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Nanami and the Five Whys

One of the best things about teaching in Japan was that most of my students were quite young. Most of them hadn’t developed the reserve that Japanese people are known for, and once they got to know you they were … Continue reading

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Purple vs Green: The Battle of the Spherical Space-cows

In the last article I talked about the situation in Gundam Wing, where Earth is in an armed standoff with her off-world colonies placed at the LaGrange points. As I said at the end, although both sides in the anime … Continue reading

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Goggles and masks, everyone!

The suffix “-punk” gets hung off an increasing number of genres these days. Doing this carries with it a set of expectations about what will be involved, with some attempts making more sense than others. In this article, I’m going … Continue reading

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