket upon us, it’s gotten me thinking of stars and Zodiac and new friends. So when Gaijin you know, the one you should trust, at least about anime, mentioned being both interested in a collaboration and being somewhat versed in astrology, well it’s like it was written in the...

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The Social Consciousness of WordPress Anime

No don’t worry, I’m not here to rant and rave on the latest social justice talking points. I think I’ve done more than enough of that lately! Besides, I’m not annoyed at anything at the moment. Quite to the contrary in fact. I’m in an inexplicably good mood. As I write this, the spring season...

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The Modern Loli and The Importance of Being Earnest

***This was going to be a collab but everyone else dropped out so now it’s just me. Unfortunately, the post was written with the idea that there would be a counterpoint so I was more insistent than I would normally be and it comes off a bit lopsided. Feel free to counter in the comments if you...

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When is Anime More Than Just Anime?

That question really should be “when is fiction more than merely fiction” but I like to stick to my lane. It’s a colourful lane full of attractive people.

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In Defense of Social Outrage

No no wait! Don’t unfollow yet!! Hear me out! I know, I know we all hate those uptight people that get their panties in the tightest of bunch at the slightest provocation. I’m not going to say you should love them. I’m not planning on turning this blog into some type of manifesto either. Let’s...

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Color Coding in ACCA-13

This will come as no surprise to long time readers…. I can’t believe there’s even the possibility of me having long time readers. It sounds so weird… but those of you who are more recent may not know of my weird preoccupation with color in Anime. Since colour palette in animated works is an active choice,...

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Irina Goes On About Sports Anime Again

-or – Teammates aren’t friends and rivals aren’t enemies You know I keep telling you guys I like sports anime but I’ve very little proof to back it up. I rarely talk about the genre, heck I haven’t even watched that many lately. I’m not even sure why. I just got distracted I guess. But...

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I Will Never Be Invited to Join the Anime Academy!

*There used to be a website called anime academy. It was awesome!!!! This is not what this post is about!* Has your favourite anime/movie/song ever won an “of the year” honour? Are you like a lot of people, the type that recognizes highly awarded works to be good and enjoys them but your personal favorite...

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What Types of Blog are you Most Likely to Pay For?

  You know, I often let you guys know I am not monetizing this blog even though no one’s asked. But with the amount of posts I write on the subject, it sure seems like I want to. I don’t. At least not yet. But I do see people talk about the subject a lot...