Waxing Philosophical: “Nobody Likes a Critic”

I feel like being a critic or a reviewer of anything pop culture related has always been a hard job. Especially when it comes to large news outlets, pup-culture criticism and reviews have always taken a back seat to politics and larger news stories. In the past couple years, a lot of newspapers and websites … More Waxing Philosophical: “Nobody Likes a Critic”

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Nine

The last couple volumes that we’ve read have all been about seeing the kinds of scars children can develop when they’re abandoned by their parents and how they can slowly begin to recover through the support of loving friends and found family. Volume nine continues this theme but in a different direction, showing the kind … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Nine

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Seven

How do children relate to their parents? What do they look for, want, or need from a family? What happens when that dynamic breaks down, when children no longer have someone to look up to or a stable place to call home? I think in a way, Fruits Basket has been slowly exploring these questions … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Seven

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Six

We’ve finally reached the halfway point and what a journey it has been. I don’t know if I ever made it this far when I first started reading this series. I have to confess I did read ahead over my short two week break and have finished reading the series all the way through, and … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Six

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Three

Welcome back to the next post in my read-through of Fruits Basket, where I’m finally going back and finishing this series after years of not getting the chance to complete it. The new anime will be premiering next week, and I’m hearing good things from the people who managed to see the first two episodes … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Three

Waxing Philosophical: The Benefits of Negative Reviews

I’m back from a much-needed break. Time enough for me to recover some of my motivation to write again. I figured I’d write a quick “Waxing Philosophical” post to get me back into the swing of things this week, with my regular reviews beginning again on Wednesday. For today, I want to discuss something I’ve … More Waxing Philosophical: The Benefits of Negative Reviews