Tag: i am unapologetically cheap

10 Regrets at 30

I turned 30 this past year and figured I’d take a hard look at my life. The ultimate goal here is improvement, not reflection. That’s why the following 10 items, while all inspired by specific incidents, are cast in terms […]

How to Navigate Comiket

Step 1: Coincidentally walk through Akihabara two weeks before Comiket Not only will this remind you that Comiket exists, it’ll give you an opportunity to buy the Comiket catalog, which is essential if your goal isn’t to wander around cluelessly. […]

Tokyo: Round 3

The first time I was in Tokyo, I had just arrived in Japan and quickly left for the countryside without having done much exploring. The second time I was in Tokyo, I went to some crappy, overpriced bars in Shinjuku […]

A Few Words about Otakon 2013

I was a little younger and a lot less blind the last time I went to Otakon. This time I blue myself instead of getting sticky white stuff in my hair. What other changes would Otakon 2013 bring? THURSDAY I […]

Ranking My NES Games

I owned only five games for my NES. This is in part because my parents are cheap and in part because I got the NES late in its life cycle (because my parents are cheap). When you have only five […]

Initial D: Don’t Miss It

I recently took a six-hour Defensive Driving class to get a car insurance discount. The instructor spent the whole class telling me that driving would get me killed, falsely accused of statutory rape, and escheat my life savings to the […]

Baka-Raptor goes to Washington

As promised in a post that self-destructed as promised, I attended the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. The first step: driving to Citi Field. I’d been meaning to ditch my old car for quite a while, but cheapness and […]

Japan: Who Cares?

I like anime. Japan isn’t anime. Q.E.D. Like most people, I enjoy a good story. Anime has consistently delivered better stories than any other form of entertainment I’ve ever come across. That’s why I’m a fan. There’s nothing uniquely Japanese […]