It’s the week of Thanksgiving, readers! And if you’re likewise American, you’re preparing to do what the rest of the world thinks we do all year long: eat to the point of sickness and pass out in front of the national pastime of concussion giving. But hopefully you’re […]
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.
The intro is here. In which the dysfunction train pulls into the station and makes plans for a long term stay.
There are few things so hellish for a grownup as writing a convincing young protagonist. There’s the line between making them too cloying or too foul mouthed, too dumb or too much like tiny adults in child suits, never mind actually getting within spitting distance of believable character […]
The intro is here. In which we lay down the rules of a new arc, and your analyst is nearly crushed by discussion possibilities. And yes, you saw what you thought you saw.
Hey, so Gamergate’s been a thing recently. You know, that hashtag on Twitter where a bunch of disgruntled stereotypes fancied to fashion themselves as latter day Woodward and Bernsteins in order to shred the reputation of a show that had the gall to explore how maybe the gaming […]
The intro is here. Fun fact: I initially watched Utena while it lingered in the licensing grey zone between Central Park Media and Nozomi. While I was fortunate enough to find rental copies of the first arc, my experience with the Black Rose Saga predominantly involved filtering the […]
Numbers 20-16 Numbers 15-11 Numbers 10-6 Here we are – the end of the countdown. The anime that are nearest and dearest to me. The ones that I’m quite happy to proselytize with all the spare air in my lungs and talk about until the sun comes up. […]
In addition to being the strongest pro-choice argument in horror since Rosemary’s Baby, Silent Hill 3 is probably the most out-and-out terrifying game the series has to offer (PT might’ve reduced me to whimpering in a corner, but a playable demo isn’t eligible for the crown). It’s also […]
Numbers 20-16 Numbers 15-11 In honor of the one year anniversary, this month’ll be blocked out for a conversation on Awesome Stuff. This time around, I’ve divided out my top 20 favorite anime. By its nature the list is always in flux, particularly those at the high end […]
The intro is here. This is not a drill. The swords are now officially sexual metaphors. It’s a whole new ballgame, people.