Month: August 2015

Tales of the Abyss Luke fon Fabre, Guy Cecil

Self-Identity and Self-Confidence: Lessons Learned from a Foolish Replica

SPOILER WARNING: This essay contains spoilers for the entirety of Tales of the Abyss. Since 1995, one of the most iconic RPG franchises in Japan—and, increasingly, with western audiences—is the Tales series. Each installment boasts high fantasy settings that dabble in magitech, references (if in-name-only) to mythologies from around the globe, and parties made up…

Mighty Marvel Monday: Bits & Bobs

Welcome to another Mighty Marvel Monday: Bits & Bobs Edition. I have to start off this week with an apology. I spend a good amount of time each Sunday night sorting through the Marvel news for things that I find interesting or that I hope other people will find interesting, and some weeks I just…

Zodiac Starforce #1 Variant cover, writer Kevin Panetta, artist Paulina Ganucheau, cover artist Marguerite Savage, Dark Horse Comics 2015

4 Takes on Zodiac Starforce #1

Zodiac Starforce #1 Kevin Panetta (script), Paulina Ganucheau (art & letters), Savanna Ganucheau (color assists) Dark Horse August 26, 2015 Review copy provided by Dark Horse comics Disclaimer: This review may contain spoilers and is based on an advanced review copy of Zodiac Starforce #1 from Dark Horse. Ever since we heard about Zodiac Starforce—a magical girl…

PBS Mind of a Chef Banner 2015

I’m Loving: Mind of a Chef

I am a foodie—un-ironically, unabashedly. I love to cook; I love to eat. Cookbooks are like porn for me. I nerd out on food writing, food history, and cultural analyses of food at the intersections of race, class, and gender. I get irrationally upset over poorly written or edited recipes. I don’t have cable, because…

Kickstarter of the Week: Couri Vine

Couri Vine is a new kid’s comic Kickstarter from all-woman team of Leah Lovise and Vanessa Shealy, with colouring by Indigo Rael, and it’s pretty darn cute. The comic takes place on the Moon, where the people of Earth fled in 2330 after destroying the atmosphere of their home world. Couri is an eleven-year-old girl with…

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