I received an excellent question on ask.fm today. (FYI, I have an ask.fm, feel free to ask me questions anonymously. Usually people ask me dumb shit about tickling so don’t feel bad about asking something stupid, it’s not like it’s possible to lower the level of discourse.) I ran out of space to answer this one great question I received on ask.fm so I am answering it here.
Question: How can we go about getting better at understanding the themes and ideas anime or anything else can offer? I read your blog, and you’re really good with this analysis stuff.
Why, thank you! *blushes*
The answer is bible study. Bible study is the best way to better understand the themes and ideas anime can offer.
Yes, I realize this may sound ridiculous at first glance. And I admit that my perspective is probably unusual as far as anime bloggers go. But hear me out. Continue reading →
I promised I’d write a post about my trip this summer. That was two months ago, but better late than never. Not anime, but I went to Japan, so I figured people might be interested.
The reason I went on this trip in the first place is because I had to present at a robotics conference in Hong Kong. I had just graduated and was taking a vacation for the summer, so I figured, since I was already over there, why not see Asia?
Anyway, I went to the conference, saw a bunch of friends from all over the world, gave my presentation. My presentation kind of sucked because I was distracted by these two guys who came in, sat right in front of me, and proceeded to talk over me for the first five minutes of the presentation. Threw me off. Oh well.
Then I skipped most of the rest of the conference to see Hong Kong! I had dim sum everyday, obviously. I love dim sum.
The first day, we went to this 5-star Michelin rated restaurant. The cheapest 5-star Michelin rated restaurant in the world, I believe. The barbecue pork buns (shown above) were to die for. Seriously, hands down some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. Continue reading →
I was mentioning this in one of my upcoming posts on Narutaru as it relates to Kitoh’s art style, but I realized this would be of more general interest. Take a quick look at this short video. It’s only one minute and nineteen seconds:
I’m already covering Sword Art Online and Mahouka, which both air on Saturday. I’m pretty sure I’m going to pick up Aldnoah Zero, which also airs on Saturday. I’ll also pick one or two more. I’m leaning towards Tokyo Ghoul and / or Zankyou no Terror. Thoughts? Don’t pick your favorite shows, pick something you’d like to see me write about.
I’m also planning to continue Week in Anime posts anything else I want to talk about this season. A few other things I’m planning to do: 1) write some posts about my trip to Asia and Japan, 2) season end and start posts, 3) write up a post about the manga I’m currently reading. If I forget / continue to be a lazy bum, please pester me.