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Given that I have now reviewed over a dozen movies from Studio Ghibli I figure it would be worth my time for me to put out my official reviews of the four anime series I have watched. Spoilers will be avoided as much as possible, but it’s impossible to avoid everything, so move ahead at […]

I love FTL. Love it. I don’t know if it’s my favorite game, but it is by far the game I have sunk the most hours into – more than 1,000, in fact. It is a brutal game, legendary for its unforgiving nature. It took me – no joke – exactly 200 games just to […]

Reading Justinian Wright’s recent post on “Frozen” got me thinking about something I’ve heard a lot of people talk about, and perhaps realize implicitly, but never actually state outright: “Frozen” is not a Disney movie. “Frozen” is not a fairy tale. “Frozen” is the exact opposite. It is an anti-Disney movie and an anti-fairy tale. […]

(An updated reprint of an article on an old blog. Since then I have beaten the Elite Four and caught Mewtwo…who is insanely overpowered, by the way). I have always said that I will maintain until the day I die that generations 1 through 3 of Pokemon are legitimately great games. Of course, it’s hard […]

I wrote a review of “To the Moon” a good while ago, but in light of my recent post on disliking things more when I thought more about them, I thought it might be a worthwhile experience to go through it again and see if it really does hold up. So does it? The answer […]

Let me start off with this. I LOVE the Sly Cooper series, which was arguably the single most underappreciated series of games in the PS2 era (which also happened to be the golden age of 3D platforming, what with the Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Daxter games coming out at the same time). The […]

This is an update of an old article from Superversive SF – I decided that there was enough here to expand and improve to make a re-post worthwhile. Be sure to take a look at fellow Superversive columnist and author Corey McCleery’s review of “Howl’s”, linked below. Corey already did an excellent review, so this is […]

I intend to be very careful with this review. It is generally my custom to simply warn people of spoilers then go ahead with my review cheerfully guiltless about whatever plot points they happen to pick up in their reading. Hey, I warned you. Or else whatever I do spoil is generally unimportant or early […]

There’s a saying I’ve heard used before that I think applies here: This drink would be great if they didn’t pour sewage in the water. Unlike our friend the Warpig, I had no issues with the pacing of “The Punisher” (and incidentally I will argue until the day I die that he is wrong, wrong, […]

So I wasn’t going to do another post on “Death Note” – and I can promise you this will be the final one – but I decided on this topic because I realized that the flaws actually had a lot to do with the superversive philosophy. So I think this will be instructive even for […]

Spring is coming. Surveying the blasted wasteland of western culture, frozen and atrophied thanks to the long dark winter of post-modern deconstructionist thought embraced by the intellectual mediocrities that connived their way into positions of influence one might be tempted to give in to despair. The long years since the golden days of our cultural […]

So as I spent a couple of weeks looking at “Justified”, I find myself going back to the Death Note well recently. Partially it’s because I’m impressed at how incredibly well executed and intelligent it is, and partially it’s how even its failures – and it isn’t perfect – are quite instructive. Plus, there are […]