No, the title for this post was not entirely my idea, readers. And while it is a reference to the popular 1960s’ anime series Speed Racer*, that allusion came straight from Lockheed, the creator of the drone described in the article linked herein. It is, apparently, quite fast! However, looking at the photograph makes me … Continue reading “Go, Speed Racer, GO!”
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
Thanks to Crossover Queen (C. Chancy), this author was introduced to Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress*, a zombie anime set in a fictionalized version of Japan. The series has been mentioned in other posts, so regular readers here are probably familiar with the basics of the story. As yet, however, we have not looked at … Continue reading “Go Steam Ahead with Your Soul….”
Nope, this isn’t sushi, readers. The dishes described in this fascinating article are all from the Ainu tradition. An ethnic minority in Japan, the Ainu’s history is long and storied. But they are generally not well-received by other denizens in the Land of the Rising Sun. There are efforts being made to improve the Ainu … Continue reading Exotic Cuisine in…Tokyo?
Gargoyles Retrospective | Disney's Dark Horse https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=hc7yQ4nX_8k Along with others in the Superversive movement, this author tends to highlight various writing techniques which are popularly seen in Japanese anime. Since writers in the Orient frequently make use of practices forgotten here in the West, this is only sensible. If one wishes to learn a craft, … Continue reading A Unique Conceit (or Three) from Western Television
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!
This author has little problem with the practice of reading fanfic. Her review of Richard Paolinelli’s ongoing Star Trek* fan fiction story (check it out, it is good) is proof of this. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that last year, this writer ran across a very intriguing fan fiction tale written by Crossover Queen (also … Continue reading Lost in Translation: Communicating Past Language Barriers and Maneuvering Amidst Different Cultures
While researching an anime series she has come to enjoy titled Kabaneri no Koutetsujou (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress), this author was introduced to an important interview with the show’s creator. Araki Tetsuro, who worked on landmark series such as Death Note, was interviewed by Sugoi Japan about his new series in 2017. He began … Continue reading “To Be Loved by the Audience”
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