Tiny Galaxies

Are you aware of your cheeks? I’m not asking if you have cheeks. I’m not asking if you know you have cheeks. What I’m wondering is: are you consciously aware that you have cheeks? Does that factor into how you speak? Dress? Behave? For most of us, I’d guess no. Which is funny, because cheeks are one of those face parts we notice the fastest. Little things tend to add up, don’t they? Yet we tend to take them for granted. Where is our joy … Read more Tiny Galaxies

Bad Boys – Part 1: The Modern Villain

I have a villain fetish. There, I said it. I like villains more than heroes, at least most of the time. Antagonists interest me because they challenge the hero. Questioning his motives, challenging his beliefs, denying his convictions. Echoing the serpent of Eden, true villains subvert the truth while questioning the hero’s convictions. Does that mean that a villain is founded on lies? Or is a good villain one who focuses solely on defeating the hero? What makes a good villain?

5 Books That Would Make Great Anime

When you think about it, books are similar to magic. With only ink on a sheet of processed plant matter, books can transport you to new worlds, introduce you to historical figures, and create new ways of thinking within your inner being. As amazing as books are, they sometimes can lack a visual aspect that can bring a point home even further. Book-to-movie transitions are notoriously rocky at best, and TV shows aren’t much better. Anime, however, doesn’t shy away from hard topics or intense … Read more 5 Books That Would Make Great Anime

Talking Point: What’s Your Anime Story?

Today, I wanted to do something a little different and talk directly to you guys. If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you know that I love anime and Asian culture (otherwise I wouldn’t be here writing stuff), but you probably don’t know how I got into anime in the first place. Which, TBH, is kind of surprising given that I’ve been blogging for almost a year now. So today I wanted to share my anime story, short as it might be, … Read more Talking Point: What’s Your Anime Story?