2022: The Reflection Post
I swear, all the friction in this post is in service of something optimistic.
Blue Period is a manga about learning about art (and you)
A look into the “hard works makes good” manga genre, and how/when character development affects the journey.
Me at 33
The other day, I turned 33. I usually do a blog post around my birthday as a way of acknowledging where I am currently in my life, and while it’s a couple days late this year, I’m still going to do it.
Five years later
Five years ago I wrote something pretty personal about mentalhealth and depression, and who I was at the time. Six years later, let’s talk to that guy.
2021: The Reflection Post
Hey there. I hope you’re having a good last day of 2021. This year felt a lot like the last, where the isolation, loneliness and general confusion of the pandemic got to me. I don’t think I went nuts or anything, but it was easy to feel like something was just off, and I don’t […]
Me at 32
Today’s my birthday, and I decided to write something for it. I’ve been purposefully avoiding writing for the last six months, mostly because I wanted to take that expectation of production off my plate. That nagging spirit of “I haven’t written anything for a while” is silly, and something I’ve been looking to exorcise for […]
2020: The Reflection Post
Reflections on this terrible year, and the small amounts of (personal) hope that follows.
Golden Kamuy, culture, and authenticity
Satoru Noda’s Golden Kamuy continues my enthusiasm and interest in Japanese culture. How does it do it so well?
Aoashi, sports manga, and the balance of tropes
This week I wanted to talk about a soccer manga I’ve been reading lately, “Aoashi”; sports manga can be a bevy of tropes, and I like the balance here.
Letters from Eorzea: Mining, Fishing and Catboy Weddings
Somehow I’ve been able to play FFXIV without facing my usual struggles with playing MMOs as an adult. Catboy matrimony may be involved.