Life is just the worse for Satoru Mikami, who has a crap job, no girlfriend, and gets stabbed in the back as soon as the story starts. Things aren't exactly okay when he reincarnates as a monster that can't do anything more than munch on the rocks it rolls over, but then things are okay … Continue reading Flash Review – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Vol. 1)
It's something of a small miracle how in my post on romanticization I didn't once bring up pirates, the single most infamous example of the process. When someone says the word “pirate,” the image which typically comes to mind is of the swashbuckling, peg-legged, black-bearded, booty-looting heroes of the high seas, even though real-life pirates … Continue reading Upgrading Assassin Creed: Rogue’s Upgrade System
There's a loner in Hase Yuki's class, and he wants to befriend her because she's lonely and also because she's got a pretty face. No word on whether he would bother with her if she were below average-looking, but she does share word on why she's living the lone wolf life, and that's because all … Continue reading Flash Review – One Week Friends
This is the part where I provide a synopsis, but the title does so wonderfully and in four words, no less. It blows this whole flash review concept out of the water with a hydrogen bomb. The Self-insert Protagonist: He's your typical otaku with a crap job, crap life, and crap virgin status, and the … Continue reading Flash Review – Reincarnated as a Sword (Vol. 1)
An infamous doomsayer once said that life's a bitch and then you die. Fumiya Tomozaki would agree wholeheartedly with that statement, but he would amend it to read “Life's a shitty game and then you die.” He's Japan's best at the fighting game Atafami, but when it comes to life, he's barely scraping the trash … Continue reading Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 1)
Bob had everything he needed on the counter before him: scale, plastic baggies, and french fries. Now, he could begin... He dove his hand into the tub of fries and snatched a handful. With his other hand, he tore off a plastic baggy and whipped it open. Then he joined the two into the ultimate … Continue reading Romanticizing the Mundane with Dr. Stone
Adaptations are a tricky business. Bob and Charlie can have a deeply profound conversation on the deliciousness of cranberries in a book, but that same conversation doesn't hold the same engagement told in movie format due to a shot of Bob's lips flapping and then a shot of Charlie's lips flapping not being enrapturing visuals. … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Mary and the Witch’s Flower and The Little Broomstick?