Pocky Hero – The Importance of Citrus

Citrus tells a great love story; it is one of the best anime/mangas ever (it was on The New York Times’ bestseller manga list, for several weeks, in 2015). The plot is very deep and groundbreaking, as far as yuri stories are concerned. It is also an emotionally satisfying story, manga or otherwise. Conventions that … Continue reading Pocky Hero – The Importance of Citrus

Virus World and Zombie Fictions

Viruses Zombies tend to operate using a rudimentary hive mind. The individual zombies aren't smart, but the virus's collective unconscious is – like a kudzu creeping vine or a mold colony – or the Mind Flayer, in Season 2, of Stranger Things. Misidentification of the zombies as simply expired or as having rabies, Ebola, Mad … Continue reading Virus World and Zombie Fictions

The Legend of “The Genius” – Season 4, Episode 5

Kyeonghun (경훈) got a crack in the case, but the bandits were determined not to be found out, and no one believed Kyeonghun; they just dismissed his hunch. Even when Dongmin (동민) Oppa (오빠) correctly guessed Jeongmun (정문) was a bandit queen, the bandits were determined to survive, and win, while the villagers were just … Continue reading The Legend of “The Genius” – Season 4, Episode 5

Comparing Seasons 1 and 2, of The Genius

The hacker, Doohee (두희), on The Genius: Rule Breaker, lost his ID – but eventually, he got it back again. Sangmin (상민) Oppa (오빠) had to make Doohee feel better about this debacle, by insuring him, with the hidden immunity wings, Sangmin Oppa had been searching for, all season. Sangmin Oppa also won the Main … Continue reading Comparing Seasons 1 and 2, of The Genius

BB: “Loyal, Honesty, Trust” AKA The Cat’s Paw

Game recognizes game; rat recognizes rat. JC has played a bang-up game. He’s definitely a Tier 2 player. But as I have mentioned, a couple of times before, JC has a real blind spot, when it comes to Tyler. Remember, one of the #48LawsOfPower is ‘Don’t Commit to Anyone.’ This doesn’t mean don’t get married; … Continue reading BB: “Loyal, Honesty, Trust” AKA The Cat’s Paw

BB: The Story of Bay

The initial anger, surrounding the backdoor is wearing off, and sadness is beginning to set in. Thanks Bay. #7StagesOfGrief It's been fun. (Not.) July 26th: “Last call for Swayleigh” (This was before Kaitlyn had even left the house.) … a war has been raging among the dedicated disciples of Bay: those who claim to be the true … Continue reading BB: The Story of Bay