Monthly Archive: January, 2015

An Overview of Competitive Pokemon Part 3: The Predicting Game

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The first two parts of this guide provide a basic overview of the competitive Pokemon metagame. This part focuses on more advanced aspects of the metagame, which includes predictions and various scenarios. Please… Continue reading

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014) First Half Impressions

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In 2013, studio ufotable announced a re-adaptation of Nasu Kinoko’s visual novel Fate/Stay Night (2004). Massive hype ensued. The original visual novel had a sizeable following, but fans were lukewarm about Studio Deen’s… Continue reading

Furiko (“Pendulum”) Review

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“You don’t need words to tell a beautiful story.”

A Philosophical Analysis of Ghost in the Shell (1995)

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Ah yes, another article clumsily grappling with philosophical concepts, this time in the context of none other than Ghost in the Shell. For the purpose of the main focus of this article, I’ll… Continue reading

An Overview of Competitive Pokemon Part 2: Moves, Tiers, Abilities and Sets

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Welcome to part 2 of our guide to competitive Pokemon! Last time, we talked about some basic concepts necessary for competitive battling: EVs, IVs, natures and items. This part of the guide will… Continue reading

Sword Art Online Review

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“I mean, no one really liked Sword Art Online, right? It’s not like they’d make another season. And if they did, there’s no way it’d be as bad as the first one. Come… Continue reading