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”
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!”
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”
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”
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:
Continue reading “Aliens (An Average Pt. 2)”