Essays By Topic

For those who are looking for writing on a specific show, or just feel a bit daunted at the thought of shifting through this blog’s not-insignificant backlog, this list is for your perusing pleasure! Series titles are all in alphabetical order, and should be pretty easily searched via ctrl+f or plain old scrolling. Enjoy!

Miscellaneous/Writer Stuff

The 2013 Liebster Awards

The Ethics of Reinterpretation or, A Defense of Dubs

Vrai Writes (Parts of) Books: Rock & Roll Saved My Soul

So You Want to Major in English (Without Going Bankrupt)

Vrai Writes (Parts of) Books – 12,000 Hour Day

One Year of Tinfoil

Give Thanks for Artists

A Letter to Stephen Colbert

Original Fiction: Beta-Test Boy

Tinfoil News Update

The State of Pride and the New Battlefield for Representation

Original Fiction – KP Noir; or, Paws on the Beat

Tinfoil News Update – Consulting Analyst Edition

A Word on Jon Stewart, and A Personal Era Ending

Two Years of Tinfoil

Artist Spotlight – AgentJR & Genghis Kait

Vrai Writes (Parts of) Books – Cthulhusattva: Tales of the Black Gnosis

Anger is Our Last Respite

Can We Cool it With the “Woman Disguised as a Man” Twist Already?

Vrai Talks: Cthulhusattva Interview

Three Years of Tinfoil

Vrai Writes Pop Culture Essays: Popularium

LINK: [Roundtable] Trash Characters

[Link] Why I’ve Been Playing Undertale After the Election

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50 Shades of Grey

You Did it for Love (of Money): Or, Why E.L. James is a Disgrace to Fandom Culture

Adventure Time

Do You Ever Wonder What Time It Is? Modern Media and Storytelling

How to Be an English Major: Revisiting Frozen, Meaning, and the Death of the Author

The Adventure Zone

More Podcasts for the Uninitiated; or Free Things Made by Talented People

Why Your Life Needs More of The Adventure Zone

AKIRA

Five Forgotten Gems: Animated Film Edition

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (20 to 16)

American Mary

American Mary: Mad Science Needs More Women

American Splendor

Five Forgotten Gems – Comic Book Adaptations

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

And Now, Games to be Watched

Angels in America

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (20 to 16)

Animaniacs 

10 Underrated Performances (Part 2)

Animorphs

Morph Club – The Best Kind of Nostalgia

Assassins

The Ethics of Reinterpretation or, A Defense of Dubs

The Babadook

Writing Women 101: The Babadook

Baccano!

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (5 to 1)

Barefoot Gen

Five Forgotten Gems – Comic Book Adaptations

Batman

There’s a Lupin for Everyone (Just Like Batman)

Five Forgotten Gems – Comic Book Adaptations

10 Underrated Performances (Part 1)

Batman Beyond

Five Forgotten Gems – Animated Heroes

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Unsung Brilliance – The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Five Forgotten Gems – Horror Comedies

Billy Elliot

An Ode to the Sudden Dance Scene

Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji

Singing and Maiming, Together at Last

Plot Renovation – Black Butler II

The Black Cauldron

Trash & Treasures: Disney’s The Black Cauldron

Black Swan

What Are Good Girls Made Of? Impossible Femininity in Black Swan vs. Perfect Blue

The Black Tapes

The Black Tapes’ Clever Apophenia: How the Internet Tells Stories

Scary Podcast Stories for the Season

The Blues Brothers

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (10 to 6)

Breaking the Waves

Do This, Not That: Writing Depressing Stories

Brokeback Mountain

Vrai Writes Pop Culture Essays: Popularium

The Brothers Bloom

Five Forgotten Gems of (Fairly) Famous People

The Bugle

A Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

The Butterfly Effect

Five Forgotten Gems: Thrillers

Cabaret

We Have No Troubles Here: Finding GamerGate in a Cabaret

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (5 to 1)

The Cabin in the Woods

Your Allegory’s Eating My Plot! Or, the Cabin in the Woods Problem

Unsung Brilliance – The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Cable & Deadpool

