My Anime Podcast Has Risen From The Dead

I regret to inform you that my anime podcast is back. Episode 28, "James Cameron's Corkscrew Dick," is now live! You can download it here.

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Fear and Loathing In Anime Fandom

This piece is dedicated to Fred Patten, a personal hero and inspiration who passed late last year. Arguably the first Western anime journalist, his writing on the medium and the culture that surrounded it had a profound impact on the way I approached my own fandom. When I shared a correspondence with him, in around … Continue reading Fear and Loathing In Anime Fandom

Go! Hibari-Kun, or How I Found Inner Strength In An Old Anime

Growing up, Goku was my biggest inspiration as a human being. When I felt alone, when I felt weak, when I got picked on, I always looked to Akira Toriyama's riff on Superman to help guide me. It's because of Goku that I started working out, that I tried to believe in myself more, that … Continue reading Go! Hibari-Kun, or How I Found Inner Strength In An Old Anime

My Book Is Less Than A Buck, So Read It!

After thinking about it, I want more people to read my first novel, Emancipations! So I've decided to sweeten the pot, as it were - by dropping the price to 99 cents! You, yes you, can get inside the head of a chronically depressed former alcoholic who works a dead-end job at a dying mall! For less … Continue reading My Book Is Less Than A Buck, So Read It!

Review – “Resident Evil 2” (2019)

It's hard to touch the original Resident Evil games. I know, I know - "tank controls," "fixed camera," "limited saves," so on, so forth. The laundry list of modern umbrages with the legacy entries is endless, and to a degree, I get it. Times have changed, and consequently so have our standards. To me, however, those things … Continue reading Review – “Resident Evil 2” (2019)