Blue Blurbs – “Sonic The Hedgehog” (1991)

Formerly titled Sonic Jam on my old blog, Blue Blurbs will be a series where I go through every conceivable piece of Sonic media and talk about it. These discussions will largely be formatted and built around whatever I feel is appropriate for the game, comic, or show I'm talking about. Thanks to Joshua for … Continue reading Blue Blurbs – “Sonic The Hedgehog” (1991)

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What Lupin III Means To Me

Today, prolific manga artist Monkey Punch has passed away. While I'm far from an expert on the man's life, his creations have had a lot of major impact on my own life. It's difficult, really, to put how much Lupin III means to me into words, but I'll try. And if you stick around, I've … Continue reading What Lupin III Means To Me

Sarazanmai Seems Great

Finally, some good fucking food. Kunihiko Ikuhara is back, four years after he unleashed Yurikuma Arashi on unsuspecting Western audiences. Wait, you didn't watch it? Really? Bummer. It was a really great show that I think was unfairly shunned by most audiences. Sure, it wasn't the most easy-to-grasp or mainstream thing, but it was one of the … Continue reading Sarazanmai Seems Great

One Man’s Trash Is A Yoshi’s Treasure – A Review of “Yoshi’s Crafted World” (2019)

I suppose with all the hemming and hawing I did about people's perception of Yoshi's Crafted World as it pertains to "value," it's a worthwhile game for me to review, hm? Yoshi's Crafted World is the latest in Nintendo's dark horse platformer franchise - a series that I'd argue is slight more maintained than Donkey … Continue reading One Man’s Trash Is A Yoshi’s Treasure – A Review of “Yoshi’s Crafted World” (2019)

Entitlement In Fandom, Or Something

Sekiro: Shadows Die Out came out recently. I'm enjoying it quite a bit! The gameplay is a fascinating evolution of Souls combat, infused with overt Tenchu influences, resulting in what is likely the most compelling stealth-action hybrid I've played. There's also an interesting compromise between From's signature in-world storytelling and cinematic ambitions, making the narrative fun to watch and to immerse one's self … Continue reading Entitlement In Fandom, Or Something

New Podcast Episode! It’s Bad! Listen to It!

Hey, all! I'm working on a few reviews at the moment, as well as two different articles about "elevated horror" and some more musings on anime. In the meantime, why not listen to the new episode my podcast, Rocketto Punchi? In this week's episode, we talk smutty anime, "CalArts" style, Noah Centineo as Shinji Ikari, … Continue reading New Podcast Episode! It’s Bad! Listen to It!