Make This (Movie) Happen – Cable & Deadpool

Thoughts on Deadpool: It’s All About That Sequel

Cannibal! The Musical

Singing and Maiming, Together at Last

Cardcaptor Sakura

I Believe in Steven (and So Can You)

Chappie 

Chappie: or, Liking a Film in Spite of its Plot

Chasing Amy

Invisible Bisexual Boogeymen: How Chasing Amy is Still Ahead of Its Time

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (5 to 1)

Chicago

Do This, Not That: Going From Stage to Film (Into the Woods vs Chicago)

A Chorus Line

MAKE THIS HAPPEN: A Chorus Line

A Christmas Story

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (15 to 11)

The Chzo Mythos

And Now, Games to be Watched

Clerks II

An Ode to the Sudden Dance Scene

Clock Tower

Vrai Writes Pop Culture Essays: Popularium

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Five Forgotten Gems: Animated Film Edition

The Colbert Report

A Letter to Stephen Colbert

CoolGames Inc.

Podcast Recs: McElroy Family Edition

The Croods

Do This, Not That (Dreamworks Edition): Writing Tone and Consequences

The Crow

Trash & Treasures: The Crow

The Daily Show

Humanity Through Film: Jon Stewart and Rosewater

A Word on Jon Stewart, and A Personal Era Ending

Dancer in the Dark

Do This, Not That: Writing Depressing Stories

Daria

Five Forgotten Gems – Brilliant Lady Leads

Dark Souls

Vrai Writes Pop Culture Essays: Popularium

Deadman Wonderland

The Cautionary Tale of Deadman Wonderland

Deadpool

Make This (Movie) Happen – Cable & Deadpool

Thoughts on Deadpool: It’s All About That Sequel

Death Becomes Her

Five Forgotten Gems – Horror Comedies

Demonbane

A History of Herbert West – ReAnimator

Descendants of Darkness(/ Yami no Matsuei)

The Joy of the Guilty Pleasure

The Devil’s Advocate

10 Underrated Performances (Part 1)

Dragon Age II

Fanfiction, Personal Narrative, and What Dragon Age II Does Right

Eden of the East

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (20 to 16)

Evangelion (Neon Genesis Evangelion/End of Evangelion/Rebuild of Evangelion)

Shinji Ikari Must Die (But Not for the Reason You’re Probably Thinking)

Cyclical Narrative, Reboots, and Fear of the Unknown, or: Kaworu and Homura are Time Travelling BFFs

Love and the Apocalypse: Asuka, Kaworu, and Gendered Expectations in Romance

Do This, Not That: Writing Depressing Stories

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (10 to 6)

Trauma Isn’t Sexy: Fanservice in Neon Genesis Evangelion vs Rebuild

Everything’s Coming Up Podcast

More Podcasts for the Uninitiated; or Free Things Made by Talented People

Evil Dead

Singing and Maiming, Together at Last

Fist Shark Marketing

More Podcasts for the Uninitiated; or Free Things Made by Talented People

The Flop House

A Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

Flowers in the Attic

Trash & Treasures: Flowers in the Attic

The Fly

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (15 to 11)

Freakazoid

Five Forgotten Gems – Animated Heroes

The Friendship of Mortals

A History of Herbert West – ReAnimator

The Frighteners

Five Forgotten Gems – Horror Comedies

From Beyond

10 Underrated Performances (Part 2)

Frozen

Family Won’t Let You Fall – Frozen and Queer Storytelling

How to Be an English Major: Revisiting Frozen, Meaning, and the Death of the Author

Fun Home

Five Forgotten Gems – Comic Book Adaptations

Futurama

10 Underrated Performances (Part 2)

Gankutsuou (The Count of Monte Cristo)

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (5 to 1)

Tinfoil News Update – Consulting Analyst Edition

The Consulting Analyst – An Introduction to Gankutsuou

The Consulting Analyst – At Journey’s End, We Meet

The Consulting Analyst – Until the Sun Rises Over the Moon

The Consulting Analyst – 5/22, Stormy

The Consulting Analyst – A Mother’s Secrets

The Consulting Analyst – Do You Love Your Fiancee?

