It’s close to break time and while a couple of the third-years I’ve been teaching are putting the last hand to their self-evaluation forms for the day, the bigger part of the […]
When a group of disgruntled artists founded Image Comics in the 1990’s, their main reason for doing so was allowing themselves to create characters without the executive meddling that had driven Marvel and DC […]
Let’s be perfectly fair here, the chances that Captain America really was a Hydra double agent all this time are non-existent. But it’s the thought that counts. Like the WWE […]
This week has not been a good week to be a comic book fan. Hot on the tail of DC’s desperate attempt to abort its much-maligned ‘New 52’ continuity into […]
There’s an adorable little manga I like named Gisèle Alain, about a precocious thirteen-year-old rich girl in 19th century France who inherits an apartment building and spends her days helping its tenants with all sorts of odd jobs, from plain old deliveries to live-changing affairs. More so than because of its gorgeous artwork and lovingly represented(if somewhat animefied) historical setting, I love it because of how nuanced it is for a slice-of-life.
2015 sure felt like a textbook example of a lousy sequel. It didn’t fix any of 2014’s problems, in stead trying to mask the incompetence that brought forth these disasters […]
Spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead.
This ‘deemed the worst but actually the best’ trope is all over the place in light novels, and I can’t help but mull over just how shamelessly anti-feminist it is.
I don’t need to tell you that 2014 was kind of a crappy year. A year filled with political upheaval, heartbreaking deaths and communities succumbing to fear and selfishness. 2014 was the year of people being whipped for dancing, of civilian planes being shot down by warmongers, of innocent people being decapitated on screen, of massacres, intolerance, religious extremism and neoconservative discourse spreading around the world like a blight.
One more month, give and take a few days, and we will be free from classes and exams for what seems like a glorious eternity once more! No better time […]