Monthly Archives: September 2017

Why My Hero Academia Will Remain a Cult Hit

UPDATE: JD Cowan responds. As I said before in my analysis of Deku, My Hero Academia is one of the best anime out right now, and it is well worth your time to watch it. That being said, however, My … Continue reading

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Growing up with Manga

It was the early 2000s. 9/11 had happened, and the War on Terror dominated the news. Broadband was only beginning to spread. Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter did not yet exist. Most video games were still purchased physically, in stores. I … Continue reading

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Izuku Midoriya: The Anti-Snowflake

My Hero Academia is one of the best anime currently in progress. It is not a grimdark bloodbath. It is not a trippy experimental piece. It is not a harem. It is an exciting, action-packed series with an optimistic bent … Continue reading

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The Teenage Girl’s Robot Army — Some Thoughts

Before we get to the story, let me tell you how it came to be. Just so you know, I wrote this story long before I read any pulps or Appendix N work, and long before I had any contact … Continue reading

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A List of Links

Today, I show you some interesting links I found throughout the internet. —– (Three-act structure does suck. The “second act” always needs more meat.) “IT’S THIS WHOLE DULL FOCUS ON BEGINNING, MIDDLE, AND END, WHICH MAKES SOME BASIC SENSE IN … Continue reading

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Yokio Jokio

Through an incisive article by JD Cowan on the decline of pop culture, I found a trailer for a new anime-style Netflix series called Neo Yokio: I thought that, at the very least, it would be a cringe volcano, but … Continue reading

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Now at PulpRev: How to Slay a Bandit ~山賊を殺す方法~

Another day, another story at PulpRev. This one, “How to Slay a Bandit,” is about an herbalist who is taken away by dragon-riding bandits and must figure a way out. Have fun reading this one.

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Romantic Weapons

Yesterday, I spoke of why ancient weapons such as swords captivate modern audiences. But I thought on the issue some more and realized that the past isn’t the only source of idealized weaponry, for there are two other instruments of … Continue reading

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The Swords of Our Fantasies

We live in an era of truly destructive weaponry: Automatic rifles, precision guided missiles, nuclear bombs. They are delivered by tank and by plane, by ship and by rocket. Comptuer technology has taken this to another level, allowing for delivery … Continue reading

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I Heard Light Novels Were Good, but I Read Some and Was Disappointed!

Light novels: a form of popular literature in Japan, comparable to the pulps of yesteryear. They eschew high literary aspirations in favor of violence and sex. Lovely dames easy on the eyes, not mannish harpies drawn ugly, grace the covers … Continue reading

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