The Consulting Analyst – Her Melancholy, My Melancholy

The Consulting Analyst – The Secret Flower Garden

The Consulting Analyst – A Night in Boulogne

The Consulting Analyst – I Dreamed A Dark Dream

The Consulting Analyst – The Letter From Edmond

The Consulting Analyst – An Engagement Broken

The Consulting Analyst – Encore

The Consulting Analyst – Haydee

The Consulting Analyst – Lost Souls

The Consulting Analyst – The End of Happiness, The Beginning of Truth

The Consulting Analyst – Scandal

The Consulting Analyst – Confession

The Consulting Analyst – The Duel

The Consulting Analyst – Even If I Should Stop Being Me

The Consulting Analyst – Farewell, Eugenie

Gargoyles

Five Forgotten Gems – Animated Heroes

The Consulting Analyst – An Introduction to Gargoyles

The Consulting Analyst – Awakening (Parts 1 & 2)

The Consulting Analyst – Awakening (Parts 3 & 4)

The Consulting Analyst – Awakening (Part 5)/The Thrill of the Hunt

The Consulting Analyst – Temptation/Deadly Force

The Consulting Analyst – Enter Macbeth/The Edge

The Consulting Analyst – Long Way to Morning/Her Brother’s Keeper

The Consulting Analyst – Reawakening/Leader of the Pack

The Consulting Analyst – Metamorphosis/Legion

The Consulting Analyst – A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time/The Mirror

The Consulting Analyst – The Silver Falcon/Eye of the Beholder

The Consulting Analyst – Vows/City of Stone (Part One)

The Consulting Analyst – City of Stone (Parts 2 & 3)

The Consulting Analyst – City of Stone (Part 4)/High Noon

The Consulting Analyst – Outfoxed/Revelations

The Consulting Analyst – Double Jeopardy/Upgrade

The Consulting Analyst – Protection/The Cage

The Consulting Analyst – The Price/Avalon (Part 1)

The Consulting Analyst – Avalon (Parts 2 & 3)

The Consulting Analyst – Shadows of the Past/Heritage

The Consulting Analyst – Kingdom/Monsters

The Consulting Analyst – Golem/Sanctuary

The Consulting Analyst – MIA/Grief

The Consulting Analyst – The Hound of Ulster/Walkabout

The Consulting Analyst – Mark of the Panther/Pendragon

The Consulting Analyst -Eye of the Storm/The New Olympians

The Consulting Analyst – The Green/Sentinel

The Consulting Analyst – Bushido/Cloud Fathers

The Consulting Analyst – Ill Met By Moonlight/Future Tense

The Consulting Analyst – The Gathering (Parts 1 & 2)

The Consulting Analyst – Vendettas/Turf

The Consulting Analyst – The Reckoning/Possession

10 Underrated Performances (Part 2)

The Consulting Analyst – Hunter’s Moon (Parts 1 & 2)

The Consulting Analyst – Hunter’s Moon (Part 3)

Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters is a Movie About Women Fighting to be Heard

Godzilla

On Godzilla and the Changing View of Science

Grave of the Fireflies

Revisiting Grave of the Fireflies: A Case Study of the Good Remake

Gravity Falls

Do This, Not That – Extra Plot Sold Separately (K vs Gravity Falls)

Let the Great Gravity Falls Rewatch Begin

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Tourist Trapped

Gravity Falls Rewatch: The Legend of the Gobblewonker

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Headhunters

Gravity Falls Rewatch: The Hand That Rocks the Mabel

Gravity Falls Rewatch: The Inconveniencing

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Dipper vs. Manliness

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Double Dipper

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Irrational Treasure

Gravity Falls Rewatch: The Time Traveler’s Pig

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Fight Fighters

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Little Dipper

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Summerween

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Boss Mabel

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Bottomless Pit!

