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Pixy Garden

This post actually started as a long youtube comment that youtube decided to eat since it doesn’t like people expressing themselves at length and posting a bunch of links. Thankfully, youtube has no control over what I can write on … Continue reading

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When do we really see, and when do we merely dream?

My father emailed me an article this week, a Wall Street Journal review of a book about “late bloomers” that focuses on the unique value of reaching success later in life, describing how people who wait longer to do their … Continue reading

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Images of Yin and Yang Love

I was thinking recently about the power of the yin-yang relationship of love between men and women–between the archetypes of the masculine and the feminine–and it occurred to me that you see this relationship directly symbolized again and again in … Continue reading

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special, but not special

(The original youtube video I wrote this article about is gone, but I featured its art in the post below. The song itself remains the same, just uploaded by a different person with a different personal choice of art, carrying … Continue reading

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Creamy Mami – “Hello, Catherine”

Just like with American music, film and TV, I find that retro Japanese pop culture and anime in particular has a sort of iceberg quality to it. Every time I think I’ve discovered everything there is to know about the … Continue reading

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Drew Tucker and the Original Artists of ‘Magic: The Gathering’

I started playing and became enthralled by Magic: The Gathering almost exactly twenty years ago, in the Summer of 1994. In the two decades since then I’ve played the game sporadically, and I’ve watched as it underwent drastic aesthetic and mechanical … Continue reading

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TV Scene

[Sadly, youtube took down this video and I haven’t been able to find it anywhere else online. If anyone who reads this has a copy of the AMV, please contact me! The song is Linda Di Franco – TV Scene] … Continue reading

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A Blade That Cuts Irony: Kill la Kill

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” – Nietzsche  For nearly thirty years, the Japanese animation studio Gainax has been telling one story: a story about human yearnings and dreams, about the power and potential of … Continue reading

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she – Electric Girl

I always find it interesting how some musicians exist in a sort of publicity void, too small-time and obscure to be acknowledged by mainstream reviewers, and yet somehow too raw or guileless to be rated by the likes of Pitchfork … Continue reading

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OUT magazine cover, September 1984

So, I found this image in a post on Crunchyroll, and prior to this I’d never seen OUT magazine before. Apparently it was an 80s monthly anime publication like Newtype or Animage. This particular issue focused on Macross: Do You … Continue reading

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