10 Regrets at 30

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

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 of broader habits and personality traits that I can work on. 1. Not seeking timely […]

Talk-A-Raptor -5

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Watamote – 0:05 Welcome to the N.H.K. – 1:44 Attack on Titan – 2:33 Oreimo Specials – 3:08 Redline – 4:23 Princess Tutu – 5:09 Umineko no Naku Koro ni VN – 5:56 Kanji Damage – 6:35

Shakugan no Shana III: A Primer on Fade-ins

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Intrigued by the power of the fade-in? Shakugan no Shana III has all your answers. If an ending transition exists, Shana III has used it (spoiler warnings): 1. No fade-in, standard ending sequence: episodes 5–7 and 9. The kind of ending you’ll find in most shows, and, unfortunately, the only kind of ending you’ll find […]

Baka-Raptor and the Filler of Big

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

I’ve recently been doing a lot of spring cleaning around the site, part of which included drastically reducing the size of my drafts folder from 170 to 99. Many of the deletions are partially reproduced below. Since these are among the shittiest ideas in the history of my site, I felt the best time to […]

I Watch Anime Alone

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The manliest song without an AMV? Anything worth doing is worth doing alone. Can’t exercise by yourself? See if I care when you get a heart attack. Don’t want to eat alone? Go ahead and starve. People who need others to hold their hands to get them to do things they already want to do […]

Anime Seasons: Who Cares?

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

You do not live in Japan. A new season of anime means new anime airs on TV in Japan, which is a country you do not live in, unless you’re a disillusioned expatriate who has yet to learn that watching anime all day makes you a loser no matter where you are in the world. […]

Initial D: Don’t Miss It

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

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 nanny state. Those being my three greatest fears, I spent the next few days driving […]

Reading Sucks

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

This may come as a surprise to many of you, but once upon a time I used to like reading. It’s true. Seriously. I’m not kidding. It was as recently as the eighth grade. For one particular assignment, my English teacher required us to read any 200+ page book of our choosing that was set […]