Gravity Falls Rewatch: The Deep End

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Carpet Diem

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Boyz Crazy

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Land Before Swine

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Dreamscaperers

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Gideon Rises

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Scary-oke

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Into the Bunker

Gravity Falls Rewatch: The Golf War

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Sock Opera

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Soos and the Real Girl

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Little Gift Shop of Horrors

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Society of the Blind Eye

Gravity Falls Rewatch: Blendin’s Game

Gravity Falls Rewatch: The Love God

The Great Mouse Detective

Five Forgotten Gems: Animated Film Edition

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (20 to 16)

Trash and Treasures: The Great Mouse Detective

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy: Great Characters, Wrong Protagonist

Hairspray

Five Forgotten Gems – Brilliant Lady Leads

Hamilton

Ragtime: The Missing Link Between Hamilton and Les Miserables

10 Underrated Performances (Part 2)

Hannibal

Why Hannigram is Not 50 Shades of Grey

Do This, Not That: Writing Women With Agency (Legally Blonde the Musical vs. Hannibal)

Hatoful Boyfriend

Hatoful Boyfriend Writes its Own Fanfiction

Haunter

10 Underrated Performances (Part 1)

The Haunting

Five Forgotten Gems – Lives of Quiet Desperation

Haunting Ground

Plot Renovation – Haunting Ground

Hollywood Babble-On

A Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

House (Hausu)

Five Forgotten Gems – Horror Comedies

House of Five Leaves

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (10 to 6)

How to Train Your Dragon(/How to Train Your Dragon 2)

Do This, Not That (Dreamworks Edition): Writing Tone and Consequences

Do This, Not That (Dreamworks Edition): The Sequel Thing

The Incredibles

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (20 to 16)

Interview with the Vampire

See: The Vampire Chronicles

In the Mood for Love

Five Forgotten Gems – Lives of Quiet Desperation

Into the Woods

Do This, Not That: Going From Stage to Film (Into the Woods vs Chicago)

Jade Empire

Five Forgotten Gems of (Fairly) Famous People

Jimquisition(/The Podquisition)

A Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

Judge John Hodgman

A Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

K(/K Project)

Do This, Not That – Extra Plot Sold Separately (K vs Gravity Falls)

Killing Stalking

Killing Stalking Excels at Depicting the Horror of Abuse

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Trash & Treasures – Less Than Zero/Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kung Fu Panda 2

Do This, Not That (Dreamworks Edition): The Sequel Thing

Labyrinth

An Ode to the Sudden Dance Scene

Lazer Team

Lazer Team: Halfway Between Internet and Movie

Legally Blonde 

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (20 to 16)

Do This, Not That: Writing Women With Agency (Legally Blonde the Musical vs. Hannibal)

The Legend of Korra

How Much Canon is Good Enough? Korrasami and Where We Go From Here

The Lego Movie

Do This, Not That: The Protagonists of Tomorrow

Les Miserables

Ragtime: The Missing Link Between Hamilton and Les Miserables

Less Than Zero

Trash & Treasures – Less Than Zero/Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Little Shop of Horrors

In Defense of the Little Shop of Horrors Theatrical Cut

Lore

Scary Podcast Stories for the Season

Lupin III

Curse you, France!

Green Jacket 01 – Burn it Down

Green Jacket 02 – Mythbuster Thief

Green Jacket 03 – Witch(less) Hunt

Green Jacket 04 – Just Start Here

Green Jacket 05 – Sword vs. Death Dolphin

Green Jacket 06 – Corpses Are a Diamond’s Best Friend

Green Jacket 07 – How to Steal Your Ex’s Valuables

Green Jacket 08 – Enter Young Hayao Miyazaki

Green Jacket 09 – Play the Bebop Blues

Green Jacket 10 – The Practice of Cagliostro

Green Jacket 11 – Elementary, My Dear Jigen

Green Jacket 12 – Out with a Bang

Green Jacket 13 – Lupin vs. Scientology

Green Jacket 14 – One for (Certain) History Books

Green Jacket 15 – Blasting Off Again

Green Jacket 16 – The Pinnacle of Thievery

Bromance with a Silent B: The Lupin/Jigen Manifesto

Green Jacket 17 – 2012 Calls in a Reference

Green Jacket 18 – GQ Thief

Green Jacket 19 – You Fail Science Forever

Green Jacket 20 – The Danger of Hillbilly Thieves

Green Jacket 21 – Should I Get Back in the Kitchen?

