K Fate Discordia: You Can Choose Who Wins My Random Holy Grail War

Join the other Masters and myself for a big Fate collab. Please read the original post for the full details and how to participate. Should be a ton of fun!

K at the Movies

I ask you, are you worthy to be a master? So umm I’ve discovered a little thing called the Fate franchise. Maybe you’ve heard a little bit about it. Most people in my position would just review and say how gorgeous Fate/Zero is, or write a thesis on how Shirou Emiya is the ultimate trolley problem of a character, or a Fate GO Waifu Tier List. I am not most people now am I?

Top 10 Sabers, NAH! Orchestrate a complicated collaborative fan-fiction that highlights my admiration for the world and character designs of the franchise as a whole….that’s more like it!

Welcome to Fate Discordia, an excuse for me to Google a lot of history. Fate is all about the master/servant dynamic, so shout out to my cool friends for being willing participants in my Grail War, their charming personalities add so much to these fun dynamics. There was…

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Jon’s Creator Showcase – Forth Anniversary & Site Update

Four Years Strong?!?

When it comes to #TheJCS, I can hardly believe that it has been going strong for four years now. It’s really amazing and I cannot stress enough how grateful I am to the community for keeping it going steady for so long. That is why, with a heavy heart, I have to announce that I’m breaking the chain today. While I will be celebrating the anniversary in this post, I will not be accepting submissions as per the norm during the month of January. Rest assured though, the Showcase isn’t over, it’s just taking a mini vacation for one month. Additionally, I’ll be posting an update with this so you can know what’s going on and why I’m not tackling this project this year. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Continue reading “Jon’s Creator Showcase – Forth Anniversary & Site Update”

Solty Rei – Gonzo Does Father-Daughter? Sign Me Up!

Cool Creative Combo

It hasn’t even been a month and I’m already back with another father-daughter review in Solty Rei. During one of our weekly Anime Music Quiz games, the opening for this show played and several players brought the absence of this title on my list to my attention. A Gonzo show? A father-daughter show? Well, sounds like a gross oversight on my part. So now that the meme is out of the way, just how exactly does Solty Rei stack up? Continue reading “Solty Rei – Gonzo Does Father-Daughter? Sign Me Up!”

The Skull Man – A Slow Burn Mystery

Who is The Skull Man?

A rumor about a masked killer in Otomo City, a corrupt district of Japan where conspiracy and death are all too familiar, grabs the attention of a Tokyo reporter, Minagami Hayato. He’s soon joined by a young photographer, Kiriko Mamiya. At first, this seems like a fruitless effort but slowly the pieces begin to come into place and a deep conspiracy is revealed, but by then, it just may be too late. Continue reading “The Skull Man – A Slow Burn Mystery”

And the Girls Keep on Rolling, a Character Study for The Rolling Girls

Messy, Quirky, and Certainly Unique

If somebody asked me to explain what The Rolling Girls was all about in just a few words, this would be what comes to mind. It’s a messy show with lots of quirks, but it’s also an anime that’s a unique experience. While it may not be the strongest series I’ve watched, nor even one I could call a favorite, its themes are beautifully illustrated through the series’ characters. Continue reading “And the Girls Keep on Rolling, a Character Study for The Rolling Girls”

Aliens (An Average Pt. 2)

A sequel is an admission that you’ve been reduced to imitating yourself.

Don Marquis

So, we have a strong foundation of what Alien is now, right? Fantastic lighting and sound design to create a truly scary atmosphere. Nuanced characterization to create people that seem very real. A monster that avoids sight until absolutely necessary to reveal itself to the audience. All these things are what I focused on in the last post because those were what I believed made a great Alien movie. Well today, we’re going to take some of those things, have them directed by somebody completely different, and turn up the schlock to the nth degree. Get ready folks, because here comes 1986’s Aliens. Let’s dig in:

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The Second Annual WordPress Anime Awards Have Arrived!

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Hello and welcome to the second annual WordPress Anime Awards! An awards ceremony created by fans for fans!

Eleven of us have come together to bring you all our favorite anime nominations from 2019. I would like to thank Ty-chama, MechAnimeReviews, Matt Doyle, Karandi, Star & Luna, Jon Spencer Reviews, Lethargic Ramblings, Ano_Nora, Alexie the Great, and Bodell for all participating in this years nominations! You guys rock! Be sure to show some love to everyone who was involved with this years project by following them on Twitter or their blogs ❤

For this year’s awards we have changed things up a bit and added three new categories for you all; Best Duo in Anime, Best Original Soundtrack in Anime, and Best Still or Stylized scene in Anime. Fan favorite categories such as Best Girl/Boy, Breakout Anime of the Year, and Most…

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The wordpress anime awards 2018: Ladies and Gentlemen, the results are in!

The results are in. Be sure to hop on over and see what took home the prize in each of the categories. This was fun to do and I hope you all had fun joining us! 😀

You guys are getting spoiled for posts this week. The normal MWF on top of the weekend?!? Look forward to more great content not only from myself, but every-single-person who helped out with this. Give ’em all a follow why don’t you?

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Hello everybody,

What better way to start the year then with a look back, or more precisely the results of the first ever anime awards that were held on WordPress. After a careful selection by a wonderful group of performers: Cactus Matt, Derek Lyons, Marthaurion, Matt Doyle, Jon Spencer, Karandi, Star & Luna, BiblioNyan, Lethargic Ramblings, Ano Nora, Ty-chama, Mech Anime Reviews, itsaanimething, and myself, our intrepid ringmaster the great and wonderful Ayano presented all the categories to you in this  amazing post. After that all of you voted for your favorites for which we all thank you so much! But alas, the carnival closed at the stroke of midnight on december the 31st 2018. However, the carnival has one last trick up it’s sleave, and that’s presenting you with the results of your votes. Before…

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Step Right Up, Folks! Don’t Be Shy. Be Prepared To Witness The Whimsical, The Outlandish, And The First Ever WordPress Anime Awards!

Naturally I couldn’t say no when asked to add a bit of magic to this! Come and see the wonderful work we’ve put into hosting this little event for you all. Vote and make merry in the comments! Don’t wait too long though, the circus will disappear midnight December 31st…

KumaCastle

Come one, come all to the first ever WordPress Anime Awards! 

We’ve got lions and tigers and heroic boys, oh my! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages we have a vast array of voting categories for you to be entertained by. Come join us as we aim to please you from start to finish. Listen to the melodic anime opening and ending songs from 2018, laugh at the funniest moments this year had to offer, be thrilled by the perilous anime films that made their debut amongst the people, marvel at all the great characters that made you smile or cry while watching their journey…Only at the 2018 WordPress Anime Awards!

All of these acts were carefully chosen by a wondrous group of performers. These performers include Cactus Matt, Derek Lyons, Marthaurion, Raistlin, Matt Doyle, Jon Spencer, Karandi,

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Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS Collaboration: Episode 10 with Jon Spencer Reviews and FINALLY Lethargic Ramblings.

Enjoy 🙂 Leth is here too!

KumaCastle

No my pandas, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. A wild Leth has appeared and it’s a rare opportunity to catch him. You better bust out your Poké balls…no…Great balls in order to catch him. Maybe throw some berries or a Pokéblock in order to get him to stay.

All jokes aside Jon, Leth and I are here to bring you guys another play by play of Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS. This time we are diving into episode 10! Yes, I know episode 11 is out now…buuut this is progress for the boys! I mean…Leth is getting married in like a week and I am surprised he can even join us for this episode review/thoughts. Say it with me guys, “GO LETH, GO!” Leth has also made progress on his own blog and brought us an awesome post on why My Anime List is important. If you want to check…

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