Why do I watch Anime?

Why do people do anything that they don’t need to do? Because it makes them happy and I suppose anime makes me happy. Different anime make me feel different things but I suppose that what I am seeking for through all of them (even through sadness) is pleasure. All of this is self-evident but I wrote it down just to be thorough. That said how does anime make me happy? Through: Sexual titillation. Sometimes there … Continue reading

No Man is An Island

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell … Continue reading

My Experience Writing Fiction vs. Writing Non Fiction

Writing non-fiction for me is essentially an exercise in arguing with myself out aloud, it is quite easy to do without much effort as long as you have some topic and some data in mind, writing fiction, however, requires much more creativity not in coming up with the premise of the story, but in the execution of the premise through the characters, a coherent plot and dialogue which doesn’t break the immersion. As I have … Continue reading

Nobody really cares about ‘liberalism’ and ‘democracy’ I am afraid

During the last few years I have seen too many instances where I have heard someone say that we should suspend freedom of speech, the assumption of innocence until guilt is proven, democracy etc… when it advantages their political opponents. I suggest we should stop trying to pretend we care about things like ‘liberalism’ and ‘democracy’ and instead just set up rival militia and murder each other. That would be a much more honest way … Continue reading

A Sarcastic Git Who Is Right Sometimes (Short Story)

There weren’t many other people at the dock with me. John was a carpenter and Addler was a tourist from Alfonisia. By twelve O’Clock we had all boarded the ferry. There was a short of announcement welcoming us aboard which were recorded, that much was obvious by the cheery tone of the voice. One of the lifts, the one nearest to where I parked my car, was broken, and so I had to climb up … Continue reading

On Pessimism in Political Discourse

Behind the mask of every pessimist there is the face of a disappointed idealist.- George Carlin I have often heard it said that one must not come to a conclusion merely because it is convenient to oneself but what about coming to a conclusion merely because it inconvenient to oneself? Isn’t that just as invalid? Peter Hitchens once said, I can’t remember where, that one perk of being a pessimist is that one may occasionally … Continue reading

Reflections On the Craft of Reviewing Fiction and Reviewing Anime in Particular as Well

“He is a man of thirty-five, but looks fifty. He is bald, has varicose veins and wears spectacles, or would wear them if his only pair were not chronically lost. If things are normal with him he will be suffering from malnutrition, but if he has recently had a lucky streak he will be suffering from a hangover. At present it is half past eleven in the morning, and according to his schedule he should … Continue reading

GOD IS WATCHING YOU

This isn’t going to be one of those atheists tracts against Christians I promise. There is no point in beating a dead horse(1). I know that Orwell himself viewed the Anglican church in a positive light although he had a visceral hatred towards the Catholic church (2), both of these opinions are justified but that is a topic for another time. Orwell’s novel itself presents a pro-Christian view – in a godless dark world where … Continue reading

An Argument Against Anti-Natalism And A Question For Anti-Natalists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s88Ze41pRU Anti-natalists believe that since life is primarily suffering(I would really like to know how they make this calculation) the voluntary extinction of the human race by not having children is the preferred course of action. They say that the potential suffering of future generations compels us not to have children and to end the human race. Now it is unlikely that they will be able to put their agenda into action. However, for the … Continue reading

Arion Anime Movie Review

Arion is an old anime movie roughly based on Greek mythology, I haven’t seen that many with that sort of setting which I guess makes it unique in that respect, the only other show similar to this is Reign: The Conqueror which is about Alexander the great, although that is not exactly about Greek mythology it has certain aspects of it. Arion is an action show with a romance sub-plot, although it takes around half … Continue reading

Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken Anime Movie Review

The first thing that I should note about this show is that the animation for this movie sort of looks like rotoscoping just like in Haku no Hana, some viewers have found this jarring to the eyes but I mostly stopped noticing it after twenty minutes or so into the movie. This animated movie is actually a prequel to a Japanese live action film called Hana & Alice which was released back in 2004. You … Continue reading

Software I Use

Linux Mint MATE: An Open Source Operating System easy to use for people used to windows. If Renpy: Visual Novel Engine. TinTin++: Multi User Dungeon Client. Krita: Drawing Program. Gimp: Image Editor. Mutt:Command Line Email Client. Pale Moon: A Web Browser that was forked from firefox eons ago. Ublock Origin For Firefox Legacy: Content Blocker I mostly use as an adblocker. Kissanime anti-adblock filter list: Blocks anti-blocker on kissanime. I Don’t Care About Cookies: Removes … Continue reading

Otaku Dictionary

Common Japanese Words in Anime Youkoso: Welcome! Sensou: War Nani: What Kowai: Scary Sugoi: Awesome Hentai: Pervert Kawaii: Cute Kakkoii: Cool-looking Kyouki: Insane Shin: New Warui: Bad Kanojo: Girl Shounen: Boy Nihon/Nippon: Japan Otaku: Weeb, Man of Culture Watashi: I Ai: Love Manga: Comics Anime: Cartoons Kusoge: Trash game Tsundere: warm-cold girl who is violent towards the main character because she can’t accept she is in love with him Yandere: Crazy girl in love who … Continue reading