The Lovecraftian Lupin: How to Make an Accidental Horror Movie

Green Jacket 22 – Lupin vs HAL

Green Jacket 23 – Farewell, My Beloved Thief

The Consulting Analyst: An Introduction to The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

The Consulting Analyst – Master Thief vs Lady Looter

The Consulting Analyst – .357 Magnum

The Consulting Analyst – The Lady and the Samurai

The Consulting Analyst – Vissi D’arte, Vissi D’amore

The Consulting Analyst – Blood-Soaked Triangle

The Consulting Analyst – Prison of Love

The Consulting Analyst – Music and Revolution

The Consulting Analyst – Dying Day

The Consulting Analyst – Love Wreathed in Steam

The Consulting Analyst – Ghost Town

The Consulting Analyst – The Feast of Fools

The Consulting Analyst – The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (Part One)

The Consulting Analyst – The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (Part Two)

The Boy Who Went to the Castle: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine and Silenced Queer Narrative

10 Unmissable Green Jacket Episodes

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (20 to 16)

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (5 to 1)

There’s a Lupin for Everyone (Just Like Batman)

Sex is Not a Dirty Word: or, Why The Woman Called Fujiko Mine is a Great Feminist Anime

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (5 to 1)

10 Lupin III Episodes for Beginners: Red Jacket

10 Underrated Performances (Part 2)

LINK: [Roundtable] Trash Characters

[LINK] Beyond Yuri!!! On ICE: The themes and motifs of Sayo Yamamoto

Mad Max Fury Road

MAKE THIS HAPPEN – Sayo Yamamoto’s Mad Max

Mary & Max

Trash & Treasures: Mary & Max

The Maxx

The Maxx: 90s Feminism Time Capsule

Metal Gear Solid

The Joy of the Guilty Pleasure

Michiko & Hatchin

Michiko & Hatchin and the Prince Charming Myth

MAKE THIS HAPPEN – Sayo Yamamoto’s Mad Max

[LINK] Beyond Yuri!!! On ICE: The themes and motifs of Sayo Yamamoto

Millennium Actress

Five Forgotten Gems – Lives of Quiet Desperation

Monstrous Regiment (Discworld)

Five Forgotten Gems – Brilliant Lady Leads

Morph Club

Morph Club – The Best Kind of Nostalgia

Mulan

Vrai Writes Pop Culture Essays: Popularium

My Brother, My Brother, and Me

Podcast Recs: McElroy Family Edition

The Mystery of the Necronomicon

A History of Herbert West – ReAnimator

Naked Lunch

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (5 to 1)

A Nightmare on Elm Street series

A Salute to Wes Craven’s Lesser Known Films

The Night of the Hunter

Five Forgotten Gems: Thrillers

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (10 to 6)

No. 6

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (20 to 16)

OFF

And Now, Games to be Watched

The Value of OFF after Undertale

Oliver & Company

Trash & Treasures: Disney’s Oliver & Company

Our Fair City

Quality Dystopian Propaganda: Our Fair City

Outlast

Dying is Easy, Endings are Hard: Outlast, Silent Hill, and the Pitfalls of Horror

Over the Garden Wall

Over the Garden Wall: The Millennial’s Fairytale

Pan’s Labyrinth

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (10 to 6)

Paradise Kiss

BUT WEREN’T THEY TRAGIC: Verisimilitude to Melodrama in Five Easy Steps

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (10 to 6)

