Hello! Today, we're going to look at one of the most adapted fictional characters in the world: Sherlock Holmes! Specifically, we're going to look at the original material as is written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyles and BBC's live series adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and how his drug use has evolved from the... Continue Reading →
Goblin’s Box (Mouryou no Hako) Thematic Analysis
[Reblog] Mouryou no Hako Analysis
Mouryou no Hako is a 2008 anime based on the 1995 novel by Natushiko Kyogoku. It was produced by studio madhouse with all character designs done by CLAMP. It’s a psychological and sci-fi mystery with some supernatural elements. The story is about the different characters as they are caught up in solving two mysteries: the disappearance of 14-year-old Kanako Yuzui, and the three serial killings and dismemberment cases. Main characters are Kiba, Sekigucki, Toriguchi, Reijiro, Yoko, and Chuuzenji, who everyone calls Kyougokudou. I’ve written a review of Mouryou no Hako or Goblin’s Box if you’re interested. This post will serve as an analysis of the themes.
Do spirits and gods exist? What is the nature of the evil spirit known as the Mouryou? What are the true forms of demons? If you could live forever, or make a loved one live forever, would you? How can one stay stable living…
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Erased (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi): Anime Review
Heyo! I just finished my finals this semester and decided to relax by watching some new anime. Having recently finished Psycho-pass, I was in need of a fix, so to speak, so I went googling for some other psychological thrillers and stumbled on Erased. Oh man, when I say I loved this anime, I really... Continue Reading →
[Review] Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
A review of a fantastic game featuring the famous eccentric detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his sidekick, Dr. Watson.
Story Starter: It Becomes You
"I'm sorry, what?" Kris looked at her incredulously. "I said, have you checked her history." Kris threw his hands up. "Of course-- who do you think we--" Cari held up her hand. "How far did you go back?" "What? What are you getting at? We got everything." He gestured to the computer screen in front... Continue Reading →
Story Starter: Appearances Can Be Decieving
Antony sat down on the sofa heavily. Carissa watched him out of the corner of her eye. His hair was frazzled and she noticed that he had started to bite his nails again. She took a sip of her coffee. "You look like you have some questions." Antony looked up in surprise. "Uh, yes." "Go... Continue Reading →
Story Starter: Butterfly Killer
"So?" Fred asked anxiously. Annette sighed and stood up. Instead of answering, she handed him a skull. Fred yelped and almost dropped it. "Wha-What is this? I mean, why'd you give it to me?" "Look into the nose. There's something missing." Fred clicked open his flashlight and shone it into the triangular hole. "What is... Continue Reading →