Picking Your Battles – #Controversed Issue 4

Moderation & Conversation

Welcome to the final issue of the #Controversed series! Today’s issue will cover moderating your own space for discussion and knowing when to engage with critical discourse or give it a pass. This is the fourth article in in the series as part of an event I’m sponsoring with Moya of The Moyatorium. Be sure to check out the first issue, second issue, and third issue here. You can find the full information regarding #Controversed via the first issue if needed. Continue reading “Picking Your Battles – #Controversed Issue 4”

Looking for Meaning – #Controversed Issue 3

New to #Controversed?

In case you’ve missed the past two weeks, #Controversed is a weekly article series exploring critical writing that I’m doing for the month of November. Today I will explore the “all art is political” debate and how you can find meaning in anything. This is the third article in in the series as part of an event I’m sponsoring with Moya of The Moyatorium. Be sure to check out the first issue and second issue here. You can find the full information regarding #Controversed via the first issue if needed. Continue reading “Looking for Meaning – #Controversed Issue 3”

Finding Balance – #Controversed Issue 2

Last Time on #Controversed…

Previously I gave a brief introduction to talking about controversy and introduced the month-long article series I’ll be doing here each week. The big focus of that article was finding balance in your approach, and today’s issue is going to continue that conversation. This is the second article in said weekly series called, #Controversed, as part of an event I’m sponsoring with Moya of The Moyatorium. Be sure to check out the first issue to learn more about the event. Continue reading “Finding Balance – #Controversed Issue 2”

Talking Controversy – #Controversed Issue 1 & Announcement

I’m no Stranger to Controversy

Whether it’s Goblin Slayer or Uzaki-chan, there seems to be no shortage of controversy when it comes to the anime community. Hell, even outside of it the internet always seems to have something it’s worked up over. Navigating these kinds of topics can be a bit of a challenge, but I’d like to share my perspective on how to approach them. This is the first article in a weekly series called, #Controversed, as part of an event I’m sponsoring with Moya of The Moyatorium. More information will be provided at the end of the article. Continue reading “Talking Controversy – #Controversed Issue 1 & Announcement”

Jon’s Creator Showcase – Second Anniversary Edition & Best of the Decade

Welcome to The Party!

This is the first showcase of the year as well as the decade, and if this is any indication of what’s to come, then we are in for one fantastic year for this program! Today we are celebrating the second anniversary of Jon’s Creator Showcase along with 50 other wonderful individuals who decided to participate this month. Along with the usual posts, you’ll also be seeing some “best of the decade” submissions from several folks. With that, let’s dive in! Continue reading “Jon’s Creator Showcase – Second Anniversary Edition & Best of the Decade”

This Art Club Has a Problem! – Collaboration with Yomu: Episode 12 (& Series Review)

All Things Must Come to an End

This collab with Yomu has been a ton of fun! Watching Art Club each week has given me something extra to look forward to, as well as providing me with some unique ideas for articles. If you want to check out everything so far for episodes 1-11, you can do that here. Be sure to head on over to Yomu’s place and thank ’em for putting this thing together. Today I’ll be tackling a few themes from the list, which includes reviewing the anime on the whole. Let’s dive in on this final installment of the Art Club collaboration! Continue reading “This Art Club Has a Problem! – Collaboration with Yomu: Episode 12 (& Series Review)”

This Art Club Has a Problem! – Collaboration with Yomu: Episode 11

This is NO Classic

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Throughout this collab with Yomu, I’ve stated multiple times that Art Club has been a show with some pretty big ups and downs. The show really does feel fairly average, occasionally peaking to just slightly better than that. Of course, Collette temporarily brings the show to a 10/10 when she’s on screen, though that is but a fleeting moment. So it really shouldn’t be any surprise when I say, Art Club doesn’t hold a candle to classic anime, but that’s OK. Continue reading “This Art Club Has a Problem! – Collaboration with Yomu: Episode 11”

This Art Club Has a Problem! – Collaboration with Yomu: Episode 10

Sometimes, it’s the Small Stuff

This time around for the Art Club collab, I decided to tackle a core theme. Usually on Yomu’s theme list, I take an episode specific one, but this time I went for an evergreen as we begin our way to the homestretch. This show has had its ups and downs, but the small things are what have largely made Art Club watchable. As such, that’s exactly what I’ll be talking about for today’s episode. Continue reading “This Art Club Has a Problem! – Collaboration with Yomu: Episode 10”

This Art Club Has a Problem! – Collaboration with Yomu: Episode 9

Every Night in My Dreams…

Seriously, click that above. That’s what plays through my head when I picture Collette.

For whatever reason when Yomu put up the themes for this episode the Collette ones didn’t get taken. Seeing that Yomu is also a big fan of resident best girl, I thought it would be a cryin’ shame if the not one, but TWO Collette centered themes went abandoned. Therefore, I have taken it upon myself to explain my favorite two moments featuring the lovable foreigner. Continue reading “This Art Club Has a Problem! – Collaboration with Yomu: Episode 9”

This Art Club Has a Problem! – Collaboration with Yomu: Episode 8

Character Growth is Important

In most shows, characters learn and grow as it goes on. That’s a great thing! Today I’ll be looking at how each character has changed in Art Club! for episode 8’s theme. With just a couple of episodes left, surely the signs of change can be seen in each character… right? Continue reading “This Art Club Has a Problem! – Collaboration with Yomu: Episode 8”