Category Archives: List

A Sequel Makes the Series: Top 12 Best Fantasy Sequels

Harder than writing a good fantasy book is writing a good fantasy series. To achieve this you need to have written a sequel or sequels that either live up to or are better than the original. It’s tricky, too, because … Continue reading

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Voted Best Tales Game

When writing my favorite anime and books lists, I’m not afraid to admit to using a bit of confirmation bias, after all they’re my favorites. But when doing a ‘best of’ list, I need to crank out something a little more … Continue reading

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Are these newer anime worth watching?

Twice a year, I find that there are enough interesting new anime to look into what I might want to watch and ask my anime informed readers “Are these never anime worth watching?” This is the list from the first … Continue reading

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5 Story Pitches #2 [Please Vote!]

With about 50 votes on my poll ‘What Story Premise Sounds Better?’, the premise; ‘Advanced gaming system becomes a coma patient’s only link to reality’ won out. Coincidentally, this was also the premise of the light novel I wrote on my … Continue reading

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Fantasy Recommendations by Subgenres

Fantasy is a tricky genre to do a recommendations list for because it has such a wide variety of sub-genres under it. This being the case, no one can truly know what type of story they will be getting into … Continue reading

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Great Anime You Don’t Hear About Often

Note: Re-Posted this after changing the title to something more accurate. After posting my Anime Recommendations Timeline I noticed there were a few from my previous Top 50 list that didn’t make it. Some of the more popular anime I kicked … Continue reading

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Anime Recommendations: Timeline

Anime can either refine in your memory like fine wine or age like vinegar. Therefore recommendations are important, especially if you watch them again with whoever you’re recommending them to, for it allows you see if its quality lives up … Continue reading

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Are these newer anime worth watching?

In January I wrote a post Are These Newer Anime Worth Watching? asking if Parasyte – The Maxim, Akame ga Kill or Tokyo Ghoul are worth watching. I have now finished watching all three of these anime so I’m going to do another … Continue reading

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Top 10 Anime Lists – Products of Groupthink & Confirmation Bias

Over the last 2 years of getting people into anime and meeting new anime watchers, I have recorded down each of their top 10 lists. What I found was that many of the lists had quite a few anime in … Continue reading

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The Problem with Sword Art Online (A Discussion with Silvachief from The Geek Clinic)

I have taken my Sword Art Online Retrospective down after I got into an in-depth discussion with Silvachief from The Geek Clinic. In it he pointed out that many of the problems I mentioned actually made sense in the context of the anime. If … Continue reading

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