Somewhat of a Versatile Blogger!

Hello there! Well I’m returning for a brief stint as it’s come to my notice that I’ve been awarded not one, nor two, but three, that’s right, THREE Blogging awards! I am quite bowled at people’s nominating my blog, even if I have been on hiatus for a while. Although that may just be the point, maybe I’m being given awards because I’m on my hiatus and the fact I’m not writing for a while is worth praising! But’s that’s enough of my weird paranoia and I’ll get straight on to my Versatile Blogger Award! Oh, just quickly before I start, to Drakulus and invaderc8, I will get onto your nominations as soon as I can, but I’m going chronologically so bear with me!

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I’d like to say thanks to Gamer’s Therapy for nominating me and that you should check out and follow his blog for all his amazing stuff! Well, apparently I have to nominate fifteen
blogs for this award, so here goes! Continue reading “Somewhat of a Versatile Blogger!”

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On the Retirement of Hayao Miyazaki – Ben Clark

I’m a lover of anime and I think all those who love, don’t love, and are indifferent to it should read this wonderful essay on why you should watch Studio Ghibli films.

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It is a misunderstood culture. You will never find a more wretched hive of body odor and social awkwardness than at the conventions. The clubs are the toddler-fenced play space for would-be autocrats. Every fan seems to be wearing a garish costume and haphazardly tossing foreign words into his speech (fitting the pronoun, the fans are predominately male). America has embraced Comic-Con; that is, sexy people like Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron can go there without having to fear anything more than adoring fans, let alone social disgrace. But will we embrace anime? And why should we?

Hayao Miyazaki recently retired from making feature films. The goal here is to persuade you to care, if you don’t already, but first to try to determine why you might not care at the moment.

Miyazaki-san is the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, which is, in essence, the Pixar of East Asia (so Pixar-like…

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