Posts on Science Fiction

12 Days, day seven. The End Of Ideon.

It’s been a long time coming. In fact, it almost didn’t make it into this list. Honestly it’s not much to talk about — everything happens that you think happens, with perhaps a little more brutality and child-beheading than you might expect — but the achievement in itself after a long episodic slog and poor […]

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12 Days, day four. Eureka appears, and briefly we care.

Not much to say about Eureka Seven AO, it was a mess that ham-fistedly tried to accomplish the heartfelt interactions and complicated worldbuilding that the original did so well. But the appearance of Eureka herself, regardless of how obvious and nostalgia-reliant it was, worked. And for a moment, I thought it was gonna come back. […]

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AKB0048: Fighting the power, or getting played by the man?

How many underage girls in tiny skirts and high heels do you even need dancing around on a stage at any given time anyway? Don’t answer that.

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The Eureka Seven drum finding operation

While being incensed at a probably-wrong musical reference on a Wikipedia page related to Eureka Seven, I opened the can of worms that is music gear reference in the series. Here’s some stuff about drum machines, bass synths, the KLF, and acid house.

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Space, bros.

Brooooooooos innnnnnnn Spaaaaaaaaaaace. I, and half the universe, have some big hopes for this one. Will it deliver, or just beat us back down into our parents’ basements? I dunno, but I feel pretty moon.

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What is Reading Steiner, really?

Spoilers follow for Steins;Gate, the series that goes hand in hand with spoilers. The human mind is a wonderfully resilient thing. Like the rest of the body, it can heal even serious wounds. But in the brain, it can be hard to recognize shrapnel. As with a physical wound, the brain will grow anew, but […]

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