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Star Wars vs. Star Trek – Which One is Objectively Better?

This is a debate I’ve seen around the internet every so often, and one I’ve gotten into a couple times with my own friends in past years.  The two juggernauts of science fiction each have their own, large followings, with legions of fans to defend them to the last breath.  While both Star Wars and [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Blogs, Films, Long Posts, Sci-Fi, Television|0 Comments

Top Ten Romance Anime

Here we are, on the topic of romance, what with Valentine’s Day being a couple weeks ago.  Romance is one of those widespread genres that falls into a role similar to comedy, in that it can be found in many works even when it isn’t the main focus.  In anime, many of the series that [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Anime/Manga, Countdowns, Long Posts|0 Comments

Top Ten Anime Movies

Anyone who has been following these silly blogs for a while might remember that I spoke about my favorite movies several months ago.  That list wasn’t very good and will likely be revised in the future, but I’ve rarely spoken about anime movies specifically.  There are a lot of great ones out there, and not [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Anime/Manga, Countdowns, Films, Long Posts|0 Comments

Top Ten Favorite Manga

I’ve read a lot of manga over the years, perhaps even too much.  Reading something rather than watching it gives a very different sense of satisfaction, something that also applies to western comics, books, and their respective adaptations.  It can be nice to just sit back and read a chapter or two of something at [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|Anime/Manga, Countdowns, Long Posts|0 Comments

Top Ten Anime of 2016

2016 was a pretty decent year for anime.  It had its fair share of positives and negatives, but I managed to find more good than bad, which we’ll get to in a minute.  With that in mind, this list is incredibly subjective, and my tastes will differ from others because…well, that’s how opinions work.  There [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Anime/Manga, Countdowns, Long Posts|0 Comments

Top Ten Favorite Snow/Ice Levels in Video Games

Winter is coming, and with it comes the cold and snow that we all love or hate.  Unless you live in a place where that weather is already around, in which case, I don’t envy you.  But, things are a bit different in the world of video games, where ice and snow can make up [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Countdowns, Long Posts, Video Games|0 Comments

Pokemon Sun and Moon – Review Time

Here we are.  I’ve had enough time to play through the newest games in the Pokemon franchise, and I’m finally confident enough to talk about them.  However, since the only one I own and have played is Pokemon Sun, my opinions are all based around that version.  Also, let me be up front about this [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Blogs, Long Posts, Video Games|0 Comments

Top Ten Slice of Life Anime

Sometimes, it’s nice to just sit back, relax, and maybe watch something that gives you a good laugh.  The best shows for this, at least in my opinion, come from the slice of life genre.  Whether it constitutes a sitcom or, in this case, an anime, watching a slice of life show can be oddly [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Anime/Manga, Countdowns, Long Posts|0 Comments

Top Ten Lovable Jerks in Fiction

Some characters are great because of their heroic deeds, endearing personality quirks, or just for being total badasses.  And some characters are just huge jerks.  Even when a character is acting like a complete prick to everyone nearby, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing.  Instead, it can be enjoyable to watch someone act [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Countdowns, Long Posts|0 Comments

Top Ten Horror Anime

October is almost over, and that means we’ve reached our final horror-themed topic for the month.  It shouldn’t be any surprise at this point, but it’s time to talk about horror anime.  Scary moments or undertones pop up in a lot of non-horror anime, but there are relatively few series that fall into the genre [...]

By | October 30th, 2016|Anime/Manga, Countdowns, Horror, Long Posts|0 Comments

Top Ten Creepiest Places in Pokemon

Pokemon is widely known as a kid-friendly series with games focused on catching cute or cool little monsters and fighting other trainers.  It has had its fair share of controversy over the years, but the franchise is still considered relatively tame and not really harmful in the long run.  In-game, however, many scary and dangerous [...]

By | October 15th, 2016|Countdowns, Horror, Long Posts, Video Games|0 Comments

So You Want to Start Playing Online Games?

The world of online multiplayer games is one that is exciting, engaging, and exhilarating. Watching the major tournaments can make even those with strong disinterest become intrigued, and when coupled with the passion that many gamers show about their games, thousands to millions of new people decide to play online games each year. These new [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Blogs, Long Posts, Video Games|0 Comments

Top Ten Sci-Fi Anime

What makes something science fiction?  Well, science is a good place to start, but there are many other factors that can come into play.  Space, robots, time travel, computers, experimentation, technology as a whole; any and all of these can define something as sci-fi.  Due to the complexity present in a lot of sci-fi series, [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Anime/Manga, Countdowns, Long Posts, Sci-Fi|0 Comments

Top Ten Music Albums

Aside from film scores and video game soundtracks, music is a subject that we haven’t really discussed.  I’m a huge fan of music and almost always have some playlist on, especially while driving.  That said, I have no talent for it, so I can’t make any calls on the technical aspects of the medium or [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Countdowns, Long Posts, Music|0 Comments

Yuki Yuna is a Hero – Darker Than It Looks

There is a very specific, small subgenre that I really enjoy, something I like to call “deceptively cute.”  This can include other anime like School Live, games such as Pokemon, or Western cartoons like Courage the Cowardly Dog; essentially, something that looks much more innocent on the surface than it really is.  While it takes [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|Anime/Manga, Blogs, Long Posts|0 Comments

Top Ten Comedy Anime

Anime is a medium that covers a wide variety of subject matter.  Despite that, I find myself watching comedy series much more often than not.  Comedic anime can still come in many forms, combined just as often with the slice of life genre, action genre, and so on.  As a result, it was a bit [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|Anime/Manga, Countdowns, Long Posts|0 Comments

Top Ten Favorite Movies

We have countdowns on the podcast about our top five of whichever subject for that week, but sometimes there are topics that we leave on the side because one or more of us wouldn’t be able to contribute or narrow a list down that far.  The film industry is so broad in scope that it’s [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Countdowns, Films, Long Posts|0 Comments

Strategy in Video Games

Many video games are labelled as “strategy” games and I wanted to take some time to explore what that means and whether or not this is an apt description of the genre. I will be using major published works on strategy as the foundation of my analysis. These works include “The Art of War” by [...]

By | November 20th, 2015|Blogs, Long Posts|0 Comments