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Jon’s Creator Showcase: August Edition

Welcome to the August Edition of the JCS 2021! For those who are new, this showcase features content from various creators around the web, summarized up here for your convenience and enjoyment. Submissions were accepted primarily via Twitter, and include content created during the month of July. A confession about this month's showcase: I was… Continue reading Jon’s Creator Showcase: August Edition

Collab Projects · Tags/Awards

Jon’s Creator Showcase: July Post Submissions Open

Hello, hello. (Recently came to the horrific realization that the Ex-Arm opening plays in my head whenever I say it, who can I blame for this!?) Been a while. I'm still busy as heck, but I'm glad to be hosting the beloved JCS this month. I totally didn't almost forget about it until today. Of… Continue reading Jon’s Creator Showcase: July Post Submissions Open

Anime Thoughts · Uncategorized

The Struggle of (Not) Having Thoughts on Anime

Do you ever just forget that you have a blog? That's what happened to me...until I checked my blog email the other day and found a surprisingly recent request for my response on a certain question. It was such an interesting prompt that I decided to write a whole post on it. If you're reading… Continue reading The Struggle of (Not) Having Thoughts on Anime

Episode Reviews

[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 9 (Land of Books)

Bringing back this episode review series just in time for National Library Week (thanks to e-quips for the reminder), how apropos! This is one of the hardest episode reviews I've had to write--there's so much going on here. In fact, I sat on it for well over a month, and kind of forgot about it… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 9 (Land of Books)

Collab Projects · Episode Reviews

Horimiya with IriMoya – episode 9 — I drink and watch anime

On kinky violence, making friends with past foes, and conversations in tight spaces. I gotta say, Miya’s reputation is taking quite the hit. He better make it work with Hori because I doubt anyone else is going to want to be with him if this keeps up. If he doesn’t end up in jail that… Continue reading Horimiya with IriMoya – episode 9 — I drink and watch anime

Episode Reviews

[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 8 (Land of Wizards)

An episode that takes a simple idea and explores it in a refreshing way. Probably not among the strongest of Kino's episodes, but there's a bit going for this one too. Old wizard's warehouse There's nothing too distinct about the Land of Wizards as a whole, other than that one or two "wizards" with mysterious… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 8 (Land of Wizards)

Episode Reviews

[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 5 (Three Men Along the Rails)

Starting to notice that one of the main differences between Kino's Journey and Mushishi is that whereas Mushishi observes the nature of life (both human and mushi ones), Kino's tends to have something to say about it. The strong themes and at-times-heavy dialogues in Kino's makes it kind of like watching oddly familiar fables told… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 5 (Three Men Along the Rails)

Episode Reviews

[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 4 (Land of Adults)

Backstory time! This episode feels more poignant and aesthetically intense than the last few, in a way that I rather loved. Took me a while to figure out that Kino was singing a lyric version of Pachelbel's Canon in D at the start of the episode. I've never heard Canon in D with lyrics before,… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 4 (Land of Adults)

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[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 2 (The Tale of Feeding off Others)

September's not even over and it feels like winter already (T_T). Perfect for this episode of Kino, I guess. Check out the Episode 1 highlights here if you missed it. Kino ready to survive winter, a pandemic, or a round of Among Us Big change in season and scenery from last episode. It makes me… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 2 (The Tale of Feeding off Others)

Episode Reviews

[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 1 (Land of Visible Pain)

The end of a trip is the start of another! If you still remember, I promised to episodically review an anime series in celebration of 500 followers, and the anime that was chosen was Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World (2003), suggested by  Fred @ This is my place. Now that I am back from my… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 1 (Land of Visible Pain)