Steven Universe: Representing A Diverse, Modern Family (OWLS August Blog Tour)

Hi everyone! This month OWLS, a group of anime bloggers, is having a theme of "bloodlines." In this post, I am going to discuss modern concepts of family that exist within the Western cartoon Steven Universe. Here is the prompt for this month's theme that I followed: “Family means everything (or does it?)” This month, … Continue reading Steven Universe: Representing A Diverse, Modern Family (OWLS August Blog Tour)

Violent Japanese Horror Movie Tag (Riaru Onigokko) Is A Strange, Surreal Yuri Metaphor

My fiance and I like to watch poorly done, low-budget Asian movies because we find it entertaining. Going in, we thought live-action horror movie Tag (Riaru Onigokku in Japanese) was going to be one of these movies. But we were wrong. So wrong. On the surface, Tag, directed by Shion Sono is a splatter, gore … Continue reading Violent Japanese Horror Movie Tag (Riaru Onigokko) Is A Strange, Surreal Yuri Metaphor

Elfen Lied- Accepting Every Part Of Yourself, Good and Bad (Owls July Blog Tour)

Hello everyone! Another month has passed and there is a new OWLS (Otaku Warriors For Liberty And Self Respect) blog tour going on. Every month the members of OWLS discuss a particular topic in anime, manga, and other kinds of pop culture. This month, our topic is mirrors: “Magic mirror, on the wall—who is the … Continue reading Elfen Lied- Accepting Every Part Of Yourself, Good and Bad (Owls July Blog Tour)