Posts on Science Fiction

Do your homework: The dubious power of Kyon and the Reading Steiner

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how complex or unique the story, at the core, a lot of anime values are pretty much the same.

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New Yakk project

Not sure where to go with this because Twitter’s search and every third-party Twitter search sucks, but the attempt is to gather tweets from people watching SDF Macross for the first time and reacting to everyone’s favorite militant hippie-actor, Lynn Kaifun. So, here it is: Lynn(Lin) Kaifun Lovefest While you’re at it, join this MAL […]

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12 Moments in 2011: Mamoru Oshii Bowling League

I didn’t end up watching The Sky Crawlers until this year, and I was struck like so many other people that Oshii seems to have come to a pretty definitive point in his career with the flick. As in, if you had to answer “What is a Mamoru Oshii?” you could easily point to The […]

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I wanna be a celebrity character designer

Well, inasmuch as I want to do anything related to the cartoon arts, which is not at all. Took me a couple years, about $10,000, and the loss of my desire to draw ever again to figure that out. But consider being redjuice for a second. Seems like if I were him, I’d either be […]

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Burning passion

Found some old screencaps today

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Banner of the Stars II: Who needs plausible when you have Spoor?

I finally slogged my way through the unrewarding first half of Banner of the Stars II and was rewarded with the significantly more enjoyable second half. I was already unmoved by the first few episodes (despite the Casino-like opening) when Narutaki rang the bell that can’t be un-rung, which is that the whole plot line […]

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