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Anime NYC 2022 Day 2

The Hajime Isayama panel was the highlight of my Anime NYC 2022 experience. Trusting that his translator was as awesome… read more Anime NYC 2022 Day 2

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Anime NYC 2022 DAY 1

I recognize a few of the characters – Master Roshi from Dragon Ball Z, Pochita from Chainsaw Man, and members… read more Anime NYC 2022 DAY 1

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New York Comic Con DAY 4

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New York Comic Con DAY 3

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New York Comic Con 2022 DAY 2

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New York Comic Con 2022 DAY 1

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Despair Deserved Better

Despair deserved better in Volume 11 of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series, Endless Nights. She deserved the narrative thread that… read more Despair Deserved Better

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Misremembering The Sandman

I remember enough to say for sure I was looking through the shelves at Forbidden Planet on the corner of… read more Misremembering The Sandman

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Revisiting Mol (An Updated Review of Hye-young Pyun’s City of Ash and Red)

Hye-young Pyun’s City of Ash and Red is a more impactful book after a worldwide pandemic lockdown. We all experienced… read more Revisiting Mol (An Updated Review of Hye-young Pyun’s City of Ash and Red)

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The Hope Conservationist

Published 22 years ago, before 9/11, before Madoff, before Black Lives, before the pandemic, the January 6 White terrorist attack… read more The Hope Conservationist

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Anthony Bour-dan

SPOILERS! DON’T READ ON IF IT MATTERS! At the end of Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts you are given recipes for… read more Anthony Bour-dan

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Sushi Yojimbo

SPOILERS! DO NOT READ ON IF IT MATTERS It’s “Sushi Yojimbo,” if I want to be glib about it. If… read more Sushi Yojimbo

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“Monsterousness”

“POSSIBLE SPOILERS! DO NOT READ ON IF IT MATTERS! When I started Dracula, Motherf**ker  I hadn’t realized that Alex De… read more “Monsterousness”

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Put It Down Pick It Back Up (House of M Review)

POSSIBLE SPOILERS! DO NOT READ ON IF IT MATTERS! I started House of M in March but wasn’t inspired to… read more Put It Down Pick It Back Up (House of M Review)

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My Secret Mol

What I liked most about Hye-young Pyun’s City of Ash and Red were her observations on the language barrier between… read more My Secret Mol

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Poems to sing to Wonderwall

After her story,“Stargazing,” I read all of ND Chan’s poetry to the tune of Oasis’ “Wonderwall.” “Stargazing” is my favorite… read more Poems to sing to Wonderwall

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Otsuichi’s Summer Fireworks

There are several editions of these stories. I saw on Amazon more recent editions split the “Summer, Fireworks, and My… read more Otsuichi’s Summer Fireworks

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It doesn’t have to be Greek to us

I needed something to take the weight of Arrival off my mind. Daryl Gregory’s Spoonbenders was a very effective and… read more It doesn’t have to be Greek to us

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Sensibility and Discovery in Ted Chiang’s Speculative Fiction

It’s been months since I finished the stories in Ted Chiang’s Arrival. Before that I had binged Rick Remender’s Black… read more Sensibility and Discovery in Ted Chiang’s Speculative Fiction

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Billy Dean Sounds Out War

WARNING SPOILERS!!! As I read David Almond’s The True Tales of the Monster Billy Dean Telt By Hisself I kept… read more Billy Dean Sounds Out War