Blogging Habits and Losing Momentum

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Earlier this week Irina posed an excellent question in her post when she asked whether blogging breaks work? It was an excellent post, in case you missed it, and one that got quite a few people talking. When Irina first brought this post to my attention, I absolutely loved it because it was something I'd … Continue reading Blogging Habits and Losing Momentum

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Is The New Season of One Punch Man Disappointing?

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The Spring Anime season is upon us and over and over again I've been seeing blog posts discussing how this season is a slow season or a poor season in terms of anime. I don't necessarily disagree but at the same time I'm actually having fun with the season even if a lot of what … Continue reading Is The New Season of One Punch Man Disappointing?

What Demon Slayer Has Been Getting Right, and What It Has Gotten Wrong

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I've had a bit of a rocky history with typical shounen anime. While I am most definitely a fan of Bleach, and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood worked a treat, most of the other big names never struck a chord with me and a lot of the standard protagonists make me wince (or in the case … Continue reading What Demon Slayer Has Been Getting Right, and What It Has Gotten Wrong

3 Reasons Why Flashbacks Aren’t Always The Best Narrative Device

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For anyone who has started Fairy Gone this season it should have immediately become apparent that in addition to the visual problems with the anime the narrative itself relies heavily on flashbacks and exposition to fill the audience in on information. While neither flashbacks nor exposition are actually inherently bad, in point of fact they … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Flashbacks Aren’t Always The Best Narrative Device

May 2019 OWLS Post – Finding Happiness In and Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Hi everyone. Sorry it has been a couple of months since I've had a go at an OWLS post but I decided to definitely get back to it in May and then, once I saw the prompt for May I knew I had to write something for this one. Let's get into it. Happiness is … Continue reading May 2019 OWLS Post – Finding Happiness In and Out of Your Comfort Zone

What’s Wrong With The Spring Anime Season?

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I know the headline is a little dramatic and realistically the Spring anime season isn't any better or worse than any other, and yet for a lot of bloggers there seem to be slim pickings this season when it comes to creating a review list. With my travel overseas making my start to the season … Continue reading What’s Wrong With The Spring Anime Season?

There’s No Anime While Driving

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The statement "there's no anime while driving" seems like something that should be a totally obvious statement. And as there is no anime, there is also no reading, no gaming, nothing. Just the long stretch of straight black road lined with red dirt, dust, and the occasional (or frequent) animal carcass. Stardriver / driving in … Continue reading There’s No Anime While Driving

Embarrassment, Scrapes, Colds, and Other Deadly Things in Anime

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Life is tough for the average high school anime character. Getting caught in the rain is nearly a death sentence when a dreaded fever will strike and certainly any character who ever had a bout of chuubinyou knows that embarrassment really can kill.

They Can’t All Be Natsume – Nor Do They Need To Be

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As a reviewer I try to avoid comparison where possible between one story and the next (and previously wrote a feature about it - comparing apples and oranges), but it is kind of inevitable that comparisons will be made. Partly that is because similar characters or stories will remind you of the previous one though … Continue reading They Can’t All Be Natsume – Nor Do They Need To Be

Why Do Anime Heroes Get The Most Boring Powers?

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In case it doesn't become immediately apparent, this discussion is mostly me musing on something that has bothered me in a handful of shows that I'm now generalising across anime. It is not actually intended to be an overly serious post but honestly, I've been wondering this for awhile and of all things it was … Continue reading Why Do Anime Heroes Get The Most Boring Powers?