ParaNorman

Five Forgotten Gems: Animated Film Edition

The Parapod

Scary Podcast Stories for the Season

Peacock

Five Forgotten Gems: Thrillers

The People Under the Stairs

Five Forgotten Gems: Thrillers

A Salute to Wes Craven’s Lesser Known Films

Perfect Blue

What Are Good Girls Made Of? Impossible Femininity in Black Swan vs. Perfect Blue

A Perfect Getaway

Five Forgotten Gems: Thrillers

Persepolis

Five Forgotten Gems – Comic Book Adaptations

Persona

See Shin Megami Tensei

Petshop of Horrors

MAKE THIS HAPPEN: Petshop of Horrors

Princess Tutu

An Ode to the Sudden Dance Scene

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (10 to 6)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Cyclical Narrative, Reboots, and Fear of the Unknown, or: Kaworu and Homura are Time Travelling BFFs

It’s More than Kick Ass – Samurai Flamenco and Deconstruction

It’s Not Over ‘Til it’s Over: Audience Expectation and the Trouble With an Ongoing Series

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (20 to 16)

Ragtime

Ragtime: The Missing Link Between Hamilton and Les Miserables

Re-Animator(/Bride of Re-Animator/Beyond Re-Animator)

A History of Herbert West – ReAnimator

Quality Dystopian Propaganda: Our Fair City

Five Forgotten Gems – Horror Comedies

Red Eye

A Salute to Wes Craven’s Lesser Known Films

Red vs Blue

Do You Ever Wonder What Time It Is? Modern Media and Storytelling

Change and Thrive: The Evolution of Red vs Blue

Reefer Madness

Singing and Maiming, Together at Last

Revolutionary Girl Utena(/Adolescence of Utena)

The End of Adolescence, the Beginning of Agency; or, I Know Why She Turns into a Car

An Ode to the Sudden Dance Scene

The Consulting Analyst – An Introduction to Revolutionary Girl Utena

The Consulting Analyst – The Rose Bride

The Consulting Analyst – For Whom the Rose Smiles

The Consulting Analyst – On the Night of the Ball

The Consulting Analyst – The Sunlit Garden – Prelude

The Consulting Analyst – The Sunlit Garden – Finale

The Consulting Analyst – Take Care, Miss Nanami!

The Consulting Analyst – Unfulfilled Jury

The Consulting Analyst – Curried High Trip

The Consulting Analyst – The Castle Said to Hold Eternity

The Consulting Analyst – Nanami’s Precious Thing

The Consulting Analyst – Gracefully Cruel, the One Who Picks that Flower

The Consulting Analyst – For Friendship, Perhaps

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (5 to 1)

The Consulting Analyst – Tracing a Path

The Consulting Analyst – The Boys of the Black Rose

The Consulting Analyst – The Landscape Framed by Kozue

The Consulting Analyst – The Cowbell of Happiness

The Consulting Analyst – The Thorns of Death

The Consulting Analyst – Mitsuru’s Impatience

The Consulting Analyst – A Song for a Kingdom Now Lost

The Consulting Analyst – Wakaba Flourishing

The Consulting Analyst – Vermin

The Consulting Analyst – Nemuro Memorial Hall

The Consulting Analyst – The Terms of a Duelist

The Consulting Analyst – The Secret Nanami Diary

The Consulting Analyst – Their Eternal Apocalypse

The Consulting Analyst – Miki’s Nest Box (The Sunlit Garden: Arranged)

The Consulting Analyst – Nanami’s Egg

The Consulting Analyst – Whispers in the Dark

The Consulting Analyst – Azure Paler Than the Sky

The Consulting Analyst – The Barefoot Girl

The Consulting Analyst – Her Tragedy

The Consulting Analyst – The Romance of the Dancing Girls

The Consulting Analyst – The Prince Who Runs Through the Night

The Consulting Analyst – The Rose Crest

The Consulting Analyst – The Love That Blossomed in Wintertime

The Consulting Analyst – And Thus Opens the Doorway of Night

The Consulting Analyst – The One to Revolutionize the World

The Consulting Analyst – End of the World

The Consulting Analyst – Someday, Together, We’ll Shine

The Consulting Analyst – The Adolescence of Utena

LINK: [Roundtable] Trash Characters

Rick and Morty

Endearing Awful People: Or, How I Accidentally Fell in Love With Rick and Morty

Let’s Talk About the Rick and Morty Leak

The Beginner’s Guide to Rick & Morty

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Why The Rocky Horror Picture Show Still Has Meaning (But the Remake is a Terrible Idea)

