So, what is wrong with Ghost in the Shell…

….aside from all the painfully obvious things such as: Not enough ghost, a lot of shell; Two-dimensional characters; Explaining of things that are obvious to a 2-year old; Non-existent villain; 1995 view of the future Pathetic attempt at exploring the discorporation of consciousness? All those things fade in the wake of the fact that 21st…

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The First Cheap Thrill of 2017

During my seven-day tryst with flu, I have come to recognize there are some, albeit few, benefits to being unable to exercise any type of exertion. Putting aside that you might have to do some actual work while burning up at mild 38.5 degrees Celsius, you don’t (really) need your mental faculties to be at…

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Of Rakes and Romance

What are you doing? Are you really reading a book with rhyme in the title? Those were the two questions which still plague me, as I’m nearing the last page of Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (oh yes, that IS the title). The answer to the second question (which is, obviously, yes) makes me…

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I’ve Made a Boo-boo

I’ve screwed up. Like BIG time. I got this idea that it would be FUN to read Grey. I know! What a crazy, crazy idea. I should blame Leo DiCaprio. I’m quite sure I did not come up with this idiotic thing all by myself. And then, my sadistic reading buddy over at Anatomy of…

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Fallen Too Far

I know you’re bound to wonder why the fuck I decided to read this book, but frankly I’m not in the mood to explain my current life situation which lead me astray. Suffice it to say, I’ve been having a rough couple of months and it started to show on my general psychological state. I googled…

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Terminator: Daenerysys

Do you want to watch a mash-up of Terminator and Judgement Day? Do you want to see a chubby, cute Sarah Connor unable to shoot a gun properly because her bewbs are in the way? You do not require something new, original or noteworthy? You want to see J. K. Simmons in another role not worhty…

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Burn baby, burn!

Karen Marie Moning: Burned (Fever Series #7) What is worse than the first fourteen pages of Burned? The remaining 429 pages. I should have given up after those fourteen pages. But I didn’t. The first fourteen pages of this book ruined one of my favourite characters. The remaining couple of hundred pages mutilate Barrons’ corpse….

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NYAH

DUFF, the movie, left me feeling the same way the book did: unimpressed, but mildly entertained. The movie doesn’t attempt to be deep, it does seem to want to touch upon the issue of labelling, however it does so very superficially – it pretty much goes unnoticed. Even though the movie is very different from…

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Do you want to know what … it … is?

Back in the ’99, before anime, manga, and cyberpunk became a part of my everyday life, Matrix was a mysterious movie with novel ideas and important philosophical questions. It was cryptic and baffling. It made the thirteen-year-old-me feel very confused. Today, one Ghost in the Shell, Neuromancer and Snow Crash later, it is just another movie. It…

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Anime Review: Kyoukai no Kanata (2013)

Kyoukai no Kanata was aired in 2013, and with its 12 episodes it is one of the rare animes not based on ongoing manga with no end in sight. You can read the details here. If you decide not to watch KnK you will not miss out on an anime that would plague you and beckon…

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English Language Died in the City of Bones

  “Clotted-blood-colored robes” adorn the characters, and some of them have a “half-breed-tolerating ways” about them. Those bastards! They made me feel “as if [my] heart were going to slam its way out of [my] rib cage“. My slamming heart were really perturbed by Valentine’s “interior face“, it “tantalized [my] sight“. I was lying on…

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