Operation Dandere Phase 1

Operation Dandere is go! A few weeks ago I spoke with now newly-established anime blogger VillainousHanacha about his feelings on moé, its affect on the fandom, the moé debate as its progressed, and other related topics. It was a very enlightening discussion, and his perspective is pretty interesting. You can listen to it after the […]

Worlds Without People: Persistant Online Worlds in Console Mech Games

When I push Start on the title screen of Armored Core V, I am greeted by my mecha’s female computer voice saying “Good morning (Regardless of what time it is). Main system: Checking pilot data.” as the game connects to the server. The computer voice speaks again, “Main system. Normal Mode activated. Now resuming mission. […]

Discussion and Frustration

I get frustrated from time to time looking at some of the things other anime fans complain and argue about. I feel like, if one tenth of this kind of energy was put into having a worthwhile discussion about issues that can affect our understanding of this medium and how we engage with other fans […]