The Rocky Horror Remake is Bafflingly Straight

Rooster Teeth(/Achievement Hunter/The Patch)

And Now, Games to be Watched

Do You Ever Wonder What Time It Is? Modern Media and Storytelling

Change and Thrive: The Evolution of Red vs Blue

A Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

Lazer Team: Halfway Between Internet and Movie

Rose Buddies

Podcast Recs: McElroy Family Edition

Rosewater

Humanity Through Film: Jon Stewart and Rosewater

Rule of Rose

MAKE THIS HAPPEN – Rule of Rose 2.0

Sailor Moon(/Sailor Moon Crystal)

I Missed This Show, and You’re Not Helping – a Sailor Moon Essay

Samurai Flamenco

It’s More than Kick Ass – Samurai Flamenco and Deconstruction

It’s Not Over ‘Til it’s Over: Audience Expectation and the Trouble With an Ongoing Series

They Fought Aliens and Fell in Love: Why Samurai Flamenco is Important

The Parallel Lives of Samurai Flamenco

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (20 to 16)

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine 

A Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

Podcast Recs: McElroy Family Edition

School Days

All Twilight Needed was a Bloodbath

The Joy of the Guilty Pleasure

Seraph of the End(/Owari no Seraph)

Seraph of the End – The Fine Line Between Trash and Garbage

Sex Nerd Sandra

A Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

Sherlock

How to Be an English Major: Revisiting Frozen, Meaning, and the Death of the Author

Shin Megami Tensei (Persona 3/Persona 4/Persona 5)

And Now, Games to be Watched

Queerness is Not a Gimmick: A Look at Persona 4’s Failed Representation, and How Persona 5 Can Fix it

Can We Cool it With the “Woman Disguised as a Man” Twist Already?

The Silence of the Lambs

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (15 to 11)

Silent Hill

Dying is Easy, Endings are Hard: Outlast, Silent Hill, and the Pitfalls of Horror

The Joy of the Guilty Pleasure

The Consulting Analyst – Silent Hill

The Consulting Analyst – Silent Hill 2

The Consulting Analyst – Silent Hill 3

The Consulting Analyst – Silent Hill’s UFO Trilogy

The Consulting Analyst – Silent Hill 4

The Consulting Analyst – Silent Hill (2006)

The Consulting Analyst – Silent Hill 0rigins

The Consulting Analyst – Silent Hill Homecoming

The Consulting Analyst – Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

The Consulting Analyst – Silent Hill Revelation

The Consulting Analyst – Silent Hill Downpour

Examining (and Destabilizing) Gender in Silent Hill 2

The Simpsons

More Podcasts for the Uninitiated; or Free Things Made by Talented People

Smodcast

A Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

Watching a Film from Birth to Death: The Grand Experiment of Tusk

Sound! Euphonium

Who I Was, Who I’ll Become: Sound! Euphonium’s Two Love Affairs

Spirited Away

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (10 to 6)

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley – Eldritch Lore? In MY Farming Sim?

Starship

Singing and Maiming, Together at Last

Star Trek

The Simple Feeling and Beyond – Kirk and Spock’s Place in Queer History

Why JJ Abrams’ Star Wars Succeeds Where His Star Trek Failed

Star Wars

Why JJ Abrams’ Star Wars Succeeds Where His Star Trek Failed

Static Shock

Five Forgotten Gems – Animated Heroes

Steven Universe

I Believe in Steven (and So Can You)

