CONTENT WARNING: Discussions of homophobia and transphobia. SPOILERS for Sailor Moon Season One and romances in Please Save My Earth. Sailor Moon turned twenty-five last year and, despite a few rough edges, it’s aged remarkably well. The series has garnered deserved accolades for its strong female friendships, memorable visuals, and forward-looking representation. But while the romance […]
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.
This is it, this is the worst version of Zenigata I’ve ever seen. And preeeetty much everyone else too. Except Fujiko, she’s great.
Waffles. Moose. Moose-eating Waffles. Did you see what I did there? LOL SO RANDOM, rite? Welcome to the internet in the 2000s, birthplace of a movement known as “randomcore”—an aesthetic style characterized by the juxtaposition of a rotten or nonsensical world with one “normal” observer, the grotesquifying of […]
While I wouldn’t exactly call this a sex-ed show, it definitely deserves kudos for demystifying the concept of teen girls talking about bodies and bodily functions. Also, it’s very sweet.
As the title might suggest, we got together to talk about monster stories–some series that I’ve talked about on the blog before, and some new.
Easily one of my favorite horror films, this. And one of the great modern vampire stories.
Like most 90s anime nerds, I grew up watching Sailor Moon. Most of my memories are of the pretty subpar old dub, so the Viz re-release has been a great opportunity to revisit the series, and talk about why I’ll stake my claim on this as the superlative […]