Thoughts On Terror In Resonance, Watanabe, & Contemporary World Issues – EDITED

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Zankyou no Terror, or Terror in Resonance in English, is an 11 episode anime from the Summer 2014 anime season. Having been directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, this anime quickly made it onto my radar. However, since I tend to lag behind in what I watch (there are a lot of shows), I only just got to this one recently. These articles are discussion pieces on the anime itself, I will review parts of the show, ultimately giving it a score and recommendation as per the norm. Naturally, there will be some spoilers. Continue reading

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong Review

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You and your fellow detectives arrive at the scene of a murder. Initially, everything seems pretty routine. That is, until you realize that one of your coworkers must be the murderer. You know this because of the odd evidence left behind at the scene of the crime. Now begins the deception as you work with your fellow detectives to weed out the criminal amongst you.
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Introducing Patrick Mars

Salutations everyone, my name is Patrick; I am a chess, anime, and video game nerd. I am the type of guy you find discussing Dungeons and Dragons characters in the pc game aisle of Walmart, I assure you. I am also a literature enthusiast, and always enjoy a well written story. Because of this, the anime that I find myself most drawn to are the types of anime that aren’t afraid to dabble in symbolism and deeper meanings. I enjoy well developed characters more than plot, but well developed characters and a good plot often walk hand in hand. For example, I greatly enjoy shows such as Gurren Lagann, Full Metal Alchemist, and Your Lie in April.

As far as video games are concerned, I am attracted to games that involve a certain level of individual skill while still retaining a large amount of strategy. Such games include Rocket League, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and Rome: Total War (The original, not the 2nd one). In regards to chess, I have been an enthusiast for around 3 years, and while my strategy may not be that of top-tier players, I feel I hold my own in a good match. Possible content I plan on writing would be reviews for anime, in-depth analysis of anime, as well as other works of art (possibly music and literature if there is enough support for it), reviews for games, gaming related articles (possibly news based), chess tutorials for beginners, and possibly analyses of high level chess games in tournament settings. I look forward to creating great content for readers to enjoy, discuss, and share!

Hello, there!

My name is Meghan, I’m an art major and I have no idea what I’m doing with my life. But sometimes I make videos in my own creative way because that’s what I’m really passionate about. And sometimes those videos may end up here because Jon is nice enough to let me share them with you. My videos usually consist of me rambling about something I find interesting or humorous, but I also have a large cast of characters that show up in skits, and sometimes (though rarely) I actually go outside and film my adventures. So I hope you enjoy and any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Persona 4 The Animation Review

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Based on the popular PS2 title, Persona 4 The Animation, is another adaptation that had me intrigued. Initially, I had heard of both the game and series from a friend. I had tried to watch it awhile back, but at the time, I was too tired and put it off until recently. I haven’t played the game, and this review only covers the first series, NOT Golden Time, so be sure to keep that in mind. I wrestled with my true inner self while formulating my thoughts on this show; was it BEARY-good, or did it leave me disappointed? Continue reading

Site Update & Important Info

How’s Everybody Doing?

I hope everybody had an excellent New Year’s Eve and is ready for the rest of the year to come in 2016. I’m looking forward to continue producing content on my site for you all but there are some changes I’m going to implement starting this month. Although there will be changes, for the most part things will run like they have been.

What’s Changing? 

The first change I’m making is to scrap “Plans For The Week.” It’s not because I don’t like doing them, they just became a bit too tedious and got in the way of actual content. So instead, I’ll do a monthly update which will essentially be the same thing but at the start of each month.

Secondly, I am guaranteeing one post (excluding the update) at minimum from myself per a month. My contributor, Dana, should be on board for this as well. We are both students so there are times where we just can’t do more than this but this won’t be any problem. In addition to this, I’m placing a soft limit of 4 posts (excluding the update) per a month from myself. I may go past 4 posts, but don’t expect that very often.

These small changes in how often I produce content will hopefully allow me to produce higher quality content and not feel like I need to rush to get whatever articles I’m doing done. Naturally, I may change these two new policies around later in the year but I think this will work well for everybody.

What?!? Only SOME Articles…?

While I realize that the potential decrease in article frequency may be disappointing, there will be at least 2 a month plus the update. Ideally, I’ll try and get out one thing per week, but I do work and go to school so sometimes that just won’t be possible.

With that being said, if anybody is interested in contributing to the site or doing a promotional/collab piece with me I’m more than happy to consider it. Feel free to contact me if that interests you. Contact info here.

Plans For The Month

I have 2 articles planned for sure but may do an extra. I don’t have a release time-frame for them yet but I’d expect at least one of them by the end of next week. Classes start back up for me at University this week so my schedule will determine how quickly I can get them out and if I do anything extra.

In addition to what I’m doing this month, I’ll also be working on a series of articles for February which I am very excited to do. You’ll have to stay tuned for that, but I think it’ll be pretty interesting.

Thanks & Closing Thoughts

A big thanks to everybody who continues to support me. I think this year will be pretty excellent so let’s forge ahead and see where it leads!

-Jon Spencer