Do This, Not That: The Protagonists of Tomorrow

Gems 101: An Introduction to Steven Universe

It’s Okay to Have Flaws (Except for You): Steven Universe and Fandom

The Summer of Steven

The Summer of Steven Continues

One More Week of Steven

[LINK] Steven Universe: Gem Harvest Revisited

Still Buffering

Podcast Recs: McElroy Family Edition

Still Buffering Delivers Great Cross-Generational Sisterly Bonding

Strangers with Candy

Five Forgotten Gems of (Fairly) Famous People

Superman

And Now, Games to be Watched

The Thief and the Cobbler

Five Forgotten Gems: Animated Film Edition

The Thing

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (15 to 11)

The Thrilling Adventure Hour

Five Forgotten Gems of (Fairly) Famous People

A Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

The Tick

Five Forgotten Gems – Animated Heroes

Tiger & Bunny

How to Be an English Major: Revisiting Frozen, Meaning, and the Death of the Author

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (5 to 1)

10 Underrated Performances (Part 1)

Tokyo Godfathers

My Favorite Christmas Movie is From Japan

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (5 to 1)

Trends Like These

Podcast Recs: McElroy Family Edition

Tusk

Watching a Film from Birth to Death: The Grand Experiment of Tusk

Twilight

All Twilight Needed was a Bloodbath

You Did it for Love (of Money): Or, Why E.L. James is a Disgrace to Fandom Culture

Undertale

The Value of OFF after Undertale

[Link] Why I’ve Been Playing Undertale After the Election

United States of Tara

Five Forgotten Gems – Brilliant Lady Leads

The Vampire Chronicles 

The Joy of the Guilty Pleasure

The Consulting Analyst – An Introduction to The Vampire Chronicles

The Consulting Analyst – Interview with the Vampire (Part 1)

The Consulting Analyst – Interview with the Vampire (Part 2)

The Consulting Analyst – Interview with the Vampire (Part 3)

The Consulting Analyst – Interview With the Vampire (Part 4)

The Consulting Analyst – Interview With the Vampire (Part 5)

The Consulting Analyst – Interview With the Vampire (Part 6)

Trash & Treasures: The Pilot

The Consulting Analyst – The Vampire Lestat (Part 1)

The Consulting Analyst – The Vampire Lestat (Part 2)

The Consulting Analyst – The Vampire Lestat (Part 3)

The Consulting Analyst – The Vampire Lestat (Part 4)

Drunk Book Club: Prince Lestat

Voltron: Legendary Defender

Can We Cool it With the “Woman Disguised as a Man” Twist Already?

Wander Over Yonder

Wander Over Yonder is a Gift to Your Inner 90s Kid

Critiquing Serialized Fiction: or, the Lord Dominator Problem

How Wander Over Yonder Fell Through the Cracks (and Why I’ll Miss it)

Watchmen

10 Underrated Performances (Part 1)

Watership Down

Trash & Treasures: Watership Down

Welcome to Night Vale

A Smiling, Bloody God and a Missing Voice: the State of Night Vale

The Terrifying Humanity of Cecil Palmer: Night Vale, Mob Mentality, and Fandom

A Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

Trauma and Sunshine: Re-Evaluating Night Vale’s Kevin

Scary Podcast Stories for the Season

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

A Salute to Wes Craven’s Lesser Known Films

Wham Bam Pow with Cameron Esposito

More Podcasts for the Uninitiated; or Free Things Made by Talented People

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Five Forgotten Gems – Brilliant Lady Leads

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (10 to 6)

Whatever This Is

Five Forgotten Gems of (Fairly) Famous People

Whispering Corridors 

Five Forgotten Gems – Lives of Quiet Desperation

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Movies (15 to 11)

The Wind Rises

Art, History, a Swan Song for a Genius: Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises

The Witch

The Witch – Horror as Anthropology

Wolf’s Rain

Vrai’s Favorite Things: Anime (10 to 6)

Year of Steam

More Podcasts for the Uninitiated; or Free Things Made by Talented People

You Must Remember This

Scary Podcast Stories for the Season

Yuri!!! On ICE

[LINK] Beyond Yuri!!! On ICE: The themes and motifs of Sayo Yamamoto

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