Recent Articles

As I write, I’ll add my posts here. One day there will be a more sensible order to all this, but for today just bear with me.

Misery & the Illusionary Wasteland

Steven King, huh? What a guy. What a prolific author. What a monolithic cultural touchstone. A household name and a bastion of creativity. Once you pick up a Steven King book, they say, you can’t put it down. First you have to pick up a Steven King book though. I’ll admit it. I’ve never read … Continue reading

DC’s Harley Quinn: A Plot-Driven Comedy

I don’t like superhero stuff. It’s a genre that’s inherently hoaky, which is fine, but most of its modern iterations try to use that base assumption to spin perceived depth out of just ‘not being a stereotype.’ Unfortunately, dabbling in basic concepts like ‘actions having consequences’ or ‘characters not being morally uniform’ doesn’t inherently make … Continue reading

Bloom Into You: Anime and Manga Review

Guys, I’m kinda obsessed with Bloom Into You. I’ve had my eye on the shoujo-ai genre ever since I finished the excellent Aoi Hana back in college, and while I’ve found a few other great ai stories throughout the years I hadn’t found anything that actually topped Aoi Hana until now. Yes, I do believe … Continue reading

The Disappointment That Was Eizouken – A Review

It feels wrong to swing the hammer at a show made by Masaki Yuasa. Everything the distinctive director has been responsible I’ve enjoyed immensely, and even his messier works like Kaiba and Kemonozume were full of heart and punch. Last season’s Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! was different though. I had to drag myself to … Continue reading

Oregairu, Past and Future

I haven’t read the light novels, nor will I ever. Every light novel I’ve ever touched has scalded me with its egregious prose. That said, this will spoil the entire show, so if you haven’t watched it yet, careful. The best fix this world has to offer is a good anime romance drama. Stop being … Continue reading

Series Review: The Nevernight Chronicles

Good eve, gentlefriends, I see you’ve returned with a hunger for more regarding our tragic tale. O’, there’s little I can say to put your heart at ease, but prithee, rest your weary arse upon your seat if you wish to hear my sordid thoughts, and pray that you have the stomach to handle them. … Continue reading


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