Years ago, as a middle-schooler just getting into online fandom, I would occasionally think, “huh, that Fate/Stay Night thing sure is popular. Probably I should check it out.” I never did, but the release of a free mobile entry in the series, Fate/Grand Order, was tempting as a way to dip my toes in without having to put down a chunk of change — especially with an anime adaptation coming out. I decided to take a 24-hour trial run: mobile games don’t really end, after all, so it felt less important to see All The Content than to learn whether the general experience would be worth checking in every day for.
I'm Vrai Kaiser, writer by profession and analytic nerd for the love of the game. I've been published in online magazine The Alligator, and am currently working to get my first novel published. Here you'll find updates on my work, as well as pop culture analysis, recaps, and reviews. Commentary and requests are always welcome.
[Since FanByte has been effectively gutted as an editorial site, I’m making sure that my articles there are preserved here on the main site. This piece was originally published 2/27/19] Gacha games are out to take our money. Everyone who plays them knows this, and hopefully has a […]
It is a truth frequently acknowledged that anime that isn’t the latest Shonen Jump hit, packed to the gills with jiggle physics, or part of a long-running beloved franchise tends to get shafted when it comes to production resources—especially if it’s something marketed to women or focused on […]
Special thanks to Jester for commissioning this episode! You can find out more about commissions on our Patreon. Hmm, a 2000s-era supernatural love triangle YA novel by a Utah-raised author with a lot of extremely unfortunate implications baked into the lore….this all sounds familiar, but we can’t put […]
Yes, yes, it isn’t Pride month anymore. Look, life happened in a big way this summer. Sorry, y’all.
It’d be a crime if we didn’t talk about one of the pillars of 90s queer cinema.
If the only one you’ve seen is Pink Flamingos, you’re missing out.
The gayest classic Hollywood film? Possibly.
You can tell this is a Serious Art Movie because half the scenes are covered by a hideous yellow piss filter.
Yes, we do have to talk about 9/11’s impact on this show again. We can quit when it stops being so omnipresent. And alarming.