Tag Archives: 12 moments 2012

12 Days, day twelve. Shit gets real.

The biggest thing that’s ever happened to me in my life happened this year, and so it’s been a little tough to think about anime when cataloging moments. The birth of your first child is not so much a single moment as a huge series of them; with fear, joy, disbelief, temporary insanity, extreme fatigue, […]

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12 Days, day eleven. Blog. Blahg. Bolg. Blig. Blaf bohg bfol

What can I say about Altair & Vega? They came out of nowhere to suddenly become the hugest thing in this corner of the anishape, and they’ve done a great job at carving out a space as the progressives of the community with a diverse mix of styles. Though I’ve mostly been the Maeda and […]

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12 Days, day nine.

http://twitter.com/aMainCharacter/status/273829533914902529 In case the twitter plugin doesn’t work, as usual. Every few episodes, even though you’ve laughed and smiled through two shorts that are enough to satisfy you for a while, there’s an extra bonus to PBC in the form of character song EDs. Bamboo Scramble may never be topped, but Penguin’s tune, Handa’s enko […]

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12 Days, day eight. This bear.

I wrote briefly about it before, but how can you deny a moment like that. A lighthearted ribbing of Penguin’s drunken antics turns into a sort of melancholy moment where Sloth misses out due to his speed, which in turn becomes a heartwarming slice of Polar Bear. It’s a great distillation of what makes the […]

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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 six. Taking my balls and going… somewhere? Seriously where am I going with this

I’m not unaccustomed to adding a little bit of social commentary to blogging, but Kokoro Connect’s “kick a man in the balls because that’ll fix your attempted rape trauma” was my first foray into the wider world of thinking about feminism and rape culture as they apply to aniblogging — and my first run-in a […]

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