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Book Review: L.E. Hall’s Katamari Damacy

Quick, complete the following song lyric! “Na, na na na na na na … “ A) Hey Jude B) BATMAN! C) Katamari Damacyyyyyy. If you picked “C,” congratulations! You are a SUPER NERD. And also you’ll probably want to read Katamari Damacy. Published by Boss Fight Books, L.E. Hall’s Katamari Damacy is about the 2004 …

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Book Review: Final Fantasy V by Chris Kohler

It says something about Boss Fight Books that they held (and completed) their “Season Four” kickstarter before Season Three even ended. And heck, they even released the first book of the new season before the last one of the previous. Granted, each Boss Fight Books volume stands on its own, but it’s still an interesting …

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Book Review: Fafner: Dead Agressor by Tow Ubukata

And now, for something completely different. Fafner: Dead Aggressor is a “Light Novel.” — basically, Japanese YA, an evolution of the pulps. I picked up the translated version Fafner: Dead Aggressor on a whim at a convention some years ago. I’m not too familiar with the anime it’s based on, but I’m always a sucker …

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Book Review: Kingdom Hearts II by Alexa Ray Correia

Boss Fight Books‘ “Season 3” continues, with Kingdom Hearts II. For those who haven’t been paying attention, Boss Fight Books specializes in publishing little volumes that explore various ideas about video games. Each book centers on a different game, and is written by a different author– they’re basically the 33 1/3rd of the video game …

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Cyberpunk Sneak Preview! Ghost in the Shell

In the last couple of years, we’ve been getting a lot of live-action movies based on anime (which are in turn based on manga, but whatever). There’s a whole trilogy of Ruroni Kenshin movies, a couple of Attack on Titan flicks, Netflix is doing Death Note … And I just saw a sneak preview of …

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Ten Ninja Movies. Six Bucks. One Blog Post.

We’re spoiled when it comes to movies these days. Between Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and whatever other streaming services you use, it’s easier and easier to watch what you want, when you want. And that’s great! I mean, for just a couple bucks a month, you can have access to an unprecedented library of movies …

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I didn’t even know you could write books about this: Marc Cerasini’s Godzilla vs. The Robot Monsters

Between Ann Leckie and Terry Pratchett, I think I’ve been on a quality literature kick lately. Or at least I was on a quality literature kick. Until now. Check it. C’mon. It was a quarter at a church yard sale. How could I pass this up? Honestly, I’m pretty glad I dropped those 25 cents …

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Book Review: Sarah Joh Rowland’s The Ronin’s Mistress.

Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten this blog! It’s just that February kept me pretty busy. It also probably didn’t help that, when I was about a third of the way through Vernor Vinge’s A Deepness in the Sky, I accidentally left it at a bar. (Sometimes I’m ‘that guy’ by himself in a corner reading …

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Let’s watch some cartoons!

Y’know how I said I was busy last time? Well, er, I’m still busy. And on top of that, I picked some fairly long (and slow paced) books to read, so I’m not getting in the ‘book review a week’ schedule that I’d like to. BUT. This isn’t just a book review blog. Through the …

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Manga review: Junji Ito’s Uzumaki

I wasn’t sure about writing this review at first, because, well, I usually don’t review manga. Then again, I usually don’t read manga. I’ll freely admit it’s a ripe storytelling medium, and one I’ll indulge in from time to time, but not my go-to source of entertainment. And then there’s the matter of my blog …

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