Midnight Occult Civil Servants: First Impressions – A Well-Balanced Intro to a Supernatural Cop Show (Spring 2019)

Midnight Occult Civil Servants (真夜中のオカルト公務員) is a shōjo, urban fantasy anime adaptation of the manga originally written by Yōko Tamotsu. It’s being produced by Liden Films with direction from Tetsuya Watanabe and is planned to have twelve total episodes. The story basically revolves around a department that’s tasked with handling supernatural and occult related cases.…

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel – Book Review (Speculative Fiction)

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel is a speculative fiction novella that is a mindfuck of societal critiques wrapped into a neat and unsuspecting little package. It follows Idir, who is an Iranian, Muslim man who is taking the British citizenship test that consists of twenty-five simple questions. However, whilst taking the exam, something godawfully dangerous…