Why can’t writing be more selfish?

To be completely honest, I’m a bit miffed at the world that I need to write something “of value to others”   *scoffs*   in order for anyone to actually care about it. Am I allowed to just stop a sentence and put that “*scoffs*” in there like that. Should I have just left it … Continue reading Why can’t writing be more selfish?

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Ten Years Later: A Genshiken Retrospective

(The anime, not the manga) This is the story of how what's valuable changes over time; how the things that were once special grow dull, and the things we held as commonplace now seem miraculous. It held a special place in my heart, that Genshiken. I watched the anime about ten years ago, which is … Continue reading Ten Years Later: A Genshiken Retrospective

Wow, I Actually Posted for a Whole Week, and Other Context on this Blog.

I try not to put too much of my personality into my posts. While I should be trying to find a voice, it’s better to focus on expressing interesting ideas as concisely as possible and let the voice shine through. There have been exceptions, like my posts on Parasyte and my personal taste, but those aren’t … Continue reading Wow, I Actually Posted for a Whole Week, and Other Context on this Blog.

It’s Lonely at the Top: On the Woes of Having Perfect Taste

I have perfect taste. It’s perfect not because I’ve been trained in criticism under a master (I haven’t), or because I’ve seen 1000's of anime (I haven’t even broken 100), but because I’m me, and for nearly all intents and purposes my own taste is the only one I need to worry about. If you’re … Continue reading It’s Lonely at the Top: On the Woes of Having Perfect Taste