Monthly Archives: May 2013

Wish Fulfillment: What I Hoped Sword Art Online Could Be

I swore off blogging Sword Art Online after episode 15, the point when I realized that even trying to talk about it would be little more than an exercise in frustration, pain, and many wasted hours. The show’s skillful and … Continue reading

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Video Girl Ai 6: Video Experiments L-Ai-n? (and other stories)

I somewhat recently watched a short OVA from the 90s called Video Girl Ai. I enjoyed it overall, even if I did have mixed feelings about the actual romantic drama that it built up, thanks to its well-acted cast and … Continue reading

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Flowers of Evil: Tearing Down the Walls

Flowers of Evil is an ugly anime. Aesthetically, it is offputting, and thematically it is rotten to the core. In a way, it is a kind of anti-anime. A large part of the draw of anime to many of its … Continue reading

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