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I Don’t Know. You Don’t Know. And That Sucks.

I Don't Know. You Don't Know. And That Sucks.

Original Article from Sankaku Complex I should probably criticize Sankaku Complex for fear mongering, but while they do go overboard with some of their conclusions, the general theme is sound.  That theme is uncertainty.  The unfortunate problem with vague laws is that we really don’t know what they can and will do. I’m going to […]

My Mom is a Tsundere: Part 1

My Mom is a Tsundere: Part 1

Seeing as my colleagues have officially deemed this month “Tsundere Appreciation Month”, I felt that I should address the topic of tsundere in some sort of way within this post, which is shamefully my first post in three months. Sorrow-kun gave us a chance to take an initial look by arguing that tsundere do seem […]

The Cognitive and Biological Underpinnings of Waifu

The Cognitive and Biological Underpinnings of Waifu

For once, rather than viewing otaku as a cultural product of Japan, I want to take an alternative viewpoint by analyzing otaku behavior through a different lens. I will present evidence for thinking that each and every one of us can become an otaku, and that the so called cultural origins of otakuism, in particular, […]

The Myth of the Season

The Myth of the Season

Fans and critics of anime across English-speaking communities over the internet have all been operating under a terrible misunderstanding. It is a misunderstanding that, I believe, will require significant effort to correct on the part of hundreds of people, and will take much time for us to overcome – particularly for the blogging and fansubbing […]

Post-Moe?

Post-Moe?

This morning, I was having  a rather pessimistic discussion with an Australian friend of mine over the future of the eroge industry. I ominously predicted that at the current rate, we could expect to see the death of eroge in about twenty years. This spilled over into a general conversation about the state of the […]