Saturday, February 4, 2017

Thoughts on RWBY Volume 4 — Relatively spoiler free

RWBY has been continuously improving in production quality and is one of my favorite shows around. The action its creator—Monty Oum—is famous for alone makes the entire watching experience a net gain.

Volume 4 has just finished, so let's give some thoughts, ne? I'll keep my thoughts to overarching ones, so nothing specific will be spoiled, but I'm not going to say there's no spoilers.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

That one anime about the lesbian family — oh, and there are dragons in it too

This season has been a delightful surprise in a number of ways, but last week's episode of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (小林さんちのメイドラゴン) cemented it in my all-time favorite anime list. That was Episode 4 in case you're reading this at a later date by the way.

I'm going to try to do it justice here by talking about what makes it so special to me, but I feel like even if you're not approaching it from the same direction as I am, that the show is special and lovely and enjoyable. If you're approaching it from my direction, it's incredible and magical and heart-breakingly wonderful.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Winter 2017 — Must Watch Anime of the Season!

Hi hii minna-chan!

At first, I thought Winter 2017 was going to be an off-season, but now that we are a few weeks into it, there are so many simply INCREDIBLE anime that I have to share them with you in case you too wrote off Winter 2017.

Every single one of the shows I'm listing today are either 9s or 10s for me for the episodes that have aired so far in terms of sheer enjoyment. It's a really incredible season so far and I don't know how these shows will be able to keep up such quality, but here's hoping!


Update!

haha, I just noticed that my last 11 blog posts are all drafts . . .

;__;

I"M SORRY!

Anyway, it's 2017.That's pretty nice. 2016 was SHIT.

I promise more content soon!

Yeah, yeah. I know I'm not good at keeping those promises. But that's why your comments and replies are so important! They have a huge impact on me and are the source of 73% of my motivation.
(25% of the rest is coffee and the remaining 2% is my natural motivation).

I received two very nice letters from readers of Throne of Ao the other day, and it's convinced me to put it back up for sale (that and the fact that the only way to get it is to pirate it; seriously, they pirate everything regardless of popularity? haaaa).

I'll put it back up around the same time as Cross and the Cap comes out. So a week or so . . . tabun. I'm mostly working on formatting and cobbling together a cover now.

If you subscribe to my fiction newsletter, I'm sure I'll send something out then. Oh, and I'll be posting an anime review later today: huzzah!

Thank you for your time!
~Zero

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tokyo Ghoul S1 is surprisingly bad

I say it's surprising because of how well done the show is in general.

Tokyo Ghoul (東京喰種グール) is about a human (Kaneki Ken 金木 研), who through no fault of his own other than liking a pretty girl, ends up being turned into a rare ghoul/human hybrid and has to deal with his newfound cravings and abilities, as well as his place amongst the other hungry ghouls of the city and the police force tasked with exterminating ghouls. Its potential is off the charts.

It's popularity is deserved for sure: the opening and ending music and art is great, the art throughout the show and the action when it pops up is all well-executed, the characters are interesting and mostly three-dimensional, even if some of them do end up falling into stereotypes and tropes.

But that just left the lack all the more apparent.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Why Calculus? Specifically, "Why Do I Have to Take Calculus?"

If you're here, you probably are finding yourself taking a calculus class and wondering why oh why did the dreaded calculus monster show up in my curriculum? Maybe you're optimistic and curious about what if any benefits learning this particular material might hold for you and your future? More likely, you view this as an obstacle to your eventual degree and success, after all, machines can do calculus far more rapidly and more accurately than nearly any human could hope to.

And you'd be right.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Long time, no see

Hi everyone,

Life's been hectic the last few months and especially the last month, but that's no excuse.

I was getting big numbers with superhero news and my anime reviews and that occupied my imagination for a while, but I'm back on track with my mathematics books and I've made significant progress in the Cross Adventures books. (On the personal front, I've made significant progress with my house as well).