This is my place.

A place where I let it all hang out.

Yagate Kimi ni Naru (Bloom into You)

I've got to stop watching teenage romance anime. Seriously. It is amazing how easy it is to dredge up memories of 45 to 50 years ago. Bad memories I need my teenage romance to have other elements to distract me. Comedy.... Continue Reading →

Art and Violence — irevuo

Could art influence people in such a way that they start shooting each other? Do we absorb the violence we see in movies and video games? Do we try to apply what is made make-believe in the real world? It... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Subbing

I've subbed long term in a hell-hole where the students keyed my car. They tried to slash my tires but they were either too weak or the knife was too dull to do more than surface scratches. Cheating and copying... Continue Reading →

A Certain Magical Confusion.

Spoilage alert! A Certain Magical Index 3 is out and I'm up thru ep. 6. I don't think I'll watch any more. The show has lost all of its original charm and gotten very dark and confusing. Dark I can... Continue Reading →

Zoku Owarimonogatari

Is anyone else as jazzed as I am that a new member of the Monogatari franchise has arrived? Zoku started showing in theaters in Japan on Nov. 10. The story is set just after graduation. It will eventually be released... Continue Reading →

[OWLS Blog Tour]: Thank You, Stan Lee

Original post: ARCHIE ANIME Stan Lee was  part of my childhood - and that was 50+ years ago. He brought me more happiness than Disney ever could and the stories in Marvel comics were more important to the development of... Continue Reading →

The Darkness that is Noir

Noir means black in French. It is also used to describe a style of film making with cynicism, moral ambiguity and pessimism. Characters in noir are typically hard boiled, unsentimental and Machiavellian. Heroes have more than a bit of the... Continue Reading →

Fires (Updated 11-11)

Last year it was the Thomas fire that stretched from west of Fillmore to almost Santa Barbara. Just happened to occur at the peak of fire season at the same time as three other smaller fires. The Thomas fire was... Continue Reading →

The Jewish nurse who rushed to save the life of the anti-semite. . . This is in her own words. I felt it was too important not to share. . Ari Mahler November 3 at 2:38 PM . I am The Jewish Nurse. Yes, that Jewish Nurse. The same one that... Continue Reading →

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