Monthly Archives: February 2011

Oniisan, Imouto

Shugo Chara! has been a refreshing watch for a summer break, especially while I watch¬†Madoka Magica for contrast. I mentioned the suspicious (but latent) sexual imagery of ‘lock’ and ‘key’ earlier, but one thing I never expected to come up … Continue reading

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Snazzy Gaming

Just a note after another one of my Guild Wars 2 news sprees: how could you resist an MMORPG that lets you look like this? Check out the Guild Wars 2 website for new pretty pictures and exciting design reveals … Continue reading

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As you may know, there was recently another large earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand (the city endured a magnitude 7.2 quake in September last year). This one was of a lower magnitude, but with an epicentre much closer to the … Continue reading

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Such imagery in one so young…

I’ve been watching Shugo Chara! recently. It’s a fairly simple magical girl show with young characters and a lot of explicit morals about being true to yourself and “everyone’s special.” I’ve only seen the first few episodes considering how long … Continue reading

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica Episode 06: The Yoko Factor

Sayaka’s attitude throughout this episode suggests a weakness which Spike of Buffy the Vampire Slayer identified as the Yoko Factor. Turn the heroes against each other, and they will¬†be easier to destroy. Already, Sayaka has decided that all other magical … Continue reading

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The Appeal of Magic

When I was in high school, some (almost exclusively male) friends of mine discovered a card game called ‘Magic: The Gathering’. Like many, many before them, they found a local store, bought booster pack after booster pack for the excitement … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy XIII

I finished Final Fantasy XIII the other day. To my dismay, I rather enjoyed it. It certainly has its flaws, especially for old-time Final Fantasy fans who want something in a similar vein. XIII throws out the window a lot … Continue reading

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