Tagged: Irina pretends to know things


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...


New Post Series – The 5Ws of Blogging

You guys know I like to pretend I know things. And among those things, I particularly like to feign expertise on blogging itself. I’ve gone on and on about how to blog. Or more precisely how not to blog since that’s really what I have the most experience with. However, there are all those other...

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Turning the Tables – Masculinity for Women, by Women and Natsume…

That’s quite the title. I’ve been working hard on my titles and no I still haven’t come up with anything better that Nowlsume. It’s March 12 right now. In a recent Owls chat it was hinted that April’s topic would be masculinity and I hope that wasn’t a joke. I’m not often there so there...


What is the Difference Between Character Driven and Plot Driven Anime?

On more than one occasion I have expressed my general preference for character driven narratives in anime in order to give some context to my opinions for you guys. But as language is an imperfect tool and I am a far from perfect craftsman, I realized that the expression “character driven” may not have a...


Top 5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Collab

You all know I absolutely love a good collab. I mention it all the time. It can be challenging but I find it has a number of rewards you won’t get any other way. It forces you to adapt your writing style to someone else’s and to consider your explanation and description as if you’re...


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.


The Promised Neverland Nitpicking – Does Episode 12 Work?

Oh noes! It’s season’s end and I suddenly find myself without a Sunday episode post for you guys. Luckily, The Promise Neverland is the gift that keeps on giving. So I get to milk this amazing anime for content at least one more time! Probably a dozen more times n the future, at least!


Top 5 Reasons I Relate to Anime

As much as I am loath to admit it, anime isn’t an objectively superior form of entertainment. It just happens to be MY entertainment of choice (along with video games) and pretty much the only thing I watch unless somebody else makes me watch live action. There have been many tags and general essay posts...


The Cold Hard Truth About SEO

Oh boy are we gonna have fun today! In short, I’m going to tell you the details I recently found out about search engine optimization and then come up with a flimsy excuse to explain away why I’m too lazy to do it. Let me set the scene:


Color Theory and Cinematic Language in Anime

It’s shocking I know, but I m going to babble about colors… Weird huh? Have you guys ever seen those YouTube videos of colorblind folks trying on those glasses that allow them to see colors for the first time and just going nuts with joy? I binge those. They make me cry every time. We...