Numbers 20 to 16 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 […]
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. We have another case of ‘the DVD case and the actual episode subtitles have different ideas about the episode title (‘Gracefully’ versus ‘Carefully’)’ this week. Therefore, we’re going with the tried and true method of ‘the analyst thinks this one sounds better.’
In honor of that 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 of the countdown (I haven’t managed […]
The intro is here. In which we remember that children are terrifying alien creatures with human faces and tentative grasps on the concept of empathy.
Meanwhile, in the halls of Nerd Research It’s a time of celebration, dear readers! This week (October 11th) heralds the one year anniversary of Fashionable Tinfoil Accessories. That’s 104 posts of analysis, complaining, mooning, and crazy conspiracy theories about culture high and low(and if that seems daunting, don’t […]
The intro is here. This week small children discover their first existential crises, I continue to be fond of Tragically Terrible People, and Ikuhara decides I’ve had it too easy and starts phrasing his commentary in abstract poetry. Little does he know that I’ve spent the intervening weeks […]
As I wait for Tusk to wander onto VOD and into my waiting arms (that I may better fill out the back-burnered essay about its creation), I find myself looking ahead to Kevin Smith’s filmography-to-be. The record so far stands at one anticipated (Yoga Hosers, because damned if […]
If you’ve spent much time reading or watching videogame commentary, you’ll be aware that Silent Hill 2 has magic powers. At the very mention of its name, even the most acidic of critics melts into a puddle of gooey eyed adoration. I am not here to buck that […]
Things are not well in Night Vale, readers. But the town’s the same as it ever was – this year the unease is brewing in the audience. We’re reminded, not for the first time but perhaps not so openly, that our narrator is fallible and occasionally kind of […]
The intro is here. . . . Well, see you folks next week. Oh, WHAT. It’s a body switching episode, what do you want from me?