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Apr
20th
2024

The knives come out · 9:38pm Saturday

As with any season of anime, I eventually have to start making cuts. Probably won't stop here, either. We'll see what the future holds.


Train to the End of the World

I'm really digging how unapologetically surreal the show is.  At the same time, there’s still a harder edge underneath.  This is Japanese children’s media, after all, it comes with a side of psychological horror.

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Apr
13th
2024

New Anime Season part 2 · 9:37pm April 13th

Mysterious Disappearances
What’s it about?  A one-hit-wonder novelist now works at a bookstore.  In the meantime, she gains the power to alter her age, and uses it to investigate supernatural incidents with her coworkers.

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Apr
7th
2024

New Anime Season part 1 · 12:15am April 7th

Train to the End of the World
What’s it about?  A tech company accidentally warped reality.  Some of the few humans that haven't been turned into animals include a group of schoolgirls that ride around in their own train searching for a missing friend.

Hints at yuri subplot.  Lots of detail.  CGI moments obvious but not terrible.  Wacky and dynamic.  Already the sleeper hit of the season.

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Mar
30th
2024

anime season wrapup · 9:20pm March 30th

I watched three shows to completion this season, and all have their merits, though for vastly different reasons. Honestly, it's difficult to choose a winner. I actually pulled up a random number generator to assign them an order for this blog because they each play well to their disparate strengths and it's hard to do a direct comparison for ranking.


The Witch and the Beast

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Dec
28th
2023

What Happened to Amelia Earhart? · 4:49pm Dec 28th, 2023

I recently did a deep dive on Earhart's disappearance as research for a story, and figured I would share it here.

As usual, I'll do my best to delineate facts from opinions.

Bottom line up front:

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Feb
23rd
2022

A Brief History of Commercial Astronauts · 11:22am Feb 23rd, 2022

Most astronauts are not highly paid considering the work they do - given that many are active duty military, I'd say most probably don't even make six figures.

But with a new space age upon us, we may now be living in a time where “astronaut” can be not only an aspiration, but potentially, a career.

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Aug
13th
2020

US Military Legal Proceedings · 3:19am Aug 13th, 2020

Court martial!

Okay, calm down, let's take a step back. Court-martial is the worse of the two outcomes here, and it has several variations, so we'll walk through the basics first.

The UCMJ

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Jul
26th
2019

Strong Characters · 9:38pm Jul 26th, 2019

We've covered Strong Female Characters before.  I recently developed a few more thoughts.

The other day, I remembered one of my favorite short stories of all time, a chapter from Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried entitled "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong."  TL;DR- white girl goes native, hard.  If you have a few minutes, I would encourage you to read it.

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Jul
11th
2019

US Legal Titles for Military and Police · 10:57pm Jul 11th, 2019

Too many laws to discuss, so here I'll focus on just a handful because they're the most relevant for my writing.

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Apr
27th
2019

Physical Security of Canterlot Castle · 2:11am Apr 27th, 2019

If you haven't seen the episode that premiered April 20, Sparkle's Seven, I highly recommend it. It's the 200th episode and they did a special job. I'll wait. Alternately, you can watch the abridged version.

If you have seen it, or don't mind spoilers, read on.

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