Meg: The Graphic Novel – A Breathtakingly Cinematic Comic with Cheesy Action-Flick Storytelling – Comic Review

Meg: The Graphic Novel by J.S. Earls is a science-fiction, stand-alone comic adaptation of the original novel authored by Steve Alten. The story follows deep-sea submersible pilot turned marine palaeontologist, Jonas Taylor, as he’s forced to return to his previous occupation when the prehistoric, long believed to be extinct shark, the megalodon, is unleashed from…

Sword Art Online & the Squabble of Love It or Hate It – Anime Discussion (Sorta)

Sword Art Online (ソードアート・オンライン) is an adventure, science-fiction anime adaptation of the original light novel series written by Reki Kawahara with artwork from abec. The first season aired in Summer 2012 with twenty-five episodes. It was produced by A-1 Pictures with direction from Tomohiko Itō (Occult Academy, Silver Spoon, Erased). I remember watching it during…

Chihayafuru Episode 9: Team Training Theatrics

Watching people train, specifically in anime, is a whole lot of fun to me. It’s one of the main reasons I absolutely fucking love shōnen serials, such as Hunter x Hunter and even Naruto. Working hard to accomplish something is just validating to watch. I think one of the reasons I love it so much…

It’s a Whole Spiel edited by Katherine Locke & Laura Silverman – A Delightfully Diverse YA Anthology that Explores Individuality Amid Jewish Identities

It’s a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, & Other Jewish Stories edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman is an #OwnVoices YA anthology of short stories that explore many themes and experiences relating to Jewish identities. I received an ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) of this book last summer, when I first read it, and then I…

BPS Battle Programmer Shirase: First Impressions – An Aesthetically Retro Series About a Carefree Computer Hacker

BPS: Battle Programmer Shirase (BPS バトルプログラマーシラセ) is a comedy, science-fiction series about a guy named Akira Shirase who’s a freelance computer programmer that takes on jobs in exchange for goods, usually rare computer parts. Because he’s absolutely brilliant, he’s contacted often by many individuals to complete various hacking and security related tasks. The very first…