Category Archives: Retrospect

Grudgingly Updating my Top 10 Fantasy List from 2017

For anyone familiar with my Top 50 Fantasy list, you would know that my Top 10 are what I consider my ‘Must-Reads’, so it’s a little difficult as time goes by to see my opinions on what my readers must … Continue reading

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In my opinion, 2016 was…

… a pretty underrated year all up … Think about it, it was incredibly promising year Film-wise. We had an amazing film festival line-up that brought us Nocturnal Animals, Moonlight AND Arrival, probably the best alien film I’ve ever watched. … Continue reading

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Has Bleach Really Ended? [Anime/Manga Retrospect]

Bleach is a bit of an anomaly. Although many long running shonen manga like Soul Eater and Blue Exorcist don’t always get picked up for a second season of its anime, not many of them get cancelled over 300 episodes in! Inuyasha … Continue reading

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What genre are the Final Fantasy games?

Each Final Fantasy game falls under various science fantasy sub-genres. The first is steam punk, being the loosest of these (and why I didn’t do a post explaining it) with the simple description of “technology in a past setting, yet … Continue reading

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Perfect Science Fantasy

My favorite game series are the Final Fantasy games,  particularly the later games (VI-XII). The reason for this is that, unlike the earlier games that use mostly classic fantasy aesthetics, they brilliantly utilize science fantasy through each of the bridging … Continue reading

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My Respect for Subtlety

I heard something interesting the other day: that writer’s are illusionists. Like magicians using misdirection, authors and directors are supposed to develop characters with a clear motive. Whatever that motive may be, it can some times be used as misdirection … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower by Stephen King [Fantasy Retrospect]

King is an interesting guy. It’s almost like he’s become so famous a writer that he can put whatever he wants in his stories because he knows it’s going to sell. This freedom gives both high and low points to … Continue reading

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