Tag: opinion

Well That got Weird Fast (Darling in the FranXX Retrospective)

Well That got Weird Fast (Darling in the FranXX Retrospective)

Fuck the Nines! Seriously: I don't even feel bad for you pricks!

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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)

Robots, Sex and Adolescence (Darling in the FranXX: Light Thoughts on Sex and Sexual Repression)

Robots, Sex and Adolescence (Darling in the FranXX: Light Thoughts on Sex and Sexual Repression)

Mecha anime and I have a tenuous relationship with one another: I love the ideas, concepts and designs behind the mech suits, the technological infusions into more mundane aspects of coming of age stories and sometimes bleak social commentaries about the constraints that the modern world places on the youth to not only magically solve … Continue reading Robots, Sex and Adolescence (Darling in the FranXX: Light Thoughts on Sex and Sexual Repression)

A Curveball, a Rollercoaster, a Paradigm Shift

I think it's safe to say that, at one point or another, we've been there: on a course or path that we've chosen and with full confidence in where we're headed. The mile-markers (or would kilometer markers be more appropriate?) have been tacked and, not to belabor the metaphor, the destination in mind. There's a … Continue reading A Curveball, a Rollercoaster, a Paradigm Shift