Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! – 20

Yup, it's time for another installment of your record-breakingly long-running collaboration series between me and NegativePrimes! Primes: Running on two years now, right? A testimony to our perseverance and Toradora's quality! During the last months of inactivity, I got through the holidays, applied for grad school, compulsively applied for a few jobs I don't need, …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 19

Welcome to another episode discussion between me and Negative Primes. All that roleplaying talk from the previous episode have escalated into costume disguises. Definitely not the first time people have dressed up in Toradora!, but this episode's costumes did surprise me! "Christmas angel" Taiga with a flight attendant bun and daddy Ryuji in Mr. Aisaka's suit. …

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Anime Food Shiritori – Meal #4: Shinseki-don from Lucky Star

You might be wondering what in the world shinseki-don is. Perhaps you have heard of its relative, oyako-don. Well, you can find a detailed explanation at the bottom of the post in my discussion with Astral, but why spoil it for yourself. Go ahead and read the recipe first! (This is why I don't own a food blog.) …

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 26 – Off the Training, Onto the Train

Belated final thoughts on last season's hype. Who's who: Purple = Aria the 14th Magic Conan Green = Plyasm of the Wormhole Blue = Astral the Gemini Red = Moya the Tori 1. What are your general thoughts on this episode? [Mandatory] More train hype. Loved the first half and didn’t mind the second either. A very good episode, and a fitting endpoint for the …

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Anime Food Shiritori – Meal #3: Nigirizushi

Check out the third recipe post in our collab series! I learned a lot about fish-processing from this post by Astral.

The Zodiac Room

Well now, this was an interesting meal to make. Not only was it hard to think of a meal to make after Moya dropped the “N” in my lap, but Nigirizushi isn’t the easiest thing to make, especially keeping health in mind. Since we’re dealing with raw fish here, we need to be very careful in our preparation and handling of the fish, to make sure nobody who eats it gets sick.

The other thing that’s absolutely necessary when making Nigirizushi is a very, very sharp knife. Fish is extremely delicate, especially when raw, and a blunt knife will easily destroy the flesh, which we really don’t want to have happen. I used a brand-new knife from the Shun collection, folded damascus steel, extremely sharp. While expensive, it’s a beautiful knife that’ll last a very long time, perfect for working with delicate fish.

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Ingredients:

  • Raw Salmon, Tuna, or other…

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 21 – Who’s the Enemy Now?

This episode was plenty of fun. No pre-content rambling from me here today, let's just get into it. Who we are: Purple = Aria (well of knowledge) Green = Plyasm (sick and trying to stay alive) Blue = Astral (shounen enthusiast) Red = Me (demon apologist)   1. What are your general thoughts on this episode? [Mandatory] I thought we were getting off the stinking …

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