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Moe Sucks, Then and Now

blogging

I’ve been busy lately, so I haven’t had the time to play much of Tales of Xillia at all. I can’t write an update to the LP series tonight, so instead, I guess I’ll ramble. About what? I’m not quite sure. I guess I’ll just talk about where I come from — with regards to anime, of course — and what I expect for the future of this blog — if there is one.

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Anime Essays Series Sword Art Online

Musings: Elitism, ‘bad taste,’ and backlash


Is this high art?

This blog has garnered all sorts of vitriol throughout the past three years, especially in reaction to Fin’s oh-so-subtle critiques of shows like Code Geass and K-On! Despite this, however, I cannot recall ever once being called an elitist.

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Anime Essays Meta Rambles

Am I an anime fan?

I am! — I think. Or rather, I thought I was.

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Anime Essays Meta Rambles

Separating anime from its paraphernalia


An example of a drama CD

Every so often, when I criticize an anime for dropping the ball on a particular character or plot thread, some readers will counter with “This was explored in the drama CD/OVA/etc!” What’s my reaction to these comments?

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Canon to the right! Canon to the left!

“Canon in front of them! Volley’d and thunder’d!” — “The Charge of the Light Brigade”

I’m going to ramble a bit on one of anime fans’ biggest obsessions: canon. In fact, I’m willing to bet that I’m advancing a rather unpopular position.