Is remaking Avatar: The Last Airbender a good idea?

Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix)

Watching the series again, which is maybe my fifth time overall, I still find Avatar: The Last Airbender crazy impressive. I’ll try and dig into it all but as a quick sum-up: the action is stellar (and only gets better over time), the plotting and overarching story progression is exquisite, the character work and relationships… Continue reading Is remaking Avatar: The Last Airbender a good idea?

So I Read: Goblin Slayer (manga)

You know which word I never expected to show up on this blog? ‘Rape’. But you know what the manga Goblin Slayer has a whole lot of? As of writing: Chapter 22 Goblin Slayer appears in Monthly Big Gangan every month, simulpublished in English, and is written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Kousuke Kurose.… Continue reading So I Read: Goblin Slayer (manga)

So I Read Black Clover: It’s a Shonen

Black Clover, Shonen Jump

I’ve just finished reading the latest chapter of Black Clover – the manga, not the anime most folks are pretty down on – and there’s enough for me to ramble on a little bit. So here we are. After reading all of Yūki Tabata’s Black Clover, starting about two weeks ago (give or take), there… Continue reading So I Read Black Clover: It’s a Shonen

The Witcher 3 and Narrative: Choose-Your-Own-Odyssey

  After finishing up The Witcher 3’s prologue, which covers the relatively small zone of White Orchard, you’re thrown out into the wider world of, according to the wiki, ‘the Continent’, which is sectioned into several kingdoms. Arriving in Velen, riding your immortal dunce of a teleporting horse named Roach beside a gnarled tree that’s… Continue reading The Witcher 3 and Narrative: Choose-Your-Own-Odyssey

So I Watched | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

I have a morbid curiosity in failed blockbusters. They’re easy – very easy – to dissect, a guilty pleasure like the movies themselves. Like B-movies, with such low expectations, they’re easy to appreciate and those little things – even tiny, inconsequential things – that are memorable and endearing. (“Better than I expected” is almost my… Continue reading So I Watched | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword