2021 has been a year of slow progress for me. I’m finally pursuing a B.A. in earnest, and in turn beginning to make the transition from writing for fun to maybe making a career of it.
As always, this list is mostly what I’ve watched this year that I have something (positive) to say about, and not necessarily the “best” nor “of the year”, listed in alphabetical order.
Another year has gone by, and at least you and I, dear reader, have made it out the other side. I won’t say that this odd year in entertainment somehow made it worth it, because it didn’t. It did, however, make things occasionally more bearable, and that’s worth something. Read more
This is without a doubt the best thing to come of the direct-to-video fad.
This episode is mostly just a pastiche of Super Mario and classic children’s anime. You probably already know about how much enjoyment you’ll get from it.
Steven learns the limits of the Crystal Gems’ power the hard way. Also, a boatload of anime references.
As predicted, I encountered many wonderful new (and not so new) stories this year. I could not have predicted these would be on my list (mostly), and for the first time I’m going to include a sizable list of honorable mentions (because it’s my list and I can do as I please)! Read more
I considered saving this for my traditional year-end highlight list, but opted to give this show its own post because A) I have a ton of thoughts on it RIGHT NOW that I wish to express and B) I have a ton of thoughts on it which would inevitably take up no less than half of that post and still not really do them justice. So I’m just taking some time to write said thoughts down and dedicating a whole post to it, though it’s not really a proper review. If you want a review, here it is: If you’ve ever had the slightest interest in Fruits Basket, watch this show. It is beautiful. Read more
I’ve been meaning to do this ever since I finished my Fruits Basket series, but between my new job and the death by coffee of my laptop, it was all I could do to keep up with LOTR. But I finally got the impetus to do this, because THEY’RE FINALLY REMAKING FRUITS BASKET! Read more
While I personally tend to gravitate toward children’s literature, there is a grand tradition of mature Christian storytelling, stories that grapple with real and pressing issues in a thoughtful manner. Read more
Since I’m not starting a new series this year, I figured I’d celebrate the new year with a list! This is not a “best of 2017” list – it’s just a list of some stories I’ve encountered this year (mostly from 2016-17, but not all) that made an impression on me which I believe merit some more attention. Read more