One is always happy to find a new show to enjoy, of course, readers. But discovering some new music you cannot help but rock to when the show plays? That’s the metaphorical jackpot! If you’ve been keeping up with my newsletter, then you have seen my opinion of Asato Asato’s 86 – Eighty-Six* series. At … Continue reading Music from 86 – Eighty-Six
While on the Superversive Sunday Livestream, Anthony Marchetta and I discussed the differences between Japanese anime and modern Western storytelling. One of the items that came up was the sincerity with which Japanese writers portray their characters. Although I wanted a stronger word for the phenomenon at the time, in hindsight, I think Anthony hit … Continue reading Sincerity in Fiction – A Lost Art in Need of Recovery
Yesterday I joined Anthony Marchetta on the Superversive Livestream to discuss anime, the Pulp Revolution, and the pulp tales of yore. We spoke about many other topics as well. It was a fun two hours, readers! There were some technical difficulties with the stream, and we went silent or at least too low to hear … Continue reading Bulletin: A Return to the Superversive Livestream!
Not for some writers and artists, anyway. If you are or have ever been a fan of anime series Inuyasha*, Ranma 1/2*, or Maison Ikkoku,* then you should find this article about the author’s work habits extremely interesting. There is a reason that she is not on Twitter much. Admittedly, this type of dedication sounds … Continue reading Creativity Never Takes a Break
Here we have another review of a work produced by author Kai Wai Cheah (who also uses the name Benjamin Cheah and Kit Sun Cheah). Dungeon Samurai Vol. 1: Kamikaze* comes from the creator of Amp, a superhero in Silver Empire’s Heroes’ Unleashed* universe. It is also a fascinating new look at the isekai genre. … Continue reading Review – Dungeon Samurai Vol. 1: Kamikaze (An Anti-LitRPG Dungeon Crawl) by Kit Sun Cheah
This is an article I have wanted to repost for a while. It isn't specifically about the craft of writing, but an astute prospective author will doubtless learn a great many things about storytelling in J.D. Cowan's piece on the anime Trigun. Click the link to see what I mean, readers! . . . And … Continue reading Reposted: ….And Between the Wasteland & Sky
On February 7th this author joined Ben Wheeler and Anthony Marchetta on the SuperversiveSF Sunday Livestream to talk about the latest chapter of My Hero Academia*. There were some connection issues, so I didn’t technically appear in the stream until the 20:37 mark. For some reason my connection decided to play games and I had … Continue reading Bulletin: On the Radio with SuperversiveSF!
Below are some of the introductory and exit themes for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.* If you have not seen this anime series before, I highly recommend giving it a viewing. Until then, enjoy the music! Again – Yui https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzUBwwJF4JU Hologram - NICO Touches the Walls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzJPSvnGqCA Ray of Light https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XejUekhQoU Rain - … Continue reading Fullmetal Melodies
Courtesy seems to have gone the way of the dinosaur these days. Not long ago, a study found most modern young adults say “No problem” when thanked for a service rendered rather than the proper “You’re welcome.” Apparently, this is due to the fact that most of the younger population wishes to avoid making a … Continue reading Simple Courtesies
While puttering around the Internet in search of something to make her smile, this author stumbled across the picture below: I am fairly certain this is a panel from the Zoids: Chaotic Century manga*. If it is not an illustration from any particular issue, I believe it was drawn by one of the artists involved … Continue reading Pretty as a Picture