Major SPOILERS for The Last of Us Part 2 Vengeance is a hollow goal that only spreads more pain. It's a common theme in fiction of all kinds, and is the central focus of The Last of Us Part 2. There's nothing wrong with exploring a commonly used theme, but the key to making it … Continue reading Pointlessness is Not a Point: The Last of Us Part 2’s Greatest Weakness
For my latest CR feature, I took a look at Khun's role in Tower of God, and how the nature of the Tower's challenges makes having a schemer like him on your side a necessity. Tower of God has consistently impressed me with its understanding of how to write an engaging shonen, so I strongly … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-Khun is the Anti-Hero Bam Needs in Tower of God
For my latest CR feature, I returned to One Piece to write about Wano's significance in the broader story. Weird as it is to imagine, One Piece might just be ending soon(ish). We've still got a ways to go, of course, but with everything going on in Wano, it's hard to deny that the story's … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-With the Wano Arc, One Piece is Finally Nearing its Endgame
For my latest Crunchyroll feature (I know this post is two weeks late, blame forgetfulness and law school) I took a look at Tower of God's use of atmosphere to hook the audience in its first episode. I was a little hesitant about the show at first, but the mood and atmosphere it set was … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-How Tower of God’s Top-Notch Atmosphere Makes the Show
For my latest article on Crunchyroll, I use my experience as a law student to look at why Kotoko's skills as a goddess of wisdom would translate just as well into the practice of law. Kotoko's a fun character to write about, and the fact that she's actually going to law school is just icing … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-Why In/Spectre’s Kotoko Would Make A Perfect Lawyer
For my latest Crunchyroll feature, I took a look at why Konosuba's cast is actually a group of master adventurers (with a lot of tongue in cheek). It's a little different from what I usually write, and it was fun to practice something a little different. Read the full article on Crunchyroll!
My latest Crunchyroll feature is taking a look at this season's In/Spectre and how it shows what the right words at the right time can accomplish. In/Spectre has great dialogue, and it's a joy to write about how well the anime incorporates it into the plot. Read my words about In/Spectre's words on Crunchyroll!
Now that I'm back at Crunchyroll, here's my first article of the year for them! Even with the anime and manga in the middle of Wano, Whole Cake Island's message about being honest about who you are has always stuck with me. Three characters have to learn this lesson, and all of them are better … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature – One Piece’s Valuable Lesson on Being True to Yourself
Originally published on The Fandom Post It’s no exaggeration to say that 2009 was one of the best years One Piece has ever had. Manga sales more than doubled from the previous year (which was already a record high for the series), the story was just starting the epic Marineford Arc, and Strong World, the … Continue reading One Piece Film: Strong World – Ten Years Later
When Attack on Titan revealed what was in Eren's basement, the result was bound to be controversial. It's been built up as a major plot point since the first season aired back in 2014, and the show's spent so much time on it that no answer would satisfy everyone. Even so, I think it's fair … Continue reading Attack on Titan’s Troubled Relationship with the Holocaust