Reading Round-up, quarantine edition

Helloooo, fellow humans. April is over and things are bumping along here in good ol' Virginia. We're still under lockdown and cases are peaking across the state. Which is...fun. But hey! I've read a lot of books. So here's my reading roundup for the past few (semi-eternal) weeks. The City We Became This is definitely... Continue Reading →

FROZEN II Rewrite

Hey, friends! As obligated given it is one of the key quarantine movies shared by the masses, I watched FROZEN II a week or so ago. And wow, I kind of hated this movie. Don't get me wrong -- there were wonderful songs, the animation continued to be on point and there was a lot... Continue Reading →

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 →

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