Steel Crow Saga: Violence infects

Violence is a disease. I think about this fact a lot. Violence done unto one person begets a kind of contagion. It's generational - passed down from parent to child. It's societal - normalization of violence against certain groups or within certain contexts. And it's codified in politics - the hegemonic powers of war, of... Continue Reading →

John Wick 2: A quick fix

A friend recently got around to watching this movie and reminded me of the minimal-reshoot revisions that I posited back in May of last year! So without further ado, here's how I would have edited John Wick 2 to make it slightly more coherent (though we all know you're just watching for the action anyway).... Continue Reading →

Fruits Basket: 1st Season

Oh man, friends. Oh man. The entirety of Fruits Basket: 1st Season has aired, and I enjoyed it so much, as you have probably noticed on my Twitter. This is one of the best adaptations of a manga I have seen, honestly. It would have been difficult to do worse than the original Fruits Basket... Continue Reading →

Dororo: who has the right to your body?

And we're back! Spoilers for Dororo this week, previously discussed in this post. The baby should never have lived. Hyakkimaru, the rightful heir to the Daigo name, was meant to die. His death, in the mind of his father, was necessary, noble. It was right. Hyakkimaru belonged to him. If Kagemitsu chose to give his... Continue Reading →

The Dark Crystal rewatch

Last weekend the S.O. and I sat down to watch The Dark Crystal at his insistence, likely in response to Netflix's recent announcement of a prequel series. This movie obviously has a special place in many hearts and mine is one of them - I watched this movie around the same time I was also... Continue Reading →

My vacation reads

I read a bunch of books over vacation, and I thought I would go through and give a brief review of each! Before I left, I put a story up on Instagram with my four vacation reads I'd picked out and why I was excited about them. Let's see how they held up. So I... Continue Reading →

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