“Fune wo Amu” and The Majime Mitsuya Inside All Of Us: [#12DaysOfAnime 2016, No. 2]

We all have our own Great Passage to pursue. Majime Mitsuya is inside all of us. Fune wo Amu is universal. That’s what I think, anyway. Continue reading “Fune wo Amu” and The Majime Mitsuya Inside All Of Us: [#12DaysOfAnime 2016, No. 2]

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765Pro’s User Manual To Handling A Pressure Cooker (The Idolm@ster Episode 11 + 13)

[NOTE 1: This was first written as a draft in December 2015 and abandoned for 6 months – hence, let’s just pretend it’s still December and not the middle of the fucking summer, aye?] [NOTE 2: I talk a lot about grit and perseverance and all that nonsense in this post. Here is a really good … Continue reading 765Pro’s User Manual To Handling A Pressure Cooker (The Idolm@ster Episode 11 + 13)

From A Beast, To A God – Taming Oneself In Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Cardeas: “Humanity grew out of control and must endeavor to regain its dignity. We must revive the hope that was born one hundred years ago–” Banagher: “…Through the potential that lies within, we will demonstrate the true power and compassion of humanity…” Cardeas: “To transcend what is immediate, and realize our God-like potential – the … Continue reading From A Beast, To A God – Taming Oneself In Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Comfort Food in “Sweetness And Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma)” Chapter 01

Comfort food is a term that’s used to refer to delicious food that reminds you of old times, usually by being super bad for your health and simple to prepare, such as American classics like mac n’ cheese or deep-fried Twinkies. Now, different cultures have their own ideas of what generally constitutes comfort food, but … Continue reading Comfort Food in “Sweetness And Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma)” Chapter 01

At Close of Business: Grace, and Plastic Memories 13

Plastic is not a typically biodegradable compound – unlike materials like wood, most bacteria don’t chew em up and spit them out as useful organic compounds. And photo-degradation breaks it down slowly, and into little bits. And while this is bad news for wild-life and the environment, it does make one wonder: if your memories … Continue reading At Close of Business: Grace, and Plastic Memories 13

Inheritance And The Past, In Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Ep. 04: “At The Bottom Of The Gravity Well”

Inheritance is a messy topic. And I don’t just mean physical inheritances, like wealth or property — I mean the relationship we have with our parents, what our presence in this world says about our family, and what who our family is says about who we are. “Why am I here? What obligations do I have? What … Continue reading Inheritance And The Past, In Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Ep. 04: “At The Bottom Of The Gravity Well”