Posts on Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

12 Moments in 2011: The shift, part two

In hindsight, how did we really not know what was going on here? Many will say now that they did, although the evidence points to otherwise. Most certainly did expect something, but like Blair Witch, the marketing and lead-up to Madoka Magica was a huge part of the experience. Unlike Blair Witch, the end product […]

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Play by Play: Madoka Ep 1

I’m trying a bit of a different post format, wherein I watch an episode and pause periodically to jot down my thoughts on events so far. I know, super innovating. Anyway, I’m going to assume this commentary will be best appreciated during a rewatching of the episode, so at the least, I may be increasing […]

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Navigating the Hope/Despair axis and working for a happy ending

No, this is not a post about illicit massage parlors. But it does talk about endings, so if you haven’t seen Madoka Magica, Yumekui Merry, or uh.. Evangelion, proceed with caution.

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Dark times. Dark dark times. Dark dark dark times. Darkity-dark—

Dark is real. Real is good. Dark is good. We love dark things. If you learn nothing else from my ramblings, at least know this: Madoka is Batman.

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Road Warrior X Madoka Magica?!

I didn’t notice it the first time, but the ending illustration from Madoka Magica ep 2 totally has Humungus, the villain from Road Warrior, in it.

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Looking inward, looking forward

Ruminations on the future, or: how are we gonna dig ourselves out of this hole? We have to look into the abyss of squickiness and let it stare back at us, of course.

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