This episode might have one of my favorite bits that we’ve ever recorded.
All’s Well That Ends Well.
“if the outcome of a situation is happy, this compensates for any previous difficulty or unpleasantness.”
Origin: possibly in the middle ages, with Shakespeare’s play of the same name.
While Kotetsu’s life just about hit rock bottom in this episode, it ended with him meeting the man who’d save his life.
Here is a secret: I’m kind of a sucker for a good lady-led weepy. This is one. Kinda. Mostly.
Their love is so good.
Welcome to the ur-tragic dead gay movie. It’s even more insufferable than you’re thinking.
I’ve been working hard to read as many translated manga with queer themes or characters as possible, so now seems like a good time to share what I’ve managed to find with all of you. There’s a little bit of everything here, from cute romcoms to murder lesbians to the origins of BL as a genre. Happy Pride, everyone!
Watching a new group of artists set out together is a gamble: you look at the strengths they’re already beginning to display, the issues they’re working out how to overcome, and lay your bets as to where they’ll end up in a month, or a year, or ten. Zoom Doom Stories, who just completed their debut podcast Spines, has put an impressively strong foot forward with a mission statement to make “dark, creepy, queer, feminist podcasts.” Sign me up.
The market is tough for those making mobile games—poor App Store formatting, a deluge of burner apps that have little-to-no functionality, and increasingly predatory free-to-play mechanics have made it difficult to find the games that are worth your time. On the other hand, it means that when you do stumble onto a hidden gem, it feels all the more like a treasure.
Enter The Arcana, a free-to-play dating sim set in a fantasy land of magic and tarot. In addition to kissing some eligible suitors (currently three, with three more planned if the game does well), the player will solve a whodunnit mired in courtly intrigue. While it’s difficult to judge an ongoing narrative (new chapters are added roughly ever six weeks), what’s available is both charming and intriguing. Did you like Red Embrace or Hustle Cat? This is probably for you.