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23 Nov 17

Happy Thanksgiving

As Junior Mascot #1 is happy to remind us, it's Thanksgiving. What do you have to be thankful for? How about the successful conclusion of CeleKing1? We bring the adventure of Batista and Masako to a close with the epilogue and for your reference, there are the appendices with the character glossary, the map of Erdi, and guides to the Celestials' military ranks and the mercenaries' ranks. If the end has you feeling lonesome, fear not. In two weeks, we'll be picking the story up with the new generation in CeleKing2. In the meantime, look forward to reviews of The Recollection of RvB. Try not to get trampled on Black Friday in the meantime. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 13:00:36


21 Nov 17

The Sanctuary's had a rough time of it lately, but maybe things have settled down a bit. Find out in Chapter 30 of TBP. Look for the conclusion of CeleKing1 and more reviews later in the week. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 11:59:46


19 Nov 17

We continue our coverage of Red vs. Blue, wrapping up The Blood Gulch Chronicles with Season 4, Season 5, and the "Out of Mind" mini-series. We also have Volume 3 and Volume 4 of the One Punch Man manga. Next week we'll cover The Recollection. We've got more TBP and the conclusion of CeleKing1. Regarding the latter, I doubt I'll have the county-level map ready in time, but I'll see what I can do. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 11:27:26


14 Nov 17

The Battle of the Sanctuary continues in Chapter 29 of TBP. You think we're due for things to turn around right about now? Well, read on to find out. Look for reviews this weekend. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 14:01:37


12 Nov 17

You ever wonder why we're here? We enter a new series that'll cover the next several weeks. First, we're going to be looking at the two heavy-hitter series from Rooster Teeth, Red vs. Blue and RWBY. We start with Season 1, Season 2, and Season 3 of Red vs. Blue. The other side of the coin is the One Punch Man manga with Volume 1 and Volume 2. Look for more of the same each week until Episode VIII comes out. Of course, we've got more TBP. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 15:35:10


09 Nov 17

Things looked pretty bad for our heroes when last we saw them, so I guess the bad guys are free to do their victory lap, huh? Find out for yourself in Chapter 24 of CeleKing1. Two more weeks to the end. (I really need to finish labeling the counties on the Erdi map.) We've still got RvB and OPM coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 17:11:22


07 Nov 17

Lother Pendragon really knew how to bring up his kids. We see the products of his child-rearing in Chapter 28 of TBP. Look for more CeleKing1 and punchy reviews in the coming days. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 12:34:38


05 Nov 17

Halloween may have passed, but we still have a little scariness left as we mark the end of Allhallowtide with some religious horror (to one degree or another). We have Exorcist II: The Heretic, Chuck Norris' Hellbound, The Church, and Harry Potter as the Devil in 2013's Horns. Also, as a bit of a change of pace, we have Volume 4 of Yakumo-san wa Ezuke ga Shitai. (No, we don't have Rui possessed by Pazuzu or anything like that to make it thematic.) For the next several weeks, I'm going to be covering some of the works of Rooster Teeth, namely Red vs. Blue and RWBY along with the One Punch Man manga. We've got more TBP and CeleKing1 on the way, so look forward to that. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 13:04:17


31 Oct 17

Happy Halloween, everyone. And for those of you who don't like Halloween, Happy Reformation Day. (500 years! Whoo!) And if you don't like Halloween or the Reformation, then... Happy Tellus Tuesday. Quite unintentionally, we've got goblins and ghosts of sorts in Chapter 27 of TBP. I mean, shoot, the bad guy's name is Ghél. You can't be much more on point than that. Going through Allhallowtide, we'll be taking a look at some religious horror this weekend, so be on the lookout for that. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 10:21:33


29 Oct 17

Halloween is almost upon us and we bring our October reviews to a close, first with a trio of anthology style films: 1945's Dead of Night, 1963's Black Sabbath, and Twilight Zone: The Movie. We then lighten the mood with the more comedic Carry On Screaming! And now, as John Cleese would say, for something completely different. It's been out for a while in the States, but it's a new release here in Japan that I was prompted to go see due to positive word of mouth in contrast to disappointing ticket sales. It's Blade Runner 2049. I'll have to rewatch the original when I'm back in the States and add it to the reviews. I may even go to the effort of going through the theatrical cut (ugh), the director's cut, the final cut and the workprint just to be thorough. Moving on, we'll have some religious horror next week as is my custom. I believe I have just enough films in the backlog to make a week of it. We'll also be continuing TBP, of course. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 12:07:58


27 Oct 17

Sorry this is late, but I just didn't have the energy to get the update out last night. (In case you were wondering, Thursdays have been ending four hours later for me recently and it really disrupts my mojo.) Anyway, it's been a long time coming, but Batista and Masako finally make it to Lingmu in Chapter 23 of CeleKing1. Everything's gonna be alright now, right? Right? Come on, what else would you expect in this story? ^_^ We've still got reviews on the horizon to round out our October graveyard smash. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 10:20:31


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