Category: Reviews

A Game of GRIMDARK; the Effects of Game of Thrones on Fantasy Writers and Medieval History

It’s Getting Dark in Here… Open up a new google search tab and insert the words “medieval fantasy” into the bar: you’re almost guaranteed to pull up thousands of pages and links to Game of Thrones, the current standard for medieval fantasy by far and large. And if you peruse a few reviews on the … Continue reading A Game of GRIMDARK; the Effects of Game of Thrones on Fantasy Writers and Medieval History

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(K)Cthulu for Kids?!

Last year, over the summer, I had finished listening to an audiobook I had downloaded on Medieval History. It was a series of University level lectures on not only the progression of history through what is oft coined as the “Medieval Period”, including elements of the Classical Era and early Rennaissance. Long story short, it … Continue reading (K)Cthulu for Kids?!

It’s the Train-Wreck That Just Keeps on Giving (Record of Grancrest War – Analysis and Dissection)

I’m starting to develop a general theory that no anime that possesses the words “Record of...” or even just “Records” in general will be very good. Twice now I’ve been treated to anime possessing that word in the title and have been either overwhelmingly nauseated or underwhelmingly disappointed by what I’ve been subjected to (I … Continue reading It’s the Train-Wreck That Just Keeps on Giving (Record of Grancrest War – Analysis and Dissection)

When it Misses the Mark (Blend-S)

My track record involving discovering new anime is something of an impressive record. Typically speaking, if I discover something new on my own and without anyone else pointing me in the right direction, 7/10 times I’ll turn up some of the most uninspired, uncomfortable and/or illogical garbage the market has to offer. Truly, it’s a … Continue reading When it Misses the Mark (Blend-S)